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Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

press-sampleFor all of my Essie addicts in the house, feast your eyes on the Essie Winter Color Collection 2016!  This succinct little collection was inspired by 1960’s London, and contains six shades that are perfect for all of your needs this winter, in that long-wearing strong Essie formula you love!  Keep scrolling for swatches of each color.

Retail price is $9 per pretty bottle.

Click HERE to buy directly from Essie.  The brand can also be found at Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and many other retailers!

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Party On A Platform, Essie Winter 2016

Party On A Platform, Essie Winter 2016

This dark, true red is described by Essie a garnet red crème.  Party On A Platform is an ideal “holiday” red!

Ready To Boa, Essie Winter 2016

Ready To Boa, Essie Winter 2016

Essie Ready To Boa is a deep reddish brown with shimmer.  Essie describes the shade as a “glistening bronzed mahogany”.  It’s a gorgeous edgy neutral.

Satin Sister, Essie Winter 2016

Satin Sister, Essie Winter 2016

Satin Sister is a deep shade of teal that really stands out!  Essie describes the shade as a sleek ebony peacock blue.

Oh Behave!, Essie Winter 2016

Oh Behave!, Essie Winter 2016

Oh Behave! is a peachy frost shade will make you rethink pastels for winter!

Getting Groovy, Essie Winter 2016

Getting Groovy, Essie Winter 2016

That New Year’s Eve party you’re invited to?  You’ve got to wear Getting Groovy!  This gleaming golden metallic works with everything, but is perfect for a party!

Go With The Flowy, Essie Winter 2016

Go With The Flowy, Essie Winter 2016

The new neutral is gray, and Go With The Flowy is a very pale shade of gray that is surprisingly feminine!

Remember each shade is only $9 per bottle.

Click HERE to buy directly from Essie.  The brand can also be found at Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and many other retailers!

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

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection

press-sampleThe recently released limited-edition MAC Charlotte Olympia collection features unique white packaging adorned with lip prints, manicures, cobwebs, and long-lashed eyes.  The unusual packaging kicks off the overall experience of this collection in the perfect way.  Inside, product is housed in equally unique packaging.  The lipstick is housed in a lucite tube with a spiderweb image, the Lipmix lip pigments feature a tube design, and OH MY the nail polish! Each polish is a lean, sleek pyramid design topped with a gleaming golden cap. They are absolutely amazing!

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Leading Lady Red Lipstick

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Leading Lady Red Lipstick

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Leading Lady Red Lipstick Swatch

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Leading Lady Red Lipstick Swatch

The lipstick featured in photos above is named “Leading Lady Red” and is a matte true red. Matte is a very popular choice for 2016, and this MAC formula is a perfect long-wearing matte in a shade a star would wear to the Oscars. This true red suits most skin tones, so if you’ve had a tough time finding that perfect red you should give “Leading Lady” a shot!  Other shades in the collection are “Starlett Scarlet” a lighter true red, and “Retro Rouge” a deep brown/red.  Retail price per lipstick is $18.

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Studio Nal Lacquers

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Studio Nal Lacquers

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection To Have Or Have Not Swatch

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection To Have Or Have Not Swatch

The stars of this collection are the three MAC Studio Nail Lacquers with a cream finish and a bottle the shape of a sharp stiletto.  The photo above shows off a red-orange shade named “To Have Or Have Not”. In fact, this color leans so orange it could even be classified as a vivid dark coral.  This shade is really ideal for Spring and Summer, and would look killer with a tan.  As always I need to reiterate that MAC Studio Nail Lacquer is quite incredible. Its streak free application and long wearing formula places it safely in the category of the very best nail polish available on the market.

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Old Fashioned Swatch

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Old Fashioned Swatch

The shade of nail lacquer above is a deep berry red named “Old-Fashioned”.  This classic shade is seasonless, so if you’re looking for a color from the collection to wear all year long this should be your pick.  Also available but not pictured is the shade “Good Old Days” a pure white.  White manicures are a hot trend for 2016!  Retail price is $13 per bottle.

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Lipmix Red Swatch

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Lipmix Red Swatch

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Lipmix Red Swatch

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Lipmix Red Swatch

I’m a big fan of the Lipmix product, and the color shown above is simply “Red“.  This lip color is housed in a tiny tube, and best applied with a lip brush.  The color is so intense, only a tiny bit of product delivers amazing results!  What stands out most about Lipmix isn’t the color, but the incredible texture.  This shade also happens to match the “To Have Or Nave Not” nail lacquer really well!  Not shown is the shade “Crimson”, a dark blackened red.  Retail price is $16 per tube.

There’s so much more to the MAC Charlotte Olympia collection, including two lip pencils, a pigment, two cream colour bases, and even accessories!  Click HERE to shop the collection 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.

NARS Night Creature Nail Polish

NARS Night Creature Nail Pollish, Fantascene Holiday 2015 | RagingRouge.com

NARS Night Creature Nail Pollish Swatch, Fantascene Holiday 2015

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’ll say that of all of the items included in the NARS Fantascene collection for holiday, Night Creature Nail Polish is one of the most interesting in appearance.  Staring at the bottle gives you the feeling you are witnessing a storm on an alien planet.  The bottle contains a purple shade laced with a dusky iridescent dust that is simply mesmerizing.

NARS Night Creature Nail Pollish, Fantascene Holiday 2015 | RagingRouge.com

NARS Night Creature Nail Pollish Swatch, Fantascene Holiday 2015

When you buy a bottle of NARS Nail Polish, you aren’t just purchasing a color.  You’re buying high-performing product that delivers a superior experience from the second you use that extra-wide brush to brush it onto the nails.  NARS Nail Polish is three-free, and long-wearing.

Retail price is $20 per bottle of NARS Nail Polish. Other shades include Black Fire (a shimmering slate blue), and Hard To Get (a metallic bronze gunmetal).

Click HERE to buy NARS Fantascene items at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

Fantascene, NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection

NARS Steven Klein Collection | RagingRouge.com

NARS Steven Klein Collection

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogThe holiday color and gifting collections are now available, and they are AH MAY ZING. To kick off my holiday coverage I had to introduce you to the NARS Steven Klein Color collection (aka Fantascene). This collection includes 13 limited-edition items including two limited edition formulas: Killer Shine Lip Gloss and Killer Shine Lipstick. Keep scrolling for a quick taste of Fantascene. I’ll be giving you a closer look at each of these items in future posts!

NARS Fantascene, Besame Mucho | RagingRouge.com

NARS Fantascene, Besame Mucho

This collection mixes BOLD shades with more muted tones like this Killer Shine Lipstick in Besame Mucho.  This neutral peachy tone has become a go-to shade. Retail price is $29.

NARS Fantascene, Fast Life Lip Gloss | RagingRouge.com

NARS Fantascene, Fast Life Lip Gloss

I get so many compliments when I wear Fast Life Killer Shine Lip Gloss from the Fantascene collection!  This pearly pink simply gleams with a high shine finish.  Retail price is $28.

NARS Fantascene, Mortal Eyeshadow | RagingRouge.com

NARS Fantascene, Mortal Eyeshadow

Mortal is a luminous pearl white.  Ideal for the inner corner of the eye or the browbone, it instantly adds a touch of frost to your eye makeup.  Retail price is $25.

NARS Fantascene, Night Creature Nail Polish | RagingRouge.com

NARS Fantascene, Night Creature Nail Polish

Night Creature Nail Polish is such a unique shade!  Inside the bottle it looks a bit like a storm is happening.  The shade is a gray/purple, perfectly muted and fabulous.  Retail price is $20.

NARS Fantascene, Vengeful Dual Intensity Blush | RagingRouge.com

NARS Fantascene, Vengeful Dual Intensity Blush

This dual intensity blush duo pairs a brick red with a gleaming golden highlight shade.  It’s a beautiful, unusual combination!  Retail price is $45.

There are many other shades and gifting options available!  Don’t miss this holiday color collection!

Click HERE to buy NARS Fantascene items at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015

OPI Venice Collection, Fall 2015 | RagingRouge.com

OPI Venice Collection, Fall 2015

OPI Venice Collection, Fall 2015

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’m no nail guru, but I know a solid color collection when I see it. This Fall, I’m all about the OPI Venice Color Collection!  Ever since this collection hit nail salons, I’ve been wearing exclusively OPI Venice colors on my tips and toes (including some not pictured here).  You know the drill already. readers.  OPI nail lacquer is three-free, reasonably priced, and one of the longest-wearing polishes around.

Click HERE to view color collections by OPI.com, or keep scrolling for OPI Venice swatches and photos!  Retailers include Ulta, Drugstore.com, and Amazon.com.

I Cannolli Wear OPI, OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015 | RagingRouge.com

I Cannolli Wear OPI, OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015

I Cannolli Wear OPI

Before this collection was even released, I was craving a white manicure. OPI apparently read my mind! I Cannoli Wear OPI is actually better than white. It’s a super-pale, almost-white gray! It’s the very first shade from the collection I chose for my nails, and a fabulous modern neutral for Fall 2015. I know I’ll be dipping in to this color over and over again.

Gelato On My Mind, OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015 | RagingRouge.com

Gelato On My Mind, OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015

Gelato On My Mind

Generally we see colors like OPI Gelato On My Mind in the spring and summer, but somehow this icy pale blue just works for crisp fall days!

It's a Piazza Cake, OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015 | RagingRouge.com

It’s a Piazza Cake, OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015

It’s a Piazza Cake

Classics with a twist abound in the Venice Collection.  It’s A Piazza Cake is a rusty red as vivid as the fall leaves you love posting to your Instagram account.

Other shades I’ve tried so far (and love): O Suzi Mio (a deep almost-black purple), Tiramisu For Two (a pale skintone), Purple Palazzo Pants (a vivid lavender with a white base).  Next on my list is Worth A Pretty Penne, a shimmery copper!

The complete color assortment:
• Baroque…But Still Shopping – Glittering gold (LE)
• It’s a Piazza Cake – Persimmon creme
• Worth a Pretty Penne – Shimmery copper
• Tiramisu for Two – Coffee cream
• A Great Opera-tunity – Lush melon creme
• Gimme a Lido Kiss – Shimmering red
• Be There in a Prosecco – Opaque cream
• I Cannoli Wear OPI – Pale gray creme
• Gelato on My Mind – Icy blue cream
• Purple Palazzo Pants – Pastel lilac
• O Suzi Mio – Bold eggplant
• My Gondola or Yours? – Luscious black
• Venice the Party? – Bold aquamarine (LE)
• St. Mark’s the Spot – Deep navy (LE)
• Amore at the Grand Canal – Ravishing red

Retail is $9.50 per bottle.

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for a closer look at each color in the OPI Color Paints collection!

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