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MAC Art Supplies Collection: Pearlglide Eye Liners

MAC Art Supplies Collection
Pearlglide Eyeliners: Black Line, Undercurrent, Industrial,
Petrol Blue, Almost Noir, Designer Purple

MAC Art Supplies Collection: Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Art Supplies Collection launches in-stores on April 1st (late April for international locations) and online March 30th. The collection includes eight new and limited edition shades of Greasepaint Sticks ($17.50), six new and limited edition shades of Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners ($14.50), and nine new and limited edition shades of Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker ($16.00).

Pearlglide Eye Liner ($14.50)

  • Almost Noir is a darkened burgundy purple with a slight red tone to it and gold and burgundy sparkle.
  • Designer Purple is a bright pop of violet with deeper violet and iridescent purple shimmer.  Very pretty–most vibrant of the six!
  • Petrol Blue is a brightened navy blue with blue and light blue sparkle.  I would say it is similar to Fly-by-Blu (but I don’t own it to do a swatch comparison, sorry!), perhaps a little brighter.
  • Black Line is a dark black base with a mix of gold and green-gold shimmer. It’s almost like Old Gold Pigment and a black eyeliner had a baby. I’m ALL over this one!
  • Undercurrent is a bluish-teal base with teal shimmer and sheen. So pretty and lovely… but I’m a sucker for teal, so really, are you surprised? ‘Cause I’m not!
  • Industrial is a high-shimmered silvered blue. It’s almost like a sky blue but with flecks of silver lining (I couldn’t resist) throughout.

The good: Smooth, soft eyeliner with rich, intense shades that glide on easily and don’t smudge or budge. They’re similar in smoothness/softness as Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liners, Milani Liquif’Eye Liners, and L’Oreal HIP Chrome Eyeliners.

The bad: They’re limited edition and made of awesome, so it kind of sucks, but I’ve also never run out of an eyeliner, so I’m not (personally, at least) concerned about running out of these either. I have no other complaints about Pearlglide Eyeliners. Oh, wait — the line could use more shades? Sure, that’s “bad.” MAC continuously puts out Pearlglide liners and even new shades periodically, so they should just make these permanent already! (Much like Feline Kohl Power might as well be permanent… so much for my five backups!)

My picks: All? Black Line is the most unique of the three I’ve tried so far!

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MAC Art Supplies Collection: Greasepaint Sticks

MAC Art Supplies Collection:  Greasepaint Sticks
Greasepaint Sticks: Zinc Zone, Uniformly Blue, Slick Black, Greengrease,
Dirty, Charred Mauve, Brown Now, Below Ground

MAC Art Supplies Collection: Greasepaint Sticks Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Art Supplies Collection launches in-stores on April 1st (late April for international locations) and online March 30th. The collection includes eight new and limited edition shades of Greasepaint Sticks ($17.50), six new and limited edition shades of Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners ($14.50), and nine new and limited edition shades of Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker ($16.00).

Today, I’m going to review the new Greasepaint Sticks and (in a separate post) three of the six Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners. I’m going to mull over the Lipstain Markers until tomorrow, but I’ll give you my review of the three (of nine) shades I tried so far–so stay tuned! 🙂

Greasepaint Sticks ($17.50)

  • Below Ground is a soft bronzed chocolate brown with lighter bronze flecks. It reminded me of a lighter, less frosty version of Bronze eyeshadow.  I liked this one a lot, because I felt like it was light enough to be used in lighter looks as well as darker looks.
  • Brown, Now is a burgundy-brown. I don’t know why it’s called Brown, Now, to be honest, because it’s pretty burgundy to me.
  • Charred Mauve is a cool-toned blue-based purple with soft blue-violet flecks/sheen. It is similar to V, but it’s not the same–it’s a darker, grayer version–but the two are close enough that you don’t need both.
  • Dirty is a taupe brown with multi-colored shimmer. Kind of cool how it has all different colors of shimmer in it.
  • Greengrease is a forest green over a blackened base. It has flecks of gold, blue, and green shimmer. I found this one to be the least pigmented of the eight, though you can layer to get a more opaque look.
  • Slick Black is a matte, all-black shade. It’s rich and dark. It’s not like the original Greasepaint Stick from Style Black, because the original Greasepaint Stick is a black base with flecks of blue and violet shimmer. It reminded me a lot of Blacktrack fluidline, though.
  • Uniformly Blue is a medium-dark navy blue over a blackened blue-gray base with flecks of blue shimmer/sheen. Compared to B, it is a darker version; Uniformly Blue has a blackened base that the blue shade sits over. It’s close enough, though, that unless you’re a huge fan of Greasepaint Sticks, you only need one of the two.
  • Zinc Zone is a gunmetal silver over a lightly blackened base with silver and black shimmer/sheen. This is a fun shade, and I think it would make a nice base for a very dramatic, near-black smoky eye.

The good: I loved the variety of the shades offered in the collection. There are eight to choose from, so you aren’t stuck with just one or two like in the past. On me, I find they wear quite well–no real budging, smudging, or transferring throughout the day. They’re very smooth, soft, and easy to apply without tugging on the eyelid too much.

They’ve also improved the scent/smell of the Greasepaint Sticks this time–which is huge. My previous Greasepaint Sticks have a funky scent that’s unpleasant, but I didn’t notice any scent on these (whereas the scent on the original shades is still overwhelming!). These might have the faintest scent if you’re particularly gifted in the smelling department, but I didn’t detect anything with my sniffer.

The bad: Even though a nice dark base can be useful, I don’t necessarily need eight different variations on the theme. I’ve always found that most darker bases eat color rather than enhance it, so you’re always left with some sort of darkened smoky eye. Personally, I find that they’re a bit too thick to use as eyeliner without having to do some clean-up after application with a cotton swab.

My picks: Below Ground, Brown Now, Greengrease, Zinc Zone

Skip if you have…: Charred Mauve if you have V, Uniformly Blue if you have B, Slick Black if you have Blacktrack (Fluidline)

How to Use Greasepaint Sticks

  • As an all-over eyeshadow base — think of them as darker versions of shadesticks
  • As a smudged out eyeliner — make sure to sharpen them (sharpener is found on the opposite end) so you don’t get too thick of a line
  • As a defined crease — draw it into the crease and then smudge with a brush and/or eyeshadow

MAC Trip Collection — New Compacts

MAC Trip, Part 3

MAC Trip Collection — New Compacts

For 2010, MAC has released new palettes and kits exclusively for their Travel Retail stores. Like Trip from last year, these are exclusive to Duty Free Stores.

MAC Trip Compact Kits Collection

Jet Boy, Jet Girl! Gonna take you ’round the world with trip compact kits! First, Trip: Warm Eye Shadows, with six hot, haute warm hues. Next Trip: Cool Eye Shadow with six cool, chic shades. And finally, Trip: Total Face Kit, complete with Shell and Secret Ceremony Cream Colour Base, Stripped and Rosehips Lip Gloss and Belightful Iridescent Pressed Powder. They’re addictive little goodies, a secret stash to put out a fashion fire… or start one. Try one, you’ll come back for more. They’re the very essence of needful things!

Warm Eyeshadow

New square compact silhouette with a basic black matte finish featuring the MAC logo.

  • Shroom Soft muted golden beige with opalescent shimmer (Satin) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Bagatelle Neutral beige with yellow frost (Frost) (From D’Bohemia, Photo)
  • Expensive Pink Pink with gold duochrome (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Trax Vivid-hued violet glazed with bronze (Velvet) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Humid Intense green with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Embark Deep rich brown-black (Matte) (Permanent) (Swatch)

Cool Eyeshadow

  • Filament Platinum silver (Lustre) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Mink Pink Neutral soft pink (Veluxe) (Discontinued) (Swatch)
  • Flirty Number Brown plum (Frost) (From Lingerie) (Photo)
  • Little Minx Plum with pink duochrome (Frost) (From Rebel Rock) (Photo)
  • Flashtrack Bright midnight blue with silver reflective pearlized particles (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent) (Swatch)

Total Face Kit

New double-decker compact featuring a quad pan payout on top and a large powder pan on bottom.

  • Shell Cream Colour Base Soft muted pinkish-beige with icy shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Secret Ceremony Cream Colour Base Dark nude (Exclusive to Palette)
  • Rose Hips Lipglass Pink (Exclusive to Palette)
  • Stripped Lipglass Coral (Exclusive to Palette)
  • Belightful Iridescent Pressed Powder Gilded peach bronze (From Fafi for MAC) (Swatch)

Availability: March 2010 at DFS and Travel Retail Locations Exclusively

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MAC Trip Collection — Look in a Box

MAC Trip, Part 3

MAC Trip Collection — Look in a Box

For 2010, MAC has released new palettes and kits exclusively for their Travel Retail stores. Like Trip from last year, these are exclusive to Duty Free Stores.

Look in a Box Collection

Gothette, Indie Girl, Goldie Rocks…choose your Look In a Box and try on a new personality, blaze a fast trail, or go with what you glow- Look In a Box has the A to Z! Greensmock, Retrospeck, and Showstopper Eye Shadows, Blacktrack Fluidline, Myth Lipstick and Zoomblack Mini Zoom Lash makes a Gothette go! Bare Study Pot, Rapidblack Penultimate Liner, Softdew Beauty Powder, Zoomblack Mini Zoom Lash and Headliner Lip Gloss ignite and Indie Girls night. And with Bronze and Naked Lunch Eye Shadows, Golden Bronzer, Fulfilled Plushglass, and Zoomblack Mini Zoom Lash, Goldie Rocks is off to anywhere but Grandmothers house. Have some fun-sized fashion, with the start-me-up style of Look In a Box!

Goldie Rocks

  • Naked Lunch Eyeshadow Minimal pink with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent) (Swatch
  • Bronze Eyeshadow Golden brown with golden bronze shimmer (Frost) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Golden Bronzer Healthy tan with subtle golden shimmer (Permanent)
  • Fulfilled Plushglass Full-blush creamy pink (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Zoomblack Mini Zoom Lash Mascara Rich black (Permanent)

Indie Girl

  • Bare Study Paint Pot Champagne with gold and white pearlized pigments (Frost) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Rapidblack Penultimate Liner Black (Swatch)
  • Softdew Beauty Powder Dust rose (From Novel Twist) (Swatch)
  • Headliner Lipglass Light white/pink with gold pearl (Frost) (From Diana Ross)
  • Zoomblack Mini Zoom Lash Mascara Rich black (Permanent)

Gothette

  • Showstopper Eyeshadow Smoked black (Matte) (From All Ages, All Races, All Sexes) (Swatch)
  • Retrospeck Eyeshadow Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Greensmoke Eyeshadow Tarnished olive (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Blacktrack Fluidline Solid, flat black (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Myth Lipstick Fleshy beige (Satin) (Permanent) (Swatch)
  • Zoomblack Mini Zoom Lash Mascara Rich black (Permanent)
    209SE Brush

Availability: Now at Duty Free Stores/Travel Retail Locations

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The Spring Season: MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, flesh-toned slightly peach-pink tinged nude. Myth has a satin finish, which means it has a very creamy, opaque look with a low-level sheen and on shimmer. It gives my lips incredibly full coverage color, and the creaminess gives it a nice, defined look without the aid of a lip liner, too–always a nice bonus! It’s similar to Fleshpot, but it’s not quite as fleshy or as light.  It’s lighter and not as peachy as Peachstock, as well.  They’re in the same family, though!

Is this the right nude lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

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MAC Trip II Collection – Duty Free Shops (2009) & Now (2010) Online!


Cool Eyes

MAC Cosmetics Trip II Collection

Launch Date: April through August 2009 at Duty Free Shops (at Airports)

Launch Date (Updated): Now available as of March 23, 2010 online at MACCosmetics.com.

UPDATED/EDITED MARCH 23, 2010

Hi all!  MAC has put the Trip Collection online for sale — this collection is not new.  It was originally released in Summer 2009.  It consists of permanent or previously released limited edition shades, but there are no new or exclusive shades to the collection.  It is available ONLINE ONLY at this time.  If I have swatches or a review available, you will find the collection that the shade was from originally linked.  Might be a good way to snag some old LE shades you missed out on if you’re newer to MAC 🙂

Cool Eyes Palette

  • Prismique Off-white with silver frost (Lustre) (Adorn)
  • Springtime Skipper Mid-tone minty green with gold pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) (Barbie Loves MAC)
  • Water Nymph Soft teal with emerald pearlized pigments (Frost) (Lure)
  • Knight Divine Black with silver pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Flashtrack Bright midnight blue with silver reflective pearlized particles (Veluxe Pearl) (Discontinued)

Neutral Eyes Palette

  • Bisque Soft muted pinky-beige (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Mineralism Softly tarnished silver with frost (Lustre) (Lustrevision)
  • Say, Yeah Peachy coral with yellow frost (Veluxe Pearl) (Rebel Rock)
  • Sable Gold plum with bronze pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Bateau Wood brown (Matte) (D’Bohemia)

Warm Eyes Palette

  • Whistle Pastel pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Barbie Loves MAC)
  • Da Bling Pink with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Parfait Amour Blue-violet with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Leisuretime Low-key plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Belle Azure)
  • Cassette Blackened eggplant (Veluxe Pearl) (Heatherette)

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