RiRi Hearts MAC Collection Fall 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches


riri hearts mac collection fall 2013

Today is the day! You can officially purchase the new RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection at North America MAC stores, then it’s launching at other locations and online on October 3rd. It’s a comprehensive collection, with eyeshadow palettes, new lipsticks, a RiRi Woo Lipglass, and more.

riri hearts mac fall 2013 collection

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection 2013

From MAC:

Rihanna premieres her perfect palette of lavish fall colour – a range of decidedly daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin highlighted with Diamonds Cream Colour Base and Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good.

Let’s check out what I tried a little closer! This is a comprehensive review, so get settled in… [Read more...]

What’s New: Make Up For Ever Aqua Summer Collection


make up for ever aqua summer collection

Every swimsuit season, I’m reminded just how awesome Make Up For Ever’s lineup of Aqua products are. They don’t budge! (Which is probably why they’re heralded every year during Miami Swim Week.) For summer, Make Up For Ever expands on their line of long-lasting hues with these colorful, bold, water and smudge-proof products for eyes and lips.

make up for ever aqua summer

Make Up For Ever Aqua Summer 2013

Check out these new waterproof colors, perfect for pairing up with warm weather looks! [Read more...]

Currently Loving: MAC Fashion Sets “Embrace Me” Collection


MAC Fashion Sets Collection Embrace Me

Earlier this month, MAC released the Fashion Sets Collection, and what a gorgeous collection it is! In its entirety, Fashion Sets features four distinctive shades with coordinating pieces for each bold hue; Embrace Me (bold fuchsia), Heroine (bright violet), Ablaze (bright orange), and Silly (soft blue-pink). Each shade features a Lipstick, Lipglass, Nail Lacquer, Lip Pencil, and Eyeshadow.

I was instantly crazy about Embrace Me. This bright flash of fuchsia literally made me feel like dancing! Like I needed somewhere to go after I put it on. And let’s just say—at my age—I don’t feel like “going out” much anymore! While I don’t happen to have the lip pencil that matches, I do have the rest of the Embrace Me pieces, and I am in love.

Let it be known—no, I definitely don’t recommend wearing the eyeshadow at the same time you’re wearing the lip colors (well, at least for me), but the layering potential with the Lipstick and Lipglass is pure SASS. If Embrace Me isn’t your kinda shade, do pop into a MAC location to check out the rest of the collection in-person before it’s totally gone. There are some true color winners to be had.

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC ‘Embrace Me’ Lipstick (matte) — bright fuchsia cream [Read more...]

Review & Swatches: Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Pink, Nude, Spice, & Red


I rarely cover lip liners, my lovelies. Often, they’re just not for me, and if they’re not for me—I can’t exactly be very helpful to you sometimes. But hand to heart, these new Perfect Lips Lip Liners from Too Faced are making me rethink my lip liner phobia in a major way. Yes, yes. I, of all people have been wearing these lately, and here’s the Perfect Lips scoop!

What Too Faced Says…

  • Define and prime to keep your lips perfectly pretty! A twist-up tip always stays sharp for perfecting lip shape while its infusion of priming properties ensures that lipsticks and glosses wear longer.

More To Love…

  • Perfect Lip Definition: Lips have better definition with twist up tip that never needs sharpening and comfortable gel grip makes it easy to hold a steady line for perfect lip shaping.
  • Primes & Lines: Lipsticks and glosses wear better, and with richer, longer-lasting color that won’t fade or feather.
  • Compatible Colors: Each of the 4 perfect lip liners were created to suit a wide range of lip colors so shades are always perfectly blended.

While I wish I could I could bust these myths from my much-loved Jerrod Blandino here, I totally agree! He’s been proving me wrong lately, left and right—and I truly respect him for it.

Perfect Nude, Perfect Spice, Perfect Red, Perfect Pink

  • Perfect Nude — light rose (repackage)
  • Perfect Spice — dusty rose (new)
  • Perfect Pink — bright pink (new)
  • Perfect Red — rich red (new)

More photos, swatches, and details…

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