MAC Cremesheen Pearl Collection for Summer 2015

MAC Cremesheen Pearl Collection
MAC Cremesheen Pearl Collection

Cremesheen Pearl, the shimmering twist on a M∙A∙C classic, is back with a brilliant bang. Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass, both infused with pearlized pigments, are available in 15 new Asian-inspired shades. Prominent pinks, radiant reds and contemporary corals glow strikingly against all skin tones with a finish that leaves lips luminous and decidedly lacquered. With foolproof colour coverage and gleamingly creamy gloss, this eye-catching update to Cremesheen is the new yin and yang for your lips.

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Nippon Creamy mid-tone coral pink
  • Koi Coral Pale peachy nude
  • Star Magnolia Bright carnation pink
  • Little Buddha Bright peachy pink
  • Pickled Plum Bright blue-pink
  • Tokyo Tizzy Bright yellow-orange
  • Obi Orange Intense clean reddish orange
  • Pretty Boy Intense pink coral
  • Dozen Carnations Intense warm tomato red
  • Sweet Sakura True red with soft gold pearl

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Pagoda Frosted cool pink (Repromote)
  • Double Happiness Frosted light nude (Repromote)
  • Floating Lotus Frosted soft rose (Repromote)
  • Richer, Lusher Peach coral (Repromote)
  • Partial to Pink Light creamy yellow-pink with light gold pearl (Repromote)

Availability: Online July 16th, in-stores and at-counters on July 23rd in permanent line; August 2015 for international locations.

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Sneak Peek: MAC Sophisticate Face Kit Photos & Swatches

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit
MAC Sophisticate Face Kit

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. Worth pointing out right away is that the back of my palette says the second blush on the left is Simply Bliss, whereas Nordstrom’s product listing had Cream Soda in its place; I checked both of them, and the blush in this palette is slightly more pink-tinted and a little lighter but not by much. I hope to share a sneak peek of the Style Maven Face Kit tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils Now Permanent

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils

The colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil – now in one colour stick. M∙A∙C Patentpolish Lip Pencil instantly achieves a luscious shine with a single swipe. Effortless twist-up keeps application clean and simple, with no need to sharpen. Enjoy colour in a range of shades – from bright corals to soft, rosy pinks and natural nudes – that stay bright and true on all skin tones.

Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • French Kiss Warm caramel
  • Ruby Midtone rose
  • Berry Bold Orange-red
  • Clever Midtone brick coral
  • Fearless Deep blue-pink
  • Go for Girlie Bright yellow-pink
  • Hopelessly Devoted Bright clean fuchsia
  • Innocent Nude beige
  • Kittenish Mauvey pink
  • Patentpink Washed-out lilac
  • Pleasant Rosy pink
  • Revved Up Creamy peach
  • Spontaneous Soft plum with pearl
  • Sultana Dark grape
  • Teen Dream Bright coral orange

Availability: Online and in-stores July 9th. August 2015 for international locations.

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MAC Claretluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Claretluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bold combination (which I love seeing!), and I think the colors work really well together. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear. With Claretluxe, I think it is most viable damp or if used dry, over a slightly tacky or white-hued base. The wear was good, and for the most part, the shades were true to description: sheer when used dry, richer when used damp.

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MAC Claretluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Claretluxe
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC x Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2015

MAC x Nordstrom's Finest Eyeshadow Palette
MAC x Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette

MAC x Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00) (Nordstrom Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Well edited, well priced and well worth it, Nordstrom’s Finest features an exclusive selection of 15 on-trend neutral M·A·C eyeshadows.

  • Beaded Light golden beige
  • Goldmine Intense gold with shimmer and frost finish
  • Chains of Love Midtone coined bronze with frost finish
  • Cork Muted golden brown with satin finish
  • Carbon Intense black with matte finish
  • Orb Soft peachy-beige with satin finish
  • Plummed Shimmering dark plum with veluxe pearl finish
  • Luscious Neutral bronze with frost finish
  • Soft Brown Soft golden peachy brown with matte finish
  • Trax Burgundy-plum with shimmer and velvet finish
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde with luster finish
  • Persuade Midtone cool grey brown with matte finish
  • Greensmoke Tarnished olive with luster finish
  • Felt Cool neutral army green with satin finish
  • Print Muted grey with shimmer with satin finish

Availability: Now at Nordstrom