New Makeup Collections for Summer 2014!

Beauty, Blush, Eyebrow, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Limited Edition, Lipstick, Makeup, Mascara

This summer is filled with new makeup collections being released from a few of the brands that I absolutely love. I am always excited for a new collection, especially summer ones filled with bright colors and a lot of shimmer!

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Dior Color Icons Collection- This collection is to be released in the fall, and it is absolutely beautiful. This is their first ever Pre-fall color collection so there will be a lot of buzz around it! The collection has 2 new lipsticks, a 3 color eye shadow palette, 2 single eye shadow palettes,1 liquid eyeliner, 2 fluid sticks, 1 blush, and 3 nail polishes. Dior is out of my price range, but if I was to splurge, it would certainly be on one of their beautiful lipsticks,fluid sticks, or the triple palette because I love all gold eye shadow and I can never have too many. The fluid stick is basically a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss, I have tried them on before and they really stand in a league of their own. At first, this collection will be exclusive to Nordstrom but for those of you that don’t have a Nordstrom near you, just go on their website. Obviously only images have been released so there are no swatches but as soon as I get my hands on the physical products I will review them!

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Illamasqua Matte Effect Collection- This collection is right up my alley! It is to be released sometime this summer. Surprisingly, I have never owned anything from this brand but I hear amazing things about both their blushes and lipsticks. This is a mini collection with just 1 blush and 3 Matte Lip Liquids. The liquids come in clear tubes that look like gloss, go on wet, and apparently dry to matte within seconds. From the swatches I’ve seen, they remind me of the LimeCrime Velvetines that I have written about in an earlier post. I honestly could not choose what color I want, I may have to have them both. Forbidden is a beautiful blue based mid tone pink that reminds me of cotton candy. Surrender is a peachy pale pink color.Exotic is a true bright orange which I obviously am all about. It’s certainly the bolder choice of the three, but it looks beautiful and orange is totally on trend right now. The blush, flirtatious, is a peachy/orangey color that would go great paired with the Exotic lip liquid. Obviously as the name suggests it is completely matte and I think it will pair well with both light and dark complexions because its a very versatile color.

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Lorac Pro Palette 2- For those of you not familiar with the original Lorac Pro Palette, it is a staple of many eye shadow collections. Obviously not as widely known as the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but its up there. Like its successor, the pro palette 2 has pretty much every color you could want or need, ranging from completely matte to shimmer overload. It has amazing colors for a smokey eye and also colors to complement your every day look. A lot of the colors are pretty basic, but I find the 2 palette has a few more outside the box colors than the first. It is originally being released exclusively at ulta, so again if you don’t have one near you, go for the website. It doesn’t hurt that their website always seems to have some type of special promotion or discount going on!

 

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Passionate about purple!

Beauty, Blush, Eyeshadow, Lipstick, MAC, Makeup

Recently, I’ve been seeing purple popping up all over the place (see the alliteration there) and it is more than worthy of it’s own post! Here are a few ways to rock the purple makeup trend without going too Barney on us.

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Anna Sui cheek color in mystic rose– this palette is so beautifully packaged, not to mention the actual blush itself is shaped into roses. Regardless, it’s a hefty price tag but I highly reccomend the splurge! I am loving purple blush right now. I actually just ordered some random japanese brand of lilac purple from urban outfitters (random day of free shipping- I can’t stand paying more for shipping than the actual makeup itself) but il let you know how it goes. OK back to the beautiful anna sui blush. This is magical, especially for us fair skinned ladies. It has an incredible glow and comes out almost sheer if you use it lightly or a deep mauve if you build it up. It’s an extremely versatile color and I’ve seen it look totally different on everyone. For those with darker skin, it could work as an illuminizer with a just a hint more color. Either way it is like crack or fairy dust or fairy dust crack .

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Mac violetta– I spend a lot of time talking about my heroine lipstick, but I also need to give credit where it’s due. This color is bold and bangin. It makes me feel like a cool 90s chick with a pony tail and spaghetti strap slip. It is a bold neon purple much lighter and brighter than heroine. With it being summer and all, I may have to put the dark colors away for a little and bring out beautiful bright ones like this color. They also come in one of macs palettes of 6 lip colors in “preferred pink” and pretty much every color is on point, not to mention it’s a great deal.

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Lancôme pink envy color design eyeshadow palette– don’t be fooled by the name, this palette is filled with wonderful purples for everyone. Since purple is such a hot color right now, I wouldn’t feel right just telling you one to wear one shade on your lids. This palette comes with 5 different colors. 3 of which are different shades of purple. One is lilac, one is mauve, and one is a bold sparkly deep purple. The other 2 shades are both shades of silver one deep one light and shiny, along with a brush that both lines and applys the shadow. You can’t go wrong with this palette and if you like any of the colors seperately you can buy in a single palette as well. Lancôme has very reliable products and their eyeshadow formula is truly top notch.