Product Reviews by ellen1159

Masks - Masque Bar - by Look Beauty Wrinkle-Reducing Sheet Mask

5.0
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2 months ago

Working my way through the individually packaged sheet masks at my local CVS, I found this Korean brand. I kept it on for 30 minutes since my mature skin really needs hydration, and I was not disappointed. My skin felt moist, smoothed and refreshed, and the next morning it appeared more even-toned and textured. Glycerin is one of the top ingredients and according to my favorite mature beauty …Read more

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Brows - Almay - Brow Styler - Medium Brown

2.0
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2 months ago

Ugh. Nope, nope, nope. Formula is thin and wet, the shade is a neutral mid-brown without red or gold overtones, the barrel is super skinny (like a mascara for lower eyelashes). I thought it would give me more control over the application, since my eyebrows are nearly invisible (dark blonde and not very thick) and there isn't room for mistakes, but the formula clings to the hairs without …Read more

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Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Fill and Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil

3.0
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2 months ago

Purchased in "Chocolate," a dark brown with a hint of red in it (beware if you are trying to avoid reddish browns). The formula is creamy and goes on easily, but it's messy and using the oval brush end to smoosh the product into my brows (which are thinning, nearly nude taupe color) just makes a mess. I'm not enough of a brow artist to use this successfully, and I'm …Read more

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Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Auto Eyebrow Pencil - Dark Brown

3.0
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2 months ago

Not a good choice for my situation. I changed my hair color to a rich medium brown and my thin, taupe, dark blonde eyebrows disappeared on my face. I need a thicker, flatter pencil point because I have to redraw eyebrows, not just fill in a few hairs. I found the formula too soft and sticky to work with, the result was splotchy, and when I tried to comb it through with the brush end, I just …Read more

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Mascara - Marcelle - Ultimate Volume Nano Mascara

4.0
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2 months ago

Nice thick formula that helped my short, skimpy, fragile, decimated lashes look like something. I rarely have any luck with mascara brands, usually because the brushes/barrels are too large/thick/long for the itty-bitty eyelashes I have left (thanks, menopause). I got this as a sample in a Birch Box subscription and I really liked it. I found it easy to remove with regular facial cleanser.

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Skincare - Face - Unlisted Brand - Advanced Clinicals Collagen Instant Plumping Serum

3.0
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2 months ago

My daughter got this in a subscription box and gave it to me. The smell got me right away, a cloyingly sweet baby powder fragrance. I found it hard to get past that. It's also a thick, white, viscous, gummy formula that gooks up around the bottle neck and grossed me out. It spreads out nicely on the skin but I'm not sure it actually did anything for me. Wouldn't spend money on …Read more

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Shampoo - Redken - Color Extend Shampoo

4.0
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2 months ago

My hair is baby-fine and stressed from thyroid meds, aging, menopause, color treating....I've been experiencing heavy shedding for the past six years and so I want to hang on to what I've got left. I like this shampoo (used it in conjunction with conditioner) for cleaning my hair without excessively weighing it down, and not overdrying it. I still have to use a leave in treatment for …Read more

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Lipstick - wet n wild - Silk Finish Lipstick - Java

4.0
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2 months ago

I think this is a great product if you prefer a matte finish. I'm too old for that and need something more hydrating and satiny. You cannot beat WnW for the price. The colors are pretty good, considering the price, but I find a lot of shades that in the tube and on the monitor read cool show up on my lips as a muddy coral (I"m NC 25, pale lips). I like being able to experiment with …Read more

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