Monday, October 1st, 2007

Eyeshadows

  • Alum Midtone blue grey with soft blue pearlized pigmentsl (frost)
  • Charred Deep steel grey with silver pearlized pigments (frost)
  • Clue Midtone grey with silver pearlized pigments (frost)
  • Daisychain Soft yellow beige with soft white pearlized pigments (satin)
  • Frisco Soft pastel pink (matte)
  • A Little Folie Midtone red brown (matte)
  • Memorabilia Dusty purple (matte)
  • Ochre Style Midtone yellow brown with gold (frost)
  • Parrot Deep aqua blue with bright green & blue pearlized pigments (frost)

Pigments

  • Golden Olive Green with gold undertones
  • Kitschmas Light pastel purple/lavendar
  • Melon Warm peach with shimmer
  • Steel Blue Gray-blue with pearl particles
  • Violet Intense true purple with shimmer

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Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Monday, October 1st, 2007

Authentics | December 26th, 2007
This collection is exclusive to Macy’s MAC counters, and it comes out the same day as The Originals collection launches.

  • Uniquely You Deep coral with gold pearlized pigments (blush)
  • Total Bliss Neutral beige w/ pink & white pearlized pigments (eyeshadow)
  • Moss Spot Yellow olive green (eyeshadow)
  • Blackberry Muted burgundy-plum brown (eyeshadow)
  • 213SE (brush)

Antiquitease | October 25th, 2007
This is a huge collection featuring a lipsticks, lipglasses, mineralize eyeshadow duos, pigments, fluidlines, and nail lacquer.

  • Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos | Earthly Richer, Engaging, Family Silver, Mi’Lady, Silversmith
  • Warm Lip Set: Bada Boom, Beaux, Expensive,Ornamental, Pink Grapefruit
  • Cool Lip Set: Be Seen, Flashmode, Nymphette, Spirited, Star Nova
  • Plushglasses: Bountiful, Hot Stuff, Plus Luxe, Pretty Plush, Wet Wild Wonderful
  • Pigment: Goldstroke, Sweet Sienna, Your Ladyship
  • Lipglass: Corset, Majestic, Red Romping
  • Lipstick: Antiquitease, Budding Lust, Guilty Kiss, Her Fancy, Queen’s Sin

Antiquitease | Finery | Holiday 2007

  • Plum: Culture Class (frost) & Ultra Madame (glaze) lipsticks; Contessa lipglass
  • Coral: Aristo-chic (lustre) & Ruling Class (frost) lipsticks; Splendid! lipglass
  • Tan: Haughty (frost) & High Tea (lustre) lipsticks; Honorable lipglass
  • Pink: Blueblood (lustre) & Snob Appeal (frost) lipsticks; Gentility lipglass

Plus, we have preliminary information on the names of the mineralize eyeshadow duos from Curiousitease, MAC of Beauty, and Sculpt & Shape!

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Saturday, September 29th, 2007

MAC PRO Launch Reviews
Overall, PRO products are always fun to dabble in because most of have to make special trips to the PRO locations to even check these out. I went with my girl Karen to check everything out, and whew, we both hauled some good items! First, I went with the mind to check out the new beauty powders and nudes & shapers. I have all the Nudes and Shapers already on their way to me, so it was more to just sneak a peak at than buy.

There is so much stuff available, and it was a bit overwhelming. However, Karen and I scored one of the best makeup artists, David, who was the manager of the San Francisco PRO store. (BTW, anyone can place an order for PRO items, just call (415) 771-6113 and ask for David — tell him Christine from Temptalia.com sent ya!) He was absolutely so helpful and showed us all these crazy tricks and how to use some of the products. He turned me on to the new reflects glitters, which are just beyond gorgeous, as are the beauty powders.

Beauty Powder/Loose Powder
A sheer, jet-milled loose powder that brings a silky smooth wash of colour and luminous shimmer to eyes, cheeks and skin.

Daisydust — This is my favorite out of the bunch! It’s a lovely light gold with a touch of white shimmer, and it reminds me of Gold Dusk pigment, only more finely milled.
Dancing Light — This is almost like a lighter version of Daisydust, more white gold than yellow gold.
Drizzlegold — Part peach, part gold, and overall, gorgeous. It’s a slightly peachy gold that’s light enough to use just about anywhere!
Lightly Lilac — The “craziest” color out of the bunch, which I could see working for some, as it is a lovely bluish purple color, very cool.
Micro Pink — A lovely cool pink with tiny bits of shimmer, which goes on so smoothly.
Natural Flare — A gorgeous reddish peachy color, lots of melon hues in it, and it’ll warm up cheeks perfectly (though it’s not overly warm!).
Paperwhite — White, white, and white! I had to skip this beauty powder because I’m too tan to work this as well as the others, but it feels like silk on your skin with slight shimmer.
Peach Haze — A pinkish peach with shimmer, and like all the beauty powders, goes on flawlessly.

Reflects Glitters
Reflects Antique Gold — My favorite out of the bunch, most definitely. It looks like shimmering water when applied. Incredibly shimmery and smooth.Reflects Bronze — More gold than bronze, but gorgeous. Think Goldmine with a whole lot more punch!
Reflects Blackened Red — Sultry, dark maroon with glitter and insanely smooth. If Maroon pigment had glitter, this would be it!
Reflects Bronze — More gold than bronze, but gorgeous. Think Goldmine with a whole lot more punch!
Reflects Copper — I was totally thinking this was Off the Radar in glitter form – it’s a very orangey color.
Reflects Purple Duo — Kind of an odd color, probably my least favorite, as it sort of looks like Turquatic, but with more purple.
Reflects Rust — More red than rusty copper, but lovely nonetheless. This looks amazing over red lipstick!
Reflects Transparent Pink — Like Transparent Teal, this is a great body highlighter. This reminded me of Pink Opal pigment, only much more intense.
Reflects Transparent Teal — Oh, wow, this was gorgeous – it’s this crazy whitish with teal reflects glitter color, so it would make an amazing body highlighter.
Reflects Turquatic — Very blue, darker than sky blue by a touch, but really gorgeous. Hard for me to see where I’d use this other than the eyes (and I don’t know if these are eye safe yet — none of the other Reflects Glitters are, so history says no!).
Reflects Very Pink — Fuchsia pigment with glitter, but ultra fine and amazing color pay off.

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Saturday, September 29th, 2007

We have an update on the Originals collection! Many of the items are more like improvements of existing or old shades that are consumer favorites, but perhaps not MAC addict favorites, but who else is tired of Kitschmas coming out? Many of the products featured in this collection will be reformulated to be better than their original counterparts, hence why some of the names aren’t dead ringers for older colors.

Here’s what we’ve recently learned about what’s in store…

Eyeshadows:
Alum
Charred
Clue
Daisychain
Frisco
A Little Folie
Memorabilia
Ochre Style
Parrot

Pigments:
Golden Olive
Kitschmas
Melon
Steel Blue
Violet
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Friday, September 28th, 2007

Here’s what you can expect to be found inthe four Holiday eyeshadow palettes launching this fall/winter. There are four: warm, cool, smokey, and metallic. I’m most intrigued by the Metallic!

Warm
Sunday Best – Ivory with frost (F) (released before)
Nobility – (S)
Retrospeck – Beached blonde (L) (perm)
Star Violet – Earth-touched pinky-brown plum fusion (VP) (perm)
Club – Muted reddish brown duochrome with green opalescent shimmer (S) (perm)
Showstopper – Soft smoked brown black (M) (released before)

Cool
Medallion – (VP)
Silverwear – (F)
Trophy Pink – (F)
Modern Heir – (F)
Shadowy Lady – Darkly veiled plum (M) (released before)
Queen’s Jewel – (VP)

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