Product Reviews by samswalk611

Lipstick - Max Factor - Colour Elixir Lipstick

3.0
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Sep/16/2017

Kinda torn on this one. I picked up the color #735 Maroon Dust at CVS on a whim, so I wasn't looking too closely at the price tag. This lipstick cost me $14.99, which is perhaps the reason I'm so grumpy about it. First, the formula is merely average, and I found that it settles into my "lip lines". I'm in my early 20s so this should not be a problem for me, so I can …Read more

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Foundations - wet n wild - Photo Focus Foundation

2.0
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Jun/17/2017

I actually really hate this foundation and am totally surprised when I see it talked up in the beauty-sphere. Number one, it smells god-awful. I'm not usually one to complain about scents, and I don't need all my products to smell like roses, but this was just unbearable. It smelled like cheap paint and it never faded, I could smell it on my face all day. Aside from that, it just ended …Read more

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Liquid - COVERGIRL - TruBlend Liquid Makeup

4.0
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May/29/2017

Totally eating my words with this foundation. I've given some not so great reviews of Cover Girl products here before, and for the most part have sworn off any base product from this brand. Then I was in CVS one day and for some reason decided to pick up a bottle of this in L2, and I'm so happy I did.

To begin, L2 matches me perfectly. I have neutral to slightly warm …
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BB Cream - NYX Professional Makeup - BB Cream

4.0
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Mar/27/2017

I should start off by saying that I am incredibly lazy when it comes to beauty products. I love makeup and a "done up" look, but 95% of the time, I can't be bothered with it. I picked this up because I was tired of wasting an extra 5 minutes with the whole damp blender sponge/liquid foundation song and dance, and I wanted something I could just smear on my face with my fingers and …Read more

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Mascara - essence - Lash Princess Mascara

3.0
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Mar/27/2017

Definitely conflicted about this mascara. One one hand, I like that it's super cheap at Ulta, and I like the little grips on the handle of the wand. The formula itself is pitch black, and I got tons of volume and drama with just one coat. However, I had to make sure to wipe the brush off very well before I applied, or else I would get huge clumps from hell. And it's almost impossible to …Read more

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Eyeliner - Physicians Formula - Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

3.0
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Feb/16/2017

I gave this eyeliner a pretty good shot, but unfortunately it didn't end up working out for me. I purchased this product in dark brown, and I found that it wasn't as pigmented as I would have liked. And it ended up wearing off on my oily eyelids after about 4 hours. I also found that the formula irritated my eyes, and caused them to be rather itchy as the day wore on.

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Treatments (Face) - Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - Fade Peel

5.0
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Feb/12/2017

A word of warning, this peel is very strong. Even if you are used to regular acid use, I would advise that you think twice before trying this peel. I am no newbie when it comes to acids, as I have used multiple MUAC peels (lactic acid 40% and 60%, glycolic acid 30%, and the mandelic/salicylic peel), and I use a serum with a high concentration of glycolic acid almost nightly. That being said, I …Read more

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Cleansers - CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser - Normal to Oily Skin

5.0
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Feb/02/2017

I've used many cleansers throughout my life, but this is the best one, hands down. I have combination skin that's not too sensitive, but I still like to be as gentle as possible because I use a few products with high concentrations of AHA acids. This cleanser is incredibly gentle and unscented, and I can trust that it will thoroughly cleanse my oily t-zone without irritating the drier …Read more

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Sunscreen - Eucerin - Everyday Protection Face Lotion - Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.0
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Jan/09/2017

I took a point off because it does leave a slight white cast on my face (I'm fair skinned so it works out fine for me, but it would be a problem for anyone who has a darker skin tone), but other than that, I really enjoy using this product.

The pump packaging is very convenient, clean, and travel friendly, and you get a decent amount (4 fl. oz.) for the price. For me, one pump in …
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Foundations - COVERGIRL - Ready, Set Gorgeous Oil-Free Foundation

2.0
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Jan/09/2017

I tried really hard to love this product. The squeeze tube packaging is great, it was a good match for my neutral-fair skin tone, and it had decent wear time that didn't obviously fade in my oilier t-zone. However, the talc in the formula broke me out almost immediately, so I cannot continue to use it. I would also go a step further and recommend that anyone with similar skin issues that I …Read more

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