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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation: Hallelujah for This Hocus Pocus!

I’ve long been enamored with Charlotte Tilbury. The UK-based makeup artist exudes old Hollywood glamour, and her personally designed makeup collection is to die for. Burgundy and rose gold packaging, names that evoked cosmetic legends and breathtaking hues… For months I agonized over what to buy. Show More Summary

I Hung Out With James Vincent and All I Got Was This Brush Set

I was oohing and ahhing over pots of glitter when I felt someone tap my shoulder. I turned around to see James Vincent smiling at me saying, “Hi, Nicole.” A mutual friend introduced us. I have long since admired James Vincent, but meeting him in person, artist to artist, was so wonderful. Show More Summary

When Doing Your Makeup, Do You Reach More Often for Cream or Powder Formulas?

Hmm… If you’d asked me a few months ago, I would have definitely replied “powder”. You know, as someone with oily skin, for years I thought that using powder products for my base was the right thing to do. God knows how many pans ofShow More Summary

The Incredible NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows!

Have you seen the four new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows in the NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection yet? They are incredible! I REALLY love the finish, because the shimmer is so soft, and they’re so crazy pigmented, that the fact that they’re also versatile and can be worn wet or dry is icing on the cake. Show More Summary

Getting Gritty, Glossy and Grunge With MAC Studio Eye Gloss

Do you ever want to pull out all of your makeup and do an eye look that you would otherwise never wear? This grownup “play time” — I constantly crave it. Constantly. And lately I’ve been toying with the idea of a 100% black smoky eye. Show More Summary

First Impressions of the Cheap and Chic H&M Beauty Line

With tons of luxury fashion brands already in the beauty market, H&M is mixing it up with their own huge and affordable makeup line — H&M Beauty. It’s available online and in certain stores, but shopping at H&M is like a retail black...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 420

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?” 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 eight (!) years. Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 395

Dear Diary, You’ll never guess what happened! I was going through one of my boxes of kitty modeling mementos when I found a treasure trove of modeling pictures from some of the old editorial and print campaigns I worked on. I totally...Show More Summary

Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

I actually have to wash my makeup brushes today because I haven’t washed them since before I left for the hospital seven weeks ago. [WOW!] Yeah! But I haven’t been wearing a lot of makeup, and it’s weird — when you don’t wear a lot, you kind of get used to it. Show More Summary

The NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection Dual-Intensity Blushes

As part of the NARS Summer 2016 Under Cover collection, NARS released two Dual-Intensity Blushes — Sexual Content and Liberation ($45 each) — and they are, in a word, gorgeous! I love how NARS collections are always wearable but never boring. Show More Summary

NARS Finally Makes Liquid Lipsticks…and Nails It!! Introducing the NARS Lip Covers From the Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection

I am about the new NARS Under Cover summer 2016 collection and the brand’s first foray into the liquid lipstick market. Their new Lip Covers are incredible! They’re vibrant and long-lasting like a liquid lipstick, but with none of the dryness and discomfort, so basically exactly what you’d expect from NARS. Show More Summary

Bookstore Babe

So, where do two book-loving parents take a little explorer on her very first “out-in-the-world” excursion? A bookstore, of course! Now that Connor Claire has passed the six-week mark, she’s eager to get out there and start exploring the outside world, beginning with literature. Show More Summary

Unsung Makeup Heroes: Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Balm

The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of our all-time favorite permanent collection products. I’ve got dry lips. Like, Sonoran Desert dry. Many have tried to figure out why, I assure you, and many have failed. Show More Summary

The 5 Lip Liners You Need in Your Makeup Stash

To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of lip liners… I don’t use them on most days because it feels like an unnecessary step, but that being said, there are a few shades that I DO wear every so often and think are absolute necessities. Show More Summary

OCC Spring/Summer 2016 Magnetic Fields Collection Lip Tars: Florals With a Psychedelic Twist

This is not news to anyone, but Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is crazy. To be specific: crazy cool, crazy passionate, and crazy aspirational. OCC is one of the most notable brands pushing the limits of color and expression all while being 100% vegan and cruelty-free. And you’ve probably heard of or seen the Lip Tars. Show More Summary

Mona Lisa Smile

Connor Claire is seven weeks old now, and she’s doing more and more cute baby things as the days go by. Now when she wakes up and sees me, she smiles, and it melts my heart into a pile of warm, sticky goo. She also coos and gurgles and...Show More Summary

Here’s My “Light Bright” Busy Mom Makeup — How Do You Get Ready in a Flash?

I’m pretty sure it’s no secret that I’m a working mom. I’ve mentioned this aspect of who I am in several posts because it is a CONSTANT struggle that I’m forced to confront on a daily basis. I would do anything to be home full time,Show More Summary

Estee Lauder Pure Color Sculpting Gloss Has Me Changing My Tune About Lip Gloss

As a kid of the ’90s/early ’00s, me and lip gloss have a long history. One of my favorites was Bonne Bell Lip Lites Lip Gloss. I can’t remember the exact shade I used to beg my mom to get me, but I do remember the tacky, pasty feeling...Show More Summary

Unsung Makeup Heroes: Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops

The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of our all-time favorite permanent collection products. Like Jen, a lot of the beauty products I end up buying are things I’ve heard good things about...Show More Summary

The Best in Beauty From the Boot, Vol. 7: KIKO Milano

The grass is always greener on the other side, isn’t it? Well, it’s actually not always greener on the other side, but I think it’s human nature to want what we don’t have and take for granted what we do have. Look at me for example: I always lust after makeup products I don’t have […] The post, "The Best in Beauty From the Boot, Vol. Show More Summary

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