The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Happy Sunday, friend. 🙂 If you live here in the States, I hope you remembered to spring forward.


Spring! Spring! Spring!

My in-laws are visiting this weekend, and we’re on our way out to brunch. Banana pancakes for everyone!

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

  • Bobbi Brown’s new brow kit lets you customize your own brow shade — Cafe Makeup
  • Love the blues and corals in the new Art Deco summer collection — Makeup4all
  • NARS introduces the Artistry Sessions online video tutorials — Older Girl Beauty
  • Are you as busy as you think? — The Wall Street Journal
  • I found photographer Tom Hussey’s series of portraits called “Reflections” incredibly moving (use the arrows on the sides of the page to scroll through the pics) — Tom Hussey
  • 18 ways to inspire everyone around you — Marc and Angel Hack Life
  • Create your own custom makeup brushes with this DIY project — A Beautiful Mess
  • A minimal makeup look featuring a pink cheek flush — Lisa Eldridge
  • Just added to the to-try list: By Terry Mascara Terrybly — The Non-Blonde
  • Is it a crime to meow at the moon? — Cat Gossip

The makeup monsters are back again this week with another beastie, this one a nightmarish creature of dark makeup magic!

Balm Beholder

Makeup Monster: Balm BeholderDescription: It’s a cold, windy day, and your lips are chapped. You pause outside the mall to re-apply your favorite lip balm when you hear a low groan behind you. You whip around! Floating there before you is a hideous orb-like creature with a single unblinking eye, a huge maw with extremely chapped, raw lips, and smaller eyes attached to wriggling stalks, gah!
Frequency: Rare
Speed: Fast
Armor Class: 7 (flight makes them difficult to corner)
Special Attacks: Balm Beholders must consume moisturizing lip balms to survive. Any creature that makes eye contact for more than a second with the Beholder’s large eye is momentarily paralyzed by the monster’s stunning gaze attack, which the beholder uses to incapacitate victims while it steals their lip balm.
Special Defenses: None
Intelligence: Very
Alignment: Evil
Size: Medium (4′ diameter)

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup Monsters

Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

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Milani Spring 2012 Eyeshadows Get Runway Eyes With Milani’s New Spring 2012 Eyeshadows

MAC Chenman Face of the Day Just Another MAC Chenman Face of the Day

MAC and Marcel Wanders Collection My Fingerprints on the MAC & Marcel Wanders Collection

Milani Fast Dry Nail Lacquers Milani High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquers

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipsticks I’m Lovin’ the Bold Look of Lancôme’s Rouge in Love Lipsticks

NP Set Glam Set Vampires Won’t Need the NP Set Glam Set

Pixi Lip Tints Gah! There’s a Pixi in My Lip Tint!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Love your weekly roundups 🙂
    Beauty and the Scientist recently posted … Review: MAC VIntage Coin Metal-X Shadow

    • Karen says:

      Hi, beautiful scientist. 🙂 I’m glad you like them. Part of me would prefer to do something meatier on Sundays, but I need the down time (Downton?) to unwind, and I also use the monsters and top pictures as sort of my artistic therapy/Photoshop practice for the week.

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

  2. sarahc says:

    I also loved your interview with Bobbi Brown this week. You asked some great questions.

    Have fun with your family today. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi, sarahc. Thank you. I’d been saving up some of the questions for years. I’ve been a Bobbi Brown fan since forever. And I also got some really great questions from readers.

      What have you been up to this weekend? Are you doing anything tonight? Right now I’m snapping pictures for a post tomorrow while I listen to some old-school Prince and get ready to watch The Walking Dead in a few minutes.

      I really, really hope tonight’s episode is better than last Sunday’s… Needs more zombies!

  3. Barbara says:

    Those Tom Hussey portraits are fantastic. Thanks for that!

  4. Heather says:

    Thanks so much for the Tom Hussey photo series – I really loved them!

  5. Nina says:

    finally caved in and got sick this weekend. 🙂 back at work but feeling a bit meh …

  6. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for the link, Karen!!! Love your blog! 🙂

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