Product Reviews by grumpy_dust

Palettes - Too Faced - Natural Matte Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

5.0
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Feb/07/2017

Until this palette, I wasn't much of a Too Faced eyeshadow fan. Their quality is hit-and-miss, especially the holiday sets. But I am loving this one. It's my go-to for work looks, and you can transition into neutral evening looks really easily too.

The shades are soft and silky, and blend so nicely. These are some of the best matte shadows I have ever used! (and I am somewhat …
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Styling Products - Matrix - Oil Wonders Volume Rose Finishing Spray

4.0
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Jan/13/2017

I have tried a lot of the products from the Matrix Volume Rose line. This is one of the few from the line that I would re-purchase.

If you have very fine hair, you might like this hairspray. It gives a pretty strong hold without weighing hair down. Not crunchy feel and a decent hold.

I do think it dulls your hair a little bit after using, but not enough that I wouldn't …
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Shampoo - Matrix - Oil Wonders Volume Rose Shampoo for Fine Hair

3.0
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Jan/13/2017

I don't love it, but I don't hate it. It's a pretty standard, run of the mill shampoo. I don't notice any added volume or strength added to my baby fine hair. It doesn't seem to do much, at least nothing that it claims. But my hair feels clean and soft after washing.

The smell is nice, very floral - but I can see some people really disliking the scent.

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Hair - Matrix - Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Fine Hair

2.0
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Jan/13/2017

It's ok. After drying, my hair feels soft and somewhat stronger/thicker. But trying to comb through my wet hair after using this is a nightmare. Right out of the shower, my hair is tangled in knots after using this. I will finish using what I have, but won't repurchase.

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Hair - NIOXIN - Thinning Hair System 2

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Jan/13/2017

Please read. Using this is a HUGE regret for me.

I have baby fine, thin hair. Thanks to PCOS, I have some thinning on the top of my head. Enough that you could see my scalp in places. The woman at the salon sold me on this product, advising me to start at level 2 for actual visual results. I purchased the 3-part system. (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in) The lady at the salon said the …
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Palettes - LORAC - Mega Pro 3

5.0
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Sep/30/2016

I debated this for a while. Photos of the palette on social media are all over the place - some making the colors look very cool, while others make the palette colors look very peachy/orange in tone.

Being cool toned, I typically avoid peachy shades, because they pull so orange on me. (the most accurate photos of the palette are on Musings of a Muse's blog) Upon arrival, I was so …
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BB Cream - Bobbi Brown - BB Cream SPF 30

1.0
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Sep/20/2016

I bought this for the SPF coverage needing something quick and easy for the summer months. I purchased the shade "Light" and was surprised at how dark and yellow the color was. Because it's fairly light coverage, the color wasn't a huge issue, but I wasn't able to use until I reached the end of summer. (I am typically around NW15 in winter, NW20-25 in summer …Read more

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Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara

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Jul/17/2016

So disappointed!

For reference, I have very long lashes, and down-turned eyes.

Application was good, and made my lashes look great. And then... after a few hours, I noticed a big black smudge under my eyes. It took makeup remover to remove this. I had to redo my concealer and undereye makeup mid-day.

Thinking maybe it was a fluke, I continued to make this product …
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Palettes - LORAC - Pro 3 Palette

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Jul/17/2016

UPDATE:
Ok, I had to remove my stars. This palette is a huge disappointment. I am a Lorac eyeshadow fan - I have all their palettes. This one, by far, is the worst.

The shimmer shades are pretty bad. With minimal use, I am already panning a LOT of the shades. You just need SO MUCH product to get some of the colors to show up. The pigment is very poor on some of the colors …
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Moisturizers - SHISEIDO - Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Day Emulsion Broad Spectrum SPF 18

4.0
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May/02/2016

As a moisturizer, this product is just so-so. It does feels great on the skin, and hasn't caused my sensitive skin any issues. But for my very-dry, flakey skin, it doesn't pack enough moisturization. It tends to make my concealer "ball" when used near my under-eye area.

So when I originally purchased this got pushed to the back of a drawer. I am currently trying to …
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