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MAC Studio Fix Fluid Review


Shortly after I ran out of RawMinerals foundation, I began using MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid, which caught my eye because of the full coverage and SPF 15 it offers. I had heard from a friend that it worked great, and her skin always looked perfect.

I was not disappointed. When applied, my skin looks glorious: slightly dewy and completely flawless, just as it did on my friend. I’ll admit: I was pretty much obsessed with how this foundation made me look.

This obsession did not last.

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Gwen Stefani’s Favorite Beauty Products

Gwen Stefani_OPI launch imageWhen it comes to celebrity makeup, Gwen Stefani’s look is iconic. (In fact, that over there is Gwen for OPI. Isn’t she cool?) Here are Gwen’s favorite makeup and beauty products for maintaining her glam rock look while being a new mom:

Ricky’s Smooth and Bungee Elastics: “I like to play with my hair. When you’re pregnant, you’re tempted to change your style radically. I’ve had to resist!” For maximum hold, Gwen uses Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Hairspray.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red: Gwen says her hubby Gavin Rossdale loves her in red lipstick. “I still just want to impress him,” she admits.

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Makeup Reviews: MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot

MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot ReviewOne of the most iconic makeup products is also one of my favorite components to my daily beauty routine: the MAC Paint Pot. The product can be used either for pigment, or for priming the eyelids before application of eyeshadow; I use it most often for the second instance, and it works wonders. I have mine in Painterly, a creamy nude beige color, but they are also available in a wide variety of other colors, both pearly and matte.

The paint pot intensifies the color of your shadows, making them vibrant and true. Green is really green; blue is really blue.

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A Peek Inside My Makeup Bag

MAC Wonder Woman makeup bagMerry Christmas Eve! With all of the products I try, it’s a very good sign if one ends up in my everyday routine. I thought you girls might be interested in an early Christmas present: knowing which products make it to my daily makeup bag (which is a MAC Wonder Woman bag, by the way!). Don’t you feel special? Here’s a rundown:

Beauty, Defined: Ferrule

Beauty Defined Ferrule BeneFit slant powder brushWelcome to Beauty, Defined – a new series where we talk about the meaning and origin of various beauty terms. Check out our inaugural term: do you know what a ferrule is?

fer·rule (feh-rool) n. The usually metal-plated part of a makeup or cosmetics brush directly below the bristles that secures the hair bundle and attaches to the brush’s handle. Though the word is derived from the Latin word for “iron”, popular makeup brand M·A·C Cosmetics’ ferrules are nickel-plated.

Over to the right, you can see a ferrule in action on a BeneFit Slant Powder Brush. Aren’t you glad you know what that’s called now?