Product Reviews by lechickpea

Lip Treatments - NIVEA - Lip Butter

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Apr/06/2018

I love this balm, recently repurchased this in the vanilla & macadamia version. It's so thick but comfortable on the lips, and wonderfully emollient- dry, chapped lips immediately feel softened.

A thick coating of this every night helps get me through the cold, Canadian winters.

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Lipstick - RIMMEL - Moisture Renew Lipstick

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Mar/07/2018

For me, the perfect lipstick formula has to strike the right balance- not too moisturizing/slippery, and not too drying and uncomfortable. I want a bullet lipstick to easily glide on, provide great colour opacity, feel good on the lips, but also feel safe and secure that they won't smudge and smear.

Well, Rimmel did NOT hit that sweet spot for me with this line. This is way way …
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Eye Shadow - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow - X

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Feb/07/2018

This is a really special eyeshadow in my collection. When I want a no-brainer, pretty, feminine and flattering eye look this is the shade I like to go to for all over the lid. The gorgeous shimmer paired with the soft peachy colour has the effect of making your eyes look bigger and more wide awake and well rested. It's also very nicely pigmented and it's really quick to get the …Read more

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Liquid - Maybelline New York - FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)

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Apr/18/2017

I will use this up because I'm cheap, but definitely not repurchase. I have severe acne scarring/bumps along my lower cheeks/jawline, and texture all over my forehead. This is simply not flattering on textured skin. I appreciate that the palest shade (110 porcelain) is truly pale, likely the very palest you can buy at the drugstore. I also like the matte finish, and find it to be relatively …Read more

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

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Feb/27/2017

It feels very harsh to give this pencil a 1 star, but the reality is that it sits unused in my collection for a reason. While Perversion may glide across the back of your hand smoothly when you swatch it in store, it DOES NOT go on smoothly or easily over my eyeshadow looks.

I simply do not have this problem with my favourite brand of pencil eyeliners that I have tried- Milani. With …
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Concealers - RIMMEL - Wake Me Up Concealer

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Jan/08/2017

I'm scrolling down and seeing several reviews that say this product has "good coverage." I must be in crazytown because this to me has very light coverage- even lighter than, say, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (to try and compare to a popular DS concealer) which I also found to be rather light coverage. While I appreciate that this stuff doesn't exaggerate lines around the …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Select Moisturecover

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May/09/2016

I'm looking forward to using this up and being done with it. I bought this for use underneath my eyes, which like for many people, tends to be an area that can look dry. I thought that a nice moisturizing concealer would be a good choice so as not to emphasize creases and wrinkles.

While I am happy to report that this doesn't emphasize dryness and wrinkles, unfortunately it …
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Skincare - Face - Physicians Formula - Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil

5.0
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Feb/14/2016

This stuff is fabulous- pure argan oil and absolutely nothing else added. I add a few drops to my moisturizer at night to make it more emollient for winter, and it had been so useful for me. I wake up in the morning with much softer, smoother skin than I otherwise would, and my makeup lays so much nicer now that my skin doesn't have as many issues with flaking and dry patches. It's an …Read more

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Cleansers - Clean & Clear - Essentials Foaming Face Wash For Sensitive Skin

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Jan/22/2016

Definitely gets the job done- your skin feels clean, removes most makeup, and doesn't cause any negative reactions. My only gripe is that your skin does feel slightly too stripped of moisture for my liking- nothing major, but I feel the need for moisturizer afterward.

I don't feel like a face wash is the place to invest money, since it's only on your face for under a …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

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Jan/21/2016

Goddammit. Why does such a pricey product (especially for the small amount of product you get) have to be so effective?

If you don't have major skin problems, this isn't for you. But for me, I battle breakouts and ton of red scaring and bumps on my chin and jawline. I really don't get much active acne elsewhere, but my lower cheek and jaw is very severe …
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