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Deals Too Good to Pass Up 2023

Thank you to @itscarin for reviving the thread for 2021/2022 as well as @notcreative for the OG incarnation and website (same name).


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"This thread will be for posting deals too good to pass up!  In this thread, please keep deals on topic - mainstream/"prestige" beauty only.  Please post deals you really love, and think others will love, too!


Help us keep this thread fun and interactive.  If a deal has already been posted, please do not post the same deal a second time.  This will keep the thread easy to read."


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I've never tried this brand but I think some people on BIC have.




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Here is the email I received this am @makeitup305 . Tagged you guys on the thread as well. ☺️



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@makeitup305 I've definitely been curious about some of the products from Violette_Fr and I'd love to hear anyone else's feedback!

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@CookieGirl1  I only have 2 of her products and I bought them earlier this month. But @Sunnysmom probably has a good sized collection. In fact, I’m pretty sure she started a brand thread… searching… ah: The VIOLETTE_FR Thread . 

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Thanks @WinglessOne ! How are you liking your new stuff? Good promo going on right now. I tagged you guys on the thread. @CookieGirl1 @makeitup305 . I do enjoy some of her products. The lip balms and blush are soft and easy. Liquid lips vibrant and can be built up or blurred. I’ve not tried full sizes of the skincare but samples seemed decent. Fragrance is ok, not my favorite but if you love a musky scent you would like it a lot. I’m trying to think of others who have used her line too. @eshoe I think has? I’ll check. 😊


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@makeitup305 the perfume oil is interesting, definitely not a blind buy (as I did, but no regrets!). The scent itself is soft enough, it reminds me of play-doh, ironically.

The roller-ball does not elicit enough product, unfortunately. I set it on my coffee table so it would have regular use, but I find myself frustrated every time I use it as the roller ball seems to forget to disperse the oil! Not a bad scent, just different. I really do wish I could enjoy it more.


The Boum-Boum Milk is my favorite from her. It works as a mist, hydrating toner, light serum, etc. I like it between wash-off and sheet mask for extra moisture this time of the year, especially. @Sunnysmom @WinglessOne @CookieGirl1 

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Play-doh @eshoe ! Could be ! It’s def different and unique. I guess I wasn’t expecting it to smell that way. Lol not in a bad way just different. I’ve yet to buy Boum Boum MIlk. Still want to. I’m thinking it’s like an Essence? I love Chanel’s and can’t get past it tho it’s not milky ish like this one. Maybe like rhode’s new one too. 🤔. Thanks for your comments! 💞 

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@Sunnysmom I know, sounds very silly...and it of course has more depth than that - but it's the first 'note' that hits me 😂 It is gourmand, and very soft!


Yes, I would say the Boum-Boum is more like an essence. I love it; it is the first milky mist I tried and I fell in love with it. Just as I was nearing the end, it started to go off, I would say around the 1-1/2 year mark. You could definitely finish it much sooner, I just had a few rotating products. Next time, I will concentrate on just enjoying it more, because it really is lovely 😊 

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No no @eshoe , it definitely does not sound silly at all!! I couldn’t really identify what it was and this was a little💡 moment! Lol. Your nose is much better than mine as well as I have an awful time identifying scents. I’m truly a rookie and very simplistic in how I describe them! Also now that you said that I can think of some others that can tend to remind me of play-doh! Ok, well it looks like I should try the Boum-Boum now or soon! ☺️ I do have an essence that I’m sure is prob a bit past its prime tho it smells fine but it’s taking me forever to get through it. Grr. I’m glad it’s apparently still ok.

Oh, did I ask you what the Boum-Boum scent was? Or maybe you mentioned it earlier. I’ll revisit your remarks! 🥰

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@Sunnysmom trailing back into my scent memory, Boum-Boum milk was nothing if a simple, slightly oily scent. By that I mean it was noticeable when it went off, but other than that, it was fairly unobtrusive. Just a comfy, cozy hydrating drench 🥰

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That’s very good to know thank you @eshoe ! 🤗 It sounds nice. I was trying to behave so I didn’t buy much of anything for BF/Cyber M etc but now I’m kind of wishing I had! Lol. Oh well. There’s always another promo! 

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There will ALWAYS be another sale, @Sunnysmom - no worries there 😉

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@eshoe thanks for the info! Idk if there's anything from them that I intrigues me enough to buy. It's like Glossier and About Face had a baby lol

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Ok I have never heard of About Face so I am about to go down a rabbit trail @makeitup305  

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@eshoe it's Halsey's brand. They now carry it at Ulta. I haven't tried anything from them yet. 

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@Sunnysmom  @CookieGirl1  Thoughts on the 2 items I have: 


Bisou Balm shade Sucette - LOVE this raspberry color. Too drying for me to wear without a petrolatum balm (Aquaphor Ointment for me) underneath. Works well over balm, though. Sheer but buildable to demi-sheer; you won’t get opaque coverage. Gives a very soft velvet matte finish. No weird, strong, or otherwise obnoxious smaste. Not the best longevity, but I don’t expect that from anything marketed as a sheer balm. It does hold up decently to coffee. Sucette has lived in my purse all month and I’ve worn it several times now. The Bisou Balm formula makes a lot more sense to me than NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm, now that I’ve tested both. 


Yeux Paint shade Bleu de Minuit - dries down too fast. Both times I used it, I wasn’t able to finish blending this shade on my lids before it locked down. Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix - Multi-Use Eye, Cheek & Lip Waterproof Liquid Pigment Lilac Flame (any shade) gives me more playtime before drying down. Lovely dark sparkly navy though. Works well as a liner or any crisp precise application that needs no soft blending or smoking/smudging out. Well, unless you’re very fast at blending. Will crease without a shadow primer base. 


Off to look at the other thread now. 🙂 

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Ooh yes @WinglessOne I love love Sucette too! It’s always in my bag too so I know I love it! Lol I can wear without a balm under usually but it is very comfy with one too. Agree doesn’t last too long but so it goes for a balm. I think it’s the most saturated balm I’ve seen and used. I love the others I have from her as well.  I wanted to try the Bleu and another and have had it in my cart for months! Lol. Good to know. I’d read they dried so quickly. ( Same with her liquid lips. ) Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I probably better not risk the blue tho I’m so tempted! 

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@Sunnysmom  My lips are just too fussy about dryness. 😄 I mean, I also can’t wear Rare Beauty’s lip oil without a balm base, and I’m apparently in a very tiny minority of folks whose lips don’t like that lip oil. 🤷‍♀️ So I wasn’t surprised I needed a true balm under Violette’s. 


Most of my Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Balms (the non-astral shades) are more pigmented on my lips than Violette’s, without needing to be built up to opacity. Violette’s balm coverage is closer to the Lip Labs sheer bullet formula on my lips—just in terms of opacity, not finish or creamy/emollient comfort level. I don’t mind building Sucette up for more coverage though. That color and the soft finish are worth the bit of extra effort. 🩷 


@CookieGirl1 If you decide to try something from the brand, let us know what you think! 

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Oh boy I hear you on that @WinglessOne . And I’m another one who doesn’t like the RB lip oil. Just nope sadly. 

That’s interesting the Pat balm is deeper on you. It really isn’t on me and now I need to try it again. Lol. I do find Gucci’s Sheer and Balm formula to have quite a bit. I have not tried Lip Lab sheer yet. I keep buying the satins and mattes. 🤦🏻‍♀️ There’s another balm I like. It’s escaping me. Hmm. I think we’ve probably discussed it tho! 😆 Givenchy Sheer Velvet Matte is pretty saturated and comfy. Have you tried? 

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@Sunnysmom @WinglessOne thank you both for your reviews!  I like the brand esthetic and her IG page always gets me.

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Me too @CookieGirl1 . I think she’s a thoughtful sincere designer too. Her Sunday newsletter is always one of my favorites. 💞

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