Product Reviews by bianda

Cleansers - SHISEIDO - Benfiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam

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10 months ago

I’ve used and eye cream (Benefiance) and moisturizer (Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing) by Shiseido for years but I REALLY dislike this cleanser. It leaves a distinct film on my skin that no amount of rinsing removes. Within a few weeks that film that stays on my skin starts clogging my pores and makes my skin dull. So disappointing!

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Crushed Lip Color - Babe

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frombianda

11 months ago

I received this with my points at Sephora. My new favorite lipstick. Super easy to apply and a cross between balm and lipstick. I love that’s it’s not too shiny. The color I have is Babe and it’s supposed to be a cool mid tone pink but it looks like a pinky red on me that’s not too cool or too warm. I love it! It’s slightly bright which is what I’ve been looking for for my NC 20-25 coloring …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - CLARINS - Double Serum

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frombianda

12 months ago

No, no, no! I’m 60 years old with dry post menopausal skin and this serum made the pores on and next to my nose look like saucers and caused clogged pores in my t-zone. The first few days and nights I didn’t apply to my t-zone and things were fine. Then I decided to apply to my entire face and the next morning I was horrified when I saw the size of my pores and the red inflamed spots.

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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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frombianda

May/12/2018

Edit: Eventually this did lead to clogged pores for me. Maybe I need to use a different cleanser with it? I thought I’d use it as an eye makeup remover but it stung my eyes horribly. I ended up throwing it out.

I thought I would never be able to use a product like this as I break out so easily from using the wrong products (or a change in my routine, etc., etc.) so when I received a …
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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush - Blushbaby

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frombianda

May/10/2018

For years this was my favorite blush but lately I felt like I needed something with a little more pink so I switched to the color Mocha which sounds like it should be more brown but it's not at all. Love Mocha by the way. Then I read someone used Blushbaby as an eye shadow so I tried it as a wash of color from lash line to just above crease and wow, I love it. Makes my blue/green eyes look …Read more

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Loose Powders - Tarte Cosmetics - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

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frombianda

May/10/2018

This is the only loose or pressed powder I have ever used to set my under eye concealer that absolutely does not make my under eyes a dry wrinkled mess and takes down the shine of my It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye (which I love because my eye area is so dry and that concealer is very moist). I also use it on my nose and the large pores on my cheeks right next to the sides of my nose. It's …Read more

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Toners - Thayers - Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner - Rose Petal

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frombianda

Feb/18/2018

Something in this toner caused breakouts for me. Back to Neutrogena Alcohol Free or Shiseido Ibuki Softener or Lancôme Tonique Douceur (alcohol free) all of which do not cause breakouts for me until I find something better. P.S. Hoping this will help others, Pixi Glow Tonic and Shiseido WrinkleResist24 Balancing Softener also caused breakouts for me.

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Toners - Pixi - Glow Tonic

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frombianda

Feb/18/2018

I don't get it. I must be way more sensitive and acne prone than the others who are in love with this product. After a few days this caused me to break out and it also caused my 26 year old daughter to breakout as well. I wouldn't even care that's it's overpriced if it did something good for my skin.

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Treatments (Face) - Caudalie - Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

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frombianda

Jan/31/2018

Edit: I discontinued this as the weather warmed up and my skin became less dry. When I started using it again the following winter my pores became clogged.

I actually love this serum. I use one pump twice a day under my Shiseido Bio-Performance Revitalizing cream. It adds the hydration I need but can be slightly pore clogging if I use more than the one pump so I don't over do it …
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Skincare - Body - Bio Oil - All Products

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frombianda

Jan/31/2018

Yet another oil that breaks me out. Does it hydrate? Yes. My skin looked lovely until I started breaking out. Will I ever find an oil that's compatible with my skin type? I seriously doubt it but being the kind of woman I am that's keeps searching for the best skin of my life I'll keep trying! If anyone out there has any suggestions (the last oil I used which also broke me out was …Read more

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