Swatches: NEW Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palette

Since its #10orlesstuesday on my Instagram Page, what better way to celebrate than with two NEW Wet N Wild Eyeshadow palettes. Per the Wet N Wild website: “This palette of ten neutral shades is anything but ordinary. You’ve got every bronze-hued shade that tickles your fancy, from mattes to shimmers to satins to sparkles. Includes a jet-milled base, silicone technology, and pearl density to make them uber-pigmented, smooth like silk, and last for hours” I picked up both palettes available in the collection and guess what? They are only $6.99 a piece! The palettes can be found on the Wet N Wild Website or you can buy them at your local Walgreens. The two shades available are Bare Necessities and Nude Awakenings.

I wanted to swatch them right away and get them up on the blog so you can see how beautiful the colors are. I am new to Wet N Wild Eyeshadow but I am obsessed with their Color Icon blushes so I can not wait to dig in and play (so stay tuned). While swatching the palettes the shadows did not seem dry or non pigmented. I did not press my finger in heavy either to get my swatches so first impression based off swatches is pretty darn good!

SHADE: Bare Necessities – I personally love the three gold/bronze shades in this palette. The color range is perfect for an every day neutral to a darker grey smokey eye.

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow

 

SHADE: Nude Awakening – This palette also offers a day to night look but has more rose tones in it. So if you prefer this type of smokey eye I would go with this one. I just prefer more golds and bronze tones but I probably should branch out more with color lol Who else has this problem!???

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow

So what do you think? Will you be picking up either of these palettes? I hear so many fabulous things about the Color Icon EyeShadow Palettes from my friends and fellow bloggers so I will be picking some up of those as well.

Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Happy $10 OR LESS TUESDAY!!!!!

 

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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches: My Custom Palette

I am so happy I have finally completed my custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette even though I know I will buy more! Filling up all the slots has given me a sense of fulfillment and I know each and every shade will get used which is even better. I wanted to make sure to get my MAC Eyeshadow Swatches up for you right away because every time I have posted part of the palette on my instagram account it has gotten a ton of attention and I received so many requests for swatches with shade names. So I hope you enjoy 🙂

Just as a little backstory on how all this got started. I had a ton of MAC single shadows and I had such a hard time with storage (Its now rare for me to ever by a single shadow). I also had 2 custom 4 pan palettes so I decided it was time to buy the double sided palette with 2 inserts. I searched on YouTube for “How to Depot MAC Eyeshadows” and started my project. A fabulous videos is right here (side note I tried the flat iron but I used a lighter and tongs so I would not burn my fingers) I also bought small magnets from Micheals similar to these. The depotting was not hard at all and once I was done I submitted my empties for the back to MAC recycle program to get my free lippies. See BACK to MAC information here.

There are still so many shades I want and I did discover some of my eyeshadows are old and patchy and need to be replaced. I did not edit these pictures at all to make sure colors were true. Some of the shimmer/frost in the shades were hard to pick up on camera as well as my lighter shades.

Lets get started!!

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

Shades from Top – Bottom: (click shade name for easy shopping)

  • Trax – velvet – Burgundy-plum with shimmer –
  • Cranberry – frost – Red-plum with pink shimmer
  • Star Violet – veluxe pearl – Pinky-brown plum
  • Shadowy Lady – matte – Blackened plum
  • Sketch – velvet – Burgundy with red shimmer

MAC eyeshadow swatches

Shades from Top – Bottom:

  • Concrete – satin – Muted taupe brown
  • Espresso – matte – Muted golden brown
  • Wedge – matte – Soft muted beige taupe
  • Kid (discontinued)
  • Quarry matte – Soft muted plum brown
  • Soft Brown – matte – Soft golden peachy-brown

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

Shades from Top – Bottom: (these shades were very hard to photograph as they are all my highlight shades)

  • Brule – satin – Soft creamy-beige
  • Blanc Type – matte – Creamy beige (is not offered in pro)
  • Shroom – satin – Soft beige with shimmer
  • Nylon – frost – Pale gold with icy shimmer
  • Naked Lunch – frost – Minimal pink with shimmer
  • Sweetlust – lustre – Pinky-rose

MAC eyeshadow swatches

Shades from Top – Bottom:

  • Amber Lights – frost – Peachy-brown with shimmer
  • Bronze – frost – Gold brown with gold-bronze shimmer (If I had to pick only one eyeshadow to wear for the rest of my life it would be this shade – Holy Grail and then some!!!!
  • Mulch velvet – Red-brown w/bronze pearl
  • Woodwinked – veluxe pearl – Warm antique gold
  • Corduroy – matte – Muted reddish-brown

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

Shades from Top – Bottom:

  • Sable – frost – Gold-plum w/bronze pearl
  • Twinks – veluxe pearl – Deep plum w/pearl
  • Satin Taupe – frost – Taupe with silver shimmer
  • Handwritten (discontinued)

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

Shades from Top – Bottom:

  • Mothbrown (Barbie LE Collection)
  • Print – satin – Muted grey with shimmer
  • Knight Divine – veluxe pearl – Black w/silver pearl
  • Carbon – matte – Intense Black (oh boy I need a new one lol)

I truly hope you enjoyed this post and that it helps you with your next MAC Eyeshadow haul. With this palette I can create everyday looks to evening to full blown glam. When I travel I choose 4-8 shades and I use my custom 4 pan palettes for easy packing.

What are some of your must have MAC Eyeshadows? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

*Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links

Holiday Makeup Looks: Red Lipstick Swatches

Everyone wants to find the perfect Holiday Makeup Looks and what better way than with a festive red lip! Below you will find 10 Red Lipstick swatches from my collection from drugstore to highend to help you find your best Holiday Makeup Looks! Red lipstick swatches get super messy so bare with me LOL!!! I just started to wear red lipstick a year or so ago and have fallen absolutely in love with the look. Whether its summer, winter or fall I have learned to rock my red lip!

Most  people think they can not pull off red lipstick and I do truly understand this because I have always felt that way. Red Lipstick is all about the right shade for your skin tone and I believe the right finish. I prefer an orange tone with a matte finish but I am learning to like many more now that I am more comfortable with it. So lets get to these swatches!!!

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

SHADES TOP TO BOTTOM: (For easy shopping click on the shade of the lipstick)

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain: Shade –  402 Rouge Remix

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick: Shade – 310 Red My Lips

MAC Matte Lipstick: Shade – Lady Danger (My All Time Favorite Red Lip to Rock!)

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick: Shade – So Marilyn

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick: Shade – Avenue

MAC Liptensity: Shade – Mulling Spices

NYX Matte Lipstick: Shade – Pure Red

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro: Shade 400

Makeup Forever Satin Finish Artist Rouge: Shade- C404

MAC Retro Matte: Shade – Ruby Woo

 

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

 

CLOSE UPS: SHADES TOP to BOTTOM: 

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain: Shade –  402 Rouge Remix

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick: Shade – 310 Red My Lips

MAC Matte Lipstick: Shade – Lady Danger (My All Time Favorite Red Lip to Rock!)

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick: Shade – So Marilyn

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick: Shade – Avenue

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

CLOSE UPS: SHADES TOP to BOTTOM: 

MAC Liptensity: Shade – Mulling Spices

NYX Matte Lipstick: Shade – Pure Red

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro: Shade 400

Makeup Forever Satin Finish Artist Rouge: Shade- C404

MAC Retro Matte: Shade – Ruby Woo

 

Do you spot any of your favorites? If so which one do you love? If not what is your favorite red lipstick to wear during the holidays?

 

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

 

**Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links and some products featured were sent for reviewing purposes. As always opinion are 100% honest and my own. 

MAC Shadescents: Fragrance descriptions and product details

Introducing MAC Shadescents, 6 iconic shades now paired with a scent! “Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with M·A·C Shadescents, six new perfumes inspired by our most iconic Lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My Heroine. Candy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Crème d’Nude evokes the vibrant sexiness of naked skin”
Product Details:
  • Lipstick $17 USD/$21 CAD (Limited Edition Packaging)
  • Fragrance $57.00 USD / $67.00 CAD (Permanent Collection)
  • Available on MACcosmetics.com & Macys.com November 30, 2016
  • Available in-store December 8, 2016

 

Limited Edition Packaging for 6 Iconic Lipstick Shades. I LOVE THIS!!!! So fun to see the shade color on the packaging!!

MAC Shadescents - My Heroine - Creme DNude - Velvet Teddy - Lady Danger - Ruby Woo - Candy Yum Yum

MY HEROINE: Woody Leather – Intoxicating, hypnotic and beyond mysterious

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

 

MAC Shadescents - MAC My Heroine
Creme d’Nude: Amber Musk – free spirited, ultimate laid – back goddess

 

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Creme DNude
Velvet Teddy: Wild HoneyOn a plane one minute and at a VIP club the next, up all night dancing

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Velvet Teddy
 
Lady Danger: Woody Floriental – live wire, risk – taker and rebel

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Lady Danger
Ruby Woo: Woody Floral –  Demands attention like a red carpet stunner

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Ruby Woo
Candy Yum Yum: Fruity Floral Gourmand – has a thing for kittens and pink Cadillacs. Get in her way and she is no afraid to show her claws!

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Candy Yum Yum
Which Shadescent are you? Leave in the comments below! What do you think of this new collection?
#IAmRubyWoo
#IAmCremedNude
#IAmMyHeroine
#IAmCandyYumYum
#IAmLadyDanger
MAC Shadescents - My Heroine - Creme DNude - Velvet Teddy - Lady Danger - Ruby Woo - Candy Yum Yum
#IAMLADYDANGER (Not sure how much of a rebel I am but this is my go to red lipstick HANDS DOWN!!!!  Maybe this means I am a risk taker and a bit on the wild side! LOL) To see more up close shots of the packaging and shades head over to fellow Beauty Blogger Makeup. Just. For.Fun  youtube video. Some of you may know her as Amanda from Instagram.
 Want More MAC Cosmetics posts? See below:
* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
*MAC generously sent these for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. 

Japonesque Blush Collection: Swatches and Product Info

I have been using the Japonesque Blush in Shade 2 for almost 2 years now. I saw Manny MUA pair it with  Benefit Hoola on a video of his and I knew I had to have. Hoola and Shade 2 are just perfect together!!!! I immediately fell in love and it has since become one of my all time favorite blushes and that is saying a lot as I am a HUGE BLUSH junkie. Its my biggest makeup weakness so I have tried many! When Japonesque sent me their entire Blush Collection for review I was beyond excited and of course had great exceptions.

Their Velvet Touch Blush Collection comes in 6 shades and are $22 per blush. I find this price to be fair and reasonable as the pans are fairly large and the quality is on point!!! Super pigmented and they blend effortlessly on your cheeks and the packaging is just so fun and colorful!!

Japonesque Blush - Japonesque Blush Shade 2
Japonesque Blush Shade 2

Lets get to the swatches!!!

Swatches from Top – Bottom: (Click shade names to shop)

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 1 - Japonesque Blush Shade 2 - Japonesque Blush Shade 3

 

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 1 - Japonesque Blush Shade 2 - Japonesque Blush Shade 3

 

Swatches from Top – Bottom: (Click shade name to shop)

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 4 - Japonesque Blush Shade 5 - Japonesque Blush Shade 6

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 4 - Japonesque Blush Shade 5 - Japonesque Blush Shade 6

As you can see there are shades available for everyone and can be multipurpose which is always a plus!!! I have been loving shade 5 as a bronzer for my skintone. Do you have a Japonesque blush you are loving? Or do you see any shades you want in your collection? Let me know in the comments!

 

*Japonesque generously sent their blush collection to BPAMC for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Shopable links are affiliate links. 

 

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK: SWATCHES & PRODUCT INFO

Nude Lips are always in season in my book but I love experimenting with different nude tones in the Fall. MAC Nude Lipstick options are some of my absolute favorite.  I wanted to swatch my top 8 nudes from my MAC Collection to give a good look at color comparisons.  Pictured below are MAC’s Limited Edition Liptensity Lipsticks (see swatches of the entire line here and my review here) and MAC’s permanent collection lipsticks.

Colors Top – Bottom:

**Shop by clicking shade names**

MAC Nude Lipstick

Close Up: Colors Top – Bottom:

MAC Lipstick

 

Close Up: Colors Top – Bottom:

MAC Lipstick

Spot any favs or any on your wishlist? What are your go to Nude Lipsticks? I would love to hear in the comments below?

Here is an easy guide to pin to Pinterest so you don’t forget the names!

MAC Lipstick Swatches

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCMA No Color Powder: Review and Information

The Hype is real. WOW the hype is real. When I received the RCMA No Color Powder from Frends Beauty I was hesitant to be honest. I have seen, read and watched everything about this powder but I try not to fall into too many beauty trends at once.  Before I started to use it I went back and watched Jaclyn Hill’s video on baking with this powder (which is a great instructional video FYI) and I decided I wanted to try it as a setting powder under my eyes and my t-zone first.

RCMA No Color Powder

RCMA No Color Powder

This RCMA no color powder is now my go to as an under eye setting powder as it has stopped every concealer I have tried with it from creasing. I also set my T- Zone with it and it combats my oil throughout the day. In terms of baking its also a winner. It brushes off easy and does not leave any white residue on my face. Some makeup brushes I have used with it are my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge and my Morphe M554 brush to set under my eyes, My Elf Contouring Brush to make my contour line more sharp and my MAC Brush to wipe away for baking.

RCMA No Color Powder

RCMA No Color Powder

I know the packaging is nothing glamorous but I actually appreciate the simplicity and no fuss about it. I simply take the cap off and pour a little powder in the cap and then dip in whatever tool I am using in the cap and it has worked out well. I have also seen multiple bloggers take a used up powder container they have and place some powder in there if the packaging does not fit your needs.

This powder can be found at Frends Beauty for $12.00 but when you sign up for Frends with Benefits discount program you get 10% off EVERY order. Yes every order! How fabulous is that?!! All customers worldwide are eligible to join for free and they offer a pro and non pro discount program. Click here to learn more!

Below is an amazing chart from Frendsbeauty.com that helps you find a face powder that they have in stock that will work best with your skintone.

RCMA No Color Powder

Have you tried the RCMA No Color Powder? I would love to hear your what your experience has been with it in the comments below. If you have been thinking about it I would most certainly recommend trying it!

*This post is sponsored by Frends Beauty. As always opinions are honest and my own. 

 

NEW MAC STROBE CREAM SWATCHES

“With M∙A∙C In The Spotlight, reach radiant skin in a flash, no matter what the lighting conditions. M∙A∙C introduces extended shades of Strobe Cream — including the iconic original, now named Pinklite — destined to incite the next cult craze. Super-powered with potent botanicals, antioxidants and iridescent pearl particles…” With 4 new shades of the iconic MAC Strobe Cream you can now create looks that fit your skin tone and or personal preference. I love the pink pearl in the original but now having the gold available it has been a go to of mine. I personally love wearing the strobe cream as an all over glow but by adding just a pop on the cheeks and setting it with MAC’s skinfinish will give you that extra pop to keep you glowing all day and night!

Benefits:

  • De-stresses
  • De-snoozes
  • Hydrates
  • Boosts the look of dull, tired-looking skin

Availability

Online November 3rd and in stores November 10th (in permanent collection) / International: November 2016

Strobe Creams: available in 5 shades / $33.00 USD – $40.00 CAN

**Shop Strobe Creams here**

MAC STROBE CREAM - MAC SKINFINISH

COLORS TOP – BOTTOM: Pinklite, Peachlite, Silverlite, Redlite and Goldlite

MAC STROBE CREAM

Extra Dimension Skin Finish: available in 4 shades / $33.00 USD – $42.00 CAD

Soft Frost: white that breaks violet / Show Gold: peach that breaks pink

MAC STROBE CREAM - MAC SKINFINISH SHOW GOLD - MAC SKINFINISH SOFT FROST

COLORS TOP TO BOTTOM: Soft Frost, Show Gold (colors not shown: Beaming Blush & Double Beam. See them here )

**Shop Extra Dimension Skin Finish here**

MAC STROBE CREAM - MAC SKINFINISH SHOW GOLD - MAC SKINFINISH SOFT FROST

So what do you think about MAC expanding the strobe cream line? Will you be picking up one of the new shades? Let me know in the comments below!

Want More MAC Cosmetics Posts? See below:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
*See the entire Shadescents line here

*MAC Cosmetics generously sent these products to BPAMC for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are honest and 100% my own. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links 

Sneek Peak: New MAC Strobe Cream & Skinfinish

Introducing MAC In the Spotlight!

“With M∙A∙C In The Spotlight, reach radiant skin in a flash, no matter what the lighting conditions. M∙A∙C introduces extended shades of Strobe Cream — including the iconic original, now named Pinklite — destined to incite the next cult craze. Super-powered with potent botanicals, antioxidants and iridescent pearl particles, Strobe Cream de-stresses, de-snoozes, hydrates, fresher and boosts the look of dull, tired-looking skin. Add to the beaming effects with silky, weightless Extra Dimension Skinfinish. Whatever formula you choose, take your place… in the spotlight.”

Availability

Online November 3rd and in stores November 10th (in permanent collection)

International: November 2016

Collection: Strobe Cream and Extra Dimension Skin Finish

Strobe Creams: available in 5 shades / $33.00 USD – $40.00 CAD

 

Iconic Original – Pinklite (Pink Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Peachlite (Peach Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Redlite (Red Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Goldlite (Gold Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Silverlite (Silver Pearl)

MAC Strobe Cream - MAC In The Spotlight

Extra Dimension Skin Finish: available in 4 shades / $33.00 USD – $42.00 CAD

Beaming Blush: pink that breaks gold

MAC Skinfinish Beaming Blush
Double Beam: beige that breaks silver

MAC Skinfinish Double Beam
Soft Frost: white that breaks violet

MAC Skinfinish Soft Frost
Show Gold: peach that breaks pink

MAC Skinfinish Show Gold

How stunning does this line up look?!!!?? Are you excited to see the strobe cream now offered in various shades?

What do you have your eyes on? Beaming Blush and Goldlite are calling my name! Let me know in the comments below!

MAC In The Spotlight - MAC Strobe Cream - MAC Skinfinish

False Eyelashes with Battington Lashes

Who doesn’t love a fabulous pair of false eyelashes?!!? Well if you are looking for quality and affordability these Battington lashes are for you! Each pair costs $24.00/$26.00 but can be used up to 25 times. Yes 25 times!!! They are 100% silk lashes, cruelty free, handmade and for all US orders they offer Free Shipping!

Battington Lashes offer 6 styles to meet all of your needs, including 3D Lashes. From everyday, glam to full on drama Battington Lashes has you covered.  So lets jump right in with the styles they offer, the packaging and my review with demo pictures.

Styles:

They offer options from everyday to dramatic.  The first three styles are their Silk Lashes that I believe are best for everyday depending on your personal style.  The last three styles are their 3D Silk Lashes line that offers all the drama you want for your lashes!

Silk Lashes: Earhart

Everyday False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

Silk Lashes: Hepburn

Everyday False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

Silk Lashes: Kennedy

Everyday False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

3D Silk Lashes: Monroe

Dramatic False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

3D Silk Lashes: Harlow

Dramatic False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

3D Silk Lashes: Bardot

Dramatic False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

Packaging:

With all white and shiny gold packing you feel like you have a bit of luxury in your hands. Each pair of lashes comes in a beautiful yet very sturdy box to store your lashes with a perfect quote on each box “If All Else Fails Bat Your Lashes” How cute is that? I love it!!!

Everyday False Eyelashes / Dramatic False Lashes

Everyday False Eyelashes / Dramatic False Eyelashes

 

Review:

These False Eyelashes are very comfortable to wear, easy to work with and have amazing quality. The lashes I have been trying are Earhart. They are perfect for everyday so it’s the first pair I gravitated towards. I had to cut them down a bit as they were too long for my eyes. I used lash glue I already own and used a pair of tweezers to assist in applying them.

Everyday False Eyelashes, Dramatic False Eyelashes, Battington Lashes

Everyday False Eyelashes

I applied a little mascara to my real lashes first but I always go back and forth with this process. To add more drama I applied mascara once I applied the false eyelashes. (Side note: when I removed them they were not full of mascara where I could not use them again.)

I love the style Earhart as they add just enough drama for everyday without feeling overdone. I personally think this style would be great for an event or wedding as well. If you are looking purchase a style that you can use for everyday but events as well I would go with Earhart and or Kennedy.

If you are looking for drama the 3D lashes are going to be your best option!

False Eyelashes, Everyday False Eyelashes, Dramatic False Eyelashes

False Eyelashes, Everyday False Eyelashes

Have you tried Battington Lashes? What are your favorite tips and tricks to applying false eyelashes? Let me know in the comments below!

*This post is sponsored by Battington Lashes. As always my opinions are 100% my own and honest.