High-profile shades. Made for play. Take your status to the next level with limited-edition NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palettes. Swipe and sculpt your way to customized cheeks with a coveted wardrobe of matte and shimmer blushes in the cult-favorite NARS formula. Brighten up with cool corals and pops of pink, or go bold with radiant reds and deep raspberry. Shades, craved. Profile, raised. #NARSissist – narscosmetics.com
Spring is coming which means new makeup. We all start to dream of the sun and fun new colors to play with. Or is that just me? Please tell me I am not the only one lol. NARS Wanted Cheek Palette is no exception to fun with colors. Two beautifully curated cheek palettes for all skin tones. What more can you ask for?! I have been playing with the Wanted Cheek Palette Vol I since it has arrived. The shades are more suited for my Medium Skin tone and all I can say is I have fallen in love. Some shades in both palettes may intimidate you with the pops of color but do not let them. They are very buttery, soft and pigmented but they apply with a natural flush of color.
PYT: Metallic rose (Limited Edition)
Ambition: Satin tangerine (Limited Edition)
Taos: Soft red with golden sheen
Exposed: Matte dusty rose (Limited Edition)
Penthouse: Matte raspberry (Limited Edition)
Queen: Matte ruby (Limited Edition)
If you are looking for a versatile Cheek Palette with quality this is one to grab and invest in. One resource that is often forgotten about is YouTube . NARS has some amazing tutorials and you can find more details on both palettes here and here.
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I had the pleasure of attending the bareMinerals Cocktails and Complexions event here in Chicago last week. With so many new goodies I wanted to give you the breakdown. The focus was their new Bare Pro 16 hour full coverage concealer. But of course there is the Gen Nude Blushes and Lip Lacquers! BareMinerals is a brand fast approaching the Holy Grail train for me. The products are reliable, the shade ranges are inclusive and offer a natural approach to makeup. Natural everyday makeup is more my lane and when I need to amp it up I can but having products that work and are reliable is my number one goal. Not just as a beauty blogger but as a beauty consumer.
New bareMinerals Products:
BAREPRO 16 hour Full Coverage Concealer (Shop it HERE)
Formulated with Bamboo Stem Extract to smooth the look of pores and fine lines, and powerful antioxidant-rich Raspberry Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Sea Lavender to nourish, hydrate and help defend skin against the damaging effects of environmental stressors such as pollution
bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer combines a high-shine finish with full-coverage color in nude shades, designed to be perfect for every skin tone.
Moisturizing Mineral Complex
If you are looking to add any of this newness to your vanity all three can be found at Ulta or Sephora I will say I liked what I saw and felt that night! lol Blush is my ultimate weakness and concealer is something I love to try. It is a very versatile product so having more than one in your makeup collection is important. Stay tuned for more! Reviews and swatches coming soon to BPAMC. For More beauty head over to my INSTAGRAM
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“NARS Cosmetics introduces Highlighting Powder featuring Seamless Glow Technology. The innovative formula, available in six shades, combines micro- spherical powders and pearls that reflect light and melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow. The silky, lightweight texture provides easy blending for buildable radiance that goes from delicately lit to strobed in the speed of light. No glitter. Just glow”
If there is a year for Highlighters 2018 is it! If you love to glow there will be no shortage of products for you to obsess over and the NARS Highlighter is no exception. With 6 shades to choose from no matter your skin tone NARS has you covered!
PRODUCT INFO: NARS Highlighter
March 15, 2018 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com
April 1, 2018 on Sephora.com and Ulta.com
April 5, 2018 at department and specialty stores
SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:
Albatross: opalescent gold
Capri: crushed pink pearl
Fort De France: champagne
SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:
Ibiza: yellow gold
Maldives: rose bronze
St. Barths: warm bronze
These NARS Highlighters sit very nice on the skin. They do not look chunky or glittery at all. They will give you a fresh looking glow. Even being a powder they will not give you a chunky texture which will work even for more mature skin.
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L’Oreal just came out with a ton of new highlighter products and I am living for it! One product that grabbed my attention right away is the L’Oreal Glotion. A natural glow enhancer. Sounds perfect right? Since I am into liquid products a lot as of late I wanted to test the glotion out first. All of the product claims scream versatile and I love nothing more than a product that can do multiple things. You get more bang for your buck and lets face it, its just better that way. Loreal Glotion is said to instantly hydrate and give you an all over fresh and natural glow. You can wear it alone, before or after makeup and can use for spot highlighting on the face.
$11.99 – $14.99 ( target wins with the cheaper price!!! )
4 shades (fair, light, medium, deep)
I grabbed the shade light and added a small amount all over my face. You do not look like the tin man. The glotion seriously gives a beautiful natural radiance. I added on some of my favorite mascara L’Oreal Lash Paradise, then I spot concealed with NARS Concealer and added on some gloss. I had the perfect no makeup, makeup look. Whether you want to wear it alone or add in a drop to your favorite foundation you will not be mad about it. Natural radiance is in style all year round and with 4 shades these are going to work on all skin tones!
Top To Bottom (Fair, Light, Medium, Deep)
If I had to compare them to a higher end product I would say MAC Strobe Cream. However strobe cream is not like a tint. There is color infused indeed but the L’Oreal Glotion delivers an illuminating color tint, MAC strobe cream does not give your skin a tint of color. If you have been wanting to try a liquid highlighter that can be used in multiple ways and want to try at a lower price tag these are a must!
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MAC has just blown my mind with their new highlighter palettes. As a MAC fanatic I will say I am not super into their highlighters. Powder highlighters as of late just do not do it for me anymore. I prefer to have a more cream based. However the new MAC Hyper Real Glow palettes just gave me a new reason to love powder with their creamy formula.
Rosy Cheer:Rich Golden Bronze with Fine Gold Shimmer
Flash N Awe:Palest Silvery Shimmer Pink
Rosy Glow:Medium Toned Shimmer Shell Pink
Light Of The Party:Flesh Toned Shimmery Peachy Pink
It is safe to say if you are a highlighter fan these need to be on your list to buy and try! With a creamy buttery formula that blends like a dream, you can either have subtle radiance or a super charged glow! Three shades to mix and match, who doesn’t love a versatile product!
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The Colourpop Lux Lipsticks officially re- stock tomorrow and I have my blog post ready just in time! What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than with some Red Lipstick! Red Lipstick has become a staple for me so when the Lux Lipsticks launched a couple weeks ago I grabbed the Red Bundle. A Bronze face with a Red Lip is my go to easy glam and with a $7 price tag I had to try!
“Enriched with our LUX Blend of butters, this creamy-matte, long wearing lipstick glides on the skin for intense pigmentation in shades made for every skin tone” Colourpop Website
Sold On Colourpop Website: https://colourpop.com/collections/lux-lipstick
Creamy Matte Formula
$7 / $21 for bundles (I am not seeing bundles on site now)
Lets get into the Swatches. These are just one swipe with a little extra to make my swatch look some what pretty lol I wish I was more creative with swatches but I like for the swatches to be organic to be honest. These glided on my arms and my lips like BUTTER. The only thing I am not 100% sure about is the shape of the lipstick. Because they are a bit more rounded at the top as opposed to a point like say a traditional MAC lippie or Milani I had a bit of trouble with the corners of my lips. This is NOT a deal breaker by any means.
These three shades lean towards a bit of MAC Lipsticks Lady Danger and Russian Red but still different. With so many shades and undertones and formulas out there you can never have too many Red Lippies HEHE!!!
Swatches Top To Bottom:
On Repeat: Orange Red
Get A Room: Bright Orange Red
On Display: Bright Pinky Red
Have you grabbed any of these lippies? Colourpop has been a brand I have fallen in love with and I have no plans on stopping! Here are some other products that I love!
Nothing new over here when a new MAC product comes across my testing table I get excited. Like really really really excited. When I was scrolling through my Instagram feed last year and saw MAC Water Weight Concealer I was like a kid in candy shop. As soon as it came out I purchased it! Its safe to say I am a self pro claimed concealer junkie. Who doesn’t want to find the perfect product? With so many shades, finishes and different coverage options on the market its hard to find the right one for you. Concealers may have a perfect shade match, a great finish but the coverage is not enough or it can be perfect coverage but its too matte or dewy. At the end of the day concealer can be tricky. Some how MAC has put Magic into a bottle and called in Concealer.
MAC Water Weight Concealer:
This concealer has many claims that would make anyone say “Okkkkkkk MAC” but I am here to tell you they are true! The MAC water weight concealer is an “ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a satin finish. While it gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections and hydrates, PGA Moisture Fusion Complex and Glycine soja protein protects skin from external elements” – Ulta Beauty Website
8 hour wear
Reduces appearance of undereye circles, dark spots and discolouration
I have used and tried so many different concealers however the MAC Water Weight Concealer is special. Its so thin and does not crease yet has amazing coverage. It feels like you have nothing on under your eyes. Even after building up the coverage it did not cake or crease and guess what? I did NOT set it with a powder. MAGIC I tell you, just pure magic! The finish is flawless. Its not too matte and not too dewy. It claims it is a satin finish and I agree. Its very natural looking without looking like you have anything on. I bought this product soon after it was launched and was using it everyday. MAC then graciously sent me a few shades with the new Water Weight powder as well. I jumped for joy knowing I now had a back up set and ready to go! lol
As you can see in the below picture the concealer is a dropper and its literally like water coming out. All I did was take the dropper and take it to my under eyes or on my hand and apply with my fingers. When I say a little goes a long way, I truly mean a little goes a long way. The only way I have blended this out is with my beauty blender (shop it HERE) and it just comes out flawless. No setting with powder and no settling into my fine lines.
Have you tried this concealer? Let me know your thoughts! If you are into dewy concealers you can see all my favs HERE.
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Who loves a good nude lipstick? Who loves a fabulous liquid lipstick? If you responded me to both of these, the Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks need to be on your list to try! The non drying formula is perfect for liquid lipstick beginners to those who are obsessed with all liquid lipstick formulas. Comfortable on the lips yet long lasting with 7 different nudes to choose from.
Smashbox Liquid Lipstick is an 8-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips.
Delivers bold, lightweight color with a liquid matte finish
Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color last up to 8 hours
Won’t smudge, budge or feather
Infused with Primer Oil complex to condition lips
Precision tip applicator lines the lips and fills
I will say I agree with every benefit except the only thing I have to add is regarding they will not smudge, budge or feather. After having mine on for a little over an hour I kissed the back of my hand and some product came off. However this is NOT a deal breaker for me. These lippies will last for sure but I do not want to say they are 100% smudge proof. I absolutely love the applicator. It makes it so much easier to apply with the tip and shape!
Have you tried this formula yet? Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are. If you are looking for some nude lipsticks these are ones to check out. However if regular lipstick is more your thing. I have over 15 Nude MAC Lipsticks swatched HERE and HERE.
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Let me start by saying if you are new to my blog or Instagram I am all for glowing skin. I am not a matte foundation girl. I wear mattes alot but I mix in liquid highlighter. Being 37, I prefer to glow and look youthful. Honestly I would rather look greasy and wet than matte and dry any day lol Please know this does not mean I love every product that claims glow and or dewy results. The new NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation offers many amazing claims and since I am on a NARS base kick I had to purchase to test for myself and of course all of you!! Recently I purchased three NARS Base products and loving all of them, Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Concealer and Velvet Matte Concealer. Pretty much I have been obsessed with all things NARS. Lets get into the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation claims.
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation:
16 hour wear
Full Powered Radiance
Smooth Skin Look
NARS often recommends warming up their foundations with your fingers and using a small amount as it will go a long way. Too much product can cause lines and cracking. My makeup preferences are less product. I want to look like me but better, maybe this is why I am loving their bases as of late. For the application I used the beauty blender so I believe this is why it did not come out as full coverage. I have not tried with my fingers. My skin was dealing with some breakouts and I was trying to avoid more. The full coverage claims are more than likely very true as I could have built up when I had applied. I would love to know who else has tried this and what has your outcome been. With the beauty blender it was medium coverage and I adored the outcome and finish. This NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation 100% gives a radiant finish without adding in liquid highlighter.
A few things I love about this foundation are first it has a pump. That always makes things so much easier and clean. It is not a deal breaker for me however it is appreciated. The radiance is not a very dewy look but just the right amount of glow to give you a very skin like youthful finish. It feels like you have nothing but offers enough coverage perfect for everyday.
Lets talk shade range for a second. As of late this has been a hot topic in the beauty world due to some brands coming out with ranges that are NOT inclusive to all. Unfortunately this is not new in the beauty industry and I can write a whole blog post on this subject. However for now I am here to say that BPAMC will always discuss this issue in my reviews if it needs to be addressed based on the products shades offered. As for NARS they get it all around and I am here for it!! There are 33 shadesfor this foundation. I run neutral most times and have a medium skin tone. I purchased two shades to try.
Honestly both shades work for me but Santa Fe is a tad lighter. Literally just a tad. I would prefer something a tad darker as in the summer I do get darker and in the winter nothing else is usually shown except for my hands lol so its fine. I also don’t like to look too washed out or ghostly. So I always prefer for my foundation to be a tiny bit darker. Plus after kids my neck was darker than my face for a while and vice versa. #momprobs.
If you are looking for a new foundation with fabulous coverage, that lasts and gives you a glow from within look without adding extra product this is for you. Let me know if you will be picking this up!
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Hi Beauty Lovers! Its been a while since I have blogged but I am officially back. I am active daily on Instagram so please come find me HERE with 43K plus other beauty lovers !!! With the holidays and then back to back sickness in my house its been a crazy 4 weeks! I hope you all had amazing holiday season and a very very happy new year. We are in full winter mode here in Chicago and I wanted to share with you my must have high end bronzers to keep you glowing all year long! When it comes to high end bronzer there are so many on the market but these five are always in my rotation.
When it comes to bronzer I prefer a matte bronzer or something with a slight sheen especially for the winter. But who am I kidding I am such a cheek product junkie I will try any bronzer lol but these High End Bronzers are always in rotation. One is new to my collection but I instantly fell in love.
MUST HAVE HIGH END BRONZERS:
(Click the Bronzer Name to SHOP)
Becca Sun Lit Bronzer: This makes you look like you were at the beach. Its matte but its not flat and has a smooth buttery feeling. It warms up your face perfectly for that all over glow
5 shades available
My Shade: Capri Coast
NARS Bronzing Powder: Not only does this bronzer warm up your skin but it will sculpt your face. You can use this to contour with as well. There is a very very subtle shimmer in this bronzer but it gives a natural glow.
2 shades available
My Shade: Laguna
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural: Where do I even begin with this powder. So smooth, buttery and perfect. This product is “A slow-baked powder with M·A·C Multi-Mineral Complex that provides a natural, dimensional finish” I use shade Medium Plus to set my face as well. This shade just happens to be great as a bronzer for me and many others out there. Its an iconic MAC product.
My Shade: Give Me Sun
Benefit Hoola Bronzer: Just like NARS I use this to sculpt for contouring and to bronze up the skin. I love when products can do more than one thing. This is a true matte bronzer which makes it versatile.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer: Last but not least this bronzer looks so natural and warm on the face. She is the newest to my collection but I instantly fell in love. The bronzer is fused with Hourglasses famous lighting powder in Diffused Light – Shop it HERE. to mimic a ray of warm sunlight.
What are your must have high end bronzers? Let me know in the comments, I am always ready to try more!!! Here is to a wonderful 2018. Thank You so much for being here and if you are loving this post don’t forget to share on Pinterest and Facebook!