Product Reviews by gconn

Moisturizers - Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Hydrating Moisture Emulsion

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fromgconn

Apr/06/2013

INGREDIENTS:
Aqua/water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Neopenetyl Glycol Dicaprate, Hydoxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Propylene Glycol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol …
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Moisturizers - SHISEIDO - The Skincare - Day Protective Moisturizer SPF 15

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fromgconn

Aug/07/2012

Decent basic moisturizer; keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day and doesn't seem to cause any breakouts after two months of use. I apply after the alcohol-free softener in the same line, and it seems to absorb well enough. I wouldn't trust the SPF for more than walking to and from your car, though.


This is probably not for anyone with oily skin, or who wants to look …
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Mascara - Laura Mercier - Waterproof

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fromgconn

Jun/03/2012

Summary - reasonably-priced HE mascara, good for everyday wear, holds a killer curl. I'm surprised it doesn't get that much love!



BRUSH - The head of this brush looks like a smaller version of the Diorshow/Badgal style brushes. It's very easy to handle.

FORMULA - A little drier than usual, no clumping problems. I didn't need to comb through …
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Skincare - Body - LUSH - T For Toes

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fromgconn

May/24/2012

Horrendous. My feet are naturally odorless, but they do sweat a little. This ruined a pair of flats I tried to use it with - it made them reek, and the reek transfers to my feet and is hard to wash off. And yes, it's just the one pair of shoes I used it with. I'm fairly certain that the cornstarch in this product is turning into food for odor-producing bacteria.

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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - I Love Matte Palette

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fromgconn

Apr/30/2012

This palette is nothing short of awesome, especially for the $5 price tag! I have used the whole gamut of makeup from ELF to high-end, and this palette is astounding for the price! If you see one in stores, don't hesitate in picking it up. It's a 4-star review (bumped up from a 3.5) here, but I'd give it a solid 5 if I factored in the price.



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Eyeliner - Le Metier de Beaute - Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir

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fromgconn

Apr/18/2012

$42 for an eyeliner is RIDICULOUS, but yeah, I'd buy this again and again. And again.


Why?


Because it's THAT good. If you're happy in love with your current liner, don't come near this one, because if you get hooked...it's an expensive habit.


This liner has a slightly shorter, much thinner barrel than what you usually see …
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Blush - Le Metier de Beaute - Creme Fresh Tint in Poppy

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fromgconn

Apr/18/2012

I really love what LMdB did with the formula on these! They're absolutely lovely. They give a youthful sheen to the cheeks and wear very well, always taking me through the work day without a problem. No sliding to speak of. They are quite comfortable and weightless on the lips, though because Poppy is a lighter color, I do get some settling in the lip lines and it emphasizes any …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Iris & Lady Moore

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fromgconn

Apr/11/2012

From Jo Malone:

A mingling between spicy-fresh, common-or-garden geranium and noble iris, powdery and poised. Brought together on dry-grass base of vetiver.


The description is pretty spot-on. It's not incredibly unique, but like other Jo Malones, it's very wearable and "classic" but with a slight twist. It's very fresh on paper, but turns into …
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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Madrague Duo

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fromgconn

Mar/28/2012

I purchased this a year and a half ago and just hit pan on the lighter shade. It's an everyday staple for me.

Texture for the lighter shade (matte cream) is amazing - it's powders up very easily, and goes on incredibly smooth. It's actually very pigmented, though it's hard to tell because it's so close to skin tone. I use this as a base shade to even out my …
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Makeup Brushes - NARS Cosmetics - Botan Brush

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fromgconn

Mar/25/2012

I LOVES IT. Totally didn't want to give it a 5-star review because it is so pricey, but it makes my life so much easier.

The first wash, it shed a million (okay, realistically speaking, probably more like 70) little hairs, and bled a lot. I had to shampoo it about five times for it to stop bleeding. Takes about 24 hours to dry, if you dry it upside down. Check my profile for a …
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