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, 23 May 2017 01:09:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 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 Lips and Lashes, and Two New Things From MAC Coming in June http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/mac-lee-hi-lipstick-mac-bold-bad-lash-mascara/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/mac-lee-hi-lipstick-mac-bold-bad-lash-mascara/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 01:09:00 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213120 Lips and Lashes, and Two New Things From MAC Coming in June

It was a hot one here in Novato today!

I mean, it wasn’t triple-digit hot, but it was hot and sticky enough, and there was some perspiration involved, to make me want to wear “minimal” (airquotes) makeup and put the focus on a couple new things from MAC.

One of them was a red lipstick from the Future Forward collection, and the other was a new MAC mascara called Bold & Bad Lash.

Here’s where Pav would probably ask me, “What lipstick are you wearing!?”

Hi, Pav! Isn’t this a pretty red? It’s matte deep garnet Lee Hi, and it’s from the MAC Future Forward collection. It’s a $17 LE online exclusive, and you can only find it on the MAC website starting June 29th.

Future Forward is that MAC collab with three up-and-coming singers. It started in April, and they release a new product every month. April’s was a purple face powder by Justine Skye, May’s is a sparkly Cremesheen by Dua Lipa (that one’s coming out this week, actually), and lovely matte red Lee Hi is a collab with K-pop star Lee Hi.

“Breathe,” by Lee Hi

Back in the day when I started wearing MAC lipsticks, the mattes were SO drying, but they’re much less drying now, and that includes this one.

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 476 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/makeup-beauty-blog-monday-poll-vol-476/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/makeup-beauty-blog-monday-poll-vol-476/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 14:33:21 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213137 Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 476

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. Have you ever practiced your smile in the mirror?

I totally have! I vividly remember doing it before picture day in middle school.

I practiced one smile where I’d press my lips together so that I could see the dimples that only show up when my lips are pursed (I look like a mean Filipino auntie when I do this, though!), and there was another smile that was a big toothy grin that looked like I was laughing, “Hahaha!” I looked CRAY.

2. What was the last song you heard?

Chris Cornell’s Can’t Change the World from his first solo album, Euphoria Morning.

It’s very Beatles-esque.

3. Shorts, a skirt or long pants?

Shorts, homie! I’m not into skirts… I’m short-waisted, so they end up riding up under my boobs, and you know how I feel about pants, a.k.a.

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 450 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/tabs-2/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-450/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/tabs-2/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-450/#comments Sun, 21 May 2017 22:59:52 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213152 Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 450

Costco has amazing prices on citrus trees right now. They’re $18.99 each! Tabs went early this morning before the crowds and came back with three dwarf mandarins, which he then ordered El Hub to deploy in the company front entry area, a.k.a the front yard.

He supervised, of course.

From the shade.

I’m so excited about those mandarin trees! Now I just have to be patient for, oh, a few years. LOL!

My neighbor also went to Costco recently, and she came back with some gorgeous flowers.

So Tabs spent the better part of the day gardening, or rather supervising the gardening, which involved a lot of lounging, slow blinking and yawning.

But you can’t really expect the talent to get his paws dirty. That would be ridiculous! Tabs has way more important things to worry about, like looking fabulous. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Saturday Surfing: May 20th, 2017 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/saturday-surfing-may-20th-2017/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/saturday-surfing-may-20th-2017/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 16:46:16 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213133 Saturday Surfing: May 20th, 2017

Good morning, sweet girl! It’s nice to see you. 🙂 I’m glad you could stop by this morning. I hope you’re on your way to do something fun.

Oh, my gosh, speaking of that, it just dawned on me that it’ll be June in like 5 seconds! — and I don’t really have plans yet for fun summer activities, other than a trip we’re taking to Hawaii next month, which I am extremely, ridiculously, out of my mind excited about.

But I mean other things, too, because I don’t know if going to Sephora and Ulta count as fun summer activities.

Well, actually, of course they do. 🙂

But seriously, Connor’s bigger now, so I’m looking for other summery things to do, like I’ve heard that the Oakland Zoo and Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay are supposed to be fun for the kiddos.

Anyway, I’m working on that this weekend, I also have to do, you know, boring prerequisite life stuff, like paying bills, vacuuming, maybe planting some tomatoes on the deck garden, cleaning the dish rack because it gets ugly hard water stains, going grocery shopping because we’re out of chips.

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Brand Spotlight: Stellar – A New Makeup Line for the Ladies in the Middle http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/stellar/stellar-makeup-line-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/stellar/stellar-makeup-line-review/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 00:50:31 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213072 Brand Spotlight: Stellar – A New Makeup Line for the Ladies in the Middle

When it comes to foundations colors for medium skin tones, Stellar is a star. ⭐⭐⭐

Have you heard about this line? It’s kind of earth shattering if you’re in, like, the mid-range for foundation and are always and forever mixing two colors (hello, welcome to my life). I got really excited when it launched at Sephora not long ago because they have 22 — TWENTY TWO! — shades of their foundation just for the girls in the middle. They’re like the Baskin-Robbins 🍨 of undertones. There’s peach, dark peach, yellow, butterscotch, caramel undertones… They’ve got all the flavors!

A “Stellar” (haha) new Canadian makeup line for the gals in the middle

Everything in the line is vegan, cruelty free and fragrance free. The founder, Monika Deol, is a famous news anchor, television show host and former music veejay in Canada.

She’s also Indian and, being an on-air personality, she spends a lot of time getting her makeup done for work. She noticed that makeup artists were always mixing different products to get her exact foundation and concealer shades. After talking to her friends and family, she found out that they were all doing the same thing — cocktail-ing different face products to custom blend shades for their skin tone.

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