Product Reviews by heartopensky

Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

5.0
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9 days ago

This is my favorite summer foundation. Excellent staying power, doesn't settle into lines (in summer) and has build-able coverage that doesn't look fake. I wear the lightest shade which is perfect for my pink undertone and only *slightly* too dark for my NC10 skin color (I put a light wash of bronzer on my upper neck at sides to make it look balanced).

I cannot use this in …
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Moisturizers - DHC - Extra Nighttime Moisture

5.0
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5 months ago

I’ve used this product in late fall - early spring for the last decade and if matched with right skin type and/or weather, it is amazingly simple and effective.

It is a fairly light cream but it def. has oils in it. It does not have a silicone feel to it whatsoever. It goes on smoothly even without ‘cones. I agree that it leaves a slight residue, but not one that you can feel on your …
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Treatments (Eye) - DHC - Concentrated Eye Cream

5.0
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5 months ago

Simple, unscented, super-hydrating eye cream that got rid of my pronounced under eye bags in about 2 weeks. It has lightened my dark circles as well, though less dramatically than the 0-60, bags-be-gone-effect.

They give you a generous amount and only the smallest quantity is needed. Therefore...my original jar lasted a loooong time. Too long, as it turns out: the above results are with …
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Mascara - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Smoky Extravagant Mascara

3.0
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Jan/26/2016

Today I was noodling around with my mascara stash to whittle it down. I started doing comparisons, one eye with one product, one with another…and to my surprise, I found a spot-on dupe for MUFE Smoky Extravagance!

Maybelline Illegal Length in Brownish Black** is a spot-on dupe appearance and color-wise to MUFE Smoky Extravagant in Black.

It’s relevant to say that I love …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions

4.0
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Jan/26/2016

This was my favorite mascara for years, and it is very good. I’ve since moved on to tubing mascaras, but if you like a regular formula this is an excellent choice - about 1-2 clicks above “my lashes but better."

What I love:
1. It provides length with some volume at the lash base, but not a lot. One coat is a couple of clicks above a natural lash without looking …
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Lipstick - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick

2.0
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Sep/13/2015

The smell. The taste of chemicals in your mouth. I simply cannot get past this! It is *awful.* I've had lipsticks with similar nauseating smells before, but with the addition of a profound chemical taste in my mouth? Never before. Total deal-breaker for me.

That said, here's what I liked:
--> formula performs like a dream: it's hard to articulate the way …
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Lipstick - GIVENCHY - Rouge Interdit 07-Mystic Pink

3.0
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Sep/13/2015

This is a lovely lipstick formula:
--> smooth and creamy feeling, but with good "slip." Feels light going on, but then has a substantial creaminess when pressing one's lips together. Really like it.
--> scent is sort of a standard, lipstick-y scent. Unobjectionable to me.

Packaging:
--> Don't understand it. It's weird: what's …
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Lipstick - Sephora Collection - 17 Mmmm Rouge Cream Lipstick

2.0
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Sep/13/2015

I got this in R17 or "mmmm..." (yes, that's actually the name). It's what a would call a dusty pink, somewhere between light and medium. On me, ultra fair with rosy lips, it is about the same value (lightness/darkness) as my natural lips, but then pulls them pasty/unhealthy. No-go, but I can definitely see this being a pretty color on others with darker skin (in fact, I …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Sephora Collection - Ultra Shine gloss - 37 Candy Pink

1.0
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Sep/13/2015

This may well be the worst lip gloss I’ve ever tried. The color is a horrible, fake, cotton candy pink that is *very* opaque. Looks like you put pink plastic on your lips. Eeek.

It also manages to be streaky, which I attribute in part to the mutant doe foot-esque applicator. It has a doe foot’s fuzzy covering, but it is flat and hour-glass shaped. Completely bizarre and gains …
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Lip Gloss - Tarte Cosmetics - Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss in Energy

2.0
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Sep/03/2015

Meh - I'm over the mood lip-thing after this. By definition, this is ymmv lip gloss.

This color goes on clear, and after a couple minutes turns a light pink. It gets progressively more pink as the minutes go on. After about 10 minutes, it is approaching hot pink on me. For reference, I'm NC10, super cool/pink/blue-red undertone. Clear pinks/hot pinks bring out every bit of …
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