Product Reviews by saramason111

Fragrances - Maison Margiela - 'Replica' By the Fireplace

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7 days ago

Upon first spritz, you can only smell smoke but after 10 minutes it’s a vanilla scent with a hint of smoke and pine. This brand is not cruelty free....Vanilla Woods by 7 Virtues smells very similar (and without the smoke smell) like a woodsy vanilla and it’s cruelty free. I’ll be buying that instead.

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Fragrances - Philosophy - Amazing Grace Ballet Rose

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11 days ago

This is a nice rose scent, but it gives me a horrible headache. Perfumes usually don’t bother me but there’s something in this that gives me a migraine. I opted for 7 Virtues’s Rose Amber from Sephora, which is derived from natural ingredients (and is cruelty free). No headache and I can still enjoy a nice rose scent.

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Fragrances - TOCCA - Giulietta Eau de Parfum

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2 months ago

This smells like soap mixed with baby powder, musk, and V05 hair conditioner. I could potentially understand why some people would like it but it smells very artificial with a base note of baby powder under the soap/conditioner scent. It’s very strong.

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Bronzers - NYX Professional Makeup - Matte Bronzer (All)

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3 months ago

I’ve been through so many bronzers that promise a healthy sun-kissed glow (PF Butter Bronzer, Mac Give Me Sun, Becca Sunlit Glow, Laura Mercier Tahitian Glow to name a few) and while they look nice, none of them replicate the look of a natural tan my face would have. They all have shimmer in them too which I don’t need.

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Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Give Me Sun!

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7 months ago

I’ve had this bronzer for about 3 years and thought it looked very natural on me until yesterday - I saw a picture of myself that was taken outside at a park and the hollows of my cheeks and forehead perimeter looked straight up orange. My complexion is extremely warm (NC 30) right now bc it’s summer. If it doesn’t work for me and my yellow-toned skin, then I don’t know how others who aren’t even …Read more

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Foundations - wet n wild - Mega Cushion Foundation SPF15

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9 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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Sunscreen - Australian Gold - Botanical Tinted Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

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Nov/20/2018

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

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Oct/03/2018

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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Powder - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation

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Sep/15/2018

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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Powder - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder

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Jul/31/2018

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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