Product Reviews by grimton

Moisturizers - COSRX - Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion

5.0
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Nov/09/2017

TL;DR: This is my HG moisturizer. I'm on my third bottle now. It wears well under makeup and doesn't break me out.

This moisturizer doesn't have the same texture as a lot of intensive moisturizers in that it is quite thin and easy to spread. And yet, it has absolutely become my all-time favourite moisturizer. The last time I ran out of it, I didn't really want to …
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Moisturizers - Sephora Collection - SEPHORA COLLECTION Intensive Instant Moisturizer

2.0
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Nov/08/2017

This moisturizer is way too heavily fragranced. I'm usually not too bothered by smells, but the heavy perfume in this particular moisturizer gives me an instant headache. It wouldn't be so bad if the smell dissipated after a few minutes, but I find that it lingers as I do the rest of my skincare and makeup routine.

I still use it from time to time because it wasn't …
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Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics - Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

2.0
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Nov/06/2017

I really do not like this mascara. The large/wide wand just does not allow precise application for me. The bristles themselves are plastic and just too big to really separate my lashes. So they end up looking clumpy and spidery rather than voluminous and lengthy.

I also find that it takes a lot of product just to coat my lashes. In other words, I went through a tube of Tarteish lash …
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Cleansers - Pacifica - SEA FOAM Complete Face Wash

2.0
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Nov/06/2017

I bought this cleanser before I really developed an interest in reading about skincare and thus before I realized that coconut oil can be an acne trigger for those of us with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin. While my skin can be pretty resilient, this cleanser brought some uninvited guests to my face in the form of deep blind pimples.

After two or three days of using this, I …
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Treatments (Eye) - Deciem - The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

4.0
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Nov/05/2017

I've had this stuff for less than a week, but given that it's advertised as having immediate results, I wanted to share my thoughts.

I don't have genetic dark circles, but I do have seasonal and pet allergies which cause the skin around my eyes to become puffy and pink. The puffiness is at its worst in the morning when I wake up and also at night right before bed …
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Concealers - NARS Cosmetics - Radiant Creamy Concealer

3.0
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Oct/25/2017

I find this concealer pretty cakey and drying. That said, it does offer good coverage.

The formula reminds me of MAC's select cover-up, but the packaging between the two products are super different. I actually prefer the little tube that MAC's select cover up concealer comes in as it's more sanitary than applying concealer with a wand.

In terms of a less …
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Foundations - Marc Jacobs - Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

3.0
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Oct/20/2017

This is an OK foundation. Definitely not one that I use every day as it is the most "makeup-y" looking foundation I own. It's full-coverage, heavy-duty, and mask-like.

Also, this is my own fault, obviously, but the shade I own (Ivory 10) is way too light for me (this fact does not change my review, just thought I'd mention it as there seem to be lots of people out …
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Foundations - Tarte Cosmetics - Rainforest of the Sea Foundation

4.0
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Oct/20/2017

PROS:
- doesn't break me out
- best colour match I've been able to find in a foundation (Porcelain)
- long-wearing (rare for me as someone with combo skin)
- most natural-looking finish
- no fragrance
- no problems with transfer

CONS:
- annoying dropper
- need to use a lot to cover whole face
- coverage is minimal, so …
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Masks - Unlisted Brand - Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

4.0
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Oct/17/2017

I'm surprised at all the negative and lackluster reviews!

I will say that I agree with it being ridiculously overpriced, but there seems to be an ingredient in this mask that my skin absolutely loves. I've gotten three sample jars so far (over the span of a few months) just because of the ridiculous price tag, but I feel like I may just have to shell out the $ for a …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

5.0
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Oct/08/2017

This stuff has been a godsend for the hormonal acne that has erupted on my jaw and cheeks since I stopped taking the pill about a month ago.

Before turning to Hibiclens, I had tried benzoyl peroxide, AHAs, BHAs, drying lotion, oil cleansing, and hydrocolloid bandages. While none of these methods were completely useless, they were no match against the painful, cystic acne that I …
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