Friday, November 2, 2018

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick and an Effortless Fall Look

*MAC Powder Kiss
Happy November! Today's post is dedicated to a refreshingly innovative new lipstick release. *MAC Powder Kiss has a color-saturated cushiony texture that glides on like velvet and  dries down to a lush, powdery finish. It's fresh and intriguing and wears like a dream! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches of all shades and a full beauty look with some of my favorite hues from the lineup as well as the Bottom Line...

*MAC Powder Kiss (also available at Bloomingdales)
I've been experimenting with the *MAC Powder Kiss (also available at Bloomingdales) for the past month and am very impressed with the fascinating nature of this lipstick. Although the sueded effect is unmistakable, the actual formula feels bouncy and moisturizing rather than dry and matte. 

The pigment can be built to full opacity in a coat or two and it wears evenly and comfortably for 3-4 hours before I feel the need to touch up. The resulting blurred effect lends to a full and plush pout that diffuses light and color in the most interesting of ways. 

The *MAC Powder Kiss comes in 16 shades in a balanced range of nudes, pinks, corals and reds...continue scrolling for swatches of every hue in the lineup as well as four of my favorites in action!  

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Swatches of *MAC Powder Kiss in direct sunlight. 
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Swatches of *MAC Powder Kiss in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom

What it does: Delivering a romantic blur of soft-focus color, this weightless, moisture-matte lipstick was developed to replicate a backstage technique: blending out edges of matte lipstick for a hazy effect. Its groundbreaking formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that condition and hydrate lips. The result is the zero-shine look of a matte lipstick with the cushiony, lightweight feel of a balm.

How to use: Gently buff away dry and flaky skin for soft and smooth lips. For ultimate smoothness and moisture, prime the entire lip and lip edges. Apply the lipstick directly to lips to achieve an effortless blurred look.


The full look. 
// THE FULL LOOK // The theme of this look is "effortless." From formula to wear time, everything in this little menagerie applies easily and lasts for hours on end. 
  • *LAWLESS Woke Up Like This Foundation in Sahara (also available at Neiman Marcus and all shades swatched and reviewed HERE): This clean foundation yields immediate medium coverage that is buildable to full in mere seconds while still looking like a second skin. The demi-matte finish takes on a dewy glow after awhile, for skin that looks natural yet perfected. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Medium/Dark (also available at Beautylish): Every time I wear this particular bronzer (which is frequently, I might add), someone asks me the details! The deep brown works well to contour and add warmth and the glowing persimmon highlighter acts as a blush on my medium, olive-toned skin. I never want to be without this breezy and effective duo! 
  • *Decorte Dip in Glow (reviewed HERE): I forgot how much I adore this colorless pearl cream illuminator...applied to the high points of the face, it lends a glorious glow that works well with all complexions. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
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Swatches of four of my favorite *MAC Powder Kiss shades in afternoon sunlight. 
Swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Palette of Pops in Supersonic Girl in direct sunlight. 


The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Striped button-down: Clean, classic and easy, this particular style gets plenty of wear all year long. 
  • Reformation cutoff shorts: I will be wearing these with tights come cooler weather...they fit like a glove while remaining entirely comfortable. 
  • Gold hoops: Always on my ears. So simple. 






Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the gorgeous and innovative *MAC Powder Kiss (also available at Bloomingdales) as well as a complete on-location look. Will you be trying the formula? Which shade speaks to you? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including my picks for the Sephora Beauty Insider event, a fresh video tutorial and a host of fresh launches, including a stunning round of holiday releases. 


xx and hope to see some of you at my Clé de Beauté event at Nordstrom at the Grove in LA this weekend (11/3 only!)...will keep an eye out for you!

--The Beauty Professor 

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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