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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

It’s almost April, and while it’s my favorite time of year it’s also time for a bit of makeup strategy.  Warmer weather means the dreaded “makeup slide” will once again become a daily reality.  You know what I’m talking about.  You get a bit too warm, start to perspire a bit… the next thing you know your makeup is everywhere but where it was intended.  This is precisely what shadow primers like Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer are all about.  Not only does this lid primer hide imperfections, the formula keeps shadow perfectly in place.

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer is available in five shades to ensure a solid match for every complexion.  Each tube is equipped with a flat, angular sponge applicator.  Once applied to the lids, simply blend and allow the product to set.  Then apply shadow, and you’re set!  Pro-tip: in a pinch this product can also be used as a concealer!  My personal challenges are some red capillaries, and this product hides them masterfully!

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer swatches above from left to right: Dark, Medium, Light, Smoke, and White.  Smoke and White shades are intended to transform your shadows.  Smoke deepens the color of shadows, and helps give more body to sheer shadows.  White intensifies shadows, and is the best friend of those vivid shadow colors you really want to pop.

Retail price is $21 per tube.

Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s an easy way to tell what new launches I’m most excited about. The more jazzed I am by a collection, the more photos I tend to publish.  It’s simply because I find them so visually appealing, I have a really tough time editing them out and preventing you from seeing them.  Keeping that in mind, you’re going to have to do a WHOLE LOT of scrolling to get to the end of this post, because I have a ton of photos of the MAC Metallic Lips collection I want to show off.

Before I get to a million other lipstick pics, let’s take a peek at some swatches!  At first glance, the colors in this collection appear bold and dark, but truthfully the base is actually a semi-sheer frost laced with tons of shimmer.  The look is distinctly metallic, and yet so easy to wear!  I’ve been heavily sampling this collection,  and have found myself wearing shades I wouldn’t normally wear (like bold purple Royal Hour) because the formula is so forgiving!

MAC Metallic Lips Swatches: Jupiter, Silver Spoon, Pale Rose, Devotional, Hades Fire, Royal Hour, Anything Once, Zero Cool, and Disobedient

MAC Metallic Lips Swatches: Jupiter, Silver Spoon, Pale Rose, Devotional, Hades Fire, Royal Hour, Anything Once, Zero Cool, and Disobedient

MAC Metallic Lips Swatches: In Lust, Pearly One, Modern Midas, Digging For Gold, Cold Frost, Foiled Rose, Metal Head, Act So Cool, and Nightly Ritual

MAC Metallic Lips Swatches: In Lust, Pearly One, Modern Midas, Digging For Gold, Cold Frost, Foiled Rose, Metal Head, Act So Cool, and Nightly Ritual

Overall the appearance of each is a multi-dimensional metallic pearl.  Truly unique, and a great departure from all of that matte!  Retail price is $17 per lipstick.

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

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

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

MAC Metallic Lips Collection Spring 2017

Rimmel London Neutral Shadow Palettes

Rimmel London Neutral Shadow Palettes

Rimmel London Neutral Shadow Palettes

The mega neutral palette is here to stay! Many of these neutral options are pricey, so if you’re a gal on a budget look no further than the Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette from Rimmel London. This 12-shade shadow palette is available in three different color options, and each is only $7.99!

Shade choices available are:
Keep Calm And Wear Nude– a neutral palette with golds, bronze, and true browns
London Nudes Calling-
a neutral palette with hints of rose, peach and plum,
Grunge Glamour– a neutral palette featuring cool hues.

Rimmel London Neutral Shadow Palettes

Rimmel London Neutral Shadow Palettes

I’m loving these palettes, and especially the price point, so I’ll be giving you an up close look at each in the coming days!

Retail price is $7.99 per shadow.  Available at Amazon, Target, Ulta, Walmart, and Walgreens.

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

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette

Spring has officially sprung!  That golden glow you’ll want to be seen wearing this spring?  Well it’s right here in the NEW NARS Banc de Sable Highlighting Palette, available exclusively at Sephora.

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette Swatches: Rivage, Sale, and Embruns

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette Swatches: Rivage, Sale, and Embruns

The Banc de Sable palette features three metallic hues for highlighting, contouring, or overall bronzing.  Swatched above from left to right: Rivage– a pale golden ivory, Sale– a gleaming gold, and Embruns– a bold bronze.  This palette is ideal for creating a faux glow that will look like you’ve spent a day in the sun!

Retail price is $49.

Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

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

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogLiquid matte lipstick is all the rage right now, and Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick nails the trend!  These liquid lipsticks offer that modern multi-dimensional matte finish you crave, and the long-lasting wear time you need.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Swatches: 101, 103, 109, and 203

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick Swatches: 101, 103, 109, and 203

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick is available in six different shades that I’d say fall solidly in the “neutral” family.  Swatched above are four of them (from left to right): 101 Cream Beige– a pale beige with a hint of peach, 103 Warm Beige– a warm nutmeg, 109 Praline– a toasty reddish brown, and 203 Cold Pink– a medium cool-hued pink.  Most notable about this product are two things.  Firstly, they deliver incredible, intense color!  You don’t need to worry about this product disappearing on your lips.  Secondly, they feel incredible when you apply.  The formula has an airy, whipped-cream feel to it that is positively weightless!

Retail price is $20 per tube.  For more information you can surf on over to the Make Up For Ever website, or Click HERE to buy them from Sephora.

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