Product Reviews by noseofblue

Cleansers - Algenist - GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser

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Jun/24/2018

I so wanted to love this cleanser. It's an oil that starts out as a gel and becomes oil as you rub it into your skin. Then you emulsify with water and rinse off like any oil cleanser. It smells delicious and leaves my skin soft. But it doesn't remove eye makeup like my other oil cleanser (Shu Uemura), and it stings my eyes when emulsified. So it's a no-go for me. It's a shame …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream

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May/08/2018

I am in the minority here, but I found this cream too thick and gloppy. It lacks the "slip" to apply easily and that's a big deal for me. It's a good moisturizer, but not user friendly for everyday.

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Skincare - Face - SHISEIDO - Facial Cotton

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Feb/24/2018

I'm definitely in the minority here, but there are better cotton squares than these for a LOT less money, so not buying again. For many years I preferred Cotton Clouds to Shiseido cottons for both price and performance, but Clouds have been discontinued. However, CVS now sells its own branded Ultra Premium Cotton Squares (not the quilted ones, which are awful) that are nearly identical to …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Resist Omega+ Complex

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Feb/18/2018

I found this product useless and a waste of money. It didn't do anything and I frankly just don't get what it's supposed to do and how it fits in a skin care regimen. I use lots of other PC products, but this one just didn't make sense.

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Lipstick - MILANI - Color Statement Lipstick - Teddy Bare

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Nov/20/2017

This lipstick has a gorgeous color, but the texture isn't great. It's a deep pinky-brown nude with more pink than brown, so cool-toned people like me can wear it. It's sooo pretty.

But even though it applies with a creamy texture, it gets very dry pretty quickly. Uncomfortably so. So it has to be used with a balm or gloss, which is annoying to me. I would love this …
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Treatments (Eye) - IT Cosmetics - Confidence in an Eye Cream

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Aug/09/2017

This is a moisturizing eye cream without much in the way of actives and no sunscreen. It is surprisingly good. It is very emollient, but not as greasy as Shiseido Benefiance (which I do like), has no scent I can detect, and does not ball up under concealer and makeup. The price is reasonable. A little goes a long way, so it will last.

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Moisturizers - Drunk Elephant - Lala Retro Whipped Cream

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Apr/26/2017

This is a good night moisturizer for dry skin, in very good (but bulky) packaging. To me, it's part of the family of emollient creams (for example PC Intensive Repair Cream, Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre, Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream to name a few) without much in the way of actives that work well over whatever treatment product or serum you are using.

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Blush Brush

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Feb/21/2017

I agree with other reviewers that this brush doesn't work well for blush. It's just too big. That said, it is a very good powder brush and I use it for that. It applies just the right amount Chanel Double Perfection powder foundation.

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Dolce Vita

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Feb/19/2017

I was so ready to love this blush, particularly since Dolce Vita lipstick is such a good shade on me. But I learned a lesson with this blush--even though I am neutral/cool and cool lipsticks and eye makeup look best on me (can't wear brown at all), I need a little warmth in my blush. This just looked muddy.

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Lipstick - Laura Mercier - Stickgloss in Purple Haze

5.0
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Dec/19/2016

I have loved LM's stick glosses for their beautiful shimmery moisturizing texture, and just found Purple Haze. It's sheer, pink/mauve and can be applied without a mirror. I've already repurchased so I can keep tubes stashed everywhere. I'm fair and neutral/cool and it really is perfect.

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