Product Reviews by fecktopia

Primer/ Corrector - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish Primer

4.0
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Jul/12/2017

On my second tube but it took until yesterday to convince me it had any staying power at all. Usually I wear it under TF Born This Way foundation and don't notice it improves longevity, but when used under Rimmell Velvet Mousse it extends wear time from 3 hours to 7 so it deserves some massive kudos for that.

It's not my favourite primer but it's super cheap and my skin …
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Treatments (Face) - La Roche-Posay - EFFACLAR Duo

3.0
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Jun/20/2017

I cannot use this over my whole face due to drying the Sahara further, but strangely I find it an effective yet gentle spot treatment. I apply to affected area at night and within a day or two the break out is well on its way to healing seamlessly and doesn't leave the usual PIE or PIH that I experience with more intensive spot treatments. I don't find much difference applying before or …Read more

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Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter - Champagne Pop

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Jun/20/2017

A little goes a long way! I recommend applying with a soft fan brush and building up if going for a strong strobe, as it tends to emphasize pores if overdone but can be very natural on light-med skin. Delightfully luxurious and it will never run outbat this rate, feels like I haven't made a dent after 2 years. It has usurped Mary lou-maniser as my favourite powder highlighter but …Read more

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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

5.0
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Jun/20/2017

My favourite CC ever, in that it performs like a BB coverage wise but actually colour corrects and looks so natural. Effortless to apply as it's easy blending and lasts 6 hours without a primer where other CC creams seem so sheer they sink right in and wear off within a couple hours. Don't love the price but until something comparable comes along, I'll repurchase. It's a daily …Read more

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Bronzers - Too Faced - Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

5.0
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Jun/12/2016

I totally get the hype for this product despite the early issues of trying to make it work for me. Nice for a sun-kissed hue in the sense of a traditional all-over bronzer, but don't feel it looks totally convincing on my NC25 skin as a darker contour shade. I can probably get away with it in sunlight but artificial lights make it look kind of dirty instead of natural shadow. Bummer because …Read more

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Eyeliner - COVERGIRL - Perfect Blend Eye Pencil

4.0
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Mar/14/2016

This is old faithful for my waterline. Now it only gets occasional use when I do a smokey, dramatic look but I'm old enough to have used it every day when black waterlines were all the rage, so I've been through a great many over the years.

It's creamy but pigmented, making it easy to deposit colour without tugging such a sensitive area. It smudges easily on the lash …
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Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics - Best In Faux Lash Extending Fibers

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Mar/13/2016

This is the worst fibre mascara I've ever tried. In fact it's not even really mascara, just fibres that remind me of static hair sticking to a woolly sweater. I used it about 5 times experimenting with ways to improve performance and it irritated my eyes every single time. Functionally it doesn't work anywhere near as well as the fibres in more user friendly products, like the …Read more

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Mascara - Dior - Diorshow Mascara

5.0
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Mar/13/2016

My favourite high end mascara to fluff out and plump lashes. A good drug store dupe would be Maybelline Plush. They're similar in function but Dior is blacker and makes lashes look thicker whereas Plush has a bit more separating definition. One coat is sufficient to add volume and 2 for a falsies type drama, so it's very versatile depending on how you use it. The brush is on the …Read more

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Palettes - Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

5.0
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Feb/15/2016

I own a lot of palettes but this is a staple being all nude and matte, so gets a lot of use. The shades may look boring but they are well organised into sections of neutral, cool and warm, and teamed with the spread of highlight, base, contour and definition shades in each section, it makes for a well curated everyday go to option.

What has impressed me the most though is the …
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Foundations - Burberry - Fresh Glow Foundation

5.0
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Feb/01/2016

For reference I have dry NC25 skin with neutral, slightly peachy undertones. I was a bit worried that 20 Ochre would be too pink based on dried swatches but it's actually a perfect match.

The finish is perfectly dewy and provides a lit-from-within glow without appearing oily or shiny. I no longer bother with lumanisers for day looks now, and need so much less highlighter product …
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