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January was a busy month for new product reviews. Take a look at our Reviews of the Month, our selection of the most informative appraisals of tried and tested products, written by you:
Anna9’s review of the Dior Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup SPF15
Love this – I am now on my second bottle of this foundation and can’t see myself switching to anything different. I’ve worn foundation fan for as long as I can remember but, at the same time, am a fan of the ‘no make-up make-up’ look. Diorskin Nude helps me to achieve this. Just enough coverage to even skintone and look completely natural. It wears well without drying and there’s a subtle dewyness all day. Fab.
Zina’s review of the Clarins Eye Contour Balm
Really nice – I love this eye cream! It is a lovely constancy and it absorbs really well. Its one of the few eye creams that don’t irritate my eyes and also the only one I’ve ever used that keep my concealers from creasing. Concealers on me crease horribly and for some reason this totally prevents them from creasing.
sirilovise’s review of the Guerlain Tenue de Perfection Timeproof Foundation SPF20
The foundation that got me into foundation – I have one issue with this foundation, and that is that it’s not available in a lighter shade, so that my best friends can try it as well. Tenue de Perfection is the product that had me wearing foundation again, after years of mineral powders, bb creams and cc creams – and likng it.
I just fell instantly in love with the way it smoothes over my face and gives me a perfect finish – not sticky, not overly matte, not overly dewy, long-wearing, light, buildable coverage. I’ve heard people with oily skin recommend it for others with oily skin, thinking drier skins will find it uncomfortable, but with my dry skin it’s
frankiet’s review of Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil for Oily or Combination Skin
A lovely night-time treatment – this oil smells divine! I put it onto my skin after cleansing instead of night cream and my skin is less oily in the morning. I find the scent relaxing; it reminds me of a spa day! I’ve only owned the product a week so I can’t speak for it’s long term effectiveness, but my skin is definitely not as shiny as it was by lunchtime. It’s also helped reduced some recent acne scars much more quickly than usual.
Cosmeticaa87’s review of the bareMinerals Illuminating Mineral Veil
Perfect HD photo finish – this is one of my favourite products in my collection and a regular re-purchase. I know that some people are not fond of the effect that this powder gives, but I love it!
This is a micro fine milled powder with the most beautiful glimmer particles. I can’t call it glitter or shimmer as it isn’t either. It leaves your skin glimmering and I feel gives the best effect of optical blurring for any imperfections.
I use this as a finishing powder (after foundation, bronzer and blusher) and I feel like it ties in all my makeup perfectly making it look really well blended. I love the radiant look that this powder gives my skin and if I am looking tired or grey this always does the trick for me. Plus, it makes my makeup stay put all day without looking cakey. It’s a must for going out and for winter dull skin.
Only thing that I will mention that is really important is that a light touch is needed with this product – a little goes a long way, especially on a big fluffy (not dense) brush!