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  • Glamglow25% off with code FF25OFF (has some exclusions), ends 5/01.
  • Macy's10% off beauty with code FRIEND, ends 5/07.

This Week’s Sales for April 17th, 2017

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  • AmorePacificReceive Two Deluxe Samples of Treatment Enzyme Peel and Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque plus Free Shipping with every purchase, ends 2/28.
  • AVEDA (UK)FREE smooth infusion™ mini trio when you spend £40 with code SMOOTH37, ends 4/30.
  • b-glowing20% off makeup orders of $60+ with code 20MAKEUP, ends 4/19. 20% off Drunk Elephant orders of $60+ with code 20DELEPHANT, ends 4/19.
  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
  • BH Cosmetics
    • 15% OFF the Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Brush Set with code ASHLEY15, ends 4/22.
    • Buy one, get one FREE Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Enhancing Lip Gloss with code GLOSSY, ends 4/30.
    • EXTRA 15% OFF the original Sculpt and Blend Brush Set with code SCULPT15, ends 4/30.
  • Biotherm (Canada)20% off + free shipping, ends 4/23.
  • Bloomingdale'sSpend $125 or more in Beauty to receive a tote in your choice of three colors (silver, gold, or rose gold), ends 4/30.
  • Bumble and BumbleEnjoy 10% off your first order when you join our email list, ends 8/31.
  • Carol's Daughter15% off any order with code CDSAVE, ends 10/01.
  • Clarins (UK)10% off all orders, ends 4/30.
  • DarphinAn 8 Piece Best Sellers Gift with your $100 Purchase with code BEST, ends 12/30. 15% off your first purchase + free shipping on all orders, ends 3/21.
  • DiorReceive a complimentary Dreamskin deluxe miniature with your first Dior.com order with code FIRSTDELUXE, ends 6/01.
  • Giorgio Armani BeautySign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • IT Cosmetics25% off $30+ orders with code FRIENDS2017, ends 4/28.
  • KIKO10% off full priced items with code EARTH, ends 4/25.
  • LancomeCustomize your 7-Piece Gift, plus receive free standard shipping with your order of $60 or more, ends 4/19. Enjoy 4 samples and free shipping with your order of $49 or more with code BLOOM, ends 4/30.
  • Laura Geller40% off with code FAST40, ends 4/28.
  • Lord & Taylor10% off almost all beauty & fragrance with code FRIENDS, ends 4/18.
  • MAC (Canada)Receive all 3 Prep + Prime samples, free with any $35+ order with code PRIMER, ends 4/30.
  • MAC CosmeticsReceive all 3 Prep + Prime samples, free with any $25+ order with code PRIMER, ends 4/30.
  • Marc Jacobs BeautyFree Mini Velvet Noir And Mini Highliner With Any Purchase + Free Shipping With $50 with code VELVET, ends 7/30. 15% of your first purchase with code WELCOME15, ends 3/31.
  • Neiman MarcusEarn up to a $300 gift card on your regular purchase of $250+ and get double the gift card value with apparel AND shoe or handbag purchase with code NMSPRING, ends 4/20.
  • OriginsFree eco-chic tote with $45+ purchase, plus with $60+ orders, also get a free full-size Precipitation Body with code EARTHDAY, ends 4/22. 15% off your first order when you join Origins' mailing list with code WELCOME15, ends 4/30.
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    • Receive a FREE Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code WHISKEY, ends 4/23.
    • 15% off for Rouges w/code ROUGESPRING, 15% off for VIBs w/code VIBSPRING (starts 4/19), 10% off for BI w/code BISPRING (4/20-4/23), starts 4/18 and ends 4/24.
    • Choose 1 boscia or Shiseido skincare deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code BRIGHTER, ends 4/25.
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  • Space NKReceive a special gift with purchase worth over $200 when you spend $150 or more with code ESSENTIALS, ends 4/26.
  • Stila$20 off $75+ orders + free shipping, ends 4/21.
  • Ulta20% off entire purchase for Platinum members (check your email for your unique code!), ends 4/22.
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I lightly apply the initial product with a flat, concealer brush or fingertip (depending on the concealer’s packaging), and then I use a fluffy, highlighting brush (but synthetic) for blending and lightly buffing the product into the area. Alternatively, a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush works well for the area, too!
Sometimes I set, sometimes I don’t, but if I set with powder, I’ll use a sponge or a flat, natural hair brush (like Wayne Goss Air Brush).

— Christine

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I usually place several splotches/dots of product all over my face (one or two on each cheek, forehead, down the nose, chin) and then use a Real Techniques Expert Face brush to spread, blend,
and buff the product. I usually use the brush first to spread and create more splotches, then blend everything together,
and finally buff in areas where I need to do more blending.

— Christine

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Round-up: Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain
Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a new, limited edition formula that’s “highly pigmented that offers effortless, buildable coverage” and “long-lasting.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

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