MAC Cosmetics Blue Nectar and Fashion Pack Lipstick Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

Hey, Everyone! I’m sure you’ve seen photos of the new Blue Nectar and Fashion Pack lipsticks swirling around on the internets, or even here on Being Melody. Today I’m sharing with you swatches of lipsticks from both collections. For one of the collections, I only have one lipstick to show you, so I decided to put it all together to create one post of fantabulous swatches! Blue Nectar is a collection ripe with 9 Limited Edition shades and three repromotes. This collection has already launched on the MAC Cosmetics website so don’t delay. Fashion Pack, which I’ve shared with you… View Post

Nine Must Have M.A.C Neutral Eyeshadows for Women of Color

Even though summer is like right around the corner, I’m probably going to be rocking neutral eyeshadows. It could be my age talking, but I am so drawn to neutral shades that can be both profession and fun depending on how you wear them. There are a gazillion neutral palettes on the market, but my go-to neutral palette is one I put together myself with eyeshadows from MAC Cosmetics.   The key to putting together a great eyeshadow palette is to make sure you have great versatile colors that are going to help you create the maximum amount of looks. Every… View Post

MAC Fashion Pack Collection

If you consider yourself royalty, and you love jewel tones, then you’re going to love the MAC Fashion Pack Collection. With gorgeous shades of fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight this collection is sure to live up to your every desire. The collection launches June 23rd at all MAC locations.  Fluid Line Pen: $22.00 Privat: sea green Inedibly Blue: Deep navy blue Eyeshadow x9 $32.00     Lipstick $17.00  

How to Wear SunScreen with Makeup and Still look Flawless.

We all want to still look our best during the summer, but let’s be honest, heavy makeup and hot humid temperatures just don’t go together. While you can probably skip on the full coverage foundation and all that extra strobing and baking the one thing you can’t skip out on is sunscreen.  Let’s be honest, most of us start out in the morning with no intentions on wearing sunscreen and the only time we apply it is when it’s found stealthily concealed in our moisturizer or foundation product.  So you don’t want to wear sunscreen, but listen, it’s super important… View Post

My Faves from the Estée Edit by Estée Lauder

I’ve always been a fan of Estée Lauder, here’s a little secret, I used to work their counter a long time ago. Not too many people pay attention to this line as they think it’s for the “older” crowd, but trust me there are some gems to be had! A few weeks ago Estée Lauder launched the Estée Edit, which is a line geared towards millennials. The Estée Edit though by Estée Lauder can only be found exclusively at Sephora. When I first heard of this line, I was super drawn to the packaging. It’s a mix of clean and… View Post

Nars 413 BLKR Cheek and Lip Palette

If you follow me on Snap Chat (@Being_Melody) then you probably saw that on my last trip I brought a few Nars Palettes with me. I love their palettes as I can get all my faves in one place without having to worry about forgetting anything. Nars is blessing us with a new addition to the 413 BLKR collection in the form of a cheek and lip palette (NARS 413 BLKR Cheek and Lip Palette).   Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, Founder and Creative Director François Nars draws inspiration from the fast-paced… View Post

NARS Long Hot Summer Collection

Nars is always coming out with great colorful must-have collections for summer.  I shared items from the Nars 2016 Summer Color Collection a few weeks back which were all, in my opinion, pieces that NEEDED to be in your collection so this time I’m excited to share with you the Long Hot Summer Collection which is a limited edition collection created exclusively for NARS Boutiques.  Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette, $65 Long Hot Summer I – Shimmering cream Long Hot Summer II – Bronze taupe Bellissima II – Matte grey brown Long Hot Summer III – Shimmering copper Long Hot Summer IV -Shimmering warm brown Bengali – Rich chocolate… View Post