Product Reviews by brandgul

Makeup Brushes - Morphe - Powder Brush

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10 months ago

I have about twenty:ish Morphe brushes and this review is applicable to pretty much all of them, although I'm leaving it here because the powder brush was the first hit when searching Morphe brushes on Makeup Alley.

So after years of hype and discount codes all over the interwebs, I bought two sets of Morphe brushes (including the powder brush). They are so cheap, it's not a …
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Primer/ Corrector - Unlisted Brand - Winky Lux: Whipped Cream Primer

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11 months ago

I’m someone who doesn’t like primers, in general. I have issues with dry texture and enlarged pores on my skin, and with pretty much every primer I’ve tried, they worsen one or the other of those problems (or both) or melt off, or pill, or itch, or just make my makeup look heavy and cakey, like it’s very obvious that there’s an extra layer of product. I haven’t tried ALL of the primers out there …Read more

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Face and Body Foundation

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11 months ago

This has been around for so long and received so many reviews, there's probably not a whole lot I could add to the conversation, but I'll try, because I love this foundation. And I do mean LOVE - if this was discontinued, I would feel lost, it's such a unique product and it's my everyday foundation.

The first thing to mention is the texture, which probably is the …
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Blush - Yves Saint Laurent - Blush Volupte

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11 months ago

I'm really surprised that this hasn't been reviewed more - lately all but one or two shades have been sold out everywhere that I can usually get it, so it seems to be quite popular. (Or it's being discontinued. That would be disastrous.)

This blush is pure magic. I’m serious. It's a shimmery powder blush - not a glittery mess like most shimmery finishing products …
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Toners - Dear Klairs - Supple Preparation Facial Toner

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11 months ago

This is a serum-like toner with a lovely, subtle scent. It does feel hydrating after cleansing, and it takes off makeup residue when applied with a cotton pad. So, a nicer toner doing what toners are supposed to do.

But it contains so many essential oils! I have dry skin that is not acne prone, and while this hasn’t caused major breakouts or completely wreaked havoc on my face, I’ve …
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Lip Treatments - Paula's Choice - Lip & Body Treatment Balm

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11 months ago

First off, despite some apparent changes with the company, I am a fan of Paula’s Choice, I trust them, and several of their products are my go-to, always-keep-a-backup items. But this lip balm was a let-down for me.

In general, I like thick, waxy lip balms (because I’m dry-skinned and that goes for my lips as well) - the type of thick and waxy that you DO feel sitting on your lips …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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11 months ago

At first, I thought this did nothing. Immediately started using it daily, just to see what would happen - I was hoping it could diminish the look of my enlarged pores. My main skin issue is dehydration, and sensitivity (probably caused by the dehydration), so I have dry skin with large:ish, clogging-prone pores on my nose.

I don’t put this straight on cleansed skin, but use a …
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Fragrances - Carolina Herrera - 212 Sexy

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11 months ago

I do not know how to review or describe fragrances, I just wanted to add my five-lipstick rating to the bunch.

I do have a small perfume collection, and sometimes I alternate, but if anything could be pegged as my signature scent, it’s this. I’ve repurchased it over and over since it came out in 2005 (or 2006?), it’s the only perfume I keep using up and repurchasing. It’s sweet but not …
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Cleansers - La Roche-Posay - Micellar Water Ultra

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11 months ago

Of course I would prefer this to be fragrance-free, but there doesn’t seem to be enough perfume in it to irritate my skin during the short time it’s on my skin before I wash it off.

Astonishingly, it says on the bottle that you don’t need to rinse this off. That blows my mind, because of course you do. Whether it’s called ”micellar water” or something else, it’s a type of cleanser, it …
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Cleansers - Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser

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11 months ago

I think this is the first time I’m reviewing something that is not actually for my skin type, and thus is bad for me, but probably good for someone with the skin type it’s actually intended for.

Let me explain! For the longest time, I thought I had combination skin. Dry forehead and cheeks, enlarged pores on the nose and surrounding area, and very often extreme dryness and flaking on …
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