Product Reviews by gna

Moisturizers - benefit Cosmetics - b right triple performing facial emulsion

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Apr/02/2013

Although I'm not a sunscreen wearer, I've used this on days I've run out of my regular moisturizer. In my opinion, this is a nice SPF 15 lotion that won't dry up skin--for those with oily or combo skin in their thirties. I can't imagine being a user of this in my teens or twenties with my skin type; it's that moisturizing on me. If the SPF were higher, I'd …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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fromgna

Apr/01/2013

Because my skin is combo-oily and prone to clogged pores, I use oils seldomly, about 3 days out of a year when my skin is beat up by wind and cold. Given that oils are not for me, I'm reviewing this based on irritation factor, and not greasiness. This serum caused a few sore, red bumps on my cheeks and nose. Later, I found out this contained irritating oils including lavender, which …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - ZOYA - Anchor

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fromgna

Mar/31/2013

I didn't like this base coat. Polish takes longer to dry when wearing it. Anchor also dried out my nails and was not easy to remove. The base extends the wear of certain polishes for a day or two, but not significantly. One good quality is that it did not yellow my nails.

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Moisturizers - TATCHA - Moisture Rich Silk Cream

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fromgna

Mar/31/2013

This is a decent cream. On me, it works fine on really cold winter days. Otherwise, I find it too heavy. Problem is I didn't find it special enough to warrant the price tag. It's certainly not better than other high-end Japanese face creams that cost around $10-$20 USD less.

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Treatments (Face) - Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex [REFORMULATED]

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fromgna

Dec/26/2012

The product dried out my skin even after I applied moisturizer over it, made my pores look worse, and caused pimples. From reading all the raves, it works for some with sensitive skin, but not for sensitive types like me. The only positive point about the serum is that it did make my skin (oily with surface dryness) oilier. I'll stick with just a moisturizer.

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Blush - BECCA - Mineral Blush

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fromgna

Oct/21/2012

This blush made me break out, but it's likely due to my sensitive skin rather than the formula. However, there are other qualities I dislike. I have the rose-mauve color, which turned darker on my skin after a few hours. Also, the product made my skin oily, and the overall effect was too shiny; The product is shiny enough by itself. The shimmer is ground up, but it's there.

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Blush - Illamasqua - Katie

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fromgna

May/22/2010

Nice color for medium-light olives like me, who find that many pink blushes turn coral on the skin. It's cool enough to stay pink, and light enough not to appear doll-face pink. For reference, Shu's M Pink 31 turned into an ill-looking warm color on me. Katie looks chalky and pale in the pan, but does not appear that way on my face. Quality of Illamasqua blushes is good. The are …Read more

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Lipstick - Lancôme - Color Design Matte (all)

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fromgna

May/17/2010

I have three colors, and I regret purchasing all three at once. The lipsticks sucked. Initially, they seemed great--moisturizing, not too dense, pigmented, and vivid. But it's how they wear that makes them good or bad. And these wear horribly. After less than 2 hours, they caked up on lips, and made lip lines more apparent than other mattes I've used. I'm no MAC fanatic, but …Read more

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Cleansers - SHISEIDO - Ultimate Cleansing Oil

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fromgna

May/06/2010

My favorite cleansing oil. Cleans and rinses off easier than most--without irritation or breakouts. I've tried Shu, Boscia, Softymo, Shiseido Perfect, Fancl, DHC, etc. I always follow with a foaming cleanser. Wish they'd make a small one in a squeeze bottle for travel.

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