Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC HD Collection

U.S. Launch Date: September 10th, 2009
International Launch Date: October 2009

Cameras everywhere, media madness, instant images flashed around the world in seconds…You ARE being photographed! Better be optimum-optic, high frequency fabulous, these are modern times! The In High Def collection is makeup designed for the new-technology demands of the professional world. The sharp tone, colour and picture clarity of Hi-def TV. For girls and boys who want to look god no matter who’s looking. Face and Body Foundation formulated for flawless replication; at last, you can achieve the perfection expected on screen at all times. A complementary collection of Lipstick, Lipglass, Mineralize Skinfinish/Natural applied with the 187 Du Fibre and 188 Small Du Fibre Face Brushes fool the eye, and the camera. The very best in the new look of Hi-Def, made easy.

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

  • Close to Real Light, neutral peach pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • High Def Mid-tone neutral coral (Amplified Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Sharp Focus Deep brown plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Resolutely Red Deepened claret (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Face & Body Foundation ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent)

A water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides long-lasting, natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body Foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend, water-resistant formula. The long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of colours and contains several emollients to help moisturize and condition the skin. It delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body.

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose ($29.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Permanent)

A lightweight loose powder foundation that utilizes the power of minerals to provide the skin with a smooth, radiant, natural finish. Brushes on the skin for sophisticated, medium-buildable coverage. Special mineral complex helps keep skin healthy and nourished while the blend of moisturizers and conditioners in the formula help create a smooth, flawless application. Provides essential everyday SPF 15 sun protection.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Permanent)

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.

187 Duo Fibre Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN) (Permanent)

A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

188 Brush ($34.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN) (Permanent)

A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula colour – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC Flirt With Fall Collection

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

We’re dramatically lashing out with the help of a pre-eminent authority on the subject: Academy Award-nominated Hollywood makeup artist, Christina Smith, who’s developed this innovative collection of glamorous Silver Screen style lash looks just for MAC, and that means you’re that much closer to the secrets of being red-carpet ready, runway-ravishing. Part of our continuous commitment to collaborating with the most incredible talents working around the globe, these lashes will step it up and set it off!

Lashes ($12.50 U.S. / $15.00 CDN)

  • #43 Lash Natural length. Wispy bundles that give even flirty fringe. Blend of black and brown hair.  (Permanent)
  • #44 Lash Unique combo of separate bundles at inner corner and dramatic winged outer corner. Blend of black and brown hair. (Permanent)
  • #45 Lash Half lash Long separate bundles look both wispy and dramatic. Blend of black and brown hair. (Limited Edition)
  • #46 Lash Full and short. Blend of black and brown hair.  (Permanent in MAC Stores)
  • #47 Lash Extra long side swept hairs combine with fullness at the base to give an edgy look. Blend of black and brown hair.  (Limited Edition)
  • #48 Lash Slightly more dramatic length. Wispy bundles give flirty fringe. Blend of black and brown hair. (Permanent in MAC Stores)

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC Trend F/W ’09 Collection

U.S. Launch Date: September 17th, 2009
International Launch Date: October 2009

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

  • Faultlessly F/W Blackened blue violet (Amplified Creme) (Limited Edition)
  • Hipster Burgundy frost (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Red Full-Stop Bright neon coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Our Pick Cement taupey grey (Satin) (Limited Edition)

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

  • Runway Fave Grey toned neutral light pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • New Berry Deep plum (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • So This Season Deep blue violet (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Tone: Grey Eyeshdaow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • A Warmer White Pale green grey (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Tone: Grey Mid-tone grey (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Waft Dark blue grey (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • The Right Smoke Rich blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Fragrance ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Asphalt Flower Violet and iris petals with a sheen of vanilla and patchouli.  (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

U.S. Launch Date: August 20th, 2009
International Launch Date: September 2009

Everything we do at MAC is built around the idea that anything is possible when self-expression is honored, exalted, allowed to rise to its ultimate aria. This season MAC celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…makeup as art form. We’ve selected three individuals who exemplify this idea through both the subjects they choose, and the wildly individual styles and colours used to convey them. Bold heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstract: Fall ’09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Richard Phillips, Painter
Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips! 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on the scandalous Gossip Girl a sign of the times! Need we say more? Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s ads and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. Highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, his gold and beautiful portraits seem so relevant to everything MAC artistry is all about. A collection of eye shadow quads, lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

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

  • Full Body Deep red plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Hold the Pose Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Front Lit Light white yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Lovin’ It Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • High Strung Deep pink silver (Frost) (Permanent)

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

  • On Display Purple with yellow pearl (Limited Edition)
  • New Spirit Light yellow coral (Limited Edition)
  • Personal Taste Mid-tone rose with pink gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Young Thing Yellow neutral with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Photorealism Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Approach Cool, mint green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Image Maker Mid-tone grey green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Grey Range Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Lightfall Pale pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Look at the Eyes Light violet (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • In the Gallery Mid-tone blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Private Viewing Deep brown plum (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Skintone 1 Light white pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Skintone 2 Mid tone gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Noteriety Mid tone brown with gold pearl (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Rich & Earthy Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Graphic Garden Collection for Nordstrom Anniversary

U.S. Launch Date: July 17th (July 9th at The Bay)

Brush Bags ($49.50)

A black and white twill bag with a separate brush holder featuring a rose or poppy pattern.

  • Define & Blend 129SE, 190SE, 209SE, 219SE, 252SE
  • Shape & Perfect 168SE, 187SE, 194SE, 212SE, 275SE

Eye Shadow 6 Palette ($38.00)

A black metal compact with a black and white plaque featuring the repeat signature MAC logo that morphs (holographic) into a black and white floral pattern when viewed from different angles.

Fresh Cut Palette

  • Floral Inc. (Frost)
  • Sun-Shy (Lustre)
  • Fresh Cut (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Poppy Noir (Velvet)
  • Bloomcycle (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Part Peony (Lustre)
  • 213SE Brush

Graphic Garden Palette

  • Social Climber (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Botancial Blue (Frost)
  • Straight Hedge (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Wild Wisteria (Lustre)
  • Linear Lilac (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Graphic Garden (Velvet)
  • 213SE brush

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye 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 Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush

MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush ($24.50) is flat, slightly dome-shaped goat-hair brush. It is, quite possibly, my favorite eye brush ever. I love it and use it often enough to own five of them! I can do everything I need to do eyeshadow-wise with this brush — apply, blend, crease, highlight, lower lash line, smudge… you name it, I can do it. This was the only eye brush I had for well over a year, actually.

For anyone who has the SE version (from MAC’s brush sets), the full size is many times better. It’s extremely soft while it picks up color easily and deposits it perfectly. It’s a dense brush with just enough fluffiness to allow you to blend color while still being able to pack on color for a more intense look if desired. This is the first brush I’d personally recommend to anyone looking to buy their first eye brush!

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