Product Reviews by SuzanneDee

Moisturizers - L'Oreal Paris - Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel

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2 months ago

It's nearly 2020 and we're still seeing creams in jars, we're still expected to dunk our fingers in and contaminate the whole tub, we still have to live with exposing the open jar to dust and air.
The Icy Gel seemed best suited to some kind of tube or pump. The formula certainly is runny and slippery enough. It's like a poor-man's version of Clinique's Moisture …
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Lipstick - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick - Candy Venom

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2 months ago

My favourite hot pink lip colour across any finish, formula or brand.
I'm neutral about Rihanna's music. But I love how smart her beauty line has been. The Matemoiselles are very good quality for their price. They're incredibly smooth, opaque and long wearing. And Candy Venom ALWAYS gets noticed - it's a not-too-cold fuchsia, matte but luminous, bright but soft. Flat Out …
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Highlighters - Stila - Heaven's Hue KITTEN

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2 months ago

I have the Heaven's Hue highllighter in Bronze, which is deeper and more golden than the champagne-coloured Kitten. It's a good match for my skin colour, which matches MC 40 in MAC.
My gosh, this highlighter is a beautiful texture and finish, but way too expensive in a market where there are powders, liquids, gels and droplets that deliver the same gleaming reflective highlight for …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Retro Matte Lipstick - All Fired Up

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2 months ago

Hello, are a we a pink or a coral? Or are we a gorgeous fierce love-child of the two?
All Fired Up is my third Retro Matte after Ruby Woo and Flat Out Fabulous - both very firm favourites.
I'm deep toned - I match NC 40 in Mac powders, and I love the opaque coverage that comes from the Retro Mattes. They show up bright and stay bright all day. Yes, like everything matte you need …
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Concealers - Bobbi Brown - Instant Full Coverage Concealer

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2 months ago

So expensive. So good. So hard to give up.
I have oily deep toned Indian skin and awful dark circles, and I've been using MAC's stellar Orange corrector with MAC's Studio finish pot of concealer for years.
I was hoping to find something spreadier than MAC's concealer, which tended to cake in the inner corners of my eyes, and got just a bit darker as the day wore on …
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Cleansers - Garnier - Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

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2 months ago

Yeah, so I'm on my fifth bottle. I love this stuff - it's cheap, a powerful cleanser and no fuss. I need to hold the micellar-soaked cotton pad down on my eyes for 10-15 seconds to get eye makeup to come off, and I can clearly see the mascara and eyeliner shape on the cotton pad when I take it off my eyes. Pretty impressive.
But I think I like it best when I'm not wearing …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Satin Lipstick - Rebel

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2 months ago

Thank heavens this is a Satin formula. It means it fades evenly as the day wears on and you get two shades of lipstick - a deep shiny blackened berry straight out of the bullet in the morning, and a lovely matte pinky mauve by afternoon. They both look lovely on warm dark skins. I match NC 40 in MAC and this is a nice bold colour for the office.
It photographs well, stains and transfers …
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Eyeliner - Marc Jacobs - Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner - Blacquer

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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

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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

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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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