Sneak Peek: MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

MAC Nordstrom's Finest Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.68 oz.) includes fifteen eyeshadows, with each being full-sized (the palette is the same size as the empty 15-pan palettes MAC sells). The palette contains an assortment of permanent shades as well as limited edition/exclusive shades, though some of the shades in this palette that may seem new were released in the Gravitas palette, which was limited edition (Soft Brown, Luscious, Carbon, Persuade, Plummed are repeats). I believe only Chains of Love and Felt haven’t been released before (based on my log of MAC eyeshadows). Full review soon(ish)!

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NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection

NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection
NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection

The Fall 2015 Color Collection, created by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars, stars a lush and lavish mix of shades for eyes, lips, and cheeks. The look begins with natural sculpting of the face. Eyes dramatize in smoky shimmering brown and golden ombré. Lips captivate in tones of iconic red. Making its official launch is the Velvet Shadow Stick, a silky, velvety shadow in a range of sumptuous shades for layering under and over, blending and setting, creating looks that are modern, sophisticated and always tempting.

Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00)

  • Hollywoodland Pale gold
  • Aigle Noir Black infused with gold shimmer
  • Glenan Navy
  • Goddess Pink champagne
  • Oaxaca Quartz
  • Sukhothai Shimmering peacock
  • Filbuste Black
  • Reykjavik Grey

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00)

  • Telesto Brown with gold shimmer
  • Pasiphae Shimmering peacock burgundy

Lipstick ($27.00)

  • VIP Red Dark brique

Lip Gloss ($26.00)

  • Chelsea Girls Pink beige
  • Baby Doll Shimmering candy pink

Blush ($30.00)

  • Tribulation Shimmery rosy sand

NARSissist Six Appeal Hardwired Eye Kit ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

For Fall 2015, NARS Cosmetics introduces every NARSissist’s eye essential – smoky, subtle, minky, bold – the combinations are endless. The limited-edition eye kit features a compact of six shadows ranging from pale lilac to smoky charcoal, a mini Via De’Martelli Larger Than Life® Eyeliner and a newly designed travel size Wide Contour Brush #43 for easy application on the go. It’s neutrals worth noticing.

Availability: July 15th at NARS; August 1st at department and specialty stores

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LORAC Fall 2015 Collection

LORAC Fall 2015 Collection
LORAC Fall 2015 Collection

PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00)

Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Eye Shadows in all the matte shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’s velvety smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

  • Bare
  • Latte
  • Corduroy
  • Chocolate
  • Linen
  • Pink Mauve
  • Burgundy
  • Jet Black

PRO Metal Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00) (Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive)

Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this limited edition PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Eye Shadows in all the metallic shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’s velvety smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

  • Quartz
  • Rose Gold
  • Graphite
  • Onyx
  • Gilded
  • Amber
  • Clover
  • Cobalt

Romantic Eyes Collection ($35.00) (Limited Edition, ULTA Exclusive)

The L O R A C Romantic Eyes Collection contains all the eye essentials you need for sultry and stylish looks that will seduce and entice day or night. The Romantic Eyes Palette contains seven silky eye shadow shades that allow you to easily achieve any look you desire, whether it be soft and romantic or bold and sexy. Enhance and define your eyes with L O R A C’s new long-lasting, waterproof Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in BLACK and finish with deluxe-size L O R A C Cobra Mascara for long, lush lashes. It will be love at first sight with the Romantic Eyes Collection.

PRO Plus Fiber Mascara ($23.00)

The sequel to our best-selling original PRO Mascara, this buildable, volumizing and lengthening formula is packed with PRO power. Loaded with nylon fibers that cling to your lashes like mini extensions, PRO Plus Fiber Mascara helps lashes curl up, look noticeably longer, distinctly lusher and instantly fuller. The super-size PRO brush easily grabs each lash from root to tip and corner to corner for a luxurious, faux-lash look.

Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil ($20.00)

The sequel to our original best-selling Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner, this long-lasting, waterproof eye pencil comes in a variety of highly-pigmented, ultra-smooth, matte and metallic PRO shades to easily create any look you desire. The attached sharpener helps you achieve clean, precise lines from very fine to dramatically bold. This versatile PRO eye pencil will take you to the front of the line every time!

  • Black
  • Dark Brown
  • Bronze
  • Charcoal
  • Navy
  • Aqua
  • Dark Green
  • Plum
  • Violet
  • Black Pearl
  • Nude
  • White
  • Gold Silver

Availability: Approximately July 2015

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Round-up: Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection Overview & Thoughts

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection
Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection

Chanel’s La Perle de Chanel Collection recently launched online (and I have no idea if it’ll make its way to stores, and if it does, when) with several limited edition products. I bought some, but not all, and it was mostly a let-down for me, unfortunately. I liked Mysterio (102) Illusion d’Ombre, but it’s fairly dupable. There is a five-pan lipstick palette, along with a limited edition shade of Rouge Allure lipstick and two limited edition shades of Aqualumiere Gloss also available.

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #275

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: I think we’re going to try to get our grocery shopping for the week done today to avoid the madness of last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping on Saturday. We always celebrate Valentine’s Day the week before, so we’ll have a regular evening at home instead for tomorrow.
  • Flowers or candy?: Flowers!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


The mist!!

5 Favorites: Pops of Color Eyeliner (Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Edition)

Now that I’ve reviewed all of Sephora’s Contour Eyeliners (one of my favorite formulas, period, with the bonus of being $10 a pop), I thought I’d share my five favorite pops of color from the range as a way to wrap up. (Tomorrow, I’ll share my favorite neutrals/basics, so stay tuned!) What are your favorite budget-friendly eyeliner formulas?

  1. Sephora Love Affair — a deepened plum with a pearly finish–it plays well with so many eyeshadow combinations
  2. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans — a rich blue with a hint of purple
  3. Sephora Surfer Babe — a blue with a hint of teal and a pearly sheen
  4. Sephora Good Mood — a green-teal with a pearly sheen and subtle gold shimmer
  5. Sephora Go For a Ride — a dark forest green with a pearly sheen

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<