According to D Magazine, in a recent article on wedding makeup, MAC artists created looks using some upcoming products! They mentioned two Cremesheen lipsticks (Brave Red & Speed Dial), two Starflash Eyeshadows (Grand Entrance & Smoke & Diamonds), and Mineralize Blush in Merrily.
The look breakdowns are:
On face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin ($22), MAC Face and Body Foundation ($31), MAC PRO set powder in Porcelain ($21); on eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Hepcat ($14), MAC Star Flash eye shadow in Grand Entrance ($14.50), MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella ($13.50), MAC Eye Shadow in Nehru ($14), MAC Eye Brows pencil in Lingering ($14), MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack ($11); on lips: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Speed Dial ($14) and MAC Lipglass in Sonic Vibe ($14); on cheeks: MAC Blushcreme in Brit Wit ($17.50).
On face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin ($22), MAC Face and Body Foundation ($31), MAC PRO set powder in Porcelain ($21); on eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Folie ($14), MAC Star Flash eye shadow in Smoke & Diamonds ($14.50), MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom ($14), MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack ($11), MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack ($15), MAC #20 lashes ($11); on cheeks: MAC Powder Blush in Pinch O’ Peach ($17.50) and MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl ($16.50); on lips: MAC Frost lipstick in Chic ($14) and MAC Satin lipstick in Myth ($14).
On face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin ($22), MAC Face and Body Foundation ($31), MAC PRO set powder in Porcelain ($21); on eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Yogurt ($14), MAC Eye Shadow in Cork ($14), MAC Eye Shadow in Vapour ($14), MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack ($15), MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack ($11), MAC #36 lashes ($11); on cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Merrily ($21); on lips: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Brave Red ($14) and MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy ($12.50).
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Thanks to Temptalia supporter, Anna, for providing these descriptions! These are translated from another language, so they may not be exactly the same as the English descriptions, but I think they’re close enough so we can all start planning our hauls! See the product photos from earlier here.
- Creme Cerise Muted yellow
- Lightly Ripe Medium pink
- Russian Red Intensive cold red
- ‘O’ Intensive purple red with gold metallic sheen
- So Scarlet Pure burgundy
- Cherry Blossom Pure light pink with pearl
- Rich & Ripe Medium pinkish red with pearl
- Cult of Cherry Pure red with red pearl
- Liqueur Neutral bronze violet pink with pearl
- Jampacked Pure grape color with pearl
- Rapturous Deep berry red (Matte)
- Kirsch Deep cranberry (Matte)
- Chock Dark brown (Matte)
- Bing Dark aubergine (Matte)
- Silverstruck Silvery grey with pearl (Frost)
- Illegal Purple Cream dark aubergine (Cream)
Eyeshadow x 4 Spiced Chocolate Quad
- Nanogold Pure yellow pink with pink pearl (Frost)
- Brash Frosty red copper (Veluxe Pearl)
- Spiced Chocolate Dirty, deep reddish brown (Matte)
- Sweet Chestnut Frosty cranberry (Frost)
Eyeshadow x 4 Tempting Quad
- Next to Nothing Cream white with pink pearl (Frost)
- Sharp Light yellow gold (Satin)
- Dark Edge Muted chocolate brown (Satin)
- Tempting Deep cocoa (Lustre)
Eyeshadow x4 Shadowy Lady Quad
- Light Fall Muted pink (Satin)
- Smudge Violet Frosty, dark lavender with pearls (Frost)
- Deep Truth Very dark blue (Frost)
- Shadowy Dark plum (Matte)
You may have seen swatches, and you know what the color story is, but here are promotional images and product photos!
Thanks to reader Anna for the images!
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I will be the first to admit that I am not a toner person. In fact, I didn’t even know what toner did until I started this blog! Since then, I have learned that adding a toner to your skincare system can be more beneficial than you think. Toners are used to help balance the pH level of your skin after you’ve cleansed it. They also help add moisture so long as they are alcohol-free, when used before applying your moisturizer.
If you’ve been a long-time reader, one of my favorite products is Renee Rouleau’s AHA/BHA Cleanser–it is an absolute staple in my skincare routine, and I would not give this up! (And gah!, I’m almost out!) I recently tried out Renee Rouleau’s Balancing Skin Tonic ($30.50), which is designed for oily/problem skin. RR has six different types of toners formulated for various skin types, which is great because it lets you customize your skincare system a bit more (who doesn’t want that?). The Balancing Skin Tonic helps to reduce acne-related bacteria, manage oiliness, and calm the skin–plus, it’s alcohol-free, so it shouldn’t dry out your skin like some other toners might.
I’ve been trying to include toner in my morning and evening routine, especially when I’ve been wearing a lot of makeup. So far so good. I’m really enjoying the Balancing Skin Tonic after I’ve used my AHA/BHA Cleanser, because it helps make my skin feel moist and refreshed. I also like that it helps take off any last bits of makeup I might have missed during the cleansing process. Best of all? This toner doesn’t dry out my skin (which, now that I’m more beauty-smart, I know is the result of its alcohol-free-ness!).
Now, while I adore my RR cleanser to bits, I can’t say that the toner has miraculously changed my skin or anything. It feels lighter than some other toners I’ve tried, and it does work well when I’ve applied moisturizer while this is still damp on my face (it’s a tip they give you). Maybe I’m not experienced enough in the vast world of toners to determine what makes an amazing toner stand out amongst the rest. What I can say is I think this is a good product, and it does its job–restores my skin’s pH level (assumedly, lol, no pH testing strips here…) and reduces acne-related bacteria.
Find your perfect Renee Realeau Toner at www.reneerouleau.com!
SHU UEMURA Friends & Family Sale! Starting today, Thursday, June 26th, and until Sunday, June 29th, save 20% and get free shipping on all orders by using promotional code SHUSUMMER. This is some perfect time, since they recently launched their Hana-bi collection, which is gorgeous! www.shuuemura-usa.com