Topshop Las Vegas: First look

I got a chance to check out the new Topshop store before it opened to the public today.  A lot of glitter, gems and bright colors, just like Vegas! In fact there are literally dozens of items exclusive to Las Vegas including nail polish, beaded tops, playing card headbands and more.  They have a small makeup section with a special Las Vegas purple glitter nail polish. Stop in this weekend to get a mini makeover and then take your picture in the Gold photo booth. Kelly Cardenas Salon will be giving free services all weekend along with other opening activities. All the fun begins March 8 at 4:00 pm.!

Why I am trading MAC for Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever Iridescent Eyeshadow in Yellow Gold (10)

I have been using MAC products since they day they appeared. Even when my favorite color was discontinued I kept loyal. When Sephora partnered with Make Up For Ever and created the studio boutiques, I decided to give them a try.

First I traded in my Studio Fix powder Foundation for Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Foundation. Make Up For Ever’s formula had a better color match to my skin, but it is more expensive, $32 for .35 oz. vs. $26 for .52 oz..

Make Up For Ever eyeshadow is great. It comes in high pigment, bright colors that layers and blends easily. Yellow Gold (right) can be a subtle yellow or a deep gold. The price seems high at $19, but you double that of a MAC shadow that costs $14.50.

Make Up For Ever was created by artist Danny Sans in Paris, France, where it is still made. It was  designed so the actors and models in Paris could apply it themselves. Visit the Make Up For Ever Boutique in the Venetian and choose from their menu of services, eyes, face, lashes. A lesson and color match is free with purchase. You can even stop by before a night out and get one of over 70 lashes applied.

MAC has been focusing on selling new collections (like their parent company Estee’ Lauder) instead of creating great looks for their clients. Give Make Up For Ever a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Rain Cosmetics launches new glosses

A great value right now at $18, and buy one get one free. Just become a fan at Rain’s Facebook page and get the promo code. If you are not in Las Vegas (or even if you are) – take advantage of the free shipping too!