Product Reviews by aferrar1

Tinted Moisturizer - bareMinerals - COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

2.0
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Apr/07/2015

I should start by saying I have oily skin, not dry skin.

I think this is a dream come true for dry skin people. It made my skin so glowy and beautiful. I didn't think there was much (or any?) coverage on me, so I always had to wear a mineral powder with it. I'm nw20 and picked up the 2nd shade, vanilla. It looked ok on my face, but then on my hands it looked really orange …
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Loose Powders - benefit Cosmetics - The porefessional agent zero shine

1.0
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Apr/07/2015

I was really excited to try this after hearing some rave reviews! The packaging is so gimmicky imo and a total pain! Yes it's novel and cute, but in reality it was a pain to me.

I could have lived with that, but the product itself is really nothing special. Any powder will take down your shine throughout the day. Plus this one has talc as the #1 ingredient, I'm sure you can …
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Self Tanners - ULTA - Self Tanning ULTA Sunless Mitt

5.0
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Feb/13/2014

I bought this recently to try out with my Loreal Sublime bronze lotion (which is actually a gel). It made the product apply flawlessly and evenly and best of all – it kept my hands clean! I was in awe! I think it was around $5 so it was totally worth the investment!

I washed it with my normal hand soap afterwards, and voila – good as new!

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Self Tanners - L'Oreal Paris - Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Towelettes in Medium

5.0
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Feb/13/2014

I bought these recently before a winter trip to the Caribbean. I am really paranoid about adding self tanner to my face b/c I’m so pale. But I have to say I was very happy with these! I used one towelette for my face and upper body and then one for my legs. Definitely don’t think you could use 1 for your entire body.

The application was very easy for me – it dried really fast. I …
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Foundations - Almay - Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector

4.0
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Feb/13/2014

If I had dry/normal skin, it would be absolute love with this CC cream. The light is a great match for my NW20 skin and I love how it looks when first applied. I think the coverage is perfect for evening out my skin tone and camouflaging redness – no it’s no full coverage, but I wasn’t expecting it to be either. Big bonus that it has SPF 35 AND has a rating of Best on Paula’s Choice website! But …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Parka Perfect

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Dec/09/2013

From magazine pictures and looking at the bottle, I was expecting a light sky blue shimmery color. Not at all! It's more like a grey cloudy sky. Not what I wanted at all!

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Pressed Powders - Urban Decay - De-Slick Mattifying Powder

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Nov/06/2013

I bought the whole de-slick line off hautelook and this is the only one of the products I remotely like. I use it to blot my face during the day and it works well for that. On my face, I really can’t use it more than twice or it looks cakey and leaves a white cast.

I haven’t had any luck using it to prevent getting oily, just as a way to de-slick (lol) during the day …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator

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Nov/06/2013

I am pretty bummed that I can't rave about this like everyone else! My tzone is very oily - usually need to blot already by the time I get to work in the morning (so about an hour after doing my makeup).

This does work nicely AT FIRST - but it just doesn't last all day for me. It may delay my getting oily by an hour or so and reduces how oily I get overall. But the point …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Real Techniques - Miracle Complexion Sponge

5.0
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Nov/06/2013

I’m sure Makeupalley is about to blow up with reviews on this new product! But I finally found one in a local Ulta and have to share the word!

First off, I’ve never tried the authentic beauty blender – they are just wayyyy to expensive IMO. I did order one of the cheapy-cheap ones from asia on ebay and liked it, but didn’t love it.

I just used this one for the first …
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