MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman

MAC Cosmetics Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman (Illustrator)

Famous for her whimsical visual diaries, Maira Kalman performed a bit of magic with M·A·C’s new Technakohl Eye Liners and Eye Shadows, instantly drafting a captivating look at a stranger. Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. Warm and eccentric at the same time, Maira’s faces are full of cock-eyed optimism, with the tiniest smidge of city-girl-snobbism…simply, scrumptiously, stupendously sublime!

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Crest the Wave Rich yellow (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Off the Page Dirty mustard orange (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Maira’s Magic Yellow pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Haunting Light turquoise blue (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Purple Shower Dirty blue pink (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Trance Deep blue purple (Matte) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Technakohl Liner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Colour Matters Bright lime (Limited Edition)
  • Obviously Orange Dirty coral (Limited Edition)
  • Artistic License Bright turquoise blue (Limited Edition)
  • Full of Fuchsia Deep blue magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Graphblack Rich graphic black (Permanent)

Availability: North America, August 20th, 2009 at all MAC Locations, 1.800.588.0070, and www.maccosmetics.com. International, September 2009.

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MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection by Richard Phillips

M·A·C celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…ma keup as art form. We’ve selected three individuals who exemplify this idea. Bold, heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstrac t: Fall ’09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!

MAC Cosmetics Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Richard Phillips (Painter)

Richard Phillips surprised even himself with this project. Using the expert skills of a photo-retoucher, he subjected his own painting to a M·A·C makeover with the new eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks. Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips’ 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on an episode of the scandalous Gossip Girl – a sign of the times! Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s advertisments and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. His bold and beautiful portraits are highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, so relevant to everything M·A·C artistry is all about. A collection of Eye Shadow quads, Lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Front Lit Light white yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • High Strung A deep pink silver (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Lovin’ It Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Hold the Pose Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Full Body Deep red plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Young Thing Yellow neutral with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Personal Taste Dirty rose with pink and gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • New Spirit Light yellow coral (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • On Display Purple with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Skintone Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Skintone 1 Light white pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Skintone 2 Dirty gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Notoriety Dirty brown with gold pearl (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Rich & Earthy Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Private Viewing Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Lightfall Pale pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Look at the Eyes Light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • In the Gallery Dirty blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Private Viewing Deep brown plum (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Photo Realism Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Approach Cool mint green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Image Maker Dirty grey green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Grey Range Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Plush Lash ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  • Plushblack Black (Permanent)

Powder Blush ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • The Perfect Cheek Dirty pale pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Notable Dirty brick brown red (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Availability: North America, August 20th, 2009 at all MAC Locations, 1.800.588.0070, and www.maccosmetics.com. International, September 2009.

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MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek: MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief

For the holidays, MAC’s Magic, Mirth, & Mischief has a whole slew of new mineralize eyeshadows, but we’ll also be seeing some new shades of dazzleglass, including the two pictured here.

  • Phiff A light, beige-nude with lots of silver-peach micro glitter. I wasn’t super impressed by this one; it was a little lackluster–it doesn’t impart any color on me, and the glitter color doesn’t change up colors that much. It was like a darker, peachy version of Bare Necessity.
  • She-Zam A pale, silver-gray with a blue cast and gray-blue micro glitter. This one reminded me a lot of some previous lipglasses like Lightning and Pas-de-deux. It’s a nice shade, just because it can be layered on top of lipsticks to add a different dimension of color.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 6/10
  • Overall: 7/10

Recommendation: If you love dazzleglasses, you’ll love these, too. The glitter is the same, and the colors are sheer like previous shade releases. I did feel likethese went on a little smoother and less sticky compared to other dazzleglasses, though.  I still find these low on value (because you pay $4 more for less product than a lipglass–like half!), and as a result, I’m not a big fan of the oversized packaging with not much in it.

Have you picked up these new shades yet?

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MAC Flirt With Fall Collection with Photos

MAC Flirt With Fall Collection

U.S. Launch Date: August 27th, 2009
International Launch Date: September 2009

We’re dramatically lashing out with the help of a preeminent authority on the subject: Academy Award-nominated Hollywood makeup artist, Christina Smith, who’s developed this innovative collection of glamorous Silver Screen style lash looks just for MAC, and that means you’re that much closer to the secrets of being red-carpet ready, runway-ravishing. Part of our continuous commitment to collaborating with the most incredible talents working around the globe, these lashes will step it up and set it off!

Lashes ($12.50 U.S. / $15.00 CDN)

  • #43 Lash Natural length. Wispy bundles that give even flirty fringe. Blend of black and brown hair. (Permanent)
  • #44 Lash Unique combo of separate bundles at inner corner and dramatic winged outer corner. Blend of black and brown hair. (Permanent)
  • #45 Lash Half lash Long separate bundles look both wispy and dramatic. Blend of black and brown hair. (Limited Edition)
  • #46 Lash Full and short. Blend of black and brown hair. (Permanent in MAC Stores)
  • #47 Lash Extra long side swept hairs combine with fullness at the base to give an edgy look. Blend of black and brown hair. (Limited Edition)
  • #48 Lash Slightly more dramatic length. Wispy bundles give flirty fringe. Blend of black and brown hair. (Permanent in MAC Stores)

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MAC Colour Craft Collection – Backstage at the Photoshoot

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection – Backstage at the Photoshoot

Remember a few weeks ago when we were all wondering just how on earth MAC came up with the makeup used in this look?

Time for an Update!

Last week, we came across some behind-the-scenes photos from the Colour Craft photoshoot, and one of the photos showed a Ben Nye palette.  After talking with MAC HQ, the Director of Makeup Artistry, Bianca Alexander, walked us through what was used for the photoshoot.

Here’s the breakdown she gave us:

  • Use Brush 222 to highlight under the left brow with Passionate Eye Shadow.
  • Blend Bitter Eye Shadow through the inner and center of eyelid with Brush 252.
  • Use Smolder Eye Kohl to intensify the waterline, and follow with Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner on both upper and lower lashline.
  • Use Brush 219 to blend Passionate Eye Shadow under lower lashline, diffusing the line outward for an airbrushed effect.
  • Begin design on the left eye by using Brush 242 to shade a circle of Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow at the browbone.
  • Switch to Brush 219 to shade a circle of Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow at the temple.
  • Switch to a clean Brush 242 to shade a circle of Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow on the eyelid.
  • Follow by using Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner to outline all circle shapes with a delicate black line.
  • Begin design on the right eye by using Brush 219 to shade a circle of Passionate Eye Shadow at the browbone.
  • Use Brush 242 to shade a circle at the temple with Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow.
  • Switch to the previous Brush 242 used to apply Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow on the left eye, and shade a circle at the crease to complete the right eye.
  • Follow by using Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner to outline all circle shapes on the right eye with a delicate black line.
  • Apply a generous coat of Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
  • Hydrate and refine lips with an application of Prep + Prime Lip with Brush 311.
  • Use Beet Lip Pencil to define lips before shading Lipstick in Trimming Talk along the outer edge with Brush 316.
  • Highlight the center of the lip with Lipglass in Miss Marble and Girlish Romp Mineralize Eye Shadow.

The ever-talented artist Linn recreated the Colour Craft face chart using the products suggested, and she achieved:

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