Product Reviews by avidswapper

Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Powder Brush

5.0
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Mar/09/2014

This brush is awesome! So big, fluffy, and soft! Great value considering this is softer and more dense than a mac 150. All the real technique brushes are really lightweight and easy to hold on to. I've never seen mine shed at all, and they keep their shape after washing (to ensure this I hang all my brushes upside down to dry on the towel rack with a hair elastic). Perfect powder brush IMO.

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Powder - Serious Skincare - Bella Rose Promineral Foundation

3.0
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Mar/09/2014

Serious Skin Care Bella Rose Promineral Foundation is a lovely alternative to other mineral brands. I always wanted to like Bare Minerals but the original formula made me itchy and felt so heavy on the skin, and the matte one was too drying. This has a gorgeous hint of luminosity, but no sparkle/glitter like BM. It is a little drying (as minerals can be) and does pick up on flaky skin, so …Read more

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BB Cream - FLOWER Beauty - BB Cream

2.0
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Mar/06/2014

This is really thick with great coverage, which is phenomenal if you can find a shade match. All of these tend to look orangey, especially on my pale olive toned skin (I tried BB2- 2 dark 2 orange). It also clogged me up after 10 hours of wear. The coverage is really amazing if it agrees with your face... rivals a foundation in my opinion.

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Tinted Moisturizer - FLOWER Beauty - Face the World

2.0
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Mar/05/2014

I've been looking for a tinted moisturizer that has a light level of coverage and doesn't break me out. I am a mineral makeup user with increasingly dry combination skin and I think my skin needs a break from the minerals and something more hydrating. Enter Flower About Face. I love the tube (very hygenic), love the yellow tones, like the coverage (light, enough to blur imperfections …Read more

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Powder - Palladio Beauty - Herbal Dual Wet & Dry Foundation

2.0
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Sep/06/2012

The shades in this line are all pinky... too pinky for my pale olive skin. Other than that, I like the nice quality packaging and the option to purchase refills for less money than an entire compact. Talc is the first ingredient which scares me off a bit since that's been known to cause clogged pores for me in the past. Nice dupe for Lancome Dual Finish.


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Powder - NYX Professional Makeup - Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

5.0
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Sep/06/2012

This is best powder i've been able to find so far. The color nude is a nice light shade w/ yellow undertones. It has a beautiful skin like finish, not shimmery or glittery at all, but naturally glowing. There isn't much powder dust flying around when you swirl your brush in it, so it's very finely milled and not chunky at all. I just wish the packaging were less bulky and cheap …Read more

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Concealers - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Photogenic Concealer

3.0
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Sep/06/2012

This is a pretty decent concealer, if I could find a shade match. They do offer several more pale shades than the average DS brand, but they all seem to be too pink for my skin. Beige had the right olive undertone, but was a tad too dark for me. Also, I noticed if I applied a little too much and didn't blend absolutely perfectly it settled into fine lines and caked up a bit. Overall, I would …Read more

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Cleansers - Serious Skincare - Olive Oil Cleanser

3.0
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Sep/06/2012

I love this! It cleanses gently like an oil cleanser but lathers like a traditional cleanser. Takes off all my makeup without leaving my skin red or dried out. It has even made my face acne breakout free and that's a tough job to do since my skin is very sensitive and it breaks out so easily.


EDIT: This began drying my skin bit by bit. I kept trying other products and found …
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Foundations - Unlisted Brand - Kett Hydro Foundation

1.0
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Jan/13/2012

"O" line is pretty good for olive undertones- O1 is the best pale olive i've found yet (rare shade- if you have it, you know). I do mix in some O3 to get a better match, and for that reason wish they made O2. The coverage is medium-full, but so lightweight! Feels like nothing! There are no potential allergens, which means there is no fragrance, sillicones, alcohol, etc. There …Read more

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Cleansers - Bioelements - Sensitive Skin Cleanser

3.0
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Jan/13/2012

Sensitive Skin Cleanser saved my ravaged skin. I have sensitive, allergic skin prone to redness and numerous reactions. Being oil based, this doesn't alter your skin's natural pH, allowing over-cleansed, over-treated skin to recover. Also, for those oilier people who may not want to slather more oil all over their faces- like cleans like, so oil will suck up other oil. In my experience …Read more

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