Product Reviews by blackcat99

Pressed Powders - essence - All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder

4.0
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Mar/28/2018

This product performs very, very, very well considering its ridiculously small price.

Pros:
- stays matte for a looong time (combo skin with oily t-zone and I use quite heavy moisturizers, I apply this powder lightly with a brush, still I never needed touch-ups)
- makeup stays in place, prevents creasing like a dream
- prevents oxidation pretty well, and lightens …
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Loose Powders - Maybelline New York - Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder

3.0
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Mar/28/2018

Pros:
-It does mattify and prolong foundation wear
-does somewhat blur imperfections
-prevents creasing pretty well (I use it in the under eye area as well, and I apply it with a brush)
-gives a natural finish, not excessively matte
-for me it prevents foundation from oxidizing, and lightens it up ever so slightly, which I like because I have very pale skin and any bit of …
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Foundations - Unlisted Brand - Astor Perfect Stay Make Up 24-Hour Foundation + Perfect Skin Primer

4.0
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Mar/06/2018

This review is about Astor Perfect Stay 24H Foundation + Perfect skin Primer.

I am very pale, and I have sensitive, blemish-prone skin with some redness and large-ish pores here and there.

After a whole year of testing the best-rated drugstore foundations, this is the only one I kept purchasing, again and again. If I am travelling, or having a long day ahead, or it's …
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Fragrances - LUSH - Gorilla Perfume - Sikkim Girls

3.0
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Feb/20/2018

I have this one in solid form. I absolutely love the scent.

However (!!!!), I passed airport security with this on my skin, and it set off the dangerous/ explosive substances detectors, and I was "randomly" selected for the swab test. Needless to say, I was not carrying anything dangerous, so it was fine in the end. I googled the issue and I have since found out that some …
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Treatments (Face) - BIODERMA - Hydrabio Serum

4.0
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Feb/20/2018

This is a good hydrating serum, doesn't break me out, and it works very well as a makeup base. It also seems to have a mild cooling effect.

Gave it four lippies because, while products that are good for my skin soothe it and calm my redness (that's how I know they're good), with this my skin remains slightly pink and irritated, even though it doesn't feel …
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Liquid - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

4.0
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Feb/20/2018

Pros: This is a very good, medium/high coverage, transfer- and sweat-proof foundation. It has a demi-matte finish, and it stays wonderfully on my skin for hours and hours. In Romania it comes in a glass bottle with a pump.

Cons: As usual, the lightest shade available in my country (Ivory) is a bit too dark for me, and it oxidizes quite a bit, which is why I probably won't …
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Liquid - Maybelline New York - Dream Satin Liquid Foundation

4.0
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Feb/20/2018

This foundation offers a decent medium coverage, and an absolutely flawless satin/ slightly dewy finish. It's like blur or photoshop in a bottle. Despite the fact that it's not a longwear foundation, it holds up well throughout the day, it doesn't cake or separate. Sadly, the lightest shade available in Romania (100-ivory) is too dark for me, but I can still use this in the summer …Read more

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Liquid - RIMMEL - Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

5.0
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Feb/20/2018

This was my HG foundation for years. It offers very good coverage,stays matte, doesn't break me out, and has a decent stay power. I even wore it on my own wedding with no problems at all. I only changed it because my skin's needs have changed in time and it even went quite crazy for a while, so I went out to try some new products, but I still use it from time to time. Unfortunately it …Read more

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Moisturizers - Avene - Cleanance HYDRA

5.0
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Feb/20/2018

This is my all-time favorite face cream. I have combination to dry, sensitive skin, that's prone to redness and acne. I cannot use harsh anti-acne products, as they have always made my skin worse, never better. However I have recently discovered how gentle skincare can sometimes help acne more than acne-specific, oil-stripping products. I use this as a night creme (it's slightly greasy/ …Read more

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Moisturizers - BIODERMA - Sensibio AR

5.0
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Feb/20/2018

I Love this product. I ran out of my usual rosacea cream and I couldn't find it in pharmacies anymore, so I thought I'd try this. I was in love within a few days. While I was worried that it contains mineral oil and some not-so-safe/ potentially comedogenic ingredients (I am very acne-prone), this did wonders for my skin. It hydrates without being greasy, calms, and it doesn't …Read more

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