Product Reviews by mel33

BB Cream - Bobbi Brown - BB Cream SPF 30

2.0
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frommel33

Dec/07/2016

I liked the way that this felt on my skin, the shade was a little yellow for me but it looked okay so I bought it. I loved that there was spf in it! However after a couple weeks I noticed that I was getting a lot of blackheads (which is unusual for me) so I stopped using it. Within a couple days they cleared up. This was the only product that I changed in my routine before or after they started …Read more

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Moisturizers - First Aid Beauty - Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel

4.0
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frommel33

Dec/07/2016

I have to agree with the other reviews, this is definitely not mattifying, in fact it made my skin so much oilier that my mother asked me "are you wearing a different foundation because your skin looks really oily and shiny". Yikes. I could tell that this was making my skin feel oily but I was hoping it didn't look noticeable.

SO this is not mattifying. However, I liked …
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Stick - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Stick Foundation

1.0
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frommel33

Nov/05/2016

I was excited to try this since it was marketed as a matte foundation and the employees at Sephora said that would not make me break out. I was extremely disappointed. I wore it for 2 days and my skin went from completely clear to having 5 large angry pimples :( I stopped using it and I'm hoping they'll go away quickly. But steer clear of this if acne is a concern for …Read more

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Sunscreen - Drunk Elephant - Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30

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frommel33

Jun/01/2016

I really wanted to like this. I read the MUA reviews before I tried it so I knew that it was shimmery and I actually like that - it isn't glitter, it's just shimmer. It reminded me of the subtle sparkle that some "radiance boosting" primers have.

On to the cons. I was disappointed that this pilled on my skin as I was rubbing it in. I put it on my face, neck and …
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Primer/ Corrector - Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30

2.0
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frommel33

Apr/02/2016

I've been searching for a primer with spf for a long time, unfortunately this isn't it for me. I like the way that this felt on my skin. It was smooth and creamy. It left me with a smoother surface to apply my foundation over. It did make much skin oily throughout the day (I have combination skin, but if you have dry skin this much moisture might be great for you!). For this much spf …Read more

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Hair - Not Your Mother's - Knotty To Nice Conditioning Detangler

2.0
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frommel33

Mar/28/2015

I really wanted to like this, but sadly it did absolutely nothing to detangle my hair. I usually use children's detanglers (which work very well) but I was hoping to find an alternative with a more mature scent. This was disappointing.

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Treatments (Face) - Bioré - Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

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frommel33

Mar/03/2015

I got a free sample of this product and decided to try it. I REALLY wish I hadn't. I followed the directions very carefully. I removed the strip very gently. I looked in the mirror expecting to see an improvement in my skin and...nothing. I looked at the strip to see if anything was on it and...nothing. Disappointing, but I wish it ended there...

...THEN I walked by a mirror 15 …
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Primer/ Corrector - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

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frommel33

Oct/06/2014

I loved the old formula of prep and prime SPF 50 so when that was reformulated I decided to try this version. Big mistake! It felt greasy going on and my face was sparkly! Not a subtle shimmer, very VERY sparkly glitter all over my entire face. My concealer, which normally goes on flawlessly and never creases, looked cakey and creased big time! But worst of all: a couple hours later I was at work …Read more

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Styling Products - Got2b - Smooth Operator Smoothing Hairspray [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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frommel33

Aug/16/2014

HOLY GRAIL HAIRSPRAY!!!!!!!

I loveeee this stuff! It keeps my hair in place, but it truly has a flexible hold. My hair still feels soft - and if I don't have time to wash my hair that night - the next day it's still soft enough to re-style!! I'm so happy that I finally found a hairspray that works for me :D

The only con I can think of is that the fragrance …
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Treatments (Eye) - CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream

3.0
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frommel33

Aug/16/2014

I really wanted to like this eye cream because I'd heard such great things about it, but unfortunately I just don't see any benefits from it.

I tried to be generous and gave it 3 lippies because it didn't sting my eyes. BUT it is the equivelant to putting any face lotion under your eyes...same consistency, same feel, same benefits...basically this isn't an eye …
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