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    October 31, 2012
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    September 21, 2020
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Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Really good product
Date:February 10, 2016
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
I don't use this to cleanse my face at night, because I don't feel properly clean unless I've used a cream cleanser with water after to rinse it off. However I do use it in the mornings to cleanse my face of night cream etc. For this, it is brilliant. The fragrance is lovely, and it makes my face feel refreshed, clean and invigorated and ready for the days make-up. And in a 400ml bottle, very good value. Will definitely use again.
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Rehydrate your sensitive and dehydrated eye skin with the La Roche-Posay Intense Hydraphase Eyes cream, an effective smoothing formulation. The intensive cream offers targeted hydration, smoothing out dehydration lines with hyaluronic acid fragments, sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. It also has a draining effect on bags and puffy eyelids with a dose of energising caffeine. La Roche-Posay thermal spring water combats dark circles. The skin is rehydrated and smoothed, the eyelids are refreshed, and signs of fatigue are reduced. Dosage: 1. Dab a small amount of the product around the eye contours. 2. Spread the cream using light strokes. 3. To reduce bags, continue the procedure by smoothing the lower lid, from the inner corner of the eye towards the temple. Finish off by exerting mild pressure on the temples to stimulate lymphatic circulation. 4. To erase dehydration lines, do a series of little tapping movements around the eyes. Paraben Free. Fragrance free. Non-comedogenic.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very good
Date:January 22, 2016
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I really like this eye cream. It's smooth and creamy, and not greasy around my eyes. It's also easy to apply and a little goes a long way. Although the skin around my eyes isn't that sensitive usually, it can get a bit itchy at times, and this is great for soothing the itch. During the summer I think I'd keep it in the fridge. It will be wonderfully soothing.
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Create a flawless complexion with the bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, a translucent, soft finish enhancer. The lightweight formula feels airy and comfortable on the skin, working to disguise fine lines and pores for a flawless finish every day. The soft airbrushed effect diffuses light effortlessly, creating a natural, youthful look. As it is completely sheer, the bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder can be used by all skin tones. Buff onto bare skin for a fresh and light finish, or on top of your bareMinerals foundation for a perfected complexion. For oily skin, apply underneath your foundation to keep skin looking matte and beautiful. Free from preservatives, waxes, talc and binders.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mineral Veil
Date:September 13, 2015
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A little goes a very long way with this product, and whilst I wouldn't use it over the original Bare Minerals powder foundation as it would be far too drying for me, over a liquid foundation it's great for my mature skin. It's incredibly light and I don't feel as though I'm wearing powder. Also because it's so fine, I can use a tiny amount as an under eye concealer setting powder too. It looks quite pink in the pot, but it does go on colourless. When you reach the bottom, you can end up losing a few days worth, but with a bit of welly you can get the mechanism off.
 
My Product Recommendations
bareMinerals Stroke of Light - Eye Brightener 5.5ml
4.5 out of 5(8)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Acqua di Parma Acqua Nobile Iris Eau de Toilette Spray 75ml
Acqua di Parma Acqua Nobile Iris Eau de Toilette Spray 75ml
The Acqua di Parma Acqua Nobile Iris Eau de Toilette tells the tale of a flower laced with dew. Inspired by the beauty of the majestic Iris Pallida, a rare and precious bloom, the Acqua Nobile Iris scent romances the senses. The elegant fragrance captures the exotic, earthy beauty of the flower and presents it in a clearer and more luminous way. With the iris at its core, citrus top notes shine a dazzling light and make for a vivacious opening. Neroli and viola highlight the greener nuances of the Iris Pallida, before a base of vanilla and musk mark the last whispers of an Acqua di Parma scent with creamy softness. Top Notes: Citrus, Grapefruit, Mandarin Heart Notes: Neroli, Viola, Iris Pallida Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Iris Nobile
Date:March 5, 2014
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I've had a couple of 'Iris' fragrances, but for me, this is the best. It's a soft lightly flowered fragrance, but long lasting. The sharp top notes of citrus and grapefruit mellow into the neroli, iris vanilla and musk which is what lasts on me more than anything. A lovely fragrance which ends up with my friends saying 'can I have a little squirt'. I feel a new bottle is needed sooner rather than later.....
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Beauty Flash Balm is a world-renowned beauty icon. Its ability to add instant radiance to the skin has won multiple awards and the hearts of beauty lovers all over the world. A Clarins fan-favourite; Beauty Flash Balm can do no wrong. It's a product you can rely on to brighten dull skin, plump a thirsty complexion, and to smooth and soothe. More than a moisturiser; Beauty Flash is the ultimate pick-me-up for tired skin. Choose to use it as primer, moisturiser, mask or night cream. Originally created for skin that needs a boost, Beauty Flash Balm has now become a daily essential for many - it instantly recreates a healthy appearance. The star combination of plant extracts firm, mattify and smooth all of the right areas. Witch hazel targets uneven texture, while oil-absorbing rice helps to rebalance skin. Moisturising olive and the anti-irritation ingredient, bisabolol derived from chamomile are what soothe skin for that famous baby-smooth finish, and of course, the perfect base for makeup. Why We Love It Even after being around for over a decade, Beauty Flash Balm is a desert island pick for a lot of beauty enthusiasts at Escentual. It's a product that we've seen passed from generation to generation, and the hype for its boosting benefits is showing no signs of slowing down. How To Use It In terms of order, it's best to use Beauty Flash Balm after your moisturiser. However, if your skin doesn't agree with layering a lot of products, you're best to use this after using your serum. Make sure your skin is clean before applying. Warm the balm in your hands, then apply to the centre of your face in outward motions - don't forget your neck too. Works Well With To get the best from Beauty Flash Balm, make sure you're applying it to freshly cleansed skin. You can discover Clarins' best-selling range of cleansers at Escentual.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Beauty Flash Balm
Date:February 22, 2014
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
After trying all sorts of different brands, I always come back to Clarins, and this product is certainly no exception. My make up goes on like a dream, and lasts all day. So easy to use just pat it in gently, and the fragrance is heavenly. Definitely a hero product for me. I really could not be without it now.
 
My Product Recommendations
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum 15ml
4.9 out of 5(34)
 
 
 
Clarins Vital Light Day SPF15 - All Skin Types 50ml
4.7 out of 5(12)
 
 
 
 
 
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Clarins Fix Make-Up spray is a brilliantly hydrating and refreshing mist that sets makeup in place and helps it to last longer. The cooling spray revives radiance that can be lost with the application of foundation and powder, and brightens the complexion with a boost of Vitamin C. It also absorbs excess shine and 'fixes' make-up so that it doesn't fade or slip. Apply throughout the day for a refreshing lift and a healthy glow. Hydrates especially well in air-conditioned environments and hot climates. Rose Cohobat softens Grapefruit brightens Silica Microspheres control shine
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fix make up
Date:January 20, 2014
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This really works for me. It gives my face a lovely glow, and it's so cooling and very refreshing. I keep it in my handbag and spray very liberally throughout the day to give my make up a boost. It also has a lovely fragrance. A must for me.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
Clarins Vital Light Day SPF15 - All Skin Types 50ml
4.7 out of 5(12)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector
Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector
A true beauty secret. The Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector illuminates to reveal skin's radiant freshness and natural transparent beauty. The lightweight, fluid texture is imperceptible on the skin, instantly melting to leave the complexion smooth and even. The perfector ensures that the complexion stays flawless and satin-smooth in any lighting and fixes make-up, giving a natural, long-lasting result for all skin types. Apply a small amount over the whole face with a foundation brush or with fingertips, either alone or underneath foundation. Can be mixed with foundation to create a dewy finish, or to create a naturally luminous glow, dab onto the browbone and the tops of cheeks after applying foundation. Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex protects against free radicals and environmental aggressions
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Instant Light Complexion Perfector
Date:December 30, 2013
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is probably the best of its kind around, and I've just ordered another. I mix it with my foundation, and wow, what a difference, it gives my skin a lustre with a beautiful radiant finish. I sometimes use it on its own and it's just as good. I've got Rose Shimmer which is such a pretty colour. I can't recommend this highly enough, and it's certainly a product I couldn't be without.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
Clarins Vital Light Day SPF15 - All Skin Types 50ml
4.7 out of 5(12)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Stila Perfecting Concealer 8ml
Stila Perfecting Concealer 8ml
The full coverage Perfecting Concealer hides away a multitude of sins! Idea for diminishing the appearance of eye circles and other imperfections, it is a secret weapon for complexion perfection. Despite its full coverage, the Perfecting concealer leaves a delicate, semi-matte finish that doesn't look or feel too heavy. It is extremely blendable and versatile - it can even be used as a full coverage foundation for those with numerous imperfections. Scars, redness, capillaries, and pigmentation are disguised, and high colour is neutralised for a more perfected finish. For a more natural finish, use your fingers to apply the Perfecting Concealer. Press the product into skin rather than swiping it for greater longevity and a more forgiving finish. Conceal blemishes with a diffused stippling motion with your chosen concealer brush.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Stila Perfecting Concealer
Date:October 3, 2013
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is one of the best concealers I've used. It's full coverage but isn't heavy, and a little goes a long way. It blends easily, and covers my little imperfections very well. I bought shade D for the summer, but will have to get a lighter colour for the winter though.
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 GUERLAIN Terra Ora Météorites Pearls Base - Light Defusing Primer 30ml
GUERLAIN Terra Ora Météorites Pearls Base - Light Defusing Primer 30ml
Create a perfect base with the Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer Les Ors, a fusion of light and correction. Inspired by the unique and radiant light of summer, Meteorites Perles Les Ors promotes a flattering golden luminosity. The combination of yellow gold pearls to rejuvenate grey complexions, white gold pearls to add light, and pink gold pearls to perk up a tired visage are suspended in a refreshing serum-gel that melts onto the skin. Dispense one pump of the Primer onto the back of the hand, blend the three pearls together, and apply to the face. The complexion looks fresher and more radiant, and ready for the rest of your make-up.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Light Defusing Primer
Date:September 11, 2013
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is a very pretty primer. It leaves my skin with a soft sheen that isn't greasy like some I've tried. It makes my complexion look fresher, and when I use a tinted moisturise over it, it gives my skin a lovely glow. It also has a nice fragrance too.
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Blend like a pro with the Daniel Sandler Kabeauti Brush, a circular duo-fibre brush for the body and the complexion. Whether you're applying powder or bronzer, the large size of the brush and its easy-to-hold short handle makes application speedy and precise. In one simple step you avoid over powdering and under blending thanks to the uniquely shaded combination of natural and synthetic fibres. An essential brush for those who want a flawless result.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Kabeauti brush
Date:September 10, 2013
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
What a great brush this is. Because the handle is short, and the brush itself so large it makes using it very easy. You don't over powder/bronze because you only really need one application. It's soft and gives a flawless look. A good purchase.
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