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What do you like about matte eyeliners? What don't you like?

What do you like about matte eyeliners? What don't you like?

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Matte Eyeliners

I love them! I find I reach for both, though I tend to prefer matte eyeliner for when I want medium-dark to deep colors, whether black or brown or color. Matte eyeliners tend to go on more smoothly and can be more pigmented on average.

— Christine

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What do you like about matte blushes? What don't you like?

What do you like about matte blushes? What don't you like?

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Matte Blushes

I love them in theory, but I tend to prefer blushes that are satin or more shimmery as I find they are more forgiving and easier to apply–they’re more blendable and are less prone to reacting to any natural moisture on my skin!

— Christine

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What do you like about powder highlighters? What don't you like?

What do you like about powder highlighters? What don't you like?

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Powder Highlighters

I love them all! Subtle or glowing from space, I dig. Most highlighter formulas are very blendable and easy enough to work with, so I don’t find I have to worry about application and can just enough the effect. The only downside is when they emphasize skin texture, because it becomes a game of trade-offs for that otherworldly glow!

— Christine

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What do you like about liquid highlighters? What don't you like?

What do you like about liquid highlighters? What don't you like?

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Liquid Highlighters

I love mixing liquid highlighters into my foundation as I find it stretches out whatever base I’m using, adds some luminosity, and is a great way to soften skin texture overall. I don’t tend to use them as a standalone highlighter much as they’re often a little too subtle or prone to wasting product (most pump-mechanisms dispense way too much product!).

— Christine

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What do you like about powder blush? What don't you like?

What do you like about powder blush? What don't you like?

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Powder Blush

Admittedly, most of my favorites are powder blushes, but they tend to have the better longevity in terms of sitting around in a drawer being used a handful of times a year (I don’t keep most of the cream products I tested due to shelf life!). When powder blushes are too dry, they can be harder to apply and blend out, and it can be frustrating to try and fix that type of error/issue.

— Christine

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What do you like about cream blush? What don't you like?

What do you like about cream blush? What don't you like?

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Cream Blush

I love when they have a dewiness to them and some sheerness/buildable coverage, as I find they are more forgiving of skin texture or flakiness. They can be too emollient or prone to dragging/migrating while worn, though.

— Christine

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What do you like about cream eyeshadow? What don't you like?

What do you like about cream eyeshadow? What don't you like?

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Cream Eyeshadow

I love them in theory–like a one and done kind of shade–but I tend to reach for powder eyeshadow 99% of the time. I do enjoy using cream eyeshadows as an eyeshadow base or as eyeliner, though.

— Christine

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What do you like about loose eyeshadow? What don't you like?

What do you like about loose eyeshadow? What don't you like?

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Loose Eyeshadow

I love that they’re often versatile–they can be used wet or dry–but they are usually messier to work with, and there’s the added inconvenience of having to twist open each shade when one uses them.

— Christine

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What do you like about pressed eyeshadow? What don't you like?

What do you like about pressed eyeshadow? What don't you like?

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Pressed Eyeshadow

The only real downside is that they can sometimes be pressed too firmly or too softly, so they’re too stiff or prone to being as messy as a loose eyeshadow but without the intensity/payoff of a loose eyeshadow.

— Christine

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