Product Reviews by jmp24

Shampoo - LUSH - Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar

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12 days ago

I’ve used bar shampoos before, though they were olive oil based, and they worked nicely. I think I used the Lush Trichomania bar shampoo several years ago, and remember liking it for the first month or so, then finding it didn’t work so well long term. This honey shampoo bar came in a gift basket I won in a raffle, and though I try to steer away from most skin products with fragrance, I don’t …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Colossal - Absolute Black

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16 days ago

I used this mascara a few years ago...and wasn’t impressed. I even wrote a bad review. I wonder if the formula has changed? I love mascara, have lots of brands in rotation, higher end and low, but I must have forgotten I had tried this one already, picked up a tube, and now I use it almost all of the time and love it. I get lots of people asking me what mascara I use when I’m wearing it. I …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - AVEDA - Aveda Inner-Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF15

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16 days ago

I’m glad I only tried this as a sample, because I don’t like it. First of all, SPF 15 is too low. Second, it isn’t fragrance free. Third, due to the low SPF, it has to be applied over sunscreen, and it feels thick and hard to spread and blend. Just not pleasant to use. I like a tinted moisturizer that disappears into your skin. This doesn’t. It feels sticky and heavy and it’s difficult to …Read more

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Moisturizers - HADA LABO - Gokujyun Perfect Gel

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16 days ago

I love some of these Japanese skin care products. The HL Cleansing Oil is the best I’ve ever used. I’d been using Neutrogena gel moisturizer, which was recommended by my dermatologist, so when I ran out, I decided to try this one, since they are very similar, a gel being mostly hyaluronic acid. I got it on Amazon for under $15 and love the cute jar packaging, which has pretty much no English …Read more

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Blush - theBalm Cosmetics - Instain Blush - Lace

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16 days ago

I bought this based on the color of the sample in a cosmetics boutique where theBalm display was near a large window - the sample was a soft, matte, medium pink. What I would call a natural flush color. I swiped it on my hand, was pleased with it, and I really like my last purchase, Hot Mama blush, and use it regularly, so I figured this Lace color would perform just as well. Everyone talks …Read more

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Eye Primer - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden

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fromjmp24

16 days ago

I’ve been using this a few weeks, and am still on the fence about it, I don’t even know why I bought it, because I use a lot of sunscreen around my eyes and even concrete wouldn’t be enough to keep my liner and shadow 100% in place. Mostly I just use Dermablend Creme Concealer on my lids, and it works fine as a primer. As good as any other one, anyway.

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Conditioner - AVEDA - Brilliant Conditioner

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16 days ago

Lightweight conditioner, good for daily use. Doesn’t weigh down my fine hair. However, because of the styling products I use, I don’t see any difference in shine. Maybe my hair is a tiny bit shinier if I don’t put anything else on it, but that is rare, I always use something for volume. Using styling products pretty much cancels out any scent the conditioner might leave behind too, which is a …Read more

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Pressed Powders - RIMMEL - Stay Matte Pressed Powder

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16 days ago

I got the lightest color, so maybe that is why this looks very chalky on me, even if I spend time buffing it in. I didn’t notice any matifying effect either. The packaging is cheap. I hear so many people say it’s so great, and it’s listed online in lots of places as a makeup artist favorite....but I should know by now, the industry is behind a lot of those types of reviews. The best drugstore …Read more

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Styling Products - Redken - Thickening Lotion 06

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17 days ago

I find that most Redken styling products meant to texturize, volumize, or thicken all give the same results. They coat your hair, which gives it the illusion of more body. This particular one doesn’t make your hair any thicker - it just causes buildup. Overall, I like this. The key with using it is to not go crazy and apply too much. I have short, fine, layered hair, so for me, a pea sized …Read more

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Lipstick - Mineral Fusion - Lipstick

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fromjmp24

21 days ago

I bought this in “Intensity”....kind of a coolish red. How intense the color is depends on how much you apply. For my needs, I like to put on just a little over my SPF lip balm, and it has that natural flush to it...but a heavier application gives you a lot of vibrant color. Lasts as well as any non long wearing lipstick. I get a lot of compliments when I wear it. The packaging is an issue …Read more

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