Product Reviews by rubie

Mascara - Estée Lauder - Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

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Mar/27/2010

Overall this is a highly effective mascara. This is the only non-waterproof mascara I have ever tried to date which successfully stayed on my lashes all day without even one smudge. It thickened my lashes very well and application was easy. One huge problem is that this mascara stings my eyes and made my eyes red from allergic reaction. My eyes are very sensitive to many makeup products (i.e. …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex [REFORMULATED]

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fromrubie

Mar/27/2010

My expectation was quite high given rave reviews on this product. Unfortunately, it did not work on my skin as it was too harsh. I felt a slight sensation at the first application--which is to me usually a sign of allergic reaction to cosmetic products--but gave another chance for the next day. After two applications, nasty bumps and zits began to develop around my nose, face-to-mouth lines, and …Read more

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Cleansers - Estée Lauder - Perfectly Clean Splash Away Foaming Cleanser [DISCONTINUED]

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fromrubie

Mar/27/2010

My skin was overwhelmed with this cleanser after a few times of use. It surely does a great job in cleansing and made my face squeaky clean, taking all the make-up (foundation & concealer) off in one easy step. The cleanser has nice smell, foams very well with a very little amount, and is quite refreshing. I did not feel that this cleanser made my face dry or tight first. Oh-yes, I really …Read more

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Mascara - Dior - DiorShow Mascara Waterproof

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fromrubie

Aug/09/2009

The biggest problem with this mascara to me is that it is NOT waterproof at all. Living in a tropical climate, I need to use waterproof (truly) mascara daily and that factor is so critical for me in choosing mascara. My fav is Maybelline Volum' Express (x3) waterproof mascara because it is truly a waterproof mascara and never irritates my very sensitive eyes (I wear contact lenses). On the …Read more

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Conditioner - Carol's Daughter - Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner

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fromrubie

Apr/05/2009

I am very surprised with the low over-all rating for the sister product of this leave-in conditioner: Tui Leave-In Conditioner, because Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner is the very best leave-in conditioner I have ever used. This new line of Black Vanilla haircare products of Carol's Daughter are specifically designed for heavily damaged, color-treated hair, which exactly what I needed …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Select Cover-Up

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fromrubie

Mar/19/2009

This concealer creases on my lids and does not cover undereye discolorations though it gives quite good coverage for the rest of the facial area. Accentuates the lines around my eyes because it creases badly. Texture is a bit dry to be used around eyes. Don't even think about putting a bit of powder over this concealer to set it as it just makes fine lines around the area scream. The colors …Read more

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Lip Treatments - MAC Cosmetics - Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15

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fromrubie

Mar/14/2009

The product name "lip conditioner" is a bit misleading as its conditioning & moisturizing power is not strong at all to me. I like the very light feel and non-greasy, non-sticky texture of this product--and the hint of fragrance which is elegant, but that is all about it. The packaging is feather-light and feels bit cheap after paying that much money for one lip conditioning stick …Read more

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Hair Color - Clairol - Nice n' Easy Permanent Hair Color

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fromrubie

Feb/27/2009

I picked up "117 Natural Medium Golden Brown" to put over my partially bleached/highlighted hair (done at home). I had used Garnier Nutrisse Black then Darkest Brown/Soft Black previously to get back to black hair after almost a year of having hair with red/purple streaks. Though I liked Garnier Nutrisse very much, it pushed my hair too dark. Garnier hotline recommended me to go to a …Read more

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Eye Primer - Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer

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fromrubie

Feb/25/2009

Somehow I never have luck with shadow base products. MAC paintpot and this... I am just not fond of the strong tacky feel these products give on the lids after application. Eyeshadow does neither glides nor blends smoothly. Given, silicone is the main ingredient of these products, I do not feel that I have to put anything on my lids in addition to my favorite 5-star Clarins Instant Smooth which I …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Unlisted Brand - Wei East China Herbal Eyes Alive

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fromrubie

Dec/04/2008

Wow, this product stings my eyes like crazy! I feel as if I were drenching menthol around my eyes though the texture is quite light and feels neither greasy nor heavy. Since it's so strong that I cannot wear this cream directly on my cleaned, bare skin--I have to put this product after putting eye cream--which does not make sense. I do not feel comfortable using something that is so strong …Read more

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