Product Reviews by blushingpale

Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Baby Quasar

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Jun/09/2013

I've had this for a few years and used it quite religiously for months at a time, hoping to see a lasting result. Bottom line - not worth the money. I've got rosacea and have done a lot of research, and tried many types of creams, serums, and medical treatments like IPL. I have seen excellent, dramatic results on my own skin with doctor-administered IPL, but sadly I can't afford …Read more

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Polishes - Quo - Nail Polish

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May/23/2012

Got a package of 18 mini-size bottles of Quo polish for $42 at SDM. So far my favorite colors are Purple Daydream (neon cool pink with sheen--so bright and fun), Love Game (burgundy with blue-purple metallic sheen), and Cream Pop (bright coral red creme). Any of these would be great toenail colors. I also like the Steel Heart, a dark metallic grey that's perfect for a darker fingertip …Read more

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Polishes - Quo - Quo by Orly Nail Polish - Tease

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May/23/2012

Got this in a pack of 18 mini polishes from Quo. This is a mid-tone "peachy pink" that looks coral against my very pale toes. Very pretty. The finish is creamy, not shimmery, and I found it hard to apply without streaks. It's worth the effort though.


It's the perfect color for fingertips, or a subtle color for toes. If you want a bolder coral/red, try …
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Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Light Night Cream

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Mar/05/2012

I have extremely dry, sensitive skin, especially in winter, and this cream is perfect. I can't believe it is more hydrating than many expensive creams I've tried. Also, it doesn't aggravate my rosacea or cause breakouts. It soaks in overnight and leaves me with lovely plump skin in the morning. I just need a sunscreen in the daytime under makeup.


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Mascara - 100% Pure - Fruit Pigmented ultra lengthening mascara

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Feb/13/2012

I bought this in the Dark Chocolate and Blackberry colors, in regular and mini size respectively. I found the Dark Chocolate to be so-so. The color is blacker than I'd hoped for, more like a soft black than brown. Ironically my black-brown drugstore mascaras aren't as black. Also, it's hard to apply evenly and the finish is very matte. My favorite finish is Clinique's …Read more

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup

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Feb/02/2012

Sadly this didn't work on my dry, winter Rosacean skin. It looked good on my oilier areas but highlighted flakes and texture -- even after I used both physical and chemical exfoliants and a good moisturizer. It really emphasized the slight "scaliness" of my skin especially on my inner cheeks (from rosacea), and highlighted fine lines around my eyes.

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Liquid - 100% Pure - Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation

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Dec/14/2011

I'm so sad to be giving this product a bad review because I love the natural ingredients, but it just didn't work for me.


For reference I'm a pale neutral-toned Mac NC/NW 15 with dry, rosacean skin. Normally I like matte-finish foundations and I prefer yellow undertones to pink. So I thought this foundation might work for me based on the reviews. I got the …
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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm

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Dec/13/2011

Where have these been all my life???!!! I have a love/hate relationship with lipstick, and don't wear it on a daily basis because it's the least "essential" item in my makeup bag due to my coloring - I'm very pale neutral-toned Mac NC/NW 15 with light hazel eyes and light brown hair, and my lips are fairly pigmented for someone with my coloring, with a slight mauve …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter - Fig Jam [DISCONTINUED]

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Dec/09/2011

Fig Jam is the first Colorburst Lip Butter I've purchased, and it's my favorite out of all my lipsticks right now. It's a lovely deep nude (swatched on my wrist it's very similar to the Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude, but more sheer and a touch warmer). For reference I have a neutral, fair complexion (Mac NC/NW 15) and my lips are fairly pigmented for my coloring, with a …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Riversol

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Oct/16/2011

(See my update at the end of my review. I have been using the serum now for over a year)

I started using the Riversol sample pack for Rosacea after a Gemini laser treatment which left my skin very red and irritated (I have rosacean extremely sensitive skin). I didn't use the serum right away as my skin was so sensitive, just the moisturizer. It's a nice unscented creamy …
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