Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

MAC Overrich Swatches

I recently purchased samples of the seven new pigments from MAC Overrich, and they finally arrived today! (Quite literally, five minutes or so!) You know I had to give you guys swatches right away! ;)

So here are my quick thoughts on the seven colors:

  • Blonde’s Gold is nice neutral-white kind of color with a touch of warmth in the form of bronzy-gold; it makes a great neutral base.
  • Museum Bronze is a deep, metallic bronzy-gold color. I know in the swatch photo it looks rather bronzy, but I swear it seems more like an antique gold shade when I stare at on my hand (then again, the light by my desk isn’t the *best*). Anyway, gorgeous bronze color. It’s probably not a “must have” for everyone, but it is for me.
  • Mega-Rich is a subdued coppery orange color. It’s not really like Coppersparkle, just because it has a subtle sheen, no over-the-top frosty shimmer/sparkle. I think it’s a bit more orange, too.
  • Copperbeam is a rich copper-burgundy color; I see definite tones of earthy red mixed in. This is actually somewhat similar to Heritage Rouge — it’s distinctly different in a sense, but the two are close. This one has more red-brown to it; it reminds me of Antiqued eyeshadow, actually.
  • Vintage Gold is a more antique version of Golden Olive (and less frost in its finish, more subtle sheen). Kind of like a dirty green with lots of gold pearl.
  • Antique Green kind of reminds me of Deep Blue Green with more teal and gold in it (I am not saying it is a dupe for this color!!). Maybe a lighter version? The color is very much like a dirty green-teal color. It will be interesting to use this in a look.
  • Heritage Rouge is a reddish purple–kind of like Cranberry eyeshadow. Like the others, this has a metallic sheen, but it isn’t too much, unlike some of the existing frost pigments. I think the texture and finish of these alone makes them worth checking out, even if you might have a possible dupe.

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

According to D Magazine, in a recent article on wedding makeup, MAC artists created looks using some upcoming products! They mentioned two Cremesheen lipsticks (Brave Red & Speed Dial), two Starflash Eyeshadows (Grand Entrance & Smoke & Diamonds), and Mineralize Blush in Merrily.

The look breakdowns are:

The Romantic
On face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin ($22), MAC Face and Body Foundation ($31), MAC PRO set powder in Porcelain ($21); on eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Hepcat ($14), MAC Star Flash eye shadow in Grand Entrance ($14.50), MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella ($13.50), MAC Eye Shadow in Nehru ($14), MAC Eye Brows pencil in Lingering ($14), MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack ($11); on lips: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Speed Dial ($14) and MAC Lipglass in Sonic Vibe ($14); on cheeks: MAC Blushcreme in Brit Wit ($17.50).

The Sophisticate
On face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin ($22), MAC Face and Body Foundation ($31), MAC PRO set powder in Porcelain ($21); on eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Folie ($14), MAC Star Flash eye shadow in Smoke & Diamonds ($14.50), MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom ($14), MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack ($11), MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack ($15), MAC #20 lashes ($11); on cheeks: MAC Powder Blush in Pinch O’ Peach ($17.50) and MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl ($16.50); on lips: MAC Frost lipstick in Chic ($14) and MAC Satin lipstick in Myth ($14).

The Starlet
On face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin ($22), MAC Face and Body Foundation ($31), MAC PRO set powder in Porcelain ($21); on eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Yogurt ($14), MAC Eye Shadow in Cork ($14), MAC Eye Shadow in Vapour ($14), MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack ($15), MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack ($11), MAC #36 lashes ($11); on cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Merrily ($21); on lips: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Brave Red ($14) and MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy ($12.50).

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Sunday, June 29th, 2008

MAC Sonic Chic Blush Swatches #1

Karla wanted to share these swatches with Temptalia readers! See four more… Continue reading →

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Thanks to Temptalia supporter, Anna, for providing these descriptions! These are translated from another language, so they may not be exactly the same as the English descriptions, but I think they’re close enough so we can all start planning our hauls! :) See the product photos from earlier here.

Lipstick

  • Creme Cerise Muted yellow
  • Lightly Ripe Medium pink
  • Russian Red Intensive cold red
  • ‘O’ Intensive purple red with gold metallic sheen
  • So Scarlet Pure burgundy

Lipglass

  • Cherry Blossom Pure light pink with pearl
  • Rich & Ripe Medium pinkish red with pearl
  • Cult of Cherry Pure red with red pearl
  • Liqueur Neutral bronze violet pink with pearl
  • Jampacked Pure grape color with pearl

Mattene

  • Rapturous Deep berry red (Matte)
  • Kirsch Deep cranberry (Matte)
  • Chock Dark brown (Matte)
  • Bing Dark aubergine (Matte)

Nail Lacquer

  • Silverstruck Silvery grey with pearl (Frost)
  • Illegal Purple Cream dark aubergine (Cream)

Eyeshadow x 4 Spiced Chocolate Quad

  • Nanogold Pure yellow pink with pink pearl (Frost)
  • Brash Frosty red copper (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Spiced Chocolate Dirty, deep reddish brown (Matte)
  • Sweet Chestnut Frosty cranberry (Frost)

Eyeshadow x 4 Tempting Quad

  • Next to Nothing Cream white with pink pearl (Frost)
  • Sharp Light yellow gold (Satin)
  • Dark Edge Muted chocolate brown (Satin)
  • Tempting Deep cocoa (Lustre)

Eyeshadow x4 Shadowy Lady Quad

  • Light Fall Muted pink (Satin)
  • Smudge Violet Frosty, dark lavender with pearls (Frost)
  • Deep Truth Very dark blue (Frost)
  • Shadowy Dark plum (Matte)
Saturday, June 28th, 2008

MAC Cult of Cherry Promo #1

You may have seen swatches, and you know what the color story is, but here are promotional images and product photos!

Thanks to reader Anna for the images!

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

MAC for Emanuel Ungaro

As we gave you an inside peek as to what to expect for this fall, WWD has an article all about MAC’s upcoming MAC Emanuel Ungaro launch!

MAC Cosmetics has collaborated with designer Esteban Cortazar of Emanuel Ungaro to launch a limited edition makeup collection, called MAC Emanuel Ungaro, which was inspired by the fashion house’s fall runway looks.

The line, due out this fall, is meant to take Ungaro’s heritage in ultrafeminine and colorful clothing and apply it to makeup.  Ungaro marks the second designer collaboration for MAC, which is owned by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Its first was a collection for Alexander McQueen that was launched last fall.

According to James Gager, MAC Cosmetics’ senior vice president and creative director, the difference between the two designer collections and a previous makeup collection for Heatherette is that the latter is not based on runway looks.

“It’s about bringing the makeup collections straight from the runway into the stores,” Gordon Espinet, MAC Cosmetics’ vice president of global makeup artistry, said of the Ungaro initiative.

Guillaume Jesel, MAC Cosmetics’ president of global marketing, noted the cosmetics firm has been a long-time sponsor of Emanuel Ungaro fashion presentations.  He added, “We have a special relationship with Esteban, since we’ve supported the young prodigy’s shows from the very beginning.”

Cortazar, who’s been at the French fashion house for just over six months, recalled his first experience with the MAC brand at the age of 10, when he visited a MAC makeup store in Miami, his hometown.  “I knew this was a cool place because I saw all the amazing, fun colors, glitter and girls with blue hair running around with outrageous makeup on their faces,” said Cortazar. “I used to have them dress me up for Halloween all the time.”

As a seventh grader, Cortazar hired MAC makeup artists to do his first fashion show, held at his school, because he wanted to be “as professional” as possible.

MAC wanted to be sure that both the Ungaro designer collection and its fall MAC color collection, called Cult of Cherry, had different points of view. Cult of Cherry is inspired by dark, rich chocolates and cherry-red shades, while the Ungaro collection is about femininity and uses lighter textures.

“We were sure to not step on our fall collection,” said Gager. “We’re bringing the best of both worlds to our customers from a color standpoint, attitude and association with someone who’s going to reinvent a couture house. This gives us an edge in terms of being authentic in what we bring to our customers.”

Cortazar worked together with MAC’s product development team and Sharon Dowsett, who was the key makeup artist for MAC at Emanuel Ungaro’s fall runway show, to create the MAC Emanuel Ungaro line.  “[Cortazar] was after something earthy, so I was inspired by a softer palette of delicate shades of pinks, blues and lilacs,” said Dowsett, referencing Monet’s “Water Lilies.” “It’s a colorful collection but very transparent so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it.”

The 14-item MAC Emanuel Ungaro lineup, which is slated to launch in October, includes lipsticks and lip glosses, eye shadows and liner, cream color bases, blush, mascara and a brow set. The collection, which ranges in price from $11 to $22, could generate retail sales of $2 million according to industry sources. — WWD