• 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…

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

    April 27, 2018

    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (£19) certainly has a great name, guaranteed to get itself noticed. It’s been around for a couple of years and notched up plenty of Instagram attention – but does it…

  • Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

    April 22, 2018

    Roll up, roll up for the latest potion with exaggerated claims: ladies and gentlemen, I give you Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (£36). This new addition to the American beauty brand’s Moisture Surge collection of products…

  • Too Faced Hangover

    April 16, 2018

    I expected great things of Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer (£27) – partly because it is quite expensive (and is close to the price of the Chanel and Lauder primers I love) and partly because…

  • Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

    April 13, 2018

    Well, I can give you a one-word review of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (£49.50): wow! Seldom do you come across a product which does exactly as it claims – and produces results in such a short…