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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Jealousy Wakes Comparison Swatches


MAC One-Off, MAC Jealousy Wakes, MAC Emerald Green, MAC Gulf Stream

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Jealousy Wakes Comparison Swatches

Now, I have no problems comparing Jealousy Wakes to other products, because it’s the shade I created and it doesn’t bother me to share comparisons with all of you.  Part of me hoped to find something comparable, but the other part wanted to find nothing, just because that was the whole point! 🙂

  • MAC One-Off is more of a green–it has a stronger yellow undertone, less teal/blue (this shade was limited edition).
  • MAC Emerald Green is significantly yellower. This was one of the inspiration pieces for Jealousy Wakes, but I knew I wanted something with less yellow. This is a PRO pigment (and one of my favorites!).
  • MAC Gulf Stream is a blue-teal, so it doesn’t end up being comparable–it almost seemed like it would be when I saw it in the pan.  This was limited edition.
  • Urban Decay Graffiti is a much lighter, brighter green with a yellow undertone. Would be pretty with Jealousy Wakes!
  • MAC Humid is really nothing like it, but I had a few readers ask how close it was.
  • MAC Shimmermoss ends up looking so much bluer compared to all the green shades. Again, not at all comparable!

I haven’t tried it, but you may be able to get rather close with MAC Teal and Emerald Green pigments – a little mix of both just might get you there.  I’ll play around with it later on this week to see.

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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos

Available online only for U.S./Canada on June 21st, here are photos and swatches of the four eyeshadows included in the collection. Each will retail for $14.50 and be available for a limited time. For official information, please check out the launch post. Please understand that I am not going to rate or review this collection, because of my involvement, as I do not think it would be right. I will provide comparison swatches for Jealousy Wakes very soon!

  • Jealousy Wakes is an emerald green with teal and gold shimmer. It has a veluxe pearl finish.  This is the shade I created, and if you want to learn more about the creation process, check out this post.
  • Parisian Skies is a dusty, medium-dark blue with a subtle sheen. It has a satin finish.
  • Hocus Pocus is a dark, brown-tinged gray with green and gold shimmer. It has a satin finish.
  • Sparkle Neely, Sparkle is a medium-dark, warm brown with subtle gold sparkle (not quite micro-glitter but larger than shimmer).

Please feel free to discuss similar shades and dupes amongst yourselves, but I would prefer only to provide my color descriptions, photos, and swatches. The Swatch Gallery should help you find possible dupes and allow you to compare on your own for this particular collection 🙂  (I know that the eyeshadow section is not fully up, but I do hope it will help.)  I hope you understand.

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Lipglasses Swatches, Photos


Evolution Revolution, Caqui, Sonoran Rain, Nitro:licious 2046, All My Purple Life

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Lipglasses Swatches, Photos

Available online only for U.S./Canada on June 21st, here are photos and swatches of the five lipglasses included in the collection. Each will retail for $14.50 and be available for a limited time. For official information, please check out the launch post.  I am not reviewing or rating this collection because I do not feel it would be the right thing to do.

  • Evolution Revolution is a sheer, milky peach with pink shimmer and purple micro-glitter.
  • Caqui is an opaque, dark orange with a hint a red and has a cream finish.
  • Sonoran Rain is an opaque, orange-red with fuchsia, ruby red, and gold shimmer.
  • Nitro:licious 2046 is a semi-opaque, medium-dark, blue-based red.
  • All of My Purple Life is a semi-opaque, dark purple with silvery-white shimmer.

Please feel free to discuss similar shades and dupes amongst yourselves, but I would prefer only to provide my color descriptions, photos, and swatches. The Swatch Gallery should help you find possible dupes and allow you to compare on your own for this particular collection 🙂 I hope you understand.

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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Reds, Pinks, Oranges


MAC Beauty Marked Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Reds, Pinks, Oranges

These are swatches only! 🙂  I am in the process of re-swatching a ton of products, because the Swatch Gallery is designed so you can compare individual products, so all of the swatches have to be done in a way that each swatch can be photographed and shown individually.  I’m going through various brands, so there is some variety as I journey through it all, but here are fourteen MAC eyeshadow swatches, along with my descriptions of the shades and any notes on performance if it was below average.  Unless noted otherwise, shades are part of the permanent range.

Beauty Marked is a blackened burgundy with multicolored shimmer. It has a velvet finish. It’s also a real pain in the behind to use, because it tends to apply unevenly. A lot of the sparkle doesn’t translate as well on the lid as it does in a swatch.
Cranberry is a berried red with a frost finish.
Post Haste is a pinked red with a Matte2 finish. It has been discontinued. It is slightly darker and redder than Passionate.
Passionate is a raspberry pink with a matte finish.
Sushi Flower is a medium-dark pink with a satin finish. It’s hard to build-up color and applies rather sheer.
Swish is a lilac shimmered pink with a frost finish.
Da Bling is a medium pink with subtle yellow undertones. It has a veluxe pearl finish.
Rose is a mauve-tinged pink with a slightly frosted finish. I have no idea what the official finish is, as it is now discontinued and was only a PRO shade before then (there is nothing on the label of mine that indicates the finish). My guess is frost.
Pen ‘n’ Pink is a pale, pastel pink with a Matte2 finish. It has been discontinued.
Coppering is a rich copper with a veluxe pearl finish.  It is one of MAC’s best-textured eyeshadows.
Red Brick is a dirty orange with a matte finish. It’s darker than Orange.
Expensive Pink is a dirty rose with peach and gold. It has a veluxe finish. It’s one of MAC”s more complex shades.
Free to Be is a coral-pink with a matte finish.
Orange is a medium-dark orange with a matte finish. It is part of the PRO line.

Overall, a few of these are excellent eyeshadows (like Cranberry, Coppering, and Expensive Pink), while some are total duds (Beauty Marked, Sushi Flower). Several of these have matte finishes, and my experience with MAC’s matte formula is they tend to perform infinitely better on the lid than when swatched. They are a drier matte, and they’re not a buttery or powdery formula, so you don’t end up with any fall out or fading, but they can be finicky.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Reds, Pinks, Oranges

B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

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MAC Colourizations Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Colourizations Collection for Fall 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 29th, 2011 (Nordstrom/The Bay), August 4th, 2011 (All MAC Locations)
International Launch Date: August 4th, 2011

Couples can be seemingly mismatched…but when it works, it’s wonderful! These Duos for Eyes are doubly dramatic, with two shades combined in sophisticatedly unexpected ways…so much so that we call them M·A·C DOUBLE FEATURES. In eight daring pairings, they’re being introduced just as Summer fades away, COLOURIZATIONS Double Feature Shadow Compacts are the quickest, most convenient way to incite the imagination. Technakohl Liner gets the Best Friend role, emphasizing the chemistry between these eight interesting new dualities. Plus, two set ready Brushes. Previews at Nordstrom and The Bay, then all North America August.

Pro Palette Eyeshadow x2 (Pre-filled Duos) ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Double Feature 1 Bright yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl) / Pinked-up chrome purple (Frost)
  • Double Feature 2 Bright lime (Veluxe Pearl) / Frosty deep grey (Satin)
  • Double Feature 3 Mid-tone teal (Matte) / Deep chocolate (Satin)
  • Double Feature 4 Deep forest green (Veluxe Pearl) / Mid-tone ochre brown (Matte)
  • Double Feature 5 Pale frosty peach (Frost) / Dark brown with green pearl (Frost)
  • Double Feature 6 Light grey taupe (Matte) / Mid-tone bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Double Feature 7 Bright fuchsia (Frost) / Cool black (Satin)
  • Double Feature 8 Mid-tone orange (Frost) / Deep navy (Satin)

Technakohl Liner ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Graphblack Rich graphic black
  • Photogravure Soft black with brown undertone
  • Purple Dash Intense aubergine
  • Auto-de-blu Amethyst
  • Uniform Deep khaki green with gold pearl
  • Jade Way Pure emerald green with frost

Zoom Lash ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Zoomblack Rich black

Brushes

  • 222 Tapered blending brush ($29.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)
  • 275 Medium angled shading brush ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

There may be additional products exclusive to Nordstrom, but this is all the information for Colourization, which was straight from MAC HQ.

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MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum for Fall 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 14th, 2011
International Launch Date: August 2011

Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN) (Permanent)

The latest addition to our successful Prep + Prime fam ily is a new Patented formula that promotes natural lash growth for longer, thicker, stronger-looking lashes, with dramatic results visible in eight weeks when used twice daily. Designed to enhance over time, this breakthrough patent-pending treatment delivers a measurable, visible difference. Apply a thin line of serum to the base of the upper and lower lashes on clean, dry skin, morning and evening, and watch what happens. from this day forward, there is no looking back!

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