Product Reviews by kblack

Masks - Deciem - The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

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fromkblack

30 days ago

I've spent a lot more money on skin treatments, and I've also shied away from acid peels...until I started hearing about this. I'm now on my 3rd bottle. It has done great for my 62 y.o. still slightly oily skin. I use it twice a week (could use it more often but some nights I just want to hit the sack). I haven't had any burning as such, although some nights my face feels …Read more

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Eyeliner - Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Junkie

5.0
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fromkblack

4 months ago

I missed out on the "Game of Thrones" LE eyeliner but really fell in love with on-line swatches of "Night King." I finally found a tester so I could compare it with some other options in the UD line. On my skin (pale w/pink undertones) "Junkie" came out closest in overall look. "Overdrive" was very close in color but lacked the sparkle so there was a bit of …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Giorgio Armani - Eye Tint

5.0
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fromkblack

May/05/2018

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I started out with buying several colors, but the lighter ones (Rose Ashes, a couple of others) had too much gleam for my aging eyes (Kudos for Nordstrom for having an awesome return policy--makes spending $$$ for one ES easier). I ended up with two permanent favs, Flannel (it's pinky-mauve with a grey tone and morphs into one of those …Read more

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Fragrances - Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguine

5.0
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fromkblack

Mar/28/2018

Like most others, I got a sample of this in a Sephora order. I tried it regularly and before it was empty, found myself ordering the travel-size. First, I'm a sucker for anything "Blood Orange"even though my brain knows orange is...orange. This, to me, has a good hit of orange peel at the opening, and the dry-down is...comforting? It has a mild vanilla-wood note, reminding me just …Read more

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Lipstick - Urban Decay - Vice Liquid Lipstick - Amulet

3.0
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fromkblack

Aug/25/2017

Amulet was one of the 100 point gifts at Sephora this month. It is a lovely brick rose color, very flattering and easy to wear, as a color. I found it to be very drying, as "suck up all the moisture in a ten foot radius" drying, though. I grabbed some drugstore lip balm asap--it was that uncomfortable! Once I had some balm over it (and I used one coat, FWIW) it was much more …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Buxom - Full-On Lip Cream - Cherry Flip

4.0
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fromkblack

Nov/04/2016

Oh, Cherry Flip, you've bought me some time in the lip gloss HG department. My absolute HG lip gloss is Giorgio Armani Flash #519. Don't try to remember that as it has been discontinued for months. It was the perfect coral-watermelon-pink sheer gloss with NO GLITTER. No frost, no shimmer, no nothing but shine. I could apply it on the fly if I had to. Not sticky. Perfect.

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - The Pill Bag

5.0
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fromkblack

Oct/11/2016

I really love to travel. And I love makeup, skin care, etc. And I hate to check my bags. So...

I found this product on a travel blog (they also advocated putting product in plastic straws and sealing them with heat, which...is a little much for me).

If you need/want various products and also fly, these are for you!

Note: "travel size" products are …
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Lipstick - CHANEL - Rouge Coco Lip Colour - Mademoiselle

5.0
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fromkblack

Aug/08/2016

I bought this a year or so ago, so if they've reformulated, this may not apply:

I watch a lot of TV, and I pay attention to characters that remind me of me--over 55, wanting to look polished but not glam, and I love it when MUAs working with those ladies share product info. So...this one character I follow is late 50s, professional authority figure in a male-centric environment …
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Primer/ Corrector - L'Oreal Paris - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base

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fromkblack

Aug/08/2016

I was having some trouble finding the right product to go under my GA Luminous Silk foundation (like, something that wasn't discontinued...). This had worked for me at one time, with a different foundation, so I thought I've give it another try.

Wow. No. I used this after Olay Regenerist moisturizer. It went on okay, smooth finish, filled in pores somewhat. I had forgotten …
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Fragrances - LUSH - Sun

5.0
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fromkblack

Aug/01/2016

I pretty much divide my fragrances into "serious, 'me'" scents, and fun, let's play with something different scents. The former include Classic Lauren, Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, and Ginestet's Botrytis. For fun, though, I enjoy several of the LUSH offerings (still have a bit of the HIWTK solid perfume). I wasn't looking for fragrance last week but I …Read more

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