Product Reviews by MsHepburn

Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45

5.0
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Jul/06/2018

This is pricey, but I keep going back to it because every other product either breaks me out, leaves a white cast, or emphasizes fine lines because of a shiny film. This does neither. It just protects.

Very easy to apply, works great under makeup but I found its also kind of mattifying so if I’m not going to work I frequently use this on its own with no makeup. I can see myself using …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Swanson Hyaluronic Acid Serum

5.0
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Nov/05/2017

I used to use Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum until I started my own business and needed to budget a lot more. So I looked up the main active ingredient in it and then looked for the cheapest alcohol and mineral oil free serum containing that ingredient that I could find. Turned out that ingredient was hyaluronic acid and the cheapest one was Swanson’s (at €7 for 30ml that costs …Read more

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Cleansers - Dr. Hauschka - Cleansing Milk

2.0
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Apr/10/2017

Unfortunately this ended up breaking me out. I tried to stick with it for a few days to see if I'd get used to it but the flare-up got worse so I decided to call it quits. I started using Dr Hauschka's cleansing cream and special toner recently and it's been good, but before that I was using Garnier's micellar water and Estée Lauder's ANL serum at night and to be honest …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Maybelline New York - Baby Lips Lip Balm

4.0
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Aug/07/2015

I've tried every lip balm under the sun including Kiehls, Burt's Bees, Carmex, Blistex, Labello, The Body Shop and the like. This one is the only one that works for me apart from Elizabeth Arden's lip balm which is way more expensive. I love that the regular one (in the blue packaging) has an SPF as well. I just hope they don't get discontinued!

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Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Sheer City Block SPF 25

5.0
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Nov/25/2014

This is actually good. I remember I tried it once before, about 15 years ago, and back then it clogged up my face bigtime. But I guess either my skin changed or the formulation changed, because I have been using it now for a week and not a zit in sight. Just clear, radiant skin with a little sheen and no shine.

I was looking for something to replace my favourite Estée Lauder DayWear …
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Moisturizers - Lancôme - Pure Focus Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion

3.0
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Oct/22/2014

Not bad but also not great. It keeps my skin pretty matte, so that's good. But it doesn't really moisturise and it smells iffy. Also, since I've been using it I have been breaking out in spots again. Not huge big breakouts but a few pimples here and there, and ever since I started using Estée Lauder products a few years ago that hasn't really happened to me anymore. Am using …Read more

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Shampoo - Palmer's - Coconut Oil Shampoo

4.0
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Jan/15/2014

I'm a little on the fence about this shampoo. I love the smell, it actually smells like proper coconut not some chemical fake smell. My hair is extremely fine and I was afraid this sort of 'moisturizing' shampoo would weigh it down. My hair also has highlights so I didn't want anything to change the colour or strip it of moisture too much.

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Liquid - Lancôme - Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation

4.0
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Aug/14/2013

I bought this recently because after my holiday my skin was too tanned to use my usual MAC studio fix powder foundation in NC 30. Would have bought a darker version of that but was too lazy to go into town and my local drugstore doesn't carry MAC. I just wanted any oil-free foundation that would be a good colour match, and the lady at the counter instantly walked over to this one in colour …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jan/05/2013

Wow... this is gorgeous! I was trying so hard not to buy into the hype but this truly lives up to its fame. There's twelve colours and I actually wear all of them, which is pretty surprising. It's like finding a CD (yeah I know, I'm getting old) that only has great songs on it that you actually like to play.

It's very versatile, I can do a lovely smoky eye with …
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