Product Reviews by mandelmus

Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - Extra Dimension Skinfinish - Double-Gleam

5.0
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2 months ago

This is the best highlighter I have ever tried in my life! Want a pale gold highlighter, which blends onto skin like a dream, doesn't have glitter, can be used for both subtle and intense effects and never looks unnatural? This is the highlighter for you!

It is a powder highliter, but it is really easy to apply and you never get a streak of glitter sort of look. Double Gleam …
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Blush - CLINIQUE - Cheek Pop Peach Pop

4.0
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2 months ago

Peach Pop is an awesome warm coral blush, which blends on to the skin beautifully. It is a powder, but it is almost creamy! Thus it looks so wonderfully natural when applied on the cheeks. The finish is sort of luminous and is super easy to apply and blend. It is hard to overdo, so it is perfect for those who are scared of getting clown cheeks.

Cons? It does develop hard pan over time …
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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Audacious Lipstick - Anna

4.0
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2 months ago

NARS Audacious is one of the best bullet lipstick lines out there! If you are looking for a formula that is pigmented, creamy ,comfortable as well as matte, this is the line for you. Expensive yes, but worth the price.

Anna is a beautiful mauve with a hint of purple. Such a stunning color, but unfortunately it just does not work on my NC13 skin... I have a neutral leaning yellow …
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Blush - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush - Exposed

3.0
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2 months ago

Tarte Exposed blush, where to start...

Tarte blush in general was all the rage some years ago and Exposed was a firm favorite. I wanted to buy it originally in 2015 on a US trip, but was not impressed with the store swatch, as it seemed really dry, firmly pressed and chalky. Approximately 2ish years later I changed my mind and asked a family member to buy it for me on their US trip …
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Liquid - Illamasqua - Skin Base foundation

5.0
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3 months ago

The Illamasqua Skin Base foundation was something I had wanted to try out for a long time. Some years ago it received quite a bit of hype as did the brand's blushes. I think the main reason due to it not receiving as much hype as earlier, is that Illamasqua isn't available in the US stores anymore, which is a shame. Based on this product I am eager to try out more from the …Read more

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Eyeliner - DHC - Liquid Eyeliner

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3 months ago

The DHC Liquid Liner is a pretty decent brush tipped black liner. The brush is very fine and precise, so it is especially great for those who wish to make small precise wings. It is very easy to apply and thus would work well for those who are beginners with liquid liner. The pigmentation is good, you don't really need to build it up for an opaque finish. The price is around 15-18 €, which I …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil

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3 months ago

The DHC Cleansing Oil was actually my first cleansing oil purchase. After trying it out for the first time, it has become a staple in my cleansing routine. The price is pretty decent depending on the bottle size and even the smallest 30 ml travel size will last you for several months!

The oil removes makeup (even waterproof ones) nicely, does not sting my eyes, has a nice subtle …
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Moisturizers - First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer

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4 months ago

Gosh did I want to love this so much! The First Aid Beauty facial cleanser is a HG of mine, it is the best cleanser I have ever tried in my life so far. Unfortunately this moisturizer just did not get along with my skin...Sure it is lightweight and the bottle is great, as it is one of those pump ones, but the product itself made my skin sort of feel hot and like it was burning... Strangely enough …Read more

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Concealers - Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

5.0
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4 months ago

This concealer is 100% worth all the hype!

I have combo skin, which tends to get quite dry in the winter and rather oily in the summer. Especially in the winter my under eyes can dry out rather easily, so my concealer has to be hydrating to some extent. My preferred coverage is medium and I do not like cakey thick concealers. The TF one perfectly delivers! It sits perfectly on my under …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Yash

4.0
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5 months ago

MAC Yash is a light brown neutral with slight peach tones and comes in a matte finish. This color is really the perfect nude, it is one of those colors I can just swipe on if I don't know what to wear. It suits my fair skin well and works as a great MLBB! The price is around 20ish €, a typical price for a high end lipstick and something I don't mind paying for. Staying power is decent …Read more

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