Product Reviews by haikusamurai

Liquid - Urban Decay - All Nighter Foundation

5.0
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9 months ago

LOVE THIS STUFF. <3 Thank you GOD for this superb foundation !

+ Water Resistant: Excellent foundation, perfect for special occasions -- which is Fridays when I go to the mosque and need to have something waterproof.

+/- Drying: Yes, this is drying on the skin, but if you are working out or dancing, girl, this is perfect! Will not budge. Moisturize at night!

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Foundations - Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

5.0
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9 months ago

YES!!! They better never discontinue this......or if they do, I am going to buy a lifetime supply. LOL.

Pros:
- EXTREMELY gentle on the skin, even beneficial.
- COVERS yes indeed, a nicely pigmented formula with a soft finish. Lighter end of Medium coverage.
Sets to a finish that looks like foundation + powder.
- SHADE RANGE for days (its soooooo good!! I'm …
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Eyeliner - wet n wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner

1.0
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10 months ago

THIS IRRITATES MY EYES. ZERO RATING.

Debated which waterproof liquid eyeliner to try, gave this one a go 20 minutes ago. TOTAL FAIL
I just applied to the TOP lid, no where near the waterline, and now my eyes are irritated! If feels like something is in my eye. Not the case!

I used to wear Prestige Liquid Eyeliner or my top lids, and NEVER, EVER experienced irritation. …
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Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

1.0
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10 months ago

I wanted to try a few of their skincare products alongside The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. The fact that Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors contains many beneficial ingredients looked intriguing! But tonight, I went through my nightly routine, and this fell short immediately -- I placed ONLY on the lower eye orbit bone area, and immediately, it burned! My guess is that the carbomer …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Dr. Bronner's - Organic Lip Balm - Naked

5.0
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10 months ago

BEST THING EVER!!! I have the "Naked" version -- no scent, flavor.

PROS:
-Instantly begins to heal your lips, even if in really poor condition!
-All natural, non-toxic, and healthy ingredients!
-Most ethical company today!

CONS:
Zero. Buy this!

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Foundations - Unlisted Brand - CYO Lifeproof Long Lasting Foundation

4.0
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10 months ago

First impression: GOOD!

But some people are obsessed with this -- and I am not. Am I missing something here?

PROS:
Excellent skin loving formula
a bit on the drying side but not excessively
I'm grateful shade 109 is close-ish to NC25 (light/med olive.)

CONS:
Why is this drying to a GRAY shade? Is it just me?!

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Hair Treatments - Aphogee - Pro Vitamin Leave-In Conditioner

5.0
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10 months ago

I've figured out how to use this now, and I love it!!

So I still have the version with a standard "shampoo" cap, no spray top. Originally, I poured it into a spray bottle, thinking that was the best way to use it. But it was still hard to get in my hair, and it was making a mess of my bedroom floor and mirror. THEN I found the BEST ways to use it:

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Moisturizers - CeraVe - Moisturizing Lotion - Normal to Dry Skin

5.0
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10 months ago

This amazing product is full of the good stuff -- ceramides, niacinamides, glycerine, etc etc -- and this huge bottle is *so* affordable. No nasty stuff -- no ethylhexyl palmitate, no ethylhexyl glycerine, etc! Praise GOD. HG product.

MYTH BUSTER: Silicones are NOT bad for skin *unless* you have some special allergy or something. "Claims that silicones in any form cause or …
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Foundations - NARS Cosmetics - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

4.0
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10 months ago

First impression: A-

Shades excellent, of course.

TONS OF PROS:
does NOT separate,
does NOT oxidize,
does NOT look powdery,
does NOT settle into pores,
does NOT break down with a splash of water (Muslims wash our faces for prayer);
does have a huge shade selection for Asian and Indian skin, and I picked Fiji -- light and …
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