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M.A.C x Taraji P. Henson! OMG!

So M.A.C. decided to drop a virtual bomb on us and announced their next upcoming celebrity collaboration!

MAC Taraji

OMG! LOOK AT THAT IMAGE!

I immediately wished that M.A.C. still made their promo postcards that became collector’s items.  As a matter of fact, I want a poster of this. This is so amazing in many ways! First of all, beauty companies usually rely on the 20 somethings to sell makeup. Second of all, this is a black, chocolate woman! Even though M.A.C. has been a trailblazer when it comes to  using diversity in their ad campaigns. Third, this is Taraji aka Cookie Lyon! She is so fabulous that I can’t take it. I am ready for the black girl magic!

This collection will be released in select areas on September 6 online and September 8 in the US and internationally later on in September.  It’s a small collection, but I hope this does well (which I know it is going to as every black girl and Empire fan has been freaking out ever since they announced).  I hope this will encourage the powers that be at M.A.C. to bring out an entire colour collection.

M.A.C x Taraji: THE DETAILS

MAC Taraji collection

Image via Harper’s Bazaar and MAC

There is a mascara, two Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Taraji Glow and Highlight The Truth, Lipstick in Strip Me Down, Penultimate Eye Liner and the 187 duo fibre brush.

I have not bought anything from a M.A.C. limited edition collection in more than a year, but I have my eyes on the lipstick and one of the Mineralized Skinfinishes Natural.  Please check the M.A.C. website for more information.

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2015…in review

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Oh, how are you all going?

I am still recovering from Carnival. I got the opportunity to go home this year to experience Carnival. And I had a blast! It was great to step out of my normal routine and reacquaint myself with the splendor of Carnival!

I also did a few makeup looks for mas on Carnival Tuesday! It was fun working on a different style of makeup. Primarily, I used the Mehron Precious Gems Powder mixed with M.A.C. water-based Mixing Medium on the lids as the colour, Mehron Ad Gem as the glue to adhere the gemstones and OCC Lip Tar on the lips.

Makeup by me!

 

Makeup by me!

 

So here are some pictures of the colour, the feting, the parading and the jouvaying!

Big up to Dirty Dozen J’ouvert! Epic year! We did it big!!

Anyone else did Carnival this year?

Moko Jumbies! I love seeing children playing traditional mas!

 

Fancy sailor mas

 

Dame Lorraines

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Battle of the Retro Mattes! M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo vs. RiRi Woo

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So……I’m not a fan of Rihanna…at all, BUT when I heard that she agreed to a multi collection deal with M.A.C. that started with the creation of a customized shade of lipstick in the Retro Matte finish, ah went bazodee!

The Retro Matte finish is the SINGLE BEST FINISH FOR A LIPSTICK EVA!  Ruby Woo is my favourite lipstick and is my go-to with a high bun. So this shade is supposed to be what Rihanna wears on tour, a blue-based red, that’s universal on all skintones.  Last week, M.A.C. released it online and it sold out in 3 hours…..yup, I was one of those waiting on that virtual line! There is no special packaging  (I thought at least the box would have something on it), but engraved on the lipstick, was RiRi’s signature.

MAC RiRi Woo (retro matte)

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Quick swatch: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Shape The Future

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Extra Dimension SF in Shape The Future

I have been loving this right now.  A sort of in-between pre-summer skin enhancer.  Really nice, smooth texture, not too glittery.  One part is a cool-toned champagne colour, that I have also used as an eye shadow.  The other side is a brick/coral colour with a silver sheen. Really pretty as a blush for medium to dark skin. But works for everyone…:)

If you can still find it, I would check it out!

Laters!

FTC Disclosure: This product was purchase by me, Noire Tropical Beauty.  All opinions expressed are 100% hones, and my own.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.

NOTD: Playing with grays…

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Did an alternating manicure using a crème and PixieDust.

M.A.C. Hello Kitty Nail Polish in On The Prowl (light gray crème)

Zoya PixieDust in London (a light gray textured matte)

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