Dope Find: Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix

Calling all makeup artists. There’s a new product on the market and you may want to add it to your kit for the new year. 

The new Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix consist of six shades of liquid pigments that can be mixed with any type of water or oil based product to create your perfect color. This product is unique and innovative. According to the website, the chromatic mix can be used on any part of the body and are adapted to all skin types. The six colors available are white, yellow, blue, red, brown, and black. 

Use these liquid pigments in your existing formula: white to lighten, black or brown to deepen, yellow to brighten, red to warm, and blue to cool.

How to Apply

Mix a small amount of Chromatic Mix with liquid foundation to alter and customize colors. Use oil based chromatic mix with oil or silicone based foundations. Use water based chromatic mix with water based foundations. 

For more information on the Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix, you can visit the website here. Each bottle retails individually at $14.

Rihanna For Balmain [Photos]

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Balmain has never looked better, tapping Rihanna to be their new face in the forthcoming Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. 

The labels creative director Oliver Rousteing describes the rock star at an “icon”, expressing,

"In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world. When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete."

l love that Rousteing chose Rih Rih for the spring campaign. She exudes rock star and has mega sex appeal which is perfectly in line with the Balmain brand. Check out some addition photos below of Rih from the campaign.

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Stylish and sexy. Great campaign!

Campaign Credits:

Photographer: Shot in New York by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Styling: Mel Ottenberg (Rihanna’s personal stylist)
Hair: Yusef
Makeup: Yadim 

Sweater Weather Tag Challenge From XOXO Brosia

Exciting! This is my first tag that I’ve been … well … tagged in on Twitter! Lovely vlogger and jewelry designer, Ambrosia Malbrough (check out her blog here), challenged me to answer her “Sweater Weather” question tag via Twitter.

So here it goes!

Q U E S T I O N S 

1. Favorite candle scent?

Recently I bought this delicious candle from Marshalls. It’s by Sensational Candles, called “Intrepid”. It’s a soy candle packed in a beauty black glass jar. I love it, it’s a citrus and fruity blend.   

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

Coffee hands down. 

3. What’s the best fall memory you have?

I love fall weekends. I can enjoy sleeping in, being lazy, drinking multiple cups of coffee, and watching bridal shows all morning until I decide to get dressed. 

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 

Dark lips all day! Lately black and dark purple have been my go-tos. 

5. Best fragrance for fall?

It’s a tie between my Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Tom Ford Cafe Rose fragrance. Both are so yummy and sexy.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?

Don’t judge me … chitterlings. 

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?

Currently, in Atlanta it’s cold enough for me to want to stay in my bed everyday and skip going outside to play. I miss Austin weather where it’s 70 degrees in the winter. But right now it’s in the 30’s there too, so I will stay where I am at. 

8. Most worn sweater?

Funny because my mother made me throw it away. It was this vintage, cream, wool Dolce & Gabbana cardigan I found at the thrift store. I was in love with it and wore it all the time lol. My mom told me I needed to throw it away because it looked dingy and not vintage. So I did. Toast to our mothers who never steer us wrong!

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

It’s not so much the color as it is a top coat. NYC Matte Me Crazy is a matte top coat you can buy for $2 at the drugstore and it transforms my nails into a dope matte finish. Love it! 

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Football game only if I’m physically at the stadium.

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

Ooooo tough choice. Right now because I’m all for comfort, I would have to say leggings. 

12. Combat boots or Uggs?

Definitely combat boots. I’m about to run my Steve Madden boots into the ground with the way they are looking.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Chai tea is worth the hype.

14. Favorite fall TV show?

Scandal and Shahs of Sunset.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas" :)


Thanks, this was fun Brosia! xoxo

McKenzie Renae Featured on Talking With Tami

I love reading interviews. It’s always been an outlet where I enjoy peering a little deeper into someone else’s life and thoughts. So, I wanted to share this one on one interview I did with fellow Atlanta lifestyle blogger, Tami, from Talking With Tami

We talked about everything from how I got started with my beauty blog, to my favorite designers, why I decided to go natural and more. You can read the interview on her blog here

Thanks again for the interview Tami! 

Enjoy y’all xoxo

NARS Loves Miami Gift Set

For Holiday 2013, NARS debuts a new limited edition gift set, based on the exciting, sensual cities top selling shades.

You can elevate any look with four of their evocative hues (Fathom, Kalahari, Daphne, and Cordura duo), and the brands iconic Orgasm blush (my fav) and Laguna Bronzing Powder. All of this is paired with the cult favorite Orgasm nail polish and lip gloss shades. 

That matte deep violet “Daphne” single shadow is to die for! 

The gift set retails at $75 and is now available to my Miami babes at Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton, Nordstrom (West Palm Beach, Dadeland, Aventura Mall, Boca), and Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour.

Claim It: Winner of the Spy Discord Sunnies!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway for these Spy Discord Sunnies. For my first giveaway, it was so hard to pick a winner! The whole point of the giveaway was to spread awareness of Breast Cancer and what it personally meant to you. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the entries. 

And the selected winner is…..

AISHA!!! 

Please email me at McKenzie@McKenzieRenae.com asap to claim your prize so I can send them your way!

Again, thank you love bugs, and I promise this won’t be the last giveaway!

xoxo