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Kristen Carpenter

Dec 11, 2017 11:10AM ● Published by Caley Breese

Name: Kristen Carpenter
Age: 29
Location: Severn
Favorite brands: Tarte, Too Faced, IT Cosmetics
Desert island item: IT Cosmetics CC Cream with Sunscreen

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Rejuvabeads by MONAT
, $49

For more information, visit http://monatglobal.com/rejuvabeads-by-monat/

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I love this product! I color and straighten by hair often which leads to split ends. This product noticeably reduced my split ends.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I was hesitant at first but this product really is amazing. New staple in my hair care routine.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: It's very easy to use; 1-3 pumps into damp hair (a plus), focusing on the ends. It's very lightweight and has a nice scent. It pairs well with heat protectant, hair spray, and dry shampoo.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: It's a little pricey, averaging at $50 for 2.4 ounces.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: I would recommend this product to anyone that is struggling with split ends.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: It's a little pricey, but a little goes a long way.

Anything else you would like to add? 


Nail Polish by Zoya (in Ming), $10

For more information, visit https://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Nail_Polish.html?col=ZP835

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments:  

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: The color was very vibrant when first applied. The product lasted a few days without chipping. Towards the end of the week the color started to dull.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: The polish glides on smoothly and only needed two coats.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Color.
Comments: The color was very vibrant at first, but then dulled the longer I wore it.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: 

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I have difficulty keeping nail polish on my nails and this did not wow me.

Anything else you would like to add? 


Sunset Light by Veil, $45

 For more information, visit https://veilcosmetics.com/collections/primer

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments:  This primer is fantastic. The primer claims to provide makeup longevity and glow, instantly hydrate, plump & brighten skin, smooth the appearance of pores and fine lines. My skin felt smooth and hydrated. The pump is easy to use.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I love that this product is so versatile. I tried it under a BB cream, liquid foundation, and powder foundation. I also mixed it with my liquid foundation. It kept my makeup looking perfect for hours.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I followed the mixing base recommendations.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: The product costs $45 on https://veilcosmetics.com/. It was slightly more expensive on other websites.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: This is a great every day primer. It is really hydrating to normal/dry skin.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? I love that this product is paraben- and oil-free.


O! WOW Brush by Cailyn Cosmetics
, $32

For more information, visit https://www.cailyncosmetics.com/brush/o-brush/owow-brush

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: I love how soft the brush feels on my skin when applying liquid foundation and concealer.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: My foundation looked perfect when applied with the brush. It was easy and quick to use.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: 

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
Comments: 

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I would consider buying this when my current one needs to be replaced.

Anything else you would like to add? The pointed tip is designed to fit underneath the eyes. The first time I blended my foundation underneath my eyes, the plastic scratched me. After getting the hang of using the brush, I did not have that problem again.


Night Beauty Dry Botanical Oil by Jenetiqa, $62

For more information, visit http://jenetiqa.com/collection/collection-signature/night-beauty.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I love that this product comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. The oil dries quickly and does not leave your skin feeling greasy.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: My skin feels moisturized and refreshed.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I have been using this product every night after washing my face. I have used it alone and with my night time moisturizer. It's very easy to use; 2-3 drops and massage well onto the skin.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: A little of this product goes a long way. I love that it is paraben-free, cruelty-free, all-natural, and vegetarian.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: 

Anything else you would like to add? 


Rescue Balm by Air Repair Skincare, $13.50

For more information, visit https://airrepairskincare.com/products/rescue-balm-all-purpose-skin-salve-and-lip-balm

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments:

This product met my expectations.
Comments: This product is great at locking in moisture. The balm can be used wherever skin is dry. Makes an excellent lip balm and hand salve. I did try it as a lip balm. It does work well, but did not taste very good.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments:

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? 


STELLA Loose Powder Eye Shadow by Hynt Beauty (in Periwinkle Blue), $18

For more information, visit https://hyntbeauty.com/product/stella-loose-powder-eye-shadow/

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: 

This product met my expectations.
Comments: 

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: The instructions say to apply with a dry brush onto eyelids for a flattering touch of color. Use a wet brush for a more defined look. I applied the product with the tip of my finger to pack in the color.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: I don't really care for the packaging.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments:

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: The product is not a color that I could wear frequently.

Anything else you would like to add?


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