Cool-Toned Grays Signal a Smoky Black Friday at MAC: Available for One Day Only, the $25 MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearl Fusion Shadow Trio

Published in: Eyes, MAC Makeup

MAC Smoky Black Friday

The new $25 MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio, available one day only on November 28, 2014, exclusively online at maccosmetics.com

Ya know…we should really figure out some sort of long-range communication system that doesn’t involve technology, just in case the sh*t ever hits the fan, and the Internet goes dark, and we need a way to ask each other important questions like, “Girl, are you doing any Black Friday shopping?” or, “What do you think of the new MAC Smoky Black Friday Velux Pearlfusion Shadow Trio?”

My first thought was carrier pigeons, but then many of us have cats…

So now I’m thinking smoke signals, but I haven’t figured out the vocabulary yet.

Like, how would you say, “I think the three Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadows in this online exclusive are just OK,” with a small fire and smoke?

I don’t know…

I’d also want to say, “I probably wouldn’t take off my hoop earrings and throw down if there was a shortage of these trios and I was forced to fight for the last one, but I might reach for one on a Friday night if I wanted to do a fast and shimmery smokey eye that didn’t require a ton of work.”

But that seems like a lot to say with puffs of smoke…

MAC Smoky Black Friday swatches

Wearing Smoky Black Friday on my lids and MAC Matte Lipstick in Nouvelle Vogue on my lips


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Tonight, I’m Livin’ in a Fantasy (My Own Little Nasty World), With the New MAC Nasty Gal Collection Lipsticks

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup

MAC Nasty Gal Matte Lipsticks from the left: Runner, Stunner and Gunner

MAC Nasty Gal Matte Lipsticks from the left: Runner, Stunner and Gunner ($16 US each, $19 CAD)

“Psst! Look at that girl.”

“Which girl…?”

“That one!”

“Which one? That one right there?”

“Yeah, that one you’re rudely pointing at in broad daylight right there, LOL! The one wearing the dark matte lipstick.”

“Yeah, I see her… She’s nasty.”

MAC Nasty Gal Matte Lipsticks from the left: Runner, Stunner and Gunner

From the left: Runner, Stunner and Gunner

“What!? What are you talking about, ‘she’s nasty’? That’s a terrible thing to say!”

“No, doofus. Not like that. I mean she is literally a nasty gal.”

“You lost me…”

“I mean she’s wearing one of the three lipsticks in the new MAC Nasty Gal collection.”

Another fab collab, this one between MAC and Nasty Gal owner/founder Sophia Amoruso, the four-piece MAC Nasty Gal collection is coming to select MAC stores and the MAC website December 4 (through January 1, 2015) with three lipsticks in Stunner (a matte red), Runner (a matte burgundy) and Gunner (a deep matte purple) for $16 US/$19 CAD, as well as a true red Studio Nail Lacquer with a creme finish called Flaming Rose ($12 US/$14 CAD; not shown in this post).

MAC Nasty Gal Swatches from the left: Stunner, Runner and Gunner

Swatches from the left: Stunner, Runner and Gunner


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Matte Madness: MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me + MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera

Published in: Daily Beauty

MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me

MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me ($16)

I wonder how many times I’ve typed “matte” over the past two days…

A lot, methinks. :)

Here’s a matte neutral combo I’ve been crushing on: peachy mocha brown MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me ($16), with creamy beige MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera ($20).

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera ($20)

MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me (left) and Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera

MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me (left) and Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera

Yes, I’m in the midst of a pretty serious matte kick right meow…

Kerastase Carre Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets for Hair Do the Dryer Sheet Dance to Fight Frizz

Published in: Hair, Kerastase, Product Reviews

Kerastase Carre Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets

The new Kerastase Carre Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets, $28.50 for a box of 50 sheets

Tonight, in Urban Legends of the Beauty World…

Long, long ago in a town, far, far away, a girl did something unfathomable!

It was the night of the big winter semi-formal, and she was getting ready at home. Her date — a cutie, of course — was on his way to pick her up, but her hair was a frizzy mess.

Ding-dong! The doorbell rang downstairs.

In a moment of random panic/fortuitous kismet, the girl grabbed an old dryer sheet from the trash and ran it over the top layers of her hair.

Miraculously, her wild, wayward strands were smoothed! Huzzah!

Or so the story goes…

Well, Kerastase is taking that idea and making it less MacGyver-ish, and more hair-friendly, with their new fancy-schmancy Carre Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets ($28.50 for a box of 50).

Kerastase Carre Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets

They’re basically the same idea. Each sheet contains a waxy-feeling, smoothing product to fix fly-aways and frizz, but instead of scenting your mop with Eau de Snuggle Bear, they leave behind a soothing lavender fragrance.

Kerastase Carre Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets
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Tantalizing Trios Await! With the Transformative bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette, You Can Take It With You

Published in: bareMinerals, Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

The new $39 bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

This new $39 Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette by bareminerals is a lot like the last Transformers movie…except without the fast-twitch camera cuts, ear-splitting explosions and, ya know, robots.

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

OK, so now that I’ve thought about it more…it’s actually nothing at all like the last Transformers movie.

But it is like the slogan. :) “More than meets the eye.”

With 12 full-size shimmery eyeshadows that you can pop in and out, this holiday set is something of a quick-change artist. The idea is to place three colors into the smaller mini-palette in the middle of the bigger palette, which you can then slide out and take along with you — you know, for touchups, booty calls, impromptu acts of makeup artistry in airport bathrooms, etc.

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette
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