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Cathy Belcher

Nov 07, 2018 12:34PM ● By Caley Breese
Cathy Belcher
Age: 66
Location: Edgewater
Favorite brands: Aveeno; Redken; Not Your Mother’s
Desert island item: Sunscreen


Magic Away Liquid Concealer by Charlotte Tilbury, $32/4 ml.

For more information, visit https://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/magic-away-concealer-4-fair.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.Comments: Love this concealer.  Does not settle in fine lines and lasts all day.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments:  This is the first concealer that I have found that actually covers my red eyelids and still has a natural look.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I applied this concealer to other areas of my face to cover imperfections.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: I would make the applicator sponge smaller. A lot of product is wasted in the applicator, and it is too large to get into smaller areas around the eyes.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: This concealer is ideal if you want a full coverage liquid concealer to cover dark circles, redness, blemishes, and imperfections.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: This concealer is moist, goes on smooth, and does not dry my sensitive skin.

Anything else you would like to add? This concealer contains Palmitoyl Glycine, also known as the Bliss Molecule, that helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.


Booster Serum with Hyaluronic Acid by Novexpert, $57/1 fl. oz.

For more information, visit http://www.novexpert-lab.fr/en/catalogue/produit/booster-serum-with-hyaluronic-acid.53.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This bottle of ultra-concentrated Booster Serum contains the equivalent of 20 injections of 100% pure and natural Hyaluronic Acid.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This Booster Serum is a powerful product that diminishes wrinkles, moisturizes, and smooths out rough skin, yet still in gentle enough for my sensitive skin.
 
I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: This Booster Serum can be used in the am and/or pm, alone, before or mixed with your skin cream.
 
If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: This Booster Serum is easy to apply, absorbs instantly, and is perfect for all skin types.
 
I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: This Booster Serum is suited for both men and women with dehydrated skin, tired skin, oily skin looking for an "oil-free" anti-aging care, stressed-out or sagging skin, scar healing, or anyone who wants to have smooth skin.
 
I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I will definitely buy this Booster Serum again when my current bottle runs out.
 
Anything else you would like to add? This Booster Serum is made of 4 different molecular weights of Hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth all layers of the skin from the inside out.


'ME' Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquer by Dermelect (in Pretentious), $14/0.4 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://dermelect.com/me-pretentious-purple-passion/

What I liked most about the product was its: Color.
Comments: This nail polish comes in over 70 amazing shades.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This nail polish is thick and dense, but not gooey or dragging. It flows evenly on the nail without running or pooling.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Dermelect recommend a base coat and top coat as well as two coats of the nail color.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: This is an excellent high-gloss, chip-resistant nail polish for fragile, weak nails.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: This nail polish is UV protected and water and detergent resistant.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: So many colors to choose from and an excellent price.


Anything else you would like to add? This nail polish is infused with a pure protein peptide, that delivers a fast drying, high gloss shine, while providing a smooth, flawless coverage, longevity and durability.


Just Kissed® Lip Plumper by Jane Iredale (in Sydney)
, $25

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This lip plumper provides a subtle color without settling into fine lines and bleeding beyond my lips.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: While there is a slight tingling sensation when applied, I have not noticed any lip plumping.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: However, the packaging did refer to a video online.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: This lip plumper looks great by itself or used under a tinted lip balm.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments: I would not recommend it as a lip plumper, but as a lipstick that is smooth and moisturizing, and the color stays put.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: There are seven great shades to choose from.

Anything else you would like to add? This lip plumper contains Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil and Avocado Oil used to soften and hydrate your lips.


Revitalite Eyelid & Dark Circle Corrector by Dermelect, $49/0.5 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://dermelect.com/revitalite-eyelid-dark-circle-corrector/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments: I loved the cool tip metal applicator, which helps to instantly refresh and soothe the eye area.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: My eyes reacted to this product, so I was not able to apply as instructed, and therefore was not able to fully test.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter; I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: This Revitalite Eyelid & Dark Circle Corrector is to be used twice daily directly over your eye area, including under your eye, eyelid, brow bone, and side of your eye area. This was too heavy of a product for my sensitive eyes, and after a couple of days use, my eyes were stinging and burning. When I applied to just under the eye area, my eyes stopped reacting negatively.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: I would change the packaging to include instructions for those who find this product too heavy to apply as instructed.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: This Revitalite Eyelid & Dark Circle Corrector has some excellent ingredients:
Eyeseryl - helps decrease puffy eyebags
Haloxyl - addresses under eye circles
Sesaflash - a tightening agent
Liftensyl -an immediate tightening effect to help reduce the appearance of fine lines

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: Even though I am not able to apply all over my eye area, I still really like the look and feel of this product under my eyes. It contains light diffusing pigments that instantly provide a well-rested look and cleverly conceals any damage.


Anything else you would like to add? This Revitalite Eyelid & Dark Circle Corrector is a 5-in-1 advanced eye treatment, treating puffy eyebags, dark circles, droopy eyelids, concealing damage, and soothing the eye area.


Silk Perfume by Balmain, $46/6.7 fl. oz. at Symmetry Salon Annapolis

For more information, visit https://store.balmainhair.com/us/silk-perfume-200ml.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma.
Comments: This Silk Perfume has a wonderful summery, feminine scent that is not overbearing.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: This Silk Perfume is actually a hair product used to detangle and repair damaged hair and to add shine and radiance. I have fine hair and found this made my hair look greasy.  

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: There were no instructions on the bottle, so I had to research it online.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: I would add usage instructions on the bottle and also add the option of using it as a body spray.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
Comments: This Silk Perfume when used as a body spray is quite pretty. The fragrance does not last a long time, so needs to be refreshed.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: This Silk Perfume is enriched with pure organic Argan Oil and Silk Proteins to repair and protect your hair from damage, so it has to be beneficial when used on your skin.


Anything else you would like to add? This Silk Perfume can be used on wet hair as a leave-in conditioner or on dry hair as a finishing spray for brilliant shine.