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What a Difference a Nude Lip Makes…

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From the left: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Sugar ($21), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Glitzy ($24), MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood ($16.50), Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink ($16) and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Frosting ($21)

From the left: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Sugar ($21), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Glitzy ($24), MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood ($16.50), Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink ($16) and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Frosting ($21)

Wearable purple eyeshadow.

Wait, what…?

Hear me out. I think it’s entirely possible to make purple eyeshadow wearable, even bold purple eyeshadow, if you keep everything else in your look toned down.

Here I’m wearing the same purple eye look I wore earlier, but this time paired with different nude lips.

I’m also not wearing a lot of color on my cheeks, which I think makes the whole effect less fashion-y.

There are countless varieties of nude lippies out there, and many of them are not boring.

To make a bold eye look like this one more wearable, you could pair it with a sheer pinkish peach nude lipstick or gloss…

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink

MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood

MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood

Or, you could do a deeper sort of brownish nude with a little sparkle…

Tarte LipSurgrence Lip Tint in Glitzy

Tarte LipSurgrence Lip Tint in Glitzy

Or, if you’re feeling wildly adventurous (or, in my case, out of your mind, because it’s the end of the day and you’re tired), you could do a pale opaque nude…

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Sugar

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Sugar

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Frosting

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Frosting

Nude lips can really make a bold eye look more wearable, and with so many gorgeous nudes out there, the possibilities are endless. :)

Incidentally, all of these shades are new for spring and listed here…

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The Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes in Exposure, Graphite and Infinity

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Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes in Exposure (left) and Graphite (right)

Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes in Exposure (left) and Graphite (right)

OH, MAH GAH!

I had to do it. After the fun I had with these the other day, I couldn’t resist. Fabulous forces beyond my control made me put these into my Sephora cart, and then the free three-day shipping pushed me over the edge.

It was like when the Enterprise rolled up on the Borg. Resistance was futile.

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Graphite

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Graphite

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Exposure

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Exposure

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity (left) and Graphite (right)

Infinity (left) and Graphite (right)

Like a Multi-Tool for Makeup Lovers, the Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope Blush Palette by Le Metier de Beaute Will Save You From Falling Into the Too-Much-Rouge Trap

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The Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope by Le Metier de Beaute

The Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope by Le Metier de Beaute, $95

In classic Karen fashion, I brought three blush palettes with me when I went out of town to visit family over the holidays but ended up using just one of them the entire time, the new Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope by Le Metier de Beaute.

I love the way it looks on my cheeks, but I do NOT love the redonkulous price.

It’s $95.

Yeah…

I could totally wear this palette every single day, and I did over a period of about two weeks.

It’s like a Swiss Army knife. It contains three matte blushes and a golden highlighter that swivel in and out. Nifty idea and awesome for travel.

All three of the blushes look delicate and natural on the skin, and when I top them with the golden highlighter, I feel like a glowing angel in a shampoo commercial… :)

The whole effect reminds me of the Ambient Blush Palette by Hourglass.

The Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope by Le Metier de Beaute ($95)

  • Comes with three matte blushes (a matte salmon-pink, a neutral pink and a beige nude) and a sheer golden highlighter, which Le Metier refers to as a luminizer.
  • I like to wear the matte salmon pink or matte neutral pink on the apples of my cheeks (sometimes, I even mix them together) and the golden highlighter, which has a finish that’s more of a sheen than a shimmer, on the tops of my cheekbones.

    I don’t mind the nude beige blush, but I think it’ll be better for lighter skin tones than mine. Sometimes I’ll mix it with one or more of the other blushes because, by itself, I can’t even see it until I’ve applied three or four layers.

  • The blushes and highlighter feel fantastically soft (like the Calvin Klein blanket I got at Costco for $16, yo!). They’re easy to blend, and when I wear them, I never feel like I’m drowning in rouge.
  • As beautiful as these workhorse colors are, the palette is terribly expensive. You could definitely find similar shades for less, but consider this: the powders work out to about $24 each, which is “cheaper” than a Chanel blush.
  • Available now at Le Metier de Beaute counters, Neiman Marcus stores and online.

Before blush/highlighter

Before applying the Le Metier Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope on my cheeks

Before blush/highlighter


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A Brief MAC Rainbow Intermission to Brighten Your Day

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A MAC Rainbow with makeup from the new Lightness of Being collection

A few pretty pieces from the new MAC Lightness of Being collection

Like a double rainbow…only much cooler because you can put this one all over yo’ face!

A MAC Rainbow with makeup from the new Lightness of Being collection

I got a distinctly rainbow-y vibe from this handful of pieces in the new MAC Lightness of Being collection. From the left, that’s Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge, Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Luxe Naturale, Mineralize Eye Shadow in Spiritual Life, Lipglass in Beautiful Moves, Mineralize Lipstick in Dreaminess, and Mineralize Lipstick in Be Fabulous on the far right.

They’re all $22 each and available now with the rest of the Lightness of Being collection at MAC counters and online.

* Leprechaun legal disclaimer: pot o’ gold not included.

A MAC Rainbow with makeup from the new Lightness of Being collection

Swatches from the left: Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge, Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Luxe Naturale, Mineralize Eye Shadow in Spiritual Life, Lipglass in Beautiful Moves, Mineralize Lipstick in Dreaminess and Mineralize Lipstick in Be Fabulous

The Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette: Tiara, Prince Charming, Ball Gown, Glass Carriage and Ponies Not Included

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Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

I feel that if the Park Ave Princess Contour Palette by Tarte ($34) came with a tiara, it would be that much more legit, because what’s a princess without a tiara?! A frickin’ travesty, that’s what it is.

Even though I like this palette, which comes with three powder products — a bronzer, blush and highlighter — I think it would be even more awesome if it came in a few different versions, like one for light skin tones, another for medium skin tones, and a third one for darker skin tones.

This would be the one for lighter lasses. The bronzer has a matte finish, which is what I usually use for doing deep cheek contouring, but this one doesn’t do squat for me as a contour color. It’s just not quite dark enough for an effective chisel. As a true contour color, it would prolly work better for pale princesses.

For medium mavens and darker divas, I do think it’s OK for a subtle overall bronzing effect, though.

Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

From the left: the Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter

Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette Swatches

From the left: Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter


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