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Hangin’ With BECCA This Weekend…

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BECCA products, clockwise from the lower left: Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo, Blotting Powder Perfector in Tinted, Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz

Hey, BECCA!

I’ve been fairly infatuated with BECCA lately… I’ve been in a big-time BECCA phase, and I’m really looking forward to taking a handful of their products out for a spin this weekend, namely Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo ($42), Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz ($38), Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent ($38) and Blotting Powder Perfector in Tinted ($38).

BECCA products, clockwise from the lower left: Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo, Blotting Powder Perfector in Tinted, Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz

BECCA products, clockwise from the lower left: Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo, Blotting Powder Perfector in Tinted, Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz

BECCA swatches from the left: Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo, Blotting Powder Perfector in Tinted, Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz

From the left: Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo, Blotting Powder Perfector in Tinted, Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz

Have you spent much time with BECCA products? What are your favorite things in the line? If you haven’t seen this video yet, here are five of mine…

My Nose’s New Spring Addiction: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline L’Eau de Parfum

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Light, refreshing and kind of addictive. I have to warn you… If you wear Bvlgari’s Omnia Crystalline L’Eau de Parfum ($95), you may end up spending half your day sniffing your wrists and rolling your eyes in ecstasy.

Um…not that I do that.

Nope. Not at all. :)

A white woody floral with notes of lotus and heliotrope flowers, sandalwood and musk, it has one of the more interesting bottles I’ve seen in a long time. I think the fragrance — for lack of a more imaginative expression right now — is off the frickin’ hook! I’ve never thought of myself as a Bvlgari girl, because almost all of the scents I’ve tried from the line smell a little synthetic/plastic to me, but not Omnia. It’s like a walk through a garden after a warm spring rain. Absolutely lovely!

You can find it now at Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com.

Quick Look at the New Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes

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How cute are these pans?! I sense that if I show them to my Gerbera daisies, the flowers will feel a twinge of jealousy. :)

These are three of the four new Clinique Cheek Pop blushes ($21 each), which are new for spring. They’re supposed to leave skin with natural-looking color but without the powdery texture that some blushes leave behind.

Can’t wait to get ‘em on my cheeks.

They’re available now at Clinique counters and online at clinique.com.

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick, and a Heads-Up If You’re Visiting San Francisco Tomorrow

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MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Lipstick

Start with makeup and add a DJ. That’s a recipe for fun right there. :)

If you’re planning to be anywhere near Union Square in San Francisco tomorrow, seek out the MAC Pro flagship store at 45 Powell (you can get there on the Powell Street cable car). They’re hosting their big grand opening event called MAC Rocks Colour.

If you’d like to get your makeup done while you’re there, call ahead just in case the store is busy (there’s a very good chance) at (415) 402-0658 to book an appointment.

While you’re there, check out the new Mineralize Rick Lipstick in Lady at Play ($22), a beautiful tangerine…

Orange lips are having a moment right now. They’re very on-trend for spring.

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Lipstick

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove: Now That’s a Cute Pan

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Milani Coral Cove Rose Powder Blush

Coral blush cuteness served on a pan of rosy cuteness with a side of cuteness on the side!

Talk about a cute pan. :)

That pretty much summarizes the way I felt about Milani’s gorgeous Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove ($7.99) the first time I saw it. One word: cute.

One of four recently released limited edition matte Rose Powder Blushes from the brand (with the others being red Lady Rouge, dark rose Love Potion and light rose Tea Rose), it immediately caught my eye. I thought I’d be able to wear it with orange lips and give one of this spring’s trendy looks a try.

Buuuuut, unfortunately, I haven’t been able to make it work…

It looks so intense in the pan, but it applies rather sheer, patchy and powdery on my cheeks.

The apples of my cheeks are always somewhat dry, and Coral Cove doesn’t really adhere to my skin unless I prep the area first with a rich moisturizer.

Which I’ll do, ya know, but it’s an extra step… If you have oilier skin than mine, it probably won’t be an issue.

For some reason, too, I don’t think the color looks very natural on my cheeks, perhaps because of the amount of red in it. Maybe I’ll like it more in a couple months when I (hopefully) have a tan and more reddish undertones in my skin.

Still cute, though… I think I’ll put it on a shelf to admire the pretty pan. :)

You’ll find Coral Cove and the other Rose Powder Blushes at drugstores and online now ($7.99 a pan).

Milani Coral Cove Rose Powder Blush

Milani Coral Cove Rose Powder Blush

Milani Coral Cove Rose Powder Blush

Milani Coral Cove Rose Powder Blush

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