Thanks to Fran for today's question!

When getting a professional facial, what do you look for?

I like someone who asks questions – like what my concerns are, maybe what kind of products I already use, whether I’ve had a facial before, do I want extractions, etc. I also like someone who seems to understand the skin and may offer knowledge as they apply a certain product or employ a certain technique (like why they’re doing it).
-- Christine

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Community Faves | July 31st through August 6th

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. 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.

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02. 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.

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03. Chanel Rouge Profond (320)

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, dusty red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. Make Up For Ever M101

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rose-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

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02. Anastasia Venom

Anastasia Venom Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish-burgundy with fuchsia and violet pearl. Read full review.

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03. 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.

Most Loved Looks

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.

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Product
15
Fitness
15
Durability
5
Construction
5
Total
100%
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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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