MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo is a blue based red that is univerally flattering on everyone.Read More
I can't believe how busy this holiday season is. Normally the holidays are always crazy for me but this year, it seems even more intense. All of the shopping; the wrapping; the cleaning - it makes my head spin just thinking about it. Luckily, I have you guys to get me through it all and I have to thank the team from Bloomingdale's and Rakuten for sending over this amazing Bloomingdale's Bonus Beauty Box.
Most of the items are new to me so I wanted to share an early look at the products so you can get an idea of what you can expect to see in the next few videos/photos.
- Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
- MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo lipstick and MAC 7 Lash
- Clarins Supra Volume Mascara
- Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara
- Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Eau de Parfum
I will come back and fully dive into everything so let me know what you want to see reviewed first.
Happy holidays! I wanted to create this very easy and quick red lip look that you can absolutely wear separately or if you're feeling daring...wear it with your favorite glitter topper.
Products used/mentioned: Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation PrimerAJ Crimson Foundation in Shade 4Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom Liquid Lipstick Use code SOPHIE for $$$ off Colourpop Cosmetics Bichette Lip Pencil OPV BrushesSigma Beauty E56 Shader Lid Brush Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush CoverFX Perfect Setting Powder Translucent Light Violet Voss Glitter AdhesiveViolet Voss Tickle Me Holo Glitter If this glitter is out of stock, you can try OPV Pressed Glitter in CharmedMAC Cosmetics Mineralized Skin Finish
Stop the presses! We finally have an official date for the MAC x Mariah Carey Collection!
Happy MAC Monday everyone! I'm going to keep this one short and sweet - mostly because I have other posts to edit :)! I teased you all last week about the next giveaway being a few goodies from MAC so it's time to get it open for entries! [wpvideo kuRbsCOz]
One Instagram follower will win this entire set of MAC products:
- 3 MAC Cosmetics lipsticks in Relentlessly Red, Living Legend and Sparks of Romance
- 1 MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium
- 1 MAC Cosmetics lipliner in Vino
Here’s how to enter:
1. You must follow @candycoatedclosets on Instagram.
2. In the comments on this Instagram photo, tag 2 friends so they can learn about all of the fun we have on here!
3. You can enter up to 5 times with a new set of tagged friends in each comment.
That’s it! Contest runs from Monday, November 14, 2016 and ends Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:59pm est. One winner will be randomly chosen from those who commented (not those tagged within the comments) and announced within 48 hours of the contest ending.
No giveaway/spam profiles & profile must be set to public by the end of the contest so we can ensure that you are following @candycoatedclosets. Open internationally; 18+, to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
Since 1994, every cent from the selling price of M·A·C #VIVAGLAM Lipstick and Lipglass has gone toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The lipstick and lipglass look to be a maroon, pinkberry shade which I'm very excited about. And don't worry beauty junkies...this collection is around for an entire year, so you have a lot of time to save up and get your back ups. It's a beautiful shade and you'll be supporting a great cause.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Black Cherry Lip Gloss is a creamy deep plum gloss that is designed to give your lips an intense pout. For $16, you get 4.5 grams of product which is almost 16oz. It's a very creamy formula that doesn't apply tacky or sticky but still leaves your lips with a super shine - a glass like finish. ou can wear it alone or pair it with a lipstick for an extra pop.
Here is a live look at me applying it.
Cupid's bow highlight - OPV Highlighter in Glam-O-Rous $27.00
It's time to get those credit cards out because holiday shopping is upon us. If you wanted to collect any pieces from the MAC Cosmetics "Good Luck Troll" collection or shopping for holiday presents now is the time you to shop. Let me walk through a few scenarios on how to get the best deals for this: First, head here to activate the site so you can see everything. Your webpage should look like this:
Second, start adding thigns to your cart! Remember that Nordstrom's does offer Fast and easy free shipping & returns so no matter how little (or much) you order you will get free shipping. You also get your choice of 3 free samples at checkout! Also, don't forget that you can earn Nordstrom Rewards points with every purchase - if you're not already a member, sign up now by clicking here and you will get a $10 credit that you can use at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, or HauteLook during the holidays.
Update 10.13.16 @ 2:22PM EST: We finally have swatches on a woman of color. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BLgyMY8D97f/[/embed]
Just when you thought you had enough highlighters...MAC Cosmetics goes ahead and releases a new set of iridescent strobe powders! Just look at these swatches that we've rounded up for you.
Had enough? No? Oh, okay.
Shades from left to right: Soft Frost, Beaming Blush, Double Gleam, and Show Gold.
These are scheduled to launch in November as part of their upcoming "In The Spotlight" Collection. It is being reported that there are 6 new strobe skin finishes being released that will all be permanent.
Stay tuned...we will keep you updated once we have the official press release and samples.
Please visit the updated blog post with the official prices, photos and swatches from MAC Artist here http://bit.ly/MariahxMAC. Update from Vogue France: Original article, source and photos: http://bit.ly/2e8cdz0
Glitter, gold, butterflies ... Mariah Carey binds MAC time to a range of exclusive Christmas, in perfect harmony with its image. At the heart of this collaboration, where the glam world, even a bit of bling the singer mixes in the Christmas spirit: nude shades, beige tones, browns and bronzes, available in lipsticks, blushes at eye and lip gloss. The festive lipstick "All I want" in the shade " champagne iridescent" is perfect to celebrate the holidays in style and slip into the skin of a diva.
It's Everything Eyeshadow Palette, Mariah Carey x MAC, exclusive online, $48 USD
Brush eye Mariah Carey x MAC, exclusive online, $33 USD
Powder Extra Dimension Skinfinish, My Mini, hot iridescent gold, Mariah Carey x MAC $38 USD
Lip Pencil pro Longwear, So dramatic, intense brown, Mariah Carey x MAC $19 USD
X MAC Lipglass Mariah Carey, Butterfly Bling, pink iridescent bronze, exclusive online, $23 USD
Powder blush, You've got my feeling, light pink candy, exclusive online, $26 USD
Update 10/13/2016 at 5:45pm EST: 📷@MariahTrends on Instagram
If you're a collector of MAC Cosmetics limited edition packaging then brace yourself. It seems that we have the first look at her upcoming collaboration (rumored to launch this December 2016).
Queenofshademc shared the above photo on Instagram and of course it has the beauty community going crazy and rightfully so - the compact is beautiful.
The release date, names and prices is still to be determined but we will update you once we hear anything. But for now....are you excited?
Empire star Taraji P. Henson has joined forces with MAC Cosmetics for an upcoming collaboration that is set to launch this September 6th online and September 8th in select MAC stores.TARAJI P. HENSON HAS WON THE WORLD OVER WITH HER FEARLESS PERFORMANCES, POWERHOUSE CONFIDENCE, AND CHARISMATIC SPARK. FROM HER FLAWLESS SKIN TO THE QUINTESSENTIAL NUDE LIP AND PERFECTLY DEFINED NOIR EYE, HER NAMESAKE M·A·C COLLECTION IS AS FIERCE AS TARAJI HERSELF.
The collection includes:
- LIPSTICK Strip Me Down deep tone beige (matte) SRP: $17.00 US/$21.00 CAD
- MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL Taraji Glow reddish brown SRP: $33.00 US/$38.00 CAD
- MINERALIZE SKINFINISH Highlight The Truth soft bronze coral with golden shimmer SRP: $33.00 US/$38.00 CAD
- HAUTE & NAUGHTY TOO BLACK LASH black SRP: $23.00 US/$28.00 CAD
- PENULTIMATE EYE LINER Rapidblack true black SRP: $21.00 US/$24.00 CAD
- BRUSH 187 Duo Fibre Face SRP: $42.00 US/$51.00 CAD
Swatches from top to bottom: Strip Me Down lipstick (matte), Taraji Glow mineralized skinfinish natural, Highlight The Truth mineralized skinfinish. Photo by victoriouslogan.
Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.
EYE SHADOW X 9 SRP $32.00 US/$42.00 CAD She’s A Model Fresh Blade: pale frosted yellow (veluxe pearl) Gilded Lids: bright yellow with pearl (satin) Sample Sized: dirty golden olive (frost) She’s A Model: blackened teal with pearl (veluxe pearl) Big Attitude: dirty grey (frost) Not Basic Black: charcoal brown with pearl (velvet) Fab Accent: soft nude (matte) Cool Complement: dirty mid-tone neutral (matte) Dance In the Dark: deep cool brown (matte)
Runway Worthy Runway Worthy: soft frosty white (veluxe pearl) Dress Me Up: dirty pink (satin) Frock Talk: blackened cherry (veluxe pearl) Paradise Island: soft warm pink (satin) Available in Petite: frosty raspberry (velvet) Snappy Style: deepened black plum (satin) Hypnotizing: frosted greyed mauve (frost) Zip Me Up: mid-tone violet (satin) Nice Fit: blackened blackberry (frost)
FLUIDLINE PEN SRP $22.00 US/$24.00 CAD Retro Black: black Indelibly Blue: deep navy blue Privet: sea green
LIPSTICK SRP $17.00 US/$21.00 CAD By Special Order: deep reddened fuchsia (amplified) Aim for Gorgeous: bright fuchsia (matte) Stylist’s Tip: deep violet (amplified) Pressed & Ready: soft whitened nude (lustre)
M·A·C STUDIO NAIL LACQUER SRP $12.00 US/$14.00 CAD Style Matters: metallic golden green (frost) Like My Gown?: dirty reddish purple (crème)
Feast on servings of new MAC Cosmetics Soft Serve Shadow featuring a unique, bouncy texture, and Dare Hue! Brow Pencil. Delectable Soft Serve shades each layer smoothly onto the lid with buildable colour that’s long-wearing, non-creasing and simple delicious.Feast on servings of new Soft Serve Shadow featuring a unique, creamy, bouncy texture. 12 delectable shades each layer smoothly onto the lid with buildable color that’s long-wearing, non-creasing and simply delicious. Apply with the new 248 small eye shader brush.
Soft Serve Shadow SRP $22.00 US/$26.00 CAD
Bounce Around light, cool taupey silver (pearl) Quite Yummy! light pink (satin) Cushy Life light warm golden beige (pearl) Put Me To Shame mid-tone dirty taupe (satin) So So Saucy mid-tone peach (satin) Plead Guilty vibrant sparking gold (pearl) Jealous Girl mint green (satin) Must Be Lust sparkling bronzey tan (pearl) Girls , Girls! soft pastel purple (satin) Best Make Up light golden highlighter (pearl) Big Bad Blue soft pastel blue (satin) Softened Up mid-tone warm brown (satin)
Dare Hue! Brow Pencil SRP $16.50 US/$19.50 CAD
Violet Infused soft lavender Blonde Not Bland pastel peach Pink Confetti pastel pink Frisky Fresh soft mint green What A Highlight soft white gold highlighter Clearly Groomed nudey beige
Brush 2 4 8 Small Eye Shader SRP $25.00 US/$30.00 CAD
Lipstick GOLD XIXI pastel lemony yellow (lustre) CLOUD GAIT pastel turquoise (lustre) PLUM PRINCESS pastel plummy lavender (matte) DDDEVILISH pastel hotel pink (matte) VERMILLION VEE clean, true red (matte) SRP: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAD
Fluidline BLACKTRACK solid, flat black SRP: $17.50 US/$21.00 CAD
Eye Shadow ROYAL WOO pastel lemony yellow (matte) PALE PIPA pastel turquoise (matte) ELECTRIC MANDARIN neon mandarin orange (matte) MU MU BLOOM hot pink (matte) SRP: $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD
Cream Colour Base PEONY PAVILION hot pink RICH CORAL orange SOCK-IT XIQU dirty lavender SRP: $23.00 US/$27.50 CAD
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed white/transparent SRP: $29.50 USD/$35.00 CAD
Excuse me as I go and press play on the entire Selena album on my itunes playlist just for this news! MAC Cosmetics has finally announced a date for the #MACSelena collection and given us a sneak peek! (Available October 2016 in select markets!)
From MAC Cosmetics Instagram account @MACCosmetics "A preview of Como La Flor Lipstick, one of the products from the upcoming #MACSelena collection!@SelenaQOfficial’s vivacious music and style lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin beauty and culture. #MACSelena is a makeup collaboration inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend, tenderly curated with Selena’s own sister, Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” says Suzette. “She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honour to have M·A·C collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans — FOR her fans.” Available October 2016 in select markets!
Este es un vistazo del Lipstick Como La Flor, ¡uno de los productos de la próxima colección #MACSelena! La música vivaz y el estilo de @SelenaQOfficial vive a través de la pasión de sus fans y de su impacto en la belleza y la cultura latina.#MACSelena es una colaboración de maquillaje inspirada por la devoción de todos aquellos que siguen siendo tocados por la joven leyenda, curada con ternura por la propia hermana de Selena, Suzette Quintanilla: "Quería que los colores representaran su personalidad, lo que usaba dentro y fuera del escenario", dice Suzette. “Ya han pasado 21 años desde que ella se ha ido, y que esta colaboración sucediera, es casi increíble. Esto sólo demuestra el amor que sus verdaderos fans le tienen a pesar de que dejó de estar con nosotros; que su música sigue viva y su legado ha crecido enormemente desde que ella se fue. Es un gran honor que M·A·C colabore con el nombre de Selena y sus fans – PARA sus fans.” ¡Disponible en octubre 2016 en ciertos mercados!"
Her husband, Chris Perez, is also reporting that Como La Flor is an exact shade that Selena used to wear!
Pictured here (clockwise from top): Eye Shadow in Selena, Lipstick in Como La Flor, Lipstick in Amor Prohibido, Eye Shadow in Fotos y Recuerdos, Lipstick in Dreaming of You, and Techno Cumbia Blush Duo in Ven Conmigo and Blunt. Info from @maccosmetics
We finally got a sneak peek at the full #MACSelena collection that is dropping in October 2016!
Lipsticks · Como La Fluer – beautiful red · Dreaming of You - A deeper tone brick red/berry · Amor Privido Nude tone 5 eyeshadows – all named after her songs · Black “Is it the Beat” – she tended to wear it in the corner of her eyes · Purple – Selena · No te quiero mas
There is also a Blush brush, Contour compact and Eyeliner and mascara to go along with everything. And there is an online Exclusive Selena - Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. It looks like it’s a lipglass. (Bottom right corner pic) Please note that this is what I could grab off of Periscope so the names could be wrong. Make sure that you head to @maccosmetics periscope now to view the full story from @selenaqofficial's sister now!
Independent digital sensation Brooke Candy is back to M·A·C with a transformative colour collection that unites the past, present and future of her creative spirit. Illusions melt away with brazen shades for eyes, lips and nails that dare you to stand up and stand out.
LIPSTICK Mind Control bright cherry red ( amplified) Witching Hour rich purple (matte) Doo-Wop pink pop (matte) Whirl dirty rose (matte) SRP $18.00 U S/$22.50 CAD
LIP PENCIL Night Crawler deep plum Whirl dirty rose SRP $17.50 U S/$21.50 CAD
VAMPLIFY Till Death Do Us Part intense dark purple Pamela dirty rose SRP $ 21.00 US/$25.50 CAD
BRONZING POWDER Golden muted golden-tan beige w /shimmer SRP $27.00 U S/$32.50 CAD
M·A· C STUDIO EYE GLOSS White-Yin shimmer white w/multi-coloured pearl Black-Yang black w /red a nd blue pearl SRP $23.00 US/$27.50 CAD
LIQUID EYE LINER Boot Black intense black SRP $ 22.00 US/$25.50 CAD
HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH Haute & Naughty Black black SRP $23.00 US/$28.50 CAD
M·A·C STUDIO NAIL LACQUER Madame Candy nude cream (cream) Black Stallion midnight purple (cream) SRP $13.00 U S/$15.50 CAD
Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross generations, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, M·A·C and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation join forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of cosmically charged hues. "Star Trek is an iconic pop culture phenomena whose storylines pushed gender and racial boundaries. For its 50th anniversary, we celebrate each of Star Trek's powerful women in a transcending, transformational makeup collection.” -M∙A∙C Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director James Gager
I wanted to stop and do this really quick video review for you guys to compare the new MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick to a few other MAC lipsticks that I own - Riri Hearts MAC Talk That Talk and Instigator. Turn your volume up, press play and get the details!
So last year, we all heard the news that MAC Cosmetics chose Ariana Grande as the new VIVA GLAM spokeperson.* The news spread like wide fire on social media - not only because of the support of the cause - but because of the trendy story behind the colors.
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "matte plum." It's a deep, dark plum with a satin finish.
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering pink.” It’s a sheer, pink-tinted lipgloss with gold and pink sparkles.
When I first saw the promotional pictures, it immediately reminded me of Riri Hearts MAC Talk That Talk lipstick and the Clear Water Lipgloss from the Alluring Aqua collection. So I wanted to do a few comparisons to help you...
I'll admit that I said "Wow" when I swatched them. It's a beautiful color alone and with paired with the lipgloss. However, it is a bit patchy, so make sure that you grab a matching lipliner - try it with Vino perhaps? It will be in-stores and at-counters on January 21st, 2016.
*The VIVA GLAM Lipstick was originally created in 1994 to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS at a time when the pandemic was dramatically affecting fashion and beauty communities in particular as well as the wider world. What makes this so historic is that 100% of the purchase price of any VIVA GLAM product goes towards the M·A·C AIDS Fund which is committed to addressing the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting diverse organizations around the world that provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
*Purchased. All opinions are my own*