Neat and New to Me
Unlike my Unsung Heroes series, which features permanent collection products I’ve known and loved a long time, the Neat and New to Me series showcases permanent collection products that slipped under my radar for a while, but then I discovered them! — and now I think they’re neat and new to me.
I am surrounded by ginger…
I’ve been drinking a lot of ginger ale this week because my tummy’s been obnoxiously gurgly, and I’ve also been, at times, simultaneously wearing MAC Gingerly Blush ($22).
Maybe this is more than a coincidence…or maybe it isn’t, and I just have a need to find deep connections between totally unrelated things (story of my life).
Gingerly totally hearts bronzed skin. This warm matte peachy brown lends a lovely natural flush to tan skin (highly recommended if you’re around an NC35 and up), and for this I love it!
Lighter lasses might love it, too. Some of my paler pals describe it as a warm, rich terra cotta on their skin, but they also say that it can sometimes look orangey.
Gingerly is part of the normally subtle MAC Sheertone Blush family, but I’m not exactly sure why that is…because it looks very pigmented on my NC42 skin.
I really like how it warms my skin tone, and I also like that the finish, while matte, isn’t totally flat. Plus, it’s easy to blend.
Give it a try one of these days with an intense eye look or a vibrant lip. For me, when I wear a bold element, sometimes I look a little tired without some extra warmth on my cheeks, which Gingerly nicely adds. 🙂
AVAILABILITY: Part of the permanent collection and available now online and at MAC counters and stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Today’s trending topic: ginger
Where do you stand on the important issue of ginger?
It’s a very divisive plant, isn’t it? — like cilantro. Some people love the stuff, and some people don’t. In that way it’s also like thumb rings and French tip nails…
I don’t mind a little bit when it’s sweet, like in ginger ale or ginger snaps, but I’m usually NOT down with ginger in most culinary dishes. I guess my tastebuds are really sensitive to it, because sometimes when it’s in a dish, it’s the only thing I can taste.
My brother is the total opposite. He can literally gnaw on a piece of ginger root all afternoon, which is kind of funny considering that he used to be terrified of ginger when he was a kid.
Because when we were little, my mom would bring us with her to the grocery store, and I’d grab a piece of ginger (usually the piece that looked most like the gnarled hand of an evil wizard) and chase him around the store with it.
HAHA! Good times…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,