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Two New Ways to Hoola! Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzing Powder and Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

A true-life conversation between me and contouring… ME: Will you please go away? CONTOURING: No. ME: sigh I mean…I’m pretty sure that contouring has to fall out of favor and fade into the shadows someday, but it’s still going strongShow More Summary

Twinkle, Twinkle, You’re a Star! It’s Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Has Benefit been hanging out with Hourglass lately?? Because their new pink highlighter totally looks like it belongs in the Hourglass Ambient Powder collection. It has a domed pan, a buttery/velvety texture, and I think it looks EXACTLY like an Ambient Powder on my skin. Show More Summary

You Gotta Be Cool With Warm to Love the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Palette

Is it just me, or is Too Faced completely obsessed with food? I mean, I’m not hating at all. For the record, I am totally cool with this, but I’m just saying… It seems like all of their palettes have something to do with things that are delicious. Show More Summary

Have You Ever Worn a Half-Up Dutch Side Braid?

No, it’s not a real thing. (Well, it might be… I don’t know.) Ah, the things you do when you’re trying to NOT chop your bangs. Girl, it’s been less than a month since I started growing mine out again, and they’re driving me absolutely ???? bananas. Show More Summary

Urban Decay Urban Lash HBIC Babies…or Adventures in False Lashes

So, full strip falsies are usually the easiest to apply, but I heard somewhere that false lash trios are supposed to be easier to apply than individual false lash bundles, and they’re another easy way to dial up ‘ze lash drama. But I...Show More Summary

What I Wore Wednesday, Vol. 4: Springtime Taupe, Pink and Peach With the Jane Iredale Spring 2017 Collection

I went outside today and felt the sun on my shoulders and my arms and my legs, and it was glorious! Spring. SPRING! It’s almost here, after what has seemed like the longest, coldest, wettest winter ever. So, in celebration of spring’s...Show More Summary

The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Palettes in Harmony 1 and Harmony 2

Why are eyebrows so fickle? One day they’re well-behaved, upstanding young citizens. The next day, they’re rambunctious teenagers (yes, I said rambunctious) who refuse to listen to me no matter what. AAARRRGH! Whenever I’m dealing with the latter, in brow parlance, I take a break from my regular routine, and look for something new. Show More Summary

The New Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters in Ray of Light, Blinded By the Light and You Light Up My Life

Too Faced Creative Director Jerrod Blandino says that when he dreamed up the new Love Light Highlighters, he wanted something that would capture that glow women get when they’re madly in love. I wonder, though… Is he just talking exclusively about romantic love, or do other kinds of love count? Because I can’t lie. Show More Summary

BECCA First Light Filter Face Primer Review

BECCA Backlight Face Primer totally slays, and I love it so much that I always keep a bottle on standby! But you know…I just don’t understand this new purple version of it, the new BECCA First Light Face Primer ($38). Like Backlight,...Show More Summary

The New Too Faced Natural Love Palette

I bet the cat ladies out there will feel me on this! There’s a shade in the $59 Too Faced Natural Love Palette called Kittens. There are 30 shades in this palette, which is designed for natural eye looks, but yes, of course, Kittens was the first one I got on my lids. Show More Summary

Brand Spotlight: Kosas Cosmetics

I might be the poster girl for the antithesis of makeup minimalism (makeup maximumism?). No, seriously, I carry like 12 lip products in my bag at any given time…or maybe 15, because I love ALL TEH COLORS, so it’s funny to me that I fell for Kosas Cosmetics, a line all about makeup minimalism. Show More Summary

GREENS, EGGS AND BAM! Sauteed Spinach, Brown Rice and Parmesan Skillet

Got a new favorite lunchies! It’s quick, easy, nutritious and pretty dang tasty, if I do say so myself. I can’t take all the credit, though. I liberated a recipe that I saw on, which I originally wanted to try because...Show More Summary

The Birthday Girl

Connor’s first birthday lasagna was a smash super hit! Of course, I’m exhausted from all the festivities (hosting is fun but tiring, am I right?!), but it was all worth it. Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict, Karen The post, "The Birthday Girl," first appeared on Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup.

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 465

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. 439

Poor Tabs… He was slightly confused about the overall gist of the festivities yesterday. I think he thought it was a get-together to celebrate him. We didn’t want to burst his bubble, so we took a brief interlude to sing him the birthday song. Show More Summary

Have You Ever Burned Your Hair With a Curling Iron, Flat Iron or Other Heating Tool?

Nothing too serious, but I came close to disaster once. I was using a new T3 for the first time, back before I knew how hot that sucker could get, and while curling a chunk of hair on the back of my head, I got distracted by my phone…...Show More Summary

The NARS Loaded Palette and My Warm Shade Friday Face of the Day

Sometimes you need to put on makeup to buy garlic bread at Costco… I’m wearing a bunch of new faves and some oldies today in this warm-toned look, which I’ll be wearing in a few minutes when I go to Costco and brave the loooong afternoon lines. Show More Summary

Laura Mercier Joie de Vivre Collection Spring 2017 Colour Powder in Windflush, and Lipsticks in Happy, Smile and Joy

Normally, I wouldn’t wear a bold green/blue eye look like this one with such bright lips, but I was feeling the joie de vivre today from the lipsticks and blush in the Laura Mercier Joie de Vivre spring 2017 collection, so I figured, why not? Life is short. Show More Summary

5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately: Tom Ford Spanish Pink, Claus Porto Hand Creams, Icy Hot (!) and More

1. Tom Ford Spanish Pink Lipstick Spanish Pink es el perfecto opaque warm pink, because it isn’t too nude or too pink. It’s just right, and I love it with outrageous, bright eye looks, in particular. 2. Claus Porto Hand Cream Hand creams...Show More Summary

I’m Lovin’ the NARS Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

Seeing as how it’s this close to Friday, why don’t we just take off work early and get Loaded… Guuuurl, interpret that as you will, but I’m talking about the new NARS Loaded Eyeshadow Palette ($59). ???? Isn’t it gorgeous?! Let’s just say all the magic words at once — pigmented, warm, neutral, mattes, shimmers. Show More Summary

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