Product Reviews by TrinaD

Cleansers - TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

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4 months ago

This is by no means a “one step” cleanser, meaning, it is not sufficient to use alone nor is one application adequate to thoroughly cleanse a face of sunscreen and makeup. I think the title and use instructions on the bottle are misleading. If I don’t cleanse twice using a total of 3 pumps of the oil or I don’t follow up one oil cleanse with the Tatcha Rice Polish Gentle exfoliant, my face cloth …Read more

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Liquid - SHISEIDO - Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 17

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8 months ago

Unfortunately I am disappointed with this foundation. I have the shade B20 Natural Light Beige which is a fairly good match to my skin. Pros - good coverage and reduces the appearance of redness and pigmentation, creamy consistency that blends well with a brush, mild fragrance, pump bottle that allows easy control of amount dispensed. Cons - this is the first foundation I have ever used that …Read more

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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Maracuja Creaseless Concealer [DISCONTINUED]

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Jan/10/2018

I recently bought this concealer in Light. I was seeking a creaseless formula that would set with powder to cover dark circles. It was also important that it did not look dry or flaky or cause milia around the eye area. I'm really pleased that all criteria have been met but in addition, the MUA at Sephora explained that I could also apply this product to pigmentation and redness on my …Read more

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Body Scrubs - St. Ives - Smoothing In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polish, Mineral Therapy

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Oct/03/2013

I have been using this body scrub for over one year and am almost to the end of the tub. It has a nice enough fragrance and a mildly exfoliating texture. The granules dissolve too soon making it difficult to get an intensive result. I have always used this scrub in the shower on wet skin. The scrub rinses away easily and leaves my skin feeling well cleansed and fresh rather than polished. I …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Heather Mauve

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Jan/03/2013

I bought this shade as a colour match for a discontinued Revlon shade. It looked very similar in store but in natural light the shade lacked depth. No matter, I thought I'd enjoy a twist on my original shade and adapt. I have been disappointed in the product overall. The shadow really doesn't have enough pigment and on my light complexion, makes me looked tired and washed out. …Read more

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Moisturizers - RoC - New Hydra+ Bio Active spf15 Normal Skin [DISCONTINUED]

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May/11/2012

I would like to offer a mature skin review for this moisturiser. I've been using this each day for several months in conjunction with the RoC Complete Lift night cream each evening and Bobbi Brown eye gel. The lotion feels a little light for my skin and I wondered if it was emollient enough. A skin diagnosis from a beauty therapist revealed that my skin is a little dry, although not …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara

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Apr/11/2010

Colossal waste of time! I found the formula to be very dry and it did nothing to lengthen or thicken my lashes. I could only describe it as having darkened them with a thin veneer of blackness. The brush design left me with black spots on my eyelids at the base of my lashes - I found the thickness of the brush very difficult to work with and try as I might, I found that most applications left …Read more

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Scrubs - RoC - Gommage Douceur Gentle Exfoliating Cream

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Dec/05/2009

What a lovely product - gentle, fun to use and most importantly, effective. It is my favourite exfoliating product ever! I have sensitive rosacea skin and feared that the rubbing action required to make the cream slough off would redden my skin and perhaps break small capillaries which I had experienced previously with this form of exfoliation. I'm so pleased to say that providing I …Read more

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Foundations - Max Factor - Age Renew

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Sep/09/2009

Since I'm cutting back on my budget, I tried Age Renew as an alternative to my HG foundation, Estee Lauder Futurist. So my first hurdle was finding the right shade. As others have found, the lighter shades are very pink! I ended up going for Golden and was surprised that it wasn't too deep a shade and helped to neutralise my own pink toned skin. Next, I found the fragrance a bit …Read more

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Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Casting Creme Gloss

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Sep/07/2009

I have used both Chocolate and Praline and found both colours nice in my naturally medium brown hair. I don't have a problem with the shades being too dark but rather that they fade quite quickly. It's true that my hair is glossy and soft after application so there is definitely some conditioning value. I'm disappointed to say though that the colour faded after only a few washes …Read more

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