Product Reviews by transponster

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Folle de Joie Eau De Parfum

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No one really talks about this on the fragrance board, but I'm a big fan. It's a bright, happy, eminently wearable floral-citrus that I wore a lot this past spring and summer. I can't really pinpoint specific notes, but it just... smells great. LOL. It has good longevity but is never heavy or cloying, and most importantly, never smells chemical/artificial to my nose, unlike so many …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - veroprofumo - rubj

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On me, this is a screechy tuberose-berry mixed with (and drowned out by) the clear and unmistakable scent of B.O. and then, towering over all, 100% pure urinal cake. Fascinatingly awful, with impressive sillage and longevity.

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BB Cream - Dr. Jart+ - Renewalist BB Beauty Balm

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I didn't care for this. Got it in a set of 4 different trial size Dr. Jart BB creams from Sephora. I'm NC20 with neutral/yellowish undertones, but not strong yellow, and this was quite pink-beige on me; my face clashed with my neck, and the coverage was somewhat thick and chalky/masky. It did settle down a little after a while, but I expected a lot more. I don't see myself reaching …Read more

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Moisturizers - La Mer - The Moisturizing Soft Cream

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I have a sample of this and will write a real review (and add/subtract lippies as necessary) when I've used it longer. In the meantime, I contacted the company for the full ingredients list, which I was not able to find online, and here it is:

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Skincare - Face - Jane Iredale - POMMISST Hydration Spray

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I've been using this for a few weeks as a hot-weather toner. I do like the way it makes my skin feel, refreshed and somewhat hydrated, with no irritation and no stickiness. However, I am not a fan of fragrance in my facial skincare and this product has a ton of it. Natural, sure, but still a super-strong, fruity-sweet, lingering scent that tends to go right up my nose. And if it gets in my …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - LUSH - LUSH - Whole Store

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I remember years and years ago going to the first NYC store and being very charmed by everything. Loved the cutesy hippie-dippieness, the generous samples, loved the idea that it was "natural", no wasteful packaging etc. But here's the thing. The products are no good. I mean, the body soaps may be fine, but the facial skincare products are awful. They're full of fragrance and …Read more

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Foundations - Boscia - Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++

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Got this as a Sephora sample. It has a texture like chalk mixed with water and sparkles. It's hard to apply, not moisturizing in the slightest, and has a hideous pink-gray tone that kind of fades after a while but is never flattering to my NC20 skin. Really unpleasant.

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

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I'm a big fan of the LRP Anthelios spf 15 and Mineral sunscreens, and also of some of their European formulas. I got a sample of the Anthelios Ultra Light at CVS. This product for the US market has a runny texture and reasonably elegant finish, similar to the European LRP products AC 30 or Fluide Extreme. However, the formula is quite different, in that it contains oxybenzone but no Tinosorb …Read more

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Sunscreen - Supergoop! - Face and Body Moisturizer Spf 30+

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I like this product as a body sunscreen, primarily for myself and my kids at the beach. It goes on clear, isn't too thick, spreads easily, and is tenacious in water. I've found it protects us well from burning/tanning/pigmentation even on very hot and sunny days. I agree with other reviewers who feel it's not the best choice for the face because it is a little sticky/shiny (though …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Sephora Collection - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #56

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I have a large collection of makeup brushes, most of them face brushes and most of them high-end. I have used traditional flat Taklon foundation brushes but never really liked them. I have also used MAC 187, 188, and 130 for liquid foundation and this Sephora #56 brush beats them all. As soon as I noticed it at Sephora I had to have it; it just has a great design. The bristles are extremely soft …Read more

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