Product Reviews by EvangelineG

Foundations - NARS Cosmetics - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

4.0
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Jan/11/2018

I am torn on this one...

Lets start with the good:

It has no fragrance, no alcohol, and none of my personal pore clogging culprits.

The packaging is nice. A slender glass bottle with a pump (good job Nars!). The pump dispenses only a couple of drops of foundation at a time, which I thought was kind of awkward at first, but ends up being helpful based on how far a …
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Palettes - Charlotte Tilbury - Instant Look in a Palette: Beauty Glow (Rose Gold & Bronze Tones)

4.0
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Jul/16/2017

I bought this palette when it was released and have been using and loving it for the past couple of months. I also own the Natural Beauty version of the Instant Look Palette, and the two are distinct enough that owning both is worthwhile.

The packaging is up to usual Charlotte Tilbury standards- solid, attractive, and luxe, with a large mirror that is great for travel.

The …
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Loose Powders - Marcelle - Face Powder - Translucent

4.0
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Nov/08/2016

I have been wearing and loving this powder for a couple of weeks now. I was previously using the Laura Mercier translucent powder, and believe this compares beautifully as far as performance and texture. And the price? Unbelievable. This is one of those rare incredible steals in the drugstore aisles.

BUT...I have been suspecting that it leaves a fair bit of colour on my NC15 face …
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Liquid - Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

5.0
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Jun/29/2016

This is my current favourite foundation. I wear shade 1.0. It oxidizes a bit on me, settling to a great match for my nc 15 skin.

It is indeed weightless, and feels great on. It has an attractive, skin like finish. Coverage is light-medium, but can be built to a solid medium.

With a primer in my t-zone and light powder, this lasts well for me. I use a blotting paper midday …
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Pressed Powders - Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

4.0
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Jun/10/2016

The packaging on this, as is the norm for CT, is lovely.

I have the powder in fair. I don't find that it oxidizes on me and it goes well on my nw/nc 15 neutral skin. This particular shade would probably be ok for up to an nc/nw 20.

The powder itself is very finely milled and has ingredients to make it particularly suited to drier skin types. It works wonderfully for …
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Moisturizers - VICHY - Normaderm Anti-Aging

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Jun/10/2016

This was my every day face cream for years and years- from whenever it first came on the market up until a few months ago. I have probably been through over 50 tubes of it. Obviously I loved it...until I didnt.

When I started using it in my mid to late 30s, I was being plagued by hormonal breakouts as well as concerned about staving off wrinkles. My skin was combo to oily then. I …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster

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Jun/07/2016

I initially tested this on half my face only during a time when my face was very red, sensitive and reactive due to allergies. While I didn't see any miracles, it felt soothing on my skin, and didn't cause any additional irritation at a time when my skin was reacting to almost everything else. Also a raw, red patch on the side with the Sensitivity Fix applied healed slightly faster than …Read more

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Sunscreen - First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40

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Jun/06/2016

At last!! I have been hunting for a sunscreen that works for my sensitive, combo skin. It has to be physical sunscreen, fragrance free, non drying, non tinted (these tend to be too dark on my pale skin), non irritating, work under makeup and not cause clogging or acne- this is the first one I've found to fit the bill!

I was actually excited to put this on this morning! I know that …
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Cleansers - First Aid Beauty - Face Cleanser

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Jun/04/2016

I was very disappointed that this cleanser left my sensitive, combo skin dry and tight. I tried it for two nights and then discontinued. I know from past experience that feelings of tightness or dryness after cleansing spell trouble- it means that my skin's moisture barrier is being stripped, and even though you can restore a temporary feeling of comfort by applying moisturizer, over time …Read more

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Eyeliner - Sephora Collection - Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil

5.0
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May/29/2016

It is really interesting to read all of the reviews and to see people's vastly differing experiences with this product- one person's HG is another's disaster! Just goes to show how each persons skin type, ph, application, base products, climate, lifestyle etc etc etc all make such a difference to how we each experience a product- kinda cool! Also why it can be so frustrating to …Read more

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