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MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Press SampleI saved the best lipstick from the MAC The Matte Lipstick Collection for last. MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick is a true starlet-red shade that brings to mind silver-screen starlets from yesteryear, and all of the classic glamour and elegance they personified.

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick Swatch, Review

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Here’s the hard truth about red lipstick.  No one thinks they look good in red, yet everyone looks great in red!  It’s true!  You’ll need to overcome your fear of red and try this lipstick on for size.  Something I love about MAC matte lipstick is that it doesn’t bleed into fine lines as much as a glossies formula would, making it that much more appealing to give this red a try!

Retail price is $16.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

2015 Nordstrom Anniversary SALE Beauty Buys

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ALERT, Nordstrom Friends and Family 2015, Nordys F&F 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale STARTS TODAY

nordstrom-anniversary-sale-2015The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to EVERYONE starting on July 17, 2015!  Cardholders got first dibs on sale items starting on July 9, but now it’s time for the rest of us.  Not sure about you, but I plan to hit this sale HARD.  I do my best to be a savvy shopper, and stockpile items I use regularly when I can grab them on sale.

Sale prices end on August 2, 2015.  So, you have time to contemplate what you will buy, but not TOO much time!

Shop the NORDSTROM Anniversary Sale for New Fall Arrivals – it’s our most popular sale of the year! Prices go up August 3. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale BEAUTY BUYS

Smashbox, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Smashbox, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Philosophy, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Philosophy, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

NARS, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

NARS, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

MAC, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

MAC, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Dior, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Dior, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Chanel, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Chanel, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Living Proof, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

Living Proof, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Press Sample Just when you were getting used to the 80s being back, the 90s style is starting to edge its way onto the mainstream stage.  Brown lipstick–yes, brown–is going to be scorchingly hot this Fall.  Another hot trend?  Matte finishes.  So MAC Matte Lipstick in Stone from the MAC The Matte Lip Collection is a great choice that will carry you through the remainder of the year.

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Stone is a cool hued neutral, an ashy medium/dark brown that will stand out even on darker complexions.  The finish is devoid of shine, but not devoid of dimension!  MAC Matte Lipstick formula has a velvety finish that is an upgrade from the traditional matte.

Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

Blame It On NARS, Summer 2015 Gifting

NARS Summer 2015 Gifting Collection

Blame It On NARS

NARS Pink Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

NARS Pink Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

Ultimate NARS Pink Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

Ultimate NARS Pink Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

NARS Ultimate Pink Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

Ultimate NARS Pink Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

The Ultimate NARS gift set contains a trio of pale pink lip pencils: Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil, Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil, and Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.  They’re packaged in the case you see above, like tiny little treasures!  Ultimate NARS Retails for $49

NARS Berry Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

NARS Berry Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

True NARS Berry Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

True NARS Berry Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

NARS Berry Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

NARS Berry Lip Set, Blame It On NARS

The True NARS gift set contains a trio of berry lip pencils:  Satin Lip Pencil, Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil, and new Provocative Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.  True NARS Retails for $49

NARS Cheek Palette, Blame It On NARS

NARS Cheek Palette, Blame It On NARS

NARS Cheek Palette, Blame It On NARS

NARS Cheek Palette, Blame It On NARS

Blame It On NARS is a cheek palette that features three blushes (Satellite of Love, Day Dream and New Attitude) plus Casino Bronzing Powder with an Ita Kabuki travel-size brush.  Blame It On NARS Retails for $65.

These gorgeous little gifts are available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com RIGHT NOW! They’ll at NARS boutiques and online at NARSCosmetics.com starting August 1, 2015.

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Press SampleThe recently released MAC The Matte Lip Collection contains 12 new shades of Matte and Retro Matte lipsticks with incredible color and wear time!

MAC Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

The matte lip is here to STAY readers, so if you still haven’t warmed to the trend, it’s time to get used to it! These lipsticks are now a part of MAC’s permanent makeup collection, so you can see the brand doesn’t expect the move toward matte to end anytime soon.

Matte Lipstick Swatches,

Matte Lipstick Swatches: Stone, D Is For Danger, and Velvet Teddy

Swatches from left to right: Stone- a deep cool-hued brown, D is for Danger- an incredible true red, and Velvet Teddy- a medium peachy-neutral.  These pigment-rich shades aren’t the chalky mattes your grandmother wore!  MAC describes the finish as “suede” and I feel that description is dead-on.

MAC Matte Lipsticks

MAC Matte Lipsticks

Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.