Product Reviews by psmitty

Foundations - Hourglass Cosmetics - Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

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Mar/12/2012

Yech, not for my skin! I've enjoyed Hourglass products before and use their primer regularly. For sensitive, acne-prone skin, oil-free products are appreciated! I was very disappointed in the look and appearance with this. It felt very dry and tight, obvious I was wearing something. It oddly settled into every pore, leaving white dots. I don't even have big pores! It looked like …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Joico - Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm for Thick or Coarse Hair

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Mar/08/2012

Hands down the best conditioner I've ever used. I've loved the regular Moisture Recovery conditioner for years and thought it was the best. I found a 1 liter container at a supply place for around $25 CDN, so thought I'd give it a try. I only need a small amount, so this will likely last me ages. I have thick, straight hair that isn't too damaged. I can use this every day and …Read more

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Styling Products - TIGI - Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream

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Mar/08/2012

Wow, very effective! The packaging is unnecessary (I just tossed the big cap), but overall impressive product. I found it on sale at a supply outlet and it's fairly large, so value was reasonable. It makes my thick, straight hair very smooth, soft and manageable- no greasiness at all. I just put a dime-sized amount on my hand, rub my hands together and rub through dried hair starting at the …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Olay - Age Defying Protective Renewal Lotion SPF 15

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Mar/08/2012

Great stuff! I agree with a previous reviewer- I haven't seen this on the shelves for a while. Perhaps Olay brought it back? In any case, I'm a long-time devotee to the daly renewal cream with BHA. It works amazingly well for my very sensitive, acne prone skin. This is similiar- it sinks right in, provides a smooth base without making me oily. It's reasonable, especially on sale …Read more

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Lips - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain (All Shades)

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Mar/06/2012

Absolutely love this product! The price makes me choke, so I'd only buy if I had a gift certificate, etc. It's excellent for many reasons;
- very workable shade selection with brights and neutrals
- extreme lasting power and even wear
- matte, non-sticky feel but glossy look
- easy to apply
- can be layered for depth
- not drying at all
It really does …
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Lipstick - Dior - Addict Extreme

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Feb/29/2012

Very sad result! I'd been reading about these for a long time and had high expectations. It's very clear from advertising this claims to be a long-wearing product. I used Extreme powder foundation for years and was so impressed with the lasting power. This lipstick actually lasts significantly less than the majority of glosses and balms I have and fades unevenly. It's more like a …Read more

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Lips - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Club Mix

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Feb/25/2012

Lovely matte brownish purple, but unfortunately pigments settled into my lines. This happens to me with Nars lipstick too. Strange, since I'm 30 and by no means have deep lines. It faded on the smooth part and left really dark, obvious clumps in the creases. Yuck! I will not repurchase. The pencil format is a pain too.

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Mascara - GUERLAIN - Le 2 de Guerlain

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Feb/20/2012

Gross! Clumpy, fragranced, unflattering. It's extremely expensive for such an underperforming product. Glad I had a gift certificate for this! One light coat clumps like crazy on me, one of the worst mascaras I've tried for this. It hurts my eyes to distraction and they're not sensitive. A big fail, especially for the price.

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Lip Color in Blue Raspberry

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Feb/20/2012

Love this shade and formula. Creamy lipcolors are my HG lipsticks in lasting power, moisturizing feel and look. No perfumey taste either! It's like a pigmented, very long-lasting balm on me. It doesn't transfer much onto cups and lasts a good several hours- rare for me. It's creamy and thick, but doesn't feel sticky, heavy or unnatural. It's especially amazing in the …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Frost - Seedy Pearl

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Feb/20/2012

I really wanted to like this! It was recommended by an SA as a base for my hazel eyes and pale, yellow skin. It looks like a light purpley/silvery shade in the pan, but goes on purpley/pinky/red. It had very little impact on my pale skin- you can barely see it except for an unappealing reddish tint. There are so many similar, better shades out there for yellow skin. I can see this working with …Read more

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