Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:36:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 447 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-447/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-447/#comments Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:41:10 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=212438 Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 447

Tabs was hongry today on our walk. Not just hungry, but hongry. He was ravenous! He didn’t even care about the giant turkeys gobbling on the hill or the little kids shouting at the neighborhood playground. He was too busy hunting for the freshest, tastiest shoots of grass, which were hard to find today because the condo landscapers mowed the hill this week.

Tabby loves Novato so much, and we’re coming up on the best time of year for kitty exploring. The days are nice and long now, which means that he can go for more walks.

The only problem is that everyone else has the same idea, so there are also more trespassers and violators of the Tabs the Cat Industries LLC property perimeter.

Consequently, sometimes Tabs has to flex his kitty muscles to show ’em who’s boss, and he’s always ready to throw down, because you never know when some other cat will attempt a hostile takeover. As I’m sure you know, the kitty modeling business is cutthroat.

The constant threat posed by temperamental turkeys, pushy people, cantankerous kitties and drool-covered dogs keeps Tabs on constant high alert.

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Saturday Surfing: April 29th, 2017 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/saturday-surfing-april-29-2017/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/saturday-surfing-april-29-2017/#comments Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:03:11 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=212413 Saturday Surfing: April 29th, 2017

If we didn’t have company over (Connor’s grandparents have a playdate with Ms. Thang), I’d be parked on the couch, playing with palettes and watching Midsomer Muders ALL DAY LONG.

I totally blame Jessica for this. She mentioned the show on Facebook, so I gave it a go, and now I’m straight-up obsessed.

It’s a detective show set in a rural U.K. village where you might think the most dramatic thing to happen would be someone getting a flat bicycle tire, but noooo! All sorts of sordid things churn in the village’s seedy underbelly… People are dying left and right of unnatural causes!

It’s pretty slow paced, even though creepy stuff happens, so it isn’t terribly stressful. I love it. I watched it every night this week tucked under a blanket with a cup of Sleepytime tea.

Anywho, that’s what I’m binging.

In other news…here are some things that caught my makeup-lovin’ eye this week.

  • The search for Frida Kahlo at CVS continues (on that note, I’m quoted a few times in this piece).
  • Are you one of those people who goes nuts every time you see the word “sequence” mistakenly used in place of “sequins”?

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Mostly Makeup-Related Friday Ramblings: The Urban Decay Basquiat Collection, New Makeup Setting Sprays, and Mom Brain (It’s a Legit Thing!) http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/urban-decay-3/urban-decay-basquiat-collection-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/urban-decay-3/urban-decay-basquiat-collection-review/#comments Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:16:46 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=212396 Mostly Makeup-Related Friday Ramblings: The Urban Decay Basquiat Collection, New Makeup Setting Sprays, and Mom Brain (It’s a Legit Thing!)

Hey, guys! Happy Friday. 🙂 I hope you’re having a good one so far. I hope it hasn’t been too hectic or stressful. Sometimes on Fridays I feel a mix of relief, because it’s the end of the week, and a little bit of…I dunno, anxiety? Just because I like to leave things in a good place for Monday. You know what I mean? I like to fix up my office a little and have a plan for what I’m going to do the next week, maybe take pictures if I need to or go to the arts and crafts store for props.

I also like to do a little housecleaning if I can get to it, just so that I don’t have to think about it over the weekend, and I can actually, maybe relax.

So even though I’m super excited that it’s Friday, it’s tinged with slight stress, LOL.

Anyway…

Today I started testing some new products from Urban Decay. They have a new collection out called UD Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Yup, inspired by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. That’s his artwork on the packaging.

I saw the neutral Gold Griot Eyeshadow palette and thought, “Girl, I need to get that on my lids ASAP,” so I’m wearing it.

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What Makeup Products Do You Use the Most, and What Products Do You Use the Least? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/makeup-products-use-products-use-least/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/makeup-products-use-products-use-least/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=212382 What Makeup Products Do You Use the Most, and What Products Do You Use the Least?

Alright. OK. The most? The products I use the most to de-zombie-fy myself on the daily (but not necessarily everyday together) are under-eye concealer, my lash curler, mascara, brow filler (which is usually a powder or a pencil and a clear brow gel), foundation or tinted moisturizer, face powder, blush, bronzer, highlighter, gloss, lipstick and a black pencil liner for tightlining.

Now, for the things I use the least? Hmm… That would be anything having to do with contouring. Also, anything overly matte, like a super matte foundation or setting powder. I don’t use those very often.

I don’t use long-wearing matte liquid lipsticks either (well, hardly ever), because they’re usually a pain to apply, and I don’t like how they start to look cracked as the day wears on.

So, yeah. That’s me. How about you? What makeup products do you use the most, and what products do you use the least?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Oh, you know it, girl! It’s that time again. 🙂 TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The MAC Fruity Juicy Collection Is a Fiesta of Fruit for Bronzed Babes http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/mac-fruity-juicy-collection-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/mac-fruity-juicy-collection-review/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:34:25 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=212272 The MAC Fruity Juicy Collection Is a Fiesta of Fruit for Bronzed Babes

Hey, have you ever noticed that when someone cuts up some fruit 🍏 for you, even if it’s, like, the stringiest, most mediocre mango or the blandest apple ever, it tastes better?

What’s up with that? I don’t even know.

Like, if someone walked up right now with a tray of all the fruit on the packaging for the new MAC Fruity Juicy collection and said, “Hey! Here’s some coconut and banana slices for you. And half a nice papaya. Mmm… And we’ve got some tasty pineapple cubes!” I would not be hating life.

It’s a warm-toned color collection

Summer, summer, summertime! I know! It’s almost here. I can hardly contain myself [INSERT CONNOR CLAIRE’S HIP WIGGLY DANCE]. 🙂

That’s one of the things I always look forward to — MAC summer collections. Most of the time they’re warm and colorful to go with whatever summery bronzed bodaciousness you’re wearing, and Fruity Juicy is too.

A focus on face and cheek products

A tropical fruit salad o’ makeup, Fruity Juicy goes all out with face and cheek products, which makes sense to me, seeing as how MAC tends to focus on bronzed, beautiful skin in their summer collections.

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