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When I first started buying makeup, I bought more back-ups, but after realizing that I never finish anything and there is always something newer and more interesting on the horizon, I am pretty good about now doing so. There are only a few exceptional products that I have bought back-ups for in the past few years, and they’ve been holy grail shades for me (two that I can remember are Guerlain Gems and Chanel Dragon).

— Christine

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Hourglass Gypsy Eyeshadow Duo on eyes with Burberry Trench to highlight the brow bone, Bobbi Brown Chocolate Eyeliner, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation, Guerlain Voilettes Mineral Powder to set, and whatever gloss/lipstick is nearby. Five minutes!

— Christine

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They can definitely be suitable for everyday–it just simply depends on the look you’re going for! There are subtle lash styles as well as more dramatic ones, and either can be appropriate, but it has to make sense with the actual eye makeup you have on. Where you’re going may also play a role – for some, dramatic lashes in the work place may not fly!

— Christine

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If it’s heavier eye makeup, I typically use a cleansing oil (which one simply depends on what I have on hand or what I’m testing, but my default is shu uemura’s). If it’s a lot of long-wearing eye makeup, I will also use a separate eye makeup remover after I’ve done my face with a product like Lancome Bi-Facil. For lighter makeup, a lot of cleansers breakdown the majority of the product, and then I’ll use a toner afterward to ensure the rest is off (as well as around the edges of my face).

— Christine

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