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Lindsey Follis

Nov 07, 2018 12:54PM ● By Caley Breese
Lindsey Follis
Age: 26
Location: Annapolis
Favorite brands: Benefit; OUAI; Too Faced
Desert island item: Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette


Grape Seed Moisturizer by Merlot Skin Care
, $17/4 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://www.merlotskincare.com/shop/grape-seed-moisturizer

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: The Merlot moisturizer absolutely exceeded my expectations! The scent is sweet and fragrant, but not too overwhelming. It makes my skin feel incredibly soft, and was the perfect post-shower step.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I am generally not impressed by most moisturizers, but I could definitely see myself getting into the habit of using this one daily.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I tried to follow the instructions, but instead of applying in the morning, I would generally apply at night after I showered. I would definitely be interested in trying the Moonlight Night Cream that they have!

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: I wouldn't change anything about this product! I think it's a great size for the price point too!

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 would absolutely buy this product. The formula was so light and I loved the non-oily texture.


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 shape of this tube! The metal tip was the perfect cooling applicator for an undereye product.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: I really wanted to love this product, but my eyes are very sensitive to eye creams.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I tried to follow the instructions, but I couldn't quite commit to doing this nightly. It started to sting and burn my eyes.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Consistency.
Comments: I only wish that this product incorporated more natural ingredients. There were so many unnatural ingredients that it stung my eyes, and became a bit intolerable.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Probably would not. 
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I don't think I would buy this product because it doesn't really work well with sensitive skin.


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

 For more information, visit https://dermelect.com/me-verdure-lush-hunter-green/

What I liked most about the product was its: Color.
Comments: This forest green color is so trendy right now, that I've been dying to try a nail polish in this shade.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This color is perfect for Fall or the holiday season!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: While I loved the shade of this polish, I must say that I didn't really notice anything too shockingly different about the lasting quality of it compared to other polishes.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: I would probably change the price point because competitor brands like Essie and OPI are actually cheaper, and more well-known with a wider range of colors.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I would definitely consider buying this brand if they had another shade that I was interested in!

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SCULPT Tinted Brow Gel by ARROW, $14/0.12 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://www.birchbox.com/product/24245

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments: I liked that this was smaller and easier to throw in a makeup bag than a bunch of brow pencils.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I was pretty hesitant to try this product at first, since I normally just do a bit of penciling, but nothing too heavy. This product was AMAZING though! It makes filling in/sculpting your brows an insanely fast process!

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: Texture.
Comments: The only thing that I don't love is that after it dries, it sort of feels like there is paint on your brows. Probably because that is pretty much what you're doing, but it does feel a bit bizarre. Worth it though!!

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? Bye-bye brow pencils!! See you never! 


Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain (in Forever Peach) 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: Packaging.
Comments: The packaging for this product was smooth and sleek. Perfect to pop in your purse or clutch!

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: I enjoyed this product, but would not use on my cheeks due to the consistency. I also was not a big fan of the shade because it was very light.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I used this on my lips, but could not quite bring myself to use on my cheeks. The consistency just felt sticky, and like a sunscreen stick.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Consistency; Color.
Comments:  I would definitely have loved this in a darker shade. Since it is a tint, I feel like you always have to go darker than usual in order to get more of an impact. This one was just a little bit too nude for my complexion.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
Comments: I would definitely recommend this product; however, I do feel that there are less expensive options out there that do the same thing.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I liked this, and I will use it, but I'm not dying to go buy it right away.

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