Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Overall, MAC Sugarsweet Collection brings back shadesticks and some old favorites, but I don’t feel it has created any new favorites. The shadesticks are creamier this go-round, and they do feel a little softer. While I have always appreciated the original shadesticks for their color pay off, I just never loved the feel of them on my eye lid, so I had to pass them along to friends. I am looking forward to trying out the newer, creamier versions!The packaging on the shadesticks is nicer, too — almost a slick, shiny plastic casing.

What did you think of MAC’s Sugarsweet collection? What are you loving/hating? Tell me in the comments!

Neither the lipsticks or the tricolour lipglasses really grabbed my beauty-strings–there are a few that caught my eye, but nothing that caused my heart to speed up, you know? I am personally not a fan of sheer glosses, which is why the tricolour lipglasses aren’t up my alley either. The eyeshadows are so-so; they all have decent color pay off and texture, but none of limited colors screamed “must have!” I do think the finish of the mineralize skinfinishes is improved over the last few that have come out; there doesn’t seem to be any large, chunky shimmer–much more refined and subtle so it gives you a gentle sheen over a wallop of shimmer.

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-Haves: Lollipop Loving, Stars ‘n Rockets, Butternutty, Red Velvet, Peppermint Patti

Nice-to-Haves: Saint Germain, Sweet Thing, Simply Delicious, Tasty, Aquavert, Cakeshop

Skip: Consume Me

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Thursday, March 19th, 2009


Row 1: Cakeshop, Lemon Chiffon, Butternutty, Penny, Red Velvet
Row 2: Bubbles, Lollipop Loving, Saint Germain, Sweet Thing, Touch

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Friday, March 13th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Sugarsweet Collection

Launch Date: March 19th, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)

Who cares if the candy man can… it’s the cupcake ingenue who’s caught the sweet spot this season. Temptation is everywhere – luscious, whipped-cream decadent, deliciously decorative frosting colours and sugared almond combinations. Like peering through the window of a Parisian patisserie, you’ll want to become one of each! Have fun with a new Red Velvet recipe Shadestick. Tricolour Lipglass is like a mille feuille of layered lip gloss colours, each gives way to the next in a triple-layered pearl-swirl of prettiness; add extra yum to Eye Shadow; Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish is the ultimate cake walk. We could eat you up.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Sweet Thing Mid-tone magenta with multi dimensional pearl (Lustre)
  • Bubbles Sheer frosty white beige (Glaze) (Repromote)
  • Touch Peachy cinnamon (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Lollipop Loving Mid-tone coral with subtle green and gold iridescence (Glaze) (Repromote)
  • Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified Creme) (Repromote, Perm international)

Tricolour Lipglass ($17.50)

  • Tasty Top Sheer blue pink with reflects, Middle Mid-tone blue pink with duochrome pearlized pigments, Bottom Dark creamy red pink
  • Just Dessert Top Sheer yellow pink with reflects, Middle Mid-tone yellow pink with duochrome pearlized pigments, Bottom Mid-tone creamy yellow pink
  • Simpy Delicious Top Sheer peach with reflects, Middle Pale coral with duochrome pearlized pigments, Bottom Creamy mid-tone coral
  • Triple-Yum Top Sheer gold with gold reflects, Middle True gold with duochrome pearlized pigments, Bottom Mid-tone bronze
  • Consume Me Top Sheer white with reflects, Middle Pale mint with duochrome pearlized pigments, Bottom Creamy light peach with pearlized pigments

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Sugarshot Pale frosty beige (Lustre)
  • Dear Cupcake Mid-tone pink coral with gold pearlized pigments (Satin)
  • Aquavert Soft mint with white pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Stars n Rockets Lavender with red/pink reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Club Muted reddish brown duochrome with green opalescent shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)

Shadestick ($16.50)

  • Cakeshop Frosted light neutral beige
  • Butternutty Frosted pale white gold
  • Lemon Chiffon Frosted pewter
  • Red Velvet Frosted mid-tone pink
  • Penny Light pinky copper (Repromote)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($27.00)

  • Perfect Topping Pink/peach/lavender melange
  • Refined Tan/peach/coral melange

Mascara ($12.00)

  • Zoomlash

Nail Lacquer ($11.00)

  • Peppermint Patti Creamy mint green (Cream)
  • Seasonal Peach Creamy pale peachy pink (Cream)

Lash ($12.00)

  • 34 Lash

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Friday, March 13th, 2009

MAC Colour Ready Collection

Launch Date: April 2nd, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (PRO)
  • Impassioned Amped up fuschsia (Perm)

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Perm)
  • White Frost Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Perm)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50)

  • Rapid Black True Black

Eye Brows ($14.50)

  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown (Perm)

Prep + Prime Line Filler ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Line Filler is a targeted deep wrinkle filler with long term skincare benefits that uses a unique technological breakthrough. Line Filler plumps and smoothes skin and drastically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. A combination of Gatuline Expression™ and Argireline work together to relax the appearance of facial tension and expression lines, as well as boost the skin’s natural collagen production. Line Filler produces immediate results, but will also help eliminate the appearance of expression lines with continued use. The product is designed to be used under or over makeup and can also be used to touch up throughout the day.

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is a partial primer designed for use in the T-Zone. This lightweight, oil-free, soy-based emulsion instantly helps minimize visible pores while helping to control excess surface oil and shine. MAC employs High Tech Optics, an advanced technology powder and light diffusers to fill in lines. The result: an invisible, natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish that also helps keep pores clean, clear and unclogged. It mattifies and hides imperfections using advanced powders and microspheres while a Mannose-Phosphate blend gently exfoliates away dead cells giving the skin a more youthful look and silica particles absorb oil. In addition to immediately minimizing pore appearance and shine, 24% experience an increased luminosity and clarity of the skin. Additionally, clinical tests show that over time, the Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone reduces the appearance of clogged pores and shrinks the appearance of pores to nearly two-thirds of its original size.

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($21.00)
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is not your usual translucent powder. With a virtually invisible feather-light, silky colorless application, the powder both reduces shine and maintains radiance due to a finely milled formula of corn starch, silica and micronized mica. Though it was designed to set and stabilize makeup, it can also be worn alone over moisturizer for a natural and radiant complexion. It was also a huge hit backstage during fashion week and was used at nearly every major show including Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Stella McCartney, Behnaz Sarafpour, Alberta Ferretti and Giles.

Brush ($34.00)

  • 129SH All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.

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