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MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipstick Review & Swatches

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The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection has launched online and will be available this Thursday on counter. The collection is an ode to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, Marilyn Monroe.

If MAC was going to be inspired by anyone I’d say Marilyn was a good pick to represent classic, silver screened beauty. The collection features an array of products inspired by the starlet and features her beautiful image on the packaging.

Marilyn Monroe was a very minimalist beauty queen in my eyes. Some liner, vibrant red lips, and milky skin was about the extent of her look so of course, MAC introduced four vibrant, limited edition shades of red lipstick to suit a ton of different skin tones.

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I’m not a fond fan of red lipstick but I’ve come across a few that I hold on tight too. I typically look best (or I’m delusional that I look good) in warmer shades of red. I think it’s nice that the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection has a variety of reds to choose from to suit cooler and warmer skin tones.

Let’s take a look at two of my favorite shades from the launch.

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E.L.F. Cruella Evil Everday Eyes Palette Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Cruella Evil Everday Eyes

I can’t get the stupid Cruella song out of my head every since word popped on E.L.F.’s new Villain Eye Palette Collection. I sing it in the shower, I hum it at work, God what an ear worm to have.

As you know E.L.F. released three Disney Villain inspired Eyeshadow Palettes for Halloween 2012. The palettes are $9.99 each and available exclusively at Walgreens (in most cases they can be found in the Halloween section of the store).

The palettes are made from a sturdy cardboard and feature essentials for creating a Villain themed eye look.

I got my hands on Cruella’s Eyeshadow Palette recently.

Here are my thoughts.

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NYC New York Color Cosmetics Fashion Predator City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss Review & Swatches

NYC New York Color Cosmetics Fashion Predator City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss

NYC New York Color Cosmetics has launched a new limited edition collection for Fall 2012 entitled Fashion Predator. The collection includes two limited edition shades of City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss in Femme Fatale and Venomous Berry.

I highly suggest checking out both of these shades as they are excellent budget picks for a vampy Fall lip!

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Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup Review & Swatches

Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup Foundation

Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup is a newly launched hydrating liquid foundation that creates a flawless, bare skin finish.

I’m seeing SO many different foundations lately that embrace second skin technology however, many of them prove a little to runny for me and I’m not liking the “glow” effect that comes along with them.

However, I was quite curious to check out Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup and quite happy I did as it’s a keeper.

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Chanel L’Impatiente Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick Review & Swatches

Chanel L’Impatiente Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick Holiday 2012

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in L’Impatiente ($32) is a limited edition shade release with the Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection.

It’s actually a terrifying shade for me as it is the ultimate in a vampy lip look but after trying it I must say I really like it.

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