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Eh. I lean warm but am pale/neutral enough that I can definitely wear cooler colors from time to time. I actually try not to go too extreme in either direction, but I do wear some cool lipsticks sometimes (up […]

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I’m not a palette person so I guess it’s silly for me to think I’d use them anyway. I only have a few – naked 2, ud electric and a sleek one. I think that’s pretty much it. Oh one Dior five-shadow one. I […]

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Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… November 19th, 2014 1 month ago

Your skin tone/coloring: warm, fair/light
Last beauty product you purchased? Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer and CND Stickey nail polish base.
Last beauty product you returned? I have Clinique airbrush […]

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Samira commented on the post, What do you do with makeup you don’t like or no longer use? 1 month, 1 week ago

Powder stuff, brushes, and unused samples I pass along to friends. I’m a packrat so by the time I decide to get rid of a lipstick or cream anything it’s probably past its prime anyway, so I toss it.

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Samira commented on the post, How did you develop your signature makeup look? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

My everyday is pretty simple and basic no-makeup makeup. I don’t wear any eye makeup other than mascara (and filled in brows). And usually no lips either. Just skin stuff/foundation/blush, etc.

Evenings tend […]

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Samira commented on the post, Will you be doing any special makeup for Halloween? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I made the dubious decision to be a boy for halloween (Marty McFly) so I don’t get to do anything fun (I don’t even get to do normal every day fun! just base and contour). But my boyfriend is going as Doc Brown […]

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Samira commented on the post, Will you be doing any special makeup for Halloween? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

That is awesome.

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Samira commented on the post, Hit List: Best Buffer Brush 2 months, 1 week ago

RT buffing has been a holy grail for me for foundation for a while (I have two – one for foundation and one to soften cream blush). But I’ve found it’s getting a little scratchy so looking to branch out. […]

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Samira commented on the post, Do you think eye cream is a must-have? 2 months, 1 week ago

In the mornings I use my normal sunscreen/moisturizer, so that I get sunscreen around the eyes. At night I’ve been using vaseline since my early 20s. Yes, I know it’s controversial, but it works for me. Now I […]

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Samira commented on the post, Hit List: Best Powder Brush 2 months, 1 week ago

I love my hourglass one. It’s big, fluffy and soft, and gentle enough not to disturb your makeup. I also have a blush brush from wayne goss that works for more targeted stuff, or my real techniques setting brush.

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Samira commented on the post, How to you prevent your nail polish from chipping? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Gel. That’s the only thing that works for me. Everything else only gets me a day or two. It sucks.

Once I used a shimmery guerlain that went for like five days. I’m convinced it was the glitter in […]

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Samira commented on the post, What would be your perfect beauty birthday gift? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Suqqu cheek brush. Cartier baiser vole perfume.

Unfortunately it will never happen because my family has some kind of block against getting me beauty products. I think they think I have too much. Instead […]

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Samira commented on the post, What products have have helped your skin the most? 3 months 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 3 months 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 months, 3 weeks 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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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 4 months, 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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