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MAC Shadescents Kits Holiday 2017

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum

MAC Shadescents Kits are such a terrific holiday gift for the beauty lover in your life.  Launched with much fanfare about one year ago, MAC Shadescents are carefully formulated to smell the way you’d imagine each lipstick color would smell.  Good news for fans of MAC Shadecents, two Shadescents Kits are available for gifting and they are an amazing deal!

MAC Shadescents Crème D'Nude

MAC Shadescents Crème D’Nude

The scents available in gift form for holiday 2017 are Candy Yum Yum and Creme D’Nude, photographed above.  Candy Yum Yum is a deliciously sweet scent, with sugary fruit notes that are so youthful and feminine!  The matching Candy Yum Yum lipstick is a bright matte pink.  Crème D’ Nude is an amber musk, simply supposed to bring to mind bare skin.  MAC Crème D’Nude lipstick is the only shade in the MAC Shadescents collection that features a Cremesheen finish.

Retail price for MAC Shadescent Kits is $57.

Just so you understand what a great deal this is, MAC Shadescents usually retail for this price on their own! It’s like getting the matching lipstick and portable purse-sized fragrance for free! Retail value is $85.50 per kit.

Click HERE to shop MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The products featured in this review is a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

When I was first told about the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, I thought the name was an oxymoron. After wandering around my house a bit, I realized metallic matte isn’t an impossibility!  In fact, my bronze chandeliers and brushed chrome lamps are a perfect example of what a metallic matte looks like. Metallic shades needn’t have a gleaming, high-polish finish. Thanks to Estee Lauder, you can also achieve this sleek, modern look on the lips!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder passed along five shades of Metallic Matte lipstick to share with you, but if none of these seem like a good fit be sure to click the link at the end of this post to surf on over and see the entire collection!  Estee Lauder Metallic Matte swatches from left to right in the photo above:  Naked Steel– a pale metallic neutral, Crush It– deep magenta, Wicked Gleam– deep brick red, Hot Shock– a vivid fuchsia, and Magnetic Wave– a bold peachy orange.

Retail price is $32 per lipstick.  Keep scrolling for a closeup of each lipstick!

Shop for these lipsticks at EsteeLauder.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Saks.com, Macys.com or Nordstrom.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Naked Steel, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Naked Steel, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Crush It, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Crush It, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Wicked Gleam, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Wicked Gleam, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Hot Shock, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Hot Shock, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Magnetic Wave, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Magnetic Wave, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette, Gorgeous To Go Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette, Gorgeous To Go Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette, Gorgeous To Go Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette, Gorgeous To Go Collection 2017

The Cargo Cosmetics fall/winter limited-edition lineup includes two collections, the Emerald City collection and the Gorgeous To Go collection.  The gorgeous little Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette photographed above is from the Gorgeous To Go collection, that features perfectly portable beauty choices for gift giving or to prep yourself for the journey of a lifetime!

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Palette

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Swatches, Gorgeous To Go Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Swatches, Gorgeous To Go Collection 2017

This petite little palette features an array of neutral shadows that are perfect “go-to” shades for any beauty lover.  Cargo Cosmetics Enjoy Your Journey Eye Shadow Swatches:  Two matte base shadows, at far left and far right above are different pale neutral shades.  Four neutrals in different finishes are available for you to mix and match, ranging from a deep chocolate brown to a pale shimmering taupe.

Retail price is $18.

To shop from this collection click HERE to visit CargoCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Ulta and the Kohls.com beauty department.
The products featured in this review are press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

There’s no need to spend a fortune on gifts this holiday season.  Cargo Cosmetics in particular has a huge selection of budget-friendly and glamorous gifts to choose from this holiday season.  One of my favorite holiday beauty collections is the Cargo Cosmetics Emerald City collection.  I’ll admit, this former “brain city” dweller has a soft-spot for all things Seattle, so I supposed I entered this review a bit biased.

Bias aside, this collection contains six different beauty gifts, all under $50  Don’t think for a second that the low price means you’re sacrificing on style.  These items are luxurious from the the moment you see them, to the moment you apply them.

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit Swatches, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Travel Gel Lip Color Kit, Emerald City Holiday Collection 2017

The Cargo Cosmetics Emerald City Travel Gel Lip Kit contains 6 gel-based travel-sized lipsticks that glide over the lips smoothly and deliver the most incredible glossy color.  Left to right above:  Venice– a deep burgundy red, Sicily– a bold true red, Jamaica– a deep merlot, Bora Bora– a vivid pink, Manhattan– a peachy neutral, and Barbados– a bold orange.  Each shade features intense color and a glossy finish.

To shop from this collection click HERE to visit CargoCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Ulta and the Kohls.com beauty department.
The products featured in this review are press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Cargo Cosmetics Holiday 2017, Emerald City and Gorgeous To Go

Cargo Cosmetics Holiday 2017, Emerald City and Gorgeous To Go

Cargo Cosmetics Holiday 2017, Emerald City and Gorgeous To Go

The holiday hits just keep on coming. This year’s selection of beauty gifting options are simply incredible, and I’ve been having a blast introducing you to them all.  This week I’m going to introduce you to two limited-edition Cargo Cosmetic collections for holiday 2017, Emerald City and Gorgeous To Go. Each contains fabulous gifting ideas as great price points!

The Cargo Cosmetics Emerald City collection had my heart the instant I spotted it. Dedicated to the lush green city of Seattle, this collection features holiday-perfect green and gold packaging, value sets, and limited-edition color selections for every beauty lover on your list.

The Cargo Cosmetics Gorgeous To Go collection features three perfectly portable gift ideas, each priced under $25!  If you have travel on your list for 2018, you may want to invest in these products for your own stash as well.

Photographed above is the Emerald City 6-Piece Travel Gel Lip Kit ($25) and the Enjoy Your Journey Gorgeous To Go Eye Shadow Palette ($18). Other items from each collection are listed below!  Later this week I’ll be giving you a better look at both of these very-affordable gift options!

To shop from this collection click HERE to visit CargoCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Ulta and the Kohls.com beauty department.

Cargo Cosmetics Holiday 2017, Emerald City and Gorgeous To Go

Cargo Cosmetics Gorgeous To Go

  • Gorgeous To Go Travel Eye Shadow Palette $18
  • Gorgeous To Go Perfect Eye Kit $20
  • Gorgeous To Go Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick Kit $22.50

Cargo Cosmetics Emerald City Collection

  • Emerald City Eye Shadow Palette $34
  • Emerald City Swimmables Eye Pencil Kit $25
  • Emerald City Blockbuster Palette $39
  • Emerald City Mascara Kit $29
  • Emerald City Travel Gel Lip Kit $25
  • Emerald City Essential Lip Gloss Kit $25

The products featured in this review are press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.