The Urban Decay Wired Palette Gives Color an Electrifying Jolt! (Swatches)

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Clear. Concise. A few years ago, Urban Decay released a pressed pigment palettes similar to Wired, their newest neon offering, but Wired will not make your brain short circuit while you’re blending it. UD identifies which colors can be worn on your eyes and which can’t right on the compact. […]

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 […]

3 Unexpected Beauty Lessons I Learned This Week

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Things I learned this crazy week! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend! My goodness, it has been a week. The run-up to Valentine’s Day at the bakery was cray! Yesterday, I made frosting for 4 hours in the biggest mixer we have. Simply put, I was buttercreamed out by the end […]

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk

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Good stuff! I just found your new favorite base for no-makeup makeup days. 🙂 And guess what? It’s less than 10 bucks! (Technically, $9.99.) Say, “Oh, hai,” to Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk, which for the official makeup record is a foundation, but performs like a sheer tinted moisturizing rock […]

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 […]

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. […]

Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Oil Lip Oil Review

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Lightweight and lovely new lip oils by Covergirl Has anyone, throughout the history of makeup-kind, ever sat around thinking to themselves, “You know what I *really* wish I could have? — flaky, thirsty-as-all-hell chapped lips. That would be so great.” As a person of the parched pout persuasion, I can […]

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 […]