Daily Beauty – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:15:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Daily Beauty – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 Urban Decay Urban Lash HBIC Babies…or Adventures in False Lashes http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/urban-decay-urban-lash-hbic-babies-adventures-false-lashes/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/urban-decay-urban-lash-hbic-babies-adventures-false-lashes/#comments Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=209810 Urban Decay Urban Lash HBIC Babies…or Adventures in False Lashes

So, full strip falsies are usually the easiest to apply, but I heard somewhere that false lash trios are supposed to be easier to apply than individual false lash bundles, and they’re another easy way to dial up ‘ze lash drama.

But I dunno… I feel like my lashes look a little cray-cray in these pictures.

Maybe I’m just used to seeing my regular lashes on the daily??

These particular bundles are the HBIC Babies from UD’s Urban Lash line ($15, which gets you an entire tray of them in different lengths), and if you look closely, you can see that some of the trios have not one, but two, layers of lashes.

You can either separate them or keep them stacked…

I kept them stacked.

Anywho, this was my first time using lash trios, and it was easier than I expected. I like that I can put them on top of already curled lashes (which is usually hard for me to do when I’m using strip lashes). They’re so light that I can barely feel them on my lash line.

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#MBBTurns10: A Look Back at Some of My Favorite Interviews With Jerrod Blandino, Bobbi Brown, Sonia Kashuk and Carisa Janes http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/mbbturns10-look-back-favorite-interviews-jerrod-blandino-bobbi-brown-sonia-kashuk-carisa-janes/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/mbbturns10-look-back-favorite-interviews-jerrod-blandino-bobbi-brown-sonia-kashuk-carisa-janes/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208806 #MBBTurns10: A Look Back at Some of My Favorite Interviews With Jerrod Blandino, Bobbi Brown, Sonia Kashuk and Carisa Janes

Just more reminiscing about the blog over all these years…

Again with the skinny brows and frosty brow bone highlight?? Please note it was 2008 when I took this picture with Jean Ford of Benefit, and it was *the thing* to do back then.

Back in the day, the official faces of Benefit were sisters Jean and Jane Ford, the original founders, and this pic was taken at a Benefit event in their Chestnut Street store in San Francisco.

During the interview, Jean took a jar of loose glitter and dabbed some on my lids with her fingers. Then when the interview was done, she gave me the jar of glitter to take home, and I stuck it in the pocket of the white coat I was wearing.

Side note: why did I own a white coat when I’m incapable of wearing white without getting it dirty??

Anyway, I put the jar in a pocket but then forgot about it…

It remained in that coat for years!

Actually, I think it’s still there.

Years later, after Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson (Jean and Jane’s daughter and niece) took over as the faces of Benefit, I interviewed Annie during their launch of Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, and she was one of the nicest people I’ve interviewed over the years.

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#MBBTurns10: The Time I Kicked It in a Closet With Sarah Jessica Parker http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/mbbturns10-time-kicked-closet-sarah-jessica-parker/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/mbbturns10-time-kicked-closet-sarah-jessica-parker/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208533 #MBBTurns10: The Time I Kicked It in a Closet With Sarah Jessica Parker

What was it like to interview Sarah Jessica Parker?

Well…it was sweaty.

LOL! Let me back up a minute. It was during her press tour in 2008 after she launched Covet, her third perfume, and I only had six minutes to ask her every thought-provoking question in the world.

I was supposed to get 10 minutes with her, but my time got cut down to six minutes at the very last second, so I had to edit out my very insightful questions about her favorite shoes and the best places to get Chinese food in New York City… 🙂

Feeling rushed, I ended up talking a mile a minute just to get through the rest of my questions!

No, seriously, I must have sounded like a crazy person.

The interview took place inside the back of a Macy’s store in the smallest room ever. It was like talking to SJP in a closet, and did I mention that I’m claustrophobic and sweat profusely when I’m trapped in small spaces without any windows?

Girl, I was a mess.

SJP was very professional and polite, and much more reserved, than I anticipated, because all I really knew of her was based on her character, Carrie, in Sex and the City.

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#MBBTurns10: Remembering a Close Encounter With the One of the Greatest Cat Ladies of All Time http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/mbbturns10-remembering-close-encounter-one-greatest-cat-ladies-time/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/mbbturns10-remembering-close-encounter-one-greatest-cat-ladies-time/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208475 #MBBTurns10: Remembering a Close Encounter With the One of the Greatest Cat Ladies of All Time

I’m feeling emo and nostalgic today because the blog is turning 10 soon.

TEN.

I can’t believe it. On February 20th.

This is the longest project, or whatever it is, I’ve ever done in my life, and it’s been life-changing in many ways.

One of the cooler things I got to do because of the blog was get right up close to the one and only cat lady supreme, Grace Coddington of Vogue magazine.

It was at the Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week in 2011, and I was there to interview Pat McGrath backstage (She was lovely, by the way — poised, calm and kind, even amidst the backstage bustle.).

After I finished the interview, I spotted Grace Coddington kickin’ it in the front row with Anna Wintour. I got this close to her. *This close*

And it actually happened twice! OMG. This was the second time. The first time was at a Dolce & Gabbana gallery party the night before, and I saw her wandering around by herself, looking at the art. I remember saying to myself, “Just walk up to her, Karen.

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I Tried a New Technique Today! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/i-tried-a-new-primer-technique-today/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/i-tried-a-new-primer-technique-today/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:48:37 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=207556 I Tried a New Technique Today!

You guys, you already know that I’m a big fan of layering primers and using different primers to address different concerns and specific areas of my skin. Well, I tried a new layering technique today, and I’m frickin’ lovin’ the results.

I usually start with a primer that has a little subtle shimmer for glow and radiance, then layer a heavier duty pore-blurring primer on top to smooth everything out, but today I reversed the order. I did the pore-blurring primer first (you gotta give Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer a try), then patted shimmery BECCA Backlight on top.

LOVE. My skin looked smooth, and since I applied the shimmery primer on top of the pore-blurring primer (which tends to matte everything down), it still looked radiant and glowing and natural too, even after I layered my foundation on top, which is exactly the look I’m always trying to get.

Try it sometime! I think you’ll like the results. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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