Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collection for Holiday/Winter 2009

Phew, lots of stuff coming up, but be prepared to get your holiday gift gettin’ in just two weeks — October 15th will see lots of holiday collections and pieces launch.

Holiday 2009

Winter 2009

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Baroque Boudoir Collection

U.S. Launch Date: November 25th, 2009
Availability: MAC Stores, Saks, Select Nordstroms

Baroque Boudoir Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Baroque Boudoir Creamy dark plum
  • Prive Creamy light blue pink
  • Treasured Creamy warm nude beige

Baroque Boudoir Lipgloss ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • The Lap of Luxury Sheer baby pink with white and pink pearlized pigments
  • Preciousness Sheer metallic pink with white pearlized pigments
  • d’Nouveau Sheer dusty rose with light pink pearlized pigments

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

MAC Mischief Makers

MAC Holiday 2009 Kits/Sets

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Love’s Divine Lash Kit ($48.00 U.S. / $57.50 CDN) (Nordstrom/The Bay only)

Barrel silhouette cosmetic bag in metallic gunmetal fabric with dark grey trim and a charm zipper pull. Nordstrom and the Bay only.

  • #7 Lashes
  • Rapidblack Penultimate Liner
  • Reflects Transparent Teal (Glitter)
  • Zoomblack Zoomlash (Promo Size)

Mineralize Kit ($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (MAC Stores only)

Pinkzapoppin!

  • Light Flush Soft pastel pink with deep bronze veining (Mineralize Skinfinish) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Dainty Yellow pink with gold pearl (Mineralize Blush) (Permanent)
  • Love Connection Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono (Mineralize Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • 181SE Brush

Fun In the Sun

  • Shimpagne Beige shimmer with golden/copper sparkle (Mineralize Skinfinish) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Nuance Mid-tone peach with gold pearl (Mineralize Blush) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Play on Plums Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono (Mineralize Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • 181SE Brush

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

MAC Eyeshadow Product Photos – Part 1

I was able to snap some photos of MAC’s permanent line of eyeshadows, so here’s part one of them! :) Please keep in mind that these are testers from the MAC counter, not owned by me, so they may be messy, gross, etc. I swatched most of MAC’s permanent eyeshadows a few months ago, so do check that out if you’d like swatches instead!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

MAC DSquared Collection
Bone Beige/Emphasize

MAC Cosmetics DSquared Collection: Sculpt & Shape Duos

MAC DSquared Collection is small launch in-stores today, the 28th. The collection includes two Sculpt & Shape Powder Duos — Bone Beige/Emphasize and Accentuate/Sculpt.

Sculpt & Shape Powder Duos

  • Bone Beige/Emphasize is a duo of a soft, lightly shimmered palest cream for highlighting and a reddish-toned light-medium brown for contouring. This is supposed to be most ideal for lighter skin tones (think NC/NW15).
  • Accentuate/Sculpt is a duo of a soft, pinky-peach shimmered highlighter and a neutral-cool medium matte brown for contouring. This is most ideal for light and medium skin tones.

Accentuate/Sculpt is my favorite duo, as I feel it’s very universal and can work for a wide variety of skin tones. Sculpt can be layered for deeper color or used lightly for softer color. I personally have all of MAC’s Sculpt & Shape powder line in full-size (they’re the size of blushes–but they can be purchased individually rather than as a duo at PRO), and I love them. They’re great for cheeks and the face, but they’re also outstanding on the eyes for a very natural, sculpted look.

  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re looking for a non-bronzer contouring product, try MAC’s Sculpt & Shape line!

Availability: MAC Cosmetics

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

MAC DSquared Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Blood Red, Nude Rose

MAC Cosmetics DSquared Collection: Lipsticks & Fuchsia Fix

MAC DSquared Collection is small launch in-stores today, the 28th. The collection includes two new, limited edition shades of lipstick–Nude Rose and Blood Red–as well as specially packaged, permanent item Fuchsia Fix tinted lip conditioner.

Lipstick

  • Nude Rose is a semi-sheer, milky pale pink-beige. It’s kind of like a nude lip color, but it has enough pink tones to it that it warms it up and gives it color.
  • Blood Red is a semi-opaque pinky-raspberry shade. It’s not red on me at all; it’s definitely pink and maybe a deep pink at that, but given its name, I was expecting something quite different.

Tinted Lip Conditioner

  • Fuchsia Fix is a bright pinky-fuchsia creamy lip color that is really only meant to add a bit of a tint to lips. Fuchsia Fix has always been a favorite, because it does tint my lips a brighter pink shade, but it’s not actually a hot or bright pink on.

These are surprisingly soft lip colors in comparison to the Style Black collection from last week!

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: If you like rosy, pinky shades, you should consider these.

Availability: MAC Cosmetics

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