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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

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Holiday Lip Sets

Of all the holiday sets and kits, lip-based ones are my favorite because they usually perform consistently with permanent counterparts/formulas and offer more for the money (whether paying less or just getting more shades for the money). The downside is that sometimes the packaging feels flimsy or the bullet can break too easily because it’s so small (for lipstick).

— Christine

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Holiday Cheek Palettes

I like duos and trios but more than that starts to feel a bit overkill and often runs into the problem of trying to cater toward more skin tones but then not really catering toward any particular one. But you know, if they’re good? They’re still nice overall.

— Christine