Product Reviews by janet1028

Stick - Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation Stick

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27 days ago

I'm pushing 65 and more concerned about my skin than my make-up. I've tried this periodically since the 99's when it was released. But now I love it more than I did 25 years ago.

I only use it to cover redness on my nose and other areas of my face. I think if you tried to use this as an all over foundation, you'd hate it - as many people do. And as I did years …
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Eye Shadow - Unlisted Brand - Tati Beauty - Textured Neutrals Vol.1

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2 months ago

I was so excited about Tati's pallet. I thought, "this is great for someone like me who needs to get ready in less than 10 minutes," but then I thought I could glam it up on occasion.

Just no, though. I suspect these shades look great on her but do not translate on my fair skin.

And all of the glitter in that pallet. It's hard to keep those pans out of the …
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Concealers - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Magic Star Concealer

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2 months ago

At 64, I'd given up on concealer. And, frankly, daily foundation. Besides the consistency, I could not get the right color match.

Hello, JS. When he says he worked on it for a year, you believe him. Not only does this cover spots, darkness, etc., it stays in place and has a real "skin" finish.

I actually mix it with my sunscreen to tone down the zinc and it is …
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Palettes - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Blood Sugar Eyeshadow Palette

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3 months ago

EDIT: As much as I love the color story and I love the packaging, getting the shadows to stay on without a serious primer just doesn't work: especially when you use the shadow as a liner.

Clearly each type of shadow has a different formula - I expect that - but those mattes just won't stay put.

If you're doing a very dramatic look, this could be lots of fun. But …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Kiss Lipstick - A Little Tamed

5.0
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3 months ago

At 64, lipsticks and I are rarely friends. However, I look like a corpse without it.

Hello, MAC Powder KISS!

This is a great formula for mature lips. It doesn't migrate into the fine lines, the color is vibrant and it feels great on.

Most mattes make mature lips look caked. Not so here.

I do need to reapply every few hours to keep the color consistent …
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Moisturizers - Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer 100% Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30

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3 months ago

I hate sunscreen. Hate it. Spent a fortune on this one, that one, another one. They leave my skin inflamed with cystic acne at 64.

So with much reluctance I bought this in Walgreens expecting to do nothing more than toss it into a drawer. But the sun was bright and I thought, "burn vs. breakout?"

I actually like it. I haven't broken out. It's mineral. And I …
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Tinted Moisturizer - Kosas - Tinted Face Oil

4.0
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4 months ago

I'm 64 and always looking for a foundation that tones redness without being a masque of silicone that rests in fine lines. And because I have about a minute to apply makeup, it has to be applied quickly.

My skin still has an oily t-zone. Normal cheeks. I exfoliate regularly. It's a must for this product. Flakey skin equals a disaster with this liquid.

On the light end …
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Cleansers - Dove - Beauty Bar - Sensitive Skin

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4 months ago

Simply the best! I think I've used every cleanser on the market. (It's more "hobby" than anything else.)
But when your derm says. "Dove," believe them!
This removes makeup without over-drying and reduces the need for add-on products like makeup remover and balms.
And get the unscented version because any fragrance can be irritating.
Oh, I use it all …

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Gels/ Soaps - Suave - Naturals Body Wash - Mango Mandarin

5.0
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7 months ago

I loved this from the moment so popped the top! No fake plastic-y scent at all.

So my last body wash was Chanel. $50. Shameful. Look, I love Chanel scents. But it had an oil infusion and I slipped in the shower. So I need to find a basic shower gel with no emollient additives.

This one is just great! Rinses like a dream. No lingering tub residue. And the price is …
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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette

5.0
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7 months ago

Happily surprised at how good this palette is: blendable shadows, little fallout, interesting color story. I can't say that about all of their shadows. The dark colors work well as liners. Great for my mature eyes.

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