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Matte Eyeshadow

I NEED them to be blendabable and have enough binder in them to adhere without getting sheer or uneven! When they’re good, they’re great, but when they’re lower quality, I find they’re one of the harder products to “make work.”

-- Christine

This Week’s Sales for February 1st, 2016, Inc.

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%), Lancome (8%), Sephora (8%)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (40%), WEN (40%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Foreo (12%), BH Cosmetics (10%), SkinStore (8%)

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:

  • GILT: —
  • HAUTELOOK: Algenist (2/1), Kevyn Aucoin (2/1), Treat Beauty (2/1), Laura Geller (2/2)
  • MYHABIT: Guerlain & Natura Bisse (2/2)

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • 100% PURE: Free shipping on all orders.
  • ASOS:  Free express shipping over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVEDA: Free shipping on every mobile order, no code required. Free Shipping + Choose 3 Samples with $25 order, ends 2/3.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $35+ orders. FREE Skin So Soft – Soft and Sensual 4-Piece Set & Bag with code PINKGIFT, ends 2/1. Glimmerstick Liners any 4 for $10, ends 2/4.
  • B-GLOWING: Free shipping on $75+ purchases.  20% off Skincare Category orders $60 or more with code SKINCARE20, ends 2/3.
  • 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 2/27/16.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases.
  • BERGDORF GOODMAN: Free shipping and returns every day.
  • BH COSMETICS: Extra 15% OFF Glamorous Blush Palette with code GLAM15, ends 2/9.
    • BIOTHERM (Canada): Free shipping, plus 2 samples with $50+ purchase.
  • BIRCHBOX (US): Spend $35+, get a free pair of Pointe Studio Grip Socks with code GRIPSOCKS, ends 2/28. Purchase any mascara, get a free Eyeko Black Magic Lash Curler with code LASHCURLER, ends 3/15.
  • BLACK OPAL: Free shipping everyday.
  • BLISS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Say goodbye to winter with 40% savings with code SAVE40, ends 2/24.
    • BLISS UK: Free delivery on all UK orders.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150. Chose from over 50 beauty gifts when your purchase a beauty product on, through 2/14.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Enjoy 15% off your first purchase using code WELCOME15 for first time customers.  Free Shipping + Date Night Set with $100 order with code BEMINE, ends 2/7.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE: 4 free treats + shipping with $30 orders at Bumble and bumble with code BBTYPES, ends 2/2.
    • BUMBLE & BUMBLE UK:  Get free delivery and two free samples. For a limited time get best-selling Don’t blow it 15ml for FREE with any £25+ order with code AIRDRY, ends 3/14.
  • C.O. BIGELOW:  $10 Off $90 or More Plus Free Shipping with code HEART10, ends 2/29.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders.
  • CAUDALIE: Free shipping on any purchase.
  • CHANEL: Complimentary shipping on $50+ orders.
  • CLARINS:  —
    • CLARINS CANADA: Free shipping on $75+ orders.
    • CLARINS UK:  Choose a purse and 3 free trials with all orders over £45 with LOVE16, ends 2/13.
  • CLARISONIC:  Celebrate Valentine’s Day and save $100 on your purchase of an Alpha Fit and Mia FIT duo (or two of each) PLUS free shipping with code BEMINE, ends 2/7.
  • CLE DE PEAU: Free 2nd day shipping on $150+ orders.  Free ground shipping on all orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  4 shades of Lip Pop Free with any $35 purchase with code POP, ends 2/2.
  • COSME-DE: Weekly Surprise up to 55% Off with Free Shipping!
  • CULT BEAUTY (INT’L):  Free worldwide shipping on all orders over £50.
  • DARPHIN: Receive a Deluxe Sample of Revitalizing Oil with your $50 purchase with code REVOIL, ends 2/5.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: Free shipping on $35+ orders.
  • ESTEE LAUDER: Includes your choices of Skincare & Makeup, our #1 Serum & more in deluxe travel sizes—all in an exclusive bag inspired by an iconic Harper’s Bazaar cover with $45 purchase, ends 2/10 or while supplies last.
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • FOREO:
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • IMOMOKO: —
  • JCPENNEY:  —
  • JO MALONE: Free shipping on all orders. Complimentary Engraving valid on 2/1 only with any qualifying purchase with code LOVE, ends 2/1.
  • JOHN LEWIS:  —
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KAT VON D: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KERASTASE:  Free Shipping, Plus Nutritive Shampoo & Conditioner Deluxe Set With Orders Of $75 Or More with code KERJAN16, ends 1/31.
  • KIEHL’S: Free shipping on $60+ orders.   Receive 2 deluxe samples with any Ultra facial product purchase with code ULTRA, ends 2/1.
    • KIEHL’S CANADA: Take $10 off your purchase of $50 or more, Choose 3 complimentary samples at checkout – Free shipping on orders of $60 or more with code NEWYEAR, ends 2/1. 8 FREE samples with orders of $35+ @ Kiehl’s Canada – offers 8 samples with your order of $35 or more with code LUNAR, ends 2/8.
  • L’OCCITANE: Free shipping on $49+ orders.
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders. Cozy up to winter, get your shea essentials kit for $20 only with any $45 order with code HIVER, ends 2/15.
    • UK: —
  • LA MER: Free shipping on all purchases.
  • LANCOME: Free shipping on $49+ orders.  Spend $49 and receive 4 samples and complimentary shipping with code CHOCOLATES, ends 2/29.
    • CANADA: Shop now and Receive a 4 piece gift with any Order of $50 or more with code ABSOLUE, ends 2/18.
  • LAURA GELLER: Free shipping on $50+ orders. FREE mini Blush-N-Brighten Blush w/ any order $40+ at, ends 2/2.
  • LAURA MERCIER: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • 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: —
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MEMEBOX:   10% off your 1st Korean cosmetics purchase with code 101SMILES, one time use only, ends 12/31.
  • MOLTON BROWN (UK):  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+. Receive 2 FREE 100ml Body Washes with all orders over £50.
  • 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.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: —
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: FREE 3-Piece Deluxe Mini Set with orders of $50 or more with code REPEAT, ends 2/1.
  • ORIGINS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Pick 5 Free Deluxe Samples with any $30 order now through 2/2/16. Plus, spend $45 and get a free Ginger Essence Sensuous Skin Scent purse spray, ends 2/3 6AM EST.
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: Free Shipping + Free Resist 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment Trial Size on $65+ with code VITC2516, ends 2/2.
  • 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.
  • SEPHORA:  All deals require $25 minimum purchase while supplies last–some codes may run out faster than others.
    • Receive a FREE CLINIQUE Smart Custom-Repair Serum deluxe sample with code SMART, ends 3/31.
    • Receive an FREE Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow™ Polishing Mask deluxe sample with code SUGARGLOW, ends 3/31.
    • FREE Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil deluxe sample with code PHOTOFINISH, ends 3/31.
    • FREE “Brands We Love” Sample Bag with code FOLLOW, ends 3/31.
    • Choose 1 deluxe skincare sample with code SKINICAL, ends 3/31.
    • Receive a FREE Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder deluxe sample with code POLISHED, ends 3/31.
    • Receive a FREE Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H deluxe sample with code NORETOUCH, ends 3/31.
    • Receive a FREE Laura Mercier Lip and Primer deluxe sample set with code VIBROAR, ends 3/31 (VIB only).
    • Receive a FREE Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum deluxe sample with code BLACKTEA, ends 3/31.
    • Choose 1 of 2 deluxe Valentine’s Day fragrance sample bags with code KISSME, ends 4/30.
  • SEPHORA (AUSTRALIA): Free delivery over $55.
  • 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: —
  • TARGET: —
  • TARTE: Free sample + free shipping on $40+ purchases.
  • TATCHA: —
  • TOO FACED: Free shipping on $50+.
  • ULTA: —
  • 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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Community Faves | January 24th through January 30th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! :) Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products


01. Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon

Honeymoon #4 is a deep plum with soft, warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. It was the least shimmery shade, which is something the quad needed for better cohesion, I think. Read full review.


02. Urban Decay Gash

Gash is described as a "metallic brick red." It's a rich, medium-dark red with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.


03. Urban Decay Asphyxia

Asphyxia Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "hyacinth shimmer with blue shift." It's a light-medium, pink-lavender with an iridescent, blue sheen. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products


01. Urban Decay Laced

Laced is a pink-tinged beige with a hint of gray and has a matte finish. It had good color payoff and was soft without being powdery. Read full review.


02. Urban Decay Smog

Smog is described as a "deep coppery bronze." It's a coppery brown with warm, red0orange undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.


03. Colour Pop Weenie

Weenie is described as a "pinky rose gold in a pearlized finish." It's a slightly muted, medium-dark coppery bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

12 Shades of Peach for Spring

For today’s theme, I went for a more orange-peach, both light, medium, and darker in color but nothing truly orange or so light it was more beige. I might do a more pinky-peach round-up in the future for those who prefer a rosier tone to their peach shades :)

12 Shades of Peach for Spring

What are your favorite peach-hued shades?