Anastasia Beverly Hills is Launching the Most Summer Collection of Summer 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills is launching the most summer collection of summer! Comprised of old favorites and some new new, you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy. The collection includes 12 single eyeshadows (three repromotes, 9 new), 10 lip glosses (mix of new and repromotes from the 2016 summer and fall mini lip gloss sets), and 5 trio blush palettes to complement every skintone.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer 2017 will launch May 16, 2017 online at It will be available online at Anastasia Beverly Hills retailers (Sephora, Ulta, Dillard’s, and Macy’s) on June 13, 2017. Finally, it will launch in stores at the same retailers on June 23, 2017. Eyeshadows will retail for $12 each. Lip glosses will retail for $16 each. Blush trios will retail for $30 each.

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Upcoming Collection: Becca Cosmetics x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

The Becca Cosmetics x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette will release in May 2017. The palette will retail for $46 USD and will be available wherever Becca Cosmetics is sold. The palette is limited edition.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is collaborating with Becca Cosmetics on face palette and I couldn’t be more excited! Summertime is right around the corner and this palette is sure to help you get your glow on! The collaboration includes three new shades and a fan favorite (New Sunlit Bronzer in Malibu Soleil, New Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Beach Nectar, New Luminous Blush in Hibiscus Bloom and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Rose Gold). Is this on your list? Keep reading for more pictures!

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Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics Year of the Rooster Limited Edition Collection (Chinese New Year 2017)

The MAC Cosmetics Year of the Rooster Limited Edition collection will release January 12th at select MAC locations. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Dillard’s.

The New Year celebration doesn’t stop after the Times Square ball drop on January 1st! The Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching and MAC Cosmetics is releasing a limited edition collection commemorating 2017: the Year of the Rooster. Check out some pics below of the special exterior packaging of some of your favorite permanent products!



MAC Cosmetics 2017 Chinese New Year Limited Edition Collection: Year of the Rooster
Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Pink, $42

Eye Shadow X 9 in Year of the Rooster, $32
Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack, $21​

Eye Brows in Brunette, $17
​Eye Brows in Lingering, $17

Powder Blush in Fleur Power, $23
Powder Blush in Dame, $23

Lipstick in Peach Blossom, $17
Lipstick in Dangerous, $17
Lipstick in Russian Red, $17

Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey

The MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey limited edition collection will launch online in the US on December 8, 2016. It will launch in select stores on December, 15, 2016.

Last holiday season, MAC Cosmetics and Mariah Carey previewed a limited edition lipstick with the promise of a much larger collection coming in 2016. Now the time has come for that sparkly / glittery / metallic-y collection and it is the true embodiment of Mariah – very divalicious! Take a peek at the items in the collection below and prepare to spend your coins when this launches!

Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016

The MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Collection will release online October 20, 2016 in the US and November 2016 internationally. The collection will launch in stores on October 27, 2016 in the US. It will be available at MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hudson Bay. 

Whisper of Gilt is making its long awaited comeback in MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2016 collection. If you are itching for more than that perfect golden highlight, you can choose from a variety of products themed after one of the season’s favorite shows The Nutcracker. To get a peek into all the products coming this holiday season, keep reading! 

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016

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Lipstick – Limited Edition

  • Kingdom of Sweets – soft, milky pink (Cremesheen)
  • Flamboyish – hot deep pink (Matte)
  • Saucy Little Darling – deep coral red (Amplificied)
  • So Good For You Furiously Festive – intense cool red (Matte)
  • Leap of Delight – deep plum purple (Matte)

Magic Dust Eye Shadow – Limited Edition – $19.00

  • Dance Flowers Dance – light pink
  • Pretty Dainty – pink coral shimmer
  • Rabblerouser – bright intense pink
  • Forward March – peachy gold shimmer
  • Dark Lullaby – midnight purple
  • Mustache – black with gold sparkle

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

Eye Kohl – Limited Edition

  • Prunella – purple
  • Powersurge – bronzed brown with golden shimmer


  • Rose – rose with copper sparkle
  • Process Magenta – bright magenta

Magic Dust Powder – Limited Edition – $28.00

  • Yum Yum Yum – soft pink with gold pearl
  • Sweet Vision – pinky peach with gold pearl

Nutcraker Sweet Red Lip Bag

  • Vamplify in Suggestive – intense blue-red
  • Lipstick in Candy Cane – intense blue-red
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Trust In Red – bright cool red cream

Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

  • Vamplify in Tuned In – mid-tone rosy nude
  • Lipstick in Magic Spell – mid-tone mauve nude
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Control – brown mauve

Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact – $39.50

  • Showstopper – deep blackened brown (matte)
  • Twelve Chimes – metallic deep cool brown (lustre)
  • Beyond Gorgeous – black with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Unwind – dirty olive (veluxe pearl)
  • Lady Fingers – true gold (matte)
  • Era – soft golden beige with shimmer (satin)
  • Woodwinked – warm antique gold (veluxe pearl)
  • Filament – platinum silver (lustre)
  • Whirling – metallic silver beige (lustre)
  • 214/213 Dual-Ended Brush

​Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact – $39.50

  • Enchanted Beauty – pale pink shimmer (lustre)
  • Absurdly Pretty – matte raspberry (matte)
  • Plum Darling – metallic charcoal plum (lustre)
  • Performance Art – mauve with silver pearl (lustre)
  • Nutcracker – deep blackened purple (satin)
  • The Wrong Man – pale cool pink (satin)
  • Sugar Plum – dirty grape (matte)
  • Marzipan – muted plummy taupe (matte)
  • Quite Spoiled – muted mid-tone lilac (satin)
  • 214/213 Dual-Ended Brush
Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact – $39.50

  • Licorice Lane – deep blackened brown (matte)
  • Dance In The Dark – deep cool brown (matte)
  • Too-dle-oo – light beige shimmer (frost)
  • Kid – beige cashmere (veluxe)
  • Dewdrop – bright apricot (lustre)
  • Cake & Biscuits – soft peachy brown (matte)
  • Swiss Chocolate – muted reddish-brown (matte)
  • Deception – cool medium brown (frost)
  • Sweet Dreams – warm mid-tone stone (matte)
  • 214/213 Dual-Ended Brush

Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact

  • Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Tutu – whitish pink pearl
  • Extra Dimension Blush in At Dusk – warm rose

Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact

  • Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt – pale gold shimmer
  • Extra Dimension Blush in Pleasure Model – peachy brown

Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit – $35.00

  • 167 Face Blender Brush
  • 217 Blending Brush
  • 266 Small Angle Brush

Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Brush Kit – $52.50

  • 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush
  • 159 Duo Fibre Blush Brush
  • 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush
  • 283 Duo Fibre Small Eye Shadow/
  • 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush

Nutcracker Sweet Basic Brush Kit – $52.50

  • 190 Foundation Brush
  • 129 Powder/Blush Brush
  • 213 Fluff Brush
  • 209 Eye Liner Brush
  • 316 Lip Brush

Nutcracker Sweet Contour Brush Kit – $52.50

  • 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
  • 193 Angled Foundation Brush
  • 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
  • 212 Flat Definer Brush
  • 204 Lash Brush

Nutcracker Sweet Plum Eye Bag – $39.50

  • Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: Smoky Mauve pinkish muted mauve
  • Technakohl Liner: Purple Dash intense aubergine
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: Stormy Pink muted grey-purple
  • False Lashes Mascara: False Black black

Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag – $39.50

  • Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: Fathoms Deep deep blue
  • Technakohl Liner: Graphblack rich graphic black
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: Dream Scene frosted cool grey
  • False Lashes Mascara: False Black black

Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glamorous – $32.00

  • VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande Lipstick deep dark plum (matte)
  • VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande Lipglass light shimmer pink

Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glam Lip Compact

  • VIVA GLAM I intense brownish blue-red (matte)
  • VIVA GLAM II muted pink-beige with shimmer (satin)
  • VIVA GLAM VI terracotta-plum with pearl (lustre)

Upcoming Collection: Too Faced Sweet Peach Full Collection

The Too Faced Sweet Peach collection will release December 2016 in the US. Check back soon for more release information.

One of the standout eye palettes this year was the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette released back in April. I was absolutely crushed it sold out before I could purchase, but it will be returning this holiday season in all its glory. And its not coming back alone! Too Faced has creating an entire collection (praise!) around the magnificent smell of a Georgia peach orchard at peak season. For more about the collection (with pictures), keep reading! 

First Impression: ColourPop Cosmetics Fall Edit 1 Collection (Fall Collection Haul Pt. 1)

I was positively giddy when I saw the first sneak peek at the lip colors in the new ColourPop Cosmetics fall collection! All super rich blood reds in every single formula they have! I completely disregarded the fact that each of the five shades I purchased are the same color and I have NO REGRETS! I was also able to snag two non-burgundy shades and I’m excited to share all the goodness I just got in the mail! Rumor has it that this isn’t the entire collection, so stay tuned for part deux … 

Basically dying over the fact that I have the same burgundy lip shade from just about every brand that waves their burgundy flag in my face! How did this happen!?! I have no idea! But I’ve got my pretties all lined up and ready to be worn this fall – my favorite time of the year! 

Last week, I purchased a bunch from ColourPop during their fall collection release. Apparently, that releases was just part one so expect about three more hauls from me this season possibly with other products (eye, face, etc.). But this time, it was all about the lips for me! So much so that I copped five different deep red lipsticks. How? How? How Imma supposed stop? How? (Please tell me you have seen that video! )

The only two shades that actually differ are Lovebug, a gorgeous mid-tone brown that pulls a tad orange, and Saigon, a bright orange red from the Karruche KaePop collection. I’d say my favorites from this haul are Hutch and Lovebug. Hutch is my first Ultra Satin Lip (I’m behind, I know!) and I’m really liking the formula. Lovebug is a unique shade to my collection, so very excited to bust this out in a monochromatic brown look! 

Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics x Taraji P. Henson

The MAC Cosmetics x Taraji P. Henson Limited Edition Collection will release online September 6, 2016 and in select stores September 8, 2016. International release date TBD.

​This is one of those announcement’s that truly speaks for itself. The world’s most recognized cosmetics brand teaming with one of the hottest African American actresses in the game. The significance of this is unparalleled! I’ll be supporting at release, will you? Keep reading for full collection details. 

Taraji P Henson MAC Cosmetics Highlight The Truth

Mineralize Skinfinish – Highlight The Truth ($33 USD)

Taraji P Henson MAC Cosmetics Taraji Glow

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Taraji Glow ($33 USD)

Taraji P Henson MAC Cosmetics Strip Me Down Lipstick

Lipstick – Strip Me Down ($17 USD)

Upcoming Collection: MAC Vibe Tribe Summer 2016

MAC Cosmetics Vibe Tribe Summer 2016 Limited Edition collection is coming soon. Exact release dates will be published when this information becomes public. 

Holy tribal print Batman! Look at the design on the upcoming MAC Cosmetics Vibe Tribe Summer 2016 Limited Edition Collection. Makes all my tribal print dreams come true! As with all summer collections before it, MAC really takes the opportunity to let loose with some funky designs during the summertime. Just take a moment to appreciate that geometrically printed powder design. Sigh! Check out more pictures below!

MAC Cosmetics Vibe Tribe Summer 2016

Image credit: @katerinu Instagram

First Impression: NARS Blush ‘Taj Mahal’

Not a new product, but something I’ve been eyeing for a long time! Finally NARS Taj Mahal blush is mine!

I’ve been ooogling over this blush for about a year now! Ever since I sold my last, worn out and cracked, NARS blush to Glambot, I’ve been thinking about replacing it with this beauty. Why it took me so long to purchase I will never know! But now that it’s in my collection I will never let it go!

This is undeniably one of the prettiest blushes I have ever seen for women of color. It’s perfect for summer with lots of shimmer and orange-y, coral tones. I can also see this being used as a highlighter or a blush topper. It’s just that versatile! And I promise I’m not exaggerating just because it’s finally in my possession! Check out these hand swatches! I mean look at that color! *drools uncontrollably*


L-R: fully blended out, slightly blended out, straight swatch