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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.

#MACMakeupArtCosmetics

M∙A∙C Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection

M∙A∙C Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection

Some of my very favorite MAC collections are collaborations with makeup artists, and the MAC Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection is that magical combination cubed!  MAC has teamed up with three makeup artists who will be creating the hottest looks on the runway during fashion week: Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, and Kabuki. The collection features color cosmetics that capture their personal artistry!

MAC Diane Kendal, Make-up Art Cosmetics

MAC Diane Kendal, Glamorize Me Crème Shadow Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Glamorize Me Crème Shadow Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Glamorize Me Crème Shadow Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Glamorize Me Crème Shadow Palette

MAC Glamorize Me Swatches: Glowing, Dynamic, Enigmatic, Alluring, Daring, and Rebellious

MAC Glamorize Me Swatches: Glowing, Dynamic, Enigmatic, Alluring, Daring, and Rebellious

The MAC Glamourize Me Cream Color Shadow x 6 palette is part of the Diane Kendal collection.  These cream-based shadows offer intense color and amazing staying power.  Nothing neutral here… this palette is about making those eyes POP!  Swatches from top left:  Glowing– a gleaming gold, Dynamic– a muted bronze-beige, Enigmatic– vivid burgundy, Alluring– deep violet, Daring– smoky black, and Rebellious– dark brown.  Retail price $40 per palette.

MAC Diane Kendal, Enhance Me Lip + Cheek Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Enhance Me Lip + Cheek Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Enhance Me Lip + Cheek Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Enhance Me Lip + Cheek Palette

MAC Diane Kendal, Enhance Me Swatches: Valiant, Marvelous, Heavenly, Contrary, Fiery, Petulant

MAC Diane Kendal, Enhance Me Swatches: Valiant, Marvelous, Heavenly, Contrary, Fiery, Petulant

To this day, nothing screams luxurious to me more than a lip palette. This collection of six shades has a special twist: they can be used on both the lips and cheeks! Swatches from top left: Valiant– a pale peachy neutral with high shine, Marvelous– a medium pink beige with high shine, Heavenly– a vivid magenta, Contrary– bright orange-red, Fiery– a deep cabernet, and Petulant– a deep red that leans purple. Retail price is $40.

MAC Quiktrik Stick, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

MAC Quiktrik Stick, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

My new favorite thing? The MAC Quiktrik Stick from Diane Kendal.  This dual-ended chunky cream stick features retractable color for highlighting and contouring. The results are subtle and flattering, and the stick is easy to use on the go.  Retail price is $32.

MAC Kabuki Magic, Make-up Art Cosmetics

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Eyeshadow x 4 Palette

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Eyeshadow x 4 Palette

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Eyeshadow x 4 Palette

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Eyeshadow x 4 Palette

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Eyeshadow x 4 Palette

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Eyeshadow x 4 Palette

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Swatches

MAC Kabuki Magic Best Of Everything Swatches

The Kabuki Magic collection contains this must have!  An eyeshadow x 4 palette named “The Best Of Everything” that truly is!  These four soft and sultry neutrals will be a go-to once you add them to your collection.  Swatches from top left: Trog– a cool-hued neutral, Love On The Run– a medium taupe that leans purple, Johnny Guitar– a medium warm gray, and Sense of Doubt– a dark warm gray.  Retail price $32.

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

MAC Today We Live Swatches, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

MAC Today We Live Swatches, Make-up Arts Cosmetics Collection

The Today We Live Blush Duo, part of the Kabuki Magic collection, features a vivid orange-peach hue for the cheeks and a deeper tan shade for contouring.  This color combination is so ideal for spring, or cruise season!  Retail price $28.

MAC James Kaliardos, Make-up Art Cosmetics

MAC Into The Well Eyeshadow, James Kaliardos

MAC Into The Well Eyeshadow, James Kaliardos

MAC Into The Well Eyeshadow Swatch, James Kaliardos

MAC Into The Well Eyeshadow Swatch, James Kaliardos

I didn’t get to play with many items from the James Kaliardos part of this cosmetics collection, but I will tell you that my new best friend is Into The Well matte eye shadow in Matte Galena, a dusky cool blue that looks almost gray that makes brown eyes almost seem to glow when used as an accent shade.  Retail price is $20.

M∙A∙C Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection

M∙A∙C Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection

There are MANY more items in this collection that haven’t been featured here!  You need to immediately click HERE to shop the MAC Make-up Art Cosmetics collection at MACCosmetics.com to check them all out!  Other retailers include 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 Chinese New Year

MAC Chinese New Year Blush and Penultimate Liner

MAC Chinese New Year Blush and Penultimate Liner

MAC Celebrates the Chinese New Year with a sweet little collection of orient-inspired hues.  The collection contains three shades of lipstick in varying formulas, two brow pencils, two blushes, a Prep + Prime makeup primer, a Penultimate Eye Liner, and an Eye Shadow x 9 palette.  Each item comes packaged in beautiful limited-edition boxes.

MAC Chinese New Year Collection

MAC Chinese New Year Collection

MAC Chinese New Year Collection

MAC Chinese New Year Collection

MAC Chinese New Year Collection

MAC Chinese New Year Dame Powder Blush Swatch

MAC Chinese New Year Dame Powder Blush Swatch

MAC Chinese New Year blush in “Dame” is a warm golden pink that is so feminine and playful.  Retail price is $23.

MAC Chinese New Year, Rapidblack Penultimate Liner

MAC Chinese New Year, Rapidblack Penultimate Liner

MAC Chinese New Year, Rapidblack Penultimate Liner

MAC Chinese New Year, Rapidblack Penultimate Liner

MAC Penultimate Liner in Rapidblack is ideal for anyone who struggles to apply liquid liner.  This felt-tip marker features a very precise point, and makes drawing a perfect line child’s play!  Retail price is $21.

Click HERE to shop MAC Chinese New Year collection at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include 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.

Some New Make Up For Ever Favorites

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.