Product Reviews by Katie5

Makeup Brushes - Sigma - F80 - FLAT KABUKI-BRUSH

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Jun/19/2015

I love the finish this brush gives - the bristles are very densely packed and so it leaves a real airbrushed finish on the skin. However, after about nine months of use and weekly washing, the bristles started to come out in clumps. Sigma brushes are less expensive than other brush brands, but still not cheap considering how long this one lasted.

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Sunscreen - SkinCeuticals - Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

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fromKatie5

Jun/11/2015

My favourite sunscreen is Skinceuticals Physical Fusion, but it's almost impossible to get in the UK, so I ordered this instead. On the plus side, it's a non-greasy, high-factor physical sunscreen that dries quickly on the skin and doesn't feel uncomfortable under make up. However, if you apply enough to get the advertised SPF50, the white cast is extreme, even on fair skin. I wear …Read more

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Brows - Soap & Glory - Archery Brow Tint and Pencil

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fromKatie5

Apr/13/2014

I don't know if I just got a bad one but I did not like this brow product at all. It is the first Soap and Glory product I have disliked. On the plus side, the colour of the pencil (Love is Blonde) is great, a nice ashy taupe colour with no reddish tones, and the texture is quite dry and not too soft, so the colour lasts all day on my brows. However, that for me is where the positives end. I …Read more

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Loose Powders - Ben Nye - Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder

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fromKatie5

Apr/01/2013

I have used MAC Prep & Prime translucent powder for years and absolutely loved it, but it got to the stage where I was repurchasing it every other month and it had become quite an expensive habit, so I did some MUA research and thought I would give this a go. I was surprised when I received it in the post because the bottle contains 49g, which is six times the amount you get with MAC Prep …Read more

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Sunscreen - SkinCeuticals - Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

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fromKatie5

Jan/06/2013

This is an excellent sunscreen for wearing underneath foundation. It sinks into the skin almost instantly and leaves a silky smooth base. I love the fact that it is SPF50 and doesn't leave me with any sticky residue on my face.


The biggest selling-point of this sunscreen is that, unlike most sunscreens with a high SPF, it is tinted to that it doesn't leave a white cast …
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Liquid - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation

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fromKatie5

Jan/06/2013

This is hands-down the best high street foundation I have ever used, and is probably in my top five foundations overall. The finish is semi-matte and the coverage is medium-full. I think I expected this to be much sheerer, but I prefer a fuller coverage so this was a very pleasant surprise. I have a lot of acne scars and I do still use concealer over this foundation, but it cancels out most of my …Read more

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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz

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fromKatie5

Dec/06/2012

I really love this product. It is the perfect texture to give a natural brow shape, and the spoolie at the end makes it easy to shape brows and keep them looking natural. The colour Ash Blonde is perfect for me, not at all red or orange like a lot of brow pencils.

My only complaint about this is how long it lasts for the price. I only fill in the ends of my brows and shape them a …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Cremesheen Lipstick - Coral Bliss

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fromKatie5

Sep/19/2012

This lipstick is part of the new Cremesheen+Pearl collection. MAC describe it as a 'frosted light coral', but it doesn't look scary or shimmery on the lips; it is in fact a very wearable coral, bordering on peach. This makes it a good option for pale girls like me, because it can pass as a neutral but still gives a bit of a pop. It is fairly sheer but buildable, so it doesn't …Read more

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Palettes - Stila - In The Light Palette ] [DISCONTINUED]

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fromKatie5

Dec/10/2011

I must start by saying I am usually a huge fan of Stila eyeshadows. The texture is generally buttery and more consistent across the range than MAC. As other reviewers have noted, this palette contains ten eyeshadows, four matte and six shimmer. It was partly the matte shades that attracted me to the palette - these natural palettes are often full of shimmers so it makes a nice change to have a …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - By Terry - Cheek Brush / Pochoir Stencil 1

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fromKatie5

Jul/14/2011

I got this brush ion the Space NK sale recently so I guess it is probably discontinued, but I felt the need to write a review because I think it's amazing. As the other reviewers have said, it is a flat-top brush with short, dense bristles made from natural hair. The handle is quite fat, so the bristles don't really splay outwards from the ferrule and are very densely packed …Read more

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