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Tough one for me since I tend to try things as they release so before they’re really overrated… but here are ones I think might fall under that umbrella looking back: Anastasia Blush Trios (textures were often troublesome), Smashbox Cover Shot Palettes (hit or miss for me), Fenty Galaxy Palette (it’s fun, but it can be a lot of work to use), Pat McGrath Lipglosses (good but not as ground-breaking/improved upon compared to other glosses), Too Faced Just Peachy (better than anticipated but not stellar).

— Christine
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Expensive isn’t always better–you don’t always get what you pay for, and exaggerated claims abound in the industry. The first bit resonates me as I’ve tried a plethora of products from affordable to jaw-dropping in price, and aside from efficacy for the price, I’ve also come to appreciate that I have to feel OK to use what I bought… I don’t want to ration my moisturizer because it was sooo expensive–I want to use what I need comfortably.

— Christine
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I’d opt for something fresh-faced, luminous but not oily, and neutral all-around. Very “no makeup” makeup but certainly a lot more than one would think, haha. Unless, of course, it was an interview that was driven by makeup skills, then I’d go much bolder/colorful as appropriate, but generally, I’d do a lot less on an interview and wait to see what the environment/culture was like inside.

— Christine

If I’m going to be outside a lot, particularly in heat or doing a more physical activity, then I’ll probably wear a lot less and go for minimal makeup and opt for waterproof mascara/eyeliner and a long-wear lip color (like a liquid matte) or else a gloss that can be reapplied without a mirror. If it’s indoors, then I build in layers and use a mix of creams and powders along with primers. I’ll also take a powder to touch-up with!

— Christine