Product Reviews by katy42

Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Finish Concealer

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15 days ago

Bought this last week after a break of about 10 years during which I mainly used wand concealers. I stopped back then because I found it made my undereye area look very dry and lined but I do like the coverage of a thicker product so I thought I'd give it another go.
I use C40 Studio Fix powder but the MAC artist matched me with NW25 as the red tones are better for covering dark circles …
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Eyeliner - CLINIQUE - Quickliner Intense - Chocolate

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3 months ago

A very pretty chocolate brown liner with a touch of shimmer, in a retractable pencil.
It's creamy but firm enough to draw a line but iis easily smudged, and lasts all day.

On my skin (MAC C40) it's less dark than my staple liner, Bobbi Brown powder shadow in Mahogany, but I really like it- it still gives me good definition and gives me a lighter, fresher look. The …
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Lipstick - CLINIQUE - Even Better Pop Lip Color Foundation

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fromkaty42

3 months ago

Clinique has recently introduced a range of neutral lipstick shades based on your foundation match in their Even Better range. You select your foundation shade on a colour wheel which then gives you three lip matches from light to deep in the categories nude, casual and glam.
The first two shades on the wheel were way too light for me (I use Even Better Foundation in WN48) so I bought the …
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Makeup Brushes - EcoTools - Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Set

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fromkaty42

5 months ago

So pleased with this set! I'm getting back into wearing eyeshadow regularly and wanted another brush (I have an Ecotools one that I've had for years).

I love that these brushes are double ended. There's an eyeshadow applicator, a blender, a chisel edged liner and a smudger. All are soft but dense and excellent quality, and between them cover all my admittedly basic shadow …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Orgasm

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fromkaty42

6 months ago

Very, very pretty on my MAC C40/Bobbi Brown Warm Natural complexion. I can see why this is so iconic; the perfectly balanced peachy-rose shade warms up my skin and enlivens my face, making me look healthy, glowing and sun-kissed.

Being in my 50s I tend to avoid shimmery products as I think that they can be ageing, but used sparingly Orgasm gives a gentle, sheer and flattering radiance …
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Masks - CLARINS - SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask

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fromkaty42

7 months ago

Clarins SOS Hydra mask works well for moderately dry/dehydrated skin, but not if you need more help.I bought this earlier in the year and have used it a few times - found it to be ok but didn't make much difference to my skin's hydration.

Last week my skin was feeling very tight and dehydrated because of hot weather, so I used this mask after an evening shower while my skin …
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Makeup Brushes - Bobbi Brown - Face Blender Brush

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fromkaty42

7 months ago

A short-handled, soft and almost flat-headed brush that's good for both applying or blending powder products. I wouldn't have thought to buy this, but saw it offered in a kit a few months ago on QVC with Bobbi Brown's sheer powder compact which worked out to less than a quarter of the price of buying the brush on its own.

It's not a brush I use everyday, but if …
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Treatments (Eye) - CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Rich

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fromkaty42

8 months ago

Excellent eye cream for use under concealer, particularly for dry or mature skin.

A couple of years ago I switched from liquid/wand concealer to a thicker one in a pot (Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer) which made my undereye area look very dry and lined, and made me feel very self-conscious.

I used a sample pot of BB's Extra eye cream which did a great job of prepping the …
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Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Eye Shadow - Espresso

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fromkaty42

8 months ago

Espresso is a beautiful deep, rich neutral brown-black powder shadow, perfect for a defined eyeline that's softer and more wearable than a gel or liquid liner.

Bobbi Brown powder shadows are the absolute best for eyeliner; they are deeply pigmented and almost creamy, so you can create a soft or a dramatic look without powder flecks falling on your cheekbones. They might seem …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary "Buffet"

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fromkaty42

8 months ago

My first couple of uses of Buffet have been very impressive so far!

The Ordinary makes several serums tackling individual skincare concerns but as the name suggests, Buffet combines a number of those active ingredients to target hydration, fine lines/wrinkles and irregular texture all in one product.

I used 3 drops of Buffet last night after 3-Step Clinique (Soap, Clarifying …
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