Product Spotlight: MAC Glow Play Blush in Grand

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30 seconds to blush FOR THE LOVE OF CHICKEN STRIPS (this is indicative of my colorful language these days, since Connor’s been repeating everything she hears), I’ve been pushing my luck hard in the mornings to get what I need to get done before heading to the bakery for work. […]

MAC Loud and Clear Lipsticks: Yash, Baroque the Internet, Fleur D’Coral, Sugar Sweet Cameo and Sugar Dada

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Matte Lipstick in Sugar Sweet Cameo, a midtone coral pink I keep vacillating over which of the five lipsticks in the new MAC Loud and Clear collection is the most “noteworthy.” One the one hand, there’s warm nude pink Baroque the Internet, and mid-toned coral-pink Sugar Sweet Cameo, both of […]

A Simple Everyday Makeup Look That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

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I gotta hand it to these products… Just a quick reminder that makeup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. 🙂 I did this look with makeup that I could quite literally carry in the palm of one hand! It’s non-fussy, natural-looking makeup that I wore to go to dinner and […]

Monochromatic Makeup With the MAC Loud and Clear Collection and Glow Play Blush: Coral Lids, Lips and Cheeks

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Captain Obvious here, but I am a fervent fan / enthusiastic adherent of monochromatic makeup, and that’s because I only have so many brain cells, and I like not having to expend them all thinking too deeply about matching my lids, lips and cheeks. I’d rather conserve a little more […]

MAC Loud and Clear, Glow Play Blush Collection Swatches on NC42 Skin

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The MAC Loud and Clear Collection and Glow Play Blushes, both available now at select MAC locations and the MAC website Man, I couldn’t this on my arm and face fast enough. First of all, NEUTRALS. Second, MAC. Seriously, too good. Technically, you are looking at two LE MAC collections. […]

All Star Products for 3-Minute, No-Makeup Makeup

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Some days you have 20 minutes to put on your makeup…and some days you only have three. Yesterday was a “three” day for me. I had to drop off Connor at preschool in the morning before heading to the bakery, as usual, but because I was running late (I’d just […]

Easy Makeup Look Idea: Olive Eyeliner, Warm Brown Eyeshadow and Matte Fuchsia Lipstick

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Someone turns four this March! (No, not me.) Some mornings are for blending six shadows on your lids, and other mornings are not. Those are the mornings made for large quantities of coffee…and for cuddles…and for easy makeup. Initially, when I set out to do this post, I planned to […]

The MAC 240S: My Preferred Brush for Precise Face Powder Placement

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The MAC 240 S! I use it every day. Generally, I try to wear the bare minimum amount of face powder I can get away with because when I pile it on, I think it makes me look older. *Le sigh* But even though I don’t wear a ton, I […]

Smokey Eyes, Smudged Sparkly Eyeliner, and Why Clean Tapered Blending Brushes Are Your BFF

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Back in my happy place! Can I get a whoop-whoop from all my kindred spirits out there? — the makeup lovers who love rubbing freshly washed air-dried brushes ever-so-gently across their face, and love the fresh scent of those baby soft bristles? (Side note: If this describes you, I bet […]