Product Reviews by jmp24

Foundations - Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer

4.0
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3 days ago

I don’t know why I keep buying foundations, they are generally too heavy for my dehydrated skin (Tretinoin nightly). I think the older you get, sheer foundations and tinted moisturizers are the way to go.

I decided to get a sample of this, before splurging, probably not the best color for me, but I was in a hurry. I really, really like it. It’s sheer and very natural looking, while …
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Eye Shadow - CHANEL - Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow - 342 Lumiere et Opulence

4.0
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17 days ago

This quad is from the fall (or maybe winter) 2019 release. It’s $65 for 4 little pans of shadow, all shimmery - a soft champagne, a gorgeous light olive, a deep olive, and a deep slightly mauve chocolate brown.

I’ve looked at it several times in the store, and always passed because of the price. I haven’t bought Chanel eyeshadow since the early 90’s, I think it was a two color set …
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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Hydraboost Moisturizer SPF 30

4.0
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17 days ago

This product is from M-61, which is the store brand for Blue Mercury.

My skin concerns are aging, and I am slightly on the dry side due to using Tretinoin. I typically use mineral sunscreens, that aren’t necessarily also moisturizing, so I have to use moisturizer under them. I was given a sample of this, enough to use twice, and really liked the way it made my skin feel and how it …
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Highlighters - Hourglass Cosmetics - Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder - Iridescent Light

3.0
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21 days ago

I asked the sales girl for the lighter shade, Incandescent Strobe Light. When I got home, I thought the product in the compact was darker than what I picked at the store - but I used it anyway, and checked the name on the back of the compact later - she gave me the wrong color, she gave me the Iridescent. Ok, no big deal. So much similarity between these powders, I figured it would do the same …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Ultra Le Teint Velvet Blurring Smooth Effect Foundation SPF 15

3.0
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21 days ago

I should have known when I swatched this on my hand and it dried in one second that there would be blending issues. Applying with fingers, as the leaflet instructs, was a chalky, streaky mess. It took some experimenting. A matte sunscreen was a huge no. Fingers a huge no. A brush I could not even imagine. Applying a cream concealer to a tiny age freckle OVER the foundation was impossible. …Read more

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Lip Liners - Unlisted Brand - Kokie Retractable Kohl Lip Liner

2.0
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1 month ago

I bought this in dusty rose. Seems my life since the 1990’s is to find a lip pencil that is like the one the Body Shop used to make, a neutral medium muted rose called “Clover Pink.” I’d prefer pencil form, mechanical liners break easily, dry out, and isn’t there enough plastic in our world? Anyway, I’ve bought dozens of lip liners trying to find that perfect “Clover Pink” shade, and they are …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Stila - Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

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1 month ago

I bought this in the shade Cloud, which is a soft neutral pale pink with a touch of lavender. It’s gorgeous in the tube, gorgeous swiped. After applying, it looks great - has a soft, smooth, shimmery, almost wet looking gleam. I was really impressed, it looked uncomplicated, but really brightened up my eyes. Unfortunately, after about two hours, it dries down, the gleam disappears, and it looks …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

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1 month ago

Meh. It’s ok. I don’t look like I have a million lashes, it doesn’t catch every lash, the brush is too big and it’s hard to get to those little inner corner lashes, and the formula is very wet. If you blink before it dries, you will have lots of little black flecks around your eyes to clean up. My lashes look ok when I’m done, but believe me, nothing to fall down and wet your pants about. I …Read more

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Highlighters - benefit Cosmetics - Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter

5.0
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1 month ago

If you like obvious, high shimmer highlighters, this is not the one for you. It’s very subtle, and therefore I think more appropriate for mature skin. It is a fine, silky powder, and I haven’t noticed the glitter other reviews mention. You can use it on the cheekbones, or anywhere else you want to highlight, but I have actually been using it as finishing powder. Once I have washed, treated …Read more

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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Box O'Powder Blush - Dandelion

4.0
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1 month ago

Like this a lot. I had heard it was really best for very fair skin, which I don’t have, I’m more in between light and medium, but this shows up nicely, without being too bright or overdone. It has good lasting power, and I like the cardboard packaging, it’s more environmentally friendly. I don’t use the little brush that comes with, I just dip a big fluffy powder brush into the box. The color …Read more

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