Product Reviews by mka87

Bronzers - Too Faced - Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

2.0
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frommka87

3 days ago

Like the reviewer below, this caused nasty closed comedomes on my chin and forehead which only cleared when I stopped using the product. In this vein, it is important to note that this bronzer includes Ethylhexyl Palmitate - a known acnegenic ingredient. I'm not usually sensitive to fragrance, but this, like the Peach Perfect powder has a very artificial and overwhelming scent which …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Satin Lipstick - Twig

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frommka87

5 days ago

This isn't necessarily a review for *just* Twig, but rather the formula of the standard range available on Back-to-MAC. Twig happens to be one of the colours I own that I started to notice the issue with...

All MAC lipsticks cause my lips to chap, bleed and crust over...

My lips are sore and raw the following day and I have to forgo lipstick altogether for the next few …
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Treatments (Face) - BIODERMA - Sebium Pore Refiner

4.0
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frommka87

6 days ago

I don't really know what this is...a primer? A moisturiser? A pore treatment cream? Who knows...

What I do know is that this is FABULOUS under makeup and truly does help to control oil and minimize the appearance of pores.

Be wary as this is VERY matte. When I've worn it alone, it can look dry, causing skin to look somewhat lifeless but as a base for makeup, it's …
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Liquid - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Ultra HD Foundation

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frommka87

21 days ago

This is a very poor, medium coverage, satin finish foundation that highlighted all my fine lines and lasted a mere (pathetic) 4 hours before looking like it needed to be washed off immediately. Sadly it made me itch from the moment I applied it and also caused a very 'crepey' look under the eyes, aging me about 10 years! I wore this for only 6 hours (because it looked that bad) and was …Read more

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Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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frommka87

28 days ago

This confirmed what I feared...

I absolutely HATE a watery formula when it comes to foundation.

On my skin, a runny consistency immediately sinks into all my pores, fine lines, laugh lines & wrinkles. My skin ages about 10 years almost instantly. With the Nars ADLW Foundation, I also experienced serious cake face and patchy wearing after just the first couple of hours …
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Liquid - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation

4.0
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frommka87

1 month ago

**REVISED REVIEW: 2019 (NEW FORMULA)**

I repurchased this again after asking a friend (who’s makeup always looks gorgeous) what she used as her base. She swore by this. I also see numerous makeup artists on social media rave about this - Bryony Blake, Lisa Eldridge and Cher Webb to name a few. When I saw the product on offer (knowing it has been reformulated since I last tried it), I …
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Toners - Pixi - Rose Tonic

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frommka87

2 months ago

I LOVE this.

I was always told to use a rose water toner regardless of skin type because it balances the pH levels in your skin and thoroughly nourishes problem areas.

Correct.

This is amazing and has been a contributing factor in helping sort my skin after a tricky cystic acne spell caused by comedogenic makeup.

Have already repurchased and will continue to do …

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Loose Powders - bareMinerals - BareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

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frommka87

3 months ago

This is disappointingly dreadful.

I bought this as it had SPF25 in it and I hoped to pair it with a foundation that lacks SPF but needs ‘set’. I hate the feeling on suncream so a powder seemed like the ideal option.

Unfortunately not.

I admit, the SPF is a huge pro, but the performance of this mineral veil is terrible. The formula made my liquid foundation clump …
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Loose Powders - RIMMEL - Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder

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frommka87

3 months ago

This is a pretty decent powder at a budget friendly price.

The oil control isn’t the best but it’s also not the worst! For the price, I’ll take that given that I’ve tried high end powders that offer similar (if not worse) oil controlling properties! Unfortunately, this has a tendency to highlight my pores (most notably on my nose) and it’s not as translucent as I had hoped. It has a …
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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

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frommka87

4 months ago

This is a funny one for me because I love the consistency, application, packaging and overall idea of the concealer. HOWEVER, when I purchased the brightening shade (to counteract my dark circles, as reccomended by a makeup artist) I expected to be impressed...

When I tried the product (before meeting a friend who never comments on my makeup), the FIRST thing she said was “are you ok?” …
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