Product Reviews by mellouise

Lotions/ Creams - Molton Brown - Blu Maquis Soothing Hand Lotion

4.0
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24 days ago

This is my first hand lotion purchase after using other products from the brand. I bought it to complement a MB hand wash. I suffer from dry hands and pick my cuticles. I wash my hands often and need good quality stuff that doesn’t dry my hands out. If my hands get dry, my cuticles get crispy amd l pick them off. The soap isn’t drying and the hand lotion is the most softening l’ve found in a pump …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - innisfree - Orchid Eye Cream

5.0
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2 months ago

My saviour! I get sod all sleep at the moment, and it shows around my eyes. I’ve always had darkness, the hooding has got worse since l hit 40, in fact l have an extra crease on one eyelid that’s appeared in the last year. I was using Elemis Absolute eye serum, and l was initially happy with its anti-ageing capacity. But as time wore on my eyes felt tighter and itchy and uncomfortable. Also my …Read more

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Masks - LUSH - Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

3.0
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2 months ago

I have oily dehydrated skin with tons of redness. I bought this ‘calming soothing’ mask with hopes of reducing the redness. It made my face even redder unfortunately, even tho l followed the instructions. No glow, but more matte skin for the day. Due time the redness l can’t use it before makeup as l’d hoped. I normally use Korean sheet masks that plump, reduce redness and give a glow, so this …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Bonne Bell - Lip Smackers - Dr. Pepper

4.0
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7 months ago

I was gifted 6 of these in varying flavours a few years ago, and enjoyed using them. They actually work when lips are dry, better than Vaseline. Excellent price point. They all smell great and have sensible packaging. The only downside for me were the questionable ingredients in some of the flavours led me to stop using them. I prefer Lush balms for better hydration and ingredients.

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Treatments (Eye) - Liz Earle - Smoothing Line Serum

2.0
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8 months ago

This has now been discontinued and replaced by the vastly superior (and pricier) superskin serum. It’s great packaging, affordable and l can’t detect a smell. But it is sticky and did little for my fast-deepening 11 lines. After a few days of use l often get a pimple in that area. The new superskin serum pretty much eliminated those lines, so l’ll probably be switching back. I can feel the …Read more

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Cleansers - Eve Lom - Cleanser

4.0
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9 months ago

It’s fine, non-irritating and non-drying. It seems to be mostly mineral oil from looking at the ingredients, which is fairly inert. It’s slightly exfoliating when used with the cloth - my peeling gel didn’t have any peel-off after a week of this. I don’t see any brightening or redness reduction using this, which is what l’d hoped for.

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

4.0
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10 months ago

Had 2 deluxe samples of this now and l’m still under-impressed. Packaging - why does the writing rub off on a ‘high-end’ product? What a mess. No scent. I’m not a fan of the plastic/silicone? brush and it’s often clump city with flaking too. But it does hold my lashes practically vertically up all day, and makes them look long, dark and thicker. So, it is capable of a great look, but is too …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Garnier - Express 2 in 1 eye makeup remover

3.0
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Jul/15/2018

A so-so product. No smell, and looks after lashes as claimed. I haven't lost a lash after a month of use. It was only £2 on offer in Sainsbury's. Packaging is ok, the lid spatters product when you close it, and resultant leakage means that the front sticker is coming off with the oil. Bi-phase removers always look exciting, but when l'm in a rush l have to shake them which slows …Read more

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Highlighters - Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat No 1

3.0
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Jul/14/2018

Shade 1 leans really pink, while no. 2 has yellow undertones. I really wanted 2, as an NC20, but was assurred by the SA that it wasn't right for me. It's true that 1 blended in better, but l'm just not feeling the love for this. I prefer the Dior pen as it has more coverage. This is quite thin. My main grip tho is that when l use it over my concealer, it pulls off my concealer …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Avene - Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

3.0
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Jul/02/2018

Fragrance free is good. I hated the thick gel texture; it felt so cold and slimy in my eyes. It doesn't irritate but l hated the cold shock during a cold winter, l dreaded applying it. The lid gets a bit gunky, but l liked the curvy bottle. As for removal, it was average. Just average. I don't wear bucket loads of eye make up, but l had to put a bit of work in to get it all off. My fave …Read more

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