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If you’re super pale, buy a white foundation for mixing.

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For me, eyeshadow primer is a must, as I have oily lids and any eyeshadow, regardless of formula, would crease on me without it.

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In one brand’s case it didn’t need to be a product. Unless tales of horrible customer service and not listening to customers (actual and potential), not to mention bad business practices overall, count as a product?

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The only people who would find these palettes useful are makeup artists. Most people don’t need multiple contour powders. Why not release individual powders in compacts? And they are all much too warm; they’re […]

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Eyelash curler. Also: double-ended Q-tips.

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It’s been available through beautyhabit.com (US-based) for ages, way before Beautylish started carrying it. (That said, Beautylish sells it for cheaper.)

But what I’m wondering is what about other Bioderma […]

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Too many LE collections (seriously, why not just do four big ones a year and one or two carefully edited collections in between seasons, and make more products permanent?). Not enough quality control. I wish the […]

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The brand pulled out of the US and Canada last fall for whatever reason. Your only option would be to order directly from them.

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The brand left the US and Canada last fall for whatever reason. :( While we can still order direct from Illamasqua, it would be great if they’d relaunch over here.

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I’ve pretty much had to go by either online swatches (I don’t live anywhere near counters/Sephora/Ulta/et al so can’t swatch higher-end stuff or get matched in person; Karla Sugar was a godsend when she was […]

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Lately it’s been…

0: Skincare routine
1: Prime eyes
2: Brows
3: Eyeshadow on upper lid
[optional: clean up fallout with moisturizer or cleansing water]
4: Undereye concealer
5: Foundation
6: Concealer […]

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I wish they’d release some separate powder blushes. I wish they had some more colour variety in their lipstick range (no mid-tone purple? no unusual/”unwearable” colours?). I wish their build-your-own-palette […]

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PHD) system. Absolutely brilliant stuff.

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Stuff with eucalyptus. Way too strong for me!

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I prefer making my own. Better to do that than buy palettes where I use only a fraction of all the colours!

That said, there are some pre-made palettes out there that I like.

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The Chromagraphic Pencils have been around for years.

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Sleek Bad Girl. I love the colours in it, but I just never used it as much as I thought I would. :(

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Prom Night and Satin Taupe are nothing alike, IMO.

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