Product Reviews by TheMadameDex

Makeup Brushes - Japonesque - Kumadori Powder Brush

2.0
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7 days ago

SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS!! This brush feels dreamy and applies powder and blush beautifully, but the amount of shedding is ridiculous. I've washed it gently 2x and used it for several months; still shedding. Glad I only paid about $7 at TJ Maxx or this would be going back. Disappointing- especially from a reliable brand like Japonesque.

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Eye Shadow - Karity - Nudes and Rudes Eyeshadow Palette

3.0
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9 days ago

I went ahead and gave this 3 stars because it's not "bad" per se, but it should be more like 2.5. It's just kind of "meh." Pigmentation is hit and miss. Texture can be somewhat dry and the glitter shades a little grainy. Karity focused heavily in their advertising as being a sort of "mom and pop" alternative to the big-name Sephora brands at a budget price …Read more

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Mascara - KISS - i-Envy Mascara -- Very Black

2.0
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9 days ago

This is a tubing mascara and it performs decently for a $4 find, but there are better out there. If I could rate it 2.5 I would. The staying power is good- especially for a non-waterproof and it gives definition but no appreciable volume. Definitely nothing to "envy". The removal is as with most tubing formulas: rub gently with warm water. However, this doesn't slide off as easily …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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9 days ago

This was a hand-me-down from a friend. With the legendary status attributed to this pallet, I was somewhat surprised to find how shimmery and glittery most of the shades are. It makes it hard to create everyday workable looks without looking over the top. Quality is fine, but ColourPop is as good or better for less than 1/2 the price. The shade selection is still fun, but with most of it being …Read more

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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Megalast Liquid Catsuit Eyeshadow

5.0
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20 days ago

This stuff lasts and lasts! The price is fantastic and the application is creamy and easy to blend (especially if buffed slightly with a synthetic eye brush) but it sets fairly quickly and STAYS! The matte neutral shades are especially useful as a base for layering powder shadows and the color range allows some ability to select according to skin undertone. The metallic shades have very good …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Exhibitionist Mascara

4.0
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20 days ago

This a decent mascara. It doesn't flake or smudge under my eyes (even with my oily skin) and it does give good volume. My main issue with it is how bulky and unwieldy the brush is. It's basically impossible to get at your roots without painting your entire lashline. I do get the feeling that this mascara is what the much-hyped L'Oreal Lash Paradise is supposed to be though. I keep …Read more

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Lips - Physicians Formula - Muru Muru Butter Lip Cream SPF 15

3.0
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20 days ago

I got one of these in the Baby Butter Box from Wall Mart. The color is lovely, very shimmery and fairly sheer. The texture is silky and very emollient yet lightweight, but the TASTE! I should have expected as much with an SPF lip product, but my Blistex 5 Star Balm never tasted this bad when I would absentmindedly lick my lips or take a sip of a drink. This stuff has a bitter, chemical taste and …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Total Temptation Mascara

2.0
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20 days ago

If I could give this 2.5 stars, I would. It's not awful, but really is NOT great either. I got this mascara as part of a Target beauty box and had high hopes for it, as I like a volumizing formula and Maybelline has a good track record. This gives some volume, but is so prone to clumping that it clumps even when you've wiped down the brush! (How does that even happen?!) Also, it seems …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

2.0
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8 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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10 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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