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MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

Light and airy, but as comfortable as your coziest cashmere sweater. That’s the kind of cozy comfort the MAC Lightness Of Being color collection offers, but in makeup form! The fine details, like knit patterns engraved atop the mineralize product, only serve to reel me in further.

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, Lightness of Being

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Closeup!  MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Closeup! MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Press SampleThis Mineralize Shadow Duo is my absolute favorite. Just Breathe pairs a soft silvery gray with a deeper sooty grey to work into the crease of your lid.  MAC actually describes this duo as light blue, but… nah.  No way.  Together they create a cool-hued look that’s insanely portable.  Other colors include Spiritual Life (yellows), Natural Vigor (peach), Uninhibited (grays), Leap (purples), and Force of Nature (brown).  Retail price is $22.  Keep reading after the jump for more beauties from this collection. [Read more…]

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Press SampleHave you seen this video? The impossibly chic Carolyn Murphy decked out in designer duds emerges from her high-end sports car after publicly applying her Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick and causing quite a ruckus in the process. Her entire life is beautiful and perfect, right down to her choice of lip color!  BTW, what sunglasses is she wearing?  I have GOT to have them!

But I digress.  Here’s the deal.  My photos do this incredible new Estee Lauder product no justice, and these lipsticks are by far one of the Best Estee Lauder Products (and handily make it into my “must buy” list for 2015).

The color delivered is semi-sheer, but this formula is buildable, so the opacity ranges from sheer to medium, depending on your needs. The finish is glossy, very elegant and timeless. The tube itself is incredible. A deep navy case gleaming with golden accents and a magnetic closure to ensure the cap snaps into place. It’s utterly perfection. I greedily want to hoard every color of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick! Click through for more images, and swatches of Budoir Baby, Surreal Sun, and Charmed. [Read more…]

STEAL ALERT! Glamour Dolls Makeup

Glamour Dolls Makeup From Gloss48!

Glamour Dolls Makeup From Gloss48!

Glamour Dolls Makeup

Press SampleGloss48 has introduced me to so many fun brands to share with you readers! The latest fave to hit my vanity is Glamour Dolls. Gloss48 slid The Peachy Essentials collection my way, and spiced it up with an extra Lip Cream from the line.  Let me remind you right here that shopping at Gloss48 is for members onlyClick HERE for your invitation from RagingRouge (you’ll score a $10 discount off of your first order of $30 or more and I’ll get a $10 GC too).  We’ll shop together, we’ll look gorgeous… and we can laugh and point at the poor saps who aren’t members like us.

Glamour Dolls Lip Cream

Hands down, Glamour Dolls Lip Cream was my favorite product from the bunch.  I don’t mention my review techniques often to you readers, so I’ll remind you here.  When I receive product samples from a new brand, I do my best to avoid reading too much marketing material or pricing information.  I don’t want to be “led” in any way!  I can ensure my opinions are mine and mine alone.  Lip Cream has a smooth, luxurious feel to it, and delivers fun, vivid color.  My first guess was that Glamour Dolls makeup was solidly mid-range, a step up from drugstores but not quite prestige.  My estimate was each lip cream likely retailed for around $15, a price certainly justified.  Keep reading to find out the retail price.  You will be floored!

Glamour Dolls Lip Creams

Glamour Dolls Lip Creams

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MAC Heirloom Mix Redux

MAC Holiday Colour Collection 2014, Heirloom Mix

MAC Holiday Colour Collection 2014, Heirloom Mix

Press SampleDid you know that items from the MAC Heirloom Mix holiday makeup color collection are still available? I know, it’s CRAZY, but it’s true! This is the time of year where you get the opportunity to gift yourself with some of the fun holiday collection items you didn’t receive as gifts. If you had your eye on MAC Heirloom Mix and didn’t get any in your stocking, check these out! [Read more…]

Best Lipstick 2014

Makeup Wars: Best Of 2014 Series

Best Lipstick 2014, NARS Audacious

Best Lipstick 2014, NARS Audacious

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksHappy New Year’s Eve, everyone!  What lipstick will you be wearing when you kiss in the new year?  If you haven’t decided yet, this Best Lipstick 2014 post is just in time!

The Makeup Wars team asks, “What is the best lipstick of 2014?”  My answer?  Hands-down, NARS Audacious Lipstick was my #1 favorite lippie of 2014!  No question!

My Pick: Best Lipstick 2014 Edition

NARS Audacious Lipstick redefines “highly pigmented”. With only one swipe, rich, vivid and smooth color is delivered. These lipsticks are all about impact, and certainly aren’t for the wallflowers of the world!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches, Claudia and Catherine

Even the tube itself is luxe. These sleek black cases feature a magnetic closure that ensure the cap stays put, protecting your precious cargo in your bag.

Retail price is $32 per lipstick. Click HERE for a complete list of NARS Audacious color options.  I also have a list of the Best NARS Products if you’re looking for more gorgeous NARS product recommendations!

CLICK HERE to check out the entire line at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

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MAC Social Season Cremesheen Lipglass

MAC Social Season Cremesheen Lipglass, MAC Heirloom Mix

MAC Social Season Cremesheen Lipglass, MAC Heirloom Mix

Press SampleOh you little socialite you!  You’re going to be hitting literally every party this season, aren’t you?  Well good news.  MAC Social Season Cremesheen Glass, from the MAC Heirloom Mix holiday color collection, is that perfect shimmering shade of pink that can take you from boardroom to ballroom!  Click HERE to check out the entire collection.  Keep reading for a Social Season swatch and more about this fabulous color! [Read more…]

MAC Sparks Of Romance Lipstick

MAC Sparks of Romance Lipstick, Heirloom Mix

MAC Sparks of Romance Lipstick, Heirloom Mix

Press SampleEvery year, MAC introduces a limited-edition red lipstick shade that is–literally–perfect for anyone who thinks they can’t wear red lipstick. This year’s edition of that must-have red is Sparks of Romance. From the MAC Heirloom Mix color collection for holiday 2014, Sparks of Romance is a true, vivid red  Click HERE to check out the entire collection. [Read more…]

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick Review

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick Review

Press SampleThe brand butter London is known and loved by many for their fabulous nail lacquer line. What many don’t realize is they actually have their own line of color cosmetics that are equally as fabulous!  butter LONDON recently added to their extensive selection of lipcolor a collection of Moisture Matte Lipsticks  family Matte Lipsticks available in some familiar colors from their lacquer collection. [Read more…]

Doucce Cosmetics Review

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Doucce Cosmetics at Gloss48

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Doucce Cosmetics at Gloss48!

Press SampleI love when I have the opportunity to introduce you to a new brand that is truly incredible! Doucce is an indie brand that’s being featured on Gloss48 this week!

I love how Gloss48 says “get your head out of the gutter”.  The brand name is pronounced Doo-say, so let’s get that straight!  The product line was born in the fine city of New York, and I was happy to see a lot of “made in the USA” stamped onto these gleaming cosmetic cases.  If you’re already in love with what you see, Click HERE to visit Gloss48 to view these steals!  If you want to see gorgeous photos, swatches, and reviews of these products keep reading! [Read more…]

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick In Whisper

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Rose Whisper

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Rose Whisper

Press SamplePrincesses everywhere, rejoice!  I’ve finally found a lipstick worthy of a spot in your delicate royal hand.  Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper is a feminine, subtle shade of pink.  Have you checked out Aerin Beauty yet?  Aerin Lauder’s new lifestyle brand is fairly new on the scene, and deserves a look if you haven’t already shopped the site! [Read more…]