Product Reviews by slim5555

Liquid - AdeM Cosmetics - Countess Isserlyn Liquid Makeup

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1 month ago

I used Countess Isserlyn makeup when I was barely nineteen, which was ridiculous at that age, but I loved it anyway. Now at the tender age of sixty-six, I have reacquainted myself with this heavenly foundation. The numbering system has changed since I first used it and believe it has been this 'newer' system for well over twenty years. I have a light complexion with yellow undertones …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - LightStim LED Light Therapy- LightStim for Wrinkles

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1 month ago

I have owned the LightStim device for years and there is no question in my mind that red light diodes are highly effective for firming the skin inasmuch as it plumps the skin due to its ability to increase collagen production. Published and peer-reviewed studies on this topic are numerous and the conclusions are positive for red light therapy …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Retin-A 0.05%

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2 months ago

This review isn't so much for Retin A, which is terrific by the way, but for price. Lookup Canada Drugs Direct, I have been using this for many years and it's every bit as effective as the high-price spread. Do not worry that it's manufactured in India or wherever Canada Drugs is reliable and the price is a WOW as in 20 grams .05% for under $32 American, the price is more or less …Read more

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Cleansers - Eve Lom - Cleanser

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2 months ago

I will add my voice to the pantheon of the reviewing crowd.
I have been a devoted lover/user of Erno Laszlo products, I adore the square-shaped plastic bottles especially the four-ounce size because that was the original plastic that the good doctor used. I know I am som far-off Eve Lom subject. Back I go to my review.

Upon thoroughly looking at my skin in a magnifying …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Exhibit A

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2 months ago

I am surprised that I had not written a review for Exhibit A, here goes:
I am a former commercial makeup artist and there are few things from the civilian retail world that I carry as standard equipment in my tackle box, Exhibit A is one, a true red, not quite a tomato red but not a red with any blue whatsoever. It is universally agreed upon by makeup artists as well as cosmetic companies …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Skinactives Bio-Ferment Sea Kelp Gel'

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3 months ago

I am in total agreement with the previous reviewer, Gerlygerl, I too used to buy several active ingredients as well as the prepared creams from SkinActives. In the beginning, I was enamored of this company and Dr. Slivak's clear, concise explanations but as time has gone on I have become less so.
About G.G.'s comments, I too was rudely put down by Dr. Slivak. There was a …
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Moisturizers - Cellex-C - Hydra 5 B-Complex

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3 months ago

I think this is an excellent product but overpriced(deals can be found on eBay), a previous reviewer provided an almost excellent homemade serum. Her recipe: water, hyaluronic acid(powder), and vitamin b-5(calcium pantothenate), she missed one ingredient and it's essential to a proper, potent, and effective serum and that is a preservative.
Why: because any water-based cream, lotion, or …
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Foundations - Erno Laszlo - Absolute Finish Foundation SPF 15

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3 months ago

Yet another wonderful product from Laszlo that has unwisely been discontinued by the current company owners, Charles Denton(former CMO Molton Brown)and backed by RBS Equity Finance and the way the line is now, which is awful, it is not surprising that an equity fund owns the company.
Apologies for the mini diatribe.
Back to the foundation which is presented in a mousse formula, the …
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Treatments (Face) - The Ordinary - 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

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5 months ago

I like this because it is milled to a powder form so it disperses instantly in my creams. I add this to my cream on a daily basis, never advanced premixing as it's not stable.
For a good dose of vitamin c, I use the standard 'buy at any health food store' ascorbic acid crystals, which I mix with a little water and let it sit on my face as a morning wash and that always gets the …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Coquette

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5 months ago

Coquette is a workhorse. I have used this on my brows long before there was an array of pomades, pencils, markers, gels, glazes, in fact long before Anastasia hit the mass cosmetic market Coquette was hard at work in many commercial makeup artists kits, including mine.
I am reviewing it now all these many many years later because I noticed it kept appearing on the Alley home page.
This is …
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