Courtney B.
Review for Briogeo™ Rosarco™ Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Creme - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Creme is a complete life-saver for my dry, color-treated, damaged hair. It helps me to smooth frizz and flyaways while also protecting my hair from further damage while heat styling. It is expensive, but I think it's worthy every penny for the amount it saves me in later treatments for damaged hair. I also love the scent of all the Briogeo product line and this one is no exception!
Light Brown
Normal, Straight, Fine, Color Treated
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Dandruff, Damage, Frizz, Dry Scalp, Volume, Heat Protection
Review for BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base - 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I had the pleasure of trying out this product as received complimentary in exchange for my honest review.

I am a big fan of Becca highlighters, and was excited to try a primer by the brand. The packaging itself looks nice, but the formula is so liquid that I found using the aggressive pump to be somewhat difficult, and requiring some concentration and care to avoid splatters. 

The formula is much more liquid than the primers I have used in the past such as the Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer, Too Faced Hangover Primer, or even the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. Immediately after application, the Becca Velvet Blurring Primer left my skin looking plump and smooth. It also did not irritate my sensitive skin and did not lead to any redness, irritation or blemishes like some other products have in the past.

Unfortunately, I found that it did not layer up well with other products. I tried several combinations of using different foundations as bases (Dr Jart Premium Beauty Balm, Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Longwear Natural Matte Foundation, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation), and different setting powders (Coty Airspun, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Bare Minerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder), and I frequently noticed that when I started applying additional color on top of the base in the form of blusher or bronzer, the base would start to ball up or get patchy. This does not happen with the other primers I use that I've listed above.

Additionally, because I have combination skin and my t-zone is quite oily, I found that this primer did not do a great job of keeping my t-zone set throughout the day. My foundation was breaking up by mid-day, and patches were wearing off in addition to creating the appearance of large pores. The less oily areas of my face stayed more set throughout the day.

Because of these problems with coverage over my t-zone area, I would not recommend this product to people with more oily skin types. I also would not recommend pairing it with the products I have mentioned above due to the interaction of their formulations. However, it may be a great fit for less oily skin when used with other products it is more compatible with.
Fair
Combination, Sensitive
Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Redness, Sensitivity
Review for LAVANILA Sport Luxe Deodorant - 8 months, 4 weeks ago
I had the opportunity to test out the LAVANILA Sport Luxe Deodorant as received complimentary in exchange for my honest review.

I am generally not a fan of vanilla scents, because I often find them too cloyingly sweet, so I was concerned to try this product. However, the scent is quite delicate and understated, and I liked the smell a lot. The applicator itself is smooth and easy to use. And the formula did not irritate my sensitive skin or cause any breakouts or rashes, like some other products do.

Unfortunately, I did not find it very effective for its core purpose of combating body odor. After applying around 6am, I checked my underarm area status when I got home at 6pm from a sedentary day of sitting at a desk, and noticed that I had significantly more body odor than with  deodorants I have used in the past (which do contain aluminum). I do think this is more effective than the one other non-aluminum deodorant formulation I have tried, Tom's of Maine. However, I would not trust this deodorant for use while engaging in sports or other more active endeavors, nor would I trust it for more than 10 hours of coverage. 
Review for jane iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick™ - 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Molly, Joanna, Natalie more...
I had the pleasure of testing the shades Molly, Joanna and Natalie as provided complimentary for my honest review.

The packaging for the lipsticks are heavy, smooth to roll up and down the product, the cap feels nicely clicking back into place, and the whole tube feels good in your hand. Additionally, the clean metallic tube looks like a luxury product and is cute for leaving out on the top of my vanity.

The product itself is creamy and moisturizing, with none of the dryness of some competitor brands. The colors are true-to-appearance in pigmentation, but I would not say that they are richly-pigmented as the description suggests. The formula is not 100% opaque, and applies more of a tint to your lips than a solid block of color.

Of the three shades I tried, I found Molly to be such an apricot-nude that as a light-skinned and untanned caucasian with cool undertones, Molly was actually about half a shade lighter than my natural lips. The application was slightly patchy, and I didn't prefer the end look. Joanna and Natalie are both darker, and compliment my skin tone very nicely. Natalie is more of a rich fuchsia pink with cool undertones, and Joanna is more of a plum. Both have some transparency, so look more like a tint and will incorporate your own underlying lip tone to create a look that is more natural than you might expect out of the tube. Both are highly wearable for daytime looks, and work appropriate.

I love how comfortable, moisturizing and wearable these lipsticks are, and they will be going in regular rotation in my work bag.
Fair
Review for Avène Thermal Spring Water - 2 years, 2 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Avene Thermal Spring Water is such a lovely and refreshing mist for days when you need a pick-me-up. It's great either on bare skin, or on top of makeup. I especially enjoy using it on airplanes when the dry cabin air tends to leave my skin particularly parched. It's a life-saver for sure!
Combination, Sensitive
Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Redness, Sensitivity
Review for fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil - 2 years, 2 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Fresh Seaberry Oil is a miracle! I love applying it before bed. It soaks into my skin quickly and has a dry finish so it doesn't dirty my pillowcases. In the morning, I wake up and my skin is moisturized and calm, and blemishes and redness are reduced. It's a fantastic product.
Combination, Sensitive
Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Redness, Sensitivity
Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines
Review for L'Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner - 2 years, 4 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I received L'Oreal's EverPure Volume shampoo and conditioner in a Voxbox, and have been using them for about a month now. Really pleasantly surprised at how mild they are while still doing the trick. The conditioner does a great job of moisturizing my color-damaged hair without weighing it down. I just wish I liked the lotus scent more, but it isn't for me.
Light Brown
Normal, Straight, Fine, Color Treated
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Dandruff, Damage, Frizz, Dry Scalp, Volume, Heat Protection
Review for L'Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo - 2 years, 4 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I received L'Oreal's EverPure Volume shampoo and conditioner in a Voxbox, and have been using them for about a month now. Really pleasantly surprised at how mild they are while still doing the trick. The product lather for the shampoo is great for a sulfate-free product, and my hair feels clean without feeling stripped. I just wish I liked the lotus scent more, but it isn't for me.
Light Brown
Normal, Straight, Fine, Color Treated
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Dandruff, Damage, Frizz, Dry Scalp, Volume, Heat Protection
Review for Ulta - 2 years, 6 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Ulta is my go-to option for beauty shopping when I don't want to brave Sephora's mall locations and just want a quick in and out from the parking lot into the store. They generally have some lower end options as well as high end options, and the sheer scale of selection can be a bit daunting, but I also find that the service tends to be quick and quite good.
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