Product Reviews by rav2b

Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Gel

5.0
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7 days ago

Best purchase I’ve made in a while! Recently went from auburn to silver hair and needed an ashier brow shade. Ii’d been using the Dipbrow Pomade, but thinking about trying something else anyway. My brows are pretty sparse, and I was having trouble getting the sparser areas to look related to the fuller areas. Furthermore, the Pomade seemed to fade during the day, despite using it with a …Read more

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Cleansers - Deciem - Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner

4.0
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fromrav2b

14 days ago

Not only do I love the way my face feels after using this at night, I’m also thrilled with how well it removes all my makeup, including some of the brattiest ever waterproof mascara. Even better, it doesn’t irritate my horridly sensitive eyes. I wish it were a bit less expensive, or came in a bigger bottle, the only reason for four lippies rather than five. I will continue to buy it, but save it …Read more

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Brows - REVLON - ColorStay Brow Tint

3.0
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fromrav2b

1 month ago

This is so easy to use, and my thinning brows look better than they have in a long while. (I’ve used old-school pencils, powders, gels, and a brow mascara.) I find that if I lightly powder and then use a shadow primer (Ulta’s is inexpensive and effective) it stays on all day. It has a mixing ball inside, and works much better when you shake it a bit, even between brows. I can’t speak to its …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Foreo - Luna

5.0
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fromrav2b

3 months ago

Much prefer it to the Clarisonic, which I’ve had for 5 or 6 years, putting it aside and coming back to it for most of that time. I would stop using it because even the gentlest brush felt harsh. I would go back to give it another try. Over and over. The selling points of the Foreo spoke to me: gentle, waterproof, l-o-n-g time between charges, nothing needing replacement, much smaller, and no …Read more

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Blush - Gerda Spillman - Crimson Bio-Blush

5.0
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fromrav2b

3 months ago

Scary looking stuff, but it works really well. I use their shade Caramel in the Bio-Fond, but I’ve also used it with various other foundations, mostly drugstore, when I was between two of their shades and couldn’t justify buying two of theirs to mix.

I think the principle is that it’s sort of a blood color, so applied to any skin tone it would be similar to that skin’s blush …
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Lipstick - Sephora Collection - Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick (All Shades)

3.0
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fromrav2b

3 months ago

Rather disappointed. It stays on everyone else, so why not me. MAs applied it in the store, and it was breaking up before I got home. No food, no drink and a 15 minute drive. Maybe it was due to being applied after using makeup remover to (try to) take off the 16 shades I’d sampled. But, despite their having a huge range of shades, I couldn’t find my color and had to buy two to mix, and it just …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Lucas' Papaw - Lucas' Papaw Ointment

5.0
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fromrav2b

3 months ago

Bought it for dry lips. It worked. Now my lips don’t even get dry with matte liquid lipsticks! The biggest surprise was being able to smooth it over Maybelline Stay Matte Inks to lessen the heavy, dry look (lighter colors). Not only does it make my lips look and feel normal, but they STAY hydrated without looking glossy, AND without causing the Matte Inks to break down. Not sure how it works with …Read more

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Mascara - REVLON - Volumazing Waterproof Mascara

3.0
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fromrav2b

6 months ago

Nice surprise! Picked this up when my old trusty started drying out and flaking a bit. (I was ready because it—Covergirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof—was just too difficult to remove.) This went on beautifully, despite my misgivings about the large brush. No clumps. Good length and volume—one coat, over a primer, was plenty for daytime. Wears well, looks exactly the same 11 hours after …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Alpha Skin Care - Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen SPF 30

5.0
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fromrav2b

7 months ago

Note: this is also reviewed in Sunscreens, but I have less to say about it as a sunscreen than as a primer! No kidding. Makeup goes on so nicely, and stays forever. I prefer a satin, non-matte makeup look, so am happy with the way it looks after a few minutes. If you want a less glowy effect, you can blot with a tissue before or instead of using powder.

3 oz is anywhere between $8.50 …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lashblast Active Mascara

1.0
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fromrav2b

7 months ago

Aieee! Ouch!! When this stuff flakes, and it does from when you start putting it on, it feels like junk getting under your (hard) contact lens. I haven’t worn lenses in many years, but this brought back the sensation immediately and powerfully. I hate when mascaras have lots of product on the brush that I have to blot off before applying—but this actually has way too little. It is easy to remove …Read more

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