Macy & Mia was created by artist DJ Victory and it’s such a fun exciting brand. We were lucky enough to receive products from this cruelty-free line and we’re having a ball using them. Even better though is introducing you to the brand knowing that they donate 10% of retail sales to Pay It Forward For Pets, a 100% non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need. DJ Victory is a hero to us in that way.
MARCIA HAS A UNICORN BRUSH COLLECTION AND THE SILICONE SPONGE
I’m sure you’ve read about the new Silicone Sponges. These work to help you with your foundation application. Macy & Mia’s is the only one I’ve tried and I love the bright pink of it. The silicone sponge has a thermoplastic polyurethane outer shell and is filled with silicone. It’s soft and pliable and it’s PINK!!
There’s a learning curve with this kind of applicator that can be frustrating but once you have it down you’ll find that just a drop of foundation is enough to cover your entire face. ($7.99)
The 5 PIECE NEON BRUSH SET is the cutest item I have in my collection. These cruelty-free magical brushes have added some fun to my vanity.Macy & Mia have a variety of Unicorn brushes that would make the best graduation gift for someone in your life. They are fun, colorful, vegan, cruelty-free brushes that will bring a smile to someone’s face.
The 5 piece Neon Unicorn Brush Set is on sale right now for $14.99 which is a great price, regular price is $24.99. There are 4 face brushes and 1 eyeshadow brush with neon synthetic bristles. These are super soft so they are lovable!
In addition to this set there are others like a 5 piece Pastel collection and a 5 piece Multi-colored collection (3 face, 2 eye brushes, $14.99), a 10 piece Unicorn collection (6 face, 4 eye, $$24.99), and their 11 piece Original Brush set in a makeup pouch ($49.99)
The vibe I get from Macy & Mia is a “girls just wanna have fun” one and I love that fun.
LISA HAS CRUELTY-FREE LIPSTICK/LIP LINER SETS
Ok, true confession: when I first saw the colors of these lip sets, two words ran through my mind: OH NO. I never thought in a million years that these shades would work for me…plus they are matte. That alone is usually the kiss of death for my thin, skinny lips. My MO is to brighten my lips up as much as possible and give them all the thickness I can get without needles full of Restalyne, typically with tons of shine and shimmer and pinky/rosy/peachy shades. But I was very happy to give the Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner Sets a whirl, especially after I read this quote from DJ Victory:
“It’s my hope that each morning when women apply their makeup that they will remember that they are beautiful with or without it. I try to be always grateful for what I have. Sometimes that is difficult when we live in a society that makes us feel less than if we don’t meet certain beauty standards. I hope these beautiful colored lipsticks and fluttery eyelashes remind women to always see the beauty within themselves and others as well as to show compassion, teach gratitude, and remain humble.”
How can you not adore her??
Ok, so back to the Matte Liquid Lipstick and Lip Liner Sets ($24.99). The Lip Liner is a gel liner that glides on and creates a perfect canvas for the Matte Liquid Lipstick. Matte lipsticks are notorious for showing every crack and wrinkle, so a matching creamy lip liner that also acts as a moisturizing balm is a total bonus. Lucky for us, the liners come free with these! The shades are very interesting – the two I tested are most definitely throwback shades to the 1990’s, which is a lot of fun. If you wear them full on, they dry matte and stay on for a long time with strong opaque color. Or, as I discovered, you can blot blot blot right after application, and they are the shy sister of the full on bold color – pretty, feminine, still unique but oh so wearable at any age. Yay!!!! These are sets that my 17-year-old steals when I’m not looking, but I still want them enough to refuse to give them up. They are pretty terrific.
Tristan Liquid Lipstick is a cool coco brown that takes me right back to 1996. Interestingly, I see this shade on the high school girls all of the time now…it’s definitely making a comeback. I never thought I could wear it, and when I first put it on I was like, oh hell no.
Luckily I grabbed a tissue and did the classic lip blot three times, which was the exact magic formula to make this shade work beautifully for me.
The Samantha Liquid Lipstick is a smokey lavender with grey undertones. Again, I thought oh no way can I pull this off. But guess what? With the three magical blots I not only pull it off, I love it!! It turns into a soft grey purple berry shade that is different and feminine. So pretty and it reminds me of spring lilacs.
I am just shocked that I love the shades Tristan and Samantha, and I adore the moisturizing lip liner and liquid lipstick combo. In fact, I would go so far as to say I am rather obsessed. I really want to try Jennifer, which is a deep pink; Jessica, which is a pale peach; and Heather, which is a mauve/neutral nude. I honestly can’t wait to try them all.
A the BIZ, we love animals as much as we love cosmetics. So it’s no surprise that we adore the super fun Macy & Mia line and are thrilled that part of the profits go toward Pay It Forward For Pets, a 100% non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need. We really hope you check out this whimsical yet practical line for yourself!!
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