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Lancome L’Absolu Rouge NEW!

NEW LOOK for Lancome L'Absolu Rouge!

NEW LOOK for Lancome L’Absolu Rouge!

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge: Pourquois, Nuit, and Caprice

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge: Pourquois Pas?, Nuit & Jour, and Caprice

press-sampleHappy Thanksgiving my loyal readers! I sincerely hope you have a lot to be Thankful for! Traffic to Raging Rouge tends to be light on holidays like today, but if you’re like me you’re looking for a little break from all of the socializing. So while you’re chilling in the family room crammed in with your cousins, I figured you might appreciate a little eye candy.

Lancôme recently redesigned their L’Absolu Rouge tube design, and even updated their shade range to be more modern and cutting edge.  Finishes available in the collection include sheer, matte, and cream.

Retail price is $32 per tube.  Keep scrolling for more images of the new packaging, and to see swatches of the lipstick shades above!

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

NEW LOOK for Lancome L'Absolu Rouge!

NEW LOOK for Lancome L’Absolu Rouge!

NEW LOOK for Lancome L'Absolu Rouge!

NEW LOOK for Lancome L’Absolu Rouge!

The tubes feature rose gold accents, and the lipstick is actually opened by pressing the Lancôme rose on top of each tube.  The button ejects the lipstick beneath.  The design totally has a James Bond feeling.

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge: Pourquois, Nuit, and Caprice

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge: Pourquois Pas?, Nuit & Jour, and Caprice

Pourquois, Nuit, and Caprice Swatches

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge: Pourquois Pas?, Nuit & Jour, and Caprice Swatches

There are a total of 44 shades available in the collection, a veritable rainbow of options. Shown above are Pourquois Pas?– a medium sheer pink, Nuit & Jour– a sheer neutral, and Caprice– a bold red/orange cream.

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Caprice

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Caprice

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Nuit Jour

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Nuit & Jour

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Pourquoi Pas

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Pourquoi Pas?

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Another gorgeous gift idea from the Smashbox Holiday 2016 collection, is the Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set.press-sample  Housed inside of a festive re-usable container are three little compacts that are perfect for the frequent traveler in your life, or for any beauty lover on your list!  Each palette looks identical except for the wording, but each serves an entirely different purpose.  This 3 palette set fills almost an entire beauty regimen, from eyes to lips!

This $82 value retails for $45.  Keep scrolling for more photos from this collection, including swatches from each palette inside.  Already know you want one? Click HERE to buy from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Here are the three palettes lined up in a row!  They are so very beautiful!  In the photo above from left to right is the “lips” palette, the “contour” palette, and the “eyes” palette.

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

The Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadows included in the “eyes” palette are neutrals that lean cool.  This modern 6-pan color selection is so on-trend for winter 2016!  Swatches are from left to right.  Top row: Vanilla (a warm white), Flamingo (a pink/peach), Russet (a medium brown).  Bottom row: Totally Nude (a neutral that leans pink), Amethyst (purple), and Dark Cocoa (an almost black shade of brown).

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Nothing is more luxurious than a lip palette in the eyes of this beauty blogger.  The Smashbox “lips” palette contains six shades of Be Legendary Lipstick in shades ranging from neutral to festive red.  Two different finishes are also included in the palette for the ultimate in versatility!  Swatches are from left to right.  Top row (featuring a satin finish):  Congnac (medium rusty peach), Pretty Social (bubblegum pink), and Inspiration (hot pink). Second row (featuring matte finishes):  First Time (medium apricot), Jam On It (deep sophisticated pink), and Bing (bright cherry red).

Smashbox Be Contour Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Be Contour Swatches, Light It Up Holiday 2016

This adorable little contour kit contains three shades of  complexion perfecting powders in a palm-sized palette.  Swatches from left to right: Contour (a deep brown), Bronze (medium golden brown), and Highlight (a creamy vanilla).

Don’t forget the low retail price of $45! Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

Smashbox Glossed To Go Set

Smashbox Glossed To Go Set, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Glossed To Go Set, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Glossed To Go Set, Light It Up Holiday 2016

Smashbox Glossed To Go Set, Light It Up Holiday 2016

press-sampleThe adorable Smashbox Glossed To Go Set is part of the Smashbox Light It Up Holiday 2016 gifting collection, and comes with five shades of gloss that deliver sheer color with a high-gloss finish.  The glosses come housed in an adorable box that can be used for makeup storage on the vanity.  The best part?  This $90 value is only $25!

Smashbox Glossed To Go Swatches

Smashbox Glossed To Go Swatches

Smashbox Glossed To Go Swatches

There’s a color for nearly every occasion in this handy little value set, and the price-point makes it a fabulous “go to” gift for teachers, colleagues, friends, and family! Swatches from left to right above:  Bare Light, Orange Light, Fuchsia Light, Lilac Light and Ruby Light.  The shades are so forgiving, they’ll quickly earn a spot in your bag so you can reach for one over and over for application on the go!

Glossed To Go Set, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday Collection

Glossed To Go Set, Smashbox Light It Up Holiday Collection

Retail price is $25.

Click HERE to buy from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of this holiday set include Macys.com and Nordstrom.

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

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

The best selling shade of NARS Audacious Lipstick is Rita.  Rita is the universally flattering shade of red that seemed to exist only in myth.  For the holiday season, NARS dressed up the box and tube housing the lovely Rita in her signature color.  Keep scrolling for images of Rita and don’t forget her as the ideal gift for your red-lip loving friends!

Rita Swatch, NARS Audacious Lipstick

Rita Swatch, NARS Audacious Lipstick

Described by NARS as “scarlet” this true red works beautifully with any complexion.  This limited-edition NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick is available only at Sephora and Sephora.com as part of the “holiday kiss” collection.  Retail $32.

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

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

press-sampleIs there someone in your life who loves all things red?  This Red Lipstick Kit from the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 collection contains four travel-sized lipsticks that are each red, yet totally different from each other!  It’s the ultimate collection of red lipstick, but with a budget-friendly pricetag!

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

The lipsticks come in this adorable little drawer that keeps them together and looks simply adorable on the vanity.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit, Holiday 2016

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit swatches, from left to right:  Lady Danger is a vivid red that leans orange (Matte), MAC Red is a true red (Satin),  Diva is a deep merlot (Matte), Rebel is a berry red (Satin).

Retail price is $35 for the kit.  Nude and pink kits are also available!

Products from MAC Nutcracker Sweet 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.