Product Reviews by mg86

Primer/ Corrector - Dior - DiorSkin Nude Glow - Healthy Glow Complexion Enhancer

4.0
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frommg86

Jul/06/2011

This is a color-correcting primer with a formula very similar to the DiorSkin Nude liquid foundations. In short if you don't like those, you won't like this - the texture is almost identical: thin, quick to set, and non-drying. It sinks in to the skin very well which makes a nice contrast to silicone-based primers which never really fully absorb.


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Eye Shadow - CHANEL - Quadra Eye Shadow Sparkling Satins

3.0
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frommg86

Feb/27/2011

I have the baked/Euro version of this quad. Not Chanel's best showing, I will admit - the colours seem bit odd together, the yellow is VERY sheer and glittery. But I do really love the light and dark greys. They look almost wet once applied, and I actually quite like the effect as it really brightens up my eyes. The dark grey is an extremely unique shade as well - it almost looks bluish in …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - SHISEIDO - Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

5.0
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frommg86

Jan/17/2011

These masks do a great job of rejuvenating the eye area and they work better and for longer than any cream I have tried. I use them at night and throughout the next day my eyes look bright, moisturised and any crepiness is greatly diminished. I agree with other reviewers who say these won't deliver miracles - the results I get are akin to what happens when I get a great night's sleep …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - CHANEL - N°5 Sheer Moisture Mist

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frommg86

Jan/17/2011

Not sure about using this as a moisturiser per se - it's isn't very rich at all, in fact the forumla seems remarkably dry on the skin. Also this is VERY strongly perfumed so in my opinion it's not ideal for use all over your body all at once. It does however make a fantastic base for any No. 5 scent (including Eau Premiere) especially if you have dry skin, as the oils in it help …Read more

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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Benetint

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frommg86

Jan/11/2011

Benetint is a great for building a healthy glow in terms of both pigment and finish - it adds a subtle flush and not much more. In my opinion, naturally flushed-looking cheeks are ideal as they rarely look overdone and work with all sort of lipstick and eyeshadow finishes. While I love my powder blushes, I do feel, as a cool PPP, that even the lightest swipe of pigmented blush can sometimes …Read more

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Lipstick - CHANEL - Rouge Coco in Perle 02

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frommg86

Dec/27/2010

if you dread garish-looking lipstick, Perle is the colour for you. It's a very natural, pretty nude shade with copper undertones and a sliver of mauve - a shade that I think would work on almost anyone. It has lots of shimmer but won't give you a disco ball pout. In fact, the satin finish looks ultra sophisticated and flattering.

I'm a cool PPP with purplish lips. After …
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Moisturizers - La Prairie - Anti-Aging Stress Cream

4.0
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frommg86

Dec/17/2010

Everything I have read about moisturizer - all the scientific reviews, articles and studies - has told me that a product like this is really no better than any moisturizer from the drugstore. I was very skeptical when I went with my mother (who is in her early 50s with dry, aging skin) to a department store and we were approached by a La Prairie rep, who gave her a makeover using the Anti-Aging …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No 5 Eau Premiere

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frommg86

Dec/12/2010

Eau Premiere is a soft, powdery floral perfume that's more boudoir than candy dish as far as feminine scents go: it's as sophisticated as it is youthful and, in a strange subtle way, sexy. I feel that this is a special everyday fragrance, if such a thing can exist. I want to wear it all the time and yet I feel very guilty dabbing it on if I am having a low-maintenance day. I'd skip …Read more

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Blush - CHANEL - Les Tissages de Chanel - Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Rose

4.0
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frommg86

Dec/07/2010

I like this blush. First of all, as with a lot of Chanel MU, it's multi-tonal: there are neutral and warm shades of pink, brown, and orange so that even one swipe has lots of dimension. I think this translates very well on the face.
Secondly, this blush is effortless to apply as it goes on very sheer - perfect for me, because as a PPP I really don't like to use highly-pigmented …
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Fragrances - LUSH - Gorilla Perfume - Imogen Rose

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frommg86

Dec/06/2010

The creator of this scent says it comes to life on the skin - I kept that in mind after I took a whiff from the sample jar and was pretty disgusted. Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to spray a little on my wrist; lo and behold it was like stepping into a garden after a rainstorm.

Rose is one of my favourite scents, and I am thrilled with this fragrance because it breaks all …
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