Holiday 2015 – MAC Hugs & Kisses

Cher Cupidon…?  This feels so Valentines to me.  Am I crazy?

Holiday 2015 - MAC Hugs & Kisses

Holiday 2015 – MAC Hugs & Kisses

Per MAC: 

M·A·C Huggable Lipcolour is now in more shades than ever and here to stay. Cuddle up with this comforting, creamy formula in 15 hues that remain luminous for up to six hours. Best of all, we’re also introducing Huggable Glass, caressing lips with smooth colour and shine thanks to a new dual-phase formula.

The Lipcolor, launching December 26th, is a “Gel-like lipstick with rich, glossy shine and a feather-light finish that lasts up to six hours.”  It sounds like a cross between a lollipop and a popstar photo shoot.  Colors will include: 

  • What a Feeling! Mid-tone cool pink cream
  • Extra-Sweet Soft pink cream
  • Love Beam Mid-tone warm pink cream
  • Touche Light beige cream
  • Sweet Creation Soft yellow peach
  • Commotion Deep cool plum cream
  • Red Necessity Deep warm wine cream
  • Feeling Amorous? Mid-tone fuchsia cream
  • Rich Marron Mid-tone nude cream
  • Out for Passion Soft warm rose cream
  • Cherry Glaze Orange red cream
  • Bare Hug Creamy soft peach-orange
  • Glamorized Creamy vibrant pink
  • Flaming Lips Deep creamy red
  • Fashion Force Soft tangerine orange
Holiday 2015 - MAC Hugs & Kisses

Holiday 2015 – MAC Hugs & Kisses

The Huggable Glass is described as “…a comforting hug of colour with immediate shine that wears for hours. The dual-phase formula glides on effortlessly for a smoothing, creamy color.”  Colors here include:

  • Snuggle Up Bright pink-lilac
  • Mega-Hug Creamy deep raspberry
  • Never Say Never Intense mid-tone coral
  • Love Buzz Fuchsia pink
  • Marvel-lush Bubblegum pink
  • Kind Kiss Pale melon
  • Embraceable Me Pale baby pink
  • Pleasure First Warm blush pink
  • Such a Sweetheart Intense bright watermelon
  • Sweet Persuasion Mid-tone warm mauve
  • Cool & Cute light salmon
  • Keep It Light warm nude
Holiday 2015 - MAC Hugs & Kisses

Holiday 2015 – MAC Hugs & Kisses

Holiday 2015 - MAC Hugs & Kisses

Holiday 2015 – MAC Hugs & Kisses

I really like the range of shades, feeling that they’ve covered a solid gamut.  The Huggable Glasses are a bit more upbeat, lighthearted and Spring in flavor, while the Lipcolor has a more sophisticated-but-fun overtone (in my opinion.)

Holiday 2015 - MAC Hugs & Kisses

Holiday 2015 – MAC Hugs & Kisses

ELF Strobing Kit

I honestly wasn’t keeping track of these but just saw this an e-mail – it’s quite a value. If you buy $25, you can get this multi-piece set for only $6…which is the cost of just the palette alone.  The Collection would be $19 so you are saving $13 – the palette is a great buy as it is!

Holiday 2015 – Rouge Bunny Rouge Midnight Rainbow

I’m not sure I gathered “Midnight Rainbow” from the imagery but… The newest look from Rouge Bunny Rouge indeed goes by the elusive, mysterious moniker.

Per the site, “the exciting phenomena that occur when night becomes day, and day becomes night act as a model for our 2015 look series CREPUSCULAR SONG.”

The series of steps are as follows (I love that RBR always has PDF downloads for customers to recreate their looks at home, as well as a video tutorial – way to be user-friendly! 🙂 ) 

  • STEP 2:
    • EVEN OUT MILK AQUARELLE Liquid Foundation
    • NAKED DISGUISE Glide Concealer
    • POWDER EVANESCENCE Imperceptible Powder
    • FOR LOVE OF ROSES Original Skin Blush ‘Habanera’
    • WHEN BIRDS ARE SINGING Long-Lasting Matt Eye Shadow ‘Papyrus Canary’
    • DEVOTION INK Quartz Eyeliner ‘Tiger Eye Essence’
    • UBIQUITOUS Magnitude Mascara ‘Titanian’
    • FELINE GAZE Eye Khol‘Salome’
    • SUCCULENCE OF DEW Sheer Lipstick ‘Perfume of His Gaze’
    • FOREVER YOURS… Long-lasting Lip Pencil ‘Roald


Winter 2015 – Airspray

You read that correctly – Airspray.  I am certain there are other non-alcohol hairspray formulas on the market, but they aren’t spoken about much. Given the 2010+ cosmetic and hair markets’ hyper vigilance, I’m surprised by that.

I am therefore thrilled to see a prominent mass market brand come out with one – alcohol can be incredibly drying, causing the hair to become brittle and frazzled looking.  Combine that with the upcoming cold air (for those of us with winter)?  N.G..  No good!

In January Pantene will launch this no-alcohol-but-still-holds spray – definitely looking forward to hearing reviews and seeing some test runs!


MAC Dark Desires

This Collection has gotten lost of coverage already, but it is available beginning today if you are interested in snagging any of the items!  As far as I’m concerned, the inky, vamptastic, night-crawler coloring is DIVINE! ❤ So says the Goth in me!

Per the site:

Bathed in black, fuelled by desire, rich colours simmer in their darkest tones. As night falls, sinfully succulent lips, sultry stares and ebonized nails emerge from the evening’s depths. Uncover the shameless indulgence of Into The Well Eye Shadow’s pure matte pigments – a pressed powder eye shadow/eye liner that’s as sensuous as velvet. An indentation in the middle of the pan can hold a drop or two of water, creating an inky shade lasting well into the morning hours. Bad never felt so good.

How do you not love that?!  Soooo Edgar Allen Poe and late October… ❤

The Collection includes the following (thanks to ChicProfile for the full list):


  • Black Knight – Black with Red & Gold Pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Boyfriend Stealer – Blackened Plum (Cremesheen)
  • Heavy Petting – Burgundy (Cremesheen)
  • Ring My Bell – Pale Cool Neutral (Glaze)
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Studio Nail Lacquer

  • 6 Inch Stilettos – Blackened blue
  • Unzipped – Blackened green
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Studio Eye Gloss

  • Pearl Varnish – White Gloss with pearl
  • Spank Me – Black with multi color glitter
  • Erogenous Zone – Violet with multi color glitter
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015


  • Blitz & Glitz


  • 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

  • Mystery
  • Raven
  • Orpheus
  • Feline (Repromote)

Into the Well Eye Shadow

  • Think Kink – Greyed Silver White
  • What’s Your Fantasy – Black with heavy multicolored pearl
  • Switch Me On – Dark Navy
  • Dark Desires – Blackened Eggplant
  • Beg For It – Black
  • Midnight Tryst – Chocolate Brown
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Definitely not for the light…nor faint of…heart…

Holiday 2015 – Pony Effect

Pony Effect’s Holiday Collection, “That Girl,” has come to the USA by way of Memebox.  

I personally LOVE the add images – there is no question that there are tons of enhancements and light adjustments, so I’m not suggesting it represents reality.  

What I love about it are the colors – it’s vibrant and fun, with a good does of youthful sass – case in point, her GORGEOUS ombre hair!  Note also the color-shifting rainbow fonts – it’s energetic all around!

In any case, the Collection is composed of five items:

  • Outfit Lipstick
  • Illusion Nail Lacquer 
  • Fever Shadow Palette

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  • Luminous Contouring Palette
  • Holiday Limited Collection Set

There’s nothing humdrum about this Collection at all, but it is also wearable – if you are feeling blue with the darker, colder months, this looks like a fun pick-me-up without being too over the top.

Elf Clay and Positivity

e.l.f. has a new Clay Eyeshadow coming out soon…December, 2015!  This image features Necessary Nudes, which appears to stay in a neutral shade range, with a touch of shimmer (in which case, better for events or evening, I’d say.)

While on their page, I saw all sorts of positive messages…and I love that.  There is ALWAYS more room for goodness, kindness and optimism in the World.  Love that they take a moment to lift others up. ❤


Winter 2015 – MAC Maximized

Launching on December 1st, 2015, this small Winter 2015 “Collection” from MAC promises to give you fuller, longer, and more lush lashes – that’s a nice Xmas present!

MAC Maximized Winter Ad image

MAC Maximized Winter Ad image

The False Lashes Maximizer, the first of two products, is a priming treatment meant to be put on before mascara to wrap and nourish lashes prior to color.  It acts as a primer as much here as one would for shadow, keeping the black rich and intense all day.  

MAC Maximized Winter Ad image

MAC Maximized Winter Ad image

The second product is the False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara, a glossy black coat to emphasize and enhance your already-gorgeous eyes… image image

Just two products but enough to wow! 😉

Holiday 2015 – China Glaze Star Hopping

Star Hopping sounds like loads of fun, honestly!  And I’m kind of excited that there might be a Chanel Ciel Du Nuit dupe-ish (it’s not quite the same, but it has the celestial flavor) from my college days…a good 17 years ago! China Glaze photo China Glaze photo

The Collection includes eight glittering, limited edition hues, which retail for $5.00:

  • You’re Too Sweet – Pale pink with holographic glitter
  • Turn Up The Heat – Berry glitter
  • Pick Me Up Purple – Pale lilac with holographic glitter
  • Counting Carats – Multi size gold glitter
  • Silver Of Sorts – Multi size silver glitter
  • Star Hopping – Holographic dark blue
  • Can You Sea Me? – Silver and blue holographic glitter
  • Give Me The Green Light! – Blue-green glitter

The glitter appears to be pretty concentrated, which I personally love – nothing worse than a clear, watery base with sparse flecks of glitter! The CherylFlavor has some good swatches, including the few below, to check out!…



It’s definitely the time of year to jazz things up, so even if you don’t normally do glitter, you’ll be in great company if you try it out… 

MAC x Dita Von Teese

Now this is a collaboration I’m head over heels for…

Dita, the Queen of Burlesque, is positively spectacular – not only for her porcelain, milky complexion and fiery red pout…but for who she is, and what she has accomplished.  She is the absolute epitome of glamour, sophistication, seduction and ladylike mien.  

MAC x Dita Von Teese image

MAC x Dita Von Teese image

Per MAC and Ms. Teese:

“I’ve always loved M·A·C and we’ve remained close after working together almost 10 years ago for the M·A·C Viva Glam campaign. M·A·C Cosmetics celebrates individuality and supports people who dare to be different. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to create my signature red lipstick. My M·A·C Von Teese shade evokes glamour and confidence.”

– Dita Von Teese”

The vibrant tomato-hued matte lipstick was inspired by the launch of her new book, Your Beauty Mark.  But anyway, it’s always a good time to have a Dita-infused shade – it is sure to showstop and you can get your paws on it in December, 2015. 

X ❤