October 2016 - Mommy Life Up North

Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick Swatches & Review

Hi loves, I am so excited about today's blog post. It is on the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks. Makeup Revolution recently sent me some goodies to try out and I was so excited they included the Rose Gold Lipsticks. The packaging is stunning. It is of course Rose Gold and I also love that it shows the lipstick color on the bottom of the tube which makes it easier to grab the shade you want. This collection has 5 different shades and I have 4 to share with you today.

According to Makeup Revolution these lipsticks have super-intensive coverage and comfortable to wear. Some of the shades performed better then the others. The shades I have are:
  • Girls Best Friend which is a beautiful hot pink shade with cool undertones. This one performed the best out of all of the shades I have. It was very opaque and I did not need to build up the color.
  • Chauffeur which is a brown nude. I had to swipe on this color a few times to get decent color pay off. 
  • Diamond Life which is a really pretty berry color. Just like Chauffeur I really had to pack on the color, and you can see in the swatch that it was patchy as well.
  • Red Carpet which is a beautiful cool toned red. This one was one of my favorites. Just like Girls Best Friend, it was very pigmented. 
I think for drugstore lipsticks, these are great for the price. And the packaging alone is just incredible. I will be keeping these babies on display on my vanity because they are so pretty. Each lipstick retails for $5.00 and can be bought at www.ulta.com. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite shade is!

New MAC Liptensity Lipsticks Part Two: The Reds & Pinks Swatches

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Hi loves, welcome to part two of my MAC Liptensity Lipsticks. In this post I will go over the reds and the pinks in this collection. I loved the blues and purples from part one, so I was super excited to see how these colors would perform as well. I am not disappointed. These lipsticks are so pigmented and creamy and apply like a dream. Part three is going to includes the nudes and browns! So lets get into the colors that are included in this post!

In order from the swatches below we have:
  • Fireworks is a vivid bright red
  • Life's Blood is a bright berry red
  • Mulling Spices is a burgundy brown red
  • Habanero is a vibrant orange red
  • Lobster is a burnt orange
  • Postmodern is a amped coral pink
  • Gumball is a creamy blush pink
  • Medium Rare is a creamy soft pink
I am seriously so in love with these lipsticks. I think a lot of the shades are perfect for the holidays and are just so pigmented and creamy. I highly recommend checking them out! They do retail for $21.00 each. 

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New MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 4 Swatches & Review

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Hi loves, I am so excited to share with you my review on the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 4. I have always been a huge fan of the Artist Palettes by MAKE UP FOR EVER, but this one is much different compared to the others. This palette features 9 matte shades. As a matte lover, I was thrilled to see all mattes. This palette has amazing fall shades. I love that it includes dark shades as well as light shades that are perfect for highlighting the brow bone and inner corner. I also love that it includes some great transition shades. You can create endless amount of looks with this palette. 

Onto the shades that are in this palette:
  • M-100 which is a Black. This shadow was extremely dry and hard to blend out. It has amazing color pay off once you build it up, but it had a very dry formula.
  • M-842 which is Wine. I think this shade is perfect for fall and wasn't as dry as the black shade.
  • M-240 is Prussian Blue. I love that this has a green tint to it. It is absolutely stunning and one of my favorite shades in the palette. It blended out so nicely and was not dry at all. 
  • M-620 which is Grey Brown. This shade had a very smooth texture to it and was also very pigmented.
  • M-806 which is Antique Pink. There really isn't much to say about this shade. It is very pretty and is pigmented as well.
  • M-536 which is Milk Tea. This shade will be a favorite to use as a transition color. It is such a beautiful shade and another one of my favorites in this palette. 
  • M-126 is Chalk. This shade was very dry as well. It is super chalky and I was not impressed with this shade. It will still work to highlight the brow bone, but it will take a lot to pack it on to get good color pay off.
  • M-546 is Dark Purple Taupe. I am in love with this shade as well. It is another good transition color and will look beautiful in the crease and the lid. 
  • M-530 is Eggshell. The formula was much buttery compared to the Chalk shade but did not have much color pay off as well.
Some of the shades were hit and misses. And usually MAKE UP FOR EVER shadows are amazing, but a few of these shades were very dry and hard to blend. I still loved most of the shades and will be using it for the fall.

You can purchase this palette at www.sephora.com for $44.00 and each shadow contains .04oz of product. Let me know in the comments below if you will be picking up this palette!

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New MAC Limited Edition Photographs By Helmut Newton Collection

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Hi loves, I am so excited to share with you this new collection by MAC Cosmetics. This collection celebrates Helmut Newton who is a very famous photographer. His photos have been featured in Vanity Fair and Vogue. He is known for glamorous and empowering photos of women.  This collection is limited edition and I wanted to share with you everything that will be included in this collection. This collection will be available November 3rd at select MAC locations and on October 27th on www.maccosmetics.com.

Now onto the products in this collection. It includes the following:

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours $21.00 each-

  • High Heels (red)
  • Chateau M (deep red wine)
  • Self Portrait (dark plum)
Studio Nail Lacquers $13.00 each-
  • Monte Carlo (red, creme)
  • Call Time (grey, creme)
  • Berlin (purple, creme)
Liquid Eye Liner $21.00-
  • Boot Black (black)
Upward Lash $23.00-
  • Upward Black (black)
Point'N'Shoot Eyeshadow x4 $32.00-
  • Real Fantasy (matte soft eggshell)
  • Hard Currency (matte grey)
  • Influential (satin brown)
  •  Point 'N' Shoot (matte black)
What do you guys have your eyes on purchasing? I would love to get the eyeshadow palette as well as one of the liquid lipsticks! All the products sound amazing and have such a fall vibe to them. 

Thank you so much MAC for providing me with product info and photos.