Product Reviews by slim5555

Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Exhibit A

5.0
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3 days 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'

2.0
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10 days 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 went 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

4.0
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15 days 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

5.0
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22 days 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

5.0
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2 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

5.0
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2 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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Eye Shadow - rms beauty - Cream Eye Shadow (All Shades)

4.0
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2 months ago

I have Magnetic and am on the fence with it, surprisingly this wears very well and little to no creasing. The shade is a purpled/taupe/mauve, I have brown eyes with lots of gold, almost an olive gold and I think it is for that reason that this shade works well for me even though I have a light yellow undertoned complexion. The reason I am on the fence is that this really looks best on me on …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Shadow Stick

5.0
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2 months ago

I have this in Oaxaca, the name cracks me up as I remember my college days and my then-boyfriend would roll a joint of Oaxacan and just the scent would knock me back fifty feet.

Luckily that is not the case with this item, I have brown eyes with a lot of gold vs. the lovely warm mahogany or blue-black tones and it is for that reason that this color taupe/mauve/slightly …
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Blush - Rituel de Fille - Inner Glow Cream Blush - Desire

5.0
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2 months ago

After considerable deliberation(reading reviews and looking at swatches)I grabbed this and am very happy. I have a light complexion with a lot of yellow and colors from the blue-red spectrum make for an interesting and very pretty break from my usual pink/coral/brown tones. I am a cream rouge person, always have been, I do think this looks best when I use a light wash of Chanel's Blanc de …Read more

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Concealers - rms beauty - "Un" Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer

5.0
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3 months ago

I will add my voice to the pantheon of rms devotees.
I have been mucking about trying to decide what and how much creams/serums/foundation I want on my skin. Turns out serum and a good dollop of moisturizer. It's so important to really work the moisturizer into the skin, I give myself a full-tilt massage every time I apply my serums and creams and then let the creams do their job for a …
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