Product Reviews by shady74

Moisturizers - CeraVe - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM

2.0
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7 months ago

I used to LOVE this. It was my HG ‘plain’ moisturiser to slap on alone or with other stuff. Reviews said the reformulation sucked. I ignored them and went ahead and bought another bottle only to discover they were right - it’s AWFUL. Not sure what they’ve done to it but it broke me out in places I never usually get break outs. I’m too old for hormonal acne so break outs now are usually product …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Deciem - The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

5.0
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Oct/04/2018

I LOVE this stuff. Previously was wedded to Deciem’s Hyaluride SubQ but this does the job at a third the price. It’s so hydrating, comfortable on the skin and I honestly wake up with firmer, plumper skin. Not sticky like their pure HA product. I can’t see myself ever without it.

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Blush - Sleek MakeUP - MakeUP Blush - Pomegranate

5.0
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Apr/26/2018

I’m a blushaholic but I still held off buying this as it just looked SO dark in the pan. I eventually bit the bullet and was genuinely knocked out by how good this is. It’s soooo good.
Lovely plum colour with a mild sheen (like a deeper Rockateur) and NO glitter. It blends like a dream and you can of course intensify the colour to your liking. I’m NW15 so just a light sweep does it for me …
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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade - Taupe

5.0
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Apr/15/2018

Sometimes you buy stuff just to see what all the hype is about. In this case, it’s 100% justified - it’s incredible stuff. Having used a brown eyeshadow for years, I’d finally invested in a dedicated brow product, Benefit’s Ka-Brow in 03. I thought I liked it.....
This stuff beats it hands down - it’s not as dry and chalky and goes on SO smoothly with no patchiness.
My eyebrows are …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Washable Mascara

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Oct/08/2017

As per my other mascara reviews, here are my criteria for a good one:

1) good grip on the first stroke. Gives a good coat first time around then builds length and volume with a second coat if I want it. Huge, overly thick 'fake' lashes not a priority.
2) stays on, no smudging or flaking. I have oily, deep set lids so this is quite a challenge.
3) comes off easily …
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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Stippling Brush

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Oct/08/2017

I originally liked it although I found it quite small for foundation. Then.....it started shedding. Not just the odd hair here and there - HUGE clumps at a time. Maybe it’s a rare dud from RT but it’s got to go in the bin I’m afraid. Shame.

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara

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Oct/03/2017

A big no from me. As per my other mascara reviews, here are my criteria for a good one:

1) good grip on the first stroke. Gives a good coat first time around then builds length and volume with a second coat if I want it. Huge, overly thick 'fake' lashes not a priority.
2) stays on, no smudging or flaking. I have oily, deep set lids so this is quite a challenge.
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Foundations - Bourjois - 123 Perfect CC Cream

5.0
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Sep/29/2017

Love this! I don't even know what a CC cream is supposed to be like so as with other reviewers, I'm just treating it like a liquid foundation.

Let's get the drawback out of the way - the shade range is terrible. I'm NW15 which luckily is the perfect shade for 31 Ivory. It's nice and pink based, if that's your thing.

It goes on very light and …
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Mascara - Bourjois - 1 Seconde Volume Mascara

4.0
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Sep/29/2017

Here's what I want from a mascara:

1) good grip on the first stroke. Gives a good coat first time around then builds length and volume with a second coat if I want it. Huge, overly thick 'fake' lashes not a priority.
2) stays on, no smudging or flaking. I have oily, deep set lids so this is quite a challenge.
3) comes off easily with a proper eye make up …
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Lipstick - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish by Kate Moss - 08

5.0
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Sep/23/2017

A superb lipstick. I'm very fair with pink undertones so this is quite a dark MLBB on me and is the closest I come to wearing 'grown up' - read, noticeable - lipstick. The colour is pinky mauve and the quality of the lipstick surpasses all expectations. My mum has used HE lippies forever and is now over the moon having converted to this at 1/3 the price and just as good, if not …Read more

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