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Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Week

Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Event ends today!  VIB Rouges will receive 4x points; VIBs will receive 3x points; and BIs will receive 2x points on all purchases made between September 10th and September 17th, 2016. For some product picks, check out the original post here.

ULTA's 21 Days

ULTA’s 21 Days event is still going on — today’s deal is 50% off Urban Decay Afterglow Blush, which is a total steal. It’s a great formula (reviews here), and my personal favorites are Rapture, Bittersweet, and Fetish. Several shades are out of stock online, but there are a few shades left – and anyone who planned to shop in-store should be able to take advantage of the deal there.

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Sneak Peek: Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set Photos & Swatches

Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set

Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set ($25.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four miniature-sized Amuse Bouche lipsticks. The shades are housed in a red, metal tin (looks like a mint box to me), and all four shades are part of the permanent range, so you can purchase them individually if only one catches your eye or buy full-size if you finish one, which is nice.

My husband thinks I’m a bit crazy for purchasing sets that contain items I have reviewed in the past, but experience has taught me that things aren’t always consistent when they are included in palettes or kits. I found noticeable color variance in three of the four shades: Fig is cooler and a bit darker–rosier overall–which I think translates more on the lips than just swatched; Pepper is darker and plummier, it is not as warm-toned; and Honeycomb is slightly rosier, though it is still definitely a warm-toned color. Nori was the only one that was consistent in color, though the formula in the miniature-size was actually a bit smoother and more pigmented to me.

Full review to come soon!

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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Up All Night Le Marc Lip Crème Set Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection
Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes five miniature-sized lipsticks–all shades are available individually, should only one or two catch your eye–in the brand’s Le Marc Lip Creme formula. As far as color went, the three shades (No Angel, Slowburn, Scandal) I have individually were the same in color, though Scandal was more pigmented and as a result, appeared deeper on the lips.

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Sneak Peek: Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette Photos & Swatches

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette
Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette ($58.00 for 0.44 oz.) includes four, miniature-sized versions of the permanent Face Illuminators. It’s pretty neat, as they have the same swirled, raised design, but everything is on a smaller scale. I’ve reviewed all four shades previously, but sometimes quality and shades can vary when put into a set, so I picked it up when it launched to see how it would go. I still have to test these for wear, but the good news is that the colors and textures are consistent with the full-sized invididual shades I have!

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