Product Reviews by frippery

Sunscreen - Banana Boat - Kids Tear Free SPF50

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15 days ago

This is a fungal acne safe sunscreen and I bought it originally to put all over my face. However, it's only really suitable for me around my eyes where I am sensitive. The all over face application turned out to look white and oily. It has the typical blue-ish white cast that you get from many zinc oxide based sunscreens. I have light skin, but it has yellow undertones, so it's really …Read more

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Sunscreen - DRMTLGY - Broad Spectrum spf 45

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15 days ago

This might work if your skin doesn't mind niaminincide?

I was so bummed. I thought this was my new HG sunscreen. It's fungal acne safe and supposedly a dupe for Elta Clear, with a *slightly* less absurd price tag at $20 for two ounces. It goes on fairly clear with minimal to no white cast, is easy to use around the eyes and overall lightweight ( I have oily skin and found that …
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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Walgreens Baby Sunscreen SPF 50

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2 months ago

I originally bought this because it's inexpensive and I thought it would be a good backup sunscreen, that's mineral-based, for my face. I have almost a full tube despite the fact that this is expiring next month, which means I must have had this for a couple years. The reason I didn't reach for it over the other baby sunscreen that I also own** is that it's quite emollient …Read more

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

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4 months ago

If you have oily and fair skin with pink undertones, you might like this. I would not recommend this for (1) anyone without pink undertones and/or (2) any skin type that experiencing dryness, from retinoids, dehydration, or just natural dryness. It has a very dry/matte finish that accentuates dryness and dehydration. If not for the tint, I think it's possible my oily skin would have loved …Read more

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Brows - wet n wild - Ultimate Brow Retractable Brow Pencil

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4 months ago

This is a review for BOTH styles of this pencil (both the retractable micro brow 1.5 mm style and the larger retractable wedge pencil style) since MUA only has one category. I'm happy to say that both are dupes for the Loreal versions and for less money. The micro-brow pencil is actually superior to the Loreal version, in my opinion.

Large wedge pencil: I got this in Ash Brown …
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Lip Gloss - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Gotta Glow Lip Tint (All Colors)

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4 months ago

I've used color changing lipsticks before and they are usually a too-garish bubblegum pink on my light olive skin. I got this in the Peach tint and am impressed. Very easy to apply and if I use this before balm it has the bonus of being a really decent stain as well. I can use a light layer for a flush of color and a second layer for a bit more oomph. I like the scent, too: there is no …Read more

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Cleansers - La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

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4 months ago

10/23/19: I was previously using Johnson's Head-to-toe Baby Body Wash as a facial cleanser because I found it to be the least drying of the few foaming facial cleansers I've tried over the years (Olay Sensitive foaming, Simple Foaming for normal to oily skin, and CeraVe foaming for normal to oily skin.)

However, I recently started Differin (over the counter .1%) and my skin has …
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Scrubs - The Face Shop - Smart Peeling - White Jewel Formula

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5 months ago

Note: the product I'm reviewing is called "The Face Shop White Pearl Smart Peeling Gel". There is no "Peeling Day" in the title. I think, but am not certain, it's the same product with either older or newer packaging. (??)

PROS:
- Gentle (so long as you don't overdo it)
- Skin definitely feels smoother after use
- Works great on dry flakey …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

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5 months ago

This looks so pretty in the tube and I like the formula. However it didn't work with my undertones . I wish I had looked at more swatches in different lighting with different skin tones online before I bought this. Was looking for a MLBB shade (my natural color is muted red/rose) with just tiny a hint of brown because *too much or too bright* pink clashes/looks gharish with my light(ish) …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30 in Silicone

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7 months ago

For some reason my skin didn't like this...
I don't have particularly sensitive skin. I like and use many TO products but I just can't get this one to work for me. First of all this disappates quickly so it's hard for me to apply a small amount, which may mean that I'm applying too much ( I'm not sure how other people are able to spread a small amount). It …
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