Product Reviews by meredithann0714

Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

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Aug/22/2017

I only saw one other review on this board that mentions the ONLY way I like to wear this foundation - after applying moisturizer and oil-control primer (Neutrogena), I apply a light coating of this before my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. The end result is that my 50 year old skin does not need powder to set this; I get an ultra-smooth complexion and all day wear by combining the two …Read more

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Lipstick - COVERGIRL - Outlast All-Day Lipcolor

5.0
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Dec/10/2014

Okay, so I've tried several of this line's colors...many too light or too dark. I have a fair, warm complexion with golden/slightly strawberry blonde hair and brown eyes. Very similar to 80s star Lisa Whelchel. I remember back in the early 90s wearing a deep copper shade of Revlon Colorstay that I absolutely loved - I could wear it with almost anything, it was almost a brownish …Read more

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Liquid - Maybelline New York - Dream Wonder Fluid Touch [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Sep/16/2014

I bought this on a whim because I had a dollar off coupon and was looking for something that was lighter on my 47 year old skin, as most of my full coverage foundations were starting to look a little heavy and caking in my fine lines. Let me start by saying I have tried many, many drugstore foundations, always looking for "fuller" coverage for my skin, which can get a little red and …Read more

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Styling Products - Garnier - Curl Shape Defining Spray Gel (previously Shaping Spray Gel)

5.0
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Sep/05/2014

I have medium length hair that I've decided to wear scrunched or wavy, instead of blowing it out straight and having it frizz up underneath as soon as I'd go outside in the Florida summer humidity. So, I have been on the hunt for products that are going to encourage the curl in my hair (dried with a diffuser set on high heat, low speed) AND eliminate the frizz. So, a couple of tips if …Read more

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Styling Products - Redken - wax blast 10 high impact finishing spray

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Jun/16/2014

I pretty much don't use high-end hair products any longer, due to budget constraints, but this is the exception - I can't believe I haven't seen any reviews here (or anywhere else) on what a great product this is for finishing a beachy/scrunchy look. My hairdresser recently turned me on to this, and used it after using a finger-style diffuser on my hair. It definitely takes out …Read more

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Cleansers - Equate - Daily Face Wash

5.0
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Dec/30/2013

I just went out and bought my second tube of this at Walmart, since whatever I decide I like is usually out of stock when I return to repurchase. I'm surprised the last review I see on this is over 2 years old - and here's why: I have very oily skin (at 46!) and large pores. I've tried scrubs, exfoliating brushes (Olay Pro X), cleansers with beta hydroxy acids, apple cider …Read more

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Liquid - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

5.0
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Dec/28/2013

This is, in my opinion, a dupe for EL Double Matte (no longer available, but I loved it in the day). Rimmel Lasting Finish has great reviews from the over-40 ladies, and for good reason: The coverage is medium-to-full, non-oily (in fact, it's a little on the drier side), blends well and hides pores (I recommend using a dry stippling brush for application - Real Techniques makes a good …Read more

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Liquid - COVERGIRL - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

4.0
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Dec/06/2013

I've been a Revlon Colorstay user for a while (Sand Beige, in Normal/Oily formula). I went to get the Buff Beige in this, and it was sold out, so I picked up Nude Beige...it definitely dries down to a shade darker after an hour or two, and the Nude Beige was bordering on too orange. So, I went back and got the Buff Beige. The shade differences in the bottles are very slight, but the …Read more

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Eyeliner - REVLON - ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

5.0
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Nov/17/2013

I bought this yesterday, after getting sick of my gel eyeliner getting clumpy and my Almay liquid eyeliner seeming too liquidy to get a precise line on my bottom lash line. I don't care about "wing" lines on my top lids - it's not a look for me - but I was definitely trying to find a highly pigmented liner (and that's going to be either gel or liquid) that would wear …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - One 'n Only - Brazilian blow dryer

5.0
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Oct/06/2013

So I wanted a better-for-my hair blow dryer, and knew I'd have to shell out more money than I have in the past (I also had a Revlon Ionic dryer, like the previous reviewer below) but I wasn't about to spend $150. So, I researched the blow dryers on Sally's Beauty Supply website, and decided to give this one a shot - it runs around $70. When I first tried it, I was (literally!) …Read more

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