Product Reviews by ALBA

Eye Primer - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original

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2 months ago

What remains to say?! It’s a classic, faithful.

It has a beautifully, simple function and that is that it significantly reduces a buildup of product in the crease of the eyelid throughout the day (or indeed night!) helping the delicate yet animated, ocular area retain a fresh appearance.

The colour is white with a cream texture without any feeling of discernible grittiness …
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Toners - Perricone MD - Intensive Pore Minimizer Toner

3.0
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7 months ago

This is a review for the reformulated, current version.

Put simply, the original solution was able to control my oily t-zone like nothing else and now - it doesn’t. I don’t think the updated version has as many active ingredients and it’s sadly lost the reassuringly, clinical fragrance too as well as the bits that floated in it reminding me of a snow storm. Not to everyone’s liking I …
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Loose Powders - By Terry - Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder

4.0
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7 months ago

The powder is finely milled, white and the only ingredients are silica and hyaluronic acid.
A previous reviewer mentioned that it contained a potentially toxic ingredient. I’m happy to report that I can’t see that listed on the packet. The wording is in many languages, so I’m assuming there is simply one global version of this.

Onto its effectiveness - it’s a delight on the T …
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BB Cream - Erborian - CC Crème High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Perfector

4.0
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7 months ago

I was given this as a gift with purchase recently.
The cream appears white with little granules that transform into a tanned shade as it is applied. I am not sure what the purpose of this is other than to be a gimmick.
How does it appear on the skin? I had purchased a bronzer that appeared too powdery on my skin, and in the process of repairing that mess, I discovered that this can be …
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Dry Shampoo - Klorane - Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - Non-Aerosol

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7 months ago

I was overjoyed to discover that there was a non aerosol version. Application is pretty simple, turn the cap and tilt the container whilst squeezing it about an inch from hair.

Not only does it give hair an extra day or two before the next wash, it provides some volume and grip to styles.

What’s not to like? Not much apart from the inclusion of aluminium in it. I wish they …
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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Ultra Light Face Sunscreen SPF 60

5.0
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7 months ago

This is a review for the European version. An old faithful, I have used this for years. I think it’s experienced a few reformulations. In the past year it had begun to peel off on my skin when used over some serums and it occasionally caused stinging to my eyes.

With the recently changed wording making a feature of the ‘Shaka’ bottle that has always existed, the formula is a little …
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Bronzers - CHANTECAILLE - Compact Soleil Bronzer Powder - Capri

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8 months ago

I am so upset that this has been discontinued in this shade. The texture was magnificent!

I purchased the HD bronzer expecting it to have the same texture but I find it awful.

There is not a review for the HD bronzer on this site so I will leave it here. The texture is grittier, the shade barely shows and it is quite a matte look that looks pasty. The Capri shade did not have …
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Blush - SHISEIDO - 7 Lights Powder Illuminator

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8 months ago

Good attributes are that it is non sparkly - hurrah!
It does lend a subtly beneficial appearance to the complexion. If you are wondering what the final mixed shade appears to be, it’s an incredibly light pinkish, brown.

The powder is finely milled, much finer than many however not quite as creamy and fine a texture as some of the more advanced powders from other brands. The …
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Lotions/ Creams - La Prairie - Cellular Hand Cream

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8 months ago

This is a very effective hand cream however I’m so sad to see parabens listed on the ingredients. Petroleum products are not healthy for the body, otherwise I would just use Vaseline intensive care cream. Is there nothing that could be substituted for them at this price?

It also contains polyquaternium.

For that reason I’m not recommending it. Will keep searching

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Polishes - Michael Kors - Desire

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Nov/24/2016

The shade of this nail polish is wonderful. In the bottle it appears to be a dark brown but on the nails it's a fabulous vampy black.

Application is tricky because the polish is very thin so one must be careful that it doesn't drip down onto the nail from the brush despite wiping the excess off on the inside of the rim of the bottle.
The brush is ok. It dries …
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