Topic: Video

Get Ready With Me: A Chanel Winter Makeup Look

Published in: Chanel, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

Hello, is this thing on? Yes? No? Yes? I think I see the red dot…

It was a little weird filming this video because…I haven’t put my makeup on in front of the camera in a long time, and I had to re-remember all of the little technical/secret squirrel details like to check your nostrils before you turn on the camera because of renegade boogers…

Hey, just keeping it real! 🙂

So, this is a Chanel winter makeup look — nothing too fancy, but a little fancier than I’d wear to just chill on the couch. I did silvery blue eyes with a soft dainty wing, pink cheeks and nude lips.

The video is totally informal, and I glossed over some parts. It’s not a tutorial, but if you have any questions about anything I did, hit me up in the comments.

Makeup I’m wearing in the video

I used to feel that, especially if I’m going to sit in front of the camera for a video, I had to do everything in my makeup perfectly, but you know what? Life happens. This isn’t a perfect makeup look, but it’s realstic for me and what I wear now. I don’t have the patience anymore to layer three different shades of brown in the crease just to run errands around town. This is just a simple look that represents what I like right now, which is slightly polished makeup that isn’t too involved.

As always, thank you for watching, my friend! Talk to you soon. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

4 More Sleeps Till Gilmore Girls!!!

Published in: Just For Fun, Video

Because sometimes you’re so excited about a show that you NEED to make a video about it.

I’m so excited about heading back to Stars Hollow! I mean, I already go back once a day. I either watch old episodes of Gilmore girls in the morning while I’m eating breakfast, or I watch an episode before I go to sleep at night.

Correction: I only do that in the fall.

In my mind, I’m a Stars Hollow resident, and I live on Peach Street. And every morning we go to Luke’s for breakfast, except when we need a break and we go to Westin’s or Al’s Pancake World instead. 🙂

(I filmed this last week, which is why I say “next week” in the video.)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

MAC Mariah Carey Collection! – Holiday 2016 – First Look & Swatches

Published in: Collections, MAC Makeup, Video

I think I may have told you this before, so if I have, please bear with me…but if I haven’t, well, welcome to the crazy! 🙂

I like to change the lyrics to songs and sing them to Tabs, and one of those songs is Mariah Carey’s Touch My Body.

Love me some Mimi!

Anyway, I can’t sing it anymore without picturing Tabs rolling around on his back showing off his tummy in slow-mo (I know you can see it too), because Touch My Body is his theme song. When I sing it to him, it goes, “Touch Tabs’ body, give him some food… Give him food and love!”

Honestly, I don’t even know what the real lyrics are at this point…

These are the things that cray-cray cat ladies do.

It wouldn’t be a Mimi makeup collection without glamour, glitter and sparkle, and there’s plenty of it in the MAC Mariah Carey collection.

This one’s a beauty, babe. Easily one of my holiday faves this year. I guess MAC saved the best for last!

Here’s a first look with thoughts and swatches. I’m wearing the collection on my eyes, cheeks and lips in this video, too (the items I’m wearing are listed below), so if you have any Qs, let me know in the comments.

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately | November Edition

Published in: Just For Fun, Video

I’ve never in my life had a Band-Aid actually match my skin tone, which goes to why I like things like My Little Pony Band-Aids. 🙂

Whew! I just finished recording a bunch of videos, and that’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that I had some technical difficulties. It’s been a while since I’ve done a lot of video, and it’s like I had to relearn everything.

Such is life!

How’s your day been?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Belated TGIF!

MAC Introduces New Shades of MAC Strobe Cream in the MAC In the Spotlight Collection

Published in: MAC Makeup, Video

Before there was strobing, there was MAC Strobe Cream, and EEK! — now it’s available in five different shades.

Yeah, and they’re in the permanent line, so if you happen to fall in love with one of them (ahem, “Peachlite!”), no worries. They’re here to stay.

Also, no worries — the original Strobe Cream is still in the lineup. It just has a new name: Pinklite.

If you’ve been reading MBB long, you probably know that I’ve been loving and wearing Strobe Cream for years.

mac strobe cream

The new MAC Strobe Cream shades ($33 each)!

Basically, it’s an opalescent highlighter/pearly highlighting lotion, but please don’t let that scare you, even if the thought of wearing shimmer all over your face sounds terrifying…

It does to me, right? — because, hello, pores. But Strobe Cream is subtle.

Of course, if you feel like going the BA-BLING highlighting route, the new In the Spotlight collection also includes four new Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighters.

mac extra dimension skinfinish beaming blush

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Beaming Blush

The MAC In the Spotlight collection

Available online now and coming to stores November 10

Strobe Creams in Pinklite (pink pearls), Peachlite (peach pearls), Silverlite (silver pearls), Redlite (red pearls), Goldlight (gold pearls) — $33 each; permanent

Extra Dimension Skinfinishes in Show Gold (peach that breaks pink), Double-Gleam (beige that breaks silver), Beaming Blush (pink that breaks gold) and Soft Frost (white that breaks violet) — also $33 each; permanent

127 Split Fibre Face Brush ($35), 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush ($35) — permanent

Both the Strobe Creams and the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $33 each, and they’re available online now (and coming to MAC counters and stores November 10).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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