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NARS

I like that they release both limited edition and permanent shade extensions, which I feel offers the best of both worlds–room to experiment but not everything is a mad dash. I also feel like they have been listening to customers and complaints, as we are not seeing Orgasm/Laguna QUITE as often in sets! I’m not a huge fan of their standard eyeshadow range–I think it could be upgraded and reformulated for sure.

— Christine

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Tarte

I like that they have started to branch out a bit more–at least we’re seeing some deeper lip colors–but I’d like to see them do that across products, like eyeshadow, blush, concealer ranges, etc. I do feel like they are trying to respond to customers, as they had a pretty quick turnaround of additional shades of Shape Tape, after it got popular. I wish they’d put out less mega sets and curate higher quality sets that are smaller but better and more functional.

— Christine

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Too Faced

I think they’ve committed to their aesthetic, which is always admirable. They have some good products, but I feel like they can spend too much time on packaging/themes and seemingly, not enough time on quality when it comes to LE releases, palettes, sets, etc.

— Christine

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Double-Ended Brushes

As someone who stores their brushes standing up, I’m not a fan, because no matter how good it is, I just don’t use them. If I keep any within my reach, I only use one side!

— Christine

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Sheet Masks

I love that you don’t have to worry about shelf life after opening, since they’re typically (always?) sold individually, and it’s always just the right amount of product going onto the face. Of course, there is more waste from single-use anything, so that’s the downside.

— Christine

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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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