Best of 2013: Blush

Okay picking out my favorite blushes of 2013 was a no brainer! This year was definitely focused on natural looks. I spent most of the year rushing from one job to the next (or waking up at crack of dawn) so I always reached for blushes that looked natural and added glamour to my bare face.

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Fancie’s Faves

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Last month really brought the heat here in Michigan and in the makeup world! I hauled my butt off last month and fell for some pretty amazing products! All of my faves are pretty new to my collection but I’ve definitely come across some staples. Check it out!

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Fancie’s Faves

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Last month really brought the heat here in Michigan and in the makeup world! I hauled my butt off last month and fell for some pretty amazing products! All of my faves are pretty new to my collection but I’ve definitely come across some staples. Check it out!

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<li>MAC Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid – This stuff is amazing! Who needs a bronzer when you have an amazing all over illuminator?> I’ve used this liquid gold with liquid and powder foundation as well as alone for a highlighter. I wish I would have gotten two!</li>
<li>MAC Ripe for Love blush – I haven’t really bothered with blush in a while but I found myself reaching for this blush all the time. It’s the perfect peach blush! Not too pink. Not too orange. Just right! I love that MAC finally came out with a peach blush that’s brown girl friendly. It looks so warm and natural!</li>
<li>MAC RiRi Boy lipstick – I just love this lipstick! It’s a beautiful lavender matte lipstick that looks flattering on everyone. RiRi boy is beautiful alone but I love pairing it with pink and purple liners to spice it up a bit. I love it so much I bought a backup! </li>
<li>Dior Color Reviving Lip Glow balm – You guys already know I love this balm! I’ve raved about it before (check out my <a href=”http://fancieland.com/2013/06/dior-addict-lip-glow-color-reviver-balm-review/&#8221; target=”_blank”>review</a>!) but I don’t mind doing it again. It’s very moisturizing and gives me a nice subtle pink glow. It makes all of my lipsticks much more wearable.</li>
<li>MAC Heaux lipstick – Like RiRi Boy I also purchased a backup of Heaux because the formula is truly amazing. Heaux is a deep berry red shade that makes me feel super sexy and grown up. I’m not usually a fan of red lipstick but I just can’t stop wearing it!</li>
<li>MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfisnih – This stuff is gold! It looks so natural and flawless! I wear it as a finishing powder sometimes but I mostly use it alone with my beauty blender. I love how I can just toss it on and it evens out and brightens my face. It’s a must have!</li>
<li>MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinifinish – Bronzer heaven! This is definitely one of my favorite highlighters. It has a soft gold and a deep bronze side that looks great blended or alone. It gives the most beautiful glow without looking super sparkly.</li>

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MAC Temperature Rising Haul

I really hate that I’ve been so busy! I’ve been waiting to rave about the MAC Temperature Rising collection for what seems like an eternity! A lot of items may be a little difficult to track down since it’s been out for over a week (and limited edition) but I just couldn’t keep the excitement to myself. I have fallen in LOVE with EVERYTHING!

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MAC Temperature Rising Haul

I really hate that I’ve been so busy! I’ve been waiting to rave about the MAC Temperature Rising collection for what seems like an eternity! A lot of items may be a little difficult to track down since it’s been out for over a week (and limited edition) but I just couldn’t keep the excitement to myself. I have fallen in LOVE with EVERYTHING!

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MAC Temperature Rising Collection Sneak Peek

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MAC has been quite the busy bee this year! After churning out Fashion Sets, Baking Beauties, In Extra Dimension AND The Return of Marilyn in just 2 months I’m completely in awe! I’m not sure if I (or my wallet) can keep up with all these new goodies coming my way! Summer is right around the corner and MAC is bringing some serious heat with their new Temperature Rising limited edition collection.  It’s a pretty big collection with 4 eye pencils, 2 eyeshadow quads, 4 lipsticks, 4 lip glass, 4 bronzers, a bronzing oil and a strobe liquid. I was considering skipping this collection but it’s turning out to be a pretty big haul because everything is so pretty! Here’s a rundown of everything:

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Altered Beige Creamy yellow beige (Lustre)
  • Feel My Pulse Vivid magenta violet (Cremesheen)
  • Sheer Seduction Super dazzle bronze (Dazzle)
  • Caliente Super dazzle violet (Dazzle)

Lipglass ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Liquid Passion Creamy nude
  • Soft Serenade Mid-tone neutral pink with pearl
  • Rhythm Vivid magenta violet with pearl
  • Underdressed Bronze plum with multidimensional pearls

Powerchrome Eye Pencil ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Rich Glance Light gold
  • Copper Strip Frosty mid-tone copper
  • Life’s Luxury Deep bronze brown
  • Polished Jet Charcoal with pearl

Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Bare My Soul Frosted gold (Lustre)
  • When in Rio Deep green with copper pearl (Frost)
  • Friendly Deep bronze chocolate (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Romantico Light taupe bronze (Veluxe Pearl)

Temperature Rising Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Circus/Performance Art Frosted gold mauve (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Swelter Mid-tone grey violet (Frost)
  • Temperature Rising Light warm tanned peach (Lustre)
  • Beauty Marked Charcoal black with red pearl (Velvet)

Powder Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Ripe for Love Mid-tone peach (Satin)
  • Hot Nights Mid-tone berry pink (Frost)

Nail Lacquer ($18.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scorching Haute Super glitter magenta (Frost)
  • Tropical Super glitter bronze (Frost)

Bronzing Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden Finely spun gold with soft pearl finish

Pro Longwear Bronzer ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

  • Nude on Board Bronzy yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped Dirty red tone

Strobe Liquid ($31.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)

  • Golden Elixir Golden shimmer

Bronzing Oil ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN)

  • 167SE Face Blender

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From left to right: Hot Nights blush, Ripe for Love blush, Caliente lipstick, Feel My Pulse lipstick, Altered Beige lipstick and Sheer Seduction lipstick

I was recently hired into Nordstrom’s cosmetics department so I got a chance to sneak a peek at the display! I wasn’t allowed to take pics of the display because it was still in storage (BOOO!) but I did manage to get some swatches for you ladies! This mega collection was much too big to swatch everything so I just focused on the blushes and lipsticks. All of them are beautiful but I like Ripe for Love, Sheer Seduction and Altered Beige the most. Of course, I would LOVE to get my hands on Feel My Pulse but it looks soooo super close to Seductive Intent from the Taste Temptation collection. Not to mention I also have my heart set on picking up a Refined Golden bronzer, Liquid Passion lip glass, Man Rays bronzing oil and Golden Elixir strobe liquid. Such a big haul! Temperature Rising is already available online but a few items are sold out already. Luckily, this collection will be released in stores next Wednesday, May 22, at all MAC locations! Will MAC get your Temperature Rising next week??

MAC Temperature Rising Collection Sneak Peek

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MAC has been quite the busy bee this year! After churning out Fashion Sets, Baking Beauties, In Extra Dimension AND The Return of Marilyn in just 2 months I’m completely in awe! I’m not sure if I (or my wallet) can keep up with all these new goodies coming my way! Summer is right around the corner and MAC is bringing some serious heat with their new Temperature Rising limited edition collection.  It’s a pretty big collection with 4 eye pencils, 2 eyeshadow quads, 4 lipsticks, 4 lip glass, 4 bronzers, a bronzing oil and a strobe liquid. I was considering skipping this collection but it’s turning out to be a pretty big haul because everything is so pretty! Here’s a rundown of everything:

 

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Altered Beige Creamy yellow beige (Lustre)
  • Feel My Pulse Vivid magenta violet (Cremesheen)
  • Sheer Seduction Super dazzle bronze (Dazzle)
  • Caliente Super dazzle violet (Dazzle)

Lipglass ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Liquid Passion Creamy nude
  • Soft Serenade Mid-tone neutral pink with pearl
  • Rhythm Vivid magenta violet with pearl
  • Underdressed Bronze plum with multidimensional pearls

Powerchrome Eye Pencil ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Rich Glance Light gold
  • Copper Strip Frosty mid-tone copper
  • Life’s Luxury Deep bronze brown
  • Polished Jet Charcoal with pearl

Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Bare My Soul Frosted gold (Lustre)
  • When in Rio Deep green with copper pearl (Frost)
  • Friendly Deep bronze chocolate (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Romantico Light taupe bronze (Veluxe Pearl)

Temperature Rising Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Circus/Performance Art Frosted gold mauve (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Swelter Mid-tone grey violet (Frost)
  • Temperature Rising Light warm tanned peach (Lustre)
  • Beauty Marked Charcoal black with red pearl (Velvet)

Powder Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Ripe for Love Mid-tone peach (Satin)
  • Hot Nights Mid-tone berry pink (Frost)

Nail Lacquer ($18.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scorching Haute Super glitter magenta (Frost)
  • Tropical Super glitter bronze (Frost)

Bronzing Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden Finely spun gold with soft pearl finish

Pro Longwear Bronzer ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

  • Nude on Board Bronzy yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped Dirty red tone

Strobe Liquid ($31.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)

  • Golden Elixir Golden shimmer

Bronzing Oil ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN)

  • 167SE Face Blender

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From left to right: Hot Nights blush, Ripe for Love blush, Caliente lipstick, Feel My Pulse lipstick, Altered Beige lipstick and Sheer Seduction lipstick

I was recently hired into Nordstrom’s cosmetics department so I got a chance to sneak a peek at the display! I wasn’t allowed to take pics of the display because it was still in storage (BOOO!) but I did manage to get some swatches for you ladies! This mega collection was much too big to swatch everything so I just focused on the blushes and lipsticks. All of them are beautiful but I like Ripe for Love, Sheer Seduction and Altered Beige the most. Of course, I would LOVE to get my hands on Feel My Pulse but it looks soooo super close to Seductive Intent from the Taste Temptation collection. Not to mention I also have my heart set on picking up a Refined Golden bronzer, Liquid Passion lip glass, Man Rays bronzing oil and Golden Elixir strobe liquid. Such a big haul! Temperature Rising is already available online but a few items are sold out already. Luckily, this collection will be released in stores next Wednesday, May 22, at all MAC locations! Will MAC get your Temperature Rising next week??