Product Reviews by retrotechlogos

Concealers - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer

5.0
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3 months ago

I'm a little surprised at the negative reviews. Although, honestly, I don't use concealer for my under eyes (I hate the look), so that's not how I judge this one. I've tried many concealers for spot concealing, and this is hands down my favorite. Truly one of the best matches I've found- foundation or concealers alike (I don't have a weird undertone, but for some …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Bite Beauty - Agave Lip Mask

2.0
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Mar/24/2018

Oof -- overpriced and it makes my lips shed without moisturizing them. At first it feels like it might be moisturizing, but it doesn't last very long and I notice my lips end up drier than with other lip balms. It's also not great under lipstick.

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Skincare - Face - CeraVe - Hydrating Micellar Water

3.0
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Mar/14/2018

Don't use this on your eyes -- the high amount of niacinamide and propanediol (a relatively irritating solvent) will cause burning, even though this micellar water is a pretty effective cleanser.

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Concealers - Sephora Collection - Make No Mistake High Coverage Concealer

5.0
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Nov/04/2017

Finally -- a high coverage concealer that matches me. I have muted, cool yellow skin at an NC35-7 depth and 10 Vanilla Bean is perfect. High coverage, isn't cakey, feels very light, natural-looking, and you need so little. I actually mix a tiny bit of this with my sunscreen (TINY, so it's not diluting don't worry) and use it all over for a lightly tinted base, and then use the …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

1.0
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Oct/01/2017

I... really don't get the hype here. I truly tried to make it work. The formula is treacherous, pigmentation is okay at best, and the color has those drugstore magenta undertones. On me (NC40 muted cool yellow olive), it's not very bright and it's super pinky. I don't really have dry lips, but it just crumbles off and fades after a few hours. There are much better vintage reds …Read more

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Concealers - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer

1.0
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Jul/12/2017

Could NOT get this to work with my skin. It should wouldn't blend or stick no matter what I tried. This product is actually quite polarizing due to the formula, so just keep that in mind. I recommend getting a sample! I gave it 2 lippies instead of just one because the color range is so unique and beautiful. Plenty of true olive, yellow, and muted shades that you can't really find …Read more

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Powder - Meow Cosmetics - Flawless Feline Mineral Foundation

5.0
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Jun/21/2017

Flawless Feline in Fierce Abyssinian is the best match I've ever found in a foundation (and I've tried A LOT). I'm South Asian-descent, NC40ish, with cool yellow olive beige undertones and I'm very muted. This can be a little too olive/yellow if built up too much, but worn with a big Kabuki brush (E.L.F.), on top of the Sephora Gel concealer for spots that need better …Read more

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Concealers - Sephora Collection - Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer

5.0
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Jun/21/2017

A reviewer below me described the shade 11 Tatin as a weird muddy yellow, and that's exactly why I love it. I have never seen a concealer in this shade. Most concealers are way too peachy, light, pink because brands have the idea that you're using the concealer primarily for correcting undereye darkness and highlighting. That's fair, and I wouldn't use Tatin for that (it would …Read more

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Liquid - Maybelline New York - FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)

3.0
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May/19/2017

Pretty shade selection for the most part (compared to all other drugstore lines, this one has the most realistic shade options, some olive tones, yellow shades that aren't orange, neutral-pink shades, muted shades, much better than True Match). Not the most oil-controlling or matte foundation, but it feels really high end and is pretty medium-high coverage. Unfortunately, it has way too much …Read more

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Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Eyebrow Cake Powder - Black/Grey

3.0
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Mar/07/2017

Incredible for neutral olive folks out here with black hair. No red undertones here, use the lighter one for the inner part of the brow and the darker for the outer. I use a bit of the wax on my ends to make a sharper taper, but really you can go full Instagram or total undetectable with these powders. I use this daily, and it's lasted me a year so far and I've yet to hit pan! People …Read more

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