Product Reviews by frippery

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

3.0
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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2 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

4.0
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2 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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3 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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4 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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Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

5.0
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4 months ago

Love this. Just purchased my 2nd bottle--the first one lasted me a good 6 months with regular nightly use for a good 4 months. Balances my combo/ oily / dry / acne prone skin well. I now use between 2-5 drops about 5-7x a week at night. I use it to top off TOs AHA or Lactic Acid 10%. When I'm not using actives, I use it on bare skin or to top off a (light) moisturizer. I rarely use this …Read more

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Cleansers - The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser

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5 months ago

Summary:
- Poised between 3 and 4 stars (would repurchase? Idk)
- Wonderful for non-stripping, gentle, fragrance -free cleansing (am) when I'm just putting oil and/or sunscreen on top
- Does leave a slight film (oil) on skin which is great for avoiding water evaporation, but not so great if I want to use it before with certain water loving products /ingredients such as HA or …
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Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Superior Preference Fade-Defying Color + Shine Hair Color - Ultra Light Ash Brown (UL61)

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6 months ago

I bought UL61 high lift Ash Brown from the "Sunkissed Caramels" line. It claims to be designed to "lighten the darkest hair". This box says it's an ash tone so I expected little to no red/orange brassiness. For starters, this did not lighten my ("virgin" aka not previously dyed or processed) dark brown hair even close to what the box depicts (I left it on for 30 …Read more

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