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The Latest Launches By Make Up For Ever!

The Latest Launches By Make Up For Ever!

You’ll have to excuse me readers.  I took a planned break during the holiday season, and ended up extending it by an additional week!  I’m back in action though, knee deep in fabulous beauty products, and itching to share two fabulous Make Up For Ever products I recently tested!  Each of these simply knocked my socks off, so if you have a Sephora gift certificate from the holidays burning a hole in your pocket you should read on.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Applicator

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Applicator

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip 942 Swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip 942 Swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Liquid Stain is perfect for any beauty lover who appreciates fine art.  The Acrylip product lineup was inspired by the color payoff of acrylic paint.  This stain is applied using a flat spongy applicator that can easily hug tight corners.  Application is smooth and even, and color intensity is simply amazing!  Color is also buildable so layer for additional pop.  This stain boasts wear-time like a lipstick.  It’s been forever since I’ve featured a lip stain on Raging Rouge, so it’s such a thrill to find one that’s so uniquely glossy!  Shown above is shade #942, Deadly Raspberry.    Retail price is $24.

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Luminizer Review

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Luminizer Review

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Luminizer Swatch

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Luminizer Swatch

I was instantly in love with the opalescent finish of Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Luminizer.  This highlighter was launched last fall, and is the ideal addition to your collection if your skin is looking dull and lifeless this winter.  This product is available in two shades 01 – Golden Pink or 02- Golden.  I’m smitten with Golden Pink, and the youthful glow it delivers.  Can’t wait to get my hands on Golden for summertime!  Retail price $39.

You can read more about these items on the Make Up For Ever websiteClick HERE to buy them from Sephora.

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

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

press-sampleIt’s the perfect time of year to start exploring complexion enhancing products like those in the MAC In The Spotlight collection. This line exists to give your skin that gorgeous glow it can be lacking during the winter months.  These MAC products give more than just a natural glow, they strive to really make the skin gleam in an amped up way!  MAC Strobe Cream is an incredible multi-tasker that is a moisturizer and a gleaming highlighter.  MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish–one of my all-time favorite MAC products–is a pressed liquid to powder formula that really makes those cheekbones pop!  The collection contains four shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish, five shades of Strobe Cream, and three brushes to ensure perfect application.  If you want to stand out at that New Year’s Eve party, these are the products you need in your collection!

MAC Doublegleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Doublegleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Doublegleam and Silverlight Swatches, MAC In The Spotlight

Doublegleam and Silverlight Swatches, MAC In The Spotlight

Swatches above are Doublegleam– a gorgeous champagne toned shade of Extra Dimension Skinfinish, and Silverlight– an ice queen pearly highlight shade of Strobe Cream.

Retail price is $33 for each Extra Dimension Skinfinish and $33 for each Strobe Cream.

You can buy these items directly from 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.

 

Lancome Glow Subtil

Lancome Glow Subtil: Amber and Rosegold Lights

Lancome Glow Subtil: Amber and Rosegold Lights

press-sampleThis time of year has the same impact on everyone’s complexion.  More time indoors and exposing the skin to forced-air heat means a dull and lifeless complexion.  That glow you crave can be achieved with a vacation to a warm and sunny destination, or you can fake it with Lancôme Glow Subtil.

Lancome Glow Subtil Amber Lights and Rosegold Lights Swatches

Lancome Glow Subtil: Amber and Rosegold Lights

Lancome Glow Subtil: Amber Lights and Rosegold Lights

Lancome Glow Subtil Swatches: Amber and Rosegold Lights

Lancome Glow Subtil Swatches: Amber and Rosegold Lights

This cream highlighter has a sponge-like texture that feels terrific on the skin, and delivers a finish that looks like a powder.  Glow Subtil delivers buildable color, so the impact is entirely up to you.  This product can be used on any complexion.  Want proof?  Surf on over to Sephora where you can see swatches on both fair and dark skin colors!  It’s positively gorgeous on both!

Lancôme Glow Subtil swatches above from left to right:  Amber Lights– a deep bronze gold, and Rosegold Lights– a warm pink with a golden sheen.  Other colors available include Gold Lights, Buff Lights, and Glowing Lights.

Retail price is $30 per highlighter.

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Another gorgeous gift idea from the Smashbox Holiday 2016 collection, is the Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set.press-sample  Housed inside of a festive re-usable container are three little compacts that are perfect for the frequent traveler in your life, or for any beauty lover on your list!  Each palette looks identical except for the wording, but each serves an entirely different purpose.  This 3 palette set fills almost an entire beauty regimen, from eyes to lips!

This $82 value retails for $45.  Keep scrolling for more photos from this collection, including swatches from each palette inside.  Already know you want one? Click HERE to buy from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Here are the three palettes lined up in a row!  They are so very beautiful!  In the photo above from left to right is the “lips” palette, the “contour” palette, and the “eyes” palette.

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

The Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadows included in the “eyes” palette are neutrals that lean cool.  This modern 6-pan color selection is so on-trend for winter 2016!  Swatches are from left to right.  Top row: Vanilla (a warm white), Flamingo (a pink/peach), Russet (a medium brown).  Bottom row: Totally Nude (a neutral that leans pink), Amethyst (purple), and Dark Cocoa (an almost black shade of brown).

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Nothing is more luxurious than a lip palette in the eyes of this beauty blogger.  The Smashbox “lips” palette contains six shades of Be Legendary Lipstick in shades ranging from neutral to festive red.  Two different finishes are also included in the palette for the ultimate in versatility!  Swatches are from left to right.  Top row (featuring a satin finish):  Congnac (medium rusty peach), Pretty Social (bubblegum pink), and Inspiration (hot pink). Second row (featuring matte finishes):  First Time (medium apricot), Jam On It (deep sophisticated pink), and Bing (bright cherry red).

Smashbox Be Contour Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Contour Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

This adorable little contour kit contains three shades of  complexion perfecting powders in a palm-sized palette.  Swatches from left to right: Contour (a deep brown), Bronze (medium golden brown), and Highlight (a creamy vanilla).

Don’t forget the low retail price of $45! Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

Smashbox LA Lights Palette

LA Lights Palette, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

LA Lights Palette, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox LA Lights Palette, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox LA Lights Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

press-sampleThe Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016 Collection is in stores everywhere, and if you have a beauty lover on your holiday shopping list, this brand is a great place to start your shopping! My personal favorite from Light It Up is the Smashbox LA Lights Palette.  It’s a dream palette of cheek color.  Nine shades of cheek perfecting blush,  bronzer, and highlighter are included.  If you take a careful look at the palette you can see it’s actually three rows of perfectly coordinated contouring, blush, and highlighting.  That being said, don’t be afraid to get creative and mix it up!

Smashbox LA Lights Palette, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

LA Lights Palette, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

LA Lights Palette Swatches, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

LA Lights Palette Swatches, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016

LA Lights Swatches from left to right: Rich Coral- a deep orange/coral, True Coral- a medium pink coral, Highlight Coral- a pale frosty coral, Rich Berry- a deep berry, True Pink Berry- a medium berry, Highlight Berry- a frosty pale berry, Rich Bronze- a deep bronze, True Flush- a medium russet, and Highlight Gold- a frosty gold.

Keeping in mind that a typical three-shade LA Lights Palette by Smashbox would retail for $35, this giant palette of nine colors is a steal at only $39!  That gift you were hunting for in the “under $50” range?  You just found it!  Go treat yourself to a latte to celebrate the savings!

This pretty palette can be found exclusively at  Ulta.com.

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