Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


Earth to Earth

MAC Grand Duos Collection debuts tomorrow in-store, but it was launched online just yesterday. Looks like lots of you are heading to stores tomorrow to check the collection out, while a few will be passing in lieu of Sugarsweet on March 19th. Here are some product photos to get you thinkin’ ;) Next up will be product close-ups and swatches. Review tonight or tomorrow!

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Friday, March 6th, 2009

Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS FUND to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.

A lavender-lovely Fergie asks us to enter a new kind of dream scape, to feel the “Yes we can!” of tomorrow, and to push forward on behalf of every man, woma n and child affected by HIV /AIDS. As always, every cent of our VIVA GLAM proceeds will go where it’s needed most… VIVA GLAM VI Lipstick, Lipglass, and Special Edition Lipglass lead the way. With each new VIVA GLAM season, we get a little bit closer to a cure, and we’re proud to continue to be a part of that fight.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Viva Glam VI Special Edition Soft blue pink (lustre)
  • Viva Glam VI Warm terracotta plum with subtle pearl (lustre)

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Viva Glam VI Special Edition Soft pink-tinged mauve (frost)
  • Viva Glam VI Warm plum with multireflective, mulitidimensional pearl (frost)

Available April 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. See product imagery. Continue reading →

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Wouldn’t it be just fantastic if you could always pop open a file and search for X product? You could find out information like when it came out, what was its official description, the finish… even what dupes there are. For example, maybe you missed out on Femme-fi, but maybe you have one of the dupes that can satisfy you.Enter in Temptalia’s latest project: MAC Database. We have done the majority of the legwork in terms of compiling collection information, products, and product data. There is only one part that we would like to work together on with all of you: the dupe section!Because it is such a huge undertaking, we think putting all of our heads together would result in the most comprehensive and useful results. We want these to be major resources for everyone!How To Help

1. Download the Eye Product spreadsheet.2. Think about what eye products are similar to others. More than one can be listed, and both permanent and limited edition shades can and should be listed!3. Either fill in the dupes you’d like to submit into the spreadsheet, or send us a list. Attach your filled-in spreadsheet or paste your dupe list into an e-mail.4. Send your contributions to submit@temptalia.com.

Download Links

MAC Database – Eye Products (Excel 2007)*MAC Database – Eye Products (Excel 97-2003)MAC Database Excel Files in Zip File (Should work!)* Recommended version

As dupes are suggested, we will add them to our Master Worksheet, and we will constantly be re-uploading as we move towards our end goal! :) And yes, we have worksheets coming for other MAC products–we’re just starting with eye products first.P.S. – Did we make a mistake? If you spot an inaccuracy, please let us know so we can fix it! Know a piece of missing information (like a finish), let us know that, too!

Friday, March 6th, 2009


Style Warrior, Liberated, Gold Rebel, Fierce & Fabulous

A little patience, and here are most of the product photos for Style Warrior :) Continue reading →

Thursday, March 5th, 2009


Creme de Violet

A little patience, and here are most of the product photos for Rose Romance :)
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Kitty Kouture is a short but sweet collection, and it will rob you blind after you take one look at all of the Swarovski crystals on the blinged out compact. For those wondering, the bling-bling kitty chain on the dazzleglasses is removable. The packaging for the dazzleglasses is well-done with black box packaging with a glittery kitty on the outside (not Swarovski crystals!). The kitty charm has a clear plastic sheet overlayed on the front and back, to only be removed if you want to reduce the value ;P

The compact is silver with plenty of Swarovski crystals, and inside is the sheer mystery powder. I’m not a big fan of the sheer mystery powder; it just doesn’t do anything for me. It’s like a subpar to average pressed powder. I also find the shade range very limiting–Medium Plus is too dark but Light Medium is too light! I overheard a lot of people are getting Dark Secret–I’m thinking maybe people are going to contour with it instead. I really see this compact as a collector’s item, and by that, I do mean Hello Kitty collector’s item.

Kitty Kouture is a sheer, glittery/shimmery milky pink shade. It’s really not going to give you a ton of color, but it is pretty and catches the eye. I would say of the two dazzleglasses from KK, this is the one that dazzled me the most. (Oh, punny.)

Dazzlepuss is a slightly darker, deeper pink–kind of like a medium pink–with just as much glitter in it. It has more color to it in the swatch, but it’s still very sheer on the lips. This one may show up as a light pink tint if your lips aren’t too pigmented.

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