Oh My! MAC Retro Matte Lips Collection

Matte lips are totally in for Fall! MAC just released their new Retro Matte collection inspired by Ruby Woo’s formula, but in a rainbow of vivid new colors. 

It’s so refreshing to see bright hues stick around for the fall to add the perfect pop to your pout. I love the color range options from nude to deep berry!

Take a closer look at the collection below!

(L to R: Dangerous, Flat Out Fabulous, and Relentlessly Red)

(L to R: Runway Hit, Steady Going, and Ruby Woo)

(L to R: Fixed on Drama, and All Fired Up)

You can’t own a vivid lipstick without a complimenting lip liner. Each of these eight pro longwear lip liners, are packed with bold pigment to serve as the perfect base for your lipstick to grab onto. 

(L to R: Fashion Boost, High Energy, Anticipation, Shock Value, Staunchly Stylish, Trusted in Red, Dynamo, and More To Love) 

3 tips on rocking a bold matte lip:

1. Before applying your liner or lipstick, use a wax based lip balm to give your lips some moisture and prevent them from cracking or peeling.

2. Always exfoliate your lips before wearing a bold color. Dead skin on your pout is not only unattractive, but it takes away from the makeup statement you want to make.

3. For intense pigment, line and fill in your lips with the lip pencil first. Then apply a coat or two of your lipstick for an added punch. 

Bonus tip: Don’t forget to blot with a tissue to remove any excess product from along the inside of your lips. You don’t want to leave room for any mistake of getting lipstick on your teeth. 

The collection will be in stores September 12th!

Price Tag:

Matte lipstick: $15 each
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $19.50 each

I need “Dangerous” , “Flat Out Fabulous”, and “All Fired Up” to add to my collection asap! Which colors are you anxious to try?

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Launches and Sells Out

Well if you havn’t logged on to purchase your own RiRi Woo lipstick from the Rihanna by MAC collection, it’s already too late. In just three hours, the MAC website will now welcome you with the following message …

Le sigh…yea I just went through it. Three hours too late, and the next shipment won’t be available until June. But in the meantime, to be the first to know when the lipstick finally makes it back in stock, you can sign up for the email list to be notified pronto.

If you haven’t checked out the rest of the goodies from the Rihanna collaboration with MAC, check it out here

Trust me, I WILL be on top of it this next time around! To all you ladies who made a successful transaction before the cut off … I’m hating lol. 

Rihanna Partners With MAC Cosmetics

My bestie girl is making moves lol! Rihanna is just on the heels of releasing her first 120-piece collaborative fashion collection with River Island, and it was only a matter of time before she released her own makeup line with none other than MAC Cosmetics! And all at 25-years-young … what a birthday gift! 

She released a photo today on her Instagram of some of the featured products from the line in celebration of her 25th birthday. (Happy Birthday Rih!) The caption read,

That’s right baby, I’m a #MACgal now! Get into it, package designed and products created from scratch by your truly! Thanks to the EPIC team at #MAC for giving me the opportunity to play and share my favorite sh*t with my fans and yours.

Rihanna is always spotted rocking a hot lipstick color, so I can’t wait to her full collection (she even got her girlfriends involved). The rose gold packaging on the compact and brush…too cute! I need it in my life!

Her first product is a lipstick called “RiRi Woo”, yes, a cute playoff of the popular “Ruby Roo”. The lipstick was created to work with every skin tone and is expected to hit stores around her Diamond Tour around May 4th or 5th. She’ll be selling RiRi Woo at her concerts as well, so bring some extra cash! 

According to Women’s Wear Daily, here is more information on Rihanna’s summer and holiday collections:

The summer collection also include two additional lipsticks, a Lustre Drops shade and a powder blush duo. Fall’s 16 sku’s include four lipsticks, a deeply pigmented Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two multi-shade eye shadow palettes and false lashes. (She likes to wear two pairs at a time.) Holiday will bring another 10 items, including nail polish, a makeup bag and additional lipsticks.

Are you hype about the collection? What pieces do you have your eye on?

Angela Simmons for Fearless Magazine Dolce & Gabbana Classic Creme Lipstick in

Picture Perfect

Angela Simmons posed for a recent cover shoot with Fearless Magazine giving us plenty of sass, a vampy plum lip, and biker attitude. The picture above is my favorite out of the bunch, from the makeup to the spikes and fishnets!

Want her look?

Every woman should embrace a dark lip for the fall, and trust me, there is a shade out there for everyone! My little piece of advice … you don’t always have to follow the trends exactly as they are. Choose something that works for you and still gets the message across. For some of you ladies, this may mean going for a shade that is more cranberry than plum. Now for the rest of you risk takers … go for the goth with confidence and a kick a** attitude!

I listed some great options above from Dolce & Gabbana, Wet & Wild, and MAC that should fit everyone’s price points!

(L to R: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Creme Lipstick in “Lust”, $30 ; Wet & Wild MegaLast Lipstick in “Vamp It Up”, $1.99 ; MAC Lipstick in Rebel, $15)

**Rapper Azealia Banks just created her own dark, eggplant purple MAC lipstick that launches September 6th-20th.**

MAC Expands Its Permanent Polish Collection

If you’re hooked on MAC nail polish, you never have to worry about them running out of your favorite shade again. Limited edition and previous MAC collections can be hard to track down once they are all sold out or no longer in stores.

No worries because MAC is expanding their permanent polish collection from eight to 30 shades! The line will be in MAC and Nordstrom stores on July 5, then released to retailers nationwide in August.

Each nail lacquer is $16.

Photo courtesy of MAC.

MAC Brings Back Discontinued Products

When I read this news, I had to see what MAC was bringing back. There are plenty of MAC products I’ve fallen in love with, just to find out that they won’t be making them anymore :(  But this time MAC is leaving things up to you!

They want you to head over to their MAC Facebook page and vote for the discontinued products you want to see back in stores! You can pick from 18 of the most requested lipsticks, glosses, and eyeshadows from past collections. The top 3 fan pics from each category will be available this July on maccosmetics.com .

The polls close March 30th, so get your vote in if you want your favorite products back ;)

Lipstick Inspiration
One of my gorgeous girlfriends Britney sent me this picture of a new yummy purple lipstick she bought the other day, and I had to post this for my readers. 
-MAC Pro longwear lipcream in “Seasoned Plum” ($17)-MAC Dazzleglass brilliant in “Funtabulous” ($19.50)
I will definitely be going to get this color. It looks beautiful on her for sure :)
**you can check out her dope fashion blog here :) » Box of Candies 

Lipstick Inspiration

One of my gorgeous girlfriends Britney sent me this picture of a new yummy purple lipstick she bought the other day, and I had to post this for my readers. 

-MAC Pro longwear lipcream in “Seasoned Plum” ($17)
-MAC Dazzleglass brilliant in “Funtabulous” ($19.50)

I will definitely be going to get this color. It looks beautiful on her for sure :)

**you can check out her dope fashion blog here :) » Box of Candies