Product Reviews by fabulyss

Fragrances - GUERLAIN - L'Heure Bleue

4.0
Created with Sketch.

2 months ago

Back in the halcyon era of MUA swapping, I received a vintage sample of this perfume. Sadly, I was much too young to appreciate such a mature fragrance. I don't think many women under the age of 35 will be drawn to this. Cut to today - I'm 35, 90% of my wardrobe is vintage, I routinely wear lipstick and pin curl my hair. Simply put, I wanted to experiment with fragrances to match my …Read more

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?


Styling Products - Kenra - Platinum Dry Texture Spray

5.0
Created with Sketch.

6 months ago

New HG hair product. It instantly gives my hair thickness, fullness, and light, fluffy volume without having to do anything other than tousle my hands through it. It neither mattifies, nor adds shine. It does add the slightest bit of dry texture, however, it doesn't really function the way a salt spray would - it doesn't leave hair lived-in and piecey (unless you really pile it on)- …Read more

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Santa Maria Novella - Marescialla

3.0
Created with Sketch.

8 months ago

I obtained a sample of this after reading the histrionic reviews about this being "gothic" "archaic" "spooky" "of another era". I was sold by the evocative descriptions and the intriguing backstory behind the perfume. For reference, gothic to me means something dark, spicy, damp, earthy, or cold, with notes of rose, leather, amber, tobacco, or incense …Read more

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Lady Danger

5.0
Created with Sketch.

10 months ago

Back when the orange lipstick trend first became popular (8 years ago?), I became obsessed with finding the perfect 40's technicolor orange red lipstick: I tried MAC's Morange, Revlon's Siren, and UD's Bang - all of which are shockingly neon and were terribly unflattering on my ruddy, cool-toned, pale skin. Since then I assumed I couldn't pull off orange reds and have …Read more

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Foundations - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

5.0
Created with Sketch.

10 months ago

A lot of the negative reviews for this foundation are by first-time reviewers (make of that what you will, but I really wish MUA would do something about these trolls). This is, by far, the best drugstore foundation I've ever used! I also own higher ends foundations (KVD Lock-IT, Dermacol, and Estee's Double Wear), but since trying this one I haven't touched any of them. This one …Read more

20 of 25 people found this helpful. Did you?


Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 with Sunboost ATB

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Aug/14/2018

I'm shocked this isn't rated higher! I've tried innumerable sunscreens over the years and I can say with confidence that this is - by far - the best everyday facial SPF I've ever used. The formula is like nothing else on the market, it's the only sunscreen I've used that improves the quality of my skin (it's that moisturizing Argan Oil). I can use it as an eye …Read more

8 of 9 people found this helpful. Did you?


Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

1.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/07/2018

The worst liquid lipstick I've tried. I bought Fighter because it seemed like a unique color (despite the popularity of rust/pumpkin shades on social media, it's still difficult to find them in drugstores). I liked the applicator sponge, but that's where it ends. The color looks like diarrhea. This smudges all around my lip line and came off in chunks/flakes on my drinking glass …Read more

4 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Gucci - Bloom Eau de Parfum for Her

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/02/2018

I got a sample of this from Sephora. My interest was entirely based on the packaging and the name. I wore this once to a party and that was enough to make me never want to wear it again. I had people telling me they "smell cat litter box" and others asking where the cat was - some were actively LOOKING for said cat - because it smelled so much like cat piss. Spoiler alert: there was no …Read more

6 of 12 people found this helpful. Did you?


Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Licorice

1.0
Created with Sketch.

Nov/18/2017

I'm baffled by the stellar reviews and I have to wonder if I got a bad batch, despite purchasing directly from Ulta. I have to dip the brush back into the bottle with every brush stroke. The formula gets gloopy. The brush leaves texture marks on the nail. It requires two coats, and it also chips within 2 days. Terrible. I have 5+ year old polishes that perform better than this one!

2 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured - Pearl

2.0
Created with Sketch.

May/18/2017

Have you ever seen photos of Dita Von Teese when she has noticeable highlighter on? It's a pale, snow-white-type-of-glow? That's what I've been after and that's why I bought this product. Pure white highlighters are actually tricky to find. Anyway, when I look straight into the mirror after applying this in my bathroom (overhead lighting), the "glow" is undetectable …Read more

5 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?