One Of SF’s Top Beauty Bloggers Dishes On Her Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Makeup fiends, rejoice! Summer beauty products are finally starting to trickle into stores. To find out which of them you should dole out your hard-earned cash for, we asked one of the Bay Area’s top beauty bloggers, Karen Monterichard of the uber-popular Makeup and Beauty Blog, to fill us in on her favorites. And trust us, Karen knows her stuff! Not only has she tried just about every product before it hits the market, MAC also picked her (along with eight other bloggers) to create her own lipgloss this season. Take a look at her tip-top picks to keep your summer beauty routine fresh and fun!
Karen’s Top Summer Beauty Picks:

MAC Lipglass in Evolution Revolution
“I created this warm, golden-peachy pink for the new MAC Bloggers' Obsessions collection, which launches on June 21. It looks great on its own or layered on top of one of this season's trendy coral lipsticks. Plus, it pairs perfectly with summery pink or peach blushes.”
MAC Lipglass in Evolution Revolution, $14.50, available June 21, exclusively on

Becca Halcyon Days Blush in Damselfly and Flowerchild
“These mineral-powder blushes deliver hard-to-ignore pigmentation. A single swirl around the pan grabs enough color for one cheek with no layering necessary, unless you want a brighter look.”
Becca Halcyon Days Blush in Damselfly and Flowerchild, $32 each, available at Heidi Says, 2426 Fillmore Street (between Jackson and Washington streets); 415-749-0655.

NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow
“One of the most stunning pieces from the NARS Summer 2011 collection is this powder eyeshadow duo, which includes a metallic taupe with a green sheen and a shimmery charcoal black. Mixing them together creates a multifaceted chrome that shifts between green, gray, taupe, and black. It's a must if you love smokey eyes!”
NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow, $33, available at Nordstrom, 865 Market Street (at 5th Street); 415-243-8500.

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara “Two coats of this waterproof mascara dramatically lengthens, separates, and locks the curl from my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler into place. If you love a false-lash look, this totally hits the spot.”
Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, $20, available at Sephora, 33 Powell Street (between Eddy and Ellis streets); 415-362-9370.
Essie Nail Polish In Smooth Sailing “This blue topaz polish with subtle silver glitter is like the ocean in a bottle! It reminds me of long days spent at the beach surfing.”
Essie Nail Polish in Smooth Sailing, $8, available at Walgreens, 1333 Castro Street (at 18th Street); 415-826-8533.

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