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MAC Cosmetics Pays Tribute To Selena

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

MAC Cosmetics has created a new limited edition collection that represents the music and style of singer Selena Quintanilla.  “Inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend 20+ years after her untimely passing, M·A·C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated by Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us — let’s keep that rhythm alive!”

Lipstick / Selena: $18.00 USD

Amor Pinky midtone brown (Glaze)
Dreaming of You  Deep Wine (Matte)
Como La Flor Dirty Cherry Red (Amplified)

Lipglass: $17.00 USD

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Bubblegum pink with silver pearl (Lipgloss)

Eyeshadow: $17.00 USD

Missing My Baby Light pinky nude beige (Matte)
Fotos Y Recuerdos  Bright warm pink (Satin)
No Me Queda Mas Warm dusty brown (Matte)
Selena  Intense pearly violet (Veluxe Pearl)
Is It The Beat Deep black (Matte)

Powder Blush Duo: $29.00 USD

Techno Cumbia Two shades in one compact (Matte)

129 SH Brush: $21.00 USD

Selena All-Purpose Brush for blush or face powder limited-edition purple design

Liquid Eyeliner: $21.00 USD

Boot Black Intense black

Opulash: $18.00 USD

Selena Intense black

The Selena Collection will be available online for pre-sales starting September 28. The collection will be available to the public online October 1 and in stores from October 6 while supplies last.

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MAC Cosmetics: Giambattista Valli Collection

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Couture Fashion Designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and celebration of the female form to a collection of timeless lipsticks.  MAC Cosmetics and the French fashion designer have collaborated and created five new matte shades and one glossy companion.  All of the colors were inspired by fabric swatches in the Giambattista Valli fashion vault.

To emphasize the glamour and freshness of the lipsticks, MAC is doing something completely out of the box and using a metallic color packaging for each.  The lipsticks are $17.50 each.

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Margherita: Yellow bright peach

Bianca B: Pale white pink

Tats: Bright hot pink

Charlotte: Rich yellow red

Eugenie: Cherry with blue undertone

Crystal Glaze Gloss: Clear with subtle multi colored pencil (not shown in picture $23 USD)

The collection hits the stores today and is available online.  The Giambattista Valli Collection is limited edition so pick one or all up before they are gone.

Should You Use Beauty Oils?

beauty oilThere is always a new trending product or serum that becomes the rage and you see all the companies make their version of it.  But, that doesn’t always mean it is for your skin.

Beauty Oil seems to be the trending new skincare product that is all over.  I have tried a couple of oils especially in the dry months to aid against drier skin.  A few tips if you are thinking about using Beauty Oils and which ones you should use based on your skin.

A great way to add a little beauty oil into you regime without going crazy is to mix it with your moisturizer.  Especially in the daytime if you are using a moisturizer with SPF.

Press oils onto your skin, don’t rub them in.

Bought an oil but not loving it for your skin?  Don’t toss it, use oil on dry hair to tame fly-aways.  Keep in mind to use it lightly and not go heavy.  Or mix the oil with your body moisturizer.

Beauty Oils can curb the signs of aging as they deliver antioxidants.  They also can make your skin glow by delivering moisture and radiance to the skin.  If you have oily skin than go with light oils or one that says featherweight on it.  This way you get the benefits of oil without the heaviness.  Another way to utilize oil is trying the cleansing oils.  They deep cleanse and remove makeup while leaving skin soft and not stripping it.

Still not sure?  One place that is great for being able to try it out and they will send samples home with you is Sephora.

Bridal Makeup Trends for 2014 Spring

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring Fashion Show 2014 (Photo Credit: Brides.com)
Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring Fashion Show 2014 (Photo Credit: Brides.com)

Bridal Makeup Trends always come from a number of factors,  Fashion Week, Celebrities, Red Carpet and the “it” colors.  Based off of these categories there are some certain trends that you will see on the bridal magazine covers and in photos trending.

Bridal Fashion Week had three of the most notable trends.

Cat Eye:  While this is not a new trend it is one that is here to stay.   A vintage retro look that works with many styles of brides looks and the cat eye can be subtle or dramatic based on the preference.

Pink Lips:  Carolina Herrera Bridal Show showcased the pink lip and rosy cheeks.  A romantic and fresh look that are flattering, easy to wear, and reapplying is super easy when it comes to touch ups.

Luminous Skin:  Diane Von Furstenburg‘s runway show had the best example of flawless luminous skin.  Gorgeous skin is always on trend and it looks like perfection in photos.  While everyone is not blessed with amazing skin, there are ways to achieve luminous skin using products.

Jessica Alba People Choice Awards 2014 (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Jessica Alba People Choice Awards 2014 (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Celebrities can create a trend with just one photo.  Think Jennifer Lopez and her amazing sun kissed Glow.

Jessica Alba set a trend when she walked the red carpet of the People Choice Awards this year.  A silver and grey smokey eye with a pink lip.

Taylor Swift is one gal that really does show a great face.  Her typical style is a red lip, matte foundation and a lighter eye so as not to compete with that lip.  A classic Hollywood glamour look that is gorgeous.

The ‘it” color of the year is chosen and for 2014 it is Radiant Orchid.  The color of the year will be used in bridesmaids gowns, color and decor themes and covers of the magazines.  The way you can translate it into bridal makeup is by purple hues of eye shadows.  It is a great color shadow for many, which makes this years “it” color a great makeup option.

While it is all about your style and what you feel comfortable wearing.  We all want gorgeous photos and you may need to wear a little more makeup than you are used to it is a balance.  A great makeup artist can help you find that balance and achieve a stunning look for your big day.

Review: Too Faced Jingle All the Way Makeup Set

(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Whether you are thinking of a holiday gift or a little something special for yourself this Too Faced Makeup Set could be a great option for you.  I personally was immediately drawn in by the packaging and cleverness.  A compact that holds products perfect for a purse and enough that you have a touch-up kit to take on the go.    The compact contains: 11 eyeshadows, a blush, a bronze and a Limited Edition iPhone 5 case designed by interior Mary McDonald (and Bravo TV Star).

First the compact and iPhone case, completely sturdy and good looking in person.  The other thing that I liked was you can flip the makeup around and clip it in backwards so that it stays protected in a purse or makeup bag.

The makeup of course is great quality and the palette contains eye shadows that will work for any skin tone as well as take a day look to an evening look.  For me the shade of the bronzer is a shade that if I use lightly could double as a powder for a quick on the go touch up.

Overall for $25 it is a great gift for a glamour girl and fun to have!  Keep in mind this is a Holliday Limited Edition gift, so it is out now until it sells out.