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The NARS Powermatte Pigments: The Brights and Bolds

If you grab one or more of the new NARS Powermatte Pigment liquid lipsticks, of which there are 20 shades that are $26 each (available starting tomorrow at NARS boutiques and the NARS website and coming July 13th to Sephora), may I gently...Show More Summary

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Perk and (Mis)Adventures in No-Makeup Makeup

There are days when I wake up looking like I just climbed out of my crypt after 24 mummified years… Yesterday was one of those days, so I took Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Perk out to play, and put a little on before my Starbucks’ run. For...Show More Summary

What a Beautiful Day at Children’s Fairyland, Oakland’s Storybook Theme Park

It’s like Disneyland in Oakland. For babies! Who knew? Connor Claire had so much fun at Fairyland yesterday. Among the things we learned, we learned that she loves puppet shows and sits attentively through them, and we also learned that...Show More Summary

The Rouge Bunny Rouge “Loess” Eye Shadow Palette Channels Chanel

There’s a morsel of that marvelously mysterious Chanel wow factor fluttering about the cool-toned Rouge Bunny Rouge Loess Eye Shadow Palette, and oh! — I’d also like to say that if you have warm-toned skin like I do, I’m 100% convinced...Show More Summary

The Summer of Skin Care! Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence and Vinoperfect Serum

Back when I was breaking “out on the regular,” Caudalie’s face lotion was one of a handful of products that got me through life. I’m a fiery fan of this French brand, especially their moisturizers. I’ve gone through more bottles of their...Show More Summary

Happy Independence Day!!!

It’s the Fourth of July, babe!!!! Fireworks! Picnics! Barbecue!!! It’s a national holiday here in the U.S., and most peeps have the day off. If you’re headed to any fun outdoor festivities, don’t forget to wear sunscreen. ???? To celebrate...Show More Summary

How Makeup Helped Me Decorate My Deck (and Some Sweet New Finds at Marshalls)

Oh, gosh. So, I’ve always thought of myself as home-decorating challenged, mostly because I get overwhelmed by all the choices. Too many options, and I completely shut down, but this weekend I finally figured out something major (I think),...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 482

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. 456

This weekend I decorated the upstairs deck and turned it into… Well, it was supposed to be my lady sanctuary, where I could go to relax for a bit, unwind, do some reading, sip my morning coffee and clear my head, but I didn’t have the...Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing: July 1st, 2017

Hi, babe. Happy first of July. Yup, you read that correctly. It’s July! Summer is chugging right along. Here in the US, this is our Independence Day holiday weekend. If you have a four-day weekend, lucky you! I hope you get to sleepShow More Summary

Soft Glam Makeup for a Friday Night With NARS Kalahari and Mekong

I got a little gussied up because I’m going out to dinner tonight (as if I needed an excuse to put on makeup, ha!). It’s a belated Geminis birthday dinner with my friend, Marisol, who also celebrated her birthday this month. I’m calling this “soft glam makeup,” although that’s not my phrase. Show More Summary

10 Playfully Pink MAC Summer Lipsticks

I’m not just cuckoo for coral. I’m also passionate about pink. ???? And these 10 playfully pink MAC summer lipsticks are purr-fect. 1. MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Speak Louder 2. Matte Lipstick in Pink Pigeon 3. Amplified Lipstick in Fusion Pink 4. Show More Summary

The Summer of Skin Care! Glycolic Acid Goodness With Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic To-Go, and Overnight Glow Serum

In the many late-night hours I’ve spent watching kitten videos reading about skin care on my phone, a topic that has repeatedly come up over and over again is glycolic acid. Actually, acids in general. In the skin care world, they’re...Show More Summary

Can We Just Talk About ’80s Makeup for a Second?

Because ’80s makeup is crazy. It’s bananas. But, like…in the best possible way. I’ve been all about the ’80s makeup inspiration lately. Shout-out to reader Stella for saying on Instagram yesterday that the look I did with the new MAC Chromat collection (it’s out now, BTW) looked ’80s inspired, because that’s what I was going for. Show More Summary

Get Glossy With Milk Makeup Eye Vinyl

Glossy lids = least appropriate eye makeup look ever for a windstorm and/or for standing in front of Beyoncé-level stage turbines. Don’t do it, girl!! I wore one of these glossy Milk Makeup Eye Vinyls on a really windy day when I had...Show More Summary

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Dimitri, My Latest Red Lipstick Love

How many times have I said, “I’ve been going through a … phase”? A minimal makeup phase, a smoky eye phase (since forever), a cat eye phase, what have you. I’ve been going through a red lips phase since, roughly, birth, give or takeShow More Summary

The Viseart Neutral Palette Is The Best Nude/Neutral Eye Palette Around

If I were forced by some malevolent makeup entity to KonMari Method my makeup collection down to the barest of the bare bones — which, gawd forbid, I can’t even imagine doing because #makeuphoarders — the Viseart Neutral Matte Eyeshadow...Show More Summary

The Summer of Skin Care! Thoughts on Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, Shaba Complex Eye Serum, Lala Retro Whipped Cream and Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense

The summer of skin care is in full effect! — and I’m currently using and loving the heck out of products from Drunk Elephant. You’ve probably heard about them already. They’ve been makin’ major waves lately, and it seems like everyone is talking about them (including me!). For the record, this Drunk Elephant did not have too many Coronas. Show More Summary

A MAC Chromat Collection Makeup Tutorial With Royal Blue Cat Eyeliner, Deep Orange Lids and Bright Aqua Lips

Hmm… What does one do, and where does one go, while wearing shimmery royal blue cat eyes, teal brows and aqua blue lips? Perhaps waaaaaaay far into the future behind the wheel of a time-traveling DeLorean? To a time in a fantasticalShow More Summary

A Makeup Math Formula: Taupe Eyeshadow + Matte Red Lips + Bronzer = Easy Elegance

There’s this great blog I’ve been reading for the past couple years for…let’s just call them “vertically challenged ladies” like myself, called Extra Petite, and Jean, the gal who runs it, is a big fan of something she calls “outfitShow More Summary

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