Product Reviews by mka87

Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

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frommka87

5 days ago

I wanted to invest in a lightweight base with decent SPF and, after much research, decided this would be a good option. It's EXACTLY the same product as Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude and the Smashbox BB Water however the MAC counterpart is considerably cheaper and has a more extensive shade range...

Problem number 1.

The shade. I've generally ALWAYS struggled in MAC …
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Primer/ Corrector - NYX Professional Makeup - Hydra Touch Primer

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frommka87

12 days ago

In a previous review on the ELF Mineral Infused Primer, I noted how much I hated primers. Put simply, they clog my skin and break me out, regardless of the foundation I pair them with. A makeup-savvy friend asked if I had tried a water based primer as an alternative and, after a quick Google to find a reasonably priced option, I thought this was worth a go.

Google lies. This still has …
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Liquid - Laura Mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

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frommka87

1 month ago

I hold my hands up - I wouldn't normally buy a foundation like this as I just cannot justify a £36 price tag. However, I saw this in TK Maxx (I know, what?!) for £20 in a colour I thought matched me reasonably well so I knew I had to give it a whirl...

In a nutshell, it's OK but it's not worth £36...

PROS
Good range of colours covering cool, warm and neutral …
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Bronzers - Urban Decay - Beached Bronzer

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frommka87

2 months ago

This is an absolute gem of a bronzer!

Firstly, it contains no problematic ingredients and is cruelty free which is a winner in my book. Secondly, it works well on top of all my foundations which is impressive as I alternate between numerous finishes/coverages - Bourjois Healthy Mix day to day (satin/light-medium coverage), Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion for nights out/evenings (demi-ish …
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Primer/ Corrector - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Mineral Infused Face Primer

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frommka87

2 months ago

Here's the thing: I hate primers...but I *feel* like I should like them.

The reason I hate them? They clog my skin and give me breakouts. I have tried several over the years - many of which I haven't bothered to write reviews on as they all proved a totally unnecessary step in my routine and I had nothing of value to say other than 1) broke me out 2) felt heavy and clogging and …
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Brows - Glossier - Boy Brow

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frommka87

2 months ago

I LOVE this. I don't know how it does it, but this makes my eyebrows look so naturally perfected and 'bushy' which is the look I like! Amazing for someone who hates an overly defined or 'insta-brow'. Well done, Glossier - this is genius!

My only criticism is that the product is tiny so it doesn't last long if you're using it everyday. It would be great …
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Concealers - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer

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frommka87

3 months ago

I bought this along with the accompanying foundation and love both for similar reasons. Bourjois produce high end quality products at low end prices - not to mention the brilliant neutral undertones which are universally flattering.

I HATE the 'light concealer under the eye' phenomenon. It makes my (already deep set) under eye bags look worse so I got this in a colour that is …
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Tinted Moisturizer - Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free

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frommka87

4 months ago

This is a highly overpriced tinted moisturiser with some very comedogenic ingredients. That said, it wears surprisingly well and the packaging is practical - a nice, squeezey tube. I also love that it has a good SPF and a decent colour range.

Unfortunately, this causes my skin some irritation which is unsurprising given one of the top ingredients is Ethylhexyl Palmitate. For this reason …
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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

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frommka87

4 months ago

***UPDATE - WINTER 2019***

If I could take only HALF a lippie off, I would as this has unfortunately proved to be the root cause of my recent under-the-skin blemishes (which have been assessed on three separate occasions). I would now rate this as a 3.5, as opposed to the original score of 4. A half point deduction seems appropriate as, regardless of my personal sensitivities, this is …
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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray

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frommka87

6 months ago

I tried the All Nighter setting spray and was thoroughly underwhelmed but this is even worse!

Unfortunately, this made my usual foundation settle into ALL my fine lines which is something I don’t usually suffer with. It also made my foundation separate and transfer unpleasantly which is again, something I don’t usually have any problems with. Most bizarrely, this made my foundation …
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