Product Reviews by ShawP

Skincare - Face - SHISEIDO - Facial Cotton

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7 months ago

Since I have oily skin, I've always had some type of cotton pad to use for applying toners. I purchased these from Sephora online in an attempt to get to free shipping. I like them, but not enough for repurchase. First of all, I don't find them to be that much better than other cotton pads stocked at drugstores. Secondly, they are expensive. Because of that, I used to limit myself …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - MISSHA - Time Revolution First Treatment Essence

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fromShawP

Feb/03/2017

If you are oily and acne-prone, this provides the perfect hydration to skin. As an oily acne-prone, I've always been apprehensive to use a moisturizer despite it being often advised. This is a water-like solution that offers a non-oily, non-sticky level of hydration that I don't want to be without. Acne-fighting skincare is often drying, yet applying this after those products leaves …Read more

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Powder - Lancôme - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup

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fromShawP

Jan/03/2017

You know the products in your makeup collection that you wish you would have discovered a long time ago? This powder foundation is one of those for me. In my opinion, this one is much better than the one by MAC which I used in the tone NC45. I used the one by MAC for years. Although not ever really happy with it, I settled for MAC's powder foundation for years thinking that it was as …Read more

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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Clear SPF 46

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fromShawP

Oct/18/2016

Although I wish I could state that this is my HG sunscreen, this one has many components that make it close to HG status. It is a white, cosmetically elegant cream/emulsion that feels nice to apply and is good for the skin. It provides good sun protection. I don't notice any evidence of sun damage like redness or tanning during the time it's on.

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Concealers - Glossier - Stretch Concealer

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fromShawP

Sep/04/2016

I am MAC NC45/Revlon Colorstay Caramel. In the Glossier line of concealers, the color 'Deep' is practically perfect. When I opened it, I noticed that it is so creamy and pigmented. After receiving it, I was so excited to wear it the next day. I've only worn it once, but I really like it a lot. The color match is very good, but it leans slightly red. It is very creamy (may be …Read more

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Lipstick - wet n wild - Megalast Lip Color

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fromShawP

Mar/29/2016

I started picking these up when I discovered from here and on Pinterest that a couple of these are MAC dupes. In my opinion, these could rival any lipstick - high-end or drugstore. They are a bullet of pure matte color, and they feel comfortable on the lips. Because these are matte, wearing them with balm underneath provides more moisture. Adding a coat of balm doesn't change the …Read more

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Bronzers - L.A. COLORS - Bronzer in Bronze Glow

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fromShawP

Feb/17/2016

This is a great highlighter for DDDs and WOC, and it's only a $1! It provides a wash of golden honey/peachy rose gold shimmer to areas that I want to highlight like the tops of my cheekbones or down the center of my nose. For those of us with oily skin, highlighters are very tricky because you don't want to appear like you are adding more shine to a greasy situation. Since the color …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Matte Skin Tint

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fromShawP

Feb/10/2016

I obtained a sample of this in the color Seychelles. I have the same color in the full size of NARS Pure Radiant TM. I have oily skin, so I only use the original version in the fall/winter because my oiliness coupled with the summer heat causes it to slide off otherwise. I either mix it with something else (ie. a matte foundation) so it won't slip off after a couple of hours or set with …Read more

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Lipstick - MILANI - Lipstick (all shades)

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fromShawP

Nov/29/2015

Enchanted Amethyst Matte is supposedly a dupe for MAC Riri Boy. Since I never owned it, I can't compare. Enchanted Amethyst Matte is a lavender violet that is unique and pretty, not vampy. When people see it, the compliment is usually, "Oh that is so cute or pretty!" Not, "Wow, that is sexy or hot!" Even though it is matte, I wouldn't say it's a matte …Read more

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Scrubs - Derma E - Essentials Microdermabrasion Scrub

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fromShawP

Nov/24/2015

I "discovered" this when I went into the Vitamin Shoppe for my usual supplements. On the few occasions that I go into the store, I'll browse the clearance area and found this! What a great surprise! It is truly microdermabrasion in a jar. I can state that because I've had microdermabrasion procedures perform by an esthetician. This is very similar, if not identical, to the …Read more

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