Product Reviews by aleshoane

Lip Liners - RIMMEL - 1000 Kisses Stay on Lip Liner - Tiramisu

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4 days ago

My absolute favorite lip liner.

The shade is just spot on for golden-toned Asians (I'm a NC35). A flesh toned nude shade that makes me look like I had my makeup professionally done. This probably would be the lip liner I'd use for my wedding, whenever that happens. I look fresh and bright with this lip liner, but naturally so.

It's cheap and widely available in …
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Lip Liners - Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat - Iconic Nude

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7 days ago

This is the best lip pencil for mature ladies who need some definition around the mouth. It's so realistic looking that no one would really know for the better if some "help" was needed. I would say the overall effect is kind of like a lip contour.

On me, it's not very flattering, but that's because I'm very golden toned. The shade is quite cool which is …
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Treatments (Face) - Superdrug - Simply Pure Hydrating Serum

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8 days ago

There are rumors that this will be discontinued soon, so if you're in the UK and in the market for a good, no-frills hydrating serum, stock up.

For the paltry sum of £2.99 (as of October 2019) this is a pretty great, lightweight moisturizer that can be used on its own or layered underneath another occlusive. In London, the weather is just too cold to wear this alone for me (and I …
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Scrubs - LUSH - Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

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16 days ago

It sort of hurts when I use this on my face, so I can't really recommend this.

I bought this because I got a bit curious about physical exfoliation scrubs, and me being me, I like to treat myself. I have to say, this isn't really worth the money. You could probably get some nice drugstore equivalent for $5 at ULTA/Superdrug or less.

How I use it: I swirl a cotton …
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Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

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19 days ago

I have an off and on relationship with this sunscreen - it's a heck of a lot better than most Western sunscreens on the market, but it's not perfect for me. If I'm living in a country where it's easy to get, I'll buy a tube, but if I can only get it online, I won't.

Pros: Incredibly lightweight, great protection, and easy to carry in your purse or handbag …
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Concealers - Kryolan - DERMACOLOR Camouflage Cream

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22 days ago

I love this product and it will always be in my professional kit. But it's not for everyone. There are unique qualities about this foundation as to why it's more for pros and not enthusiasts and I will list them down below. I think this foundation is a litmus test of sorts for a makeup artist - if you can find a way to use it, you're probably a great one, and if you can't …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Astral Cream Face & Body Moisturizer

4.0
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26 days ago

This a spot-on dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream for those who aren't all that interested in shelling out £70 for a jar of moisturizer. I have used samples for the Magic Cream before and I have to say, the texture and hydration capabilities of Astral Cream are basically identical, even though it is about 1/20th of the price.

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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27 days ago

I gave this a try two times on separate occasions but the conclusion remains the same: BHAs just don't work very well on my skin. This product just simply made my skin flakey and dry without any of the benefits of clearing up my comedonal acne. So after the second try I simply tossed it into the bin.

My skintype is oily and very prone to whiteheads. I discovered two years ago that …
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Mascara - DHC - Mascara Perfect Pro

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1 month ago

Mascara is so subjective that I think it's important to describe what kind of lashes I have to give a proper review. For the record, I have straight, Asian lashes that will not hold a curl unless I use eyelash curlers and a waterproof mascara.

So it probably wasn't a surprise that this mascara wasn't ideal for me. It layers beautifully, but because the formula is quite …
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Palettes - Viseart - Palette 12 Paupières Eyeshadow Palette Basic: 06 - Paris Nudes

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1 month ago

To me, Viseart eyeshadows are the best in the world. I've used them on myself, I've used it on my mom (who is 60+), and I've used them for different looks on other people. They're pigmented but not heavy on the lids, they mix and blend out beautifully, and the colors & color stories that they pick are so beautiful.

I love this palette because it's so easy to …
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