Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty Kouture Collection

The ultra-luxe way to be pampered and playful, Hello Kitty Kouture has arrived! Announcing our limited-edition, glittering Swarovski crystal compacts, the collection privé of Kitty Kouture world! Two new Dazzleglass with Swarovski crystal charms and three Sheer Mystery Powders manage to be both darling, dramatic – and a little bit dangerous – all at the same time. The ultimate in exclusivity, with MAC Hello Kitty Kouture, a sophisticated client’s social status is all but assured!

Dazzleglass ($28.00)

  • Kitty Kouture Sheer pale pink with red and gold pearl
  • Dazzlepuss Sheer bright pink with red and blue pearl

Sheer Mystery Powder ($90.00)

  • Light Medium Pale ivory
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Dark Secret Deep caramel

Available in North America March 5th, 2009 at all MAC Retail Stores, Nordstrom, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.  (As far as I know, just Kitty Kouture is March 5th, while Hello Kitty is still February 12th.  MAC dates are notorious for being bumped earlier, so you never know!)

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty for MAC Promo Photos!

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty for Spring 2009

Hello Kitty Mild, meet Hello Kitty Wild! Sweet and innocent or out on the prowl: when she’s good, she’s very good, but when she’s bad, she’s unmistakably MAC!  The icon adored by millions around the worldis causing a commotion with our special, limited-edition collection of colour,finishes, glitter and shine, and a fancifulthe range of exclusive, It-Kitty accessories: season’s most sought-after collectibles!

LIPSTICK

  • Cute Ster Sheer peachy pink with pearl
  • Big Bow Sheer brighti ntense blue pink
  • Fresh Brew Creamed coffee
  • Fashion Mews Sheer pale lavender
  • Strayin’ Frosty midtone mint
  • Most Popular Sheer deep berry

Lipglass

  • Sweet Strawberry Sheer berry with blue pearl
  • Mimmy Light creamy ipnk with pink and gold pearl
  • Nice To Be Nice Sheer bright intense orange with pearl
  • Nice Kitty Sheer neon pink with blue pearl
  • She Loves Candy Pale blue pink with gold pearl
  • Fast Friends Sheer bright intense purple with pearl

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty Pictures!!

A bunch for your perusal! :)

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

This is an archival post, meant to help direct anyone looking for certain information or reviews regarding collections MAC released in 2008.

Previous 2008 Launches

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Chromaline is described by MAC as:

A waterproof gel/cream liner that provides all the smooth graphic benefits of a liquid liner. Creates precise, long-lasting lines of intense colour with dense matte coverage. Versatile palette offers both vibrantly bright and blackened shades. Applies smoothly, sets quickly. Waterproof and smudge-proof. Best when used with professional tools and brushes.

Chromaline is available in the following shades:

  • Landscape Green Lust bright green
  • Bright Red Primary red
  • Black Black Deep black
  • Genuine Orange Bright orange
  • Pure White Whitest white
  • Marine Ultra Bright naval blue
  • Primary Yellow Bright clean yellow
  • Rich Purple Dense purple

What IS Chromaline? While the MAC PRO site described it as a gel/cream liner, I suppose you might think then it’s meant to be used as an eyeliner, much like fluidline. Well, you’d be mostly wrong, since the majority of the colors are not eye safe (and some aren’t lip safe, either). So then you’re left wondering, “What ARE these for, then?” I was chatting with Elessa from Pursebuzz about them, and she mentioned body art and body painting, which were both ideas I also pondered over. I think the only reason why it seems odd to use these for body is because both chromacakes and paintsticks are great for body art/painting and you get more product–these are the size of paint pots! Imagine using that to cover up a leg ;) But I have heard that these are an extension of the chromacake/paintsticks line, which definitely means they are meant for body and painting rather than regular consumer day-to-day use–doesn’t mean you can’t try ‘em out, though!

When I called up Los Angeles PRO to get Dame Edna stuff early, I figured I’d try a few of these to see how their texture/payoff/etc. was like. The texture is creamy, and all of the colors I tried were very rich and pigmented–all good things. As I mentioned, most of these are not eye safe, which is a bummer and kind of leaves me with no real usage for these. You can speculate on why they are or are not eye safe, but some reasons are staining or irritation from dyes (like red dyes).

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