Product Reviews by barbaramaine

Lipstick - MAKE UP FOR EVER - ROUGE ARTIST NATURAL Moisturizing Soft Shine Lipstick - Iridescent Copper Pink

5.0
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6 months ago

THIS SHADE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED - but a dupe is available. Read on...

Like so many others, I received a small size of this lipstick through a Sephora bonus. Also like many others, I'm of the opinion that this is a fantastic lipstick! Comfortable, sheer, doesn't highlight any dryness or the small lines that women over 50 usually deal with. The shade, on me, is very natural …
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Foundations - theBalm Cosmetics - Even Steven Whipped Foundation

5.0
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Nov/09/2018

I agree with Lanigirl48's review, and it appears we're both in the same age group. Although the container is very small, and it might seem not much product would be included, this foundation covers so well that only a tiny bit is needed to achieve a really flawless face. Age spots are easily hidden with just an extra bit applied directly to the spot with your finger, brush, Q-tip or …Read more

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BB Cream - NYX Professional Makeup - BB Cream

4.0
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Jul/23/2018

For the price, this is a good purchase. It actually is moisturizing (some aren't), is light, doesn't feel sticky and isn't shiny like so many of the BB creams and tinted moisturizers out there. For someone like me who is over 55, the "light reflecting" particles added to so many makeup products really don't do my aging skin any favors, serving only to highlight …Read more

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BB Cream - Urban Decay - Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation

2.0
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Jul/23/2018

At 56, I've been on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer that provides a bit of color, evens out skin tone, and actually moisturizes. Because I haven't had much luck in the past, I went into Ulta recently looking, yet again, for a tinted moisturizer that would do the job I need it to. I asked the sales rep for a tinted moisturizer (NOT a foundation) that wasn't shiny. I don't …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - theBalm Cosmetics - Balm Shelter

5.0
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Jul/23/2018

At 56, I've been on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer that provides a bit of color, evens out skin tone, and actually moisturizes. Until this purchase, I haven't had much luck. Other tinted moisturizers I've tried have been either:

1) too shiny (supposedly to add a dewy quality to the appearance of skin, but the reflective particles only serve to highlight aging skin on …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Single - Nutty

5.0
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May/28/2018

Even though I wouldn't purchase this particular color again, I'm really amazed at the Wet n Wild formulation with their eyeshadows. Seriously, for next-to-nothing, their shadows, in general, are highly pigmented and buttery-smooth. Sure, the packaging isn't anything special, in fact it's cheap feeling and looking, but the actual product is stellar. That's why I'm …Read more

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Eye Shadow - REVLON - Perle Eyeshadow Singles

2.0
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May/28/2018

I purchased this in "Java." The color is nice, but at my age (56) sparkles don't work, and this appears to have tiny bits of glitter in it, albeit not a ton. Formula feels gritty to me, so this one is a no-go.

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Eye Shadow - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Line Single Eyeshadow in Raspberry Truffle

2.0
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May/28/2018

Very pretty color, but I find the formula rather gritty and not at all buttery smooth which is what I look for. Wouldn't repurchase because of this. I do think it's important for women using these reviews as guides to shopping, to especially keep in mind age groups. I'm 56, and so for my eyelids which are aging, I really NEED a buttery smooth application. So this might be fine for …Read more

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Mascara - Almay - One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara

3.0
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May/28/2018

Unfortunately, in my lifelong hunt to find the perfect-for-me mascara, this one was another dud. There's nothing significantly wrong with it but, for me at least it wasn't anything special or different from all the other mascaras out there.

My HG mascara would be something that truly separates, stays flexible, provides volume in a feathery way and looks somewhat natural. The …
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Primer/ Corrector - Physicians Formula - InstaReady Face Primer

2.0
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May/28/2018

This review is for Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer (Base de Teint" that comes in a black bottle with white and hot pink text.

I didn't like this product for the following reasons:

- Poor packaging design; difficult to use dispensing pump (I had to unscrew pump cap off and dig primer out with a Q-tip)
- Didn't do anything at all for me in terms …
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