Fall 2016 / 2017 – MAC Trend Forecast

Usually I see these post to MAC early on…but I appreciate that ReallyRee beat everyone else to the punch, sharing images and swatches of the up-and-coming Autumn Palettes.

I LOVE the colors in these, finding them to be incredibly wearable overall.  The less obvious, less (perhaps) everyday shades are still in hues that can be worn both with major impact…or in a more subtle way – so all around, they offer a wonderful selection to choose from to create a wintery flush, or something more dramatic.

It isn’t fair of me to share all of ReallyRee’s swatches, so please click her link above to see all of her fabulous photos! Really gorgeous, if you ask me.  

One palette is designed for the eye, the other for the lips…but I personally think these can be used for lips, eyes AND cheeks, pretty interchangeably…  They last well and apparently don’t crease – hallelujah.  So really whatever you feel like doing with them works! 🙂  You can mix, or use stand-alone – as always, MAC delivers something divine.

 

 

Life’s Little Correctors

There’s an absolute onslaught of “correctors” in the marketplace right now…and I’m definitely not complaining.  The reality is that some days we aren’t going to be quite as tip-top as we’d like, but these little goodies can conceal some of it so we look better than we are feeling!

Benefit’s Life’s Little Correctors Color Correcting Kit palette is a fun way to not only try a variety of Benefit’s best-selling concealers, but you get all of them in one place – ahhhh, multi-use products. ❤  The $20 kit contains:

 

  • 0.05 oz Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light
  • 0.05 oz Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light/Medium
  • 0.04 oz Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Medium
  • 0.04 oz Eye Bright Instant Eye Brightener
  • 0.04 oz Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Prime

I have WAY too many products as it is, but this one is super affordable, and filled with very-useable, wearable products… Tempting!  (The front packaging is so cute and cheeky too, isn’t it?! 🙂 ) 

 

 

La Roche-Posay Wearable UV Patch

High tech is hitting skincare in yet another innovative way.  My UV Patch – a sticker with a thickness of half a strand of hair – is designed to become a “second skin” the moment you apply it.  

Christian Kettiger / La Roche-Posay

Christian Kettiger / La Roche-Posay

Now the patch isn’t used in PLACE of sunscreen...its purpose lies in measuring the amount of UV you are being exposed to.  There are a number of products being marketed which do the same thing, but they differ in that they are more like technologically-advanced jewelry – a bracelet or band, as an example (not so unlike fitness monitors.  not necessarily bulky, but still an obvious wearable with weight.)

These slim stickers also have the advantage of being able to work with product – you can apply your sun protection over it without any issue.  Wearers can get their UV reading in 1, 2, 3!  The sticker will change color, indicating your level of exposure.  All you need to do is snap a photo of it and upload to get your stats (so yes, you will need an App for this.)

The idea behind My UV Patch is to give you a better sense of what you are being exposed to on a regular basis, presumably encouraging you to take appropriate preventative measures going forward.

It is still in Beta, but I’m curious to hear more about it.  I do hope they accept some feedback in the meantime – I don’t think most men want to traipse around wearing a heart sticker, frankly.  And to be honest, neither do I.  Maybe they’ll make skull-shaped ones?!  

Tarte’s Greatest Glitz

Many thanks to Temptalia for sharing images of Tarte’s Greatest Glitz Collector’s set(s) (do look at her page – TONS of swatches!)  

The package contains three palettes which collectively hold:

  • 24 Eyeshadows
  • 1 Travel mascara
  • 1 Twist-up jumbo lip crayon
  • 3 Blushes

All three come in a rose gold box, bedecked with gold, silver, pewter and bronze sequins.  Incredibly festive, I daresay!

All three palettes can be separated, and all are well-paired and wearable – it’s more up to your personal tastes and skin tones as far as which will get used up most quickly!

For $49, this is a pretty wonderful deal.  If you didn’t want all, perhaps you could split it up for fabulous stocking stuffers?  Holidays are right around the corner!

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