Product Reviews by katy42

Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Eye Shadow - Espresso

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fromkaty42

10 days 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

13 days 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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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Nourishing Lip Color - Desert Rose

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fromkaty42

19 days ago

Undaunted by previous failures and near misses, I continue my quest to find the perfect everyday pink-brown Bobbi Brown lipstick with my latest purchase, Desert Rose.

I'd tried this on in-store and it looked so good I wondered if I should break my New Year resolution of not buying any more lipsticks until I'd used up my current hoard. I tried it a second time with my sister …
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Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Eye Shadow - Taupe

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fromkaty42

3 months ago

The perfect mid-toned powder shadow for medium-warm skin tones. The name is very misleading; the name taupe suggests grey-beige but this is more camel-tan. The undertones work perfectly with my BB Warm Natural/ MAC C40 skin and I like to use it over my eyelid with a touch in the crease, mascara and no liner, for a very natural but defined look. I often just wear liner and mascara but if I'm …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Superdrug - Simply Pure Hydrating Serum

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fromkaty42

3 months ago

This much- hyped serum has been my skin saviour these last few months. I have dry, dehydrated skin in winter and work in a hot, dry office that sucks the moisture out of my skin by the end of the day, however many layers of moisturiser I use.
I remembered I'd bought this serum on offer a while ago and it's made such a difference; my skin doesn't feel painfully tight at the …
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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15

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fromkaty42

4 months ago

Could Even Better Glow be The One for me? I tried a sample of Even Better foundation in Golden Neutral, which is a great match to my skin in Clinique's Beyond Perfecting (BP) foundation but somehow it seemed a tiny bit too light in Even Better.

I thought I'd try again at a different Clinique counter, explaining I'd been matched to Golden Neutral in BP. The assistant …
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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Even Better Makeup SPF 15

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fromkaty42

4 months ago

I should have waited until the weekend to review this, when I've applied and seen it in natural daylight, but I was so impressed by my first application this morning that I couldn't wait!
I rarely wear foundation but have been trying out some old samples recently - an extra layer of skin protection in cold weather can't hurt.

I liked Clinique's Beyond …
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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

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fromkaty42

4 months ago

Not a big foundation user but yesterday I dug out a sample pot of this foundation in shade 8 Golden Neutral.

I used a small amount concentrating mainly the centre of my face and set with Clinique Invisible Blend loose powder. Easy to apply and didn't need a lot of blending. It wore well through the day and looked very natural. One of the many reasons I rarely wear foundation is …
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Liquid - Bobbi Brown - Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

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fromkaty42

4 months ago

I got a sample of this foundation last year in 4.5 Warm Natural. I haven't used it in a while until today. Last time I used it I don't recall any adverse effects but today I feel very conscious that I've got something on my face. My skin feels tight, dry and slightly itchy and doesn't look any better then usual i.e. with concealer and powder only.

I thought …
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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Not Just a Pretty Face

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fromkaty42

4 months ago

This and Essie's Ballet Slippers are the only two polishes I wear on my fingernails, not my best feature.

I'm NC40/Bobbi Brown 4.5, and NJAPF is a very pretty, sheer nude-pink on my nails. One coat gives a barely-there elegant and groomed look. Two gives a more opaque effect.

Ballet Slippers is palest pink but against my skin tone is almost white in comparison (I …
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