Pumpkin Spice and Vampy Lips – Fall 2017 is Here!

In need of some creative inspiration? You’ve come to the right place.

September is an amazing month. At some point, the sun stops burning humans to a crisp on sight in Texas. Pumpkin spice mania revs back in to full swing courtesy of coffee shops everywhere. And it is socially acceptable for me to start wearing MAC Cosmetics ‘Nightmoth’ EVERYWHERE with EVERYTHING.

In case I ever wanted to expand my fall/winter lip liner choices, I’ve got my hands on the TOP beauty trends this fall from professional makeup artist James Vincent. Right this second, I’m in Dallas preparing to head into The Makeup Show Dallas where James currently serves as the Director of Artistry. I expect to be hearing more about these trends in the next few days of education, shopping, and networking! Here are James’ six picks for fall 2017:

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The Makeup Show is Taking Over Dallas

When your biggest dilemma is choosing between a Viseart blush palette and a Viseart contour palette, you know it’s a good day.

This was me last September when I stepped my foot into the door of my first The Makeup Show Dallas. When I found out that I was moving to Texas in late 2015, my first questions were, “Where am I going to live?” and “What are the closest beauty conferences?”

I’d been blogging long enough by that time to know that maintaining my makeup obsessed way of life was just as important as signing a lease on a place big enough for me to store it all! So by the time September 2016 rolled around, I was ready for The Makeup Show to land in Dallas.

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NYX Luv Out Loud Liquid Lipsticks

Is anyone out there a fan of the NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipstick formula? I’m on the fence – sometimes I’m a fan of the creamy, non-drying liquid lipstick formula. Other times I want something long-wearing that is going to last through a tsunami. I go back and forth.

NYX Cosmetics does the creamy formula reallllyyyy well. I rank them up there with the ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip formula. Definitely my go-tos when I’m in the mood for the non-drying lip. NYX graciously sent me six of their newest liquid lippies in this formula and I had to immediately throw them on my lips. Their new collection is called ‘Luv Out Loud’. Each of the six lipsticks have empowering names like Brave or Passionate. Their website says the collection names are all “attributes we at NYX Professional Makeup find truly beautiful”.

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Rihanna’s New Makeup Line is Launching This Month

Singer, philanthropist, beauty & fashion icon Rihanna is launching her own makeup line and I don’t even know what to do with myself. Over the past decade, Rihanna has set herself apart with her bold fashion and beauty choices. She could wear a trashbag to the Met Gala next year and people would still go nuts! Speaking of Met Gala, if you missed her ‘pretty in pink’ makeup look from the 2017 event, you must have been living under a rock. It’s probably the most recreated makeup look of the year thus far.

So it’s only natural that this launch be an event in itself! The line, aptly named Fenty Beauty (Fenty is the superstar’s last name) will be debuting at Sephora and Harvey Nichols at midnight on September 8, 2017. The line will be available globally upon launch. Not much is known about the product offerings, but what little we do know is thanks to a flutter of sneak peeks released in the past few days by all parties associated with the launch.

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Looxi Beauty Fall 2017 Shimmer Eyeshadows

On August 25th, Looxi Beauty is releasing 14 new eyeshadows in celebration of the fall season! I’ve been playing with them all and I’m going to focus almost exclusively on the shimmers because those are the ones I think are really going to make you all drool!

Looxi has been my favorite indie brand pretty much since they released their first collection and I lost myself in their gorgeous gunmetal shimmer ‘Pistol Whipped’.  This time around, we are looking at a collection that’s warm and fuzzy and can hold you close during your latest Netflix binge in front of the fire with a pumpkin spice latte in hand. Too specific? Maybe because that’s what I wish I was doing right now instead of staring out into a dreary sky thanks to Hurricane Harvey.

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Gold is the New Black: “Golden Goddess” Highlighter

Today, Earth got a chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse! A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun  basically blocking all the light and making it seem like nighttime during the day – for a hot second. I’m glad it was super short, because my highlight needed to be SEEN and the Moon was not doing it for me honey! If you, like me, have to have a blinding highlight, the sun is absolutely essential so buh-bye Moon!

Speaking of highlights, I have the golden highlight of all highlights to show you guys. It’s going to take more than a Moon to block this baby out. I was recently selected as one of B’ellegant Cosmetics’ representatives (yay!) and I’m excited I get to share some awesome new products with you guys from another indie brand I’ve been eyeing online for a while now. What makes it even more special is that B’ellegant is a black-owned & woman-owned business so we gotta support, right!?

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Smokey Blues and Purples + Life Update!

Hello friends in the blogosphere! Long time no chat, eh? Thanks so much for working with me as I took some time away from Spence’s Beauty to move to a new apartment. I’ve moved something crazy like eight times in the past 7 years, but I have to say that this particular move and subsequent unpacking period took WAY longer for me than it ever has before. I thank you so much for your patience as I get back into the regular swing of things!

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Morphe Brushes and Jaclyn Hill are launching another eyeshadow palette that will sell out immediately

The last time Morphe Brushes and Jaclyn Hill released an eyeshadow palette, the Morphe Brushes website experienced a server overload like they’d never seen before. This time around, will probably be no different.

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Brushes

Morphe and Jaclyn are collaborating once again to bring us another limited edition 35 color eyeshadow palette launching June 21, 2017 on the Morphe website and at their Burbank, CA store. Jaclyn is bringing her MUA experience and star power to Morphe’s high quality, affordable range of professional artists and enthusiasts alike. The 35 color eyeshadow palette ranges from Jaclyn’s staple nude and gold tones to bold purples and blues. A gorgeous follow up to their previous collaboration, I’m expecting this to sell out immediately. If you are not able to purchase at launch or don’t feel like fighting the virtual crowds, Morphe does an excellent job at regularly restocking so you will definitely have a chance to purchase then.

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Kim Kardashian West launching KKW Beauty with Creme Contour and Highlight Kits

The modern day queen of contouring is finally entering the beauty industry with her own line of cream contour products. Kim Kardashian West will be releasing the first product of her new line, KKW Beauty, at the end of this month. The contour kits, officially titled Creme Contour and Highlight Kits, will included two dual ended cream sticks and a dual ended brush and sponge applicator. The first cream stick includes a matte highlight shade on one end and a shimmer highlight shade at the other end. The contour stick is similar but includes two contour shades on either side.

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