Product Reviews by hpunkinway

Tinted Moisturizer - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Matte Skin Tint

3.0
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3 months ago

This is a heavy foundation, not a tinted spf. It will look okay if you water it down and/or use a light hand, but then of course you can’t take advantage of the spf.

I purchased the second lightest color with “golden” tones. It looks more like jaundice if applied full strength, but again, okay with a light touch.

I don’t recall offhand if Nars is a French company, but in my …
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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - CLINICAL Ceramide Enriched Firming Moisturizer

5.0
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Mar/28/2018

I really like this. I have oily skin, so I do not need a lot of moisture. It really does appear to temporarily firm the skin. I just can’t use it on my eyes because the skin is too sensitive there, and soon becomes red an itchy. I attempted to buy another soon after buying my first, and PC had run out. I am glad to have gotten my backup in case I run out. State-of-the-art ingredients, no animal …Read more

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Brows - essence - Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

5.0
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Jul/05/2017

I don't know about dupe for the Benefit product, but I was searching for a replacement for Paula's Choise Blonde Brow Tint, a product that did not add thickness, was not too dark (no "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" effect), manufactured without animal testing, and that was reasonably priced. This fits the bill!

Will report later in longevity...at the moment I am …
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Primer/ Corrector - LORAC - POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

3.0
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Jun/05/2017

Not that great. While I don't use primer everyday, this is the one I have reached for last over the last five years. Face looks like an oil slick in the middle of the day. Honestly, try the vagisil product instead when you need that kind of primer. I come home after a long day with perfect makeup, compared with this brand or no primer. Regarding no-primer work days, I still feel like I look …Read more

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Shampoo - CVS - Maximum Strength Therapeutic Shampoo

5.0
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Jan/29/2017

Wow! This stuff is great. Have been dealing with dry itchy scalp due to frequent weather changes. Hair comes out so clean and soft, and it really helps the scalp even after only one wash! Economically-priced too.

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Makeup Brushes - BECCA - The One Perfecting Brush

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Nov/21/2016

Complete waste of money--despite time and numerous cleanings, this thing shedded all over my face--just what you want go deal with early in the morning before work! What is more, it took an eternity to dry, and finally grew mildew before I gave up and threw it in the trash. Sick about the waste in the environment as well as the waste of money.

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Misc Beauty Tools - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray

5.0
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Jun/27/2016

This stuff is good. The package is terrible. Okay, folks, so you know how to help things out. We put this in finer packaging and then spray it. C'mon...

Frankly, I don't find that this extends my makeup. Neither does anything else. But I really do not use much makeup. I don't use foundation, I do use blush and mascara. But it does feel nice. I like the feel.

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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

4.0
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Apr/07/2016

Excellent. Light, non sticky and not drying. I pulled the sponge off--it wastes a lot of product. I apply with ring finger, brush, or sponge (depending on how much time I have). I really like it. Not sure that it's as good as FIT Me brand, but I will use this up.
I find "light" good for NC20-25 skin color.

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CD/Books/Movies - Unlisted Brand - CALLANETICS

5.0
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Nov/29/2013

My goodness, I just found out that MA has reviews of products other that cosmetics! (My idea of a good cosmetic is a cheap one [and one with no animal testing too, btw], as I just cannot bring myself to spend that kind of money [and I am by no means poor] on a cosmetic.)
This program, my friends, is the ultimate in quickly shaping up and staying in shape, no matter what shape you are in. The …
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Primer/ Corrector - Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)

3.0
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Nov/04/2013

I am not sure about this product. I admit that I just might not be using it correctly, but frankly, when I am doing makeup, I just do not understand this one. It is not concealer. It is a highlighter, and can make you look quite strange.
I just don't use highlighters, and all that.
If someone here can enlighten me, I would be grateful. (So far, no one in several years here has …
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