Product Reviews by Lonz

Skincare - Face - MAC Cosmetics - Prep and Prime Fix+

5.0
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Aug/02/2018

The new Pinklite version of this sang its Siren's song from the brightly lit MAC shelf on my lunchtime 'I-ran-out-of-things' trip to Mecca. Ignoring its Plain Jane sisters, I snagged it and brought it back to work with me for a test run. I eagerly opened the gorgeous packaging, gave it very cursory shake and proceeded to mist myself. Liberally. We're talking YouTube guru …Read more

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Moisturizers - Deciem - NIOD Hydration Vaccine

5.0
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Jun/12/2018

Great occlusive to keep my skin hydrated and perfect silicone-like primer for my mineral makeup. This doesn't actually add moisture but seals it in, preventing trans-epidermal water loss like an absolute boss. Over time, it has dramatically improved the look and feel of my skin, plumping it and reducing Winter flakes in the best possible way.

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Palettes - Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

4.0
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May/31/2018

So, I recently went through a massive purge in an effort to embrace minimalism in all things, including makeup. This was one of only two palettes to survive and remain in my now modest collection. It is my day to day go-to palette to create the base of almost every eye look I do. The way the quads are arranged makes it a no-brainer to create some shape, from a perfectly natural contour to an …Read more

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Bronzers - Australis - Jumbo Mineral Bronzing Powder

5.0
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Feb/13/2018

When you spot this one the shelf, you might think that it is just way too dark. At first glance, it almost looked dark enough to contour to me. But swatching it I realised that this bronzer is the only one I have found recently that not only has the right sort of 'tan' undertone, it also doesn't have a ridiculous amount of glitter particles like so many others out there. There is a …Read more

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Brows - L'Oreal Paris - Brow Artist Plumper

5.0
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Sep/28/2017

I've been a fiercely loyal BeneFit Gimme Brow user for a couple of years, so it was mere chance that I ended up purchasing this when mine ran out. My local dept store doesn't stock Benefit, and I needed something quickly, and this was the first thing I could find that also had fibers in it. Love at first swipe, and so much more affordable than Gimme Brow! The wand is very similar to me …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Sunday Riley - Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

3.0
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Sep/24/2017

I vacillated a long time over reviewing this product and because of the good reviews, I really feel bad about lowering the score a little on this one. I wanted to test it extensively before doing this review because it is expensive, and I wanted to be sure that I genuinely believe it is as good as I wanted it to be. And it is just really not as great as I was hoping. After testing it for 4 months …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Sep/24/2017

I'll start by saying this is a gorgeous palette and that there is not a single colour here that I do not love. They all apply beautifully (especially Ember, the duochrome flash in this one is amazing) and they last really well over a base of UDPP. If you are looking for a well-rounded palette, imo, this is not it. Personally, I view it as a supplemental palette, using colours from here to …Read more

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Blush - Sleek MakeUP - Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette

5.0
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Sep/22/2017

I have this in Medium, which I feel is a better fit for my colouring than the Light kit would have been. The first time I tried this kit, I was a little dumbstruck at the quality... and then deflated. It is SO. MUCH. BETTER. than my NARS Laguna/Orgasm Duo compact, which set me back more than three times what this cost. The upshot is that at least I can use the bronzer in this anywhere I feel I …Read more

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Palettes - BH Cosmetics - Shaaanxo x BH Cosmetics eye and lip palettes

4.0
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Sep/20/2017

If you like a fun bright lip and a neutral/smokey eye without too much fuss, this is the palette for you. The colours lean warm, but not TOO warm and manage to squeeze a lot of value into a single easy to carry package. The lip colours are unexpectedly gorgeous, with great basic pinks, berries and nudes. Although they are creamy, they last for approximately 4 hours on me without needing to be …Read more

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Frog Prince

5.0
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Aug/27/2017

This one won't work for everyone, but on me personally, it is the perfect blush pink. My lips are naturally quite pigmented, a sort of dark dusky colour. They change colour depending on how warm it is and I can look a little bit... well, like death warmed over when the temperature is less than optimal. on application, this immediately changes to a cool toned pink, the perfect undertone to …Read more

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