Product Reviews by smhr

Brows - Maybelline New York - Brow Stylist Boost & Set

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1 month ago

I found this at Walgreen's recently. It may be new. Anyway, I thought for the price point $9.99 it would be worth a try. This brow gel reminds me of Tarte's Busy Gal Brows, but at half the cost. Both have the tiny wand that dispenses the right amount. I purchased this in the Blonde shade. It's more like a cool taupe that works with medium brown brow hair like mine. I've never …Read more

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Brows - Tarte Cosmetics - Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel

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5 months ago

I'm not sure if this is new, but it is to me. What caught my attention was the tester on the shelf. I was intrigued by the tiny wand and ecstatic over the color shade. I swiped the tester in Medium Cool Brown over the back of my clean hand to see if it would match my own brows. The shade was spot on. Do you know how hard it is to be somewhere between a medium to dark brown? I love how easy …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - bareMinerals - COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

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5 months ago

I headed to Ulta with one thing in mind, that was to try out Bareminerals foundation stick. Instead, I tried out the tinted moisturizer. I guess I have passed by this several times during my visits to Ulta. I didn't like how the foundation stick applied to the back of my hand. The foundation stick looked heavy and the color ( Cashew 3.5 ) didn't look right. I reached for the tinted …Read more

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Stick - Lancôme - Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

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fromsmhr

5 months ago

I purchased this in Buff 215 ( N ). I think it's a good color match for my light skin tone. In MAC I'm NW25 for reference. There are two issues I have with this foundation 1. It looks matte on my skin, my sunscreen beforehand is moisturizing, so that didn't help . 2. Even with a light application, I look like I'm wearing makeup. I might have to use Becca's Backlight …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Day Serum

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fromsmhr

5 months ago

Like with all L - Ascorbic Acid type products, D.E. leaves a sticky residue feel afterwards. And with all L - Ascorbic products, I will rinse off after a few hours. I just can't handle that tacky feeling. I purchased the mini combo C Firma + B Hydra serum. I realize the B Hydra is suppose to be used with the C Firma, but like it better on it's own. I'm not completely sold on the …Read more

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Cleansers - First Aid Beauty - Face Cleanser

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fromsmhr

6 months ago

I can't get over how well this cleanses without stripping or drying out my very dry skin. I was afraid with the foaming action, I would experience tightness. My face feels soft to the touch afterwards. Just a small amount and the 5 oz. size will last a long time. Sephora sells the travel size to try before purchasing the larger sizes.

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Eye Makeup Remover - Drunk Elephant - Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser

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fromsmhr

6 months ago

I've used this once and can say it won't be a repurchase. It comes in a jar and supplied with a spatula. I like that it's unscented and easy to apply. I didn't experience any sensitivity as previous reviewers reported. Where the problem lies with me is how my face doesn't feel clean afterwards. I thought it would be great as a one step cleanser, but I felt my face needed …Read more

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Styling Products - Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum

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fromsmhr

8 months ago

I purchased this before and didn't care for it. While waiting in line at Ulta, I saw this in the travel size bin and bought it. I believe in 2nd chances and glad my gut told me this would work. My menopausal hair has been through a lot in the last few years. This skinny serum was the ticket. It has left my hair with a new shine and manageability like no one's business. Just a little …Read more

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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

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8 months ago

This is a foundation + concealer. I used it as a foundation. The sample I received was in Ivory VF-N. I've never applied such a thick foundation in my life. My method was dotting my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, so there's no way I went overboard applying. The shade turned out to be an obvious orange shade. I couldn't wash this off fast enough. I'm glad it was only a …Read more

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