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There’s this great blog I’ve been reading for the past couple years for…let’s just call them “vertically challenged ladies” like myself, called Extra Petite, and Jean, the gal who runs it, is a big fan of something she calls “outfit formulas” — particularly kick-@ss, easily repeatable combinations of colors or articles of clothing, like a white tee and dark jeans, that always go well together.

Hmm… Could this work with makeup??

I mean, I wouldn’t want to follow a formula all the time, because sometimes I like to meander through my makeup and feel my way through whatever I’m doing (particularly when I have time), but there are moments when I don’t want to think, don’t feel very creative, and just want some easy routine of items that I know work well together.

Basically, a formula.

I do them all the time with certain colors and combos, like the combo I’m wearing here, which is comprised of three things — a shimmery golden taupe eyeshadow, a warm red matte lip and a sheer bronzer, but I don’t always think of them as “formulas.”

One of the main reasons I love the one above is because I can get a good amount of color on my face with it (’cause you know I love wearing color!) without doing too much work.

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Even If You Normally Wouldn’t, If You Had to Wear Glittery Brows in Public, What Shade of Glitter Would You Choose? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/even-normally-wouldnt-wear-glittery-brows-public-shade-glitter-choose/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/even-normally-wouldnt-wear-glittery-brows-public-shade-glitter-choose/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=214271 Even If You Normally Wouldn’t, If You Had to Wear Glittery Brows in Public, What Shade of Glitter Would You Choose?

I saw this pic of a girl wearing golden glittery eyebrows in June’s Allure magazine and thought, hmm… Even though I probably wouldn’t spontaneously wear glittery brows in public if left to my own devices, unless it were for Halloween, or unless I was, like, going to a RuPaul-themed party, if I absolutely *had* to wear them, I’d go with something colorful.

I could go with a color close to my natural brows, but that would just be lame, IMO. Might as well go all the way! I’m thinking a teal or purple? Or one teal brow and one purple?

Hmm… What color would you choose?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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A 4-Step Cute Lip Combo That Goes With Almost Everything: Layer MAC Soar Lip Pencil With MAC Patisserie Lipstick http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/cute-lip-combo-neutral-pink-lip/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/cute-lip-combo-neutral-pink-lip/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:57:22 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=214255 A 4-Step Cute Lip Combo That Goes With Almost Everything: Layer MAC Soar Lip Pencil With MAC Patisserie Lipstick

Here’s a neutral pink lip combo recipe I love because 1) it’s comprised of three products from the MAC permanent line, so the ingredients aren’t going anywhere, and 2) it goes with almost any and every eye look.

Here’s what you do…

1. Prep your pout with a layer of MAC Prep + Prime Lip.
2. Line and fill in your lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Soar.

3. Apply a layer of MAC Lustre Lipstick in Patisserie.
4. Smile! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 481 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/makeup-beauty-blog-monday-poll-vol-481/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/makeup-beauty-blog-monday-poll-vol-481/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:03:02 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=214200 Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 481

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. Are you a cool girl?

Most certainly not!

2. What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a hair styling tool?

I threw down 200 bucks on a T3 back in the day. It was around the time they first came out, and I was blow-drying my hair almost daily at the time. That thing dramatically cut down on the time I spent in the bathroom.

It’s been about a decade since I bought it, and it’s still going strong. It was a good value.

3. How well do you think you could pull off red hair?

Pretty well, I think! I did bright Kool-Aid red streaks a few times years ago, and it was fun. It was hard to keep up with, though, because the color basically wanted to drain outta my hair every time I washed it.

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 455 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-455/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-455/#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:55:16 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=214213 Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 455

Tabs isn’t the only kitty model with a career that took numerous twists and turns. His kitty model cousin Esmeralda from Toronto also took a diagonal kitty modeling career path. One day while walking through a garden as a young kitten, she was scouted by a renowned kitty modeling agent and originally said no because at the time she wanted to purr-sue an engineering career and become one of the kitty rocket scientists working to put the first cat on Mars.

But destiny intervened that day while she was sniffing a zinnia. She went on to become the most famous kitty model in Toronto, and one of the most successful kitty models in all of Canada.

Now she’s retired and living the good life. She spent this month traveling throughout the United States on a whirlwind sushi tour to hit the hot spots for the best sashimi. Tuna is her favorite, of course, with salmon a close second.

Anyway, because Esmeralda is family, we insisted that she stay with us in Novato on her stop to the Bay Area. She and Tabs talked about the good old days, and Esmeralda tried to get Tabs to finally retire, but I don’t think Tabs is quite ready for that yet.

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