Product Reviews by ellen1159

Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Rouge Cream Blush - Glow

3.0
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5 days ago

Glow is a pretty pink with a slight coral cast that looks okay on my NC25 complexion. As I age I find cream blushes easier to work with, they look less flat/matte and don't dry out the driest parts of my face. My opinion of NYX cream blushes has changed over time, and not for the better, and that's because there isn't much color payoff for what you apply, and the product has a …Read more

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Brows - Ardell - Brow Building Fiber Gel

3.0
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7 days ago

Picked this up in "Taupe" at a T.J. Maxx for next to nothing, I mean, it was so cheap. The shade worked well (I'm NC 25 blonde, blue eyes) since I'm 60 and thick, dark eyebrows don't mix well with wrinkles and sagging chins. The reason I am giving it a 3 instead of a 4 or 5 is that it was a little gloppy and hard to apply without making a mess. I found the formula to …Read more

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Brows - Juice Beauty - Phyto-Pigments Brow Envy Gel

2.0
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8 days ago

The product itself is pretty good. It's a not-goopy, smudge-resistant brow gel that is easy to apply and gives a nice, natural result. It's better if you have some eyebrow to work with, as it clings to the hairs as opposed to sticking to your skin and filling in gaps. I bought this in Medium-Dark, which is a neutral dark brown (no hints of red).

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Eyeliner - L.A. Girl - Ultimate Eye Intense Stay Auto Liner

2.0
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12 days ago

Cheap DS brand that I found didn't have much going for it. I was looking for a pale shade to line the inner corners of my eyes to make them look brighter, more refreshed. The shade I chose, "Super Bright," is a matte pale peach. The product feels sticky at first but then dries down and really doesn't budge. I liked that, but on subsequent applications to my eyes, the …Read more

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BB Cream - L'Oreal Paris - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

4.0
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15 days ago

I learned about this product on the YouTube "Hot & Flashy" vlog for older women. The host, Angie, loves this product and says she gets compliments all the time when she wears it on her videos. I wasn't having a lot of luck with drugstore foundations for my mature, combo, dull NC 25 skin (L'Oreal True Match is my fave DS foundation so far) so I thought I'd try this; …Read more

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Hair Color - Unlisted Brand - Style Edit Root Concealer

3.0
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19 days ago

Got this in medium/light brown after having my graying hair colored in a darker, milk chocolate shade (matched my virgin hair towards the back of my head and underneath). Was recommended to me by a coworker who used a honey blonde shade. My incoming roots at the top of my head were 100% grey and really noticeable with the darker base color. I thought a binding powder might be easier to apply …Read more

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Lip Gloss - NYX Professional Makeup - Butter Gloss - Tiramisu

3.0
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1 month ago

For a DS brand, this is a nice lippie that mostly doesn't irritate my super-dry, chapped lips. The color payoff is pretty good and the formula feels hydrating and not too heavy. I only gave it three lippies because the shade, Tiramisu, is a misnomer. It shows up on me as a pinky-coral, too warm for my NC25 complexion and not flattering or natural looking. When I think of tiramisu, I think …Read more

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Highlighters - NYX Professional Makeup - Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator - Sunbeam

3.0
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1 month ago

I'm old (60 in a month) and for the past decade my whole life has been about how to add some youthful glow to my washed-out NC25 complexion. I discovered highlighters and I can't live without them. As I age, less is more as far as glitter goes, so I want something that looks natural, not like I'm auditioning for RuPaul's Drag Race. I picked up the NYX Born to Glow Liquid …Read more

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Masks - Unlisted Brand - Miss Spa - Quench Facial Sheet Mask

4.0
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2 months ago

Continuing my slog through less expensive sheet masks available at local drug chains, I found this one at CVS. Not a lot of selection in the hydrating/antiaging category: the majority of masks I saw were to treat oily skin or acne. This one was nice, not overwhelmingly magical, but did leave my face feeling softer and plumper. It has a mild fragrance and felt a bit cooling on the skin but not …Read more

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Saint: Sheer Lipstick - Natural

5.0
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2 months ago

My HG MLLB shade of pinkish mauve. I like a sheerer tint so I went for the Saint category of Poppy's lipsticks and it's plenty of color payoff for me. It complements my NC25 complexion perfectly. I like to wear it daily, for work, because it's natural looking with just a hint of color. The formula does not irritate or dry out my lips, and I'm pushing 60. Well worth the …Read more

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