Product Reviews by Xandrra

Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime CC Colour Correct Pressed Powder

2.0
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Sep/08/2016

I bought this in neutralize, not overly impressed with the product:

the pan unstuck from the compact within a few days, thankfully the product didn't shatter inside, but it just gave the impression of being shoddily made.


The actual powder is pretty sub par, while it does even out colour and colour correct somewhat, especially foundations that are that tad bit …
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Mascara - wet n wild - Mega Length Waterproof Mascara

1.0
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Sep/07/2016

this product is definitely NOT waterproof. Anyone with stick straight lashes that needs a WP mascara to keep curl stay well away from this product. Thankfully I was able to take this off with a cloth without disturbing my eye MU (THATS how watery it is, and i gave it some time to dry), 1 lippie for essentially false advertising.

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Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

1.0
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May/12/2016

While the texture of this is amazing, the alcohol content is through the roof. Yes I know it dries fast and doesnt look greasy, yes the application is easy BUT what is the point of protecting yourself from UV if you are causing irreparable damage with the alcohol?

There are numerous studies about how topical application of alcohol slows down repair processes and damages/dries out …
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Primer/ Corrector - Kiko Cosmetics - City Filter Sunscreen Primer

1.0
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Apr/03/2016

A primer that colour corrects and has SPF in it? Sounded too good to be true and it was.

This does not function as a primer in any respect, not does it colour correct - its just not pigmented enough. What it really is, is a very greasy suncreen. eEen a tiny amount will leave you looking like a greaseball. I'm also pretty sure this is also the reason for all my makeup separating …
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Mascara - Max Factor - Lash Extension Effect Waterproof

3.0
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Jul/24/2015

I have very peculiar lashes so this review might not apply to everyone.

My lashes are very straight, some of which curl inwards. I have to spend about 5 minutes curling them and making them look normal - unfortunately the only type of mascara that doesnt uncurl them is waterproof - water based mascaras uncurl them just like water would uncurl normal styled hair.

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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Coralista Coral Powder Blush

3.0
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Jul/15/2015

I was eyeing this up for ages as my perfect coral, got it as a Xmas treat but ultimately I came away disappointed.

It just doesn't show up as anything more than a slightly coral tinged sheen/frost on my face (I am NC25-NC20). The more you build it up the more frosty it looks, eventually making your fine lines are pores stand out like a sore thumb.

Its a real shame as …
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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Blot Powder - Medium/Dark

5.0
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Jul/13/2015

Great product. Sets my oily T zone without looking cakey or too powdery and obvious. It even leaves a somewhat satiny finish on my dewy foundation, its not overly matte which is great because I hate the unnatural flat matte look you get from most blot powders (looking at you rimmel/maybelline)

Apart from the lovely natural finish it also has great lasting power. I've already …
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Highlighters - benefit Cosmetics - High Beam Liquid Highlighter

3.0
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Jul/13/2015

Got a sample size of this in a set a few months ago - its only an ok product.

My main gripe with it is the lumpy glitterball texture. Its not as finely milled as you'd want, the glitter particles can look very obvious under some lights, although I find if you buff long enough it starts looking more natural. I just don't feel like I should put that much effort into a …
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BB Cream - Urban Decay - Naked Skin Beauty Balm

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Jul/01/2015

Thankfully I only got a sample size of this product, its really far below anything i expect from UD


THE GOOD:
texture - easy to apply and blend, no qualms there.

staying power - starts to fade after about 4 hours, but I always have some left after I get home. I have combination skin with an oily t zone.

THE BAD:
smell - minty and somewhat …
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Moisturizers - benefit Cosmetics - b right triple performing facial emulsion

1.0
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Jun/29/2015

I got a sample bottle as part of a little kit. I'm kind of shocked at the good reviews this has. First off, my skin type is combination skin prone to clogging.

I find the moisturiser extremely greasy, the first time I put it on and stepped out of the bathroom and saw my face in the mirror I was horrified. Utter oilsick, every pore highlighted. Oh and not only does it give you …
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