NARS Ignited Eyeshadow Palette: Let Sparks Fly!

“Tempt with illumination. Captivate with color. Set off seduction with a limited edition lineup
of 12 blazing eyeshadows in a versatile range of matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes to fuel
your desire for endless expressions. Get switched on” – NARS
Oh boy, when I first saw teasers of the NARS ignited palette on Instagram it caught my eyes immediately. When it showed up at my door and I opened it I was in awww. This  palette is absolutely beautiful. From the packaging to the shades this is one to have in your collection! The NARS Ignited palette has three different finishes and rich textures. If you are into shimmer and or glitter you have to see this one in person.  Dont be fooled though by the word glitter. This is not bulky glitter this is what I like to call adult sophisticated glitter lol. They have pearl finishes and look gorgeous on the lids.
NARS Ignited

Product Details: NARS Ignited Palette

(SHOP HERE)

  • Price: $59.00 USD
  • Limited Edition
  • Can be used as shadow or liner
  • Can be applied wet or dry  – Youtuber Makeup Just For Fun shows a side by side of the glitter finishes wet/dry. Check her out HERE
  • Crease Resistant
  • Available: November 28, 2018 EXCLUSIVELY on Sephora mobile app and November 29, 2018 on Sephora.com, in NARS Boutiques and on narscosmetics.com

NARS Ignited

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM: (Shop HERE)

  • Hammamet I: matte beige
  • Sophia: matte rich cool brown
  • Noumea: matte sienna
  • St Paul Vence I: shimmering nectarine
  • Supernova:  metallic coral with pink
  • Fired Up: metallic rust
  • Light Up: sparkling pink pearl
  • In Heat: sparkling magenta
  • Fuse: sparkling purple with blue
  • Atomic: sparkling bubblegum pink
  • Ignition: sparkling rose
  • Pointe Noir: sparkling eggplant with pink

NARS Ignited NARS Ignited

(SHOP THE PALETTE HERE)  I just wanted to get swatches out to you all. So what are your initial thoughts on this palette? Will you be picking this up? This would also make a fantastic gift for the makeup lover in your life!

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Palette was sent by NARS for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

MAC SHINY PRETTY THING: Lipstick and Lipgloss Swatches

Tis the season for makeup holiday releases! MAC has done it again with MAC Shiny Pretty Things holiday collection and the lip products really stood out to me.  The collection includes multiple products (highlighters, sets/bundles, palettes and glitter eye shadows) but the lip products, oh the lip products!  To see the whole MAC Shiny Pretty Things Collection click HERE. So lets dive right into the lip products with all the info you need and swatches!

MAC Shiny Pretty Things

MAC Shiny Pretty Things

MAC Shiny Pretty Things: Lipstick and Lipglass Swatches and Info:

  • 5 Shades of Lipstick and LipGlass
  • Price:
    • $18.50 for the LipGlass
    • $19.50 for the Lipstick
  • Multiple Finishes
  • Metallized packaging

MAC Lipsticks are my favorite lip product of all time so its no surprise I was drawn to these immediately. Top it off with the Lip Glass and you have an array of holiday goodness for your lips!

To SHOP the Collection Click HERE

MAC Shiny Pretty Things

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM: Shop The Collection HERE

Please note: Some shades are sold at different locations or sold out. I have linked each shade below. To shop just click the shade name! Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!!!

Wink of Pink Lipstickmidtone rose pink w/ bronze gold shimmer (frost) 

Cake Top Lip Glass: peachy pink with icy shimmer

BabeTown Lipstick: dirty beige pink (creamsheen)

Ice Orchid Lip Glass: mid cool toned pink 

Straight Fire Lipstick: metallic true red (matte metallic) 

Rose Buddy Lip Glass: deepened berry 

Both Cheeks Lipstick: bright fuchsia (matte)

Tudor Rose Lip Glass: hot magenta with pink pearl 

At Leisure Lipstick: creamy pink beige  with gold pearl (frost) 

Scarcely Seen Lip Glass: light beige pink

MAC Shiny Pretty ThingsMAC Shiny Pretty Things

I hope this helps if you are MAC Lipstick and Lip Glass obsessed like myself! Between the shades and packaging I just was in aww of this part of the collection for 2018. Shiny Pretty Things offers so many fantastic sets, palettes and glitter you are sure to find a gift or two for yourself lol I mean for your friends, family ect …. kinda lol Happy Holidays Beauty Lovers!!!

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent by MAC Cosmetics for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links and help keep this blog running. Thank You so much for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio 

NEW MAC Studio Fix Concealer: New Holy Grail

“A lightweight fluid concealer with a wand applicator that offers all-day comfortable wear with medium-to-full buildable coverage and a natural matte finish” – maccosmetics.com

Every since I heard the news that the MAC  Studio Fix Concealer was being released, I was ready. The studio fix line products are apart of my Holy Grail items that I can not live without.  See them HERE and HERE. Add in a concealer I was beyond excited and had very high expectations. I am hear to tell you my expectations have been met and then some. Lets dive right into this amazing concealer.

MAC Studio Fix Concealer

MAC STUDIO FIX CONCEALER: Shop it HERE

  • Price: $22.00
  • 33 Shades
  • Light Weight
  • Medium Coverage
  • Natural Matte Finish

There have been a lot of mixed reviews on this concealer because so many people want super full coverage with a matte finish. This is not TAPE SHAPE I repeat this is not TAPE SHAPE and I could not be happier. For all of those that want a full coverage look there are just as many of us that don’t like that look at all or just want a good everyday concealer.  Please remember that when watching Youtubers. Also many are young and this concealer works wonders under my 37 year old mom eyes. lol I  prefer my skin to look like skin with my makeup on. I want to look like myself but better. Less tired and uneven lol If you want full coverage and matte then please try the Pro Longwear Concealer, its fantastic!!! The MAC studio fix concealer is creamy and blends like butter and covers just enough to make you look fabulous! This concealer and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer are by far my top two concealers of all time. Concealer is so personal, its a preference. From coverage, to shades and finishes it truly depends on the persons needs and wants.

I use to be matched as NC 20 but having the full range of MAC studio fix concealers in my hands I now know I prefer it to blend in and go with NW 25. NC 20 is just too bright for me now and I do not like the way it makes me look. I prefer my concealer to blend seamlessly into my skin tone, be creamy, natural looking with decent coverage and this concealer matches all of my criteria.

Studio Fix Concealer MAC Concealer

SWATCHES: MAC STUDIO FIX CONCEALER

Top to Bottom: NW Shade Range – Shop it HERE 

NW 10: Fair beige with neutral undertone for fair skin

NW 15: Light beige with pinky undertone for fair skin

NW 20: Rosy beige with rosy undertone for light skin

NW22: Neutral beige with neutral undertone for light skin

NW 24: Rosy beige with neutral undertone for light to medium skin

NW 25: Mid tone beige with peachy rose undertone for light to medium skin

NW28: Medium beige with neutral undertone for medium skin

NW30: Medium beige with rosy undertone for medium skin

NW 32: Neutral beige with neutral undertone for medium skin

NW 34: Tawny beige with rosy undertone for medium skin

NW 35: Tawny beige with neutral undertone for medium to dark skin

NW 40: Deep beige with rosy undertone for medium to dark skin

NW 42: Deep beige with neutral undertone for medium to dark skin

NW 45: Medium auburn with bronzed undertones for dark skin

NW 50: Mahoghany with red undertone for dark skin

NW 53: Rich coffee with neutral undertones for deep dark skin (sorry I swatched this and NW 51 out of order that is why you see this first)

NW 51: Mahoghany with neutral undertone for dark skin

NW 55: Rich coffee with red undertones for deep dark skin

MAC studio fix concealer

Top to Bottom: NC Shade Range – Shop it HERE 

NC 10: Fair beige with neutral undertone for fair skin

NC 15: Light beige with neutral undertone for fair to light skin

NC 20: Golden beige with golden undertone for light skin

NC 25: Light beige with golden peach undertone for light to medium skin

NC 30: Golden beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

NC 35: Medium beige with golden neutral undertone for medium skin

NC 38: Medium beige with peachy undertone for medium skin

NC 40: Medium beige with golden undertone for medium skin

NC 42: Peach with golden undertones for medium skin

NC 43: Tanned peach with golden undertone for medium to dark skin

NC 44: Deep peach with peach undertone for medium to dark skin

NC 45: Caramel with golden undertone for dark skin

NC 48: Bronze with neutral undertone for dark skin

NC 50: Strange there was no description on MAC site for this shade.

NC 55: Terra cotta with neutral undertone for dark skin

MAC Studio Fix Concealer

I hope this helps you find your shade or allows you to know what to expect if you want to try this concealer. If you are into natural makeup but like to build it up when need this is your perfect concealer. It can be used for everyday or for your glam days! PS: I do not set it either! It does not crease on me. BONUS! lol

Happy Shopping Beauty Lovers!!!!

 

Disclaimer: Products were sent by MAC for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio 

$49 vs $16: Urban Decay Cherry VS ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palettes

Dupes! Splurge VS Steal! However you want to say it I am here to tell you Urban Decay Cherry is a palette filled with dreamy colors. Yet Colourpop Give It To Me Straight gives you the same vibes for less than HALF the cost. I absolutely love high end makeup but nothing thrills me more like an affordable product that performs. Colourpop is officially in my everyday makeup routine and its not going anywhere. Urban Decay is as well. So when I received the Urban Decay Cherry palette I could not help to go grab my CP Palette next to it. I took a poll on my Instagram (come join the fam!) and soooo many of you wanted these swatch comparisons.

I am not here to say one palette is better than the other. I never do that with my dupes but I love to give you guys options especially if you are looking for more affordable products. Both palettes have the quality and pigmentation there. There is no denying that. At least in my opinion. However I personally this the CP Give It To Me Straight Palette is 100% dupe worthy of Urban Decay Cherry!  Some shades are different but if you are looking for this mauve/plum vibe and do not want to break the bank, you can do this with the CP palette!

Urban Decay Cherry Dupe
Colour Pop Give It To Me Straight Palette
Urban Decay Cherry
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

Swatches: CP on the Right and UD on the Left

SHOP THE PALETTES HERE and HERE

What I did was swatched the Urban Decay Cherry palette on the left side of my arm from lightest to darkest of the palette in order and then tried to match the CP shades to UD. After when I started playing more on my eyes I noticed I could have done even better. So after I list the shades in order I will also state which shades are pretty much in my opinion an exact match.

  1. Matter of Fact / Hot Spot
  2. Up Front / Caution
  3. Downright / Bang Bang
  4. Frank  / Feelz
  5. Truth Hurts / Juicy
  6.  Straight up/ Turn On
  7. BS / Ambitious
  8. Fourthright  / Bing
  9. TMI / Devilish
  10. Candid / Young Love
  11. BE Blunt / Drunk Dial
  12. Actually / Privacy

Urban Decay Cherry

As you can see there are many similar vibes here which is why I say this is most certainly dupe worthy. Some shades are very different and some shades are pretty much the same. Shades that I feel are almost identical to both palettes are below. Some I didnt realize till I put them side by side on my eyes or swatched next to eachother.

CP: Downright &  UD: Feelz

CP: Straight Up & UD: Turn on

CP: Candid & UD: Ambitious

CP: Actually & UD: Privacy

CP: TMI & : UD Devilish

CP: Truth Hurts & UD: Juicy

So out of the 12 shades 6 are almost identical with each other and some that are close may just be a shimmer vs a matte but its the same shade.  When it comes to these palettes its a matter of money obviously and what you are willing and wanting to spend but also your preferences for shimmers and transition shades. Either way I hope this helps you and shows you how truly beautiful BOTH of these palettes are! What do you guys think? I would love to hear your thoughts below.

Urban Decay Cherry Palette

 

Disclaimer: Both palettes were sent for editorial consideration by the brands. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

Urban Decay Cherry

NEW MAC POWDER KISS LIPSTICK: Matte, Totally Reinvented

Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick: Matte, totally reinvented. Delivering a romantic blur of soft-focus colour, this weightless moisture-matte lipstick was developed to replicate a backstage technique: blending out edges of matte lipstick for a hazy effect. Its groundbreaking formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that condition and hydrate lips. The result is the zero-shine look of a matte lipstick with the cushiony, lightweight feel of a balm – maccosmetics.com

Sometimes matte lipsticks can feel too dry and make our lips looked cracked and old. Meet MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick. The formula feels like you have on a lip balm. I do not know how they did this but WOW. This new lipstick formula is extremely comfortable on the lips. As I was swatching them they went on smooth and easy. Like your lips, when you swatch very matte lipsticks they do not swatch great. The red shades caught my attention right away. Style Shocked reminds me of a subdued Lady Danger. This shade is the perfect shade if you are new to a bold lip. Many of the more “bold” colors are.

As a disclaimer I did go back and forth a couple times for my swatches but they are pigmented and not sheer! I just wanted to get my swatch to look a bit straight and not super messy. On the lips these look exactly how they are described. However they can be worn as a more sheer look and very buildable. So much to love about this formula! I would say as you should with all lip products make sure to scrub your lips and prep them before hand. My lips are a bit chapped and were not prepped and you could see a lot of those lines when I was trying them out.

PRODUCT INFO: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

  • 16 Shades
  • $19.00 USD (Shop Them HERE) 
  • Provides Immediate Hydration
  • Feels Like a Balm
  • Soft Focus Color
  • Blurs Lines
  • Very Lightweight

Meet The Nudes: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

(Shop HERE)

  • Best Of Me – Pale Milky Beige
  • Influentially It – Nude Beige
  • Sweet, No Sugar – Clean warm pink
  • Scattered Petals – Pale clean pink
  • Sultriness – Baby blue pink
  • Mull It Over – Dirty peach
  • My Tweedy – Blushy Nude
  • Impulsive – Warm brown

MAC Nude Lipstick

MAC Powder Kiss

The Bolds: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

(Shop HERE)

  • Mandarin O – Bright creamy salmon pink
  • Style Shocked! – Clean red orange
  • Fall In Love – Bright creamy fuschia
  • Lasting Passion – Clean bright red
  • Devoted To Chili – Warm brick red
  • Burning Love – Deepened red wine
  • Shocking Revelation – Clean blue red
  • A Little Tame – Midtone pink

MAC Lipstick

MAC Powder Kiss

I highly recommend these as the formula is something I have never seen or experienced before. Hope you enjoy the swatches below and let me know in the comments if you plan to grab 1 or 3 shades lol! Shop the lippies HERE.

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio 

 

NEW MAC Hyper Real Foundation and Iridescent Powder: Get Your Glow On!

Before I start I wanted to say sorry for being a bit MIA on the blog. We were dealing with some personal family matters, house construction and my daughter started Kindergarten (insert crying emoji here) Ok back to Makeup lol.  PS I am always active on Instagram so please find me there!  MAC is bringing back the glow and I am living for it. Back when JLo was a bronze goddess in the early 2000’s and everyone wanted to be her I had the MAC loose Iridescent Powder. I would bathe in it and dream I was a bronze goddess just like her. Beyond excited to be able do that again LOL. The MAC Hyper Real Foundation is also making a comeback and it is amazing. I did not own it prior but very  happy to have it in my hands now.  Lets jump right in!

MAC Hyper Real Foundation

“A weightless liquid highlighter that imparts a dreamy glow with a refined high-pearl finish” – maccosmetics.com. So yes this is a liquid highlighter and not a foundation. You may be thinking what is the difference between these and strobe cream?! I thought about that too but these are much thicker and pigmented. These offer a bit more coverage and are meant to be seen. Where strobe cream when blended out you truly can not see what shade was used and offers added moisture and glow to the skin. Hyper Real Foundation offers a true highlight look. They are not glittery but offer a strong GLOW. Yes Please!!!!!! Wear under foundation, mixed in or on top of your makeup on your high points! You can even mix in your moisturizer for those no makeup but you want to glow still days. I absolutely love mixing liquid highlighters into my moisturizers. Anyone else do this?

  • $31.00
  • 4 Shades available
  • Long Term Radiance
  • For all skin types
  • Oil Free
  • Non Streaking or caking

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM (Shop them HERE)

  • Violet
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Bronze

MAC Highlighter

MAC Hyper Real Foundation

MAC IRIDESCENT LOOSE POWDER

“A finely milled mixture of mica and pigments that gives skin a subtle glaze of color with intense pearl” – maccosmetics.com. These are perfect for the summer or an event for that extra pop of glow on your face and body. Like I said before back in the day when JLo made everyone want to be a bronze goddess I owned the bronze shade. I would use it as a blush topper, on my shoulders, my legs a bit. I was serious when I said I bathed in it LOL. 10 years later would I put this on my face?? With caution because the bronze shade I prefer has more of a glittery look but trust me I will and have been putting it on!!! Bottom line if you are a fan of highlighters and love to glow these two products are ones to look into for sure!!! Also if you are a MAC fan get your hands on these again before they are gone!!!

  • $29.00
  • 2 shades available
  • Finley Milled
  • Radiant Sheen
  • Blending beautifully

Swatches Top To Bottom: (Shop them HERE)

  • Golden Bronze
  • Silver Dusk

MAC highlighter

 

MAC Hyper Real Foundation

What do you guys think? Are you excited MAC brought these back? Or if you are seeing for first time will you be grabbing them? Lets talk about all the GLOW!!!

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinons are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio.

Shape Tape Concealer Dupe?!!??: The $7 Concealer You Must Try!

Who doesn’t love concealer? In most recent years I have become concealer obsessed. I love concealers in all shapes and sizes lol. Full coverage, matte, dewy, sheer ect. Nothing beats an affordable concealer that works. Shape Tape Concealer by Tarte Cosmetics was all the rage at one point and still holds a lot of hype. Is it that good? Ehhh I was not too impressed. The formula for me was too thick and drying.  When Makeup Revolution came out with this so called Shape Tape Concealer Dupe the YouTube world went crazy over it I was very intrigued. The concealer is only $7 and holds a lot of the same benefits as shape tape.  In short this is a fantastic concealer at the drugstore for a fraction of the cost of Tarte’s Shape Tape. With full coverage matte creamy finish and easy to blend you can not go wrong.

Product Details:

  • 25 shades – YES you read that right.
  • Available at Ulta Beauty and RevolutionBeautyUSA.com 
  • Conceal and Define
  • Full Coverage
  • $7.00 USD
  • Creamy and blendable
  • Matte Finish
  • All shades are available HERE and 18 shades are available HERE 

Swatches and Shade Info:

  • C0: Pure White
  • C0.5: Fair skin tones with pink undertones
  • C1: Fair skin tones with neutral undertones
  • C2: Fair skin tones with yellow undertones
  • C3: Fair skin tones with cool undertones
  • C4: Fair skin tones with pink undertones
  • C5: Light skin tones with golden undertones
  • C6: Light/Medium skin tones with neutral undertones
  • C6.5: Light/Medium skin tones with yellow undertones

Shape Tape Concealer Dupe

Drugstore Concealer

  •  C7: Medium skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C8: Medium skin tones with a warm undertone
  •  C8.5: Medium skin tones with a yellow undertone
  •  C9: Medium skin tones with a peach undertone
  •  C10: Medium skin tones with a golden undertone
  •  C10.5: Medium skin tones with a warm golden undertone
  •  C11: Medium/dark skin tones with a peach undertone
  •  C12: Medium/dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C12.5: Medium/dark skin tones with a golden undertone

Shape Tape Concealer DupeMakeup Revolution Concealer

Swatches and Shade Info Continued:

  •  C13 – For dark skin tones with a golden undertone
  •  C13.5 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C14 – For dark skin tones with a cool undertone
  •  C15 – For dark skin tones with a red undertone
  •  C16 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone
  •  C17 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C18 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone

Shape Tape Concealer Dupe

Drugstore Concealer

I wanted to also add in some comparison swatches for you if you are closer to my skin tone. I am typically  Light to Medium with Neutral undertones. I found for this concealer C 7 was the best for me and my personal preferences. In the past I use to go light under my eyes but now I like to use something just slightly lighter than my skin tone or almost a match. It  makes it easy when I am doing concealer only for those fast no makeup, makeup days. MAC I am NC 20 and that is really almost too light but it still works and I tend to mix a lot so that shade works still. I hope this helps if you are looking to buy the Makeup Revolution Concealer!

Makeup Revolution Concealer

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

NEW MAC LIPSTICK: Plenty of Pout

“Pump up the plump to ten – and take lips to their very fullest potential. Plenty of Pout Plumping Lipstick creates full bee-stung lips while laying down sheer, creamy colour. An invigorating ginger root complex with a cooling sensation volumizes lips immediately, while infused oils moisturize and smooth. Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss packs the same power with a side of clear, balmy shine. Layer it over the Lipstick to soften lip lines for a fresh, pumped-up pout!” – MACCOSMETICS.COM

I will be the first to admit I am not into plumping lip products. However these new MAC Lipsticks make your lips feel juicy and plump without all the sting. There is a plumping gloss you can put over them to really amp it up but it gives me that tingling / sting feeling I do not like. Wearing the plumping MAC Lipstick alone is perfect for me! These lipsticks have a sheer but very creamy coverage. You will see below my swatches were two swipes to make it look nicer (HA)  but they were pigmented with one swipe.

MAC Lipstick MAC Lipstick

NEW MAC LIPSTICK: Plenty of Pout

  • 6 shades
  • $21.00 SHOP THEM HERE 
  • Immediately plumps
  • Increases volume and softness
  • Instant Hydration
  • Sheer Creamy Coverage
  • Find the Plumping Lip Gloss HERE 

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM: (Shop them HERE)

  1. Nicer Than NiceSoft Warm Pink
  2. Kiss & CuddleSoft Yellow Nude (I am obsessed with this shade – I am basic LOL)
  3. So SwellMidtown Cool Brown 
  4. Smooth Going – Bright Peachy Pink
  5. Apple ChicCreamy Strawberry Pink
  6. Crazy LushBright Cherry Red (Hello GORG!!!!)

MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

I think the key with these lippies is the because there are oils infused to moisturize and smooth you do not really notice the cooling sensation as other plumping lipsticks. Picture it like your minty lip balm that feels cool a bit but it does not feel funny on the lips.  Just smooth, full voluminous juicy lips! Do you have your eyes on these? Lets chat in the comments below!

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

TOP 5 MASCARAS: High End & Drugstore

When it comes to top mascara these 5 are must must haves. I think mascara is the one beauty item (aside from lip balm) I could not live without. There is something about a bare face without lashes vs with lashes. Mascara literally wakes up my face. I have tried so many over the years but these stand out. I can typically tell by one try if its for me or not. It has to instantly lift without a ton of coats. It can not be too thin,  too dry or too wet. All of these mascaras give me the length and volume I am looking for when it comes to a Mascara. They are not mentioned in any special order.  If I had to say which ones I use the most it would be the L’Oreal Lash Paradise and the MARC Jacobs Velvet Nior. However when I wear any of these I have been asked if I am wearing false lashes or what type of mascara do I use!

TOP MASCARA

TOP MASCARA: High End & Drugstore

  • L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black –  SHOP IT HERE:   This is such an oldie but goodie. Loved by many Celebrity MUA’s and its under $6 at Target   This was my first real mascara I used once I started to wear makeup as a teen. It may not have been the carbon black but it was this original L’Oreal. I honestly probably saw it in Allure and went out and bought it.
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast – SHOP IT HERE: This is the mascara that re introduced my love to drugstore mascaras. In my 20’s when I started making a bit more money I splurged on Bad Gal Lash By Benefit and Dior Show. Both which are fabulous but in recent months was not as impressed as I once was (Marc Jacobs is to blame). When I got engaged I said OK I need to cut back some and my sister in law loved this one so I tried it. What can I say? The volume and length is there! Its under $7 at Target.
  • MARC JACOBS Velvet Nior – SHOP IT HERE: I was just recently introduced to this mascara when Marc Jacobs sent it to me. I have heard non stop things about it but I try not to give in to hype on products. Ohhhh the hype is real. This mascara I use the most along with my Loreal Lash Paradise which I can easily say is its drugstore dupe. Kinda… Either way you must try this! Sephora sells a Mini version which I think is great. See it HERE It gives you all the length and volume you want without feeling clumpy or dry.

TOP MASCARA

TOP MASCARA

TOP MASCARA: Continued

  • L’Oreal Lash Paradise – SHOP IT HERE: I am obsessed!!! Especially because its drugstore and I literally live for amazing drugstore finds. I pair this with the L’Oreal Lash Primer (which is another must have) and its even better with the primer! The ONLY problem I have with this mascara is it appears to dry out fast. However it works so well for me and I get compliments ALL the time I will not let that be a deal breaker.  Find it HERE at Target for under $10!!
  • MAC In Extreme Dimension – SHOP IT HERE: This is the newest mascara I have tried. Iw as sent this as well by MAC Cosmetics and for as much of a MAC Junkie I am (See my INSTAGRAM HERE) I have never really tried their mascara. Crazy I know. I follow so many MAC MUA’s on the gram and they swoon over this and now I know why!!!

What are your top mascara choices? I am always looking to try out new ones especially from the drugstore! If you have not tried any of these out I strongly strong suggest them all. Like I said I wear the MARC Jacobs and the L’Oreal Lash Paradise the most but I reach for them all. They are constantly being re purchased or will be repurchased.

 

DISCLAIMER: Some products were sent for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

Mattifying Primer: NEW Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier

Summer is in full swing and no one wants to be an oily mess lol. You all know I love to be dewy and glowing but once summer hits my T Zone gets very oily. Having a fabulous mattifying primer is key to controlling my shine in my problem areas.  A new  primer on the market is by Bobbi Brown, Primer Plus Mattifier.  “A fresh, lightweight face primer that extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep skin’s moisture level balanced. Skin looks matte, never flat” – bobbibrown.com

Mattifying Primer: All The Details

  • Price: $38.00 buy it HERE (I must say this is a very nice size. You will get your moneys worth!!)
  • Controls Shine / Absorbs Oil: With a special powder technology
  • Blurs Pores
  • Breathable Finish
  • Sodium Hyalurante: Keeps moisture level balanced

mattifying primer

I really am enjoying this primer. I was just talking to my followers on my Instagram how most pore filling primers do not work on me but as long as it says blurring in the description I am good. This is a very light weight primer and has a silky texture. It has a white consistency that is not heavy. I think that is why thicker pore fillers do not work for me. For some reason they break up on my skin and then my foundation looks bad. Once applied even though its to give you a matte finish it almost feels hydrating! Crazy right? It does not dry you out just keeps all that oil at bay.

This primer paired with Bobbi Browns Foundation (see it here) works fantastic. It helps keep the foundation in place all day! I was not only impressed by this mattifying primer but the foundation as well. Another product that is breathable and feels like your skin. So tell me what are some of your must have primers to keep your face matte?

 

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