Product Reviews by hoku

Toners - AmorePacific - Vintage Single Extract Essence

5.0
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fromhoku

1 month ago

I purchased the AmorePacific Essential Icons kit from Sephora, which included small travel sized versions of the Treatment cleansing foam (15mL), Treatment enzyme peel cleansing powder (5g), Vintage single extract essence (30mL), and Essential creme fluid (30mL). I mainly purchased the kit for the essence.

If you read the AmorePacific website, they go into great detail about how the …
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Skincare - Face - Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Day Serum

4.0
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fromhoku

3 months ago

Overall: 4
Price: 4 ($105 CAD/30 mL)
Packaging: 4
Buy again: Yes
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I am in my 30s, and still suffer from oily, acne-prone skin. I wanted to include some better anti-aging things in my routine since I am getting older and want to stay as youthful looking as possible :) I have tried a few …
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Gels/ Soaps - Dr. Bronner's - Hemp Peppermint Castille Soap

5.0
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fromhoku

4 months ago

I absolutely love this product. I have been using it for the last 6 months as my face cleanser and shower gel, and I haven't looked back. I love the smell of the peppermint, and a little goes such a long way.

I find it so convenient to use, and it's so much easier to have ONE product to travel with. I don't love using it for shampoo, as I find it leaves a weird film. I …
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Powder - CEZANNE - Ultra Cover UV Makeup Powder Foundation II

5.0
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fromhoku

4 months ago

This is a review for the Ultra Cover UV Powder Foundation II. It's an inexpensive 2-way powder foundation with natural coverage from Japan. In comparison to some of the other powder foundations from Cezanne, this one is supposed to feature:
- nano-sized foundation powder, 20% finer than before
- has 20% more coverage from former product from the same series
- contains squalene …
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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - The Ayurveda Experience - Kesaradi Oil

4.0
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fromhoku

4 months ago

I found this product through Instagram/Facebook ads, and like the reviewer below, I didn't really know a whole lot about Ayurvedic traditions, but hey, it sounded good!

I am in my 30s, and still struggle with oily, acne-prone skin. I'm not afraid of oil products, but I've had hit or miss luck with them. I have uneven skintone, with redness/splotchy areas around my …
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Treatments (Face) - Philosophy - The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel

5.0
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fromhoku

Oct/10/2018

This is such a quiet product, I'm surprised more people aren't talking about it. I recently discovered this, but I had a sample packet from years ago that I never opened until last week. I absolutely love this, so I just bought a full size. You mix the two products together and then apply to a clean dry face, gently massaging for like a minute, then let it sit on your fave for another 2 …Read more

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Powder - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

4.0
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fromhoku

Apr/02/2018

Overall: 4
Price: 3 ($34 CAD)
Packing: 4
Buy again: yes

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I have acne prone, oily skin.

I bought this because I am going to Thailand soon and while I love mineral makeup, I wanted something that would be easy to bring around, and let a long period of time (and if it matched me, that would …
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Loose Powders - Ben Nye - Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder

4.0
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fromhoku

May/28/2016

Overall: 4
Price: 4 (approx $10 CAD for 1.75 oz)
Packaging: 3
Buy again: yes

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I bought the 1.75 oz size from Camera Ready Cosmetics.

I go through a lot of powder each year since I'm oily, and while I'm fine with using pressed powder compacts on the go, I prefer to …
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Concealers - RIMMEL - Wake Me Up Concealer

4.0
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fromhoku

May/28/2016

Overall: 4
Price: 3 (was approx $9-10 CAD)
Packaging: 3
Buy again: yes

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I have this concealer in the shade "Very Fair". I am in my late 20s, light-med olive Asian skintone with freckles.

I bought this concealer initially to try contouring with, so I …
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Liquid - Maybelline New York - SuperStay Better Skin

3.0
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fromhoku

May/25/2016

Overall: 3
Price: 3 ($12.99 CAD at Walmart)
Packaging: 4
Buy again: yes

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I bought this because I saw ItsJudyTime and Sammage did a first impressions video on it on youtube. I have the shade 50 Neutral Beige. I am Chinese with a light to medium warm-olive undertone and freckles on my …
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