Get caught up with some of our favorite posts from the past week while sipping your coffee or tea!
MAC Cosmetics | Antiquitease Nails, Curiousitease Information & Product Photos, Fergie New Viva Glam Spokesperson, Finery Information & Product Photos, Heirlooms Information & Product Photos, Heirlooms & Royal Assets Review and Swatches, Kids Helping Kids Information & Photos, Richmetal/Metal-X Product Photos & Swatches, Royal Assets Information & Product Photos, Viva Glamorous Information & Product Photos
Holiday 2007 | Elizabeth Arden Holiday 2007 Sets, Estee Lauder Sets, Face Time Cosmetics’ Beauty-in-a-Box, Laura Mercier’s Holiday 2007, Prescriptives’ Illuminators, Shu Uemura’s MUSE Collection
Reviews | Face Time Cosmetics’ Well-to-Hue, Zoya’s Utopia Collection (Akyra, Austine, Irene, Juno, Kamilah, Tama)
Temptalia | 5-10 Eyeshadows Everyone Should Own, Halloween Contest, Halloween Makeup Tips, Makeup artist? We want to interview you!
What is your favorite red lipstick? Who makes it? What is it called? Tell us why it’s your favorite!
I love Red No. 5 by MAC, which came out awhile ago; it’s a raspberry red, and it’s dark enough so it isn’t fire-engine red, but it’s still bold for the right occasion.
What’s your favorite base to use for eyeshadow? What base helps your makeup from creasing, eyeshadow colors to pop, and keep you looking good all day?
I actually tend to use pigments applied with water-based mixing medium as a base – I’m a total odd ball on that account!
What eyeshadow do you swoon over, but never wear? What eyeshadow is just gorgeous to look at, but you don’t wear – whether for fear of using it all up or that it might look bad on you or whatever?
No eyeshadow color is off limits! I use everything I buy thus far, and I want to keep it that way. I’d probably say matte yellows are my least favorite, as I feel they make my skin look a bit sallow!
What 5-10 eyeshadows should every beauty addict own? What 5-10 eyeshadows (any brand) does everyone need to have in their collection?
Some of the shadows I’m always using are: Carbon (matte black), Espresso (deep matte brown), Goldmine (true gold), Bronze (warm chocolately brown), Ricepaper (shimmery neutral highlight), Stars ‘n Rockets (shimemry purple-magenta), Sumptuous Olive (olive green), Shimmermoss (shimmery teal), Juxt (light frosty green), and Gorgeous Gold (gold with green undertones).
What do others think of your beauty/makeup love? (Okay, perhaps addiction is a better word!) Do your family or friends love it or hate it? Support it, fund it, or scoff at you?
I’m so lucky that my mom supports all of my hobbies–not financially, unfortunately (!)–but she loves that I’ve turned a passion into something productive (the blog), and she’s always bragging to people that her daughter is a blogger, actually! Now, nobody thinks I should be spending as much as I do by any means, though. I just moved back to my hometown, but none of my friends are here, so I’ve not encountered anything from that side of things. Thank god I met Karen of Makeupandbeautyblog.com, who I can gab about makeup and beauty all day and night long My boyfriend was afraid I’d turn him into a girl with all my beauty talk nonstop!