Happy Friday, ladies. Whew! This one couldn’t have come soon enough for me. How about you? How was your week?
I just realized the date and thought I’d start the morning with a quick roundup of January posts. These were some of my favorites (can’t forget Tabs) of the month.
MAC Brunette Blonde Redhead Eyeshadow, Lipstick, Lipglass and Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches
“I. DON’T. CARE that it’s strange. I can’t help that my favorite set in MAC’s new Brunette Blonde Redhead collection is Redhead. Makeup rules were meant to be broken, right? Here are some MAC Brunette Blonde Redhead swatches, hot and fresh out the kitchen (sorry, I’ve been listening to R. Kelly all day).”
How to Apply Eyeliner: Soft Lines with Kohl Pencils
“There are so many ways to apply eyeliner, and depending on the look I’m going for I tend to switch things up. One of my favorite eyeliner techniques is to use a kohl liner for a soft, diffused lower lash line. Softly lining the bottom lash line without the top (or vice versa) still draws attention to the eye but doesn’t look too harsh or unnatural. It’s also really easy to do (yay!) and kinda fun because it involves connecting the dots.”
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara Gives Chanel Exceptionnel a Run for Its Money
“Until today, *no other* mascara came close to my beloved Chanel Exceptionnel ($30) for delivering the super thick and long, ultra-defined drag queen lashes that I crave. Today, everything changed. Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash mascara ($22) stole Exceptionnel’s spot to become my new number one. It similarly thickens, lengthens and separates lashes — and for eight dollars less, holla!”
Lancome Pink Irreverence Spring 2009 Collection: Downtown Pink = Hotness
“Lancome chose to do something a little bolder than usual for a spring release. If Chanel’s Bohemian Fantasy and Dior’s Lady Dior collections were meant for sundresses and sandals, then Pink Irreverence was made for little black dresses and four-inch, black patent leather stilettos. The collection features a variety of pinks ranging from ultra bright to nude, and a couple of surprise black products thrown in for good measure.”
Beginners MAC Makeup Brushes
“The clouds parted, angels sang, and there they were — the four makeup brushes that rocked my world. Here’s a short video on the MAC makeup brushes I couldn’t live without.”
Chanel Vendetta Nail Polish: Midnight Purple Fantasy
“One of two new nail polish shades released for spring 2009, Vendetta’s shimmery midnight purple shines with flecks of red and blue micro-gltter. Imagine the darkest purple — nay, almost black calligraphy ink — and that’s Vendetta. I. LOVE. IT.”
Blush for Beginners
“Hi, ladies! How’s your day been? Mine started out rough because I woke up sleepy, but things have steadily improved (coffee = joy). Here’s another attempt at a video. This one’s about blush, and I apologize because I let Tabs do the editing. I think he got a little carried away.”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Birthday to my man Christian Bale! Homeboy turns 35 today.