Product Reviews by pancakehead

Crème - By Terry - Sheer Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation

5.0
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9 months ago

By Terry have, tragically, discontinued this, my GOAT base. It was everything I could have ever wanted: sheer but blurring, insanely glowy with no sparkle, smoothing, faded gracefully throughout the day without ever caking or settling into fine lines or pores.

Detractors may have said it was too heavily perfumed: true, but my skin tolerated it and so I forgave it its excesses on that …
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Liquid - By Terry - SHEER EXPERT Perfecting Fluid Foundation

5.0
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9 months ago

**EDIT: I notice there are some negative reviews on this listing (there is another one for this foundation) which can be attributed to the reformulated version of Cover Expert, the sister product, for which there's no Makeupalley listing. I think people are confusing them. The reformulation of Cover Expert, which added SPF, was a hot mess. This foundation is--was--perfection …Read more

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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Clear SPF 46

3.0
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Mar/28/2017

This is a lovely part-mineral sunscreen with an unusually light texture and 5% niacinamide. There is a tinted version (a tad dark for my fair skin) and an untinted, containing transparent zinc oxide. It sets on the skin so that it feels dry, but it does have a slightly shiny finish to it. My issue with it is that it balls up like an absolute b*****, even used alone, and under makeup--forget it. I …Read more

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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50

4.0
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Mar/28/2017

In my life search for the perfect facial sunscreen (ongoing), this is one of the best. It applies like a dream; it's unfragranced but has a pleasant smell; it has a sort of whipped mousse consistency that makes it feel light but at the same time it's moisturising; all these aspects make it a pleasure to use. It doesn't ball up under makeup either. It has a good % of zinc oxide, is …Read more

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Bronzers - CHANEL - Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

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Mar/27/2017

Sigh. Chanel have never been good at tailoring to the needs of diverse skin tones. On fair pink skin like mine, this looks orange. On medium to dark skins, it's invisible. It's a shame, because the formula is lovely and effortless to use. Perhaps one day we'll get some different shades of this...

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Eye Shadow - Burberry - Eye Colour Wet & Dry Silk Eyeshadow - Rosewood

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Mar/27/2017

Honestly, these Burberry single shadows have been so hyped that I don't know if it was even possible for them to live up to my expectations. Rosewood is a taupe colour with a pinkish-mauve undertone and a soft satin finish. It looks darker on my face than it seemed in swatches. It also makes me look unwell! Sickly purple-brown eyelids: not a look to aspire to. But I also don't find the …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Obagi - Exfoderm Skin Smoothing Lotion

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Mar/21/2017

I know this is part of the nu-derm system and you'll likely get it as part of that set. But really, at the price you'd be crazy to purchase it on its own. It's an effective but very basic glycolic acid lotion. Nothing special and certainly not worth forking out £70+ for!

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Eye Shadow - Burberry - Complete Eye Palette in Mocha No 2

4.0
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Mar/21/2017

A palette of warm browns and yellow beige. Some bloggers have hailed this as the perfect suits-everyone nude brown palette. I have to disagree, I'm afraid, and find it to be generally too warm and yellow for my fair pinkish complexion, particularly the middle shadow that's said to be a dupe of the old Gold Trench. But, the packaging is nothing short of stunning, and for warm …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Deciem - The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

4.0
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Mar/21/2017

Nothing has ever given my skin such short-term glow as this cheap product. Every time I've used it, I've checked the mirror a few hours later and thought DAMN. Crazy levels of rosy radiance. I'm not sure whether it's the 10% strength or the fact that lactic acid is a humectant, so I get a double whammy of skin plumpness and renewal. But it's incredible and I recommend use …Read more

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Jean Queen

5.0
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Mar/21/2017

Lipstick colour is a very personal thing, let's face it, and everyone's colouring is slightly different. subtle differences in undertone or brightness make a big difference on the face. So, I was delighted to discover that Jean Queen, the lipstick supposedly designed to wear with jeans (hmm) is my perfect nude pink lip. It has a slightly blue undertone to it that whitens teeth; …Read more

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