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Matte Eyeshadow

The softer and more blendable a formula is, the more powdery and less pigmented it is, so there are a lot more trade-offs to get the right coverage level while still ensuring it’s easy to work with!

— Christine

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Tinted Lip Balm

As a personal preference, it’s not really a product I see myself reaching for. I tend to reach for lip gloss or lipstick in my “down” time, so it’s not a product that I feel that strongly about. I see its place, though, so I also don’t have any issues with it! I do want to see that the lip balm is hydrating, not just sheer and balmy but lacking the moisturizing properties of a true lip balm.

— Christine

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

As more and more brands participate, it can get overwhelming and feel like just too much… that I almost end up opting out because I don’t know where my money should go! I also get annoyed when brands are more opaque about their offerings so you don’t feel confident buying on Black Friday because Cyber Monday offers might be better… I’d just rather consistent messaging for the weekend period or else offering very different deals on the respective dates.

— Christine

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Metallic Lipstick

LOVE! I love a good shimmery lipstick, whether it’s finer pearl or larger glitter. I am just so dazzled by sparkle, haha! The downsides of metallic lipsticks are when they emphasize lip texture too much or feel too dry/gritty going on.

— Christine

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Makeup Tutorials

I love when steps are explained well and you don’t feel like it’s glossed over too many of the smaller steps (ones that often someone who is moderately experienced may take as given). I’m not a fan of tutorials that go too far off on a tangent (unless it’s stated to be that way, e.g. a get-ready-with-me style video I’d expect very different language from than a true tutorial!).

— Christine

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Glitter

I like it in lip products the most, particularly lip glosses, but find it most annoying to deal with in powder eyeshadows, though I certainly enjoy the look of glitter and sparkle just about anywhere–eyes, cheeks, lips!

— Christine