Product Reviews by gioja

Foundations - Urban Decay - Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation

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5 days ago

This is by far one of the best foundations I have tried in the last couple of years, and I have tried plenty in my search for the perfect, medium coverage, nicely moisturizing, very long lasting and radiantly natural looking foundation. I know, I know, hard to find, but at my age foundation can look very aging because it highlights the skin texture, so it is even harder to find the HG that looks …Read more

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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

4.0
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fromgioja

6 days ago

I think that the best way to deal with this product is to use it like a CC cream. It sounds obvious but I see/read that many people think of it as a foundation and are disappointed. This happened also to me. When the SA applied two pumps on my face using a brush it sat on my skin looking dreadfully greasy, cakey and it sunk in all my pores and in my lines. She also matched me wrongly, with …Read more

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Powder - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation SPF 10

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fromgioja

2 months ago

This is the latest version of the former Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Foundation and I'm not sure if it was an improvement compared to the one of 2014 (not sure if it wasn't even earlier but I will now use this year).

I have used all three versions, starting with the original one in the larger blue compact with 16g and without sponge, then the update of 2014 with the …
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Powders - Laura Mercier - Mineral Powder

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fromgioja

2 months ago

I'm on the fence with this powder. If I apply it sparingly with a fluffy brush over a foundation it will give me a nice glow like a subtle highlighter, but if I use it like other powder foundations it will make me look powdery, cakey and the shimmer in the powder (the pearl powder?) will highlight my pores and fine lines. This definitively needs something beneath to smooth the complexion …Read more

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Foundations - LANEIGE - BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50

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fromgioja

2 months ago

This is the first time I use a cushion product so I can't compare it to similar products. BareMinerals has discontinued their BB Prime Time tinted Primer with SPF30(in Fair) which was PERFECT for me to wear under my various powder foundations to make them last very long and to give me a good sun protection. So I started looking for a similar product and Laneige BB cushion was the one that …Read more

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Liquid - CLARINS - Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation

5.0
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fromgioja

Sep/05/2018

I have been waiting so long for this foundatin to come out and finally I have it. I love Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral Powder Foundation for the coverage and natural look and I hoped that this new one of the Skin Illusion line woud have a similar effect - and it does.

It has a buildable light to medium coverage, more than I expected, actually, and if I need to cover some spots I just …
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Powder - CHANEL - Vitalumiere Loose Powder

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fromgioja

Jun/25/2018

For those who like the look of this foundation but don't want to put mineral oil and parabenes on their face - and spend much less, I would highly suggest to try Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral & Plant Extracts Loose Powder Foundation. It looks as good, maybe with a bit more coverage, it is radiant, it costs much less, is has more in the pot (13g vs 10g) has a better package (the new one) …Read more

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Foundations - Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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fromgioja

Jun/22/2018

I guess that the problem with this product is the misleading name. You think it is something like EL Double Wear, something longlasting, mattifying and with lots of coverage. Instead I would compare it more to a nourishing, natural looking foundation with medium coverage and decently long lasting.

I have been experimenting with foundations lately because I'm getting older and I …
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Powder - CLARINS - Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation

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fromgioja

Jun/18/2018

I have initially bought this in the old packaging (the one here in the main picture) because I found it on sale in a departement store at an unbelivably great price. The only shade available was 107 and although right now I'm quite pale and I would need 103 or 105, I thought that this will be perfect for when I have some tan. Long story short: it is amaziiiiiiing!!!

My only …
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Palettes - GUERLAIN - Universal Eyebrow Kit

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fromgioja

Sep/21/2017

This is actually sold as eyebrow kit but I bought it to use it as eyeshadow palette for three reasons: it has all the basic colours I need for a natural or smoky look, the case looked small, cute and luxurious at the same time and It was discounted to 25 dollars. After buying it I have discovered a fourth and maybe the most important feature: The quality of the shades is really …Read more

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