Thursday, November 20th, 2008

OVERALL, Metal Urge meets expectations–which were low. If you were one of the few who loved and enjoyed Metal-x last year, then you should enjoy this year’s rendition. But in the end, it is really just that: a regurgitation of last year’s collection. Of the Brushed Metal-x shades, Gilded Ash is tempting, just because it looks like a great color for a smoky eye. I know myself, and I know how my Metal-x shadows from last year are buried in my “I don’t use these” MAC box. The liquidlasts are always fun, but they’re readily available throughout the year, so it’s not a big deal to see them highlighted in this launch. The three pigments available are a nice trio of shades that all earn recommendations from me.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2008


Row 1: Material, Gold Spice, Forged Rose, Gilded Ash, Verdigris
Row 2: Pink Platinum, Metalblu, Gold Mode, Cocomotion, Spirtualize

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Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Update on Dazzlelash: This formula just isn’t working out for me!  Some days it flakes, some days it smudges, and then other days it lasts all day.  I just can’t deal with a mascara that’s as finicky as I am!  What Dazzlelash excels at is lengthening lashes and separating them.  You’ll find it harder to clump up as you apply multiple coats with this formula.  It has a nice richness in its black color, too.  I don’t feel it thickens much (if at all), which is a drawback for me as I need thickening for my stubby, wispy lashes.  I found this was more likely to smudge/flake when I used it with Prep + Prime Lash than without it.  It removes easily (no stubborness), and if you’re in the market for separation and length, you ought to check this out if you can.  This seems like a mascara that people either love or just find so-so, but I haven’t heard from too many who outright dislike it.  Plushlash still holds as my go-to mascara (along with Lancome Oscillation and Chanel Exceptionnel) for the time being.

Have you tried Dazzlelash yet? What’s your verdict?

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Check out these higher quality photos for Lash and Dash!  You can read up on the color story here.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Check out these higher quality photos for Chill! This collection launches January 2009 in North America; February 2009 for international locations. You can read up on the color story here.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Check out these higher quality photos for Dame Edna! This collection launches December 26th, 2008 in North America; January 2009 for international locations. You can read up on the color story here.

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