For Lips So Shiny the Sun Would Envy: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Envy

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews, Tarte

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Envy

Step away from the lip pencil!

Don’t worry. You’re not gonna need it with new Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Envy ($19), even though I thought I would when I saw the tube.

Turns out I didn’t.

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Mauve-ish berry Envy, a limited edition gloss in Tarte’s 2014 fall collection and the latest gal to join Team Tarte LipSurgence, is filled to the brim with antioxidants and moisturizing ingredients, and it’s supposed to push your fine lip lines and wrinkles out of the picture.

The color looks much deeper and more intense in the tube than it does on my lips, where it applies quite sheer.

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Actually, all of the LipSurgence Glosses are like that. Natural-looking lip color is the name of their game. Tarte purposefully dialed back the pigment to make sure that some of your natural lip luster peeks through.

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Master Makeup Sculptors Might Love BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector

Published in: Becca, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector

BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector, $49

I feel conflicted about BECCA’s Shadow & Light Bronzer/Contour Perfector

Released earlier this summer, it’s a split pan powder bronzer ($49). The darker side is for sculpting and shading, the lighter golden side for highlighting and adding dimension.

Initially, it piqued my interest because it uses black undertones to simulate the appearance of shadows on the skin.

I thought that sounded neat.

BECCA Shadow Light Bronze Contour Perfector before and after

Before (left) and after (right)

After trying it out, yeah, in some ways, I do think it’s awesome. Like, it makes it easy to go from regular chubby-cheeked Karen to ’80s Duran Duran video vixen because it carves out cheekbones quicker than you can say “Cheese and sour cream, son!” in line at Chipotle, and it does it in dramatic fashion.

BECCA Shadow Light Bronze Contour Perfector swatches

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Doing the Twist With the $28 Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick Twist-Up Eyeshadow Pencils

Published in: Makeup, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks

If you thought Marc’s chrome crayon-like Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks were cute, check out these Twinkle Pop versions.

They might just put a twinkle in your eye…

Get it…? A twinkle? Because the name?

OK, sorry, that was bad, but they are really shimmery. :)

Seriously, these $28 twist-up eyeshadow pencils are pretty cool.

No, really. There’s a cooling sensation on the skin when you use them, allegedly due to the inclusion of Swiss alpine snow in the formula.

Really now? Come on.

Anywho, the Swiss snow is also supposed to be moisturizing.

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Please Initial Here: The Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

Published in: Daily Beauty

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I ordered this Kate Spade One In a Million Initial Pendant Neckalce online during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (just four days left!), and boo-hoo! — most of the letters are gone now.

I wanted to grab one more to give as a Christmas present and take advantage of the sale price of $37.90 (they’re usually $58).

I like the design — simple and elegant — and I think it goes well with other delicate pieces (or looks cute on its own).

One side of the circle pendant has an initial on it, and the other side says “ONE IN A MILLION”. The necklace is 12K-gold plated.

Only thing is, I just checked, and there are only four letters left online — B, D, T and U.

If your name doesn’t start with one of those letters, they might have more letters at your local Nordies store.

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

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Tabs and Eye

Published in: Daily Photo

WARNING: Staring at this pic too long may cause you to fall under the mesmerizing spell of Tabs…

Your nephew is the most patient kitty model, bee-tee-dubs. He graciously let me cross the line into his precious personal space today take these pics of his right eye.

I was up in that cat’s grill like a dentist, LOL!

If you look closely, you might even see me in the reflection… :)

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