Product Reviews by musette_sf

Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Biafine Emulsion

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Nov/11/2018

This is still RX in the US but is OTC in France. It is easy enough to find places online to order it. I use this in the same way that many use Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè - as a layer of moisturizer prior to (or instead of, on a weekend) primer. Not sure if it helps extend wear, since I use a long-wear foundation anyway, but it seems to add a noticeable level of smoothness beyond what the …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Dior - Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced

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Jul/28/2018

I resisted Dreamskin for a very long time. I was obsessed with it at launch and *almost* bought it... but just couldn't get past spending that much on a primer. Hourglass (my previous fave) was expensive enough. Flash forward to the most recent Sephora Rouge discount period this year, a time when I customarily stock up on items that are expensive but that I know I will use. By then …Read more

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Blush - Unlisted Brand - Universal Beauty Secret Flush (04 Nectar)

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Jul/28/2018

I received a full-sized tube of Secret Flush by Universal Beauty, in shade 04 Nectar, in some beauty box or another over a year ago. Until then I'd been pretty stuck for years on MUFE matte cream blush, as I've stopped using blush that has any shine to it. I stuck the SF tube when I got it into my travel makeup kit, and took it on my next trip - I haven't stopped using it since! …Read more

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

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Jul/15/2018

It's the HG of powder blushes. Period, end. Really difficult to put too much on, and blends with almost all motifs. Sometimes, if I want something in a powder blush that is more peachy or distinctly pink, I have some go-tos from Laura Mercier (as well as from Tarte) to alternate with. But Exposed works with almost everything. The Tarte clay blushes apply evenly and have relatively good …Read more

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Bronzers - Physicians Formula - Murumuru Butter Bronzer

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Jul/15/2018

Oh, Murumuru Butter Bronzer, how I wanted to love you. Most drugstore bronzers, on me, just look like dirt. I'd read so many wonderful things about you, so I got you one day when I had mega-CVS ExtraBucks and discounts on my ExtraCare card. Alas, our love was not to be. The instant that I opened your package, and caught a whiff of your gross coconut-scented odor, I was crushed with …Read more

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara

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Jul/15/2018

Thought I would look up my new current favorite mascara on MUA, and am surprised to see the lack of love for this product! I've found BeneFit's recent mascara offerings to be kind of meh, they're okay but not memorable enough to buy again. But BADgal BANG! really delivers and is easy to use. Yes, it is wet, but the brush and bristles are delicate enough that each lash gets …Read more

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Crème - REVLON - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

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Oct/22/2017

This past weekend, I had almost $40 in CVS Extra Bucks and decided I would stock up on my new HG foundation. This product started out as a definite Meh for me - but recently, I'd dug it out and gave it another try, to find that the color (Warm Golden) is the best match ever for me, and that it has durability throughout the business day. Not sure why I didn't like it initially, but …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Stash by SJP

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Sep/29/2016

After all I've read about this fragrance, and as a fan of SJP Lovely, I was hoping for this to be as described just about everywhere - Fragrantica states "body odors, church, leather and a few masculine perfumes that she wore that would include notes of incense and vetiver". All things I love in fragrances. Description includes patchouli, which I love in all its forms - back in …Read more

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Fragrances - Hermès - Jour d'Hermes

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Aug/08/2015

I've been wanting to try this for some time now, and the duty free shop at SFO's International Terminal had a 4-fragrance Hermes sampler available when traveling on my last business trip. Jour d'Hermes impresses me as a marine floral. It is elegant - likely no one else at the office will be wearing this. It doesn't have a prominent note, to my nose anyway. It is tentative …Read more

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Crème - Illamasqua - Cream foundation

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Apr/18/2015

I just found out that Sephora no longer carries Illamasqua, while stocking up at VIB Rouge discount time. :-( AND I just found out on the Illamasqua site that this is discontinued! For me, this is the perfect creme foundation. From the previous comments on how difficult this product is to blend, I think I am using it differently, since I find it very easy to blend. After moisturizer and …Read more

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