MAC Year Of The Snake Collection

Release Date: Spring 2013
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

Company’s Description

This is a snake-inspired limited edition series is composed by a group of sexy glittering tone, showing a shiny effect. Beauty face powder brightens the complexion, the fashion focus of eye shadow to create a distinctive color contrast and the magical stars fine powder to increase the final dramatic effects. Lightweight fly Alice mascara to enhance the shape of the eyes, lasting waterproof eyeliner to outline the eye corners, the Aqua Lip demonstrated Mizusawa lure lip. MAC exclusive chic packaging, containing cosmetic powder, fashion lipstick and eye shadow decorated with ornate serpentine pattern fashion focus.

The imagery for this collection is stunning–the best MAC has come out with in a while, in my opinion. Keep reading for the item descriptions and images!

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Review & Swatches: Sunday Riley Blush in “Honeymoon Nights”

Sunday Riley Blush in Honeymoon Nights

Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

This blush contains round-shaped pigments that give a silky feel and diffuse light for natural, luminous cheek color.

Sunday Riley, more commonly known for its skincare line, is now offering a makeup line at Sephora stores (the line is also available at Nordstrom). The company offers six (6) powder blush colors. This review is for the color Honeymoon Nights–a medium, slightly dusty pink.

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Review & Swatches: Castledew Color Shot Eyes 4Colors Palette in GD 240 “Mystic Gold”

Castledew Color Shot Eyes 4Colors Palette in GD 240 Mystic Gold

Castledew is a Korean makeup brand. This review is for the Mystic Gold Color Shot Eyes palette, which contains four eye shadow shades: beige, peach beige, gold, and brown.

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 5

Today’s prize is NARS’ Trio Eyeshadow in Arabian Nights, which includes a black with red pearls, black with purple pearls, and black with gunmetal shimmer.

To be eligible to win Day 5′s prize, you MUST be subscribed to Allura’s YouTube channel and go to this link to enter.

Good luck!

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Le Métier de Beauté Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope – Holiday 2012

Release Date: December 2012
Price: $95.00
Availability: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

Company’s Description

Regal and rich in jewel and earthy tones, Le Métier de Beauté unveils a ravishing, new limited edition Kaleidoscope Eye Kit: Bauhaus. Drawing inspiration from the Bauhaus movement that influenced famed runways of Caroline Herrera and Cynthia Rowley alike, the latest eye kaleidoscope combines chic metallics with vibrant chocolate and scarlet hues for a bold, wearable lid look. “Modernization is as feverishly popular as ever, and a little touch of Bauhaus never hurt anyone,” says Mikey Castillo, Director of Color for Le Métier de Beauté.

  • Axiom: sublime bronzed umber
  • Graphic: silver liquid metal
  • Crucible: rich pomegranate
  • Genre: deep gun metal

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Le Métier de Beauté Deck the Nails & Bright as Night Collections – Holiday 2012

Release Date: December 2012
Price: $18.00 each
Availability: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

Company’s Description

Customized nail color at your fingertips, this Holiday Le Métier de Beauté is unveiling two NEW nail polish transformers: Moon’s Glow and Tinsel Town. Adding a twist to every nail shade, paint these lacquered overlays* over any color to add a stunning twist on tips. Worn alone, the iridescent shades mix glimmering tones of gold, green and silver for an attention-grabbing, holographic effect. Infuse a shimmering, “play” on color and coat tips in the most versatile lacquers of the season!

Deck the Nails Collection

  • Moon’s Glow: a golden gleam lacquered overlay
  • Tinsel Town: subtle shimmer lacquered overlay with crisp celadon undertones

Company’s Description

Taking inspiration from the intricate crafts of Asian artisans, Mr. Downing adds his own signature spin to the opulent color combinations that defined Fall’s runways to create his latest collaboration for Le Métier de Beauté: The Coromandel Collection. A mix of striking shades and punchy hues, The Coromandel Collection has just the right amount of “glam” and “edge” to take things up a notch.

Bright as Night Collection

  • Christmas Town: a rich emerald
  • Dream Maker: vibrant violet with navy blue undertones

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Review & Swatches: Avon Super Drama Mascara

Avon Super Drama Mascara

Availability: Availability: Avon
Price: $9.50 $5.99

Company’s Description

Show stopping lashes with a flair for drama! Add volume and length instantly without clumping. Unique brush and formula make every lash fuller, longer and more dramatic! Smudge- and flake-resistant.

Avon’s Super Drama Mascara is said to give your lashes volume and length without clumping. This mascara comes in black and brown.


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