Product Reviews by Bubica70

Concealers - REVLON - Colorstay full Coverage Concealer

5.0
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1 month ago

What a pleasant surprise. I've previously used the original Colorstay Concealer and find this (in light-medium) to be an outstanding improvement. It far outperforms my old Cover FX cream concealer, in terms of opacity, colour match, consistency and durability). I don't wear foundation (I use Marcelle City Cream in Light Medium from November to April and then Marcelle's Golden Glow …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

5.0
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1 month ago

I always veer into the habit of buying high-end lipsticks (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Josie Maran, NARS, Shiseido, Bite Beauty) and yet I always get magically drawn back to Revlon Super Lustrous--I think it punches above its weight for the price, which is unequivocally excellent (I just got my last one for $6.99 Canadian). I have to admit that I love a strong lip (especially blotted down with a …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Lise Watier - Rouge Gourmand Glow Hydrating Lip Balm - Granita

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1 month ago

EDIT: Nope. Smeary (disrupts lipstick underneath), unflattering and unpleasant-smelling. Fail.

A tinted balm in a twist-up metal tube, housed in a lovely, forest-printed clicky cover. The colour (one of, I think, six) is a bright but sheer coral/poppy. For some reason, I find this not that flattering alone as a sheer wash on my NC20-25 skin tone (it reads as a seventies sickly candy …
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Blush - Vapour Organic Beauty - Aura Multi-Use Blush

4.0
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2 months ago

I have Spark in the Classic line of these--this is a lovely warm pink, along the lines of NARS Orgasm but without the shimmer. It's such a versatile, flattering colour and it lasts pretty well. I'm torn as to whether or not I'd repurchase. It does look lovely, but the smell (a mouldy kind of patchouli odour) and the slight stiffness of the formula, coupled with the hefty price …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Buxom - Full-On Lip Polish - All Shades

2.0
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2 months ago

EDIT: Okay, this stuff is REALLY uncomfortable. Binned it.

Where to begin? The colour (Dolly, a warm, shimmery plum) works well with my NC20 complexion, although it reads as a little light and milky. My beef with this product is this: I enjoy the fresh mintyness of the Bigelow Ultra Mentha gloss, I really liked Josie Maran's Lip Plumping Butter (in Free It) and I even bought into …
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Pressed Powders - Laura Mercier - Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

5.0
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2 months ago

I went on the hunt for a discreet highlighter that wouldn't give me Instagram Tin Man cheekbones (GAH! STROBING! Why won't it DIE?) and ended up with this. I'm finding the all-over luminosity so flattering, even on my dryish, 40-something skin. It takes me back (sad piano music inserted here) to the days of the now discontinued luminous Clinique loose powder (official name …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - 3-In-1 Professional Straight Brush Mascara

5.0
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2 months ago

EDIT: I'm still over the moon about this. Fantastic quality. Cheap as chips. And now (drum roll) cruelty free!

YES, YES, YES. In a nutshell: this is what I would term a "Dainty Mascara"--a mascara for adding tint and definition for daytime without clumps and fibres and fallout. A mascara that allows ladies of a certain age to dip their toes in the …
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Bronzers - Burt's Bees - All Aglow Bronzer & Highlighter Stick - Golden Shimmer

2.0
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2 months ago

EDIT: Well, the honeymoon is over. This had no staying power whatsoever and broke me out in the cheek area in deep cystic zits (curse you, coconut oil). And the smell...somewhere between chemicals and rancid oil...it was unrelenting. So that's a big disappointed no from me.

Right. This is my first foray into Burt's Bees makeup. I'm a bit leery of drugstore makeup, and I …
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Brows - L'Oreal Paris - x Isabel Marant Wanted Brow Gel

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2 months ago

At first, like many people I was intrigued by the L'Oreal Paris Isabel Marant capsule collection. I went for her brow gel which can double as a clear mascara (I love the latter with a stained or bold lip). What can I say? At $21, this was a rip-off and, yes, I am a fool to have parted with my money. The brush is too tiny to be used on one's eyelashes. The formula itself is weak. And …Read more

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Bronzers - Drunk Elephant - D Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

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2 months ago

I hate to rain on the parade, but this was a fail. I paid $44 for this and ended up with a swathe of zits and a look which (whether I mixed the stuff with sunscreen or tinted moisturizer) came out boiled-looking, muddy, and unnatural--even if I added a very small amount. I'm sticking to my Hylamide Glow Booster--effective and cost-efficient.

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