Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


Studio Moisture Tint in Medium and Medium Dark

MAC Cosmetics Baby Blooms Collection – Swatches

Like Love That Look, Baby Blooms was also launched today–a week prior to the scheduled date–and it consists of a new foundation, Studio Moisture Tint, which is more aptly called a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. Also launched were five shades of Suntints, which are sheer, jelly-like lip balms.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


Dreammaker

MAC Cosmetics Love That Look Collection – Product Photos

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


Dreammaker, Ego, Fashion, Fashion Groupie, Glamour Check

MAC Cosmetics Love That Look Collection – Swatches

Lo and behold, MAC has launched Love That Look and Baby Blooms a week early. I didn’t check to see if my Nordstrom’s MAC counter had it out, but I know my freestanding MAC store had it. The artists there told me they received an e-mail this morning telling them to put both launches out today. I’d definitely call your local store/counter before heading out, just in case it’s not out in your area yet.

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Monday, July 20th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes

Considering investing in brushes for your face? Trying to figure out which brushes you need? Look no further — here’s our guide to MAC Face Brushes! Plus, seasoned MAC Artists weigh in with their must-haves!

MAC Face Brushes — Our Reviews

Temptalia’s Recommendations

5 Basics to Begin With: 109, 129, 150, 188, 194
5 More to Add Down the Road: 116, 138, 182, 187, 189
5 Great Multi-Taskers: 109, 129, 150, 182, 188
Best for Highlighting: 116, 165, 184
Best for Liquid Foundation: 109, 182, 187
Best for Cream Foundation: 109, 187, 190
Best for Powder Foundation: 150, 189
Best for Cream Blush: 188, 192
Best for Powder Blush: 116, 129
Best for Contouring: 109, 168
Best for Powder: 134, 150

What the PROS Say

MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton says, “Cannot live without the 187. It’s a two speed brush. It has the density at the base needed to provide more coverage and the softness of the fibres at the tip to give sheer light coverage.”

On the other hand, Senior Artist Luc Bouchard thinks, “188 [is a must-have]; it’s the perfect foundation brush if you use it in circular motion you get even coverage instantly,” and Senior Artist Keri Blair agrees, “This two-toned beauty is great for blending out foundation to create an airbrushed quality to the finish of your foundation. The synthetic white bristle can also be misted with MAC Fix + to help sheer out products to create a lighter more modern finish.”

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P.S. – Looking for reviews on MAC eye brushes? Check out our brush review round-up!

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Promo / Product Photos

Here are promo photos and product photos for MAC’s fall collection launcing August 20th, 2009. You can read collection details here. Continue reading →

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Face Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 195 Concealer Brush

MAC 195 Concealer Brush ($22.00) is a small, flat brush with synthetic fibers. It’s shaped like a severe, tapered dome. It was launched with Studio Sculpt, so it is designed to work with concealer products, but it can be used with any emollient product as well. I’m not a huge fan of this brush, just because I don’t feel it does a stellar job of applying or blending concealer. It’s flat and firm, though the bristles have give so they can bend easily. It picks up product and places it well, I just find that it can leave some streaks behind if you’re not careful. The best way to use this brush when applying concealer is using a tapping method rather than a pulling/blending method. I know some have complained about this brush being scratchy, though I have not personally found mine is like that. If anything, I prefer this brush for applying eyeshadow bases (paints, paint pots, what-have-you) over concealer.

How do you like to use this brush?

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