Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection: Colour

Every Artist must be daring if she wants to hone her Craft, and post-summer 2009 colour was conceived with that kind of creativity in mind.

A sensibility that surpasses expectations with inventive new Mineralize Eye Shadow pinwheel designs that combine new hues in modern, neo-geo ways; Lipglass gets a lift too, now with three shades swirled to create a one-of-a-kind marble finish delivered in a new, sleek vial. The small but seriously artful 109 and 226 Brushes are musts… add the newest colour sensations in complementary Lipstick, Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush, and any glamorous gallery will go gaga to give you your own one-woman show!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN)

  • Madly Creative Pink neutral with white pearl
  • Ever Embellish Plum brown with red pearl
  • Made with Love Bright coral pink
  • Colour Crafted Milky pink
  • Trimming Talk Bright fuchsia
  • Most Popular Purple with yellow undertone

Lipglass ($17.50 U.S./$21.00 CDN)

Three shades swirled together to create a one-of-a-kind marble finish.

  • Pretty Pattern Warm dirty beige
  • Crazy Haute Blue pink
  • Nice Mix Up Burnt ginger
  • Funky Fusion Pink coral
  • Eclectic Edge Cool violet
  • Miss Marble Muted pink

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN)

Four shades create a pinwheel design in one compact

  • Assemblage White with silver pearl / Deep Grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold
  • Odd Bits Mid-tone Silver Grey / Dusty Rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy / Peachy bronze
  • Fashion Patch Ice Blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink
  • Eccentricity Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/Rich bronze
  • Natural Flare Copper / Yellow orange / Dirty brown / Rich gold
  • Girlish Romp Dirty violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink

Mineralize Blush ($21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN)

  • Hand-finish Light pink with deep gold veining
  • Fad-dabulous Dirty Burnt coral with yellow gold veining
  • Daft Pink Deep blue pink with light white yellow veining
  • Improvise Mid-tone neutral coral with light white yellow gold veining
  • Cheek & Cheerful Mid-tone bronzy brown with yellow gold veining
  • Style Demon Dirty brick red with copp er veining

Brushes

  • 109 Small Contour For application, blending and contouring of powder products. ($32.00 U.S./$38.50 CDN)
  • 226 Tapered Blending Small tapered blending brush for application and blending of shadow. ($24.50 U.S./$29.00 CDN)

Available: North America July 9, 2009 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com, International July 2009 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

MAC Nail Trend F/W 09 — Jin Soon Choi for MAC

U.S. Launch Date: August 27th, 2009
International Launch Date: September 2009

Backstage and front row, nail trend has arrived! More than a colour statement, an of-the-moment approach that dazzles with innovation and style. How to do it? Enter Jin Soon, much-sought-after nail guru, who has worked the shows and with the best celebs, collaborating with us to create six nail colours exclusively for MAC.

“There are thousands of sheer and natural colors. It’s time tob e surprising, revolutionary, edgy. Inspired by architecture, these are colors you’ll now dare to wear.” — Jin Soon

Nail Lacquers ($12.00)

  • Cool Reserve Mid-tone grey lavender
  • For Fun Rich purple
  • Dance All Night Brick red
  • Rich Dark Delicious Rich blackened brown
  • Dry Martini Khaki olive green
  • Beyond Jealous Blackened blue green

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Wednesday, July 1st, 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 138 Tapered Face Brush

MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush ($52.00) is a large, extremely tapered brush made out of natural fibers. It is extremely dense, and it is relatively firm. The end of the brush tapers into a rounded tip with angled sides. The brush shapes reminds me of the 226 or 224, except several times larger. The bristles feel incredibly soft against the skin, and I have found mine to shed very rarely (which basically means I can’t remember it really shedding at all). The 138 can be used for a variety of applications: creams, liquids, highlighters, blushes, and contouring. It is touted by MAC as a contouring and highlighting tool, but like most brushes, usage depends more on you and your needs. To contour with this brush, simply slant it against your face with the tip pointing towards your mouth. To highlight, just use the tip of the brush on the areas you would like to highlight. It is one of MAC’s pricier brushes, but I’d say it’s completely worth the investment!

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Tuesday, June 30th, 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 129 Powder/Blush Brush

MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush ($34.00) is a is a rounded, dome-shaped brush with a more rounded dome than other brushes. Of MAC’s various face brushes, I do find that the 129 does have a tendency to be scratchier than others, but it is definitely something that gets better with time. After a few washes, the brush is as soft as most MAC brushes, and it feels fluffier than when you first purchase it. It sheds occasionally, but not enough to make me hesitate on purchasing it again. I personally find this is better as a blush or bronzer brush than a powder brush, because it isn’t fluffy enough for my liking when it comes to applying loose or pressed powder all over. MAC does make a short handled version of the 129 (this is a brush of the same quality and caliber as the long handled 129–just to distinguish it from special edition 129 brushes), but I personally prefer longer handles.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


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MAC Dazzleglass Cremes Collection – Sneak Peek Swatches

As promised, here are lip swatches of the three dazzleglass cremes we revealed today! :) Check out Totally Fab & Sublime Shine! Continue reading →

Tuesday, June 30th, 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 116 Blush Brush

MAC 116 Blush Brush ($32.00) is a natural-haired, tapered, rounded brush. It is smaller than the 129 Blush Brush, and it also feels a bit denser to me. It’s an incredibly soft bristled brush, and it does have some give, but it is still firm. The smaller size of this blush brush relative to other popular blush brushes makes it easier to control where you apply your blush, and it also picks up a good amount of color and deposits it on your cheek without eating it up. Since purchasing this brush, I find myself regularly switching back and forth between this and the 129, and I think I am starting to prefer the 116. I also like this with pressed powder to dust all-over. If you’ve been looking for a brush for more precise blush application, I’d urge you to consider the 116!

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