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Got a Beauty Hangover? The New Too Faced Hangover Face Primer Could Be the Cure

Published in: Face, Makeup, Product Reviews, Skin Care, Too Faced

Too Faced Hangover Primer Review

Wearing the new Too Faced Hangover Primer ($32) underneath BECCA Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation and loving life

Ooh, gurl, have you heard the chismis?

(Chismis is Tagalog for “gossip.”)

Apparently, and you didn’t hear this from me, but Too Faced Hangover Primer is making MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance totally jealous with a capital J-E-L.

See, MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance and I — we roll deep. I’ve been using it almost daily for years.

The stuff works great, and I also love how it feels like a lotion going on. Plus, it doesn’t give me breakouts, for which it gets extra credit from me because almost everything gives my combo skin fits.

I can’t stand it when face primers feel heavy, you know, like they’re sitting in lounge chairs on my face.

Ugh! It gives me the willies just thinking about it…

Thankfully, MAC Prep + Prime doesn’t do that. It feels light and wonderful to me, and my skin looks like real skin when I wear it!

Well, like real skin…only more radiant and smoother. :)

Like I said, Prep + Prime and I have been buds for years, but lately I’ve been hanging out with this new Too Faced primer called Hangover, and after only two weeks, we’re already like this (you can’t see me, but I’m crossing my fingers here).

I’ve actually been reaching for Hangover’s silicone-free formula more than my bottle of Prep + Prime.

JEALOUSY!

So what is it supposed to do?

Too Faced Hangover Primer Review

A 1.35-oz pump tube is $32

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Beatiful Together and Apart: The MAC Moody Blooms Worldly Wealth and Bred For Beauty Blushes

Published in: Collections, Face, MAC Makeup, Makeup

MAC Worldly Wealth and Bred For Beauty Blush

Wearing the new MAC Moody Blooms collection Worldly Wealth and Bred For Beauty Powder Blushes together at the same time

Sometimes two is better than one. (NOTE: please don’t tell Tabs I said that. He insists that one plus-size tabby is more than enough.) :)

While you can certainly wear either of the hella pigmented Powder Blushes from the MAC Moody Blooms collection by themselves — I mean, Bred for Beauty and Worldly Wealth look stunning on their own (just don’t forget to blend, blend, blend) — layered together they create a downright bewitching combination blush!

MAC Worldly Wealth and Bred For Beauty Blush

Artistic License and Deep Fixation Eye Shadow together on my eyes, both from the Moody Blooms collection

I like to start with a layer of shimmery golden bronze Worldly Wealth first, and followup with pink Bred for Beauty dusted directly on top. Then I buff the two together with a clean powder brush.

MAC Worldly Wealth and Bred For Beauty Blush

That’s MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pheromonal and Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Bubble Gum on my lips and the Neon Spray Necklace by Kristin Perry around my neck

Worldly Wealth’s shimmer peeks through bright pink Bred for Beauty, which has a flatter finish, creating a sweet sun-kissed and complement to warm coppery eye makeup like I’m wearing here.

Just add a pinkish coral lip, and you’re good to go! :)

MAC Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth, a shimmering peachy bronze

Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth, a shimmering peachy bronze ($21)


MAC Powder Blush in Bred for Beauty

Powder Blush in Bred for Beauty, a mid-tone bluish pink ($21)

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Worldly Wealth and Bred for Beauty, The Two New Blushes in the MAC Moody Blooms Collection, Plant Plenty of Pigment on Cheeks

Published in: Collections, Face, MAC Makeup, Makeup, Product Reviews

MAC Worldly Wealth Blush

Wearing MAC Worldly Wealth Blush

Blueish pink Bred for Beauty and peachy bronze Worldly Wealth, the two powder blushes in the new MAC Moody Blooms collection, are making me a happy horticulturist/beauty botanist. :)

One word: pigment.

And lots of it.

MAC Powder Blush in Bred for Beauty

Powder Blush in Bred for Beauty, a mid-tone bluish pink ($21)

Just as a random but potentially helpful warning, if you aren’t paying close attention while applying these blushes — like, if you happen to be watching Game of Thrones and dancing to I’m Every Woman while Daenerys Targaryen pets her dragons on screen — be advised that you may have to take the color down a notch or two or 12, so have an extra blush brush or foundation brush handy.

Dragons, yo!

With these blushes, sh*t gets real, and it gets real in a hurry! It’s easy to go overboard with this much pigment, but you should be fine if you use a light touch (and don’t forget to blend out the edges!).

If you’re feeling creative, try layering a bit of bright pink Bred for Beauty on top of Worldly Wealth.

I’m a big fan. :)

MAC Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth, a shimmering peachy bronze

Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth, a shimmering peachy bronze ($21)

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Maybelline Is Staking a Claim on Cute Corals With Master Hi-Light Powder Blush in Coral, a Bonafide Drugstore Gem

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Face, Makeup, Maybelline, Product Reviews

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Powder Blush

Wearing Maybelline’s Master Hi-Light Powder Blush in Coral ($9.99) on my cheeks

Let the record show that as of today, in my official capacity as the mayor of this little beauty burg, I formally proclaim this to be the season to go totally and completely bat-sh*t cra-zay-zay for coral.

*BEEP*

(The beep is supposed to make it official.)

Who’s with me?! :)

Lately, everywhere I go, I feel like a makeup prospector mining coral gems on shelves and counters, and these are the coral gold rush days.

“Eureka!” I frequently exclaim. There are just so many gorgeous corals out there these days, like this Master Hi-Light Powder Blush in Coral by Maybelline, waiting for nice cat ladies (and other friendly folks) to discover them.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Powder Blush

Dude, I almost can’t believe this is only $10! — because it looks like a $42 Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick on my cheeks, only better. I get that same ethereal Shimmer Brick glow with it, but with a more diffused and forgiving finish.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Powder Blush

Hi-Light contains a bit of everything — an illuminator, a bronzer and a blush — all in one pan.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Powder Blush

I’ll usually swirl my brush around in it to mix the products together and apply that to my cheeks for a softly blended coral glow. Then I’ll run a finger across the lightest shade in the pan, and apply that down the bridge of my nose, on my upper cheekbones and on my Cupid’s bow as a highlighter.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Powder Blush

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Playing Fill the Online Shopping Cart at Beccacosmetics.com and Swatching Souffles

Published in: Becca, Face, Makeup

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Lychee/Opal

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Lychee/Opal

You ever play “Fill the Online Shopping Cart”?

It’s one of my favorite games. :) I’ve been playing it over at the BECCA website this afternoon. They’re running a Friends & Family sale. Just started this morning. Get 20% off any $50 purchase at beccacosmetics.com/us using promo code SPRINGFF14.

The sale ends next Tuesday (June 3, at midnight PST), so you still have time to play “Fill the Online Shopping Cart” if you’re interested.

I haven’t pulled the trigger yet on anything, but I have filled, emptied, and then filled my cart again with staples like Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation, while I do a little more research on some things, like the new BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles ($27 each).

I ran over to Sephora to have a look at them and swatch a couple things.

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles

The six new BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles

GURL, these look really cute. The marbled pattern on the pots totally reminds me of the Hourglass Ambient Blushes. Instead of a powder, though, the Shimmer Souffles have a cream formula.

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Guava/Moonstone

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Guava/Moonstone

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