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Beauty News 2015

The latest beauty and makeup launches for 2015 will be found here! From color cosmetics collections, to skincare breakthroughs, news, pricing, photos, swatches, and retail information will be listed as it crosses this beauty blogger's desk!

IT Cosmetics QVC Steal!

IT Cosmetics, CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection, #ITCosmetics #ItGirl #QVCBeauty #YourRadiantSkin

IT Cosmetics, CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection

Press SampleTODAY This collection will be available at QVC.com at a SUPER LOW price! SO low, that I wasn’t even told what the price would actually be! The only hint I was given was that this set–valued at $172 if each item was purchased individually–would be available at QVC today for under $60!

Sorry I don’t have my own photos or swatches yet readers, but I’ve reviewed enough IT Cosmetics product at this point that you know I’m a fan.  Included in the set are the following:

  • Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination (SPF 50 is so critical here in the desert)
  • Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc
  • Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush (IT Cosmetics makeup brushes are second to none)!
  • Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio (in the shade “Pretty in Spring”)
  • No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush


The product in this beauty news post was received as a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Luxurious Beauty

Sometimes, you just need a little treat.  Today I wrote a guest post for Phyrra, showcasing my favorite luxurious beauty items from companies that don’t conduct any animal testing.  Click HERE to surf on over to enjoy it!

Laura Mercier Watercolour Clouds

Laura Mercier Watercolor Clouds, Spring 2015

Laura Mercier Watercolour Clouds, Spring 2015

The Laura Mercier Watercolour Clouds Spring 2015 color collection is available on counter, and the jewel of the collection is a brand new, limited-edition Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette, mixed with a masterful edit of repromoted shades that tie the entire look together. The colors included in this collection are muted and soft, like the petals of a flower.  The brand has passed along the much coveted Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette, so a review and photos of this gem will be posted soon!

Retail prices:
Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette, $58.00
Crème Smooth Lip Colour – Brigitte, $27.00
Crème Eye Liner – Canard, $24.00
Angled Eye Liner Brush, $20.00
Full Blown Volume Suprême Mascara – Black, $25.00
Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour – Nude Rose, $28.00

Don’t forget if you’re in search of other Laura Mercier items to add to your cart, my Best Laura Mercier Products list is a must-read!

Click HERE to buy it from LauraMercier.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.  Keep scrolling for more images. [Read more…]

Tory Burch Eye Shadow Palettes

Tory Burch Pas Du Tout Eye Shadow Palette #toryburch #makeup #beauty

Tory Burch Pas Du Tout Eye Shadow Palette

OH WOW. Tory Burch has three brand new Eye Shadow Palettes available for pre-order on the site, and I am so tempted by them!  Color choices include Catch (plums, pinks, and blue), Cat’s Meow (neutrals, gray, and purple), and Pas Du Tout (pictured above, neutrals that lean pink).

Each comes housed in a vintage, book-styled compact that is so typically Tory.

Retail price is $60.

Click HERE to shop ToryBurch.com.

12th Man Facial At Arizona Grand Resort

12th Man Facial, HydroPeptide.  #12thman #12fie, #seahawks

12th Man Facial, HydroPeptide

I know diehard fans will attend the Super Bowl rain or shine.  Still, I’m sure many fans must be so relieved that they’ll get to enjoy the Super Bowl in sunny Arizona this year! The Sunday forecast in Glendale is a balmy 71 and sunny. There’s not a chance of rain to be seen, and I know from experience that Seattle natives pouring into Phoenix this time of year will appreciate the break from wet, cold winter weather!

12th Man Facial At Arizona Grand Resort

Many are staying at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, with easy access to the stadium, its own waterslide park on-property, and a fabulous spa that will support their spirit with  Seahawks-Inspired skin treatments while they’re in town.  The brand HydroPeptide–headquartered in Seattle with products available at select spas and dermatology offices nationwide–will be offering a 12th Man Facial, a Seahawk Blue Facial, and a Seahawk Green Facial to guests looking for some pampering.

Yes, you read that right.  Seahawk inspired facials.  The 12th Man Facial is a Vitamin C Exfoliation process.  The Seahawk Blue Facial is calming and soothing (using HydroPeptide’s Blueberry Peel and Blueberry Mask).  The Seahawk Green Facial utilizes a green apple and botanical stem cell-infused exfoliant.

Click HERE to read more about HydroPeptide.com. Click HERE to read more about the spa.  Go Hawks!

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

Light and airy, but as comfortable as your coziest cashmere sweater. That’s the kind of cozy comfort the MAC Lightness Of Being color collection offers, but in makeup form! The fine details, like knit patterns engraved atop the mineralize product, only serve to reel me in further.

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, Lightness of Being

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Closeup!  MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Closeup! MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Press SampleThis Mineralize Shadow Duo is my absolute favorite. Just Breathe pairs a soft silvery gray with a deeper sooty grey to work into the crease of your lid.  MAC actually describes this duo as light blue, but… nah.  No way.  Together they create a cool-hued look that’s insanely portable.  Other colors include Spiritual Life (yellows), Natural Vigor (peach), Uninhibited (grays), Leap (purples), and Force of Nature (brown).  Retail price is $22.  Keep reading after the jump for more beauties from this collection. [Read more…]

Lancôme Parisienne Lights Collection

Lancôme Parisienne Lights, Holiday 2014

Lancôme Parisienne Lights, Holiday 2014

Press Sample, Affiliate LinkI’ll definitely be doing a “deep-dive” on each individual product I received from the Lancôme Parisienne Lights Collection for Holiday 2014, but wanted to be sure to give you this overview of this holiday color collection, inspired by the gorgeous and ever-so-romantic city of Paris!

Before I even continue, I want to point out that the Lancôme Friends and Family sale is happening NOW!  Discount is 20% off of regular retail with promo code FRIENDS at checkout. Enjoy 20% Off any order, Plus free standard shipping with any order of $49 or more. Enter code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid 11/30 – 12/7/14. [Read more…]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time when I post my Holiday Gift Guide for the season! Click here to read more!

AERIN Beauty


Aerin Beauty! #teamaerin #lauder #lifestyle via @ragingrouge

Aerin Beauty!

Press SamplePackaging Prowess alert readers!  Before I go into even more depth about AERIN Beauty products in future posts, I just wanted to point out how incredibly glam the packaging is. AERIN is truly a lifestyle brand, and the little details matter. The brand features home furnishings from lamps to furniture, amazingly giftable décor, accessories for the woman who has everything (I adore the Heart Raffia Zip Pouch), and naturally the beauty products worth perching on your treasured vanity.

#teamaerin #lauder #lifestyle via @ragingrouge

Aerin Beauty

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NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection Launch

The Audacious Lipstick Collection #nars #audacious #lipstick via @ragingrouge

The Audacious Lipstick Collection

Francois Nars founded his brand with 12 lipsticks. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of NARS, the brand has launched a new line of lipstick. What’s new? Full-coverage, pigment-rich color in one stroke! 40 shades ranging from neutrals to shocking pink.  It’s the very collection every #NARSISSIST has always wanted.  Love your NARS lipstick?  No worries, this collection is a supplement to the already broad range of lip color available at NARS, not a replacement!

CLAUDIA, Cool pink
CATHERINE, Sunny guava
MICHIYO, Shocking pink
JULIETTE, Pink coral
GRETA, Wild azalea
NATALIE, Flamingo
ANGELA. Pink orchid
GRACE, Bright pink coral
JANET, Deep magenta
GERALDINE, Tangerine
FANNY, Rich berry
LANA, Vivid orange red
VERA, Bright raspberry
ANNABELLA, Poppy red
CHARLOTTE, Oxblood burgundy
RITA, Scarlet
AUDREY, Red currant
MARLENE, Red brick
ANNA, Smokey rose
OLIVIA, Garnet
ANITA, Antique rose
LESLIE, Cherrywood
JANE, Terracota rose
JEANNE, Cherry red
BRIGITTE, Nude rose
DEBORAH, Chestnut
BARBARA, Tan rose
BETTE, Bordeaux
RAQUEL, Pink beige
LIV, Deep aubergine

RETAILER EXCLUSIVE SHADES (Available at Barneys New York 9/1/14):
VANESSA, Mauve nude
DOMINIQUE, Pink lilac
JULIE, Nude pink
SILVIA, Radiant orchid
MARISA, Warm pink
VIVIEN, Red plum
KELLY, Coral hibiscus
SANDRA, Rosewood
CARMEN, Geranium
INGRID, Merlot

Retail price is $32 per tube.

CLICK HERE to check out the entire line at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Barneys, Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.