Product Reviews by svmgv

Cleansers - CLARINS - Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed

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6 months ago

They ruined this one. A few years ago this was my hands down fav. Loved the lather, the way it cleaned my skin, and especially the scent. The only reason I ever stopped using it is that I moved to the US and it became harder to find in stores. Anyway, I was reading the reviews about it and was very surprised to see people commenting on a cheap laundry detergent scent. I wondered if maybe I was …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Bite Beauty - Agave Lip Balm

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fromsvmgv

6 months ago

Review is of sample (in blister pack). I feel like this has somewhat softened my dry winter lips after first use. However, I'm not sure that I find applying it to be an overly pleasurable experience. The texture is really rather waxy, to the point that I have to work it into my lips. The scent is fine, but it's not one of those lip balms that I reapply simply because it smells/tastes …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Neutrogena - Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

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fromsvmgv

6 months ago

This was my go-to makeup remover for years, then I got tired of the biphase thing (always seemed to use up the oily part faster) and switched to micellar water and sometimes coconut oil. Anyway, I repurchased this recently and remembered how effortlessly it removes makeup compared to micellar water. So much easier--no tugging! However, to my horror I find that if I am not careful enough around my …Read more

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BB Cream - CHANEL - CC Cream Complete Correct SPF 50

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fromsvmgv

6 months ago

*Going off a sample.* Meh. It’s decent, don’t think it’s worth the price really. I will add the caveat that I did apply it with a beauty blender over a cheapo sunscreen (after it had absorbed) and no primer which may have affected its performance. I found it to be somewhat dewy, which I didn’t care for and found it to look a bit cakey around my forehead. After a couple of hours it also settled …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - Fenty Glow

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fromsvmgv

6 months ago

It’s pretty—nudey orangey with fine shimmer. Sometimes I find colored/sparkly glosses to be too precious but this is not that way. A little more sophisticated, if I can say that about a lip gloss. The scent/taste is pleasantly sweet too: a nice little pick-me-up. It can be a little gloopy but I think that’s kind of the nature of the beast here.

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Lipstick - TOM FORD - Lip Color (All Shades)

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fromsvmgv

6 months ago

Tried this in sheer formulation in a coral shade, I forget the name. At first I thought I had picked the wrong tube as it was not really sheer at all. The color was beautiful, though given that it was opaque it looked a little garish/old lady-ish. It also didn’t seem to apply evenly at all, looking patchy over my quite well-moisturized lips and continued to wear unevenly. Worse still, my lips got …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Sigma - F80 - FLAT KABUKI-BRUSH

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fromsvmgv

8 months ago

Applies foundation very nicely--dare I say airbrushed, with the exception of a few stray hairs here and there (much better than the Armani one I had, which is really the only thing I have to compare it to). However, basically everything else about this sucks. After the first few washes the whole head came off, and after having had this be an issue with another brush in the past, you'd best …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Giorgio Armani - Eye Tint

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fromsvmgv

Mar/03/2016

Bought this in 9. cold copper because I had an Armani Beauty credit. Pigmented, super easy to apply, zero fallout. Applied at 9:00 this morning and everything stills looks perfect taking it off twelve hours later. It even seems to help other shadow stay longer too when used as a base. Also blends beautifully (and I am horrible at makeup). Have bought some eye shadow from Dior, Charlotte Tilbury …Read more

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BB Cream - Sephora Collection - Skin Perfect CC Cream SPF 20

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fromsvmgv

Mar/10/2015

This was the first CC cream I tried. It has a nice texture and seemed to look very natural, but was perhaps a tad too sheer for me and did a slightly worse job covering redness than many of the other foundations I have tried. My one big complaint is the very limited shade range - the closest one to my skin tone was still way too pale for me. Very reasonably priced.

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Hurraw Balm

5.0
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fromsvmgv

Mar/01/2015

I swiped this from my vegan sister, having never heard of this company before. We were on safari of all things, and I had been using Burt's Bees but found that the dry climate made the minty flavor really sting my lips. It's not a gorgeous-looking thing, but I liked the sort of creamy formulation and felt it did a pretty awesome job at repairing and protecting my lips. Plus it's …Read more

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