Product Reviews by hapababy

Eye Makeup Remover - Lancôme - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover

4.0
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Aug/03/2009

I'm not reviewing this as an eye makeup remover, but as a makeup brush cleaner. My brushes were all gummed up with sunscreen and long-lasting face powder, and nothing would get them clean. I tried hand soap, baby shampoo, Cover Girl makeup remover, the highly rated water/alcohol/detergent/shampoo/detangler homemade recipe. Finally I dug out this sample that I'd gotten with a GWP. I …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Lancôme - La Base Pro

1.0
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Mar/17/2009

No results at all--what am I doing wrong?

I read the terrific reviews here and went out and bought a bottle. I did the half-face test--moisturizer first as recommended all over, then La Base Pro on the left side only, then makeup and powder. I went for over 12 hours.

The result? No difference between the two sides of my face. None. I checked every couple of hours. No …
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Eyeliner - Unlisted Brand - Intelligent Skincare Cosmetics Powder Pencil

5.0
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Mar/08/2009

UPDATE: There's a website now! http://www.makeupgiftsnow.com/ . The powder pencils are normally $19 each but right now there's a gift set available, $50 for 5. Five years (!) after my original review these are still the only real powder pencils I've found. Everything else that I've seen that advertises itself as a powder pencil is really a crayon that wears off within a …Read more

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Youth Dew

5.0
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Mar/08/2009

Like many of the other reviewers, I didn't care for amber fragrances when I was younger--I didn't like Opium either. (Estee Lauder reportedly dismissed Opium as "Youth Dew with tassels" when it was introduced.)

I wanted to find a warm, Oriental fragrance that I liked and my DH could tolerate (he's not much of a perfume guy) and this was the one. It won out …
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Cleansers - Olay - Daily Facials

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Mar/08/2009

I love the idea of these daily facials, and they do a good job of cleaning, but if I use them more than once every couple of weeks my skin gets irritated and breaks out in red blotches. So, I won't be buying them again.

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Fresh Foaming Cleanser

4.0
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Mar/08/2009

A dermatologist I know recommends this, and in my experience it is mild and non-irritating, but the tradeoff, as others have noted, is that it doesn't clean off all of your makeup.

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Powder - Maybelline New York - Mineral Power Powder Foundation

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Mar/08/2009

I didn't like this mineral foundation at all. The lightest shade was a dark orange on me, and the coverage was as unflattering as possible--it emphasized all of the pores and wrinkles. Fortunately (?) it doesn't last that well so most of it is sweated off and pooled around the sides of your nose and into the creases under your eyes by lunchtime

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Blush - Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Blush Rosey Glow

5.0
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Mar/08/2009

This is the only blush I've tried that's non-irritating and doesn't leave bumps on my cheeks. It also looks natural and lasts most of the day.

Most blushes have higher concentrations of fd&c and lake dyes than eyeshadows, and these dyes can aggravate rosacea and other skin conditions. Mineral Wear doesn't have any of these, as far as I can tell …
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Skincare - Face - Reviva Labs - Rosewater Facial Spray

5.0
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Mar/08/2009

This facial spray is non-irritating and smells great. It's wonderful for refreshing your skin mid-day, and works wonderfully as a toner combined 50/50 with regular rubbing alcohol.

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