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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to cream eyeshadow?

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to cream eyeshadow?

I personally prefer more pigmented cream eyeshadows since I’m nearly incapable of doing one-and-done (it’s not really… enjoyable? to me, like my favorite part of doing my makeup is eyeshadow so doing one shade isn’t satisfying–hopefully that makes sense!). The formula has to go on evenly,...

— Christine

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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to highlighter?

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to highlighter?

I like light to intense glow, so anything really subtle ends up being a miss for me. I’m not particular about color or pigmentation level as I find most are forgiving and easy enough to work with. I love a more sparkling/glittery finish but it can’t migrate too much over time.

— Christine

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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to blush?

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to blush?

I’ve found that anything really intense–like a deeper hue–coupled with opaque coverage ends up being something I don’t reach for. I like more light and mid-tone colors and prefer medium, buildable coverage. I also don’t like thinner consistencies and prefer something with more slip or...

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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to foundation?

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to foundation?

The obvious one is that they have to have a close-enough shade match or else it’s hard to wear, but I often mix two shades together, so I am not adverse to that. I’m not a huge fan of really flat, matte and full coverage foundations and tend to reach for more medium, buildable coverage with a...

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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to lipstick?

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to lipstick?

Barring being at a conference or having to talk all day (and not being able to touch-up), I would not wear a formula that was drying often, if at all. I would rather re-apply than have something that lasts eight hours but dries my lips out over time. No matter how lovely a formula is, I find it...

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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to lipgloss?

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to lipgloss?

Milky gloss is usually too prone to settling/streaking, and I definitely find I tend to reach for sparkly/shimmery glosses over other finishes. I don’t mind a little bit of settling–the kind where the shininess of the gloss and/or sparkles is enough to camouflage it. I don’t mind some...

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How do cream (or liquid) eyeshadows fit into your routine?

How do cream (or liquid) eyeshadows fit into your routine?

On a regular basis, they don’t find their way into my looks. I really enjoy them, but I still will reach for powder eyeshadow instead, which makes some sense as I tend to use five hundred shades at once and that’s easier to do with powders.

— Christine

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How often do you follow tutorials or recreate a makeup look you’ve seen?

How often do you follow tutorials or recreate a makeup look you’ve seen?

I’m often testing new products, and if I’m not, then I’m putting together a color combo that I have in my head or to re-use some products I really liked, so I really don’t end up recreating or following tutorials myself.

— Christine

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What makes a luxury purchase “worth it” to you?

What makes a luxury purchase “worth it” to you?

It has to perform well for the purpose I want it for, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be super pigmented or extra long-wearing, but it has work well. It’s extremely rare that I buy a product for its packaging, so as long as packaging is functional, I’m good.

— Christine

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