Product Reviews by ais4alison

Pressed Powders - Almay - TLC Truly Lasting Color Pressed Powder

4.0
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Jan/09/2010

I moved last fall and it seems every time I go to a new climate, my face freaks out. I had to go back to basics to get my face back in line and so I wanted a super gentle and light power that wouldn't even out my skin without clogging pores and adding to the mess. I decided to give this a go, and I was happily surprised. The sponge it comes with leaves something to be desired and the package …Read more

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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser

5.0
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Jan/09/2010

I almost wrote off Cetaphil for good when I had a bad experience with the normal to oily formula a few years ago. However, my mom had some of the regular formula that I tried recently and I loved it! I got a bottle for myself and wish I had gotten on this band wagon years ago! I use this only in the AM, then I used a heavier acne wash in the PM, so I don't need this to cut through make up …Read more

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Moisturizers - Boots - Expert Sensitive Light Moisturizing Lotion

4.0
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Nov/19/2009

I love this stuff! It doesn't irritate or break me out. It doesn't make me oily or greasy. It absorbs quickly, too. I wouldn't recommend this for dry skin, it's a little thin and light formula. If my skin is overly dry from my acne products, I can really layer this on thick though and it still doesn't clog. Great product, and cheap Only con - and one lippie off - is …Read more

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Moisturizers - Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

5.0
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Aug/01/2009

After trying numerous SPF samples in Sephora sun safety kit, I wasn't that thrilled with any of the $50+ products. I decided to try a cheaper drug store brand and gave this Aveeno one a try. I am VERY pleasantly surprised. The smell doesn't bother me, it's nice and light and sinks right in. It doesn't leave me greasy (unless I sweat out in the 3-digit desert heat, but I would …Read more

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Moisturizers - Ole Henriksen - Herbal Day Cream SPF 15

4.0
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Jul/12/2009

I am really in love with this cream. To me, it smells like a comforting cup of warm tea and it's soothing to put on my face! It's lightweight and moisturizing, but I have to blot a lot when it's hot and I look really shiny, so this is not one for me for summer months, but will dig out in the cold, dry winter.

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Sunscreen - Peter Thomas Roth - Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion

3.0
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Jun/27/2009

I had a sample of this and tried it out for several days. The smell and texture coming out of the bottle are both pleasant. However, like others have said, the "sheer" is pretty misleading. While it applies nicely, it is surprisingly greasy and never quite absorbs. It leaves my skin feeling a bit sticky and shiny all day long. Would not purchase.

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Exact Eyelights Eye Brightening Mascara Black Sapphire 710 for Blue Eyes

3.0
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Jun/27/2009

This is a good mascara in that it lengthens really well and is a light enough formula to easily build layers without clumping. But, it doesn't do anything for volume and I do not see any noticeable color difference on my lashes. It looks pretty and shimmering in the bottle, but that effect does not transfer to my lashes. Not worth repurchasing as it doesn't live up to its claim, in my …Read more

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Moisturizers - Cosmedicine - Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion

4.0
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Jun/02/2009

I got this in the Sephora Sun & Safety kit and gave the sample a try for its SPF 20. It does a good job overall. Good sun protection for daily use, not marathon sun sessions obviously, and it does a decent job controlling my oily skin. Nothing is going to cure my oily t-zone this time of year in the 3-digit desert heat, but this works better than most things. It's a bit tacky and hard to …Read more

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Palettes - Tarte Cosmetics - Little Blot Book

4.0
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May/31/2009

I really love this! One lippie off because it's kind of pricey, but a great thing to have in your purse. I love the packaging, it doesn't get messy rolling around in my bag. The powder has a white cast but blends invisible. The blotting papers are not the best, but they do their job and are nice to have in the same kit with the powder. I use this once or twice a day and it works amazing …Read more

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Sunscreen - KORRES Natural Products - Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30

3.0
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May/31/2009

I got a sample of this in the Sun & Safety kit from Sephora. I liked the sound of watermelon and knew Korres was a good brand, so I tried it first. The pros were the lovely smell and that it didn't irritate or break out my sensitive skin (I used for 3 days, if I am sensitive to something I usually know right away). The cons outweighed the pros for me though and I would not purchase this …Read more

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