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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

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Glitter

Rave: sparkly and pretty. Rant: often difficult to remove, can be difficult to find eye-safe versions of for the eyes!

— Christine

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Matte Eyeshadow

I NEED them to be blendabable and have enough binder in them to adhere without getting sheer or uneven! When they’re good, they’re great, but when they’re lower quality, I find they’re one of the harder products to “make work.”

— Christine

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Matte Blush

Matte blush is often very pigmented, but my personal preference is for something with a little more sheen to it (even just a little bit) so it doesn’t look flat on me.

— Christine

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