Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

MAC Colour Ready has launched online this morning, and it will launch in-stores on Thursday, April 2nd. Colour Ready featured permanent color products as well as three new additions to the Prep + Prime line. All new products to the Prep + Prime line are permanent, so don’t fear!

What are you looking forward to from Colour Ready? Are you skipping it and waiting for Rose Romance?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

MAC Graphic Garden, Colour Craft, & A Rose Romance Tidbits

Last month, we revealed a sexy little quad exclusive to Nordstrom as part of the MAC Rose Romance. Thanks to Adina of Krasey Beautiful, we have the details on the colors!

  • Solar White Golden white (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Contrast Dark purple/blue (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Seeds of Love frosted peach (Frost)
  • Petal Worship Light, blue-based pink (Frost)

She also shared a few tidbits about MAC Graphic Garden, which will be this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Collection, and it will include several palettes, kits, and sets. This launch is slated for July 2009 (the typical timing for Nordstrom’s Anniversary).

Additionally, MAC Colour Craft will anniversarize last year’s Mineralize Collection. It features a variety of mineralize blushes, mineralize eyeshadows, and mineralize skinfinishes–of which it looks like we’ll be seeing six, with Porcelain Pink as the only repromote.

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

MAC recently launched Viva Glam VI Lipstick in a Special Edition to line up with Fergie as their spokesperson for the Viva Glam campaign. Some people have been finding this color to run a little on the purple side, but it runs mostly pink on me. Like many of the other VG lipsticks/lipglasses, the color is great for most people. I think it’s a nice everyday color with a bit of a pop.

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Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Are you ready for MAC’s Colour Ready Collection?

MAC Colour Ready launches in North America on April 2nd, but here’s a little preview of two of the three new products to MAC. Colour Ready is primarily about prepping the face to be able to take on bold, intense color (hence the two wickedly intense hot pink lipsticks, the bright chartreuse eyeshadow, and so on).

Update: MAC has created three new Prep + Prime products, and it has now been confirmed that all three products are part of the permanent collection.

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-Haves: Prep + Prime Line Filler

Nice-to-Haves: Show Orchid, Rapid Black

Skip: White Frost

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

With Fashion Week now having concluded around the world, let’s see what kind of new products might be coming to us in this fall!

MAC Eyes

  • Cinderfella Eye Shadow
  • Silver Dusk Eye Shadow*

MAC Face

  • Cheek & Cheerful Mineralize Blush
  • Handfinish Mineralize Blush

MAC Lips

  • Bling Black**
  • Blackfire Lipgloss
  • Dark Knight Lipstick
  • Local Colour Dazzleglass

MAC PRO

  • Chromagraphic Pencil (Fleshed toned liner)
  • Deep Dark Pro Pigment

* May be a typo (it happens) — could be Silver Dusk Loose Powder, which is already available.

** Listed as on eyes, but it says “slicked over.” Could be part of MAC’s Black Collection (as yet unnamed).

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

MAC’s Sugarsweet Collection brought us two fun nail lacquers: Peppermint Patti and Seasonal Peach.

Peppermint Patti is a minty green cream. It’s not overly bright, but it isn’t super pale either–it’s kind of a medium in the color range. The swatch above is with two regular coats (not too thin, not too thick). I’d probably suggest going for a third medium to thick coat to really get an opaque, creamy finish.

Seasonal Peach is a creamy, pale peach with a lil’ bit of pink. This is actually a repromoted color, but it’s still one of my favorites. It’s a really wearable shade that’s perfect for spring and summer. I found two regular coats worked well with this one, but a third one wouldn’t hurt if you find it’s not truly opaque with two for you. It layers quite well, so it doesn’t look too thick with three.

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