Product Reviews by paralleluniverse

Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

3.0
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Jun/17/2017

I really wish this lipstick worked for me. It's touted as a classic but it definitely isn't a colour that will suit everyone.

I am Asian with cool olive skin (NC15-20). I used to love this because I kept hearing that it was a colour that worked on everyone. 5 years on after getting this, I realise that this just isn't for me. My lips aren't pigmented so when I slap …
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Lipstick - RIMMEL - The Only 1

3.0
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Jun/01/2017

This is a lovely lipstick with a decent creme/satin formula. I have it in 650 Pretty Penny, which is a pink/tawny nude that looks great on my NC15-20 complexion. This looks very flattering on me and it doesn't sink into lip lines. The packaging is sophisticated and snazzy and there's a colour swatch on the side of the lipstick tube and the bottom of the tube. What I can't stand …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Vaseline - Petroleum Jelly

5.0
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May/21/2017

This is it - my holy grail lip balm.

I've tried Blistex, Chapstick, Carmex, Nivea (stick balms and lip butters) and Nuxe, which were all flawed in some way. I only had issues with my bottom lip, which was always perpetually peeling and had dry skin coming off every night. This was really annoying because every time I wanted to apply lipstick, I had to use a lip exfoliator. Then a …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette - Comfort Zone

4.0
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Apr/23/2017

I quite enjoyed this palette as an eyeshadow beginner/noob.

This is a fairly cohesive and well-thought out palette that is high quality, has good colour payoff and lasts all day. My favourite shades are the golden bronze crease shade and the duochrome (which is said to be a dupe of MAC's Club eyeshadow/Urban Decay's Lounge). Those colours are STUNNING and they have excellent …
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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Liquid Foundation

3.0
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Apr/22/2017

I feel a bit sad this foundation doesn't work for me. I have normal-combination skin and I have this in W1 Golden Ivory (I am NC15-20 with light olive undertones). The foundation has a thin liquid consistency and it goes on beautifully with a luminous but non-oily finish. It provides light - but easily buildable - coverage with a damp sponge. Unfortunately this slips and slides around on my …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - COSRX - AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

5.0
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Apr/16/2017

An excellent AHA for beginners which gets rid of closed comedones, whiteheads and textured skin and brightens post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This contains 7% glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane.

I struggled with closed comedones after a sudden breakout in February 2014 and my skin never got better. Even two years on, I was breaking out terribly and my skin was …
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Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - Creme

5.0
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Apr/16/2017

This is one of my all-time favourite skincare products.

I have normal-combination skin. I used to use Nivea Soft religiously until the smell got to me - it was far too much fragrance. Then I decided to take a chance on this cream when my skin was so dry and flaky from using AHAs. As soon as I put this cream on, I fell in love. It soothes redness and irritation - especially when …
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Concealers - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Concealer

4.0
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Apr/04/2017

I quite like this concealer. I have light olive skin which is about NC15-20 and have this in Shade 2 (Vanilla), which is the lightest shade in Australia.

This concealer is buildable to a medium coverage and it looks natural when applied with a damp sponge (I use the Real Techniques orange sponge, which works well with this). Dampening the sponge does decrease the coverage of the …
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Blush - essence - Matt Touch Blush

5.0
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Feb/25/2017

I LOVE this blush. I have it in 30 rose me up, which is a gorgeous, buildable peachy nude with very light tawny brown undertones. Don't be fooled by the boring colour of the pan - it is far more beautiful on the face.

This is very, very flattering on my NC15-20 light olive skin and it's perfect for work because it's a muted colour. The blush is highly blendable and the …
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Treatments (Face) - COSRX - Acne Pimple Master Patch

5.0
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Dec/26/2016

These, in my opinion, are the best acne patches on the market. They prevent infection, flatten acne spots (which have been popped) and absorb acne gunk and/or pus (way better than Nexcare acne patches). I've had the satisfaction of pulling white acne gunk out of my skin when I peel the patches off my face. These patches also adhere extremely well to the skin as long as it's dry. What I …Read more

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