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 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:21:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 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 The Lust List, Vol. 2: Stuff That I Kinda Want http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/lust-list-vol-2-stuff-kinda-want/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/lust-list-vol-2-stuff-kinda-want/#comments Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=210767 The Lust List, Vol. 2: Stuff That I Kinda Want

Imagine the damage we could do if we won a sweepstakes and had to fill a gigantic, Costco-sized shopping cart with beauty products.

Just imagine… Let that stew for a second.

Meanwhile, here are some things on my latest lust list…

  1. Chanel Le Stylo Yeux Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 88 Noir Intense ($33).

    Technically, I’m going to call this one a “need,” instead of a “want,” because I tightline every day, yo! It’s a way of life. And I just ran out of this pencil.

    THE HORROR!

    I’m not kidding, every single time I finish one of these pencils I’m shocked, like, what? Another one?! Don’t ask me why I don’t always have a backup.

    Well…it’s because of the price.

  2. Also, AHHH! I’m wanting this Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette so hard.

    I’m new to the Viseart brand, but I’ve heard so many great things about it. Every single time I walk by this $80 palette, I’m like, “Shield your eyes, Karen! Walk faster! Look away!” because I’m the last person in the world who needs another matte brown eyeshadow in her life…but yet I STILL WANT IT SO BADLY YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW.

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How Well Has Curel Hydra Therapy Helped My Perpetually Parched Skin? #EndDrySkin #sponsored http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/curel/curel-hydra-therapy-review-enddryskin/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/curel/curel-hydra-therapy-review-enddryskin/#comments Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=209763 How Well Has Curel Hydra Therapy Helped My Perpetually Parched Skin? #EndDrySkin #sponsored

This post is sponsored by Curel. As a participant in the #EndDrySkin campaign, I received product samples and compensation for my time and effort. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are always my own. curel.com #sponsored

So remember when I talked about going to Redding and how the dry air up there always wreaks havoc on my skin? And I talked about Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer?

I’ve been using it religiously now for a few weeks, and dang if it isn’t a minor miracle. I use it every night in the shower — actually, while I’m still in the shower — and the way it works, how you don’t have to rinse it off or wait for it to dry, never gets old. I put it on while my skin is still wet after I turn off the water, then pat dry and hop out.

Call me easily amused (hello, easily amused!), 🙂 but this stuff is revolutionizing the way I moisturize.

Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer has a proprietary water-activated Advanced Ceramide Complex that dives deep into your skin to moisturize and repair its moisture barrier.

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Benefit Is “Baton” a Thousand With the Benefit Cheek Parade Blush Kit http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/benefit-baton-thousand-benefit-cheek-parade-blush-kit/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/benefit-baton-thousand-benefit-cheek-parade-blush-kit/#comments Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:00:50 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=210733 Benefit Is “Baton” a Thousand With the Benefit Cheek Parade Blush Kit

Band Geek Karen knows that the sassy majorettes on the new Benefit Cheek Parade Blush Kit are doing high mark time. Yes they are!

Oh…I marched across a lotta football fields back in the day with my flute, but these chicks look a lot cooler than I ever did.

Five full-size pans

A new LE blush and bronzer kit, Benefit Cheek Parade is $58 and comes with five — FIVE! — full-size products from the Benefit permanent line, including Hoola Bronzer and the new Hoola Light; old-school blush faves Rockateur and Dandelion, as well as the new Galifornia; and a full-size face brushy-brush.

Just as fab as B’s permanent line blushes and bronzers

Limited edition kits with perm products in them have let me down so many times before, especially lately. For whatever reasons, many of them have items that just don’t perform up to par compared to the same products in the permanent collection. To paraphrase the Interwebz, “Y THO?!”

Thank ye makeup gods, but the blushes and bronzers in Cheek Parade DO perform up to par! 🙂 Same look, same texture, same smell…

OH, MY THE GOSH, THE SMELL.

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Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/lipstick-queen-mornin-sunshine-lipstick/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/lipstick-queen-mornin-sunshine-lipstick/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:58:51 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=210742 Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 468 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/makeup-beauty-blog-monday-poll-vol-468/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/makeup-beauty-blog-monday-poll-vol-468/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:53:23 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=210658 Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 468

So…what is the Monday Poll?

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past 10 (!) years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine. 😊

1. Glitter or gloss?

Gloss

2. Classic or modern?

Classic

3. Apples or oranges?

Apples

4. Stay in or go out?

Go out

5. Cats or dogs?

Cats

6. Highlight or contour?

Highlight! (But you knew that already.)

7. Email or snail mail?

Snail mail

8. Cream or powder blush

Cream

9. Pizza or tacos?

PIZZA!!!

10. High heels or cowboy boots?

Um…cowboy boots?

11. Backpack or purse?

Purse

12. Face mask or hair mask?

Face mask

13. Bra or no bra?

Gimme that over-the-shoulder boulder holder

14. Neutrals or brights?

Neutrals

15. Calm or chaos?

Calm

16. Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise

17.

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