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Cheek/Lip Stains

They’re almost always a product that performs well for one but not both, so I’d rather buy a unitasker in this instance. It’s hard to get something that’s hydrating/emollient for lips that doesn’t then slide off on cheeks!

-- Christine

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Wet/Dry Eyeshadow

I don’t mind if I have to use an eyeshadow with a damp brush, but then the eyeshadow needs to stay intense even when it dries down–if it looks faded, then it’s an extra, unnecessary step! I do prefer eyeshadow that is still semi-opaque dry, though, as it is easier to use and build-up or blend with damp eyeshadow.

-- Christine

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Lipstick Sets

Full sets are amazing (assuming there is some incentive for purchasing those colors altogether), and I like minis that aren’t too small. When they’re minis, I just don’t want them to be so small that the bullet easily breaks from the base.

-- Christine

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Gift with Purchases

It’s pretty rare that I’m excited for one, but I tend to lose really small samples like deluxe sized skincare packets or the like. I probably have enough makeup bags for six or seven generations. I like when they’re larger, more travel-friendly sized versions of products I already love, because then those are useful for traveling by plane. If it’s a single full-sized product, I think that is nice as well.

-- Christine

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Liquid Eyeliner

I like ones that are really smooth and fluid, where you don’t have to go over the same line once. I definitely prefer more of the felt-tip or calligraphy pen style applicators over the traditional brush!

-- Christine