Product Reviews by charstone

Blush - Illamasqua - Cream Blusher - Dixie

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Sep/14/2018

It's taken years for me to find the perfect cream blush that is not too sticky (Stila converitble), not too light (Makeup For Ever 215) not too brown (Bobbi Brown Powder Pink) poor packaging (Chanel Intonation - broke). I have high hopes for this one. It is just bright enough for my mature NW 25-30 skin and leaves a bit of a glow with no shimmer. I do love Hourglass Diffused Heat for …Read more

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Liquid - Perricone MD - MD No Foundation Foundation Serum

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Feb/26/2018

My initial thoughts on this were good, except for the colour. I am an NW 25 in MAC and this is a little too yellow and dark for my skintone but not awful. Nice consistency and sheer coverage and lasted well. Unfortunately on day two I got the dreaded blister on my chin, which points to a full-blown allergic reaction. So, I cannot recommend it for sensitive skin.

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Sunscreen - Zelens - Daily Defence sunscreen SPF 30

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Jan/12/2017

I completely agree with Shopmac. I have tried so many sunscreens for my sensitive 60-year-old rosacea-prone skin and this beats them all. No white cast, (or grey in the case of tinted mineral sunblocks). Although I live in N Europe I appreciate the need to wear a sunscreen everyday. My husband used to call me the Factor 15 Queen. That was 25 years ago when living in Dubai and that was the …Read more

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Sunscreen - SkinCeuticals - Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF 50

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Jan/12/2017

I agree with the two previous reviewers. I have sensitive, rosacea-prone skin and react to many products. This is my second experience with a mineral sunscreen and I was sold on the 'tint'. I was hoping this would be good for no makeup days. I am a MAC NW 25 and this left me looking grey and feeling like a have a mask on my face. The search continues.

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Blush - Stila - Convertible Color

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Sep/08/2016

I find these too sticky feeling. In my quest to find a cream blush (apparently over 50's should ditch the powder blush) I have tried four of these. Gerbera too light, Lilium better, Petunia bright but fine. I just cannot get past the waxy feeling on my cheeks and they just do not last. Might as well use lipstick. Maybe I should just continue using my powders (Chantecaille the best) and …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

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Aug/06/2016

So far so good. I have had no allergic reaction to this powder, which is something I always have to watch for with new products. I have not had good luck with the Magic Foundation but the powder is lovely. I have 60-year-old skin which is pretty good but I have lots of hot flushes (when will it end!) and need powder to keep the shine at bay. This powder goes on nicely and does not look …Read more

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Liquid - Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15

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Aug/06/2016

As my favourite foundations keep getting discontinued (Estee Lauder Futurist and now Mac Studio Sculpt) I am always on the lookout for replacements. I ordered the powder from Charlotte Tilbury, which I will review separately. I got two foundation samples in the post and tried the Magic Foundation this morning. Well, within 10 minutes I could feel the burn and had to rush to remove it. It was a …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Grain

5.0
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Mar/22/2014

Grain, where have you been all my life? This is the perfect nude satin shadow that corrects the discolouration in my lids. Lovely low sheen, no glitter here. So many matte shadows can make my older eyelids look dry but this is just perfect. For medium skin this is the best no-makeup looking shadow.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Frost - Tissueweight

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Mar/04/2014

This is a pale peach frost eyeshadow. I usually veer away from frosty finishes now that my eyes are older but I find this is one of the few that really brightens my eyes without making my eyelids look too crepey. Good luck finding it as it is LE.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Frost - Phloof! (Hollidazzle)

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Mar/04/2014

Just goes to show that us older gals should not use frost eyeshadows. I had hoped to use this on the inner corner but it is just too bright and intense. Best left to the younger crowd as it is a gorgeous colour.

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