Product Reviews by maashi

Blush - Illamasqua - Excite

5.0
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frommaashi

Apr/26/2014

I'm big on pigmented mattes so this goes right up my alley...
This looks really orange in the pan, but it does look pinker on the face. A little goes a veeeeeeery long way, so layer it, don't just pick too much up in the pan. It gives an awesome pop of colour that lasts 8 hours for me. I feel NARS Exhibit A pulls a little orange than this, and is slightly more forgiving, but both …
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Treatments (Eye) - Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

4.0
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frommaashi

Aug/19/2011

If you are looking for a basic moisturising eye cream, this is pretty good. There is no detectable smell, it absorbs pretty quickly and did not sting my eyes. Keeps my eyes hydrated for the entire night (I don't use it during the day, haven't had the need to yet... I don't use eye makeup much). Price is ok, I can afford it, so I am ok with this, and don't see a reason not to …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Kiehl's - Line Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate

2.0
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frommaashi

Aug/19/2011

Got a 5mL sample sachet of this so thought I'd give this a go to combat my Asian undereye circles (hereditary and doing shift work having weird sleep hours). I used this 3x a week (as the product instructs to use it 2-3x per week, and I have also read about reactions in other MUA reviews), and a month later I am not seeing any difference. I am not old enough to have wrinkles yet (so I …Read more

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Toners - HADA LABO - Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

5.0
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frommaashi

Aug/03/2011

A ha, my first Japanese lotion/toner. This is not your typical Western toner that acts as a final cleansing step, more of a moisture booster in my opinion. Since I primarily use a light moisturizer for day and whitening creams at night, this takes care of the hydration department that I don't have in my normal creams. It is goopy, not like a water at all, but absorbs surprisingly quickly (a …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Deep Clean Cleansing Oil

3.0
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frommaashi

Aug/03/2011

There is a slight smell to this, I can't pick out what it is, but it is inoffensive, maybe slightly fruity? Takes face makeup off ok, I use 1-2 pumps depending on how much makeup i have put on, performance is not so well on the eyes, and I always follow with a foaming cleanser for dirt so I can't say whether it really is one step. At least it's good to see a DS brand oil on the …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Estée Lauder - Stress Relief Eye Mask

3.0
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frommaashi

Jul/10/2011

I agree with most of the other reviewers below, the plumping effect is temporary and it doesn't do much for dark circles. As a temporary mask to use prior to applying eye makeup, I think it does a good job, but there are much cheaper Japanese eye masks that will probably do a similar duty for half the price. The cut is good and fits my eye area quite well, and there is plenty of essence to …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Yes To - Yes To Cucumbers Completely Cool Body Butter

1.0
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frommaashi

Jun/26/2011

This is quite possibly the worst body cream I tried. I have no problem with the scent and price (hence the single lippie... I'd give it zero if I could!!) but it sits on my skin, does not absorb, and leaves a whole lot of grease, I especially notice it on the insides of my elbows. Urgh. I don't feel moisturised at all. There are other products at this price point or slightly more …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - ORIGINS - Ginger Rush

5.0
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frommaashi

Jun/26/2011

The star performance of this, for me, was using it after shower, it held in the moisture so well that I for once, had non-snakeskin legs for 12 hours. I love the ginger smell, so the fragrance is right up my alley, and the fragrance does fade so it won't interfere with my perfumes. (unlike, say, Laura Mercier creme brulee.... that stuff sticks around) It is moisturising, non-greasy, which is …Read more

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Concealers - Laura Mercier - Undercover [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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frommaashi

Jun/26/2011

There are tricks to using this product!!
The left (hard) side needs to be picked up with a stiff concealer brush, put on your blemish, then using your fingers pat, warm and blend. It is highly covering and great for pimples and scars.
The right side is easier to deal with - it is easy to spread for undereye circles, good to work with and doesn't crease too easily.
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Lotions/ Creams - OPI - Avoplex

4.0
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frommaashi

Jun/26/2011

This is my favourite hand cream - great scent, non greasy, fairly moisturising (I have very dry hands that love to flake off near the nail, my partner calls them skin flicks?? not sure what is the name for this). I haven't found a hand cream that will cure the flicks (please let me know if you have one!!), but comparing to other hand creams, this works well and is not greasy, which is …Read more

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