MAC Makeup

Product Spotlight: MAC Opalescent Powder in Rising Star, From the New Starring You Holiday 2019 Collection – Beauty Article

Shoot for the Stars, Rising Star! This Rising Star from MAC 🌟 is shooting straight to the top of my list of “Best of the Best Makeup to Wear With MAC Teddy.” (Wait…doesn’t everyone keep that list around?) Of all the things in the new MAC Starring You holiday makeup collection (which is the sub-collection of makeup within the mega collection of LE holiday items, including the kits and palettes), warm golden Rising Star ($36) face powder is the 1)…

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The MAC Holiday 2019 “Starring You” Collection! (Swatches on NC42 Skin) – Beauty Article

The new limited edition MAC Starring You Holiday 2019 collection, available now As the name would imply, “you,” or “we,” are intended to be stars of this show — the MAC Holiday 2019 “Starring You” collection show — since it’s starring…you, buuuut as much as I love ya, the real stars of this show are the glitter and frost. Sorry! But yeah. Lots. O’. Glitter. This release is all about big bling. Quick MAC backstory: every year, MAC releases a…

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Space Buns and Sparkly Purple Lids – Beauty Article

I may or may not have about a billion bobby pins in my hair at the moment. I’m sure this tri-bun hairstyle has an official/formal name, but I intend to call it “space buns,” because there’s something undeniably Star Wars about it… If I were hurtling through space on a rocket bound for Mars, and I was required to wear my hair up (to protect the sensitive electronic equipment from static discharge, you see), you better believe I would NOT…

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3 Tips for Wearing Red Eyeshadow (and a 20-Minute Makeup Look) – Beauty Article

I may or may not be in my pajamas, FYI. Fall-inspired look, TAKE TWO. I think this one’s a little closer in terms of vibe to the Thanksgiving baking accouterments I found at Michael’s the other day… More fall, and less summer, with shimmery reddish copper lids, bronze cheeks and nude-beige lips. I wore it to the bakery the other day… The bakery in my kitchen, THAT IS! Had this on while trying to work out the pumpkin/pecan cupcake situation…

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Red Lip Redux: MAC Matte Lip Mousse in Cordon Bleu – Beauty Article

MAC Cordon Bleu, I heart you Officially, this MAC matte lipstick is a warm pink, but on my lips it looks red, yet the name is Cordon Bleu, like the color blue. We should just rename it something like, “When Colors Confusingly Collide.” 😂 I wore this lippy last week in one of the Charlotte Tilbury posts not realizing just how much it would steal the show. It’s one of the Matte Lip Mousse lipsticks from the MAC Pony Park…

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately – Beauty Article

Lovin’ these perfumes 1. These fall fragrances Mind you, I don’t know if these three should be officially considered “fall scents,” but it is fall here now…and I have been rotating among these scents and lovin’ ’em. 2. This funk version of Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You by Scary Pockets Those runs are so crisp! Plus, how could you not love that name: “Scary Pockets?” LOL! 3. Vegetables My sweet tooth GOES HARD, so 99% of the time…

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Doing the Dew With MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna – Beauty Article

MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna Dear 1990s-era mattes, Enjoy your moment in the makeup world, my friends, because in 30 or so, tastes will shift, and people will be all about shimmering skin. They’ll even go so far as to talk about varying levels of dewiness… Can you imagine? I KNOW. It’s craziness. Your friend, MBB As you know, I’ve been into dewy skin for… What has it been now? Years? And what has propelled this obsession to stratospheric…

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The MAC Pony Park Collection Is Luminous and Lighter Than Air! – Beauty Article

In the MAC Pony Park collection, you’ll find MAC’s latest lippie: a lightweight matte mousse MAC’s new tarot-inspired collab with South Korean beauty blogger Pony Park (a.k.a. Park Hye-Min, a.k.a. a bondafide Instagram mega-star with over six million followers) makes me wish I could find my tarot cards… I had a brief side gig as a tarot card reader, and by “brief,” I mean that it lasted all but a week, because I did one reading on my college roommate’s…

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These Are My Current MAC Crushes (What Are Yours?) – Beauty Article

Wearing my latest MAC Crushes: Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick (I’m an NC42), Love Me Lipstick in Under the Covers, and a mix of Satin Taupe and Woodwinked eyeshadows Sometimes, you just gotta spend some quality time with your first love… Your first makeup love, that is! For me, that’s MAC, ’cause I am still, and always will be, forever a MAC girl at heart. There are a couple of things (actually, quite a few things) they’ve released recently…

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MAC Unsung Heroes: Half ‘N’ Half Lipstick – Beauty Article

One of the best nude lippies in the MAC permanent collection! What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. MAC Half ‘N Half Lipstick ($18.50) is a neutral girl’s neutral — a nude pinkish brown with a creamy finish that you can wear with warm Havana…

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Milkshakes and Massages – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

YAAAAS KWEEN!!! Things that go together like cookies and cream: Reality TV and bad decision making Underwear and pants (generally speaking) Prince and the Revolution Fast food and deep-tissue massage And yes, I just figured out that last one, and I think it may be the key to the universe’s riches — a business that combines a luxury spa with bougie-bouge fast food. I know this ’cause I saw my high school friends Jen and Cindy last weekend for our…

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MAC Unsung Heroes: Chili Lipstick – Beauty Article

MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili is hot stuff! 🔥 What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. So, I was making homemade taco seasoning a few nights ago, and the color of the chili powder reminded me of one of my favorite MAC lipsticks. Smooth, long-lasting…

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Fireworks!!!!! – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

Your Fourth of July fun fact! — aerial fireworks go by several different names, many of which are botanically themed…like peony, dahlia and chrysanthemum. Coincidentally, I was thinking about vibrant, dynamic peonies when I did this eye look. As each boom radiates outward, the circumference of each colorful circle has a defined shape, but as it expands, each individual point of light trails off ever so slightly until it disappears. For the eye, I tried to convey the radiating roundness…

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Bigs and Littles – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

Big things and little things Sometimes you need a little…and sometimes you need a lot, which is why I grabbed two liter-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner last weekend, along with a gaggle of cute skin care minis. Ulta is having a liter-sized sale right now on select brands of big shampoos and conditioners. I popped over there yesterday and grabbed these GINORMOUS bottles of Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Micro-Oil Shampoo and Conditioner… The shampoo usually sells for $28, and the…

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Neon Lights: 3 Colorful Looks – Beauty Article

The three colorful looks in this post have a couple things in common. I wore them all to preschool drop-off in the last few days (the pink look at the top was from this morning!). I did all of them using the $29 LORAC Neon Lights palette . As long as you have a bright blue, a hot pink, a bright orange and a yellow…and in the Neon Lights palette, that yellow is more of a goldenrod, which I’m kind…

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A Summer Solstice Look: Hot Summer Nights – Beauty Article

Turn up the heat Welcome to summer! (It officially starts today for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, in case you didn’t notice.) Although I’m not a fan of sweltering hot days (especially since we don’t have an air conditioner in our place at the moment), one thing I’ve always loved about summer is when the sun sets and everything cools down juuuuuuust enough so you can walk around comfortably in the evening wearing shorts and a tank top…

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It’s MAC Electric Wonder Swatches: That’s Watt’s Up – Beauty Article

ZAP! Ponder, if you would, how much fun it would be to have an electricity-themed dance party. Question: How much fun would it be? Answer: Shockingly fun. 😂 Of course, all of the song titles would have to include a reference to electricity. I suggest we start with the following… Speaking of shocking developments (ha ha), I just realized that it’s a LOT harder to draw a thunderbolt on your arm than you might think. Seriously. Below are swatches of…

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Lady Unicorn – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

GIRL. I haven’t worn big lashes in how long? But it’s just like riding a bike! I’m also wearing a lot of glitter in this lady unicorn look, I know. 🦄 I was inspired by unicorns because my daughter is obsessed with them at the moment, and, let’s face it, so am I. Oh, and body glitter. I’m wearing it too because WHY NOT? FYI, body glitter has come a loooooong way since I wore it back in the day.…

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MAC Aladdin Collection Swatches – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

The new limited edition MAC Aladdin Collection, available now Even though I’ve had very little real-life experience with magic lamps, I do know this much: Your wish, no matter what it is, will always end up a little wonky. OK, usually a lot wonky. HELLA WONKS, if you will. Like, if you wish for a million dollars, you’ll get a million dollars…but it’ll be in shredded $5 bills that have been stuffed into random prickly cactus plants spread out across…

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