Product Reviews by dawnlois

Sunscreen - Australian Gold - Botanical Tinted Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

4.0
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4 months ago

I love this. I don't love this. Damn it, there's nothing consistent about how I really feel about this. Even now in mid - July in Minnesota, where it feels like the tropics, I could never wear this without a ton of moisturizer underneath - and I'm talking, like, Cerave ointment type moisturizer. It does last through long summer days at work without sweating off, which is a huge …Read more

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Foundations - Physicians Formula - The Healthy Foundation SPF 20

4.0
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10 months ago

Ok. So I wish I didn't like the way this foundation looks. Because applying is a pain. Partly because of the utterly dismal shade range, & partly because of the stupid giant doe foot applicator. First the shade range. Awful. I have 4 different shades - LN4, MW2, MN3, MC1 - and they're all so different, it would be funny if it wasn't so frustrating. Anyway, I mix LN4 with a bit …Read more

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Sunscreen - Image - Prevention + Matte Moisturizer SPF 30

4.0
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Sep/15/2018

I'm resisting giving this 5 stars - because this is the 1st time I've used it! But man oh man - do I like it so far. I have dry, acne prone skin, but I still don't want a greasy, shiny finish for daily wear. I have long preferred physical sunscreens, but my derm is pretty sold on the idea of chemical/physical hybrids, as a way of being sure you're covering all your bases as …Read more

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Sunscreen - Topix - Replenix Antioxidant MOISTURIZER SPF 50 (silver tube) (replaces SPF45 in white tube)

2.0
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Aug/02/2018

So.Sad.About.This.
This makes my skin look freaking gorgeous. Moisturized, plump and glowy. NOT greasy. Could easily replace foundation, for me. But. I'm not sure what particular ingredient it is, but I can count on my eyes going up in flames about 40 minutes after I apply this. Every single time. They sting and water & puff up like crazy for about an hour. Then I spend the rest of …
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Eye Shadow - Smashbox - Matte Exposure Palette

5.0
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Sep/15/2017

Ok, I gave this palette 5 lippies in every. single. category. Yep, I've done it. I think these may be the nicest quality matte shadows I've ever used. As in, I own a couple of Viseart palettes. These shadows are better. The pigment is rich in every color. They apply smoothly, no skipping or catching - you know, when you get a dark blob of color in one tiny spot, and it won't blend …Read more

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Lipstick - LipSense - Lipsense Color

3.0
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Apr/16/2017

So this COULD be the ticket for long lasting lips. So why did I give it only 3 lippies, you ask? I've been playing with it for a few days now, and if I can figure out how to deal with the absolutely HORRID taste of this, I can see myself liking it alot. Application is easy enough, despite all the complaints about it, the biggest pain being keeping your lips stretched out and well apart while …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Deciem - The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer

5.0
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Mar/15/2017

Well. I've used this exactly once. Today. Put my makeup on this morning at 5AM, because I'm at work by 6. It's 4PM now. If I was, say, going out again now, I wouldn't feel the need to touch up at all. My face looks awesome. (If I do say so myself! Ha!) There is no makeup collected in the creases of my nose, my forehead lines, or my 11's. My blush is still smooth and …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Oil

2.0
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Jan/21/2017

This is moisturizing for about ten minutes. The color is soft and pretty. Doesn't last any longer than the moisture. The brush applicator is hard and uncomfortable, and does not spread the product very well. It has a very artificial chemical smell, but is fruity once on the lips. It cost about 9 dollars, which is about 5 too many, imo. It was my first and only foray into the arena of lip …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Maybelline New York - Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint

4.0
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Dec/31/2016

I bought this in shade 05 Stripped Down, and I am officially in love with the color. Doesn't get more "pumped up natural" than this, for me. The formula is rich and pigmented, doesn't feel drying at all - YAY!! - and has completely opaque coverage that's softly gleamy but not glossy OR matte. There are alot of comparisons to Too Faced melteds, but I don't see it at …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Epionce Medical Barrier Cream

5.0
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Nov/26/2016

Can. Not. Survive. without this product. So rich and moisturizing, yet sinks in beautifully for use under makeup. I use this year round at night and, except for the hottest months, during the day as well. It never, ever lets me down for keeping my skin smooth and protected. I have fairly dry but still acne prone skin, and I always remove everything at night with an oil cleanse and sometimes …Read more

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