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Claudia and Catherine, NARS Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick. Claudia (left) and Catherine (right) #lipstick #swatches via @ragingrouge

NARS Audacious Lipstick. Claudia (left) and Catherine (right)

Press SampleTime to get up close and personal with two new favorites, Claudia and Catherine, NARS Audacious Lipstick at your service!  Sorry for the lippie sweat in this photo.  A hazard of desert living is that if your lipsticks are shipped on a 110+ degree day, they might end up sweating like these. :-( The good news is these beautiful NARS Audacious Lipsticks are still very much usable, so click through for swatches of Claudia and Catherine, as well as buying information! [Read more...]

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.

Deborah Lippmann Sexyback Lip & Nail Duet

Pink Power!  Deborah Lippmann Sexyback Lip & Nail Duet #pink #beauty.

Deborah Lippmann Sexyback

It’s easy to splurge on some new product favorites when the price is right and the presentation is so chic! Deborah Lippmann announced this fabulous Lip and Nail Duet–Sexyback–that will retail for only $24!

I’m dying to get my hands on Sexyback lipstick, as the word on the street is this rich formula has a blindingly high-gloss finish.

Retailers include Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, and Barneys New York.

Suggested Retail Price: $24; set includes lipstick and 8ml Fashion Size lacquer

Launching September 2014 on www.deborahlippmann.com and at Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s,

Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora

Playing With Nail Color

Beauty Blogging Fun: Playing With Nail Color!  #nails #manicure #beauty

Just For Fun: Nail Lacquer Swatching

I’ve been a bit slow on the reviews these days, so I’m posting this just for fun.  Here’s what it looks like when I play with nail lacquer.  I’ve become a bit of a color hoarder these days, so my first step is to swatch every shade I own and put it in a fan deck.  Then I can breeze through my color collection to see what I’m in the mood to wear.  In the photo above, I’m playing with Nail Color to determine which would make a great mani/pedi combo.  It’s so easy to do when you have actual samples of what a painted nail would look like in any given color.  Plus, it’s just pretty damn fun.

These shades are all from the Sephora Formula X collection.  You’ll be seeing more of these beauties in the future.  While you’re waiting though, don’t miss Infatuated and Unmistakable for summer.  I heart them.  I’m wearing Unmistakable on my toes right now, topped with one of the new MAC Nail Transformation top coats (in Highlight).

Click HERE to shop Sephora.com.

MAC Nail Transformations, Russian Red


MAC Russian Red, Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, Nail Transformations!

Press SampleThis gorgeous image, featuring different luxe shades of red? Guess what? It’s all the same nail lacquer: MAC Russian Red! The only difference is the topcoat. Allow me to introduce you to the possibilities of MAC Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, MAC Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, MAC Nail Transformations!

Swatches of MAC Russian Red from left to right:  MAC Russian Red (plain), Shadow, Liquid Pigment Gold, Overlaquer, Liquid Pigment Pink, Highlight, and Texturize.  Click through for close-up swatches of each gorgeous nail transformation! [Read more...]

HUGE Nordstrom Beauty GWP!

NORDSTROM - Free Beauty Gift with Purchase

nordstrom beauty gwp 2014Have you seen this GIGANTIC GWP available at Nordstrom? With any beauty or fragrance purchase of $125 or more at Nordstrom.com, you’ll score this adorable makeup bag filled with samples from some of your favorite brands, including Laura Mercier, Murad, Clinique, Algenist, Prada, Tory Burch, and so many more!

Click HERE to shop NORDSTROM Beauty products and receive a Free Beauty Gift with Purchase at $117 value.

Aqua Lip 21C

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip

Press SampleMake Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 21C? Yes please! Tell me this burst of bright pale pink isn’t perfect for a summer day at the beach! Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip 21C is a waterproof lip pencil that can be used as a traditional liner, or for long wearing all-over lip color.  My personal favorite way to wear it is the latter.  Top off with a clear gloss for shine, if that’s your pleasure!  [Read more...]

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge 3

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge

Press SampleWe are now in the time that I call the “in-between days”.  It’s still summer, but the weather starts to turn suddenly to Fall.  On those cooler days, you might look for product that performs for summer activities, but in colors more suitable for Fall weather.  Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge 3 is the perfect color for these in-between days! [Read more...]

LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette Review

Pretty as a picture!  The LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette is housed in a gorgeous turquoise case.

LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette Review

The LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette in pristine condition!

LORAC afterGLO Review

Press SampleSummer is on sale over at LORAC Cosmetics! The LORAC afterglow Eye Shadow Palette has been marked down to $18, and it’s still a must-buy in this beauty blogger’s book! [Read more...]

Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review

Is Make UP For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara truly waterproof?  This beauty blogger puts it to the test

Aqua Smoky Extravagant Review, Make Up For Ever

Press SampleGuess what? The Smoky Extravagant Mascara you already love is now available in Waterproof form!  For summer 2014, Make Up For Ever introduced Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara.  [Read more...]