New! MAC BAO BAO WAN

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MAC BAO BAO WAN
High-society darling, artist, pop philosopher, muse and jewellery designer Bao Bao Wan is one of China’s most renowned style stars. Her debut collaboration with M•A•C is inspired by her womanly and brazen aesthetic, with metallic golds and rich jewel tones reflecting her trademark decorative designs. Eyes are gilded in bronze, skin twinkles like a diamond, lips flicker like rubies and nails outshine even the most precious gems. The collection is outfitted in velvety brown packaging featuring burnished metal, embellished with her signature. Nodding to tradition while trailblazing new trends, M∙A∙C and Bao Bao Wan invite every face to take centre stage.

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Bao Bao’s Jewels Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow
The pure power of pigment in a creamy, lightweight hybrid, offering distinctive effects – applied wet for a super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish. In a limited-edition palette, Bao Bao’s Jewels! Five complementary shades glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks: matte to highly pearlized finish. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.

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BAO BAO WAN Studio Nail Lacquer $13.50
M∙A∙C Studio Nail Lacquer provides rich, opaque colour in two high-gloss finishes: cream, pearl and glitter. A new formula, developed without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP and new brush for smooth application. In limited-edition new hues: Kashmir Blue, Imperial Green and Sunset Tourmaline. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.

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BAO BAO WAN BEAUTY POWDER $28.00
A powder that delivers a subtle luminescent glow. Micro-fine, sheer and silky. Pressed for portability. Goes on lightly. In limited-edition Summer Opal. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.

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BAO BAO WAN LIPSTICK $17.50
Colour plus texture for the lips. What made M•A•C famous. In vibrant new hues envisioned by Bao Bao Wan: Forbidden Sunrise, a brilliant orange-garnet, Lavender Jade, a sumptuous purple, Burmese Kiss, a bright coral pink and Romantic Breakdown, a sheer nude. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.


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Gwen Stefani partners with Urban Decay for the Ultra Violet Edge

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Urban Decay EYESHADOW PRIMER POTION Enigma $20
Get 24-hour eyeshadow with a conscience. When you buy Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma, a LIMITED-EDITION neutral matte shade, 100% of your purchase price funds The Ultraviolet Edge, our global initiative to empower women.

We also revamped our legendary Eyeshadow Primer Potion, making it better than ever (a seemingly impossible mission). With updated packaging that includes an applicator, our Potion looks more gorgeous and applies with more versatility. And it still packs the powers it’s famous for: 24-hour, crease-free shadow, more vibrant color and smoother application.

Our revolutionary paraben-free formula features space-age polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all-day shadow. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to live without it.

Easy on the eyes in more ways than one, this coveted primer now comes in revamped packaging with gorgeous ombré artwork and a faceted, jewel-like cap. Squeeze the Potion directly from the tube or use the flocked wand applicator. Either way, you get precise, controlled application every time.

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The Ultraviolet Edge

EMPOWERING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD
Urban Decay has always stood for the empowerment of women—from the products we create to the causes we support. When we launched in 1996, the prestige beauty market was a sea of pink, red and beige. We gave women the alternative makeup colors they craved and challenged them to defy the stereotypical notions of beauty. But it doesn’t end with makeup. Urban Decay announces the launch of The Ultraviolet Edge, our global initiative to empower women. By helping to fund organizations that fight for the rights of women everywhere, we encourage all women to embrace their individuality in everything they do. To us, that’s the definition of beauty with an edge™.

Women’s rights is a complicated landscape with many worthy causes, so we decided to pool together the money raised by The Ultraviolet Edge, which will give us the flexibility to support a variety of organizations that are doing incredible things to empower women. With this new initiative, we plan to donate three million dollars to causes that support women over the next five years alone.


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Zoya Naturel Satins

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From left to right Ana, Leah, Sage, Rowan, Brittany and Tove.

I have been a bit slow on posting the amazing Zoya Naturel Satins collection for  2015. The finish is defitinely different than anything else I have. Its not matte more of an eggshell finish and it feels very smooth. The polish is on the thicker side so it coats well but you want to make sure to let the first coat dry before adding a second.

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Two of my favorite colors from this collection, Rowan is the main color and the accent nail is Brittany.

Zoya  Ana is a light toasted almond cream I love how light this shade is, perfect for the times I want a very understated neutral nail tone. s

Zoya Leah a lavender tinged taupe cream. One of my favorites from the collection the shade is just gorgeous and very wearable.

Zoya Sage is a mossy sage green cream. This color worked better for me as an accent then a main color. It was a bit blah to wear alone.

Zoya Rowan is a suede taupe cream. By far my favorite from the collection, its the color I just can’t get enough of. It compliments pale skin and gets a lot of compliments.

Zoya Brittany is a rosy mauve cream. A really pretty color but I can’t help but think I would love this color much more with a hint of shine.

Zoya  Tove is a medium blue toned pachyderm-esque grey. I’m normally a fan of grey nails but on my skin tone this looked more like a dead zombie nail. Bummed I thought this would be a great shade.

 

Word is, the pigmentation on these makes them stampable but I don’t care about that. Unless you’re into such things, and if you want to try something different, choose your favorite color, try it on as a full manicure, and decide what you think. Wear time is nice and you might love the novelty. I would have loved these colors in a Matte Velvet formula. What do you think?

The Naturel Satins are available on zoya.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


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Get Red Carpet Worthy Glow with Vita Liberata

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I have paper white skin in winter and can’t live without sunless tanner come the warmer days of late Winter and early Spring. But anyone who has used sunless tanners knows how great they vary in quality from Oompa Loompa orange to beautiful bronze. So I was excited to check out Vita Liberata’s pHenomenal 2-3 week tan mousse which is a red carpet regular for celebs wanting to look their best for award shows.

I have tried a few of the Vita Liberata tanning products and loved them I was excited to see how this mousse would work. This mousse has to be my new favorite self tanning product its the look of an airbrushed tan at home. The mousse is really light and easy to apply with the mitt. I love that it doesn’t have any weird tanner smell and the color guide makes application a cinch.

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You can see from the before and after it leaves a really beautiful and natural bronze color. I like to apply it before bed and when I wake up I have a beautiful golden glow. And this tan lasts for two weeks easy and wears off in a natural way so its great from start to finish.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse $54
What it is:
A fast and easy-to-apply, long-lasting, odorless self-tan mousse for a natural-looking, streak-free tan.

What it is formulated to do:
pHenomenal mousse leaves skin beautifully tanned, amazingly nourished, and healthy-looking for up to two to three weeks. The fast-absorbing mousse formula gives instant natural bronzing and develops to a deep, natural-looking tan. pHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans with a patch-free, perfect fade while certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology give 72-hour hydration. Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever while the included tan mitt ensure a fast, easy, streak-free application and natural-looking result. Regardless of your natural skintone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product includes organic extracts and natural ingredients which are accredited by the Soil Association. It does not contain triclosan, GMOs, fragrance, or alchohol. For longest lasting tan, apply three times over 12 to 24 hours, showering with water only before each application.

Research results:
After just 2 applications:
– 80% agree pHenomenal tan lasts 15 days or longer
– 100% agree that skin was silky soft after using pHenomenal
– 100% agree that they were comfortable enough to go straight out after applying pHenomenal
– 100% agree pHenomenal tan is quick and easy to apply
– 90% agree pHenomenal tan faded like a natural tan

 

You can purchase Vita Liberata products at Sephora stores and online www.sephora.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post an all opinions are my own.


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