Product Reviews by Cbarnes81

Eyeliner - CYO Cosmetics - Kohl Gel Eyeliner

2.0
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12 days ago

I bought this in the blue. Really great deal on Boots online, but it did smudge... every single time. I only apply eyeliner on my upper eyelid, but within an hour, I will see traces of it on my lower lid and undereye. Too bad, cause it was cheap and the colour pay-off was good. I am back to Smashbox‘s reliably smudge-proof Always Sharp eyeliners.

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Blush - Taupe

4.0
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15 days ago

I really like this one and use it as a blusher (for lack of visible cheekbones, I prefer wearing this in the Korean ‘drunk blush’ style). I have olive skin and the shade works so well for me. I can see how this can appear muddy, if applied incorrectly. My technique is to first apply a very small amount of lip/cheek tint on the upper part of my cheeks almost in line with the bridge of my nose. …Read more

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Shampoo - Sachajuan - Sachajuan Cleansing Cream

4.0
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15 days ago

I am on my 7th bottle of this. It’s a pleasure to use! It has a fruity scent with the right balance of clean citrus and sweet. Excellent at detangling and cleans hair well enough. I should really give it 5 lippies, if not for having tried Gallinee‘s Soothing Cleansing Cream. Gallinee is twice as expensive, doesn‘t smell as good, and neither does it detangle in the way that Sachajuan does …Read more

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Fragrance - Sachajuan - Protective Hair Perfume

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15 days ago

Prior to purchase, I read contradictory reviews of the Sachajuan Hair Fragrance, with some claiming it smells fruity and floral, white others musky and masculine. Turns out they are both correct! When I first unpacked this product, I sprayed it on my hands and it smelled divine! Fruity definitely, with delicate wafts of musk. The following day, I applied it on my hair and, to my dismay, it …Read more

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Powder - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish - Medium Plus

5.0
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2 months ago

This ties with the Hourglass Ambient powder as my favourites! I use the Hourglass if I want a more ‘made up look’ and the Mac Mineralize for day to day wear. I have strayed from Mac for many years as the market was inundated with trendier new makeup releases, that I forgot how good Mac actually is! This is an example of a well crafted powder - finely-milled, with the right balance of subtly …Read more

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Foundations - Unlisted Brand - CYO No Shine Zone Matte Foundation

4.0
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2 months ago

This is a good matte foundation. It certainly lives up to its claims. It is mattifying and kept off shine for an entire working day. There aren’t many shades available but the 207 and 208 work for me, and I am an NC 23-25. It’s a shame that the shade range is so limited, but I think CYO made up for this by choosing their shades so well. They got the undertones right, particularly for neutral …Read more

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Foundations - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream

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2 months ago

Very highly pigmented and definitely conceals any redness as its name suggests. I only need to apply very minimally to effect any coverage, and so a jar will last me a long time. The shade leans grey-ish, which is intentional, I suppose, as this serves to neutralise redness. My issue with this product is that it ultimately appears cakey and heavy even when thinly applied. It also is not …Read more

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Foundations - CYO Cosmetics - Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof

5.0
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2 months ago

This may just be the product to finally wean myself from luxury makeup! Truly worth more than its price! To me, this is the drugstore dupe of Sensai’s Cellular Performance Cream foundation, and better even! It has the same creamy consistency that on application, bonds with the skin. Very natural-looking, skin-like, dewy and long-lasting. I wanted to mark it down a lippie for a shade range …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Gallinée Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream

3.0
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6 months ago

I do like this cream; however, it is too expensive. There are cheaper products out there that perform just as well or better.

Pros:
- Good ingredients
- Offers a good level of hydration
- Absorbs quickly

Cons:
- The benefits are comparable to similar, yet cheaper products
- Smell - though not offensive to me, isn’t particularly pleasant …
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Concealers - Sensai - Highlighting Concealer

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8 months ago

Inasmuch as I love Sensai’s cream foundation and its mascaras, I was truly disappointed with the highlighting concealer. I bought this in the shade Sand for my NC23-25 skin tone, and I have to say the shade is fabulous. Although Sand comes out light medium olive, it works to “cool down” green/grayish dark circles under the eyes. I like that it is emollient but sets well at the same time. It …Read more

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