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Generally, I like supporting the people who actually create, rather than just copy others (so not coincidental duping). If it seemed like one brand was just copying another, then I’d want the original, whether I paid or not. It’s the same way I feel about designer products – buy the real thing, not the knock-offs (though it’s really a different, more serious issue that encompasses more far-reaching consequences). I totally get dupes, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying a dupe rather than the original. They can provide a wider group of people access to a product that is overpriced as well as provide an alternative when the original product was limited edition.

— Christine

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It depends on my mood! If I’m just impulsively checking out what’s new, then I’d rather go to a counter so I can see lots of different brands and products. If I’m looking to shop from a specific brand, I like stores better – only because I feel like you’re for sure going to get dedicated service by someone who’s trained in the brand.

— Christine

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Now, I barely have any access (in person) to any beauty brands, since I live an hour or further away from the beauty counters, but half the time online launches products before counters even receive them! I’d love to have better access to MUFE’s full range of products, Inglot, and high-end brands like Edward Bess, Le Metier de Beaute, etc.

— Christine

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To an extent, yes, they absolutely do. Both by knowing what’s coming out to knowing the second it’s launched on a website, you might feel more compelled to buy an item that seems like a winner right away in fear it will be sold out if you wait. On the other hand, it does enable everyone to do a little more research before clicking “checkout.” Maybe you’re totally in love with this lipstick, but you decide to do a quick google search for a review/swatch and turns out, it sucks majorly, so that puts a downer on purchasing it. Overall, I think it encourages, though.

— Christine

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