Happy Monday all! Did you enjoy your weekend? I know mine went zooming by. I did get the chance to go shopping this weekend, and of course I visited my two favorite places, Sephora and MAC. I will be sharing the results of that over the coming weeks as I have opportunity to test the new things I have. Swatches of some new MAC lipsticks (new to me) will be coming this week as well!  Anyhow, I wanted to give my MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Primary Yellow a whirl since I have been seeing yellow on the eyes in EVERY magazine I pick up! Here are the results:

FOTD with MAC Primary Yellow!

The product rundown:




I cannot tell how many compliments at the MAC counter I got, as well as at Ulta and Sephora. Everyone LOVED the yellow. I am so glad that I purchased it because it really doesn’t look so harsh with the right complimenting makeup. What do you think? Would you sport the yellow liner trend?

16. 03. 2011

Happy hump day! We have made it to the mid-week point; are you as excited for the weekend as I am? I need to catch up with friends and sleep after my travels. But, for now it’s time to admire what has to be my favorite cheek and lip color–coral! It is so lovely that I usually find myself gravitating towards these colors in new spring collections every year, and it should be no surprise then that I have several in each category that look similar…but I always find a way to convince myself that they are (if ever so slightly) different indeed enough to continue buying them! Enter Sonia Kashuk’s new-for-spring blush in the color Sunset.

Hmmm, Have I seen you before? L-R: Tarte Tipsy, SK Sunset, MAC Ripe Peach

L-R: MAC Ripe Peach, SK Sunset, Tarte Tipsy

Is it necessary to have all three? Of course not! The bargain of the bunch is Sonia Kashuk at $8.99! It blends very nicely and has just a hint of sparkle. It is perfect for spring, especially if you missed out on Ripe Peach and Tarte Tipsy is a little more than you want to spend on a blush. I wore this blush on Monday and it lasted all day for me. Bargain lovers should run out and swipe this blush up from Target to get that perfect coral glow for spring!

In honor of Mardi Gras, I did a Mardi Gras eyes look, just for fun! If any of you are going out to celebrate, maybe you will try a look like the one I have created here. I am off to New Orleans in the morning for a vacation. Posts have been pre-written for while I am gone, but my response to comments will be delayed. I will respond upon my return next week! Have fun and be safe!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Products used in this look:

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy and Flushed

It’s hump day! We have made it through half of the week!  Soo, a couple of weeks ago I stopped in to Sephora just to pick up their fabulous false eyelash applicator (you can find it here) and I saw the new Tarte display with the Amazonian Clay Blush on it. I swatched one or two of the shades at the time and was highly impressed with not just the pigmentation, but the velvety smoooooth way it swatched on my skin. I didn’t pick any up that day, but this past week I found myself back at Sephora, and picked up two shades, Flush and Tipsy. Let me just say, I AM IN LOVE with these blushes. I have Amused and Natural Beauty on my wish list next. I also went ahead and ordered the QVC set that includes a QVC exclusive shade found here (you can see swatches of that set on Musings of a Muse). Tarte is really impressing me lately. I am not a fan of their cheek stains and I think they are overhyped. They make work for some people, but they just slip and slide on my skin with very little color payoff. These are the antithesis of the cheek stains! Check out the swatches!

Top- Tarte Clay Blush in Flushed, Bottom- Tarte Clay Blush in Tipsy

These blushes blend so easily and I have worn  each color for a whole day and they did indeed last. I am going to test them for wear some more, but I don’t expect to experience any issues. The application is flawless. As you can see, they are not shimmery, but they have a unique lit-from-within type of effect on my cheeks. I like these better than my NARS blushes, and are quite possibly the most favorite blushes I own. A side note- Tipsy is an almost dead-on dupe for MACs LE blush ombre in Ripe Peach. If you weren’t able to snag that when it was released, I would pick up this blush!

Tarte Tipsy (L) vs MAC Ripe Peach (R)

See how close those are?! In person, I cannot see the difference, but on camera they look just ever so slightly different. You can see Tipsy on the lovely Tiffany on her blog Will Work For Makeup. These blushes retail for $25 a piece available now at Sephora.

Will you be hauling any of these?