Product Reviews by hereforthecake

BB Cream - Maybelline New York - Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Cream

4.0
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4 months ago

Shade: Light

This product is an absolute gem! It provides a dewy, natural skin finish to the skin. It doesn't have a heap of coverage, more than, say MAC Face & Body, less than a conventional foundation. It's exactly what a tinted moisturiser should be. I would absolutely buy it again, but the light shade was too dark for me. The shade range is abysmal, with not nearly …
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Liquid - Deciem - The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation

2.0
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4 months ago

Shade: 1.0P

The good things about this foundation: wide shade range, easy-to-use pump packaging, fragrance free. Now that's out of the way - this foundation is rubbish. It advertises itself as a light coverage "serum" but is really more of a med-full coverage traditional foundation. The formula is poor, with patchy/streaky application, foundation catching on any texture …
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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

5.0
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4 months ago

Shade: NW10

MAC Studio Fix is criminally underrated, in my opinion. It's marketed as a full coverage, matte foundation, but can be used in a variety of ways. It can be sheered out or build up without affecting performance. It is more of a natural, satin-matte finish which looks like skin, and works even on my dry skin. It doesn't look like you are wearing a cakey mask, unlike …
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Liquid - REVLON - ColorStay Makeup SPF 20 Normal/Dry Skin

5.0
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4 months ago

Shade: 110 Ivory

This is one of the better drugstore foundations I have used. The colour, fair and pink-leaning, was a great match. The foundation applies very well no matter what tool you choose to use, and leaves a satiny, natural finish on skin. I wouldn't say that it's ideal for dry skin, although marketed as such - it's really a medium coverage, satin-matte …
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Loose Powders - FLOWER Beauty - Miracle Glow Satin Finishing Powder

3.0
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4 months ago

As someone with dry skin, I was so looking forward to trying this powder for its marketed glowing, satin finish. But I was disappointed by the actual product. It is quite finely milled, and performs just ok as a finishing powder - no radiant glow, and sometimes clings to my dry patches and texture more than matte loose powders I own! It seems the "glow" finish is nothing more than some …Read more

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Pressed Powders - ColourPop - NO FILTER SHEER MATTE PRESSED POWDER

2.0
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4 months ago

Shade: Fair

Worked just *ok* as a pressed powder over foundation. It was a bit chalky and not as finely milled as I have come to expected from Colourpop pressed powder products. It's really baffling to me that they could have such beautiful, soft pressed powder eyeshadows and blushes, and an almost-gritty pressed face powder. I finished it but would not repurchase or recommend - …
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Powder - NYX Professional Makeup - Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

1.0
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4 months ago

Shade: Porcelain

I bought NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat powder foundation to set my liquid foundation, as I have done with other powder foundations in the past (all drugstore). The NYX product was by far the worst of the lot. It just would not apply and blend evenly. As the shade was a little dark, it was very obvious that it was getting stuck in orange patches on my face and not blending …
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Liquid - Kat Von D - Lock-It Foundation

1.0
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4 months ago

Shade: Light 42

I absolutely do not get this foundation. It is thick, cakey, chalky, difficult to blend and apply. When you've finally got it somewhat evenly spread across your face, it will flake off in big chunks - when you try to blend product on top of it, when you use setting spray, when you touch it, when you breathe! I have dry skin but have worn other very-matte foundations …
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Concealers - NYX Professional Makeup - Dark Circle Concealer

3.0
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4 months ago

Shade: Fair

This is a finicky product which requires a lot of prep work to look good under the eyes. You would assume it had a creamy consistency, when in reality it is waxy, tugs at the eyes, and will emphasise any fine lines or dry patches if you don't prep well (and sometimes if you do!). The coverage is light and the finish not-quite-natural looking. Worst of all, it gave me …
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Primer/ Corrector - NYX Professional Makeup - Color Correcting Concealer Palette

3.0
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4 months ago

This is probably a good beginner palette for those learning about colour correcting, but I wouldn't repurchase. The shades included are:
- yellow for blue/purple areas such as bruises, veins and undereye circles on olive or tan skin;
- green for redness eg acne, irritation, rosacea;
- purple for yellowness or uneven/dull tones;
- peachy-pink for for blue/purple areas …
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