Product Reviews by paintedtoes

Lip Treatments - Carmex - Original Lip Balm EZ-ON APPLICATOR

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Mar/01/2017

I am 69 and for most of my life my lips behaved and responded to a night or two of Vaseline when needed. During the last two years all that changed. My lips cracked bled shedded and for a few months rolled off in large soft sheets. Nothing helped.. I tried expensive cheap and tried to stay as natural as I could. Then I read something on mua.. Carmex?! Petroleum camphor and menthol. That's …Read more

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Cleansers - MAC Cosmetics - Cleanse Off Oil

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Aug/01/2013

Most of the reviews describe the product perfectly. I'm 66 with fair normal-dry thin skin, sensitive and reactive, mild rosacea flushing and some permanent pinkness, persistent S-D on one nose fold. How I use this -I squirt one or two pumps into my hands and then massage my face until my eye and face makeup seem off, and then without rinsing I use a pump or two of Cerave Hydrating Cleanser …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Ferulic Acid+Plus Retinol Brightening Solution

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Jul/25/2013

I am 66 and have been using this for 2 years. I have flushing Type 1 Rosacea, and my skin is thin, fair, sensitive, normal to dry, with a rare pimple other than a hormonal one on my neck area. I have never been able to use a product with Retinol before. My skin is smoother and a bit tighter, with pores reduced, and there is no increased redness or irritation. I only apply it at night on a bare …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Piaf

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Jul/18/2013

Piaf is a lovely opaque muted shimmery light yellow. I usually use two coats for full coverage, but with one coat it gives a nice sheer glow with little streaking. It is appropriate for most conservative work situations and gives a nice summer change from the usual nude or light pink. I love it on my hands with short nails and it goes well with my pale NW20 coloring. I do think I would like …Read more

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

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Jun/23/2013

I'm 66, and have flushing rosacea. This time of year when I get into a car the heat will cause me to flush for hours, not a pretty sight! I'm pale, NW20, with dark hair. I usually use colors like Sin and lighter plums and pinks in the winter, but more pink-redness is the last thing I need in the heat. Almost every neutral color, including Cubic, Doceur, Miele Glace, oranges out on me …Read more

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Face and Body Foundation

5.0
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May/23/2013

This review is mostly a tip. I'm a first time buyer and was warned this foundation can "turn and spoil." I bought a 1 ounce container with a squeeze top from a storage store and put in about 1/2 an ounce, and stored the remaining 1 1/2 ounces in the fridge in the original bottle. My house is not air-conditioned and it can get pretty warm some weeks in the summer. I'm 65, fair …Read more

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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes

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Apr/20/2013

Finally found the perfect easy-eye casual weekend look. Just some Painterly to even out my lid color and then Whopping Willow (a bronzed olive) smudged along the upper and lower lash line. Curl the lashes and apply mascara and my eyes look like they have depth and definition, and still casual and natural enough to be out in sunlight with jeans and a T. I'm 65, NW20 with dark hair …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Velvet - Contrast

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Apr/19/2013

I am 65, NW20 with dark brown hair and green eyes. I use this as my go-to thin or smudged navy e/l and sometimes for evening on my outer V. This is softer than black, more interesting than gray, and livens up the whites of my eyes. Little-no fallout or smudging.

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Styling Products - DevaCurl - Mist-er Right Curl Refresher

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Feb/05/2013

OMG- and a 65 year old woman who has taught legal writing to post-grads rarely gushes OMG. This stuff urges each curl like the little engine that could- "You can make it, you can make it". Me, hair is wavy-to-curly, colored dark brown every 8 weeks and in good condition, almost shoulder length, quite thin and fine, and frankly hormonally balding on top despite my use of Rogaine and …Read more

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