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

 

Summer Bold Lip Approved: MAC Lipstick Swatches

Summer is here and it is no secret my go to makeup look is bronzed skin with a neutral bronze eye and a bold MAC Lipstick of course! MAC Lipsticks are my go to and I just can not quit them. This look is so effortless and easy yet looks extremely polished for a night out. If you want to glam it up more you can add false lashes and layer on highlighter! MAC Lady Danger is my all time favorite shade of red lipstick but as of late I have branched out for different seasons as orange toned is usually not a winter color but I still wear it LOL!  Get ready to see 4 gorgeous MAC Lipstick swatches that will surely be summer bold lip approved. If you are newer to bold lips, these 4 colors in my opinion are tame. Not too orange and not too red.

MAC Lipstick
MAC Lipstick for the perfect bold summer lip!

Shades Top – Bottom:

Habanero: Vibrant Orange Red 

Tropic Tonic: Full Power Coral (Matte)

Lady Danger: Vivid Bright Coral Red (Matte) 

Lobster: Burnt Orange 

 

MAC Lipstick

As you can see they are all pretty similar but different. When it comes to finding the perfect red lip you have to try them on and see what works with your skin tone. I prefer a more orange/coral Red and that is why Lady Danger has stolen my heart.  Whenever I am getting ready and fall in the love with the look I created I will take a picture. I was headed to a MAC event and just loved how my lips popped but the rest of my face was softer. I hope in the future to start showcasing more looks on my blog so stay tuned!!!!

What is your go to bold lip for summer? I would love to know!

WANT MORE MAC? OR MORE MAC SWATCHES:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Top MAC at Ulta Beauty 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
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TOP MAC PRODUCTS: MAC X ULTA

Dreams really do come true! MAC is now sold at Ulta Beauty and I could not be happier. While its currently only online it will be available in select stores starting in June. Most of you already know I prefer Ulta Beauty over Sephora as I love my drugstore makeup and their rewards program is so much better in my opinion. The fact that I can now redeem points on MAC  just gives me all the feelings and I am here to give you my picks for Top Mac Products to place in your shopping cart. PS for all my Ulta Beauty platinum holders out there I have been informed that just like all of the other prestige brands the 20% off coupons are excluded. However you know we tend to get surprises with those 20% off coupons so lets hope and pray  MAC is included on some of those. My advice? Stay platinum and keep your eyes open for that!!! Can you imagine?!! 20% off MAC…. I will just be over here waiting lol

Here are my pick for Top MAC Products you can purchase from Ulta Beauty:

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: My first first foundation and I have never looked back. I have repurchased this soooo many times. Its a powder foundation that settles like a liquid. Talk about easy application with a matte finish and medium coverage. I am in the shade N5

Prep & Prime Fix + Spray: This spray has a cult following for a reason and if you are not a follower, believer or user please please just try it.  It is packed with vitamins and minerals and gives your face the hydration you need. Not only does this finish your makeup, you can use it to enhance the pigment of eyeshadows, spray it on before your makeup for a boost (I do this in the winter ALOT when I am real dry) & I have also sprayed my beauty sponges to dampen them when I do my makeup at my desk and don’t have water lol PS this comes in a travel size and its the perfect place to start to try this product.

Mineralize Skinfinish: The shade soft and gentle is iconic however because I wanted a more bronzy looking highlighter I opted for Global Glow and this product is just perfect. I know I will be adding more shades to my collection. This product is a slow baked powder with a radiant finish. You can use it as a highlighter or an all over face powder for a sheer glow to the skin.

Extra Dimension Blush: New to MAC’s blush family this blush is very very special. If you are new here I am a blush addict so I am picky and wow this formula is fabulous. So creamy and blendable and looks flawless on the skin.  Per the Ulta Website: “combining the smoothness of a cream, blendability of a liquid, and finish of a powder with long-wearing colour and prismatic reflections” 

Lip Products: MAC Lipsticks are my number 1 lipstick. I have tried numerous brands and finishes and I always go to my MAC in my collection or to MAC to purchase new colors I want in my collection. Liptensity is a new formula to the MAC family and I am in love. I can literally go on and on and on about them but instead I will leave you with some of my must have shades that are sold at Ulta.

  • Honey Love: Matte Finish
  • Lady Danger: Matte Finish (9 times out of 10 this is the ONLY red I wear)
  • Spirit: Satin Finish (totally underrated nude that I have made my mission as a blogger to make this shade a thing. Its perfect)
  • Blankety: Amplified Finish (go to nude)
  • Burnt Spice: Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
  • Driftwood: Liptensity

Prep & Prime Lip: At first I was not sure about this product. I kept reading about it and how much people have loved it. I gave in and bought it and oh boy the hype is real. This is perfect for your matte lipsticks to fill in those little lines and to prevent feathering. I wear this all the time with my red shades or liquid lipsticks.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: My go to setting powder. Its a natural finish so its not too matte and not too dewy. This powder can he used to fix makeup throughout the day as well and on those days I just want a little bit of something to my face I will just use this after I moisturize. It literally wakes up my skin. I am in the shade Medium Plus

Eyeshadow X 9 Palettes: Small palette that packs a lot of punch and variety for you. These are great for everyday, to travel and to throw in your purse for those nights out after work.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Liquid Foundation: If you ask my mother who has been so influential throughout my beauty journey she says nothing looks better on my skin than this foundation. I mix it with the strobe cream as this is a matte finish however its a natural matte. Its not too matte but I just prefer to have a more dewy glow. The color range for this foundation is amazing and my shade is C3.5 and that is why I just make it work for me because the shade is pretty much spot on. Per the Ulta Website: “A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 15 and PA++ protection. Applies, builds, and blends easily and evenly. Comfortable and long-wearing, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish

Strobe Cream: Since I just mentioned this iconic MAC Product lets talk about it next. It comes in 5 shades and can be used alone as an all over face product, mixed with foundation or on the high points of the face to highlight.  I love mixing liquid highlighters in my foundation and moisturizers and this is my go to. I prefer the shades Goldlite and Peachlite 

MAC has always been my go to. They were the first luxury brand that stole my heart at 16 and its been 20 years and I do not fore see any breakups in the future. I truly hope this helps you for your next Ulta Beauty purchase. Let me know what you plan to pick up or what some of your top MAC products are!

Want More MAC? Or to see MAC Swatches? 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
 Top MAC Products
DISCLAIMER: Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio 

Day To Night Makeup: With Only 2 Extra Products

Do you ever find yourself having one of those months or weeks where your calendar is booked to the max? Well that has been me as of late and sometimes I don’t have time in between parties, events ect to redo my makeup or the space to carry a ton of makeup. When it comes to Day to Night Makeup we all want our application to last throughout the day and to not have to bring a huge makeup bag with us. Am I right here? Between diaper bags, presents, purse, jackets ect I don’t want to have to worry about what products I may have left behind in the midst of the chaos of life.

A couple weeks back I was headed out with my kids to my nephews birthday party which seems simple however my kids were going to sleep by my parents house that night while my husband and I attended an adult party that evening at a fancier restaurant. In between getting my kids to my parents and settled I was not going to have any time at home to reapply a fresh face for my night out.  So I went with my tried and true products that will stay in place all day and created a look that would work for a kids party and a fancier adult party that night by adding only two extra products to save space and time! YAY!!!! You all know I love to rock a red lip and a glowing highlight, so by adding just those two products I was ready for a night out!

So lets get into the products I chose to create this day to night makeup look.

Day to Night Makeup

BASE:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: Been using this for 10 years. It just works for me period lol It makes my makeup legit last allllllll day.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth Foundation: This is a new product for me however I am in LOVEEEE with the finish and how it looks on my skin so I knew I would not be disappointed and sure enough it lasted the whole day.
  • Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer: If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been on such a concealer kick. This provides great coverage with a dewy fresh finish. Just what I like! Also because its not drying I knew if I had to apply a bit more later, the stick application would makes it easy and the formula blends like a dream. PS I didn’t have to reapply. Maybelline has gotten this down I tell you!
Day To Night Makeup
Base Products: Day To Night Makeup

Eye Products:

  • Custom MAC Eyeshadow Quad: Shades –  (corduroy, bronze, naked lunch and woodwinked) I have created my own MAC Palette that you can see here. Creating a custom palette is one of the best beauty investments I have made. I know every color will be used and I can then take colors and create my own quads for situations like this. These neutral shades are perfect to create a natural eye for day and a simple eye at night with a red lip! The Shade Bronze is a staple for me. I have said it before and I will say it again. If I can only have one eye shadow color for the rest of my life it would be Bronze by MAC.  I kept it simple nothing too smoked out but just enough. Naked Lunch is also one of the best highlighting shades. So these colors together give enough shimmer for a night out but nothing over the top for the day time.
  • MAC Great Brow: Shade Lingering – Sometimes when I am out during the day I don’t bother with my brows but because I knew I would be pressed for time my brows were fully done and ready to go!
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel:  Ok this stuff is serious. Nothing will move I promise. Your brow hairs and the product(s) you used will not move with this brow gel. The hype is so real about this product. I know its a bit pricey for a brow gel but I use it for days like this where I know my makeup has to be on all day! Most certainty a high end beauty investment that is worth it!
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara Carbon Black: A true classic and a sure win to make sure your lashes look full and long.
Day To Night Makeup
Eye Products: Day To Night Makeup

Cheek & Lip Products: 

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo: Shade Flesh & Fantasy – Talk about a perfect nude blush that you can use for day but keep it soft for a red lip at night! OMG you guys this blush is gorgeous on and gives the perfect nude flush to the cheeks.

NARS Bronzer: Shade Laguna – To be honest I am just obsessed with this cheek combo. Its perfect and with Champagne Pop it gets even better. Stay tuned as I know this cheek trio is on the pricer side but I am already searching my stash to find an affordable perfect cheek trio for you guys! 

MAC Liptensity: Shade Driftwood – A perfect cool toned pinky nude. If you have not tried this line yet by MAC they are truly a must have in your collection.  These lipsticks are so pigmented and moisturizing on with an array of colors to choose from. Driftwood is seriously a perfect nude. It can be worn at night as well with a dark smokey eye. Trust me! Perfection! Swatches of the entire MAC Liptensity line here 

NYX Slim Lip Pencil: Shade Beige – For under $4 (USD) You must have these lip liners in your collection. I love Drugstore lip liners! They glide on, are super pigmented and come in sooo many colors.

Day To Night Makeup
Cheek & Lip Products: Day To Night Makeup

So that completes my day look. Its a very simple neutral look. Bronzed eyes with groomed brows and nude cheeks and lips. So all I had to do when I got home before we left? Wipe off my lipstick and put on my lipstick and highlighter. It transforms the look completely.

Night Look Products (Highlighter and Red Lips)

BECCA Cosmetics Highlighter: Shade Champagne Pop –  My holy grail highlighter always comes through for me. I popped this on my cheeks and my look changed from from added that perfect glow!

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick: Shade Lady Danger: My holy grail red lip that never fails me. Gives off an orange – red tone to set off a neutral bronzed eye / Nude makeup look PERFECTLY!  (I typically will line my lips with any red pencil I have handy or sometimes I do not even line my lips at all)

 

Day to Night Makeup

So there you have it! A full breakdown of the products I used to create the perfect Day to Night Makeup look. When these types of days come up I always reach for my tired and true beauty products. Its like when you travel with certain products you know those are the most trusted. Same rules apply for this. What products do you grab for when it comes to day to night makeup? Let me know in the comments below. I am always looking for more ways to achieve this on those oh so busy days!

 

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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