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MAC Stereo Rose MSF

MAC Stereo Rose MSF

 

MAC Stereo Rose

MAC Stereo Rose

 

MAC Stereo Rose

MAC Stereo Rose

What is not to love about MAC Stereo Rose MSF ? If you have not experienced the awesomeness that is stereo rose then you are missing out. MAC Stereo Rose is a limited edition Mineralize Skinfinish released originally in the 2005 Goldplay Collection and re-released in the 2010 In The Groove Collection. Stereo Rose was again re-released in the 2013 Apres Chic Collection. Each time MAC re-releases Stereo Rose it sells out in a very short time. This MSF is highly coveted and I am glad to have it in my collection.

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish ($29.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances.” It’s a coral with subtle pink tones and a champagne-gold shimmer.(Temptalia)

This is by far my favorite MSF and so beautiful. It gives the prettiest glow to the cheeks. I am very fair-skinned I use this almost as a bronzer. Bronzer is always too much for my fair skin and looks way too dark even the lightest shades. This is just perfect. I recommend that if you are able to get your hands on this that you do.

Wear time for me is about 6 hours. I find that most of my MSF’s are about the same as far as wear time goes. This is highly reflective and can be overdone easily. So use care when applying. Also if you have large pores this can make them look even larger so avoid those areas.

 

Rambling’s Grade : A++++

Lets take a look at some photos now

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My top beauty products do change from time to time so this is my top products of April 2013. My number 1 can’t live with out beauty product would have to be my trusty Z palette. Anyone who does makeup professionally in any fashion will benefit from owning 1 or many of these. There is nothing quite like an afternoon spent depotting products and seeing the end results of your favorite items neatly stored in a Z Palette. The space you save is amazing. Here is what my Z Palette Pro looks like. It is currently housing some MAC blushes and a MAC MSF in Whisper of Guilt (lovely by the way).

Z Palette Pro

Z Palette Pro

You can pick up one of these bad boys here for only $25.00!

http://zpalette.com/makeup-z-palette/pro-black-palette.html

The Z Palette is made out of eco-friendly cardboard but with the strength of a plastic palette. The top has a clear window and a space-saving design the clear top can be folded under the bottom part of the palette. These palette come in awesome colors and designs like hot pink and zebra print! I am implementing a grading system for all my reviews from here on out. RAMBLINGS GRADE: A+

M y #2 must have beauty item is a well known and loved item by many beauty junkies. The MAC 217 brush. Whats not to love? This brush is phenomenal at blending out crease work, powdering/setting under eye concealer, it fits perfectly into my outer v and inner tear duct! basically all your hard to reach spots as the soft goat fiber head is the perfect not to big nor to small. This brush retails for $23.00 you can get it online at http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/145/380/217-Blending-Brush/index.tmpl

Check it out in these pics. I apologize for the dirty brush LOL. This brush is used daily and today being Monday it is not due for its weekly bath till Sunday.  I also recommend picking up some brush guards to keep your brushes in top shape while drying. RAMBLINGS GRADE: A+

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MAC 217

MAC 217

Must have #3 is actually a double as I could not pick just one. Trust me you need both! Of course I am talking about Urban Decay‘s Naked Palette and Naked 2 Palette. Both give you an amazing array of 12 neutrals that are buttery soft and a dream to work with. You can do so many amazing looks. I could literally work out of either of these palettes every day and not get board for years. That is an amazing feat for any company. You get all these beautiful shadows at only $50 for each Palette. A steal if you consider the amount of product you are getting. I am not going to swatch these as I don’t have enough room on my arm for all these colors LOL. You can find a ton of swatches on google images. RAMBLINGS GRADE: A+

Buy them here  http://www.urbandecay.com/naked-palette-eyeshadow-by-urban-decay/245,default,pd.html

UD Naked

UD Naked

UD Naked

UD Naked

UD Naked 2

UD Naked 2

UD Naked 2

UD Naked 2

For must have #4 I chose MAC Embrace Me Lipstick. You probably all know by now how much I adore this color so this should not be a big surprise. This is the PERFECT summer hot pink lipstick. It is described as a bright fuchsia cream. It is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones. YOU NEED THIS LIPSTICK!! Trust me…This lipstick was released with the Fashion Sets for Summer 2013 Collection. I have yet to find anywhere they are in stock. I need a back up or 10! If anyone knows of anywhere or anyone with extras for sale then let me know I must have more.LOL. RAMBLINGS GRADE:A++++++

M.A.C. Embrace Me

M.A.C. Embrace Me

MAC Embrace Me Swatch

M.A.C Embrace Me

Last but definitely not least in my Top 5 beauty products is … Benefit Badgal Lash. This mascara is my go to mascara for eyes that scream “LOOK AT ME”. It really makes my lashes look incredibly full and thick. Of course being a beauty junkie I know the value of a great set of false lashes and I do wear them often but on the days that I don’t  want to deal with my falsies I reach  for this awesomeness in a tube!!!! This amazing stuff will only cost you $19.00 and with results like these you can’t beat that price! RAMBLINGS GRADE: A+

http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/badgal-lash-mascara?ext_id=psad_googleplas

*The 2 pictures below are not mine.

BADgal Lash

BADgal Lash

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As it gets hotter outside my desire for a full face of makeup and false lashes begins to dwindle a tiny bit.(but only a smidgen) I can still be found more often than not with a full face.  The sun will never defeat me!! I may be hot enough to be admitted to the hospital for dehydration and my foundation might have relocated to my breasts but I will be DAMNED if I give up my glorious flawless full face of makeup for the 2 good hours I can still squeeze in during the heat wave. I will never be the girl who is OK with just tinted moisturizer…

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What are your go-to beauty must haves?? Is there 1 thing that you just cant live without??

Hot Mama

The Balm Hot Mama

The seasons are changing and with that comes a whole new world of possibilities with our makeup routine. My own routine definitely takes on more color as it gets hotter outside. I tend to go for more neutral colors in the winter with the exception of red lips… I mean really who does not love a great red lip in the winter.

I recently bought The Balm’s Hot Mama blush as I had not tried it and had heard some good things about it. My usual go to blush is Nars orgasm. It compliments my fair skin nicely. I have been using Hot Mama now for a couple of weeks and feel it is time to be able to fairly and accurately review the product.

In a couple of words IT ROCKS!!!! It is not to different from Nars orgasm actually. Hot mama is has a tad more peach to it with  shimmer. Hot Mama gives my cheeks a glow that no other blush including Nars orgasm has been able to do. It is very pigmented and I can easily over do it but a slight blending with my trusty Nars Botan Brush quickly and effortlessly solves that issue. If you have never tried this brush you are missing out big time! It is costly but will blend like no other brush you own. It looks like this.

Nars Botan Brush

Nars Botan Brush

This brush will cost you $75.00. I know that is a lot of money for some people to spend on 1 brush but I promise you will not be disappointed. I call it a Kabuki on steroids as the head of this brush is massive. If you are interested in buying it you can get it here..

http://www.narscosmetics.com/artist-tools/brushes/kabuki-brushes/

O.K. back to The Balm’s Hot Mama. This is a beautiful peachy coral blush. It comes housed in a square stiff cardboard case. The magnetic closure is very strong and it does seem secure. I have no worries about traveling with this blush. This is what the pan looks like…

Hot Mama

Hot Mama

And a swatch…

Hot Mama

Swatch of Hot Mama

I really can not say enough good things about this blush. It is all around amazing. I find it superior to Nars orgasm although Nars orgasm is still one of my favorites. If you are interested in buying this blush(and you should) you can pick it here for $20.00 …http://www.thebalm.com/hot-mama.html

This blush is actually an all in one product. Meaning it can be used on the eyes and cheeks. I have yet to try it as a shadow as it just works so well for my cheeks. I will be trying that soon though. I give this blush a 5 out of 5 and say it is a must own. For me this is the perfect summer time blush.

Do not forget I am doing a world-wide giveaway when I hit 1000 followers. Like this post, comment and follow. The faster we get 1000 the quicker you can spend the $50!! i really appreciate the support I have gotten this far and hope to meet a lot of new beauty junkies as time goes by. I would really love comments and feedback. Let me know about what your favorite blush is. How do you like my blog? Are you going to indulge in Hot Mama? I welcome all interactions with other bloggers and look forward to talking to a;; of you. Thanks for reading…`

 

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