Product Reviews by aprilg23

Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Brick-O-La (Amplified Creme)

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Jul/10/2013

Brick o la is one of my all time favourite lipsticks. The formula is Amplified, sometimes I find these very drying but Brick o la is super creamy and moisturising. The shade is a flattering, lovely wearable muted terracotta red, perfect for everyday. The pigmentation and quality is incredible. I think Brick o la would work well for a wide range of skintones. Definitely a must have colour from MAC.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Soft Brown

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Jul/10/2013

I was hesitant at first to buy Soft Brown (matte eyeshadow) which looks boring and orangey in the pan. I was not convinced it would work with my MAC Eclair and Constructivist paint pots as a transition colour, however once I put the two together, the results were absolutely beautiful. Soft brown is the perfect transition colour to warm up the look, it is not an eyeshadow to be worn over the lid …Read more

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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Power Mascara

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Jul/10/2013

Holy Grail mascara. If you find every mascara transfers or flakes on you throughout the day, or you worry about mascaras running when you're out and you get caught in the rain or you despise taking off waterproof mascara then Clinique Lash Power is for you. This is a tubing mascara which is sweatproof, oil proof, waterproof, does not flake, transfer or smear but comes off easily and neatly …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Lhasa

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Jul/10/2013

Nars Lhasa is my first, one and only NARS eyeshadow. This shade is absolutely beautiful and unique, a purpley taupey grey with a lovely sheen (not shimmery). It is perfect for everyday wear and I find myself reaching for this no brainer eyeshadow a lot. I think it looks amazing on brown and green eyes. The pigmentation is good, not heavy but silky and builds beautifully. Nars eyeshadows are $51 …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Paint Pot - Constructivist

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Jul/10/2013

MAC Constructivist is an absolutely beautiful chocolately brown which is not shimmery but does have a good sheen. The texture is easy to apply but it is not very creamy and there is not too much slip so it sets very quickly. Blend quick! It is great for everyday wear and also for evenings or special occasions. Super versatile. You really can take it from subtle, smokey and neutral to dark and …Read more

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Concealers - RIMMEL - Wake Me Up Concealer

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Jul/10/2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer is an excellent value, great quality concealer. I use the shade 030 Classic Beige, I'm nc25-nc30 and it is a great match for under the eyes. This concealer does have subtle bits of shimmer in it but I don't find them to be offensive. Rimmel Wake Me Up has good enough coverage for most but won't hide very dark circles. It is a nice consistency, thin but …Read more

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Blush - KORRES Natural Products - Zea Mays Powder Blush in Natural

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Jul/10/2013

Korres blush in Natural looks underwhelming in the pan but once you put it on it transforms into the most natural beautiful warm pink with a subtle gold glow. For reference I'm nc25-nc30. The packaging is excellent and has it's own mirror and the amount you get is fantastic (7g). This blush is so finely milled and silky soft, the pigmentation is excellent. It is also one of those …Read more

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush - Blushbaby

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Jul/10/2013

Blushbaby is a foolproof sheertone finish blush and it is one of my favourites. For reference I'm nc25-nc30. The pigmentation is great making it difficult to mess up and the amount you get will last ages.
The colour is a warm natural pink with a touch of brown that will go with almost everything. I find myself reaching for Blushbaby especially when I want a natural look or when I wear …
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Blush - Bobbi Brown - Powder Blush - Desert Rose

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Jul/10/2013

This is my all time favourite blush, for reference I'm nc25-nc30. The blush is quite small and extremely expensive in NZ ($79) but it lasts and lasts. The colour is a gorgeous matte and very natural mauvey pink which goes with everything. Desert Rose manages to brighten my face up and give me a pretty flush and I think it would look lovely on paler skin too. I also think it would compliment …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Essie - Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat

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May/26/2012

Essie Good to Go is the first top coat I've ever purchased and when I first started using it, it really convinced me of how important top coats are. This made my polish unbelievably glossy, settled down uneven application, make it dry a bit faster and definitely held off chipping more so than tip wear. It comes in a 15ml bottle with the standard essie brush. I really like this top coat but …Read more

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