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Matte Foundation

I think matte foundation can make skin appear really smooth, but it can also make skin look flat and lifeless, so there’s a fine line between matte and smooth and dull and matte! I also tend to prefer less dewy finishes, as foundations usually get a little dewy after they’re worn for a few hours, so I’d rather start more matte and get to slightly dewy by the end of the day then look like I’m melting!

— Christine

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Setting Spray

Sometimes I am skeptical of their efficacy, but some of them definitely do work, though not necessarily hours upon hours of extended wear! I think figuring out the right distance/amount can be tricky!

— Christine

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Blush Palettes

I think anything over three or four shades starts to be hard to use evenly. The larger the palette, the more variations in color/undertone there might be, and not everyone wants to use every color for blush. They can also get quite large! I prefer trios that are smaller than full-sized but have pans large enough that can be used with most blush/highlighter brushes.

— Christine

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Fall Makeup

Sometimes I feel like there is not much variation on fall color schemes, like it may be one of the less inspired seasons – maybe it’s because more brands focus on holiday line-ups? I’m not sure. I love the earthy, more subdued tones of fall, so it is nice to see them.

— Christine

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Cream Highlighters

They are usually too subtle for my personal preference, but I like how easy they blend out, and they very rarely emphasize pores/skin texture, so they are nice for those who find powder to be too prone to doing those things. I like them mostly for layering with powder highlighters, though.

— Christine

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Powder Bronzers

I think a lot of them are warmer than they need to be! Sometimes they run too orange or too yellow. When you find one that really adds warmth to the skin but doesn’t conflict with your undertones/coloring, it is great, though!

— Christine

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