Radiant, Peachy Pink Cheeks Are Easy With the Right Blush: MAC Glamour Daze Powder Blush in Easy Manner

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Wearing MAC Powder Blush in Easy Manner

It’s like the shy boy you met in front of a bookstore, or the brazen street cat who boldly strutted into your apartment one random afternoon (“From this day forward, YOU ARE MY HUMAN!”).

Big change has a funny way of finding us when we least expect it. One minute we’re eating roasted almonds on the couch; the next minute we’re cleaning up cat barf on the living room floor.



That’s how it was for me and $22 MAC Glamour Daze Powder Blush in Easy Manner, one of the happiest accidents I’ve had in weeks.

MAC Glamour Daze Easy Manner

MAC Glamour Daze Powder Blush in Easy Manner, $22

I was thrilled the first time I saw this sateen, slightly pinkish peach radiantly glowing on my cheeks…

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Just like I was on my first date with that shy boy from the bookstore (who turned out to be El Hub). πŸ™‚ Or the first time that brazen kitty purred in my lap.

And the best thing about Easy Manner’s understated but electrifying thrill? — it’s easy to repeat. Just sweep or swirl a couple layers on the apples of your cheeks.

MAC Glamour Daze Powder Blush in Easy Manner

Even though the price hike seems unnecessary, MAC Glamour Daze Powder Blush in Easy Manner has a way with cheeks. For a fantastic, natural-looking flush with a kick, it’s an unexpected gem that should suit most skin tones.

PRICE: $22
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters, stores and maccosmetics.com

A question of great urgency and importance

My mind’s telling me no. But my body, my body’s telling me yes.

So I’ve been wrestling with this all afternoon: is 37 too old to wear space cat leggings?


Because I really like this pair I found on Etsy.

I love the print, but hmm… I’m not a cheeky teen or 20-something anymore. If necessary, please save me from myself. I don’t want to end up living in the fashion monkey house (the one reserved for crazy cat ladies!), LOL!

Onward to Friday! But first, I’m watching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Carina says:

    I say go for the space cat leggings! But that’s just me. P.S. That blush is quite beautiful!
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  2. Prerna says:

    That blush is b-e-a-utiful.

    And those space leggings? Oh come on. Drake didn’t trend “YOLO” for no reason.

    Buy ’em. Wear ’em. Werq ’em. And theeen put them back in the drawers for tomorrow night.

    Since you know, no one outside /needs/ to know what loud items of clothing you have in possession.

  3. WHOA–I didn’t expect for it to look THAT amazing. I mean in the pan, it’s nice and all…but on the cheeks–YES!! I learned my lesson after waiting too long for The Perfect Cheek–I am RUNNING to get this one!
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  4. Pretty pretty blush!
    And the leggings? FANTASTIC. If anybody can pull them off it’s you!
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  5. Elizabeth says:

    I had to rock out to some old school R. Kelly after reading this! Thanks for that. πŸ™‚
    I say yes to the leggings. Now’s the time to wear them with pride. I’m seeing crazy leggings everywhere – next season it might be too late. We’ll be on the newest trend by then.

  6. Agata says:

    I like the blush but I just ordered the Small Vanity, it looks like a good fall blush. It should arrive today πŸ™‚

    As for the leggings, go for it πŸ™‚ I think Tabs would approve.

  7. Marla says:

    Wow, I love your leggings. They look like some of the ones from BlackMilk. The blush in the pan doesn’t look like much but when you put it on it looks wonderful.

  8. Fieran says:

    1. No, 37 is not too old for space leggings. Please wear them πŸ™‚ You have the personality to rock them for sure.
    2. Navy is your colour. You need to keep wearing it πŸ™‚
    3. This blush is so beautiful on you. It goes so well with the highlights in your hair!

  9. Heidi says:

    I don’t want to live in a world where it’s not okay for you to wear those AWESOME leggings!

  10. J says:

    Yes to this blush! No to those leggings, lol…

  11. Monika says:

    I’m so glad I changed my mind and ended up buying this! Initially, it looked like it was going to be an ashy, powdery mess on my skin. When I swatched it on the back of my hand, it disappeared. I now blame that on the lighting in the store that I was in because it looked totally different when I swatched it again after I bought it. It also looks wonderful on you, which means I’ve got high hopes for myself (NC42, holla!)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Monika,

      This blush really surprised me too. When I first saw it in the pan, I thought — NO WAY! It’s kinda magical once you get it on cheeks, right?

      Anywho, did you pick up anything else from the collection?

      • Monika says:

        Yes, totally magical! It’s one of those blushes that gets darker when it hits your skin, and I think it’s the key to its versatility for darker skin tones.

        And oh yes, I picked up other stuff. I got a whole bunch! I especially love the face kits that they released with the blush, lipstick, lip gloss, and brush. I’m not going to get much use out of the 129, but the color products are all fantastic in each set. I just think the sets shouldn’t have been $70. Seems overpriced for MAC.

  12. Nicole says:

    I love this blush. I just bought this and a lipstick in the shade glamourdaze. Great post!

  13. Wow, this looks gorgeous on you! I think you carry neutral shades so well Karen, sometimes I’m surprised when certain shades don’t wash you out. Even though I am NC35-ish, I find it difficult to find flattering neutrals for myself, I can carry brights on the other hand more easily!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Ankita,

      Have you tried layering a warm pencil beneath your neutral lip colors? Something like Subculture, Sublime Culture or Boldly Bare might help.

  14. Love the blush, and the tights are SO cool! I can’t really pair them with anything in my closet because it’s too loud and colorful as it is, but if you wear something very simple then it could work πŸ™‚

  15. vnssa906 says:

    That blush is gorgeous! With NYC being shut down, I’ll have to wait about a week to venture to my fave MAC store :/ online shopping perhaps?

    And go for the leggings! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vnssa906,

      Online shopping sounds good to me. I’ve purchased a few things off of the MAC website and have always gotten really good customer service. πŸ™‚

      Hope that you and your loved ones stayed safe in the storm, and thanks for the vote on the leggings.

  16. Kim says:

    Hella Yeah on the space leggings. They are awesome and you will rock them, without a doubt. πŸ™‚

    I laughed at your cat puke comment. Just the other morning I came downstairs, saw a copious amount and was like “oh, no… please don’t let it be in the kids’ shoes. Please just be on the rug.” Thankfully it was next to the shoes but not on them. And it actually made me happy. Even though I was cleaning up cat puke! HAHA!

  17. Alison says:

    Please, for the love of Tabs, purchase those leggings STAT!!! They are incredible! Also, you look gorg in that blush.

  18. Maria says:

    That blush is Ahhhh Mazing! The leggings, am I only the second person to say NO? LOL I’m ok with that because I’m going to say no, unless you are going to Comicon as a CatLady Hero with a matching cape!! Which is totally fine but I’m assuming that’s not your intention…. I love Tabs and I love your blog but I’m not feeling those leggings.

  19. Katherine G says:

    I say go for the leggings – not many people can pull them off and look good whether they are 37 or 17. You look great in them! I think being “too old” to do or wear something depends on the person…it’s definitely a subject up for a lot of debate and something I ponder when watching occasional episodes of TLC’s What Not To Wear. Some people on that show don’t really need the show, while others could probably use some guidance. The blush looks pretty – I would have never guessed it would give you that glow based on how hit looks in the pan!

  20. jenny driscoll says:

    You look SO PRETTY when you smile! I wish you’d do it more often =)

  21. Liz says:

    You look amazing.

  22. Bibi says:

    Did you get the leggings then?! I’m dying to know!!

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