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Brush Sets

When they’re full-sized, I like them, because you can often save a little money compared to buying them separately. I prefer smaller brush sets (3-7 brushes), rather than mega-sets, as mega sets often include shapes/sizes that I would rarely use.  I’m not a fan of minis/travel-sets in general as they tend to be lower in quality, even though I’d love to see more short-handled options out there.

— Christine

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Liquid Lipstick

I love how long they can wear for, but most formulas are at least somewhat drying during the wear!  I love when they’re really pigmented and don’t dry down instantly (but don’t take forever to dry either!). 

— Christine

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Finishing Powders

Sometimes they are hard to see, except in person, but they can have a really lovely effect by imparting a more natural finish to the skin that setting powder can often mattify.

— Christine

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Lip Scrubs

I love them, but they’re super easy to make yourself, so it feels like a real indulgence spending $10+ on one.  They always sell them in jars that are really quite large and take forever to finish! But I love the effect they have on my lips.  

— Christine

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Blush Palettes

I think that they rarely suit a wide variety of skin tones, so I wish when brands did one, they’d consider at least releasing two, if not three, varieties.  Whether they split it up by skin tone (light, medium, dark) or by undertone (cool and warm), it would go a long way. Most blush palettes feel like a variety of pinks and corals that run warmer.

— Christine

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Brown Mascara

On my black lashes, it doesn’t usually look brown, just murky black. I like the concept, though, and I think it should work better for those with naturally lighter-colored lashes.

— Christine

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