Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

OVERALL, Neo Sci Fi is much more impressive than the initial addict reaction made it seem. I think many people were thrown off (or turned off) by the bright orange packaging, and it definitely felt like there were plenty who were writing the entire launch off. I have to disagree, because I think this collection comes out with many wearable colors that are fun and friendly to consumers as a whole.

Have we seen some of these colors before? Yes, probably, most likely. But at the same time, there are some great colors that haven’t come out or haven’t been out in awhile. I think as dupe-able as some of the shadows are (three of the five), they still make amazing combinations together.

I originally thought I would love the blushes, but they were just so-so to me. Pretty, but I didn’t feel like I had to get them right away, you know? I’ll give myself some time to think about what else I want. The lipglasses had three repromotes, so those could have been more exciting.

The neon orange packaging (truly, day-glo construction orange) didn’t turn me off as I thought it would. It was just kind of sleek and fun. I admit, I’d have loved to see the orange packaging in October and MAC rocking a terrifying Halloween-esque collection, but alas, we get it now.

All in all, I walked out with Evening Aura, Femme-Fi, Sci Fi Delity, Supreme, and Black Ore (more out of curiosity than “omg, I have to have this!”). What did you get? What were your favorites?

Make sure you check out the swatches here.

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Neo Sci Fi, MAC Cosmetics, Swatch

Here are some swatch photos to keep you on the edge of your seats!  Remember, we totally welcome YOUR swatches of the latest MAC launches, too.  Post them in the comments or email them to temptalia@gmail.com.  Or post them on our forum!

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

It’s Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale, which means my Nordstrom’s is *gasp* already open (and that means I’m late!).  Time to hop on down to get us some swatches!

But how will I avoid all of the shoes?!

*edit* I totally have swatches, a mini-haul, and now I am FURIOUSLY! cropping pictures.  I’ll post them up as soon as I’m done, and then I’ll get to the review ;)  Ahh, ladies, knowing you anticipate my review?  Makes it SO worth it.  Makes me love what I do!

*edit #2* Done, done, & done!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

MAC Neo Sci Fi

Neo Sci Fi, Future Earth, and Solar Fields are now up on the MAC Cosmetics website!  Happy hauling!  (Let us know what you get!)  PLUS! free shipping on all orders through the 31st!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics | ELECTROFLASH | Fall 2008

Details are here thanks to Bjooti.net!  See our images here!

LIPSTICK

  • Vanity’s Child Sheer pale beige with pearl (Lustre)
  • Fast Thrill Frosty clean mid-tone pink with pearl (Frost)
  • Mellow Mood Glossy mid-tone dirty pink with pearl (Lustre)
  • Dangerously Hot Creamy deep brown red (Amplified)

LIPGLASS

  • Cultureclash Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
  • Major Minor Frosty mid-tone beige with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
  • Sonic Vibe Frosty mid-tone pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
  • Li’ Hot Pepper Frosty burnt red with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)

MINERALIZE EYE SHADOW DUO

  • Play on Plums Mélange/Mono Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono
  • Sea & Sky Mélange/Mono Silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining/Bright blue mono
  • Hot Contrast Mélange/Mono Dirty red with silver and black veining/Black mono
  • Love Connection Mélange/Mono Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono
  • Two to Glow Mélange/Mono Dirty bronze with pink and orange veining/Orange mono
  • Odd Couple Mélange/Mono Warm gold with lavender and bronze veining/Purple mono
  • Polar Opposites Mélange/Mono Dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining/True silver mono
  • Fresh Green Mix Mélange/Mono Golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining/Lime mono
  • Pink Split Mélange/Mono Dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining/Pink with gold pearl mono

BRUSH

  • 227 Large Fluff Large size paddle with fluffed double chiseled, rounded tip
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics | STARFLASH | Fall 2008

Better images provided by Bjooti.net!

Eyeshadows

  • Dreammaker Frosty yellow gold (frost)
  • Grand Entrance Frosty neutral peach beige
  • Bold & Brazen Frosty light copper (frost)
  • Sunset B. Frosty clean mid-tone pink (frost)
  • Lotusland Frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl (frost)
  • Talent Pool Frosty blue green with gold pearl (frost)
  • Mink & Sable Frosty olive green (frost)
  • Smoke & Diamonds Frosty dirty taupe (frost)
  • Go Frosted bronze (frost)
  • Glamour Check! Frosty reddish brown
  • Top Hat Frosty dirty indigo (frost)
  • Star By Night Frosty mid-tone blue (frost)

Kohl Powers

  • Raven Intense black with red pearl
  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Mystery Rich black with green and teal pearl
  • Feline Rich black

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