Product Reviews by historian12

Pressed Powders - NARS Cosmetics - Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

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Dec/17/2014

After reading all the great reviews of this product, I decided to give it a try. It was a huge disappointment for me. It just made my skin look shiny and left a whitish cast. It also did nothing to control oil. It did nothing to blur my pores and fine wrinkles. In fact, it settled into my pores, making them more noticeable. I definitely would not recommend this for anyone with oily skin. …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Black Opal - Even True Tonecorrect Fade Creme

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Aug/24/2014

The Black Opal brand is designed for women of color, but I have found this product works very well for me, even though I have very fair skin--I am Mac NW15 for reference.

I have some acne scarring and I've tried several different products to deal with it. I had one I was quite happy with, but it was discontinued. This product was recommended by Paula Begoun and was reasonably …
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Styling Products - AVEDA - Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

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Aug/17/2014

This product did not work for me. I used it six times, but it did not help to straighten my wavy hair. It didn't seem to make any difference at all. It did make my hair get oily sooner. I ended up returning it and going back to Farouk Chi Straight Guard, which helps staighten my hair somewhat.

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Styling Products - Farouk CHI - Chi shine infusion thermal polishing spray

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May/31/2014

This product works as advertised, but I just can't get past the overwhelming fragrance! It is incredibly strong and stays in your hair until you wash it out. It gives me a headache, so I will definitely not be repurchasing this product. It does add a soft shine to your hair, but I would recommend giving this a sniff test before buying--if you don't like the fragrance, you won't …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

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Oct/13/2013

I bought this product after the previous retinol product I was using was discontinued by its manufacturer--I had been very happy with that one. I've been using Paula's for about 3 months now. Paula's is quite different. It's thicker and oilier. I have combination skin, and it just seems to sit on the surface of my skin, instead of absorbing. Worse yet, the skin around my …Read more

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Stick Blush (All Colors) [DISCONTINUED]

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Jun/15/2013

This is an amazing blush! I have it in Magnolia. I had been searching for a long time for a dup for the blush that comes in the lid of SKIN79's The Oriental Gold BB Cream, which they do not sell separately. I'd looked at all kinds of HE blushes, but then I happened upon NYX's stick blush at Ulta. Magnolia is almost a perfect match!

Now for the blush itself. I find …
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Treatments (Face) - Naruko - Raw Job's Tears Supercritical CO2 Whitening Morning Yogurt

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Jun/14/2013

This is hands down the best product I have found for lightening discolorations and red spots. I had been using MUAC's Skin Bleaching Gel, but this is even more effective and it's more pleasant to use.

It comes in a pump container, which is nice and hygenic. It's easy to control how much product comes out. The bottle holds 50ml/1.75oz, so it is a reasonable size. I …
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Blush - Cat Cosmetics - Orgazzle

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May/30/2013

This is really an amazing blush--it's a deeper shade of pink than Cat's other powder blush, Whiskers, and it has just a slight gold sheen. It is very pigmented, yet still buildable. It wears for hours without a touch up. It's advertized as a universally flattering shade, and while I can't speak to that, it looks really lovely on my NW15 skin. I was worried when I first got …Read more

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush - Desert Rose

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May/25/2013

I really don't know why people waste money on expensive blushes when NYX makes ones of terrific quality, in a wonderful array of colors. I bought Desert Rose on a whim--I was just struck by how pretty the color was in the pan. It's a gorgeous matte burgundy-pink. It's a truly unique color. I was worried it would be too dark for my NW15 skin, but it just needs to be applied with …Read more

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Cleansers - Skin79 - BB Cleanser

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Apr/30/2013

I bought this product just because I thought it looked rather fun. First it does do a very good job removing BB cream. It comes out of the can as a whitish gel and you spread on your face. It then turns into a creamy foam, sort of like shaving cream. You can feel the bubbles tingling on your skin. Then you work it into the skin and rinse off. It does leave my skin nice and soft and …Read more

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