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MAC Sold At Ulta!

MAC and Ulta Beauty Partnership, May 2017

MAC and Ulta Beauty Partnership, May 2017

MAC has announced that starting in May of 2017, the brand will be sold online at Ulta.com.  Starting in June 2017, the brand will also be carried at select Ulta Beauty stores, and by year-end over 100 Ulta locations will carry the brand.  I’m so excited to be able to browse the MAC selection while I’m out running errands!

Click HERE to visit MAC online, and click HERE to visit Ulta!

MAC Work It Out Collection

MAC Work It Out Collection

MAC Work It Out Collection

This 80s inspired packaging houses the MAC Work It Out Collection really brings back old memories for me.  The checkered pattern on these boxes is the spitting image of the design my mirrored-lens, Wayfarer-inspired sunglasses in 1986.  Those shades totally rocked.

MAC Work It Out Collection

MAC Work It Out Collection

Inside of that adorable packaging are an array of colors that will truly take you back, accompanied by some tried-and-true basic shades that you can wear all the time!

MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara, Sweaty Betty

MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara, Sweaty Betty

The best part of the MAC Work It Out collection is the huge selection of MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara colors!  They are available in a veritable rainbow of shades, including Sweaty Betty.  This bright turquoise shade was a staple in the makeup collection of 14 year old Jen.  Retail price is $19.50.

MAC Lustre Lipstick, Testosterone

MAC Lustre Lipstick, Testosterone

MAC Lustre Lipstick, Testosterone Swatch

MAC Lustre Lipstick, Testosterone Swatch

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Testosterone is a shiny medium shade of coral that is truly timeless.  Retail price is $17.

MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss, Flex Appeal Swatch

MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss, Flex Appeal Swatch

Not to be missed is the selection of MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss.  Shown above is Flex Appeal, a super shiny sheer violet.  This is a must-have if you have dry lips.  This product doubles as a superb lip treatment.  For fun, layer it over lipstick to add shine and transform the color!  Retail price $22.

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 Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

Neutrals have leaned cool lately, and words like “greige” have been coined as a result.  To stand out a bit in the crowd, you can opt for this MAC Eye Shadow x 15 Warm Neutral palette.  My first thought when I saw this palette was, “No, no, no… this won’t work for me!” When I swatched these colors, however, I realized that you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover!  The colors delivered by these pretty shadows appear different when applied, and are very appealing for the spring and summer of 2017!

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral Swatches Top Row

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral Swatches Top Row

The top row of shades is filled with a combination of finishes, from metallic to soft matte and everything in between!  From left to right: Hey (a medium gold), Warm Breeze (a soft peach), Gingersnap (a spicy rose), Dark Brew (a soft pinkish brown), and Dance In The Dark (a deep coffee brown).  These five shades can be used stand alone to create such a pretty, modern “sunset” eye makeup look!

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral Swatches Middle Row

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral Swatches Middle Row

The middle row has a frosty feel, with shades ranging from pale champagne to a deep rust.  From left to right: Brule (a soft ivory), Vanilla Extract (a peachy ivory frost), Honey Lust ( a shimmering pale bronze), Amber Lights (a bold copper), and Saddle (a matte copper).

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral Swatches Bottom Row

MAC Eye Shadow x 15, Warm Neutral Swatches Bottom Row

The bottom row is a mixture of precious metals, from pale gold, copper, bronze, and an antiqued bronze that appears almost green.  WOW these are eye catching!  They are great to use as accent colors in conjunction with other shades from the palette.  From left to right: Lemon Tart (a very pale gold), Creative Copper (a pale bronze), Butterfudge (a medium bronze), Divine Decadence (a bold dark bronze), and Unwind (a tarnished antique gold that leans green).

Retail price for this gorgeous shadow palette is $65.

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.

Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel Review

Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel Review

Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel Review

It has been quite a while since I’ve reviewed a new cleanser, so I’m going to mix it up a bit today and chat about Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel.  I recently sampled this cleanser and have to honestly say it’s a game changer.  This cleanser has the same refreshing scent as the Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque I’ve raved about in the past.  This cleansing formula foams up, so a little product goes a long way.  If you’re using a cleansing tool, you’ll get even more mileage using a tiny little drop of product.  Post-cleansing all I could think to say is WOW.  After using Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel the skin feels so simply pure and bare it’s quite amazing!  No overdrying, no tightness… just clean!  I’ve used other cleansers this amazingly effective in the past, but they have generally come with a hefty pricetag.  It’s especially refreshing that this product is affordable!

Exuviance products are cruelty free, and developed by dermatologists.  Retail price is $34 for a 7.2 oz. tube.  Love it and want to save some cash?  You can buy a two-pack for $60!

Click HERE to head over to the Exuviance website to shop for this, and read about their many other products!  Exuviance is also available at Ulta.

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

Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer Spring 2017

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer, Spring 2017

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer, Spring 2017

The jewel of the Lancôme Absolutely Rose Spring 2017 color collection is the stuff dreams are made of. Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer is housed in a delicate paper box inspired by a jewelry box, and adorned with a Parisian design.  Inside is a fabric flower with a special secret.  The petals are dusted with an opalescent pink highlighting powder!  While this item is naturally a wonderful choice to buy yourself, it would also make an outstanding gift!  What a perfect substitution if you planned to buy someone a bouquet for their birthday!

While the artful quality of this highlighter is most captivating, the color it delivers is spectacular as well.  This highlighter is an icy pink that gleams a youthful quality and adds major dimension to the cheeks.  Not sure how to apply?  The collection also offers a kabuki brush to expertly apply this gleaming highlight to the top of the cheeks.  A quick visit to the Lancôme website will also help out, as a video is available showing how to apply many items from the Lancôme Absolutely Rose collection!

Retail price is $60.  Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer Spring 2017

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer Spring 2017

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer Spring 2017

Lancôme La Rose Blush Poudrer Spring 2017