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Rant & Rave: Spring Collections

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about spring beauty collections!

my answer: Sometimes they can run together when brands stick too closely to typical spring themes (e.g. pastels) – I like when brands mix elements of what you think of when you think of spring with something unusual. I love the textures of spring, though.

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Rant & Rave: Glitter Eyeliner

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Glitter Eyeliner!

my answer: It’s hard to find a glitter eyeliner that doesn’t somehow get into the eye, and depending on the size of the glitter, it can be really irritating and cause so much watering that the look is ruined! But I love the sparkling effect of glitter eyeliner.

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Rant & Rave: Eye Cream

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Eye Cream!

my answer: I’m not sold on the idea of eye cream as a whole; I’m just not convinced they’re necessary if you’re using an effective moisturizer/serum on your face already, though I’m sure they have benefits and work well for some (and less well for others). It’s not something I have in my routine at present based on what I’ve read up until now. My eye area is somewhat sensitive, and nearly every eye cream I’ve tried has burned the eye area–and I’m applying on the orbital bone/eye contour (not directly onto the lid!), which is why the whole face moisturizer/serum makes the most sense for me.

Rant & Rave: Drugstore Skincare

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Drugstore Skincare!

my answer: This is true of high-end, but they can be really obnoxious in scent! Sometimes with sunscreens, the texture doesn’t seem as refined, so it doesn’t apply as smoothly or dry down as quickly. I like the price point, which is a given, but this is really important, because you can use as much as you need–you don’t feel bad using it or feel like you should be conserving it!

Rant & Rave: High-End Skincare

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about High-End Skincare!

my answer: A lot of them are very perfume-y, and when it comes to scents in skincare, I am far more sensitive to them. I think everyone (whether it’s $5 or $50) over-promises on benefits, but when it’s high-end, it can be frustrating when they don’t perform well. I like the texture, though, of a lot of higher-end skincare products.