Product Reviews by TheMadameDex

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

2.0
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3 months ago

I was searching for a drugstore dupe for the wonderful (but crazy expensive) le Volume de Chanel Noir. This mascara popped up as a possibility. has a good texture and rich black color. The brush is SOMEWHAT similar in design and that's where the comparison ends. This doesn't build nearly as much volume as Chanel and it smudges. Oh, L'Oreal...how I have loved your trusted …Read more

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Brows - essence - Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

4.0
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5 months ago

A really great little gem! would give it 4.5 stars if I could. my only complaint is that the wand needs to be blotted or wiped before application, since it packs a lot of product on that can goop up your brows. Otherwise, this is a go-to for me in holding my brows in place once I have filled and defined them. Definitely worth its price and then some.

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Skincare - Face - Honest Beauty - Makeup Remover Wipes

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6 months ago

Got a travel pack of these in my Target Beauty Box and brought them on vacation. While they smell nice (big caution to anyone sensitive to lavender!!) they really didn't remove my makeup any better than the average baby wipe. The towelettes are gentle and soft, but it kind of defeats the purpose when you have to rub them pretty firmly to get all your eye makeup off. There just isn't …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Avon - Moisture Therapy Calming Relief Hand Cream

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7 months ago

Disappointed. I've always found a lot of Avon products to be trusty go-tos, but this stuff was terribly underwhelming. I have very dry hands and patches of eczema. This lotion is so lightweight and absorbs so quickly, I find myself putting on layer after layer and still not getting any real effect. "Calming relief" is a misnomer. I could see this as a light body lotion or only if …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Blistex - Conditioning lip serum

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7 months ago

Meh. I expected much better. Since this is supposed to be a serum, I thought it would do a lot more to soften and condition my lips- even if it didn't really plump them up. Overall, it felt more like a lip primer or light lotion. Not very effective in moisturizing. Just about any of the Blistex stick products would be more restorative to dry lips. Next.

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Eye Shadow - ColourPop - Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette

5.0
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7 months ago

This has got to be my most-used palette. I have brown eyes with a weird gold undertone and fair-light olive skin. My fondness for rose, burgundy, bronze and orange eyeshadows has been as almost as long-standing as my love for mascara. Thus, this palette was a dream come true. I am a fan of Colourpop's reliable quality for an extremely reasonable price point. This palette is well worth the …Read more

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Cleansers - CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser - Normal to Dry Skin

5.0
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8 months ago

I think I found my HG cleanser. After learning about pH levels in cleansing products having a link to acne (seriously, it's a good working hypothesis since the acid mantle is responsible for keeping bacteria in check) I started checking the pH on my products and searching for a gentle foaming cleanser. This doesn't have huge lather. (A lot of high-lather cleansers are extremely …Read more

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Moisturizers - CeraVe - Moisturizing Lotion - Normal to Dry Skin

5.0
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8 months ago

A very good, affordable, basic moisturizer. I have been slow to warm up to CeraVe, but after falling in love with their foaming cleanser and eye cream, I purchased this little gem. It's not glamorous or sexy but it does what it is supposed to do and it does it well. It's gentle and softening. The generous size and reasonable price make it possible to use all over if desired. Contains …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Double Extend Beauty Tubes

5.0
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8 months ago

Gorgeous! This mascara wears beautifully and is a great fit for someone who wants lasting drama in a waterproof formula, without a harsh removal process. I usually avoid waterproof mascaras, unless absolutely necessary, since removal is a pain and I usually lose a couple lashes in the process. This mascara is a fantastic example of a tubing mascara. Beware when "melting" off the polymer …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Original Volume-Building Mascara - Burgundy

3.0
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8 months ago

This is a very pretty burgundy and if you are looking for a soft tint around your lashes, it's very good for that. I have been using it with the voluminous primer and getting better color payoff, since my natural lashes are fairly dark. Even on its own though, the color is still decent. As a mascara, it performs as well as one would expect from the famed Voluminous formula. It's a good …Read more

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