Product Reviews by nycgal

Cleansers - SHISEIDO - Future Solution Extra Rich Cleansing Foam

5.0
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fromnycgal

Dec/15/2012

Absolutely the perfect cleanser for me! I usually either dry out, or break out from cleansers (and I have tried them all - from bar soap to you name it). This cleanses so well without leaving me squeaky, or dry. Leaves skin so soft. (I am a combo skin, that breaks out still at 50!) In one week my skin has visibly improved pore-wise and texture-wise. I follow wlth Shiseido Bio-Performance …Read more

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Cleansers - Olay - Regenerist Micro-Purifying Foaming Cleanser

4.0
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fromnycgal

Nov/28/2011

I've been using this for 5 days now, and all is well. I have sensitive, combination skin with rosacea, and tend to break out -- yes, I have it all - LOL. I find it cleanses well, without drying or irritation, and leaves my skin soft. The fragrance is a little strong, but I like it, and it does not remain on the skin after rinsing. Costs $11.49 here in NYC - wish I was able to find it for …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Length

2.0
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fromnycgal

Feb/10/2010

I gave this a 2 for overall rating regarding it being a lengthening mascara. I got no real lengthening. But as a natural and separating mascara, I'd give it a 5. Brush is easy to manuever (and you can really get into the roots with this brush - great if you have blonde lashes like I do), no clumping, no flaking, no smudging, does not irritate, easy to remove.

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Styling Products - Living Proof - No Frizz Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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fromnycgal

Feb/16/2009

OMG - FINALLY - THE HG of anti-frizz products. I have very long, thick, frizzy hair. I spend HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of dollars to make my hair smooth and frizz free, to no avail. BUT - THIS STUFF ROCKS! OK - 4 ounces at $24 bucks is way steep -- BUT -- IT WORKS! IT FREAKIN' WORKS! I was BEYOND happy after my first try with it. And a little does go far. I thought I'd have to …Read more

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Eyeliner - GIVENCHY - Magic Kajal Eye Pencil BLACK

5.0
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fromnycgal

Feb/15/2009

FANTASTIC kohl eyeliner! VERY soft and and blendable. A LITTLE goes a LONG way! I dot it on and then smudge it out with a taklon "push" brush or I will take the brush right to the pencil tip and load (but just a little) my brush with it. I am a make-up artist and I was AMAZED at how great this kohl liner was. You can set it/mix it with powder shadows or set with just powder or …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - The Colossal Volum Express Mascara

4.0
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fromnycgal

Jan/29/2009

Normally, I can not stand Maybeline mascaras. Especially the beloved Great Lash. But, I still try all the new ones, as they come out. I must say, I am quite surprised as to how much I like this mascara. PROS: Nice full brush that is easy to maneuver, gives me a nice curl (no curler used), nice volume and length, quite black, does not flake or smudge, washes off easily. CONS: A bit …Read more

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Lash Treatments - Unlisted Brand - LiLash Purified Eyelash Serum

5.0
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fromnycgal

Dec/24/2008

OK - after just 4 weeks I can see a HUGE difference in my lashes. I had normal lashes - not thin, not short. Now, they are not much thicker ( a bit), but WOW - they are LONG! And from what my friends tell me -- they will be getting even longer! No irritation or adverse effects as of one month, and I am fairly sensitive and wear contacts. I was skeptical, due to trying a lot of other lash …Read more

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Mascara - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara

4.0
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fromnycgal

Sep/12/2008

A very good mascara that gives good volume, decent enough length and curl. Nice sized bristle brush that reaches roots easily and seperates and fluffs lashes pretty well. It can get a little 'bumpy' (not clumps, but those teeny bumps on individual lashes) if you move too slowly wile building or adding coats. Very heavily pigmented black. I have experienced no flaking or smudging in …Read more

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Foundations - COVER FX - Total Cover Cream Foundation

5.0
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fromnycgal

Aug/30/2008

I have splotchy skin and suffer from rosacea. This covers it well and doubles as a concealer for undereye as well as for blemishes (just use a proper concealer brush). Forget applying with a sponge - not easy and a waste of product. Either the goat hair brush they offer or the synthetic or any brush you like will work. The trick is to apply sheerly and build only where you need. It …Read more

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Mascara - GUERLAIN - Le 2 de Guerlain

5.0
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fromnycgal

Aug/02/2008

This is my HG mascara! Just fantastic! The larger brush is the soft plastic bristled type that really coats and lengthens and gives a nice lift without any clumps. Then you have the tiny, angled brush to get every little lash and it's great on bottom lashes. No flaking or smudging. Not waterproof, but resists water. Does not irritate my eyes at all - and I am very sensitive. It's …Read more

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