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I’m a total beauty product junkie, and my favorite part about receiving a package from Sephora in the mail isn’t the product I actually ordered… It’s the samples.

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Maybe it’s my Grandpa Gil‘s genes (he used to sneak butter dishes out of restaurants to use them for cat food), but nothing gives me a rush quite like snagging something awesome for free. And beauty products are so expensive these days; I feel like such a chump when I buy something I read was amazing, and it’s a let down. Plus, once I find something I like, I stick to it (like that pink dress I wore every day for a year when I was a kid). So, samples are a commitment-free way to test drive something new.

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I was super excited to get this doll-size bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Speak Your Mind a month or so ago. It’s described as “bubble gum pink,” but it goes on much more naturally than that description suggests.

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I’m regularly confused for an albino and my natural lip color is best described as “translucent.” I’ve always been so envious of girls whose lips look like they were stung by a hive of bees, and all they have to wear is Chapstick. This lipstick makes me feel like this is what my natural lip color with a swipe of Chapstick would look like, if I had a natural lip color.

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The texture is smooth and creamy, and I like the semi-glossy finish; it feels more like Chapstick than a rich, think lipstick. Which means I find myself reapplying more throughout the day than with other brands, but it’s not drying and mistakes are easy enough to wipe away without leaving a stain. It’s light enough to even wear hiking, without looking like one of those girls who wears make-up to go hiking. (*I am totally one of those girls who wears make-up to go hiking.)

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  • Hannah Stein

    I love this! I never wear lipstick because I’m so damn pale and it makes me look like a clown… I’ll give this one a go! :)

    • Annie

      GIRL, I hear you… It’s so hard to find the right shade with pale skin!! I hope you like it. I’m a makeup fiend, I’ll post more of my faves soon :) Thanks so much!! X A


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