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Even though a lot of bronzer blushes are huge, I just don’t find myself gravitating toward them–they just feel SO big on my face and I end up using fan brushes or denser, larger blush brushes. I don’t use bronzer all that much and tend to use it as a subtle contour when I have a bolder highlighter or subtle blush color on my cheeks.
I occasionally will use it along my hairline to add warmth. I like to pick up a light amount of product and gently sweep across the areas I’m applying it to.

— Christine

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Temptalia’s Haul

In terms of color cosmetics, there aren’t usually too many items that are on my list, since I tend to purchase those products for review and do so when they launch rather than waiting too long! I usually use the sale as an opportunity to try new skincare or repurchase something I’m almost out of.

Here’s how my hauling ended up going: I decided to skip the Tatcha Hand Cream ($38) because I still have a fairly full tube, should I finish it anytime soon, I can always use the Body Butter or one of ANY number of hand creams I have (I am most forgetful about using hand cream). I’m going to grab my Shiseido Eye & Lip Makeup Remover from Ulta (20% off is better!). I decided to skip the Herbivore Brighten and Blue Tansy masks (I have enough masks at the moment, and I’m not sure either are ideal for me based on your feedback). I also put the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Oil on the backburner as I have their 100% Squalane oil and should finish that first (I also want to try The Ordinary, which is much cheaper). I usually end up making a few orders through the sale as I remember things or if new items come out!

Also worth mentioning, Sephora DID launch the new NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg collection today (despite having a 5/1 launch date).



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I’m not married to a particular brush, so I use quite an assortment.
I tend to like medium-dense brush that are small-to-medium in overall shape and size with the ability to blend as well as pack on color. I apply to the apples of the cheeks and then blend outward so the heaviest color remains on the apples.
If it’s a very finicky blush, I’ll use my foundation brush (without taking more product) and buff the edges or use translucent powder to fake the blending.

— Christine

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Sponsored: Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation Photos & Swatches

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Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation ($45.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is the newest liquid foundation from Shiseido. It’s a follow-up to Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation from last year. Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation is–you guessed it–a dewier formula that’s supposed to give a “dewy glow without any shine” with “buildable coverage” and a “serum-like texture.” It also featured broad spectrum SPF 20 and is supposed to have “8-hour hydration.”

You can find your shade in the Foundation Matrix or see below for swatches of the shade range:

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid

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