Product Reviews by artemis16

Powder - Pixi - Colour Correcting Powder Foundation

5.0
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Jul/19/2018

Let me start by saying this is one of very few products I have purchased at least four times and I shall continue.

This powder foundation provides good coverage for some redness on my cheeks and even some slight pigmentation - I'm not suggesting this is full coverage, but it is certainly a lot more than a setting/translucent powder.
Despite this feature, it is undetectable on …
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Brows - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Brows Styler

5.0
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Jun/14/2018

I haven’t written a review in a long time, but this is worth it.

I was going for the triangular-tipped Brow Sculpt but they’d sold out the colour I needed. This is how I discovered this little gem.
I have dark, sparse brows and chose the shade Stylized. It is incredibly easy to use and the effect is unbelievably natural. My makeup buddy told me she couldn’t believe it wasn’t my …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Volume Million lashes - So Couture

5.0
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Sep/08/2016

This mascara is the only one stopping me from shelling out a lot more money to keep buying Le Volume by Chanel, which is the most incredible mascara I have tried in terms of the lush, curled effect it has on my lashes.

This Loreal mascara gives volume, creates a curl without a lash curler and keep it, rarely smudges and almost never flakes. In fact it performs better than Le Volume as …
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Tinted Moisturizer - bareMinerals - COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

5.0
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Mar/08/2016

I bought this based on the good reviews and the fact that it has a mineral sunscreen so should be low-risk for my reactive skin. I also need more hydration than I used to before I turned 50.

It feels initially quite hydrating however at leat for me, it does not feel particularly so as the day wears on. This can be a plus in the summer and I could make it work if I make sure I've …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

1.0
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Jan/16/2016

Unfortunately not only did this do nothing for me, I had a major reaction to it. I had used it on my décolletage as I am getting fine vertical lines and after three days' use, I had a very bright red chest... I had to resort to antihistamines and cortisone for a week before my skin returned to normal. Glad I didn't use it on my face long enough to have trouble!
Obviously it works …
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Palettes - Maybelline New York - The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Jan/05/2016

Contrary to most other reviewers, I have found that the colours do not lack pigment too much, they are buildable enough, at least for my taste.
I like all the colours, they are a really good array of mostly warm neutrals, all eminently wearable. There are matte as well as shimmer and satin shades plus a black which I find is not toooo saturated and so one of the easier blacks to …
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Brows - Catrice - Eye Brow Stylist

5.0
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Jan/04/2016

If you are after super-defined brows, then this is not for you and you should probably use one of the pomade-style products.

However, if you are looking for a natural, groomed result at an excellent price and like the ease of a pencil with the additional perk of a spoolie at the other end, you may wish to give this a try ASAP!

I use the Date with Ash-ton shade, an ashy …
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Blush - Lancôme - Blush Subtil Palette - Rose Flush

4.0
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Oct/26/2015

I'd been eyeing this for a long time and ended up getting it based on the MUA reviews (taking MUA advice first is the norm for me).

This looks absolutely beautiful, the blush has lovely shimmer that translates into a glow rather than a disco ball.
The highlighter is wonderful and discreet enough, the bronzer is the most perfect shade I've seen and I also use it in my …
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Mascara - Seventeen Cosmetics - Falsifeye HD Mascara

3.0
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Oct/09/2015

I also bought this because of my beloved Wayne. It is very cheap so there was not a lot to lose...

I found it does very well indeed with defining and lengthening my lashes but volume was particularly hard to build, which is not surprising given its defining qualities.

It lasted well through the day and I would have finished my tube if it weren't for the fact that it …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Kevyn Aucoin - Eyelash Curler

3.0
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Feb/14/2015

I couldn't agree with more artbabe's review. This curler's performance is inconsistent, one eye can indeed look better than the other, it does need to be at just the right angle and it is just not good enough. Not awful, but I don't think it does the job.
Will go back to my trusted Shu asap!

EDIT: not only is it not great at its job, it gave my lid an allergy …
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