Product Reviews by msteele

Cleansers - Fresh - Soy Face Cleanser

4.0
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Mar/03/2015

I like to switch up facial cleansers, but my go to is usually Cetaphil. However, as I have gotten older, I have noticed that Cetaphil makes my skin tight and dry and red after use. I tried Fresh Soy Cleanser (paired with the Fresh Lotus Moisturizer). I like that it is not super foamy and in that way, similar to Cetaphil. It doesn't remove mascara very well, however, if you cleanse your face …Read more

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Moisturizers - Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream With Super 7 Complex

5.0
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Mar/03/2015

I was having some issues with patchy, dry skin around my mouth this past winter and needed something that would fix the issue, but not over moisturize my oily zones. This stuff is great! It absorbs quickly into the skin and keeps skin hydrated all day long. dry, flaky skin was instantly gone after one use and I was able to apply my make-up smoother than ever.
It has a nice, soft fragrance …
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Pressed Powders - LORAC - POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder

5.0
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Feb/26/2015

Love! Love!! Love!!!
1. Really does make you look poreless
2. I use as a setting powder over foundation, OR I will even wear it alone.
3. Does not look dry or powdery
4. NEVER breaks me out
5. LASTS FOREVER ( I have had my compact for over a year)
6. Because it is baked, less chance of it breaking on you
7. Good price

I recommend to anyone. I use it …

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Foundations - Elizabeth Arden - Intervene [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Feb/26/2015

I am beyond devastated that this product has been discontinued. It is a wonderful foundation with added skin care benefits!
1. The bottle is a pump bottle; very sanitary
2. Application was flawless; medium coverage that seemed to instantly erase any imperfection without looking cakey. Dried as a satin-semi matt finish.
3. NEVER EVER broke me out
4. Did not transfer to …
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Concealers - bareMinerals - Corrector Concealer

5.0
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Feb/19/2015

Love! Perfect color match. Doesn't crease. Very moisturizing. Can use over blemishes AND under eyes. Looks very natural. I have a HG status for lots of concealers for different reasons, this one gets the HG status for "most natural with easiest maintenance"
I like the 24/7 concealer sticks from Urban Decay also, but those are a little more heavy duty and I only use for …
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Tinted Moisturizer - Hourglass Cosmetics - Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint

3.0
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Feb/19/2015

Just bought this so I will need to write an update later but so far it looks beautiful!
Very light feeling but med-full coverage. It is very moisturizing which I am in need of despite my combo oily skin (seasonal dryness) and it has a glowy finish which people with combo oily skin are always afraid of and I don't know why. Skin is supposed to be glowy and fresh, not cakey and matte. But …
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BB Cream - NYX Professional Makeup - BB Cream

2.0
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Jan/29/2015

I really loved the way this looked on my skin- it was very hydrating, made pores look smaller, and skin look very smooth. The staying power and coverage were top notch! However, after two days of use, my skin broke out in little bumps everywhere. This doesn't happen to me usually, so I am certain it was the product. And as much as I wanted to love it, I can't approve of a product that …Read more

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Eyes - bareMinerals - 7 Ways to Bare

5.0
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Jun/26/2014

I am a HUGE fan of Bare Escentuals eye shadows. They are beautifully pigmented and versatile (use them dry or wet for a totally different look) and they last FOREVER! I bought the 7 Ways to Bare neutral collection, which contains small pots of 7 neutral colors ranging from a high beam light to a smoky dark brown/black with varying degrees of mauve, taupe, and gray colors. There is even a …Read more

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Palettes - IT Cosmetics - Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette

3.0
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Jun/26/2014

I prefer matte shadows over very shimmery shadows, like the ones found in the Urban Decay line. I bought the LORAC matte and shimmer palette and just about used up all the colors so I thought a new palette was in order. Saw this and impulse bought it. I found the pigments of the softer colors to be too sheer and the deeper colored shadows were much more orange on the skin than they looked in the …Read more

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Eye Primer - bareMinerals - bareVitamins Eye Rev-er Upper

4.0
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Apr/17/2013

I have used many eyelid primers over the years and this is my favorite. You can wear it alone, as it leaves a nice sheen on your eyes, or you can pick your choice of eye shadow. The eye shadow stays in place AND goes on evenly. I found in other primers, some parts of my eyelid would catch more of the eye shadow than other parts leaving me with uneven application. I don't care for the small …Read more

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