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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.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette Swatches

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette

press-sampleContouring is all the rage, and the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette puts the look solidly into almost anyone’s budget! These adorable palm-sized palettes contain two shades, one for contouring and one for highlighting.  Clueless about contouring?  No problem!  This product comes with an easy guide to defining the cheekbones and the nose!  The colors in each palette are perfectly coordinated to work well together.  It takes all of the guess work out of application!

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette

Each L’Oréal Infallible Pro Contour Palette contains a 50/50 split of contour color and highlight color.  The  palette comes with an adorable little brush for on-the-go application, although my advice would be to use better brushes at home, especially for the contouring part of the routine.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette Swatches

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette Swatches: Medium and Light

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour Palette Swatches: Medium and Light

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Contour Palette swatches:  At left is “Medium”, it features a warm brown contour shade and a bronze highlighter.  At right is “Light”, featuring a cooler tan contour and a frosty champagne highlight.  Also available, but not pictured, is the shade combo “Deep” for darker complexions.

This contouring palette retails for $12.99.  Retailers include Ulta.com, Target, or you can buy direct from L’Oreal.

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

NARS Highlighting Blush

NARS Albatross and Miss Liberty Highlight Blush

NARS Albatross and Miss Liberty

As the fall months approach, beauty consumers will be in search of product that gives their skin that extra bit of glow.press-sample  These NARS Highlighting Blush options are two of my favorites!  At the left is NARS Albatross Highlighting Blush.  This shade is that frosty pale that most of us equate a highlighter, but it has a warm champagne undertone rather than the more common icy silver!  At the right is NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush.  This warm bronzy neutral is a more subtle highlighter.

These shades in particular are universally flattering, and mix well with any color palette.  Each one would be a great choice for a gal who only wants to own one highlighter.  Albatross and Miss Liberty can absolutely be used stand alone!  Or, applied to the top of the cheekbones and used with a contour shade, these shades really help to create that sculpted look that is so hot right now!

Retail price is $30 for a compact, or $21 for a NARS Pro Palette refill.

Click HERE to buy these 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 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.