Product Reviews by JanM

Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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Feb/21/2015

I nabbed a small sample pot before committing to the fully size and I really like it. The texture is very light, and the pigmentation is very dense and I find that it does need a bit of work to make it work.
My skin is oily really and I like a thicker richer texture of skin cream - my bad probably but my skin, my problem.
I need to use some sort of primer underneath this, although I can …
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Primer/ Corrector - Sunday Riley - Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

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Nov/29/2014

I have already repurchased this. I bought this because of the bandwagon, I am a sucker for a bandwagon and jumped right on and was immediately disappointed that the light shade was just that bit too dark for me, but I persevered because I could not send it back being in the UK and I rather liked the texture, a sort of elastic gel.

And on subsequent and increasingly daily use I have …
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Liquid - CHANEL - Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF15

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Nov/16/2014

I am always searching for a new base. My skin is old and thin with the various ravages left from taking makeup on and off for over 30 years, and spending most of my teenage years lying in the sun with olive oil for protection, thus age spots, redness, shine, flakiness, dryness. I don't have lines but I do have discolouration which I believe is more ageing and I have a skin which seems to …Read more

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Foundations - Bourjois - 123 Perfect CC Cream

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Apr/09/2014

This is pretty good for the price - currently £9.99 for 30mls - it is a very light liquid but is densely pigmented so that a little really does go a long way. It manages to blur but not completely cover all the concerns I have with my 47 year old face, open pores, redness, red spots which do not clear, blackheads, age spots and general bleurgness of my face. I can use it up and around my eyes …Read more

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Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Aurelia Miracle Cleanser

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Feb/08/2014

Now I like this product and will repurchase. It is a light cream, it looks quite dense in the jar but the look belies the texture which is light and somewhat gel like to my mind. It spreads easily but does have a tendency to sink into the skin a bit too quickly for my liking.

The scent is strongly eucalyptus to my nose and this was a little disconcerting but there have been no adverse …
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Loose Powders - Unlisted Brand - Bella Pierre Mineral Foundation Powder

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Nov/16/2013

This is a review for the pressed mineral foundation. I bought this when it was first on QVCUK - it was a fair price around £25 with p+p and I figured that I could send it back if it did not suit. I went for the lightest shade (Ultra) and although I am not the fairest of the fair I correctly assumed that with an oilier skin there would be some oxidation and darkening on my skin.

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BB Cream - Omorovicza - Complexion Perfector BB Cream SPF 20

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Jul/13/2013

I had wanted to try this for more than a little while but £82 was a little on the steep side, and unswatched (too far away from any stockists) it seemed frankly foolish. However after some careful research and a discount code I purchased.

The colour in the bottle is quite dark, a sort of putty colour with a bit of a tan, but bizarrely on the skin it lightens considerable. My skin tone …
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Fragrances - Tova - Tova Signature Eau De Parfum

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Apr/30/2013

I was an avid fan of the original Tova Signature EDP and wore it for many years from about 1997 when I first started watching QVC in UK. I liked the simplicity of the bottle - slightly frosted glass bottle with a black top, and the perfume was fresh and light and close to the skin, a bit floral, a bit warm but with a citrusness which lifted it from the depths but a muskiness which prevented it …Read more

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BB Cream - Kiehl's - Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream

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Apr/14/2013

This was a bit of a slow burner for me but on the whole I am pleased with this product.

So housed in a slim white flip-top tube, the packaging irked me somewhat from the start because it has a tendency to leak a little around the lid, however the flip-top hinge seems pretty robust.

The smell is distinctly sunscreen to me, I don't mind it too much but if one is hoping …
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Fragrances - Liz Earle - Botanical Essence No.15

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Oct/14/2012

This is the new fragrance from Liz Earle. It is completely different to to Essence No.1 which to me is predominantly a citrus floral.
This is described on the LE website as a "fresh spicey oriental" which is not my usual fragrance family of choice, but I went and doused myself in a generous spray at an LE counter ensuring to cover both skin and clothes because I do believe that …
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