OVERALL, Little Darlings is less about offering innovative and brand-spanking-new shades as it is about great gifts to give and receive for less. Each gloss set contains five mini-sized versions of popular past and current lipglasses/lustreglasses. The case is cute, and the cover can later be used to hold glosses or brushes, too! Plus, the pigment sets are great way to collect pigments without spending a fortune–whether you’re new or experienced when it comes to MAC.
You can get official collection information here, as well as product photos here. Swatches are here.
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C-Thru, Mouthwatering, Love Nectar, Beaux, Languish
Fleur Delight, Magnetique, Flashmode, Little VI, Song & Dance
Underage, Ola Mango!, Pink Grapefruit, Wonderstruck, Budding
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Dazzlelash | November 6th, 2008 (Int’l May 2009)
Eyes-wide-shut intrigue. Extravagant new textures are on the rise, creating voluptuous curve, extreme density, entrancing new lengths. Lashes look more intent, dramatically definitive, remarkably separate and distinct. Extra-innovation: the innersprung brush grabs and texturizes individual lashes like never before.
- Black Dazzle
- Star Brunette
Lash and Dash | December 26th, 2008 (Int’l January 2009)
Brows will balk, shadows surrender, as the Mighty Lash assumes its pre-eminent place! The chic and sophistication of the new: introducing the 42 Lash, diagonally designed for a hard-edged, rocker look (you know who you are)… and the Blinking Cool! Lash, wispy yet dramatic, in separate bunches with lots of curl for an innocent ’60s look. Chelsea Girl glamour, Carnaby Street kick. All this and Hollywood, too: our bestseller lineup of can’t-live-without lashes flutters and favours its fans, and all the it-girls who love them.
- 42 Lash A set of synthetic hair lashes specifically fashioned for style and drama. Impeccably dense at the lash line, gradually lengthens into an uneven array of wisps and clusters (will become permanent at MAC stores)
- Blinking Cool! A high-style set of natural lashes combining length and intensity with a lightly flirtatious non-conformist look. Lashes overlap and fan out to provide a flatteringly luxe-and-lush fringe
- 7 Lash Natural-style lenght
- 36 Lash Full lash, creates a naturally dramatic look
- 2 Lash Long and wispy
- 6 Lash Long, full, spiky-looking
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MAC Cosmetics’ Monogram Collection | November 26th, 2008
Monogram your way through the fashionable world, with luxe lips and pressed powders in shades forged with Sheer Spark to Sheer Mystery. Fabulously favourite Air of Style Scent Concentrate follows in your wake, back for a limited time only. Own the look internationally. Create a signature. Gather up these limited-edition collectibles for lips, face, eyes and go global. Monogram flacons and packaging are all sinewy, sleek curves, red and gold like your favourite room at the Ritz, Paris.
- Flourish Frosty mid-tone red (Frost)
- All Mine Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Frost)
- Marque Soft light neutral pink (Frost)
- Status Symbol Warm mid-tone reddish brown (Frost)
- Posh Life Mid-tone bright pink with gold pearlized pigments
- Identity Pale baby pink with gold pearlized pigments
- Distinguished Sheer yellow beige with gold pearlized pigments
- Monodramatic Bronzy brown with gold pearlized pigments
Sheerspark Pressed Powder
- Commemorate Frosted pale gold with gold pearlized pigments
- Keepsake Frosted pale pink with gold pearlized pigments
- Personal Touch Frosted light peach with pink pearlized pigments
- Old English Frosted light bronze with gold pearlized pigments
Sheer Mystery Powder
- Light Medium Pale ivory
- Medium Plus Tan beige
- Dark Secret Deep caramel
Brushes (Not available internationally)
- 129 Monogram SE Brush Full, round-edge brush with ultra-soft, extra fine, luxe fibres and special decorated handles
- 224 Monogram SE Brush Full, tapered brush with smooth, extra fine, luxe fibres and special decorated handles
- Glossy patent clutch in midnight red with red and gold monogram plaque/closure
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Q&A with Jeanne Van Phue, Head Makeup Artist for Twilight
Q: What was the process for creating the various characters’ looks?
A: Katherine Hardwicke, the director, and I have previously worked together on a movie called “Lords of Dogtown,” so we know each other very well. I began by preparing sketches of my vision, keeping in mind the descriptions Stephenie Meyers (Twilight’s Author) set forth in the books.
Bella’s (Kristen Stewart’s character) description in the novel is very pale and extremely beautiful with large chocolate brown eyes, so she wore colored lenses every day. I also pictured her as a natural beauty, which is exactly what Kristen is. I used a light hand while applying all neutral colors to make her look as though she had no makeup on.
Edward’s (Robert Pattinson’s character) description in the novel is impossibly handsome almost god-like. His skin is marble-pale, hard as stone and ice cold, but perfect and flawless. Edwards’ eyes are described as topaz colored when he is normal and black like onyx, when hungry.
Q: Were there any changes to the looks of the characters that weren’t planned?
A: At the beginning, Katherine Hardwicke visualized Edward with long hair, yet after studying his face and jaw line in the makeup test, the decision was made to go with short hair to accentuate his amazing jaw line.
Q: What was the overall look of the makeup in this movie?
A: All the vampires had to be pale, but I didn’t want them to look to ghoulish, somewhere between Sweeney Todd and Interview with the Vampire. The choice was made for a denser, more opaque look for the supporting vampires and a lighter look for the leading man.
The challenge was they still had to look beautiful and handsome. The key was striking the delicate shading balance. We had two weeks of makeup test. This is the time for a makeup artist to unleash their imagination. During the testing Katherine let me know when I was on the mark. Katherine has a fabulous eye for detail and everything I did had to be approved by her.
Q: Were there any other challenges you encountered while working on location in Portland, Oregon?
A: The rain was a huge challenge. We were outside, and it rained the entire time we were there. Most of the shots were exterior; trying to fix makeup in the rain with wet faces and wet brushes was difficult. In the end, I must say I loved working on this movie, it challenge my creativity as never before. The cast was such a great group of talented young actors.
Q: What were your non-makeup related responsibilities in terms of creating this look?
A: Another one of my jobs was too find a contact lens specialist. So I called upon the expertise of Cristina Patterson Ceret FX lens/painter from Professional VisionCare.
Q: What MAC products did you use on the film Twilight?
A: The M.A.C products I used on this film were eye shadows and powder for our principles. We had several other characters and day players I used M.A.C. foundations, lipsticks and blushes.
Q: How long have you used MAC products?
A: In 30 years as a makeup artist in my career and over 50 movies, MAC products have played an integral part in my work. I have probably used all of them at one time or another. I choose the cosmetics based on their skin tone and whether they are oily or dry. It also depends on how the product reacts to their particular skin type.
MAC Makeup used on Bella played by Kristen Stewart
- Blot Powder/Pressed in Light
- Eye Shadow on Blanc Type, Flute and Wedge
MAC Makeup used on Edward played by Robert Pattinson
- Blot Powder/Pressed in Light
Plum lips palette! Also, smoky eyes…
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