Product Reviews by hautechic

Liquid - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Dewy/Hydrate/Luminous and Smooth Foundation (formerly Fit Me)

5.0
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Apr/06/2016

Holy Grail. I am 40 years old (almost) and have dry, dehydrated skin. I'm also currently using retinol, and am religious about sunscreen. I've been on the hunt for a hydrating foundation that wouldn't settle into my lines or go patchy over physical sunscreen. THIS IS THE ONE!

This sits on top of my skin so nicely, giving a very even, air-brushed appearance. It does not …
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Highlighters - wet n wild - fergie to reflect shimmer palette in hollywood Boulevard

5.0
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Mar/04/2016

This is my HG highlighter. It's so smooth and buttery and not at all powdery. It gives a gorgeous peachy, bronze glow and it is BEAUTIFUL!

I use this everyday on the tops of my cheekbones and the tip of my nose. It lasts all day. I'm pretty heavy handed with highlighters because I like my face to be lit up like a Christmas Tree and no matter how much of this I use, it never …
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Blush - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Blush - Candid Coral

5.0
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Mar/04/2016

One of my favorite blushes! I've been using this for probably 5 years. It gives a beautiful glow without being overly shimmery.

I get a lot of compliments when I wear this blush in regards to the my "glow". It's almost a bronzer color, rather than a blush, but it looks so beautiful on the cheeks. I have and will repurchase this as long it's available. The …
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Primer/ Corrector - GUERLAIN - L'OR Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold

5.0
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Mar/04/2016

Ok. I didn't want to like this primer. I wanted it to be awful and be done with it. But....that's not the case. For whatever reason, this keeps my makeup FLAWLESS all day. It doesn't even feel like a "primer". It's very liquid-y and dries completely and quickly. It seems to fill my pores.

For as expensive as it is, it's not very elegant in it's …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Washable Mascara

1.0
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Mar/04/2016

I had high hopes for this mascara but it just doesn't jive with my lashes. I found it to be too wet of a formula and it always ended up on my eyelids, no matter how careful I was with it. It also flaked heavily, off of my bottom lashes. Just didn't work for me.

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Treatments (Face) - SkinCeuticals - C E Ferulic

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Feb/05/2016

The smell is so nauseating that I can't use it. It literally makes me gag. And...it doesn't fade on me. The scent lingers and makes me sick. It smells like hot dogs. Which I like. But not smeared on my face. I've no doubt the product does some great things, but I can't deal with the smell.

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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

2.0
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Feb/05/2016

This sadly did not work for my dry skin. I used it several days in a row. With and without a primer, to give it a fair shake. It looks beautiful, initially, and then dries down too matte for my preference.

I noticed significant breakdown of the foundation around my cheek and nose area by 11am (I applied it at 6:30am). Clearly, that won't do for my 8 hour work day. For reference …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

5.0
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Feb/04/2016

I wish I didn't love this, but I do. It's expensive ($42) but....wow! I use this 3 nights a week on the area under my eyes, as I have a small amount of milia that drives me nuts. This product has not *cured* the millia (yet), but I have noticed a significant decrease in the visibility of it.

I also have enlarged pores on my nose and I put this on my nose and the sides of my …
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Lip Treatments - CLARINS - Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

4.0
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Feb/04/2016

I know this is a pricey item ($25) but I really enjoy what it does for my lips. I have it in the honey "color", although it is completely clear on the lips. It feels very cushiony when applied and seems to stay on for quite a while, at least for me. The packaging is beautiful and the doe-foot applicator is amazing. I like the large size of the applicator as it makes it very easy to …Read more

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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

5.0
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Feb/04/2016

This is my HG of first round face cleansers. I strayed away from this for a while, but I have come back and I'm never leaving it again.

I use this as my first step of my nightly cleansing routine. While I don't *love* the packaging, as I have to kind of dig into it to get the balm out, I don't know that there is a better option to package this product, so I just go with …
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