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Illamasqua Hydra Veil

Illamasqua’s much talked about Hydra Veil came out months ago but I’ve purposely taken my time with it. If I’m honest it had me flummoxed for a bit.  It’s a gel formula that hydrates the skin but it fervently claims it’s not a primer yet you apply it before foundation. It is literally like wearing an invisible veil under your make-up, protecting your skin and keeping it hydrated – a Godsend, if like me, you get dry patches. It looks like ectoplasm and if you stir the jelly like substance or make an indentation, it will resettle as if nothing had

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Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask

The phrase ‘You get what you pay for’ may be true about a lot of things but when it comes to this delicious-smelling clay face mask from Amie it’s more like you get more than you bargained for. I’ve heard the praises of this face mask sung by Leanne of Do Not Refreeze (and read her review) but while she’s merely a youthful 21-year-old, I did wonder how this mask would cross over to er, my skin which is somewhat older than Leanne’s. You see, Aimie skin care products are aimed at young skin both in ingredients and price-wise but it’s not

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New CID Cosmetics i-tint

With BB creams snapping at the heels of the traditional foundation, tinted moisturisers have somewhat been pushed to the back and forgotten about. My one and only experience of a tinted moisturiser was Laura Mercier a few years ago, which looking back, wasn’t a great one. I’m not sure I was given the correct shade to start with by the poorly attentive LM sales assistant (I must have been there 60 seconds max) and the product itself felt sticky plasticky. But I am not going to dismiss tinted moisturisers over one bad experience. New CID Cosmetics has a brand new range

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