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  • Muse Beauty20% off sitewide, ends 10/21.
  • Neiman MarcusReceive up to a $500 gift card with your $200+ purchase with code OCTGC, ends 10/19.

This Week’s Sales for October 8th, 2018

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • b-glowing
    • 30% off Beauty Editor's Picks orders $60 or more with code BEAUTYEDITORS, ends 10/10.
    • 25% off Trending Picks orders $60 or more with code TRENDINGPICKS, ends 10/10.
    • 20% off Skincare featuring SK-II + Sunday Riley + Origins orders $60 or more with code SKINCARE20, ends 10/10.
  • Beauty Brands20% off with code EC15740, ends 10/21.
  • Benefit20% off with code FRIENDS (excludes custom kits, mini stocking stuffers, holiday gift collection), ends 10/11.
  • BH CosmeticsUp to 40% off sitewide, ends 10/14.
  • Bobbi BrownChoose your Free Full Size Lip with $60+, ends 10/21. Get 15% off your first order when you sign up for the mailing list with code WELCOME15, ends 12/31.
  • Buxom20% off with code BFF20, ends 10/14. 15% off next purchase when you sign-up for email list, ends 12/25.
  • ClarisonicSave $224 on Clarisonic’s NEW Smart Profile Brush Head Vault. Get the complete collection of 13 Smart Profile cleansing, blending, and firming heads for $199- a $432 value, ends 11/25.
  • Coloured Raine30% off sitewide (excludes bundles + CttB palette), plus extra 10% off with code TEMPTALIA, ends 10/08. 10% off with code TEMPTALIA (a few products may be excluded), ends 12/31.
  • DermStore20% off with code FAMILY, ends 10/12.
  • DiorReceive a complimentary Dreamskin deluxe miniature with your first Dior.com order with code FIRSTDELUXE, ends 6/01.
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty15% off sitewide, ends 10/16. Sign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • Korres15% off your first purchase when you join Korres' mailing list, ends 12/01.
  • La Roche-Posay10% off first order when you sign-up for email list, ends 12/31.
  • LancomePersonalize Your 10-Piece Gift! Choose 7 deluxe samples on orders $60+. PLUS, select an additional 3 deluxe samples when you spend $95+, ends 10/18.
  • Lord & Taylor15% off beauty (30% off other categories) with code FRIENDS, ends 10/23.
  • MAC CosmeticsJoin MAC Select for 15% off your first purchase plus members-only benefits, ends 12/31.
  • Macy'sAnastasia eyeshadow singles for $6, ends 10/14.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty20% off sitewide, ends 10/09.
  • Pat McGrath Labs10% off with code OOPS10OFF, ends 10/08.
  • Paula's Choice10% off one item, 15% off two items, 25% off three+ items, ends 10/09.
  • Perricone MD25% off sitewide with code FF2018, ends 10/14.
  • Philosophy25% off sitewide with code philofam, ends 10/10. Sign up for email and receive 15% off, ends 12/31.
  • ReviveSign up today for the ReVive Skincare newsletter and enjoy $25 off your $250 purchase, ends 12/31.
  • Sephora
    • Pick up amazing, can’t-live-without-them deals while supplies last. Select products from Becca, Kate Somerville, Sephora Collection & more up to 50% off, ends 10/17.
    • Receive a FREE Ouai wave spray trial size with any $25 purchase with code OUAIVY, ends 11/01.
    • Receive a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil trial size with any $25 purchase with code NORULES, ends 11/02.
    • Most current list of available codes for samples here, ends 12/31.
  • Smashbox15% off your first order with code WELCOME15, ends 12/31. 15% off your next $25+ orders with code THANKYOU15, ends 12/31.
  • Space NKOur Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar (worth $650) Is Yours For Just $250, while supplies last, ends 12/22.
  • Tarte
    • US: $10 full-size mascara with code LASHES; Int'l: 50% off full-size mascara with code LASHES, ends 10/08.
    • 25% off Shape Tape with code SHAPEUP, ends 10/09.
    • Sale on sale, up to 70% off sale items, ends 10/10.
    • 20% off skincare & athleisure with code THIRSTY, ends 10/11.
    • 18% off almost everything with code BDAY, ends 10/12.
    • Free shipping, ends 10/14.
  • Too Faced25% off with code BFF25 (some exclusions), ends 10/13.
  • Ulta30% to 50% off select products from Anastasia, Becca, Tarte, Too Faced & more, see full list here, ends 10/20. Anastasia Eyeshadows 4 for $32, ends 12/31.
  • Violet Voss10% off with code TEMPTALIA (except collaborations), ends 12/31.
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Here are the top three things I’d like to see done more consistently by more retailers: 1) clear color/finish/pigmentation descriptions (not marketing speak!), 2) ingredient lists, 3) swatches that aren’t edited beyond belief (I get it, make them look pretty, but they should look real, not computer-generated… we might as well go back to hex code-made color blocks).

— Christine
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Thanks to Ruba for today's question!

Have you ever attempted a no- or low-buy? How did it go?

I have not attempted one, but I do keep my purchases in line with my budget so that I’m not spending everything I make on makeup. My first bit of advice for a more successful no- or low-buy is being hyper-aware of WHY you’re doing one and why some other goal is more important right now than buying makeup. I find that setting and articulating my goal(s) helps me reduce spending in other places (in general) in order to meet a more important goal.

— Christine

The Best & Worst of Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balms

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Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm  

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is designed to have a “tease of color” with a “lightweight veil of hydration.” The balm has a smooth consistency that glided across my lips without tugging but did not feel overly slippery or wet like some balm-like formulations can. I felt like this made it easier to apply them evenly and had them wear decently–anywhere from two to four hours–and I found that a couple of them stained my lips lightly (most notably, Passion Flower looked significantly pinker on my lips, and it also stained my hand pink when I tried swatching it again to verify!). I found the formula to be moderately moisturizing with coverage that ranged from sheer to medium with the deeper shades having more noticeable color and coverage. I didn’t detect any scent or taste to these.