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NARS Powerfall Contour Blushes

NARS Powerfall Contour Blushes

NARS Powerfall Contour Blushes

press-sampleContouring is here to stay, and these NARS Contour Blushes from the Powerfall makeup collection for Fall 2016 are an easy way to get the look!  Each NARS Contour Blush palette contains two shades of cheek color, a deeper shade for contouring and a paler shade for highlighting.  The overall look delivered by these is very subtle, as if your cheeks are naturally chiseled and defined.

NARS Talia and Melina Contour Blushes, NARS Powerfall 2016

NARS Talia and Melina Contour Blushes, NARS Powerfall 2016

Two different duos have been added to an already robust lineup of shade choices.  Swatches in the photo above at left is Talia, a great choice for fairer complexions.  At the right is Melina, ideal for darker skin.  Talia leans more pink, and Melina leans gold.  Overall these two new fall shades are very subtle and neutral, and truly intended to enhance your natural face shape.

Retail price is $42 per 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.

NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

press-sampleI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The ONLY thing I like about Fall are the makeup collections.  The NARS Powerfall collection for Fall 2016 is all about accentuating and defining what you have.  Glowing skin, chiseled cheekbones, and classic red lips are the defining characteristics of this collection.

NARS Powerfall Fall 2016

Contour Blushes in Melina and Talia, $42.

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Infatuated Red and Consuming Red, $26.

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Antares, Rigel, and Arcturus, $29.

NEW Velvet Eyeliner Pencils in 9 different colors, $24.

I’ll be diving deep into this collection in future posts!  It’s simply too good to “gloss” over in one post.  In the meanwhile…

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.

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Blush Swatch

NARS Orgasm Blush Swatch

press-sampleNARS has decided to salute cult-favorite Orgasm Blush with this limited-edition version of the product for you to restock.  The packaging features a gorgeous woman wearing statement-sunglasses, a straw hat, and–naturally–the unforgettable ORGASM shade that you’ve been buying over and over again for years!  Keep scrolling for more images of the limited-edition compact housing this universally flattering golden-peachy-pink.  Spoiler alert:  the end of this post explains why you should pay the extra $9 for this compact!

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush Photos

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

Retail price is $39 per compact.

I know. I know.  Your first impression is like, “Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  That’s $9 more than a NARS Blush usually costs!”  But remember, NARS is paying tribute to how much their customers love Orgasm.  So, this compact offers 3.04 ounces of product vs. the usual 1.92 ounces.  If you’re constantly hitting pan on your NARS Orgasm Blush, you know this is a screaming good deal!

Click HERE to shop NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Vibe Tribe

MAC Vibe Tribe Collection

MAC Vibe Tribe Collection

press-sampleThe MAC Vibe Tribe collection is a new personal favorite. I’ll admit, I’m biased to love it because it pays homage to the desert. The collection features desert colors (naturally perfect to wear this time of year), as well as colors that “belong” to the Southwest– like turquoise. The limited-edition cases are decorated in a pattern you’d be likely to find on a Southwestern blanket.  Naturally the collection contains hues like bronze, gold, and red.  It’s a great choice for the season, and a must for MAC collectors!

MAC Vibe Tribe Color Collection 2016

MAC Adobe Brick Powder Blush

MAC Adobe Brick Powder Blush

MAC Adobe Brick Swatch

MAC Adobe Brick Swatch

MAC Adobe Brick blush is a deep red with a satin finish.  I know you’re probably spooked by the idea of red blush, but this shade is surprisingly flattering!  Retail price is $23.

MAC Broque Technakohl Liner

MAC Broque Technakohl Liner

MAC Broque Swatch

MAC Broque Swatch

MAC Broque Technakohl Eye Liner is my new favorite!  This deep brown is laced with russet shimmer.  Retail price is $17.50.

MAC Firebrush Bronzing Powder

MAC Firebrush Bronzing Powder

MAC Firebrush Swatch

MAC Firebrush Swatch

No one can do bronze quite like Arizona!  MAC Firebrush Bronzing Powder is an online exclusive, so you’ll have to place this order online readers!  The shade is a peachy bronze with a hint of shimmer.  Retail price is $27.

There’s so much more to this collection readers!  MAC Vibe Tribe includes an array of makeup brushes with limited edition handles in the Vibe Tribe pattern, matching makeup bags, eye shadow quads, lipstick, and a limited-edition patterned face powder that I’ve GOT TO HAVE!

I have to insist you shop the collection on MACCosmetics.com.  MAC products are also available at Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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

MAC Vibe Tribe

MAC Vibe Tribe

Under Cover, NARS Summer 2016

Under Cover, NARS Summer 2016

Under Cover, NARS Summer 2016

Under Cover, NARS Summer 2016

Under Cover, NARS Summer 2016

press-sampleYou may find this hard to believe, but even here in the desert I look forward to the hot summer months.  We don’t experience “winter” in the Phoenix area the way much of the rest of the US does, but I’ll confess that I still hate it when it’s cooler and overcast.  The desert comes alive with fun activites for the kids only when temps hit 90 (think waterslides, wavepools, etc) and we spend a good part of every day outside, even when temps hit 115.

Aside from fun in the sun, summertime is an opportunity to have fun with your makeup as well. The NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 makeup collection contains vivid shadows for the eyes, bronzy dual intensity blush shades, and “Lip Cover” glosses in classic shades. All items sport limited edition packaging that is so fun!

Members Only Swatch, NARS Under Cover Summer 2016

Members Only Swatch, NARS Under Cover Summer 2016

This Hollywood starlet red is seasonless. Check out the amazing texture on this swatch! Price is $28 per gloss.

Pool Shark and Deep End Swatches, NARS Under Cover Summer 2016

Pool Shark and Deep End Swatches, NARS Under Cover Summer 2016

Pool Shark and Deep End Eye Shadow harness the beauty of the sea shimmering beneath a hot sun.  What great choices for summertime accent colors!  Price is $29 per shadow.

Liberation Dual Intensity Blush, NARS Summer 2016

Liberation Dual Intensity Blush, NARS Summer 2016

Liberation Dual Intensity Blush, NARS Summer 2016

Liberation Dual Intensity Blush, NARS Summer 2016

Liberation Dual Intensity Blush contains a peachy pink and a terracotta rust shade that are perfect for blushing and contouring.  Retail price is $45 per compact.

Click HERE to shop the Under Cover collection at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

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