What’s up, friend? This post is getting to you kinda late, I know, and I’m sorry. Long story short, but my flight was delayed out of Milan yesterday. Consequently, I almost missed the connecting flight out of Germany to get back home (NOTE: If you’re the person I steamrolled in the international terminal of the Frankfurt airport yesterdayâ€¦my bad!).
I managed to make the flight (YEA!), but my luggage didn’t (BOO!). And, of course, it contained all of the makeup I was hoping to dish about today — stuff from Dolce & Gabbana Holiday, Kiko, Madina and a brand called Fred Farrugia.
Thankfully, the airline emailed to say they found the bag and put it on the first
train plane home.
Oh, I have some important news to share! But you have to promise to keep it quiet because I haven’t told El Hub (pinky swear). You see, while I was on the road last weekend, I rekindled an old flame.
Yup, MAC Blot Powder/Pressed ($22) and I have been seeing each other off and on for the past six years (he absorbs the oil on my face in ways that El Hub just can’t!), but this trip convinced me to take our relationship to the next level.
Blot was the only powder I took with me, and it’s official: I’m (still) in love.
It hit me on the roof of Il Duomo in Milan… I wanted to see the view of the city from it, but I didn’t want to pay the nine euros to ride the elevator.
“Don’t worry, sweetheart,” Blot said, “let’s take the stairs.”
“All 200 of them!?”
“Sure, I’ll be with you every step of the way.”
And he was!
By the time we reached the top, I was out of breath and sweatin’ like a mofo, but my forehead and nose still looked fresh and shine-free, thanks to MAC Blot.
There are more than 200 of these on the way to the roof
Finally, the roof!
Something’s always under construction…
Hey, mister! Up here!
Another shot of the city
Brilliant architectural design
The happy couple (aka me wearing MAC Blot)!
Blot’s a long-lasting (about five hours), colorless powder containing mica and silica to absorb oil, reduce shine and set makeup. It comes in five shades — Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep Dark (I use Medium Dark on my NC35 combination skin).
I have combination oily/dry/acne-prone skin on my face, but Blot takes care of the oil across my forehead, nose and chin, and it doesn’t look too heavy or give me breakouts, either.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: An oil-absorbing champion, MAC Blot Powder/Pressed cuts down on shine exceptionally well, while appearing natural and feeling comfortable on the skin. It travels well, too, and looks cute in its mirrored compact. Available at MAC stores, MAC counters and online at maccosmetics.com. Grade: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,