Archive - December 2011

10 of My Picks for Head of the Class: A+ Makeup and Beauty Department Store (and Other) Products of 2011

Published in: Just For Fun, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To

Best Department Store Makeup and Beauty Products of 2011

2011 was another awesome year for feline and human makeup and beauty. Along with rediscovering/falling in love again with a slew of pulse-pounding permanent products from some of my favorite lines like MAC and NARS, I also bumped into bunches of beautiful products to lurve on drugstore and department store shelves.

If you’re on the market for something special to spend a Christmas gift card on, consider one of the overachieving A+ department store products below. All of them are looking for new homes just like yours and can be found in stores now. 🙂

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush$25 Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Chanel Sophisticated Eye Collection Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Vanites$57 Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Vanites

Pacifica Color Quench Lip TintsPacifica $9 Color Quench Lip Tints

MAC 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush$24.50 MAC 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush

Kerastase Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm$42 Kerastase Cleansing Hair Balm

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Upgrade Your Options in Color With This Quick Travel Makeup Tip

Published in: Makeup Tips/How To

Over my four-day Christmas trip up and down Northern California to visit with my parents and in-laws, I relied on one particular makeup trick a little more than the others. I’m just about to hit the road back home to Novato, but first, if you like to wear different looks often but don’t usually have a lot of room to spare in your travel makeup bag, here’s one quick and easy way to increase your color options.

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New Fave Foundation Brush

Published in: Daily Photo

The Trish McEvoy 62 Fan Brush ($36; available now at Trish McEvoy counters and also online).

It’s designed for applying a thin layer of face or cheek powder, but I really like using it with MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. It lays product down in a smooth, non-streaky way that looks almost airbrushed.

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