The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.

I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic. 

 

I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use. 

 

I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile. 

 

Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.upload_5938777889175560105.gif

 

Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.

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It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off... 

 

Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:

 

What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?

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@pinyo dang!! you got some good mileage on that cream.. do you remember which one it was (and did you like it)? I've been avoiding tatcha skincare just in case i fall in love with them ($$$), but that makes me want to give them a shot.. Smiley Very Happy

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I loveeeeeed it! It was the overnight something something. The one that's jiggly like jello. Although I love it, I've found products that are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper and gave me the same glorious results. @whitepolkydots

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@whitepolkydots I started doing this with a few of my more pricy skincare items last year to find out how many uses were in them in order to determine if they were worth it to me.

 

I do it differently depending on whether it's a daily use or occasional use product.  If it's daily, I write the date I opened it on the packaging and then do the math once I finish it. 

 

If it's a more occasional use item (like a face mask, for instance) I make a little pen mark on the label every time I use it, and then tally up the scratches when the bottle is empty.  Smiley Very Happy

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This is a stellar idea. I was considering trying something like this comparing the moisturizer I use now with the one I used to use that was like a third the price. I rationalize the purchase of my current one, Caudalie Premier Cru Creme Richie, stating it lasts way longer than the Origins Make a Difference +. But I never really checked if that was true or not. It just "felt" like I had to use more of the Origins to get the same moisture level. 

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@Mochapj i've been doing the first method! i put away all my other AM moisturizers to avoid temptations, but on weekends my brain still wanders. So right now I have a date & two tick marks on my tub Smiley Tongue

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Does anyone know where I could purchase this beautiful highlighter in the U.S. Smiley Sad

 

I believe it's called "Rose Prosecco" by Primark.

 

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I thought this picture was added to my first post replying. Mobile site strikes again

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That is so pretty! I was looking at that highlighter and the unicorn brushes they had.

 

I wish they had Primark on the west coast! 

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I have one extra let me know if you want it and I'll ship it to you next week when I'm back from spring break 😎 @Karmatic 

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YOU ARE LITERALLY AN ANGEL. @YoiFran

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@YoiFran OMG really? Thank you so much and I just PMed you!

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@myumew Got it! Send me your address 😊

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I have a primark store nearby. I will stop on my way home and check for it 😊 @myumew

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I'm so jealous! I wish I lived near one.. Smiley Sad BTW I would seriously be down to buy one from you LOL unless you're already serious.. @YoiFran

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@myumew I got one for you one for me. Send me a PM with your mailing address 😊

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I didn't see that one on there website. But it looks like they have some stores in in the North Eastern US.

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Will Sephora be getting the Bobbi Brown longwear  waterproof liner?

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For all you Nars lovers and concealer junkies, I wanted to ask what your thoughts were on the new Soft Matte Complete concealer?

 

My under eyes are somewhat normal/oily (they're definitely not dry) with a few creases. I disliked RCC for my under eyes because it was too thick and the shade Custard was too dark.

 

I've swatched the new concealers at Sephora and they feel like a dream, but I don't know how it compares to RCC. I like Mac Pro Longwear concealer with a brush. Is Soft Matte a better under eye concealer or more so for the face? And is it a forgiving matte finish, or not suitable for my overall dry skin?

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Thank you for the feedback, @pinyo @starrysilver. My sister recently got SMCC so I might play around with hers and see. I adore the lightweight texture, it's a dream to blend out so I really hope it works out. If not I've been eyeing Shape Tape...

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@Melissa136

 

i actually love the rcc for my under eyes, I don't have creasing problems, but I also set it with powder. I too have oily eyes. 

 

For the smcc, I find it thicker and much more full coverage than rcc. A knowledgeable (she seemed super knowledgeable) NARS rep talked to me in depth about the two concealers and said that rcc is better for under the eyes, while smcc is awesome for the face. 

 

I definitely think it's a preference thing---you should try to grab a sample. I personally didn't like how much thicker smcc and I'm okay with my blemishes slightly peeking through rcc, so I couldn't justify buying. 

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@Melissa136 I actually have really weird skin- so oily, but dry under my eyes with deep lines.  but I LOVE the soft matte concealer.  It feels so lightweight, but it covers everything and blends nicely.  It barely even creases on me when I set it with a little powder, which is rare!  (I don't know how it performs if you don't set it, because I can never get away with that)

 

I really think it's great for use all over.  I sometimes do that too.