Product Reviews by patrishj

Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

4.0
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Jan/21/2018

I've used DDMG in the past and have loved it as it was such a game changer for my oily skin. Now that I'm on Accutane and dealing with dry skin, I needed a reliable and inexpensive moisturizer, so I turned to this well-loved product.

It's your basic, inexpensive, and hydrating moisturizer that keeps skin smooth and supple. I find that it wasn't hydrating enough …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Great Lash Mascara

2.0
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Jan/03/2017

Please explain to me why it's still the best mascara according to Allure? It's an average mascara, nothing great, and it smudges! Dior and Benefit make better mascaras.

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Concealers - Pixi - Correction Concentrate - Brightening Peach

5.0
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Jan/03/2017

A good brightener/corrector! I bought this because I needed some brightening for my dark circles, and the price point was too good to pass up.

When I first used this, it caked on me like crazy, but I figured out that a tiny amount goes a long way. Now, I warm up the product first, then apply a tiny bit with my ring finger on the darkest areas of my undereye (near the inner corner) and …
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Moisturizers - MAC Cosmetics - Strobe Cream

5.0
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Jan/03/2017

First of all, I wouldn't use this as a moisturizer. This is more of a liquid luminizer/highlighter. And it is awesome! I've layered it under foundation, mixed it with foundation, applied it on top after all my makeup, etc—all these methods create a nice glow for your face. The price may put you off, but it lasts a very long time (read: two years), since a little goes a long way …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Finish Concealer

5.0
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Jan/03/2017

This is a staple in my mom's makeup kit since I was really young, so I've decided to see what the fuss is all about. As long as you get the right shade (mine is NW20) for concealing, you are good to go. I have oily-skin, which means concealers tend to slip and slide. I always use my favorite setting method (baking with loose powder for at least 5 minutes), and that plus this concealer …Read more

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Concealers - CLINIQUE - Airbrush Concealer

2.0
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Jan/03/2017

Bought this because Lisa Eldridge keeps raving about it in her videos. I find this meh. Liquid concealers usually work on me best (I have oily skin and my under eye always creases), but this one is too sheer, and still cakes despite me using my favorite (tried&tested) setting method (I bake my undereye with the Laura Mercier powder for at least 5 minutes). Other concealers (mostly MAC) have …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Concealer

4.0
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Jan/03/2017

I'm on my second tube with this concealer. It found its way into my everyday-makeup arsenal. It's lightweight, quite runny, but perfect for my under eye, which tends to make any concealer crease and cake all the time. This is easy to blend due to its liquid nature; finish is quite sheer to medium, so I apply it in layers.

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Pro Longwear Concealer

4.0
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Jan/03/2017

Before I start, I have oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin and I live in a humid tropical country.

I have a lot of friends (some are professional MUAs) who rave about this product for months on end, so I got intrigued and bought one for myself. I got the NC20, which is perfect, albeit slightly lighter than usual, for my under eye. It is quite tricky to apply since it dries fast, so …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Orgasm

5.0
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Jan/03/2017

There's a reason this product achieved it's cult status. It's a beautiful peachy blush that gives a hint of sheen and makes your cheeks pop. I've seen it on girls with different skin tones (ranging from light to dark), and they all look good wearing it. It's quite pricey, but I recommend for anyone to buy it at least once in their lives, just so they won't miss out …Read more

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