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MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Tubes

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Collection

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss 2016

press-sampleThe incredibly pigment-rich MAC Vamplify Collection is back in the spotlight!   For my readers who love the high-pigment color payoff of a lipstick but the incredible shine of a gloss, Vamplify is a must-have.  This formula was introduced back in 2015 and the first thing that grabbed me when I applied it was how amazing the product feels on the lips.  This is a moisturizing formula, so it almost feels like a tip treatment when applied.  Seven new colors have been added to this collection of glosses for Fall 2016, including dusky shades perfect for the Fall season, and a cool-hued violet that is so modern!

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Swatches

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Swatches

Swatched above are five of the seven new colors added to the MAC Vamplify Lipgloss collection.  From left to right:  Anything But Demure, Peer Pressure, Absolute Score, Sway To The Sound, and Smart Aleck.  Keep scrolling for close-ups of each shade, pricing, and where to buy!

MAC Anything But Demure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Anything But Demure is a medium neutral that leans pink.  Perfect for daytime wear, or when you’d rather your eye makeup do the talking.

MAC Peer Pressure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Peer Pressure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Peer Pressure is a deep wine red that is so sophisticated!

MAC Absolute Score Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Absolute Score is a chocolate brown with cool undertones.  A perfect nod to the 90s, you’ll be seeing a lot more brown on the lips in Fall 2016.

MAC Sway To The Sound Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Sway To The Sound Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Modern makeup lovers will adore the violet shade Sway To The Sound!

MAC Smart Aleck Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

That bright starlet red everyone should own?  It’s Smart Aleck.  I can’t think of a better shade to add a bit of zing to a bleak Fall day.

Retail price for each long and lean tube is $20.

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss can be purchased at MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this MAC product line are 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 Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts TODAY!

NORDSTROM - Shop Brand-New Handbags for Fall at the Anniversary Sale through August 7

affiliate-linksI may write primarily about beauty products, but you know my main goal is always to save my readers some money! Over the years I’ve posted countless times about sales, GWPs, and other events that give you more bang for your buck. Today is the start of one of the biggest sales events of the year!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts today, and the best part about this event is the items on sale are for the upcoming Fall season, not summer or spring cast-offs. This is the time to stock up on back-to-school items for the kids, new autumn makeup shades, clothing for fall, and even gifts for loved ones!

Click HERE to shop the Nordstrom Annivesary Sale.

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

The NARS Powerfall Collection is filled with neutral hues, except for these three NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows. Three new shades have been added to the permanent Dual-Intensity collection, and they each add a statement to an otherwise natural look.

In case you’ve forgotten how incredible these shadows are, let me remind you.  These incredibly vivid shadows apply smoothly and evenly, can be applied wet or dry!

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches: Antares, Arcturus, and Rigel

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches: Antares, Arcturus, and Rigel

The polar opposite of all of the matte finishes we’ve been seeing, these three Dual-Intensity shades are gleaming with a shimmery finish.  Antares is an icy silver-white, Arcturus is a regal deep navy, and Rigel is a vivid peach shimmer.

Retail price is $29 per shadow.

Click HERE to buy these 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 Powerfall Contour Blushes

NARS Powerfall Contour Blushes

NARS Powerfall Contour Blushes

press-sampleContouring is here to stay, and these NARS Contour Blushes from the Powerfall makeup collection for Fall 2016 are an easy way to get the look!  Each NARS Contour Blush palette contains two shades of cheek color, a deeper shade for contouring and a paler shade for highlighting.  The overall look delivered by these is very subtle, as if your cheeks are naturally chiseled and defined.

NARS Talia and Melina Contour Blushes, NARS Powerfall 2016

NARS Talia and Melina Contour Blushes, NARS Powerfall 2016

Two different duos have been added to an already robust lineup of shade choices.  Swatches in the photo above at left is Talia, a great choice for fairer complexions.  At the right is Melina, ideal for darker skin.  Talia leans more pink, and Melina leans gold.  Overall these two new fall shades are very subtle and neutral, and truly intended to enhance your natural face shape.

Retail price is $42 per palette.

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 Powerfall Reds For Fall

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

press-sampleNo matter the year, when it comes to Fall lip color, RED is always relevant.  For Fall 2016, the NARS Powerfall makeup collection includes two Velvet Matte Lip Pencils for you to pretty your pout.

Consuming Red and Infatuated Red Swatches, NARS Powerfall

Consuming Red and Infatuated Red Swatches, NARS Powerfall

NARS Powerfall Reds Fall 2016

Swatched above for your viewing pleasure from left to right: NARS Consuming Red is a deep wine red that is part of the permanent color lineup and described as “Bordeaux” by the brand.  NARS Infatuated Red is a limited edition true bright red that the brand describes as “Garnet”.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have been a long-time favorite of mine since I first used one in 2008.  The soft satiny finish is very modern, and the chunky pencil format is easy to apply perfectly.  The shades are high-pigment, and feel so emollient when applied!

Retail price is $26.

Click HERE to buy from 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.