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Samira commented on the post, What products have have helped your skin the most? 4 days, 16 hours ago

Simplifying! I try to use fewer products and I think that really helps. Just a gentle cleanse, a drugstore retinol, and a strong moisturizer at night. Gentle cleanse and a moisturizer/sunscreen combo in the […]

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Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… September 24th, 2014 6 days, 12 hours ago

Your skin tone/coloring: warm, fair/light

Last beauty product you purchased? clinique matte lipstick in peony

Last beauty product you fell in love with? mac face and body (I know – I’m late to the party), […]

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Samira commented on the post, What are your favorite methods for reviving old products? 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I accidentally over-microwaved gel eyeliner the other day. Fortunately it was my black and I had some MUFE aqua cream that I can use as a backup! I still haven’t figured out the right timing for that.

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Mac 239, real techniques base shadow brush, bobbi brown eyeliner brush, real techniques buffing brush, hourglass powder brush.

If I thought about it there’s a chance I would swap the eyeliner brush for a RT […]

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Makeup forever hd pressed powder, plus any number of lip glosses and lipsticks that have made their way into my bag.

I also keep a powder foundation on hand most days – right now it’s Becca – in case I need […]

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Samira commented on the post, MAC Marge Simpson’s Cutie-cles Nail Stickers Review & Photos 1 month, 1 week ago

I’ve tried nail stickers and can never get them to look that good. They wind up ragged at the tip and pulling up on the sides and just very obviously a sticker. Also they didn’t last long.

In my next life I […]

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The Ruby Woo shade in a better formula!

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Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… August 6th, 2014 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Your skin tone/coloring: warm, fair/light
When do you remove your makeup typically?: right before bed unless I take a shower before for some reason (like if I’ve been to the gym).
What are your favorite makeup […]

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Samira commented on the post, How do you bring out your eye color? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I have dark brown eyes and definitely consider navy/cobalt my go-tos for making them pop. But I also wear almost any color eyeshadow – I especially love greys, greens, bronzes and taupes as well. Purples I have […]

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Samira commented on the post, How do you apply cream blush? 2 months ago

Real Techniques stippling brush. I use my fingers to blend if I don’t have anything else handy but when I’m home I use a Real Techniques buffing brush to diffuse the edges and, if I’ve put too much on, bring the […]

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Samira commented on the post, Do you have a go to lip color (or lip color combination)? 2 months, 1 week ago

My go tos for everyday neutral are currently dior charnelle, ysl rouge shine in nude in private, or clinique chubby stick in oversized orange (suprisingly subtle). I usually have at least one of those on me. For […]

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Samira commented on the post, Hit List: Best Makeup Remover 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I use coconut oil or vaseline if needed for stuff that’s really heavy duty (like mac’s “cement to your eye” eyeliner – I forget the name). In general though I love bioderma, which I bought in canada but just […]

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Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… July 16th, 2014 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light, yellow
Favorite gold eyeshadow? bobbi brown cream eyeshadow in goldstone
Favorite green eyeliner? don’t have one! adding that to the list
Favorite black mascara? currently […]

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Samira commented on the post, Bite Beauty Launches Champagne Pearl Agave Lip Mask for July 2014 2 months, 3 weeks ago

How on earth is something tinted being marketed as an overnight treatment?

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Samira commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Eyebrows 3 months ago

Oh, and to follow up, I don’t reshape my brows with color/pencil/powder. They’re way too dark and strong for that. I see people on youtube deciding their “brow look” all the time based on what kind of makeup […]

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Samira commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Eyebrows 3 months ago

I have pretty thick black brows, but they can be patchy. Mac Copperplate is the best and most natural fill I’ve found.

Mine are close enough in shape that the differences don’t bother me too much. My biggest […]

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Samira commented on the post, What do you look for in a new foundation? 3 months ago

I’m pretty much the same Christine. I like a really natural finish so anything that looks like foundation or is too heavy is out. And foundation tends to migrate on me during the day so something that lasts a […]

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Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… June 25th, 2014 3 months, 1 week ago

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light, warm
Last eyeshadow(s) you wore? Not sure – probably MUFE aqua cream in 15.
Last blush you wore? Nars Orgasm (on now). Yesterday I think it was Benefit Coralista.
Last lip […]

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Samira commented on the post, Becca Fig Beach Tint Review, Photos, Swatches 3 months, 1 week ago

The separation issue with the Becca tints drives me nuts.

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Samira commented on the post, Hit List: Best Facial Sunscreen for Summer 3 months, 1 week ago

I use Elta MD every day year-round. Sometimes mixed with a primer. Works for me.

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