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  • Coloured Raine25% off, plus additional 10% off with code TEMPTALIA (excludes Vivid Pigment bundle, Cheers to the Beauty palette), ends 9/23.
  • Macy's15% off beauty & fragrances with code VIP, ends 9/24.
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How to Avoid Clumpy Mascara – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Avoid Clumpy Mascara

Share your best tips and tricks for avoiding clumpy mascara!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Don’t wait too long between coats of mascara; I always find as it dries down, the more prone it is to clumping up.
  2. If you see clumping occur, try to comb through lashes and remove the clumps while wet.
  3. Use a metal lash comb to help separate lashes at the end.
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50% off bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Duos & Quads at ULTA!

ULTA has bareMinerals’ Ready Eyeshadow Quads and Duos on sale–50% off–yes, FIFTY, which makes the duos $10 and the quads $15. I don’t know what kind of magic sorcery is going on, but these are amazing eyeshadows. You can see quads here, duos here, and even the summer quad is on sale.  Time to shop for early gifts, LOL!  You can check out the bareMinerals Swatch Gallery (because most of what I’ve swatched are the Ready eyeshadows) if you need a quick reference!

Updated @ 12:00 PM PST: Looks like the sale is over!

Thank you to reader Por for alerting us!

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Rant & Rave: Makeup Palettes

This Week’s Topic: Makeup Palettes

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about makeup palettes! Do you buy them often or avoid them?

my answer: I love the inherent value of makeup palettes, but sometimes they can contain sub-par products rather than a bunch of stellar ones. You might be able to justify so-so quality because of the price, but I know that I won’t reach for it if it’s not great because I do have products that are great in my stash already.

This Week’s Sales for February 25th, 2013

Get $10 off $50 at Beauty.com!

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), SkinStore (8%)
  • FAB: —
  • GILT: SpaceNK Exclusive Beauty Sets (2/25)
  • HAUTELOOK:  Mario Badescu (2/25), LashFood (2/25), DermaFood (2/25), Orly Gel Nails (2/26), Pur Minerals (2/26), ProSonic (2/27), BH Cosmetics (2/27), Freeze 24-7 (2/27)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Murad (12%), DermStore (10%), philosophy (8%), Drugstore.com (8%)
  • MYHABIT: Actifirm (2/25), Makeup Essentials (2/25), Hairstyling Essentials (2/26), Dead Sea Spa Care (2/26)
  • Rue La La: —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:  20% off exclusive body care, candles, wallflowers, and more with code BBWFEB13, expires 3/3.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $25+ orders. $10 off $50 through THIS LINK, expires 12/31.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases. Two deluxe minis (the POREfessional and total moisture) with $60+ order with code PRIMENPREP, expires 2/28. Free full-size Moon Beam with $75+ order with code MOONRIVER, expires 2/28.
  • BLISS:   Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free shipping with Chubby Stick purchase with code CHUBBY, expires 2/28. Free Quickliner for Eyes Intense mini with any purchase with code CHARCOAL, PLUM, or IVY, 2/24 through 2/26, while supplies last.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members. Free shipping with any $75+ purchase. Free full-size pink lip gloss d’Armani with any $75+ purchase with code GLOSS, expires 2/28.
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on $60+ orders. Receive a deluxe sample of Midnight Recovery Eye and Midnight Recovery Concentrate with your NEW Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Collection purchase with code COPPER, expires 2/25.
  • LANCOME:  4-piece sample + free shipping on $49+ orders with code FEBLANCOME, expires 2/28. 5-piece deluxe sample set + free shipping with $49+ order with code FEBDLUX, expires 2/26.
  • NARS Cosmetics:
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.  Choose your bonus: free gift up to $73 with purchase of two or more Shiseido skincare products, expires 2/28.
  • OJON: Free shipping and free returns.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Free shipping with any purchase, expires 2/25.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR.  Free shipping on $100+ order of cosmetics/fragrances with code BEAUTY5C, expires 3/4.
  • SEPHORA:  (all codes require $25+ purchase!) 3 Bliss Body Butters for $29 with code FAB3, 2/25 only. Free Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme deluxe sample with code PREMIERCRU, expires 3/14. Free Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator deluxe sample with code MINIMIZE, expires 3/13. Free Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum deluxe sample with code DIORMAX, expires 3/13.  [all codes are while supplies last]
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off with code GIFT20, expiration unknown.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • STILA:  20% off your first purchase a new customer with code 1STPURCHASE.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase.
  • ULTA: $3.50 off $10 purchases with code 109526, exclusions may apply.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. Free sample of Forever Youth Liberator Regime with $75+ purchase with code GLOW13, expires 2/28.