Product Reviews by miahesterly

Mascara - Lancôme - Hypnose Drama Waterproof

5.0
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Aug/23/2018

This is the best mascara I have found for extreme wear, and long intense lashes that hold a curl all day. It truly is bullet-proof. If I curl my eyelashes with my (Shiseido) eyelash curler and then apply this, it almost looks like lash extensions - I've had people ask me if I've "had my eyelashes done" when I use this method. The colour is an intense black too.

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Lipstick - PAT MCGRATH LABS - LuxeTrance Lipstick (all)

3.0
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Aug/23/2018

I had high hopes for this, but I was extremely disappointed. I'm NC40-42 and bought Realness and LaBejia, sight unseen (as there's nowhere yet in the UK to test these out in person). I bought them directly from the Pat McGrath website when they had a 20% off promotion.

Realness seemed like it could have been the perfect MLBB - medium pink-mauve-brown - but was a lot greyer …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter (All Shades) [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Aug/22/2018

I really don't know why these were discontinued. These were the best semi-sheer lipsticks I've ever found - intensely moisturising, good wear time, great selection of colours, and a cheap price. In fact, I'd say these were one of the best lipsticks, I've tried, full stop - and I'm a lipstick junkie who has tried many formulas at all price points. They were so moisturising …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - REN Clean Skincare - Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

2.0
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Dec/28/2012

I have a large sample of this product, and have used it three times. Every occasion, it's made my skin red and blotchy, and has caused red, pus-filled spots and whiteheads to develop. It makes my skin marginally brighter, but it's nothing an aspirin mask couldn't have done for better. This is strong stuff - it must be purging my skin, like AHAs tend to do, and in addition …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara

5.0
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Dec/27/2012

I experienced a family bereavement this year and needed to switch to a mascara that was completely waterproof and that I could wear daily. Not only is Voluminous Million Lashes (Black Waterproof) completely waterproof, it's the best mascara I've ever tried. It feels like a normal mascara , i.e. not crispy or sticky, it's a deep black colour, and you can build it up without clumping …Read more

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Lips - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain 15 Rose Vinyl

5.0
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Dec/26/2012

This is HG material. Rose Vinyl is a medium warm pink colour which can be sheered out or built up. I use it the most under lipsticks to make sure that my not-very-pigmented lips still have colour when the lipstick wears off. The lasting power is incredible - without a doubt the longest-lasting lip product, stains included, that I've ever tried. If I wear it on its own, the colour brightens …Read more

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Lipstick - Burberry - Antique Rose Lipstick

3.0
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Dec/26/2012

Firstly, the colour of this lipstick is beautiful - a light-medium mauve-brown-pink. It's similar to MAC Modesty, but slightly darker, so if that was too pale for you, you may want to consider this. In my experience it's quite rare to find light mauve-based pink lipsticks.

Unfortunately, I have issues with the formula. It's creamy yes, and comfortable to wear, but the …
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Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - Sheer Glow Foundation

3.0
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Jun/22/2012

I have had this foundation since summer 2010, so I believe that I've had it long enough to give it a fair review.


This has all the ingredients of being a good foundation, but frustratingly, it falls short. Firstly, I couldn't get a colour match, and having read a lot of reviews of this, I know that many other medium-skinned people couldn't either. I'm an …
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Lips - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jun/22/2012

I have four Lip Butters, and this is by far my favourite (for reference, the others that I have are Peach Parfait - a glittery disaster, Sugar Plum - nice but a bit too dark, and Berry Smoothie - too cool and shimmery). I think it's because it's completely shimmer-free. It doesn't show up as a bubblegum pink on me (NC40, olive-neutral), but like an amped-up version of Korres Quince …Read more

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Eyeliner - CLARINS - Instant Liner

3.0
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Jun/04/2012

This is the blackest eyeliner I have ever found. Unfortunately, that's where the good points end. The formula is the very opposite of waterproof, and streaks and runs at the slightest bit of moisture - tears, rain, humidity etc. The brush is tricky to master and deposits too much product, so you need to wipe the applicator on the lid of the bottle to take off the excess. I can't do …Read more

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