M•A•C next to nothing | press release 

KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS
• Provides hydration

• Provides instant radiance

 • Features a comfortable, creamy formula

• Nourishes skin

 • Immediately improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles

• Visibly refines skin texture

• Smoothes and softens skin

• Oil-free

• For all skin types

An ultra balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. This sheer tinted cream can be used under or over foundation, or to bring a translucent luminosity to skin. The cushiony, smoothing texture glides over skin, diminishing the look of imperfections and fine lines, while moisturizing and protecting skin. Skin looks immediately retouched!For best results, use with the new 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush or sponge.


An ultra balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. This sheer tinted cream can be used under or over foundation, or to bring a translucent luminosity to skin. The cushiony, smoothing texture glides over skin, diminishing the look of imperfections and fine lines, while moisturizing and protecting skin. Skin looks immediately retouched!For best results, use with the new 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush or sponge. I think of Next to Nothing as almost like a liquid CC or a BB cream. It blurs my pores and covers juuust enough of my freckles to have a place in my arsenal.

Along the MAC family spectrum of sheer foundations, it sits about halfway between Face and Body (which is sheerer and doesn’t blur my pores as well) and MAC Studio Waterweight (which has fuller coverage and a more matte? finish.
If you like Face and Body but wish it was better at blurring pores, you should totes give Next to Nothing a try.

JUST TO KNOW ➡️ Great for dry skin, absolutely amazing for the next to nothing look but NOT full covered maybe add STUDIO FIX powder + powder foundation for that real full effect. 

I think it’s a lovely sheer foundation for minimal coverage. It’s easy to apply with your fingers, but MAC is also releasing a couple of synthetic fan brushes to go with the collection. Either way, you won’t have to do intense blending.

I like it a lot and highly recommend it if you just want to even out your skin tone and slightly blur your pores.
If, however, you want full-on glam and opaque coverage, this won’t do it for you. And it might lean orange and settle into your fine lines, depending on your skin.

There are also two brushes in the collection — the 141 Synthetic Face Fan Brush (the one with shorter bristles) for $35, and the 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush for $24.

I like the 141 for the foundation and the 140 for the powders, but you can also use your fingers for the foundation and a regular face brush for the powders.
The brushes do make it a little easier to create elegant, natural coverage that looks super blended, but the difference between using them and just using my fingers doesn’t blow my mind. If you’re crushing hard on the products, though, the brushes might be worth the investment.

The collection also includes a line of pressed powders called the Next to Nothing Pressed Powders, available in nine shades for $27 each.

I’ve tried them in Medium, which, granted, is probably a little light for my skin tone, but from that I think I can still say that I prefer MAC Mineralize Skinfinish.
These have an almost creamy consistency, which I love, and they don’t make my dry spots look drier or break up as the day goes on, but I think they also look a little more obvious on the skin than Mineralize Skinfinish.

FULL DESCRIPTION

A creamy, lightweight formula that boasts long-lasting, high comfort wear. The silky-soft texture features micro-light boosters that guarantee the look of healthy radiance – no filters needed! The result is a soft-focused glow. Offering sheer to medium buildable coverage and a natural luminous finish.

KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS

• Refines skin texture

• Provides instant radiance

• Provides stay-true colour

• Long-wearing

• Controls oil

• Oil-Free

• Non-Drying 

PRO TIP ➡️ #141 face brush is a major investment in this line. 

⬇️05/19/2017⬇️


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PR UNBOXING ➡️ URBAN DECAY | rehab skin care 

“You can’t get enough of our long-lasting products, but how the hell do you take them off..?”

So I’m quite sure what I think when a clear cosmetic comoany tries on the skin care market – I know you’re thinking there is TARTE who came out with skin care but if you look at the company plan it always there – unlike Urban Decay. All of the prestige brands also are out from this because most of them started with skin “fundamentalism” care and moved onto makeup. 

Now now now – does it work? Calm down! Can I at least introduce the line up and what they claim to do! I will say I have tried one of the products VERY similar to someone TARTE has out and I have to say that they are pretty much almost the same but, will get there.. at the end of the product descriptions and my opinions I’m going to ask the question “DOES IT WORK?” and use it tonight so take a look back tomorrow. 

MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER DISSOLVING SPRAY 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Pencils!), this dissolving spray is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave skin clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue.

Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray mists on weightlessly and starts working on contact to instantly dissolve our long-lasting products in one swipe—no rubbing or tugging on delicate skin. Wait until you see how well this spray works; it easily takes everything off, including waterproof mascara. Our super-effective, anhydrous, filler-free formula contains only three ingredients, including conditioning vitamin E.

DOES IT WORK? I will add I have had some issues with the spray and the cap of this profuct right from the get go which isn’t good, instead of a full face mist it sprays very very chunky. But overall this products claims and true and yes it does work to dissolve makeup and with one damp towel whip, it takes off all your makeup. 

MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER – lip oil stick 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil!), this lip oil stick is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave lips clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue. Our oil-based formula helps break down waterproof lipstick easily. And because we used a gelled oil system, the feel is silky, not oily. Our conditioning, wax-free formula contains vitamin E and ceramides to replenish lips. Lip Oil Stick is so moisturizing you can even use it as a balm.  


DOES IT WORK? Nope. Not at all. If you enjoy the put on take off, repeat x 20. There is products out there that will take off your lips even the hardest to take off products in one swipe. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP

Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love is a super-luxe, moisturizing balm that hydrates and soothes dry lips, so they’re soft, smooth and practically irresistible.
Replenish overworked lips and get them ready for action again. Our whipped, oil-based formula really hugs lips to seal in moisture, leaving them dangerously kissable. And Lip Love has a bouncy, smooth, comfortable texture that feels great on your lips.
In a clinical study, immediately after use:
96% of participants said that the condition of their lips had improved.

98% said that Lip Love moisturized their lips and made them feel smoother.

100% said their lips felt softer.


DOES IT WORK? As a expensive Chapstick he’ll yeah, plus the package edgy so I wouldn’t mind keeping in it my pocket. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – pretty gritty skin polish

Dull, dry skin interfering with your makeup application? Smooth and brighten your complexion with Rehab Makeup Prep Pretty Gritty Skin Polish. Gentle enough for everyday use (yet crazy effective!), this skin-polishing powder exfoliates as it cleanses. Refine your complexion and get prepped, smoothed and ready for the perfect application.


DOES IT WORK? Yes it does – but come on it’s an exfoliating product of course it works, for everyday use? No no no you will end up with small bumps that don’t pop and with the right overnight treatment should be gone by morning. 

PRO TIP ➡️ Fine ground sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice works as one of the best exfoliaters I’ve ever used. The acid in the lemon helps to prop the skin to reproduce new skin cells while the sugar lightly takes away the old dead skin cells. 


MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER – cleansing stick 

(LOVE these types of products PERFECT for travel so so so happy more companies are coming out with different versions check out my post on TARTE) 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Pencils!), Cleansing Oil Stick is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave skin clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue.

This three-phase, oil-based remover transforms from a balm to liquid oil to microfoam, gently dissolving even the most stubborn makeup. The stick format is portable and travel-friendly—no leaks, no risk of TSA confiscation. We laced the luxurious oil formula with turmeric root extract, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E to leave skin feeling soft, clean and makeup-free. (And Cleansing Oil Stick smells as great as it works!)
PRO TIP ➡️ Apply directly on dry skin and massage gently until product melts into a liquid form. Splash with water, massage a little more to lather, then rinse off. While this product is safe for use around the eyes, everybody’s skin is different. If irritation occurs, avoid the eye area.


DOES IT WORK? yes, it works quite good but the fragrance is a little bit to much for me. I might keep it in a travel bag. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – Pore Refining Peel 

Problem pores? We’ve got the solution. Rehab Makeup Prep Pore Refining Peel is like a vacuum for your pores. This easy-to-use, peel-off mask immediately draws out impurities—leaving pores visibly cleaner, more refined and smaller-looking. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, our allergy-tested Pore Refining Peel works on all complexion types. And we laced this formula with a blend of nine skin-nourishing plant extracts, including sugarcane extract, Irish moss, common St. John’s wort, burdock root extract, peppermint extract and lemon balm.


DOES IT WORK? Omg yes, yes it does I’m so so so excited about this product – it uses guess guess LEMON JUICE imagine that. Scroll up to my pro tip. 

And lastly and most sceptical

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – Hot Springs Hydrating Gel 

Looking for a product that will infuse your skin with intense moisture without feeling greasy? Hydrate, balance and energize your complexion post-cleansing with Rehab Makeup Prep Hot Springs Hydrating Gel.

Made for prepping skin for makeup, this benefit-packed gel has an ultra-lightweight, watery feel. Unlike a traditional moisturizer that creates a slippery surface for makeup, Hot Springs Hydrating Gel absorbs quickly to leave skin looking plump and healthy. Water from hot springs is rich in skin-nourishing minerals. The encapsulated water in the gel (sourced from a 1,000-year-old hot spring in Japan) bursts on contact, creating a cooling effect. Because the water in this formula is also hypotonic (meaning a pure form of water), it penetrates the skin’s barrier well and becomes absorbed more easily. The result? Instant hydration that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, never greasy. And Hot Springs Hydrating Gel is low alkaline. Perfect for everyday use, the light gel formula leaves skin feeling soft (not oily!), significantly more hydrated and ready for the perfect foundation application. EVERY skin type needs moisture to even out the surface texture—including oily skin. Hydration plumps and smoothes skin so makeup goes on better and more evenly. And using Hot Springs Hydrating Gel before you apply takes care of dry spots that can make makeup look flaky on the skin.

DOES IT WORK? Yes and no – I mean the claim to it are a little crazy I went to sleep at 11pm and it’s 4:07am while I’m blogging this and I do not see any changes in my skin. Sadly. 

Urban Decay needs to step it up with a lot of the launches coming out in 2017 or the will suffer a little. I never really loved UD I mean unless it’s the ALL NIGHTER setting spray which i use everyday. 

⬇️05/19/2017⬇️


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