The Nudes You Need To Try: Always On Matte Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

Who loves a good nude lipstick? Who loves a fabulous liquid lipstick? If you responded me to both of these, the Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks need to be on your list to try! The non drying formula is perfect for liquid lipstick beginners to those who are obsessed with all liquid lipstick formulas. Comfortable on the lips yet long lasting with 7 different nudes to choose from.

Here are the details from ULTA BEAUTY:

Smashbox Liquid Lipstick is an 8-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips.

  • Delivers bold, lightweight color with a liquid matte finish
  • Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color last up to 8 hours
  • Won’t smudge, budge or feather
  • Infused with Primer Oil complex to condition lips
  • Precision tip applicator lines the lips and fills

I will say I agree with every benefit except the only thing I have to add is regarding they will not smudge, budge or feather. After having mine on for a little over an hour I kissed the back of my hand and some product came off. However this is NOT a deal breaker for me. These lippies will last for sure but I do not want to say they are 100% smudge proof.  I absolutely love the applicator. It makes it so much easier to apply with the tip and shape!  Liquid Lipstick Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

PRODUCT DETAILS: 

Swatches Top To Bottom: 

Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

 

Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

 

Have you tried this formula yet? Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are. If you are looking for some nude lipsticks these are ones to check out. However if regular lipstick is more your thing. I have over 15 Nude MAC Lipsticks swatched HERE and HERE. 

DISCLAIMER:  Products were sent to BPAMC for editorial consideration. All 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.

 

 

GLOWING SKIN?!!! NEW NARS RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

Let me start by saying if you are new to my blog or Instagram I am all for glowing skin. I am not a matte foundation girl. I wear mattes alot but I mix in liquid highlighter. Being 37, I prefer to glow and look youthful. Honestly I would rather look greasy and wet than matte and dry any day lol Please know this does not mean I love every product that claims glow and or dewy results. The new NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation offers many amazing claims and since I am on a NARS base kick I had to purchase to test for myself and of course all of you!!  Recently I purchased three NARS Base products and loving all of them, Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Concealer and Velvet Matte Concealer. Pretty much I have been obsessed with all things NARS. Lets get into the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation claims.

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation:

  • 33 shades
  • 16 hour wear
  • Fade Resistant
  • Full Coverage
  • Full Powered Radiance
  • Smooth Skin Look

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS often recommends warming up their foundations with your fingers and using a small amount as it will go a long way. Too much product can cause lines and cracking.  My makeup preferences are less product. I want to look like me but better, maybe this is why I am loving their bases as of late.  For the application I used the beauty blender so I believe this is why it did not come out as full coverage. I have not tried with my fingers. My skin was dealing with some breakouts and I was trying to avoid more.  The full coverage claims are more than likely very true as I could have built up when I had applied.  I would love to know who else has tried this and what has your outcome been.  With the beauty blender it was medium coverage and I adored the outcome and finish.  This NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation 100% gives a radiant finish without adding in liquid highlighter.

REVIEW: 

A few things I love about this foundation are first it has a pump. That always makes things so much easier and clean. It is not a deal breaker for me however it is appreciated.  The radiance is not a very dewy look but just the right amount of glow to give you a very skin like youthful finish. It feels like you have nothing but offers enough coverage perfect for everyday.

NARS Foundation

Lets talk shade range for a second.  As of late this has been a hot topic in the beauty world due to some brands coming out with ranges that are NOT inclusive to all. Unfortunately this is not new in the beauty industry and I can write a whole blog post on this subject. However for now I am here to say that BPAMC will always discuss this issue in my reviews if it needs to be addressed based on the products shades offered. As for NARS they get it all around and I am here for it!! There are 33 shades for this foundation. I run neutral most times and have a medium skin tone. I purchased two shades to try.

Punjab – Medium with Golden Peachy Undertones

Santa Fe – Medium with Peachy Undertones

Honestly both shades work for me but Santa Fe is a tad lighter. Literally just a tad. I would prefer something a tad darker as in the summer I do get darker and in the winter nothing else is usually shown except for my hands lol so its fine. I also don’t like to look too washed out or ghostly. So I always prefer for my foundation to be a tiny bit darker. Plus after kids my neck was darker than my face for a while and vice versa. #momprobs.

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
Shades Top – Bottom: Santa Fe, Punjab
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
Shades Top – Bottom: Santa Fe, Punjab

If you are looking for a new foundation with fabulous coverage, that lasts and gives you a glow from within look without adding extra product this is for you.  Let me know if you will be picking this up!

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NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

MUST HAVE HIGH END BRONZER: Get Your Glow All Year Long

Hi Beauty Lovers! Its been a while since I have blogged but I am officially back. I am  active daily on Instagram so please come find me HERE with 43K plus other beauty lovers !!!  With the holidays and then back to back sickness in my house its been a crazy 4 weeks! I hope you all had amazing holiday season and a very very happy new year. We are in full winter mode here in Chicago and I wanted to share with you my must have high end bronzers to keep you glowing all year long! When it comes to high end bronzer there are so many on the market but these five are always in my rotation. High End Bronzers

When it comes to bronzer I prefer a matte bronzer or something with a slight sheen especially for the winter. But who am I kidding I am such a cheek product junkie I will try any bronzer lol but these High End Bronzers are always in rotation. One is new to my collection but I instantly fell in love.

MUST HAVE HIGH END BRONZERS:

(Click the Bronzer Name to SHOP)

Becca Sun Lit Bronzer: This makes you look like you were at the beach. Its matte but its not flat and has a smooth buttery feeling. It warms up your face perfectly for that all over glow

  • 5 shades available 
  • $38.00
  • My Shade: Capri Coast 

NARS Bronzing Powder:  Not only does this bronzer warm up your skin but it will sculpt your face. You can use this to contour with as well. There is a very very subtle shimmer in this bronzer but it gives a natural glow.

  • 2 shades available
  • $40.00
  • My Shade: Laguna

High End Bronzer

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural:  Where do I even begin with this powder. So smooth, buttery and perfect. This product is “A slow-baked powder with M·A·C Multi-Mineral Complex that provides a natural, dimensional finish” I use shade Medium Plus to set my face as well. This shade just happens to be great as a bronzer for me and many others out there. Its an iconic MAC product.

  • Numerous Shades
  • $34.00
  • My Shade: Give Me Sun 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer:  Just like NARS I use this to sculpt for contouring and to bronze up the skin. I love when products can do more than one thing. This is a true matte bronzer which makes it versatile.

  • 2 shades
  • $29.00 / $15.00 (Get the Mini HERE)
  • My Shade: Original Hoola

Hourglass Bronzer

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer: Last but not least this bronzer looks so natural and warm on the face. She is the newest to my collection but I instantly fell in love. The bronzer is fused with Hourglasses famous lighting powder in  Diffused Light – Shop it HERE.  to mimic a ray of warm sunlight.

  • 4 shades available
  • $50.00 / $24.00 (Get the Mini HERE)
  • My Shade: Diffused Bronze Light

What are your must have high end bronzers? Let me know in the comments, I am always ready to try more!!! Here is to a wonderful 2018. Thank You so much for being here and if you are loving this post don’t forget to share on Pinterest and Facebook!

MAC X PATRICK STARRR: Swatches and Product Info!

“Beauty Guru Patrick Starrr brings his inspiring “makeup is one size fits all” philosphy to life through his new collection at MAC! The beauty start makes waves with these mesmerizing custom colour essentials to make everyone and anyone easily feel thier best this holiday season!” 

The MAC X Patrick Starrr collection  truly has something for everyone. When they say Patrick Starrr created custom colour essentials they were not kidding. These shades are all paired perfectly together that will make neutral eye lovers swoon. Some shades are new to the collection but many are already MAC staples we love but made easier. I have a ton of these eye shadows already in my custom MAC Eyeshadow palette but never paired them this way before. I am excited and ready to play!  When it comes to a review on this collection, you all know MAC is a brand that just works for me and I love. The powder is one item I am very excited to try and will keep you updated! Lets get into all the swatches and product info!

 

Swatches /Product Info: Shop the Collection HERE

MAC X PATRICK STARRR

Eye Shadow X 4 / PatrickStarrr GoalGetter – $32.00 US / $37.00 CAD

  • Soft Brown: Soft Golden Peachy Brown (Matte)
  • Amber Lights: Peachy Brown with Shimmer (Frost)
  • Swiss Chocolate: Muted Reddish Brown (Matte)
  • I’m Into It: Dark Red Brown (Matte)

Eye Shadow x 4 / PatrickStarrr Glam AF – $32.00 US / $37.00 CAD

  • Brule: Soft Creamy Beige (Satin)
  • Omigaud: Soft Peach Pink (Frost)
  • Saddle: Golden Orange Brown (Matte)
  • Embark: Intense Reddish Brown (Matte)

MAC X Patrick Starrr

MAC X PATRICK STARRR Setting Powder – $34.00 US / $38.00 CAD 

  • Patricks Powder: Colourless, Ultra Fine w/ Matte Finish

MAC X PATRICK STARRR

MAC X PATRICK STARRR

Swatches Top To Bottom of Lip Products:

**Shop The Collection HERE**

Lip Pencil – Brick: Intense Golden Red 

Lipstick – Patrick Woo: Deep Yellow Red (Matte)

LipGlass – Patrick Woo: Intense Bluish Red 

Lip Pencil – Mahogany: Intense Reddish Brown 

Lipstick – MamaStarrr: Reddish Brown (Satin)

LipGlass – MamaStarr: Pink Cinnamon

Lip Pencil – Edge to Edge: Mid Tone Dirty Blue Pink

Lipstick – She Betta Werrrk: Soft Pink (Matte)

LipGlass – She Betta Werrrk: Light Warm Pink 

MAC X PATRICK STARRR

What you guys think of this collection. I am in LOVE with this collaboration. Patrick Starrr is a very positive and fun Beauty Guru and his philosophy speaks to all! The color selections are just perfect but I am bias because these shades scream my name! lol!!!! So what is everyone picking up? Let me know in the comments below!

Shop MAC X Patrick Starrr HERE

DISCLAIMER: The MAC X Patrick Starrr Collection was sent to BPAMC for editorial consideration. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

Must Have MAC Red Lipstick: What is your perfect Red Lipstick?

Red Lips are classic. They can be worn everyday or can be glam for a night out. Wearing red lips is fairly new to me. I was always afraid of wearing a bold lipstick and now its a must have for me! When it comes to lipstick MAC has you covered. If you have been following me for a while on here or my Instagram you know MAC is my jam! MAC Red lipstick is fool proof.  This post is going to give you 9 shades with different finishes and tones of red. Maybe you want a bold lip but want a more darker red, orange red or even a darker pink lip that is not so red looking!  BPAMC has  you covered with these 9 shades of MAC Red Lipsticks.

MAC Red Lipstick Swatches

MAC Red Lipstick

SWATCHES & PRODUCT INFO: (Click the shade to Shop!)

Swatches Top To Bottom:

  • Chili – Matte – Brownish Orange Red
  • MAC Red – Satin – Vivid Bright  Blueish  Red
  • Ruby Woo – Retro Matte – Vivid Blue Red
  • All Fired Up – Retro Matte – Bright Fuschia
  • Cockney – Lustre – Sheer Yellow Red w/ Multidimensional Pearl
  • Lady Danger – Matte – Vivid Bright Coral-Red (my absolute FAVORITE bold lip to wear!!! Its perfect)
  • Relentlessly Red – Retro Matte – Bright Pinkish Coral
  • Dare You – Cremesheen –  Deep Brown Red
  • D For Danger – Matte – Brick Red

MAC Lipstick swatches

Red Lipstick Swatches

Allure Magazine declared three MAC Red Lipsticks the Holy Trinity of Red lipstick. See them HERE. These three are always in my rotation and Chili is making its way up!

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

ELF BRUSH SET: The Ultimate Face Brush Roll Set

Who doesn’t love a good makeup brush right? With the ELF Brush Set your face is literally all set! I have been an avid fan of ELF brushes for some time now. I recently did a blog post on my must have drugstore brushes (find it HERE) and ELF was of course featured.  In recent months ELF launched a whole bunch of new goodies and this Ultimate Brush set was one of the new releases. It comes with 18 brushes with roll  for $55. That comes out to roughly $3 a brush and I think that is a beauty win considering some brushes in this set individually are priced between $4-$6.

ELF BRUSH SET

One of the brushes that is included in this set is the Flawless Face Brush and I am obsessed with it. I have the original one in black and it retails for $6.00. I use it for my MAC Studio Fix Powder foundation and it packs the product on beautifully!! Another fav of mine that is included in this set is the Flawless Concealer Brush. Its $3 and works. Its not too big or small and its gentle. The brushes are Vegan-friendly and can be used either wet or dry products.  Also with this set is the metallic, also vegan leather brush roll which is perfect for travel and a space saver!

Includes: Shop it HERE 

  • Brush Roll Travel Case
  • Highlighting Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Flawless Concealer Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Small Precision Brush
  • Mascara Fan Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • Fan Brush
  • Contouring Brush
  • Angled Foundation Brush
  • Selfie Ready Foundation Brush
  • Stipple Brush
  • Flawless Face Brush
  • Eyeshadow “C” Brush
  • Crease Brush
  • Small Angled Brush
  • Lash & Brow Wand

ELF BRUSH SET

Recently on my  INSTAGRAM (Come find me HERE)  I did a poll if my followers would buy this ELF Brush Set and the the percentage in favor was extremely high!! I hope this posts helps you to decide if this is for you. This also makes a fabulous gift for the beauty lover in your life! Happy Shopping!!!

 

 

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

MAC Next To Nothing Foundation: Instagram Filter For Your Face??!!??

“An ultra balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. This sheer tinted cream can be used under or over foundation, or to bring a translucent luminosity to skin. The cushiony, smoothing texture glides over skin, diminishing the look of imperfections and fine lines, while moisturizing and protecting skin. Skin looks immediately retouched!” – Ulta Website

I know MAC Next To Nothing Foundation is almost old news now considering the beauty world is always producing new products but I still wanted to get my thoughts out.  In addition to making sure swatches are present online as it truly helps me choose what my shade may be! Who else searching for foundation swatches online?? Anywho this foundation is not for those who want full coverage or even medium coverage. You can use it in addition to your full coverage foundation to create a dewy look but if you want a one and done deal this is not for you.

Lets just get to the point, does this give you an instant instagram filter? Yes for me it does! I do have some redness on my skin but other than that I do not need a ton of coverage nor do I want a full coverage look.  This foundation is perfect for everyday, for mixing with other foundation or even younger girls just starting to get into makeup.

MAC Foundation

Benefits Per Ulta’s Website:

  • Provides hydration
  • Provides instant radiance
  • Features a comfortable, creamy formula
  • Nourishes skin
  • Immediately improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visibly refines skin texture
  • Smoothes and softens skin

MAC Next To Nothing

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • $31.00 USD
  • Permanent Collection
  • 9 shades available (Swatches from Top To Bottom) – Shop the Line HERE 
    • Light – Pale Ivory 
    • Light Plus – Light Beige 
    • Medium – Warm Beige 
    • Medium Plus – Light Tan Beige
    • Medium Dark – Carmel Beige 
    • Medium Deep – Rich Golden Tan 
    • Dark – Deep Carmel 
    • Dark Plus – Neutral Tan Beige 
    • Dark Deep – Rich Deep Bronze 

MAC Next To Nothing MAC Next to Nothing Foundation

There are other products that were released with the Foundation as a MAC Next To Nothing family if you will.  Those items were a Foundation BrushPowder Brush and Pressed Powders to set the foundation. The powder sets your face in a very natural way that is not to cakey and the brushes work well with both products but are not necessary if you want to just purchase this foundation to try! Again this foundation is perfect for everyday or a natural look or if you have a matte foundation you love that you want to add a bit of radiance in it you can mix it to create a dewy look. Have you tried this foundation? Sound off in the comments!!!

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  6. MAC X MACY’S EVENT: Girls Night Out
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NEW Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes: Exclusive to Ulta Beauty

” You don’t blend in, but your makeup can – leave them stunned with the Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes”

Real Techniques brushes are a staple in my beauty tool collection.  Not only are they affordable but they perform well and get the job done!  Real Techniques just released 5 new brushes to the family and they mimic the Artis Makeup brushes however these are less than half the price.  I love beauty investments but when you can get a product that is more affordable that works its a win! These brushes are densely packed with oval heads for maximum blending and precision application. Per the Ulta Website they are long lasting, easy to clean and its unique curved design to easily fit in your hand.

Product Information:

  • 5 brushes total (All Over, Foundation, Contour, Cheek and Eye shadow)
  • Exclusive to Ulta Beauty
  • Online and In Store – Shop the collection here
  • Price Range: $12.99 – $19.99

Real techniques brushes

Makeup brushes

Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes: 

  1. All Over Brush – $19.00: Ideal for face, neck and body application
  2. Foundation Brush (NOT Pictured) – $19.00: Ideal for cream and liquid foundation
  3. Contour Brush – $16.00: Ideal for blending of cream or powder makeup
  4. Cheek Brush – $16.00: Ideal for blush or highlighter
  5. Crease Brush – $12.99: Ideal for powder or cream eye shadow

Real Techniques

Beauty Talk: What do you guys think? Have you tried this type of shape before? I had always been taken back when this style first came out but within the beauty community I know many that love it! I am excited to give these a run and let you all know what I think. It makes me happy that there are affordable options especially from Real Techniques who have earned our trust in putting out quality products.

Here are some of my MUST HAVE Real Technique Brushes and other affordable makeup brushes:

  • Powder Brush – See it HERE
  • Blush Brush – See it HERE
  • Concealer Brush – See it HERE 
  • Beauty Sponge – See it HERE
  • Enhanced Eye Set – See it HERE 
  • Must Have Morphe Brushes – See it HERE
  • 5 Drugstore Brushes $10 Or Less – See it HERE 

 

 

 

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SNEAK PEEK: NEW MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR

A  holographic lip colour packed with iridescent pearls and megawatt colour  with a refreshing cooling sensation that makes lips feel instantly fuller 

Product Availability:

  • November 9th online and in select MAC Markets
  • 14 Shades Available (6 swatched below)
  • $21.00 USD —- SHOP HERE

MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR

Shade Descriptions:

(descriptions from MAC Website and they suggest a lip pencil to pair with it! LOVEEE THAT!!!)

  • Sensory Overload: Blackened deep purple with shimmering iridescence. PAIR with CORK Lip Pencil
  • Twinkle TwinkCoral with gold pearl. PAIR with LASTING SENSATION Lip Pencil
  • Pearly Girl: Cool pink with red and gold iridescence. PAIR with BEET Lip Pencil
  • Let’s Rock: Coppered orange with green and yellow iridescence. PAIR with RUBY WOO Lip Pencil
  • Pink TripBright pink with blue iridescence. PAIR with MAGENTA Lip Pencil
  • Queen’s VioletRoyal purple with blue and pink iridecense. PAIR with NIGHTMOTH Lip Pencil

MAC Grand Illusion Lipstick MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR

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  5. MAC Vampy Lipstick 
  6. MAC X MACY’S EVENT: Girls Night Out
  7. MAC SNOWBALL COLLECTION 

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NEW MAC Velvet Mattes: Meet Your Must Have Winter Lipsticks

New blackened mattes in the deepest, darkest tones you love. These nine lip shades glide on like soft suede for the ultimate in seductive, sophisticated dimension, with a touch of micro-pearl for a subtle velour sheen. In hues like Beatrix, Winifred and Modern Temptress, touchable pleasure becomes the ultimate indulgence.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

With MAC Velvet Mattes you get “a creamy rich Lipstick formula with high colour payoff in a no-shine matte finish”  All 9 shades are winter lip perfection and I have a sneak peak on 4 shades for you.

Available: October 26th – December 7th (Limited Edition)

Price: $17.50 US / $22.99 CAD

MAC Lipstick

VALIANT: Black with Pearl

POWERHOUSE: Reddend deep purple with pearl

MIDNIGHT BREEZE: Blackended grape purple with pearl

BEATRIX: Deep Coppered Red

MODERN TEMPTRESS: Deep Red Brown

VICTORIAN: Deep yellow brown with pearl

VELVET REBELLION: Rich and deep red brown

WINIFRED: Greyed mauve with pearl

GWENDOLYN: Mid-Tone grey with pearl

MAC Velvet Mattes

NEW MAC Velvet Mattes

SWATCHES:

Top to Bottom:

MAC Swatches

MAC Velvet Mattes

SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE

 

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  1. Must have MAC Nudes Part 1
  2. Must have MAC Nudes Part 2
  3. Must have MAC Red Lipsticks
  4. MAC Liptensity Line
  5. MAC Vampy Lipstick 
  6. MAC X MACY’S EVENT: Girls Night Out
  7. MAC SNOWBALL COLLECTION 

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