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!

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

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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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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:

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Before Makeup Application

 

 

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After Makeup Application

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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

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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!!!

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5 Minute Makeup: Must Have Products For A Quick Face!

When it comes to a quick makeup face we all want to be able to just slap it on and go. With two kids and working everyday I have found products that make my 5 minute makeup routine work. It does not require a lot of tools either which I prefer because sometimes I am doing my makeup on the train on my way to work (guilty! lol). Who else does this? Please tell me I am not the only one! Even if I don’t have all the tools I need as long as I have baby wipes lol or makeup wipes in my bag I am just find with using my hands and fingers.

Do I think you need these exact products? Not at all but these are the foundation products I have found that I need for the “I don’t have time and I need to look awake makeup and only have 5 minutes!” #momlife

5 Minute Makeup Products:

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Jouer Tinted Luminizing Tinted Moisturizer: Whatever BB Cream or CC cream works for you this is a must. Or maybe you need more full coverage so you have your favorite foundation that works best for you. I just prefer to be able to squeeze it on my hands, put  it on my face and keep going. The Jouer tinted moisturizer is one of my favs because its luminous enough to wake up my skin but does not leave me looking greasy. I am in shade Golden which also gives me a beautiful natural color. Sometimes foundations without adding tons of other face products you can looked washed out. I can just put this on and it looks nice. This one also comes in MATTE, see it here. 

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick: I love this concealer for quick makeup days. Its very blendable and creamy, easy to apply because its a stick, has medium coverage and is a natural matte finish. I use shade NC 20

Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer: This bronzer is a dupe for hourglass (See my DUPE LIST HERE) and is only $6!!! Its available in 3 shades at Ulta and gives a perfect amount of warmth to the skin without looking to dark. It also has a beautiful shimmer to it but not glittery at all. I also brush this on my eyelids to give my eyes a wash of color. I have been using bronzer as an eyeshadow for some time now and absolutely obsessed!

MAC Blush in WARM SOUL: Where has this blush been my whole life?!! I am not sure what took me so long but this blush pretty much has a cult following and now I know why. Its the perfect nude blush. Its described as a “mid tone beige with gold pearl”

L’Oreal Mascara: Honestly you can put any of the L’Oreal mascaras in front of me and I will use them. The newest one L’Oreal Paradise is on the top of the list but you can not go wrong with Original Voluminous, Carbon Black or Lash Paradise. If you don’t own any of these I strongly suggest them. I prefer them over any high end mascara!

MAC Great Brows & Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: So lets just say my eyebrows are thin (insert being a teen in the 90’s here) and do not have great shape to them. If I don’t fill in my brows even the slightest when I have on makeup, I don’t feel put together.  I have tried a few different powders but MAC has won me over once again. I personally love the Dior Brow Style Pencil as well but in a hurry I just take the powder fill in a bit and lock it in with the Anastatsia Clear Brow Gel. I know this brow gel is expensive but it literally keeps everything in place and my powder and or pencil product in place which I need.

MAC Blankety & NYX Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie: MAC Blankety is my all time must have nude lip color. Its the perfect shade for me (see MAC NUDE swatches Here) When I add a bit of NYX butter gloss in Fortune Cookie on top it gives a great shiny every day nude for me.

What are your go to makeup products for a 5 minute makeup look? Let me know! Don’t forget to comment, subscribe and share on Pinterest and Facebook!

5 Minute Makeup

 

 

TOP DEWY CONCEALERS: Drugstore & High End

With most beauty products we are always on the hunt for that perfect product that will work like magic. Concealer is probably one that is high on the list if you ask most women. Just like foundation, concealer can be very personal. Whether you like dewy concealers, matte concealers, full coverage or just enough to get you through the day it’s a preference. My preference is a dewy concealer that has medium to full coverage but some days I prefer light coverage.  I also want the concealer shade to be pretty similar to my skin color. Don’t get me wrong I like a brightening look but not for everyday. Many concealers that will give you a more dewy look will also be listed as a natural or satin finish.

In the past year I have tried so so so many concealers including Tarte Shape Tape that has a cult following however it was too matte and too thick for me. It has fantastic coverage so I can see the appeal 100%, it just was not for me. My go to concealer use to be MAC Pro Longwear however it has becoming too drying under my eyes and I blame my kids and good ole aging lol. I have been wanting to give that a whirl again I am not going to lie. Maybe mixing a more matte concealer with a dewy concealer since mixing is my new go to lol but for now here are my Top Dewy Concealers that I recommend from drugstore to high end!

I have included the shade names below for your reference as well.  I do want to say there is no particular order here. I use ALL of these on the regular. I would say for a more pulled together look and or event the Bye Bye Under Eye, NYX Gotcha Covered and Marc Jacobs are a go to.  The others are lighter weight and I will mix them with a more full coverage concealer or use for everyday no makeup, makeup looks.

Dewy Concealers

Swatches from Top To Bottom: (Click Names to Shop)

NYX Gotcha Covered: $5.99 and available in 20 shades

  • Full Coverage
  • Waterproof
  • Infused with Coconut Oil

Bye Bye Under Eye Anti – Aging Concealer: $24.00 available in 6 shades

  • Full Coverage
  • Infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants

Amazing Concealer Hydrate: $32.00 available in 10 shades

  • Light to Medium coverage (I prefer to mix this one with others especially if others seem to light since this shade is a bit dark for me – but I love the way it looks under my eyes)
  • contains sodium hyaluronate to help plump skin while smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles

MAC Mineralize: $23.00 available in 13 shades

  • Medium Coverage
  • Provides instant hydration
  • Enriched with minerals and botanicals

L’Oreal Pro Glow: $9.99 available in 8 shades

  • Light Coverage (I have noticed a funny smell with some. I had 4 to choose my shade but it does go away and it was not in all of mine. I prefer this for no makeup makeup days. I think this is also great for a younger person looking to have a little coverage and who is just starting with makeup)
  • Very Blendable and can be used for highlighting as well

Re(MARC)able Full Cover Concealer: $32.00 available in 7 shades

  • Full Coverage
  • Ingredients include Shea Butter and Coconut Extract

Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer: $7.99 available in 6 shades

  • Light Coverage
  • Formulated with light reflecting pearls
Dewy Concealers
Concealer Wands from MAC Mineralize Concealer and L’Oreal Pro Glow Concealer
Dewy Concealers
Top Dewy Concealers

What concealers are you loving at the moment? Do you prefer full coverage and matte? Light and Dewy? Let me know because no matter what I am always looking for more to try!

A few that are on my list to try … ok ok more than a few lol!!!

If you have tried any of these I would love to hear your thoughts!