Crème -Pixi -Beauty Balm

on 3/20/2019 7:03:00 AM

I have never been a person to use foundation, because they make my skin really oily. In my late thirties, I felt I needed to use something on my skin though, as my skin tone wasn't as even as it used to be. After having tried different foundations, I discovered that one of Lumene's foundations works well on my skin. After having used the Lumene foundation for some time, I came acress Pixi's skintint and then never looked back.

I love Pixi´s skintint and it's a staple for me; I use it a lot. Then Pixi released the skin balm and I decided to try it, despite being a bit sceptical. Surely, it couldn't be as good as the skintine as it states medium to full covereage. Well, well, well, it turns out I was wrong. It is an absolutely lovely foundation! It's creamy, easy to apply and stays on all really well. I use the lightest shade and it blends perfectly with my skin tone (NC15). It has a little "glow" in it, which I thought I wouldn't like. I tend not to notice it once I've set the foundation with a powder though, so it's clearly not very noticeable. If not set with powder, it will just give your skin a little bit of extra life, which I sometimes like.

The foundation is probably buildable, but I apply it lightly as I am not a big fan of full coverage on myself. It makes my skin look even and pretty, never cakey or unnatural. It doesn't clog pores and doesn't make my skin oily (I apply it all over my face, except on my nose). The latter is very important to me as I have combo skin that tends to get oily in the t-zone. I haven't noticed the hydrating aspects of the foundation, but I like the fact that it is hydrating. If you have very dry skin, you might need something a little creamier, but for everyone else, this is a brilliant foundation. Love, love, love!


Foundations -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

on 3/20/2019 7:00:00 AM

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2 things that make me knock this down to 3 stars- 1 is the fragrance, unnecessary and too strong. Also the alcohol content worries me, although I can’t tell that it has caused my skin any problems. This foundation applies and wears perfectly. Doesn’t crease, fade or sink into fine lines, lasts all day, controls oil and really does just stay fresh. The colour match is fantastic, I wear the shade true beige. Really I just love it. I can put up with the fragrance as it is just so good. Plus it is cheap! Would definitely repurchase.


Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Matte - Diva

on 3/20/2019 5:17:00 AM

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Diva is a very beautiful lipstick shade. It looks like a wine but as lipstick. :D It's too dark and vampy for my NW20 skin but I wear it when fits the occasion, for example for diner with friends or a night out. I love MAC lipsticks in general, especially the Satin, Matte and Retro Matte finishes. But in my opinion this should have a retro matte finish. It's "only" a matte finish, and that can lead to bleeding or uneven lines outer the lip with "Diva".


Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand -Makeup Revolution- Fortune Favours the Brave palette

on 3/20/2019 4:53:00 AM

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Hi!
I wanted this palette for a long time and I'm very very happy to have it.
Usually Makeup Revolution makes dupes,but,I think,this one is their first original palette.
On the back of the cardboard box are shown the colors.There are nowhere near as beautiful as what's inside.
The mark on the box and the palette seems celtic or a private club.I like the mirror as big as the lid so you can see what you're doing and bouth eyes,not just one or half of the face.
The shades are amazing.Of course I like the shimmery ones.The matte ones are good too,but chalky.Some are meant to wear as they are,some are for meant as transition shades.
The brush is not entirely useless.1 part for buffing the transition shades.1 part flat.I used it to apply the eyeshadow on the lower lid.
It has a lot of shades and it's small so it's travel-friendly.
Did I said I love them?Oh yeah!Makeup Revolution nailed it with this palette.
With a primer they stay 5-6 hours.
The fallouts depend on what eyeshadow applicator you use.


Lipstick -Maybelline New York -color sensational in Crazy for Coffee

on 3/20/2019 4:47:00 AM

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I do believe this a decent value for money lipstick. It does feel creamy and hydrating however, in my opinion it is not long lasting, plus the colour is not that vivid. It is very affordable though and I guess this makes up for the little flaws. You can find it for 3 pounds at fragrance direct. (https://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/maybelline-color-sensational-matte-lipstick-00980110014.html)

I would definitely go for the Superstay Matte Ink if I picked Maybelline it is equally low-priced and has a truly long lasting rich color!
My 2 favorite shades are 65 & 55 (https://www.boots.com/maybelline-superstay-24-matte-ink-lipstick-10233914
https://www.scrooge.co.uk/s/992120/Maybelline-Superstay-Matte-Ink-65-Seductres.html?from=sku_color_variations)


Eye Shadow -NYX Professional Makeup -Lid Lingerie

on 3/20/2019 3:54:00 AM

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I'm not a fan of powder eyeshadow, especially not metallic powder eyeshadow, so I really like this. I got the shade Rose Pearl, which looks like a much lighter pink on my skin than it does in the tube (unfortunately). I use a bit of this for a (sheer-ish) wash of color. It goes on, and, more importantly, dries down to very smooth satin shimmer, without that crepe-y, over-powdery look and fallout I get from powder shadows. I gobbed this on once pretty heavily, and did get a clumpy foil effect, but overall I find this pretty easy to avoid, given this formula and dispenser type (a doe foot tube containing quite a generous amount of product). I would repurchase if this ever runs out, maybe in Sweet Cloud (described as "champagne" but swatches look peach-y) or Evening Spell, which looks either like a muted plum or vibrant fuchsia shade (I guess the application is key).


Hair Treatments -John Frieda -Go Blonder Lightening Spray

on 3/20/2019 3:08:00 AM

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This product can lighter your hair for sure, but it can cost you your hairs! I was using this spray not really often and followed all the rules when using it. Finally I noticed my hair become demaged. They become really dry and started to break. Later I saw I have lot of short hair near my roots. Luckily I sprayed only highlights but not all my hair! And I'm afraid even to think what would be happened if I had spray all my hair. I stopped to use it and now my hair getting better but still lot of shorter hairs left. Also my hairs grown a bit already and you can see the contrast of the colors. The hair which I sprayed are lighter, and a bit yellow :( I can't go to the salon to have my hair dyed because they are in bad condition, so I have to wait until they grow and repair. If you thinking to use it or no I advise you not to use it if you don't want to make a demage to your hair. I hope manufactorer will change the ingredients of this spray and make it less harmful to hair.

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Powder -Maybelline New York -Fit Me! Set + Smooth Powder for Normal to Dry Skin

on 3/20/2019 1:46:00 AM

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What?!?!? WOW. I saw the good reviews on this and thought I’d give it a whirl since it was on sale. I did not expect to like it, let alone for it to become a MUST in my routine. I’ve tried sooo many other powders, inc. high end, and none of them worked for me. I’m just not sure why - it’s a lot to do with the color match, but it’s also something about the formulation. Whatever it is, I’m in love with a drugstore powder.


Loose Powders -Makeup Revolution -Banana Powder

on 3/20/2019 1:34:00 AM

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I usually don't use loose powders,Flormar Loose Powder and Mac color corrector loose powder in lilac shade were the only ones I had tried.I love Mac but it's lilac shade makes it impossible to be used as a baking powder.so I decided to blindbuy this one.it's 13$ here,not expensive but not truely cheap either.I don't like the packaging as it's difficult to use
When I first applied it under my eyes,it felt a bit dark and yellow for my NW15 skin but after using a brush to dust and blend it,it looked ok and brightened my dark cycles but I think it looks it's best matched with a foundation with warm undertones.when I first applied it,it felt smooth but when I wanted to blend it I saw that it's difficult to blend and is very drying.it looked a bit cakey on my undereyes and forhead.being difficult to blend,it made the spot that I had applied it on my forhead look yellower and uneven.it's probably my skin's bad as it's very dry and dehydrated but I had moisturized it well before wearing foundation
It made my makeup and concealer last much longer and my tzone didn't look oily at the end of the day.I'm going to pair it with different moisturizers,foundations and brushes and wish to find a way to make it work out for me.right now it's a 2.5 out of 5 for me

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Lotions/ Creams -Soap & Glory -THE DAILY SMOOTH BODY LOTION

on 3/20/2019 1:00:00 AM

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I find this to be a pretty good daily lotion, it lightly hydrates, leaves the skin soft and absorbs fairly quickly.
If you have dry skin, then you might want to try the butter instead of the lotion.
Honestly, I use it more for the light long lasting fragrance it leaves on my skin.
The scent reminds me a lot of a high-end perfume. At first, I did not think I would like it after reading the description. However, I ended up liking it a lot. I mainly use it most days for its long-lasting fragrance instead of perfume.

Information from the website-
The Daily Smooth Body Lotion is loaded with moisturizing oils and butters, including sweet almond oil, rosehip seed, shea butter, and skin brightening mango peel extract. Featuring our Mist You Madly™ fragrance - with flirty freesia, blackcurrant, vanilla and musk.


Pressed Powders -MAC Cosmetics -Blot Powder Pressed

on 3/20/2019 12:50:00 AM

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i like this sooooooooooooo much, heard from Msia it has been discont :(
Can someone let me know in SG< is it still available?
Pls let me know whr can i buy this :'(


Treatments (Face) -Lancme -Renergie Lift Multi Action Reviva Concentrate

on 3/20/2019 12:37:00 AM

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This is one of the best - if not the best - facial product I have ever used. I'm pretty sure the line is aimed at people older than myself but I received a sample size and love serum. It came out much thicker than I'm use to serum being but as mentioned before has the effects of such. After the sample I used reward points to buy a full bottle because the cost is a serious hit to the wallet.

This product produces the fastest results I have ever experienced, within a week the skin on my face looked overall better and healthier. I have semi-sensitive skin and go through phases of extreme hormonal acne and cysts, which over the years have left me with scars that make me pretty sad. This serum smoothed out any bumps and inconsistencies left behind with the scars and significantly reduced the amount of redness in my face. Although I still have quite youthful skin it somehow still firmed for me. I looked great without makeup and when i did apply makeup it went on so smoothly. I can understand how this would be a great anti-wrinkle product.

The product does have more of a perfume scent then I like in my products but it never broke me out. The packaging is not the best they could've come out with, the pump works great but you have no idea how much product you have left until one day nothing pumps out anymore.


Treatments (Face) -Alpha-H -Liquid Gold

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Liquid Gold ain't all that Golden.

I'm sorry for this frank statement but this has to be one of the most overrated products in the cosmetics industry. There have been many many MANY brands that have utilised Gylcolic Acid successfully long before the Alpha H brand was even conceived.

This is a result of media hyperbole from Television Shopping Network customers, where this is often sold and your trinkled down somewhat middle of the road beauty parlour with so so cosmeceutical inclinations.

It's not a bad product but it isn't the best either, and certainly not liquid gold.

This contains a measly amount of only 5% Gylcolic Acid, maybe a star back in it's heyday but certainly not now when there is an abundance of AHA products on the market, even at your local pharmacy for a fraction of the price.

This contains Alcohol as it's second ingredient, it is used here to increase penetration of the actives but all it contains is AHA, Silk Amino proteins and Licorice extract. Not exactly a generous formula and for the price your paying you deserve better.

If you insist on using this reserve its' use for your hardy elbows, knees and feet. This is not something I would want to be applying every second day as the instructions call for.

Many are loyal devotees to this product and have indeed shown fantastic results, I just simply believe it's formula is a bit behind and possibly harmful. The formula need a desperate update and the removal of alcohol.

I would not be repurchasing this.

P.S Most of the Australian brand ALPHA H revolves around Gylcolic Acid, be sure you are not over doing the use of this AHA as most of the products in the line and your prescribed regimen will contain some amount of AHA. Many lines become too bombastic with their holy grail ingredient, this case Gylcolic Acid and so utilise it in every product to the detriment to your skin. Sometimes more is not better, one should approach AHA's slowly and carefully, I'm afraid with this line you will be getting nothing but an AHA overload! ouch! not good......

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Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown -Long Wear Eye Pencil - Mahogany

on 3/20/2019 12:19:00 AM

Color is a deep blackened brown, with no hints of red. It gives really good definition as its very pigmented, and because it has NO red hints it is really flattering on my eyes. Tugs a bit, and sets really so it isn't easy to blend into a smoky smudgey look. I have to add eyeshadow over the top to smoke it out. Stays put if I don't rub it. Stays on the waterline - this does mean you actually have to remove it with a cotton bud/qtip at the end of the day. Doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. Difficult to sharpen as the wood is so hard and the pencil soft. Doesn't sharpen to a fine point, so I'm stuck with only wide lines, which I don't prefer.


Blush -SHISEIDO -Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush

on 3/20/2019 12:18:00 AM

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I don’t know how to describe how I feel about this blush. It removes my foundation and patches up on my skin. I’ve tried it with several foundations and it does the same thing - ruins my foundation. I truly wanted to love this blush but it compromises so much for it too work and I don’t think it’s conventional.
However if you are someone who does not wear foundation, this would be amazing for you. But I repeat, it’s not conventional nor versatile.

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