Mid-Range Makeup Brands

MAC Haute Dogs for Fall 2015

mac haute dogs fall 2015

The MAC Haute Dogs Makeup Collection arrives just in time for Fall 2015 with a selection of buttery neutrals, regal berries, and warm, gorgeous shades!

Take a look!


Play by Sephora Subscription Box Wait List

As you already know from my past post Sephora now has a subscription based beauty boxed called Play! Play by Sephora will be $10 and is rolling out in Boston, Columbus, and Cincinnati and will be available in other cities soon! You can sign up now at Sephora.com and get on the wait list for the Play! Beauty Box!

Each Play Sephora Beauty Box will include beauty, makeup, skincare, and fragrance samples as well as a Spotify playlist and Sephora Play Pass coupons for in store interaction and tutorials for items included in your box.

Get on the wait list now at Sephora.com!

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hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection for Fall 2015

hakuho-do Sephora Pro Brush

Those who want a taste of high Japanese makeup brushes will adore the newest collaboration between the legendary Hakuho-Do makeup brush craftsmen and Sephora. The hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection for Fall 2015 is a collection of five synthetic makeup brushes created with a soft cashmere that a soft, fluffy texture. The brushes absorb less product than natural hair brushes which means more of your makeup ends up on your face or eyes versus being absorbed into the bristles of the brush you apply it with.

Sephora Pro Makeup Brush Collection is already teaming with incredible offerings that are par with some of the best mid and high range brushes I’ve had the pleasure of using. Many Sephora Pro Brushes are favorites of mine and made with sturdy handles, excellent quality bristles that are soft and shed free, and come in an extensive variety for face, eyes, and lips.

This first ever collaboration between Hakuho-do and Sephora results in a gorgeous selection of brushes that use a 200 year old manufacturing technique and high quality design materials!

The hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection includes:

  • Kusabi Wedge Sloping Powder Brush (Kusabi): A large angled powder brush with a brand-new shape developed by the Sephora Pro team for the self-application of powder, bronzer, or for neck shading.
  • Otsubu Large Teardrop Pointed Powder Brush (Otsubu): A large pointed powder brush to apply powder, contour, or bronzer.
  • Kotsubu Small Teardrop Pointed Highlighter (Kotsubu): A revolutionary medium-point highlighter brush for precision contouring and highlighting.
  • Ougi Fan Cheek Brush (Ougi): A universal blush brush to apply blush, contour, or for a natural, no-makeup look.
  • Kusuriyubi Angled Concealer Brush (Kusuriyubi): A multitasking brush with angled shape for allover eye shadow, cream eye shadow, undereye concealer, and highlighting.

I love how East is meeting West lately in all the beauty and makeup offerings I’m seeing. The Eastern market is influencing the Western one in a major way lately and that’s a very exciting evolution in makeup.

In particular, the hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection is an exciting launch that brings excellent Japanese craftsmanship to the world of Sephora!

The hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Brush Collection for Fall 2015 is available now at Sephora.com.

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Makeup & Beauty That Makes You Look Like You Had 12 Hours of Sleep

Makeup & Beauty that makes you look rested

Ahh sleep! It feels like I never have enough of it! When working on five hours rest but you wanna look like you had 12 hours sleep you might want to indulge in some of these makeup and beauty picks to give you the look!


Bare Minerals Gorgeous Eyes Unlocked for Fall 2015

Bare Minerals Gorgeous Eyes Unlocked

The new Bare Minerals Gorgeous Eyes Unlocked Set ($34) for Fall 2015 brings together ten rich shades of Bare Minerals Loose Powder Eyeshadow in natural, neutral, and smoky shades to create gorgeous looks for autumn.

The set includes 0.01 oz sizes of the following shades:

  • Wearable Pistachio Light (porcelain cream)
  • High Style (whispery apricot)
  • Rock Crystal (light butter yellow)
  • Rhyme (canyon sunset)
  • Sceptre (burnished bronze)
  • Mystique (metallic smoky lilac)
  • Wearable Plum Dark (berry wine)
  • Lyric (dark forest brown)
  • Filigree (metallic taupe pearl)
  • Nightingale (luxurious charcoal)

I’m currently taken, as we all are, with Bare Minerals Ready 8.0 Eyeshadow Palettes and I have hopes that new ones will launch for Fall 2015 or at least the Holidays. But I never forget how much I still adore my single shade loose mineral eyeshadows from Bare Minerals so I’m kinda interested in grabbing this set up!

You can get the Bare Minerals Gorgeous Eyes Unlocked Set now at Ulta and Ulta.com.