Product Reviews by grenadine_00

Treatments (Eye) - La Mer - The Eye Concentrate

4.0
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Mar/28/2010

My undereye area is in need of help. I don't have obvious wrinkles, per se, but the dark circles and puffiness are much more difficult to conceal. That said, La Mer's eye concentrate does what it says - it moisturizes and reduces puffiness. I don't really believe the wrinkle reduction from marine extracts - come on. The only thing known to do that is retin-A or renova. But …Read more

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Foundations - SK-II - Air Touch Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jun/14/2008

Love this foundation - surpasses all of my previous foundations including Chanel's vitalumiere, Armani's LSF. The finish is poreless and undetectable - unlike anything I've seen before. A breeze literally to apply, I hold this about four inches away from my face and spray horizontally across the forehead, then each cheek, and vertically down the nose and chin. Takes about 15-20 …Read more

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Crème - CHANEL - Teint Innocence Cream to Powder Compact Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Mar/29/2008

Good skin, combo-oily and now pregnant so sensitive as he**. Usually use TM like Lancome UV expert or Becca LSC - but find that the hormonally charged breakouts need a bit more coverage. This is incredibly easy to apply and gives me a nonoily "glow." Still light coverage, lighter than an actual foundation like GA LSF or another cream-to-powder formulation like Shiseido's. …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Viva Glam Lipstick - VI

5.0
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Dec/23/2007

An unobtrusive rosy beige, this l/s complements yellow-based complexions(as a reviewer noted below) and a perfect counterpoint to the season's smokey eyes. Never could wear nudes as these washed me out(e.g. Viva Glam V, Nars' Dolce Vita). Perfect for the office as well. Usually prefer reds/plums but will reach for this quieter option on occasion. This may very well be my only …Read more

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Sunscreen - Lancôme - UV Expert DNA Shield SPF50

5.0
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Dec/23/2007

A shimmery sunscreen perfect for everyday wear which doubles as a tinted moisturizer. This replaces my previously lauded L'oreal uv perfect. Prefer lancome's because my skin doesn't appear oily(as with the l'oreal) and does appear more luminous thanks to the microshimmer. Light, unobtrusive, with the now ubiquitous meroxyl for uva/uvb protection. Tinted ivory, this goes on …Read more

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Lip Gloss - The Body Shop - Lip Gloss Dot - Bilberry Juice

4.0
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Nov/10/2007

Generally not a big fan of lip glosses(try as I might, Chanel's glossimers/Mac lipglasses/Dior's ultraglosses have never worked for me) - of its tacky texture, hair plastered to the mouth, requirement for a mirror. That said, I bought this on a whim and really like it. It smells pleasantly fruity - albeit unidentifiable - with moisturizing beeswax, coconut oil and vitamin e. Not too …Read more

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Moisturizers - Olay - Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer

4.0
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Oct/07/2007

Despite the silicones in this product, my skin has never looked better. Smooth, luminous whilst the product is on and afterwards. I've had compliments on the luminosity of my skin, even without makeup! Brilliant. I place about a quarter-sized lump every morning and tinted moisturizer on afterwards. True that when I put on too much, the TM pills. Supposedly, the niacinamide suppresses …Read more

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Scrubs - Yves Saint Laurent - Gommage Action Biologique Sans Grains

4.0
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Jun/20/2007

This is an excellent gentle fruit acid-based chemical exfoliant(a honey-textured gel liquefies with the warmth from your skin and fingers) that works well with my nightly (alternating) AHA/retin-A micro regimen. I was totally sold on it after a counter demonstration - my flaky skin (thanks to retin-A micro) looked and felt smooth; subsequent foundation looked flawless. The YSL saleslady …Read more

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Toners - L'Occitane - Almond Apple Toning Cider

4.0
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Apr/28/2007

Capitalizing on the much-heralded apple cider vinegar, this toner works beautifully after the cleansing oil. As I also use Retin-A and AHAs, this helps with removal of the dead skin flakes(attractive, yes) without any rebound oiliness. Unfortunately, the second ingredient on the list is alcohol(hence, the lippie off) but it works well in the spring-summer. Also unfortunately, apple cider …Read more

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Cleansers - L'Occitane - Almond Apple Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Apr/28/2007

The cleansing oil/toner combination is excellent. My oily combination skin appears soft, fresh and glowy. I use this at night to remove make-up and have had no issues with break-outs. Check out the samples from L'occitane. Recommend. The scent is addictive. I also use Retin-A, AHAs w/o problems. ~$22.

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