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NARS Dolce Vita, Outlaw, and Luster Blushes

NARS Dolce Vita, Outlaw, and Luster Blushes

NARS Dolce Vita, Outlaw, and Luster Blushes

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogLooking for some great blush colors for fall?  I was gazing lovingly at my NARS Pro Palette and these three shades lept out at me as perfect for the autumn season!

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Dolce Vita– described by the brand as a matte dusty rose, to me it’s more of a bold berry pink

Outlaw– very similar to Dolce Vita, this blush features a frosty golden finish

Luster– described by the brand as a sheer golden apricot, in my eyes this shade is a versatile bronze that can be used as either a bronzer or cheek color

NARS Dolce Vita, Outlaw, and Luster Blushes

NARS Dolce Vita, Outlaw, and Luster Blushes

These pretty blushes retail for $30 per compact, or $21 to refill your pro palette.

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.

MAC Highlight The Truth Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Highlight The Truth Mineralize Skinfinish

press-sampleThe name so nice, they sent it twice! The MAC Taraji P. Henson collection contains TWO different Mineralize Skinfinish shades.  Each is intended to harness the glowing complexion of Taraji P. Henson.  You know I’m a long-time fan of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, and it’s actually one of my all-time favorite MAC products.  As a result, I’m always happy to try a new shade of this favorite formula, especially one as universally flattering and seasonless as Highlight The Truth.

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches

Now, BOTH of these compacts were sent to me by MAC and each features a different name.  But I’m thinking these are both MAC Highlight The Truth.  MAC Taraji Glow is a much darker shade on their site, and looks to be a deep terracotta brown shade.  The brand describes Highlight The Truth as a soft bronze coral with golden shimmer.  To me it looks like a luminous apricot.  It’s an ideal “straddle” shade as we close the summer season and head into fall, and truly looks amazing on any complexion.

Retail price is $33 per compact.

The collection also contains MAC Matte Lipstick in Strip Me Down- $17, Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara- $23, Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack- $21, and a 187 Duo Fibre Fach Brush- $42.

MAC Liptensity can be ordered directly from MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this line are 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.

Smashbox Lash Options

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Smashbox Lash Solutions

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’ve been getting better acquainted with Smashbox mascara and lash primer options.  In the photo above from left to right: Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black, Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara in Deep Black, Smashbox X-Rated Mascara in Rich Black, and Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer.  So many mascaras and so little time!  So which do you choose for your lash needs?

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara:  This is the “old faithful” of Smashbox mascara options!  It comes in this standard form, and also a waterproof option. For thick, long, noticeable lashes this is your pick! The black color is a tad shiny, and also contains olive oil to take care of your fringe. $22.

Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara: This mascara was formulated for perfection.  There’s something about this particular shade of black that seems soft and sooty to me, so I like to pair it with a kohl liner for the ultimate in smokiness.  $22.

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara: I’ll admit, I’m in love with this product for the twisted tube alone!  But when I’m looking for length and separation, this is the tube I reach for.  This mascara is a fiber formula, and able to really build out length.  $22.

Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer: This base-coat delivers the perfect beginning to your mascara application.  It appears a bit white upon application, but vanishes completely when mascara is applied over it. $22

What do you think?  Which formula would you choose to meet your needs?

Keep scrolling for more photos!  Retail price of each mascara is $22.  Click HERE to buy from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.

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

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Smashbox Lash Solutions

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Review

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Review

press-sampleIf Fall weather makes you drag a bit, it’s a great time to buy a summer fragrance! For me, scents of summer put a bit of spring in my step, and Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle is a great choice! This scent is a fruity floral. Notes include Italian Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, White Lily of the Valley, Gardenia, and Jasmine. The size is ideal for travel, or for beauty lovers on a budget!

Aerin Beauty offers slender little rollerball fragrances for $28 each.  Full-sized versions of Aerin fragrance is also available.

Click HERE to shop Aerin Beauty online.

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Click HERE to shop Aerin.com.  You can also shop Aerin at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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

IT Cosmetics Now Sold At Sephora!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Bye Bye Exclusives

press-sample“IT” has been a long time in coming! For my readers who have always wanted to try IT Cosmetics but are loyal to Sephora (and want to earn the coveted VIB Rouge status) you’ll be excited to hear that IT Cosmetics will be available at select Sephora locations and Sephora.com on September 25, 2016!  The launch of the brand will include an array of skin care and complexion-perfecting products that are sure to win over even the most jaded beauty consumer.  I’ve been raving about the brand for years, so I’m really hoping this launch will push more of my readers to give “IT” a try!

IT Cosmetics Color-Infused Skincare At Sephora!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Color-Infused Skincare

This photo features some of the products that will be available for purchase.

Bye Bye Makeup– a moisturizing skin cleanser that simply melts your makeup away. $38

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination– a full coverage concealer that also delivers anti-aging goodness where you need it most. $24

Bye Bye Under Eye Cream– your evening solution to reducing fine lines and improving dark circles. $48

Je Ne Sais Quoi– a lip treatment that leaves lips silky and with a hint of pink. $24

Bye Bye Pores Primer– that perfect first step for reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines. $38

Anti-Aging Armour–  my new favorite!  Instead of leaving the skin looking pasty white, this broad-spectrum SPF 50+ contains universal color-correcting pigments almost makes it look like you’ve applied foundation! $38

Bye Bye Lines Serum–  adds a powerhouse anti-aging serum to your evening routine.  $58

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush– The brush itself is infused with anti-aging product and antoxidants!  This cruelty-free brush is perfect for both applying and buffing foundation to a perfect natural finish. $48

Click HERE to shop Sephora.  The official launch is September 25, but I’m already seeing IT Cosmetics available online!  Click here for more information about IT Cosmetics.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Color Infused Skincare

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Bye Bye Collection