Do you try to recreate or dupe something of interest before purchasing?

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Do you try to recreate or dupe something of interest before purchasing?

Given the nature of what I do here on Temptalia, not so much, but I think if I was a “normal” consumer that I would definitely be inspired by color stories and concepts but be willing to explore them with products I owned first!

— Christine

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Chanel Holiday 2019 Makeup Collection – Les Ornements de Chanel

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Chanel Holiday 2019 Makeup Collection – Les Ornements de Chanel

Gabrielle Chanel adored the splendor and excess of baroque style. For the holiday makeup collection, Lucia Pica draws inspiration from this aesthetic. She dreams up festive, bold, brilliant and sophisticated makeup that, like a jewel, reveals a radiant-looking complexion and enhances your allure.

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ColourPop Fall 2019 Swatches: Pressed Powder Shadows & Pressed Pigments

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ColourPop Fall 2019 Swatches: Pressed Powder Shadows & Pressed Pigments

For the fall, ColourPop added new single shadows--a mix of regular eyeshadows and Pressed Pigments--along with one new Pressed Glitter (Sugar Free). Here are swatches of all 30 new shades! A few shades are repromotes from past releases (but I believe they're new to the single format).

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Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Soleil Glow Drops

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Soleil Glow Drops ($50.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a pale gold with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly dewy, pearly sheen. It had translucent coverage, which was as marketed, that worked well for highlighting high points (as a spot highlighter) and...

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Soleil Glow Drops ($50.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a pale gold with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly dewy, pearly sheen. ...

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Makeup Sales & Deals This Week

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  • Bergdorf GoodmanReceive a gift card with your $500+ purchase, ends 10/21.
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MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches

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MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches

I wanted to make sure to review some of the "key" products (at least, by my guess!) from the new MAC Starring You Collection, which is the brand's big holiday launch, in case they sell out. I expect to receive press samples in the next few weeks, and I meant to order the other Opalescent Powder but...

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Topsy Turvy Set

Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a gold-shimmered, pink blush paired with a deep, berry liquid lipstick. The products can be purchased individually if preferred. Both products were more pigmented than described, which...

Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a gold-shimmered, pink blush paired with a deep, berry liquid...

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What has helped you be successful on a low- or no-buy?

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What has helped you be successful on a low- or no-buy?

Once I’ve really articulated the reasoning behind the low- or no-buy, it helps me see the big picture and get on board (with myself) to really embrace it. This might be a particular goal (spend less here to save for something else) or just feeling saturated in a category (like shoes) and knowing...

— Christine

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