Thursday, January 8th, 2009

OVERALL, I had relatively high expectations for Brunette, Blonde, Redhead that weren’t really met. I admit that I should have gone in with no expectations, but I couldn’t help myself; it seemed like neutrals, classy shades perfect for everyday wear would abound so it seemed I’d be in love with it all. I was disappointed in both the eyeshadows and the lipsticks, but I did like the mineralize skinfinishes and a few of the lipglasses.

The eyeshadows, on the whole, just weren’t impressive in pigmentation or texture–even some of the colors that looked promising didn’t quite swatch the way I’d have liked. The lipsticks were all sheer formulas/textures, so they didn’t work well on my lips (compared to creamier formulas). For those with less pigmented lips, they may find these a nice reprieve! Red Devil is one of the standout products from the launch, because it’s a richly pigmented coral-red shimmery gloss that can be worn alone it’s so color-rich.

Flip eyeshadow is the best bet out of the nine shadows, because the shade doesn’t quite exist in the permanent range and it has good texture and color pay off. Henna is gorgeous, but easily duped by Sumptuous Olive; and Femme-fi is a great eyeshadow but I have it from Neo Sci Fi (so it’s still good, but not new, y’know?).

Of the mineralize skinfinishes, I liked Blonde the best for its light pink coloring it gave me and the shimmer level. Brunette makes me wary, because I feel it will end up being too dark on my skin. Of course, you can use a light hand with it, but Redhead is quite similar in the tone (perhaps more copper than bronze) and lighter so I can just use that instead!

Temptalia Recommendations:

Must-haves: Red Devil, Flip, Henna (if you don’t own Sumptuous Olive), Femme-fi,165
Nice-to-haves: Strawberry Blonde, Quick Tease, Henna, Blonde
Skip: Most of the lipsticks, Live & Dye, Peroxide, Knight, Top Knot

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009


Left to Right: Femme-fi, Pincurl, Knight, Henna, Deep Shade

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009


BBR Lipglasses

MAC Brunette, Blonde, Redhead lipglass product photos! :) Post is now updated to include Quick Tease lipglass!

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009


Brunette

Product photos for Brunette, Blonde, & Redhead MSFs and Eyeshadows. Updated to include 100 Strokes, Flip, French Cuff, & Top Knot eyeshadows! :)

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009


BBR Lipsticks

Here are all six of the lipsticks (and the three new brushes) from MAC’s Brunette, Blonde, Redhead collection! :) Lip swatches are forthcoming.

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Morning all! :) In case you missed it, I did start posting some Brunette, Blonde, Redhead photos and swatches a few days ago. I ordered via phone from MAC PRO in Los Angeles, because they tend to release collections a week earlier. I ordered “everything,” but I didn’t receive four of the eyeshadows and one of the lipglasses. SO, I’ll be heading out the MAC counter this morning to try and get the missing pieces so I can do a full review! But for now, take a gander at these posts for a quick BBR fix…

Note: Links fixed!