Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion

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I am going to review the Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion. Continue reading if you’d like to know whether I liked the product or not.

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Price: $9 form my local Walmart

Quantity: 4.2 fl oz/ 125 ml

Claims:

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They also have a sunburn alert as this product contains AHA.

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Ingredients:

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My Experience with the Product:

Eucerin is another brand that I trust after Cetaphil. Just like Cetaphil, this is dermatologically tested and considered safe on sensitive skin. The smoothing repair lotion is meant to be used on dry skin. It is not a facial lotion. However, I ended up using it on my face during the winters. The lotion didn’t cause me any kind of breakouts at all. The lotion is fragrance free. It is white colored lotion. I didn’t have any concerns with the ingredients in the product. The problem was with how it felt on my skin. On a scale of lightweight to rich, this is rates as 3 on 5 which is moderately rich. The thing is this lotion doesn’t sink into the skin. It forms a glossy film like layer on the skin. It also feels sticky on the skin. I started using this immediately after coming out of shower. It worked better that way. It would soak into the skin not completely though. The sticky feeling still stayed. I didn’t like this as much.

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Likes:

  1. Safe on the skin, No breakouts
  2. Travel friendly, fliptop packaging

Dislikes:

  1. Doesn’t sink into the skin
  2. Very sticky feeling
  3. Forms a glossy looking film on the skin
  4. Skin looks oily

Ratings: 2.8/5

Will I repurchase? No. I will not purchase this again.

L’Oreal Carbon Black Mascara Review

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Today I am reviewing a mascara from one of the most loved brands in the eye makeup department from the drugstore – the original ‘carbon black mascara from L’Oreal’.

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Price: $4 to $7… depending on where you buy from

Quantity: 0.26Fl oz/ 7.7 ml

Claims:

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Ingredients:

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My Experience with the Mascara:

I admit I have started using mascara very recently. I am not a mascara person at all. This is one of the first mascaras I have used. I have fairly long lashes. The problem I have with my lashes is that my lashes fall flat and they lashes do not hold up a curl. I knew that I did not need a lengthening mascara but needed a volumising one. When I started searching, I found that L’Oreal carbon black mascara is popular with everyone. Needless to say, I bought it on my subsequent trip to the drugstore. I had great expectations from this mascara. First of all, my lashes clump when I apply this mascara. After applying this, I literally go over with the dual ended mascara and brow brush to declump it. Secondly, it flakes. It flakes a lot and I have the flakes all over my undereye within an hour or 2 after applying. I have noticed that on the days I don’t declump this mascara, it flakes way more than usual.

On the other hand, I do like the brush. It’s a standard bristled brush. I did get a compliment from my bf when we were out one evening. He was taking my pictures and he instantly commented “you have humungous lashes.” Clearly, the mascara does a great job with volumising and it also held up the curl very well. It is really carbon black. I put some make up remover on my makeup remover towelette to take off this mascara. Also, the packaging is very sleek and easy to carry around. I have a love hate relationship with this mascara. I am not sure where the problem is. Either I don’t know how to apply a mascara or the formula has dried up.

Pros:

  1. Gives a great volume
  2. It is carbon black
  3. Standard bristled brush
  4. No sensitivity to my eyes of an sort
  5. Sleek packaging

Cons:

  1. Very flaky formula

Ratings: 3.5/5

Will you repurchase? I am going to give this another try for sure.

P.S.: I will keep this post updated.

Cheapest and Best Primer

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If you have combination/ oily skin and have always wondered why your makeup looks cakey or just doesn’t last too long. You need to add an important step to your foundation routine – PRIMER. I know there are many of you who have not considered using a primer at all. Well, it’s never too late. I wasn’t sure which primer should I try out and after searching a bit, I decided to settle on Monistat Chafing relief powder gel.
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Price: $5.98 at my local Walmart but I had a coupon and ended up paying 4.98. So this costs approximately $5

Quantity: 1.5 oz/ 42 gms

Product claims: The product claims to other things :D :D but as the name suggests it is a powder gel. So the gel on application, turns into a smooth powder like on your skin

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Ingredients: The most important ingredient Monistat has is Dimethicone and that’s why this works great as a primer

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My experience with the product: The area of the skin where this product is to be applied is equally sensitive as our face. Monistat doesn’t have any fragrance at all and this is mentioned clearly on the tube. It comes in a clear gel form in a flip top tube. The flip top is a little flimsy so you need to make sure that it’s shut close properly. It once oozed out in my makeup bag. And the product itself feels very smooth when you apply it on your skin. And you can immediately see that your pores start to disappear. It sort of fills in your pores and makes the skin even. And moreover when you apply a foundation, it glides on smoothly. The foundation application becomes a lot easier. With Monistat, it’s less of a work to apply the foundation especially when you are in a rush. As the day goes by, you’ll notice that the oiliness doesn’t show through the foundation. It helps to control the oiliness to an extent. To conclude, I can say that using a primer helps the makeup application easier and lasts longer. Anyone who’s not tried a primer, I would say this is a good product to start with.

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Likes:

  1. The feel of the product on my skin
  2. Pores disappear
  3. Evens out the skin
  4. Clear gel
  5. Fragrance free
  6. Affordable
  7. Works very well as a primer

Dislikes:

  1. The flimsy packaging

Ratings: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase? I love this product for priming my face but I plan to try a good face primer.