Product Reviews by alisonst

Moisturizers - Garnier - SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream - Normal/Combo Skin

3.0
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12 days ago

This product has a me torn because it has some serious pros and cons.
Pros: nice gel texture, cute packaging, doesn’t break me out, good feel on the skin
Cons: STINKS like old lady perfume (just why), packaging while cute is very cheap (lid broke on mine), and cannot be work under make up!

The last con is why I will not be repurchasing. I bought this mostly as a day moisturizer …
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Highlighters - wet n wild - MegaGlo Makeup Stick - Highlight

5.0
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Jan/04/2019

Overall I really love this highlighter but you have to know how to use it and what to expect from it. I have gotten many compliments on this highlight, usually people asking if I’m wearing highlight or just have amazing dewy skin (I think the best type of compliment). The price is AMAZING, I love the chubby stick format (SO quick and easy to use, no brush needed), my ONLY huge downside is that my …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Finish Concealer

5.0
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Jan/06/2017

I'm a student, so I'm a big believer in drug store makeup and dupes, but for the MAC studio finish concealer I make an exception. I have never found another concealer (and I have tried many) that conceals as well, lasts as long, and does not crease. It is expensive, but I use concealer daily on my undereyes, eye lids and brow bone (to hide veins/redness), and blemishes, and this stuff …Read more

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Lips - NYX Professional Makeup - Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

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Feb/07/2016

I bought 5 of these and this one is by far my least favourite. These lip creams really vary a lot between colours. Background on me, I am very fair with neutral undertones and I have very coloured mauve-y lips.

Pros:
- smells like vanilla icing (they all do, it's delicious)
- packaging is cute and functional

Cons:
- this colour reads very very orange on …
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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Soft Matte Lip Cream - Cannes

4.0
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Feb/07/2016

I bought 5 of these and this one is my favourite, in formulation and colour (least favourite is Antwerp, for the record). I will say though that these do vary greatly between colours, so just a heads up. Also some background, I have very fair skin with neutral undertones and I have fairly dark mauve-y lips.

Pros:
- The colour is gorgeous, I think of it as a sort of rose gold …
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Moisturizers - Pond's - Dry Skin Cream

5.0
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Jan/11/2016

I LOVE this moisturizer. I have incredibly dry skin, so dry that I have issues with peeling in the winter (especially on my nose) that nothing has been able to stop until this! I have tried more expensive creams like clinique and cerave but nothing worked like this.

Pros:
- the price! I got 2 for 6$ (CAD) at Walmart
- texture is amazingly creamy, you need so incredibly little …
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Highlighters - NYX Professional Makeup - Mosaic Powder Highlighter

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Dec/17/2015

I was so ready to love this product (drug store highlighters are not easy to find as we all know) but I just can't! I don't know what it is, maybe I got a defective one, but it is sooo hard to pick up any product. The only way I can get any colour (highlight that is) is to rub my finger really hard back and forth and then swatch it straight onto my face. Brushes don't pick up …Read more

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Styling Products - AG Hair - Recoil Curl Activator

5.0
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Dec/17/2015

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this stuff! I cannot live without this amazing product. Let's just do a quick breakdown:
Pros:
- creates an beautiful curl pattern
- no crunch, no stiffness, no weight
- good value (I know it is more expensive, but the bottle lasts forever, you only need the tiniest amount!)
- silicone free!
- actually easy to find in …
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BB Cream - Physicians Formula - Argan Wear BB Cream

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Dec/05/2015

This product did not work for me at all. I usually love bb creams and I have super dry skin so when I saw this had argan oil in it I was excited to try it, but it broke me out so badly I couldn't believe it. It takes a lot for my skin to break out but this really did it for me. It also smells TERRIBLE, and the smell lingers all day. I am so dissapointed in this product! I have never ever …Read more

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Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Eyebrow Cake Powder - Dark Brown/Brown

5.0
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Apr/17/2015

I LOVE this stuff, when I have 5 minutes to put on makeup it's concealer and this. NOTE for anyone thinking of trying this, I had to get a MUCH darker colour than I thought I would. I have light brown hair and very pale skin and I use the darker colour on this palette for it to look natural and not red-ish.
Pros
- staying power! this stuff stays alll day, but isn't hard to …
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