MAC and it's Minerals.

On a search for a new foundation, I was thrilled to learn of MAC's new Mineralize SatinFinish and Mineralize Skinfinish products. It just launched this week, and I ran out to snatch up one of each right away.

mac_minerals.jpgSatinfinish is a liquid mineral foundation, while the Skinfinish is the mineral finishing powder.

Upon first looking at the bottle of the Satinfinish, I loved the nifty pump - that slid to keep it open or closed,  which is just great. Closing the bottle by moving the pump to the right after each use, certainly extends the shelf-life - a major complaint I have with liquid foundations. I pumped out two squirts, but ultimately needed three to apply it for a nice even coverage to my face. I liked using a simple cosmetic wedge sponge to spread it out, and touched up with a foundation brush around my nose, lips, and eyes. The coverage was plenty for me, and as I played with it, I learned that it is definitely build able if you need more coverag all over, or just here and there.

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This Weeks Best of the Beauty Blogs.

beauty_blogging_friends.jpgI cannot believe that another week has passed. Phew - where does the time go? I have compiled another list of my favorite beauty blog posts for the week that I hope you will enjoy as well.

  • Love to Lush you Baby is the title from a great post on Spa Blah Blah Blog.
  • IndiePerfumes has some great ideas for the Valentine.
  • Elke brings you the best beauty trends she spotted during Fashion Week's showing of the new fall collections.
  • Lipstick Powder'n Paint brings you some hot Valentine's Kisses.
  • All Lacquered Up shows you how makeup can make a difference with Peacekeeper Cosmetics.
  • Real Self tells us why honesty is always the best policy, even when it comes to skin care.
  • I sent Shannon from MakeupMinute some lip plumpers to try and you check out a few of her results.
  • Beauty Addict has extensive coverage of New York's fashion week.

Fall in Love with Your Skin.

QVC has a great Today's Special Value with Bare Escentuals today. It is their Fall in Love with Your Skin 9 piece kit.

be_tsv.jpgThe kit includes you choice of foundation plus the following:
  • 0.05 oz tinted RareMinerals skin revival treatment
  • 0.3 oz SPF 15 foundation
  • 0.03 oz tropical radiance in coral glow
  • 0.01 oz nurture liner shadow in plum taupe
  • 0.02 oz pamper glimmer in copper canyon
  • 0.5 oz tropical beach SPF 15 lip guard in golden coral pink
  • heavenly face brush
  • eye buki brush
  • slanted eyeliner brush
  • cosmetics tote bag
All this (The Skin Revival Treatment is normally $60 alone!) for $99.48, or 3 easy payments of $33.16.