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Here are the top three things I’d like to see done more consistently by more retailers: 1) clear color/finish/pigmentation descriptions (not marketing speak!), 2) ingredient lists, 3) swatches that aren’t edited beyond belief (I get it, make them look pretty, but they should look real, not computer-generated… we might as well go back to hex code-made color blocks).

— Christine
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Thanks to Ruba for today's question!

Have you ever attempted a no- or low-buy? How did it go?

I have not attempted one, but I do keep my purchases in line with my budget so that I’m not spending everything I make on makeup. My first bit of advice for a more successful no- or low-buy is being hyper-aware of WHY you’re doing one and why some other goal is more important right now than buying makeup. I find that setting and articulating my goal(s) helps me reduce spending in other places (in general) in order to meet a more important goal.

— Christine
Thanks to jel888 for today's question!

How do you organize your pre-made eyeshadow palettes?

I keep them in larger plastic bins, since they tend to be an assortment of sizes (width/height/thickness), so my regular chest of drawers doesn’t work well for anything larger than duos/trios/quads. I segment palettes by brand for a few (like Urban Decay) as well as keep permanent palettes in a separate bin to distinguish from limited edition ones. I keep quads and similarly-sized ones arranged by brand, type, and alphabetized (sometimes broken out between limited edition and permanent, if applicable).

— Christine
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Thanks to jel888 for today's question!

How do you organize your cheek products?

I have some go-tos that I have segmented out, which aren’t in any particular order, as it’s about 15-20 products, which are more “wearable” and “everyday” shades that work well with a lot of looks. The rest are organized by brand and by formula in my full storage.

— Christine