Product Reviews by CStuartMonteith

Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Lipstick - Jungle Red

4.0
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22 days ago

The new red packaging of the Jungle Red lipstick is nice and makes a change from black. I decided to get 2 after reading the comments here. I was in London and it was sold out everywhere. So I ordered 2 from the Nars website. I wished I had tried it in one of their stores. The color is nice, however it has strong orange undertones which are not flattering on my skin (NC20-25, BB warm sand) …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

4.0
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3 months ago

I was a bit apprehensive when I bought Ruby Woo, because it feels so dry. As you all know, the color is sensational, you will not find a dupe. It is very difficult to apply (hence 4 and not 5 stars). However, strangely enough, it does not dry my lips, it felt comfortable all day and believe me my lips are very dry and dehydrated, even some lip salves make them dry! Maybe there is an ingredient …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - 170 Synthetic Rounded Slant Brush

5.0
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9 months ago

WOW! I am not easily impressed, but this brush is fantastic! It gives your skin an immaculate look. It easily blends the foundation, it is very soft and does not leave any marks. I have bought two, so when one is washed and dry, I use the other one. It is a little bit difficult to clean and dry, but I think it is because it is so dense. I used the Real Techniques one before, but was never 100% …Read more

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Liquid - Bobbi Brown - Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

3.0
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Jan/22/2018

If I could I would have given this foundation 3 1/2 lippies.
I used to be a fan of their Natural Finish- Long Lasting Foundation years ago, which they discontinued. Doesn't it annoy you when you like a product and then it gets discontinued?
I got a sample of this in brige. You are supposed to get a 7 day sample, but I got a single drop, only enough to cover half a cheek. I …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Cremesheen Lipstick - Creme in Your Coffee

3.0
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Jan/14/2018

I bought my first MAC lipstick ten years ago (a true red lipstick, I cannot remember the name) but despite the lovely color, could not wear it because it made my lips so dry they cracked after only a couple of minutes, although I think it is an allergy rather than just the dryness. I never bought another one until this Creme in Your Coffee, because the color is so beautiful. Unfortunately, the …Read more

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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

2.0
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Dec/23/2017

Before reading the reviews, I was in a large department store where I passed by the IT counter and got sucked into buying this CC cream. I had to wake up early that day and did not have a good night sleep, hence the impulse buy, which I really regret.
This cream feels on the skin like melted plastic - sorry, I cannot find a better comparison - and reminds me of the Clinique Even Better …
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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

1.0
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Jul/23/2017

I get hopeful when the big brands bring out new foundations. So when I saw that EL brought this out, I went to get my sample. I am NC20-25, so I got Dawn. Somebody said that it is virtually identical to Mac Waterweight foundation. However, I found that it does nothing to cover my discolorations - brown spots, redness - in fact there was very little difference before and after I put it on, except …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - NARS Cosmetics - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.0
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Jun/08/2017

This tinted moisturizer is so pigmented you would think it is a foundation. But it is not hydrating enough for dry skin. I need to wear a moisturizer underneath. This would be more suitable for normal to combination type skins. Beware of the colors available. I read on this website that you should go for the Alaska if you are an NC25, but I find it slightly darker, but it is ok after a while …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

2.0
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May/12/2017

I got a sample of this foundation in 30 as they did not have the 20 which is my color. I like the way it feels silky when you first put it on. Of course, it looked a bit too dark or rather orangey on me, but strangely enough it had a whiteish cast after a while, which made it closer to my natural color. Overall from a distance it looked quite good, but showed every pore and line. However …Read more

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

5.0
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Nov/27/2016

This is a great foundation. I have very patchy skin, red areas, brown spots, and the latter have diminished, but not disappeared after a thin application. Although it looks satin, it does not stick everywhere like some foundations do. I find it lasts well, I don't need powdering as my skin is on the dry side. NC25 looks good, not as yellow as other MAC foundations, more of a neutral color …Read more

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