Archive - December 2010

Help Shape the Future of Makeup and Beauty Blog By Taking This Quick Survey

Published in: News

Please take this redesign survey

Hi, ladies. I’ve been thinking about redesigning the layout of the blog (the equivalent of giving her a new outfit), and I know you have a great eye for design. I would really appreciate your feedback. Can you spare a few minutes to take a quick redesign survey (eight questions)?

Any feedback, suggestions, wishes or ideas that you have are welcome. I can’t promise to put every suggestion into place, but I can promise to read everything you have to say.

Click here to take the survey

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Cast Your Vote for Best Skin Care Product of the Year

Published in: Just For Fun

Cast your vote for the best skin care product of 2010

Skin care products continued to flood the market, counters and store shelves in 2010 because, well, great skin is always in. A few rose to holy grail status, but most quickly faded into the vast nadir of beauty product oblivion.

Two of my top skin-tastic products of the year — Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (reduces dark spots to even skin tone on the face, hands and chest) and Korres Quercetin & Oak Eye Cream (I apply a layer of this rich, hydrating superstar beneath my eye makeup) — are now fixtures in my daily skin care routine.

Which one is my favorite? Hmm…that’s a toughie, but I have to go with my little angel from Korres.

Now it’s your turn! Which new skin care product rocked your skin and your world this year? Drugstore or department — doesn’t matter, just as long as it debuted in 2010. Cast your vote in the comments. 🙂

Make sure I don’t miss your vote by including it at the top of your comment like so: VOTE: Skin Care Product. That’ll make it easier for me to tally the entries and share the results. After you’ve made your nomination, let me know why it got your vote.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

MAC Mickey Contractor Collection: Swatches and Pictures

Published in: MAC Makeup

mac mickey contractor swatches

Heya, ladies. Here are swatches and photos of 15 pieces from the new MAC Mickey Contractor Collection. I’ll have face and lip shots coming soon, but for now, take a look at the colors and let me know if there’s anything that strikes your fancy. 🙂

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Eyeshadow X 4 in Athma clockwise from shimmery gold bottom pan at the bottom: Vivha, Jaan, Folie and Carbon

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Eyeshadows from green pan on lower left: Oomph, Saffron, Marvel and Rani

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Fluidline in Siahi (left) and Ivy (right)
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Making It Big in Bollywood with the MAC Mickey Contractor Collection

Published in: MAC Makeup

mac mickey contractor

You might not know this, but Tabs and I are BIG Bollywood stars. Yeah, I don’t know how he got into it, but my obsession with B-wood developed over countless hours spent watching music videos on Namaste America back in the ’90s, usually after I’d get home late from dancing. I couldn’t understand what the singers were saying, but that didn’t matter to me. I was too busy drooling over the colorful costumes, exotic makeup and dizzying choreography.

Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked about the upcoming MAC Mickey Contractor collection, which scoots across North American dance floors and makeup counters January 6 (and internationally some time the same month). The 27-piece release for face, eyes, lips and cheeks, handpicked by MAC Director of Makeup Artistry for India Mickey Contractor, includes limited edition products, as well as repromoted items from MAC’s permanent line.

Thematically the collection is based on Bollywood cinema. It’s a look characterized by performance products — which I’m taking to mean products able to withstand hours of dancing under bright stage lights — natural skin tones and little accents of exotic color. These are products that should then, by that definition, be able to last through a full day of dancing on the set, AND the afterparty.
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Cast Your Vote for Best Makeup Collection of the Year

Published in: Just For Fun

Your vote for best makeup collection of the year

Another year, another gaggle of gorgeous (and some not so gorgeous) makeup collections. There sure were some doozies this year. Innovative products, imaginative color palettes and provocative imagery propelled several ahead of the pack.

Some, like the MAC Fabulous Felines collection, really resonated with me and my cat lady soul (didn’t the three color stories for Felines make such perfectly good sense?). It also introduced me to the awesome MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liners. Tabs and I still purr when we think about the Fab Felines release…

I also went coco for the chocolate browns and playful pinks in the Chanel Les Tentations de Chanel Holiday 2010 collection, but I think I still preferred Fab Felines overall.

Which collection stood out to you as the best of the year? Cast your vote in the comments. 🙂

Make sure I don’t miss your vote by including it at the top of your comment like so: VOTE: Makeup Collection. That’ll make it easier for me to tally the entries and share the results. After you’ve made your nomination, let me know why you picked that one collection over everything else.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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