For Vampires, Glam Comes Naturally. Humans, On The Other Hand, Need Things Like the NP Set Glam Set

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NP Set Glam Set

One day, back when Vampire Edward and I used to kick it (just friends, nothing more!), I asked him why humans find vampires so attractive.


I had a theory — something about predators — but I wanted to hear what the undead guy had to say.

We were at a Starbucks in Seattle, chatting over soy chai lattes and blood orange teas, and I remember telling him about this National Geographic special I saw on the hunting habits of big jungle cats.

The show described how cats are natural born killers, and when the conversation turned from the mechanics of a lion’s retractable claws and how their teeth are built for shearing to why vampires are able to glamour humans, Edward explained…

“It makes perfect sense,” he said, staring deeply into my eyes.

I felt lightheaded for a second, and then he continued. “When you’re turned, you become a more attractive version of yourself. And you need that, because it helps you feed. It makes humans easier prey.”

That’s it then. The shiny hair, soothing voice, porcelain skin and sparkling, seductive eyes that whisper, “I want you, Karen…for lunch.”

Long story short — hot looks help vamps reel in their next meal.

How unfair is that? Vamps get this natural, enchanting glamour and ageless beauty, while the rest of us have to work at it.

Ah, well… Maybe the new NP Set: Glam Set can help.

The subdued brown, peach and red shades aren’t the kind of full-tilt, red-carpet colors that jump to my mind when I think “glam,” but who knows? Maybe that’s by design.

The new NP Set Glam Set and Red Carpet Set palettes ($24 each) are new for spring 2012 and available now at Target stores and

Now, I don’t expect to wear these eye, lip and cheek colors to stalk man prey, but I do like looking polished and put together when I’m hanging out with the boys (El Hub and Tabs) or gallivanting with my gal pals.

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np set glam set (2)
Eyeshadows on the left, blushes in the center, lipglosses on the right

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From the left: eyeshadows (the four swatches on the left), blushes (two swatches in center) and lipglosses (four swatches on the right)

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np set glam set (4)

A few thoughts on the NP Set: Glam Set…

  • The eyeshadows — These four fluffy powder shadows have large powder grains that are easy to blend, and they exhibit very little fallout when I use them.
  • Blushes — Kudos to NP Set for going full-tilt with these pigments, but I find it difficult to pick up a single color from the thin, narrow pans with my blush brush.
  • Lipglosses — Sheer, and hard as a rock! I ended up aiming a hairdryer at the pans for 30 seconds to soften them enough to where I was able to comfortably apply them to my lips. And yes, the creams sit next to the powders in the palettes, which is a popular pet peeve.

PRICE: $24
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Totally random, but have you seen The Artist yet? I finally went to see it last night, and I thought it was great! I think Tabs would like a Jack Russell little brother.


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  1. Haha, loving that 2nd photo of Edward! Also, I’m glad you could tell us about your chat with him:))
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  2. Fannie says:

    oh my GAWD the Edward bat is hysterical. And the ! pointing at his hair is EXACTLY how I felt when I was looking at that freaking hairdo! What a ham.

  3. The blushes are divine! I especially love the orangey-red shade <3.
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  4. Jennifer S says:

    I saw the artist! It was amazing…. loved his real voice at the end. Have you seen hugo? Similar theme but wow so different yet just as inspiring, plus its set in france. Tre interesant, oui? 🙂

  5. Nina says:

    what an awesome Edward anecdote! i <3 it and im glad he didnt have you for lunch!

    • Karen says:

      Me too! I quite enjoy being part of the land of the living. Plus, I couldn’t deal with the no sunshine thing. Surfing at night wouldn’t be the same…

      How’s your day going? I hope you’re not getting sick!

      • Nina says:

        im coasting along … still not 100% OK but havent gotten any worse, which i suppose is a good thing! 🙂

        maybe sleeping in on the weekend will help!

        • Karen says:

          I need some serious sleep this weekend too. I’m going to try to sneak it in, but I don’t know how successful I’ll be. My in-laws are coming to visit so we’re going to spend some time entertaining them.

          Glad to hear your cold hasn’t gotten worse!

  6. sarahc says:

    Hm, NP Set calls this makeup palette glam? These colors? I don’t know about that, but lol at Vampire Edward bat.

  7. corallista says:

    I really like the red blush, but the rest of it doesn’t seem too impressive.
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  8. Stèphanie says:

    “Edward, bite me!!” Haha.. I really like the redish blush! The lipglosses don’t look that excited.
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  9. Phyrra says:

    What an adorable story 🙂 I don’t think I’ve heard of the NP line?
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