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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.

Z Palette Review

Photo Credit: Z Palette)
Photo Credit: Z Palette)

As a professional makeup artist, we carry a lot of products around with us.  The clients see us coming with our big wheelie’s full of goodies and products that help with all of our beauty tricks.  I am constantly trying to get my kit to be efficient as I fly with it as a carry on, no way is this girl going to check a bag and worry the entire flight, that I will arrive for the job without a bag of goodies.

I came across Z Palette at a trade show and thought this could be something in my quest for less containers.  Of everything my eye shadows are taking over, tons of MAC containers.  Z Palette is a customizable makeup palette that is magnetized on the bottom of the rectangular container and a clear window on top.  You can take apart your makeup containers, de-pot, and then put them into a palette.  There are several sizes and of course styles, I went for the leopard print.

I took home my palette’s and went to work on depotting and mixing the brands of products to make neat palettes.  The powders were very exciting as now I have all of the shades in one easy palette and when I am on a job, no more individual containers.  However, even better is the eye shadow’s.  I was able to place 20 eye shadows both circular and square in one palette.  First goal met, less containers and more efficient.

The second and final test, going thru TSA from Miami to DC roundtrip with my cosmetic wheelie and Z palette’s in tow.  Placed them in the container and thru they went with not one question.  I really am a huge fan and purchased a small one for my personal makeup, easy to put in a purse.

If you have not heard of them, you should definitely give it a look, I think that you will find it can de-clutter your makeup bag.

MAC Holiday 2012: Glamour Daze And Fabulousness Limited Edition Collection

MAC Cosmetics has been full of limited edition collections this fall. However, they decided not to disappoint and continued to release a Holiday collection. The Limited Edition Collection: Glamour Daze is focused on holiday colors from “The glamour of getting ready to step out for the holidays.” The collection features soft pinks, blues and silvers and has a very romantic feel with a splash of shimmer in all of the products. It reminds me of an ethereal winter scene upon look. The packaging of the items is fabulous, with satin boxes, bows and stunning accents that make it superbly girly and a great packaged gift for anyone.

MAC Holiday Christmas 2012 Glamour Daze

Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Eye Shadow – $19.50

  • Ready to Party Pale Lilac
  • A Natural Flirt Soft Peachy Nude
  • Evening Grey Steel Silver
  • Divine Blue Midtone Aqua
  • Stylish Merry Dusty Violet
  • Stolen Moment Dark Taupe
  • Round Midnight Dark Burgundy
  • Tall, Dark & Handsome Black with Pearl

Glamour Daze Fluidline – $16.50

  • Femine Edge Pink Mauve with Dazzle Pearl
  • Catch My Eye Cool Taupe Grey with Dazzle Pearl
  • Little Black Bow Charcoal with Dazzle Pearl

Glamour Daze Kohl Power Eye Pencil – $16.50

  • Feline Intense Black with Pearl
  • Raven Intense Black with Red Pearl
  • Orpheus Intense Black with Gold Pearl
  • Mystery Intense Black with Green Pearl

Glamour Daze False Lashes Mascara – $20.00

  • Extreme Black Black

Glamour Daze Lipstick – $16.50

  • Beauty Pale Cool Pink (Glaze)
  • Innocence Soft Coral (Frost)
  • Outrageously Fun Mid-tone Magenta Violet (Cremesheen)
  • Glamourdaze Midtone Creamy Plum (Cremesheen)
  • Dramatic Encounter Deep Purple (Amplified)

Glamour Daze Lipglass – $16.50

  • Impossibly Sweet Sheer Soft Pink with Pearl
  • Pink Fade Light Creamy Pink
  • Talk Softly To Me Light Creamy Coral Pink
  • Deliciously Demure Soft Cool Brown with Pearl
  • Flight of Fancy Rich Purple

Glamour Daze Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Easy Manner Light Dirty Peach
  • I’m the One Midtone Blue Pink
  • Small Vanity Dusty Rose Tan

Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Skinfinish – $29.00

  • Whisper of Gilt Light Soft White Gold with Shimmery Sheen
  • Superb Soft Peachy Nude with Multidimensional Shimmer

Glamour Daze Extra Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Endless Night Pale Grey Pink with Iridescent Pearl (Cream)
  • In the Limelight Creamy Mint (Cream)
  • Girl Trouble Super Glitter Pink (Pearl)
  • Everything that Glitters Black with Multidimensional Glitter (Pearl)

MAC Fabulousness Holiday 2012 Collection

Fabulousness: Holiday Eye Kits – $39.50 A palette of five coordinated colours.

Fabulousness: 5 Warm Eyes

  • Glamour Light Soft Beige  (Satin)
  • Sketch Burgundy with Red Shimmer (Velvet)
  • Honesty Pewtered Bronze (Lustre)
  • Cognac Golden Bronze (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Beached Blonde (Lustre)

Fabulousness: 5 Neutral Eyes

  • Brun Deep Brown  (Satin)
  • Blonde Mink Grey Taupe (Lustre)
  • Enviable Mint Green with Pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Smut Muted Shimmery Black (Velvet)
  • Magical Mist Metallic Taupe (Lustre)

Fabulousness: 5 Smoky Eyes

  • Spellcaster Aubergine  (Matte)
  • Taupeless Lavendar Pink (Lustre)
  • Satin Taupe Shimmery Taupe (Frost)
  • Black Slip Blackened Plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Love & Spice Shimmery Rose-Pink (Frost)

The Holiday Collections can be found at MAC Cosmetic stores and online. If you see something you like, make sure to order it as quantities are limited.

MAC Cosmetics Releasing Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition Collection

Photo Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Where Old Hollywood meets new beauty.   MAC Cosmetics will be releasing  its brand new holiday limited edition Collection: Marilyn Monroe.  The 30 piece collection “channel’s the legend’s luster and sex appeal in a colour collection distinctively Marilyn”.  The collection will make it easy for anyone to create the icon’s cat eye, as well as the perfect red pout as MAC has created 4 different shades of red so that anyone can achieve the look.  The makeup line is up to MAC standards and if you are a MAC fan then you will love the color pigments and the wear of the line.  However, even if you are not a fan of the makeup the packaging alone is fabulous.  The packaging  features imagery from The Black Sitting.

Photo Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Large Eyeshadow – $21.00

  • How to Marry Soft White (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Preferred Blonde Pale Champagne Beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silver Screen True Silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Showgirl Dark Blue Grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Lipstick – $16.50

  • Pure Zen Frosted Warm Nude (Cremesheen)
  • Scarlett Ibis Bright Orange Red (Matte)
  • Love Goddess Mid-tone Pink Red (Satin)
  • Charmed I’m Sure Dark True Red (Matte)
  • Deeply Adored Deep Scarlet (Matte)

Dazzleglass – $21.50

  • Phiff! Sheer Yellow Peach (Frost)
  • Little Rock Soft Sheer White with Pearl (Frost)

False Lashes Mascara – $20.00

  • Extreme Black Black

Brow Finisher – $15.00

  • Clear Clear

Eye Kohl – $15.00

  • Fascinating Intense Matte White
  • Smolder Intense Black

Penultimate Eyeliner – $18.50

  • Rapidblack True Black

Penultimate Brow Marker – $18.50

Lashes – $16.00

  • 35 Lash

Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Legendary Pale Soft Coral (Satin)
  • The Perfect Cheek Neutral Pink Beige (Matte)

Beauty Powder – $28.00

  • Forever Marilyn Sheer Pale Peach Highlighter

Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Rich, Rich, Rich Glittery Gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich Deep Retro Wine (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Stage Red Dark Berry Red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True Red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Kid Orange Coral (Cream)

 

The Marilyn Monroe limited edition collection will be available online starting September 27th and at all MAC boutiques starting October 4th.  And like any good collection, once it is sold out it will be gone.

Lady Gaga’s Fame Perfume Hits Shelves In September

From the Haus Laboratories in Paris, the first ever black eau de parfum compounded by Lady Gaga. “Black, like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne”.  Fame hits the shelves in September, however you can pre-order yours from retails such as Nordstrom, Sephora and Macysand it will ship to you on September 1st.

The fragrance is built on three main facet’s: dark facet, sensual facet and feminine facet.  The dark facet includes poisonous flower Belladonna and incense, which evolve into the sensual and opulent wave of honey drops, saffron and apricot. A floral veil of Sambac jasmine and tiger orchid embody the feminine facet.  Lady Gaga was very hands on with the fragrance and the packaging as well as the color of the fragrance in the bottle.  This black fluid exudes a lustful, floral, fruity essence for “fabulous little monsters”.lady-gaga-naked-fame-perfume

The 1.7 oz bottle will retail at $55 and the larger 3.4 oz bottle will be priced at $79

Lady Gaga who is on the cover of September’s Vogue did mention in the article,  “The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terriffy you.”

Make Up For Ever: Black Tango Palette

black tango makeup forever

(Photo Credit: Makeup Forever)

Experience the sultry side of Argentine Tango with Make Up For Ever‘s new Black Tango Palette.  Founder and Creative director Dany Sanz‘s took her love of Argentine Tango dancing and turned it into a makeup palette that everyone can enjoy and re-create the sexy look.

The limited edition palette features Makeup Forever’s Aqua cream shadows, which are smudge proof cream eye shadows that do not crease or fade.  The four shades are a black with red highlights, black with green highlights, black with blue highlights and ivory.  The shades are ultra rich jewel tones that can be warn this fall and turned into an incredible smokey eye.

Smokey Eye Application:

Photo Credit: Sephora

-Apply a dark shade across the eyelid and blend.
-Using the same shade, line the lower lash line and lightly smudge.
-For an added highlight, apply the ivory shade to the browbone.
-Finish with Aqua Eyes OL and Aqua Smoky Lash mascara for a completely smudge-proof look.

This limited edition palette can be purchased at Sephora for $45.

The Make-Up-Matte Review

I am always looking for great new makeup products to share and to make life a little easier.  I was recently made aware of a new product that was designed to keep your counter tops clean and make doing makeup easier.  “The Make-up-Matte is a mineral and powder workspace solution and portable carryall for your cosmetics and brushes when you are on the go.”

While a cosmetic bag can carry all of your products, I do not like them as a brush carrier as the brushes tend to get bent and are not always in great condition after long term use.  With the matte I noticed immediately after unrolling mine that the brushes have their own pockets and rolled up they do not smooshed or bent.  For those gals who use loose mineral powder or loose glitter, then you know the second you open the lid there is always the chance of getting some on the counter, your clothes, the car, wherever you open it.  With the Make-Up-Matte, if you get some on the micro-fiber no problem.  The Matte’s  are machine washable for easy-care convenience.  I took my Matte out on the road with me, as I am always on the go, and that is what the Make-up-Matte advertises.  It rolls small enough to get into a handbag, diaper bag, suitcase, or whatever you carry with you.  I loved that when I opened the roll everything was visible and I could get immediately to my brush and product that I needed versus digging into a cosmetic bag.  I also was pleased that I didn’t get loose glitter and powder all over myself or anything.  I would recommend the Make-Up-Matte ($22.95) as a time and space saver as well as a clean way to keep all of your makeup.  It comes in a variety of stylish styles and could be a great gift for your mom or girlfriend.