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Beauty Buff: Let's Get Nude


Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip: StingRaye, $6.00

The search is always on for a classic red lip. For me, that ship has sailed. Red is a beautiful color that looks fantastic on everyone, but me. Not that I can’t find a good red.  I have four-hundred- zillion shades of red lipstick just hankerin for a night on the town. The problem is, one step outside my door and I have it on my chin, my clothes, the steering wheel, my dog , your dog—you get the picture.

I’m more of a nude gal.

But, nudes can be tricky as well. If you don’t get it right, you’ll look washed out or like someone slathered a wad of silly puddy on your mouth. Not attractive.

Nudes will always be a thing. So, here are some helps to get that nude lip to look it’s best—or any lip for that matter.


MaryKay Satin Lips Set, $18


Lips should be part of your skin care routine. I don’t do it every day but, I do try to do it at least once a week. My all time favorite product for this is Mary Kay Satin Lips. It comes with a mask and balm, and it leaves your lips baby soft.

A close second for me is a new product from Clinique—Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm. Or, if you’d rather a multi-tasking product you can also use the same scrub that you use for your face. Just make sure it’s gentle. Your lips need a tender touch.


Clinique Sweet Pots, $19.50

Not So Opaque

Instead, try a more sheer nude that is a shade or two darker than your natural lip color. This trick will help you avoid paste mouth.


MAC Creme D’ Nude, $17 (use with light skin)

Don’t Go All Frosty

There was a time for this lip circa 1986. We want natural so go for a satiny finish. *hint, if it feels good going on, that’s your girl*


Clinique Chubby Stick: Graped Up, $17 (use with olive skin)

Use the Tools Given to You: Your Fingers

Instead of slapping that on straight from the bullet, lightly tap it on the lip with your finger and blot your lips together.

And voila, you’re nude.

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Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

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Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

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There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.