Product Reviews by nakeeyark

Cleansers - Pond's - Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm

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7 months ago

I'm a fan of double-cleansing so I'm always in the market to try a new balm or oil cleanser. My go to is the Trader Joe's Cleansing Oil -- getting a skincare staple while I'm out picking up my favorite snacks? Yes please! -- but I decided to give this one a go. After using up an entire jar (and having purchased my second) over the course of roughly two months, my thoughts: …Read more

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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Powermatte Lip Pigment

5.0
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9 months ago

The BEST liquid lipsticks on the market (I said what I said!).

Sephora describes the product as an "innovative, weightless, matte liquid lip pigment with ultra-flexible, lasting wear." It's interesting that they don't call it a "liquid lipstick" and instead a "liquid lip pigment." This description is heightened by its super watery texture; the …
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Lip Treatments - Sephora Collection - Lip scrub Honey

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10 months ago

I bought this because it was touted as a lip scrub in an adorable and cheerful yellow cardboard tube. After using it all up, here is what I can tell you.

The good: this product works well as a lip balm. The texture isn't waxy, and I usually slathered it on before bedtime and woke up with smooth lips. I like the scent -- an inoffensive sweet floral -- but, as the previous reviewer …
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Sunscreen - MyChelle - Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

5.0
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11 months ago

I bought this as a one-and-done product for this past summer, as I was one of the faculty members leading a study abroad program in a hot and humid country. My basic requirements were: high SPF, light coverage and no need for a mirror. This fit the bill perfectly, as it had mineral SPF 50 and just evened out my skin enough that the redness in my cheeks was muted, but not completely gone; because …Read more

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Masks - Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

5.0
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Apr/15/2018

As per Sephora, "[t]his powerful, triple-action, manual, chemical, and enzymatic exfoliating treatment addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways: it exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, reveals with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals. It also helps even the appearance of skin tone, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify to reveal …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - RIMMEL - #Insta FLAWLESS Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint

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Mar/16/2018

I will unfortunately be returning this -- the coverage is sheer, which I like, and of the two shade options available (come on, Rimmel), the lighter one works relatively well with my yellow/neutral undertone. However, it sits quite heavily on my face; it never sinks in, and when I touch my cheek I can feel it as though it hasn't quite meshed with my skin, if that makes sense? I think perhaps …Read more

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Eyeliner - H&M - Colour Essence Eye Pencil

5.0
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Mar/12/2018

I stumbled upon these eyeliners while in Canada, and vaguely remembering that some beauty bloggers had discussed them positively, I decided to give them a try. After months of using them, I have to say: believe the hype! I'm not sure how H&M's other beauty products fare, but these eyeliners are worth every penny -- creamy, sets without fading for the entirety of the day (with one …Read more

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Eyeliner - NARS Cosmetics - Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - Via Veneto

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Mar/12/2018

My sister bought me a NARS eyeshadow palette a while ago, and it came with a deluxe sample size of this eyeliner tucked into the palette and I'm only now getting around to writing a review. There are many things to love about the eyeliner when you first start using it -- it's creamy, it's a velvet black and it applies like a dream. The catch, however, is this is what it's like …Read more

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Cleansers - Trader Joe's - Facial Cleansing Oil

4.0
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Feb/19/2018

I'm always trying different cleansers to aid in my double cleansing process, and I love Trader Joe's deciding to venture into the cleansing oil market. This cleaning oil removes all of my eye makeup and doesn't break me out, but what drops it down one lippie is that it doesn't emulsify quite as nicely as some of the other ones I've tried. Also, weirdly, this product …Read more

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Cleansers - CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser

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Nov/18/2017

Given the glowing reviews here, I really wanted to love this cleanser, but it broke me out in painful bumps all over my cheeks and jawline. If your skin agrees with it, however, there are many things to love about this product -- it's unscented, lathers beautifully and rinses off without fuss. For me, however, it didn't matter if I used it twice a day or twice a week, the results were …Read more

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