Product Reviews by saramason111

Foundations - wet n wild - Mega Cushion Foundation SPF15

5.0
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2 months ago

I like this foundation a lot but the shades skip around a lot. I’m a strong NC 25 in Mac, 128 in Fit Me Matte & Poreless, and W-2 in L’Oréal. I’m trying to go cruelty free so Wet n Wild was the easiest choice for me - the Cream Ivory cushion foundation is my color and it matches very well but is still a tad lacking in yellow (Maybelline and Mac are the only companies that have a straight up …Read more

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Liquid - Almay - Smart Shade Makeup SPF 15

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6 months ago

I surprisingly have used this quite a lot lately. Yes, it comes out like a scary white paste (like sunscreen), and is slightly hard to blend (again, like mineral sunscreen), but this works well for quick makeup days and light coverage. I apply it with my fingers.

My Mac color is NC25/27 and I use My Best Light, which although too fair for me, has yellow undertones. I then use bronzer …
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Sunscreen - Australian Gold - Botanical Tinted Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

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7 months ago

I liked everything about this sunscreen except the tint. It has a grayish beige/pink tint to it. I am NC 30 in Mac and I’d wear this and my face would be this beige/pink color and my neck has yellow undertones. It looked like I was wearing a mask. If you are an “NC” in Mac and/or have warm undertones, stay away from this. Try the Cotz tinted spf 40 instead that has more yellow in it.

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Self Tanners - Unlisted Brand - Tanwise One Hour Tan

5.0
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8 months ago

I don’t understand all the bad reviews - this is a great tanner. I’m referring to Tanwise One Hour Tan in the bottle - not the mousse. It has a very dark color guide that works best when applied with a quality mitt (I use the Tarte mitt that comes with Brazilliance tanner). Before applying, I generously put lotion on the tops of my feet, ankles, knees, wrists, and elbows. I apply about a quarter …Read more

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Self Tanners - CLARINS - Gelee Auto Bronzant Express - Self-Tanning Instant Gel

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9 months ago

This product might be good for very fair people, but it does nothing for me. My skin is NC 25/30 in Mac and I put this on at night and the next morning there is a HINT of color on me - I applied again the next night to get darker and I detected a tinge of orange. The smell is really strong - worse I think than Jergen’s tanner. Both get me the same shade after one night so you might as well just …Read more

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush - Sunbasque

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9 months ago

This is a pretty blush that’s bronze/peach and has pearlescent shimmer. There’s glitter I can see in the pan, but it shows up as shimmer on the cheeks. It makes me look like I spent some time outdoors and got a bit of a tan plus a flush to my cheeks. I’m NC 30 in Mac so I’m not sure how this would work for fair individuals. This blush will last a very long time however if you’re looking for a …Read more

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Powder - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation

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9 months ago

I have several powder foundations and liquid foundations, and this one got pushed to the back for several months. I’m trying to use everything up so put it on this morning. Well, I am re-sold on this powder now because I was just at a store and a woman came up to me and told me my complexion looked beautiful and that it was so smooth and clear. I was shocked because I’m struggling with …Read more

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Self Tanners - L'Oreal Paris - Sublime Bronze Tinted Lotion in Deep

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9 months ago

This is the best but you must get “deep” for it to work! I’ve tried Tarte Brazilliance ($42), Clarins gelee Tanner ($32), and FakeBake Dark ($38) and none of them got me such a beautiful medium brown color as the Loreal Sublime Bronze in Deep. Ulta usually carries the Deep but drugstores only have Medium. You could order online for the Deep.

I exfoliate very well, then apply lotion to …
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Powder - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder

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11 months ago

This powder really surprised me - it is very finely milled, gives a soft blurring effect and it blends very well. I even use it over a little concealer and it blurs imperfections. There’s little coverage but the finish is just so soft that it looks great on the skin. This is much better than my Too Face Primed and Poreless powder ($32!). I’m NC 30 in Mac and got the “fair/Light” and although it’s …Read more

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Self Tanners - Tarte Cosmetics - Brazilliance PLUS+

4.0
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11 months ago

I like this a lot...I was reluctant to try it because almost all self-tanners make me itch horribly including Fakebake, Hemp brand, the Ulta brand tanner, L’Oréal towelettes, St. Tropez, and Banana Boat. Additionally, I will not tolerate stickiness or DHA scent in a tanner. I don’t like wearing self-tanner at night - only during the day. I have high expectations!

PROS: no DHA scent …
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