Treatments (Face) -Deciem -Hylamide C25 Stabilized Vitamin C Booster

on 1/18/2018 6:20:00 AM

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While feeling a bit oily, it absorbs very well with no residue and no piling. I have had some strong skin reactions with vit C before, but not with this (although my skin does heat up slightly upon application). I use it daily, in the morning, after NIOD CAIS and MMHC, but it is the C25 which does seems to help brightening my skin, I am quite happy with it.


Moisturizers -Liz Earle -Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser - Normal-Combination

on 1/18/2018 6:17:00 AM

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It's much like the other 2 in this series. If you have combi skin this may be too oily. The ingredients are good, but it's quite heavy. Available in 50ml tube or jar format. I bought the 15ml tester from their website. Boots have recently bought Liz Earle from Avon. It smells great but doesn't do anything that a much cheaper cream couldn't do. The Superskin moisturisers are far superior - less greasy and plumping.


Cleansers -Deciem -NIOD Sanskrit Saponins

on 1/18/2018 6:16:00 AM

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While it seems to cleanse quite well and I really like its yeast scent and texture, my skin feel a little tight after using it and I suspect that contributes to dryer, duller skin at the end of the day. I very much prefer NIOD's LVCE (although the scent can be off-putting), which leaves my skin clean but so soft.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem -NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

on 1/18/2018 6:11:00 AM

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I am on my 4th bottle, using it twice a day. My skin absorbs this watery serum very well and quickly, no residue. My sensitive skin feels comfortable and somewhat more elastic after application, it definitely contributes to keeping my skin calm, smooth and healthy looking. In the winter I have to add a moisturizer over it, in the summer this is enough.


Liquid -Rimmel -Last Finish 25 hr with Comfort Serum

on 1/18/2018 4:46:00 AM

Rimmel has reformulated this foundation sooo many damn times. The original was glorious, whereas the 3 other reformulations destroyed it.

I am reviewing the newest formulation as of January 2018. It's in a silver capped bottle now and has a doe foot applicator.

Rimmel got the formula pretty similar to the original! But the newest launch is a bit more matte and the shade selection is a tiny bit better (albeit still limited).

Sheer to medium pigmentation/coverage.

Looks like actual skin.

Doesn't emphasize my texture issues.

I am SUPER oily so I still favor Rimmels Stay Matte Liquid Mousse. But this is a very nice foundation nonetheless. Rimmel was smart enough to put talc into the ingredient list so that *does* keep oil at bay nicely for the average customer. I could see all skin types using this.

Thanks Rimmel for finally getting the formulation right.

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Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent -All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation

on 1/18/2018 3:47:00 AM

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This is a life saver for me. I live in sunny & very humid Asia. Im a mac nc30 and using BD40 which matches my skintone perfectly.

It doesnt cake or gets patchy after 8 hours of wear in 32 degree celcius! I tried half my face Estee Lauder longwear & this. Both stayed but EL got cakey toward e end of the day.

I do use it with the latest ysl instant moisture glow as a primer. This combo makes my face luminous and very natural. Its more for a everyday look.

I wont be looking at other brands. Seriously!


Treatments (Face) -Dr. Jart+ -Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum

on 1/18/2018 3:42:00 AM

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I wasn't sure if my skin was suffering from Malassezia folliculitis, but I started having many skin problems when I came back to Malaysia due to a sudden change of climate (hot and extremely humid). Besides suffering from Malassezia folliculitis, my skin was oily, patched and dull.

One day when I was shopping at Sephora, one of the assistants recommended me this Tiger Grass product and gave me 2 samples of the Cicapair night repair mask, I was initially skeptical but I tried it regardless.. because no products seemed to improve my condition. I applied the mask every day.. and on the second day, my skin started to show improving result! The affected areas were less irritated, my skin was so hydrated, didn't get oily and remained like this throughout the day. I immediately went to purchase this Cicapair serum online on Sephora. I didn't get the mask because the serum is cheaper lol, but have the same ingredients.

I used this everyday and the affected areas were completely healed from Malassezia folliculitis in less than a week!! I haven't stopped using this since then. My skin complexion has gotten brighter gradually, no more greasiness for a whole day, and remained perfectly hydrated. It also seems to prevent my skin from breaking out, because I haven't broken out since I started using this product!! My skin is quite thin and everytime even when I slightly exfoliate my nose, acnes will show up overnight because it's that irritable. But I haven't had such problem when I have this product on. No more redness, no more acnes! omg I just can't stop praising it. Sorry.

And not to mention the packaging is brilliant! It's break-proof and the stopper has a button on the top, which only becomes pressable when it is fully unfastened from the bottle. It's a clicky button and each press gives you a perfect amount for each section of your face.

Any cons? I really can't find anything bad about it. You can say it's expensive for it's priced at USD46, but compared to the market price from other brands, I think it's quite decent. For me, it's worth every penny because my skin is gorgeous now. Thank you tiger grass!!! It's now a staple in my skincare routine!

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Concealers -Maybelline -Concealers - Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in Brightener

on 1/18/2018 3:39:00 AM

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This is a good brightener! Yet it shouldn't be confused as a similiar product to a highlighter. As always with these Maybelline concealers, they have that smooth applicator which is pretty not so hygienic. But it makes the application easier (lazy me). The color hides dark circles and even some redness on my face, even though it's a pinkish color. I always use it before foundation as a color corrector and for pre-concealing. The foundation afterwards applies very well and I need less foundation. It doesn't look cakey and my products hold up really well, despite this having a creamy formula. I recommend this to you, if you want to color correct or give your face a fresh look. Because this one really does its job and I even got compliments how awaken I look. Thanks, Maybelline.

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Pressed Powders -Models Prefer -Soft Touch Mineral Powder- Soft Focus

on 1/18/2018 2:36:00 AM

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WOW. I have both this and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. I bought this one (when Priceline had 40% off for about $8) so I could use it on daily basis to mimic the Hourglass one, and save my Hourglass one for more occasional use due to the price.

This is SO similar to the hourglass one its not even funny. The only difference is the finish on the Models Prefer one is slightly more glowy with more of a silvery sheen to it. On the face you can't notice the difference, only in swatches. This powder finishes my daily foundation really nicely, blurs my pores and leaves my skin looking glowy.

When you swatch the powder, it does look quite pink-toned, but on the face this is not very noticeable. My skin has yellow undertones and the colour of Soft Focus looks completely fine (I am about an NC20-NC25 for reference).

Overall a very impressive job by Models Prefer at duping a cult beauty product at such a ridiculously good price.

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Foundations -Essence - Camouflage 2in1 Make-up & Concealer

on 1/18/2018 2:26:00 AM

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OH MY GOD this is literally such an amazing foundation. It deserves so much more credit.

I bought this on a whim as it was on sale at Priceline (in Australia) for 40% off so it cost me about 3 or 4 dollars AUD. The nude shade matched my skin perfectly, so I figured I may as well just try it at that price.

Since then I have repurchased it twice, and I have a back up ready to go whenever I run out. I have very acne prone, extremely oily skin and struggle to find makeup that will stay on my face and not slip off, and not cause me huge acne breakouts. I use this foundation every day and the coverage is SO good that it covers all my active acne and scarring, as well as not worsening my acne.

For such a cheap product, it has absolutely exceeded my expectations, and I will continue to repurchase. I also got my sister onto this product as I was so impressed.

I am not one to purchase cheap makeup as it usually aggravates my skin. Previously I have been using Tarte Amazonian Clay 16 hour foundation (slips right off), Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation (amazing coverage but too thick for every day and causes breakouts), Hourglass Foundation (amazing in all ways but expensive and bottle doesn't last long), IT Cosmetics CC + Full Coverage Cream (slips off), and Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (awesome coverage, but slips off within a couple of hours).

This foundation stands up alongside all of the above with just as good coverage, and in most cases much better lasting power.

BUY IT.


Liquid -Kat Von D -Lock-It Foundation

on 1/18/2018 2:18:00 AM

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This is my all time favourite "going out" foundation. Completely full coverage and covers ALL of my acne and scarring.

I have really really oily skin and this is the only foundation I have EVER used that actually stays on for 6+ hours without a touch up. I usually wear it with a primer underneath (smashbox OG one) and set it with Hourglass dim light and the staying power is a dream.

Pretty good shade selection for my skin tone, I didn't have any trouble finding a shade to match (light-medium, yellow undertones).

The only problem with this foundation is that it CAN give me breakouts (I have acne prone skin as well), but I only rarely use it so this is not a big issue, and it actually covers break outs I already have like a dream as well. Despite this, I continue to repurchase it as my acne is largely related to hormones and excessive oil production rather than any specific makeup. This foundation has so many pros which outweigh this one con (especially since I only wear it occasionally).

Beware of this foundation if you are looking for an everyday foundation and you have acne prone skin, but 100% buy it if is only for occasional use (going out, weddings, parties etc).


Lips -Kiko Cosmetics -Double Touch

on 1/18/2018 2:13:00 AM

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I am IN LOVE with this lipstick. I own about 5 colours and have back ups of shade 103 as it is my GO TO signature lipstick for every day. I am located in Australia where I can't buy this product and am only able to get it when travelling to Europe as Kiko doesn't even ship to Australia (WAH) so if I get the chance I buy lots of them. They literally stay on for HOURS. People comment all the time and ask me what lipstick I wear cos it never smudges or comes off. You can eat a burger with this stuff on and it won't go anywhere. I might need to reapply once per day after multiple meals/drinks etc at most with shade 103.

The colour payoff is amazing in the colours I have (particularly the darker shades) and they are completely opaque on the lips. The clear lip gloss is not sticky in the slightest and counteracts the usual drying feel you tend to get with a liquid lipstick. That being said, without the gloss or when the gloss wears off, the liquid lipstick itself is non-drying and very comfortable on the lips. I'm pretty fussy when it comes to liquid lipsticks, I have used Kat Von D, Colourpoop, Stila, Australis (TERRIBLE), BH Cosmetics to name a few, and this is BY FAR the best one I have ever used in so many ways.

BUY IT. It will not disappoint. I desperately wish I could buy Kiko in Australia :(

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Tinted Moisturizer -Glossier -Perfecting Skin Tint

on 1/18/2018 12:40:00 AM

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I really love Glossier and their philosophy of skin first, makeup second. How they are very minimalist and their package is very cute. I am a graphic designer and mother so these two things attracted me to the brand immediately. So onto the tinted moisturizer: I am giving this 3 stars because first, you must have perfect skin. I don't have terrible skin but I do have discoloration from previous acne scarring. This will probably cover them by 10%. It is both good and bad. Good because it allows your skin to be seen and to breathe (when you just want to run errands and look natural), but bad because if you don't have perfect skin it's not going to cover up much. One thing I did love, as with all of glossier product line up (which I own most, if not all of) is how moisturizing everything is especially if you have dry skin like me. I guess even if your skin is oily too.. But their products really balanced out my skin. Including this tinted moisturizer. So in conclusion, try this if you just really want a TINT. Do not expect it to cover up much. Great for running errands, everyday wear. Just a few drops onto your skin, lip balm and you're good to go! Make sure you use the 10% off coupon for your order! http://bff.glossier.com/hE52A

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Highlighters -Maybelline -Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold

on 1/18/2018 12:18:00 AM

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I got it in the new white "holographic " one and its beautiful on super pale skin like myself. it's a slight pink iredecent affect on the skin very icy. I love it.


Pressed Powders -Milani -PREP + SET + GLOW ILLUMINATING TRANSPARENT POWDER

on 1/18/2018 12:16:00 AM

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This is so good. Gives soft focus effect, with a subtle sheen. It's finely milled and perfectly pressed, very satiny. No grit or glitter. I like this and it's hard for me to use powder because I have dry skin and at age 36 my pores seem to show more and emphasize fine lines. Not with this one! THIS powder dusted lightly does blur imperfections very nicely and doesn't look dry at all! It's translucent and has a shade in the pan but I can't tell if it put any color on my nc15 face. It does look a lot like my skin but with a glow. I would guess its meant to be like the hourglass ambient powders or the LM candlelit powders, ive not tried those yet, but their descriptions match the way this performs. It's even great for setting concealer. The packaging is sleek and simple, similar to mac but flatter. I dont notice any scent to it. Hasnt affected my skin in any negative ways. The price was very reasonable, can't remember exactly but it was less than $10. Very nice...

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