Product Reviews by lauraguise

Makeup Brushes - Stila - #9 Blender Brush

3.0
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Sep/08/2016

Ive given this a 3 instead of a 2 because I don't feel fair not having used many other blending brushes to compare it to. However, compared to my other brushes (I mostly use EcoTools - love them), its not particularly soft, and sheds black hairs on my eyelids which is just annoying. However, I have no issues with the way it blends (again I dont have much to compare it to) and do find it to …Read more

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Palettes - theBalm Cosmetics - Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette

5.0
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Sep/08/2016

My rating is probably biased because this product is so ideal for me personally. I love matte colours, and I think neutral browns and blacks are essentials, and the brighter colours compliment my fair skin. I find the product does not build up on the brush or come off the brush very easily although this may just be compared to what I am used to. Great pigment, adorable packaging, ideal starter …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - benefit Cosmetics - The POREfessional Face Primer

3.0
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Sep/08/2016

So effing soft and velvety, oh my. Fills in pores and leaves skin matte, but quite thick so also accentuates any dry peely skin and the sort of goosebumps I have on delicate undereye skin. I love this stuff but I probably wouldnt buy it because of the price, I just live on free samples hehe

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Self Tanners - Unlisted Brand - Le Tan - Gradual Tan

5.0
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Aug/23/2016

Love that this is sheer enough to not leave streaks or tan lines, but dark enough that after two applications youve got a nice soft glow. I also find it has a sort of staining effect, so that after repeated use you can skip a few days without losing the colour.
Pretty pricey and has a bit of a scent to it, but thats just all fake tans in my experience.

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Telescopic Mascara

4.0
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Aug/23/2016

I like mascaras that define and lengthen, with brushes that separate rather than the spooly sort of brushes. This product does this for me! Have also used the lengthening and the carbon black, equally good.

Little bit expensive, the packaging tends to wear down quite easily and look old but overall very reliable and doesnt irritate my eyes or flake and smudge :)

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Lipstick - Australis - Velourlips Matte Lip Cream

5.0
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Aug/23/2016

Great pigment, nice matte, and REALLY stays put. Honestly once it dries this stuff does not move, smudge, even cracking and flaking is minimal after hours and hours. Also really cheap and available lotsa places.

Only concern is the limited range of colours when you want something thats *just* right

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Mascara

3.0
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Jun/17/2014

First application of this I was really impressed: required two coats but made my lashes long and defined. I thought I'd finally found a replacement for my discontinued Pulse Perfection :(
but since then it really isn't quite what I was looking for/expecting from the reviews, maybe my standards are just too high...

I find it thickens nicely but after at least 2 coats …
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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser

4.0
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Jun/17/2014

Cetaphil is just so harmless and versatile. My dermatologist recommended it when I had bad reactions to foaming cleansers, and an allergy to sunblock (does anyone else have this problem??)
As a cleanser you really just can't expect much, I don't mean this in a negative way, rather how you wouldn't expect baby shampoo to do much for oily hair. So if you're looking to clear …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Illegal Lengths Mascara

2.0
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Jun/17/2014

NB: The version of Illegal Lengths I used was a silver tube that was sort of square?

I don't really understand the high ratings for this mascara, I found that it only really gave length by compromising volume. I mean, of course your lashes will look longer if they're thinner?

It gave my eyes that dry feeling, and when consequently touched or rubbed it came of in a …
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Self Tanners - Dove - Energy Glow Daily Moisturizer with Subtle Self Tanners for Fair skin tones

4.0
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Nov/24/2012

I like this self-tanner/moisturizer. I thought the name was Summer Glow, but by the look of the bottle this is actually it. It leaves my legs nice and silky, although a tiny bit sticky when the day gets hotter. I find it is much easier to get even coverage with this self tanner (few streaks, unless i do it lazily) and it seems to almost stain the skin after a little while, so even when it feels …Read more

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