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Beauty Product Diary

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

I have been unable to find a Goodreads for beauty products. I would like an app where I can rate products, easily see my own ratings, read other people's reviews, and create lists of beauty products and brands.

The ULTA app does not let you easily see your own ratings nor create more than 1 list of products. There are a few skin diary apps where you can set reminders to complete beauty routines, take skin progress photos, and log expiration dates, but none of the mobile apps allow reviews logs and multiple lists.

I went over to YouTube to see if any beauty gurus had any advice and the two suggestions are to blog about it or use use Excel / Google Sheets. My goal is to keep fewer spreadsheets, so I guess I'm going to go the beauty guru route and keep my make-up diary here on my blog.

Key: 5 - perfection / 4 stars - I like it / 3 stars - mediocre / 2 stars - acceptable / 1 star - Did not like

Ranked by Type

Cleansers & Masks

- Avène, Cleanance Cleansing Gel, $20 - This is a think gel that doesn't have any rough exfoliants. It's in a squeeze bottle so can be cut. Too bad it's plastic.

- Bliss, Mighty Marshmallow Whipped Mask, $16 - It's supposed to make skin brighter and radiant, which I think it slightly does. It's a very calm mask, it's light and the skin feels good.

- Fresh, Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash, $33 - Dumb brand name, but I like this scrub a lot. I may have just been recovering from the wreckage the Ordinary products wrecked on my skin, but this really helped most of my acne clear up. It's in a squeeze bottle so can be cut. Too bad it's plastic.

- Patchology, Serve Chilled Bubbly Brightening Eye Gels; $3 each - nice but pricey

- Versed, Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm; $18 - this is really soft, it's not irritative at all, and does take off make-up well! Plastic bottle. I'm knocking points because it's only available at Target and Wal-Mart, so I can't earn Sephora or Ulta points, but it's very nice!.

- ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi MD, Hydrating Cleanser, $49 - this smells like grapefruit and is very nice on the skin. I haven't noticed a change in the skin but the smell like grapefruit is wonderful. At this price, I wouldn't buy again but I do think for a gentle grapefruit cleaners this is nice.

Toners & Removers


Foundation & Powder



Eye Liner

Eye Primer

Eye Shadow




Brushes & Sponges




Brands Ranked by Opinion






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