Product Reviews by Cloughie

Lipstick - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Double the Lip Lipstick

2.0
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Feb/19/2018

I got this free with a magazine ages ago, rediscovered it in a drawer and just need to share how perplexed I am by it.
The idea is sound - a lipstick and liner combo you can swipe on in one - and it does give nice definition on the first few uses. However, as it wears down you need to do gymnastics for the same effect, and as a lipstick it’s really best described as ‘meh’. The texture …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

4.0
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Jan/16/2018

I promised myself I’d be faithful to Urban Decay Perversion, but I am a serial adulteress when it comes to mascara. I just can’t help wondering if there’s something better out there - if there really is such a thing as The One.

I have kissed a lot of frogs and found a few...barons and earls and such, if not actually a prince (after Estée Lauder killed my true love in the 90s).
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Liquid - Maybelline New York - Dream Satin Liquid Foundation

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Sep/08/2017

I bought this a few months ago on impulse - the colour looked so good and the texture was great on my hand, and it was on offer in the supermarket. I have tried it several times in several ways and I absolutely hate it! It looks perfect wherever I swatch it but is resolutely pale pink when 'blended' (no mean feat, it drags horribly) across my whole face, it renders every pore visible …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth Taylor - Passion

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Sep/08/2017

A previous reviewer said if this was in a Serge Lutens bottle it would fly off the shelves and I am inclined to agree with her. The bottle itself is not too awful, definitely a bit cheap looking, but the box is in a league of its own, it's like something you'd win in a raffle. But it's what's inside that counts, and this is a beautiful fragrance. It reminds me of something …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth Taylor - White Diamonds Eau de Toilette

5.0
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May/22/2017

This is magnificent. It makes me feel like I'm on Capri with Burton. Small children cling to me because I smell 'beautiful', old men compliment me and ask me what 'scent' I'm wearing - just gorgeous. I accept it's not for everyone, if you crave modernity it's probably not your bag, but if you secretly long for a past you don't remember, give it a try …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - MooGoo - Natural Full Cream Moisturizer

3.0
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Mar/03/2017

I bought after reading reviews on here, thinking it would be great for winter. I like the pump packaging, it's excellent value for money and the ice creamy smell is lovely. Sadly this just isn't very rich, despite the name, and my ancient crone's face feels dry and tight. For younger/oilier skin or as a body lotion it would be brilliant though. One thing I have found it ace for is …Read more

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Concealers - NARS Cosmetics - Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Mar/02/2017

I have never, ever found a concealer that didn't crease under my eyes...until now. Amazing, knocks five years off and nobody can tell it's there. Packaging is a bit meh and price is a bit £££ but that's NARS for you, and the contents make up for that. The colours at the palest end of the spectrum are brilliant too. On heavy rotation (i.e. Every Single Day) chez Cloughie. Definitely …Read more

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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama

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Feb/24/2017

Beautiful, beautiful colour - 90s in the most wonderful way, but without that old skool muddiness that used to wash you out, give you red eyes and make you look like a reanimated corpse. I love how it looks, but it doesn't last well on me and I find it drying. Packaging looks great as most NARS does, but as others have mentioned it's rather a wasteful design,.

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Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - Sheer Glow Foundation

4.0
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Feb/24/2017

For some reason, I've been putting off trying this for years - probably because I was scared of loving it and having to spend £32... anyway, I sidled up to the NARS counter in our most prestigious local department store, and explained I was looking for foundation. The sales assistant didn't even bother discussing their range …Read more

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Blush - theBalm Cosmetics - Frat Boy Shadow Blush

4.0
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Feb/09/2017

This was recommended to me on the boards here - I was looking for a peach/pink blusher with no shimmer. This is gorgeous, very flattering on my pale neutral skin, and I can't fault how it lasts. Applied at 6.30am and it's now 9pm and still on; I'm so impressed. The packaging is hateful, flimsy, fussy and hideous pictures/wording to match the awful name, but I can live with that for …Read more

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