Product Reviews by starlight256

Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

4.0
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Oct/09/2008

Description for Neutrogena website:
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"Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 with Helioplex® is a complete daily moisturizer that brightens skin, evens out skin tone and protects against aging UV rays for a more radiant complexion.
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Formulated with Essential Soy®, a natural skin brightener, it helps to visibly reduce blotchiness and …
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Sunscreen - Colorescience - Sunforgettable SPF 30

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Jun/02/2008

I tried a sample of this in All Clear and it was pretty bad. I am pale, but it gave my skin an unnatural pasty sheen. I could've passed for an extra in a zombie movie or something. Also it clogged my pores horribly.

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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Hollywood Babylon

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Feb/29/2008

description from BPAL site: "glittering Egyptian amber and heliotrope, infused with the sweetness of strawberry and vanilla - dragged into debauch by lusty red musk and a dribble of black cherry"

i liked this one at first, until my SO said, "you smell like spencer's gifts". doh! will not repurchase.

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Powder - Lumiere - Cashmere

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Feb/28/2008

I tried this on a whim, and stumbled across a new HG! This mineral foundation is very similar in my opinion to Laura Mercier's, my previous favorite MMU. But 1) it's much cheaper, and 2) it's a better color match for me. With LM I have to mix 2 shades (soft porcelain and tender rose), but Lumiere's fairly light beige is absolutely perfect. The coverage is softer and more …Read more

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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Bloodlust

3.0
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Feb/22/2008

From BPAL site: "Dragon's blood essence, heavy red musk, Indonesian patchouli and swarthy vetiver with a drop of cinnamon."

on me this is a sexy, sharp, powerful, almost dangerous scent. it's lusty without being at all warm or inviting. in fact it gives off a bit of a "don't f*ck with me" vibe. i would wear this if i was going to lunch w/ an …

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Loose Powders - Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder

5.0
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Feb/08/2008

My latest makeup crush. Gives a matte, airbrushed look without looking heavy, powdery, or cakey at all. Keeps shine away for hours. I use it over mineral foundation, applying sparingly with the big LM velour puff. HG material, will definitely repurchase.

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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - All Night Long

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Jan/01/2008

I think this scent is really hit or miss. I thought it smelled all right -- cinnamony and musky -- but my BF described is as "burning dirt". Anyhow, it severely irritated my skin, making it all red and blotchy, so I won't be trying it again.

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Makeup Brushes - Everyday Minerals - Long handled Kabuki

5.0
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Dec/27/2007

i was disappointed by EDM's old brush line, but the new ones are amazing! this kabuki is the softest brush i have ever encountered! i have sensitive skin due to rosacea and retinoid use, and this brush does not irritate it *at all*. i have washed it several times and it is still ridiculously soft. plus, it has not shed a single hair. i cannot rave about this brush enough, it is great. …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream with Sunscreen spf 15

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Dec/13/2007

This is my HG sunscreen for winter, when there is no need for a high SPF, and my skin is dry. It is very moisturizing without feeling too heavy or oily. I give it about 20 minutes to absorb before applying makeup. It keeps my face feeling comfortable all day, even in the cold and with low humidity. It has not irritated my skin or caused breakouts. I believe the PPD is 15. I would probably …Read more

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Cleansers - shu uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil Balancer

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Dec/13/2007

My skin is sensitive due to Differin, and this cleansing oil is a bit too drying for me. Also I think something in it is slightly irritating my skin -- it tingles a bit when I use it. It hasn't made me break out or anything, but I don't think I will repurchase.

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