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First a bit of housekeeping: congratulations to Instagram user: @ _nicola.xo. You're the lucky winner of our last October Instagram giveaway. Please send me ( an email with your contact number.
Check out the creators of this tag: Nobody's Beauty Guru and Ola Quinn.

Let's get to it.
1. Popular makeup product you don't like.
I only realised this year that I'm not a fan of the matte M.A.C Paint Pots. I know a lot of people use them as eyeshadow bases/primer but they just make my eyelids look textured and dry. I tried wid dem but it ain't fuh me.
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2. Popular makeup brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
This is tough. Ammmm I know NARS made people really mad when they lost their cruelty free status so do they count? They still get my coins 😔
3. Makeup collab you didn't like or were not interested in.
I don't check for most collabs but at the tippy top of that list is anything to do …

The Wishlist Tag

DreaCN created this tag and I think it's a good one. Check out her video:

Since I've been doing Wish List Updates of late I thought this was pretty timely. They're 12 questions so let's get on with it.
What is the very next makeup item you're planning on buying?
There are a couple things in my Nordstrom cart right now and I don't know if I'm gonna buy them all. Fo sho I'm getting the Nars Holiday Nordstrom exclusive Spiked Audacious Lipstick though.
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2. If you could walk into Sephora TODAY and buy any one item (regardless of budget), what would it be?
The Sunday Riley Ultimate Vault Collection. Y'all know how I feel about Good Genes plus I really want to try the U.F.O and Juno oils. image
3. What is the oldest item on your Sephora Loves List?
The Cover FX Mineral Pressed Foundation 'G80'. I never got shade matched so this is a real real long overdue purchase.
4. What is t…

Sephora Fall 2018 Friends and Family Sale Haul

If you're not checking out my Scopes you don't know that that's where the haulage goes down. I'm only sharing this haul here in case you were looking for more recommendations for the Fall VIB Sale.

Laneige Kiss and Make Up Set - $28USD
Yuh know how I feel about value sets. This one is worth it since it contains a full size of the well loved original Lip Sleeping Mask that retails for $20USD. There is 20 grams of product in that; that's a lot of lip mask! I only want to try the new scents. *aka check out The Marketplace*

Drunk Elephant Out of Office - $25USD
Another kit I purchased for the lip product. The Lippe Balm is full sized and retails for $18USD. The trial size of the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is smaller than what came in the D.E All Glowy kit but it's still handy for travel. D-Bronzi is a relatively new release...stay tuned for a review.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint 'Uncuffed' - $24USD

Would you believe that I haven't tried the original …

Wish List Update

The Sephora Fall VIB sale is upon us once again. Dem ain't sticking up this year; de ting start early!

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If you'd like to see my recommendation for new releases let me know. For now let's cast our minds back to November 2016 and see if I got any of the products that I was lusting after.
Sunday Riley #SquadGoals Skincare Essentials Kit
Definitely copped that. I still haven't tried Tidal or Ceramic Slip (which has since been reformulated) but I was happy to have this just for another Good Genes.

Shiseido Facial Cotton (165 sheets)
They carried up the price by 50¢ and we still buying dem.
L’Occitane Deliciously Addictive Almond
I didn't buy this set but I do have full sizes of the Shower Oil and the Supple Skin Oil.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
Copped that too; still haven't done the comparison post 😒

Ardency Inn Best of Eyes Set 
Sephora doesn't even sell Ardency Inn anymore; neither does Beautylish 😢 The …

As Good as Gold? Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask Review

I wanted to love it but…
Like a child on Christmas Day, my eyes lit up when I saw the sample of Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask. I had been eyeing this brand for a while, and therefore jumped at the chance to do a review when Lucinda suggested it… I mean after all, who wouldn’t want to put 24K Gold on their face!?!

The company’s website really added to the hype:
"The ultimate luxurious anti-aging treatment, this rich mask is infused with Pure 24K Gold and Colloidal Gold to help improve the appearance of firmness and impart an opulent glow. Known from the time of Cleopatra to have powerful anti-aging benefits, 24K Gold helps firm, lift, brighten and calm the appearance of skin. Caffeine helps skin appear firmer and tighter while Peridot, an exquisite gemstone rich in magnesium, re-energizes and helps reduce the look of aging and stress. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin deliver intense hydration for a more lifted appearance. This lavish, pampering treatme…

Happy Birthday To Me!

A day late but not a odd cent short 😆

#TeamModenalready knows how it goes. New readers, draw near: I really like the BeautyLish Lucky Bag, which is inspired by the Japanese New Year tradition, model so I'm not listing the contents of the prizethe giveaway is open internationally, andto enter you must: 1) follow Moden Makeup on Instagram (leave your username in the comments so we can make sure to follow you back2) comment on this post stating what all of these birthday giveaways have in common. 
There's only one correct eligible answer. Take a look at previous posts and see if you can find out what the common denominator is 😉 The winner will be chosen using The giveaway ends November 3rd at midnight.

Happy October!