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NYX Rose Gold & Intuition HD Blushes

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm, reddish undertones and a strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color. The texture was silky to the touch, which made it easy to blend and work into the skin, and the fineness of the powder helped it adhere smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little powdery and kicks up excess in the pan, but luckily, that powderiness doesn’t translate on the skin. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NYX Rose Gold HD Blush
NYX HD Blush Rose Gold
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
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Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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This Week’s Sales for August 31st, 2015

Cash Back/Rebates

When you join one of the below websites, you can earn cash back on orders made at thousands of retailers.  For example, if you place a $50 order at a retailer with 10% cash back, you’ll receive $5 in cash back.   Below you’ll find the best beauty-related retailers to earn cash back this week:

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Macy’s (8%), Sephora (8%), Saks (8%)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (35%), WEN (35%), Cargo (12%), Saks (12%), SkinStore (12%), Neiman Marcus (10%)

Flash Sales/Deals

Flash sales/deals sites offer a limited selection of products from particular brands, sometimes recently discontinued or excess stock from limited edition items, and occasionally, you’ll find popular gems that are part of the current/permanent line.   These sites typically have more flash sales on fashion and home than beauty, but below you’ll find beauty-related sales noted for the week:

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • 100% PURE: Free shipping on $50+ orders. $15 Off on orders equal to or above $75 with code AT15OFF75, ends 8/31.
  • ALGENIST: Free Gift with Code SUMMERGLOW on Orders $100+ at Algenist.com Plus 2 Free Samples with every Purchase.
  • ASOS:  Free express shipping over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $35+ orders.
  • B-GLOWING: Free shipping on $75+ purchases.   15% off Make Up Category orders with purchase of $60 or more use promo code 15MKP, ends 9/2. 20% off Tocca products with a purchase of $60 or more use promo code 20TOCCA, ends 9/2.
  • BARNEYS: Free shipping and returns on all U.S. orders.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $35+ orders.  $15 off $75+ orders with code BEAUTY15 or through this link, ends 8/28.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases. Get a FREE you go gals set with orders over $60 with code YOUGOGALS, ends 8/31. Get a free deluxe sample of roller lash mascara with any order with code ROLLER, ends 8/31. Get free deluxe samples of puff off and BADgal mascara with $60+ purchase with code BOLD, ends 8/31.
  • BERGDORF GOODMAN: Free shipping and returns every day.
  • BH COSMETICS:  FREE Long Sexxy Lash Mascara on $15+ with code FREELSM, ends 8/31.
  • BIOTHERM: —
  • BLACK OPAL: Free shipping everyday.
  • BLISS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Buy 3, Get 1 Free at blissworld.com with code 1FREE, ends 8/31.
    • BLISS UK: Free delivery on all UK orders.   triple oxygen starter kit with a £75 spend with code TO2START, ends 12/31.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BLUEMERCURY: Receive a FREE Trish McEvoy deluxe size bronzer and beauty booster lip gloss with any $75 purchase on bluemercury.com with code ENHANCE, ends 8/31. Receive a FREE deluxe sample of Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer and a mini Opaque Rouge in Icon with any $125 Hourglass order with code ICON, ends 9/30. Receive a FREE full size RMS Lip Shine in Sublime with any RMS purchase with code RMS, ends 8/31. Receive a FREE full size Odacite Wild Carrot Serum with any $75 Odacite purchase with code CARROT, ends 12/31.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Free 2 Day Shipping + 2 minis with $50 order with code FREE2DAY, ends 9/2.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE: 3 Free Treats (Surf Shampoo and Conditioner Packette, Thickening Hairspray and Don’t Blow It Deluxe Sample) + Free shipping with any purchase with code BBGEMS, ends 9/2.
  • BURBERRY: —
  • C.O. BIGELOW: 10% Off Site Wide plus Free Shipping Over $49 with code VACATION10, ends 8/31.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPFR. 30% OFF Your Purchase + FREE Monoi Repairing Leave-In Conditioner with any $25 Purchase with code SAVE30NOW, ends 8/31.
  • CAUDALIE: Free shipping on any purchase.
  • CHANEL: Complimentary shipping on $50+ orders.
  • CLARINS: —
    • CLARINS CANADA: Free shipping on $75+ orders.
    • CLARINS UK: Free Travel Beauty Essentials With Orders Over £45 with code SUMMER123, ends 8/20.
  • CLARISONIC: Buy any two devices together and receive 10% off and free standard shipping with code PAIRS, ends 12/31.   Get a FREE 1oz Deep Pore Daily Cleanser Sample and a 10ml Deep Pore Clay Mask Sample with any Alpha Fit Men’s Cleansing System purchase with code ALPHAFIT, ends 8/31. Get $10 Off $75 or more, $15 Off $100 or more, and get $20 off $125 or more with code SAVEMORE, ends 8/31.
  • CLE DE PEAU: Free 2nd day shipping on $150+ orders.  Free ground shipping on all orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Pick four FREE samples and receive FREE shipping with any $35 purchase, ends 9/3.
    • CLINIQUE UK: Free shipping on all orders. FREE summer skin treats with every £40+ spend. Includes 7 day scrub 30ml, Liquid Facial Soap Mild 30ml, + your choice of Turanaround Moisturizer with code RADIANCE or OVERNIGHT, ends 8/31.
  • COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD BEAUTY: Perfect Pairs are back! Great value, PLUS receive a CR Travel Bag with an Pair purchase.
  • DARPHIN: Enjoy complimentary samples of Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye gel (1ml) + Stimulskin Plus Divine Eye Cream (5ml) + free shipping with your $85 purchase with code EYES, ends 9/2.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: Free shipping on $35+ orders.
  • ELF: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIP25.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: —
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • FOREO: Get a Free Beach Bag with purchase of any LUNA or ISSA device, ends 8/31.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • IT COSMETICS: —
  • IMOMOKO: —
  • JO MALONE: Receive complimentary standard delivery and a 2-day trial of a miniature body crème with code 1FREESIA, ends 9/5. Receive Complimentary Standard Delivery and an exclusive sample offer of the Orange Blossom Body Crème (15ml) with any online purchase of $100 or more with code OFFER08, ends 9/13.
  • JUICE BEAUTY: —
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KERASTASE: Save 20% Off Last Chance Haircare and Styling Products with code FINAL20, ends 9/30.
  • KIEHL’S: Free shipping on $60+ orders. Purchase the New Daily Reviving Concentrate and Receive 2 Deluxe Samples with code DAILY, ends 10/25.
    • KIEHL’S CANADA: Get 3 deluxe samples on orders over $35 + free shipping on orders over $60 with code TRIO, ends 9/2.
  • L’OCCITANE: Free shipping on $49+ orders. Free Hand Cream Quartet with Any $40 Purchase with code HANDS, ends 8/31.
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders. Free shipping on $99+ orders. FREE matching travel size with the purchase of select best sellers, OR get 7 travel sizes for free with your $150 purchase with code VOYAGE, ends 8/31.
    • UK: —
  • LA MER: Free shipping on all purchases.
  • LANCOME: Free shipping on $49+ orders. Enjoy 4 samples plus free shipping with any purchase of $49 or more with code SUNKISSED, ends 8/31. Receive 4 travel size products and Free Standard Shipping on ANY Order $35 and above with code DELUXE, ends 8/31. Receive a Cils Booster XL deluxe sample to prime and perfect your lashes, Free Shipping, and double Elite Rewards points with every purchase of a Grandiôse Mascara Enter code ONEYEAR at checkout, ends 8/31. Purchase one Color Design Infinite Eye Shadow get an additional free shade of your choice, Plus free standard shipping on ANY order $49 or more with code INFINITE, ends 9/5.
    • CANADA: Get a free deluxe Bi-Facil (50ml) + free shipping with every Grandiose mascara purchase with code GRANDIOSE, ends 9/30.
  • LAURA GELLER: Free shipping on $50+ orders. 50% Off select Spackle Under Make-Up Primer products, ends 8/25.
  • LAURA MERCIER: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • LISA WATIER (CANADA): Free shipping and four deluxe samples with $100+ orders with code FREEBIESLW, ends 5/1/16.  FREE Duo Shadow & Glitter Jewel of India with the purchase of any Bronze & Lumières product with code BRONZELUMIERES, ends 8/31. For a complete skincare routine, get a pair of Eye Contour Patches with the purchase of a Lift & Firm 3D product with code CONTOURPATCH, ends 9/12.
  • LIVING PROOF: Free samples and shipping on all orders.
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • LORD & TAYLOR: Free shipping on beauty and fragrance purchases of $49+.  Free express shipping to Canada with $100+ USD purchase.
  • MACY’S: —
  • MAKEUP GEEK: Foiled Eyeshadow set for $150 (save $25); Ultimate palette for $140 (save $20).
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Enjoy 3 Complimentary Deluxe-Sized Samples and Free Shipping with all $50+ orders with code BIRTHDAY, ends 8/31.
  • MOLTON BROWN (UK):  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+. Receive 2 FREE 100ml Body Washes with all orders over £50.
    • US:  Free travel size body wash or lotion when you spend $55 with code SUMMER55, ends 8/31.  20% off all orders over $85, ends 12/2015.
  • MURAD: —
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: Free shipping and returns always.
  • NET-A-PORTER: Free shipping and returns for U.S. orders.
  • NICOLE MILLER BEAUTY: —
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: —
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Free Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil (.33oz) with Orders of $50 or more with code RADIANCE, ends 8/31.
  • OMOROVICZA UK: 15% Off Omorovicza SPF products with code SPF15, ends 8/31.
  • ORIGINS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Free deluxe sample duo featuring our NEW Original Skin Retexturizing mask and Original Skin Renewal serum with any $30 order with code ORGSKIN, ends 8/31 or while supplies last.
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 15% off all orders & free shipping on $50+ at PaulaChoice.com, ends 9/1.
  • PERFUMANIA:  —
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: Free shipping and returns on all orders.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • REVIVE: Free ground shipping.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.
  • SALLY BEAUTY: —
  • SEPHORA:  [All deals require $25 minimum purchase while supplies last–some codes may run out faster than others.]  Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with code TRENDS, ends 8/31. Receive a free Sephora Collection Mascara deluxe sample in ultra black with code MASCARA, ends 8/29. Receive a Free Bumble and bumble Full Potential Shampoo & Conditioner Hair samples + Full Potential Hair Preserving Booster Spray deluxe sample set with code POTENTIAL, ends 9/30.  Receive a free Briogeo Blossom & Bloom ™ Ginseng + Biotin Volumizer deluxe sample with code BLOSSOM, ends 9/30.  Choose 1 of 4 Oil Deluxe Samples with code CHOOSEOIL, ends 9/30. Receive a free Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer in 1 of 3 Sand, Beige, or Honey with code CONCEAL, ends 9/30. Receive a free philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream deluxe sample with code ULTIMATE, ends 9/30.  Receive a free Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment deluxe sample with code ROLOXIN, ends 9/30.
  • SHISEIDO: —
  • SHU UEMURA: Save 20% Off Last Chance Haircare and Styling Products with code SELECT20, ends 9/30.
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR:   Exclusive Gift With Purchase: Shu Travel Pouch & Full Shimmer Travel Size Shampoo (a $50 value) + Free Shipping on Orders of $60 with code GOSHINE60, ends 8/31. Last Chance Haircare and Styling Products with code SELECT20 at checkout, ends 9/30.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  —
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • SPACE NK: —
  • STILA COSMETICS: —
  • TARGET: —
  • TARTE: Free sample + free shipping on $40+ purchases.
  • TATCHA: Get a complimentary Deep Hydration Lifting Mask on orders over $75 with code MASKGWP, ends 8/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Buy 3, get 2 free, ends 9/2.
    •  CANADA: Buy 3, get 2 free, ends 9/1.
    • UK: £10 Off When you Spend £25, ends 8/31.
  • THIERRY MUGLER:  —
  • TOO FACED: —
  • ULTA: —
  • WALGREENS: —
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. 10% off your first purchase when you sign-up for the newsletter.

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