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.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Color Eye Shadow Palette

The Japonesque eye shadow palette is an all matte palette that will take you from day to night and allow for multiple looks. There are 8 natural shades from light to dark that will last all day and blend like a dream. Why? I repeat why are we not talking more about this perfect palette???  If you have been following me for a while you know I am not into palettes that much. I know, I know what kind of beauty lover am I? I get it, but seriously I love eye shadow but I never seem to get creative with it. I genuinely love a neutral look. I will wear it on the lighter side with a bolder lip or smoke it out with a nude lip but the color is ALWAYS neutral. I think that is why I love my custom MAC eye shadow palette (stay tuned for a detailed blog post about it) because every color is a color I picked out. Which means no color goes untouched. So when I find a palette where I will use every color that is when I make a palette purchase and this would have been no exception!

Review:

I didn’t expect anything less than amazing from this eye shadow palette. I have been using Japonesque’s blush in Shade 2 for years now and its one of my favorite blushes. I used this palette for a week and tried multiple colors. They blend like a dream and are buttery, pigmented and easy to use. The packaging is sleek and all black (right up my alley) and the pan sizes are very large as you can see in the picture. There is not a mirror and I know this is something alot of people prefer but its not a deal breaker for me.

Price and Availability:

Like all Japonesque products its priced very well. $38.00 (USD)  for 8 eye shadows and is sold at Ulta Beauty. Shop here

Shades and Swatches:

  • 01: French Vanilla
  • 02: Burnt Orange
  • 03: Dusty-Mauve (mid tone neutral)
  • 04: Smokey Plum (dark tone)
  • 05: Soft Warm Brown
  • 06: Soft Khaki Taupe
  • 07: Warm Chestnut (warm neutral)
  • 08: Deep Neutral Brown

Colors Top – Bottom:

02 Burnt Orange, 06, Soft Khaki Taupe, 01 French Vanilla, 05 Soft Warm Brown

Japonesque Eye Shadow Palette

Colors Top – Bottom:

04 Smokey Plum, 03 Dusty – Mauve, 07 Warm Chestnut, 08 Deep Neutral Brown

Japonesque Eye Shadow Palette

Gorgeous colors right??!! These colors are wearable all year round!  Shop here

Do you have this palette or do you plan to buy it? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

**This palette was generously sent to me by Japonesque. As always my opinions are honest and 100% my own. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. 

Pop The Champange: JAPONESQUE HOLIDAY COLLECTION

Pop The Champagne because the Japonesque holiday collection is worth celebrating! Both sets are limited edition with luxurious matte gold packing and priced to perfection! Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for someone or for yourself they are guaranteed to keep you glowing and looking flawless throughout the Holiday season! Both sets are available now at Ulta Beauty.

Highlighting Trio Set:

Includes three highlighters with silky micro-fine pearl powder in matte gold packaging. Shades – Champagne Gold, Rose Gold and Bronze Gold.

Shop Here: Price: $34.00 ($66.00 Value)

Japonesque Holiday Collection
Japonesque Highlighting Trio in shades: Champagne Gold – Rose Gold – Bronze Gold
Japonesque Holiday Collection
Highlighter Champagne Gold
Japonesque Holiday Collection
Highlighter Rose Gold
Japonesque Holiday Collection
Highlighter Bronze Gold
Japonesque Highlighting Trio
Japonesque Highlighting Trio

Velvet Touch Finishing Powder & Exclusive Brush:

Includes their top selling finishing powder in gold matte packaging with matching silky soft powder brush. “The micro-fine powder is a universal shade that will blur the look of imperfections while leaving a velvety soft matte finish to every complexion”

Shop Here: Price: $34.00

Japonesque Holiday Collection
Velvet Touch Finishing Powder & Exclusive Brush

 

Japonesque Holiday Collection
Velvet Touch Finishing Powder & Exclusive Brush

Will you be picking up anything from this collection? I would love to hear below or just tell me what you think of this Holiday release?

*This was sent to me by Japonesque, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own

MAC: NEW Studio QuikTrik Stick

“Transformation is only a swipe away with the new M∙A∙C Studio QuikTrik Stick. Offering endless options for highlighting, contouring, bronzing or just adding the perfect pop of colour, these double-ended multi-use chubby sticks debut in smart shades to enhance your look anywhere, any way you choose – and so portable too! Who doesn’t love a little face time? Any way you swipe is just right!”
AVAILABILITY
Online: October 13th
In-store: October 20th – December 15th 2016
PRICE:
$32.00 US/$37.00 CAD
PRODUCT COLORS AVAILABLE: 
SOFTLY DOES IT / TIGHT AND TAWNY: very light pink shimmer / light taupe
BARE END / EARTHNUT: light golden champagne shimmer / muted medium beige
A LATTE SHEEN / SEMI-SWEET: light copper with gold and silver shimmer / muted golden bronze
GINGER SPIKED / COUNTERPOINT: soft pink with fine-spun gold shimmer / mid-tone bluish pink
MISS CUPCAKE / TOMATO: soft pinky peach with fine-spun golden shimmer / vivid bright coral

ALL AFLUSH / HERE YOU GO: rose with copper sparkle / deep reddish burgundy

 

Eye Shadow that jiggles? Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

“A new trick in your beauty arsenal, Butter London’s Glazen Eye Gloss is a breakthrough eye shadow that delivers a wet look shine, without being wet. This playful, pudding-like texture applies like a gel, but dries like a powder and lasts all day”

Product Information

  • Price: $24.00 and Available at Ulta
  • 4 Shades Available: Bronzed (rich sparkling deep bronze) pictured / Frosted (warm sparkling rose gold) /Oil Slick (sparkling chameleon) / Spark (warm sparkling champagne) pictured 

Review:

I am not going to lie these were very strange to me when I first opened them. I thought “an eye shadow that jiggles? Whatttt?” But the moment I swatched them I gasped! I absolutely love metallic shades for the eyes. I prefer just one swipe of a pretty shimmer that is going to give me a glamorous look without the hassle of spending a ton of time on my eyes.

When you dip your finger in (I just felt more comfortable using my fingers) its a strange consistency but its fun! I just started to pat on my eye and watched this Glazen Eye Gloss work its magic. It applies like a gel and dries like a powder so it takes a bit to get use to. I have tried this without a eye shadow primer since it states its crease resistant but like all eye shadows it creased on me and works best in my opinion with an eye shadow primer. They were a bit hard to blend with my finger but again it takes a bit to get use to working with this texture.

Would I recommend these? Absolutely! If you are into shimmer and or metallic eye looks you need at lease one.

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss
Colors Top to Bottom: Spark and Bronze

 

 

*These were generously sent to me by Butter London. Opinions are honest and my own. 

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick: Swatches and Product Info

Top selling European cosmetics brand Catrice is now available in the United States and sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty. The most fabulous part? Every product is $10 or less!! Catrice offers everything to meet your beauty needs on a budget from nails, face products, eyes and lips! One product I want to share with you today is the Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick.

The Ultimate Colour Lipstick:

  • 12 shades available
  • Highly pigmented
  • Very creamy
  • Long Lasting
  • Paraben Free
  • $6.99 (USD)

Swatches of 5 shades from the Collection:

Reds:

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick

Top to Bottom: 310 Red My Lips – 430 Hot n’ Spicy – 450 Legend Berry

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick

Nudes:

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Top to Bottom: 240 Hey Nude – 380 Nude- Tastic

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Spot any you are loving? Leave in the comments below

 

** These were generously sent to me by Catrice Cosmetics. As always reviews are my own and 100% honest. 

SNEAK PEEK: MAC X Selena Quintanilla Collection

“The vivacity of Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla, lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin culture and beauty. Inspired by the devotion of all those still touched by the iconic Latin legend, M∙A∙C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated with Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us – let’s keep that rhythm alive!”

Availability:

  • MACSelect Obsessed & Devoted Members exclusive pre-shop September 28th
  • Online October 1st 2016
  • In – Store October 6th – November 17th 2016

Product Details and Swatches:

Lipstick: $18.00 USD / $22.00 CAN

Mac Selena Collection

Swatches Top to Bottom:

  • Como La Flor – muted cherry red (amplified)
  • Amor Prohibido – pinky mid-tone brown (glaze)
  • Dreaming of You – deep wine (matte)

Mac Selena Collection

Eye Shadow: $18.00 USD / $20.50 CAN

Mac Selena Collection

Swatches Top to Bottom:

  • Is It The Beat – deep black (matte)
  • No Me Queda Mas – warm dusty brown (matte)
  • Selena – intense pearly violet (veluxe pearl)
  • Missing My Baby – light pinky nude beige (matte)
  • Fotos Y Recuerdos – bright warm pink (satin)

Mac Selena Collection

Blush $29.00 USD / $34.00 CAN – Brush $35.00 USD / $45.00 CAN

Mac Selena Collection

Swatches Top to Bottom of Techno Cumbia

  • Blunt – muted golden brown (matte)
  • Ven Conmigo –  beige pink (matte)

Mac Selena Collection

 

Opulash Mascara: $18.00 USD / $22.00 CAN

Color: Optimum Black – Intense Black

Mac Selena Collection

 

Liquid Eye Liner: $21.00 USD / $24.00 CAN

Color: Boot Black – Intense Black

Mac Selena Collection

 

 

 *These were sent to BPAMC for reviewing purposes by MAC Cosmetics. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

REVIEW: MAC Liptensity Lipstick

“Liptensity Lipstick pushes the boundaries of colour. With the expertise of tetrachromat Maureen Seaberg — who has thegenetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the
average naked eye — M·A·C has created an unprecedented spectrum of 24 shades with extreme, undeniable colour intensity, using our groundbreaking High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology”

When I swatched the Liptensity Lipsticks (see my swatches here) I could see the pigment was intense but after experiencing them for a week I am beyond impressed. They will be available online 9/20 and in-stores 9/21 through 11/17. You do not want to miss out on these limited edition lipsticks.

Review:

  • They last all day with minimal touch ups
  • Non drying with a satin finish and very comfortable to wear.
  • Gel formula allows for smooth application
  • The packaging makes it so simple to grab the color of your choice as the packaging matches the color!
  • Don’t be intimidated by the shape of the lipstick they go on easy and you do not need a lip liner
  • No smell or funny tastes which is a huge determining factor for me when choosing lipsticks

Colors I am loving:

  • Smoked Almond
  • Doe
  • Driftwood
  • Habanaro
  • Lobster
  • Burnt Violet

What colors are you thinking of adding to your collection?

MAC Liptensity

 

 *These were sent to BPAMC for reviewing purposes by MAC Cosmetics. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own.