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NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection

NARS Wildfire Spring 2017 Collection

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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.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

I just spent a big chunk of my day playing with eye makeup. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! I was especially excited to get my hands on such a wide variety of Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil colors to share with you.  As you may guess, I am a very jaded beauty consumer.  I’ve tried so many different products, and I have very high standards.  To this day Make Up For Ever eye pencils rank very high on my “must have” makeup list.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil is amazingly creamy and malleable when you apply it.  A smudge brush will be your best friend, because when this pencil is smudged it makes even a shaky application look smooth and even.  Once the color sets, it stays in place.  When Make Up For Ever promises it is waterproof, they mean it.  If you have a tropical vacation coming up and don’t want to hit the beach without makeup, this eye pencil will be your best friend.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: M-30, I-34, I-32, I-24

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: M-30, I-34, I-32, I-24

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches (left to right): M-30 a vivid matte seafoam green, I-34 a shimmering grassy green, I-32 a deep sea green, and I-24 a metallic cerulean blue.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-20, M-22, I-90, M-92

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-20, M-22, I-90, M-92

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches (left to right):  S-20 a deep satin blue, M-22 a matte violet blue, I-90 plum with purple shimmer, and M-92 a pale matte lavender that leans pink.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-50, M-60, M-14, D-12, M-40

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches: S-50, M-60, M-14, D-12, M-40

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches (left to right):  S-50 a matte pale taupe, M-60 a matte chocolate brown, M-14 a deep charcoal matte, D-12 a deep matte black with a hint of gold shimmer, M-40 a pale sunny yellow.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Swatches

Above is one last look at the all of the Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils featured in this post.  There are so many colors to pick from, and this isn’t even the entire selection!  There are 20 different colors to pick from at Sephora.com so be sure to surf on over and check them out!

Retail price is $21 per pencil.  These pencils are worth every penny in this beauty blogger’s humble opinion! You can read more about these items on the Make Up For Ever website, or Click HERE to buy them from Sephora.

The products in this review were press samples. 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.

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection

The MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection is one of the latest limited-edition masterpieces from MAC.  The collection contains classic lip shades paired with metallic shadows that really draw attention to the eyes!  Keep scrolling for photos and swatches!

MAC Rockit! Cremesheen Lipstick, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Rockit! Cremesheen Lipstick, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Rockit! Cremesheen Lipstick Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Rockit! Cremesheen Lipstick Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

The mid-toned neutral Rockit! Cremesheen Lipstick is a medium beige blended with peach and a velvety finish.  It’s an ideal modern neutral.  If you need a bit more zing to your lips, do visit MAC online to see the two shades of red from the collection.  One is a vivid orange-red named Understanding that can only be purchased online.  Retail price is $17.

MAC Worthy Velvet Eyeshadow, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Worthy Velvet Eyeshadow, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Worthy Velvet Eyeshadow, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Worthy Velvet Eyeshadow, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Worthy Velvet Eyeshadow Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Worthy Velvet Eyeshadow Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

In the MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection, the eyes do most of the talking!  Three single shadows are available in this collection.  Two gleaming metallics are paired with Worthy, the plummy shade swatch shown above.  Worthy is a velvet shadow in a deep plum with a subtle hint of a golden sheen.  Retail price per shadow $16.

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Swatch, Caitlyn Jenner Collection

Raging Rouge readers know all about my obsession with MAC Eye Khol.  These pencils deliver amazing color impact but with a soft, sultry finish.  MAC Teddy Eye Khol is the perfect “go-to” dark bronze with a hint of a metallic finish elevate its status.  Retail price $17.

There are three different Cremesheen Glass shades included in this collection, and two of them are pictured above.  Kindness is a barely-there glittery gold perfect to use stand-alone or to amp up your favorite lipstick.  Beautifully Bare is a neutral that will quickly become a staple in your collection.  It works with everything!  Retail price $21 per gloss.

Click HERE to shop MAC Caitlyn Jenner 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.