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AERIN Pretty Bronze Illuminating Powder

Aerin Pretty Bronze Compact

Aerin Pretty Bronze Compact

Aerin Pretty Bronze Review

Aerin Pretty Bronze Review

Aerin Compacts Are Housed Like Fine Jewelry

Aerin Compacts Are Housed Like Fine Jewelry

Press SampleI wear bronzer year round. I love the healthy glow it delivers, free of the sun damage side-effects of a real tan! Some bronzers don’t work for me though. They are simply too dark and artificial looking on my naturally pale skin. I’ve found a winner with AERIN Pretty Bronze Illuminating Powder!

AERIN Pretty Bronze Illuminating Powder is simply elegant from the very start!  Nested in a series of protective packages like Russian Dolls, AERIN beauty products are simply amazing in every way! [Read more...]

Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner, Envy

Jealous much?  The words of Heather Duke come to mind when I see this color.

Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner, Envy

Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner, Envy

Press SampleIs this year finally going to be the year of “green”?  It seems like every year, Green is touted as the “it” color for Fall, but consumers quickly rally around another color like plum, sapphire, or garnet.  Let the chips fall where they may, but this year is looking good for green.  If you love the color and want to wear it in an understated way, Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner in Envy is a great choice to add a dash of green to your routine. [Read more...]

Sephora Formula X Chromes

Love #metallic #nails?  The Chromes:  Sephora Formula X Nail Lacquer via @ragingrouge

The Chromes: Sephora Formula X Nail Lacquer

Sephora Formula X Chromes

Sephora Formula X Chromes

Is there anything more perfect for Fall than metallics? I was recently playing with some Sephora Formula X Chromes I purchased for my birthday, and wanted to share these beauties with you. I’m really impressed with Sephora Formula X. The breadth of selection the brand offers is incredible. In the store, I can stare at the polish display for hours (but good news, they encourage you to play, not stare).  Keep reading for swatches and pricing! [Read more...]

Kerastase Densifique Review

Kerastase Densifique Lineup

Kerastase Densifique Lineup

Press SampleAfter relocating from a very humid climate to the very dry desert, I noticed something alarming! My hair started to look thin about one month at my new residence! When I heard Kerastase launched this new Densifique line, I naturally jumped at the chance to review it. The line contains three products for use at home, as well as an in-salon treatment you can use as a supplement.  I’ve used this product for several months now, and it’s worked wonders on my hair.

Click through the jump to read my full Kerastase Densifique Review!

Retail prices are:  Densifique Bain Densite $39, Densifique Masque Densite $62.50, and Densifique Densimorphose Mouse $42.

Click HERE to buy yours at Kerastase-USA or you can hit a salon retailer near you.

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tarte Precision Longwear Liner Review

tarte Precision Longwear Liner Review

tarte Precision Longwear Liner

Press SampleWere you under the impression that this blog is written by a make up artist? If so… you would be wrong. I love product, but just like anyone else I fumble some makeup like a rookie.  A perfect example of this is liquid liner.  Try as I may, I just can’t seem to master liquid liner application, but I’m smitten with the perfect bold line only a well applied liquid liner can deliver.  If your results with a liquid liner look less-than-professional, you really need to get your hands on tarte Precision Longwear Liner, one of the many fabulous eye makeup items from the Lights, Camera, Lashes lineup.

Tarte Precision Longwear Liner looks like a liquid liner once it’s applied.  The line?  Perfectly even.  The color?  BOLD bold black.  It’s that classic liquid liner look, only with a twist that consumers like me adore.  Precision Longwear Liner handles just like a magic marker.  It’s so easy to use, you’ll be rocking that coveted cat eye in a flash!  Once the color dries, this product is in it for the long haul.

Retail price is $20.

Click HERE to check it out at TarteCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Sephora, QVC, and Ulta.  Click through for more photos and a swatch of the shade “black”.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more...]

Dermelect ‘ME’ Nail Lacquers

Dermelect ME Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquers

NEW COLORS! Dermelect ME Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquers

Fall 2014, Dermelect ME Nail Lacquers

Fall 2014, Dermelect ME Nail Lacquers

Press SampleI had the opportunity to check out four new shades of Dermelect ‘ME’ Nail Lacquer recently introduced for Fall, and WOW are these divine additions to your nail polish stash!

The Fall 2014 “Bejeweled Collection” is inspired by the precious jewels you treasure, and is a succinct collection of on-trend colors you’ll love!

The new shades (left to right in photos above) are:  Lustrous, a glittery high-gloss red.  Gilded, a textured gleaming gold.  Heirloom, a mysterious deep navy blue with subtle shimmer.  Belle Epoque, a chocolate brown cream.

Dermelect ‘ME’ Nail Lacquers retail for $14 each. There’s a great selection of colors… literally every shade in the rainbow is represented!

Click HERE to shop Dermelect. Keep reading for closeup swatches of each color in the collection.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more...]

MAC Good Kisser, Lingering Kiss

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Good Kisser and Lingering Kiss

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksThese lipsticks from the MAC A Novel Romance collection have sold out online, but they’re worth hunting for at your local department store, so don’t hesitate!

Generally pink isn’t thought of as a Fall color, but Good Kisser has an intensity and warmth that makes it work for fall.  Lingering Kiss is described as a deep plum red by MAC.  It was a hard color for me to describe.  Part burgundy, part wine, part brown… but one thing is for certain, it is quintessential Fall, and such a statement color!

Both shades are matte, but proof that matte needn’t be flat!  Keep scrolling for more photos of these beautiful lipsticks!

Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Click HERE to buy it from MACCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more...]

MAC Midnight Studio Nail Lacquers

Midnight Ocean and Midnight Strata, MAC A Novel Romance

MAC A Novel Romance, The Midnights

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksFrom the MAC A Novel Romance makeup collection, come two polishes in shades of “midnight”. Midnight Ocean and Midnight Strata. Dark almost-black nail lacquer like these MAC Studio shades are hugely popular for Fall. If you’ve been a fan of “vampy” reds in the past, try this trend! [Read more...]

AERIN Kaleidolight Palette Review

Aerin Kaleidolight Palette #review #aerinbeauty via @ragingrouge

Aerin Kaleidolight Palette

Press SampleThe AERIN Kaleidolight Palette is literally one of my favorite new things.  Simply holding this gleaming, weighty, gold compact makes me happy.  And inside… inside looks like it could be the paint palette Monet used for his Water Lilies landscapes.

Aerin Kaleidolight Palette #review #aerinbeauty via @ragingrouge

Aerin Kaleidolight Palette

Arranged in an avant garde pattern of color, The AERIN Kaleidolight Palette isn’t just luxe, it’s perfect for today’s busy woman. These six shades can be swirled together for all-over face application, and deliver the most gorgeous, natural, sun-kissed glow! They’re also safe for use on the eyes, so you can use them to create a neutral eye look, jazz it up a bit with the lavender shade, or even pull out the pink for use as a blush! Kaleidolight is quite literally the most versatile makeup to cross my desk this year.

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Moody Bloom

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick, Moody Bloom

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick, Moody Bloom

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick, Moody Bloom

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick, Moody Bloom

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksSheen Supreme Lipstick is one of my favorite MAC Lipstick formulas. Sheen Supreme feels positively emollient on the lips, more like a lip treatment than a lipstick. It delivers semi-glossy color that looks playful, not too heavy.  Moody Bloom is a great color choice for this time of year.  It works equally well with shorts and a t-shirt as it does with professional attire. [Read more...]