Product Reviews by CStuartMonteith

Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - 170 Synthetic Rounded Slant Brush

5.0
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5 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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Blush - Sleek MakeUP - MakeUP Blush - Rose Gold

1.0
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May/03/2016

As people were raving about this blush, I got one. I put a very light sweep on my cheeks. It was awful, it was so shiny, I could only describe it shiny like these irridescent nail polish, the ones which change color depending on which angle you look at it. It could be ok on a young person going out st night, but that's about it. Good thing it was cheap.

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Makeup Brushes - CHANEL - Foundation Brush (Synthetic Fibers)

3.0
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Apr/18/2016

I ordered this brush online after reading the comments. I was so disappointed when I received it. The brush is no different from cheap brushes, such as the ones you can buy from pharmacies at a third of the price. Maybe it would perform well, as the bristles are soft, but no softer than other brands. I shall be returning it.

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