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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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I’m lucky to be on the west coast, so a lot of times I only have to stay up til 9-10PM, which isn’t bad at all. I’ve been around for many a MAC launch, though I’ve certainly been at the computer at 5AM to catch products like Marine Life. I’ve never stayed up – but I will check for a a really big launch every time I wake up (I am a light sleeper, so I usually wake up five times a night).

— Christine

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I have large dressers that have sixteen drawers each, which house the majority of what I have. Inside each drawer, I use shallow and deep clear drawer organizers from The Container Store. I also have large bookshelves that hold equally large clear plastic containers for to-be-reviewed products. I organize by brand when there’s enough product that it makes sense to do so, but when there’s not, I will group the odd ones out (e.g. I have one container that holds various high-end lipglosses).

— Christine

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