Product Reviews by gabiinchicago

Primer/ Corrector - L'Oreal Paris - Revitalift Miracle Blur

3.0
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Oct/19/2017

PROS: Definitely blurs pores and fine lines; includes sunscreen, if you don't already use one; packaging works well; doesn't cause breakouts, and I get them with many products

CONS: This stings my skin :( I suspect the chemical sunscreens; a bit pricey for my budget

I apply this occasionally before special events since it stings--but it definitely works; it's …
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Powders - Tarte Cosmetics - Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

1.0
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Aug/01/2015

The concept of this product is great, and the way it makes my skin look is great; however, it contains a known cancer-causing ingredient, so I had to return. Please research 'Lysophosphatidic Acid' before you purchase this. Yes, I understand we are exposed to carcinogens all the time, but I decided that I don't want to knowingly increase my risk by using something that has so many …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

5.0
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Apr/28/2015

MY REACTION: Great for my sensitive rosacea, sub-type 2, skin. Was hesitant to try it, but does not burn or cause flares.

EFFICACY: Unclogged the blackheads around my nose within two weeks without any attempt at extraction

APPLICATION: Bottle says cotton ball, but at this price, I don't use a cotton ball; just put a couple drops on clean fingertips and apply multiple …
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Sunscreen - Topix - Replenix Sheer Physical SUNSCREEN CREAM SPF 50

3.0
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Feb/24/2013

For dry skin, this "cream" just isn't moisturizing enough. The cones dry to a matte finish and leave me feeling dry all day; and a matte finish isn't the most flattering for an almost 50-year-old. This ss must be removed with MU remover or oil. I should add that I tried this for just a few days, and it did not break me out, but I was careful to remove it with OC method. Also …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - DDF - Advanced Firming Cream

3.0
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Sep/04/2012

I don't think I'll buy this - got it in a swap, but I'm actually liking it. I expected it to cause a break out, but to my absolute surprise, it has not! I'm shocked.
The smell is like old ashtray or stale smoke - just gross really and that kept it in my swap drawer for over a month.
Decided to try it for a change up since my skin has been kind of red lately; using …
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Sunscreen - Badger - Badger Sport Unscented Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35

4.0
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Jul/12/2012

This review is for the Badger Sport spf 35. It has 22.5% non-nano zinc oxide and is unscented (no citrus or lavender oils), but the other ingredients are the same. Labels says it's water resistant for 80 minutes. It comes off with my Theraplex lotion (seems cetaphil won't remove it all).

Application tips:
#1 squeeze enough onto your fingers and rub it around there first …
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Powder - benefit Cosmetics - Hello Flawless!

2.0
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Jun/22/2012

Bought this to augment my physical ss since I use a powder over it anyway. Purchased the color petal, which has a slight yellow tone but works well with lighter skin.

I think the two chemical ss in this irritated my skin because it made me itch, and I was splotchy just a few minutes after applying. After researching the two ss, I found that one causes free radicals, so I'm glad …
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Powder - Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30

3.0
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Jun/20/2012

Purchased for SPF to augment my Keys Solar RX 30+ since I need to use a powder anyway to neutralize the white cast and shine left by the keys ss.

The only thing I can add that others may not have is that it accentuates every flaw and line I have -- just like every other powder SS I've tried. It may be perfect for younger skins, but my skin just looked terrible with …
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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Marie Veronique Everyday Coverage, SPF 30

4.0
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Jun/13/2012

The other review posted here really says everything about this product, so all I can add is my personal opinion.

Although this product did not break me out and it has a great PPD, packaging, and it's organic, it just looks and feels like foundation to me, and since I don't wear foundation, I don't like it.

The only way I´ve been able to wear this is mixed …
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Loose Powders - bareMinerals - BareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

4.0
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Mar/16/2012

I really liked the idea of this powder, but it didn't work for me. Because it’s a finishing veil, it’s finely milled and supposed to hide flaws. Although it looked flawless when I first applied it, it quickly settled into every line and accentuated them.

When I looked into my rear view mirror on the way to work the 2nd day I wore it, I gasped with horror!

Make sure you …
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