Product Reviews by violetmist

Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Peptide Booster

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26 days ago

I use all of Paula's skin care because it's the only brand I trust. Backed by science, not celebrities. This is a nice addition to a routine of retinol, niacinamide, BHA, AHA and vitamin C. Results build slowly over time - that bounce and resilience which translates into firmness and glow. Her prices are reasonable but over the last few years they have been creeping up and the …Read more

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Styling Products - Marc Anthony - Dream Big Volume Mousse

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2 months ago

I have been hording my Kerastase Volumactiv Mousse for years because it was the only product to give me fullness WITHOUT stickiness and it was WAYYYYYY expensive at $45. a can (it's been discontinued). I finally found a replacement for a song - well ok, $9. at CVS. It creates fullness and hold without any detection of product. In fact I would say it does a better job of Volumactiv because …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Renewing SA Cream

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2 months ago

I've got 3 tubs of this stocked up - what does that tell you? CeraVe makes top shelf skin care and while I have always loved the regular moisturizers this one has salicylic acid and it creates angel skin. Though I use it on my body, on occasion I apply it to my face at night and wake up with not only plump, hydrated skin but clean pores due to the SA. It's on the expensive side but …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Orgasm Liquid Blush

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2 months ago

A great addition to the "O" franchise. I found the lip gloss a failure and the Multiple, meh, but this is a wonderful product and I suggest getting it even if you have the powder version. They do different things - the liquid sinks in so naturally (and as reviewed you only need a teeny drop) and you can pass on foundation when you want to but still look fresh. It's a terrific …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick - Stone

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3 months ago

Stone shows up in various formulas in the BB line but they are not all the same colour. This one happens to be exactly like the one in the pot. It is neutral grey brown. The powder one has a bit more plum and shimmer. This is a workhorse for me. Not only is it a great crease colour (so very natural but provides a lot of definition) but it is also a great brow colour. I am fair/neutral with …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Foreo - Luna

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5 months ago

I ditched my Clairisonic for these. They came in a 3 pack from QVC (one was a mini travel size which is so convenient). They are effective and cheaper than replacing the Clairisonic brushes. They are recharged from a UCB port. A terrific product at a great price.

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Blush - bareMinerals - Blush - Laughter

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5 months ago

A warm orange (not really peach) with soft yellow undertones - so wrong for my fair/neutral leaning cool complexion. So it went to the back of the drawer for ages. It has now been resurrected as an eyeshadow which plays off fantastically with my blue eyes. Yes it's an editorial look but being a mineral formula it is very soft so it blends into my skin so it looks like it belongs there.

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Crushed Lip Color - Bare

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5 months ago

This peachy beige colour was a mistake for me but because of a bumpy transaction BB allowed me to keep it for free. I am fair/neutral with blue eyes and blonde hair (hope this helps someone else) but very pigmented rosy lips. This didn't go with my undertones at all. It was fighting me. I'll layer a pink toned gloss over it to pick it up. The formula is great though and I have it in …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - #286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush

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5 months ago

Wish I had gotten this when I started to use cream eye shadows. I thought that my fingers were good enough but I was wrong. Some cream stick shadows pose a blending problem so I stopped using them even though I liked the colour - Laura Mercier in Cocoa comes to mind. I now swipe the brush on the stick and it applies it evenly and just where I want it - perfectly positioned. It creates a …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Coquette

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6 months ago

This shadow fits so many needs for me I don't know how I went this long without it. It's a deep cold brown with green and grey undertones. With that description you would think it would be limited but it works really well for a day look. Despite its colour it is a soft smolder and fits in well with a "no make-up" look. Sets off blue eyes amazingly well, by bringing …Read more

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