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Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream…the promo picture and the model were so gorgeous, I had to have it! I love it too, so at least it was a success.

I never buy products based on promotional ads because I always assume the photographs are enhanced and do not truly represent the products. I buy based on swatches and reviews of the actual products.

None that I can recall… 99.999% of the time, the *one* product that catches my eye is not actually *in* the collection, and isn’t listed anywhere. Besides, most current models just don’t stand out anymore, so I don’t really even pay much attention to promos, unless she has a similar coloring to me.

Bobbi Brown’s Neon Pink lipstick and Cosmic Pink lipgloss from the Neons and Nudes collection. They both worked out well and I really do love them both! The lipstick isn’t quite as flattering as I’d like, but I think that’s because my lips are so pigmented so I’m still trying to figure out what would be a perfect base for it.

Probably Bobbi Brown’s Old Hollywood palette. It was sheer and not in an intentional way – just really poorly pigmented eyeshadows with chunks of glitter that fell out horribly..

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Hmm… I don’t respond much to promo images! Well, unless it’s to criticise them, or wish I could get a print for my wall cos it’s pretty! Oddly, I don’t really connect them with the product.

Maybe Dior’s gloss in Diablotine? I think the model was wearing it in their Spring 2013 poster? Then again, it was recommended to me and then the promo image was pointed out, so maybe that’s backwards! I hadn’t noticed before that :- P
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Chanel Quadrille from spring 2014 collection. I had to have it and yep it is troubled monkey and not easy to work with so I pat the shadows on wet base.. little to no blending necessary as it just kinda happens in all that powderiness LOL. Still, I totally love it and I adore the plummy/mauvey and peachy shadows.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. I’ll be finding out soon enough if it worked out, but I’m hoping it will.

MAC and OCC promo images definitely get my attention, but I don’t purchase until I see reviews or I can see or swatch in person. I purchased Stereo Rose MSF from the Apres Chic collection, and I don’t reach for it as much as I thought I would due to the shimmer.
Future purchases may include some Clinique blushes or Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes. The Hourglass promo makes me want every color! Fantastic promoting there!!

i dont know how promotional it is but annaleeandjesse, hey claire from youtube always have amazing looking hair and all they say is that they use wen so i bought wen and i love it best thing ive done for my hair

Victoria’s Secret lip gloss in Love Affair that I bought from the semi-annual sale. I remember seeing it on an old ad with Adriana Lima.

4 of the 6 Rose blush from Anna Sui in Beautylish. Did it work out? Not sure, because they’re too dang pretty to swatch. I know I can’t tolerate the smell… they are heavily perfumed with rose, which reminds me of the rose water used to wash your hands at a Moroccan dinner. It also reminds me of an Avon perfume used commonly for little girl perfume when I was a child (late 70’s/early 80’s). The last odd memory this triggers is a friend who asked me to back away from her after I had left a Moroccan restaurant because she couldn’t tolerate that rose smell on my hands. As she explained, when she was married to her 2nd husband and living in Iraq, his father died, and apparently it is customary to douse a body in rose water at a funeral. The smell was almost a PTSD sort of trigger for her, and she was emotionally brought back to that feeling of sorrow from losing her beloved father-in-law and attending this funeral that had hurt her so much. Now, the smell makes ME think of funerals! Every time I open these 4 blush, the smell hits me in the face like a big rosy right hook and I feel nauseous. I get it, they blush have pressed roses in them and are called “rose” haha yeah, whatever. It didn’t need to reek like this. πŸ™

They’re still the prettiest things I’ve ever seen! I would buy the last 2 + a backup for each one if I could afford it because they’re so pretty, I want a full set to just look at and a full set to demolish in-use. πŸ™‚

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