Product Reviews by Bubica70

Highlighters - Unlisted Brand - Elate Cosmetics Universal Creme Highlight - Wonder

5.0
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1 month ago

I tried this out and got no end of compliments. This gives a wonderful, discreet, warm-toned sheen to cheekbones. Ordered this online from the company using a gift card but was charged the full amount. I cancelled that (haven't heard back, fingers crossed) and am instead waiting for my local stockist to bring it in. I think I'd rely on my bricks and mortar supplier rather than order …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Elate Cosmetics Better Balm - Lifted

3.0
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1 month ago

First things first: I'm trying to green up my beauty regime, and I'm really pulling for this little company from Victoria, BC. Several of their formulations are superb, their ingredients are exemplary, and their packaging is sustainable (plus they have a refill system). This lip conditioner shade comes from the Fall 2019 Collection--a wearable maroon with a warm undertone. I'm not …Read more

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Lipstick - Laura Mercier - Creme Smooth Lip Colour Lipstick - Fresh Raspberry

4.0
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2 months ago

Argh, where do I begin? I'm trying to go green/cruelty-free in my makeup routine. Laura Mercier sell in China and therefore adhere to the practice of animal testing. This line of lipsticks has been discontinued, but I thought I'd say something about the one I have (and am trying to get through), as it's a workhorse. The colour is rich without being garish and creamy without being …Read more

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Lipstick - Lise Watier - Rouge Gourmand Lipstick

2.0
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2 months ago

Bought this in Sweet Berries, a flattering, warm, mid-tone sheer pink. I did so want to like this, but it became sludgy and smeary within days and then broke. Too bad.

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Moisturizers - Boots - Botanics All Bright Illuminating Radiance Balm

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2 months ago

My dear husband brought this back as a gift from the UK. I was determined to like it...and did not. Sticky and smelly, with no visible glow. And now for the kicker: I used it on four occasions and ended up each time breaking out in swathes of spots. Into the bin this went.

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Lip Gloss - Glossier - Lip Gloss - Red

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3 months ago

EDIT: Not for me at all. But maybe for you.

This was a complete and total impulse buy. Let's face it: Glossier's marketing is incredibly seductive, even though they largely cater to the millennial set (I see on Instagram that they're using an older model--keep that up, Glossier!) Anyhow, this came in the post in record time. I am--how shall we say?--underwhelmed. The tube …
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Brows - Milk Makeup - Kush Fiber Brow Gel

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4 months ago

The more I try them, the less impressed I am by the "minimalist millennial" brands like Milk and Glossier. Bought Kush Brow Gel in Haze for my ashy-toned brows. It goes on looking like opaque cement and doesn't hold anything. Next!

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BB Cream - Estée Lauder - DayWear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15

5.0
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4 months ago

Love this, even with the heady cucumber scent. It's slightly more refined than Origins VitaZing. With a spot of sheer powder (Mac Next to Nothing or Laura Mercier Candleglow) and some concealer, I'm good to go, coverage-wise. Looks lovely and glowy in photos. It costs a mint, but I'd repurchase. It's that good.

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Highlighters - NYX Professional Makeup - Dose of Dew Face Gloss

5.0
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4 months ago

The packaging is a bit chintzy (the cap pops off) and I wish this pulled sliiiiiiighly more yellow/gold, but this easily rivals Ciate's Dewy Stix. It looks wonderful in photos, especially over a sheer, bronzing moisturizer like Estee Lauder's DayWear. Great value. I'd definitely buy this again.

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