Product Reviews by hanako283

Concealers - rms beauty - "Un" Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer

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Oct/07/2014

I am glad I got to try a sample of this before purchasing it. The idea is wonderful -- all natural, cruelty-free, beautiful dewy concealer that makes you look like an angel. It covered my blemishes pretty well, and the finish was lovely. Unfortunately, like all rms beauty products, the main ingredient is coconut oil. Despite what you may read about coconut oil being non-comedogenic, it CAN make …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Vaseline - Lip Therapy Lip Balm Mini - Cocoa Butter

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Apr/03/2014

This is the cutest, cutest jar! People always comment on the packaging when I pull it out of my bag. The balm itself is extremely moisturizing and smells just like candy, but I think the cocoa butter in it is making me break out A LOT around my lip. Not a good look! I am willing to try the original version to see if it would work, but for now, I had to stop using this one.

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Rouge Cream Blush - Natural

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Apr/03/2014

For a long time this was my go-to blush. The colour is incredible, the perfect natural flush to brighten up your day. However, I realized that it was very greasy and oily, and I always thought it was simply due to my skin getting oilier as the day goes by. But it never really sets and at the end of the day, not much is left on my cheeks. I switched to another cream blush for a day, and it …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Neostrata - Oil Free Matifying Fluid

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Feb/05/2014

I use this on and off, on my nose only as it is the area that is most oily. On the first day (after a while of not using it), it mattifies my nose beautifully and I almost don't need to blot. However, after using it for 3 or 4 days in a row, the skin on my nose starts peeling! Needless to say, this makes makeup application a nightmare since all the dry patches and peeled skin are much more …Read more

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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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Jan/30/2014

This has completely replaced Bioderma Sensibio/Crealine in my routine. It requires no rubbing and doesn't waste any cotton pads. It's a very gentle, unscented, no-fuss cleansing balm that's affordable (in North America) and widely available. It soothes my combination, dehydrated, congested skin, but a second cleanse is still required. I take this balm off with a wash cloth, and …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Ojon - rare blend oil total hair therapy

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Jul/18/2013

I have fine hair with ends that tend to be dry. I got the trial size of this at Sephora for CAN$17, which is pretty expensive. I was attracted by the pretty colours and the amazing, candy-like scent. I usually use argan oil to refresh my dry ends on a no-wash day, and love that but the smell isn't always pleasing. I had high hopes for the Rare Blend Oil. Unfortunately, it does nothing to …Read more

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Blush - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee

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Jun/20/2013

Love, love, love this blush! All the cream blushes I had tried slid down my face within a few hours, due to my combo-oily skin. I heard about this gel blush being long-lasting, so I was very interested in trying it out. And yes, it does indeed stay put for hours! Even if I get really oily, the blush remains and doesn't move. I love that this can be applied really easily -- I tap it onto my …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Bioré - Makeup Removing Towelettes

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Jun/11/2013

I first received these as a sample from one of those subscription boxes. At first, I thought it was really convenient to use when I'd stay at my boyfriend's to remove my makeup. I didn't particularly react to it and it did remove makeup properly. I bought a full pack afterwards and somehow, now, my skin is sensitive to whatever is in these towelettes. It stings when I swipe one …Read more

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Powders - Tarte Cosmetics - Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

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May/13/2013

I really loved the finish this powder gave to my makeup. It was truly translucent, and so finely milled. My face looked soft afterwards. However, I realized, after a year of usage, that it broke me out. I could tell it was this product causing it because I broke out on the bottom of my cheeks, exactly where I applied my powder, and I very rarely have any pimples there (although I get many in my …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - The Body Shop - Retractable Blusher Brush

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Feb/16/2013

At first, I thought this blush was way too 'packed' to apply blush properly. But now that I know how to use it, I love it! It's my do-everything brush. Aside from applying blush, I also love using it slightly retracted to apply my contouring shade as well as highlighter. It's the perfect on-the-go makeup brush.

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