Product Reviews by Toddster63

Sunscreen - Badger - Badger Sport Unscented Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35

5.0
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Nov/08/2018

Great natural sunscreen , BUT there is a slight learning curve with it: apply the VERY thick paste formula to your palm, then swirl and mash it for a good 10 seconds to warm the formula up, before dabbing dots of it all over your face. Then using your fingertips, press and pat the formula into your skin. A lingering touch (to further warm it) really helps. Minimal rubbing is key, instead focus …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Complexion Brush

5.0
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Sep/04/2016

All the raves for this brush are right on. This is a great, and quite soft, classic paddle powder brush, ideal for loose powders in particular. The sides form the perfect flat shape (ala MAC 134) to tap into sifter powder lids to capture the powder, and then for pressing and taping the loose powder onto the face, to really set foundation, before then changing to a sweeping motion to move the set …Read more

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Crème - Cinema Secrets - Ultimate Foundation

5.0
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Aug/24/2016

This a low down review for media foundations—you are reading this if you are researching Cinema Secrets or RCMA foundations (my favorites), which are mainly used by pro MA’s for television, movie and still photography work. But they are becoming more and more popular for those of us wanting superlative natural makeup in day to day life on the streets. Both are versatile as they can function both …Read more

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Crème - RCMA Makeup - Color Process Foundation

4.0
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Aug/24/2016

This a low down review for media foundations—you are reading this if you are researching Cinema Secrets or RCMA foundations (my favorites), which are mainly used by pro MA’s for television, movie and still photography work. But they are becoming more and more popular for those of us wanting superlative natural makeup in day to day life on the streets. Both are versatile as they can function both …Read more

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Contour - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sculpting Powder

5.0
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Aug/05/2016

The hype around this product is well deserved. It really is a superlative cosmetic product that stands out and above the crowd. I've been struggling with contouring, trying a high priced LE collectors MAC sculpting cream (Coffee Walnut) as well as several powders. They all worked okay, but required work and often looked harsh, bronzey, or flushed blushed if blended out too much. I finally …Read more

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Brows - Charlotte Tilbury - Legendary Brows Brow Gel

5.0
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Jul/27/2016

Overused phrase, but this is honestly a HG product for me! One of the most amazing cosmetic products I have ever had the pleasure of using. I am light-medium beige, with white Nordic eyebrows that you can't see--at all. I don't wear any eye makeup, so if penciling in brow color I must have a very light hand, and they still often look too penciled in, or too smeary--it's hard to get …Read more

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Other - Crest - 3D Professional Effects White Strips

4.0
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May/06/2013

THIS REVIEW IS FOR: INTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL EFFECTS TEETH WHITENING STRIPS, 7 COUNT (rated as the strongest Crest strip available over the counter)

I am posting my experience with the Intensive Professional Effects White strips as it is extreme, but may help others. First off my teeth were very neglected: 25 years of smoking (up to 2 packs a day), with no polishing or whitening before …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Sonia Kashuk - Blending Sponge

4.0
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Oct/29/2010

YOU MUST USE DR. BRONNER'S CASTILE LAVENDER SOAP WITH THIS SPONGE! You can get this soap at many "health" food stores and such, it's under $6 at Whole Foods all over the country. This soap cleans all of the makeup off of this sponge, almost instantly, and is very low sudsing, so the sponge rinses clean in around 10 seconds—with only a few squeezes under the water; TRUST ME …Read more

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Eyeliner - Dior - Style Liner - Intense liquid Eyeliner

4.0
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Oct/11/2010

The best liquid eyeliner I've used yet—and from drugstore to Dior, I've tried most of them. The Dior brush, when half the product is wiped off before usage, suits me perfectly, and I can do almost fineline thin to Sophia Loren thick and winged; the liner applies wonderfully smooth and even. The black is dark carbon black, with a semi-gloss finish (reminds me of MAC's SuperSlick …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush

5.0
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Oct/05/2010

This brush combined with MUFE HD foundation in a good color for me is a MAGIC combination. Maybe not quite HG status, but DARN close...! This 187 has really hooked me on a stippling foundation application—by far, gives the most even, most realistic, most gorgeous application (reminds me of having wedding day makeup each and every day!) I am fond of my 190 foundation brush after all these years …Read more

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