MAC’s Marilyn Monroe 2012 Collection

It’s about time someone did a collection dedicated to Ms. Monroe, and I couldn’t think of a better brand than MAC to actually do it!  Check out the fall 2012 collection below!
While of course I like it (mostly because I love Marilyn), I don’t think I’ll be purchasing as much of this as I will be the NARS Andy Warhol collection.  Howeverrrr, I absolutely love the packaging, I like the blush, and I’m sure I’ll pick up a polish, but for some reason I don’t feel like OMG I NEED ALL THIS RIGHT NOW, like I usually do.  What do you think?

Summer Favorites

Now that summer is in full swing, I think I’ve found some new favorite summer products that I know I’ll be using nonstop for the next couple of months.  All links are included under the pictures enjoy!

I love love love tarte’s Lipsurgence Natural Lip Stain in ‘Peaceful’.  I got this in my Birchbox, April’s box I think, and I’ve been using it nonstop since I’ve gotten home from school.  This color is perfect on top of your lip balm- I know it looks a little dark in the picture, but it’s very natural looking on the lip, and is perfect for wanting a little color, but not too much on a hot summer day.  I love the way this product applies, and even though it’s called ‘lip stain’ it is non-drying, which is important for the summer, and it’ll last a super long time, no need to keep reapplying!

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MAC Prep and Prime


I’ve been using MAC’s Prep and Prime Translucent Finishing Powder for about a year, and I’m loving it!  You use this powder when setting your makeup..it reduces shininess and gives a nice overall finish to your look.  It basically just seals everything in so your makeup doesn’t crease, move, etc.
This product is perfect with anyone who has oilier skin…it seriously reduces shine which is why I’m so obsessed with it.  Another reason why I love it…it disappears and blends perfectly in with any skin tone and any amount of makeup.  You don’t have to worry about it leaving a white finish or spots…as long as you blend it it’ll be unnoticeable!  
 It has a super fine texture which allows it to blend easily and not be noticeable whether or not you have fine lines, large pores, etc.  Andddd, it’ll make your skin feel super silky.  However, I did read in some places that if you have dry skin this may not be the product for you since the purpose is to control shine, which therefore may dehydrate the skin slightly.
Added bonus…if you feel like going bare-faced you can just put on some moisturizer and then apply this over it.  It’ll give you a fresh and super natural look!
You can order this online, or buy it at any MAC store or department store location!