Summer 2016 – Tarte

There’s something to be said for flushed cheeks – the kind you get from figure skating training during the winter…OUTdoors, from a great Martial Arts class…, or from a romp with your hunnie.  For Tarte, inspiration for the newest Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush shades comes from the latter – how saucy, Tarte!

  • Sensual
  • Seduce
  • Risque

All three hues manage the kind of just flushed color you want to wake up with, but sometimes have to exert yourself to get (or, conversely, that you have to buy and brush on.  Whatever works!)  They maintain a natural, your-color-but-better, “nude” kind of enhancement – nothing overly done, garish, or contrived with these.  Hallelujah.  I want to buy all three for that reason alone (though the sassy names add a level of fun to them by default.)

Taste does have a slew of other products as well but since I’m all for a healthy flush of color – which typically I tote around as a byproduct of my Martial Arts training and exercise – the Amazonian Clay shades caught my attention first. 🙂

The rest of the lineup, per Temptalia (who always has thorough lists – thank you!) includes:

AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR HIGHLIGHTER 

A vegan friendly, 12-hour highlighter for an effortless, incandescent glow.

AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR BLUSH 

  • Sensual
  • Seduce
  • Risque

SHAPE TAPE CONTOUR CONCEALER 

A vegan friendly, creamy concealer for radiant coverage and contouring.

  • Fair
  • Light
  • Light-Medium
  • Medium
  • Tan
  • Deep

CREAMY MATTE LIP PAINT

  • Choker Warm brown
  • Rave Greige
  • Grunge Dark brown
  • Crop Top Mauve brown
  • Brownie Brown

METALLICS SHADOW

A collection of creamy PRO eyeshadow singles in a range of high-impact metallics.

  • Pin-up Prismatic pearl
  • Shake Down Taupe
  • Grind Taupey silver
  • Dame Dusty rose
  • Scandal Bright copper
  • Scarlet Metallic plum
  • Whiskey Bronze
  • Speakeasy Brown copper
  • Poker Face Silvery lilac
  • Hussy Yellow gold
  • Sinful Plummy slate

KISS & BLUSH CREAM CHEEK & LIP PALETTE 

A universal cream cheek & lip palette powered by the propriety Rainforest of the Sea™ complex.

  • Smooch Pink
  • Peck Nude
  • Butterflies Mauve
  • Saucy Berry
  • Tickled Peach
  • Cloud 9 Pearl highlight

YOUNG, WILD & FREE AMAZONIIAN CLAY PALETTE

  • Simple Life Beige
  • Happy Place Light brown
  • Virtue Antique gold
  • Weekend Rose gold
  • Lucky Charm Bronze
  • Dream Team Copper
  • Party Champagne highlighter
  • Wow Dark charcoal liner

Check out more of Temptalia’s post for additional photos!

I feel like the colors of the rest of the Collection read more heading-into-Autumn, but regardless I think they’re pretty divine.

Winter – 2016 MAC Retro Matte

MAC lines up the launches like nobody’s business!  In January, (11th) 2016, the company will be launching Retro Matte Lipcolors.  Having been exposed to the Hot Rod arena for some years, I have a TON of friends this reminds me of – the scene is saturated with gorgeous pinup gals, and dapper dandies.  The Retro Matte Collection definitely has that vintage flavor (the ad image with pea green playing cards and oversized sunglass frames help!) 

Winter 2016 - MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Winter 2016 – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Per MAC:

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C has created an innovation on this classic texture with 15 robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whether you choose the intense fire truck red of Fashion Legacy, the vivid fuchsia of Tailored to Tease or the tantalizing nude of Lady-Be-Good, all these lipcolours promise one thing: a big splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that transforms lips instantly and lingers, impossible to forget.

The product will sell for $20.00 (USA) and will include the following colors:

  • Fashion Legacy Intense fire truck red
  • Feels So Grand Deep true red
  • High Drama Deep dark plum
  • Dance With Me Deep cranberry red
  • Lady-Be-Good Warm mid-tone nude
  • Tailored to Tease Bright fuchsia
  • Oh, Lady Deep wine
  • Recollection Intense bright violet
  • Quite the Standout Bright orange-red
  • To Matte with Love Bright raspberry
  • Personal Statement Shocking pink
  • Divine-Divine Light creamy pink
  • Mademoiselle Bright creamy coral
  • Back in Vogue Peachy nude
  • Rich & Restless Mid-tone pinky salmon
Winter 2016 - MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Winter 2016 – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Winter 2016 - MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Winter 2016 – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

The colors look bright in the photo, and it does indicated “saturated,” so I’m curious to see swatches.  Loving the nude, peachy tones!

Winter 2016 - MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Winter 2016 – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

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

Spring 2016 – Neutrogena

I was excited to see some of the new Neutrogena Spring 2016 products on Ulta!  The first of these is the SkinClearng Complexion Perfector (probably the product I was most excited about personally.)

Per the site, the Perfector:

  • Fights acne and provides even coverage to help correct skin’s complexion
  • Blends naturally with your skin to instantly blur the look of acne and minimize appearance of pores
  • Matte finish controls shine
  • Won’t clog pores, hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist tested
ulta.com photo

ulta.com photo

I love products with Salicylic acid because as an athlete, sweat is a sure thing!  Salicylic acid helps to exfoliate the skin, keeping it clear – for me, just a wash isn’t enough (I actually  use a body wash as well since rolling on mats in a heavy gi is bad news for skin and pores!)

Next up is the Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector.  This “moisturizing retinol treatment with sunscreen” offers sheer coverage and an easy blend.  Per the site:

  • Instantly erases the look of imperfections
  • Smooths out skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Gives skin a natural, dewy finish
  • Dermatologist tested
ulta.com photo

ulta.com photo

To round of the newbies is the Spring 2016 MoistureSmooth Color Stick.  The colors include:

 

  • Classic Nude
  • Pink Nude 
  • Almond Nude 
  • Berry Brown
  • Wine Berry
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Cherry Pink
  • Deep Plum

And benefits include:

  • Twist-up color; no sharpener needed
  • Lips feel moisturized for hours
  • Dermatologist tested
ulta.com photo

ulta.com photo

 

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. ❤

 

Holiday 2015 – Tom Ford Noir

The Tom Ford Noir Collection is inky and gilded, by the looks of it… The ad is uber dramatic, much in contrast to the site, which is neatly laid out, and seeming very “pulled together.”

I love the contrast of the pinky, nude lip with the sooty, smoky eyes…  Plus that dash of indigo!

 

 

 

 

Tom Ford’s products AREN’T on the inexpensive side, but I’ve not heard one negative word since he’s been on the beauty side of things.  The quality is there, and the packaging is impeccable.  If you are looking for a splurge and are head over heels for these colors (the colors in the ad really are fabulous for a sexy Holiday look!), then maybe this is worth the splurge!

 

Holiday 2015 – Lipstick Queen

Lipstick Queen has two sets for Holiday 2015!  Yippee, Lippie!

The first, Lip Parade, includes an iconic red, a sheer wine and a mesmerizing metallic nude,” for a sassy group of three:

– Saint Wine
– Red Sinner
– Nude Metal

The Ice Queen Duo, per the site, includes two perfect pairings: “Ice Queen, the original lip illuminator, and velvety Wine Sinner, a creamily comfortable matte. Worn alone, each lipstick is nothing short of magical but together, your lips are drenched in seductive claret with a luminous kiss of shimmering stardust.”

– Ice Queen
– Wine Sinner

I feel like the packaging really conveys the Autumnal and Wintery spirit… The colors feel very fitting, as well.  Love it, Lipstick Queen!