Product Reviews by aliav

Concealers - Maybelline New York - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

4.0
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11 months ago

Absolutely love the packaging on this concealer - I personally find it a lot easier to use than 'doe foot' shaped concealers.
Paid €13 for this, which is okay for a decent mid range concealer imho.
I am NC15 and I use shade 02 'nude' - does a good job of brightening up my undereye area (am prone to purple circles). A little bit of blending with the finger is …
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Eyeliner - Yves Rocher - Liquid Eyeliner

4.0
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fromaliav

Oct/18/2018

I've tried quite a few liquid eyeliners and unfortunately, I've found you generally get what you pay for. I say 'unfortunately' because for a lot of other products (most notably mascaras and nail polishes) it is possible to get great results at bargain bin prices. Any liner I've tried under the €7-8 mark has really let me down and usually ended up in the bin after a week …Read more

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Liquid - Bourjois - City Radiance Foundation

2.0
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fromaliav

Oct/03/2018

Bought this looking for something with light coverage for days when I didn't want to go overboard with make up. Consistency of product was nice and I used a rounded foundation brush to apply it. I'm NC15 and the shade I used was Vanilla (02).
Unfortunately, within two hours of application the product had oxidised on my face and was very patchy, in particular on my t-zone.
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Palettes - Urban Decay - Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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fromaliav

Oct/02/2018

This is a very versatile pallette that can be used for an infinite number of day and night looks (pintrest is great for inspiration when looking for inspiration for nighttime). I always pop on a bit of eyeshadow primer before using it but I have found that the longlivity and vibrancy of the shades is extremely good.
The shdows themselves are a dream to work with - really high quality and no …
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Polishes - OPI - My Dogsled Is A Hybrid

5.0
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fromaliav

Oct/01/2018

Recently got this in a pedicure - such a lovely vibrant colour. I agree with a previous review which calls it a grey-tinged mint colour.
I got two weeks out of it, which is well wearing for a non-gel polish.

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Mascara - essence - I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

2.0
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fromaliav

Sep/30/2018

I had really high hopes for this one - I really liked the look of the plastic brush and the consistency of the product looked good (not too liquid and not too thick). I'v had good experiences with some of the other essence products I've tried in the past (I've found for example that their nail varnishes are better than some very high end alternatives).
Ah but alas it was not …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Paint Pot - Groundwork

5.0
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fromaliav

Sep/28/2018

I bought this on the basis of an internet recommendation and I'm so glad I did.
So quick and easy to use and lasts all day without creasing or crumbling - I don't even need to use a primer underneath it. I have blue eyes and this product makes them look 'done' without any further effort. Would be lovely for green eyes aswell.
€22 - not cheap but a little goes a long …

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Lipstick - Kat Von D - Studded Kiss Lipstick - Lolita

3.0
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fromaliav

Sep/28/2018

I got married a couple of months ago and this was my wedding lipstick. It's a deep, strong colour but I kept my eyes quite subtle and it worked beautifully.
Initially I loved it - the smell, the packaging and the colour (pulls slightly grey/brown on me, while still being red tinged).
It's a very dry formula and not the most comfortable I have ever used, but a bit of clear …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Viva Glam I - the original

5.0
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fromaliav

Sep/28/2018

Let me count the ways I absolutely love this lipstick. The most perfect red I've ever tried and I've flirted with a few (one notable example being Russian Red, a firm favourite of many of my friends but was just 'wrong' on me).
NC15 with warm undertones and this made me positively glow. The fact that it's VIVA GLAM and all the proceeds go to a worthy cause is the …
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Liquid - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation

4.0
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fromaliav

Sep/28/2018

I'm NC15, fair skin with warm undertones and I use shade 52 - I probably wouldn't recommend it for people with cooler undertones as it seems to lean more yellow/golden when applied. The range of shades available also seems to be quite limited (at least where I bought it).
The consistency is quite liquid so I would say apply with a brush/blender as opposed to with …
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