Best Products For Glowing Skin

I am just going to say it, if your makeup is too matte or too flat it will age you! Add in a number over 30ish it can be even worse. I am 37 and talk about this openly on here and on my Instagram all the time. My skin is not perfect by any means but when my skin is glowing I feel better, its that simple. When your skin has a dewy youthful glow with dimension it looks well, youthful! Now do not get me wrong we all have to add in some powder here and there on our face because of oily parts but if you have oily skin do not be afraid to add in glow!!!! MAC Cosmetics has a fabulous video on dewy skin and this is when I had a AH HA moment about placing powder in certain areas ONLY. I use to do it to my entire face. Never again!

When it comes to glowing skin it has to start with your skincare. After I had my kids my skin changed. It was more dry, dull and textured. I started to focus more on my skin and less on makeup. I am going to break down products that I use to get my glowing (no special order – if you want to see a full skincare routine let me know in the comments).

EXFOLIATING IS YOUR FRIEND

I have an oily T Zone and my forehead gets so much texture. An esthetician told me in the summer especially I need to exfoliate 3x a week. When you are exfoliating you are getting rid of dead skin cells, which creates a smoother surfaceThe only product I use is from Origins.

Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion: This does come with a higher price tag of $40 however you do not need a lot and it will last you. On the origins website you can buy a smaller size for $21. See them HERE and HERE

One other product that just came across my desk to test is the Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub. Stay tuned as I am almost out of my Origins and will be trying this. The price is $29.00 so its a little less.  Of course that are a ton of other scrubs on the market for less but I just have not tried them. As long as you are exfoliating with whatever works for your skin ect it will help get your glow.  When it comes to skincare when something works I stick with it. The Origins one was introduced to me when I was 26. Have not looked back.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum: This product was my introduction to acids and I am hooked. This can be an irritate to some.I have sensitive skin but its been great! It has a small amount with 12% AHA/BHA.  I started off every two to three days with this product to be safe. I can easily use it everyday now but still do it every other day plus it will make this last longer. It is very pricey but worth every penny. Per Sephora Site: “Resurfaces dull skin, lifting dead skin cells away by gently dissolving the glue that holds them to the surface. The results are greater clarity and a smoother, more even-looking complexion…Go from a drab complexion to an absolutely luminous one practically overnight” That literally speaks for itself! I did try the Pixi Glow Exfoliating Serum  as its cheaper by a lot but it did not work for me. I broke out.  However that does not mean it will not work for you! You can see it HERE. 

Another product by Drunk Elephant I am using is the Baby Facial which has a higher percentage of Acids and I have really loved this. My sister in law got it for me for my birthday as she knew I was really wanting to try it.  A more affordable option ($7!!!!) for this product is by the Ordinary and can be found HERE. I have not tried this product so I can not speak of it but it has great reviews.Glowing Skin

FACE OILS

 Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (Day Time): My holy grail face oil for during the day. You can add ONE drop to your moisturizer if you need to, put it on your face alone or even add to your foundation for a more dewy look. This is a lightweight oil. It will not make you feel weighed down. I like to feel dewy too as feeling dry on my skin in general drives me bananas. This is not for everyone but I want to see the hydration. I would rather look oily or wet than dry and matte. Per Sephora: “strengthens skin’s defenses against daily aggressors to keep skin radiant and youthful-looking. It provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils—including ginger root, sunflower, and tamanu—to help skin feel fresh and look energized, morning to night” See it HERE

The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil (Night Time): I do not use a moisterizer at night, I use oil and this has been my go to! Guess what? Its UNDER $10!!! See it HERE . So what does this oil do? “This luxurious-feeling oil fights free radical damage, hydrates the skin, promotes elasticity, and helps restore a radiant tone” – Beautylish Site

MOISTURIZER MOISTURIZER MOISTURIZER 

If your face and eyes are not moisturized / prepped for makeup properly it will show when you are done with your makeup.  Just like taking care of your skin, the prep is just as important. Three moisturizers that are fool proof for me and give you dewy perfection just as is are:

Belif The True Cream Bombs (Aqua & Moisturizing): Korean Beauty has made its way into my routine and I have fallen in love. Which makes sense because Korean Beauty is all based around hydration! The Aqua bomb is gel based and perfect for summer while the Moisterizing Bomb is a cream and out-stands Chicago Winters.  See Them HERE and HERE

PONDS Crema S Moisturizer: A gem at the drugstore. Its under $10 and will give you a all the glow you need. I do not use this as much as I use to because I have started to notice reactions to certain products. My skin was very sensative after kids. I probably should give this a whirl again but it is scented which could have caused reactions for me. See it HERE at Target.

Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream: I absolutely love this and they now make one with a SPF which is a plus. I go back and forth  between this one and the ones from Belif. After I apply I never feel that dry feeling around your hair line and cheeks. Which is why I love all of these so much. See it HERE

Glowing Skin

WANT YOUR UNDER EYES TO GLOW? I DO LOL!!!!

Crows feet? No thanks. I want my eyes prepped for concealer and ready to look glowy and dewy. Here are two I can not live without!

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment w/ Avocado: This under concealer creates the most beautifully hydrated under eye that allows you to glow! Your concealer will never dry up or crease with this! See it HERE.

Origins Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff: This does EXACTLY what it says it does. If your face is glowing and looking dewy you want your eyes to match. INSTANTLY brightens. See it HERE

Best Products For Glowing Skin

ENDLESS MAKEUP PRODUCTS BUT HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVS TO GLOW

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LIQUID HIGHLIGHTERS

When it comes to makeup products to glow, liquid highlighters are probably my absolute favorite way to achieve it. I use them in many different ways including before foundation for an all over a glow, mixed with foundation, alone on no makeup days to get my skin looking fresh and as a spot highlighter.  Three of my absolute must have are:

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops:  See them HERE and see swatches and my review HERE 

L’Oreal Glotion: See them HERE and see swatches and my review HERE

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream: See them HERE and see swatches and my review HERE

POWDERS

Sometimes we think powders are the enemy when it comes to glowing skin but its about finding ones that enhance your glow and that are NOT matte. Also the placement of powder I talked about above. I use to powder my whole face and its just not something that works for me anymore. Whether it’s a bronzer or a setting powder its about finding the right one for you for this specific type of looking skin. Some setting powders come in a natural finish not matte.

Hourglass Bronzer: This bronzer looks so natural and warm on the face and is fused with Hourglasses famous lighting powder in Diffused Light  to mimic a ray of warm sunlight.  There setting powders create the light on your face so this is the best of both worlds because it mixes a bronzer and setting powder in one. See it  HERE. and see my post about other fav bronzers of mine HERE

Colourpop Highlighter in WISP: A powder but its so creamy its like a cream on your skin. It glides on with ease and is only $8. When I tell you I reach for this over any other highlighter I own I mean this. Powders tend to look off on my skin these days but again you have to find the right formula that works for your skin.  See it HERE 

MAC Hyper Real Glow Palettes: Just like BECCA Highlighters (another must have but I feel everyone knows about these already lol. If not see them HERE) the MAC glow palettes are soft, creamy and not chunky. Even though its a powder its smooth and gives your skin a dewy look. Never dry. See them HERE

FOUNDATIONSThe last piece of the glow puzzle is foundation! These four give me all the dewy goodness I crave with or without adding in liquid highlighter. Of course if I love a matte foundation I just add in liquid highlighter or apply all over my face then apply the matte foundation. However with these four they have a dewy glowy finish. These are staples for the summer. Who am I kidding, I use them all year long!

NARS Sheer Glow – See it HERE

Maybelline Dewy & Smooth – See it HERE

MAC – Next To Nothing – See it HERE / review and swatches see HERE 

L’Oreal  Pro Glow – See it HERE 

I hope you all enjoyed this post!!! Of course these products are not in any order but one thing I can say over and over is glowing skin comes from proper skincare and taking care of that first. Also dont forget what works for me may not work for you but that is why return policies are FANTASTIC lol!!

Get your GLOW  on and happy shopping!!!

 

DISCLAIMER: Some products mentioned above were sent for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You very much for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

MAC Hyper Real Glow Palettes

MAC has just blown my mind with their new highlighter palettes. As a MAC fanatic I will say I am not super into their highlighters. Powder highlighters as of late just do not do it for me anymore. I prefer to have a more cream based. However the new MAC Hyper Real Glow palettes just gave me a new reason to love powder with their creamy formula.

All The Details: (Shop them Here and Here)

  • 2 Palettes
    • Flash + Awe – 3 hues of pink highlighters 
    • Get It Glowin – 3 hues of gold highlighers
  • Price: $39.50
  • Soft Creamy Formula
  • Blends Effortlessly

MAC hyper Real Glow

MAC HYPER REAL GLOW: SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:

(Shop the NEW Synthetic Brush HERE)

Gold Coasting: Champagne Gold with Gold Shimmer 

Get It Glowin: Fleshy Peach with Fine Gold Shimmer 

Rosy Cheer: Rich Golden Bronze with Fine Gold Shimmer 

Flash N Awe: Palest Silvery Shimmer Pink

Rosy Glow: Medium Toned Shimmer Shell Pink 

Light Of The Party: Flesh Toned Shimmery Peachy Pink 

MAC Hyper Real Glow
Swatches Top To Bottom: Gold Coasting, Get It Glowin, Rosy Cheer, Flash N Awe, Rosy Glow,  Light Of The Party

MAC Hyper Real Glow

It is safe to say if you are a highlighter fan these need to be on your list to buy and try! With a creamy buttery formula that blends like a dream, you can either have subtle radiance or a super charged glow! Three shades to mix and match, who doesn’t love a versatile product!

 

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IT’S MAGIC: New MAC Water Weight Concealer

Nothing new over here  when a new MAC product comes across my testing table I get excited. Like really really really excited. When I was scrolling through my Instagram feed last year and saw MAC Water Weight Concealer I was like a kid in candy shop.  As soon as it came out I purchased it!  Its safe to say I am a self pro claimed concealer junkie.  Who doesn’t want to find the perfect product? With so many shades, finishes and different coverage options on the market its hard to find the right one for you. Concealers may have a perfect shade match, a great finish but the coverage is not enough or it can be perfect coverage but its too matte or dewy. At the end of the day concealer can be tricky. Some how MAC has put Magic into a bottle and called in Concealer.

MAC Water Weight Concealer:

This concealer has many claims that would make anyone say “Okkkkkkk MAC” but I am here to tell you they are true! The MAC water weight concealer is an “ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a satin finish. While it gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections and hydrates, PGA Moisture Fusion Complex and Glycine soja protein protects skin from external elements” – Ulta Beauty Website

Concealer Benefits:

  • 8 hour wear
  • Instant Hydration
  • Reduces appearance of undereye circles, dark spots and discolouration
  • Non-caking / streak-resistant

Product Information: (SHOP IT HERE) 

  • 16 shades
  • $23.00 USD
  • Available online and where MAC is sold
  • Permanent Line

Review:

 Do I recommend this product?!

I have used and tried so many different concealers however the MAC Water Weight Concealer is special.  Its so thin and does not crease yet has amazing coverage. It feels like you have nothing on under your eyes. Even after building up the coverage it did not cake or crease and guess what? I did NOT set it with a powder. MAGIC I tell you, just pure magic! The finish is flawless. Its not too matte and not too dewy. It claims it is a satin finish and I agree. Its very natural looking without looking like you have anything on. I bought this product soon after it was launched and was using it everyday. MAC then graciously sent me a few shades with the new Water Weight powder as well. I jumped for joy knowing I now had a back up set and ready to go! lol

As you can see in the below picture the concealer is a dropper and its literally like water coming out.  All I did was take the dropper and take it to my under eyes or on my hand and apply with my fingers. When I say a little goes a long way, I truly mean a little goes a long way. The only way I have blended this out is with my beauty blender (shop it HERE) and it just comes out flawless. No setting with powder and no settling into my fine lines.

MAC Water Weight Concealer

Have you tried this concealer? Let me know your thoughts! If you are into dewy concealers you can see all my favs HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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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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 

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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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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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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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MAC SNOWBALL HOLIDAY 2017 COLLECTION

M∙A∙C Snow Ball. Find your rhythm. All eyes are on the cool kids, hanging out, swaying to the beat, showing off with a little festive flirtation. You’re the sleighbelle of the ball, dancing until morning, feeling alive, reveling in the new generation. The lights catch a crystal and glitter snowflake adornment, all the bling you’ll ever need – everyone goes starstruck. See you on the dance floor.

Tis the season! The holiday makeup collections are debuting and MAC just killed it!!! I am not a huge holiday or limited edition type of beauty addict but here and there I will get excited and purchase a few things. However this year, things have changed! From the gold packaging, to perfectly matched gift sets and snowball sparkles I am feeling all the holiday cheer! The collection is set to roll out in two parts and feature Whisper of Gilt, which has a cult following.

Available now online and in stores but make sure to keep an eye out for more to come.  Some of the products below are not up on MAC’s website yet or not available just yet. I will keep you all posted! Lets just get into the breakdown, gold and glitter perfection!

 

MAC SNOWBALL HOLIDAY

PRODUCT BREAK DOWNS & SWATCHES

*Please note: On swatch pictures I did not make any edits to keep the colors of swatches as true as can be. 

Lipstick (6 shades available) $17.50 USD / $22.00 CAD

  • Warm Ice – dull light pink with silver sparkle (frost)
  • I’m Glistening – light pink with purple sparkle (frost)
  • Elle Belle – deep red (amplified)

Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (5 Shades available) $20.00 USD / $26.00 CAD

  • Its Snowing – pinky purple shimmer
  • Delicate Drift – light pink with sparkle
  • Stylish Merry – gold shimmer

MAC HOLIDAY COLLECTION

MAC SWATCHES

Face Powder (2 shades available) $34.00 USD / $38.00 CAD

  • Happy Go Dazzlingly – gold with sparkle

Lash (2 sets available) $17.00 USD / $20.00 CAD

  • 36 Gold
  • 64 Silver

Adornment $16.00 USD / $19.50 CAD

  • Festive Bling

MAC Highlighter

MAC Swatches

MAC SNOWBALL

When it comes to gift sets MAC has you covered. Whether you are looking for the Lipstick junkie in your life, an avid MAC collector, for yourself or a beauty lover in general these are perfectly put together.

Snowball Mini Lipstick Kit / MAC Classics (12 shades included) $69.50 USD / $83.50 CAD

Mini Matte Shades:

  • Party Commencing (light neutral pink)
  • Little Darling (clean light nude)
  • Please Me (muted rosy tinted pink)
  • Mangrove (hot, bright red)
  • Ruby Woo (very matte vivid blue red)
  • Rebel (midtonal cream plum)
  • Flat Out Fab (bright plum matte)
  • Good Kisser (midtone fuchsia)
  • Diva (intense reddish burgundy)
  • Velvet Teddy (deeptone beige)
  • Whirl (dirty rose)
  • Stone (muted greyish taupe brown)

MAC Holiday Collection

Snowball Eye Compact (2 shades available) $29.50 USD / $35.50 CAD

Gold Palette 

  • Dazzle The Night Away – white with while gold sparkling reflects
  • Spun From Gold Dazzle  – yellow gold with heavy gold reflects
  • Evening Light – mid – tone brown gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Well Past Midnight – black with high silver and gold pearl (lustre)
  • Cinder – dark charcoal (matte)

MAC Eye shadow

MAC Eye Shadow

MAC Cosmetics

Snow Ball Eye Bag (2 shades available) $39.50  USD / $47.50 CAD

Smokey Gold

  • Just Gleaming – peachy nude (extra dimension)
  • Snowdusk – silvery warm taupe (extra dimension)
  • Photogravure Technakohl Liner – soft black with brown undertone
  • Black Extreme In Extreme Dimension Lash – black

MAC gifts

MAC Snowball Collection

MAC Mascara

Snow Ball Lip Bag (2 shades available) $39.50 USD / $47.50 CAD 

Red Lip Bag

  • Hooray For Holiday Lipstick –  intense cool red (matte)
  • Joy To Enjoy Lipglass – deep intense red
  • Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil – yellow red

MAC Red Lipstick

MAC Lipstick swatches

If you are a MAC fan or Beauty fan in general there is something for you in this collection. My personal favorite is the Red Lip Bag. You guys know I love to rock a red lip and this has everything you need.  I don’t know if its the gold packaging, the details or all the sparkle but this collection will  make you want to go ice skating while it is snowing sipping hot cocoa.

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High End Blushes Worth The Splurge

When it comes to beauty products blush is my ultimate weakness. Growing up I was heavily involved in dance and that is where my makeup obsession started to grow. My mom always told me if I wanted to be seen on stage I needed more blush. The rest is history lol When it comes to blushes I love nude  and peach tones the best but I love a good plum or mauve tone blush for the fall. Whether its high end blushes or drugstore they make me weak in the knees. Its a step in my beauty routine that is a must! Here are a few that are in constant rotation in my beauty routine.

HIGH END BLUSHES WORTH THE SPLURGE

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MAC Mineralize Blush – Shade Warm Soul: This blush has a cult following and I will admit this is newer to my collection. I have been using the shade Dainty from this MAC collection for years (wore it on my wedding day) so I knew the formula was absolute perfection but not sure why I waited this long for Warm Soul. This shade gives the perfect touch of flush to your cheeks. There is a slight sheen to it so your skin looks fab too!

Benefit Cosmetics – Shade Rockateur Rose Gold Blush: My best friend was apple picking with her family and sent me a picture. I only noticed the gorgeous flush of pink shimmer on her cheeks, texted her back asking what she was wearing and went out and bought this the next day! I love this blush in the cooler months bc its a more mauvey pink on my skin tone and pairs perfectly with Benefits Hoola Bronzer. They are a match made in heaven! There is a glow to this blush you do not need to pair it with a highlighter but you know I do anyway LOL

 

MAC Warm Soul Blush

 

NARS Blush – Shade Orgasm: The name alone will make you blush hehehe….. This shade is known for being a universial shade for all skin tones and has won countless awards from Allures Best of Beauty. I myself was flipping through the magazine and saw it won and put it on my list to buy! A perfect pink flush of color on my skin and has specs of golden shimmer in it!

BECCA Mineral Blush – Shade Wild Honey: When it comes to powders there is nothing quite like Becca. Just like their highlighters the formula is so soft and blendable. This range has a total of 6 shades but this is another fab peachy nude tone!

Charlotte Tilbury Swish & Pop Blush – Shade First Love: I know I know another nude but I will be buying more shades because the formula of this blush is amazing. The concept of the two tones in the pan ” is a two-step application ritual featuring two creamy, color-rich shades filled with finely crushed pearls to give your skin a limitless glow”  This is my newest purchase of blush so I wanted to show you swatches.

Nude Blush

Must Have High End Blushes

Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush – Shade 02:  The entire collection is gorgeous see swatches HERE, however shade 02 is a perfect matte nude and will pair perfectly with any bronzers you own. I actually first heard about this brand when I was watching MANNY MUA and I just loved how his cheeks looked. He was wearing Shade 02 with Hoola so the next time I went to Ulta I grabbed this and have been using it since.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush – Shade Faux Sure: This is one of MAC’s newer products and this formula is aaaaaamazing! Its incredibly soft, blends like a dream and has a glow to it that makes your cheeks look fantastic! With 12 shades to choose from you are bound to find something for you. This is one not to miss out on. This shade was intimidating at first but its darker in the pan and with a tan for me in the summer it gave me such a sun kissed glow with my MAC Bronzer in Refined Golden. 

MARC JACOBS Beauty Air Blush – Shade Flesh & Fantasy: Last but certainly not least, this two toned blush  allows you to create a customizable color and gives you all day radiance. There are 5 shades in this range. Marc Jacobs has another blush that I am looking to try very soon!

 

I would love to know what some of your must have High End Blushes are? There are so many fabulous products and formulas out there and I am always wanting more LOL!!!! Let me know in the comments below. If you love this post please don’t forget to share on Pinterest & Facebook!

High End Blushes Worth The Splurge

 

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