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Rant & Rave: NARS

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Rant & Rave: NARS

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NARS

Rave: I love that their seasonal collections are more edited; they feel on-trend but never filled with tons of products just to sell more shades. They have some fantastic products in their range, like complexion products, primers, and lipsticks. Rant: They can be inconsistent in quality from shade to shade, and some of their eyeshadows could be better (in general).

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: ColourPop

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Rant & Rave: ColourPop

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ColourPop

Rave: I love how affordable they are, that they’re on-trend, and they aren’t afraid to release colorful or less traditional shades. Rant: I wish they had a stronger core range of products that stuck around more permanently; even things that are “permanent” seem to disappear after a few months–some shades ARE timeless!

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: Tinted Moisturizer

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Rant & Rave: Tinted Moisturizer

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Tinted Moisturizer

When I feel pretty good about my skin, I enjoy them for quick, slap-on-and-go makeup, but I tend to reach for buildable, medium coverage foundations (whatever I’m currently hooked on) even if I don’t necessarily need the coverage. I wish they had deeper shade ranges/more diverse undertones, though, as most brands have limited shade ranges.

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: Waterproof Mascara

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Rant & Rave: Waterproof Mascara

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Waterproof Mascara

I rarely wear it these days, as it’s not a necessity for me on a day-to-day basis and is usually harder to remove at the end of the day! I love that it exists, and it’s definitely what I’d opt for if I knew I was going to be out and about with possible crying moments!

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: Setting Sprays

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Rant & Rave: Setting Sprays

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Setting Sprays

I spend most of the day indoors or going from car to one air conditioned place, so I don’t find that they’re part of my daily routine. They’re useful for when I’m going to spend more time outside or if I have really, really long day elsewhere. I like when the mists are super fine, but when they aren’t fine, they can make eye makeup go quite awry!

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: Bronzer

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Rant & Rave: Bronzer

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Bronzer

Rave: I love reddish-toned bronzers with a bit of shimmer as they add depth and warmth to my face, and the bit of shimmer makes them easier to blend out overall. Rant: It’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of product and yet most brands treat the color range that way with one shade or if you’re lucky, two to three shades but rarely enough. I also feel like the undertones could be better in general offerings.

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: Liquid Blush

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Rant & Rave: Liquid Blush

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Liquid Blush

Rave: Sometimes they can have a dewier finish and have a more natural look to them as they tend to look like stains. Rant: They tend to take more effort to apply and blend out than a powder blush for me (on average), especially more pigmented formulas as they often pump/disperse way more product than needed (and can be hard to manage getting less out).

— Christine

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