Product Reviews by hollyc01

Loose Powders - CHANEL - Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder

5.0
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2 months ago

I never buy anything twice (heck, I seldom FINISH a product before I'm on to the next . . . . I have a problem LOL). Having said that, I have bought this HUGE container THREE times. It is such a no brainer. After makeup I use the puff it comes with and dab over my makeup and it's like I have my own Instagram filter. No caking, no oxidizing, no breakouts, no drying effects, just …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Black Orchid Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Apr/21/2018

I first tried the edp of this years ago and loathed it for being too strong, too spicy, too sweet, just too too too much! Fast forward several years and I received a sample off the edt. Different animal altogether. Yes it is still a full bodied oriental but the edt is sooooo much more refined. I get lovely ylang ylang over nutmeg, sandalwood and musk with a delicate coconut vibe (no harsh …Read more

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Cleansers - shu uemura - Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

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Jan/17/2018

I use the green A/O version but thought I should get this for dry winter months. Terrible mistake! Whatever is in this, it irritates and makes my skin dry. Not to mention when I use it at night to take make up off, my eyes run ALL night and look sore the next morning. Note to self: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I’m sticking with the A/O oil which really is pretty much perfect for me!

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Other - Sephora Collection - Customer Service

5.0
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Jan/17/2018

I have to write a review to counter all the negative comments here. I’ve had nothing but wonderful experience at Sephora. Given the magnitude of products and brands they sell, I think they are amazing. I recently wanted the LaMer foundation but don’t live where they carry it. So I emailed them with my match in Nars and they replied in a few hours with the La Mer shade and it’s perfection. My …Read more

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Loose Powders - Ben Nye - Bella Luxury Powder - Banana

3.0
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Sep/06/2016

I'm giving this a three only because I can see how it might be holy grail stuff for others but it isn't for me. I'm also medium fair and the yellow tone was quite noticeable on my skintone.

It's very finely milled but gathers in fine lines, it's very drying to my skin and makes it itch. So obviously a no go for me.

I would be hard pressed now to …
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Loose Powders - La Prairie - Cellular Treatment Loose Powder Finishing Powder

5.0
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Sep/01/2016

UPDATE: 4 days of use.

I am embarrassed that I posted such a negative review so quickly, although in my own defense, I seldom change my initial opinion of a product, but this time I was so, so, so wrong and I apologize to LaPrairie and to anyone I may have misdirected from trying this powder.

So here goes my new impression. I must have been having a bad skin day when I …
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Masks - Charlotte Tilbury - Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm

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May/30/2016

Let me start by saying I probably own 150 bottles of perfume (yes it's an obsession) and most of them are heavy hitters, I adore perfume. But the scent of this balm is beyond words. It is soooooo strong and obnoxious. I think it might be tuberose. I used it to remove my makeup at night from a sample. Hated the smell and thought it would dissipate......wrong! Went to bed and my eyes ran …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Sunday Riley - Luna Sleeping Night Oil

5.0
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Apr/29/2016

Hype is all true . . . . for me anyway. My skin has been looking very lack lustre lately and the pores on my nose were really starting to make it look like a golf ball lol. I'll be straight up here, I'm a product junkie and spare no expense on skin care, but nothing was working so I picked up samples of this and Good Genes at Sephora. Holy Wow! I used it at night. After thoroughly …Read more

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Foundations - Tarte Cosmetics - Rainforest of the Sea Foundation

4.0
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Apr/29/2016

I've only used this a few times, but so far I really like it. It is long wearing without being drying. Having said that, I doubt I will be using this is the dead of our dreadful winters because it is not moist and dewy and my skin takes a kicking in winter. This gives a very lovely semi-matte air brushed finish and I found the colour choices very good, no need to buy two and mix for me. …Read more

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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

5.0
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Jan/29/2016

Picked up two samples of this at Sephora yesterday and it blew me away. The coverage is phenomenal and the color range spectacular. I actually did use it as a concealer under my eyes and also used the light color for highlighting down my nose, middle of forehead, naso labial folds and chin. It goes on feeling quite moist but does set a bit dry. I think it is the perfect compromise for someone …Read more

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