Product Reviews by Martine74

Foundations - GUERLAIN - L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation 16H Wear

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11 months ago

Darn you Guerlain for putting perfume in every single product.

L'essentiel is one of the most beautiful foundations I've ever encountered: it slides on, it stays on and my skin looked soft, clear and with a tat of dewy-ness that I like. Love on first sight.

And then, after 3 days of wearing it: spots! Itchiness like a mo! Little bumps!
O my word NO!.
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - The Falsies Push-Up Drama Mascara

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Jan/30/2017

Worst mascara ever.
The color is good (very black), application is good (one stroke delivers all you need), looked very nice at 0700 AM, but the aftermath (4 PM): mascara e-ve-ry-where. Above, under. My best friend asked what the h*ll happened to me. Took a look in the mirror and saw what she meant: looked like a junkie with all the black UNDERNEATH my eyes.
Never again.

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Eyeliner - Max Factor - Colour X-pert waterproof eyeliner

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Apr/22/2016

This is the best eyeliner ever. No seriously: EVER.
I've used eyeliner since I was 16, so that's for about 100 years now, and I've used high end ones (Dior, Estee Lauder, Chanel) and the more reasonable priced ones, and this, my dear fellow make-up lover friends, this is the one and only eyeliner which is easy to apply, gives a wonderful dark black line (not matte, not shiny …
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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

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Apr/22/2016

This is so not the foundation for me, AT ALL.
I think they got the color all wrong (NC30), when I put it on I look ill, no, not ill, almost dead. It hardly stays on my skin (gets very greasy) and at the end of the day my skin has a whitish/grey veil.
So, color wise and product wise: a big no no.

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BB Cream - Dr. Brandt Skincare - Flexitone BB Cream

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Feb/12/2014

Just bought my second tube today, so yes, I really like the product.
It does not work well with all skin tones, but with mine it works very very good. Even when I'm a tad darker than usual because of the sun.
It applies really easy, blends well with my skin and stays put for at least 12 hours. It does get a bit oily during the day, blot it away and that problem is solved …
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Brows - CHANEL - Le Sourcil de Chanel Perfect Brows

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May/03/2012

Yes, it is expensive, the brushes suck, but man, this product is good.

It lasts me for 3 years now, use it every day, bu with my own Anastia brush.
The colors are sublime, because cool toned, and not reddish, like most eyebrow products.

Though I do not have a lot of eyebrows left (why WHY was plucking so populair in the nineties??), I get complimented with my brows on a …
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Moisturizers - Avene - Skin Recovery Cream

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Jan/09/2011

The first time I got this cream was when on holidays in Spain and I got the worst bout of sun allergy. I went to a pharmacy and the lady suggested this cream and to stay out of the sun ;).

Within 5 days of intensive applying and reapplying my skin was back to normal, and I've used it ever since. Sometimes I try another cream, a more "advanced" one (Dior, Chanel …
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Concealers - Ellis Faas - Concealer

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Jul/23/2010

Ok, I thought I had found the concealer in the La Prairie one, until the sales lady put this concealer on, when I was trying on the Skin Veil.
O. My. Lord.
I looked 10 years younger.
My eyes look so bright and it's totally undetectable
I apply it under and above the eye, so the whole eye-area looks calm and radiant.

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