Product Reviews by brelig

Pressed Powders - Catrice - Prime And Fine Mattifying Powder Waterproof

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frombrelig

Aug/08/2016

I prefer to use this powder with a damp foundation sponge to get the most natural look. If I use a powder brush it can look very dry, though my skin is quite oily. It can make the foundation on my nose look a bit cakey.

I use the shade translucent, I'm not sure if there are other shades available. This works fine on my very fair skin, though I'd be hesitant to advise this …
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Brows - W7 - Brow twister

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frombrelig

Aug/08/2016

I've been on the hunt for a long time now for a replacement for the discontinued Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer, and I think I finally found it.

One end of the pencil contains a brush, the other a strangely shaped but easy to use waxy push up pencil. The texture is waxy and it grips to hairs well. This means it doesn't just draw on the skin under your brows, but also …
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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser

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frombrelig

Jul/20/2016

I have sensitive very oily skin with mild rosacea and this did not work for me. It didn't cause any major irritation, but it left my skin feeling stripped and a bit tight. I've found that for my oily skin it works very much against me to strip too much oil away. My skin will just overcompensate, exacerbating the problem. I've had a similar problem with just about any gel cleansers …Read more

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Fragrances - J. Lo - Glow

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frombrelig

Jul/12/2016

This is a fragrance I've been wearing on and off again since its initial release in 2002.

When it's on: the fragrance is lightly sweet, powdery, delicate flowers, with a touch of something like sunscreen, sand, beach, waves, and sandalwood. I wear this almost exclusively in the warmer months and get frequent compliments on it. The longevity and silage are medium, which …
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Fragrances - Crabtree & Evelyn - Summer Hill

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frombrelig

Jul/12/2016

Perhaps it isn't my taste or perhaps it doesn't work well with my body chemistry, but all I can think of with this scent is little aristocratic old ladies powdering themselves in the vanity on a hot summer afternoon and laying the perfume on thick before going out for high tea. It's a very old-fashioned sort of fragrance. Powdery and intensely floral, but more like a true rose …Read more

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Brows - essence - Eyebrow Designer Pencil

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frombrelig

Jul/07/2016

I purchased this in 02 dark brown, which is a slightly cool toned deep brown, though it could actually be a bit cooler to be a better match for me. It is definitely not red, but does lean just a touch red in comparison to other ashier brow products. The pencil is somewhat creamy and has great pigmentation. That being said, I'd recommend starting with a light hand to see how it works …Read more

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Eye Primer - wet n wild - PhotoFocus Eyeshadow Primer

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frombrelig

Jun/19/2016

After a long wait, this finally became available in the Netherlands. And I'm really glad it did! I consider this the ultimate replacement for the discontinued Fergie primer from Wet N Wild, which was the only eye primer I had ever used that worked for me.

I have intensely oily lids that are prone to creasing. This works almost as well as the Fergie primer did, which is saying a …
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Powder - NYX Professional Makeup - Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

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frombrelig

May/18/2016

I was looking for a powder foundation to lighten up my routine for the summer but sadly, this isn't it. The powder gives light coverage when used dry, and light leaning medium coverage when applied with a damp sponge. It's certainly not enough coverage for someone like me who suffers from rosacea and broken capillaries. On application it can be a bit cakey, though it does settle down …Read more

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Eye Primer - NYX Professional Makeup - HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base

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frombrelig

May/13/2016

I purchased this because the Wet n Wild Fergie eye primer that I adore was discontinued, and they aren't yet stocking the replacement product from WnW in the Netherlands. Sadly, the NYX primer just isn't working out for me and my extremely oily eyelids.

The primer takes forever to set, which I've found I can counteract by applying very early on in my makeup routine. …
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Concealers - Catrice - Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer

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frombrelig

Apr/04/2016

This concealer did not work well for me either as an under eye concealer or for covering up other blemishes and discoloration. The consistency is very thick and creamy. It is highly pigmented and provides great coverage. The problems I experienced were that it creased uncontrollably under my eyes, and did not blend well on other areas of the face, neither under nor over my foundation, and …Read more

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