Product Reviews by abfabjeanius

Foundations - Yves Saint Laurent - All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation

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Oct/15/2017

The YSL counter manager at Bloomingdales insisted that I try All Hours, saying it was superior to anything else on the market. She kindly matched me and made a sample for me, even though I told her I never had much luck with YSL foundation.

About my skin: Late 30s, with some hyperpigmentation, large pores around the nose, and oily t-zone, and dry cheeks, slightly sensitive and prone …
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Foundations - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Pro-Glow 24HR Foundation

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Oct/14/2017

I’ve worn this for a full day, so wanted to write an initial review. I may edit if anything changes, but so far my thoughts are very positive.

About my skin: late 30’s, Classic combination with a very oily t-zone but dry cheeks, slight hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores around my nose. Otherwise, skin is quite clear with minimal texture and no wrinkles.

I am …
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Foundations - La Mer - The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20

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Aug/31/2017

I was a big fan of the previous version of La Mer foundation, but my only complaints were that I couldn't get a perfect color match and that my combo skin got a little too oily in the t-zone as the day progressed. Enter the new(er) long wear foundation.

About my skin: late 30's, slightly sensitive with large pores on my nose and oily t-zone and a bit of sun freckling on the …
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Tinted Moisturizer - bareMinerals - COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

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Jul/04/2017

I decided to give this product a try after seeing the BareMinerals commercial as showing this product being fully water-based and water soluble. (I think the point being that it doesn't clog up your pores and is easy to remove.)

I have the color 03 Buttercream, which initially looks like a good match to my NC20-25ish complexion. (More on that later.) This finish is very dewy, and …
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Mascara - RIMMEL - Scandaleyes XXTreme Volume

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Jul/01/2017

I'm surprised by the bad reviews. I am picky about mascaras, as I have puny, short, sparse lashes that are hard to curl, and I did not find Scandaleyes Xxtreme that awful.

I picked it up on a whim at CVS on sale for about $4. The dual-sided brush was quite effective at volumizing and lengthening. I applied 2 coats, and could definitely tell the difference. Also, the black is …
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Lip Treatments - Dior - Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

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Jun/30/2017

Original Lip Glow (i.e. Pink one) is one of the mainstays in my makeup bag, and one that I will always buy as long as they keep making it.

Pros:
- Moisturizing
- Nice vanilla-mint scent
- Shiny but not overly glossy finish
- Turns a flattering mid-tone pink color
- Slightly plumping & makes lips look juicy

I have tried other "color …
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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush

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Jun/30/2017

I'm a brush snob, but I love this brush! It works well at blending in all liquid face products (primer, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, foundation), the synthetic bristles are easy to wash and also dry quickly after being washed (important if you wash at night and want to use it the next morning), and the price is very reasonable. If you wait for sales, you can get it for dirt cheap, like I …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

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Jun/30/2017

Very torn about this product. I did say that I would repurchase, but I would definitely try a different color to see if the quality is different.

I got the shade Lady Be Good, which is a really pretty peachy-nude that is so flattering to my NC25 skin tone. The little doe foot applicator applies precisely, so no complaints there. Coverage is opaque and feels pretty lightweight on the …
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Mascara - Dior - Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

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Jun/21/2017

As far as mascaras currently on the market, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl is tops. For reference, I have very short and sparse lashes that also have difficulty curling. For me, I use my Shiseido lash curler first, then 1-2 coats of Iconic Overcurl. One coat gives really pretty, fluttery fanned-out lashes and a good amount of lift and volume. Two coats gives more dramatic volume and length without any …Read more

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BB Cream - Maybelline New York - Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Cream

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Jun/12/2017

This was an unexpected love for me. I bought the Light/Medium color, which works well for my NC20/25 skin. I have combination skin that is relatively smooth, but does have some hyperpigmentation from some pregnancy acne spots.

The finish of Dream Fresh is satin-skinlike, and I love that it goes on sheer but evens everything out and can be layered. And my favorite part is that it has …
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