Product Reviews by mriaow

Foundations - Giorgio Armani - Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup

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Sep/01/2008

LOVE this product - it is currently my holy grail of sheer foundations.

I'm a long time fan of the LSF, but this is very different - despite feeling so gorgeously sheer, it actually gives really good coverage and manages to cancel out imperfections and uneven skintone, without the look or feel of covering skin up.

The texture is amazing, simply glides on like velvet and …
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Self Tanners - St.Tropez - Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion

5.0
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frommriaow

Sep/01/2008

This, along with the mousse version, are probably my holy grail of fake tanners. They are relatively easy to use, non-streak, don't smell too horrendous and give me a natural golden glow that doesn't look orange, muddy or dirty.

The lotion is great for dry areas, especially legs and elbows. Application is pretty easy, especially if I've just moisturised. I usually do …
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Bronzers - ModelCo - Glow Summer Bronze

4.0
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Sep/01/2008

ModelCo's Glow Summer Bronze is a powder bronzing product that comes in a hot pink compact. I usually stick to MAC or Chanel bronzers - I have fair Asian skintone so it's imperative that bronzers do not make me look muddy or dirty - but I got this as part of a GWP recently.

The colour is a natural, fairly intense brown-based bronzer infused with gold shimmer. The texture of …
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Highlighters - ModelCo - Shimmer Airbrush Iluminizer

4.0
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Sep/01/2008

Despite feeling, at the age of 25, to be too old for glitter products, I really do like this. I have this in the shimmer and the bronzing shimmer and both are great for special occasions and party frocks.

The bronzing version is superb - gorgeous golden colour that is fantastic over a fake tan. Spray it from about 30cm away so the colour and sparkle falls evenly, rather than in …
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Self Tanners - ModelCo - Tan Airbrush In A Can

4.0
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Sep/01/2008

I am no self-tan afficionado - I consider them to be a necessary evil at best.

Generally, I am not such a fan of spray can type applications - for all the convenience of the spray, it creates such a mess in my bathroom. I'm probably just uncoordinated, because I find the spray kind of difficult to control and I end up with darker patches that I have to blend …
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Lips - Bobbi Brown - Cranberry Stain lipstick

4.0
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Sep/01/2008

Gorgeous sheer berry, perfect for a winter face but still very natural and no-fuss. Very moisturising, not so fussed on the fragrance - all Bobbi Brown lip products have quite a strong scent - but I can overlook it for the beautiful colour and texture.

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Lip Shine- Peony

4.0
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Sep/01/2008

Beautiful shade of warm rosy pink that I'd imagine is universally flattering. Despite the stunning shade, the formulation does tend to be on the drying side - I usually apply lipbalm beforehand and that seems to do the trick. Would be perfect if they revamped the formula with some moisturising qualities!

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Polishes - OPI - We'll Always Have Paris

4.0
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Sep/01/2008

We'll Always Have Paris is a deep blackberry creme, an intense wintery shade.

Consistency is even, easy to apply and non-streaky. Staying power - I've had my manicure (with Sally Hansen Double Duty as base and top coat) for five days now, and it's just starting to chip this morning.

Not a terribly unique shade, but I like it - it's a good sophisticated …
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Dry Shampoo - Klorane - Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - Original and Tinted Formulas

4.0
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Aug/17/2008

I couldn't live without this stuff, it's a lifesaver when it comes to those post-gym days when I don't have time to wash my hair, or mornings when the whole wash-blowdry-straighten routine is just too much to handle.

I don't think it's wonderful for my hair - and it has a certain sort of scent - but it really does the trick. Removes oil and leaves my roots …
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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Lip Sheer - Cranberry

4.0
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frommriaow

Aug/17/2008

Gorgeous sheer berry, perfect for a winter face but still very natural and no-fuss. Very moisturising, not so fussed on the fragrance - all Bobbi Brown lip products have quite a strong scent - but I can overlook it for the beautiful colour and texture.

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