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Do you give or receive a lot of beauty-related gifts?

I don’t receive them, since the last thing I need are MORE beauty products. I always gift my grandmother Chanel No. 5 products, like body wash or soap. My mom, who isn’t into beauty and would never, ever spend the money on it herself, I get her La Mer Moisturizer because she really loves it (and... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What product turned out to be an unexpected workhorse for you?

Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack/Mo’ Hunny duo! I ended up using that quite frequently — it has just the right depth of color, finish, and undertone to give me some oomph to my cheeks without adding a lot of contrasting color. It wasn’t the type of color that I thought I’d reach for often but go... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What was the last product you purchased more for packaging/theme than the product?

I can’t recall! I am not much of a packaging person – I am always more interested in the contents! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Has a pet ever destroyed any products?

Thankfully, no! I don’t recall Mellan doing so (he was pretty good about those things!), and we gated Winnie from being able to access areas that had a lot of makeup in more accessible places. So far… so good with Winnie! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Winnie, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Mellan, Winnie Christine


Do you have a signature scent?

If I did, it’d probably be Tom Ford Oud Wood, but I definitely don’t wear any scent consistently enough for anyone to actually associate it with me. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Tom Ford Oud Wood


How do you select what fragrance to wear?

In our closet, we have some small shelves that I’ve put various fragrances on–maybe a dozen or so–and then I swap them out every so often. There’s no real rhyme or reason on how I pick one over the other, though, just that I like the scent. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What type of formula do you prefer for a fragrance? (Parfum, Toilette, etc.)

Eau de Parfum for me! I find it gives me the level of intensity and longevity I prefer. Like if I put on perfume, I want to put on perfume. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What kind of notes are you drawn to in a fragrance?

I like woodier, spicier scents for sure, and I tend to like a little vanilla in the dry down to add some sweetness. Floral tends to tickle my nose in a bad way. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What's your go-to fragance for autumn?

Tom Ford Plum Japonais or Amber Absolute! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Do you leave reviews for products you've tried?

NO, NEVER!! Obviously, I write reviews for Temptalia. I very seldom leave reviews on retailer sites, though, but you know, I’m kind of dedicated to reviewing here so doing more seems unreasonable! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What are your favorite types of holiday releases?

I love travel-sized sets of products that already last awhile, like blush, single eyeshadows, etc. I also love the influx in shimmer/sparkle! I also like when luxury-priced brands release more “affordable” options during the holiday season. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What are your least favorite types of holiday releases?

I’m not a fan of most mega-palettes that get launched–they often feel like they don’t receive as much planning/effort as other launches, so they often under-perform as a result. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What would you love to see this holiday season?

I’d love to see more red lipstick with shimmer! I don’t know why shimmery red lipsticks aren’t more forthcoming during the holiday season. I really hope for a Celestial Divinity II (or similar) from Pat McGrath. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What helps you determine if a review is trustworthy?

If I’m looking at reviews on a retailer, I look for longer reviews that are more in-depth and detailed – usually not using exaggerations when describing product performance. If it’s more of an individual person, then I like to go back to reviews of products I have tried in the past, which... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Do you reach for different colors during autumn?

Nope, not personally, though the nature of wearing newly-released products means that I tend to wear whatever brands have deemed trendy at the moment. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


What is your most repurchased hair care product?

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Dry Shampoo, which is long discontinued now, but I went through bottles of that! I still have some, lol! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Elizabeth James Nirvana Dry Shampoo


What is your most repurchased skincare product?

One of these: Biologique Recherge PIGM400, Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, or Sunday Riley UFO Oil. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What is your most repurchased makeup product?

Ooh, I am not sure exactly, but definitely one of these: Anastasia Dipbrow, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Pencil. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What do you look for in a cheek color review?

I want to know if it was applied on bare skin or foundation, and if it was reactive when applied on top of any base/bare skin. I like understanding how buildable/easily buildable the formula is because I don’t love super-pigmented blush/bronzer that has to be gingerly used. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What do you look for in an eyeshadow review?

I like knowing the pigmentation, whether the texture is firmer/softer (and if there was fallout), and what application method seemed to work the best. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What do you look for in a foundation review?

I want to know someone has worn it multiple times on different occasions; I’ve found that week-to-week, a foundation might look great one week and less-great another week just based on how my skin is on a given day. I also like to see how it pairs with other products one uses–like were there... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What do you look for in a lipstick review?

I want to know about the opacity, how it feels on, whether it feathers/settles, and how hydrating (or not) the formula felt. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What do you look for in a perfume review?

It’s important to know what the scent transform to and wears mostly as rather than just reading a list of notes. I don’t really care about what the scent evokes for the wearer myself, and most fragrances last pretty well on me, so lack of longevity on someone else doesn’t usually make me more... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What do you look for in a skincare review?

I personally don’t get a lot of value out of most skincare reviews… I think it’s because it is really hard to test real efficacy and it can really just depend on one’s skin/concerns. I’ll look for things like what the scent is like or if a lot of people didn’t like it. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What was the last nail polish you wore?

ILNP Champagne Blush — a darker, pinky mauve with pearl. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What lip formula do you wish came in more shades/options?

The new UD Vice reformulation is still a great lipstick, so it’s likely to be my new go-to with respect to a favorite formula, but the prior range was so much more nuanced and expanded. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What cheek formula do you wish came in more shades/options?

Since Marc Jacobs Air Blush was discontinued, because that’s the one I’d normally say… CoverFX Monochromatic Duos are a range I’d love to see expanded! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Marc Jacobs Air Blush


What was the last cheek product that caught your eye? Did you resist or give in?

The new Dior highlighters — it’s always been a good formula… like even 10 years? ago when I reviewed it. There’s been some evolution over time, but I don’t recall ever finding one to be bad! I did purchase all shades to review, but lucky me, easy to justify! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What was the last lip product that caught your eye? Did you resist or give in?

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks (a reformulation) because the original Vice range was a favorite, so indeed, I did give in! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What was the last base/complexion product that caught your eye? Did you resist or give in?

AURIC Morganite 2.0! The undertone of it is so perfect. For me, this is a base product as I have been using the formula (this shade or another) mixed in with my foundation since they released. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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