Saturday, September 27th, 2008

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

GOLD FEVER also launched today at Nordstrom locations. It’s pretty much a launch of products that already exist in the permanent line, so I’m not doing a review, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll be happy to answer :)

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

OVERALL, Cremesheens offer a good range of shades and hues, but definitely don’t offer replacements for all the amplified cremes being discontinued. The texture is smooth, but they’re not overly creamy or pigmented. Of course, some are more intense than others, so your mileage may vary depending on your natural lip’s pigmentation. Ultimately, I went in with high hopes, because I love lipsticks, but I wasn’t particularly impressed. None of the colors grabbed me in way that made me go, “OMG I WILL DIE WITHOUT IT!” and the texture wasn’t as creamy as I’d like. These don’t do a lot of sliding around once you apply them, which IS a good thing, though.

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008


** Blue Zone and Ocean 2 are mixed up in the photos! Sorry :(

OVERALL, the eyeshadow suites were disappointing because too many of them had chalky textures, which I just know won’t work out well for me. I picked up two, one because I liked it a lot (Team Violets), and the other because the colors weren’t like ones I already had (Blue Zone). The liners were lovely – all rich and intensely pigmented, with a good variety of colors to choose from. I see myself going back to collect more of them, but I wanted to see how they wear throughout the day first. I asked about waterline safety, and I was told these are like powerpoints and aren’t waterline safe because they shrink. Take that for what you will!

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

MAC Mineralize Collection

The mania for mineral-rich makeup-foundation, powders, blush, eye shadows — is ever on the ascendant. Minerals will glorify and galvanize MAC’s latest mineral earth-offerings, and showcase our permanent Mineralize collections. The Artists have only but to ask: We are delighted to bring back our best-selling Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush at their request: three eye shadows from A Muse, three from Antiquitease, and six blush shades from Sonic Chic. Two shimmer shades of Mineralize Skinfinish will be permanent as well. In addition, brushes that are the most effective with Mineralize products will prove indescribably indispensable. Now available together in one permanent collection.

Mineralize Satinfinish SPF15 ($26.50)

  • NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44 , NC45, NC50
  • NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW43, NW45, NW50

Mineralize Skinfinish $25.00)

  • Soft And Gentle Gilded peach bronze
  • Gold Deposit Gold copper bronze with gold sparkle

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($25.00)

  • Light Soft pale beige
  • Light Medium Pale golden beige
  • Medium Soft creamy beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Medium Deep Rich golden tan
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Dark Rich golden bronze

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose ($29.00)

  • Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Dark, Medium Deep, Dark, Deep Dark, Deeper Dark

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos ($17.50)

  • Engaging Pinky beige and yellow gold with rose veining (frost)
  • Earthly Riches Deep plum and dirty deep grey with pink veining (frost)
  • Family Silver Dirty light silver and midtone dirty silver with gold veining (frost)
  • Heat/Element Rich yellow gold/rusty red brown (frost)
  • Illusionary/Burning Ambition White gold with gold pearl/deep milk chocolate (frost)
  • Bright Side/Gallery Gal Champagne gold/soft olive green (frost)

Mineralize Blush ($19.50)

  • Dainty Light yellow pink with gold pearl (frost)
  • Warm Soul Midtone beige with gold pearl (frost)
  • Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
  • Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl (frost)
  • Love Joy Warm midtone brown with gold pearl (frost)
  • Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl (frost)

Brushes

  • 109 Small Contour
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face
  • 188 Small Duo Fibre Face
  • 190 Foundation
  • 217 Blending
  • 239 Eye Shader
  • 182 Buffer

Available: North America October 16th, 2008 at all MAC locations,1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com. International October 2008 at all MAC locations.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

MAC for Emanuel Ungaro

Emanuel Ungaro From a Paris couture house long-celebrated for its romantic use of pattern and colour, to the modern evolution of Ungaro today, it’s an exciting debut! Collections, It-Boy designer, Esteban Cortazar, and MAC have come together to create a special colour collection as dreamy, refined, and, well, Parisienne as anything this side of the Avenue Georges V, exclusively ours! A limited edition for lips, cheeks, eyes ‘chez Ungaro, only for MAC.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Pure Rose Pastel pink with white pearl
  • Freckletone Neutral yellow-toned beige

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Pastel Emotion Pastel pink with white pearl

See-thru Lip Colour ($14.00)

  • Not So Shy! Jewel-tone berry stain

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Soft Flower Clean, mid-tone coral
  • Lilac Touch Dirty mid-tone violet
  • Mineral Deep cool brown
  • Phloof! Frosted off-white (not shown)

Cream Colour Base ($16.50)

  • Crushed Bougainvillea Jewel-tone berry stain
  • Fresh Morning Soft muted pastel pink

Beauty Powder ($22.00)

  • Flower Mist Dew Clean brightening pink

Technakohl Liner ($14.50)

  • Auto-de-blu Amethyst

Zoom Lash ($12.00)

  • Lofty Brown Ultra-rich blackened cocoa brown

Brow Set (13.50)

  • Mink Dirty brown

Available North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations, 1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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