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MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Tubes

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Collection

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss 2016

press-sampleThe incredibly pigment-rich MAC Vamplify Collection is back in the spotlight!   For my readers who love the high-pigment color payoff of a lipstick but the incredible shine of a gloss, Vamplify is a must-have.  This formula was introduced back in 2015 and the first thing that grabbed me when I applied it was how amazing the product feels on the lips.  This is a moisturizing formula, so it almost feels like a tip treatment when applied.  Seven new colors have been added to this collection of glosses for Fall 2016, including dusky shades perfect for the Fall season, and a cool-hued violet that is so modern!

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Swatches

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Swatches

Swatched above are five of the seven new colors added to the MAC Vamplify Lipgloss collection.  From left to right:  Anything But Demure, Peer Pressure, Absolute Score, Sway To The Sound, and Smart Aleck.  Keep scrolling for close-ups of each shade, pricing, and where to buy!

MAC Anything But Demure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Anything But Demure is a medium neutral that leans pink.  Perfect for daytime wear, or when you’d rather your eye makeup do the talking.

MAC Peer Pressure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Peer Pressure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Peer Pressure is a deep wine red that is so sophisticated!

MAC Absolute Score Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Absolute Score is a chocolate brown with cool undertones.  A perfect nod to the 90s, you’ll be seeing a lot more brown on the lips in Fall 2016.

MAC Sway To The Sound Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Sway To The Sound Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Modern makeup lovers will adore the violet shade Sway To The Sound!

MAC Smart Aleck Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

That bright starlet red everyone should own?  It’s Smart Aleck.  I can’t think of a better shade to add a bit of zing to a bleak Fall day.

Retail price for each long and lean tube is $20.

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss can be purchased at MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this MAC product 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.

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

NARS Powerfall Reds For Fall

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

press-sampleNo matter the year, when it comes to Fall lip color, RED is always relevant.  For Fall 2016, the NARS Powerfall makeup collection includes two Velvet Matte Lip Pencils for you to pretty your pout.

Consuming Red and Infatuated Red Swatches, NARS Powerfall

Consuming Red and Infatuated Red Swatches, NARS Powerfall

NARS Powerfall Reds Fall 2016

Swatched above for your viewing pleasure from left to right: NARS Consuming Red is a deep wine red that is part of the permanent color lineup and described as “Bordeaux” by the brand.  NARS Infatuated Red is a limited edition true bright red that the brand describes as “Garnet”.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have been a long-time favorite of mine since I first used one in 2008.  The soft satiny finish is very modern, and the chunky pencil format is easy to apply perfectly.  The shades are high-pigment, and feel so emollient when applied!

Retail price is $26.

Click HERE to buy from 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.

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks

press-sampleThe recently launched MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipstick collection literally contains EVERY shade you can possibly imagine!  They sent me three off-beat beauties to share with you!

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipstick Collection

MAC In My Fashion Swatch, Bangin' Brilliant

MAC In My Fashion Swatch, Bangin’ Brilliant

MAC In My Fashion is ideal for fall!  This deep brown has a hint of sweet blackberry to it, and a fabulous matte finish.

MAC Dew Swatch, Bangin' Brilliant

MAC Dew Swatch, Bangin’ Brilliant

Dew appears a pale lilac on the MAC site, but to me this satin-finish lipstick is really a pale sky-blue shade.

MAC Lightly Charred Swatch, Bangin' Brilliant

MAC Lightly Charred Swatch, Bangin’ Brilliant

You can’t get any more fashion-forward than Lightly Charred. If gray is the new neutral, then why not wear it on the lips?  This ashy-pale shade of grey has a hint of purple to it.

Retail price is $17 per lipstick.  MAC recently launched the Bangin’ Brilliant collection for the eyes and cheeks too!  If you’re a fan of playing with color you should surf over there now to check it out!

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant can be purchased at MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this MAC collection 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.

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

I’m never, EVER without a lip balm. I received my first balm in second grade, and have been obsessed with them ever since. It smelled like strawberries, and it was fabulous. While I’m still a sucker for those candy-scented balm treats, my main concern at this age is keeping the lips conditioned. The NEW Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm feels as luxurious as your richest body butter, and comes in a convenient tube form!

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

The retail price is $50 per balm.  What you’re paying for is a truly superior nourishing salve, that is miraculous for truly dry lips in need of extra TLC. Active ingredients include Lancome Pro-Xylane™ to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Other lip-loving ingredients are Vitamin E, Acacia Honey, Beeswax and Rosehip Seed Oil.

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.