Product Reviews by gioja

Liquid - CLARINS - Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation

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Sep/05/2018

I have been waiting so long for this foundatin to come out and finally I have it. I love Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral Powder Foundation for the coverage and natural look and I hoped that this new one of the Skin Illusion line woud have a similar effect - and it does.

It has a buildable light to medium coverage, more than I expected, actually, and if I need to cover some spots I just …
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Powder - CHANEL - Vitalumiere Loose Powder

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fromgioja

Jun/25/2018

For those who like the look of this foundation but don't want to put mineral oil and parabenes on their face - and spend much less, I would highly suggest to try Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral & Plant Extracts Loose Powder Foundation. It looks as good, maybe with a bit more coverage, it is radiant, it costs much less, is has more in the pot (13g vs 10g) has a better package (the new one) …Read more

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Foundations - Deciem - The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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fromgioja

Jun/22/2018

I guess that the problem with this product is the misleading name. You think it is something like EL Double Wear, something longlasting, mattifying and with lots of coverage. Instead I would compare it more to a nourishing, natural looking foundation with medium coverage and decently long lasting.

I have been experimenting with foundations lately because I'm getting older and I …
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Powder - CLARINS - Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation

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fromgioja

Jun/18/2018

I have initially bought this in the old packaging (the one here in the main picture) because I found it on sale in a departement store at an unbelivably great price. The only shade available was 107 and although right now I'm quite pale and I would need 103 or 105, I thought that this will be perfect for when I have some tan. Long story short: it is amaziiiiiiing!!!

My only …
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Palettes - GUERLAIN - Universal Eyebrow Kit

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fromgioja

Sep/21/2017

This is actually sold as eyebrow kit but I bought it to use it as eyeshadow palette for three reasons: it has all the basic colours I need for a natural or smoky look, the case looked small, cute and luxurious at the same time and It was discounted to 25 dollars. After buying it I have discovered a fourth and maybe the most important feature: The quality of the shades is really …Read more

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Lipstick - Urban Decay - Sheer Revolution Lipstick- Sheer Rapture

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fromgioja

Sep/15/2017

It seems to be a very popular shade as it is often sold out and it is understandable why. The whole series is very good in terms of pigmentation, longevity and moisture, making of this series one of the best on the market and this for a very affordable price.

This particular colour, Sheer Rapture, is a very natural and always wearable colour, something you just need in your bag to use …
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Palettes - theBalm Cosmetics - Hawaii Face Palette

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fromgioja

Sep/13/2017

I don't know if it is a bit late to review this palette and I'm a bit afraid that it has been discontinued, at least on TB website, but I have been looking at this palette for very long time. I actually didn't need another palette, but I had to order something online and I needed to spend a bit more in order to get free shipment and this was reduced. So I toke my chance. Long …Read more

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Mascara - MAC Cosmetics - Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

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fromgioja

Feb/24/2017

This mascara was a huge disappointment for what I needed. It doesn't add volume or length. It doesn't curl the lashes or keep the curl. It just coates the lashes with a very liquid, thin black film and stays put without smudging until you take it off using lukewarm water.

It doesn't clump ether, in fact it is quite fluid through all the time and only after 4 months of …
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Powder - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup

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fromgioja

Feb/24/2017

I have been for years a faithful user of this powder foundation, mostly because the shade Pebble matched my slightly tanned complexion like anything else in the world. The case lasted me almost 8 years with an average of daily usage for 3 months a year, as it was generous 16g. The only gripe I had was that it was not so long-lasting on my combination skin, but used on top of Perfectionist serum …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Lancôme - Hypnôse Palette Matte Eyeshadow Palette - 108 Beige Brulee

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fromgioja

Feb/20/2017

I'm still trying to figure out if I love it or not but so far I like it a lot. To be honest, I don't have the full size compact but the gift sample, which has a total of 2g of product. Considering that the full size compact has a total of 4g, which means less than 1g for each shade, and a $110 price tag, I didn't want to spend so much money and risk to be disappointed . My last …Read more

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