Product Reviews by covetous

Lipstick - CLARINS - Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer (all shades)

5.0
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Feb/27/2009

Add me to the fanclub! This is a lovely sheer lipstick. I have it in 02 (Rhubarb), a pinky-peach MLBB colour that goes on sheer but still with plenty of warming colour and a lot of very fine gold shimmer. It wears well, with colour, shine and shimmer fading at about the same rate (i.e. it doesn't leave you covered with sparkles alone!). It's very moisturising and comfortable, with a …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - The Body Shop - Blusher Brush

5.0
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Feb/27/2009

I love the Body Shop brushes. The blusher brush is - like all the range - super soft and smooth, and doesn't shed much at all. The new(ish) shape is slightly more precise than the old one - an improvement on what was already my fave blush brush! - and after several months' use and washing it has retained its shape well. I find it good for both precision application of colour, and for …Read more

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Blush - CLINIQUE - Quick Blush in Pronto Pink

4.0
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Feb/17/2009

The quick blushes come in a chunky cylinder containing a brush, which you twist to prime with the powder blush that is housed in the cap. It's very easy to use, feels solid and good quality, and very travel-friendly (much more so than a compact with a brush). The brush is excellent - firm but very soft, just the right size; and the right amount of blush comes out.

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Lotions/ Creams - Crabtree & Evelyn - Pomegranate Rouge body lotion

2.0
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Nov/19/2008

Not as nasty as the other fragrances in the holiday collection from Crabtree and Evelyn, but this is certainly nothing to get excited about. The lotion itself is fine, as it should be for the price. The scent is an artificially fruity one - not particularly festive (despite the claim that it has hints of mistletoe!), but quite bright and (stretching the point a bit) sparkling, to use their term …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Crabtree & Evelyn - cacao noir body lotion

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Nov/19/2008

Yuck. This is a perfectly fine lotion (not particularly good, but not at all bad) that smells repulsive. It starts quite dark, even a bit bitter - which makes sense given the name, although I didn't much care for it - but quickly turns into a cloying, very artificial, cookie-ish vanilla-chocolate scent. I couldn't get rid of it, either, despite several hand washes! Die-hard fans of …Read more

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Lip Gloss - CHANEL - Glossimer - Equinoxe

4.0
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Nov/13/2008

This glossimer is far more grown-up than it appears in the tube! It looks like quite a dark berryish red-pink but applies a sheer mid-rose-pink, and the multi-coloured sparkles (pink, gold, blue) - which look really tweenie in the tube - don't come off as glitter but iridescence and shine. Put on with a light hand, on its own this gives my lips a nice, super-flattering rosy glow with a gold …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Barry M - Dazzle Dust

5.0
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Nov/07/2008

These little pots of shimmery loose colour are fabulous. I have an embarrassingly large range of shades and love them all. Some are more pigmented than others; it's worth testing in the shop if you can, as the end result is not always predictable. The colours are usually very true, but the textures vary a bit - some are more glittery, some metallic, some very shimmery, some duochrome, some …Read more

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Pearlglide in Rave

4.0
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Oct/06/2008

Rave is a lovely deep shimmery true purple with slightly lighter purple (and if you look hard, deep pink) sparkles. It's quite a dramatic colour that really brings out the green in my eyes.
The pearlglide liners apply very smoothly and deliver lots of pigment which doesn't budge after it's set, though you can smudge it immediately after application if you like. Sits nicely on …
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Lip Gloss - CHANEL - Glossimer - Blizzard

4.0
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Sep/17/2008

I love glossimers - non-drying, and thick enough to last reasonably well (for glosses, anyway). Blizzard is a fairly pale, cool pink with lots and LOTS of silvery glitter - if you don't like glitter, stay away! - and it's quite well pigmented for a glossimer. You can smudge it out for a slightly more subtle look or go full on disco with it.

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Lip Gloss - CHANEL - Hibiscus

5.0
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Sep/17/2008

Hibiscus is a gorgeous berryish-red gloss, well pigmented (one of the more pigmented of the glossimers) with lots of warm (gold and deep pink) shimmer and sparkle. It's versatile, because you can wear it sheer or layered up, or over any lipstick in the red through to berry and pink spectrum. It's thick and quite sticky, like all the glossimers, and lasts pretty well for a gloss. Doe …Read more

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