What are you running out of?

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I picked up this Lipstick Queen lipstick—its deceptive hue is called Venetian Masquerade—as an afterthought a few months ago at Bigelow’s.  I’d purchased another very serious lip color that day, and thought that would be the one I’d start wearing routinely, but instead, I just kept reaching for this stuff: it looks purply in the tube, but when applied, that quickly turns into a sweet berry-ish pink-ish hue that lasts surprisingly long. And it’s got a slightly glossier feel than most of the lipsticks I like—because mostly those are matte—but it’s not a sticky glossy, which really is the worst, just nice and light and emollient-feeling. I’m hanging on to the last dregs of my tube of it, which is rare for me with a lip color, because usually I lose interest. What are you down to the last drop of these days?

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    Kelly
    10 Feb 2020
    8:41am

    Perricone Sub-D neck cream. I’m gonna have to bite the bullet on this one, I love it so.

    And Hair Story New Wash, which I’m not going to rebuy, as I feel like I have to use a ton of it and it’s super expensive. I replaced it with AG cleansing cream, which at least feels like it’s doing something and is a LOT cheaper ($16.80 on Amazon vs. $50 for Hair Story!).

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    Cara
    10 Feb 2020
    8:30am

    Maelove, the Glowmaker and Eye Enhancer, Weleda Skinfood (the original), and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, especially since it now comes with an SPF of 30.
    I’ll try anything that promises dewiness and glow.
    For hair: R &Co “Analog” for my v.v. fine, platinum- blond bleached hair.

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      Heather
      10 Feb 2020
      11:01am

      A question, how do you use the Weleda Skinfood? It always makes ‘best moisturizer’ lists, but I found it too greasy to use as anything other than hand/foot cream, and only applied before bed.

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        Stephanie
        10 Feb 2020
        1:51pm

        I use it religiously before bed on hands and feet. And I use it once or twice during the day when I’ve got a space where I don’t need to use my hands for a minute or two. (And sometimes when I do.) The thing about the Skinfood is that whereas with other lotions I’d be using them many, many times throughout the day, I only need to use the Skinfood once or twice, or sometimes not at all. I never use it on my face. PS. I live at altitude in Colorado, which is murder on the skin in general but somehow especially on the hands. I cannot stress enough what a savior this stuff is.

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          HickfromStyx
          22 Feb 2020
          3:59pm

          I live at high altitude, too, and winter is brutal on skin. So dry. I bought Skinfood to try on my feet. I have tried everything, it seems, so maybe this will be the one. Thanks, GOACA.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        10 Feb 2020
        1:02pm

        It’s too heavy for my face, but I use it on my neck and spots on my leg where my eczema flares up due to its viscosity.

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        Cara
        10 Feb 2020
        8:24pm

        I use the Weleda Skinfood in the am, wait a bit and then add my tinted moisturizer. Love the scent, too. Sort of herb-y in Woodland creature, Birkenstock-wearing kind.

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    Cedar
    10 Feb 2020
    2:09pm

    Josie Maran protect and perfect. I go through a bottle every four months or so, and I panic if there’s not another waiting in the wings. Moisturizer, 48 sunscreen, and it makes my skin look better without looking like I’m wearing makeup at all. Love it.

    And the Trader Joe’s argan oil. The Maran argan oil is better, but only like, 10% better, and it costs 8 times as much. I just grab a bottle whenever I hit trader joes for groceries so I’ll never be without.

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    Liz
    10 Feb 2020
    2:33pm

    Cle de Peau concealer. I don’t wear makeup because I have super sensitive skin, but this works amazingly well on the occasional pimple, even the huge ones. It just doesn’t budge, and blends really well into my skin. I use it until I’ve scraped every last bit out of the tube.

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    Joannawnyc
    10 Feb 2020
    2:39pm

    I also hardly ever use up lipstick, except for Clinique Black Honey once. Generally I just lose them, though. The thing I always need to replace and almost always want to try something new for is daily sunblock. I like MyChelle tinted but the price went up on Amazon so I ordered the non-tinted from the MyChelle site. I like the Coola Rosilliance BB cream best but It’s $$ and the glass bottle is too fragile for my tiled bathroom. I also regularly buy adapalene OTC and retinol cream from the Inkey List. I am also running out of Vitamin C powder to add to essences and emulsions. The one I have is from Neogen and and I see they don’t carry it at Sephora any more, but The Ordinary and Fresh both offer one at opposite ends of the price spectrum.

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    Mae
    10 Feb 2020
    2:43pm

    I ran out of Tresor bath gel and realized Lancome’s quit making it. After all I’ve done for them. Thanks for dumping me, lover.

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    Kimbersam
    10 Feb 2020
    7:59am

    I love LQ, colors like Frog Prince (Bright Pink) are both a magic trick and a lipstick. I’m down to the stub with LQ Black Lace Rabbit. It’s a grey/black that deepens whatever color you wear it with. I like it alone because it looks badass. I am really trying to consume less these days but I had to rebuy the Olaplex 5 and 6 (the conditioner and the leave-in) because they are miraculous.

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      Seneca
      10 Feb 2020
      5:25pm

      I bought the Black Lace Rabbit on a whim at a discount store. One of my most-used shades.

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    JB
    10 Feb 2020
    7:45am

    I really like LQ lipsticks but find they don’t last long at all and I am reapplying more than others. The colors are good tho. I just replenished Davines Love shamp/cond and Chanel rouge coco gloss…the moisturizing glossimer.

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    c.w.
    10 Feb 2020
    9:22am

    Running out of all my DevaCurl products and loath to buy more since there have been some horror stories coming out about DevaCurl. (DevaCurl denies it, but others swear their newest purchases of their products is making their hair fall out. Disinformation? Don’t know. Could be. And there’s a subject for a podcast, eh? In this age of disinformation how do you tell a “real” story about a product/manufacturer/CEO from a “false” story)

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      pamb
      10 Feb 2020
      12:00pm

      My hairstylist just sent out an email that she personally has had clients complaining, so she is discontinuing the line for now. I just read an article that an influencer who used to use Deva set up a private FB group for people who feel that Deva damaged their hair to get support, etc.

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        c.w.
        10 Feb 2020
        12:54pm

        ugh. Apparently, they changed their formula. I will squeeze every last drop out of my “old” stuff then begin the long slow search for something that makes my hair work. Why is hair so effing difficult?!!??!??!

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      Heather
      10 Feb 2020
      11:03am

      The Devacurl products I used turned my hair to straw.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      10 Feb 2020
      1:04pm

      I read that, too, CW! I don’t understand how a reputable product with trusted ingredients can all of a sudden make people’s hair fall out. ???

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        Kimbersam
        10 Feb 2020
        2:37pm

        DevaCurl was acquired and they changed the formula. One blogger I was reading theorized it was similar to the Wen issue. The “cleanser” didn’t have any cleaning ingredients and was like rinsing your hair follicles w/lotion. Apparently, at some point, the follicles clog up and the hair dies/ falls out.

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          Mimi
          11 Feb 2020
          10:37am

          I use and love two DevaCurl styling products and I’d hate to have to abandon them. I wonder if the problem is only with the shampoos, and the styling products are still ok. If anyone knows I’d love to hear. Thanks.

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          Another Rebecca
          10 Feb 2020
          7:12pm

          Is there a place where we can find out which beauty lines have been acquired so we can move on to other brands?

          The acquisitions almost always lead to degraded formulas to maximize profits, turning what were reliably good products bad.

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            Kimbersam
            11 Feb 2020
            8:15am

            The Business of Beauty (I don’t know how much a subscription is), the Beauty Brains podcast. And I agree with you, it doesn’t feel transparent to the consumer.

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    Lynn
    10 Feb 2020
    11:55am

    Thrive mascara.

    Thanks for the reminder. I’m off to order more now!

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    Heather
    10 Feb 2020
    10:59am

    I have a hair cream (like a defrizzing and defining cream) from the brand MOP in its earlier iteration, when it was called Modern Organic Products. Am down to the last few drops. (This brand has since been rebranded as Modern Original Products, most everything I’ve tried sucks and/or has consistently terrible reviews, and they no longer carry their excellent Lemongrass Shampoo either.)

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      Heather
      10 Feb 2020
      11:02am

      Oh and, I have these thick eye pencils from Boots/No. 7 that they used to sell at Walgreens for like $7. There’s a perfect silvery blue and of course they stopped carrying them. I think you can still get them in the UK, and I was able to find two on Amazon, so I am hoarding them.

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        D.Morgendorffer
        10 Feb 2020
        11:33am

        I sympathize. I have a discontinued Rimmel taupe eyeliner that I’m keeping in good condition by cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol. I don’t know what I’ll do when it runs out. Brown is too harsh on me, and for some reason, other taupes I spot have shimmer in them.

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    Mimi
    10 Feb 2020
    10:31am

    I keep thinking it’s time to order more Drunk Elephant TLC Babyfacial, but then I eke out enough for another treatment. It’s pricey, but lasts a long time and is magical. One of the good things about getting older is I don’t have to wash my hair as often as I used to. So even though I’ll soon need more Kevin Murphy Plumping Wash it’s the best volumizing shampoo I’ve found and it lasts for months too. Ditto Latisse, which makes my eyelashes longer, if not thicker.

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      Meg
      10 Feb 2020
      11:30am

      Any tips on how to buy the Kevin Murphy Plumping wash? His site lists only salons and I’m always hesitant to order through Amazon.

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        Mimi
        11 Feb 2020
        10:33am

        Sorry, no tips. (A salon in my town sells it.) Re buying on Amazon, maybe by checking out reviews you can get a sense of whether the Amazon KM products from a particular seller are authentic and good.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        10 Feb 2020
        1:21pm

        Google it, there are quite a few places that sell it online (I’ve ordered from fragrancenet.com before and everything was A-OK) and some higher-end stylists carry his products (you can probably find that info on his website!). I love his products!

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    D.Morgendorffer
    10 Feb 2020
    11:04am

    Most of the time I can’t answer that question because I strive to get quarterly supplies, keeping the surplus on a shelf in my linen closet: Labello tubes, flame-stitched cotton rounds, Colorescience, The Ordinary, COSRX, Avene, Elta MD, and Cerave stuff. More than one person has said of it, “It’s like you have a drugstore in here!” I have little stashes of lipsticks throughout the house. However, I was down to the dregs of my Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner and just got Kiehl’s Amino Acid Conditioner, which I think may be a bit better (though I really like the scent of the Aveda).

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    Nicole
    10 Feb 2020
    11:09am

    Oooh. I love these questions and reading about what everyone else is using/loving/running out of/etc.

    For me, always running out of my favorite brow products: Anastasia Brow Wiz in blonde or taupe (I go back and forth on this. The blonde is too warm, but the color match is closer than taupe. I have very light, cool toned brows. So any help is appreciated), and I’m nearing the end of my Glossier Boy Brow in blonde. I’m in need and want of Oribe Gold Lust s/c, as I’ve just finished Bumble & bumble and I am returning to an old favorite. Swinging by to pick it up today. Some years ago I was a huge fan of LQ Saint Rose, but it’s been a minute.

    In case it counts, I was out of eyeliner and I *just* picked up a 3 pack of Physician’s Formula liners. I wish they made more colors, but they’re one of the few that don’t irritate my eyes. And you really cannot beat the prices. Also in need of a skincare re-up. Every time I try a more “natural” brand, I regret it. I need to return a few things this week.

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      Amy
      11 Feb 2020
      10:10am

      Try the Avon brow pencil in blonde. I order them in bulk! I too have very light blonde brows and I’m a cool tone.

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    Teresa
    13 Feb 2020
    10:58pm

    I went through TWO tubes of Lipstick Queen Medieval then stopped buying it because I thought I was in a rut. I may have to re-think that. And/or try your berry color.

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    Stephanie
    10 Feb 2020
    2:02pm

    My rather expensive (for me) Sanitas Vita C Serum. Most C serums are too harsh for me, and squalene usually gives me a rash, but somehow the two together here work beautifully — even at 30% C. Yes, this is an oil, but I use it in the mornings and skip a moisturizer altogether. (I live in CO so oil on the face in the a.m. is not a problem.) I suppose it doesn’t hurt that the company is located about a mile from my house. I’ve never been inside but I love their products, *especially* this C serum, and would love to get in for a look around 🙂

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    Kimbersam
    10 Feb 2020
    1:43pm

    (Scrapes ground w/ toe of sneaker) I may have 7 or 8 versions of what is essentially NARS Dolce Vita. (Pinkish-brown)

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    Mamavalveeta03
    10 Feb 2020
    1:00pm

    I don’t think I have EVER, in my long-legged life, used up a lipstick. Kind of crazy. Maybe it’s the fact that I have basically 50 different versions of the same rosy brownish-pink? It’s the boredom factor. Well, that and the fact that, as my husband says, “You are a marketer’s dream!”

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      elise
      10 Feb 2020
      7:07pm

      Re: marketers dream – you and me both! If it promises anything, I’m in!! Lol!

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    Almane
    10 Feb 2020
    4:29pm

    I’ve been loving KAHINA giving beauty serum, which was recommended on Andrea’s I want to be her blog. I’m on my second bottle and will order again. I’m also faithful to Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and Sugar Advanced therapy lip treatment (white tube). When I’m running low I make sure to restock at Sephora and get their free Perk facial for spending $75. I’ve had the facial about four times now and am getting one this weekend. It’s really helped my mid-40’s changing skin look better! It sucks out pores gently and exfoliates before they do a hydrating portion.

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    Brett Jackson
    10 Feb 2020
    4:09pm

    My (3rd) re-order has been from “KORA ORGANICS” She makes these insane wind up balms- a small size for the bag and a larger what she calls the “Body Balm” but it is essentially the same as the stuff in the small tube. Face, around eyes, lips, hands. I got both the Large & the Small. Ah-Maze-ing product- and I am PICKY!

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    Tamara Heather
    10 Feb 2020
    4:10pm

    Soolantra for my rosacea. It’s a prescription medication, but it’s the only thing that works for me and totally SAVED my face when I had a nasty outbreak last year. I’ve got a back-up tube ready, but in the meantime I’m squeezing every precious drop out of the old one. Every time I think it’s definitely all gone I get just a little more out. 😉

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    Alexa
    10 Feb 2020
    2:55pm

    Glossier Boy Brow, in brown. Basic of me, I know- but the stuff works! My then-13-year old turned me on to Glossier last year. It is the best my patchy-assed brows have looked in a while.Thank you for reminding me to order more!

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      c.w.
      10 Feb 2020
      3:23pm

      Also love the Boy Brow. I always have two tubes on hand. Just in case.

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      Mary
      10 Feb 2020
      6:24pm

      My daughters are really into Glossier, particularly the eyeliner.

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    AKGB
    10 Feb 2020
    6:25pm

    I am squeezing the last of a tube of The Ordinary’s Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% and waiting patiently for my resupply to arrive. I tried it after reading about it on some list somewhere and it’s helped my skin to stay clearer than it’s ever been in (ahem) too many decades.

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    elise
    10 Feb 2020
    7:14pm

    Another awesome post! My weakness is skin care and I can justify somewhat extravagant amounts on various lotions & potions but my favorite “never run out” item is Rimmel lipstick Kate (as in Moss) #14. Have tubes everywhere. It just *gets me*. Have tried trading up but I keep going back to my $5.00 tube of Kate.
    I wish I were in LA when you are going to be there!

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      Kathy
      11 Feb 2020
      11:02pm

      With you re: the Rimmel Kate lipsticks. I adore #17. I’m gonna go get another one when I drop off my prescription tomorrow!

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    JB
    10 Feb 2020
    7:58pm

    Prestidge beauté Ageless Skin Serum and Healing Salve. I can’t remember if I learned about it from you – but it is fantastic.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      11 Feb 2020
      5:06pm

      Isn’t that the BEST? I feel like it’s my version of Vintner’s Daughter (but less pricey!)

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        Kimbersam
        11 Feb 2020
        7:54pm

        IMHO Vinter’s Daughter = Does nothing but smells AMMAAAZZING

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    Betsy
    10 Feb 2020
    8:06pm

    DR. JART+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30. It magically airbrushes the redness out of my rosacea-prone skin, SPF 30+, adds just enough moisture and I am walking out of the house with nothing else but this on my skin for the first time in decades. It’s a miracle product for me!

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      Caroline
      11 Feb 2020
      9:14am

      I agree completely – the Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment is a spectacular product! I also have rosacea and have had the same experience you describe. I will add that I also use it when I ski (I layer it on last, after moisturizer and an SPF 50) and it provides me with a very nice protective barrier against the elements. Since I started adding the Cicapair to my routine, my skin looks much better and far less irritated and inflamed after a day on the mountain.

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    Ellen
    10 Feb 2020
    9:48pm

    I’m squeezing the life out of my First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream tube. I have wicked cranky skin these days – rosacea, plus dry from New England weather – and its the only thing that doesn’t make me itch or turn red. So charming, right?

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    Francine
    10 Feb 2020
    10:15pm

    My Botox is wearing off and I’m almost out of Latisse, Minoxidil (which really works) and Zoloft (which also works). This girl has her priorities in order people.

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