Product Reviews by glitteralex

Primer/ Corrector - Algenist - REVEAL Color Correcting Radiant Primer

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Sep/22/2018

It seems that both this product and the color-correcting powder are designed for medium skin tones. This primer went on fine, but definitely gave me a mild, and not uniform, "fake tan" look. Same as the powder, which however I can utilize as a bronzer/for contour. Whether it's actually color-correcting or not, I can't tell, given my new tan.

Meh.

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Misc Beauty Tools - NuFACE - Microcurrent Facial Toning System

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Dec/28/2017

I use a variety of face tools, including LED, infrared, micro-current, and ultrasound. This machine by far gives the most dramatic results, both temporarily and cumulatively. It has lifted my slightly scalloped 50 year old jawline, my eyelids, and I am even able to get away without Botox.. I have given a few as gifts, although those folks have not reported the same results as they use it very …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - How to Spot Counterfeit Vintage Perfume

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Nov/13/2016

I recently met with a group of serious perfume aficionados, and we were swapping some of our most cherished scents. I was not surprised to hear that many of these had been purchased on online auction sites, often from farflung locales. Undoubtedly, a good portion of these were certainly refilled empty flacons. It's simply impossible that there is an endless supply of perfectly intact 2oz …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Vigny-Heure Intime

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Oct/29/2016

The review is for an impeccably preserved sample of Eau de Cologne from an 850ml partially used flacon that I recently acquired. My guess is that the bottle is from the 1940s. There is barely any change to viscosity, I think the amount gone is due to spillage or use. Color is bright orange, and the "vintage skank" blows off very quickly.

Heure Intime is a soapy, sweet …
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Fragrances - Courreges - Hyperbole

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Oct/29/2016

This fragrance is an Air France exclusive release for October 2016. I was able to sample it thanks to the courteous flight attendant who then tracked down two bottles for me.

This scent is all about pipe tobacco- it opens a little sharp and tannic, like unheated tobacco. Quickly it becomes sweet and camphorous, like the hot red tobacco. The drydown is languid and sweet and brings to …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - XerJoff- Irisss

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Jun/29/2016

I am a huge fan of Orris. However, it often wears too cool or flat for me in a soliflore composition. Therefore, I rarely wear it alone, or have to find it in blended perfumes (Misia is a current favorite). In blends, I sniff endlessly in search of the Orris, never satisfied that I am getting enough.

Irisss is the exception. Orris is right there, the entire time. This is not so much a …
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Fragrances - Elizabeth Arden - Sunflowers Eau de Toilette

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Jan/08/2015

Sunflowers has acheived almost cult status, despite being marketed as a daytime scent for the masses and remaining both easily found and modestly priced. Technically classified as a Fruity Floral, to me this is in its own category: a spicy-citrus aquatic over woods. Yes, it is very busy in there...but the notes all come together beautifully. The cyclamen & melon keep things afloat, and the …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Pavarotti Donna

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Apr/15/2014

Pavarotti Donna by Pavarotti, 1995.

From my first sampling of an already opened edt splash bottle, I immediately considered this a true 80s classic. How did I miss it all this time?! It is indeed a Floral Chypre with fruit, and technically in the same class as Balenciaga's Talisman, Oleg Cassini original, and V'E by Versace- however, the fruit here is dripping, dark, and …
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Eyeliner - Pacifica - Smolder Eye Lining Gel in Midnight

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Jan/31/2014

As a fan of all natural makeup, I was delighted to see the new line of Pacifica makeup in my local HFS. Midnight is a beautiful and sexy color, and I was excited to try it. I am a long-time gel liner user and while I am satisfied with the Tarte line, wanted something MORE natural. Sadly, despite excellent natural ingredients, Pacifica Midnight has some serious problems with application. No …Read more

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Sunscreen - Badger - SPF 30

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Jan/03/2013

Let me start out by saying I hated this product for a good 6 months....all the usual complaints; must knead the tube to get product out, product gooey and thick, skin white, pet hair sticks to face, ruins dark clothes, etc. However, I stuck it out because I had bought a case of the Baby formula with chamomile and it is very natural and PC. So....fast forward 6 months to noticeably smoother …Read more

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