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      19.06.2013 17:56
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      Tingle all the way.

      I've used a few masks from this range recently as I got a bargain bundle of them from a discount store. This is one of the ones that initially really appealed to me so I was excited to give it a go.

      The mask comes in a plastic sachet with branding on the front and instructions on the back. The instructions are easy to follow, essentially cleansing with water and then applying the mask while avoiding your eyes and lips. The mask is both cleansing and exfoliating which is good because that covers two bases in my beauty regime. It has spearmint and dead sea salt in it and s I was expecting a refreshing relaxing mask.

      The mask is a clear coloured gel which has a slight blue/green colour to it. There are little granules in it which help to exfoliate the skin as you apply. The mask has a light touch and feels very cooling when first applied to your skin. It also has a lovely refreshing minty smell to it which helps to give your skin a cool feeling. Once applied to your skin it takes roughly 20 minutes to work its magic on your skin.

      Once the 20 minutes had passed I washed the mask off with a little bit of warm water and patted my skin down with a dry towel. My skin felt a little tingly initially and the lovely scent of spearmint stuck around giving my skin a very fresh feel to it. I have to say my skin did look visibly clearer and smoother after using this scrub and mask and I felt that my skin was noticeably softer.

      I still have a few of these masks left to use from the bundle I bought but this was definitely one of my preferred masks so far.

      Overall, a nice scrub and mask combination which gets your skin tingling.

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    • Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac / Skin Care / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      19.06.2013 17:40
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      A nice mask but not all it is cracked up to be.

      This is yet another discount bundle face mask that I purchased recently for roughly 20p. I tend to use a face mask 1-2 times a month but generally opt for a larger bottle/tube rather than these individual ones. Seeing such a big discount though I decided to give these a go and am working my way through the collection.

      This particular mask is designed for oily skin and in particular t target the t-zone. I don't have especially oily skin but I do like more intensive face masks so I was keen to give this one a go. As instructed I cleansed my face with water first and then evenly applied the product all over my face, avoiding my eyes. I left the on for 20 mins, a little over the recommended time, until it was completely dry and then rinsed off with warm water.

      The mask was a bluey greeny creamy coloured paste, it had a clay like feel to it and had a light fresh scent to it. The mask gives an immediate cooling sensation when applied which is lovely and it is easily applied. The mask took around 10 minutes to begin to dry and then around 20 to fully dry. I love the sensation of having a dry face mask on as it gives my skin a tightness I like and it helps me to feel that it is really working.

      Once removed my skin felt very smooth and soft and had a lovely clean and clear complexion all over. My skin felt very clean afterwards and even better once I had applied some of my regular moisturiser. I do have to say I didn't find this as intensive as the sachet suggested which is disappointing as I have used other intensive masks in the range that were better. That said, it did get good results.

      Overall, this is a nice mask but perhaps not as intensive as suggested.

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      19.06.2013 17:14
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      The best Montagne Jeunesse mask I've used so far.

      This is another Montagne Jeunesse face mask I got recently in a bargain bundle at a discount store. I have used a few of these now and am starting to get a sense of which ones offer better results. This is the first floral fragranced mask I've used so I was intrigued to see how it lived up to the the others.

      The mask is designed to offer a deeper cleanse and it meant to specifically target an oily t-zone. I have to say I have fairly normal skin which is neither oily or dry but I do love a high impact face mask so I was excited to use this one.

      The mask comes in a plastic sachet which has branding on one side and instructions on the other. The instructions are easy to follow, first starting with cleansing them application details. I tend to wash my face with warm water before applying a mask and then smooth the contents of the sachet around my face, avoiding my eyes or sensitive areas of skin.

      This mask has a lovely floral smell to it which is very pleasant when applied. The mask also has shea and cocoa butters in it which gives it the rich creamy consistency it has. Although the mask is intensive it does also offer good hydration of your skin and feels nice when applied.

      It take roughly around 20-25 minutes to dry fully all over and it does become quite stiff once hardened which personally I really like. This makes it feel like it is really working and drawing any excess oil or dirt out of your skin. Once washed off my skin is left feeling soft and looking visibly clearer. I definitely feel like I've used an intensive mask once this comes off and it leaves me with a clear looking complexion.

      Overall, this is one of the better masks I've used from this range and I'd go so far as to say I'd consider paying full price for it.

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      19.06.2013 16:45
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      A nice face mask with good results.

      I recently bought a bulk load of these face masks for a discount price and I'm slowly working my way through them testing them out to see if they are any good.

      I don't use face masks that much but do occasionally slip them into my routine when I have a big event coming up just to keep my skin in good condition. I tend to opt for natural face masks and prefer fruit scented ones but I was intrigued by this chocolate flavoured (is that the right word?) version.

      The mask comes in a plastic sachet which you snip open to squeeze the contents out. There is branding and information on both sides including instructions on how to apply it.

      First you cleanse your skin with water and then rub the contents of the sachet around your face, avoiding sensitive areas. The mask is smooth and silky to touch, it feel very rich and creamy and has the appearance and smell of chocolate. The mask is easy to apply and take roughly 15-20 mins to work.

      The mask is a heated one so once applied rather than drying it actually heat to a warmish temperature. The heat it reaches is not too hot but warm enough that you notice the difference. Once you have left it on for the required time you simply wash the still moist mask off with warm water and clean your skin properly to remove all residue.

      I found that my skin felt soft to the touch after using this mask. It also looked cleaner, smoother and softer as well as giving me an even complexion all over. My skin felt refreshed and hydrated and even better after having applied my moisturiser too.

      Overall, I have to say this is one of the better face masks I have used from this range and I did like the chocolatey smell despite being reluctant about this aspect. I'm not sure I'd pay the full price for it, but it was great to be able to try it out cheaply.

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      19.06.2013 16:16
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      A nice scrub/mask combo.

      I recently bought a bundle of Montagne Jeunesse face masks from a discount store for a bargain price of £4. I got roughly around 20 face masks making them about 20p each. I'd never used anything from this range before because they seemed relatively expensive but I thought since they were reduced I'd give them a go.

      The face mask comes in a simple sachet which you cut open to squeeze out the contents. Then you take the creamy mask and apply it to wet skin, avoiding areas like the skin around your eyes which are more sensitive. The face mask has a thick consistency which makes for easy application and gives it a luxury feel. The mask has little exfoliating particles in it which helps to get rid of dry skin and excess oils. I rubbed the mask around my face a little to get this going and then left it to dry.

      After leaving it on for a little while I washed it off with ease and my skin was left feeling very soft and refreshed by the exfoliation and mask. I found that my skin was visibly clearer and my complexion more even after use, though these after effects don't last you long. The smell of the mask was a very pleasant fruity apricot smell, not dissimilar from St Ives scrub.

      Overall, this is a pleasant face mask to use for a little extra scrub. I would definitely use it again though I doubt I'd pay full price.

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      19.06.2013 15:57
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      A nice summer face mask.

      This is another face mask I got in a job lot that I bought recently from a discount store. I ended up getting roughly 20 of these Montagne Jeunesse masks for about £4 which seemed like a pretty good deal to me.

      I do like to use face masks but don't often buy these individual ones because they are expensive. I tend to buy a tube of face mask and use the same one repeatedly. This offer seemed like a real bargain though and I thought that it would be a nice luxury to be able to try lots of different ones for not much money.

      This mask comes in a standard plastic packet that you cut open and squeeze the contents out. This mask is a clear green coloured gel type and it has a slightly minty cucumbery smell to it which is very fresh and summery. You then follow the instructions on the packet in order to apply and after 10-20 minutes when the mask is dry you can gently peel it off your skin.

      The mask left my skin feel very soft and hydrated. I tend to wash my face after using masks like this and as such my skin felt very clean and clear after use. I also really liked the relaxing scent of this mask and found it had a lovely cooling effect which was very pleasant and great for hot summers.

      These masks retail at around £1 which for one application is fairly steep. I would recommend shopping around and reading reviews to find the best masks available from this range as they are not all of the same high standard. This has to be one of the better ones I have tried so far and I would definitely consider buying it again if I could find it for the bargain price.

      Overall, a nice face mask perfect for summer.

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        19.06.2013 15:34
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        An okay mask.

        I bought a bulk load of these face masks for a discount price recently and have been slowly testing them out to see which ones I like and dislike.

        This particular face mask is a dragon fruit mask which heats up as you use it. You apply it as you would most face masks - cleansing your skin with water first and then applying an even layer across your skin avoiding sensitive areas. The pack advises you leave it on for roughly 15 minutes, though I prefer to leave them on a little bit longer than recommended so used this one for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes you simply wash the mask off with warm water.

        This mask warms up and because of this is does not dry hard like other masks, this can make the removal process slightly messier though it is also easier to remove because it is still creamy in consistency. Overall, the application and removal processes were relatively trouble free and as expected given the instructions on the pack.

        The mask itself has a creamy consistency and a fruity smell to it which is very pleasant. I would say the mask creates a medium warmth which is about right for sensitive skin uses, though for those with normal skin it might not make enough impact. My skin does feel soft after I have used this mask and after removal it does feel clean and smooth.

        These masks retail at roughly £1 which isn't bad for a one off mask. I wouldn't say this is one of the best I've used from the range but it does the job and it only cost me around 20p so I probably have no right to complain.

        Overall, an okay mask but probably better for sensitive skin.

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        18.06.2013 15:57
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        An easy to use face mask with little mess.

        I recently bought a job lot of these Montagne Jeunesse face masks from a discount store near where I live. I ended up getting around 20 of these face masks for £4 making each one 20p each. I thought this was a pretty good deal and as I like face masks anyway I didn't think I could goo far wrong.

        This particular mask is a Glacial Clay Spa mask which appealed to me as I like clay face masks because they dry very hard and I love the way this leaves your skin feeling.

        I find the packaging of these masks a little garish for my personal tastes but as I have no plans to actually display them in my bathroom this didn't really matter much. I applied the mask as directed, washing my face first and then unfolding the fabric masks from the packet. As predicted the mask did not precisely fit my face, with a little extra room at the top and bottom which I folded over easily. The open areas were also generous but this didn't cause too many problems for me. Application was generally quick and easy, though it may vary for people with differently shaped faces.

        The pack advises you leave the mask on for around 10-15 minutes, I chose to leave it on for around 15-20 because I like masks to dry really solid as I find this gives a better effect. The feel of the mask on my skin was nice, it had a cooling and soothing effect on my skin which was very pleasant. The mask did dry hard and created a tightness around my skin which personally I really like the sensation of.

        The removal of the mask was probably the best part as all you have to do is carefully peel it off your skin and discard it in the bin. This is much easier than paste masks which can be messy to remove. After peeling it off I lightly washes an excess of my skin and my skin felt clean and hydrated.

        I like the this mask is so easy to use and it did leave my skin feeling soft and smooth after use. I found the product easy to use and at 20p I'm not sure I could argue with the price I paid for it. I believe this mask retails at around £1.50 which for me is a little too steep, but if you are interested see what deal you can procure!

        Overall, nice feel and easy to use.

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        18.06.2013 15:22
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        A nice cream with a good price tag.

        I have used a few Dove body lotions over the years and when they are on offer I often find myself picking one up. I was particularly interested in this one as it is marketed as being ultra nourishing. I personally love really thick hydrating creams so this was the initial appeal for me.

        The cream comes in a large 400ml bottle which is made from a flexible white plastic. The bottle has a flip tip lid for ease of use and each side contains both branding and product information. The design will not blow you away but it is practical and efficient and really that is all you need.

        The cream retails at around £4 for the 400ml bottle which is not too bad a price given the larger size of this product compared to other lotion on the market. In terms of what I usually pay for a body cream this is in and around the same mark so I was happy for pay this much for it.

        I don't have especially dry skin but I almost always buy dry skin products because I prefer the consistency of thicker creams. This lotion does have a nice mid to thick consistency to it and has a lovely soft creamy feel which is very pleasant. The colour of the cream is white and it has a very nice smell which is quite subtle, a mix of soft warm fragrances including shea butter.

        The cream absorbs relatively quickly into your skin which is a plus point. My skin feel immediately hydrated and softened by the cream and there is no greasiness. The drier areas of my skin do seem to benefit from using this cream and my elbows in particular are noticeably softer than usual.

        Overall, I have been pretty impressed by this body lotion. It keeps my skin feeling soft and hydrated, it has a nice smell and a decent price tag too. I like that it comes in this large bottle size and it lasts me for a few months. Of all the Dove lotions I've tried this is definitely one of the better ones.

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        18.06.2013 14:55
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        A lovely cream for tired feet.

        I received this Burt's Bees peppermint foot lotion as part of a set I was given for Christmas. I was excited to try the products as they are known for their good quality and natural ingredients. I was particularly excited about this peppermint foot cream because I particularly love peppermint foot products because they soothe my often tired feet.

        The design is the tube is consistent with the items on offer from this range. It comes in a flexible plastic tub which is coloured yellow and white. It has a screw top lid and branding on both sides of the tube. This design makes it easy to use and it stands out amongst other beauty products as yellow tends to be an unusual colour, particularly for a peppermint scented product.

        The cream has a lovely thick consistency which is exactly what I liked in a foot cream. It has a very strong punchy mint smell to it which is very pleasant and refreshing. The cream has a lovely rich creamy feel to it which is lovely when applied to tough, tired skin. The peppermint makes your skin slightly tingle which is a nice sensation on tired feet and it leaves them smelling very fresh too.

        I find that this cream helps to relieve the feeling of tiredness and aching when used on my feet. I am a busy student who has several jobs where I do an awful lot of standing and moving around so for me this is an absolute blessing. My feel are also left feeling soft and supple and it hydrates the often dry skin I get on the heel of my foot.

        The only real catch with this product is that it is by no means a cheap cream. In fact, it retails at around £12.00 for a 100ml tube which is definitely a high price to pay. I'm glad to have tried it and have really enjoyed using the product. That said I'm not sure I can justify the high price given that I am a poor student. I think if I was to treat myself this would be the product I would choose, but for now that is but a distant dream.

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        18.06.2013 14:14
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        A lovely gift item.

        I was given a Burt's Bees set for Christmas and was excited to try all the different products inside. I've used Burt's Bees lip salve before and loved the natural feel of the product so when I decided to try this body wash I had high expectations.

        This body wash is on the higher end of the cost scale - coming in at around £7.00 depending on where you buy it. Ordinarily I would never buy something so expensive when you can get body wash for as little as £1 in most supermarkets. That said, I was keen to try this one out and see if it lived up to the high price tag.

        The body wash is made for use both in the bath and shower which makes it a fairly versatile bathroom product to have. It comes in a lovely clear cylindrical bottle with standard Burt's Bees labelling and a white plastic lid. The design isn't mind blowing but the branding is clearly from this range and projects the natural qualities you would expect from such products.

        The first thing that hits you when you use this is that it has a beautiful fragrance to it. The smell is subtle with notes of coconut and shea butter but also has lovely floral undertones (lavender?) which give over a lovely perfumed smell.

        The product also leaves my skin feeling soft and supple which is not always the case with bath products on this type. It does leave my skin feeling hydrated and moisturised and this is a definite plus point for a product of this type.

        I tend to use this product as a bubble bath that I soak in to keep my skin feeling soft. That said, you can also use it like a show gel or body wash and this is one of the things about the product that I like best. For something that is relatively expensive it has a variety of uses and performs all of them well.

        Overall, I'm still not sure I'd buy this for myself but it is a lovely gift!

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        18.06.2013 12:54
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        An okay cream for those hot summer days.

        I am forever testing out new creams and lotions to find the ideal one to suit my skin. I tend to moisturise roughly 2 or 3 times a week, usually after having a bath. I would normally just apply lotion to my feet, arms and legs though once a week I apply to my entire body to rehydrate any dry skin areas. Finding the perfect cream is important and for that reason I like to try a variety of what is available.

        Despite E45 products being very well known and widely used I actually haven't used that many of them. I don't have overly sensitive skin and I like perfumed creams so this range didn't really seem to suit my needs. This cream is on the lower end of the cost scale though and having just moved out I needed to cut costs a little. This bottle retails at around £2.50 fr £250ml, though it can be found cheaper from some retailers.

        The cream comes in a rather unexciting looking white plastic bottle, with writing on the front and back and a burgundy coloured plastic flip top lid. The design will not blow you away by any means, but it is practical and functional so who can argue?

        The cream itself is white in colour and has a light to mid consistency to it. Personally I like thicker creams so the consistency did put me off a little but as it is summer I thought I would persist. The lotion does feel creamy and soft to touch but when applied to your skin it can feel a little greasy initially which is not terribly pleasant.

        The cream, once applied, soaks in relatively quickly which is good as you don't have to stand around waiting for it to dry. My skin feels soft after using it and hasn't irritated my skin at all. I would say in terms of hydrating my skin I personally need a thicker cream and have gone back to using palmers which is my favourite body lotion. This is probably a nice cream though if you are off on holiday and want something light and fresh for hot summer days.

        Unlike other E45 creams this one has a very light smell to it which is florally. I personally like a stronger smelling cream, though this one is pleasant enough. I definitely prefer it too the original E45 creams which tend to have a slightly more medical smell to them because of the lack of fragrance.

        Overall, this is an okay cream with an okay price. Nothing that will get your pulse racing but a perfectly fine cream for the summer.

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        20.05.2013 22:23
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        Do not buy this product!

        I do hate to write overly negative reviews because I think experiences can be very subjective but sometimes you come across a product that just really gets your back up.

        I bought this product on a random trip to boots to pick up some more foundation. I saw this while browsing the make up stands and because I had a £3 off voucher for revlon I thought I'd give it a try. I thought it might be similar to clinique chubby sticks or similar to the max factor creme blushes which double up as a lip tint. Being frugal at heart I like to get value for money and this product claimed to be both a lip colour and a cheek tint, how far wrong could it go?

        Well, I have little issue with the pacing, it is essentially an oversized lip balm with a stick about the same size as a 20p/10p. The colour of the tube reflects the colour of the balm you get and despite being tempted by red I went for a pretty coral colour called tahitian because I felt the cheek tint might be a better shade.

        Upon winding up the stick the first thing that hit me was how little you actually get, the size of the tube is quite deceiving because you get maybe only 1 1/2 cm of actual product inside. The product itself is much more like a balm than it is a lip colour or a cheek tint. It feels much like a lip salve when applied to the lips, it has that almost sticky waxy consistency which as you can imagine is totally unpleasant if applied to your cheeks. I also found immediately that there was no visible colour on either my lips or cheek. I did go for the lightest colour of the three available but even so I would still expect to see some colour from a product that claims to be a lip colour and cheek tint.

        If they had marketed this as a coloured lip balm I would be less annoyed. The fact that they are promoting this as cheek tint is frankly ridiculous. There were no samples in the store so I was unable to try it out probably because no sane person would ever buy this if they had tried it as it is clearly money down the drain.

        The price is really the final kick in the pants. This glorified lip balm costs a whopping £6.99 and even with my £3 off voucher it still was a ridiculously overpriced £3.99. I cannot overstate how much this product is a massive rip off. Even if the other colours are more visible the feel of applying a lip balm to your cheeks is unpleasant, the actual quality of the lip balm is poor and there is no visible colour on a product that is designed to add colour.

        I am beyond frustrated with this product - it really deserves 0 stars...I guess the 1 it gets is for sheer balls that they are selling this when it is utterly rubbish and overpriced.

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        20.05.2013 21:34
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        Belief defying price.

        I bought this mascara last month when I was popping into boots to get a replacement for my foundation. I have used max factor mascaras before and generally been fairly unimpressed by them as they tend to favour plastic brushes which I don't like. I decided to go for this mascara as I would get it half price when buying my foundation.

        The packaging is fairly simple. The mascara comes in an elliptical shaped purple tube which has a slanted top. The lid twists off and the body of the mascara is made from a purple coloured frosted feel plastic. The design is fairly similar to the false lash effect mascara from max factor which personally I was not a fan of.

        The brush itself is a flexible plastic comb which is bent to fit the contour of your lash line. I do like the curved shaped as it makes it easier to apply and reach tricky areas but this kind of plastic comb style brush is not my favourite. The mascara fluid has a nice consistency and I accidentally bought mine in brown so it has a slightly lighter than black mascara look once applied.

        The mascara goes on smoothly and easily with the brush. Initially it very lightly coats the lashes whilst separating them. It definitely doesn't clump which is great because that is what it claims after all. I have to say though the end look is fairly unexciting. It separates the lashes and gives them a little added length but I always find myself adding volume with another mascara because there isn't enough impact with this mascara alone.

        This mascara retails at £10.99 which is frankly a ridiculous price for what is a very average mascara. At the same time as this I also bought 17 all dolled up mascara and it essentially doesn't the same thing but cost me a quarter of the price.

        Overall, the prices defies belief.

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      • Max Factor CC Cream / Make Up / 45 Readings / 43 Ratings
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        05.05.2013 21:16
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        The xperience foundation in a new design

        So, last time I went to go and buy my regular foundation I discovered, much to my dismay, that it was not on the beauty counter any longer. For ages I've been using the max factor xperience foundation (previously reviewed) and stick to it as an absolute favourite.

        They seem to have bought out a new range and very few of the xperience products were still at the counter. I decided to go for this foundation as it comes in essentially the exact same tube as the other one and they had a similar colour for my skin tone. I thought it would probably be pretty similar if not exactly the same but just re-packaged.

        The tube is a narrow black plastic tube made from a flexible plastic that makes it easy to squeeze out the contents. It has a twist lid and a little clear window at the front that allows you to see the contents. I chose to buy this in the colour 'light' as this matched closely to my previous colour. The design is pretty much exactly the same as the xperience foundation, it just has the CC logo in light yellow rather than the green cross from the other foundation.

        The contents, as far as I can tell, is pretty much the same as well. The foundation has a thick, silky, rich feel to it which is lovely when applied. It dries quickly and gives a clear looking skin tone which is lovely. My favourite thing is that the colour is such a good match for my pale skin and it has a slightly rosy looking colour to it which suits my natural colouring.

        The foundation lasts all day pretty much, though there is obvious wear depending on what you are doing. It looks like it has just been applied for at least 2 hours after application so that keeps me happy. The foundation costs £9.99, though I got mine on some kind of deal in Boots so I think I paid a little less overall. Essentially as far as I'm concerned they have just repackaged by favourite foundation. My old foundation cost the same amount so I'm pretty happy, though I prefer the old design a little more.

        Overall, this is the same as the xperience foundation which keeps me happy.

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