Product Reviews by genevieve9

BB Cream - Dr. Jart+ - Blemish Balm Cream (black label)

2.0
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Apr/12/2016

I thought maybe I was just having a bad run with my skin, but after reading some reviews on here, I've discovered I've had IDENTICAL issues (weird, very red zits on my cheeks that look like subclinical acne but worse somehow).

Pros:
- looks gorgeous right after application
- has mineral-based sunscreen
- matches my skin perfectly (I am very …
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Cleansers - Mario Badescu - Keratoplast Cream Soap

2.0
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Feb/13/2016

My sister loves MB cleansers, so I figured I'd try one that seemed custom-made for my skin.

Pros:
- The scent! I love it!
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Cons:
- Nothing about this cleanser "cleanses." I never expect a cleanser to remove makeup, so that's not even the issue—I felt this one didn't even lather beneath my fingers in any way. It didn't feel …
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Tinted Moisturizer - NARS Cosmetics - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.0
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Aug/12/2015

This was the first tinted moisturizer I ever tried, and I really did love it for a long time. I love the smell. Biggest downside is that it would turn orange-y on my skin by mid-afternoon if I applied it in the morning, and because my skin is scary-dry, it sometimes made the desert-like cracks on my forehead stand out like whoa. Tarte BB TM is now my HG, but I would still recommend this product …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

4.0
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Aug/12/2015

I love this stuff. I convinced my aunt and sister to get it (we're all different shades, ha!) and they love it, too. The hyaluronic acid, I suspect, is what keeps it from giving me that cakey look. And I LOVE that it's a mineral sunscreen. I wear the lightest shade and it's a TAD yellow on me, but it blends very well.

UPDATE 12/27/17
I still like this stuff, but I …
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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Protect and Perfect Argan Moisturizer SPF 40

3.0
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Aug/12/2015

I absolutely love the non-tinted version of this stuff, but I wanted something that had a bit more coverage and gave me some warmth (the non-tinted stuff does not give me a white cast and actually looks great for a sunscreen). I am very fair, but I don't find it too dark. I put it on and my aunt said that my skin looked like "porcelain" and I definitely didn't find it to be …Read more

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Cleansers - Neostrata - oil free gel cleanser

3.0
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Mar/05/2015

This was OK. It was a freebie with my NeoStrata smoothing creams, so I can't complain about that, but it was a little too drying for me. The smell was also really unpleasant. I'm not sure I'm on board with glycolic cleansers when you kind of need the glycolic acid to remain on your skin for a sufficient period of time to get the exfoliating benefits. Maybe if you have oily/combo …Read more

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Cleansers - ORIGINS - A Perfect World Deep Cleanser

5.0
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Mar/05/2015

I love this cleanser. It's not outrageously expensive, smells incredible, and cleans my very dry, very sensitive skin really well without leaving that too-tight feeling. I was using my mom's bottle every time I went home and knew that was a sign I needed my own. Not sure if it is my HG yet, but I'm certain I will use every last drop.

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Sunscreen - CeraVe - Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50

3.0
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Nov/24/2014

I really wanted to like this. CeraVe AM Lotion with SPF 30 worked for me for a long time until I developed a sensitivity to chemical sunscreens. I was waiting for a product from CeraVe that was mineral-based and, preferably, paraben-free.

Pros:
- Has a dry finish
- Dispenser is way better than the AM/PM lotions

Cons:
- Does NOT moisturize nearly enough. AM …
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Moisturizers - Boscia - Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel

2.0
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Sep/26/2014

I would have given this a solid 4/5 for the following reasons:
- Nice consistency, feels cool on my skin, and dries quickly
- Goes underneath my sunscreen very well
- I really didn't notice a grey tint to my face, but I have super-pale skin and maybe it only improved the paleness
- Didn't cause any breakouts and worked well to combat the drying quality of my …
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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Aug/12/2014

I don't know what ingredients in this are making me break out, but they are, and I now know it's definitely not something else because other users are reporting the same thing.

Pros:
- I love the smell (it's strong but goes away quickly)
- Texture is nice. I don't find it too oily and it rubs in well and feels great on my extra-dry skin
- Very …
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