I actually start blushing.
MAC Strobe Cream is definitely one of those cult, “must-have,” go to products in the beauty world – it’s been used backstage at Runway shows religiously since it’s launch, and very likely will continue to be one of those fail-safe, backup glow-getters ad infinitum.
It took a while but MAC finally decided to expand on the product – there were posts about it months ago, but given that it is set to launch this November (for Autumn / Winter 2016/17, and indeed when this post is scheduled for), we’ve got more to say about it now.
The one I was always most interested in was Redlite – maybe it’s the vamp in me, maybe it’s that the red lends itself to flushing cheeks. Either way, I was psyched to see a review that focused on this shade in particular. There will be others, not to worry if red is not your hue. It total, the selection will be:
These definitely are shade shifters, and that’s one of the reasons I love them. They don’t appear to be glittery or garish, they just add a cool (or warm!) sheen to the skin, giving you a hyped-up highlight instead of the same old, same old.
I’m a little bit partial to the Nutcracker because I grew up being classically trained – 10 years of ballet, and you’ll see ten years of the Nutcracker around the holidays…if not more (once a dancer, always a dancer.) I desperately wanted to be in it, actually, and a friend and fellow dancer was – spectacular!
MAC is embracing the fun and festivities with a Holiday Nutcracker-inspired Collection – Sweet as can be. For details, check out Chicprofile, who shares the full list of goodies, and a few more images. A little tricky to see all of the items clearly, given the bold pink patterning of dots and stripes but…anyway! Personally, I love the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Stormy Pink, a muted grey-purple hue. I feel like it would add a barely-there depth (not a new shade, so much, but sometimes they aren’t!)
I guess they’re still on the contour kick, along with a whole lot of shading (and fading)…
Still a fan of the trend? Apparently it’s going strong backstage – and in Asia (not surprisingly, since they tend to be ahead of the times.)
Can I just say…holy versatility?!
Make Up Forever’s Artist Shadow and Powder Blush is a dream for anyone who either dolls up every day…OR performs or has a major event (think wedding, gala, etc.)
I have a wedding (my own!) coming up soon – unfortunately (or fortunately, so says my wallet!) I already have a ton of stuff to work with. Had I not, I’d likely have gone straight to this enormous selection to find the shades I want to mix. Had I seen this back in my Ballroom Dancing days, I’d likely own half by now. Okay, maybe just a fourth.
The formulas come in
And there are more shades that I have EVER seen for any other product. Truly, a plethora. No matter what your mood, what the season, or what the occasion, your pretty much promised something from this array. And nevermind if the shade says “eyeshadow” or “blush” specifically – you can basically use it however you want.
Sharing Budgetbeautyblog’s post for anyone eager to see up and coming newbies!
I’m one of those need-to-be-natural types, so anything that falls into that category works for me. I don’t actually have the luxury of being incredibly girly-girl to begin with, given my propensity for all things Martial Arts and sporty. But having been in the Fashion Business for many years, I appreciate those who can.
There’s a TON of hubbub about Two Faced’s Spring 2017 Peach Collection (launching November and December of this year – Merry Christmas?!) Having seen multiple posts, I thought I’d share the one that had the most images (or at least ones no one else has) – from ChicProfile.
I’ll let you click the link above for more images – sometimes a surprise makes it more fun! 😉