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Jennifer Smith

Nov 07, 2018 12:47PM ● By Caley Breese
Jennifer Smith
Age: 37
Location: Gambrills
Favorite brands: NARS; Erno Lazlo; Laura Mercier
Desert island item: Epicuren Propolis Sunscreen


Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain (in Forever Red) by Jane Iredale, $25

For more information, visit https://janeiredale.com/us/en/mineral-makeup/lips/just-kissed-lip-and-cheek-stain.htm

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: The product smells sweet, almost like berries. It glides on smooth without being sticky or heavy. Although the name on the box says “Forever Red,” the shade is definitely more orange and not red.  The color is still light enough to be flattering and neutral. By the end of the day, my lips were soft and still stained with the color.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? I will definitely purchase this product if it is offered in a different shade. In the past, Jane Iredale products have never failed me so I’m looking forward to exploring my options with other colors. 


Precleanse Balm by Dermalogica with Cleansing Mitt, $45/3 fl. oz.; $15/0.5 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://www.dermalogica.com/precleanse-balm/233,default,pd.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: Within the box, I saw that it also includes a double-sided silicon cleansing mitt. As an esthetician, I find it to be a nice bonus.  The product can become multi-functional to also be used as a mild exfoliant. A great way to enhance the home user's experience.
 
This product somewhat met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments: Great for removing make-up or for anyone with oily skin.
 
I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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So Extra Duochrome Top Coat Mascara by COL-LAB, $9.99
For more information, visit https://www.collabmakeup.com/shop/so-extra-duochrome-top-coat-mascara

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I like that the consistency is very light so that it doesn't add any additional weight or "goop" to the lashes when applied on top of mascara.
 
This product somewhat met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: No instructions were needed or expected.
 
If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: This sparkly top coat is a fun addition to the usually flat and one-dimensional look of most mascaras. I would recommend it for a night out or for a little added fun to the everyday look.
 
Anything else you would like to add? I found this product to be easy to apply, as it goes on with a small mascara wand, in a "non-goopy" texture and consistency. Brushed on top of my usual mascara, its appearance is very subtle in indoor lighting, but once outside, the pink and white shimmers become visible as it catches the sunlight. Although it is called "So Extra," I would say it is just a "little extra" and a lot of fun!


Triple Masking Kit (Coconut, Charcoal, Cucumbers) by Yes To, $3.99/1-pack at ulta.com

For more information, visit https://www.ulta.com/triple-masking-kit-with-coconut-charcoal-cucumbers?productId=xlsImpprod17211187

What I liked most about the product was its: Other.
Comments: I liked that I got 3 separate masks in one package.
 
This product did not meet my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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‘ME' Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquer (in Enlighten Me) by Dermelect, $14/0.4 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://dermelect.com/enlighten-me-apricot-nude/

What I liked most about the product was its: Color.
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This product somewhat met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: Color applied evenly and stayed on my natural nails as long as expected. 
 

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