Product Reviews by rsm1309

Fragrances - Philosophy - Fresh Cream

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Jan/02/2015

This is a straightforward vanilla fragrance cut with a slightly fresh or clean note which just takes the edge off the sweetness. I don't detect any of the caramel/crème brulee overtones that have been cited in reviews elsewhere, and I also disagree that this fragrance has no silage - I can always smell it on my skin the day after application, so all I can think is that reviewers who say it …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - CHANEL - Ultra Correction Lift

5.0
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Feb/24/2013

I am 45 years old, have no issues with lines or winkles, but have noticed a really significant loss of tone to the lower part of my face over the last couple of years - which I think is actually far more aging than the odd smile line around the eyes.

I tried this product when it first came out in both the day cream and day lotion formulas and was pretty impressed with the …
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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Vanilla Anise

5.0
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Sep/10/2009

This is probably the only Jo Malone fragrance where citrus cannot be overtly detected. For me that makes a really nice change from the lemony notes that dominate almost every other scent in the range - and makes this one of the more sensual and versatile colognes. It could do for evening as well as daytime/office. The anise tempers the vanilla, so that it is soft and wearable rather than sickly …Read more

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Powder - Dolce&Gabbana - Perfect Finish Powder Foundation

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Jun/25/2009

I've always loved the convenience of powder foundations, but with my skin not getting any younger(!), I was starting to find most brands too drying, and had moved over to light liquid foundations or tinted moisturisers. I kept a compact in my bag solely for touch ups, or areas like the chin, prone to more oiliness and blemishes. However, in recent weeks, having been very pushed for time, I …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Molton Brown - Wonder Lips Booster

5.0
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May/15/2009

This is one of my 'Holy Grail' products. I've used it since the launch, which is now quite a few years, and in all that time haven't bothered testing a single other lip treatment - that's how good it is. Very moisturising - I never get chapped lips - even in the coldest weather, or when I'm ill and it is lip plumping too - though not in a ridiculous 'collagen …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coromandel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Eau de Parfum

5.0
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May/07/2009

Coromandel, whilst not smelling very much like Ford's Black Orchid, does share that peculiar quality of starting off with quite a sour, almost medicinal note, before drying down to a much rounder, warmer base. I detect almost every ingredient alluded to by the previous reviewers - patchouli - yes, camphor - yes, amber - yes, incense - yes, ginger - yes, vanilla - yes - and of course …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - CHANEL - Hydramax tinted moisturiser SPF 15 SAND

5.0
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Apr/25/2009

This tinted moisturiser has a very unusual texture, which is unlike anything else on the market. It gives the cleanest and most natural look (and feel) of any base I've ever tried, and I constantly get comments about how well I look whenever I wear it. The product appears quite thick and creamy when it comes out of the tube, but melts into the skin to give a sheer and very natural coverage …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Dior - Hydraction Deep Hydration Skin Tint SPF 20 ] [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Feb/22/2009

Tinted moisturisers tend to fall into one of two camps. Those that are fairly translucent and natural looking, which give a hint of colour or glow, but on the downside have no coverage and tend to end up as a bit of an oil slick by the end of the day. And those which do mange a reasonable degree of cover, but which are often too matt and too heavy - they can require the same amount of precision …Read more

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Polishes - Dior - Dior Vernis - Nude Chic

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Feb/20/2009

Dior may not have the colour range of brands like Chanel and OPI, but what they do have is one of the very best nail formulations in the business, and the best applicator brushes to boot. Those two things mean you always get a beautiful finish, even if you aren't particularly adept at doing your own nails. Good coverage - no streaking (even if you have ridged nails) quick drying and glossy …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - SHISEIDO - Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20

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Jan/29/2009

The original Shiseido Tinted Moisturiser was such a great product, but this reformulation is a terrible, terrible disappointment.

1/ The new product is too matt and makes skin look much older (the previous formula was more dewy, luminescent, and therefore much more youthful).

2/ Somehow the new product also manages the incredible feat of being heavier and more mask-like, yet …
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