Product Reviews by pinkandblack

Skincare - Face - HABA - White Lady

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Apr/24/2014

This is a magical elixir...concocted by demons and sent to earth to torment the clog-prone. I have never, in my life, had a product wreck my skin so thoroughly, so quickly. Seconds, literally seconds, after application the skin on my forehead looked like it was bubbling. *Bubbling*, for the love of cheese and crackers! Like a scene from a skin care horror movie, I watched zits, milia and …Read more

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Powder - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation Powder

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Apr/01/2014

I have a love/like relationship with this powder foundation, mainly due to it's lack of oil control. It creases around my nose and settles into lines beneath my eyes in no time flat. If you have oily skin, you're definitely going to want to use this with a primer if you want any degree of longevity- or if you need medium coverage, since it goes on quite sheer.

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Blush - Silk Naturals - Petal (Benefit Dandelion Clone)

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Apr/01/2014

*choirs of angels sing* Hallelujah! I've finally found that perfect spring/summer pink that middle-aged women can wear without feeling stupid. Come on already, make up companies! Some of us want to look fresh and youthful without feeling like we've raided our teen daughter's MU collection.

Interestingly, I've seen people mention that the blush is cooler toned …
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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational - Totally Toffee

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Mar/19/2014

GORGEOUS light/medium nude. Slightly dry texture, yet goes on very smooth. The deal breaker here is the overpowering fragrance. Dear god, it stinks! What were they thinking?! I'm highly sensitive to fragrances and this was an instant headache in a tube for me. Loved how pretty it was on my pigmented lips, though :-(

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Dermstore - Lip Quench

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Dec/11/2013

Oooh, I didn't want to like this due to the steep price! I know it's only $12, but for .28 oz.?? Luckily I placed two Dermstore orders in a row (forgot something the first time around) and got two free LQs.

My lips are crazy-dry in the wintertime and I end up resorting to cocoa butter sticks, greasy all-natural balms, and petroleum jelly potions. None of which penetrate …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Full 'N Soft Mascara

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May/28/2013

Okay, I'll admit it: my lashes, even at 41, are pretty darn enviable. They're naturally curled, dark, shapely, and plentiful enough that I look like I'm wearing one coat of a "natural" mascara when I haven't got a stitch on. So when I need a little extra oomph, this is the mascara I reach for. I loathe sticky, spidery, spikey, fakey, laquery lashes, and this …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - Mia

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May/27/2013

What are you doing here, wasting precious minutes reading reviews when you could be, at this very second, ordering the best skincare product you'll ever lay hands on?!?! Just order the darn thing already! My skin: Oily, easily dehydrated, super sensitive, clog/dermatitis/eczema-prone. How many products have I angrily tossed into the trash, having wanted desperately for them to produce the …Read more

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Moisturizers - EltaMD - Intense Moisturizer

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May/27/2013

Me: Oily, easily dehydrated, super sensitive, extremely clog-prone, and, for the past few months, struggling to zap flaky, crusty, beet red patches of eczema. (What fun!) My usual stand-by, Egyptian Magic, just wasn't doing the trick, so in desperation I turned to the blandest and most emollient product I could find: EltaMD Intense Moisturizer. I'm not going to say it's a …Read more

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Fragrances - TokyoMilk - Dead Sexy

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Jan/27/2013

This seems to be the finicky type of fragrance that blossoms when it interacts with some people's body chemistry and fizzles when it comes into contact with others'. On me, it's drop dead sexy! The initial blast of fragrance is overwhelmingly woody, very pleasantly so. True to its description, the wood notes conjure up the impression of a mysterious, exotic forest. A curl of …Read more

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