Fiona Stiles Is Low-Key Some Of The Best Makeup That’s Being Discontinued…

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When Fiona Stiles hit Ulta about…I wanna say maybe a year and a half ago? I was intrigued. I liked the look of the packaging, and the colour combinations looked interesting. But…I’d never heard of Fiona Stiles. Like who was this chick and why was I supposed to care that she had a makeup line now? The price point became the second issue for me. I’m not about to drop almost forty dollars on a single product from a brand that I know nothing about, that’s barely been reviewed. Nah.

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@Ulta + NYX July Birthday Gift & Why We Should All Be Pissed

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I’ve stated repeatedly that if not for being able to find more of the high end brands that I prefer at Sephora and Sephora’s own collection, I’d probably shop at Ulta exclusively. They have a much better rewards programs, it’s light years ahead of Sephora’s. But I also like their high-end, low-end model because it’s a one stop shop. One of the programs that both retailers have and suck at is the birthday rewards program. Sephora has recently gotten marginally by better offering multiple choices, but it’s still geared towards pale people. Ulta? Well…

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Sephora Cool Neutral + Editorial Pro Palettes

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Y’all, I went and did a whole a$$ Sephora collection haul in the last few weeks. That’s what I seemed to be in the mood for. I got some lip stuff. Some face stuff. Some eye stuff. Just a whole lot of stuff. One of the first items that I purchased was two of the new Pro Palettes. I got the Neutral Cool palette and the Editorial. I almost got all three and picked up the Warm Palette as well, but a little voice of reason prevailed reminding me that I look trash in warm shades that aren’t foundation.

Now everyone is losing their minds over the warm palette. Just about every review I’ve seen features that palette or the Editorial, but surprisingly enough, not the cool. This is really a shame because once I got past the initial dissatisfaction of the seemingly boring colours, that palette is stellar.

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New!! Ulta Matte Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette.

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I really got this palette because just about everyone was going nuts about it, comparing it to higher end brands and saying it was just as good or better than some. I also got it because I love matte shadows, but I definitely don’t have enough neutral shades. I’ve had pretty shite experiences with Ulta full palettes, the little quads that sometimes come as GWP are generally great, but for some reason the formula doesn’t seem to translate to larger pans.

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To Faced Cyber Monday 2015 Mystery Grab Bag.

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Yup, I did it again this year. I mean after last year, I kinda had to didn’t I? I figured it could go one of two ways, I would absolutely love everything that was in it. Or hate it with a passion, not really an in between with this one at all.

I wasn’t all that worried, because generally speaking, Too Faced tends to be inclusive colour-wise, they tend to mostly swing cool toned, but usually darker skinned ladies and fair ladies are represented.

Now, while I didn’t love everything that was in the bag, I didn’t hate any of it either. It was more a case of most of those items not being things that I would pick for myself. This year the bag was advertised as having a value of $137, and costs $4 more than last year at $39. I was able to stack it with a 20% off coupon and got the mystery bag and one other product for a total of $47 with free shipping as the mystery bag always ships free.

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Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Palettes.

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I’ve been doing a lot of high end hauling lately, and while it’s been fun discovering the benefits, differences and advantages of luxury products, I realise that not everyone can or is willing to hand over hundreds of dollars for just a few pieces. Trust me, I’m also a fan of getting a whole bunch of stuff for $80 versus just getting one thing. When my boxes arrive and I open them to a bunch of stuff, my happy place gets happier. So I decided to take it down a thousand and bring you guys some really awesome drugstore products that only really differ from higher end ones in the form of their price tags, starting with these.

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