Product Reviews by lilsammi

Lips - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Red Dahlia

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2 months ago

This is the first Burt's Bees balm I have and I quite like it as someone critical of chapstick-type balms that seem to do more harm than good. It feels a bit thick but the moisture is there for sure.
The colour... I like it as a concept, but the packaging/name seems to promise a more wine-y red tint but this is firmly reddish pink. It is probably the darkest pink of the collection. I …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Aaliyah Amplified Creme Lipstick - More Than A Woman

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3 months ago

To start with, this is from MAC's special Aaliyah collection, which is already super cool.
I love the amplified creme formula. Like, really love it. The only other MAC lipstick I own is a satin and this is everything I thought it would be. It's smooth, creamy, so comfortable even on dry lip days, and super pigmented (one thing I like about MAC is that even though one of my lips is …
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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick

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3 months ago

Maybelline has been marketing these lipsticks as 'universal'- they are meant to suit all skin tones. Of course, diversity is a hot topic in makeup lately.
The claim sounds a little nuts but images advertising the lipsticks show fifty women of different skin tones wearing each shade and they.... genuinely all look good. I have medium-dark skin and the trial-and-error of buying …
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Blush - KIKO - Smart Colour Blush

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4 months ago

These blushes were on sale (Kiko do enjoy their sales) and I bought the shade 07 (Orange) because I'd vaguely remembered reading something about trying that shade of blush for darker and warmer skin tones. Up to that point, I really disliked blush, I had only ever tried pinks and thought they made me look washed out and silly.
But this totally changed my mind! I apply a little with a fan …
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Foundations - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

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4 months ago

I didn't try the first Fenty foundation because my skin is combination (leaning dry) and I heard bad things about the texture. I'm super cautious about pricy makeup but I couldn't resist trying this one!
I know we've all heard it by now but I can't emphasise enough how excellent the shade range is, particularly for people of colour. It fit my complexion perfectly. I …
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Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Urban Cover Foundation

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4 months ago

Shade used: #310 Warm Honey (I am an NC42 in MAC if this helps anybody.)

Urban Cover is a foundation of many claims.
Full coverage: Total lie, lol. This is a light to medium coverage foundation. I prefer it that way. But it definitely doesn't cover up everything on my face. For example, I still have to use concealer on my zits afterwards.
Lightweight: Yep! It feels very …
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Lip Treatments - Vaseline - Lip Therapy

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11 months ago

Petroleum jelly on the lips seals in moisture and therefore keeps lips from chapping. When I was younger, I got very ill and was super dehydrated, and had cracked lips with almost scabby skin on the edges (gross, I know). It was recommended to me to use Vaseline by a GP, and a good layer of it fixed the problem, so I've been using it ever since. It helps keep lips smooth and …Read more

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Lipstick - Unlisted Brand - Technic Matte Lip Cream

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11 months ago

I was quite pleasantly surprised by this product considering the price, but it turns out the RRP is a somewhat less worth-it £4. Do yourself a favour and pick it up from Bodycare for £1.50.
This is a liquid matte lipstick with a tidy doe foot applicator. I have the shade Moleskin Molly, a pinky-brown which reminded me a lot of the classic lipstick shade Twig by MAC. The lipstick itself …
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Lip Gloss - Unlisted Brand - Technic - Roll On Fruit Lipgloss

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11 months ago

Technic as a brand is mostly ok to very good, but this gloss is quite bad. It has a sweet fruity scent and taste, and the rollerball applicator is very fun. But the gloss isn't particularly noticeably glossy, perhaps even a little bit greasy looking, and fades very fast. Next to zero visible colour. And worst of all, it slurps all the moisture out of your lips like a terrible lip balm. Lip …Read more

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Lipstick - Unlisted Brand - Miss Sporty Wonder Smooth Lipstick

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11 months ago

I found this for an absurdly cheap £1 in Superdrug so I decided to go for it. I bought the shade Cherry Cape, a bright true red. It has a sweet but not overpowering smell and, as advertised, is very smooth and moisturising. The finish is super shiny and the pigment is excellent. It doesn't really last all that long, just a few hours, and I think you'd have to eat very carefully to avoid …Read more

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