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The Best Summer Makeup For 2011

Summer Makeup 2011: Loud and Proud Summer makeup trends for 2011 include the bright, the glowing, and the bronzed. Foregoing past summer makeup trends of the natural look and “less is more,” this year’s hues are loud, proud, and full of shimmer. Bright matte lipstick screams out to be noticed in popular shades of fuchsia,… Continue Reading

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Photos and Review

The MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions collection consists of  four eyeshadows and five lipglasses designed by fellow beauty bloggers who pitched their design ideas to MAC. Out of around 80 pitches, 9 were chosen. I  pitched a design that I admit was quickly made, so I never had high hopes of being included. I am happy to… Continue Reading

MAC Surf Baby Swatches

The Mac Surf Baby collection has a summer bronze theme that will work well if you are a bronzer fan. I’m not really loving the eye shadows in this collection except for the teal blue, but it does have two really nice sets of metallic pigments. I also love the lipsticks and balms (which really… Continue Reading

MAC Fashion Flower Swatches

The MAC Fashion Flower Collection contains a number of brightly colored shadows inspired by spring floral blossoms. For lip product swatches, head on over to my post on Girl Gloss: MAC Fashion Flower Lipstick Swatches. In the eye shadows, I particularly like the lighter shades in the fashion flower collection, which includes a beautiful matte… Continue Reading

MAC Jeanius Swatches

The MAC Jeanius Collection is inspired by denim and has four great eye shadow shades. The MAC Jeanius limited edition shadows are oversized and well pigmented shades. When I made my MAC Jeanius swatches, I found that the two darker shades were particularly well pigmented, even for MAC, which always tend to be good in… Continue Reading

MAC Wonder Woman Swatches, the Face Products

The MAC Wonder Woman Collection has some great supersized products, including a couple of nice Mineralize Skinfinish bronzers. Also available are two blushes and some brush sets and cases. Below are swatches of the face products from the Wonder Woman collection. To see all of the eye products check here: MAC Wonder Woman Eye Shadow… Continue Reading

MAC Wonder Woman Swatches: All of the Eye Products

The new MAC Wonder Woman collection arrived at my house and I immediately went to work to swatch the full collection. The Wonder Woman collection is full of big and bold products, including supersized lip glass.   There are also some great eye shadow sets, tinted mascaras, and big bronzers. This post includes the eye products.… Continue Reading

MAC Cham Pale Swatches

The MAC Cham Pale collection for the new year is full of shimmery nude and pale shades and is quite pretty. I particularly like the eye shadow quad, entitled Caviar Dreams, although the pink shade in the quad is very pale, to the point of barely being visible (it does show up better in my… Continue Reading

Flying with Makeup and Cosmetics in Carryon Luggage

Flying with Makeup and Cosmetics in Carryon Luggage

  In honor of being trapped in Detroit this week because of problems with a Delta Airlines plane, I bring you this post on traveling  with makeup in your carry on luggage. You can also read the TSA rules here.  When I set out on my trip, I decided to take only carry on luggage… Continue Reading

Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection 2010

Bobbi Brown is one of the best cosmetics companies around for high quality neutral makeup.  Bobbi Brown has classic shades that will work for just about anyone. At the holidays the line always features some particularly nice metallics. This year those are seen in the limited edition Bobbi Brown Modern Classic Palette, which I really,… Continue Reading