Archive - May 2007

MAC Fluidline Liner – A Major Obsession

Published in: MAC Makeup

I love Fluidline liners. My collection is small but growing (thanks to my awesome sister-in-law Hali, who gave me a bunch for Christmas!)

A pic of the Fluidlines without a flash

A pic of the Fluidlines with a flash

What MAC cosmetics are you obsessed with? Share ’em! E-mail me at karen at makeupandbeautyblog dot come and let me know what MAC product you love and why you heart it!

It’s FRIDAY! YES! Today is my day off so I’m going to finish the travel story I’m working on. As for weekend plans I hope it’s sunny tomorrow – I’ve got grand plans to visit the Japanese Tea Gardens and the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco with my hubby. Got a date, can’t be late, haaay … sorry. I really try to avoid quoting Bel Biv Devoe but sometimes it just takes over and I can’t stop myself.

Have a uber-fab Friday. I hope your weekend is full of FUN and HOTNESS!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Product Review – Three MAC Eye Brushes to use with Fluidline Liner – 212, 209 and 316

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews

Good things comes in threes! MAC Makeup Week at Makeup and Beauty Blog continues with a review of three of my favorite brushes to use with Fluidline Liner!


Product: MAC 212 Flat Definer Brush
Use: To line eyes with powder, liquid or cream products
Price: $20.00 for a long handled, synthetic brush
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A-

Back in December, a lovely MAC Makeup Artist at the Bloomingdales in San Francisco first brought this brush to my attention. I asked her to recommend a brush to use with MAC Fluidlines and she suggested the 212 Flat Brush. It was the beginning of the holiday season, and MAC was rolling out the holiday palettes and brush kits for 2006.

I ended up buying the 212 with a bunch of other eye brushes in the 2006 Ruffle Holiday brush set. The brush I have is the travel version of the regular 212 – the handle is short and made of plastic, unlike other regular MAC brushes which have long handles and are usually made of wood. (read more…)

Product Reviews – MAC Blushes – A Few Favorite Pinks: Dollymix, Blushbaby and Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews


MAC Makeup Week at Makeup and Beauty Blog continues! Don’t forget to email me your favorite MAC product and why you can’t live without it – karen at makeupandbeautyblog dot com.

Today will be all about three of my favorite MAC pinks for the cheeks!

Product: Blushbaby
Use: Blush
Price: $17.50 for a pan
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

So MAC blushes seem a bit pricy, but they last forever. I got Blushbaby in 2003 and hitting the pan was a momentous event for me. I use this color frequently as my go-to blush when I’m in a hurry and don’t want to spend too much time blending. The website describes it as a flushed beige pink but it shows up as a light pinky brown on me. It’s a Sheertone blush, so it’s easy to apply and easy to build up. Blushbaby looks natural (no sparkle) but not flat. A great blush for blush newbies. I like to combine it with Pearl Blosson Beauty Powder. (read more…)


MAC’s Strange Hybrid Limited Edition Makeup Collection is Out!

Published in: MAC Makeup

The MAC Web site now features makeup from the Strange Hybrid Limited Edition collection.

If you like bright, floral, spring colors you will love this collection. Below are the three looks featured on the Web site. The looks remind me of Monet’s Iris paintings! While I could probably rock the Strange & Exotic look at work, I would save the Cultured look (LOVE THIS) for going out. I’m not a fan of the Strange Hybrid look, but that’s prolly ’cause I can’t wear yellow eye shadow. (read more…)

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