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  • Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner

    June 3, 2018

    After being so impressed with the Smashbox Superfan Fanned-Out  Mascara, I was excited to try Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner (£19) which came out at the same time. A longwearing, waterproof eye liner made – as…

  • The Ordinary Serum Foundation

    May 29, 2018

    The Ordinary Serum Foundation (£5.70) is one of the most sought-after beauty buys of recent times – there was a waiting list for it at one point. But does it live up to the hype? Well, with…

  • NIOD Hydration Vaccine

    May 25, 2018

    NIOD Hydration Vaccine (£35) is one of the first batch of products I’ve tried from NIOD, the Canadian brand whose initials stand for Non-Invasive Options in Dermal Science – and it’s the only one I’ve liked…

  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Sparkle Sticks

    May 23, 2018

    Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Sparkle Sticks (£23) are limited edition eye shadow crayons with a pearlescent finish – not a type of eye colour product I would normally consider splashing out on. I was fully expecting to…

  • Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Cushion

    May 18, 2018

    You might wonder what kind of lip product Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Cushion (£8.99) actually is … Is it a gloss? Is it a lacquer? Is it a balm? What the hell is a lip…

  • Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask

    May 16, 2018

    Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask (£29) may not have started out in my good books – but it has found its place in my beauty routine. A super-hydrating, refreshing mask, Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask has…

  • Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine

    May 10, 2018

    How do you feel about lip gloss? In a world of lip lacquers which can offer shine, and super-shiny lipsticks, does lip gloss, which has always had drawbacks (hair sticking to it, tacky feel on the…

  • Max Factor Dark Magic Mascara

    May 6, 2018

    I thought Max Factor could do no wrong in the mascara department but its new Max Factor Dark Magic Mascara (£11.99) is the worst mascara I’ve tried in recent times. Described as “a mistake-free mascara designed to offer…

  • GlamGlow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser

    May 3, 2018

    No sooner have I got over the disappointment of Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (which promised 72 hours’ moisturisation), than along comes GlamGlow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser (£39), which makes the same claim. This thick…

  • e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara

    April 30, 2018

    e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara (£4.50) has to be the best value mascara to hit the shops in recent times – after all, you don’t find many that give you change from a fiver. But is it a…