Summer 2016 – MAC Collections

There are a whole bunch of Summer Collections coming out from MAC, all of which several bloggers have announced in the last few weeks – sharing Temptalia’s thorough posts below.

Fashion Pack combines bright and bold shades and will be available one June 9th (online) and in-store one the 23rd.

“Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.”

MAC Image

MAC Image

Soft Serve focuses on the eyes, and pastel-based, crease proof hues.

“Feast on servings of new M∙A∙C Soft Serve Shadow featuring a unique, bouncy texture, and Dare Hue! Brow Pencil. Delectable Soft Serve shades each layer smoothly onto the lid with buildable colour that’s long-wearing, non-creasing and simple delicious.”

MAC Image

MAC Image

The MAC x Brandt Brothers has a modern, hip vibe to it…

“Peter and Harry Brant, the young bon vivants of New York society, are the current toast of the fashion scene. Now, M∙A∙C teams up with them in a modern collection of products for the face, brows, eyes and lips.”

MAC Image

MAC Image

While Vibe Tribes taps your inner bohemian…

“Lose control in lips painted reckless shades of red and coral, or a flash of gold. Let your eyes escape reality in teal, cobalt mandarin and charcoal, as free-spirited nails glisten in succulent tangerine and the perfect, buttery nude with M∙A∙C Vibe Tribe. Join the tribe. Feel the vibe.”

MAC Image

MAC Image

Tendertalk pairs color with technology, for a personalized hue all your own.  I love that, as it reminds me of my favorite (Dior) balm.

“Awaken to a sweet new sensation: Tendertalk Lip Balm, a smart lip conditioner that creates a personalized tint based on your chemistry. Combining nourishing skincare and technology, this perfect lip transformer helps keep lips soft and moisturized while intuitively offering the right hint of color.”

MAC Image

MAC Image

10 Shades Of Black

In honor of Halloween…even if it WAS last Night!…I’m sharing Temptalia’s post about the Top 10 Shades Of Black. ❤

Black happens to be my favorite shade…or the absolute absence of shades, if we must be technical.  That’s not to say I don’t love color (I’m especially partial to rich jewel tones!)…but black is hands-down my most “go-to” of them all…

So I loved seeing her take on the top 10! 🙂  

And I looooved some of these names!  “Witches,” “Blacktrack,” “Clubbing Stilettos, “Batty”…  



Fall 2015 – Bobbi Brown Luxe

Temptalia always posts fabulous swatches…and these, for Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Lip Color (Fall 2015), are no exception – seriously gorgeous.  She swatches on the skin, on the lips, and shows the lippie itself…and it’s done really beautifully.

I LOVE the colors not only because the shades are divine…but they are incredibly wearable! I mean there isn’t ONE color in there that’s really difficult – they would work on a variety of tones, and they aren’t delving into the off-beat realm…which is fun, but (let’s be honest) is NOT feasible for most of us.

The lippies are available now at Nordstrom, and the colors are as follows:

  • Brocade
  • Neutral Rose
  • Pale Coral
  • Parisian Red
  • Pink Buff
  • Pink Cloud
  • Pink Guava
  • Pink Nude
  • Plum Brandy
  • Posh Pink
  • Raspberry Pink
  • Red Berry
  • Red Velvet
  • Retro Coral
  • Retro Red
  • Soft Berry
  • Spring Pink
  • Sunset Orange
  • Your Majesty

NARS 413 BLKR Update

Thank you to Temptalia for posting swatches of the NARS 423 BLKR Duo! 😀

Here’s my original post about this new addition to the 413 BLKR Collection, and and Temptalia’s review and photos are with the link above. 

The highlighter reminds me of Sex Appeal, which I own – an incredibly pale peach that gives a barely-there glow.  It’s not going to show up for many so you may want to swatch this in a store first, just in case!  

The pink, however, is a bright, baby bubblegum – it’s young, fun, and positively “happy!” 

Chanel A/W 2015 – Update

A short, quickie post to share more images from the Chanel Fall Collection, thanks to Temptalia! 🙂  She also posted a full list of Collection pieces, colors and prices. 

My original post is here

The ad image above is really quite divine – nude, smokey, richly Autumnal…but subtly so.  Love it.

Smoke Signals

On July 8th, fans of Urban Decay’s shadow collections (this would technically be a Naked #4) will rejoice for the launch of Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Palette.

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 1.15.34 PM


UD Founding Partner, Wende Zomnir posted teasers a few days ago…

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 1.50.33 PM

And already there is a full-on boat-load of images.  Temptalia shares a few additional ones, and @lipstickjunkieforever reposted a swatches-shot a day ago.

@lipstickjunkieforever Instagram

@lipstickjunkieforever Instagram

Palettes were always a favorite with us dancers – it just made Life SO much easier!  A dancer many need a multitude of looks for one competition or show – with plenty of shades to choose from, this palette ensures enough potential pairings to keep us from having to overpack!  

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 7.18.23 AM


For those using this for anything ELSE, you are also sure to find what you need – the palette can definitely work for daytime, using the softer shades, with a midtone to deepen the crease or lash line.  

Once evening rolls around, you can easily layer in the smokes to heat things up.

Works for me!