Product Reviews by shoeboxoftrees

Foundations - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

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3 months ago

I haven't written a review in years, but this product was so bad I felt like I needed to warn others before their skin gets wrecked like mine.

I have acne-prone skin that is also sensitive, but haven't been breaking out much over the last few years. When I did it was almost always just clogged pores/blackheads and small whiteheads. Then I started using this foundation. It does …
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Powder - Maybelline New York - Superstay 24 Hour Powder

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Jun/21/2016

This is for the powder that just came out in the United States recently in a white rectangular compact from the "Super Stay Better Skin" line. It contains salicylic acid to help acne-prone skin.

I can't say much about this as I didn't even get a chance to wear it. I have pale skin with neutral/beigey undertones, and the Maybelline super stay better skin concealer in …
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Moisturizers - Garnier - SkinActive Ultra-Lift Miracle Wake-Up Cream Hydra-Gel Moisturizer

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Jun/04/2016

Skin type: super sensitive, fairly acne-prone, oily dehydrated

I have been using this moisturizer for a month now, and it is a pretty good moisturizer. They call it a "cream hydra-gel" but it's definitely more of a silicone-y gel. I tend to think of creams as being thicker than lotions, more emollient, definitely not lightweight, and this product most certainly …
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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Concealer

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Jul/15/2015

This product is a mystery to me. I bought a tube of it when it first came out years ago, was incredibly underwhelmed, threw it away eventually after not using it for months, and moved on. Fast forward to a few months back when Maybelline was reformulating their SuperStay concealer. I needed a replacement for my empty tube of that (which was horrifying by the way because that concealer was/is my …Read more

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Moisturizers - Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)

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Jan/23/2015

I used to use this moisturizer years ago, and I loved it. It softened my skin immensely without breaking me out, and while it wasn't the most lightweight moisturizer on the market, it wasn't so thick that I couldn't use it in the morning under makeup. The mild lilac fragrance was nice and didn't seem to irritate my skin. The biggest con was having to order it online all the …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

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Jun/24/2014

This is a review for the non-waterproof formula. When I first saw this mascara, Target didn't have a waterproof version so I got the regular kind. I have since bought the waterproof version but have not tried it yet.

I was super excited about this mascara after hearing about it from people overseas. L'oreal mascaras seem to be the only drugstore line I can use regularly …
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Lip Treatments - eos - Smooth Sphere Organic Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew

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Jan/29/2014

I had heard so many rave reviews on these lip balms, and finally decided to try one out. Honeysuckle honeydew seemed to be one that a lot of people enjoyed, plus I used to have a lip gloss pot that had a honeydew scent (I think it was wet n wild from the 90's) that I adored.

Scent: The scent of this product is pretty horrible in my opinion. It smells like a mixture of wax, high …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Sex Appeal

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Dec/23/2013

My skin tone would best be described as the neutral baby of MAC NC/NW shades, probably between a 10 and 15, but not quite 15, with very slight warm undertones. There are no drugstore foundations that come close to matching my skin, nor are there many at Sephora that would work either. I have to use custom-blended mineral powder foundation. That is how ridiculously pale my skin is.

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Deodorants - Crystal - Crystal Body Deodorant Stick

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Dec/13/2013

This is a fantastic product that works well, if used correctly. It is a deodorant, NOT an antiperspirant. It will not reduce the amount that you sweat, but prevent the bacteria in your underarm area from producing the body odor smell.

I originally bought this after reading about potential links of Aluminum Zirconium to breast cancer. Aluminum zirconium, which is the typical active …
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Lip Treatments - Yes To - Carrots lip butter

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Nov/29/2013

I saw this product at Target listed at $2.99 with a $2.00 off coupon attached. I figured that since I am always looking for a good lip balm that I'd give it a go for $0.99. I got the pomegranate scent/flavor with spf 15. I was intrigued with the ovular packaging that supposedly fits into your pocket without creating that unsightly lip balm bulge that occurs when wearing jeans or other more …Read more

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