- The 2007 American Beauty Tour
“Eye pencils are emollient, which means that after you apply the pencil, it always moves around unless you set it with shadow or powder. You don’t have to set your eyeliner with the same color. Try layering it with different colors to get added dimension.”
- Final Night of San Francisco Fashion Week 2007: Backstage Makeup Tips from 5 MAC Artists
“Always make sure you blend out your liner whenever you are using a dramatic look with color. If you’re wearing eye shadow color, use a 212 brush to blend out your line to make it more smoky and smudged right by the lash line.”
- Face of the Day: An Easy Day Look with MAC Mulch Shadow
“I’m kind of clumsy, so I like to do eyes first. That way if I totally screw up I don’t have to bother with re-doing foundation, powder, blush, etc. I also do this because inevitably there will always be niblets of shadow all over the place, and I like to swipe the under eye area clean before applying concealer.”
- Face of the Day: Minimal Makeup for Busy (or Lazy!) Days
“I’ve been super busy lately, so I’ve gotten my makeup routine down to three (YES THREE!) minutes. In this pic above, it took me less than ten minutes to get from completely ready, including hair, makeup and clothes.”
- Fabulous Post-Vacation Skin and Hair Products to the Rescue!
“Incredible Spreadable Scrub plus exfoliating gloves from Parissa equals skin smoother than a baby’s butt. Seriously. Incredible Spreadable Scrub is a salt and olive oil based exfoliator, so if you have open cuts or just got waxed don’t use it cause it will hurt like a mofo. But if your post-vacay skin needs some serious scrubbing then this gets the job done.”
- Makeup and Beauty Blog’s Beach Essentials
“Most experts recommend reading the list of ingredients to look for two things. The first is to see if it [sunscreen] has broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) coverage. The second is to see if the broad-spectrum sunscreen contains avobenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide. These ingredients provide significant UVA protection.”
It’s been yet another wonderfully mellow Sunday, and I’m sad to see the weekend slip away. Right after my run this morning, El Hub and I headed to Jamba Juice (seriously, just rename it Jamba Crack already) and then waited in line for 20 minutes at the Apple store to see the new iPhone. ‘Tis a fine piece of technology, I must say.
Tomorrow I have to send in the final order for the bridesmaid (aka the matron of honor) dress I’m going to wear to my friend Jen’s wedding in November. Jen chose an elegant golden dress with a pink sash. Here it is, sans sash. Very Audrey Hepburn, yah?
Buttercup Dress, by Simple Silhouettes
Hmm… I’m thinking I might need to get an industrial strength strapless bra and some double sided tape so “the girls” don’t fall out while I’m doing the YMCA at the reception.
I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing and mellow Sunday.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,