Product Reviews by bernsie

Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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Feb/04/2015

Preface: It seems, from the advice at NARS boutiques and Sephora, along with reviews here and on YouTube, you should exfoliate well, moisturize heavily and use a primer before applying this new foundation. That's a lot of work to get a $50+ (w/tax) makeup base to look good! It seems any kind of flakiness/dryness, even the kind you never thought you had, is found and spotlit by this …Read more

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Moisturizers - Estée Lauder - Swiss Performing Extract

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Jan/01/2015

This product is from the 1970s. That's an old formula which Lauder charges $55.00 for. If you think any product from the 70s is worth that kind of money, especially since it was probably priced between $15-$20, if not less, when introduced, then please, by all means, go for it. Loaded with fragrance. There's nothing Swiss or performing about it! PS: I noticed within the ingredients …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Color Tattoo - Tough as Taupe

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Dec/16/2014

Awful color! The color of MUD, just look at the photo with the fingertip and pot here. It's the color of undereye darkness, grey with a blue undertone. When one has that kind of undereye darkness (most people), cool based eye-shadow color anywhere near the eye just emphasizes the darkness. It's better to use warmer (colors derived from sunlight) undertones. Also, I have many other …Read more

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Eyeliner - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner 24H - Blackest Black

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Nov/07/2014

I'm not sure I understand the great reviews for this product. I find that it falls out under my eye within a couple of hours causing the look of under eye darkness or a black eye. It's odd in the sense the line will remain and look intact through many hours and even until the next day, though the color will just darken (as in undereye fallout) as the day goes on, necessitating …Read more

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Concealers - Clé de Peau Beauté - Concealer (All Shades)

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Apr/20/2014

This concealer is priced at $70.00. This entire line is so overpriced it's quite ridiculous. There isn't a concealer worth $70.00, including this one. If you think it is, I'd like to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, as they say! Some will say this is worth the 70 bucks because there are people who can afford it and will buy it. Well, there are also people who will buy it BECAUSE …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

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Apr/20/2014

I remember when the original Night Repair came out in the late '70s to early '80s (I'm thinking '79 or '80 if my memory serves me.) I know people who have used it for almost that long (can you imagine the money spent?) Their skin is nothing to rave about and at least one has already had a needed face lift. Todays version may have anti-oxidents, but there is nothing …Read more

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Liquid - Beauticontrol - Secret Agent Undercover Makeup

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Apr/20/2014

This is a full coverage foundation. You may not want this as your everyday foundation due to the coverage as it may be best for special occasion, dressy, night time, soft lighting, etc. Although, if applied correctly and on the right skin with the correct color I see no reason to not use it as an everyday foundation if this is your choice/want/need. One had better NOT have dry or wrinkled skin …Read more

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Foundations - CLINIQUE - Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/20/2012

I can't believe I'm the first to review this new Clinique foundation. I'm glad for the opportunity as it's amazing!!! I've been looking for the perfect foundation since 1978. I'll admit that's a long time, but I've been in the beauty industry ever since (though I've been retired the last 10 years.) It's not that I haven't been happy with …Read more

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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Repairwear Intensive Night Cream

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Jun/13/2012

I like this product. I tend to use very aggressive skin care. Retinols at high percentages, Retin-A gel and Tazorac gel from the dermatologist as you need an Rx for them. I use 30% and 60% professional glycolic peels, stabalized Vitamin C and some peptides. There are occasions where my skin will get a bit tight and dry though I live in a very humid climate. I know the tolerance of my skin. …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Vanilla

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Jun/12/2012

Vanilla is a much lighter version of Orb. Their consistency is similar as they have high payoff and cover everything. This is a bit too light for me to use as an eyeshadow base, bt I love it as a high-lighter below the highest point of the eyebrow arch and inner corner of eye (between the inner eye corner and nose.) No matter what colors you are using (neutrals to vivid colors) Vanilla is the …Read more

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