Product Reviews by mapn

Primer/ Corrector - The Body Shop - Skin Primer Matte It

5.0
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Oct/11/2013

Does what it says on the tin and with only a handful ingredients. This silicone-based primer leaves skin silky and matte providing a smooth canvas for foundation and/or powder. It also helps keep shine at bay a tad longer than usual. Good stuff!

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Cleansers - Garnier - Pure Active 2 in 1 Make-up Remover Purifying Gel

3.0
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Oct/11/2013

Despite the name, it doesn’t actually remove make-up too well – not even for my extra light day makeup. I’ve used this cleanser after another cleanser, and alone in the mornings, just to get some use out of it. On the plus side, it’s fragrance-free and surprisingly gentle for a gel cleanser, which my skin usually doesn't respond well too. So to sum up: it’s on ok cleanser used in …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - The Rocket Volum' Express

4.0
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Mar/10/2013

For a while now, I’ve been a loyal and happy user of Max Factor mascaras, which to me, are close to perfection (namely Masterpiece Max and False Lash Effect). However, I casually happened to stray to the Maybelline counter, and the new Rocket Volum’ Express started screaming my name. I had to give it a go. Easy decision, since I’ve had good experiences with Maybelline mascaras …Read more

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Conditioner - Aussie - Miracle Moist conditioner for dry/damaged hair

2.0
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frommapn

Mar/10/2013

I have no complaints about how the conditioner works: it does a decently good job in smoothing and hydrating my long thick dry hair. But, as with all Aussie products, the smell is intolerable. I bought a travel-sized bottle to take with me in a hand luggage when flying, and I swear, my whole bag smelled like the conditioner. It didn’t leak, and it was in a sealed bag, but it’s just SO potent …Read more

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Powder - Lumene - Touch of Radiance Matte Powder Foundation

4.0
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frommapn

Nov/08/2012

Here's something Lumene got right! This is an excellent, light powder foundation that goes on like a dream with a large brush. Gives only a hint of coverage, leaves skin nicely matt, and never chalky. Doesn’t keep me matte for ages, so I need to re-apply or use blotting paper later on. But it works just fine for everyday office wear.<br><br>
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Moisturizers - CeraVe - Moisturizing Lotion - Normal to Dry Skin

4.0
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frommapn

Nov/06/2012

I finally got around to trying the legendary Cerave moisturiser – something I’ve been meaning to do every time I’ve visited the States. It’s not a highly popular product for nothing – it contains excellent ingredients to replenish and hydrate skin, absorbs fast, and performs great all around. However, I can find similar moisturisers where I live, so it’s no use ordering this with huge postage …Read more

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Conditioner - Avalon Organics - Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturizing Conditioner

4.0
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Nov/06/2012

This is a very decent conditioner for dry hair! It’s very thick in texture, just the way I like it. Does everything a good conditioner is supposed to: hydrates, detangles and leaves my hair soft. And almost naturally! I wish it smelt more like mangos. The scent isn’t bad – very fresh and herby – but the promised mango part is missing.

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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25

4.0
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frommapn

Oct/01/2012

I tried this moisturiser on my whole face and was left with mixed feelings – mostly about its consistency. On one hand, it doesn’t seem moisturising enough for dry skin. On the other hand, it’s not mattifying enough for oily skin. My skin type is combination and sensitive, and the moisturiser leaves a slightly waxy feeling, and clogs pores. Plus, my skin gets oily pretty …Read more

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Sunscreen - VICHY - Capital Soleil SPF 50+ Sun Milk for Face and Body

4.0
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frommapn

Sep/09/2012

I used this sun cream on my whole body (not face) throughout my summer vacation, and it kept my skin looking healthy and free of sunburns. Active ingredients are a mixture of both physical and chemical sunscreens: titanium dioxide and avobenzone (don’t know the exact amounts, because it’s not compulsory to report them in Europe). However, as expected with a sunscreen this high, the feel tends to …Read more

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