Beauty hit and miss

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Chloe Staniforth, 17, of Rotherham, is a PR apprentice at Cream Consultancy in Barnsley and part-time crew member at McDonalds. She gives us her best and worst beauty buys:

HIT: N07 BEAUTIFULLY MATTE MOUSSE FOUNDATION, £12.95, BOOTS

I’ve become something of a foundation junkie of late; finally, it seems I’ve found the one. Matte Mousse comes in a pot, which makes it incredibly easy to use, with no mess and more control over the amount you use than anything in a tube. Its real selling point however is the flawless finish it gives. It holds throughout the day and unlike most mousses I’ve tried, is so light you barely remember you’re wearing it.

MISS: BARRY M INSTANT NAIL EFFECTS CRACKLE, £3.99

I love having patterns on my nails, though usually it means hours of messing around with nail foils. When I discovered this crackle-effect polish from the ever reliable Barry M I thought all my problems were sorted. Unfortunately, the “crackle” effect looked more like I had just chipped my regular polish and was too lazy to do anything about. The product dries to a chalky glob on your nail instantly, meaning you have to work fast with it.

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DR SPOT SUPER STRENGTH BREAKOUT CLEARING GEL, £8, BOOTS

I’m getting too old for spots but when I get one, it’s as stubborn as a mule. I tried Dr Spot on something that felt like Mount Etna bubbling. I dabbed on the clear liquid gel and by morning, Etna was practically dormant. Now I need to give it to my teenage niece for a more rigorous testing. Ingredients include pore-refining salicylic and lactic acids, which unblock pores and reduce inflammation, plus irritation soothers, redness reducers, oil-secretion slowers and vitamins that stimulate circulation and brighten dark spots.