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Chic Cheeks Are MAC-ing a Comeback: The MAC Tres Cheek Blushes Are Back

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

MAC Tres Cheek 2014

Three of the four MAC Tres Cheek 2014 Blushes

You might remember these MAC cuties from waaaay back in the day — like, um, 2012, LOL!

MAC quietly re-released four of the six shades from 2012′s fabulous Tres Cheek collection of blushes on maccosmetics.com this week.

MAC Tres Cheek shades

The four MAC Tres Cheek shades

Remember Tres Cheek? It had some majorly memorable shades. Smooth textures, fresh colors and some of the most natural-looking, wearable shades I’d seen from the line.

If ya missed them the first time around, here’s a second chance to grab bright pink Lovecloud, lavender Full of Joy, reddish orange Modern Mandarin and/or bright bluish pink Peony Petal ($20 each) while they’re available online. They’ll also be coming to counters April 3.

MAC Modern Mandarin

Modern Mandarin Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush

Lovecloud Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush

Full of Joy Blush

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May You Always Shine Like the New MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup, Product Reviews

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Pleasant, a rosy pink

Wearing the new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Pleasant, a rosy pink

May you always…

…have extra cat treats in your pockets, because you never know when you’ll turn a corner and make a new friend.

Charlize, my kitty cat homegirl who lives down the street

May you always…

…feel a bit of extra breathing room in your skinny jeans. (Mine are a little snug right now, not gonna lie!) :)

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Fearless, a deep bluish pink

Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Fearless, a deep bluish pink

May you always…

…shine like the star you are, just like the new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils — even when you’re feeling tired or a little blue.

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

The new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils, $20 each US and $24 CDN


MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Five of the 12 Patentpolish Lip Pencil shades


MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils from the top to the bottom: Teen Dream, Pleasant, Innocent and Berry Bold

Patentpolish Lip Pencils from the top to the bottom: Teen Dream, Pleasant, Innocent and Berry Bold


MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils in my paw for scale

Patentpolish Lip Pencils in my paw for scale


MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil Swatches from the left: Berry Bold, Fearless, Innocent, Pleasant and Teen Dream

Swatches from the left: Berry Bold, Fearless, Innocent, Pleasant and Teen Dream


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If the Characters From The Walking Dead Were MAC Lipsticks…

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup

Welcome to Terminus!

Welcome to Terminus!

Four more days and zombie-filled nights until The Walking Dead season 4 finale, whoop-whoop!

We’ll see if I get any sleep…

I’m having another bout of insomnia, which, on the one hand, is a pain because — hello, dark circles! — but on the other hand, it’s kind of rad, because I’m usually up at the witching hour pondering pressing questions of great importance like, “If the characters from The Walking Dead were MAC Lipsticks, which ones would they be?”

Here are my picks for my favorite characters on the show. :)

Daryl Dixon — Lady Danger, a reddish coral

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Lady Danger Lipstick

Daryl DixonI seriously cannot imagine Daryl’s character being anything other than this edgy reddish coral. Like Lady Danger, he may keep you at arm’s length (the distance of a crossbow bolt perhaps?) until he gets to know you better.

But stick around, because once he lets you into his life, he’ll always have your back.

Also like Daryl, dressed up or dressed down, Lady Danger always looks hot. ;)

Rick Grimes — Crosswires, an orangey pink

MAC Crosswires Lipstick

Crosswires Lipstick

Rick GrimesI think of Rick as the everyman character, an ordinary guy thrust into extraordinary circumstances.

For a long time, he serves as the group’s de-facto leader, shouldering the burden of keeping everyone alive and making the tough decisions.

I definitely see him as Crosswires.

Rick’s a survivor, a man who tries to do the right thing, even when the right thing isn’t always clear.

Glenn Rhee — Brave Red, a warmish red

MAC Brave Red Lipstick

Brave Red Lipstick

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Ask MBB: Makeup Tools of the Trade for Natural-Looking Contouring and Definition

Published in: Face, MAC Makeup, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

I usually like to wear a little MAC Give Me Sun Mineralize Skinfinish or Guerlain Terra Nerolia Bronzer — just to add some warmth to my skin after applying foundation — and to get a very soft, natural contour.

Here’s what I typically do to contour in this video at the 10:21 mark…

I like that way just fine, but lately I’ve been wanting to try something different — a more defined, contoured look that’s a bit more sculpted, but not scary.

In this episode of Ask MBB, MAC Senior Artist Victor Cembellin weighs in with a few products and tools to get a sculpted, contoured effect that still looks natural.

Products mentioned…

Eek, I am all over that angled brush! It’s at the top of my mile-long MAC wish list.
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Ask MBB: How Do I Stop My Liquid Liner From Creasing?

Published in: Eyes, MAC Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

When it comes to liquid liner, to quote the great Mary J. Blige, “No more drama.”

I don’t want any crazy business when I’m tending to my lash lines, and I wager you don’t either.

In today’s installment of Ask MBB, MAC Senior Artist Victor Cembellin, all around cool guy and the dude you wish was your BFF, has the cure for liquid liner madness — also known as creasing.

Products mentioned…

May your liquid liner always be like my tubby tabby’s fangs — razor sharp and feline fierce.

Meow ya later.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Got a question for Ask MBB? Let your fingers do the talking in the comments down below. :)

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