Product Reviews by fionahz

Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - MAC Love Me Lipstick - Bated Breath

3.0
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2 months ago

Bated Breath is a beautiful colour - deep red/plum without being too purple, and with enough warmth in it. It's the colour I've been searching for for years and as soon as I saw a swatch on Temptalia I ran out and bought it. It feels nice and moisturising on the lips and is medium coverage, so it's not heavy and looks so flattering on my light medium, neutral toned skin. I would …Read more

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Moisturizers - Avene - Hydrance Optimale Aqua Gel-Creme

5.0
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Sep/17/2018

Hydrance Optimale - aqua cream-in-gel is a lightweight, water-based moisturiser that thoroughly hydrates my dry, dehydrated skin. It absorbs quickly and easily, is brilliant under foundation and has never broken me out or irritated my sensitive skin. I can even use it around my eyes without any stinging or irritation.

The only thing I would do to improve this product is to repackage …
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Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick - Bond Girl

3.0
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Sep/17/2018

I was so looking forward to Bond Girl. When I saw the colour on the CT website I thought it was the colour I've been fruitlessly searching for, for years. And it is. The colour is a muted berry/plum, which is very flattering. The texture is almost like a balm, and it has a matte finish which isn't drying.

Unfortunately it has zero staying power. It just disappears from …
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Mascara - essence - Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

5.0
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Jul/24/2018

UPDATE: I've changed my mind completely on this mascara and now think that my first tube must have been old because I bought it again and it's a revelation! Long, black, thick lashes with no clumping and with this second tube, no crumbling. At AU$7.00 this is an absolute bargain and I will keep buying it. I've tried many, many mascara in the past, from high end (Diorshow (soooo …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - DAISO - Brush Cleaner

5.0
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Mar/14/2017

This review is for the Brush cleaner, not the Puff and Sponge cleaner. The Brush cleaner is a clear, alcohol-based cleaner that feels and looks like water. It is the most effective brush cleaner I've ever used. I squirt a small amount in my cupped palm and then work my brush head into the liquid for a minute. Once that's done I rinse it in water and it's clean as new. …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Nude by Nature - Buffing brush

5.0
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Mar/14/2017

Nude by Nature brushes are almost all lovely. They are incredibly soft and dense and well made. They are all made of synthetic fibres, but they feel just as soft as the squirrel brushes I used to use. Being synthetic,they are easy to clean and take care of. I use Daiso's brush cleaner and it brings my brushes up beautifully.

I use the Buffing Brush to apply liquid foundation. …
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Misc Beauty Tools - DAISO - Detergent for Puff and Sponge

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Sep/16/2016

The Daiso detergent for Puff and Sponge is the most brilliant thing for cleaning a Beauty Blender. It completely restores my BBs to as new condition after each use. I use a liquid foundation but after cleaning with this detergent you wouldn't know the BB had been used at all.

I put my BBs in a small amount of warm water with a squirt of the detergent, leave them to soak for a …
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Fragrances - Calvin Klein - Eternity for Women Eau de Parfum

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Jun/23/2016

I don't actually own Eternity and have never worn it. My review is based on my experience working with a woman who wears it. Before I knew which perfume it was I thought it must be something cheap and nasty, because it smells cheap and nasty, very chemically, like insect repellent as another reviewer said. It's also extremely pervasive. She has a habit of spraying herself as she …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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May/04/2016

I really like the colours in the Naked palette, but oh my god the fallout is bad! I have to hold a tissue under my eye when I apply shadow from this palette to try to avoid powder falling all over my cheeks. I have a large collection of loose powder shadows from other brands that don't fallout anywhere near as much as these ones do. It's a total pain and means that I use other brands …Read more

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Moisturizers - Cetaphil - Moisturizing Cream For dry, sensitive skin

5.0
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May/04/2016

This is a really lovely moisturiser. It's hydrating without being oily and it calms my face when I've been overdoing it with exfoliators or the wrong products. It's lovely under makeup - foundation looks great over it and there is minimal oil breakthrough on my dehydrated combination skin. I have fussy skin that reacts to many skincare products by either breaking out in big …Read more

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