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The holiday season is one of the best times to shop for makeup.  During that time you’re sure to find limited edition collections that feature best sellers, cult favorites and specially packaged items to make any beauty lover swoon. These limited edition beauty gifts will be great for your bestie (or yourself).

Guerlain ‘Meteorites’ Perles d’Etoile

Guerlain 'Meteorites' Perles d'Etoile

Features  a blend of six violet scented light and radiant tones to illuminate complexion. The golden container, with the famous bow inspired by Coque d’Or sculpted on the lid, makes this a welcome addition to any vanity. $60


MAC Keepsakes Viva Glamorous Lip Palette


Get in on the hottest and most iconic VIVA GLAM shades in the limited edition Viva Glamorous Lip Palette.  It includes shades from shimmery pink beige to pearlized plum. And remember, when you give this gift to yourself or a friend, all proceeds go toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. $40

ELF Disney Villains Good vs Evil Let the Drama Begin Beauty Book 

ELF Disney Villains Good vs Evil Let the Drama Beauty Book

The ELF Disney Good vs Evil Collections juxtaposes light and dark makeup in limited edition packaging. While the epic battle of good vs evil rages on with no clear winner in sight, you come out ahead by paying only $10 for this collection.

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glacé

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glacé

I love the formula of Laura Mercier Lip Glacé and this collection of minis gives you six in one. Use each alone or layer, mix and match to create a shimmery shine that’s unique to you. $50

Dior Nail Artistry Box

Dior Nail Artistry Box

I’m seriously into my nails and I would love for a friend to send me this box.  The Dior Nail Artistry box contains a limited edition collection of nail  decorations,  nail polishes, stencils, Swarovski crystals and and tools to help you create runway ready nails. $60

Lipstick Queen Lip Nouveau

Lipstick Queen Lip Nouveau

Each of the shades in this limited edition collection “pulls inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement” , bringing you modern, glamorous and intriguing hues in various textures for a whole new you. $48

Charlotte Tilbury The Bombshell

Charlotte Tilbury The Bombshell

Charlotte Tilbury was one of of the hottest US cosmetic launches  2014.  This collections of products allows you to re-create the bombshell look with relative ease. The collection features 7 products and includes a makeup bag. $200

Sephora Superstars

Sephora Superstars 2014

This is always a great value.  This year it features 12 best-selling full size items that have been widely coveted  by Sephora shoppers.  The Sephora Superstars collection features items from Nars, Smashbox, Stila, Urban Decay, Benefit and more.  A $225 that will set you back only $75.

Laura Geller So Scrumptious Vol 2

Laura Geller So Scrumptious Vol2

Get the perfect face for holiday and beyond with a few Laura Gellers best sellers. The kit  includes the Spackle Under Make-Up Primer (in Champagne), Color Drenched Lip Gloss (in Pink Macaroon), a double-sided makeup brush, and a variety of the cult-favorite baked makeup products. Available for fair and medium skin tones. $59

Tom Ford 4 piece Lip Color Gift Set Matte



If you or your BFF’s wig out over Tom Ford Beauty, this limited edition 4 piece matte lipstick collection is probably already on your list.  It features: Plum Lush, Pussycat, Flame and Velvet Cherry. $200

Buxom Winner Takes All 6 Piece  Mini Full-On Lip Polish and Lip Cream Collection

Buxom Winner Takes All

Your pout will be plump and perfect this holiday season with three sheer and shimmering lip polishes and a three sleek  shimmer free lip creams in universal shades. $32 

The Best of Sephora Beauty Box


Sephora is the place to be if you are a beauty lover shopping for the hottest brands and newest products from around the world. However, if you haven’t tried the Sephora brand products you are missing out on some serious value and some amazing products. This year, Sephora has a great offer of their favorite makeup, skincare, nail color and accessories in one beauty box. $49

This post was written by Christene Carr. Find her on TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest and her personal blog.



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About MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.

MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection


  • Vino –  intense violet purple

SRP $17.50 US/$21.00 CDN


  • Graphic Style  – deep silver (veluxe pearl)
  • Oh, Rocky!!! – soft muted white with pearl ( frost)
  • Carbon Black – intense black (matte)
  • Heavy, Black and Pendulous  – grayish blue with pearl ( frost)
  • Blackberry –  muted burgundy-plum brown (matte)
  • Crystal – violet duo-chrome with pearl ( frost)

SRP $44.00 US/$53.00 CDN


Since lipsticks are my new makeup obsession, all of these are calling my name.

MAC Rocky Horror Show Lipsticks

  • Strange Journey – yellowish brick red (matte)
  • Oblivion –  vivid bluish-red (amplified)
  • Sin – deep dark blue red (matte)
  • Frank-N-Furter  – deep raspberry wine (matte)

SRP $17.50 US/$21.00 CDN


  • Gold – sparkling chunky gold
  • 3D Black – black with silver holographic effect

SRP $23.00 US/$28.00 CDN


  • It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time – sparkling burgundy

SRP $23.00 US/$28.00 CDN


  • Black Black black
  • Basic Red primary red

SRP $17.50 US/$21.00 CDN


  • B bright yellow blue
  • Black Intense black

SRP $21.00 US/$25.00 CDN


  • On The Hunt true black

SRP $20.00 US/$24.00 CDN


  • Deepest black

SRP $17.00 US/$20.00 CDN


  • Crazed Imagination muted plum with a hint of pink pearl

SRP $24.00 US/$28.50 CDN


Bone Beige/Emphasize palest cream/tan

SRP $27.50 US/$33.00 CDN


  • Invisible

SRP $35.00 US/$40.00 CDN


  • Bad Fairy red with red multi-changing pearl
  • Formidable teal green with pink multi-changing pearl

SRP $13.50 US/$16.00 CAD


  • 7 Lash

SRP$18.50 US/$22.00 CDN

The MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection will be available online September 29, 2014 and available in MAC Stores October 2, 2014 through October 30, 2014.

Will you shop the MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection?

This post was written by Christene Carr. Find her on TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest and her personal blog.


If you have never seen an episode of The Simpsons, please reconsider some things.  I am not saying you have to like the Simpsons but to not acknowledge it and be curious enough to check out an episode is just wrong. After All, it’s a pop culture phenomenon that has been on television since 1989;  it is also the longest running sitcom in American history.  When I saw that MAC had a Simpsons collection launching in a few days I got excited because I love the Simpsons and was eager to see how the beauty and simplicity of character’s everyday looks would be interpreted into wearable makeup. I was not disappointed.

MAC Simpsons Collection 2

From MAC

Ladies, gentlemen and Rigellians, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, MAC honours the one, the only, THE SIMPSONS! Be the best Sideshow You with Powder Blush, a classic 7 Lash and two special-edition Eye Shadow x 4 in shades that glimmer like Lisa’s Spikes. Electric hues of Lipglass gleam with radioactive vibrancy and new Nail Stickers, starring the most beautiful of Bouviers, Marge, set the finishing touch.

MAC Simpsons Lipgloss


($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Nacho Cheese Explosion bright neon lime yellow
  • Grand Pumpkin bright creamy orange
  • Red Blazer bright fuchsia
  • Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy electric blue violet

MAC Simpsons That Trillion Dollar Look Quad

That Trillion Dollar Look Quad

($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Lisa’s Spikes lime green (Frost)
  • Apple Squishee mid-tone Kelly green (Frost)
  • 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds dirty olive green (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Chalkboard Dreams deep blackened teal (Velvet)

MAC Simpsons Marge’s Extra Ingredients Quad

Marge’s Extra Ingredients Quad

($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Harpooned Heart light baby pink (Lustre)
  • Sexy PB&J Mid-tone bright violet (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Beehive Blue Mid-tone bright blue (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag Deep navy (Frost)


Powder Blush

($24.00 U.S. / $28.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Sprinkles Cute blue pink (Satin)
  • Sideshow You Light peach coral (Satin) (Online Exclusive)

SIMPSONS-NAIL STICKERS-Marge Simpson's Cutie-cles-72

Extras (Limited Edition)

  • Marge Simpson’s Cutie-cles Nail Stickers ($16.50 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • #7 Lashes False eyelashes ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 DCN) (Limited Edition)

All products will be available in  North AmericA September 4, 2014 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

Are you a Simpsons fan?

Will you pick up anything from MAC The Simpsons Collection?

This post was written by Christene Carr. Find her on TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest and her personal blog.

Give me a collection that is comprised mostly of gorgeous nudes and easy to wear natural tones and I will go on and on and on for days about it. When I first saw the sneak peeks of this new MAC Pedro Lourenco collection, my first thought was “THAT QUAD”. It seemed like the most stunning array of rosy/warm brown/golden shades and I knew it would be a staple in my summer look. (Yes, I have a summer look. You should too. It’s good to keep people guessing.) Fast forward a week or two and yes, I am 100% positive that is a summer essential for me – and frankly for you too. These shades will look good on everyone! The rest of the collection complements the quad perfectly – warm peachy colors juxtaposed with daring bold reds and purples. Though perfect for summer, the MAC x Pedro Lourenco Collection  will most likely take you into fall and even winter.

 MAC summer Pedro Lourenco collection

Here’s a look at the complete MAC x Pedro Lourenco Collection

Nude Quad

Pedro Lourenco Quad

Eyeshadow Colors:

Pink Sands

All That Glitters


Rose Cloud


pedro lourenco lipsticks and lip glosses

Lipstick colors:

Peach Beige



True Red

Lipglass colors:

Gold Mirror


Cream Colour Base

pedro lourenco cream colour baseColor: Hush

Powder Blush Duo

MAC pedro lourenco powder blush duo

Nail Lacquer

mac pedro lourenco nail polishColors:


Flaming Rose

The MAC x Pedro Lourenco collection is now available at MAC stores and online.


What are you planning to pick up from this collection?

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There is always something to love from any MAC Collection and the Playland Collection is no different.  Here’s what MAC has to say about the collection:

Playland is a funtastical wonderland where spring becomes a fabulous whirlwind of creativity and amusement.  Make merry in luscious shades of Lipstick and Lipglass in playful pinks, brilliant purples and bright corals, and toy around with a carousel of Casual Colour pots in neon orange and hot pink.  Pigments offer the promise of leisure and mirth, and Chromagraphic Pencil adds a cascade of colour to this season’s fun-packed fantasy.

MAC Playland Collection Lipsticks and Lipglosses

LIPSTICK (Left to Right)

  • Playland frosty  – yellow gold (frost)
  • Sweet Experience – bright pink (amplified)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky  – hot pink (amplified)
  • Toying Around – hot coral pink (amplified)
  • Red Balloon – hot fuchsia (amplified)
  • Head in the Clouds –  red with pearl (frost)

MSRP $16.00 US/$19.00 Cdn


  • Bright Side Creamy Yellow
  • Lots of Laughs creamy peach
  • CarouSeL creamy pink
  • Live it Up creamy orange
  • Pure SillineSS creamy lilac S

MSRP $15.00 uS/$18.00 Cdn

MAC Playland Collection


  • For your Amusement – bright pastel pink
  • Young at Heart – bright pink
  • Hi Jinks – bright coral

MSRP $21.00 US/$25.00 Cdn


  • Ever So Yellow – soft yellow with pearl
  • Hi-def Cyan – cyan blue
  • Neo-Orange – intense neon salmon
  • GoLden OLive – high frosted green-gold

MSRP $21.00 US/$25.00 Cdn


  • Genuine Orange – bright orange
  • Hi-def Cyan – Hi-def cyan
  • Process Magenta – matte magenta
  • Black Black – deepest black

MSRP $16.00 US/$19.00 Cdn

The MAC Playland Collection will be available in North America April 17, 2014 at all MAC locations.

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What would spring be without a new, vibrant and colorful collection from MAC? They do new collections like no one else and can get you hyped for a new season (though it is a tad easier to be excited for Spring while currently suffering through snowstorm after snowstorm, ugh).  The shades in their new A Fantasy of Flowers Collection, is a mix of pastel pigments, luminous glosses, pops of color from vivid nail lacquers and liners. Quite a large collection, there is truly something for everyone in this mix.

 MAC Fantasy of Flowers

I had a ton of favorite pieces from this launch, and it was as if every product I tried was better than the last.  Between the Mineralize Skin Finishes and the Mineralize Blushes – my cheeks were glowing and flawless.  I love the quad style Mineralize eye shadows and naturally was drawn to the shade Great Beyond because it was so wearable with its neutral brown/plum tones.  The Fluidline liners blew my mind with their vibrancy and would be an amazing accent for a fun night out or weekend look.  The Cremesheen Lipglasses are always a favorite of mine because they wear like the typical MAC Lipglass but without all the tackiness that causes my hair to be permanently attached to my lips on windy days.  Here is a look at a few of my stand out winners from the collection:


Below is a look at the entire collection:

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Minerlize Skin Finish Mineralize Blush in 2 shades: Azalea in the Afternoon and Petal Power.  Available at Nordstrom for $25.00

Mineralize Skin Finish in 2 shades: Stereo Rose and Perfect Topping. Available at Nordstrom for $30.00.

MAC Fantasy of FLowers Lipsticks

Lustre lipsticks in 6 shades: Fleur d’Coral, Naked Bud, Dreaming Dahlia, Rose Lily, Snapdragon, Heavenly Hybrid.  Available at Nordstrom for $15.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers cremesheen collection

Cremesheen Glass in 6 shades: Nectarsweet, Flare of Fantasy, Pagoda, Playful Petal, Star Quality and Galaxy Rose. Available at Nordstrom for $20.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers mineralize eye shadow 1MAC fantasy of flowers minerlize eye shadow

Mineralize Eye Shadows in 4 shades: In the Meadow, Pink Sensibilities, Golden Hours, Great Beyond – available at Nordstrom for $21.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers pigmentsMAC Pigments in 4 shades: Lilywhite, Chatreuse Bouquet, Violet and Pink Pearl. Available at maccosmetics for $21.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers mascara and brushes

Haute and Naughty Lash in Black available at Nordstrom for $21.00.

Brushes in 3 styles: 286 Duo Fiber Tapered Blending brush for $32.00, 159 Duo Fibre Blush brush for $35.00 and 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush for $42.00.  Available at maccosmetics.com.

MAC fantasy of flowers fluidline 1MAC fantasy of flowers fluidline 2

MAC Fluidline liners in 2 shades: Sassy Moss and Phlox Garden. Available at Nordstrom for $16.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers nail polish

MAC Nail Lacquer in 4 shades: Pep Pep Pep, Saint Germain, Girl Trouble, and Soiree.  Available at Nordstrom for $16.00.

The collection is available both in store and online.  Purchase the full collection here.

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If you are a fan of MAC, then you probably know that there is a new collection every five minutes and it is virtually impossible to keep up. While I generally can’t keep up with all the launches, I always encourage people to support the brand when they launch their Viva Glam Collections because “every cent from Viva Glam Collections goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.” MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick & Lipglass are the latest products in this collection.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick is described as blue-red with a frost finish.  It is creamy and hydrating and goes on really well.  Though it is described as a frosty lipstick, it is not overly so.  It has more of a creamy sheen and skews a little orangey red on me. It is quite wearable even on my full lips. It wears for 3-4 hours (provided you don’t have a big bucket of chicken wings.)

MAC Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick


MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass uses MAC’s amazing gloss formula and delivers a blue-red frost finish.  The gloss has pinkish iridescent shimmer that skews a little plum on me. I  think it’s because the natural color of my lip is ‘shining’ through plus the reflection of the shimmer in certain light.


MAC Rihanna Viva Glam Lipgloss


If you have been holding off on buying new lip products, now is the time to break that fast and get the universally flattering  MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick ($16) & Lipglass ($15).  After all, it is for a great cause and you get to walk around with a pretty pout.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick & Lipglass are available now at MAC Counters, maccosmetics.com and department store makeup counters. The products will be available until July 2014.

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What would New Year’s Eve be without Sparkly Eye Makeup? Boring and uneventful I am sure.  Here is a quick and fun makeup tutorial for a great makeup look to wear to any New Year’s Eve event you plan on attending.   This Sparkly Eye Makeup is perfect for a black tie evening or even a fun night with friends – this look is easily worn and even intensified if you want a more dramatic look.  If there is one night of the year when glitter is a must – it is definitely New Year’s Eve.

Sparkly Eye Makeup Tutorial Perfect for New Year’s Eve!

Here is a picture of the finished look.


ThisThatBeauty Tutorial- Sparkly Eye Makeup Perfect for New Year's Eve

Here is a List of all the Products Used:


Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Clarins Instant Concealer

La Mer Loose Powder

Hourglass Brow Sculpting Tool in Soft Brunette


MAC Pressed Pigment in Day Gleam

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Clarins Eye Kohl in Soft Plum

Diorshow Mascara


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer “Four Seasons” in Nude


NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody’s Baby


Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year and 2014!!!

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Designer: Anna Laub

Hair: O&M Creative Director Janelle Chaplin

Inspiration: An androgynous, modern Japanese influence to compliment  the PRISM Spring/Summer 2014 swimsuit collection that was itself inspired by a futuristic but delicate idea of Japan. The hair was to look high gloss and “wet,” reminiscent of Helmut Newton photography. Chaplin didn’t want the hair to look stringy and piece-y, so she molded large pieces and sections with O&M products.


Get the Look:

  1. Prep damp hair with O&M Rootalicious Root Lift Spray throughout roots to ends.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush, gently pulling hair straight down as you go, smoothing out the hair and removing flyaways.
  3. Combine a generous amount of O&M Style Guru Styling Cream and O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum in the palms of the hands to combine.
  4. Rake products through hair from roots to end, applying enough mixture until you create a “wet” look.
  5. Finish ends with O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum.

TTBTip: Achieve it at home by combining a styling cream with a shine serum. The cream gives it the hold, the serum gives it shine and that wet feeling.

Fall 2013 Hair Trend Alert: Straight, clean, chic, tight hair is in season. Hair is really going away, everything is being sleeked and gelled back. Think severe and aggressive.



Inspiration: Because it is a chic swimwear collection, the inspiration was a Helmut Lang, strong woman look.

Get the Look:

  1. Start with a tough, strong eyebrow. Brows are so important because they frame your face, so the brows here are stronger, almost boyish and masculine. They aren’t really arched, more bushy and tougher. It’s an “angry brow” but at the same time, really beautiful.
  2. There is a Geisha moment on the lip, almost a petal effect. The lips are concealed, with a bright coral in center of mouth which is blended and faded out. Press with fingers to achieve.
  3. For eyes, it’s all matte sculpting and highlighting powders.
  4. After highlighting your face with concealer, brush MAC Studio Fix all over, then the whole thing magically blends. The look is very skin-centered. Don’t use blush, this provides the androgynous, masculine effect.


Nails: Essie



Inspiration: The inspiration came from the name of the line, Prism. So they started by polishing little prisms at the base of the nail. Since the collection is showing a lot of skin, the nails also reflect that by “showing a little nail.” In terms of color, since the swimwear collection has a lot of khaki greens and lilacs, the metallic nail color, ‘For the Twill of It‘ brings them together.

The Scoop: The base coat is two coats of Essie’s Ridge Filler. You might consider ridge filler to be BB cream of nail polishes; it perfects everything. It provides a beautiful sheer finish and flatters every nail plate. If you’re going to bare some nail, you might as well do it flawlessly!

Pro Tip: Metallics have staying power! They are like jewelry, especially when polished on only on a portion of the nail. Embellish yourself!

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Designer:  Kenneth Cole

Key Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani

Makeup: MAC Cosmetics

The scoop:  With the overall inspiration for the Kenneth Cole Spring/Summer 2014 collection being ‘Harlem in the 80’s’, the look was hot NYC toughness.  Slightly contoured skin, ombre liner under the eyes with just a clear gloss on the lids, and a natural lip.  Using a black liner to base out the look, different colored pigments were added on top to create a dark green and gold gradient effect.

Kenneth Cole spring 2014 NYFW backstage


Black Line Pearlglide Liner under eyes

Green Space Pro Pigment

Teal Pigment

Blue Brown Pigment

Gold Pigment

Haute and Naughty Mascara

Gloss mixing medium on lids


Copper Peach Sculpting Cream

Gloss Mixing Medium on cheekbones


Trendy Twist (spring 2014)

In the mode (spring 2014)

Hair: Alterna Hair Care with T3 tools

Key: Esther Langham

The Scoop: Chic 80’s hair with a center part and braids going all the way down each side.

Kenneth Cole Spring 2014 NYFW Backstage

Hair how-to:

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Each month the ThisThatBeauty girls (Christene, Felicia and Maree) share our top picks for the color of the month. For August, we have our sights set on Purple. . . and here are our of-the-moment Purple picks for nails, lips and more:

Felicia’s Pick

Givenchy Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer in Croisiére Purple is great pre-fall purple. The vibrant lilac shade is pitch-perfect for now through early fall…and it compliments a variety of skin tones from fair to deep.  Get it before it’s gone!

Givenchy Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer in Croisiére Purple

Maree’s Picks

While I regularly fill my home with fresh lavender from the Union Square Farmer’s Market, I have never tried it as a personal fragrance.  I normally favor scents with sweeter notes, but this unexpected fragrance has been a refreshing change.  Slightly sharp, yet unexpectedly light, L’Occitane Lavande EDT is aromatic and pleasant to wear.  I love to layer with other fragrances, as I find it compliments so many other notes.  It’s  wonderful as an addition to your summer fragrance wardrobe…and it transitions beautifully into early fa..

L'Occitane Lavande fragrance 1

A fun way to infuse color into your daily makeup routine is through colored mascara.  Giving the lashes a slight hint of color can look great when paired with a subtle or neutral eye shadow.  Try a beige or taupe wash of color over the lid and use Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Purple to add a feisty point of interest

Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Purple

Christene’s Pick

I have been obsessed with purple all summer long.  When I laid eyes on Narcissus from MAC’s Tropical Taboo Collection I was like “Where have you been all my purple life?”  Okay, maybe I didn’t say that exactly but I certainly thought it.  The color wears a little pinkish on me which is probably why I love it so much and have worn it on every outing over the last two weeks. MAC’s creamsheen formula is lightweight and high gloss. It will last until you eat or drink…at which point you will have to reapply.

MACs Narcissus Lipglass

 Are you really into Purple as well?

Leave us a comment to share your favorite Purple. And stay tuned for our next color of the month….coming soon!

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It’s almost here…Rihanna and M·A·C strike a chord with an online-exclusive colour collection created by the global superstar. Bronze and cool coral combine for a Powder Blush Duo in the unforgettable Hibiscus Kiss, while Retro Matte Lipsticks in RiRi Boy, Heaux and the instant classic RiRi Woo make a statement against sheer, shimmering skin highlighted with rose gold Lustre Drops.

See below for my thoughts on the “gotta-haves” . . .

MAC RiRi Summer Beauty



RiRi Woo matte cool red (retro matte) RiRi Boy matte vivid lavender (retro matte) Heaux matte berry (retro matte) Suggested Retail Price $15.00 US/$18.00 CDN

MY THOUGHTS: If you missed the first go ’round of RiRi Woo, now’s your time to swoop down and cop this little gem. If you’re a fan of MAC Ruby Woo, you’ll like RiRi Woo. If you find Ruby Woo to be a little too matte (which, I do), you’ll love RiRi Woo. I find myself in somewhat of a pickle….while I prefer the redness of Ruby Woo, the texture of RiRi Woo is by far more wearable.  Can’t decide? Buy both!

As for Heaux — BUY NOW/ WEAR LATER. This matter berry shade is perfect for fall. That’s not to say you can;t wear it now, but I’m totally reserving mine for September New York Fashion Week. As for RiRi Boy…ugh, I’ve never been a fan of purple lips. That’s just me. While it’s a gorgeous shade, editorially, I have a hard time working this one into real life. But…BUT, I know lots of gals who looove a good purple lip. So to ya’ll I say, rock on!

MAC RiRi Woo

MAC Heaux

MAC RiRi Boy


Hibiscus Kiss cool coral blush and matte neutral bronze duo Suggested Retail Price $26.00 US/$30.00 CDN

MY THOUGHTS: This is a really beautiful duo. I often feel like warmth and color go hand in hand. And this smart, multitasking compact delivers.

MAC RiRi Powder Blush Duo


Barbados Girl rose gold bronzer Suggested Retail Price $20.00 US/$24.00 CDN

MY THOUGHTS: Add this to your repertoire! The rose gold liquid bronzer is absolutely gorgeous on its own or blended with foundation.

MAC RiRi Lustre Drop in Barbados Girl

MAC Rihanna Summer Collection  is Available North America June 18, 2013 at www.maccosmetics.com


There is no better name right now for a makeup collection than MAC’s newest summer launch – Temperature Rising. And frankly looking at the picture below – is there any better image for a summer launch? HOT! Heavy in glowing, shimmery, bronze goodness – this collection is quite extensive and is sure to fulfill every single fantasy you’ve ever had about being a bronze goddess for the summer. MAC Temperature Rising Image

Products for both body and face are sure to get everyone in the mood to bare some skin.  Here are some of my favorite products from the MAC Temperature Rising Collection:

Prolongwear bronzerPro longwear Bronzing Powder – A bronzer with a more natural finish and stay power?  Yes it exists.  This formula comes in two shades and gives the most perfect golden glow to the skin without any added sparkle – and stays on all day.  Available here for $30.00.

MAC Strobe liquid lotionStrobe Liquid Lotion – If you are familiar with MAC’s cult classic – strobe cream, a pearlescent creme for the face or body, you will simply be ecstatic for its bronze sister.  Perfect for the legs and arms, this lotion imparts a natural glow blurring out any imperfections with diffusers and irridescent pigments.  Available here for $31.00.

MAC Bare My Soul Palette

Bare My Soul Palette – Fact – I can never pass up a great neutral palette and this one is no exception.  Though I am not normally a fan of ultra shimmery shadows, I simply loved the texture of these and how easily they blended.  And do not fear that green gem in the corner – it is a perfect liner, crease, contour or lid shade – super wearable.  Available here for $44.00.

MAC Temperature Rising lipstickLipstick in Sheer Seduction – Surprise! I love the nude lipstick (clearly not a surprise).  This is the perfect peachy-pink nude that wears well on all skin tones and easily transitions from summer to fall effortlessly.  The collection however features 3 other amazing shades that are sure to enhance a bronzed look.  Available here for $16.50.

MAC temperature rising eye pencilsPowerchrome Eye pencil – I could not narrow these down to a favorite shade because they all are must haves.  Creamy but lightweight – these pencils are great smudged at the lash line for a sultry look or used all over the lid as a base or shadow.   Blending is ridiculously easy with them and are perfect for any summer getaways that may be planned.  Available here for $21.00.

MAC Temperature Rising LipglassTinted Lipglass – What is a MAC collection without lipglass?  Am I right?  Almost a cornerstone of the brand, these iconic glosses never disappoint.  Giving gloss and shimmer to the tenth power, my favorite shade was (of course) Soft Serenade as pictured above.  For a more subtle shimmer, the shade Liquid Passion will give just a look of sheer gloss on the lips.  Available in here in 4 shades, for $16.50.

Have you picked up anything from MAC’s Temperature Rising Collection?

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MAC In Extra Dimension collection features eye shadows, blushes and skinfinishes.


MAC In Extra Dimension Eye Shadows

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow  ($21.00 Limited Edition)

The eye shadows are creamy, silky and provide luminous well defined eyes in sheer crystallized light to stunning metallic. Don’t be fooled by the pale shades you see in the pan, these colors are  iridescent and definitely live up to the name  of the collection. If you have dark skin like I do, these can work on you as well.  There are six shades available.

  • Extra Silver True silver
  • Opalesse Opalescent white with pink pearl
  • Zestful Pale iridescent lime
  • Triple Impact Opalescent lavender with violet pearl
  • Dimensional Blue Frosty blue
  • Smoky Mauve Mid-tone cool mauve

MAC In Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 Limited Edition)

The blushes deliver polished textures that blend smoothly into the skin, reflect light and leave a smooth second-skin finish. Available in 5 shades.

  • Bareness Rosy beige
  • Blazing Haute Dirty peach
  • Flaming Chic Bright blue pink (This shade is going to be great on most it not all skin types.)
  • At Dusk Mid-tone rose
  • Fiery Impact Burnt red bronze (I absolutely love this shade. This is the shade I wear when you want to go bold!)


MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 Limited Edition)

The Skinfinish is in a split  pan with two shimmering shades great for contouring, highlighting and sculpting. Available in 3 shades.

  • Definitely Defined Silvery pink/soft rose with shimmer
  • Shape the Future Pastel pink with iridescence/soft brick with light shimmer
  • Double Definition Soft shimmery gold/patina bronze  ( I have dark skin and this is the MY perfect highlighting and contouring shade.)


MAC In Extra Dimension Brushes

MAC In Extra Dimension Brushes (Limited Edition)

The 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush and the 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush deliver professional results.

Products are available now on MACCosmetics.com and in MAC Stores.

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