Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 266 Small Angle Brush

MAC 266 Small Angle Brush ($19.50) is a small-to-medium-sized angled brush that’s flat and fairly firm. Depending on your preferences, the 266 can be your go-to brush for lining your upper lash line or for filling in sparse brows. For me, it tends to be the latter. I adore the 266 for filling in my brows, because it is just the right thickness to allow me to use it from the beginning to the tail of my brow without it being too much or too little. I personally find the 266 to be too thick for lining my upper lash line, and as someone who isn’t an expert at lining the upper lash line, a bit unforgiving as a result. I prefer the 208, so I can start off with a thinner line and work my way up as I make mistakes — with the 266 I have no room to smooth out the line before the liner is way too thick. However, for those who are experts at lining, the 266 is all about you! You can get a medium-thick line quick as you please.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you love any beauty products that everyone else seems to hate? What products?

Temptalia's Answer.

I love MAC mascara! Seems like those get a lot of rants, LOL! Plushlash is practically my HG!

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you think you can only wear certain colors?

  • Yes, I have to avoid some colors (61%, 640 Votes)
  • No way, I can wear them all! (38%, 403 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,054

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 263 Small Angle Brush

MAC 263 Small Angle Brush ($20.00) is a small, angled brush that’s flat and fairly firm. It’s thinner and smaller than the 266, but it is larger than the 208. I only recently purchased this brush to round out my brushes collection, but I’ve found it to be a happy medium between the 208 and 266. It works well for both filling in brows, lining the eyes, or creating sharp shapes for more creative looks. If you find the 208 to be too small or the 266 to be too large, this is worth taking a look at to see if it can be your happy medium, too! For ultra thin lash lining, I do still recommend the 208, but for those who want a medium line in thickness, this will do it for you.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

If you were using MAC Buckwheat Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 252 Large Shader Brush

MAC 252 Large Shader Brush ($29.00) is a flat brush with rounded edges and some fluffiness. It is a fairly densely bristled brush, and the synthetic fibers make it ideal for usage with more emollient products like creams and liquids. It is a larger version of the 242, so it may not be necessary in everyone’s brush tool box. I personally used this more often in the beginning, before I had the 242 or 249, and now, I find myself reaching for it a lot less. It is still a great brush, and if you have larger lids, this may be more your style than the smaller 242. The 252 can be used also for applying eyeshadow, both for packing on color as well as for placement of color into the crease (just use the edge).

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