Product Reviews by chestnuthusks

Foundations - Catrice - HD Liquid Coverage Foundation

1.0
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3 days ago

Tl;dr:
- Looks 4/5 from a distance, 2/5 close up
- Extremely drying, but you can't put the finger on it
- Waterproof/longevity claim is valid
- Don't recommend

I'm in the situation where I go on this page and think "Woah, maybe I'm THE idiot". But I'm motivated by the fact that at this very moment I have a mask on my face to undo the …
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Liquid - Bourjois - City Radiance Foundation

3.0
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7 days ago

Tl;dr:
- Built-in highlighter, rather than dewy finish
- Medium to full coverage
- Tones have more warm/pink undertone than most Bourjois products, don't be fooled by labels
- Hard to blend
- Looks amazing when you put it on, but oxidizes soon

This not the worst foundation in the world, but certainly not for everyone. I find it very confusing.

I got it …
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Concealers - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer

4.0
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8 days ago

Tl;dr:
- hydrating non-oily formula with skincare benefits
- better for dry, sensitive skin
- light to mid coverage
- blendable, but not so buildable
- creases under eye, not waterproof/longlasting

Had this for a while, and recently retested a few times. When I was buying it the rating on here was even lower, but I got it anyway since I absolutely love the serum …
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Fragrances - Elizabeth Arden - 5th Avenue Eau de Parfum

5.0
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19 days ago

I've been wearing it all summer, and it grew even more on me.

Amazing quality for the price. It has composition that evolves with time. First, natural garden bloom - linden tree and lilac. Fresh green lily-of-the-valley comes a bit later. Dry-down is clean and soft (think nutmeg and powdery violet). As far as I'm concerned there are no dated aldehyde notes.

I'm …
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Concealers - Catrice - Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer

5.0
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22 days ago

Tl;dr:
- Use just a little
- Blend and layer to avoid patchiness
- Good under foundation
- Can look better without powder
- IMO it's geared towards oily/combo skin, but I can't testify :D

A staple in my collection. I've already repurchased when it got old - I almost finished the tube and it was totally fine, I did that just for sanitary reasons. I …
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Treatments (Face) - La Roche-Posay - EFFACLAR Duo

5.0
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3 months ago

TL;DR: It works for my specific needs if used with caution. It is an active treatment, not a moisturizer. Avoid sensitive areas. But you need to understand that the causes of texture and inflammation can very very different. Look at your skin closer than you look at strangers' reviews. Go to acne.org if you haven't.

Here's my context:

I have normal/dehydrated …
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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Ultra Non-Perfumed Cream SPF 50+

4.0
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4 months ago

I've been using it for about a month or two. It's a decent sunscreen, at least for my needs - I don't spend much time in direct sunlight and sun is not intense where I live, but I get tan really quickly. My skin is normal/dehydrated and currently my biggest concern is hyperpigmentation. My spots and scars are flat and don't have texture but take forever (>6mo) to fully …Read more

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Mascara - essence - All Eyes On Me - Multi-Effect Mascara

5.0
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Aug/17/2018

One of my faves. I use the waterproof version. It's definitely not dramatic, so I prefer it on bottom lashes or for simple daytime looks. Of course it would get lost on top of a smoky eye, but there are better options for dramatic looks (e.g. Lash Princess falsies effect). It separates, defines and adds a bit of length without the volume. Tips of the lashes don't look weird or clumpy …Read more

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Concealers - ARTDECO - Camouflage Cream (All Colors)

5.0
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Aug/17/2018

My fav concealer! I've been using it on and off more than a year and I love it so much. I only recently hit the pan on it, I think there's about 2/3 of the product left. If I had to buy my makeup collection from scratch it would be among the first 5 products haha.

It's a bit tricky to apply. I read the reviews and knew you got to use your finger. You actually do because …
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Lip Treatments - Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter

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Jan/11/2018

I have this in lip balm/stick version but there is no page for that so I'm writing it here.

I have the same issue as the reviewer below - it gives my lips unpleasant burning and tingling sensation. And it's not like a slight refreshing menthol tingle in Carmex, it actually makes me want to wipe it off because it hurts. This is weird because I don't even feel much of a …
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