MAC Colour Ready Collection Information & Photos (Official)

MAC Colour Ready Collection

Launch Date: April 2nd, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (PRO)
  • Impassioned Amped up fuschsia (Perm)

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Perm)
  • White Frost Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Perm)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50)

  • Rapid Black True Black

Eye Brows ($14.50)

  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown (Perm)

Prep + Prime Line Filler ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Line Filler is a targeted deep wrinkle filler with long term skincare benefits that uses a unique technological breakthrough. Line Filler plumps and smoothes skin and drastically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. A combination of Gatuline Expression™ and Argireline work together to relax the appearance of facial tension and expression lines, as well as boost the skin’s natural collagen production. Line Filler produces immediate results, but will also help eliminate the appearance of expression lines with continued use. The product is designed to be used under or over makeup and can also be used to touch up throughout the day.

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is a partial primer designed for use in the T-Zone. This lightweight, oil-free, soy-based emulsion instantly helps minimize visible pores while helping to control excess surface oil and shine. MAC employs High Tech Optics, an advanced technology powder and light diffusers to fill in lines. The result: an invisible, natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish that also helps keep pores clean, clear and unclogged. It mattifies and hides imperfections using advanced powders and microspheres while a Mannose-Phosphate blend gently exfoliates away dead cells giving the skin a more youthful look and silica particles absorb oil. In addition to immediately minimizing pore appearance and shine, 24% experience an increased luminosity and clarity of the skin. Additionally, clinical tests show that over time, the Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone reduces the appearance of clogged pores and shrinks the appearance of pores to nearly two-thirds of its original size.

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($21.00)
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is not your usual translucent powder. With a virtually invisible feather-light, silky colorless application, the powder both reduces shine and maintains radiance due to a finely milled formula of corn starch, silica and micronized mica. Though it was designed to set and stabilize makeup, it can also be worn alone over moisturizer for a natural and radiant complexion. It was also a huge hit backstage during fashion week and was used at nearly every major show including Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Stella McCartney, Behnaz Sarafpour, Alberta Ferretti and Giles.

Brush ($34.00)

  • 129SH All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.

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MAC Grand Duos Collection Review & Thoughts

OVERALL, the Mineralize Blush Duos are very similar to the mineralize blushes in terms of texture/smoothness, but these are definitely a little more on the shimmery side. The marbelized half of the duo is similar to mineralize skinfinishes, and some of them run chunkier in the glitter particles than others. I’d almost say that, in some aspects, the marbelized side is more of a highlighter while the mono side is where the color is packed. However, some of the duos do have fairly pigmented marbelized sides, so don’t think I’m telling you to only use it one way! These are very multi-tasking products, use them as you please 😉 One thing to note is with baked products, you can use them wet or dry without worrying about destroying the product itself (like you might with a regular powder eyeshadow).

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MAC Grand Duos Collection Product Photos

MAC Grand Duos Collection debuts tomorrow in-store, but it was launched online just yesterday. Looks like lots of you are heading to stores tomorrow to check the collection out, while a few will be passing in lieu of Sugarsweet on March 19th. Here are some product photos to get you thinkin’ 😉 Next up will be product close-ups and swatches. Review tonight or tomorrow!

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MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam VI Special Edition Launch with Fergie

Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS FUND to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.

A lavender-lovely Fergie asks us to enter a new kind of dream scape, to feel the “Yes we can!” of tomorrow, and to push forward on behalf of every man, woma n and child affected by HIV /AIDS. As always, every cent of our VIVA GLAM proceeds will go where it’s needed most… VIVA GLAM VI Lipstick, Lipglass, and Special Edition Lipglass lead the way. With each new VIVA GLAM season, we get a little bit closer to a cure, and we’re proud to continue to be a part of that fight.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Viva Glam VI Special Edition Soft blue pink (lustre)
  • Viva Glam VI Warm terracotta plum with subtle pearl (lustre)

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Viva Glam VI Special Edition Soft pink-tinged mauve (frost)
  • Viva Glam VI Warm plum with multireflective, mulitidimensional pearl (frost)

Available April 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. See product imagery.

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