First Impression: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishes ‘Superb’ & ‘Glow With It’

When MAC announced the return of one of its most popular formulas, people went wild. Now as the extra dimension skinfinishes have begun a gradual re-release (slowly with Oh Darling! in 2015 and now a slew of shades in 2017), everyone is in a frenzy to get their hands on them once again. I purchased two shades, Superb (repromote) and Glow With It (new), to try out for myself. My thought? Read on below!

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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

First Impression: MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey Collection ‘Touch My Body’ & ‘My Mimi’


The MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey collection launches in the US on December 8, 2016 on The collection launches at US retailers starting on December 12, 2016. For updated release listings, please check my release calendar

The queen diva Mariah Carey collaborated with MAC Cosmetics for the second time in the past year on a collection just as divalicious as she is! If the glitter & gold packaging isn’t enough for you then I’m sure the metallic shimmering shades will put that twinkle in your eye! I was able to pick up both of the collection’s highlighters in the pre-release for Devoted & Obsessed members and I’ve got swatches galore and comparison shots for you below!

MAC Cosmetics Mariah Carey Touch My Body My Mimi Highlighter

MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey ‘My Mimi’ (left) and ‘Touch My Body’ (right).
MAC Cosmetics Mariah Carey Touch My Body My Mimi Highlighter

MAC Cosmetics Mariah Carey Touch My Body My Mimi Highlighter

MAC Cosmetics Mariah Carey Touch My Body My Mimi Highlighter

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 Spellbinder Eyeshadow Pigments

The MAC Cosmetics Spellbinder Eyeshadow Pigments will release October 13, 2016 online and October 27, 2016 in stores in the US. 

Imagine a pure pigment shadow that doesn’t come flying out of the container when you take the top off! A dream right!? And now MAC has come to make our dreams come true! MAC Cosmetics’ eight, brand new pure pigment Spellbinder eyeshadows have a MAGNETIC encasement that keeps the pigment in place even after you dig your finger / brush all up and through them! These no-fuss / no-mess Spellbinder pure pigments are pure magic!


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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)

Haul: The Makeup Show Dallas Blogger Preview Goodie Bag

This past weekend I attended The Makeup Show Dallas at the Hyatt Regency Downtown! I was blessed to be able to attend the press / blogger preview and receive a bangin’ goodie bag full of pro makeup artist James Vincent’s favorite products. If you are interested in seeing what I was gifted (+ what I purchased), keep reading!

Viseart, Kevyn Aucoin, Inglot … oh my! 

I have been waiting MONTHS for The Makeup Show to come to Texas! One of the first things I looked up when I moved to Texas was the beauty conference schedule – no lie! That’s one of the benefits of this new state compared to Georgia which had very few non-industry events. I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to attend events like The Makeup Show that are so close to home. 

With that being said, I arrived to in Dallas on Friday afternoon to give myself some time to relax before the show started on Saturday morning. I had the chance to be one of the ‘cool kids’ for the day and attend the blogger preview on Saturday morning. That’s the hour and a half where all you have to do is sit and be mesmerized by the presence that is pro MUA and Director of Education for The Makeup Show James Vincent! James has a ton of experience under his belt – apprentice to Kevyn Aucoin, dozens of Fashion Weeks, and the famous Amy Winehouse winged liner just to name a few. He walked us through the new releases at the show like the Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks and Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge range.

Being invited to the press preview means you get the goodie bag of all goodie bags with a ton of James’ favorite backstage must haves in a huge bag that changes as the show’s sponsors change (this year the bag was a black cloth bag from MUFE). I’ll share with you what I received in that bag PLUS the items I purchased myself from the many vendors in attendance. I went into this show not wanting a ton of stuff, but I did grab a handful of items. 


  • Mehron Celebré HD Pro Contour /  Highlight Pressed Powder Palette
  • Senna Cosmetics Moisture Drop Gel Primer
  • Bdellium Tools Duo Fiber Large Tapered Blending Brush
  • Cozette D220 Blending Brush
  • Twin Medix Pro Essentials Sample Pack (A15 Retinol Serum, C10 Vitamin C Serum, E5 Vitamin 5 Serum, O2 Oxygen Facial Mask, X Smart Exfoliator)
  • NYX Cosmetics ProB19 Slanted Liner Brush
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Foundation
  • TEMPTU Metallic Glitter Set
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara
  • Crown Brush Ultra Skinny Eye Marker
  • MustaeV Vitamin Sadness Mask
  • Voodoo Makeup 10 Years Younger
  • Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light Primer
  • Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Mini Set


  • Stilazzi Eyesadows (8)
  • Z Palette XL (Black)
  • NYX Cosmetics Hydra Touch Primer
  • Beautiful Socialite  Oval Face Brush
  • Bdellium Tools Duo Fiber Large Shader
  • Bdellium Tools Large Shader
  • ​Bdellium Tools Slanted Foundation 
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • NYX Cosmetics First Base Primer Spray
  • LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette
  • Viseart Highlight Sculpting Palette

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 Cosmetics ‘It’s A Strike’

MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collection ‘It’s A Strike’ will release August 18, 2016 in the US and September 2016 internationally. The collection will be sold both in stores and online at MAC, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Bloomingdale’s.

MAC is looking for a perfect 300 a brand new, bowling themed collection for fall 2016. This collection is fairly large for an LE collection (no special packaging, womp womp) and has a ton of goodies for all types of makeup lovers. But can I just point out the brown cremesheen gloss and the brick red lipgloss!? Get into the pictures below!  

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MAC Cosmetics ‘It’s A Strike’ Limited Edition Collection
All photos credit Instagram @ashley-rudder.

Lipstick ($17)

  • Honeylove Light beige toned with rose (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Flat Out Fabulous Bright plum matte (Retro Matte) (Permanent)
  • All Fired Up Bright fuchsia matte (Retro Matte) (Permanent)
  • Perfect Score Deep red (Matte)
  • Bowl Me Over Deep burnt brown (Retro Matte) (Online Exclusive)
  • Liquid Lurex Tarnished gold (Dazzle) (Repromote)
  • Babes and Balls Deep burgundy (Matte)
Fluidline Pen ($23)

  • Vintage Brown Deep dark brown
  • Retro Black Black
  • Indelibly Blue Deep navy blue
Casual Color ($23)

  • Have a Lovely Day! Neutral nude (Repromote)
  • Blind Score Dirty reddish lilac
 Cremesheen Glass ($21)

  • It’s a Strike Soft nude pink
  • King Pin Deep chocolate mauve
  • Throw a Spare Fuchsia with pearl
  • Right Up My Alley Dark red
  • Spare Me Dark purple
Eyeshadow ($16)

  • Gutter Gal Off-white grey (Matte)
  • Bowlarama Bright lime green (Satin)
  • Bowl Out Mid-tone grey (Matte)
  • 300 Game Blackened cherry (Matte)
  • Join My League? Dark espresso (Matte)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte)
Nail Polish ($13)

  • Rack ‘Em Up Cool deep khaki (Cream)
  • 5 Pin Deep wine (Cream)
  • Baby Split Sheer lime green (Cream)
Pearlmatte Face Powder ($27)

  • Trophy Multi-colour

Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics Star Trek Limited Edition Collection

MAC Cosmetics x Star Trek Limited Edition Collection will release September 2016. 

MAC Cosmetics, boldy going where no other makeup line has gone, has been dropping limited edition collections at warp speed this year. Through all the sleepless nights of stalking their website for the newest collection, we all still do it, release after release. Resistance is futile! Introducing MAC Cosmetics Star Trek Limited Edition Collection, coming September 2016 to a counter near you! Keep reading for more pictures!

MAC Cosmetics Star Trek

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MAC Cosmetics Star Trek

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MAC Cosmetics Star Trek

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MAC Cosmetics Star Trek

Looks like popular YouTube beauty vlogger Chrisspy is in on the action! BTS Photos: Snapchat (MacCosmetics)

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