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Em commented on the post, How are your 2015 beauty-related resolutions going? 1 week ago

Makeup low-buy is going strong — seven Colourpop eyeshadows at the start of the year is the only makeup purchase I’ve made — and switching to Garnier moisture gel and Neutrogenea eye makeup remover has kept […]

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Em commented on the post, What lip product do you have on right now? 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Aquaphor.

lol.

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Hm, I’ve been on the lookout for a set with warm browns and mahoganies and thought this might be a good alternative to the original Chocolate Bar… but a lot of the shades I was interested in this palette doesn’t […]

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Em commented on the post, What’s your go-to cheek color combination lately? 2 months, 1 week ago

Houglass ambient lighting palette + Tarte Natural Beauty.

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Em commented on the post, How do you apply under-eye concealer? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Dot on and blend with a finger, do the rest of my make-up, come back and blend with one of the Sephora house brand concealer brushes.

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Em commented on the post, Have you ever used makeup to look worse? 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Heck yes!

I need to lay the groundwork for “being sick” the next two days, so I cut foundation and under-eye concealer out of my routine, then applied Tarte Natural Beauty lightly all over my face. I still […]

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Em commented on the post, How do you deal with acne? 3 months, 2 weeks ago

After years of trying various stuff, I’ve finally got a routine that works for me: wash with a wash cloth in the morning, cleanse with 1% salicylic acid face wash at night in the shower, apply lowest-strength […]

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How does Urban Decay’s finishing powder compare to Guerlain Les Voilettes powder? Les Voilettes is great at keeping my oiliness in check without looking cakey, but if UD is as good at 3/5 of the price, I’m happy to jump ship.

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Em commented on the post, Hit List: Best Concealer for Under Eyes 4 months ago

I’m so pale and pink that I use Marc Jacobs’s Bright Idea corrector as an under-eye concealer.

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Em commented on the post, Guerlain Rouge G Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, & Swatches (Part 1) 4 months, 1 week ago

As a pale brunette, Gabrielle is a perfect MLBB shade for me. It does need to be reapplied once or twice during the workday, though.

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Em commented on the post, Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a beauty product before? 8 months, 3 weeks ago

My mom is allergic to every mascara, so far as we can tell — Korres, Benefit, Maybelline, the gentle Clinique one, Physicians’ Formula, whatever organic thing Whole Foods sells… they all turn her eyes red and […]

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Em commented on the post, How to Conceal Under Eye Circles – Tips & Tricks 1 year, 2 months ago

I have trouble finding peachy/salmon concealers! I’m very pale but with bad dark circles, and most concealers that are fair enough are also so yellow that they look unnatural.

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For some reason, these sales NEVER fall when I’m running low on staples like mascara or foundation! I’ll be grabbing a Korres mascara as a Christmas present for my mom (she tried and loved mine but she thinks it’s […]

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Em commented on the post, How to Organize Your Makeup – My Tips & Tricks 1 year, 3 months ago

Aw man, I’d always imagined you sitting at a gorgeous vanity.

I used to keep everything in a tackle box (I move a lot), but the tackle box isn’t enough to hold everything anymore. I’d been thinking of […]

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Em commented on the post, How to Organize Your Makeup – My Tips & Tricks 1 year, 3 months ago

Wow, I’m green with envy.

Have you posted pictures of the spot where you apply makeup anywhere? I’d love to see that, too.

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Brun Createur just looks brown on me. Weird!

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Em commented on the post, What 15 products would be in your essential makeup kit? 1 year, 3 months ago

No particular order, just numbering to see where I hit fifteen:

1. Cover FX pressed powder foundation
2. Tarte Amazonian Clay concealer
3. Marc Jacobs under-eye brightener
4. Stila marker liner (black)
5. […]

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All high and mid-high end for daily use (Cover FX foundation, Tarte concealer, Korres mascara, Tarte blush, Marc Jacobs under-eye concealer, Stila eyeliner, Too Faced Naked eyshadow palette), but the things I […]

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Em commented on the post, What do you use to clean your brushes? 1 year, 3 months ago

Shampoo or handsoap.

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Em commented on the post, What tools do you use to apply your foundation? 1 year, 3 months ago

For daily use, I use powder foundation and use Sephora’s Classic Mineral Powder brush.

On the rare occasions that I wear liquid foundation, I use some Sonia Kashuk brush, and buff with Tarte’s Airbrush Finish […]

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