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Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo, Color Gloss and Hydrating Conditioner

Rita Hazan is arguably the queen of celebrity hair color. She does Beyonce’s hair, J. Lo’s hair, Jessica Simpson’s hair… Need I say more? She’s unarguably the queen of my roots! I’ve bought her Root Touch Up Concealer more times than I’d like to count during more Sephora VIB sales than I’d like to admit. Show More Summary

MAC Snow Ball Eye Compact/Gold

I learned two shocking factoids — absolutely shocking! — related to vision and eyes in the last week, and the first is that you’re supposed to replace your contact lens cases every three months in order to avoid getting an eye-borneShow More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 500 (Yes, 500!)

So…what is the Monday Poll? Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past 10 (!) years. (It’s like...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 474

It was a dark and stormy night… Actually, not really. It was a clear and chilly morning. You know, we used to — well, not we. Tabs mostly. He used to outsource the first patrol of the day to a freelance security company, but in his semi-retirement,...Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing: November 4th, 2017

I went to Costco a few days ago to buy a few more boxes of my contact lenses, because, in true to Karen fashion, my prescription was about to expire, because I left it to the day before the expiration date to restock… Anywho, since I...Show More Summary

#FancyLadyThings: Oribe Côte d’Azur Polishing Body Scrub

Hey, so I’ve been walking around for the past few days smelling like I summer at the family beach house and winter at the chalet (both untrue), and both houses in this scenario, BTW, are mansions (of course). Both have also been in the...Show More Summary

What’s Your Go-To Bold Lip Color?

What’s my go-to bold lip color? Oh, honey, half the time I go with a bright vibrant pink or a coral. That other half I go with a red, usually some incarnation of a matte red, because matte reds are easier for me to maintain that creamy...Show More Summary

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations

The Sephora VIB sale starts soon (woo-hoo, 20%!), which means hot little hands will be poised atop keyboards and ready to take the plunge on November 10th. A few of you guys have been asking for some sale recommendations, and I gotta tell you is that my own personal list is always pretty boring. Show More Summary

MAC Unsung Heroes: MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

Chances are, if we bumped into each other at — UGH! — The X in San Francisco in the late ’90s or early aughts (it was a place Jen and I used to go clubbing, and in retrospect it was pretty gross), I was wearing MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation...Show More Summary

How Has Your Beauty Style Changed Over the Years?

Were you once a low-maintenance lass but now have a more elaborate beauty process? Was there a time when you would never wear lipstick at all but will now rock bright red lips on a typical Tuesday? How has your beauty style changed over...Show More Summary

MAC Snow Ball Eye Compact/Rose Gold

In the case of the MAC Snow Ball Eye Compact/Rose Gold ($29.50), a whole lotta “no’s” equal one big YES. First time I used this palette, I was simply blown away. There was no fallout, so no cleaning up afterward. And no layering! — which,...Show More Summary

What’s Your Natural Hair Texture Like, and Do You Style to Emphasize It, or Style to Change It?

My natural hair texture falls into a couple of different categories. The top layers of my hair have a very loose wavy pattern, and the right side has tighter waves than the left side. This weirdness/uneven curl pattern business madeShow More Summary

Introducing the MAC Velvet Matte Lipstick Collection

Sometimes velvet finishes can go really wrong, you know, like the red Pier 1 pillows that I ordered online for my couch. I returned them the same day they arrived because they looked a little too shiny — almost sleazy, like a threadbare velvet robe in a motel room with a heart-shaped waterbed. Yep. But when velvet goes right, it goes really right. Show More Summary

Aveda Texture Tonic to Define and Enhance Texture for Hair That Looks Effortlessly Undone

I cannot stop smelling my hair today! It smells exactly like that yummy tea they serve at Aveda stores. You know the one. It’s herbal, a little sweet, a little bit like fresh crushed sage sprinkled on top of a bucket of ginger candy and cinnamon. Show More Summary

Happy Halloween!

Connor did an early trick-or-treat run around the neighborhood this morning with her best doggy buddy on our street, Seanum (pronounced Shawn-um). Please note how she holds her jack-o’-lantern like a purse. ???? Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict, Karen Continue reading "Happy Halloween!" on Makeup and Beauty Blog.

MAC Unsung Heroes: Amorous Alloy Eyeshadow

It’s fall, and zillions of lips in our hemisphere are currently delighting in deliciously dark fall lip shades — like wines, berries, plums and deep chocolaty browns… YUM. But what are you gonna rock on your eyes, my love? You need something...Show More Summary

Old Jeans and New Jeans

These LOFT jeans are the last pair of jeans I bought before I got pregnant. I wore them on the day El Hub and I told our parents, and shortly afterwards, I put them away in a drawer, confident that after I had the baby, I’d get back into them eventually. I thought it would take a few months. Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 499

So…what is the Monday Poll? Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past 10 (!) years. (It’s like...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 473

If there’s a cat out there able to make a candy corn Halloween bow tie look extra dapper, hello! — of course it’s Tabs. He found this adorable bow tie on Etsie this week and had me order him one ASAP. The store is called BellaLovesAlex,...Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing, October 28th, 2017

I’m wondering if I’m the only person who does this, but during the workweek, I mostly drink either decaf or half-caf coffee, because while full-on coffee helps me get a lot of stuff done, it makes me super jittery, and when I’m sitting there trying to put my thoughts together or do something like write, I just can’t handle it sometimes. Show More Summary

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