Product Reviews by gingertabby

Moisturizers - L'Oreal Paris - Hydra Genius Mattifying Water Gel (Normal/Oily)

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Jan/27/2017

I have combination skin & usually don't need a daily moisturizer, but in the dry winter months, sure, I could use some help. I picked up this particular Hydra Genius mainly because it promised to be "mattifying" while moisturizing (for 72 hours, supposedly, even though the package suggests twice-a-day application).

The bottle is quite elegant and one pump is …
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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Lip Lingerie

5.0
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Jan/19/2017

I've walked past the NYX Lip Lingerie line many a time at my local Ulta and never looked twice at it. I'm not really that big on wand-style lip colors, and the colors at a glance are usually a blur of browns that carry uneasy associations for me.

Then I saw a swatch online of a new shade in the line, French Maid, which was supposed to be a "muted mauve," and I made …
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Powder - TONYMOLY - Cat's Wink Clear Pact

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Nov/08/2016

I bought this for the absolutely adorable packaging, not gonna lie, but it is an amazing face powder as well. It's not quite enough coverage for me to use it as a foundation, but it works well with my combination skin. It's not too drying, but still keeps the shine away and doesn't break me out. It feels light, too. I love it so much that I've bought more of them to give as …Read more

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Masks - Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay

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Nov/08/2016

I've used this as a face mask before, mixed with vinegar (I've also tried it with water, but it didn't mix very well. Vinegar works much better). I didn't really notice any chance for better or worse in my skin, though the tingling feeling while it was drying was kind of cool. I tried it on my teen daughter's acne-prone skin as well, and it didn't seem to help her …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfums de Coeur - Skin Musk

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Nov/08/2016

I have never smelled the original, pre-reformulation version of this, so please keep that in mind, but whatever its former glory may have been, I love the modern version. I own an embarrassing number of perfumes, but Skin Musk is the only one I rebuy and wear all the time, both on its own and layered with other scents. It's a sweet, soft, clean musk that isn't as harsh or shrill as most …Read more

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Jean Queen

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Nov/08/2016

This is the only pink lipstick I've ever owned that didn't make me look like either a doofus or Molly Ringwald in an '80s teen movie. I have warm auburn hair but cool-toned, pale, freckled skin and pale lips, and Jean Queen is extremely flattering. Just the right amount of color, it doesn't clash with my hair in a weird way, it flatters my skin tone and doesn't make me …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Burt's Bees - Body Lotion with Milk & Honey

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Nov/08/2016

This is a decent, lightweight lotion for hands and body. I prefer a richer lotion for my body though, particularly given the price point, so I mainly use it for my hands. My skin is not super dry, but it does not leave me feeling as soft as other, less expensive moisturizers have, which is a shame. Scent-wise, it has an initial fake, plasticky note that I hate, but once the lotion soaks in, it …Read more

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Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Eyebrow Cake Powder - Auburn/Red

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Nov/08/2016

My HG brow product. I don't know how I ever lived without it. The colors are absolutely perfect to combine to match my natural brow color, which is a first for me. Normally brow products are too dark, or too red, or too brown, but the level of customization with this thing is awesome. My brows are beginning to turn white, unfortunately, but the powder darkens the white hairs sufficiently …Read more

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Lip Treatments - NYX Professional Makeup - Butter Balm

4.0
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Nov/08/2016

I bought this in Panna Cotta after a long search (my local stores don't carry the balms), and I've really been enjoying it. It goes on smoothly and feels like a regular lip balm, but gives my very pale lips a nice, sheer wash of color. Longevity is about average for a lip product of this type: it obviously doesn't last through eating or drinking, but it doesn't immediately …Read more

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