MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with 10 Global Beauty Influencer for an amazing MAC Collaboration for this Spring. Each Beauty Influencer created their very own MAC Lipstick for us to swoon over and to add to our MAC Collection! I had the pleasure of receiving the Beauty Gurus from the United States and let me tell you, these are the nudes we all want!!! I have been following Laura Lee & Gabriel Zamora for a long time now and could not be happier for them. Each created wearable nudes that are sure to make you want to go out and grab them! Who doesn’t love a MAC nude!??! Right???
It does not surprised me that these two were chosen for this collaboration. Both have amazing personalities on and off the camera aside from fabulous makeup skills and beauty knowledge. If you are not following them I highly suggest to hit follow and subscribe!
Both Lipsticks will be available on maccosmetics.com April 20th and retail for $17 (USD).
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It is no secret that I love a neutral eye look over anything else. I am not really into colorful eye shadows and can live my life using Bronze by MAC everyday if I had to (see my Custom Mac Palette Here). The Viseart Theory Palette in the shade Cashmere is what neutral eye dreams are made of! There are 6 stunning shades in this palette that can be used everyday or for a glam night out. With three matte and three shimmer shades the looks are endless!
Per the Sephora Website: “Perfect for the makeup artist, these colors are a new addition to Viseart’s range of mattes and shimmers, providing unparalleled coverage, pigment, and all-day, long-lasting color. Create a neutral eye look for day and evening looks with three mattes that range from light-to-medium tones, including one basic brow and crease shade. Use the shades for a subtle shimmery eye or for a sophisticated, satin-glow finish. Use the matte shades to fill in and shape eyebrows”
Viseart can be found at Sephora and Muse Beauty Pro. The palette retails for $45.00. Now I know that can be a heavy price tag for some. However if you are looking to invest in a palette that can be used daily and is very versatile you wont be disappointed in this at all. They swatch beautifully as you can see below and they blend like a dream! Each shade is packed with pigment but are easy to work with. The only thing I noticed is the lightest shimmer shade had glitter fall out on me. It is not a deal breaker by any means but when I swatched it, I didn’t notice glitter but when I apply it that whats happening. Anyone else experience this?
I have oily eyelids and play around with primers a lot however the Urban Decay eye shadow primer is my Holy Grail. When I wore this palette with out my urban decay primer the eye shadow did not stay as pigmented on me through out the day. PS this happens with pretty much every other brand I have tried lol! So make sure to not judge eye shadow quality until you use multiple primers or try all the ones you have.
Side note: a fabulous dupe for Urban Decay is the Wet N Wide Eye Shadow Primer (See Here)
Would I recommend this palette or Viseart as a whole? Yes! I am so excited to have this in my collection and look forward to some of their new launches coming out. This palette comes in 3 different shades and has 2 more launching on Sephora soon!
Some Viseart wishlist items are the Theory Palette in shade MINXand NEW Theory Highlighter, Blush & Bronzer palette in shade ABLAZE (which is coming to Sephora soon. You can sign up on the site to be alerted). Would love to hear what you think about this palette in the comments below if you have it OR What is your go to Neutral eyeshadow palette? I have slightly become palette obsessed.
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Do you ever find yourself having one of those months or weeks where your calendar is booked to the max? Well that has been me as of late and sometimes I don’t have time in between parties, events ect to redo my makeup or the space to carry a ton of makeup. When it comes to Day to Night Makeup we all want our application to last throughout the day and to not have to bring a huge makeup bag with us. Am I right here? Between diaper bags, presents, purse, jackets ect I don’t want to have to worry about what products I may have left behind in the midst of the chaos of life.
A couple weeks back I was headed out with my kids to my nephews birthday party which seems simple however my kids were going to sleep by my parents house that night while my husband and I attended an adult party that evening at a fancier restaurant. In between getting my kids to my parents and settled I was not going to have any time at home to reapply a fresh face for my night out. So I went with my tried and true products that will stay in place all day and created a look that would work for a kids party and a fancier adult party that night by adding only two extra products to save space and time! YAY!!!! You all know I love to rock a red lip and a glowing highlight, so by adding just those two products I was ready for a night out!
So lets get into the products I chose to create this day to night makeup look.
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth Foundation: This is a new product for me however I am in LOVEEEE with the finish and how it looks on my skin so I knew I would not be disappointed and sure enough it lasted the whole day.
Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer: If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been on such a concealer kick. This provides great coverage with a dewy fresh finish. Just what I like! Also because its not drying I knew if I had to apply a bit more later, the stick application would makes it easy and the formula blends like a dream. PS I didn’t have to reapply. Maybelline has gotten this down I tell you!
Custom MAC Eyeshadow Quad:Shades – (corduroy, bronze, naked lunch and woodwinked) I have created my own MAC Palette that you can see here. Creating a custom palette is one of the best beauty investments I have made. I know every color will be used and I can then take colors and create my own quads for situations like this. These neutral shades are perfect to create a natural eye for day and a simple eye at night with a red lip! The Shade Bronze is a staple for me. I have said it before and I will say it again. If I can only have one eye shadow color for the rest of my life it would be Bronze by MAC. I kept it simple nothing too smoked out but just enough. Naked Lunch is also one of the best highlighting shades. So these colors together give enough shimmer for a night out but nothing over the top for the day time.
MAC Great Brow:Shade Lingering – Sometimes when I am out during the day I don’t bother with my brows but because I knew I would be pressed for time my brows were fully done and ready to go!
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel:Ok this stuff is serious. Nothing will move I promise. Your brow hairs and the product(s) you used will not move with this brow gel. The hype is so real about this product. I know its a bit pricey for a brow gel but I use it for days like this where I know my makeup has to be on all day! Most certainty a high end beauty investment that is worth it!
Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo:Shade Flesh & Fantasy – Talk about a perfect nude blush that you can use for day but keep it soft for a red lip at night! OMG you guys this blush is gorgeous on and gives the perfect nude flush to the cheeks.
NARS Bronzer: Shade Laguna – To be honest I am just obsessed with this cheek combo. Its perfect and with Champagne Pop it gets even better. Stay tuned as I know this cheek trio is on the pricer side but I am already searching my stash to find an affordable perfect cheek trio for you guys!
MAC Liptensity:Shade Driftwood – A perfect cool toned pinky nude. If you have not tried this line yet by MAC they are truly a must have in your collection. These lipsticks are so pigmented and moisturizing on with an array of colors to choose from. Driftwood is seriously a perfect nude. It can be worn at night as well with a dark smokey eye. Trust me! Perfection! Swatches of the entire MAC Liptensity line here
NYX Slim Lip Pencil:Shade Beige – For under $4 (USD) You must have these lip liners in your collection. I love Drugstore lip liners! They glide on, are super pigmented and come in sooo many colors.
So that completes my day look. Its a very simple neutral look. Bronzed eyes with groomed brows and nude cheeks and lips. So all I had to do when I got home before we left? Wipe off my lipstick and put on my lipstick and highlighter. It transforms the look completely.
Night Look Products (Highlighter and Red Lips)
BECCA Cosmetics Highlighter:Shade Champagne Pop – My holy grail highlighter always comes through for me. I popped this on my cheeks and my look changed from from added that perfect glow!
MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick:Shade Lady Danger: My holy grail red lip that never fails me. Gives off an orange – red tone to set off a neutral bronzed eye / Nude makeup look PERFECTLY! (I typically will line my lips with any red pencil I have handy or sometimes I do not even line my lips at all)
So there you have it! A full breakdown of the products I used to create the perfect Day to Night Makeup look. When these types of days come up I always reach for my tired and true beauty products. Its like when you travel with certain products you know those are the most trusted. Same rules apply for this. What products do you grab for when it comes to day to night makeup? Let me know in the comments below. I am always looking for more ways to achieve this on those oh so busy days!
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Milani just added two new blushes to their very popular baked blush collection. Its no secret that blush is my thing, my weakness, my ultimate beauty obsession so when I found out two more shades were added ANDDDD they were on Target’s website I jumped on them fast! The Milani Baked Blush collection is priced under $8 bucks and go on the cheeks with just enough pigment. Shades in the collection range from nudes, berry and pinks to the iconic peach shade luminoso.
I mean look at how gorgeous these blushes are!!!Bella Bellini is pink with a golden shimmer in it. It reminds me ALOT of Nars Orgasm (stay tuned I am working on Dupe List III … See my other dupe listshere &here). Rosa Romantica is a perfect nude peachy pink with a light golden shimmer, basically for me it is blush perfection! The Milani site states the shade is light pink but for me it swatches more peach/nude. I use to be all about the pink blushes but now I just want everything to be nude, peach or bronze lol! I cant be the only one who feels this way hehehe!!!
Shades Top to Bottom:
I wanted to round up the rest of my Milani Baked Blush collection and give you swatch comparisons and just some more gorgeous blushes to swoon over! Trust me if you do not own any Milani Blushes you most certainly need at least one in your collection. Perfectly priced, you can grab them at your local target or target online, blend like a dream and the pigment is just enough!
Swatches top to bottom:
Gorgeous right? I would say if you are looking for an affordable perfect spring / summer blush the Milani Baked Blush collection has you covered! What is your favorite Milani product? Will you be adding these new shades to your collection? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Spring Beauty Lovers!!!!
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MAC has new shades of the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in “on-trend muted and deep tones. Each promise one thing: a big splash of color in a liquid-suede finish that’s impossible to forget” The applicator makes it easy to apply and they do not feel sticky or drying. If you are looking for a liquid lipstick that is easy to apply and will last all day these are for you!
There are 33 shades total in this range and retail for $21 (USD) Per the MAC Website:
See any you love or did you grab any from this collection? What are some of your favorite liquid lipsticks as I am still trying to get use to them lol!! Deep down I am an old fashion lipstick & gloss kind a gal. Let me know in the comments below!
*Liquid Lipcolours were generously sent to BPAMC as always opinions and thoughts are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio
If you know me at all you know I am a BLUSH ADDICT!!!! It all started when I was 9 and was heavily involved in dance (read more and see a picture here lol). To me no makeup look is complete without blush and when spring and summer arrive its my favorite time of the year to get my cheek all peachy and ready to glow! Drugstores blushes are some of the best out there and I adore finding affordable makeup. With some many pinks, peaches, corals and nudes to choose from how can one not get excited! Not to mention endless options of shimmers, mattes, creams and powders.
Here are some must have Drugstore Blushes to get you ready for Spring on a budget!
ELF Beautifully Bare Blush: Shade Peach Perfection ($4.00) This is a cream based blush that can be easily applied with your fingers or a small stippling brush. I love this one from Elf. This swatches darker than it actually looks on the cheek. Its a gorgeous sheer tint of peach!
Pixi By Petra Glowy Powder: Shade Rome Rose ($16.00) Ohhhh Pixi Beauty has stolen my heart. This powder is peachy pink with gold shimmer perfection that goes on so smoothly. The most expensive out of them all but Pixi Beauty is high end at the drugstore! (see the Pixi Glowy Powder Collection with swatches and my review here)
Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush: Shade Apricot In The Middle ($2.99) My absolute go to blush that I know will never fail me. For everyday natural looks to a bold red lip look for a night out! You will not be disappointing plus these Wet N Wild blushes apply like high end blushes! Winning!!!!!
Milani Baked Blush: Shade Luminoso ($6.99) This blush pretty much has a cult following and for a good reason.
Physicians Formula Butter Blush: Shade Natural Glow ($12.99) Glowy Shimmer Perfection. A blush that can be worn alone or as a topper to give a more matte blush a bit of peachy pink shimmer!
Each of these drugstore blushes offer such soft shades of pinks and peaches to give your skin that spring glow we all want. They can be pared with nude looks, bright & bold looks and perfectly transition to day to night when you are on the go!
What are some of your favorite blushes for Spring? Do you have a drugstore blush you cannot live without? Let me know, I am always ready to add more to my collection!
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“Cast your lips in new M∙A∙C Metallic Lips, lipstick for a trailblazing matte, metal-plated look. Rich colour melds with smooth pearlized chrome, and is available in a luxurious formula in a full spectrum of copper, bronze and titanium colour-infused shades. Vibrant, intense, explosive: A little alchemy goes a long way” The metallic lip trend is not slowing down and I am not complaining one bit about it! I prefer nude and everyday wearable colors even if they are metallic or shimmery. Not only does the New MAC Metallic Lipstick collection give you everyday wearable metallics but also some fun bold colors that I know people are going to love! Since receiving these I have played around with the nudes and I am in love! MAC Lipsticks are my all time favorite. This collection is the best of both worlds of a lipstick and a shimmer gloss!
Online & in-store March 23 through May 4, 2017
18 shades ($17.00 US/ $21.00 CAD
(Click Shade Names for easy shopping!!)
Metal Head – blackened purple with multi-coloured pearl
Are you ready for the nudes? I kept gasping with each swatch. Jupiter immediately stole my heart and when I put it on my lips I just fell in love!!! The bright and bold colors are just as gorgeous do not get me wrong but if you have been following me for some time you just know nude is my thing lol
So what do you think of the Metallic lip trend? Are you happy to see MAC come out with these lipsticks and which shades are you picking up?! Let me know in the comments below!
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The New Pixi Highlighter / Cheek Powders are apart of their blogger collaborations they recently launched. Lifestyle Blogger Aspyn Ovard created three gorgeous Glow-y Powders for all skin tones and the best part is you can get them right at your local Target! Pixi Beauty explains “these velvety soft highlighter adds a hint of glow,creating a luminous effect. Natural mineral powder hydrates and reflects light to brighten complexion” I could not agree more. Pixi Beauty has a way of creating products that give you a very natural no makeup, makeup kind of look. I am loving everything I have been trying and these Glow-y Powders are no exception! Get ready to glow on a budget! Look at this pigment!!
These are the first highlighters and powders I have ever tried that give me the same feeling as BECCA Cosmetics Highlighters. If you have been following me for some time you know that says a lot because to me there are really no comparisons to BECCA highlighters. These have that buttery smooth feel to them with absolutely no chalkiness or glitter. Its a beautiful subtle glow that can be used for day or layered at night for that extra glow we all secretly want. Or is that just me? lol Notice on the brush how you can see the product, that is a must for me when it comes to highlighters.
3 Shades Available – Rome Rose, London Luster, Santorini Sunset
I know $16 may seem like a larger amount for a drugstore product however the pan sizes are big and when I say these are high end products at the drugstore they are! The Strobe & Sculpt brush in this collaboration is also equally fabulous and I highly recommend it. The brush was designed by Youtuber Maryam Maquillage (stay tuned as I will be giving full review of the brush and Strobing and Bronzing palette soon)
Santorini Sunset won my heart immediately and Rome Rose I can not wait to mix it with some nude blushes for the summer time. What do you think? Have you tried these yet? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!!
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If you have been following me for a while you know I am not a huge fan of eye shadow palettes. I know it seems crazy lol. I just find at times there are colors in a palette I wont use and then to me that is just a waste of eye shadow. Who else feels this way? I can not be the only one! Hehe. However the Smashbox Cover Shot Palette Collection offers a shade range for everyone! Whatever look you are wanting to achieve Smashbox has you covered. From the perfect smokey eye, to everyday neutral and even to the brightest colors available there is a palette for you.
Per the Smashbox Website: The collection of 7 high-impact eye shadow palettes were influenced by trends seen in their L.A. photo studio. How fun is that??!!?? Each compact, slim and travel friendly palette offers 6 shadows and a 2 double sided base shades. These shadows are so pigmented and blend like a dream. The pigment packs a lot of punch with the brush so I found having a lighter hand worked much better for application.
Each palette is sold for $29.00. Here are the shade names
Smashbox generously sent me 4 from the collection (Bold, Ablaze, Smokey& Softlight) The two I have fallen in love from my collection are Ablaze and Smokey. I am still getting the hang of the colors in Ablaze as these dessert inspired shades are very new to me. I am so use to either a smokey eye or more brown neutral colors.
Lets get to some swatches! I used my finger and did not have to rub hard at all. These instantly felt creamy to the touch but again I found they can be very pigmented (which is a good thing) but it took me a minute to get the hang of it with my brushes.
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If you travel or are a woman on the go Wander Beauty is a brand you need in your life. The brand promotes their products as Multitasking Beauty Essentials, Makeup in a snap and ready in a New York Minute. How fabulous does that sound??? This was so appealing to me being a Mom of two and to be honest with you I normally do my makeup on the train to work or I have literally 5-10 minutes in the morning to get it done. Having easy yet effective products on hand are key for my everyday beauty routine. I had the pleasure to test out two products that were sent to my by Wander Beauty. Even the names of the products give off the multitasking vibes and I love it!!
Bare/Nude Glow– a subtle pink with nude undertones (The one I chose)
Soft Pink/ Nude Glow– petal pink with cool undertones
Coral Rose/ Nude Glow– peachy pink with warm undertones
Berry Whisper/ Nude Glow– mauve rose with neutral undertones
The highlighter gives a gorgeous natural everyday glow to the skin. It was creamy and easy to blend with my fingers. I wasn’t able to blend the blush shade as well with my fingers but I used my small Elf Stippling brush and it worked well. Any product that I can use my fingers with is a win in my book especially when I am on the go. Lets not forget the beautiful gold compact packaging that makes it so easy to throw in a smaller size makeup bag.
Black Jet (black eyeliner)/ Gilded (bronze shadow) (The one I chose)
Black Jet (black eyeliner)/ Concrete Jungle (taupe shadow)
French Press (brown eyeliner)/ Shell Beach (champange-peach shadow)
This Eye on the fly pencil is just perfect. The products glide on like butter and the bronze shade is perfect for everyday and multiple looks. I took this with me when I traveled to California as bronze/gold tones are my everyday makeup looks for both night and day. You can keep them natural for day and build for a more dramatic look for night (especially when the eyeliner is built right in!) I love stick eye shadows because they are compact and easy to just place on the lid and blend with your fingers. I have tried this with both a primer and without. It blends better without a primer on but we all know eye primer is key for product longevity. I have been using it for my quick makeup routine in the mornings and its just fab! The Eye on the fly duo is the standout product for me of the two!
Have you tried Wander Beauty? Does this sound like a brand you would be interested in? Let me know in the comments. Oh and what are you must have easy on the go products? I am always on the hunt for more!!!
*Wander Beauty generously sent me these products for review. As always my opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with Beauty Products Are My Cardio may be affiliate links. Thank you so much for your constant love and support!