Product Reviews by ShoeGal

Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

4.0
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13 days ago

I purchased this in hopes of replacing the much more pricy Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel and while I feel it works just as well, I cannot use this in the daytime like I can with the Skinceuticals because it’s balls up horribly under my makeup. It could be because I’m pressed for time in the morning and don’t have time to wait more than 5 minutes to apply but I’ll continue to use it in the …Read more

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Liquid - Philosophy - Miracle Worker Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF30

5.0
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3 months ago

This is my holy grail foundation. All of my prayers answered in one little bottle. I have combo skin with fine lines, sun damage and enormous pores. Now that I'm getting older, I decided I can no longer use long lasting foundation for oily skin types and started my search for a foundation for aging skin. I stopped in Ulta one day and the SA recommended trying this. I apply after my Vitamin C …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - SkinCeuticals - Hydrating B5 Gel

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5 months ago

This product is pretty great. I have combo skin which has been really flaky due to increasing to 1% retinol from .5. Received a small sample bottle of this a while ago and thought nothing of it but when I started searching for what to do about flaking skin, this product came up often. Added it to my PM routine after my retinol and have seen a vast improvement. Flakes were gone in two days! It …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

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6 months ago

This is the most expensive primer I've ever purchased and it is an absolute dream. It makes my skin silky smooth and leaves a slight pearl finish giving my skin an airbrushed look rather than a flat dry look I get from a lot of primers. I spend less time smoothing out my foundation because it doesn't settle into my pores and lines. My makeup lasts all day now even in the rain and it …Read more

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Moisturizers - SkinMedica - ha5

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6 months ago

I initially loved this product but after finishing a large bottle, I don't feel that it really does much for my skin in the long term. It goes on smooth and makes my skin look velvety and plump but I've found that The Ordinary HA 2% + B5 does the same at a fraction of the cost. For $178, I will not be repurchasing this as I feel it just acts like a good primer and I already have a …Read more

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Shampoo - ColorProof - SuperRich Moisture Shampoo

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7 months ago

I use this shampoo religiously in the summer months when my hair tends to get dried out from the sun and heat. For reference my hair is a 2C. My colorist swears by it for locking color in but I don't really have that problem since I'm blonde. I do love it because it's sulfate free and moisturizes the crap out of my hair. It's concentrated so a little bit goes a long way and …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Fluid Sunscreen

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7 months ago

My dermatologist suggested that I use a mineral sunscreen after my IPL treatment. Not wanting to shell out a ton for something in her office, I decided to do some quick research and find something that wouldn't break the bank and that I could pick up at Target. While this is not cheap by any means, its a heck of a lot cheaper than what my derm sells. I apply this after my usual skincare …Read more

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Sunscreen - Murad - City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++

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7 months ago

I am surprised by the reviews here, I do think this is a great product. The texture is lovely, it's lightweight, blends well and looks nice under makeup. I am, however, deducting stars for the price and the ridiculously small amount you get for it. Since I have to reapply this throughout the day if I'm gonna be outdoors, I went through a bottle pretty quickly. Because of this, I'll …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - benefit Cosmetics - The POREfessional Face Primer

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7 months ago

Porefessional minimizes my pores and mattifies my skin at the same time, without causing breakouts, something no other primer could do for me in the past. I find it's best to apply it to my fingers and tap it repeatedly into areas where my pores are huge and it just kind of fills them right up. I can use this with BB cream and get an almost flawless look. It's not perfect and it does …Read more

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Bronzers - St.Tropez - Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

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7 months ago

Holy grail self tanner! The color is natural, there is no self tanner smell, it dries almost instantly so you don't have to stand around waiting in the buff and thanks to the color guide, there is absolutely no streaking. It lasts almost a week and then fades naturally. I do recommend exfoliating and moisturizing prior to using this since this is a mousse. I usually do this at night and then …Read more

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