Product Reviews by mschumps

Liquid - COVERGIRL - Clean Matte Oil-Control Liquid Foundation

2.0
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Aug/19/2013

So I was looking for a medium-coverage foundation with decent lasting power that would be easy to remove at the end of the day. Cover Girl Clean Makeup Oil Control (555 Soft Honey) looked promising, and as I've never used Cover Girl before, I thought I'd give it a try.

I was very disappointed. Here's why:

- there are flecks of sparkles in the formula. I like a …
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Makeup Brushes - Sephora Collection - Brush Shampoo

4.0
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Jan/09/2013

Great product. After purchasing Sephora brushes, I wanted to make sure I took care of my investment properly. From cleaning watercolor/acrylic paintbrushes in the past, I know that the wrong kind of soap can ruin them. That's why I tried Sephora's brush shampoo.


It is very gentle, cleanses with some suds and gets most of the make-up off. I say "most" because …
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Makeup Brushes - EcoTools - Bamboo Flat Foundation Brush

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Jan/09/2013

I'm not a fan of this brush. I find that my foundation goes on a bit streaky and the brush makes it hard to control my application. Most of all, I find I have to use a lot more foundation while using this brush.


Overall, I much prefer applying my make up with a wedge sponge, which gives me better control over my look and gives me a dewier (rather than pasty) appearance. This …
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Makeup Brushes - Sephora Collection - portfolio brush set

5.0
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Jan/09/2013

LOVE these brushes. The set includes 6 full-sized brushes. Great basic set that comes in a handy travel pouch to keep the brush hairs safe and intact when on the go.


Here's a review of each one:

-Powder brush: nice, large fluffy brush great for sweeping on finishing powder or bronzer.
-Blush brush: applies blush nicely, though could be a bit bigger
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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

4.0
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Jan/09/2013

I have combination skin with yellow undertones (I'm Asian) so I can't wear a lot of foundations out there with pinks in them.


So far, I have found a really great match with W4. Regarding sparkles, as someone has mentioned, I have never found sparkles in my TM foundation, even when I used to use this 7 years ago. (Maybe ours are sparkle-less in Canada?) Anyway, here are …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Face Sunscreen 30 SPF

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Jan/09/2013

Because I live in a part of Canada that gets swelteringly hot and humid in the summer, I find this sunscreen too thick for summer.


It's best used in winter, but I still find it a bit too thick. I do feel it sits on top of my skin instead of being absorbed into it. There is nothing all that bad about it, or that great, which is why I gave it 3 lippies. Also, because this …
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Liquid - REVLON - PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup

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Jan/08/2013

The other day, I looked at myself in the car just as the sun hit my face, and I looked just like Edward Cullen sparkling like an idiot in the Twilight movies.


If you want a MATTE foundation, this is NOT for you. I had seen on MUA reviews that the sparkles were rather large and plentiful but got drawn in by the foam marketing, and a desire to try something other than Colorstay …
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Hair Treatments - L'Oreal Paris - Nutri-Sleek Anti-Frizz Serum

4.0
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Jan/08/2013

First off, my hair type is very coarse, voluminous and somewhat frizzy. I am always looking for a leave-in treatment that will take out some volume, soften the frizz and give it some shine without sitting on top of my hair.


I find L'Oreal's the best of the argan oil and leave-in treatments that I have tried (Marc Antony argan oil, John Freida No-Frizz, L'Oreal …
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Treatments (Eye) - Lancôme - Absolue Premium BX Eye Cream

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Jan/08/2013

Absolue Eye is Absolute Crap! I knew this the moment I realized that the mysterious SPARKLES on my fingers after my cleansing routine were from the Lancome Absolue Eye cream I had been using.


If an expensive eye "treatment" cream claims to renew the look of your skin but has sparkles in it, then I know the product is relying on cosmetic improvement rather than actual …
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Body Scrubs - LUSH - Aqua Mirabillis

4.0
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Jan/08/2013

Let me just say that this bar is such a treat, especially for winter and parched, flaky skin! My skin feels amazingly silky after using this. (note - this product is categorized under "scrubs" on MUA, but it is actually considered a "body butter" at Lush)


PROs:
-Moisturizing cocoa and almond butters with exfoliating almond bits result in soft, buttery …
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