Product Reviews by spottedswan

Liquid - Laura Mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

2.0
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Jun/20/2018

It's such a shame, but I can only trust this foundation when I'm in an environment where I can constantly tend to my skin.

Pros:
Look beautiful in HD photographs
Great shades for very golden/yellow undertones
Works with a brush or sponge
Doesn't oxidize
Can build to high medium coverage
Doesn't break out my very acne prone skin …
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Cleansers - Almay - Makeup Remover Cream Cleanser

5.0
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Aug/27/2017

Ingredients:

Water
Dimethicone
Cyclopentasiloxane
Glycerin
Isoamyl Laurate
Triethylhexanoin
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Ethylene Brassylate
Sodium Acrylates Copoloymer
Acrylates/C10-30 Alykyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Phenoxyethanol
Methylparaben
Ethylparaben

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Masks - Dr. Brandt Skincare - Needles No More 3d filler mask

2.0
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Apr/26/2016

The way this paste is applied in the promotional photos is misleading. The model is spreading it high on the apples of her cheeks. But the instructions read, “This product targets the middle to lower part of face, smile lines and marionettes to visibly revolumize jowl and cheekbone contours.” The area where she's putting it, is better suited for Dr Brandt Needles No More cream, meant for top …Read more

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Liquid - Unlisted Brand - blackup cosmetics - matifying foundation

5.0
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Jan/26/2016

My review is for Black Up "Matifying Fluid Foundation," $41.50 in a pump bottle. I hope I'm in the right place.

I'm so impressed and shocked. But first, my description: this is a sheer-medium coverage foundation intended for oily skin. It dries matte. Alcohol denat is high on the ingredient list, it can be problematic for oily skin but it's definitely not …
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Hair Treatments - Alterna Haircare - Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist

2.0
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Jan/26/2016

I love the idea of oil that doesn't feel greasy... but I'm on the hunt for a replacement for this. It doesn't work for my hair type or meet my needs.

I wash my hair every 4-5 days. It's dull from straightening, so I use this to replace the natural shine I've lost.

My hair is plentiful, but still fine. Unfortunately, benefits of this spray wear off …
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Treatments (Face) - Acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.5%)

5.0
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Aug/18/2015

"A squeeze the length of a finger" is more than I felt comfortable putting on my face. Especially given the gel texture. For a while I thought I could use less and still see clear skin. Nope! Using the full, suggested amount really does the trick.

Because of how much is required and the 5-10 minute dry time, I only enjoy using it at night. Still maintaining clear skin …
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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

4.0
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Aug/06/2015

The minute I tested this it became a must-have for my oily, uneven skin. MAC's foundations aren't yellow enough for my skin tone, but this gets put to use in two ways:

1. As an undereye concealer that I don't have to set. I'm using this instead of MAC's prolongwear concealer, because that formula is too mattifying for the natural finish I like. This foundation …
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Treatments (Face) - Pro Activ - Proactiv+ Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

2.0
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Jun/09/2015

Hydroquinone delivered in an elegant serum formula... it sounds like a dream for someone looking to fade PIH, but this just doesn't perform. After 2 months of religious use, I haven't seen any improvement.

One thing that upsets me -- the ingredients on the label are not listed in order by weight, there's a separate list of "inactive ingredients." Rodan + …
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Makeup Brushes - Sephora Collection - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #56

5.0
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Jun/06/2015

It works so well with cream products! Dense enough to buff into the skin without absorbing all your pigment. It's the only brush that I have a backup of.

The size is what makes it a winner. Other brushes designed for cream are bigger. I like precision, and the 56 delivers that.

I've used it with other formulas too, like the very runny Nars All Day Luminous, and it …
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Primer/ Corrector - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Finish Skin Corrector

5.0
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May/25/2015

Finally, my HG orange corrector. I would suggest this to anyone looking for orange.

I've tried some very dry products, like Bobbi Brown peach corrector. That stuff didn't blend but managed to crease within seconds. So, in comparison, this MAC cream isn't drying at all. I would compare the formula to MAC's Studio Finish concealer.

It's easy to blend …
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