Product Reviews by schmicles

Treatments (Face) - Drunk Elephant - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

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Nov/27/2018

Bought the tiny sample set a year ago when I was in the US excitedly, unfortunately something made me break out in multiple cystic acne at the same spot (the scars are still evident a year on).

As a background, I HARDLY get cystic acne, maybe one every 2-3 years, and it goes away in 2 weeks? I also don't really get acne as my skin has reached nirvana due to my consistent skincare …
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Lip Treatments - Carmex - Moisture Plus - Berry Tint

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Apr/25/2017

Gives off more colours and lasts longer than my NARS Dolce Vita lipstick (bonus point: it actually moisturises). I'm allergic to fragrance in lip products (they give me sores around my lip) but surprisingly not to this. I don't mind the slight minty tingle too. Very natural looking lip tint, I'm usually deadly pale (I use NARS Alaska/Custard), this colour helps me look like my cold …Read more

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Lip Treatments - NUXE - Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm with Honey

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Apr/13/2017

I contemplated purchasing this as there were reviews that said it did nothing, but I gave it the benefit of a doubt and yanked some (a lot of) bucks out of my tiny purse.

After about 4 months, I can safely say... I think beeswax-based products don't work on me. Like many other reviewers have mentioned, this tend to sit on the lips, neither getting absorbed not protecting from more …
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Primer/ Corrector - benefit Cosmetics - "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer

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Jan/14/2017

Right so I don't know what this product actually does. It's a brightening primer but it only made my skin extremely oily (I don't even use moisturiser). The pinkish tone did nothing to my yellow-toned skin. At least I didn't break out. Probably works better on people with really dry skin.

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Primer/ Corrector - benefit Cosmetics - The POREfessional Face Primer

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Jan/14/2017

NOPE! Bought this after a friend raved about it, my skin at the time was quite clear and neither oily nor dry. Take it this way, back then my skincare routine was any gel cleanser, dry face. Benetint, mascara, minor touch ups with a light concealer if needed, and I'm done.

Bought this on an impulse and oh boy was it the worse decision ever. I'm not sure if the sales assistant …
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Primer/ Corrector - Unlisted Brand - Indeed Nanoblur Instant Skin Blurring Cream

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Jan/14/2017

Wrinkles is not one of my concerns (Combination Asian skin, new colleagues still treat me like an intern till they find out I'm 30), but I bought this on a whim at Priceline. I hardly wear makeup, so I found it really hard to find a time to wear this.

Then the time arrived. My best friend was getting married, and a huge zit grew right between my brow and nose. It was ginormous …
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Moisturizers - Avene - Cleanance Antishine Regulating Lotion

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Dec/28/2016

The new name is apparently "Avene Cleanance MAT Mattifying Emulsion", which I purchased last year and finally managed to finish the tube yesterday. The reason why it took me so long to finish it is because it is neither hydrating nor mattifying.

I have combination skin, and this moisturiser does prep my skin nicely for my powder foundation. Unfortunately, within a couple of …
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Cleansers - BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover Solution

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Dec/28/2016

I'm on my 3rd huge bottle now, and I've been using this for the past 2 years. This is my HG makeup remover. It doesn't break me out, doesn't dry the skin, doesn't smell like anything (maybe faint coconut scent?), and the best part is that it removes every single thing that needs to be removed. I swear this is the secret to my clear skin (along with clarisonic, neutrogena …Read more

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Lipstick - Urban Decay - Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace

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Dec/28/2016

Finally a lipstick that lasts more than 4 hours on me! Nice blue-toned red with no shimmer. Minimal smudging/feathering even on my clumsy self.

It's extremely pigmented, I only need to use 3-5 small swipes, so I'm guessing this tube is going to last me a while. Very hydrating, so there's no need to put on lip balm after wearing.

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Eyeliner - Urban Decay - 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil - Black Velvet

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Dec/28/2016

Wow. This eyeliner is next level bad, I used it on my waterline and my eyes immediately start watering and become itchy. The eyeliner also crumbles, and the carbon seems to have shrunk from the pencil, making it hard for me to put it on, especially with the sharp wooden edges when it's not sharpened enough.

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