Product Reviews by mka87

Concealers - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer

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frommka87

28 days 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

1 month 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

2 months ago

***UPDATE - WINTER 2019***

I've taken a lippie off because this has proved to be the cause of my recent blemishes on two separate occasions. I had hoped it was perhaps just down to hormones but alas, sadly not...

I revisited this product at the end of September, after my TOTM when my hormones had settled and when my skin was looking clear. Sure enough, within a matter of …
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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray

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frommka87

4 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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Bronzers - Too Faced - Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

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frommka87

4 months 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

4 months 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

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frommka87

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

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frommka87

5 months 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, Sam & Nic Chapman and Cher Webb to name a few. When I saw the product on offer (knowing it has been reformulated since …
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