Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D created this very special lipstick to benefit a cause that is close to her heart—ending animal testing. With every lipstick sold, 20 percent of the retail price will go directly to Project Chimps, a nonprofit organization that works to stop the use of chimps in biomedical research, and retire them to a life of freedom and sanctuary.
Featuring collectible packaging and an exclusive shade—called Project Chimps—this must-have lipstick is beautiful inside and out. The warm brick red tone was specially chosen because it’s flattering on all skintones, so everyone can swipe it on to their lips and support the cause.
Taraji P. Henson has won the world over with her fearless performances, powerhouse confidence and charismatic spark. We’re thrilled to announce she is joining forces with M·A·C for an upcoming collaboration! #MACTaraji, coming in September.
Online September 6th, in select MAC stores September 8th
Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Limited Edition
Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a black plastic compact with a clear lid. Each palette is divided into two families and is “scaled into three levels of cheek color, ideal for the fairest to deep skin tones.” The powder blush formula is supposed to “apply seamlessly” and have “sheer to fuller coverage.” In general, the blush applied better with a light-to-moderately dense brush, light hand, and built-up in layers rather than immediately packed into place. The texture was smooth but dusty, sometimes powdery, and kicked up excess in the pan, so with some of the richer shades, it was easy to over-apply. The formula played better with my skin when it was normal, whereas drier areas had some trouble with the product adhering to the skin for some shades but not all (if you normally wear a cream or liquid base, you should be good to go). The majority of the blushes in the palettes are mostly matte, and they look very smooth on the skin–they actually seemed to hide texture and pores, which was interesting. Most of the shades lasted at least eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin with some lasting as long as nine and a half hours.
Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night (240) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette ($99.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a very large, product-packed palette housed in a bronze-hued plastic compact. Overall, the majority of the eyeshadows were soft, blendable, pigmented, and long-wearing. For a palette with this many shades (and several of them matte!), its performance was impressive. I’m not, personally, sold on the color combination and didn’t feel like it was as versatile as last year’s The Free Spirit palette. If you’re unfamiliar with the way this palette is arranged, look at the shades as columns, as each column creates a “look.”
Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit for Holiday 2016
Discover the most covetable Ambient® Light yet. Introducing Surreal Light – a sheer nude powder evoking the magic hour of perfect lighting where the sun brings the softest, most flattering glow to the complexion. These never-before-released shades of powder, bronzer, blushes and highlighter are available exclusively this holiday season.