MAC COSMETICS & MACY’S EVENT: Girls Night Out!

I wanted to give you all a run down of the MAC Cosmetics X Macy’s Meet and Greet in case you could not attend or join in on the live demo on Instagram! First and foremost I want to Thank all the amazing and very talented people over at MAC and Macy’s on State Street who gave me this honor. You all were incredibly welcoming and so fun to hang out with! For all my Chicago followers if you are in the area please make sure to check out this location for your MAC Cosmetics and beauty needs!

MAC Cosmetics
MAC Artist Michelle getting the DJ ready for the Event: Instagram Handles – @michelleadamsartistry @lovebug_chicago

MAC reviews

The guests and I had so much fun just talking about MAC products we love and why we love them, shared tips and talked and talked and talked all night, all things beauty! One guest loved my makeup that night and wanted to know how I get a natural looking makeup application. We grabbed some of my must have MAC Products along with suggestions from the MAC artists for her skin tone and started a live demo on my Instagram Stories where I discussed why I love these products, shared beauty tips and answered questions.

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MAC Lipstick

MAC reviews
Going Live on Instagram Stories

MAC Demo &Product Breakdown:

MAC Cosmetics MUA: Clarissa – Instagram Handle @letsbrushnmakeup

Follower and lovely Model: Natasha

MAC Studio Fix

Clarissa created a natural look that had a smokey eye that can be worn during the day with a nude lip but adding a pop of color on the lips gives the look a stamp of glam approval. Not only did Natasha love the way her makeup looked but she loved the way it felt! She doesn’t wear a ton all the time so I felt it was important for her to try some of my fav MAC MVP’s that are fool proof in my opinion. This is what many of the guests talked about, natural looking makeup that gives a “this is me but better than me look” Too many steps and products can be very intimidating and even though I am a “Beauty Blogger” I am an everyday woman who doesn’t have a ton of time to get ready and myself can be intimidated at times with too many steps (insert the perfect smokey eye… gets me everytime lol)

Before & After Shots:

MAC swatches
Before Makeup Application

 

 

MAC Lipstick
After Makeup Application

MAC eyeshadow

MAC Foundation
MAC MUA Clarissa: Instagram Handle @letsbrushnmakeup

Thank You so much to all my followers and guests that came to the event and joined in on Instagram Live. Your support and sweet comments in my DM’s means so much and I truly enjoy interacting with you daily on all things beauty! I am testing out some new MAC products and wanted to give you the run down. Please let me know if you have tried these and what you are loving right now from MAC.

MAC Give Me Sun

MAC lipstick

 

WANT MORE MAC POSTS: 

  1. Must have MAC Nudes Part 1
  2. Must have MAC Nudes Part 2
  3. Must have MAC Red Lipsticks
  4. Summer Approved Bright Reds
  5. MAC Liptensity Line
  6. MAC Vampy Lipstick 

DISCLAIMER: Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Products received were gifted by MAC Cosmetics, thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

 

 

 

MAC X NICKI MINAJ: NUDE LIPSTICK COLLECTION

Nicki Minaj dominates fan’s hearts and hip-hop charts with her bravado and razor-sharp rhymes. Now, the queen conquers with her custom-designed nude lipsticks for M∙A∙C. Get cheeky and take charge with Nicki’s two suggestive shades in Nicki’s Nude and The Pinkprint. Need even more au naturel? Strip down to bare, brazen basics in a lineup of 24 additional Lipstick and Lipglass colours.

When it comes to nude lipstick there are so many tones and finishes for us to love. MAC always has us covered and with this collection there is no exception. With 20 nude lipsticks to choose from how can we not find 1, 2 or even 3 we love!  In this collection the are 2 new Nude Lipstick shades that Nicki Minaj created with MAC, 9 brand new shades and 9 that are either from the permanent collection or re-releases from previous collections.

***All lipsticks are limited edition except those that are from the permanent collection (I will label those below)

Product Information:

  •  $17.50 U.S. / $22.00 CAD

  • Select MAC Store and Online 

MAC X Nicki Minaj Collection

(Shop The Collection HERE)

Nude Lipstick

Swatches Top To Bottom:

  • The PinkPrint – Amplified: Mid-tone creamy pink
  • Nicki’s Nude – Amplified: Soft corally pink

MAC X Nicki Minaj

MAC Nude Lipstick

Swatches Top To Bottom:

(Shop the Collection HERE)

  • Bosom Friend – Creamsheen: Sheer pinky nude with fine pearl
  • Bare Bling – Amplified: Light peachy nude 
  • Stripped – Matte: Light, dirty peachy beige
  • Mmmmm – Amplified:  Dirty rose nude (OBSESSED WITH THIS ONE)
  • Baby’s All Right – Matte: Cool-toned neutral pink
  • A Girl’s Needs – Matte: Warm-toned yellow brown
  • Age/Sex/Location – Matte: Dirty mid-tone nude
  • Easy Babe – Matte:  Dirty latte brown
  • Derriere – Matte: Dirty mid-tone yellow brown 

Nude Lipstick

MAC Lipstick Swatches

Swatches Top To Bottom:

(Shop the Collection HERE)

  • Pretty Please – Lustre: PERMANENT Pale pink pearl (MY WEDDING DAY LIPSTICK – Special place in my heart!)
  • Gossamer Wing – Lustre: Dirty beige with gold pearl
  • 2N – Lustre: Creamy light pink
  • Japanese Maple – Cremesheen: PERMANENT Frosted light beige
  • Creme D Nude – Cremesheen: PERMANENT Pale muted peach beige
  • Playing Koi – Satin: Pale clean pink nude
  • Pattisserie – Lustre: PERMANENT Sheer creamy neutral pink
  • The Right Note – Cremesheen: Warm sandy nude
  • Among The Fireflies – Cremesheen: Soft mocha

Nude Lipstick

Let me know what you guys this of this collection! What have you picked up so far?!

WANT MORE MAC LIPSTICK SWATCHES: 

  1. Must have MAC Nudes Part 1
  2. Must have MAC Nudes Part 2
  3. Must have MAC Red Lipsticks
  4. Summer Approved Bright Reds
  5. MAC Liptensity Line
  6. MAC Vampy Lipstick 

Don’t forget to comment, share and PIN if you love these lippies!!!

MAC Lipstick Swatches MAC Lipstick Swatches

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent 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

MAC VAMP LIPSTICK: FALL MAKEUP

Well it is officially Fall to me even though its 90 degrees in Chicago this week.  I am very much ready for a pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, 60 degree days and a deep nude or vampy lip! In the recent years I have been changing up my makeup by seasons and have so much fun with it!  Whether its a bright orange lipstick for summer or darker toned lips for fall, I love playing with lipstick. When it comes to Fall makeup nothing screams it more than a MAC Vamp Lipstick. They can seem intimidating but berries and deeper purples can look gorgeous with a toned down makeup look. MAC has many more options than these but these are some classic MAC Vamp Lipstick options. Enjoy!!!

LIPSTICK SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM (click shade to shop!)

  • Diva: Matte – Intense Reddish Burgundy
  • Rebel: Satin – Midtonal Cream Plum
  • Sin: Matte –  Deep Dark Blue Red
  • Antique Velvet: Matte – Intense Brown
  • Instigator: Matte –  Deep Blackened Plum
  • Stone: Matte – Muted Greyish Taupe Brown

MAC REBEL LIPSTICKMAC VAMP LIPSTICK

Just like a red lip, you have to find a shade that works for you and one you are comfortable with. By just looking at the tube some look so much darker than they are so make sure to swatch and have fun with this trend! The MUA’s at MAC are always helpful with choosing the best shade and don’t forget there are tons of options at the drugstore for those who are just trying out this look or on a budget.

What is your go to look for Fall? Do you like to rock a vampy lip? Let me know in the comments below.

Vampy Lipstick

Want More MAC Lipstick Swatches? Check out my posts below:

  1. Must have MAC Nudes Part 1
  2. Must have MAC Nudes Part 2
  3. Must have MAC Red Lipsticks
  4. Summer Approved Bright Reds
  5. MAC Liptensity Line

 

Disclaimer: Lipsticks were sent for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

 

NYX Liquid Lipstick: Luv Out Loud Limited Edition Set

NYX  just launched a limited edition set of six new liquid lipsticks celebrating individuality, beauty and artistry for all! The set is currently available at Ulta  , the NYX Website and are priced to perfection…$6.99!!! With each NYX Liquid Lipstick, they want to know what qualities make a person beautiful?  They have created shade names for you to show how you Luv Out Loud!

Product Info:

Drugstore Liquid Lipstick
Shades Top to Bottom: Fearless, Brilliant, Extraordinary, Passionate, Confident, Brave

Which shade would you choose? I am a bit of Brilliant mixed with Confident! These vampy purples are giving me major fall vibes! If you are into deeper shades for fall these are perfect and affordable!

NYX Liquid Lipstick

What is your favorite NYX Lip Product? If you are new to liquid lipsticks NYX is a great place to start as they have many options, shades and you can not beat the price!

Here are some to look into at your next trip to Ulta! Happy Shopping!!!

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent by NYX Cosmetics for editorial consideration. Links are affiliate, thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thanks for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK II: Swatches & Product Info

Nude Lips are so classic and can be worn with many different makeup looks. I love experimenting with different  tones for the fall and in general. Lets be honest nude makeup is my favorite  lol Whether its a brown toned nude or a more pink/mauve nude there are endless options when it comes to MAC, not just with shades but with different finishes. One thing I love about MAC  , no matter your skin tone they have you covered! With fall just around the corner I wanted to show you 9 more must have MAC Nude Lipstick!

My first must have nudes from my MAC Collection are all swatched HERE 

Colors Top – Bottom:

**Shop by clicking shade names**

  • YASH deep neutral – matte finish
  • TWIG soft muted brownish pink – satin finish
  • FAUX muted mauve pink – satin finish
  • MEHR dirty blue pink – matte finish
  • CHERISH soft muted peachy beige – satin finish
  • TAUPE muted reddish – taupe brown – matte finish
  • HUG ME  flesh pink – lustre finish
  • KINDA SEXY neutral pinky rose – matte finish
  • WHIRL dirty rose – matte finish

MAC Lipstick Swatches

Do you spot any of your favorites? Hug Me is such a beautiful nude and because its a lustre finish I love the way it looks and is a nice change from my normal mattes.  I can mix it with other colors easily or switch it up with different lip liner shades. Whirl is new to me even though I know it has a cult following (late to the game I know!!!)  Whirl is such a fun darker shade on me that brings me back to the 90’s and I LOVE IT! 
MAC LIPSTICK

What are your must have nude lipsticks? Do you have MAC lipsticks you can not live without? For me Honey Love, Spirit and Blankety are some of my must haves see swatches HERE. I am excited to switch things up for Fall this year! Don’t forget to subscribe, share and pin!

Here is an easy guide for you to pin to Pinterest

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK SWATCHES

WANT MORE MAC?  Please see posts below:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of NEW Metallic Lipstick line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here
DISCLAIMER: Some lipsticks were sent for editorial consideration, thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You so much for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

Meet Your New Nudes: Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

When it comes to Nude Lips its so personal. Why? Because not everyone’s lip color is the same. We all want to achieve and have that perfect nude lip and sometimes that is not easy to find especially at an affordable price.  I love to rock a red lip but there is something so classic about a nude lip especially with a smokey eye.

For my skin tone I love a nude lip that is lighter brown/pinky toned but I also love to wear a darker brown shade especially in the fall. When I posted my most loved MAC nudes a reader said to me that the colors I posted were not “nude”. I was taken back by this comment a bit because I had an array of shades.  What is nude for my lip color may not work on someone with a darker skin tone than me and vice versa. Nudes are not one size fits all and thanks to Maybelline, everyone can get a perfect nude for under $10. With their new Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes they “are warmer, more sensational nudes for every skin tone. Pucker up to radiant, confident color that highlights one’s natural beauty”

Product Information:

  • Infused with sumptuous honey nectar
  • Creamy & pigmented
  • $7.99 at Ulta Beauty
  • 10 Shades available (Brown Blush & Beige Babe not pictured)

Swatches Top To Bottom: Click Shade Names to Shop!

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Left to Right: Naked Coral, Almond Rose, Raw Chocolate, Toasted Truffle

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes
Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Left to Right: Hot Sand, Purely Nude, Peach Buff, Honey Pink 

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes
Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

These lipsticks are most certainly BPAMC approved. You know I love a fabulous drugstore find and these fit the bill! Even though these are matte they are indeed super creamy and pigmented so they are super comfortable on the lips! They do not feel dry or heavy. It almost feels like you have a lip balm on. Just like all lipsticks they do need to be reapplied but I am okay with that. Just toss it in your purse for touch ups and you are good to go!

What is your go to Nude Lip Color? I love playing with so many different shades and textures.

 

DISCLAIMER: These lipsticks were sent by Maybelline for consideration. All opinions are my own. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

NEW IN: Laura Geller Shine Stick Triple Benefit Lipcolor

Who doesn’t love a good lipstick? Or even a lip gloss that is not sticky? Orrrrr a lip balm that gives you soft and moisturized lips? We all love all three of these right? Well look no further because Laura Geller just dropped a lip color that has all three. Yep, you read that right. The New Laura Geller Shine Stick Triple Benefit Lipcolor offers 3 in 1 for the perfect lip! Per the Ulta Website: The pure pigments of a lipstick, the high shine of lip gloss, and the soothing moisture of lip balm to create an irresistible trifecta of stay-true, stay-put, pout-plumping coverage.

I am here to tell you this product is 100% the real deal.  You indeed get a 3 in 1 product and I could not be happier because I am such a lipstick and gloss girl. Of course you have to reapply but that does not bother me one bit for multiple reasons. One the product is not promising to be long wearing, they are so comfortable and I prefer lipstick over long wearing liquid lipsticks.

I have been wearing Honey Dipped that I am realizing as I am writing this post that I missed this one to swatch! LOL I will be updating this for you guys but below you will see the rest of the 7 shades swatched. Honey Dipped (shimmering golden nude) is your perfect everyday nude so don’t worry I will be  getting this updated. I wanted to get this post up because I stated on my instagram I would have this up this week.

These are not only so easy to wear but also easy to switch up colors.  You can use one of the nude shades like  Honey Dipped, Polished Peach or Champagne Toast for the day and grab one of the darker/brighter colors for your purse to spruce up your makeup for your night out with a bold lip! Day to night makeup solved!!! PS if you are wondering about the shape, I love it!

Laura Geller

PRODUCT INFO:

  • 8 Shades available
  • $21.00

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM: Shop these gorgeous lippies  HERE

  • Polished Peach – peachy melon
  • Berry Belini – deep berry
  • Radiant Red – poppy red 
  • Champagne Toast – warm peachy nude
  • Pink Dazzle – glistening pink
  • Lustrous Plum – rich wine
  • Fuchsia Spritz – vibrant fuchsia 

Laura Geller

Let me know what you think, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Do you prefer lipstick and gloss too? If you do you most certainly want to grab at least one of these!

Laura Geller

 

DISCLAIMER: Laura Geller sent these products for reviewing purposes. Opinions and thoughts are my own and 100% honest. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beaut Products Are My Cardio.

NEW MAC Metallic Lipstick Collection: Swatches & Product Info

“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!

Availability:

Online & in-store March 23 through May 4, 2017

Product Information:
18 shades ($17.00 US/ $21.00 CAD
 (Click Shade Names for easy shopping!!)
Metal Headblackened purple with multi-coloured pearl
Act So Cool  – deepened brown with gold metal pearl
Zero Coolmetalized emerald green
Royal Hourdeep royal purple with blue pearl
Foiled Rosebrightened blue pink
Hades Firecool red burgundy
Pale Rosecool muted neutral pink
Modern Midasmuted gold with pink and green duo pearl
Devotional – metallic purplish brown
Cold Frontfrosted periwinkle blue
Silver Spoonmultidimensional silver
In Lustlight warm neutral
Digging For Goldlight brown with gold glitter
Jupiterbronzed neutral
Pearly Oneconfettied white frost
Disobedientdeep burgundy red wine
Nightly Ritual blackened navy
Anthony Onceblackened blue with multi – coloured pearl
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Shades L – R: Foiled Rose – Disobedient – Hades Fire – Metal Head – Royal Hour – Cold Front – Anything Once
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Swatches Top – Bottom: Foiled Rose – Disobedient – Hades Fire – Metal Head – Royal Hour – Cold Front – Anything Once
MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC lipstick
Shades Top – Bottom: Silver Spoon – Pearly One – Nightly Ritual – Zero Cool

 

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

MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC Lipstick
Shades L – R: Jupiter – In Lust – Modern Midas – Devotional – Pale Rose – Digging For Gold – Act So Cool
MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC Lipstick
Shades Top – Bottom: Jupiter – In Lust – Modern Midas – Devotional – Pale Rose – Digging For Gold – Act So Cool

MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC Lipstick

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!
WANT MORE MAC? SEE POSTS BELOW:
* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here
***MAC generously sent these to BPAMC for reviewing and testing purposes. As always opinions 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

MAC LIPTENSITY: Swatches and Product Info

MAC Liptensity  are now in the permanent collection and I could not be happier! With 24 shades available in a satin finish there is a color for everyone! So what makes this lipstick special?

“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”

MAC Liptensity

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:

**Click names of Liptensity to Shop – Read my review here

MAC Lipstick Swatches

MAC Lipstensity

MAC Driftwood

MAC Lipstick Swatches

MAC Lipstick Swatches

MAC Liptensity Toast And Butter
These lipsticks are incredibly unique. They are by far the creamiest lipstick I have ever tried. The packaging is so fun as the outside matches the inside which makes life easier lol  Which liptensity shades do you have your eyes on? Let me know in the comments below!
MAC Liptensity
 Want More MAC Lipstick Swatches? Check out my posts below:

  1. Must have MAC Nudes Part 1
  2. Must have MAC Nudes Part 2
  3. Must have MAC Red Lipsticks
  4. Summer Approved Bright Reds
  5. MAC VAMP Lipsticks 

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent to  BPAMC  for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Opinions and thoughts are my own. As always Thank You for your consistent love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio