Category: Video

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils: Video Review & Swatches

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Video

Just a quick video review and swatches of the new MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils. They’re available now online ($20 each, 12 shades) and coming to stores and counters December 17 into the permanent line.

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils

  • Anything Goes, a matte rosy fuchsia
  • Temper Tantrum, a matte bright orange coral
  • Lover’s Lane, a matte deep orange
  • Frolic, a matte mid-tone peachy pink
  • Oh Honey, a matte warm chocolate
  • Aim to Please, a matte dirty mauvey brown
  • Just My Type, a matte clean blue fuchsia
  • Just Add Romance, a matte deep red
  • Tease Me, a matte light pink
  • Promise Me, a matte soft beige nude
  • Velvet Teen, a matte deep blackened plum
  • Reddy to Go, a matte deep brick red

Have you gotten your lips on these yet? What do you think?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The MAC Ellie Goulding Collection Is Polished Pop Star Power

Published in: Collections, MAC Makeup, Video

There’s also a video review in this post. If it’s not appearing, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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The MAC Ellie Goulding collection (coming to the MAC website Dec. 14 and to stores and counters Dec. 17 – Jan. 15, 2016)

Wearing a sexy scuba outfit while rocking big blonde hair that looks like it’s being whipped back by 12 Beyoncé fans doesn’t mean you have to go OTT with your makeup.

The first time I saw the sexy scuba promo pic for the MAC Ellie Goulding collection on Instagram a while back, I thought, “OOH! LOVE! Now this is makeup I would want to wear.” It looks so approachable and fresh, but there’s still some drama to it, like the black-winged liner and falsies. I think Ellie just looks really beautiful.

MAC Ellie Goulding

Then I saw the promo pics for the products and fell head over heels.

I’m not sure, but I might be in the minority when it comes to how much I love these colors, specifically the warm browns and neutral browns, but I’m sorry. I’m not 22 years old and about to rock an emerald green eyeshadow to Costco anymore.

I mean…I’ll do it on occasion, :) but when I think of makeup that I know I can wear over and over and over again, it’s things like this: warm browns on the eyes; beautiful bronzy cheeks with a peachy glow and juicy, glossy coral lips.

In that promo pic, Ellie looks like she’s either about to belt out a song, or make out with somebody, LOL!

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MAC Ellie Goulding Powder Blush Duo in I’ll Hold My Breath ($28)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days ($44)

MAC releases so many collections, but for me, this one stands out. The brand does stuff with singers all the time, but sometimes their collaborations seem a little half-@ssed, ya know? Like the Mariah Carey one? Come on… One lipstick and no special packaging? Like, that’s it? But this got the full red carpet treatment.

Lots and lots more info in the video at the top, and here are some swatches and pictures. Have a look, and let me know what you think.

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights ($44)


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Purple Smoky Holiday Makeup Tutorial With Boots No7 [SPONSORED] #MyBestSkin

Published in: Boots, Makeup Tips/How To, Sponsored Post, Video

There should be a video in this post, but if you can’t see it, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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We’re basically on the cusp of December, so from here on out it’s all holidays, all the time, and that definitely means more holiday makeup.

This purple smoky eye might look more complicated than it really is, but you can totally handle it. If you can blend even just a wee bit, you can follow along with this tutorial, which shows how to do the eyes, complexion makeup and cheeks. And there are also four different ideas for lip combos.

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purple smoky holiday makeup tutorial
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The 20-Piece $75 LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Is a Cyber Monday Steal

Published in: Kits and Sets, Lips, LORAC, Video

There should be a video in this post, but if you can’t see it, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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The 20-piece $75 LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection set

It takes a doozy of a bodacious Black Friday deal to lure me away from leftover Thanksgiving pie.

Dude, seriously, nine times out of 10, I’d rather stay home in the comfort of my living room in a pair of flannel jammies than contend with the Black Friday shopping crowds.

You feel me?

Join me, and let’s stand together! — or, rather, lie horizontally — in our pajama-clad solidarity.

That said, if we choose to stay home cocooned on our couches on Black Friday this year, it doesn’t mean we still can’t take advantage of great beauty deals, like this one here. It’s one of the best Black Friday-ish deals I’ve ever seen in my life.

Black Friday-ish because it’s actually a Cyber Monday deal. It’s the 20-piece $75 LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection set, and it’ll only be available online, starting Cyber Monday, November 30, at loraccosmetics.com while supplies last.

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The LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Lipsticks from the left in Bombshell, Visionary, Secret Agent, Free Spirit, Beauty Guru, Party Girl, Hot Shot, Celebrity, Dominatrix and MUA

This is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon kind of things, and it literally made my jaw drop.

It comes with a staggering 20 full-size LORAC lippies for what works out to $3.75 each (!), which is INCREDIBLE for LORAC. There are 10 Alter Ego Lipsticks (which usually go for $16 each) and 10 Alter Ego Lip Glosses (which sell for $15). Considering the quality you get with LORAC, that’s a steal.

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The LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Lipglosses from the left in Bombshell, Visionary, Secret Agent, Free Spirit and Beauty Guru

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LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Lipglosses from the left in Party Girl, Hot Shot, Celebrity, Dominatrix and MUA


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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 372

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs, Video

There should be a video in this post, but if you can’t see it, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

This week Tabs felt like doing a quick YouTube makeup video. If you’re an aspiring kitty supermodel, he hopes this tip helps. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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