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MAC Lightfully Bright Collection for Spring 2011


MAC Lightfully Bright Collection

U.S./Canada Launch Date: February 2011 (possibly online only)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Outer Space White with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Astro Cool Light lavender with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Atmospheric Pink with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Ethereal Pale blue with pink pearl (Limited Edition)

Lightful Deep Ultramoisture Creme ($38.00 U.S. / $46.50 CDN)

Lightweight, gel-like cream. Provides a moisture-locking barrier for long-lasting protection. Instantly hydrates the skin for a smoother skin surface, and helps it look more luminous over time.

Lightful Active Softening Lotion ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

Hydrating, water-based lotion. Absorbed quickly into skin. Immediately infuses depleted skin with moisture. Leaves it feeling refreshed, soothed and soft with a more even-toned look.

Lightful Foaming Creme Cleanser ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

Soothing whipped creamy mousse cleanses and rebalances skin. Rinses quickly. Leaving skin feeling clean and comfortable…never stripped or dehydrated.

Lightful Charged Essence ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

Concentrated, lightweight, gel-like essence. Absorbed quickly into the skin. Helps it look and feel smoother, softer, brighter and more resilient.

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MAC Sophisto Lipstick

MAC Sophisto Lipstick
MAC Sophisto Lipstick

The Sultry Season: MAC Sophisto Lipstick

MAC Sophisto Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a semi-sheer berry pink with gold shimmer. It is a lustre finish, which means it is on the sheerer side but has a glossier finish (more like a lip gloss than a traditional lipstick).

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 and lustre shades can be drying).

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This shade will work well across all skin tones, because it’s not too bold, bright, or pigmented; it’s soft and sheer but still deposits noticeable color on the lips. It will work best on those with less pigmented lips, however, because it is a sheerer shade.

where to buy: Nordstrom

MAC Decorative Lustreglass

MAC Decorative Lustreglass
MAC Decorative Lustreglass

The Sultry Season: MAC Decorative Lustreglass

MAC Decorative Lustreglass ($14.50 for 0.17 oz.) is a semi-sheer, darkened red-plum with gold, pink, and red shimmer.  It has a thin texture but still delivers some color along with plenty of shimmer and glossiness.

my thoughts on the formula: Lustreglass is thinner and less sticky than MAC’s Lipglsas.  Lustreglass still has a very glass-like shine, though.  It also comes with a brush-type applicator, rather than a sponge-tipped one.  Opacity varies from shade to shade, with some being ultra sheer and others being semi-sheer to semi-opaque.  I get three to four hours of wear with Lustreglass.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: If lipglass is too heavy, thick, or sticky for you, consider trying Lustreglass.  I think MAC’s Lustreglasses are a bit underrated, because they have the same beautiful sparkle and shine of Lipglasses but a thinner texture and are barely tacky.  Decorative works well with both cool and warmer skin tones, though it does pull a bit cool on me.

where to buy: Nordstrom

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MAC Wonder Woman: Behind the Scenes


MAC & Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman: Behind the Scenes

This spring, Wonder Woman – DC Comics’ most iconic heroine of all time – teams up with M·A·C with superpowered zing and the strength of the Amazons to create a larger-than-life colour collection.
The M·A·C Wonder Woman collection has the power to transform Plain Janes across the land into gorgeous glamazons.

Criminally outdated colour and un-dimensional skin finishes are no match for M·A·C Wonder Woman’s daredevil feats. Featuring super-sized packaging like you’ve never seen before; bigger and better-than-ever Mineralize Skinfinish banishes chalky powders to a land far away, creating an other-worldly, multi-dimensional glow for all. Create powerful day-to-night looks with ultra-versatile Eye Shadow Quads and Pigments, plus Lipsticks and oversized Lipglasses that always speak the truth. Jumbo Powder Blush packs a punch to perk up dull complexions, and our intense, colour-saturated Opulash lends comic book-worthy colored pop to attention-starved peepers. Add Penultimate Eye Liner and Nail Lacquer to the mix to take women everywhere from mild-mannered undercover operators to goddesses with supernatural abilities to charm, seduce and kick major sass. Great Hera! Looks like M·A·C and Wonder Woman have saved the day again.

Check out the comic strip and Q&A with Gordon Espinet, Jennifer Balbier, and James Gager!

MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011 – Official Information, Photos, Prices


MAC & Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011

U.S./Canada Launch Date: February 10th, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011

If you read the copy below, you’ll notice that MAC has super-sized the following products, which has resulted in the higher prices: Mineralize Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks, and Lipglass.

Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

Opulash Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)
  • Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)
  • Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Black Black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • #48 Lash

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)
  • Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)

Blush Duo ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

  • Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

  • Wonder Woman Red (Limited Edition)
  • Bulletproof Blue (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE

Wonder Woman T ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Invicible Mirror ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

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MAC Finally Flawless Collection for Spring 2011


MAC Finally Flawless Collection for Spring 2011

U.S. Launch Date: January 13th, 2011 | International Launch Date: January 2011

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 has the exclusive formula – micronized and coated pigments improve blendability, maintain colour purity with SPF 15, and our liquid mineral ferment complex adds nutrients. Light diffusing optics minimize the visibility of imperfections – FINALLY Flawless!

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 ($32.00 U.S. / $38.00 CDN)

Minerals are the foundation for all living things. The human body is made of approximately 60% water and skin is approximately 70% water. By fusing minerals and water, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation is the synthesis of earthly essential elements in the form of a rich, luxurious solid cream compact with a liquid mineral infusion. This uniquely textured, medium buildable, foundation delivers immediate hydration while revitalizing the look of dull and dry skin. Used backstage during the Spring/Summer 2010 fashion shows of; BCBG, Carolina Herrera and Baby Phat, it is both a makeup artists dream and a real woman’s skin saving grace.

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation features an innovative gel based system that provides extreme comfort and creaminess in application, making this formula appealing to all skins but especially normal to dry. The gel fuses the formula’s high water content (30.5%) with the polymers and coated pigments for the ultimate in silky smooth, yet long wearing (up to 8 hours), colour payoff. Because of the immediate moisturization benefits, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation also helps to immediately reduce the appearance of pores and provides skin with a non-sticky, cooling break.

Additionally, a blend of lightweight oils creates a creamy, comfortable feeling on the skin. The innovative wax-free structure helps moisturize skin, while light diffusing optics help minimize the visibility of pores and imperfections for a flawless looking complexion

  • Available in: NC15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 50, 55; NW15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 43, 45, 47, 50, 55.

130 Short Duo Fibre Brush ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

A short, round, flat-topped brush ideal for the smooth, easy application of foundations, creams, emulsions, and select powder products. Features a blend of natural bristles and synthetic fibres.

Please note: This collection is a relaunch of Mineralize Foundation SPF 15, which debuted last spring. I reviewed the 130 Brush when it originally launched, too.  I will try to review the foundation, but since it is permanent (and has been for awhile), there are several other products that are new and limited for spring that I want to show you first, so it may be awhile — just a heads up.

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