Product Reviews by Traceysk

Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer

5.0
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5 months ago

I guess I have the skin type this product is targeted to as I really like it. My skin is normal to dry and I find it really plumps up the skin and at the same time leaving it non-greasy. The texture is on the thicker side as opposed to a gel cream. I do apply over other hydrating serums. I haven't been using it exclusively as I'm using up other products, such as the Drunk Elephant …Read more

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Liquid - Smashbox - Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

4.0
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5 months ago

I have the newer version of this foundation which calls itself "24 Hour Wear". I haven't used the previous version so don't know if it has been reformulated. I do like this foundation as it is quite natural looking with a demi-matte finish and doesn't settle into my pores. I find it looks best when I apply with a sponge as with a brush it goes on a bit cakier. It is very …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Exhibitionist Mascara

5.0
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7 months ago

I concur with the positive reviews below. I have already repurchased this since I first tried it this winter. I like that it gives me good length and volume and most importantly, rarely smudges under my eyes. It's not huge volume out of the tube like, say, the Essence Lash Princess, but is buildable. It doesn't flake either and is fairly easy to remove at night. I would say it's a …Read more

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Concealers - Marc Jacobs - Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick

3.0
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7 months ago

I picked up this up as I was looking for something for travel I could use for touch-ups, especially the undereye area. It is very thick and creamy and in the centre of the product there is an indent you are supposed to use to dip your finger in to apply. But once I do that and apply a dab to my undereye, it is hard to blend due to the thick consistency. So I have been using it instead in the …Read more

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

4.0
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7 months ago

In contrast to some of the other reviews below I quite like this sunscreen. It doesn't leave a white cast and works well as a makeup base. It is neither too greasy or too drying on me, unlike some mineral sunscreens. However, it's exorbitantly expensive for what it is. I bought with a gift card at Sephora but wouldn't pay $80 or whatever the regular price is. For a similar effect …Read more

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Blush - Charlotte Tilbury - Cheek to Chic Blush - Pillow Talk

4.0
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7 months ago

I'm disappointed with how this looks on my skin tone (I'm around NW20 leaning neutral). It appears much darker than I expected, given I use the Pillowtalk lipstick and lipliner. When I first started using the lipstick I was somewhat put off by how brown it looked but it grew on me and I now use it regularly. Perhaps the same will happen with the blush. But right now it looks very dark …Read more

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Liquid - Laura Mercier - Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

5.0
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11 months ago

Update May 2019:
I have upped my rating to 5 stars since I reviewed this during the winter. I decided to go ahead and purchase it based on the samples and have not regretted it. I find it long-lasting, slightly glowy and perfects my mature skin which shows enlarged pores, old acne scars and lines. If I want a really dewy look I'll use a tinted moisturizer or Charlotte Tilbury's …
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Moisturizers - Biossance - Squalane + Omega Repair Cream

4.0
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11 months ago

I've been using and still loving the Drunk Elephant Protini moisturizer as it's quite lightweight and perfect for day; however, I wanted a more intensive cream for night, especially during the cold winter months. This Biossance cream has a balm-like texture and a good mix of hydrating and occlusive ingredients. It has no added essential oils (unlike some of their other products) and no …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Derma E - Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids

5.0
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11 months ago

I still love my Paula's Choice 8% AHA but decided to try this 5% alternative from Derma E as I find they make some good quality products at relatively affordable prices. As my skin is on the dry side, I like that this one includes moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin, jojoba oil and a few antioxidants. It's not the strongest product out there but it does the trick for me. I use 1-2 …Read more

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Concealers - Sephora Collection - Bright Future Color Correctors (Limited Edition)

5.0
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11 months ago

I have pretty dark purple undereye circles and reddish eyelids and had tried a color corrector in peach which didn't seem to do much for my undereye problem. Then I heard someone talking about the color wheel theory and how you should look for a color opposite on the color wheel to cancel out the problem area. So I figured yellow would be better to cancel out purple as it is opposite (as …Read more

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