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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #369

Happy Friday!

Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

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  • Haul: Lancome Tresor eyeshadows
  • Weekend plans: Freak out! I can’t believe it’s December already. My parents will be visiting soon, so I need to get ahead of my reviews so I don’t spend all my time working while they’re here, haha!
  • What’s your favorite holiday movie?: We re-watch the entire Harry Potter movie series, which is probably one of my favorite things about the holidays. Following that, The Holiday, duh.

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Such s goofball! Always makes my heart feel filled with love when I look at him 💓

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Sephora $15, $20, and $25 off $50 Loyalty Cards are Out!

Sephora $15, $20, and $25 off $50 Loyalty Cards are Out!

SEPHORA has emailed out loyalty codes to members this morning! You should receive a one-time use code via email that is based on your member status. Beauty insiders will get $15 off $50+ orders, VIBs will get $20 off $50+ orders, and VIBs will get $25 off $50+ orders now through 12/14.

If you need some inspiration…



Also worth mentioning, Urban Decay Naked Smoky has been discounted to $27 again!

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A Few Throw-Ins to Hit $50

I would, in general, say to find something you’d use, wanted to try (travel sizes are a good way to get to the $50 mark if you’re shy), not just anything – if it’s not something you’d use or could gift to someone, then it really takes away from your discount! But here are some $5ish options 🙂



Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Cremes Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Shush, Blush Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new liquid lipstick for spring 2017. It released early (for one day) last week, but it’s slated to return sometime in December. It’s is a liquid lipstick, but it is not the matte kind, so it does not dry down to a flat, matte finish. Here are swatches:

Le Marc Liquid Lip Crèmes

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Tom Ford Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

01/05

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Lust for Life

Tom Ford Lust for Life Shimmer Shot ($45.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and fine, golden pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheerer, liquid highlighter that can be used alone on the high points of the face or mixed in with liquid foundation. Most liquid highlighters tend to be on the sheerer side, like this one, which was semi-sheer, moderately buildable, but the thinner, more water-like texture made it very easy to sheer out further and spread across a large area of skin with minimal color impact and subdued, fine pearl.

The consistency was thicker than pure water, but it never felt heavy on the skin. When I patted it onto cheeks with my fingertip, I saw some color–mostly warmth–and a natural sheen that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The product never fully dried down but wasn’t tacky and did not seem to migrate too much (it wore nicely for about seven hours)–I looked dewy without looking oily. I felt like there was more shimmer to it than some of the sheerer liquid highlighters on the market (Giorgio Armani, Becca) but was still a finer size so that it didn’t look like big chunks of sparkle on the skin. It incorporated well with liquid foundations, though the effect was even more subtle that way (I couldn’t even capture it on camera, but it gave my foundations a slightly dewier finish).

Tom Ford Beauty Shimmer Shot Lust for Life
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

01/07

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

Balm Beach

theBalm Balm Beach Blush ($21.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s the type of color that pairs well with a lot of looks so long as your skin tone is light-medium or fairer (it shows up as a subtle color on my skin tone, and I’m light-medium to medium). I did find that the color darkened just a tad on the skin, but if you are drier, you might get truer-to-pan color.

The consistency was soft, smooth, and slightly firmer in the pan, though it wasn’t too stiff to use. It had good pigmentation, somewhat buildable though never quite opaque, that went on evenly and blended out without issue. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

theBalm Blush Balm Beach
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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