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Best Products of the Week | October 12th through October 18th

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Best Products of the Week | October 12th through October 18th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week's top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! :)

What was your week in review like?

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite look from the week:
  • Your most used product this week:
  • Any beauty discoveries...

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What’s your process for testing a new fragrance?

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What’s your process for testing a new fragrance?

I like to try it with one or two sprays (depending on the type of fragrance and the brand; some I have enough experience with to know if they’re weaker/stronger) before going heavier. I like to spray on my forearms and see how I like the scent before spraying more freely (it’s easier for me to...

— Christine

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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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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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Have you ever gone on a low- or no-buy?

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Have you ever gone on a low- or no-buy?

I’ve never done a low- or no-buy full-stop for an extended period of time on all beauty products or even larger categories. There are product categories I don’t review often (if at all), and I have tampered down buying products in those areas (like nail polish) quite a bit. I’ve done low-...

— Christine

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Do you time your purchases to coincide with sales?

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Do you time your purchases to coincide with sales?

If I can, yes. If I’m replacing skincare or trying out new skincare, unless it’s urgent (as in I’m out and need it now), I’ll wait until there’s a sale. If I want to review a new formula that’s permanent (so not new) and has a fair number of shades, I’ll try to wait for a sale as...

— Christine

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What do you like about Charlotte Tilbury? What don’t you like?

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What do you like about Charlotte Tilbury? What don’t you like?

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Charlotte Tilbury

I don’t find myself all that drawn to Charlotte Tilbury products off the bat; like I don’t hear about a new release and get particularly excited, but some of my very favorite products are by Charlotte Tilbury (Hollywood Flawless Filter, Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Hollywood Light Wands). The brand has a tendency to release everything in the same wheelhouse, though, and I think they could do a substantially better job releasing color cosmetics that would work on more skin tones.

— Christine

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