Product Reviews by mariella99

Treatments (Eye) - trilogy - Rosapene Radiance Serum

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12 hours ago

I found this on the mark-down shelves at Winners for $9!!! (I originally thought it was $10 but looked at the box today and realized it was even cheaper than I originally thought) I knew nothing about it at all but figured that for $9, what did I have to lose? The original price sticker said "compare at $29" so I figured it was a very good deal so imagine my total shock when I found …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Concealer Brush

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12 hours ago

I got this brush (the single, not the set pictured) for under $10 at Marshalls here in Canada. My all time favourite concealer brush is actually a cream eyeshadow brush (now, sadly, discontinued) from Sephora's Professional line but this one from RT comes a pretty close second. It works really well for all my favourite concealers, blending and stippling concealer into my dark under-eye …Read more

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Hair Color - Garnier - Express Retouch Root Concealer

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15 days ago

This and the L'Oreal spray Root Touch-Up product are pretty much even in my opinion for covering up my grey roots between salon colourings. While the L'Oreal product is a spray, this Garnier one is almost like a bingo dabber and so there's a lot of control when applying it. I like it very much. As with the L'Oreal one, this one also doesn't come off on my bed linens …Read more

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Powders - LUSH - Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

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20 days ago

I thought this would be a nice alternative to Johnson's Baby Cornstarch to use in hot weather but I'm not wild about it. For starters, while a lot of people seem to love the scent, to me, it smells old-ladyish (not in a good way), musty and cheap. The container is a dreadful design - mine has that lid with the small black opening and it's not very practical for a body powder …Read more

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Lipstick - Sephora Collection - Rouge Lacquer - Empowered

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20 days ago

Sephora has launched 30 new lipsticks in this lovely formula, which I find a wonderful and beautiful change from the plethora of matte lipsticks that have flooded the makeup market over the past years. During the VIB Sale, I purchased the shade Empowered (04), which Sephora describes as a deep red. It's a bit brighter than the description "deep red" might lead you to believe. It …Read more

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Skincare - Body - Cake Beauty - Milkmade Velveteen Hand Cream

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21 days ago

I was really surprised to see tubes of this hand cream at Shoppers Drug Mart in the late fall as I thought Cake Beauty had disappeared entirely from the beauty universe, so I grabbed a few of these. The packaging has changed and it now claims to be a "candied oat milk cream". It's a nice hand cream for day-time. The tubes are on the small side - only 60 mls/2 oz - but the price …Read more

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Moisturizers - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream

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21 days ago

My daughter and son in law bought me some Kiehl's products for Mothers Day but as I already had full bottles of 2 of the items, I exchanged them for the Ultra Facial Cream, which I understand is one of their best sellers. Generally, I like Kiehl's products well enough, though I think some don't really live up to the airy-fairy promises the company makes. This face cream, however …Read more

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Sunscreen - Australian Gold - Botanical Tinted Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

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26 days ago

My Canadian makeup buddy, Redwings, praised this sunscreen in past and I became very keen to try it but couldn't find it in-store anywhere and Amazon.ca doesn't carry this tinted facial formula. So I was delighted to see that Shoppers Drug Mart is now carrying a pretty full range of Australian Gold sunscreen products, including this one. I've only been using it for 3 days but …Read more

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Blush - Unlisted Brand - MakeupAlley Website

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28 days ago

I have to agree entirely with the previous reviewer. I loved the "old" MakeupAlley, as evidenced by my large number of product reviews. It was a wonderful and easy-to-use resource for those of us who purchase cosmetic, hair and skin care products. Not so this "new and improved" (I use the phrase sarcastically) version. It's hard to navigate, searching for particular …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Buxom - Eyeshadow Bar Single - Mink Magnet

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1 month ago

I'm really disappointed to see that, once again, (it happened several years ago), Sephora is phasing out these shadows, which are so good, offer so much variety of colour and finish as well as excellent "packaging" and at a decent price. I am glad I grabbed Mink Magnet a few months ago (I actually thought I already owned it and when I realized I had it confused with Style Icon, I …Read more

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