Product Reviews by diamond479

Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

4.0
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Sep/12/2017

I have to say, I had my doubts about using this and the mousse texture was initially off putting. But with the right amount, the right technique and the right brush, it goes on beautifully. I use this as a cheaper, secondary foundation for when I'm going down to the shops and running errands. It features a buildable coverage and I like to only use a small amount of it. I find that the more I …Read more

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Lipstick - Australis - Velourlips Matte Lip Cream

5.0
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Sep/12/2017

I now own several Velourlips in various matte shades and have used these for over a year. They're my go to for quick lip colour. Very affordable and long lasting; usually just a touch up at lunch time is all I need for a full day's worth of wear. I would like to see more pigmented shades, particularly with some of the lighter shades like Par-ee. Aside from that, I will continue to …Read more

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BB Cream - RIMMEL - BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup SPF 25

4.0
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Oct/26/2014

I'm usually very skeptical when it comes to drugstore makeup like Rimmel. I don't remember what prompted me to try this out, but I'm happy I did. This BB cream offers buildable coverage, anywhere from light to full. It's probably more a liquid texture than a 'cream', and it's just a tad runny out of the tube, so be careful. I'm a medium in this cream, which …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Dior - Dior Addict Lip Fluid

5.0
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Oct/26/2014

My HG lipgloss. I have these in several shades, and all of them provide long-lasting wear and a strong pigment. Perfect for day or night. It glides on very smoothly. Being Dior, it is a bit more costly than other lip glosses on the market, however the quality of the product is worth it. Very nice packaging too!

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

4.0
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Oct/26/2014

I like this mascara for the fact that it does what it says - makes lashes very long, and it provides reasonable volume too. I have been using this mascara almost everyday for just over a year, and one thing that continues to happen are the clumps. It's very long-lasting, to the point where you go to do your makeup the following day and small chunks this mascara will still be left on your …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Australis - Primer

5.0
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Oct/26/2014

Cheap and does its job - keeps my studio fix fluid on all day, and it doesn't fade. Does indeed have the same ingredients as the Napoleon Perdis primer - for about $40 cheaper - and the NP primer does the exact same thing. Glides on smoothly to the face and is un-noticeable as there's no pigment (comes out as white from the packaging, goes on clear). Just let it set on your face for …Read more

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Self Tanners - Unlisted Brand - Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam - Dark

5.0
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Oct/26/2014

Dare I say that this is better and longer lasting than getting a spray tan done (and a lot more convenient for me, too!) I am naturally fair skinned with an olive undertone, so when I do tan, it transitions into a nice, Mediterranean olive colour. This product replicates that colour beautifully, with no streaks or unpleasant fake tan smell (gives off a nice coconut scent). Application is very …Read more

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Other - Colgate - Optic White

3.0
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May/10/2013

This toothpaste actually works. It's a shame it aggravated my gums so badly.

I had only used this toothpaste for a couple of weeks and saw results within a couple of days; my teeth were bright and beautiful. Though I had noticed that this started to make my gums bleed and become painful, something that rarely happens to me. As soon as I switched back to my regular toothpaste, my …
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Primer/ Corrector - RIMMEL - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer

2.0
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Jan/31/2013

If you have a warm skin tone like me, do NOT buy this primer! I bought it after seeing '001' on the tube, thinking it was either white or clear. It is actually a dark orange/red colour. While it isn't too visible on the skin, it does add an even warmer tone to my skin, which I don't exactly need (I'm an NW25). In terms of staying power, I find that it doesn't do much …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Nov/07/2012

I have a few of these in various colours; 025 (Carnation), 070 (Soft Nude) and 096 (Petal).

The packaging is beautiful and very upper-class looking. I like how the colours are displayed on the top of the lid. Carnation and Petal are hydrating, but Soft Nude seems to be very dry on my lips! I find that quite strange.

Overall, while I think the colours are beautiful, they are …
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