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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette.

if you've ever wanted that lit from within look but didn't know how to get it, you need this palette. It seems everyone needs this palette, or wants it, because the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is hard to get. Yes, it's that good.

The Ambient Lighting Palette is a limited edition palette that features three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder. If you are not familiar with these powder, they are soft focus finishing powders, but not your ordinary finishing powders. These are high tech finishing powders that blur imperfections, soften lines and reflect light in the most beautiful way. Once you try one, you will never want to be without one of theses powders again. Like I said, there are three of these powders in this palette.

Dim Light
This neutral peach beige powder blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion. I dust it over my cheekbones with a large fluffy brush when I have finishes my makeup. I also like to dust a bit on the center of my forehead and my chin to bring a bit of light to those areas of my face as well.

Incandescent Light - limited edition
This opalescent pearl powder brightens the complexion with a celestial glow. I use this on the tops of my cheekbones and right on my brow bone.

Radiant Light
This sun-kissed golden beige powder enhances the complexion with believable, subtle warmth. This is perfect for a light bronze look. Instead of wearing bronzer under my blush, I use this on top of my blush and blend. The look is soft and gorgeous.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette also comes with a travel size Veil Mineral Primer, which will help lock in your makeup look all day.

Look for the Ambient Lighting Palette sells for $58.00 at Sephora and Hourglass Cosmetics. It is currently out of stock in both places, but keep looking. It is worth the wait.


Holiday 2013: RiRi Hearts M·A·C Holiday.

I was excited to see that MAC's holiday collection includes a mini collection that wraps up their collaboration with Rihanna. It includes everything you need for a holiday look and beyond.

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday

RiRi ♥ M·A·C Holiday is the final installment of her creative partnership with M·A·C Cosmetics. RiRi ♥ M·A·C Holiday features the return of RiRi Woo, along with two NEW Lipsticks: Pleasure Bomb and Bad Girl RiRi. Also featuring Nail Lacquer, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Bronzing Powder, the double-ended 217 Blending Brush and the 239 Eye Shader Brush.  This limited-edition collection is encased in exclusive white-pearl packaging with RiRi’s rose-gold detailing.

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow - $44.00

  • Phresh Out
  • 2x Dare

Superslick Eyeliner - $20.50

  • Pisces Persuasion - Shimmery white (Frost)
  • Cockiness - Shimmery rose gold (Frost)

Lipstick - $16.50

  • Pleasure Bomb - Matte fuchsia (Matte)
  • RiRi Woo - Matte cool red (Retro Matte)
  • Bad Girl RiRi - Matte taupey nude (Matte)

Bronzing Powder - $30.00

  • Love, Rihanna - Soft golden brown with gold pearl

Nail Lacquer - $17.50

  • RiRi Woo - Matte cool red (Cream)

Brush - $35.00

  • 217/239SE Double-Ended Brush

RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag - $40.00

The packaging is stunning in white pearl with rose gold detailing. The eye palettes are divine. I have been using Phresh Out, a mix of rose golds to brown from light to dark. I've never met a bronzing powder I didn't love, and Love, Rihanna is gorgeous as well. It imparts a beautiful bronze gold look to the cheeks. It is subtle on it's own and enough on my pale complexion. The makeup bag immediately went into my handbag because it is so chic. It is a quilted bag in a beautiful rose gold. It is the perfect size and very sturdy; it holds everything I need it to as well.

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - Phresh Out Veluxe Pearlfusion ShadowRiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - Phresh Out Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder and Cockiness Superslick EyelinerRiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder and Cockiness Superslick Eyeliner

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - RiRi Woo LipstickRiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - RiRi Woo Lipstick

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - Pleasure Bomb LipstickRiRi Hearts MAC Holiday - Pleasure Bomb Lipstick

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday will be available at all MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.com any day now.


Holiday Gift Guide 2013: QVC Beauty Gifts.

You know one of my favorite places to shop for beauty is at QVC. Not only do they have a great selection of beauty items, they have a great selection of beauty gifts with great prices too. In fact, tomorrow night our weekly We Talk Beauty chat will be all about our favorite beauty QVC gifts. Make sure you come on over to Twitter (make sure you follow me @BeautyBlogger and @Beauty411) and join in using the hashtag #wetalkbeauty and #QVCgifts. QVC is going to be tweeting with us and they are giving away some of our gift picks!

Now onto my favorite QVC beauty gifts of the season!

QVC Beauty Gifts


1. philosophy 3-pc twirl on top collection Item #A331021

2. stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palette Trio Item #A239464

3. First Aid Beauty Holiday Set of 4 Mini Ultra Repair Cream Item #A239523

4. Mally Special Edition Eye Amplifying 5-pc Shadow Liner w/Mascara Item #A236028

5. WEN by Chaz Dean Ultimate 6-piece Gift Set Item #A238236

6. tarte Kiss & Makeup 5-piece Holiday Amazonian Butter Lipsticks Item #A237937

7. Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Cleansing System with philosophy Item #A236818

Shop online at qvc.com.