Product Reviews by jamieeimaj

Liquid - Lancôme - Teint Idole Fresh Wear ] [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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Nov/24/2012

I have tried several different shades of this foundation, and just can't seem to get the right match. Not really Lancome's fault, but that's why I gave it just a 3 rating.

Formulation-wise, this is a great foundation. It's easy to get sheer coverage (what I'd normally do) and build up from there if need be. This finish is natural - not too matte or shiny. …
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Lotions/ Creams - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (All brands)

5.0
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Nov/24/2012

I've been using coconut oil for all kinds of stuff... love it!

I use it as a general moisturizer all over. A little goes a long way. The first time I used it, I put way too much and felt so greasy. So start small, and add more if necessary. I love how it makes my legs look... just a slight sheen. It's also great for nails/cuticles. I rub a dab into my dry hair to tame …
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Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Plum Lip Treatment SPF 15

4.0
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Nov/24/2012

This is an expensive lip balm. Really. But the color is so good on me that I don't regret spending the money at all. I can apply this without a mirror and look decent. On a typical day, I use a little bit of foundation, blush/bronzer, mascara, and this. This color is just enough to make my otherwise washed out lips defined against my medium skintone. There is a slight sheen to it …Read more

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Masks - Queen Helene - Mint Julep Masque

3.0
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Nov/24/2012

I usually get this in the tube packaging from Walgreens... it last time, it was on sale for some obscenely cheap price. Anyway, I can really only use this once a week at most because it's pretty drying for me. I have oily, but sensitive skin. Skin feels pretty tight, but nice and smooth after rinsing it off. It's just OK... it really doesn't do miracles for me. But it's …Read more

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Pressed Powders - bareMinerals - READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil

4.0
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Nov/24/2012

I have never been a fan of Mineral Veil, but I thought I'd give the pressed version a try. I think I'm pretty impressed with it! No matter how lightly I apply the "Translucent" one, I think it still looks a little ghastly on me. I have been using the Tinted one, and it really works well for me. I use the Ready foundation in Golden Medium. If you hold this and the …Read more

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Foundations - bareMinerals - Bare Minerals Ready Foundation

4.0
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Nov/24/2012

I really like this foundation! I have used the original Bare Minerals foundation (too "luminous"/shiny) and the matte formula (too cakey). I don't like to look made up. For me, this foundation has the perfect in-between finish. It also hasn't caused any breakouts on my sensitive skin!

It took a couple of trial runs to get the application right, and yes, I used way …
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Bronzers - bareMinerals - Ready Bronzer Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder

4.0
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Nov/24/2012

I use this in The Skinny Dip. I was pretty fair until a few months ago... so this was a great bronzer for my skin tone at that time. I have borderline warm/neutral undertones when I'm not tanned, and this shade was perfect for me. Not too orangey or red. I'm a little darker now, but I still use it after foundation. It gives me just the right amount of color. I was told by someone …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - bareMinerals - Flawless Application Face Brush

2.0
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Nov/24/2012

I love BE products, but this brush is a FAIL for me. Sad, because it actually applies product decently.

This brush sheds like crazy. I've had it for a long time now... always took care of it, washed it on a regular basis using gentle shampoo. But my face and shirt are covered with hairs when I'm done using it. I'm surprised the brush even has bristles …
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Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector for Face SPF 42 PA+++

5.0
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Nov/24/2012

LOVE THIS STUFF.

I have oily, sensitive skin, and this has been my favorite sunscreen so far. The finish is perfect - not too matte and not too shiny/sticky. No white cast. No breakouts. I can leave the house just like that, or I can wait a couple of minutes and apply makeup right over it with no problems. I tend to sweat more than the average person... and found that the sun …
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Fragrances - Philosophy - unconditional love

3.0
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Nov/24/2012

My first impression of this one is straight-up cotton candy. I was using this for a while, until I stumbled across something that I felt was a little more "grown up". The bottle I have says "spray fragrance". So that may have something to do with the staying power (lack of it).

I had the lotion and body wash at one point too. I thought it would help with the …
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