MAC x Selena Collection Available September 28th for MAC Select Members

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

The MAC x Selena Collection will be available September 28th, 2016 on maccosmetics.com for MAC Select members, and MAC’s official Twitter account says early access is for Devoted and Obsessed members. The collection will be available online for everyone on October 1st and in select stores on October 6th.

I’ve been seeing collections launch around 4-7AM PST these days, but it is always hard to say with a MAC collection.  May you all get exactly what’s on your list without losing too much sleep! 🙂 You might consider banding together and chatting amongst yourselves on this Facebook post!

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ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bardot Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty red copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery red with warm, red-orange undertones and fine pinky-red and gold shimmer. Chanel Evening Beige (340) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ambering Rose (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Margin (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Super Shock Cheek formula is supposed to be buildable with sheerer coverage when used with brushes and richer coverage when applied with fingertips. The texture of this was very smooth, and it felt wetter than past iterations of this formula. It was intensely pigmented when applied with fingertips, but it blended out easily and could be buffed out if over-applied. When I used a synthetic stippling brush with it, the color was definitely sheerer but blended better with fingertips than a synthetic brush. While it is a cream-based product, it dries down to a more powder-like finish and was never tacky or glossy on the skin. It wore well for over nine hours before starting to fade on me.

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Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bardot
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Limited Edition

Say Goodbye to Beauty.com + Last Chance to Shop | 25% off + 18% off $88+ Orders

Beauty.com

Beauty.com is now 25% off sitewide (activate it here or look for the banner on the homepage), and the discount should stack with the 18% off $88+ orders through this link.  There are also many products that are already discounted, and the discount just drives that price down deeper–like a $20 Deborah Lippmann polish for $6.15! The retailer closes door on September 30th.

Some examples, if you spend $88, then you can get…

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Palette ($58.00 for 0.44 oz.) includes four, miniature-sized versions of the permanent Face Illuminators. It’s pretty neat, as they have the same swirled, raised design, but everything is on a smaller scale. For someone who likes different highlighter shades (or highlighting blushes/bronzers) and would use two or three of them, it’s handy to have and would be good for traveling. Since the individual Illuminators are pricey, this is a good way to try them all for less than the cost of two full-sized shades. I think that the palette versions are fairly comparable to the permanent versions I have, though there are a few differences that I noticed. I don’t think that those differences really impact the overall look of the products applied, but they are there. This formula (and thus palette) is most suitable for someone who likes moderate highlights and some sparkle but not over-the-top metallic highlighters.

According to the brand, Laura Mercier Face Illuminator ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. The formula is typically more buildable from medium to opaque coverage with a noticeable sheen that can get more frosted/metallic if applied heavily but doesn’t emphasize my pores. The texture is smooth and blendable, but there is a bit of dryness to it that seems common to this type of formula (think MAC Extra Dimension, NARS Dual-Intensity, Estee Lauder Gelee, etc.). On my normal-to-dry skin, the highlighter tends to last around eight hours.

Indiscretion is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a soft, golden sheen. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, lightly dry texture that was dry to the touch but did appear dry or dusty applied to the skin. The sheen became more refined as I buffed and worked the product on my skin, and while the full-size version seemed to be more likely to emphasize my pores a bit, this one didn’t. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00)(100% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hush (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Candlelight) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Addiction is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a lightly sparkly, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage, and it was easy to blend on the skin. The texture wasn’t too soft or too firm, and it didn’t emphasize my pores when applied. The color lasted for almost eight hours on me. MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Yellow Topaz (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Collection (Holiday 2016) Fall In Love
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Bite Beauty Holiday 2016 Launches

Bite Beauty Holiday 2016 Launches
Bite Beauty Holiday 2016 Launches


More launches from Bite Beauty for the holidays!

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Best Bite Redux | $25.00 | Limited Edition

This set has a rich assortment of shades, including two luscious reds, one poppy pink, and a deep berry. Matte Crème Lip Crayons help protect and seal in moisture while providing a water-resistant layer on the surface of the lips. These long wearing, creamy crayons impart rich, wearable color while delivering a delicious burst of citrus scent upon application.

  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 0.91 mL Deluxe Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Truffle, Red Velvet, Orchid, Fraise

Discovery Set | $39.00 | Limited Edition

This giftable collection features everything you need to create the perfect holiday lip. The Deluxe Agave Lip Mask keeps lips soft and hydrated, and the Deluxe Line and Define Primer smooths lips and keeps colors on longer. The Amuse Bouche Lipstick is the perfect neutral while the Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Leche provides a bold, matte, lip that is long lasting and hydrating.

  • 0.15 oz/ 4.43 mL Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot
  • 0.18 oz/ 5.32 mL Deluxe Agave Lip Mask
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.47 mL Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Leche
  • 0.03 oz/ 0.88 mL Deluxe Line & Define Primer


Amuse Bouche Lipstick | $26.00 | Limited Edition

  • Mistletoe Red (Limited Edition)

Matte Creme Lip Crayon | $24.00 | Limited Edition

  • Cava Deep beige

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