I’m just going to let the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette speak for itself:

Wow, right? 
Estee Lauder is sure changing I have to say! I used to think it was more of an old lady makeup line, but not anymore!
The Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette is a great palette for fall-pretty different from anything out there I think. It comes with 5 shadows-a black, a shimmery taupe, an almost navy, a teal and a very pale white with some reflective glitter in it. The shadows in the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette go on smoothly and are deeply pigmented.
You can do a great smoky blue look for evening, but you can also wear the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette during the day with the taupe colour in the crease to tone the blue down and make it more wearable. Even though I have blue eyes I love wearing blue eyeshadow. I find as long as I ground the blue with some taupe or brown the colours actually make my eyes look even bluer. The Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette is a great palette for you blue eyeshadow lovers out there!
I can hardly wait to wear the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette when the weather gets cooler, although  that teal colour still says summer to me. 
Whatever Estee Lauder is doing, I hope they keep on doing it! 
Now all I need to go with the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette are some Blue Suede Shoes… 🙂

As promised here’s the rest of my MAC Pro Store Haul from Vancouver!

I got 2 eyeshadows:

                                                     Vellum                              Coppering

Vellum is a pro colour. It’s a white eyeshadow with a violet/pink  duochrome. Coppering is a very shiny orange copper eyeshadow that’s a big fall 2010 trend.
I also got my first blush palette!! Of course I had to start to fill it, so I got three blushes:
Cantaloupe       Salsa Rose      Rhubarb   

They look a bit scary, but you need so little on your brush and they blend like a dream and give you a beautiful flush on the cheeks. I’m very happy with these new blushes.
The MAC pro store was great fun to say the least. If you ever get a chance to visit one I highly recommend it. The staff is so great at showing you products you’ve never seen before and are very knowledgeable and helpful. 

NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep is a new targeted primer that’s meant to be used on trouble spots like large pores, fine lines and rough spots. It contains microcrystalline waxes and anti-caking agents to create a temporary barrier and give you smoother skin. It also contains Vitamin E and some silica to absorb oil.

I bought NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep to cover enlarged pores on my nose. It applies very smoothly and does a good job of filling in the pores. You can use this over your makeup too, but I like it better under my foundation. My foundation went on smoothly and didn’t gum up over the NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep.  I do put it on fine lines around my eyes after my makeup and I really liked the results there. It also does a great job controlling oil and keeps my nose matte all day.

NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep is a winner for me.

I didn’t check out MAC’s Dare to Wear collection until recently. It didn’t really interest me very much because the colours are so in your face and bright. But while on vacation I happened to visit the MAC Pro Store in Vancouver. The MAC Pro Store is the best-they have absolutely everything there. There are colours and items that are only available at the Pro Store. I had a fantastic time there!

The Dare To Wear Lipglasses are the stand out product from the Dare To Wear Collection. They are bold, super pigmented and have a holographic pearl shine to them. These are lip glosses that pack a punch!

The two colours I got were Gimme That which is a bright fuschia pink with a pink pearl and Dare To Dare which is a blue based pink with multi colour pearl. They are fantastic!

I also got three eyeshadows from the collection.

Crazy Cool – a pale frost lavender

Going Bananas – a soft lemon yellow

Sassy Green – a matte bright grass green

The only bright colour I got was Sassy Green, which I’ll use as an accent colour. The other 2 colours are very soft and gentle, especially Going Bananas which is a great colour.

Of course, I bought a few more things from the Pro Store. I’ll show you the rest tomorrow!

Tarte Park Avenue Princess is another favourite bronzer of mine. It’s a natural mineral bronzer that’s infused with vitamin A and E to give some antioxidant protection. The colour is a very true golden bronze.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess has a tiny bit of shimmer-not a lot though- it’s more of the glow that minerals give you.
This is another great choice for fair skins as it is very light and buildable. If you are a darker skin tone, then the shade Hotel Heiress is for you.


Tarte Park Avenue Princess never goes orange and lasts all day. This is a good bronzer to dust all over your face to give you a natural sun-kissed look.

 Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Bronzing Blush is a unique bronzer in my collection.

 Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Bronzing Blush gives a nice pinky-bronze glow to my cheeks that warms up and brightens my face. To get the look that  Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Bronzing Blush gives me I’d have to put bronzer and then a pink blush on the apples. This product gives me that look in one easy swipe. There’s a bit of shimmer to it but it’s not overpowering at all.

This will be a great bronzer for the winter I think-it’s subtle, bronzy and pinky glow will be beautiful in the pale winter months.

Nars Tuomota is a bronzer that I bought for contouring as it is matte. It is a great bronzer for light skin tones-if you are darker than NC25 I don’t think that this would work for you. The colour Cap Vert would be a better choice for you.

Nars Tuomota is not too orange and not too brown which makes it a perfect contour for me. It dries to a satiny powder finish and lasts all day for me. The colour also stays true all day and doesn’t darken.

I use my MAC 109 brush to pick up some colour straight from the stick and then blend it in. Nars Tuomota is also my bronzer of choice for travel- it’s compact, plus it bronzes and contours all at once.