Thanks to Nicole D. for today's question!

How do you adapt or reject trends based on your personal style?

I like contouring, but I personally like mine subtle, so even though the trend might be to highlight and contour on a daily basis and might seem more extreme, I stay with subtle but might contour more often (because it’s more on my mind than normal)! I’d say in general if it’s a trend that I like or works for my tastes, I’ll use it and apply to the extent that I like but won’t wear it exactly as is trendy if I don’t like it.
-- Christine

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Sometimes I feel like there is not much variation on fall color schemes, like it may be one of the less inspired seasons – maybe it’s because more brands focus on holiday line-ups? I’m not sure. I love the earthy, more subdued tones of fall, so it is nice to see them.

-- Christine

This Week’s Sales for August 22nd, 2016

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    • 20% off It Cosmetics orders $60 or more with code 20ITGIRL, ends 8/24.
    • 20% off Makeup Category orders $60 or more with code 20MAKEUP, ends 8/31.
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  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
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