Product Reviews by ocarina

Treatments (Face) - COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

5.0
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12 months ago

I've struggled with oily skin, clogged pores and breakouts for decades. I've never found a BHA product that did anything for me. This liquid plus The Ordinary's retinoid products keep my skin as clear as it has ever been in my life. I apply two pumps' worth to my face immediately after washing with a low-pH wash every morning. It's lightweight, scentless, and within three …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Deciem - Hylamide - Finisher Matte 12

5.0
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Nov/06/2016

Miracle. Period. If you have super oily skin, and have despaired of primers, oil controllers, wear-extenders, etc. etc. to keep your makeup on for longer than three hours, then this will change your life. I wear a pinky-fingernail-worth over my sunscreen and under my BB/foundation. It's smooth, but not slippery. It enhances application of foundation rather than hindering it, even when …Read more

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Liquid - COVER FX - Custom Cover Drops

3.0
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Jul/28/2016

I bought this in P40, a shade darker than the P30 which matched my skin exactly when I tested it straight on skin. I did this deliberately because I planned to mix it with my high-spf "whitening" sunblock creams. My gamble paid off: it perfectly counterbalances the whiteness of the sunblock to get a great skin match result. I've tried it with half a dozen sunblocks (including The …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Honey Whip

4.0
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Oct/09/2014

By itself I'm not all that fond of this polish color. HOWEVER I have found a good use for it, as a base-coat shade for sheerer colors that normally leave visible nail line even with three coats. I love OPI's Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough from the James Bond collection but they're really sheer. One coat of Honey Whip gives enough opacity that the other shades apply well, but …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Goldeneye

3.0
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Sep/23/2013

Okay, are we certain that the photo above is really Goldeneye? Because that is a HOT gold holographic polish which looks not a thing like the version I have. Mine is a sheer glass-flecked gold glitter with very warm undertones. Even with three coats it's too sheer. On my pale skin it makes my fingers look ruddy. Lasts decently well and is fairly easy to remove by glitter-polish standards. In …Read more

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Masks - innisfree - Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack

5.0
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Sep/22/2013

Totally digging this. I've never used a "sleeping pack" before, but from my understanding it's like a mask that replaces your night cream a few nights a week. This one is pale pink, has an interesting jello-like texture, and smells faintly of grape. It absorbs very fast and does not leave my pillow greasy. I awaken with non-oily, plump, moisturized skin. Despite containing a …Read more

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Polishes - Butter London - Scuppered

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Sep/22/2013

Not good. I had such high hopes for this color, it's such an unusual glittery bronze with green and pink flecks. But it has THE. WORST. WEAR. EVER. I did my manicure in the evening and admired my pretty nails while it dried. I had a chip by morning. Now how the eff do you chip your polish in your sleep? Didn't have time to fix it so I went about my business. By noon my entire right …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Etude House - Dear My Nails Easy Peel-Off Base Coat

4.0
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Sep/22/2013

DINGDINGDING we have a winner! If you like to wear glitter or other textured nail polishes but dislike the murderously difficult removal process (wrapping your nails in acetone-soaked cotton and then wrapping THAT in strips of tinfoil? I think not), then this is your new favorite product. It takes inordinately long to dry, and you can't apply polish until it does, hence the lippie removal …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - You Only Live Twice

5.0
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Aug/20/2013

Super-hot glistening fuschia red. Applies a bit streaky on the first coat but becomes opaque by the second coat. The glitter is almost glass-fleck-like...it doesn't sparkle in the dark but absolutely GLOWS in the light. Wear is modestly good..had a few tip-chips by the second day but no major damage. A fun and festive polish from the Skyfall/James Bond series.

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Color

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Aug/02/2013

Golly but this stuff is awful. I bought Peach Fuzz and had to apply three coats. The "fuzz", which is actually threadlike particles, clumps up no matter how well I shake the bottle. So I'd get big lumpy blobs on part of the nail, and bald spots on others. It looks like I did my nails in my sleep. The fuzzy bits kept snagging on my clothes and hair. And as others have mentioned …Read more

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