Product Reviews by SuzanneDee

Eyeliner - Marc Jacobs - Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner - Blacquer

3.0
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Jun/14/2018

I'm a brown skinned (NC40-45) Indian girl who puts on a full face and treks 2 km to work in heat and humidity. Everything better hold up or I reach office looking like it's already the end of the day.
I tend to compare every black eyeliner in the world to my trusty Chambor Dazzle (twist-up pencil) and Catrice (gel pot) because they're black, stubbornly smudgeproof and cheap …
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Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid - Opal

5.0
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Jun/14/2018

My skin colour matches Mac NC 40 and I use this on cheekbones and set with powder for a workday spent under the flourescent white lights of the office.
It's ideal for a subtle gleam that doesn't leave tide marks when blended - if you're looking for something that bounces off a selfie, finds 2,000 likes on Instagram or can be seen from space, look elsewhere. There are plenty …
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Mascara - Isehan - Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl and Super Waterproof Mascara

3.0
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May/01/2017

I'm not sure even the Japanese girls use it - I have been to Tokyo twice and visited nearly every cosmetics store big and small, I only ended up spotting this mascara at Don Quijote and other touristy shops.
It's certainly black, and has a frightfully good grip on lashes. I have the waterproof version and not only did it stay put all day, it refused to leave my eyes even when I …
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Masks - SK-II - Facial Treatment Mask

5.0
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May/01/2017

Do they work? They do for me. I'm Indian, oily skinned, in humid Mumbai, and 35 years old. The mask makes me look like I've been on holiday - all rested and restored. I need less concealer too! No cream does that for me.
I already use the FTE (5 drops patted in nightly like a good girl) and it's helped somewhat with balancing out the difference in colours and textures on my …
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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

4.0
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May/01/2017

I have the Oily Skin variant and perhaps I have a faulty bottle because I can't pour it on to a cotton pad without some spillage.
The formula itself is standard - a colourless, non-stinging, waterlike liquid with a faint fragrance (floral? aqua? something!). And like all micellars I find that I need to place a soaked pad on my eye for 15 seconds to loosen my corrector, concealer …
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Mascara - essence - Lash Princess Mascara

4.0
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May/01/2017

This is not a green-black tube but a peach-black one.
The wand is also not tapered but a sort of D shape, to push lashes up as you comb through.
I find this a perfectly adequate mascara for daily wear - to the office and dinner. It's cheap. The effect is black and matte. No gloss. The bristles lengthen and separate the lashes. They don't clump too much, and the formula is …
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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks

4.0
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Nov/25/2016

This is a review for the shade Kitten Heels. It is a cheaper, liquid version of Ruby Woo and also very close to Sephora Always Red Cream Lip Stain, another Ruby Woo dupe. I love it.
It doesn't need a liner, goes on opaque, dries matte without a fuss, doesn't transfer on to coffee cups and stays on like a real trooper.
I'd recommend some lip balm before application. Let …
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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam

2.0
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Nov/01/2016

For months now I've been looking for a makeup remover that I could take on trips. I needed something that came in a small container, didn't spill, didn't need cotton pads, and of course did it job.
This is why the 15ml tube sang out to me from the Watsons aisle in Bangkok.
I love the small size, but that's about it. This is not an oil-to-micellar. It's more …
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Treatments (Face) - Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

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Dec/31/2015

Let's tackle this claim by claim, shall we?
What it is:
Not a cream. A very thick, semi-translucent, dark-tinted ointment with the consistency of drying glue. So you know right away that this isn't something you can luxuriously slather on. It's not fast-absorbing. This will stay put on your skin for hours, which makes it a fantastic a protective barrier, but a terrible …
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Liquid - Bobbi Brown - Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40

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Nov/14/2015

You know those days when you've woken up to a no-breakout, glowing face? You have no idea how it happened, but dayum, you'd better not scare it away. And you look for something to seal in this loveliness for the day.
Yeah, Bobbi Brown Serum Foundation is for those days. I use Warm Honey (shade 5.5) for my skin, which usually matches to Mac NC 40 for powder and NC 45 for under-eye …
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