Product Reviews by lifeisaparadox

Cleansers - Albolene - Moisturizing Cleanser

5.0
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Jul/27/2017

WOW. So this I consider a hidden gem. It's like a plain Jane hidden in sight. I've seen it, I've heard of it, but I've never even bothered to try it.

I have dehydrated, sensitive, combo skin. I've read a lot about oil cleansing and stumbled upon this. It has mineral oil as one of its main ingredients so BE WARNED if you react to that, this isn't the …
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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser

3.0
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Jul/27/2017

Dehydrated/combo skin (oily t-zone, dry af cheekbones) checking in. I wanted a gentle cleanser to ensure my natural oils aren't stripped. This cleanser has gotten rave reviews.

Pro:
- Didn't break me out
- Yes, it is gentle and did not strip my face of its natural oils
- No scent, great for sensitive skin

Cons:
- Doesn't really clean.. …
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Cleansers - CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser

1.0
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Jul/26/2017

Oh no. I wanted to love this so badly. I have dry skin and needed a gentle cleanser that didn't strip away my face's moisture barrier. Bonus: this is SLS-free and doesn't have a scent.

Unfortunately the second I slathered this all over my face, I felt a burning sensation on parts of my face. I needed to wash this off immediately!! And so I did, with the burning …
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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks

5.0
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Jul/25/2017

I've been looking for a liquid suede-like texture lipstick. Not matte, not fully liquid/shiny - this product is inbeteeen and just the way I like it. It goes on very smooth and the texture will dry just a tad bit so it's almost satin-like and very natural on your lips (texture-wise). It lasts all day if I watch out (as in if I don't actively use napkins, gently drink water, etc). I …Read more

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Mascara - Isehan - Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl and Super Waterproof Mascara

4.0
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Jan/10/2015

Helloooooo HG mascara! Where have you been all my life? I've used about maybe 3 tubes of this mascara already so I have finally decided to review it!

I have short stubby asian lashes... yuck! They're practically nonexistent.

But this HG mascara does wonders. After using an eyelash curler, I quickly apply two layers of this mascara. It does what its name states: …
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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

4.0
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Jan/10/2015

After using this for over a year now, I've decided to do a new review as I have finished almost 2 tubes of this product.

FIRST OFF: This product is great and has a lot of benefits. What drew me in was the moisturizing effects (snail secretion - very often used in skincare for South Korea). I have dry combination skin so I am interested in things that won't emphasize my dry …
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Powder - NYX Professional Makeup - Blotting Powder

3.0
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Jan/10/2015

This product is great as it does its job, but I had to remove lippies because of how terrible the packaging is. Overall, GREAT, if you never want to take it outside your home. It keeps my makeup in tact and my face looking oil-free for a good 4-5 hours without the cakey look some other powders have. It is buildable and I did not break out after using it. It comes in 3 different colors so there …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Zit Zapper

4.0
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Feb/11/2014

I honestly don't know how, but this stuff really works. This obviously isn't gonna work if you have an acne problem, but it'll work really well for those lone pimples that pop up every now and then or those PMS breakouts we all hate so much.

I used this twice a day and within maybe ~30 hours or so, my pimple became flat and just a little spot. A few days later …
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Mascara - Jordana Cosmetics - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara

4.0
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Jan/27/2014

This is an amazing budget mascara and works very well. I have thin lashes that are also short and stubby. Two coats with the this will make magic happen and I've gotten compliments with how full my lashes look. It also slightly lengthens, but not as dramatically as it thickens. The only downside, which cost 1 lippie in my rating, is that the brush can pick up way too much product. I find it …Read more

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Highlighters - NARS Cosmetics - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross

4.0
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Jan/21/2014

My HG highlighter for when I want that 'oomph' to my look. This is extremely flattering on me (for reference, I am NC30, MUFE HD 123, Kat Von D Lockit 52) and I always get compliments when I have this on.

It's very golden and shimmery and it is the PERFECT highlighter for a special occasion, a night out, a date, etc. I do not use this as an everyday highlighter (I prefer …
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