Product Reviews by tolstoysmum

Moisturizers - Eucerin - Daily Protective Lotion for Sensitive Skin SPF 15

5.0
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1 month ago

Have been using this product for four months and I absolutely love it - it sinks in well, does not leave a white cast, does not shine, just protects my very sensitive skin from the sun all day. There is no fragrance, which is a big plus, and although it has a very light peach tint the colour disappears on application. It also acts as a great primer, so I don't need anything else under …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - NARS Cosmetics - Smooth & Protect Primer SPF 50

3.0
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8 months ago

I bought this primer because I need something that is oil-free but also has an spf of 30 or above. It seemed very good quality, and Nars is a reputable make, so I hoped for the best. Unfortunately it did not work for me because of the slight perfume it contains. Not very strong, but enough to make my sensitive skin tingle, and I washed it off in case it made my rosacea worse. So I'm still …Read more

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Foundations - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup For Face & Body SPF 15

5.0
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11 months ago

Having rosacea I sometimes need a bit more coverage than my usual concealer gives me. I was very glad to find this super-covering makeup, which I use just after I put on my double wear foundation. I find it gives the best results used sparingly, as you really don't need much at all. And best of all, the colour is the same shade as my foundation (1C1), so there is no difference when it's …Read more

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Lipstick - CLINIQUE - Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

5.0
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May/28/2018

As I get older the outer part of my face is getting a bit dry, and the powder blush I used to use is now hard to spread. I tried the Clinique Chubby Stick because it looked good on the beauty counter and the tester felt very smooth and silky on the back of my hand.
I now wear it every day, in the Robust Rhubarb shade, but the name is a bit misleading because it makes you think it will be a …
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Blush - Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Calypso Coral

5.0
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Apr/12/2018

This blush is a good coral colour, and although it looks much too bright for me in the container, I found when I smoothed it on that it blended easily and gave a soft and pretty effect. The packaging says it can be used for both lips and cheeks, but I'm not sure what that would do from the hygiene point of view. Wouldn't using it for both mean lots of bacteria getting into the product? …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

2.0
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Apr/11/2018

My skin is so oily in my T-Zone that I break out with oily patches just 2-3 hours after putting on foundation (I use Double Wear, which is supposed to last all day, but on me lasts only four hours at best). I have lost count of how many sunscreens I have tried which are said to be oil-controllng but which aren't - or at least, only for a couple of hours. I tried this primer by Hourglass …Read more

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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Ultrasun very high 50+SPF ultra sensitive extreme formula

5.0
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Apr/07/2018

Finally have found my HG sunscreen! This sunscreen does feel quite thick and even sticky when you first put it on, but 15 minutes later it is fine. No stickiness left, no white cast, just a smooth, moisturized surface and plenty of sun protection. As I am extremely pale skinned, I really need to use sunscreen all the time when I'm outdoors, even in the winter. Until I found Ultrasun, I used …Read more

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

4.0
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Apr/07/2018

I like this foundation, but don't love it. I used to love the old formulation, but they changed it. EL salespeople swear they didn't reformulate but just added some new shades, but that is not true. I have used this foundation for about ten years now, and there is a real difference in the last couple of years - the shade I used to wear all day (Cool Bone 1C1) now goes orangey after …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios XL 50+ Anti-Shine Tinted Dry Touch Gel Creme

4.0
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Apr/07/2018

This is one of the best sunscreens I have found for my rosacea-prone but oily combination skin. I need products which don't aggravate my sensitive skin and don't cause oily patches, and this is a winner on both counts. To begin with, it does look a bit white but it soon sinks in and isn't noticeable. I then apply my Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid or powder foundation, and my skin …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios SPF 30 AC Fluid Extreme

3.0
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Apr/07/2018

With my combination skin and rosacea, finding a good sunscreen that doesn't make my face sting and doesn't increase the shine is a constant search. And to make things worse, manufacturers keep changing their formulas. This sunscreen used to be one of the best for my skin, but it has now changed. I give it three stars because it didn't sting, and that's always a plus. And it …Read more

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