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What brands have you moved on from but still root for?

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What brands have you moved on from but still root for?

I haven’t “moved on” in the sense that I’ve stopped purchasing products or paying attention entirely, but these are brands that I’m *personally* lukewarm about presently but would LOVE for them to turn it around and change my mind: Guerlain, Too Faced, Tom Ford (yes! many faves but less...

— Christine

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What was the last brand you fell out of love with?

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What was the last brand you fell out of love with?

Guerlain! They were always a favorite but for the last few years, I’ve been less and less interested in their offerings (which have felt erratic in timing and often feel like a rehash of past offerings). They’ve discontinued a lot of products without replacing with new formulas, too.

— Christine

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What are your tips for staying on a no- or low-buy?

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What are your tips for staying on a no- or low-buy?

I’ve touched on my tips and tricks in longform with a recent post on curating a makeup collection you love, but I also have a guide to going on a low- or no-buy here.  At a high-level, these are three things that I think help to stick to a serious change in purchasing behavior:

1) Set specific...

— Christine

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What are three beauty-related things that bring a smile to your face?

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What are three beauty-related things that bring a smile to your face?

Applying eyeshadow, especially color, always makes me happy! I love creating different combos by layering gloss and lipstick together. My third is moment where you’ve finished applying your makeup and it all comes together (well, hopefully).

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Do you feel price correlates to quality?

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Do you feel price correlates to quality?

At this point, my experience says not so much when it comes to quality of the product itself. The packaging is likely better in some aspect: more complex/interesting/different, sturdier, and/or heavier, but the actual product? Could be total garbage or a new holy grail.

— Christine

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