Product Reviews by heartopensky

Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Mind Your Mittens

5.0
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10 days ago

This is my favorite green-family polish. It's a dark, greyed, blue-green creme. It's the best. I'm NC10-15, and it's so lovely on me. I disagree w/ the reviewer who says it is almost black, but that is in the eye of the beholder: to me almost black is SH 'Pat on the Black.' Or to a lesser extent, the original Chanel Rouge Noir/Vamp from '94.

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Powders - ILIA - Flow-Thru Radiant Transclucent Powder SPF 20

4.0
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10 days ago

I really like this stuff. I'm NC10, use retinol and acids, and have no desire to get any color/ UV damage. I wear a lotion sunscreen every day, but I also wear makeup, and this is the perfect solution to touch up and mattify in one step in summer. I really do think it makes a difference/actually has SPF in it, as I've spent all day outside at amusement parks and I feel like it …Read more

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Cleansers - Mamonde - Petal Spa (Rose) Oil to Foam Cleanser

4.0
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10 days ago

Let me start by saying that I never seek - and almost never try - other cleansers because DHC Cleansing Oil is my HG. But never say never: I got a large trial size in a trial bag of SokoGlam goodies, and I opened it on a whim because it said 'Rose,' and man, oh man...

If you like a good, authentic rose scent, this is *divine.* Like a nice, complicated, David Austin English …
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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

5.0
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4 months ago

This is my favorite summer foundation (combination skin). 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).

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Moisturizers - DHC - Extra Nighttime Moisture

5.0
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9 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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9 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 whittling down my stash of sample size mascaras and started doing comparisons. I put this on one eye and Maybelline Illegal Length in Brownish Black on the other and what a surprise. IL in' Brownish Black' is a Spot-on dupe for the MUFE in 'Black.'

MUFE is $24 at this writing for .23 oz versus $8.99 for .22 oz of Maybelline (MUFE’s travel size is $12 for …
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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 over-the-top …
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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's *awful.* I've had lipsticks with similar nauseating smells before, but this one adds a monstrous chemical taste to boot. Total deal-breaker.

Here's what I liked, though:
— formula performs like a dream: it's hard to articulate the way it applies with a firm boundary (not …
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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: sort of a standard, lipstick-y scent.

Color
--> It has a lovely, slight sheen - pearlescent, maybe - that just reflects light w/o looking frosty or …
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