Product Reviews by purpldy

Skincare - Face - Unlisted Brand - Proven Skincare- SPF Day Cream

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3 months ago

Proven Skincare advertises that their special "award-winning artificial intelligence system" based on the "Skin Genome Quiz" is the "World's Most Personalized Skincare Routine that is all about You." Sounds wonderful and I was excited to try them as I have several skin issues that I thought an actual personalized system might work for me. Their promise of a …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Elizabeth Arden - Pure Finish Tinted Moisturizer

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Nov/09/2018

This is a review for the Pure Finish MINERAL tinted Moisturizer....

I should have known better than to purchase it, but was hoping, beyond hope, that I would like this tinted moisturizer. Unfortunately I hated it. The colors are off by at least 2 shades. I got "Fair" and it is about an NC/NW25-30, no where near my NW18 and it is orange to boot. :-( It also has a very …
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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30

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Oct/10/2018

I'm a big fan of Paula's SPF moisturizers, especially the all mineral formulas, as it is very difficult to get a cosmetically elegant SPF that doesn't contain harmful, drying ingredient, take 1/2 an hour to sink in, or make me look even paler than my already fair NW18 skin. That being said, I use the Hydralight, the Calm (normal to dry) , and the Skin Recovery (same formula as …Read more

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Cleansers - Paula's Choice - DEFENSE Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser

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Aug/27/2018

Unfortunately I cannot recommend this product as I think it is basically an overpriced gel cleanser. I have used several gel-to-cream cleansers and I really liked them, this is not a gel-to-cream cleanser. It is a gel-to-foam cleanser. It is non-drying, did not bother my eyes, and does not have much of a scent so those features are a plus, but it is a foaming cleanser, I wanted a cream …Read more

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Cleansers - Paula's Choice - Perfect Cleansing Oil

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Jul/02/2018

Unfortunately it is too hard for me to get past the terrible smell. I understand that the line does not add fragrance, but the mixture of the oils stinks to high heaven. No way I could use this regularly unless they reformulate with some sort of masking fragrance. Considering how expensive this is, I would suggest using an oil from your kitchen (olive, avocado coconut or any other), just like …Read more

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Styling Products - Living Proof - No Frizz Humidity Shield

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May/24/2018

This product would be only OK if you could spray it without having to wear a gas mask! I have a rather small vanity area and there is no way I can use this, even if I hold my breath. Not worth the hype or money and does not do much at all for my 2B-3A frizzy hairs. I am giving their new Instant De-Frizzer the same review, as the same exact problem... toxic fumes.

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Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face

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Jul/11/2017

The picture is the SPF 30 version but this is a review for the SPF 50...
I have to say this is probably the worst sunscreen I've ever tried. Not that it irritated my face, as it did not for the few times I tried it, but it is so WHITE that it is impossible to use. I am a fair and pink NW15-NW18 and this was even too white for me.
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Crème - Unlisted Brand - Dermacol Make-Up Cover

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Jun/28/2017

I love this foundation/concealer. I am fair and very pink and I can use either 211 (a tiny bit dark but usable) or 207 (a bit better match). I uploaded a color chart with descriptions of the colors. If you are not pinkish, don't buy the "cool" colors and no, 207 is not the lightest, 208 is by about two shades. ;-) Do not buy 208 unless you are very fair or like a very light …Read more

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Conditioner - DevaCurl - One Condition Delight Weightless Waves Conditioner

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Jun/27/2017

I'd like to preface my review by saying that I do not use this as a conditioner as it isn't heavy/strong enough for my overabundant, fine textured, color treated and highlighted, 100% grey, 2C/3A/3B hair. Instead, I like it as part of my second day hair refresh. I first spritz on a watered down (50% product/50%water) refresher spray (like Mister Right) and then take about a quarter …Read more

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Styling Products - DevaCurl - SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler

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Jun/22/2017

I understand that coconut oil is great for curly hair, but I can't understand why so many products for curly hair are manufactured with such awful, fake coconut scents. I couldn't get past the stinky-poo of the coconut to even try this in my hair. Luckily I purchased this with other products as a trial kit or I'd have returned it. If you like artificial coconut as a fragrance …Read more

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