Product Reviews by strangelove_addiction

Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Eyebrow Cake Powder - Taupe/Ash

5.0
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Jan/30/2014

I have black hair, dark brown eyes, and an Asian NC30 skin tone. This works perfectly.

I dab a little wax on my brows to tame them and help the powder stick, then use an angled eyeliner brush to define the arch along the bottom of my brow with the ashy taupe shade. Then I fill in the rest of the brow. I've almost run out of wax, but think the powder will be fine to apply without …
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Moisturizers - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream

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Jan/15/2014

Claims to be suitable for all skin types, but breaks me out almost immediately. Not particularly moisturizing. Would prefer a squeeze tube or something more hygienic than a tub. Expensive.

Skin type: normal, NOT prone to breakouts, sensitive to fragrances and dyes

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Cleansers - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser

5.0
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Jan/15/2014

The best cleanser I've found to date for sensitive skin. I've tried Cetaphil (non-irritating but totally ineffective at removing makeup) and Spectro jel (non-irritating but only marginally better than Cetaphil at removing makeup) and this one is far better.

Foams up nicely and removes make-up, while being fragrance-free, non-irritating, and non-drying. I'm hoping to find …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Perfection Volumizing Mascara [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jan/15/2014

Picked this up after Cover Girl discontinued my favourite Lash Blast Length (purple tube) and Lash Blast Volume (red tube). Same kind of rubbery brush, similar formula. This mascara is definitely not an extreme volume and length, fake lashes kind of mascara, but is great for an everyday, "clean looking", natural lash. Stays put, holds a curl, easy to remove, and doesn't create …Read more

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Moisturizers - CeraVe - Moisturizing Lotion - Normal to Dry Skin

2.0
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Jan/15/2014

Picked this up when it finally came to Canada, based on the rave reviews at r/skincareaddiction. At first, I loved the moisturizing effect of the hyaluronic acid and the fragrance-free formula, but noticed that my forehead breakouts were getting worse over time. Closed comedones became angry red pimples, then after the swelling went down, they'd become pimples again and the cycle would …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Laura Mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Colour - Khaki

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Jan/15/2014

I picked this up after seeing all the rave reviews on MUA but was not impressed. Great colour and creamy formula, but it does not stay put and gives me raccoon eyes within a few hours, even with primer. Note, I have particularly oily eyelids, so this may work for others, but I would not recommend this for anyone with oily eyelids.

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Eyeliner - LORAC - Front of the Line PRO - Black

3.0
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Jan/15/2014

Just throwing a different perspective in the mix. A friend of mine raved about this to me, but it didn't impress me for $30 CAD. The brush tip is great (precise, easy to use) and the colour is a true black, but the eyeliner formula was too watery and crept / feathered into every little line along my eyelids, which made it impossible to create a perfect line. Plus, it lasted only about 6 hr …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Kiehl's - Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

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Jan/15/2014

Am I the only one who didn't like this? I work a desk job and don't have particularly dry hands, but the eucalyptus/menthol (or whatever ingredient that gives it the medicinal smell) made me feel like my hands were on fire. This made my skin burn and itch like crazy. I had to wash it off right away, so can't comment on whether it's moisturizing. Would not recommend it to …Read more

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Cleansers - Marcelle - essentials purity 3 in 1 cleanser

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Sep/02/2013

I'm a big fan of the Marcelle Essentials line, so I thought this 3 in 1 would be a good replacement for my usual Cleansing Water (to remove eye makeup) - Cleanser - Toner routine. While I liked the pump and creamy texture, this 1) stung my eyes terribly and 2) made my forehead break out with whiteheads. It also did not leave my skin feeling clean, even when i rinsed it off. Would not …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Master Plan

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Jul/02/2013

One of the newer Essie gray polishes, I think. Pale, neutral gray creme that's the perfect colour for Asian skin tones. Stunning formula - 2 coats for a fully opaque look, but great consistency, no streaks, incredibly glossy, and long lasting. A lot more flattering than OPI You Don't Know Jacques.

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