Product Reviews by chestnuthusks

Pressed Powders - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Powder

4.0
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5 days ago

Tl;dr:
- Very smooth
- Warm leaning tone
- Provides additional coverage
- Matte but not flat
- Use sparingly

I got it because I was curious to try different products from the Healthy Mix line. At first I thought it was okay and just went on using it, but many, many uses later I came to appreciate the way this powder is formulated. Now that I seriously hit the pan I …
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Eye Shadow - REVLON - ColorStay Creme Eyeshadow

5.0
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24 days ago

Tl;dr:
- Blendable formula
- Shade 715 is a good contour tone for fair complexion
- Multifunctional - makes a great liner, primer, one-shadow eye look
- Works with fingers or dense brushes
- You can get it to practice with liner/cream

I have the shade Espresso (715) which is sadly the only matte shade available in my region. I love it and highly recommend you to try …
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Liquid - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

3.0
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30 days ago

Tl;dr:
- easily blended with a sponge, beginner-friendly
- coverage on tinted moisturizer level, not so buildable
- non-drying and fresh on me
- might be actually bad for dry and sensitive skin, see below

I almost used up a bottle, and I mostly liked it during the time. It is really fresh and hydrating for my normal/dehydrated skin. It feels really nice. The finish is …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Smart Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Duo Resculpt + Revolumize

2.0
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1 month ago

Caution: The two steps are to be used on different areas (see pictures).

I can't fully review it since I only got a couple of samples. I post this to warn you about the application in case you consider purchasing it (Clinique seems to be actively promoting it now). It has two different moisturizers - a gel serum-like one (Resculpt) and a more nourishing one (Revolumize) - which can …
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Misc Beauty Tools - wet n wild - Makeup Sponge

5.0
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1 month ago

A hidden gem of sponges!

The shape is my favorite type, with a flat side, and the pointy side has the right angle. It's similar to NYX Flawless Finish I used to like a lot, but actually it's even better and twice as cheaper. It is very soft and porous, doesn't hold too much water, and it feels like it washes out thoroughly because you can squeeze almost all the water out …
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Skincare - Body - The Body Shop - Wild Argan Body Butter

5.0
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2 months ago

I agree with the review below. This is the most realistic 'butter' texture I have experienced in body butters. It has that solid, dry oil feel. But it absorbs beautifully! It's the best body product for cold months I have tried. I tried the almond milk one, but it was way too light for a butter, more like a cream. I don't see the value of paying 'butter' price for …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - X Fiber Xtreme Resist Waterpoof

4.0
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2 months ago

Tl;dr:
- Nice mascara, but nothing miraculous
- Buildable and layers well
- Both steps are black, so you can only use one
- Expensive, but it holds a total of 14.5 ml / 0.49 fl. oz
- Hard to take off - see my advice below

I have bought it two times already during the course of 1 or 2 years. I think it is a very decent mascara, even considering the high price, but not …
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Treatments (Face) - Neostrata - 15AHA Lotion Plus (Glycolic Formulation)

5.0
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3 months ago

Tl;dr:
- very effective
- helps with clogged pores and texture, can prevent inflammations
- it tingles, so maybe use the 10 AHA version if you are new to this or have sensitivity
- good value for price

The best AHA product I have found so far. I had 10 AHA version before, and it worked well too. After that, I tried other brands, but nothing worked as well, and I literally …
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Lip Gloss - Ruby Kisses - Jellicious Mouth Watering Lip Gloss

5.0
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3 months ago

Try this one! It's so good. I like tube glosses for the ease of application, so when I saw these on sale in my local shop I picked one up without knowing anything about the RK brand. I turned out to be super great!

It has thick jelly consistency but is also very nourishing due to mango butter addition. Not sticky, stays in place, remains glossy for hours, and even needs a little …
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Contour - wet n wild - Megaglo Dual-Ended Contour Stick

4.0
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3 months ago

Tl;dr:
- Use under foundation
- Decent texture and tone
- Good value for the price

I was curious about cream contouring after watching videos with Scott Barnes (look him up on YT before using this, if you haven't!). I have a rather prominent face bone structure and I like to highlight my features. Usually, I use contour powder and bronzer (Physicians Formula Bronze …
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