Product Reviews by alijay

Concealers - NARS Cosmetics - Soft Matte Complete Concealer

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Apr/14/2018

Got this in Chantilly when I was looking for a new concealer. It has a slip that makes it overly creamy. It turns ashy on me and wears off in a few hours. Put it on at 8ish am and by 12 noon it faded.
Had a couple of face veins zapped and this had them showing thru quickly. Not impressed but I'll use it up.

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Bronzers - CLINIQUE - True Bronze pressed powder bronzer in Sunblushed

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Jul/01/2016

Since my HG bronzer was discontinued (Armani Sheer Powder Bronzer #1)- I've been on search for a replacement. I have light cool toned sensitive skin w/ fragrance and chemical allergies. This was a disappointment in a growing list. Color was too orange. It's not buildable at all, after the first swipe it gets cakey looking sitting on top of the skin. There are sparkles in it but …Read more

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Bronzers - Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

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fromalijay

Jun/14/2016

I am on the hunt to replace my beloved Giorgio Armani Sheer Powder Bronzer #1 which was discontinued. I have a lot of cool pink undertones, chemical and fragrance sensitivity, so it's been rough. I had great hopes for this as so many have said it's a real believeable shade of bronze. Unfortunately, this was orangey on my skin and it didn't look natural on my face. Oh well the …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Sheer Bliss

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fromalijay

May/15/2016

This shade isn't glossy enough to be really sheer.
It's similar to Starter Wife but peachier. I'm cool toned but can get away with this shade when my hands have some color from the sun Spring/Summer.
The brush is flimsy and combined with the formula leads to a streaky application.
Even with three coats I can detect some shadowy streaking. May combine it with …
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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Light Makeup SPF10

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Jan/21/2013

The best thing about this is the hygenic tube.
The color range is limiting. I had shade 2.0- it was an ok match.
The smell is horrific- it's so pungent, I was surprised at how few others mentioned it.
After i got past it, it dissipated- but the foundation made my face itch ultimately.
Not for me. And the smell- grrr. Glad it was a sample- won't be purchasing.

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Fragrances - Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

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Nov/18/2012

I tested this at Sephora after loving it on someone. It was Flowersmokebomb on me. It has a definite staying power which is a plus if this is your scent. However- it made my nose run, and turned so powdery/smokey on me that I woke up in the night and had to check if something was burning in my house. Really. Tried to wash it off and there's still a lingering smell after soap and water. …Read more

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Shampoo - L'Oreal Paris - EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner

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fromalijay

Nov/06/2012

This helps maintain my red hair color- the smell is strong like other reviewers stated. I use it more for dry ends- my roots get oily so I use extra shampoo on the roots then pull it through before I rinse. Got it on sale, and I would buy again.

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

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fromalijay

Sep/06/2012

I've been looking for a light foundation to use
'where needed" and since I hate foundation, thought I'd try a drugstore brand for starters. I am sensitive to any fragrance so the fact there's no frangrance in this is a plus and there's a wide range of shades but- that's the only goods that worked for me. Within an hour my face was an oil …
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Polishes - Essie - Fed Up

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fromalijay

May/05/2012

Eh- I wanted something with more color- but still nude. This is an ok peachy pink tinted nude but a bit too whitish for my fair skin.... prefer Samoan Sand or Coney Island Cotton Candy by Opi. Won't repurchase.

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