Product Reviews by gothtrash

Crème - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super Blendable Compact Makeup

4.0
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11 months ago

This is surprisingly okay. It's not fabulous at all. But, it fulfills a niche for me.

That niche is: I am lazy AF and when I am hauling my sleep deprived carcass to work, but wish to exert
absolutely minimum effort at applying my makeup, it's perfect.

This stuff is great for that. It's literally the one and only foundation I've ever tried on my …
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Lips - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Red Dahlia

4.0
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11 months ago

PROS:
-Best actual MLBB, extraordinarily "natural" looking color I've ever used. The shade is genuinely a perfect accompaniment and enhancement to my skin color (fair/mediumish with warmish neutral undertones, Deep Winter). It is very like Clinique Black Honey but a bit more subtle and mauve. It applies smoothly on me, no streaking or sticking weirdly in spots. It's a …
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Liquid - Kat Von D - Lock-It Foundation

2.0
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May/07/2018

I love the powder foundation in this line, but I use it up too fast for the price (IMO) so I decided to try the liquid.

I’m 41, not too many fine lines yet because I’m also still incredibly oily. No blemishes, but I was acne prone, mildly, when I was younger.

It has some good points. It looks lovely if you use a small amount blended out fast with a damp blender. A tiny bit …
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Powder - Kat Von D - Lock-It Powder Foundation

4.0
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Apr/18/2018

This is a fabulous looking foundation on me. Best I’ve tried in a LONG time. I’m 41 with very oily skin, rosacea and not terribly acne prone.

I can for sure wear this alone and most days in the winter I do. It applies quickly and beautifully, makes a lovely natural look but covers redness. Light to medium coverage IMO. No break down mid-day which puts it above many others. Lots of …
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Sunscreen - COOLA - Mineral Face SPF 30 - Matte Tint

5.0
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Apr/18/2018

I’m 41, but still super oily; not terribly acne prone but I still can break out very mildly from things that disagree with my skin. I have a hard time with chemical sunscreens- they are often just ineffective on me for some reason.

The finish is great, and lovely to apply powder or liquid foundation over. Matte, and silky but doesn’t pill up makeup if you give it a bit of time to dry …
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Hair Treatments - Olaplex - Olaplex step 3 (Home treatment)

5.0
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Mar/26/2018

So I finally bit the bullet and had decades of box black dye, and some henndigo towards the ends, stripped at a salon. Out of my naturally nearly black hair, that is generally 2C/3A curly and was nearly waist length.

So yeah, it was damaging. Not horrifically since my stylist was careful, and my hair takes to bleach well. But it definitely wasn’t in fabulous condition afterwards even …
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Crème - RCMA Makeup - Color Process Foundation

4.0
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Feb/05/2018

I got a pretty wide variety of samples in the KO and Shinto range. Most any of them work for me when mixed with the super light ones (porcelain and ivory). So I ended up with quite a lot of this foundation to play with. The samples from Camera Ready are generous.

It looks fantastic at first. Very “my skin but perfected”. (If I’ve properly moisturized that is- it will emphasize flakes …
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Lipstick - essence - Matt Matt Matt Lipstick

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Dec/24/2017

Ridiculously good for the price. I paid, what , $1.50 for it with a coupon? It’s great, too. I would have counted it a good purchase for $15 from any mid range makeup line.

The color- 02 Perfect Match- is a lovely MLBB color. Mauve-pink-sorta-nude. It’s not too brown, not too purple, not too pink, not too light. The exact right balance for a not overly made up look.

The …
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Lipstick - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick

3.0
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Dec/24/2017

The color and formula is the good bit. Nice darker wine/berry shade, quite wearable. Lots of borosilicate sparkle (blue and pink). It’s somewhat sheer and a tiny bit gritty from the sparkle. However it does stay on very, very well which is tough in this type of formula.

No scent. Glossy but not sloppy finish. Lasts well for the formula but needs reapplying about every 4 hours or if …
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Foundations - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

2.0
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Oct/26/2017

For reference, I’m 40 with clear but very oily skin, and rosacea. I like medium coverage to neutralize the redness but don’t have blemishes/acne etc.

This looked super promising for about 3 hours. Applied as a higher-medium coverage, nice matte finish, didn’t oxidize* and 150 was a good color match.**

I used a decent bit of loose translucent powder to set it because I …
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