Product Reviews by susiej

Highlighters - Urban Decay - Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

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Apr/26/2016

I have Fireball. This is such a strange one. First of all the way it was setup in the in store lighting it looked like a sunset orange. Swatched on the hand you can see that it shifts to a metallic almost lavender pink in the light. I bought it because it was kind of pretty and unique but also because I was really curious as to how it would actually work in practice! The colours remind me of …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Hourglass Cosmetics - Ambient Lighting Powder - Dim Light

3.0
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Apr/18/2016

I'm so on the fence with this one.... on one hand I have looked in the mirror when wearing it and thought "Oh wow my skin looks amazing" (in artificial light) but most of time I'm thinking "Hmmmn I don't think this quite works for me?!" (natural daylight).

The powder itself is a hyper finely-milled soft baked powder that produces a satin type sheen …
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Shampoo - Fudge Urban - Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo

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Apr/14/2016

First Impressions Review- will adjust as I go!

I bought this shampoo because I have high lift honey blonde hair- from a natural dark brown. When I left the salon my colour was *beautiful* but after hardly any time at all it's gone from having all these lovely complex taupey,almost silvery tones > to gold. Not even a cute gold but a 24k sort of vibe.

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Treatments (Face) - Superdrug - Superdrug Deep Action Anti-Blemish Gel

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Apr/11/2016

A good, basic and cheap 2% salicylic acid spot treatment. This is the maximum dose permitted for sale for the purposes of (drugstore available) blemish treatment in the UK (although verucca gel is 12% sa)

It's fine, it's decent (and cheap) - if you know that SA works well for you then I think it will do the job. It claims to reduce your spot within two hours which I think …
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Concealers - Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

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Apr/04/2016

This concealer SAVED me. My skin is normally not so bad but I had a really awful breakout- including one cystic spot that was just so huge and angry and - did I say huge?! It practically had it's own jurisdiction. This was during an important week for me and none of the usual suspects were working (Dermablend, Bobbi Brown, EL High coverage, MAC- and whilst I am complaining none of the usual …Read more

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Lipstick - Estée Lauder - Pure color envy shine

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Apr/04/2016

I have the shade Cashmere Baby- it's a gorgeous, healthy looking, slightly reddened brown. Colourwise its not a million miles from a more opaque Black Honey.
In the tube it is a little bit deeper than I would normally go for but because the formula itself isn't 100% opaque- it compliments my lips really well without being overwhelming. I found the pigmentation with the original …
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Bronzers - Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

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Mar/22/2016

So happy with this. It ain't cheap but it does the job ever so well!

My bronzer philosophy is really simple- if you can tell she is wearing bronzer, then it's a fail- irrespective of whether or not the colour is a decent match etc... For me bronzer should give a healthy lift to your complexion whilst being undetectable.

I am a proper pale girl with olive toned …
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Cleansers - Garnier - Garnier Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes

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Mar/22/2016

I really like these- the cloths are super soft and gentle (no textured surface)and remind me of what the simple wipes used to be like a load of years ago before they changed them to have a bumpier texture.

They are also really moist and saturated with micellar water. In terms of makeup removal I would rate their effectiveness the same as using micellar water on a cotton pad. As is …
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Bronzers - theBalm Cosmetics - Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder

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fromsusiej

Mar/22/2016

The tone of this was just all wrong on me. I looked dirty and unwell. I've tried it a few times now and have sadly conceded defeat!

It doesn't get rock bottom scores because theres nothing to complain about the formula. It's non-comedogenic and shouldn't irritate the skin. Packaging is a bit meh.... I don't love the cardboard stuff.

Just one of …
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Eye Shadow - Estée Lauder - Pure Color Envy 5-color palette

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Mar/19/2016

Can only agree with what has been already written, quite comprehensively, by other reviewers.

I actually bought 'Ivory Power' for one shade, the dark matte brown(bottom left). I have been using this exact product as a liner on a daily basis for ten years now. It isn't always available. I first got it in a mini palette that was part of a Christmas gift set. For a while …
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