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MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum for Fall 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 14th, 2011
International Launch Date: August 2011

Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN) (Permanent)

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

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MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection

U.S. Launch Date:  December 26th, 2011
International Launch Date: January 2012

Glamglass has been renamed to Tour de Fabulous and all shades of Glamglass are now Lipglass.

Sshhh…Lips speak louder than words. You’re invited to experience glamour that’s strictly word-of-mouth. Newly formulated, this super-silky gloss delivers the perfect amount of Knockout colour with its innovative new brush applicator. Encounter a Lasting Sensation of hypnotically intense, pure colour with a vividly alluring shine that leaves lips looking lush for hours. Mesmerizingly minimal, non-sticky texture feels comfortable… featherlight. Eight tantalizing Lip Pencil shade extensions round out a collection that positively whispers Embrace Me.

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Casual Air Frosted pale pink
  • It’s a Wow Mid-tone blue-pink (“rose pink”)
  • Check This Out Coral with transforming yellow-pink pearl
  • Rich & Witty Neutral dirty pinked beige
  • Comfort & Joy Mid-tone frosted dirty mauve
  • Famously Fab! Purple-lavender, slightly pearled
  • Tour de Fabulous Clean/bright yellow pink with pearl
  • Knockout Red with pearl
  • Style-Packed Bright, vivid fuchsia
  • Rich Bounty Deep red-brown with pearl
  • Real Posh Deep berry, slightly pearled

Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • What Comes Naturally Pale peachy beige
  • Hip ‘n’ Happy Dirty blue pink
  • Have to Have It Soft warm beige
  • Just Wonderful Dirty mauve
  • Entertain Me Clearly orange
  • Lasting Sensation Bright coral
  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia
  • Just My Type Intense warm brown

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MAC Semi-Precious Collection for Summer 2011 (Official)

MAC Semi-Precious Collection
MAC Semi-Precious Collection

MAC Semi-Precious Collection for Summer 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: July 2011

We can all admire a girl with a 30-carat diamond. But the new dazzle is Semi-Precious. Gems that are rare in spirit, rich in substance and worn fluidly, on the skin. In MAC Semi-Precious, four finely milled gems – bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyriate, and lilac lepidolite – bring their own earthy an spiritual affluence to three key elements of the mineralize collection: eyeshadows, skinfinish, and blush. Setting them off: a collection of colour, two mineralize skincare formulas, and four new limited-life split fibre brushes. Like everything this precious, these elements start off rare, and tend to get rarer… get rich while you can!

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5 Great Coral Lipsticks

5 Great Coral Lipsticks

Reader Angela thought to be cruel to me by suggesting coral lipsticks–because picking a favorite coral is like picking your favorite child! I will say that the closest to all-time favorite coral would be Guerlain Gems, which was limited edition and no longer available, but the below five are all near and dear to my heart!  Want more corals?  Check out our swatch gallery of coral lipsticks.

What’s your favorite coral lipstick?

MAC Sheer Plum Lipstick

MAC Sheer Plum Lipstick
MAC Sheer Plum Lipstick

MAC Sheer Plum Lipstick

MAC Sheer Plum Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rouged chocolate” with a lustre finish.  It’s a reddened brown with semi-opaque color and a subtly glossy finish. For a lustre, it’s particularly pigmented, though it’s not completely opaque.  It glides on easily and leaves behind ample amount of color with a good amount of shine.  I actually found this lustre to be a bit moisturizing, as compared to other lustres that do nothing for me in the moisturization department.

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. I typically get four hours of wear, but some of the lighter lustre and glaze finishes tend to disappear by hour three. Amplified cremes and amplified finishes, however, tend to go beyond four. I find the formula comfortable to wear and not drying (but not moisturizing–a couple of the matte shades can be drying).

P.S. — I have no idea why the tube of lipstick looks like that; it didn’t look like it had anything on it when I swatched it originally.

MAC Lipstick Sheer Plum
Sheer Plum
Sheer Plum
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
88%
Total

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35


MAC Beauty Balm

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 ($30.00 for 1 fl. oz.) is described as a “lightly tinted in a nearly sheer beige tone to work on an array of complexions, it creamily re-texturizes the skin and then goes on to excel at being a face primer with high everyday UVA/UVB SPF 35 defense.”

First things first, I have no experience using BB Creams as they are known elsewhere in the world, so I urge you to check out Musings of a Muse’s review on this as well as her informative post on what BB Creams are. She pretty much sums them as one major multi-tasking face product that imparts skincare benefits, along with concealing/foundation and moisturizing qualities.  On its face, MAC isn’t marketing this as a “true” BB Cream from what I can gather, because it’s designed to work best as a face primer–not as a tinted moisturizer, moisturizer, foundation, concealer, etc.

It’s a soft, sheer shade of yellowed beige with soft shimmer-sheen. It’s not something I could wear alone at all, because it just looked a bit too light on me (I am NC25/NC30 for reference). When I layered Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer over it, it became something I could use. It seems more like an illuminating primer to me; something like MAC Strobe Cream but yellow-based and with a significantly different texture (not as thick or heavy, thinner, not quite as shimmery).

It works well as a primer; it helped keep my makeup looking fresher longer (ten hours) and always felt lightweight. I only tested this product for two days (not back-to-back), though, because it does have dimethicone as the second ingredient in it, which I am more-often-than-not sensitive to, but for readers, I wanted to give it a shot. I didn’t experience any breakouts, but I deliberately tested it on two occasions but with a week between each try.

The packaging is interesting, because it has a very long, needle-nose applicator that squeezes out the merest amount.  For a product you wear all over your face, it seems too precise.  It’s by no means a deal-breaker, since I would rather squeeze out more than have half the tube squirt out, but I thought it was interesting.

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