Product Reviews by StrixVaria

Liquid - BECCA - Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

3.0
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Mar/28/2016

I wanted so badly to love this.

I have very fair, very dry skin and I struggle with redness and dry patches around my jawline and nose. I like a light to medium coverage product that evens out my skin tone.

This foundation looks great on my dry patches, doesn't cling at all. But it is so sheer that it doesn't work cover my redness at all unless I layer and layer …
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Moisturizers - LUSH - Celestial

5.0
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Feb/05/2016

I love using Celestial under my makeup. This is a pretty heavy product in my experience, so if you have oily skin it may not be a good choice. But on my dry, flaky patch prone face, this product is perfect. I apply a thin layer to clean skin, toned skin, and it never feels greasy. My foundation blends beautifully and smoothly over my dry patches and my face feels comfortable and moisturized all …Read more

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Foundations - Too Faced - Born This Way Foundation

2.0
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Feb/05/2016

I wanted to love this. I've tried applying it with brushes and beauty blenders and fingers. I've tried it on bare skin, over hydrating primers, over silicone primers, over moisturizer. I've tried setting it with powder and with setting spray.

And it just never looks good.

It looks mask-y and cakey no matter how thin a layer I use. It seems to ball up around …
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Primer/ Corrector - BECCA - Backlight Priming Filter

4.0
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Feb/04/2016

I don't like this product as primer. It somehow managed to pick up all of my pores and unevenness when applied directly to my skin, and the glow that it created, which is beautiful, was completely cancelled out by my foundation.

BUT.

This is absolutely beautiful when I mix a pump of it in to my liquid foundation. My favorite combinations so far have been with the …
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Pressed Powders - Hourglass Cosmetics - Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal

5.0
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Feb/04/2016

First of all, I am super, super, super pale.

This product is only slightly lighter than my skin tone.

Second, I HATE powder.

I like my skin to be dewy and natural looking, and since my skin is fairly dry, setting powders have always been the bane of my existence. I hate cakey looking makeup and I'd rather have my makeup melt off entirely than have an …
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Cleansers - LUSH - Ultra Bland Facial Cleanser

5.0
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Feb/04/2016

I am completely serious when I say this: I'm not sure I could live without Ultra Bland. This is the first oil cleanser I've ever tried, and I was intimidated at first, but I have dry, sensitive skin, so I figured it was worth a try.

The first time I used it I made the mistake of applying to wet skin, which turns it into a sort of sticky, milky paste that doesn't …
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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Box O'Powder Blush - Dandelion

4.0
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Feb/04/2016

Love this product. I'm a sucker for Benefit Cosmetics, but even if that wasn't the case, this is the most beautiful blush on my very fair skin. It has just the slightest bit of shimmer and a really sheer color payoff that looks like a natural flush. I'm not a big fan of scented makeup prouducts, so I could live without that aspect, and I hate the packaging - it just feels flimsy …Read more

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