Holiday 2016 – MAC Nutcracker Sweet

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!)

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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):

Lipstick

  • 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

Fluidline

  • Blitz & Glitz

Brush

  • 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…

J.Cat At Ulta

Ulta has added yet another new brand to its already-hefty list (yay!)  – J.Cat is a new company…as in it was launched just three years ago in 2012.  It’s aim is to provide “quality fashion forward products with not just vivacious colors, but also provide skin benefit elements in each collection.”

I’ll be honest, I’m not incredibly familiar with J. Cat, but it certainly looks like a wonderfully fun product line!  The colors are incredibly happy and young, but it is so affordable that even if you aren’t generally saucy, you might splurge on a whim! 

jcatbeauty.com

jcatbeauty.com

 

Holiday 2015 – Lorac Love, Lust and Lace

Oh my, what a name! The Love, Lust and Lace Collection are three (awesome value!) limited edition sets for Holiday 2015.

The Alter Ego Gloss Set includes:

  • Sex Symbol (Exclusive Pink Nude)
  • Debutante (Exclusive Apricot)
  • Coquette ( Exclusive Hot Pink)
  • CEO (Dusty Rose)
  • Dominatrix (Deep Burgundy)
  • Vamp (Exclusive Deep Red)

The Front Of The Line PRO Eye Pencil Set includes:

  • Black (Matte)
  • Black Pearl (Metallic)
  • Gold (Metallic)
  • Silver (Metallic)

And the PRO Eye Collection includes:

  • Cobalt Blue Pocket PRO (exclusive) – Shades: Cream, Nectar, Mocha
  • Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in Black
  • PRO Plus Fiber Mascara