Product Reviews by elsiegilmour

Palettes - Smashbox - Full Exposure Palette

5.0
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Aug/23/2016

I can't believe so many people diss this palette - it's a contender for my HG Palette!

I own A LOT of make up, mainly high end, so I have a good idea about what's on the market and how good and bad eyeshadows perform. I LOVE this palette, by contrast I don't like the Lorac Pro Palette, which I also own.

I love the selection of matte shadows, which have a …
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Palettes - LORAC - PRO Palette

3.0
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Aug/23/2016

I live in the UK and after many months of listening to how amazing this palette is, I finally gave in and bought it from Nordstrom USA. I completely regret this purchase!

I feel like the formula of these shadows is no better than MAC eyeshadows, with some being better than others. They don't have a high-end eyeshadow consistency for me. The pigment isn't great, intensity …
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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Duo-Fiber Collection

4.0
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Jan/31/2014

I have an obscenely indecent number of make-up brushes and really need not have purchased these. I only bought them because I have found the other Real Techniques brushes to be so effective.

I generally use the Real Techniques brushes only during the working week (and save my ultra luxury brushes - Suqqu, Tom Ford, Hakuhodo, etc - for the weekend, or evenings when I can take my time …
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Lip Treatments - Blistex - Relief Cream

5.0
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Jan/22/2014

This is hands-down my absolute number 1, HG lip balm. I don't use this every day, only when my lips are chapped or as a quick lip-mask before I put on matte lipstick or do a proper Hollywood red lip.

It is quite simply amazing! The best lip product at transforming cracked, dry, chapped, split lips quickly. It works better by so much than any other product I've tried (Creme …
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BB Cream - Dr. Jart+ - Platinum Beauty Balm

5.0
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Jan/22/2014

I liked this product, despite what the other reviewers have said about it. I really liked that the coverage was more like a light coverage foundation and as I have pale skin the colour match was great. A lot of the time I can't use BB Creams, as even in the lightest shade they are too dark and/or orange for me.

The texture is thick, but applying it with my fingers I find that it …
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Makeup Brushes - Wayne Goss - The Holiday Brush (Limited Edition)

5.0
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Jan/20/2014

I don't normally write reviews on this site, but I do read them all the time. However, I felt that I had to write a review for this brush, as, in my opinion, the other reviews of it are overly harsh and unfair.

I LOVE beautiful high-end luxury make-up brushes. I have an addiction (no joke!) to them and other make-up generally. As a result of this I own quite a collection (far …
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