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The Easiest Way to Remove Long-Wearing Matte Liquid Lipstick

My friend Marisol recently told me about this time when she was getting ready to go out, and she had just put on a super intense matte red liquid lipstick, but she didn’t realize until after she put it on that it didn’t really work with her eye makeup. Show More Summary

Why Is It So Hard to Make New Friends as an Adult?

Or is that just something with me? I dunno… I think it might be one of those things that you just don’t realize until you actually get to that point, and then one day you’re sitting around thinking, “I wish I had somebody to go to Safeway...Show More Summary

No More Crazy Clown Cheeks! Two Secrets to Get Your Blush to Look as Natural as Possible

Why is natural-looking blush so hard to do? In the grand scheme of makeup application, it’s not like eyeshadow, where sometimes you’re blending four or five colors on your lids. Blush is usually just one shade on a relatively large area. Show More Summary

The NARS Spring 2017 Wildfire Collection Lipsticks and Lip Glosses

OK, so I know that I make grammatical mistakes left and right, and I make up words like haaay and write run-on sentences like this one and say “yay!” instead of “yea!” and use too many emojis ???? and LOLs and elipses… But I do make anShow More Summary

Does What You Eat Have a Noticeable Effect on Your Skin?

Well, yeah, if I eat five pounds of fried chicken, my skin will definitely not look the same as it does when I eat lots of vegetables and fruit and food that isn’t oily. There’s a HUGE difference, and I notice it right away. The biggest...Show More Summary

The $3.99 Maybelline Spring 2017 Expert Wear Eyeshadows

I’ve been having a moment with Maybelline lately. I really, really like their new Dream Cushion Foundation, their Inti-Matte Lipsticks, the 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, and I just had a long conversation with a friend last week (Hi,Show More Summary

NARS Spring 2017 Wildfire Collection Bumpy Ride Blush

Geez, for a blush called Bumpy Ride, this sure is smooth… Badum-bum. ???? Either someone at NARS was having fun on New Product Name Day, or they were thinking about that time they bounced across Idaho in a Pre-Cambrian Era Subaru Outback...Show More Summary

What’s the Longest You’ve Gone Without Washing Your Makeup Brushes?

Oh, boy. Hmm… A month? Granted, I wasn’t doing a lot of crazy, complicated looks with brights at the time, just simple washes of neutral color, so I could get away with using eye brushes that weren’t exactly pristine, LOL! But yeah, it was about a month, give or take a week or two. Show More Summary

Try the Friends With Benedicts Pop-Up Brunch in San Francisco

My brother’s going on a one-month trip to the Philippines this month, so he’s been working a side gig on the weekends to earn some extra money before he goes. It’s at a thing called a pop-up, which is like a restaurant that takes over another restaurant for a short time. Show More Summary

NARS Spring 2017 Wildfire Collection Eyeshadow Duos in Thessalonique and Chiang Mai

I know that this maxes out the Cheese-O-Meter, so my apologies for that, but you know what I’ve always wanted to do? It’s this thing I’ve seen on police shows where there will be a couple of police officers sitting in their car on aShow More Summary

This Under-Eye Concealer Hack Is a Gamechanger

I’m gonna propose something kinda crazy here regarding under-eye concealer, but if you bear with me, I think it could be worth your while. It’s something I’ve been doing pretty regularly for the past few weeks and, frankly, it’s rocking my world. Show More Summary

NARS Spring 2017 Wildfire Collection Velvet Shadow Sticks

OK, well, my blending skills have gone to absolute crap over the past two weeks, because I did not take major advantage of the holidays to go buck wild with my makeup. This is the time of year when it’s totally OK to roll into the office...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 456

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 NINE (!) years. (It’s like...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 430

Tabs didn’t waste a minute before he started enforcing his new healthy 2017 workout and nutrition regimen for Team MBB. No, sir. Every member of the team has to do their part. Of course, as supervisory tabby, his exertion is more figurative than literal. Show More Summary

The Maybelline 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I’m totally down with gold, bronze and brown, The color combo spins me round and round… OK, that’s the end of that nonsense. My name is Karen, and I cannot rap! Nope. I am terrible at improv lyrical wordsmith-ing. But hey, girl, haaay,...Show More Summary

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighters in 01 and 02

Serious question: How did we survive without highlighter? Sure, it’s not as essential as oxygen, food, Nutella, Netflix or water, but 10 years ago I didn’t even own a single highlighter, and now I have a drawer filled with them (all of which are necessary, of course). Show More Summary

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick

You know you grew up in earthquake country when you see some new nude lipsticks from Maybelline and, instead of thinking something normal like, “Ooh! I can’t wait to wear them with smoky eyes!” you think of your worst earthquake nightmare...Show More Summary

Breathe New Life Into That Decidedly Dark Lipstick by Turning It Into a Stain

Hey! So, let’s talk about lips. I think every girl and makeup-loving guy has done it at least once — fell in love with a lipstick from afar, or maybe at the counter, but for whatever cruel, unknown reasons, when they got it on for the...Show More Summary

Two Reasons to Try Wearing White Eyeliner Along Your Waterline

When I started wearing white eyeliner along my waterline a few years ago, every single time I’d do it I’d sing that song from Aladdin… “A whole new worrrrrrrrrld!” Every. Single. Time. Because it felt that way! It was one of those little...Show More Summary

How Important Is Color Correcting to You?

I don’t really have many areas that I feel would benefit from me doing a separate color-correcting step. The main area for me is under my eyes, so it depends on the person. It’s not something I do every day, just because I’m usuallyShow More Summary

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