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What was your first eyeshadow palette? How do you feel about it now?

What was your first eyeshadow palette? How do you feel about it now?

I don’t remember the exact palette, but I’m pretty sure it was a MAC holiday palette, likely around 2005! I still think they were some of the brand’s better holiday palettes/quads re: quality relative to what came years later, so I’d probably enjoy it enough but wouldn’t be wowed.

— Christine

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What was your first makeup product? How do you feel about it now?

What was your first makeup product? How do you feel about it now?

It was either Benefit Show Offs (loose, shimmery eyeshadows) or a few MAC eyeshadows (I think Bronze, Antiqued, maybe Goldmine?). I actually still love all those MAC eyeshadows, but it’s been a minute since I’ve thought about Show Offs. I think I’d like them still but wouldn’t use them due...

— Christine

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If you had to, which blush would you let go of first?

If you had to, which blush would you let go of first?

Obviously, I have a bajillion, so I could pick a dozen and close my eyes and probably not really miss them, LOL! I enjoy and wear a lot of shades, generally, so I think for me I would look for formulas that are hard to blend and probably limit to just a few deeper red/fuchsia kind of shades (because...

— Christine

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If you had to, what lipstick would you let go of first?

If you had to, what lipstick would you let go of first?

Though I don’t keep most of them (especially from non-core brands, e.g. MAC or NARS), any and all liquid lipsticks that dry down and are drying can pretty much take a hike! In an alternate universe, I’d keep maybe two or three for that ultra-rare occasion where I’d sacrifice comfort for...

— Christine

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How do your expectations change as price goes up?

How do your expectations change as price goes up?

I have less room to forgive–on a personal level, not with respect to reviews–weaknesses in a product. The higher the cost, the less a brand can justify missing; it has to do what it says it’s supposed to and do it well with less and less room for error!

— Christine

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