Product Reviews by katy42

Masks - CLARINS - SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask

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fromkaty42

8 days 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

29 days 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Nourishing Lip Color - Desert Rose

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fromkaty42

2 months 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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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