Product Reviews by skim1017

Pressed Powders - NARS Cosmetics - Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

4.0
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Jan/23/2017

I like the powder itself and love the fact that it's paraben-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic, but don't like the packaging. It is ridiculously impractical. Sure, the sleek black compact is beautiful, but I'm not sure why Nars designed it so that you can't fit the wafer-thin powder applicator in the compact itself. The powder applicator is so flat that you would …Read more

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BB Cream - AmorePacific - Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

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Feb/24/2016

Way too much fragrance! Amore Pacific (and Korean beauty products in general) are too strongly scented for me. They always market their products as having amazing skincare benefits and/or incorporating Asian herbs into their products, but they always add fragrance, which will only irritate the skin and undermine whatever skincare benefits they claim. The overwhelming scents are a major …Read more

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Liquid - Laura Mercier - Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

5.0
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Feb/20/2016

I have the Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Vanille, and my search for the perfect Laura Mercier foundation has now officially ended. I normally use the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation (also in Vanille) in warmer months, but it's simply too matte for me to use in the winter, when my skin tends to get very dry and sensitive. When my skin needs more hydration, I …Read more

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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - All About Shadow Quad - Teddy Bear

5.0
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Feb/06/2016

Some people will say that the Teddy Bear All About Shadow Quad is boring, but if you're looking for a collection of wearable, long-lasting, and truly neutral shades for an everyday look, Teddy Bear is perfect for you. Like many of the reviewers here, I've gone through many nude eye shadow palettes, but they would always contain a shade or two that I never wore, shades that were too …Read more

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Powder - Laura Mercier - Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

3.0
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Feb/21/2015

I'm still on the fence about this powder. My biggest issues with the old Laura Mercier foundation powder were that it was chalky and the shade selection was limited (there were only 7 shades and I was between #1 and #2, so I used to mix the two shades). This new powder is not as chalky as the old one, but it can still accentuate flakes and dry patches on your skin if you don't prep …Read more

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Pressed Powders - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Powder

4.0
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Oct/21/2014

I have this powder in both W1 and W2. Initially, I bought the W2 because it seemed to be a perfect match for my skin tone, but I realized that it was making me look like I had a tan after a few hours. My face was noticeably darker than my neck, which was not a good look. I decided to try the W1, and it's much better. Sometimes, I mix the two shades if I want more color on my face, but I …Read more

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BB Cream - Ole Henriksen - Perfect Truth™ CC Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30

5.0
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Feb/28/2014

The negative reviews for this product are simply incomprehensible to me. Why would anyone wear CC cream to the gym and then complain about stinging in their eyes? Why would anyone wear CC cream that close to their eyes to begin with? And why would anyone complain about the sheer coverage of a CC cream when it's not supposed to be a full-coverage foundation? I only expected this product …Read more

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Eyeliner - L'Oreal Paris - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner

4.0
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Sep/22/2012

If you want the intense, smudge-free look of a liquid eyeliner, but don't have the patience or steady hand required to apply it, or if you're tired of getting raccoon or even panda eyes by the end of the day with regular eyeliner, this is the perfect eyeliner for you. This is basically a liquid eyeliner in pencil form, so you have the best of both worlds. Here are the pros: (1) …Read more

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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - Color Surge Trio - Totally Neutral

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Sep/22/2012

I bought the Totally Neutral trio to replace a more subtle (as in more office-appropriate and, admittedly, boring) neutral eyeshadow duo by Clinique that was apparently a special edition and no longer available. At first, I was afraid that the darker shades would be too khaki or olive on me and not as neutral as I would have liked, but I've really grown to love this trio. It's the …Read more

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Powder - Laura Mercier - Foundation Powder

3.0
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Sep/11/2012

I bought this powder to replace Lorac's Evening Out, which was discontinued last year, and I still can't decide if I like this product or not. Here are the pros: it's oil-free, fragrance-free, doesn't break me out, has excellent coverage for a foundation powder, and gives you that soft, flawless look that we all want. But then there are the cons: it comes in very limited …Read more

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