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Matte blush is often very pigmented, but my personal preference is for something with a little more sheen to it (even just a little bit) so it doesn’t look flat on me.

-- Christine

This Week’s Sales for January 25th, 2016

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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%), shu uemura (10%), Sephora (8%), drugstore.com (8%), The Body Shop (8%)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (35%), WEN (35%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Foreo (10%), BH Cosmetics (10%), Murad (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: Crown Brush (1/25), Tweezerman (1/26), Illamasqua (1/27)
  • MYHABIT: Crown Brush (1/25), Fragrances She’ll Love (1/26)
  • RUE LA LA: SK-II Skincare (1/26)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • 100% PURE: Free shipping on all orders.   20% Off All Citrus Products at 100% Pure, ends 1/31.  Free Dark Chocolate Maracuja Mascara with orders $100+, ends 1/31.
  • ALGENIST: —
  • ASOS:  Free express shipping over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVEDA: Free shipping on every mobile order, no code required.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $35+ orders.
  • B-GLOWING: Free shipping on $75+ purchases. 20% off Peter Thomas Roth orders $60 or more with code 20PTR60, ends 1/27. 20% off Koh Gen Do orders $60 or more with code 20KGD, ends 1/27.
  • BARNEYS: Free shipping and returns on all U.S. orders. DESIGNER SALE – now up to 75% off, ends 1/27.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $35+ orders.  $15 off $75+ orders with code BEAUTY15 or through this link, ends 2/27/16.
  • BEAUTY BRANDS: —
  • BEAUTY ENCOUNTER:
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases.
  • BERGDORF GOODMAN: Free shipping and returns every day.
  • BH COSMETICS:  FREE Surprise To Go Palette on $20+ with code FREETOGO, ends 1/31.
  • BIOTHERM: —
    • BIOTHERM (Canada): Free shipping, plus 2 samples with $50+ purchase.
  • BIRCHBOX (US):   Get a FREE Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask and Muslin Cloth with any $50+ purchase in the shop with code SKINDETOX, ends 1/31.
  • 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.
  • BLUEMERCURY:
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Enjoy 15% off your first purchase using code WELCOME15 for first time customers.  Get Prepped: Mini Concealer Blending Brush + Hydrating Eye Cream (on us) with $50 order with code EYELIFT, ends 1/31.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE:
  • BURBERRY: —
  • C.O. BIGELOW:  10% Off Site Wide plus Free Shipping Over $49 with code WINTER10, ends 1/31.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders.
  • CAUDALIE: Free shipping on any purchase.
  • CHANEL: Complimentary shipping on $50+ orders.
  • CLARINS:  —
  • CLARISONIC: Get $10 off your purchase of $75 or more, $15 off $100 or more, or $20 off $125 or more with code SAVEMORE, ends 1/31.
  • CLE DE PEAU: Free 2nd day shipping on $150+ orders.  Free ground shipping on all orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. 3 FREE Minis: Moisturizer + Eye Cream + Face Scrub with any $40 purchase with code WINTER, ends 1/28.
  • COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD BEAUTY: —
  • COSME-DE: Weekly Surprise up to 55% Off with Free Shipping!
  • DARPHIN: –ds 1/17.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DHC BEAUTY:  Save 15% on Olive Virgin Oil ultra-hydrating moisturizer, ends 1/31.
  • DILLARDS:
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: Free shipping on $35+ orders.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: —
  • ESTEE LAUDER: Free New Dimension.
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • FOREO:
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • IT COSMETICS: —
  • IMOMOKO: —
  • JCPENNEY:  —
  • JO MALONE: Receive Complimentary Standard Delivery and an exclusive offer of the Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne with code JMORRIS, ends 1/27.
  • JUICE BEAUTY: —
  • 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. Receive 1 deluxe sample plus complimentary shipping with any $35 purchase with code TONE, ends 1/25. Enjoy 3 deluxe samples on orders of $50 or more, plus a full-size product on orders of $100 or more with code STEPUP, ends 1/29.
    • 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.
  • 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.  Receive Complimentary Standard Shipping and a sample offer of The Cleansing Foam with code MOISTURE16, ends 1/25.
  • LANCOME: Free shipping on $49+ orders.  Enjoy 4 samples and complimentary shipping on orders of $49 or more with code NEW2016, ends 1/31. Enjoy a 7-piece deluxe sample gift AND complimentary standard shipping with orders of $60 or more, ends 1/26.
  • LAURA GELLER: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • LAURA MERCIER: Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Free shipping on any order with code LMJAN1, ends 1/31.
  • LISA WATIER (CANADA): Free shipping and four deluxe samples with $100+ orders with code FREEBIESLW, ends 5/1/16.
  • 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: —
  • 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. Earn up to a $500 gift card with your select regular-price purchase of $500+ with code NMSHOP, ends 1/26. Receive a gift with purchase cosmetics bag with a $75+ spend in Estee Lauder & receive a gift with purchase umbrella with a $100 spend in Estee Lauder, ends 1/31.
  • NET-A-PORTER: Free shipping and returns for U.S. orders.
  • NICOLE MILLER BEAUTY: —
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: —
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: —
  • OMOROVICZA UK:
  • ORIGINS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Choose 2 Free 3-week supply Moisturizer Samples with any $45 order with code DRY, ends 1/27 6AM EST.
  • OUIDAD:
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Receive a free Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT deluxe sample with code VIBYSL, ends 1/31 (VIB Only)
    • 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.
  • SEPHORA (AUSTRALIA): Free delivery over $55.
  • SHISEIDO: —
  • SHU UEMURA: —
    • CANADA: 4-pc deluxe sample set on $50 + Free Shipping with code FAB4, ends 1/31.
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR:  Save 33% on 2-Piece Men’s Hair Care Kits (a $57 value), ends 1/31. 20% Off Full Shimmer Illuminating Treatment Masque with code MASQUE20, ends 1/31.
  • 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: —
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Buy 3, get 2 (exclusions apply ), ends 1/25.
    • CANADA:  Last chance sale, ends  1/31.
    • UK: £5 off £15 and £10 off £25 with code NEWYEAR, ends 1/26.
  • THIERRY MUGLER:  —
  • TOO FACED: Free shipping on $50+. Free Deluxe Samples with any $70+ purchase at Too Faced, ends 1/28.
  • 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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Community Faves | January 17th through January 23rd

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

Most Loved Products

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01. MAC Please Me

MAC Instigator Lipstick MAC Runway Hit Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a matte finish. Read full review.

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02. MAC Have Your Cake

MAC Have Your Cake Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "bright magenta [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

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03. Bite Beauty Pastille

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. MAC Please Me

MAC Instigator Lipstick MAC Runway Hit Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a matte finish. Read full review.

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02. Bite Beauty Pastille

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

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03. MAC Flocking Fabulous

MAC Flocking Fabulous Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "bright coral-red [with a Cremesheen + Pearl finish]." Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

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