Product Reviews by ginnygordon

Concealers - Maybelline New York - Dream Mousse Concealer [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Feb/01/2010

Wow - I am really impressed with this concealer! I am quite fair, but I bought this in the second lightest shade because overly pale concealer is not flattering. The second lightest shade is a very good match for me - slightly darker and more yellow than my skin, but this helps counteract and disguise the very dark purple circles under my eyes. I also use this on my lids to counteract their …Read more

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Liquid - REVLON - PhotoReady Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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Jan/07/2010

I fell for the hype and bought this in vanilla, which wasn't a bad match for me colour-wise. I also really liked the bottle and I don't mind some sparkle/shimmer at all (I used to love clinique's shimmer city block spf), but I didn't find this to be shimmery. It didn't feel heavy and it also didn't seem to cause any breakouts. However, I really hated this …Read more

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Cleansers - L'Oreal Paris - Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

4.0
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Jan/04/2010

I love the scrublet - I bought the cleanser just for the scrublet and it feels very nice indeed. I have only used the cleanser for about 2 weeks, but here are my thoughts so far: a nice enough cleanser, but not hg by any means. I pre-cleanse with an oil cleanser (usually shu green) and then use this. My face is typically combo, acne-prone and somewhat sensitive. This cleanser seems mild but …Read more

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Lips - C.O. Bigelow - Lemon Lip Balm

5.0
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Oct/22/2009

I love this balm! Scent and texture-wise, this is almost a dupe for Fresh's sugar lip treatment, except it doesn't have spf. However, at $7.50 (or quite often, 3 for $15), this is much cheaper than the Fresh sugar lip treatment. I do like the c.o. bigelow glosses, but I also love balms (and lemon) so I was so excited to try this and it didn't let me down at all. It is quite a …Read more

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Lip Gloss - C.O. Bigelow - triple hot chocolate

3.0
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Oct/20/2009

This is one of the new xmas 09 'winter cordials' series of bigelow lip glosses available at BBW. It is great! Very chocolately and minty, with a faint shimmer, but not color. I also loved last year's chocolate sundae, but it was a very dark brown and not a flattering shade on my lips, so I could only wear it to bed. This time, because it has no color, I can wear it anytime …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - EcoTools - Bamboo 6 Mini Brushes

5.0
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Jul/25/2009

I bought two packs of these as soon as I read the first review and found them at the drugstore. They are so cute and would be great for travel. So far, I have only used them for eyeshadows, but it says on the package that you can also use them for concealer or lipstick and I think they would work well for those other uses. As for eyeshadow use, I find they are best for shadows that aren't …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - NIVEA - Touch of Happiness Body Wash

5.0
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Jul/08/2009

I love this! This is the first drugstore bodywash that I have ever loved - this has even supplanted the philosophy, bbw and korres washes I usually use. IMO, the scent is the most important factor, since almost all of the bodywashes I've ever used lathered okay and I always moisturize after each shower. The scent of this one is fantastic, and I don't usually like orange scented …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - anthlios 60ultra-light with cell-ox (us version)

4.0
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Jun/23/2009

I know I am just supposed to be reviewing one product here, but I thought some comparisons might be helpful. I have recently tried the LRP spf 15, spf 40 (both with mexoryl) and the spf 60 for body (with cell-ox) - all available in the US. This is the only one I would put on my face - all the others are too heavy/greasy. My HG is/was Shiseido spf 55 lotion for face and body, but I am looking …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream (US Version) with Mexoryl SX

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Jun/23/2009

I found this far too heavy for my face, so I used it on my body - until I decided I hated it so much that I was just going to throw out the small remaining amount. This left a terrible white cast even after lots of working the cream in and waiting for it to sink in - it just stayed white and left white marks on anything my arms happened to bump into. It was also greasy-feeling and balled …Read more

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Foundations - Za - Two-Way Foundation SPF20 PA++

5.0
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May/27/2009

My HG powder foundation! I had been using diorsnow powder foundation and I was quite happy with it until I found this, which works better for me and is about a quarter of the price. I have slightly oily/combo skin and I am starting to get fine lines around my eyes. This foundation provides good coverage (medium to full - I can skip concealer unless I want my dark eye circles completely …Read more

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