Product Reviews by joy2uandme

Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics - Big Ego Mascara

4.0
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1 month ago

Got this in my Boxy Charm box. It is a new mascara from Tarte. Typical big bottle brush head like most of Tarte's mascara offerings.

Did give me flirty volume and definition with a couple of coats. (I have fine but long lashes.) Did not make my curl droop, didn't flake or chip nor did it clump. I had some transfer by the end of the day.

But it made my eyes look red …
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Lipstick - LORAC - Alter Ego Hydrating Balm Stain - Secret Agent

5.0
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2 months ago

Love these. I picked up every color except for the red which I thought was more lipstick and less balm/stain. Found the first couple at Kohl's in the discount area but went back for rest of colors. These are great. If you love sheer balm/stains you owe it to yourself to try these. Since these were discounted at Kohl's, I hope they are not being phased out.

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Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Urban Cover Foundation

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2 months ago

so shiny and slick & it was only hours before it became this way. Tried nude beige and buff beige and neither were a great match. Foundation goes on lighter than what shows in the tube so hard to pick colors. Buff beige was decidely orange in tube but wasn't that orange on my skin. Loved the needle nose tube. Perfect application too. Just do not like finish.

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Mascara - IT Cosmetics - Lash Blowout Mascara

5.0
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2 months ago


Saw this at Ulta in their little caddies by the register and I gave in and bought it, but I'm not mad at myself because it's actually a good mascara for me. I''m in my 60s so have fading lashes that are long thanks to Latisse but they are fine in texture and very fragile. This mascara delivered volume that wasn't heavy that held up all day in August heat and …
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Sunscreen - bareMinerals - Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Protective Veil SPF 30

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2 months ago

Thoroughly disliked this. It dries in white clumps and stripes no matter how meticulous I am when applying it or how well I rub this in.It dries and is immovable. Also has sparkles in it I guess for the radiance. They're not huge but definitely there. Also has fragrance but to me it doesn't smell that obnoxious. It's just the consistency of this--so very hard to get right and use …Read more

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Lips - Physicians Formula - Muru Muru Butter Lip Cream SPF 15

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2 months ago

On a sales person's recommendation at Ulta, she said she loved them for a sheer lightweight look so I bought 5 of these. The colors are very sheer and are very greasy, not glossy just greasy. The tube makes them hard to apply without them crumbling and melting over the side of the stick. And to top it off within weeks of purchase several started to smell rancid. So even though the colors …Read more

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Liquid - Almay - Smart Shade Makeup SPF 15

2.0
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2 months ago

Another Hot n flashy recommendation that definitely worked poorly on my skin. I bought the light medium which should have worked with my skin tone. This applies patchy no matter how much I blended, immediately settled into lines, and turned orange. Not even worth the 10$.

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Lip Treatments - Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF 15 - Plum

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2 months ago


Update: Developed irritated lips with this product. Beware if you have sensitivities to EA 8-hour cream in the past. I did and didn't pay attention.

If you like a sheer lip and expect some SPF, give these a whirl. I love a lightweight lip for summer and can put these on without a mirror. I bought 3:

Honey: nude but does show up on my pigmented lips.
Berry: sheer …
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Treatments (Eye) - MD Complete - Eye Wrinkle Correcter

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2 months ago

Bought this from my dermatologist's office. This comes in a great to use tube. But I thought Paula's Choice eye cream was giving milia so I switched to this product and eyelash fallout! 3-4 at a time. I use Latisse and rarely have this problem. I couldn't put up with this result so I tossed the tube. Really not worth the cash!

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Primer/ Corrector - REVLON - ColorStay Prep & Protect™ Primer

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2 months ago

Thought this primer with SPF 34 would be a one step solution to makeup lasting in August heat. But this gave me ghost face and felt sticky on my skin. If you're lighter than NC30 this may not look so white on you but it was a noticeable white cast on my skin. It also changed my foundation to lighter. I'm not sure if color drops would help make this useable on light-medium skin tones.

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