Product Reviews by susieglass

Liquid - CLARINS - Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

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Apr/23/2014

Oh, at last! A foundation that does what it says it will. This goes on beautifully, has medium-full buildable coverage, lasts all day, does a good job of keeping oil at bay (I still need to blot, but it's utterly manageable), and shade 108 Sand is yellow-based and super-natural*.

I can't speak highly enough of this foundation. It's expensive, and I use one pump for a …
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Misc Beauty Tools - L'Oreal Paris - Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

2.0
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Apr/23/2014

I hate this useless stuff. I bought it in the supermarket because it was reduced and I had run out, but it doesn't really dissolve eye make-up. It just wipes it around my face, requires loads of rubbing, and about 3 cottonwool pads everytime, and I'm still left with panda eyes (I only wear a little shadow and two coats of mascara). I've had this for about a week and groan every …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Priori - Barrier Repair Complex

5.0
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Apr/23/2014

I have got rubbish skin - combination, dehydrated, spotty, scarred, and generally disagreeable. I've had success in the past year or so with a combination of Mario Badescu products and Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (great, but an expensive and time consuming way to keep my skin under control). One of the MB items has since been discontinued and I gave this a try based on the reviews on …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - In-Shower Body Moisturiser (Skin Conditioner)

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Aug/13/2013

I had a few free samples to try, which I used a few mornings in a row. I'm afraid I didn't notice any difference in my skin, and regretted not putting my usual moisturiser on after the shower.

It does apply quite nicely, smells lovely, and rinses off easily enough, but it seemed like a pointless exercise. Nice idea though.

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Loose Powders - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Mineral Booster

5.0
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Jul/14/2013

This product is a complete winner. But I'm just as enamoured with Makeup Alley, because without this site, I would never even have heard of this range.

I got the shimmer powder. It is my latest wonder product in my MUA-inspired quest to replace my massive make-up collection of mediocre products and downright mistakes with excellent products that work.

This powder is …
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Eye Shadow - benefit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit

5.0
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Jul/14/2013

I've always been fairly wary of Benefit, because the packaging and image is so utterly attractive, I've always had it at the back of my mind that they might be cutting corners with the actual products and focusing too much on the cutesy graphics. Not so! This has won me over as a complete Benefit convert.

The colour of this is a shimmery sand shade, which is flattering, and …
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BB Cream - Rodial - Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint

5.0
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Jun/25/2013

I am delighted with this BB cream, and it does everything that every other BB cream promised but failed to deliver.

The coverage is medium, and brilliantly evens out my complexion with a natural, non-pink shade (Hamptons - medium) and hides some old acne scars. It smooths into my (crap) skin like a dream, blends beautifully and seems to dry to a semi-matte finish. I love the look of my …
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Primer/ Corrector - Too Faced - Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

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Jun/15/2013

EDIT: I was wowed by this to begin with, but after daily usage, it's not as amazing as I thought at first. It still does all the things that impressed me, but my skin doesn't look brilliant. Maybe a bit dull, and foundation can look a bit kind of 'cracked'. It is really good at keeping shine at bay though. Too expensive to repurchase, but I'm really glad I gave it a whirl …Read more

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Cleansers - Mario Badescu - Seaweed Cleansing Soap

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Jun/14/2013

I'm a real Mario Badescu fan, but I'm a bit let-down by this. Maybe it's because some of his other products have left me expecting miracles, but I found this to be a fairly pedestrian product.

I always cleanse my skin twice with this at night - once to take off make-up, and once to clean my skin and then rinse really well. When I use toner afterwards though, there's …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Satin - Pink Nouveau

5.0
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Jun/14/2013

I'm not massively adventurous with make-up, but this really spurs me on and makes me believe I can be!

It's a stunning bubblegum pink there's no hiding, and the formula is smooth to apply, with a perfect satin finish. It makes teeth look whiter, and is surprisingly flattering against my complexion. I tend to wear this when I'm paler, with smokey silvery eye …
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