Tabs loves big bashes as much as the next cat celebrity. In fact, he’s known among members of the A-list cat community for throwing some of most lavish shindigs and soirees in the feline world. Of course, as his assistant, I get saddled with the prep work, while he gets to have all the fun.
Today he has me scoping out potential venues for his upcoming Halloween bash. Views are a must, which means it has to be a climbing friendly venue with some height (maybe something like this). He also wants a no-host gravy bar, fresh sushi, catnip cocktails and a DJ (I’m interviewing some dude named David Guetta for the job tonight).
Somewhere in there, I also have to order 723 custom-made kitty masks and schedule 22 menu tastings (not surprisingly, the only part of the party planning process Tabs likes).
So, yeah…it’s fixin’ to be a long night.
I guess it’s a good thing I’m wearing the new MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance.
One word: awesomeness!
Like the Highlander of face primers, there can be only one! — and for me right now that one is Natural Radiance ($40 for a 1.7-ounce bottle). (At least for now, LOL!)
It’s a lightweight gel primer with a texture halfway between an airy mousse and a creamy lotion; the consistency reminds me of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
Applied after moisturizer but before foundation, it’s designed to extend the wear time of face makeup and blur fine lines, pores and imperfections, making the skin appear (almost) flawless, and ready for you to pop your favorite face products on top.
Natural Radiance also controls oil, moisturizes, soothes redness, and it’s packed with protective antioxidant vitamins E and C.
But that’s not all. MAC also added a small amount of fine golden pearl to the formula to give skin a subtle, barely-there glow.
The effect isn’t as dramatic as MAC Strobe Cream, but I like it. It’s noticeable but not loud, and I think it would be particularly great for guys/gals concerned about shimmery products drawing attention to their pores.
To use it, I work half a pump into my skin with my fingers, then layer foundation, powder, blush and anything else I plan to wear that day directly on top.
Um…I love this stuff!
When I wear it, I think my skin looks unbelievably smooth, in person and in pics, and the effect lasts a good 14-16 hours.
I’ve been loving it with MAC Face + Body Foundation and love the combination. It feels lightweight, photographs beautifully and doesn’t break me out (knock on wood).
Officially, it’s my new favorite primer.
PRICE: $40 for a 1.7-ounce bottle with a pump dispenser
AVAILABILITY: Available now in the MAC permanent collection at MAC counters, in stores and on maccosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
When I saw last night that my Kindle automatically downloaded Ann Aguirre’s Outpost, the book I’ve been waiting for and pre-ordered, I actually screamed, “Ack!”
It’s the followup to Enclave, which I loved, and I’ve been literally counting down the seconds to its release.
Reunited, and it feels so gooooood. It’s nice getting back together with the characters. Do you ever feel that way about a book? I missed ‘em after the end of the first book. I remember feeling the same way about Katniss, Peeta and Gale after The Hunger Games…
I keep wanting to sneak away from my desk to read for a few minutes, but Tabs has me on lock-down until I finish preparing for that Halloween bash.
Tabby dictators — you know how it is.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,