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Liquid - Hourglass Cosmetics - Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation

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2 months ago

This is probably the worst foundation I have ever used.

I tried it out in store with my friend at Harvey Nichols, and we were so impressed with how smooth this looks. OK fine - I only tried it out on the back of my hand (I wasn't going to ruin my makeup that day). My friend was the one who had it applied to her face as she wasn't wearing any makeup that day.

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Foundations - COVER FX - Power Play Liquid Foundation

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2 months ago

I think the colour match with Cover FX are fantastic. I have N110 in the Custom Drops, so I bought the same shade in the Power Play foundation without trying it on, and it matched me perfectly. The other thing I noticed with Cover FX is that their neutral shades are truly neutral - perfect blend of warm and cool tones without really leaning either way (at least in my experience).

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Liquid - Unlisted Brand - Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation

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3 months ago

Unlike many others, I actually discovered this product through my Selfridges app in the 'New in for you' section. I was really intrigued as I hadn't heard of the brand before and decided to try it. I have combination (leaning towards oily in the summer) skin, however because this has been marketed as a matte foundation, I made sure I hydrated well underneath.

I've …
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Loose Powders - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

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6 months ago

So I have a few translucent powders: NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder in Medium/Deep, Hourglass Veil Translucent Powder.

- I find the Laura Mercier powder slightly too yellow (for my liking) and I didn't feel that it kept the oils at bay when I've used it to set.
- Even with a light hand, the NARS powder is simply too...white …
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Moisturizers - Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream

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6 months ago

i've been using this cream for a couple of months now, when it started getting cold. This cream is wonderful on my skin during harsh weather. It moisturises well, makes my skin plump and is a great base for makeup. It hasn't broken out my acne-prone skin and doesn't make my skin over-produce oil.

The price is great, it doesn't have overpowering fragrance, and it …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Exhibit A

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6 months ago

This is easily my favourite powder blush by far! I recently discovered (by accident) that bright red or coral colours really, really suit me and give me the most beautiful flush of colour.

Exhibit A is one of my go-to blushes nowadays. It's very pigmented, so if you're of a lighter complexion you might want to proceed with caution. However, with careful application, this is …
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Blush - Glossier - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color

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6 months ago

I bought these in Storm and Dawn, when I started experimenting with liquid blush for the first time.

These are probably one of my most favourite blushes. I usually squeeze a tiny amount on the back of my hand, then dot on the apple of my cheeks, blending it out with my fingers, then a beautyblender. This gives me the most beautiful flush of colour. I find that these are easier to …
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Cleansers - Dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel

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7 months ago

I'm on my third bottle with this cleanser.

I purchased this at the Dermalogica counter about a year ago because it was marketed as a gentle cleanser. While my skin can be quite oily in the summer, it tends to be drier in the winter. Plus I'm acne-prone, so I need something that cleanses gently, yet effectively.

I think that the Special Cleansing Gel covers this …
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Mascara - CHANTECAILLE - Faux Cils Mascara

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11 months ago

So this reminds me of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (beautiful, wispy lashes), but its boss. Not big sister, not cousin, not auntie, but Boss.

It provides me with ultra black, beautiful, full, elongated lashes that remain soft all day long. Non of that clumpy, lumpy stuff that passes off as "voluminising" these days (well... since the beginning of voluminising mascaras) …
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Primer/ Corrector - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer

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Apr/25/2018

I don't know - I really like this primer. I have combination skin (leaning towards oily, especially in the summer) that is acne-prone, so silicone-based primers aren't the best option for me. I also tend to have enlarged pores, so using a product that doesn't make them look worse is really important to me.
This primer feels more like skin care, and maybe that's why I …
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