Product Reviews by LipstickLil

Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Falsies Flared Mascara

5.0
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Mar/23/2012

This is the best mascara I have ever found, and I have tried literally dozens, both high and low end, over the years. I picked it up purely on a whim as I used to love Full'n'Soft, now unavailable in the UK, and Boots does not sell Definicils. For information, I have medium length, fine eyelashes. The brush does always need wiping, and I coat the top of my upper lashes once as well …Read more

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Fragrance - Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa

5.0
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Apr/15/2011

This smells so wonderful on my son that I "borrowed" it to try myself! I think it is definitely unisex, although perhaps better for women as a lovely, refreshing summer perfume, rather than all year round. It does go on rather "aftershavey" strong, but these topnotes only last a few minutes. What is left is a lovely citrussy/leathery combination, but not at all harsh. …Read more

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Fragrances - Bulgari - Bvlgari Jasmin Noir

5.0
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Jan/08/2011

I'm quite surprised by some of the negative reviews for this perfume - I have the edp and find it a very easy to wear, luxurious oriental. On me, Jasmin Noir is a beautiful blend of jasmine and almond in equal parts, with just a tiny, barely discernible, amount of licorice, and then with some vanilla in the dry down It's a soft scent, staying close to the skin with only moderate …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Laura Mercier - Rose Glace Lip Gloss

5.0
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Dec/11/2010

Lip Glace in Rose is a very pretty medium pink gloss on me (NW25 with fairly pigmented lips.) The consistency is of a soft, liquid lipstick and it's very easy to apply, lasting well without bleeding over the lipline. The colour isn't quite clear - it has a very slight milky quality to it - and the shine is subtle. It's a lovely gloss, but I must say the smell of it is so …Read more

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Lip Gloss - CHANEL - Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss - Emoi (58)

5.0
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Dec/11/2010

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss is a quality product in its sleek black square tube. Emoi is a deep berry pink on me (NW25) and the consistency of the gloss is wonderful - it just glides on so smoothly without being sticky and it has a smooth clear shine. It feels very comfortable on the lips. It's heavier than the Aqualumieres but still has translucency and it lasts very well without …Read more

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Fragrances - Child Perfume - Child

5.0
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Jun/13/2010

I was sent a sample of the edp recently and fell in love with this gorgeous perfume. The opening notes are very strong, green and stemmy and you have to grit your teeth for a few minutes (!) but it's worth the wait! Child is a beautiful tropical floral, simply but perfectly done! It is a light, cool, clean, white blend of pikaki and jasmine that melts into the skin and wafts around gently …Read more

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Fragrances - Kai - Kai

5.0
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Jun/11/2010

Kai perfume oil is a lovely fresh green gardenia-based perfume, ideal for the summer and very portable in its little roll-on bottle. The topnotes are very piercingly green but then it settles down into a soft tropical blend with gardenia uppermost. As is usual with gardenia on me, I get the impression of ripe banana in the background, but here it is not as sweet as it is in Monyette Paris. It …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Beige

3.0
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Jun/10/2010

I was quite shocked to find Beige not nearly as nice on me as I had expected from reviews: Chanel perfumes usually work well on me - but not this one! For me it is reminiscent of FM l'Eau d'Hiver in that it has the same licorice/anise note - I'm not sure whether or not this comes from the hawthorn note that they both contain. Apart from this, Beige is a powdery, sweet floral with …Read more

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Tom Ford White Suede

4.0
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May/31/2010

I have to say firstly that I do not like white caps on perfume bottles! Also, leather and suede notes in the same perfume? Hmmmm! What I smell in this perfume is leather and rose and a little lily-of-the-valley. White Suede does not have huge sillage, but quite enough for me! I really enjoyed wearing this for the first two hours and for a leather perfume, I found it quite sweet. However …Read more

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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphéa [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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May/31/2010

Flora Nymphea is beautifully presented in its golden trellis bottle and I love the name, but for me it is a watered down, simplified, inferior version of Petit Guerlain. It is a very soft scent, which needs liberal spraying even on my skin, which makes most scents last for ages. On me it is a blend of orange and honey - very gentle and sweet, although not over-sweet - and so light that it is …Read more

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