Product Reviews by MysticM

Brows - Tarte Cosmetics - Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel

4.0
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Jun/12/2018

This is my favorite micro-wand brow gel, better than essence (too gloopy) L’Oréal (same, with added crustiness) and Innisfree (too warm & weird texture, cant build)

It’s not for insta-brow I think. It’s for those of us who want our natural brows to be tinted & defined. My brows are fair & sparse, so powders/pencils/pomades can look very false. This gel adds natural texture …
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Bronzers - theBalm Cosmetics - Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

5.0
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Aug/17/2017

Very pleased with this. Cooler toned, lovely texture & leaves beautiful sheen. Absolutely no shimmer or glitter, but has a natural skin-like sheen. I'm fair neutral, this just looks lovely. TheBalm does blushes and bronzers RIGHT!

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Stratia LIQUID GOLD

5.0
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Feb/11/2017

This is really excellent. My cynical self has never given a 5-star across the board review but I did with this. I have dry & dehydrated skin. It's winter now so I use it as a day cream and also layer it under my night cream so extra oompf at night. My skin is plump and happy, not tight and crepey as can often happen this time of year. The texture is light, so I can see this being useful …Read more

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Mascara - Lancôme - Grandiose Mascara

2.0
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Jan/25/2017

Very underwhelming. Makes my lashes clump together. No length at all. I much prefer the volume a porter, I get definition length and volume- real impact. This is not worth the premium price, I've had better mascaras from the supermarket. I can only hope it will improve after a couple of weeks.

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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

3.0
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Jan/12/2017

I'm a regular Vit c serum user. This is a nice delivery method, especially for those with dry skin. Some Vit C serums can contain a lot of alcohol, so it's nice to find a delivery method that doesn't have this. My biggest problem with this is the texture. I can feel gritty (almost crystalline) fine particles in this. Not sure if it's a manf issue? I don't feel it once I …Read more

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Concealers - bareMinerals - bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

5.0
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Sep/28/2016

This is a great concealer if you have very dry under eyes. Mine are dry & I have fine lines. The texture of this concealer is the best I've found (and I've tried them all!) It's hydrating but not so emollient that it shifts or creases. It's very brightening and has very nice coverage, definitely enough for me. I set with a tiny bit of Nars crystal light setting powder.

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Eye Shadow - BECCA - Ombre Nudes Palette

4.0
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Jul/20/2016

Love the shadows- great quality and perfect shades. I'm a bit meh about the packaging though. It's a flat brown plastic case with a screen printed logo. Not a nice pearlised finish or an interesting design, just ordinary brown plastic.

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Concealers - L'Oreal Paris - Visible Lift Serum Age-Reversing Concealer

5.0
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May/04/2016

I'm very pleased with this... Looks lovely on my dry undereyes. I have some fine lines, but this doesn't highlight them or crease. it covers darkness pretty well. If I layer over Bobbi Brown serum corrector, I get a really good result. The cost is ok, but the qty is quite small. It contains 0.05oz, versus 0.9oz in eg Mac Prolongwear concealer, which is also a favourite.

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