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Tagged as: Sheer, Smooth, Hard-to-apply, Long-wearing, Luminous, Natural, Too-little-product, Travel-friendly.
I love this setting powder, it's fairly translucent while giving a soft lit-from-within glow finish.It's great for setting the face & I completely agree with Christine's review about its performance... HOWEVER..........You can barely pick up product with your brush (tried all brushes), the shimmery 'scales' finish faster because the colour correcting 'scales' don't budge.On top of that this pressed powder is extremely prone to hard-pan. DO NOT use any brush or puff with the tiniest bit of oil or moisture, because hard pan will develop immediately!At the moment I don't recommend this product for the price. Yes it's great for travel, but it's too densely pressed & hard-pans like mad! There are much better alternatives out there for the same price.
Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing.
Highly pigmented lipstick. Full colour in 1 swipe! I also use this for work and ONLY have to re-apply when I drink or eat something with oils. It's not drying on the lips and the texture smooth/non drying.The only down-side to this lipstick.IT FEATHERS LIKE A MADMAN! I wear a lot of OCC lip tars and they feather so much less than this lippie. It starts feathering WITHIN THE HOUR. And by the end of the day the lipstick is anywhere BUT my lips... Even with the urban decay lip primer!
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Creases, Fades, Great-value.
I agree with the 1st community review on this. It does crease and fade SOOO much faster without a good primer. However this colour is really hard to find in the high-end and drugstore market. And this is the LIGHTEST mint green eyeshadow I could find/purchase! Pigmentation is pretty impressive. Texture is acceptable. Looks so fantastic on the inner corners. A good buy!
Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Smooth, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Non-sticky, Great-value, Travel-friendly.
I've become a purple freak... I've been collecting a couple of purple lipsticks from different brands for a while now (no dupes of course). But none is as versatile (for wearing) as this colour. You can wear this casually: at work, going to uni, preparing for an interview, while meeting friends, at a bar night out. It's just the perfect brightness and purply tone. It goes fantastic with nude, simple make-up look. It's extremely pigmented with one swipe and MOST IMPORTANTLY it doesn't feather/bleed over the lip line after application. It's lasts a damn long time/ isn't drying (like illamasqua lipsticks) too. I'm in the city for over 8 hours and I only re-apply lightly after a meal. It's now my casual go-to lipstick.
Tagged as: Smooth, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Luminous, Great-value, Travel-friendly.
Before I begin commenting on this gorgeous powder, I want to add that I use this ONLY on my undereyes to set my concealer. This powder is the MOST REFLECTIVE SETTING POWDER I'VE EVER SEEN/SWATCHED!! It's INSANE how much light it reflects. And it lasts for HOURS. I was using the 'Laura Mercier Secret Under Eye Brightening Powder' and it caked up my concealer (I use UD Naked). So I wanted a real brightening powder solely for my undereye, because my dark circles are so deep mauve. This was fantastic in brightening them, and it didn't cake up my concealer (not to mention it didn't cause creasing)! However I DON'T RECOMMEND this product if you are going to take ANY flash photos during the day/night.
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Smooth, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Crease-resistant, Long-wearing, Travel-friendly.
This is a review on the collection itself. I find it really really unnecessarily difficult to find great quality MATTE colour eye shadows. Where I live MUFE doesn't have the full range of mattes available for sale, and I thank MUG for existing with a couple of winning mattes. I've tried KIKO MILANO matte shades as well for a cheaper alternative and... I just don't find MAC shadows pigmented enough (In fact in my opinion KIKO is creamier and more pigmented than MAC mattes). I came across Illamasqua's shadow range and BOY is it DARN PIGMENTED!! The most pigmented mattes I've ever come across..trumping all the former brands I've listed. And the majority are not powdery! They last incredibly long on your lids although the lighter colours like 'Anja' and 'Pivot' fade faster. Incredibly easy to apply (I use a stiff dense brush when I want pops of colour on the sides) and build up. They are a great investment if you are REALLY into vibrant matte shades. I haven't found any this high quality in ages. Illamasqua you found yourself a new fan!
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Dry, Easy-to-apply, Tugs-pulls, Drying, Long-wearing, Non-sticky, Scented.
Let me start by saying I've never tried Illamasqua lipsticks. And this is the only one in my stash so far. The colour and pigmentation is absolutely fantastic (not to mention it's a true matte finish). And once it's on your lips it's never coming off! In a time span of six hours I only had to re-apply after eating squid-spaghetti...lol. However the biggest downfall of this beautiful colour is it's super dry...especially on the first application (gets better as you use it again). Don't bother using lip balm as a primer, because the colour won't show up on your lips. Worth it for the colour <3
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Smooth, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Great-value, Travel-friendly.
What in goodness gracious is this sorcery?? It glides on and blends better than my laura mercier shadow sticks... It is so pigmented with ONE stroke. It's so smooth with just the right amount of softness. Indeed it does crease after 7 hours but so does my other shadow pencils! Honestly it's such a perfect everyday colour you need this in your life especially at this price 😀
Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Smooth, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Great-for-beginners.
absolutely beautiful product. The colour is so unique (seriously no other brand can do this colour right!). I put this on my lids over black liquid liner, and it looks so fantastic in the spring. Lasts on my lids for over 6 hours too! You have to layer it on a tiny bit though (maybe 2-3 swipes). The price is also reasonable...high end but not tom ford priced! haha
Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Smooth, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Great-value, Moisturizing.
Goodness gracious. This is a fantastic dupe for so many high-end brands its crazy! absolute gorgeous colour that glides on your lips...fully opaque... if you're looking for the perfect orange lipstick I fully recommend this! I consider it a life hack!!
Tagged as: Buildable-coverage, Easy-to-apply, Hard-to-blend, Heavy-wear, Long-wearing, Too-little-product, Travel-friendly.
Before I start my pros/cons with this product I want to say that my skin is oily and light with yellow undertones.
- It did not make my face shiny with oil with prolonged wear!
- Good coverage with a small drop of product
- Didn't emphasize my pores and was somewhat easy to apply concealer on top
- Lasted over 6-8 hours on me with setting spray
- It's somewhat buildable
- I'm using an acne treatment cream overnight that causes over-drying (not intensely...no flaking)... This foundation was impossible to blend even when I moisturised my cleansed acne cream-free face (and mixed it in with the foundation). I wouldn't really recommend for dry to very dry skin
- It didn't leave a natural finish on me, even when my face skin was stable and I used droplets. My closest friends and family immediately commented on it.
- The foundation DARKENS when it comes out of the bottle. At least for me (02). I would apply it on my hand then wait 5-10 minutes and voilà! A tone darker. I never had this problem with other high end brands.
- Has the traditional Guerlain scent (but wears off an hour or so after application)
- The price is too high compared to other foundations.
- 01 Beige Pale has discontinued. Sorry if you're light or pale!Overall I'm immensely disappointed for this product. Not only is it 30% more pricey than most high-end foundations that (I think) perform better than LDP...It doesn't live up to the hype and claims for me. It is now my summer foundation...
Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Smooth, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Moisturizing-wear, Non-sticky, Too-little-product, Travel-friendly.
Ever since I discovered OCC lip tars (which is quite recently!!) I've been building up quite a collection of shades... The shades I bought are super opaque and all of them smell like peppermint! To achieve a more matte finish I use very little product and it usually doesn't dry out my lips. Great selection of shades like blue, yellow, metallic dark blue, metallic olive-ish..eugh haha
And they are a CRUELTY FREE and VEGAN brand! Fantastic in my opinion
Anyway my only gripe is that there was twice as much product in the old packaging/container (10ml and now its 4ml) and it's STILL the same price...
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Smooth, Blendable, Fall-out, Long-wearing, Great-value, Travel-friendly.
the colour is absolutely gorgeous! I can't seem to find dupes where I live either. I usually use this on bars/club night out on my body or face. It's quite versatile and unique. It does fade slightly on long wear but the quality really shows on the colour in my opinion. Pretty stunning!
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Sheer, Smooth, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Luminous, Natural, Travel-friendly.
I honestly thought this would be different than my other hourglass highlighters and I was disappointed to see it wasn't (in my eyes). If you already have hourglass highlighters then I don't recommend purchasing the strobes. They are absolutely gorgeous and stay a long time on your face. Not to mention you can apply the strobe wet. This one really does give a hint of colour. The price is also quite high for a highlighter. Honestly feeling the burn!
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Great-for-beginners, Great-value.
I'm a complete eye-liner beginner. The tip of the applicator is inflexible so it's perfect for inexperienced people like me! I love the broad range of colours they offer and they have no other rival where I live...(well except 1 but they charge twice as much and it's not as pigmented as MUFE). I have white, pink and lagoon green and wear them on my top lid. They last my full work day 6+ hours with no flaking or smudging. I rarely need to go over them. I think you can go crazy and layer the lighter diamond ones on other liners. They are just fantastic and so easy to have in your bag!
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Smooth, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Travel-friendly.
My first eye shadow! Ever! Woah! I had no idea the editor gave a fantastic score. I used this baby for 7 years+ before I finally threw it away... It is greatly pigmented! And lasts so long. I don't need it now but I highly recommend this product. The quality is great if you don't mind the price
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Sheer, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Easy-to-use-product, Too-little-product, Travel-friendly, Versatile.
This palette is beautiful. The products inside I felt were just as good in individual pans. Sometimes I use the highlighters as finishing powders since it's sheer enough. The bronzer is my go-to bronzer for daily use since it's not too dark. The highlighters and bronzer stay 5-6 hours for me without touch ups. It ticks all the boxes for me, however I feel like they should have made the palette bigger. I don't feel like I got my moneys worth. (which is why one star is off)
Tagged as: Buildable, Highly-pigmented, Smooth, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Natural, Great-value, Travel-friendly.
This was my first hourglass blush. And oh my goodness is it PIGMENTED!! You need such little product (literally dust) for the blush to be prominent on your cheeks. It has a little bit of fine glitter that didn't emphasise my pores or feel too much with my highlighter on. I know it's a little bit on the expensive end for most people (including myself) but I will never hit the pan on this!! It's just SO pigmented... but it lasts for 6-7 hours on me.
Tagged as: Buildable, Creamy, Smooth, Blendable, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Great-value, Travel-friendly.
I've been looking for a colour like this for ages! One that looks just as great applied sheer or built up. It's just a gorgeous light pink with fine glitter, but the glitter is not over the top (really!). I love dabbing this colour near the corner of my eyes (not to mention there is hardly any glitter fallout if applied neatly). I confess sometimes I dab it lightly on the top of my cheeks...Plenty of product in the pot too!
Having just purchased this, I can safely say this has become my daily go-to colour. I tried using a brush for application but discovered it blends better with my finger. It goes great with work clothes and casual wear (even by itself). There is so much product I don't think I will hit the pan this year either. It also lasted all day for me (although I sometimes keep it in my bag for touch ups!). If you're trying cream shadows for the first time I completely recommend this! (although I can't seem to find the expiry date on the box or product! haha)