Product Reviews by mcl89

Moisturizers - Vanicream - Moisturizing Skin Cream

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Mar/20/2013

I work in dermatology and was introduced to this cream when a rep gave us some samples. This is by far the most hypoallergenic and most emollient moisturizers I've come across. It is free of lanolins, fragrance, and parabens. And even though it is fragrance-free, there is no detectable "chemical" scent to it. It's also the only sting-free moisturizer I've used, meaning …Read more

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Blush - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush - Dollface

5.0
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frommcl89

Dec/05/2011

This is such a perfect pink blush. The name of the color dollface is pretty fitting since it just gives you that fresh swath of pink. Don't exactly know if it can last a full 12 hours but it did last 10 for me on one of my long days. I have to say it does fade a teensy bit throughout the day but the lasting power is still more impressive than any other blush I've tried. Very pigmented …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil

5.0
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frommcl89

Dec/05/2011

This is my favorite makeup remover and oil cleanser. I've tried the DHC Mild Touch, the Fancl and the Orbis but I really feel like this removes everything effortlessly and dissolves the impurities in seconds. I don't even have to rub much for the product to do the job. Washes away so cleanly and without residue. With other cleansing oils like the Fancl, I've had to work really hard …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Mild Touch Cleansing Oil

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frommcl89

Dec/05/2011

This works well as a makeup remover but I was slightly disappointed because I kept comparing it to the superior results of the original DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. The texture of this is definitely thicker, more gel-like. I require two pumps of this to remove my makeup even when I do not wear much on my face. With the DCO everything dissolved effortlessly, but this takes a little more massaging and …Read more

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Lip Gloss - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Shine City

5.0
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frommcl89

Dec/04/2011

A great lipgloss and drugstore find! I usually hate lipglosses that are gunky and too glittery because they tend to wear poorly and look cheap, but this goes on very smooth and shiny without looking obnoxious. Better than the MAC lipglasses which are tacky and comparable to the texture of some Chanel glossimers. I was surprised because it looks very glittery in the packaging but the glitters are …Read more

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush- Melba

4.0
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frommcl89

Sep/25/2011

A great peachy/orange matte blush with strong pigmentation. Like other reviewers here, I would advise applying it with a light hand first and building toward a desired finish due to the pigmentation. In this regard it is an excellent value. MAC blushes are not cheap by any means but you only need a little bit of the product to go a long way. The quality is very good because it doesn't feel …Read more

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Mascara - Prestige - My Biggest Lashes Big Lash Effect Mascara

5.0
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frommcl89

Sep/25/2011

This is the best drugstore mascara I have found since MaxFactor Volume Couture (and the entire brand) was discontinued in the US! It truly plumps and lengthens without clumping, ever. Seriously you can brush on 4 coats on without any problems. Some people say this is dupe of YSL Faux Cils but I have noticed some key differences. It does not add as much volume and is not as black as YSL Faux Cils …Read more

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Eye Primer - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original

5.0
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frommcl89

Sep/24/2011

HG status. Eyeshadow never looks as good without this primer. Excellent light texture that blends evenly. Really makes my eye makeup last all day. 8 hours later and it looks like I just put my shadows on. Makes nude and beige colors more vibrant and noticeable. Only con was the former packaging in the awful wand tube - that was terrible since it always cracked on me and dried out the product …Read more

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Mascara - Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

4.0
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frommcl89

Sep/24/2011

This is the mascara that has given me the most dramatic results in terms of volume and length. It really does make you look like you're wearing a lash of falsies on top. Was wary of purchasing as many on MUA have complained that it dries out quickly. This was not the case for me. It's still pretty wet after 4 months. I used MaxFactor Volume Couture before as my HG before it was discont …Read more

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Mascara - Dior - DiorShow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

4.0
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frommcl89

Sep/24/2011

An amazing lash primer. I have not used the Shiseido one so I can't make that comparison, but it definitely performs better than most primers. I have medium length lashes that are longer in the middle of the eye and shorter at the outer corners, which can be frustrating when I try to apply mascara at the outer end, but this product really evens out my lash volume and length! You can see the …Read more

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