Thanks to Heather for today's question!

How much do celebrities influence your beauty purchases?

None for me – even when I was young, I didn’t have celebrity crushes or celebrity role model. The most influence I could see happening is if a celebrity wore a shade and looked great in it, but it wasn’t necessarily an endorsement, just a look they wore – but I feel like this is true if I saw it and was struck by how lovely it looked on a non-celebrity, too! I am not, however, turned off by the use of celebrities in most cases, so it is a wash overall!
-- Christine

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Week in Review | July 30th through August 5th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

Smith Cosmetics 253 Laydown Brush Small ($21.00) is designed to be used for powder products and uses pony hair.

A+
Product
15
Fitness
15
Durability
5
Construction
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Smith Cosmetics 256 Laydown Eyeshadow Brush Large

Smith Cosmetics 256 Laydown Brush Large ($23.00) is designed to be used with powder products and uses pony hair; it is a larger version of the 253. Read full review.

A

03. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169)

Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen from fine pearl. Read full review.

A

04. Tom Ford Beauty Ravish

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

05. NARS Talia (Highlight)

Talia (Highlight) is a medium brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky, and effortless when it came to blending and applying it to the skin. Read full review.

A

06. Smith Cosmetics 122 Highlighter Brush

Smith Cosmetics 122 Highlighter Brush ($24.00) is a short, dense, dome-shaped brush designed for applying and blending out highlighters. Read full review.

A

07. Anastasia Bordeaux

Anastasia Bordeaux Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. Smith Cosmetics 124 Contour Brush

Smith Cosmetics 124 Contour Brush ($24.00) is a short, angled brush with rounded edges designed for applying and blending out contours. Read full review.

A-

09. Makeup Geek Puppy Love

Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-y brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Dior #001

Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Jul 30, 2016 — Aug 5, 2016

87%

Average Score
A
18
B
24
C
3
D
1
F
1

Total Reviews (47) — Brands Reviewed (12)

Thanks to Heather for today's question!

How do your personal features influence the makeup you use?

I think the type of skin I have, what my skin reacts to, those are things that influence more heavily than others – I tend to stay away from anything super, super matte but also anything over-the-top dewy (I’m normal-to-dry, mostly normal these days!). I have a decent amount of lid space but find that lower eyeliner helps make my eyes look bigger (learned this from a MAC senior artist, Victor C., years ago).
-- Christine

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #352

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and BB cream, Clarins quads and setting spray
  • Weekend plans: A nice low-key weekend at home, which just sounds divine right now!
  • What was the last show/series you binge-watched?: My husband’s been watching a lot of Fraiser (no longer on the air), so I’ve watched quite a bit with him as it is on, but I’m a terrible binge-watcher, because I can’t really stand to sit still and watch TV for longer than a half hour!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Sometimes I catch him with his ear up! Still cute to me ☺️

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