Yummy Mimosas and MAC Studio Sculpt Shade and Line in Apricot Blend

Published in: Eyes, Face of the Day (FOTD), MAC Makeup

MAC Apricot Blend Studio Sculpt Shade and Line

Wearing the new MAC Studio Sculpt Shade and Line in Apricot Blend

I love mimosas… Last weekend I had a very nice Apricot Blend.

Oh — you thought those two things were related? No, I meant to say, “I like mimosas, and last weekend I wore Apricot Blend.” :)

It’s one of the eight recently released MAC Studio Sculpt Shade and Line trios — $21 eye makeup trios with two coordinating eyeshadows and one powder liner in each.

You can wear them wet or dry (wet makes the colors more intense), and each of the pans has coordinating colors — some matte and some shimmer, depending on the pan.

Apricot Blend has a matte orangey brown (like MAC Bamboo), a shimmery beige (like MAC Shroom) and a matte reddish brown liner (which is basically like MAC Costa Riche Eye Kohl in powder liner form).

On me they last about 8-10 hours when I wear them with an eyeshadow primer, which is pretty great wear time. They’re available now at MAC counters, stores and online.

MAC Apricot Blend, a champagne beige/dirty berry brown/warm coral peach (pearl/matte)

Apricot Blend, a champagne beige/dirty berry brown/warm coral peach (pearl/matte)

MAC Apricot Blend Swatches (dry)

MAC Apricot Blend Swatches (dry)

I wore this one, Apricot Blend, a lot last weekend to hang out with ye olde parents, 1) because I didn’t think sparkly glitter was appropriate for Easter brunch and din-din with the folks, and 2) because Apricot Blend caught my eye earlier in the week and looked fairly wearable and neutral. I decided to give it a try, after which I pretty much wore it all weekend long.

I call this my “warm orangey matte brown in the crease, with a shimmery, peachy beige on the lid, along my brow bone and in the inner corner; and a soft reddish brown liner mixed with black eyeshadow on the upper lash line with a warm reddish brown powder liner smudged along my lower lash line” look.

Yes, that’s a very long name… :)

The look is very similar to something I do all the time with other MAC products, but this time I used Apricot Blend.

What else am I wearing?

On my eyes: Katy Perry Lashes, MAC Costa Riche Eye Kohl (lower water line), Guerlain Blackjack Liner (upper water line) and MAC Carbon (mixed with the darker brown from Apricot Blend and applied along the upper lash line).
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What’s the Longest You Can Go (Tolerate) Without Washing Your Hair?

Published in: Just For Fun

One day…? Two days? Three days?? Four?!

My max is three days.

Or four. Sometimes I can do four as long as I haven’t worked out.

Buuuut, the longest I’ve ever gone was five days, and that was pretty rough. I had a really killer blowout, and I wanted to get as much milage out of it as I could.

I remember my scalp feeling really greasy on the fifth day… I almost went through an entire bottle of dry shampoo. :)

How about you? What’s the longest you can (happily) go without washing your hair?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Published in: Daily Photo

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

The $60 Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette from Estee Lauder

This is it. This is the palette in Tabs’ Easter wallpaper — the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette.

It’s a personal favorite of the Easter Tabby’s, available now as part of the Bronze Goddess summer collection at Estee Lauder counters and esteelauder.com.

Tabs has great taste. I can’t wait to take this one out for a spin. :)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Unsung Heroes: Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Unsung Heroes

MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, $19.50

MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

Wearing MAC Staunchly Stylish…

I staunchly support giving matte pinkish beige MAC Staunchly Stylish Lip Pencil ($19.50) time in the spotlight right now because of all of the peach and pink shades that came out with the spring collections, which I think it works so well with — especially neutral and warm pinks and peaches.

It’s one of those lip pencil perennials you can wear year round, but it’s really in its element now.

It can also rock with corals, I’ve noticed.

Not so much with intensely orange or red ones, but with quiet corals that have a peachy pink bent, it’s all gravy.

MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.50), available now at MAC counters, stores and maccosmetics.com

I know it looks kind of dark in the swatch, but it’s like the color of nude lips on a kisser. The perfect barely-there lip pencil, and talk about flexible.

Staunchly Stylish is like the yoga master of lip pencils; it goes with so many colors!

Non-drying, it skates across my skin without tugging at all, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it moisturizing. It doesn’t make my normally cray-cray dry lips worse, though, and that’s pretty good. When I wear it my lips don’t get flaky or dry.

It also lasts a long time, fading slowly over the course of 8-9 hours.

MAC Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil with Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil with Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Oh! — if you happen to have the new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils in creamy peach Revved Up, yellowish pink Go For Girlie or mauvey pink Kittenish, I think Staunchly Stylish looks fab with those shades, as well as creamy peach Lots of Laught Lipglass…

And creamy pink Carousel Lipglass from the MAC Playland collection.

And light pink Toying Around (super pretty!).

And the Mineralize Glasses in Lovingly Yours (a pinkish nude) and light cool-toned peach cream Be Nice.

Seriously, it can do so much! Please give it a try one of these days.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection

30 Days of NARS: Misbehave Lip Gloss, Day 12

Published in: Daily Beauty

NARS Misbehave Lip Gloss

NARS Misbehave Lip Gloss, $26

It’s just so easy to Misbehave…

You know, Misbehave? — one of the 30 recently reformulated Lip Glosses from NARS?

Don’t be surprised if you start feeling a little naughty with this sheer cherry red with golden shimmer on your lips. I mean, that name — it’s just an invitation to start trouble.

Um…not that I’d know anything about that.

Nope. :)

You can find Misbehave misbehaving now with its 29 siblings in the NARS Lip Gloss line.

NARS Misbehave Lip Gloss

NARS Misbehave Lip Gloss swatch

NARS Misbehave Lip Gloss lip swatch

The 30 Days of NARS series features a different NARS Lip Gloss every day

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