Product Reviews by majanet

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Cote D'Azur Eau de Parfum

4.0
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Dec/15/2017

The best thing about Oribe products is the scent - hands down. Overpriced, often underperforming, but the smell - incredible. I started with the Aprés Beach spray, and decided to try the perfume when it was first released.

Outside of the marketing materials, I'd say I can smell a bit of liqueur and apricot, and bergamot. No powder. Not a ton of sillage or endurance, but a lovely …
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Cleansers - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

3.0
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Mar/01/2017

Summary: 2.5 rounded up to 3. Effective at removing makeup and leaves skin soft, but stings eyes and residue is hard to remove from them. There are cleaner options for packaging, especially at this price point.

A Sephora rep, in a first round of developing a skin care regimen, gave me a sample of this to use as a cleanser for my rosacea prone, sensitive, combination skin. As I was …
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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Tinted Primer

4.0
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Feb/22/2017

First impressions of Benefit "They're Real" Tinted Primer are very good, specifically as a straight mascara. Silky application, dries soft and pliable. Reveals true length of pale, fine lashes, which in my case means long fringy lashes. Love it. I used to have medium cool brown hair (5A-5N) which is now largely salt in the front. The color of the primer is an excellent match for …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara in Black

4.0
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Nov/11/2015

Over the last few years, I made the move to tube mascaras due to allergic reactions to many formulas and frustrations over flaking and other smudging. I ended up playing with a regular drugstore mascara (L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes) and a department store (Trish McEvoy Lash Curling). Both have their pros and cons. Here is my takeaway on …Read more

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Mascara - Trish McEvoy - Lash Curling Mascara

3.0
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Nov/11/2015

I have become a convert to tube mascaras in the last few years; so many formulas left me with red, itchy eyes, and I have a low tolerance for flaking (fiber formulas) and dark saucers (all kinds of formulas). I ended up going between a drugstore tube (L'Oreal Beauty Tubes) and Trish's Lash Curling. Both have their pros and cons. Here's the deal on Trish:

Pros:
One …
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Fragrances - Laura Mercier - Ambre Passion Eau de Parfum

3.0
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Nov/10/2015

Did you read the news? Laura Mercier has brought back Ambre Passion. This is the third appearance of a fragrance with those two words (an early AP in 2005, and then AP Velvet and AP Elixir in 2009/10). It is not the same, and its review is a result of what's missing from the new version.

I owned the AP Velvet, and it was a heady delight. Many gourmand notes, as is the expectation …
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Hair Color - Unlisted Brand - Rita Hazan - root concealer

3.0
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Jan/19/2015

Covering greys between salon visits is a new activity I have taken up this year. I have had medium to dark cool brown hair for years that has slowly (and initially beautifully) gone white, initally in a streak. Then, the streak more or less took over only one side of my head. The white hair against my pale skin was unflattering and left me looking washed out - not to mention the fact that my …Read more

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Hair Color - Unlisted Brand - COLOR WOW ROOT COVER UP

2.0
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Jan/19/2015

I have recently started coloring my hair - it's greying predominantly on my right side and has gone past being a wonderful streak to more of a shank of yarn along the side of my head. Deciding to return to my natural color and then trying to do just that is an ongoing adventure, especially as my hair is darker. I purchased ColorWow to stretch out my salon visits, in the dark-brown shade …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth and James - Nirvana White

4.0
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Sep/23/2014

A rollerball gamble that pays off. The floral topnote is soft, inviting, and durable. Peony/rosy to my nose, and a little lily of the valley. Not too much, and no contrail. The musk seeps in but doesn't overwhelm. This is a great way to go floral without being like an arrangement.

I don't think I'd buy the big bottle; having the rollerball handy is about right for me wrt …
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Lips - CLINIQUE - Chubby Stick - 05 - Chunky Cherry

5.0
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Jan/03/2013

Love Chunky Cherry! I'm a longtime fan of the Clinique Superbalms - one of those (or a chubbystick) plus a tube of Touche Eclat and your preferred mascara and you have a complete antidote to jetlag. The chubbysticks are easy to apply, and the colors are blush-like and flattering. What's especially good about this shade is how quickly you can create a bold, cheerful lip, but with a soft …Read more

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