Summer Blushin Had Me a Blast | MAC Mineralize Blush in Love Joy

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Product: MAC Mineralize Blush in Love Joy

Rating: The Godfather

Price: $27.00

Shop It: M.A.C. Online, In MAC Stores

So, according to The District, Spring has been cancelled due to budget cuts and we’ve vaulted right into summer. With summer comes…SUN. Uh, yeah – revolutionary, I know. I’ve only recently realized that you should shift your makeup look based on the season (florals? for spring? groundbreaking.) so with that being said I swung into MAC and made some bad decisions.

But actually, it was the BEST decision because I got some beautiful goodies to add to my usually Sephora-stocked bag and this baby is just the bee’s knees. Cruising into MAC an artist very helpfully (…do they work on commission?) helped me to a chair to test out some summer looks including new foundation, bronzer, powder and this BLUSH. Now, let’s chat about it.

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Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes

Monday Mascara

Product: Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes

Rating: The Blunt

Price: $21.00

Shop It: Tarte, Sephora

The Beauty:

The mascara world is a wide, spidery, scary place. There are so many different options depending on what you want for your lashes (and your wallet). I try to explore a wide range of them so that YOU don’t have to. As I was prepping more posts, I found myself lucky to have scooped up a Tarte goodie box from Sephora and this little gem was nestled inside of it.

First, I’m not super into packaging or the ~aesthetic~ of an actual product but this little baby is just so cool. Plus it’s PURPLE. And purple is my favorite color.

Second, the brush reminds me a bit of Dior’s Diorshow Black Out mascara (and if you know me at ALL you know that’s my go-to product). So already there’s a plus in the Tarte win-column. Now, let’s do it to it.

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Mascara Monday: Cheap and Sensational

Product: Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious

Rating: Tom Hagen

Price: $8.99

Shop It: Local Drugstore

New music Monday: I hate every part of my soul for betraying my 1D babies but, here we are…ZAYN (yeah – he goes by one name now. Insert eye roll here). Also, blatant album cover ripoff of Lil Wayne but I digress.

The Beauty:

If you take a peek through the archives (something I urge you to do – if only so I can make your wallet suffer along with mine), you’ll see a fair number of products that are quite…how do you say…expensive as hell. SO this week is bargain buy week at The Lease! I’ve stocked up on drugstore goodies and they are still goodies (in the sense they can compete with products selling for twice and three times the cost).

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My, What Lightly Defined Cheekbones You Have

Product: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo

Rating: Tom Hagen

Price: $39.00

Shop It: Make Up For Ever, Sephora

New music Mondays…I’ve had this on repeat. Now I’m sharing it with you.

The Beauty:

Contouring is ALL the rage lately. While we don’t all have two hours to spare in the morning plus someone to actually apply a full face of contour, there are many products abound to help you gain light definition without looking like you’ve scrubbed dirt on your face. I have recently become obsessed with Make Up For Ever products – they have amazing brushes, smooth foundation, and heavy duty concealer that helps to hide my exhaustion with life.

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JOJO Tries Things

Sephora Virtual Artist

So, as you may have gathered, I really, really, really like Sephora. So I, of course, receive daily emails where they tell me about new products, offer beauty tips, and try to entice me into their lovely striped store to buy more of said products. Yesterday, my email looked like this:

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I figured why not take a look at the future of beauty buying! And you should join me…

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