Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face 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 Face Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush

MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush ($34.00) is a flat-topped, circula brush with a blend of goat and synthetic fibres. This is a smaller version of the larger and pricier 187. Both brushes are ideal for softer, more controlled application that allows you to build-up color and intensity through layers rather than diffusing color from the get-go. I actually prefer the 188 for creamy blushes and highlighters, because the small size allows me to apply it exactly where I want it and nowhere else. I can then use the blush to blend it outwards if necessary, but I never apply or have too much when I use this brush.

If you’re on a budget, I’d probably recommend the 188 over the 187, just because it is about eight dollars cheaper, and I think they’re both incredibly useful. However, the 188 is smaller, so it allows you to do things the 187 can’t. You can do many (if not all) the things the 187 can do with the 188–just some things might take you a minute or two longer (e.g. foundation), because it is a bit smaller.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite scent for lipgloss? Vanilla? Cherry? Unscented?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like vanilla or strawberry! :)

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Don’t miss out on the Make Up For Ever coverage! 😉

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The Hit List

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Gilt Groupe is having a sale on Cosmedicine–30-50% off retail prices!   If you’re not a member already, here’s an invite link to join should you want to join! (Gilt is invite-only.)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Lisa Hoffman Beauty sale!

The sale is going on now at HauteLook! :) As per usual, products look like they’re around 50% off!  I’ve never tried any of Lisa Hoffman products before, so I think I might pick up a few things to try!  What about you?

(The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :) )