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MAC Viva Glam Gaga II Lipstick and Lipglass Review and Swatches

MAC Viva Glam 2011 Lady Gaga

I picked up my Lady Gaga II lipstick and lipglass on the 17th. Sorry it took me so long to post about it, but I haven’t been feeling too well. Bu I have to say that I absolutely LOVE these shades!

On the MAC site, the lipstick is described as a light warm beige. Since it is an “Amplified” lipstick the texture is a lot creamier and I find it to be more pigmented. It goes on as a semi-matte finish. Even though it is on the warmer side I think it would still look beautiful on lighter skin tones.  I have read other reviews saying that the lipstick is a little unforgiving showing off your lip flaws. I personally don’t think that’s the case. However, if you do find that it shows off your imperfections, use a lip scrub while washing your face and put on a lip treatment while you apply the rest of your face makeup to allow your lips to absorb it. You can also apply a nude lipgloss on top, and a little extra bonus is that it makes your lips look plumper!

The lipglass is described as a light neutral pinked beige. But I don’t find it too have to much of a pink undertone. The finish is very creamy and applies like a dream. Try not to over do it because if you press your lips together it will give you that line around your lips and makes the color look uneven.

If you are not into the “nude” lip but want to try to ease your way into it, I suggest trying out just the lipglass. You won’t be disappointed!

MAC Viva Glam Gaga II Lipstick/Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Gaga II Lipstick/Lipglass Swatches

Did you pick these up for your collection? Let me know what you think!

*Jenny*

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MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga II Spring 2011

MAC Viva Glam 2011 Lady Gaga

MAC Lady Gaga Viva Glam II 2011 Lipstick

$14.50

MAC Lady Gaga Viva Glam II 2011 Lipgloss

$14.50

MAC signed Lady Gaga on for a second year as their spokeswoman for their Viva Glam campaign for 2011. As many of you remember Lady Gaga teamed up with Cyndi Lauper for the 2010 campaign. The company said the Gaga-Lauper campaign was the most successful ever for the MAC AIDS Fund, which  raised more than $190 million for the cause since it was founded in 1994.  From images that I have seen to me this looks different from the other Viva Glam shades. It looks to be more of a true nude, and it is the first amplified shade of all the previous Viva Glam colors.

Not only is it beautiful shade to add to your collection but you will also be making a beautiful contribution. Remember that 100% of the earnings from the MAC Viva Glam lipsticks go to the MAC Aids Fund.

US/Canada launch date is February 17, 2011

International launch date is March 2011

*Jenny*

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Valentine’s Day Makeup-Sexy Smokey Look

I wanted to do one more look for Valentine’s Day since it is tomorrow. With this look I did a more of a smokey look using gray and black for the eyes and a nude lip.  My husband and I went out and celebrated Valentine’s Day Friday night and this is the makeup I wore out to dinner.

Valentine's Day Roses

Valentine's Day Sexy Smokey Look

Valentine's Day Sexy Smokey Look

Valentine's Day Sexy Smokey Look

*Products Used*

Valentine's Day Sexy Smokey Look-Face ProductsFace:

MAC-Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment

Nars-Sheer Glow (Punjab)

Prescriptives-Brightening  Concealer (Level 3 Warm)

MAC-Loose Blot Powder (Medium)

Valentine's Day Sexy Smokey Look-Cheeck ProductsCheeks:

Smashbox-Suntan Matte (Countour)

Glow Fusion-Golden (Bronzer)

Benefit-Bella Bamba (Apples)

Valentines Day Sexy Smokey Look Eye ProductsEyes:

MAC-Blackground Paintpot (all over lid, as base)

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette-Wonderland (Inner half of lid)

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette-Mushroom (Outer half of lid blended into crease and lower lashline)

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette-Jabberwocky (Outer V blended into crease and outer half of lower lashline)

MAC-Blacktrack Fluidline (Waterline and top lashes)

Loreal-Voluminous Mascara

Valentine's Day Sexy Smokey Look-Lip ProductsLips:

MAC-Creme D’ Nude (Lipstick)

NARS-Striptease (Lipgloss)

*Jenny*

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Valentine’s Day Makeup-Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine’s Day is pretty close so I wanted to do a look inspired by my favorite romantic desert, Chocolate Covered Strawberries. This is more of a romantic, flirty, girly look.  I used different shades of pink and a dark chocolate brown, to keep the eyes a little smokey. Keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme I used Way to Love on my lips and Orgasm on my cheeks ;)

chocolate covered strawberries-Valentines Day Inspired Makeup

Valentines Day Look Pink & Brown

Valentine's Day Makeup-Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine's Day Makeup-Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentines Day Look Pink & Brown EYES

*Products Used*

Face:

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation-Punjab

MAC-Concealer-NC20

NARS-Beach Powder

Valentines's Day Makeup-Eye Products

Eyes:

MAC-Shroom (Highlight)

MAC-Naked Lunch (Inner Lid)

MAC-Expensive Pink (Middle of Lid, Blended into Naked Lunch)

MAC-Sushi Flower (Outer Lid, Blended into Expensive Pink & Crease)

MAC-Espresso (Outer V, smudged along top & bottom lashes)

MAC-Dipdown Eyeliner (waterline)

Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Valentine's Day Cheek Products

Cheeks:

NARS-Laguna (countour)

NARS-Orgasm (apples)

Valentine's Day Makeup-Lip Products

Lips:

MAC-Way To Love

Hope you all have great Valentine’s Day, whether it’s with that special person, girl’s night out, or anyone in your life that has a special place in your heart!

XOXO

*Jenny*

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Winter Inspired Look

So I have been stuck at home for two weeks now, due to the fact that we have all been sick with the flu and also this awful weather! I prefer cold weather over hot weather but it’s getting ridiculous! We first had an ice storm then it started to snow and the windchill was below zero. Kind of sucks because the Super Bowl is here this weekend and we haven’t had a chance to go out and do anything. Anyway I though I would do a makeup look inspired by the snow and winter. I used icy whites, silver and blue on the eyes. I kept my skin matte and I used an iridescent pink on my cheeks and on my lips. I hope you like it!

winter landscape

Winter Makeup Look

Winter Makeup Look

Winter Makeup Look Eyes Closeup

Winter Look Close Up eyes closed

*Products Used*

Winter Makeup Look Face Products

Face:

MAC-Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NC25)

MAC-Select Cover Up concealer (NC20)

MAC-Studio Fix (NC25)


Winter Look Eyes Products UD

Winter Look-Eyes Products

Eyes:

UDDP (all over lid)

MAC-Chillproof (Inner half and Highlight)

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette-White Rabbit (Outer half blended into Chillproof)

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette-Vorpal (Outer corner blended into crease & lower lashline)

NARS 9947 Palette-Night Flight (Outer V & outer corner of lower lashline)

MAC-Reflects Blue (All over lid)

HIP-Midnight Blue (Waterline & top lashline)

Voluminous Mascara

Winter Makeup Look Lip Products

Lips:

MAC-Myth

MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour-White Top

Hope you’re staying cozy and warm!

*Jenny*


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MAC Wonder Woman Collection Spring 2011 Review

MAC has collaborated with Wonder Woman (DC Comics) for their new 2011 Spring Collection. The collection features oversized products, such as their Mineralize Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks, and Lipglass. But of course that means higher prices. This is due to their inspirations to the”larger than life bold babe”.  The launch date for the Wonder Woman Collection for the US/Canada is February 10, 2011. International launch date is March 2011.

For me, Wonder Woman was not something I watched as a kid so I’m not too excited for their new collection.  The collection seems a little underwhelming and nothing stands out as a must have. The packaging is bright and bold but that may not be appealing to everybody. It almost looks a little cheap to me. For me, it seems that this may  have been the way that toy stores might have  packaged makeup for little girls  back when Wonder Woman was popular.

I’m going to have to skip this collection and save my money for something that is actually worth it. We are in a recession after all and we have to save the money we do have!

wonder woman

MAC Wonder Woman

MAC-Wonder-Woman

MAC Wonder Woman Collection

MAC Wonder Woman Blush Duo

Blush Duo $24.00

Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)

Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

MAC Wonder Woman Defiance Quad

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad $40.00

  • Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)
MAC Wonder Woman Lady Justice Quad

Lady Justice Quad $40.00

  • Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)
MAC Wonder Woman Valiant Eyeshadow Quad

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad $40.00

  • Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)
MAC Wonder Woman Mineral Skinfinish

Mineralized Skinfinish $35.00

  • Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
MAC Wonder Woman Glitter and Pigment

Reflects Gliiter/Pigment $21.00

  • Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)
  • Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)
MAC Wonder Woman Lipstick

Lipstick $15.50

  • Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

MAC Wonder Woman Lipglass

Lipglass $19.50

  • Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

MAC Wonder Woman Opulash Mascara

Opulash Mascara $15.00

  • Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)
  • Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)
  • Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Black Black (Permanent)

MAC Wonder Woman Penultimate Eye Liner

Penultimate Eye Liner $ 18.50

Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

MAC Wonder Woman Nail Polish

Nial Lacquer $14.00

  • Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

MAC Wonder Woman Makeup bags, brushes, mirror and belt

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE

Wonder Woman T ($25.00) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Invicible Mirror ($20.00) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Anything in the collection that you love? Or is it something you would skip?

*Jenny*

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Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Review

A few weeks ago I saw the new collection from Maybelline, Fit Me and just now recently picked up the foundation. The collection carries foundations, concealers, powders, blushes, and bronzer. There is a total of 18 foundation colors, 6 concealers, 18 pressed powders, 12 blushes and 3 bronzers that are meant to compliment one another. According to the Maybelline website they claim that the foundation:

  • No oils, no waxes, no nonsense
  • Natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be…fresh, breathing, natural
  • Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through
  • Non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested

The foundation is supposed to look like your natural skin only better, “skin perfecting” & “skin tone matching” And I must say that I agree. The first thing that I caught my eye was the new sleek packaging. It has more of a high end feeling to it.  Not to mention the price! I got mine at target for only $6.95!  When I first put it on it reminded me of my NARS Sheer Glow. It goes on smooth and it is very easy to blend and it is build-able. So you can have a medium to full coverage. It feels so weightless and light, almost the feel you get from a tinted moisturizer. The foundation gives your skin a healthy, dewy glow.

The only bad thing I would say about Fit Me is that it is probably not great for us Super oily chicas. Even if you have dry or normal skin, I find that you do have to powder to set it, so that you don’t look like a big shiny disco ball! If you have combination skin I think it may still work, but maybe not so much in the hot summer months. I live in Texas and there is no way this would last on my face for more than an hour without me having to retouch. But like I said if your not oily you should definitely give this foundation a try! To me it is a dupe for Sheer glow, which is $45 and this one is only $7!

I hope this was helpful to you ladies and let me know what you think of the foundation if you try it out!

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 220

Shade 220 set with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 220

No powder (left)-Laura Mercier Powder (right)

Products Used:

Face

Maybeline Fit Me-220

MAC Studio Finish Concealer-NC20 & NC30

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

MAC-My Highland Honey (blush)

Eyes:

MAC white eyeliner

Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Lips:

Neosporin Lip treatment

*Jenny*

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Quick and Easy Evening Look

I was in a hurry (like always) on my birthday night out, so I had to do a quick makeup look and run out the door! I didn’t get a chance to take up close pictures of the makeup so I figured I would recreate the look and post it! You can do it in just a few minutes and look great for a night out!

Quick and Easy Evening Look

Quick and Easy evening look Eyes Close up

*Products Used*

Quick & Easy Night Out Face Products: MAC & NARS

Face:

MAC-Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment

Nars-Sheer Glow (Punjab)

Prescriptives-Brightening  Concealer (Level 3 Warm)

MAC-Loose Blot Powder (Medium)

Cheek combo night out

Cheeks:

MAC-Solar Riche (contour)

MAC-Smooth Harmony (Bronzer)

MAC-Warm Soul

NARS-Albatross (highlight

Quick and Easy Night Out Look Eye products

MAC-Carbon all over lid & on outer “V”

MAC-Satin Toupe blended in crease and under bottom lashline

NARS-Albatross highlight brow bone & inner eye corner

Urban Decay-Zero on waterline and tightline

Loreal-Voluminous liquid eye liner on top lash line

Loreal-Voluminous Mascara

Elf-Brow duo

Revlon soft nude and MAC florabundance

Lips:

MAC-Creamola lip liner

Revlon-Soft Nude lipstick

MAC-Florabundance lipgloss

*Jenny*

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MAC Collective Haul

I bought a few MAC items over the last couple of months and decided to do a combined haul. I started out with the Disney Venemous Villains Collection. I only got a couple of things, even though it was hard to resist with the awesome packaging! We were going on vacation to Disney World so I had to refrain from going crazy and buying everything! I also picked up a couple of foundations from the Pro Long Wear line, Two items from A Tartan Tale,  Fix + and MSF in Dark.  I will do some swatches and review the Magically Cool powder and Pro Longwear Foundation in a later post.

Pro Longwear Foundation

Pro Longwear Foundation

Magically Cool Liquid Powder - Cajun

Magically Cool Liquid Powder - Cajun

6 Dashing Lassie Eyeshadow Palette

6 Dashing Lassie Eyeshadow Palette

A Triumphant Blush Face Kit

A Triumphant Blush Face Kit

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural-Dark

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural-Dark

Fix +

Fix +

Swatches and reviews to follow!

*Jenny*

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