Product Reviews by Emma13

Lip Treatments - CLARINS - Hydra-Essentiel Lip Balm - Baume Lèvres

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fromEmma13

2 months ago

Ok lip balm. The finish is a little shiny but not excessively so. There is no hint of pink on my lips. The effect is not long lasting. In fact, when I use this I feel the need to reapply more quickly than with my usual lip balms (Blistex in the pot or Carmex). This is comparable, in my opinion but no better. The only plus is that the packaging is more hygienic than the jar. Nevertheless I'll …Read more

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Mascara - Dr. Hauschka - Defining Mascara

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fromEmma13

2 months ago

I really like this mascara. I despite Dr Hauschka as a skincare brand because of their unscientific claims and harmful products (many contain denatured alcohol and fragrant, allergenic ingredients), but this mascara works great for me. My eyelashes are fairly sparse and thin, and mascaras with big brushes tend to make a mess. This defining mascara has a very, very thin wand. Many won't like …Read more

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Lip Treatments - CLARINS - Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

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fromEmma13

2 months ago

OK, first of all this product is not an oil. It's just a lip gloss. It's not particularly sticky, but neither is it moisturising. I bought a travel pack with two mini glosses, one with a blue tint and one with gold glitters. The blue tint does nothing, actually, it's just clear gloss. It appears to have some menthol that gives a slight tingly feeling - not good as that is an …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Laura Mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Color - Amethyst

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fromEmma13

3 months ago

I was a little disappointed in this shade. It's been touted as almost the holy grail for green eyes. On my lids it reads more pinky than purple-y so I need to add definition otherwise I look a little pinky-eyed. Probably for someone with a different skin tone it might work better (I'm strongly yellow-based but with some ruddiness in the face).It's not a bad product, and the quality …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Laura Mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Colour - Plum

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fromEmma13

3 months ago

This stick is much better than the Bobbi Brown stick in plum, which I tried ages ago and wasn't able to apply evenly. I think because this Laura Mercier stick has a bit more shimmer in it, it applies better. It's not super shimmery though, I find it quite flattering and I'm in my forties. Plum as well as with copper are my go-to shades when I want to make my green eyes pop. I …Read more

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Eyeliner - SHISEIDO - MicroLiner Ink Eyeliner

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fromEmma13

3 months ago

I bought 02 brown in this, because I already had the Kajal Ink Artist in black. I really like this liner. It can be used above and under the lashes. I mostly use it to sightline because the slim shape makes it really easy. It stays on well. It seems to go on a bit wet and then dries and lasts really long. Good product. Expensive, and the packaging is small so I'm not sure how long it will …Read more

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Eyeliner - SHISEIDO - Kajal Ink Artist Shadow, Liner, Brow - Nippon Noir

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fromEmma13

3 months ago

I hesitated between the Microliner and this one, and ended up buying this one as the SA explained that it can be smudged more easily. It's true. The Kajal Ink Artist is a versatile product. I've used it to line just above the lashes and it's easily smudgeable to a soft finish (as long as you do it before it sets), so it kinda works as "liner" eyeshadow, too. But mostly I …Read more

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Cleansers - Avene - Antirougeurs Anti-Redness Dermo-Cleansing Fluid

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fromEmma13

6 months ago

This lotion cleanser has not irritated my skin, despite the fact it has fragrance (in a product for rosacea skin!). However, it doesn't work well as a cleanser. I need to follow up with a gel product - so double cleanse - to get rid of the greasy feel it leaves on the skin. I've definitely experienced better cleansing "milk" products. Won't buy this again.

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Sunscreen - Ducray - Melascreen Creme Solaire SPF 50+

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fromEmma13

7 months ago

This is so white. I bought it because of recommendations for persons with melasma, but haven't really managed to test its effectiveness, because the white cast on my face is so off-putting. I'll give it another try when I go on a hike and don't have to care about esthetics, but this is not for everyday use, especially as per instructions you need to use a lot of it to get the …Read more

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Treatments - Essie - Apricot Cuticle Oil

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fromEmma13

7 months ago

Useful product. I didn't think it was necessary, but makes my cuticles look better than hand cream alone when they are dry and ragged. I don't think it's a lasting effect, but regular-ish application of this oil and use of hand cream makes a difference. The scent is synthetic apricot, not a great fan. The colour doesn't transfer on to the skin as a previous reviewer claimed …Read more

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