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What three lipstick shades would you love to create?

What three lipstick shades would you love to create?

Medium-dark ruby red with pearl in a glossier finish that doesn’t get all over your face. A medium-dark, pink-coral base with pink-to-gold shift. Muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle pearl. Really I am just recreating the favorites I’ve lost over the years — Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure...

— Christine

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What makes a product worth keeping?

What makes a product worth keeping?

On a personal level, quality has to be exceptional (or the color/finish very unique). More generally, I tend to keep permanent lines of products from popular brands, but I don’t keep most cream/gel-based formulas (like eyeliner, blush, highlighter, etc.) as I don’t find I need to go back into...

— Christine

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Does price indicate quality in your experience?

Does price indicate quality in your experience?

Definitely not–I have had plenty of high-end and luxury-priced flops and lots of budget-friendly winners. There are also indies, of course, that are often less expensive than most mid-end and high-end brands and are known for excellent quality, too. I’ve found that price is often reflective of...

— Christine

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How do you resist the urge to impulse purchase?

How do you resist the urge to impulse purchase?

For the most part, I don’t have to “control” the urge since I tend to buy new releases when they launch. For the occasions where I see a new brand that I haven’t heard of, I try to follow them on social and see how they present themselves, do some research to see if there are any issues from...

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How do you handle criticism of your makeup collection?

How do you handle criticism of your makeup collection?

I feel like it’s so rare to hear criticism now; I think when beauty blogging was newer and YouTube wasn’t so popular, having as much as I do was really jarring. Now, I think a lot of people understand why I have as much as I do and no longer even want that much, LOL! I don’t even add much to...

— Christine

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