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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Neutrals (Part 1)


MAC Honesty Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Neutrals (Part 1)

  • Back with more MAC Eyeshadows–almost through the permanent shades I have–and this set features neutrals, including browns as well as beiges.
  • Honesty is a soft coppered brown with chunky gold and copper glitter. It has a lustre finish. It’s not the chunkiest lustre I’ve come across, but it doesn’t make my list of must-haves. Urban Decay Blaze would be a good alternative.
  • Patina is grayish-brown (almost taupe) with a pale, golden sheen. It has a frost finish.
  • Wedge is a warm-toned, medium brown with a matte finish. It is warmer and brown compared to MAC Omega but softer than MAC Cork.
  • Soba is a yellow-ed brown with a subtle golden sheen and satin finish. It’s yellower than Wedge, and the finishes are different, but they are similar.
  • Era is a darkened beige with a champagne sheen. It has a satin finish. It is lighter (and shimmery) than Burberry Almond.
  • Malt is a pinked brown-beige with a matte finish. It’s a bit powdery. Inglot #344 is similar.
  • All That Glitters is a lightened copper-gold with a veluxe pearl finish.The texture is rather gritty for a veluxe pearl.  Urban Decay Blaze is similar.
  • Bisque is a soft beige with a matte finish. Inglot #390 is similar.
  • Brule is a soft, warm beige with a satin finish.
  • Blanc Type is a pale white-beige with a Matte2 finish. Inglot #355 is similar but may turn more peach on some complexions.

Eyeshadows like Honesty and All That Glitters–tend to have chunkier textures with glitter fall out.  I will buy a new All That Glitters, even though mine was brand new as of a month ago, since many of you say I have a bad batch, but please give me some time to do so. Shades like Bisque, Brule, and Blanc Type are very light, and I know that on me Blanc Type photographs ashy (on me) when I’ve used it as a highlighter. Patina is a fun shade, because it’s almost like a neutral duochrome, and I couldn’t think of a real dupe for it.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Neutrals (Part 1)

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MAC Seasonally Supreme Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Seasonally Supreme Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 11th, 2011 (North America), August 2011 (Asia), October 2011 (International, except Asia), MAC freestanding/PRO stores only

Tokyo scenesters, Seoul trendies, Shanghai’s brand-conscious sophisto-chicks, all are contributing to make Asia a haute-pot that stylishly sizzles. To add to the frenzy: M·A·C’s new collection Sheen Supreme, a sweet and spicy palette of twelve cream-or-frost-finished shades that speaks to the region’s colour preferences in the fusion of Lipglass’ high-shine finish with the saturated colour of a Lipstick. Colour-customized, culturally tuned.

Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Tea Ceremony Neutral pink beige (Cream)
  • Sheer mandarin Mid-tone yellow orange (Cream)
  • Blossom Culture Soft pink with pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Korean Candy Bright orange-red (Cream)
  • Supreme Style Light coral pink with pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Fashion City Neutral coral pink (Cream)
  • Happy Hibiscus Creamy white pink (Cream)
  • Royal Azalea Bright mid-tone pink (Cream)
  • Asian Flower Creamy lavender (Cream)
  • Insanely It Watermelon pink (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Bare Again Pinky neutral beige (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Supremely Confident Pale nude (Cream) (Repromote)

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MAC Opulash Optimum Black for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Opulash Optimum Black for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 25th, 2011 (North America), September 2011 (International)

Opulash Optimum Black delivers a more saturated black plus extra-volumization with our most bodacious brush yet. Extreme expansion and curl, formed from a blend of silica plat es of mica and natural kaolin, thicken and grab each lash with every application for an intense lay-down with succinctly sexy separation. Resists flaking, smudging, and humidity, with multi -functional emollient ester flexibility, superior adhesion, and water-gel instant conditioning for even the most sensitive of eyes. And it lasts 15 hours!

Opulash Optimum Black ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

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MAC Prime Focus Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Prime Focus Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 18th, 2011 (North America), September 2011 (International)

The latest addition to our successful Prep + Prime family 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 on clean, dry skin to the base of the upper and lower lashes, morning and evening, and watch what happens. From this day forward, there’s no looking back!

We’ve become THE high-performance Prep + Prime player backstage at Fashion Week. To keep up with the demand to achieve an even more awe-inspiring level of Artistry, M·A·C puts the latest must-haves right in the Pros’ hands again this season by taking Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35 global. This major multi-tasker functions as colour-corrector, face primer, and UV protector with light hydrating properties all-in-one. Day or night, runway or real time, these Primers are the start-to-finish every girl needs to get where she’s going in record time, ultimate chic! These are fast times. But innovation never idles; so we’re introducing NEW  Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed to glide on skin after for an undetectable and smooth, silky-soft, colourless aura, in the form of a compact cache to freshen up on-the-go. We’re running with it. Day or night, runway or real time, these Primers are the start-to-finish every girl needs to get where she’s going in record time, ultimate chic! These are fast times. We’re running with it.

Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Adjust Light, neutral peach
  • Illuminate Pale lavender
  • Neutralize Pale yellow
  • Recharge Bronzy orange

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Permanent, Existing)

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MAC Turquatic Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Turquatic Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 11th, 2011 (North America), September 2011 (International)

Modern girls (and boys) who’ve become addicted to Turquatic, MAC’s sensual sea-spray of a fragrance, bracing with anemone, lotus, orris, and a curious waft of Corsican cedrat from the shore, will love its new, fresh evocative packaging sure to satisfy that legion of mesmerizing mermaids who want more. Just look! A sleek new rollerball option, as well as the debut of our larger 50ml size.

Turquatic Fragrance

Crisp and energizing! A splash of clear, sparkling mineral water brought chilled through an infusion of fresh lotus leaves and Corsican cedrat, finished with a warm blend of anemone, orris and blue cedar. All permanent.

  • 20ml ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN)
  • 50ml ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN)
  • Rollerball ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Brown (Part 2)


MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Brown (Part 2)

Here is our next set of brown MAC Eyeshadow ($14.50 for 0.05 oz.) swatches! It looks like the next post will be lighter neutrals/highlighter shades.

Woodwinked is a warm, red-toned brown with a metallic shine. It has a veluxe pearl finish. It is less copper than Inglot #405.
Tempting is a warmed-over chocolate brown with golden shimmer and sheen. It has a lustre finish, but it’s–quite possibly–the best lustre finish eyeshadow ever, because it doesn’t feel like one. It’s smooth, richly pigmented, and you won’t end up with all of the shimmer underneath your eye. Inglot #406 is similar, but it’s not quite as dark and has a more metallic sheen. Urban Decay Smog is similar but darker.
Cork is a warm, medium-dark brown with a satin finish.
Mythology is a rusty copper–like the color of a penny–with chunky shimmer-glitter. It has a lustre finish, and I find it difficult to work with, because it doesn’t have good color payoff and the chunky glitter causes a lot of fall out.
Bronze is a rich, dark bronze with a warm, golden sheen. It has a frost finish.
Omega is a soft taupe with a matte finish. Inglot #342 is similar, just a touch warmer and less gray.
Charcoal Brown is a medium-dark, gray-tinted brown with a matte finish. Urban Decay Shakedown is similar but not quite as warm.
Concrete is a dark, gray-tinged brown with cool undertones. It has a satin finish.

The most problematic shades from this set was Mythology. I didn’t have any issues with the other shades, which had good color payoff and were easy to work with. These are a lot of MAC’s long-time favorites and likely to be some of the more popular shades (yes, believe it or not, neutrals are their top sellers)–you can actually view “bestsellers” for their permanent eyeshadows, and Woodwinked, Cork, and Bronze all show up. I have found that the neutral range of mattes is a cinch to work with; they really aren’t fussy–not powdery, chalky, or poorly pigmented.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Brown (Part 2)

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