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butter LONDON Project Runway Junior

butter LONDON products used in Project Runway Junior

butter LONDON products used in Project Runway Junior

Recently on Project Runway Junior, celebrity makeup artist Scott Patric created a neutral, glowing makeup look using butter LONDON products! The overall look was vibrant and natural, with subtle hints of metallic bronze, gold, and copper.  Some of the items used to create this look are shown above!

True To Form BronzerClutch Palette

True To Form BronzerClutch Palette

True To Form Swatches, butter LONDON BronzerClutch Palette

True To Form Swatches, butter LONDON BronzerClutch Palette

The butter LONDON True To Form BronzerClutch Palette features three neutral colors of bronze in varying finishes and depth.  This palette is designed beautifully, featuring an intricate geometric design on the case.  Why so much detail into the appearance?  This palette is reusable!  The frame can be lifted and refill pans can slide in and out.  Not a fan of three bronzers in one palette?  You can replace with eyeshadow or blush!

True To Form BronzerClutch Palette swatches from left to right:  Sun Kissed is a deep coppery bronze with a metallic finish.  Sun Baked is a warm terracotta with a matte finish.  Sun Shadow is a warm toasty brown that’s ideal for contouring.  Finally, at the far right is the highlight shade, Gold.

On The Glow Pen in Gold, butter LONDON

On The Glow Pen in Gold, butter LONDON

Speaking of the highlight shade…  The highlighter in the butter LONDON Bronzer Clutch comes in pen form!  The On the Glow Pen in Gold is tucked into a compartment of the clutch, and can be applied atop the cheekbones to really add that golden goddess glow!  Retail price for the BronzerClutch Palette $39.  On The Glow Pens are available in multiple colors, so if another catches your fancy you can buy it stand-alone for $12.

butter LONDON Free Fall Plush Rush Lip Gloss

butter LONDON Free Fall Plush Rush Lip Gloss

Free Fall Swatch, Plush Rush Lip Gloss by butter LONDON

Free Fall Swatch, Plush Rush Lip Gloss by butter LONDON

The lips featured in the Project Runway Junior fashion show were neutral, but not invisible!  Free Fall Plush Rush Lip Gloss by butter LONDON is neutral with a hint of a berry shade and a subtle sexy shimmer.  I’m crazy about this decadent formula, and while it contains a plumping effect I detected zero tingling.  Retail price is $20.  STEAL ALERT! butter LONDON offers a duo of Free Fall Plush Rush gloss and Plush Rush Lipstick in Buzzed for only $30!

Spark Swatch, butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss

Bronzed Swatch, butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss

The focal point of the entire look was butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss.  The molten “Bronzed” shade shown above makes big impact when used as part of a neutral eye.  The unique butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss formula applies creamy, then quickly dries for to long-wearing intense color.  There are a handful of colors to try, including one named Oil Slick that’s now on my short list.  Retail price is $24.

Click HERE to shop this selection at butterLONDON.com!  Other retailers include Ulta and Nordstrom.

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

butter LONDON products used in Project Runway Junior

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

If there’s anything that’s an indication that the 90s are back in full force, it’s the fact that muted earthy tones for the lips are HUGE. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is back with twelve new shades of matte perfection for you to enjoy!

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches (left to right): Young Attitude (a deep mossy teal), Carnivorous (brick red), Uniformly Fabulous (an almost black aubergine), Ess-Presso (a cool hued brown), Café Au Chic (modern beige).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches (left to right): Flesh Stone (greige), Dash O’Spice (a mustard beige), Burnt Spice (a muted peachy neutral), So Me (mauve), Topped With Brandy (the spitting image of Pantone Marsala).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Applicator

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Applicator

The MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour applicator features a flat profile, and can be used on-edge for precision, or flat to cover area.  The finish is a soft matte, and the wear time is amazing!  This lipcolour really stays put once applied.

There are many other colors available!  Be sure to check them out.  Retail price is $21 per tube.

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.

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection main image

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection main image

The NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 collection is here and it is filled with cheerful color that could brighten even the most dreary winter day!  This spring makeup collection is filled with flowery pops of color, blues like the sea, and neutrals for balance.  I’m crazy in love with this collection, and I’m guessing you will be too!  Keep scrolling for close-up photos, swatches, and pricing!

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection Photos and Swatches

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush Swatch

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush Swatch

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush is a cheerful warm apricot/pink.  This is THE blush color of the collection, and who wouldn’t like it?  It’s a universally flattering shade that works for every complexion.  Retail price is $30.

NARS Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Chiang Mai Swatches

NARS Chiang Mai Swatches

NARS Wildfire offers two different Duo Shadow compacts.  Shown above is Chiang Mai, a perfectly paired blue/green with a frosty finish and bold bronze.  Not pictured is Thessalonique, a pale pink paired with a smoky violet.  Retail price is $36.

NARS Siros and Grand-Large Shadow Stick

NARS Siros and Grand-Large Shadow Stick

NARS Siros and Grand-Large Swatches

NARS Grand-Large and Siros Swatches

To further accentuate the eyes, these creamy NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks can be blended for all over color, or a controllable accent.  There are a total of four shades in this collection.  The two shown above (left to right) are Grand-Large a frosty pale blue, and Siros– a bronze brown.  Retail price is $29 per pencil.

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick Swatch

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick Swatch

If you think only red lipstick makes a splash, you need to check out NARS Breaking Free lipstick.  This orangy-peach shade is matte and very opaque.  It is such an incredible shade to pair with a tan or darker complexion.  The other lipstick in this collection is named Kiss Me Stupid, described by the brand as a burnt sienna.  Retail price is $28 per lipstick.

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss, NARS Wildflower 2017

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss, NARS Wildfire 2017

One of my favorite items from this makeup collection is NARS Lip Gloss in Asphalt Jungle.  NARS Lip Gloss in general is such a buttery, decadent-feeling product.  I love it in just about every color, but this neutral shade is a deep brown that leans a bit plum laced with a subtle deep pink shimmer.  It’s such a unique twist on a standard neutral color.  One other shade is available in this collection, a deep earthy red named Aragon.  Retail  price is $26 per lip gloss.

Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Halo Top Review

Halo Top Review

Halo Top Review

Maybe you had a few too many chocolate candies for Valentine’s Day, or maybe you’re watching what you eat as part of a New Year’s Resolution.  Regardless of the reason, it’s always tough to stay on a plan for a long time if there’s no room for a treat.  I had heard about Halo Top from friends, and was itching to try it myself, so when the brand recently got in touch and offered me a sample I was so happy!  I chose plain old classic Vanilla Bean when I shopped, as it had the lowest carbohydrate count per serving available at my local  grocery store.

Nutrition information for 1/2 cup serving of Vanilla Bean: Calories, 60 (so yes… the entire pint is only 240 calories), Fat 1.5g, Carbohydrate 11g, Sugars 4g,  and Protein 6g!

Overall I thought: YUM YUM!  This product truly gives the satisfaction of a treat, without the depression of a sugar-binge!  The overall consistency of the product was a bit lighter than standard ice cream.  To me it was more like an ice milk dessert.  The vanilla flavor was amazing and it truly was delicious!

Other flavors offered include: Chocolate, Lemon Cake (I want to try this one next), Strawberry, Mint Chip, Chocolate Mocha Chip, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup, Cookies & Cream, Sea Salt Caramel, S’mores, Pistachio, Oatmeal Cookie, Chocolate Almond Crunch, Black Cherry, and Red Velvet!

Retail price varies, but at my local Fry’s the price was $5.50.

Click HERE to find a Halo Top retailer near you!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

I just spent a big chunk of my day playing with eye makeup. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! I was especially excited to get my hands on such a wide variety of Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil colors to share with you.  As you may guess, I am a very jaded beauty consumer.  I’ve tried so many different products, and I have very high standards.  To this day Make Up For Ever eye pencils rank very high on my “must have” makeup list.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil is amazingly creamy and malleable when you apply it.  A smudge brush will be your best friend, because when this pencil is smudged it makes even a shaky application look smooth and even.  Once the color sets, it stays in place.  When Make Up For Ever promises it is waterproof, they mean it.  If you have a tropical vacation coming up and don’t want to hit the beach without makeup, this eye pencil will be your best friend.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: M-30, I-34, I-32, I-24

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: M-30, I-34, I-32, I-24

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches (left to right): M-30 a vivid matte seafoam green, I-34 a shimmering grassy green, I-32 a deep sea green, and I-24 a metallic cerulean blue.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-20, M-22, I-90, M-92

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-20, M-22, I-90, M-92

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches (left to right):  S-20 a deep satin blue, M-22 a matte violet blue, I-90 plum with purple shimmer, and M-92 a pale matte lavender that leans pink.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-50, M-60, M-14, D-12, M-40

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-50, M-60, M-14, D-12, M-40

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches (left to right):  S-50 a matte pale taupe, M-60 a matte chocolate brown, M-14 a deep charcoal matte, D-12 a deep matte black with a hint of gold shimmer, M-40 a pale sunny yellow.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches

Above is one last look at the all of the Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils featured in this post.  There are so many colors to pick from, and this isn’t even the entire selection!  There are 20 different colors to pick from at Sephora.com so be sure to surf on over and check them out!

Retail price is $21 per pencil.  These pencils are worth every penny in this beauty blogger’s humble opinion! You can read more about these items on the Make Up For Ever website, or Click HERE to buy them from Sephora.

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