Product Reviews by sixillis

Lotions/ Creams - Fresh - Rice Dry Oil

5.0
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Jun/14/2016

i began by rolling my eyes at the marketing of it as being inspired by japanese rice farmers. i mean...

the oil itself really does smell wonderful, and absorbs so well. there is almost no wait time between application and feeling like you can get dressed. it has also cured problem dry spots on my elbows and heels. really impressive.

but i'm sorry, this desperately needs …
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Concealers - Sephora Collection - Smoothing & Brightening Concealer

3.0
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Jun/14/2016

I use "light beige", a light, cool yellow beige, as a highlighter.

really impressed they even have such a non-red-based color, those are the bane of my existence. the rest of the colors in the line are not inspiring, though. so many pale and pink-based options, what gives... doubt i could use any of the rest of them as actual concealer.

the click brush applicator …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

3.0
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Jun/14/2016

just okay.

i have combination skin that is primarily oily but tends to dry out around my mouth and eyebrows. had to mix this with an oil to combat that dryness effectively, or else use too much product. at the same time, the more oily parts of my face felt a touch filmy after using this. the part of the experience i am least satisfied w is the finish; i feel like it doesn't absorb …
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Concealers - BECCA - Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme

4.0
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Feb/09/2016

Impressive variety of tones for a concealer. I am a funny pale olive (I use Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in 213), and was worried that Macadamia, described as "medium beige with yellow golden undertones", might be too warm, but it matches my yellow tones very well. Quite tacky but smooth enough to be applied with fingers. Make sure you moisturize sufficiently beforehand, cakes a bit on …Read more

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Liquid - Koh Gen Do - Aqua Foundation

5.0
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Jan/11/2016

Mainly I am grateful for shade 213, which is a cool ochre. I would call myself a pale olive tone, and this has enough yellow-y green for my skin without making me look sallow, which is a miracle. Masks random redness so well.

Better coverage than the Moisture Foundation, which I used for a while but was never really satisfied with as a foundation (more of a tinted moisturizer, and also …
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Moisturizers - Sephora Collection - Instant Moisturizer

2.0
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Jan/03/2016

bought the smaller size, mainly lured by the price. i don't have sensitivity issues, just wanted something affordable and not too perfumed like drug store brands tend to be.

even during this weirdly warm, humid us east coast winter, and even with my skin not being dry, i found myself needing a lot of it to feel adequately moisturized. like, what is it made of that so much goes so …
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Lips - REVLON - Colorburst Matte Balm (All Shades)

4.0
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Oct/12/2015

Got this in Striking, a bright, zingy red, with a small nod to magenta. I have a lot of yellow in my skin, and this color pops in a super satisfying way. ~$7 at the grocery store. I have not experienced drying, which makes me think maybe its balminess is inconsistent across colors. Using it over chapstick gives it a very pretty, stain-like disposition, but my favorite way is straight up, layered …Read more

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Fragrances - Robert Piguet Parfums - Fracas

5.0
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Oct/09/2015

Fracas is the kind of perfume that will make you really work on your adjectives. "Sexy" doesn't even begin to cut it. "Sensual" is better, but lacks dynamism. Fracas smells like what I would imagine an anime magical girl transformation sequence to smell like: swirling, flower-heavy femininity, perfectly distilled and turned up to eleven. It's like taking all the …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Byredo, M/Mink

5.0
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Dec/28/2011

I have always wanted to smell like a ferocious, red-eyed creature from the depths of the jungle who has been transplanted to a scrivener's office to wreak havoc. M/MINK changes drastically from minute to minute, from sharp and creepy to dark and animalic. The sparkly adoxal lingers for the whole day.

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