Product Reviews by susismiles

Loose Powders - Makeup Revolution - Banana Powder

5.0
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9 months ago

I’ve used powders to set my concealer for so long, and was running out of my BM foundation powder when I saw this at Ulta. What a discovery! I dust this over my concealer, bake and brush away to a smooth, brightened finish. It lasts all day!

The only con is how the packaging is a “shaker” bottle. How do you retrieve the powder from a shaker? I reused my old Bare Minerals foundation …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Plumpify Waterproof

3.0
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Oct/21/2017

I wanted to try this, since it was featured in a roundup of mascaras with low or no smudge.
First impression: the bush is crazy big and difficult to manage. HOWEVER, it did give my lashes some drama. I'll wear this for a few days and see if it melts into the raccoon smudge my eyes always manage to make.

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Total Tease Mascara - Waterproof

1.0
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Oct/17/2017

EDIT: On the second wearing of this mascara, a flake got into my eye DURING A MEETING, and how fun is it to blinkblinkblinkblink to cope with the little thing itching on my eyeball? Then after having to rinse and rinse the contact lens it had mashed itself into, I lost the lens entirely, and had to go to a backup lens I (luckily) had stashed in my desk.

Third Wearing - More flakes …
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Primer/ Corrector - Maybelline New York - Face Studio Master Prime Blur + Illuminate

5.0
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Apr/23/2016

Best ever, and affordable. I could use this alone for a super easy no-makeup look. It really does blur the imperfections! HG for me.

UPDATE: Eighteen months of using this primer, and it remains my HG. I liked and used Bare Escentuals. I liked HourGlass. This product is at least their equal, and the price makes it a winner.

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Treatments (Face) - CLINIQUE - Smart Custom repair serum

5.0
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Oct/10/2014

I bought this at Sephora on the advice of an SA who said she was using it. I waffled between the Sephora product and this, but felt I wanted a bigger company behind the claims.

The texture is silky and goes on easily. The SA's advice was a single pump to cover my face. I saw Clinique's recommendation online for two pumps, and feel that's too much. I settled on 1+ pumps …
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Hair Treatments - Ion - Color Defense After-Color Sealer

5.0
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Jun/28/2014

I've been using this for many years, since I found the Wella Color Charm at Sally, and this was suggested.

Since I color my hair at home, I usually rinse it out in the sink, and then hop in the shower. Using this as a followup to the usual shampooing nails the color in place, and leaves my hair so soft and shiny. It's a real treat. I try to repeat weekly, and the color …
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Mascara - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara

3.0
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Jun/16/2014

How refreshing: a mascara that stays put, doesn't smudge or flake, looks fab throughout a long day and washes off with warm water.

I cannot cannot cannot wear most mascaras, as so many just result in smudges - sometimes to embarrassing levels. So many, gorgeous mascaras were failures: Lancome, Dior, benefit, etc. Tubing and gel mascaras helped: Blinc, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Tom …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast 24 HR Mascara

3.0
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May/08/2014

I had great hopes for this mascara -- unfortunately, it smudged under my eyes well before lunchtime. It's a pity, since it applied well and looked quite fab when I'd arrived at work.

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Gels/ Soaps - NIVEA - Men Sensitive 3-in-1 Body Wash

5.0
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Feb/16/2014

Bought this on impulse for The Guy last week. He asked for help with the horrible itching he was having on legs and wrists. And his elbows were super dry -- one was crusted with dry and irritated skin, the other had an enormous sore - just from rubbing against his shirt!

Within two uses, he was almost completely comfortable. Last night he showed off his elbows - one is baby soft …
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