Product Reviews by aleshoane

Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Smooth E Baby Face 3-in-1 Non-Ionic Foam (Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer)

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6 days ago

If you ever plan on visiting Thailand anytime soon, I totally recommend picking this cleanser up at any of the numerous 7-11 convenience stores. It's really one of the best non-stripping cleansers for how incredibly hot and humid the climate can be. I love how incredibly clean and smooth my skin gets with the cleanser with none of the stripped feeling - a pretty incredible task considering …Read more

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Moisturizers - Weleda - Skin Food

5.0
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28 days ago

I had a very bad eczema flare up on the back of my legs and was desperate for some relief without having to resort to steroid creams. My skin was scaly and rough, extremely dry. I basically kept applying and reapplying the cream to the super inflamed areas, keeping it really moist at all times. While my skin didn't heal instantaneously, I have to say that it genuinely helped and four days …Read more

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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

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1 month ago

I have two of these in the colors Pioneer (a blue based red) and Lover (a mauve pink). I enjoy wearing them but with a limit as they're extremely drying and tend to exacerbate lip lines, like most liquid lipsticks. The upside is that they last crazy long (10+ hours even with eating and drinking) - which is what you want when you're going out for special occasions or for long shifts at …Read more

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Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

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1 month ago

This is a pretty good Western dupe of my HG sunscreen, Nivea Sun Protect Super Water Gel SPF 50. The pros are that it's more easily accessible in Western countries, and there's a way bigger quantity of product than the Nivea sunscreen for the price. The cons are that it's not a very good sunscreen for the beach/pool/outdoors, because when the sweat mixes with this sunscreen, it can …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - Dove - Beauty Bar - White

5.0
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2 months ago

99% of all bar soaps (including the fancy hotel ones) that I try dry out my skin and leave an unpleasant residue on my body, except for this one. This makes my skin soft and smooth, clean without it being squeaky clean, and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated. It even beats out quite a few of the body washes I've used in the past, which really surprised me because they were 3x the price of …Read more

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Eyeliner - Maybelline New York - Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - All Shades

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2 months ago

This is a massively popular eyeliner that I feel has improved over time. Even though it's not the cheapest, the formula is definitely better than your average pencil/liquid eyeliner and it stays put. At the time of this review I am in Melbourne, Australia where the temperature is currently 42 degrees Celsius (107 Fahrenheit) and my eyeliner has not smudged, faded, or transferred on my lids …Read more

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Blush - CLINIQUE - Cheek Pop Blush - Berry Pop

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2 months ago

I can't say that I'm in complete love with this particular blush but it is still a good quality product that many others will enjoy. I find that the shade is more on the cool side and looks genuinely pink on my NC35 warm complexion - a very nice option for those who find that most blushes look orange on them due to warm undertones.

The packaging is rather fragile; I dropped it …
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Lip Gloss - Bourjois - Effet 3D Lipgloss

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3 months ago

For a person who doesn't love lip gloss, I have been reaching for this frequently, and the more surprising thing is that I prefer these over the Pat McGrath lip glosses as well!

I have this in the shade 03 - Brun Rose, which is a very pretty rose pink on me. The lip gloss has enough pigmentation to cover some sun spots on my lips but still remain translucent for a shiny finish. To …
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Blush - La Femme - Blush On Rouge Powder Blush

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3 months ago

These are inexpensive, pigmented, and long lasting pro-quality blushes that are perfect for the more experienced makeup user, as they have a somewhat high learning curve. The packaging is simple but deceptive, disguising that these products are dupes for NARS and MAC quality blushes but sold for a whopping $4.50 per pan.

I own the 12 pan palette from Camera Ready Cosmetics where 6 of …
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Skincare - Kiko Cosmetics - Pure Clean Scrub & Peel Wipes

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3 months ago

I'm sure this is a secret weapon in every European makeup artist's kit - it's absolutely brilliant for on the go exfoliation, a crucial skin prep step designed to make textured skin less bumpy and flakey before putting on foundation. You can use this on the lips as well, clearing away dead skin cells to prep the way for a great lipstick. In addition, these wipes have a sticker …Read more

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