Um, yeah. Thanksgiving sides? They’re my fave part of the meal. I’ll take a heaping scoop of garlic mashed potatoes, some of that delicioso green bean casserole, the corn pudding, lots of stuffing (don’t be shy with the stuffing!), and those two pigmented powder blushes from the new MAC Taste Temptations collection.
Granted, the blushes aren’t traditional Thanksgiving sides, but this is 2012, right? We should broaden our horizons.
Plus, if a ton of people show up, cool-toned Unconventional and Passionately Tempted ($20 each, or $24 CDN) pack enough pigment to appease a makeup-hungry crowd.
Unconventional moonlights as a highlighter
Okay, here’s my game plan: I think I’ll start with a serving of shimmery Unconventional. The light lavender may look tailor made for pale pretties, but I think it also looks great on darker skin tones. I’m an NC 42, and I feel like I only need one layer (!), which I might add, doesn’t appear ashy at all.
Oh, and the shimmer? So, so fine. Almost like a MAC Beauty Powder. I just see a soft glow on my face when I’m wearing it.
It’s also going straight into my regular highlighter rotation; I’m looking forward to having another choice other than my regular gold, peach and silver shimmers.
Passionately Tempted seeks fan brush for makeup date
The other blush in this Tantalizing release, Passionately Tempted, is the deeper of the two. It’s a mid-toned magenta and applies with just as much gusto as its Unconventional cousin.
You might want to take a fan brush to it, though, as it’s a little on the darker side and pretty easy to overdo.
But if you ever do happen to apply too much of it, try this: grab a foundation brush (it’s okay if it’s one you used a little earlier, and it’s still wet with product), and gently run it all over your cheeks and along the edges to tone down the color.
Something to consider…
I think both of these blushes could stand to be a little softer than they are, not that they’re hard at all. I mean, they’re buttery, but I wouldn’t call them NARS-caliber butter.
Should you or shouldn’t you?
Generally, MAC’s Powder Blushes last about 8-10 hours on my combination skin, which works out fine for me, and they slowly fade as the day wears on without getting patchy.
Also with these, because they are so pigmented, a little goes a long way.
Give ‘em a swipe one of these days, especially if you wear a lot of cool-toned lavender, magenta or purple eye colors.
PRICE: $20 each ($24 CDN)
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Macyâ€™s MAC counters for a special Black Friday sale on November 23 from midnight to 4 a.m.; after that, U.S. shoppers will be able to snag it online at maccosmetics.com December 6, and then in stores from December 23 to January 17
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hi and HI!!! It’s raining cats and dogs here tonight, and I’ve been running around in it like a tabby chasing his tail, trying to take care of some last-minute errands before Thanksgiving.
So many onions to chop, so little time, LOL!
In other news, I keep meaning to talk to you about the new Twilight movie.
Have you seen it yet?? Shocker of the year! I actually thought it was pretty darned good. Much better than the last one. Seriously, even El Hub said he liked it. He actually used those words, “I liked it.”
I hope the weather’s better out your way than it’s been out here. Are you staying local for Thanksgiving or hitting the road? If you’re going to be driving, be careful out there.