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MAC Shadescents Velvet Teddy

MAC Shadescents Velvet Teddy

MAC Shadescents Velvet Teddy

MAC Shadescents Velvet Teddy Review and Swatch

MAC Shadescents Velvet Teddy Lipstick Swatch

MAC Shadescents Velvet Teddy Lipstick Swatch

That warm cuddly neutral you want to snuggle up with this winter? It’s MAC Velvet Teddy.  Ever since I received a sample of this shade, I have reached for it again and again.  MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick is a modern matte medium beige with a hint of pink to it.  It works with everything.  Velvet Teddy Shadescents is spicy oriental fragrance laced with wild honey and creamy.  It’s the scent of that spicy Chai Latte you curl up with after hitting the slopes all day.

MAC Shadescents retail for $57, and the coordinating lipsticks retail for $17.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

MAC Shadescents Crème D’Nude

MAC Shadescents Crème D'Nude

MAC Shadescents Crème D’Nude

A great neutral lipstick is a staple for most women, a “better than natural” addition to a daytime look. Similarly MAC Shadescents in Crème D’ Nude is absolutely intended to get you thinking of sexy, bare skin.  This scent contains Amber Musk, and if I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times: MEN LOVE AMBER.  The overall affect is a sexy natural musk scent.

MAC Shadescents Crème D’Nude Swatch

MAC Shadescents Crème D'Nude Lipstick Swatch

MAC Shadescents Crème D’Nude Lipstick Swatch

MAC Crème D’Nude lipstick is the only shade in the MAC Shadescents colletion that features a Cremesheen finish.  All of the other shades in the collection are matte finishes.  MAC Crème D’Nude is a pale peachy neutral that delivers a barely-there look.

MAC Shadescents retail for $57, and the lipsticks that inspired them retail for $17.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

MAC Shadescents My Heroine

MAC Shadescents My Heroine

MAC Shadescents My Heroine

I was first introduced to MAC Heroine lipstick when it was part of the MAC Wonder Woman collection back in 2011 when the shade was actually a universal flattering bronze. Not really the power color you’d expect of the name. When the name Heroine was recycled as part of the MAC Reel Sexy collection, it was a completely different hue. The iconic bold purple you see here is Heroine 2.0, and the limited-edition shade was so popular it eventually made it’s way into the permanent MAC lipstick collection in 2014.

MAC Shadescents Heroine Swatch

MAC Shadescents My Heroine Lipstick Swatch

MAC Shadescents My Heroine Lipstick Swatch

Heroine lipstick is an extremely vivid purple that has with cool undertones and a matte finish. The color is not for the bashful, and the coordinating MAC Shadescents in My Heroine is similarly powerful. To me the scent conjures up the image of a flapper at a speakeasy during the roaring 20s. The scent is woodsy with a touch of leather and tobacco.  It’s the scent of a woman who is in charge, likes to play with the boys, and embraces modernity.

MAC Shadescents fragrance retails for $57, and the coordinating lipsticks retail for $17.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

While writing a post about a bath and body line back in 2008, I experienced a unique feeling that crossed my sense of sight with my sense of smell.  The fragrance I was sampling was quite clearly how the color pink would smellMAC has challenged themselves to do the same with their new line Shadescents.  Each fragrance from the six-scent strong lineup was inspired by a best-selling lipstick shade.

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Swatch

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Swatch

The collection contains a total of six scents, and six lipsticks.  The namesake lipstick of each Shadescent is also offered for sale in a limited-edition tube design featuring the color.  Candy Yum Yum is a delightfully sweet treat, with sugary fruit notes that are as playful and girlie as the lipstick color.   The key note in this fragrance is Exotic Pink Guava, so if you are a lover of tropical fruit you will likely enjoy this scent.  Candy Yum Yum lipstick is a bright matte pink.

MAC Shadescents fragrance retails for $57, and lipsticks retail for $17.  What a great way to spend those GCs you scored during the holidays!

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Review

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Review

press-sampleIf Fall weather makes you drag a bit, it’s a great time to buy a summer fragrance! For me, scents of summer put a bit of spring in my step, and Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle is a great choice! This scent is a fruity floral. Notes include Italian Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, White Lily of the Valley, Gardenia, and Jasmine. The size is ideal for travel, or for beauty lovers on a budget!

Aerin Beauty offers slender little rollerball fragrances for $28 each.  Full-sized versions of Aerin fragrance is also available.

Click HERE to shop Aerin Beauty online.

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Click HERE to shop Aerin.com.  You can also shop Aerin at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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