Friday, September 26th, 2014

MAC x Brooke Shields Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette
MAC x Brooke Shields Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette

Just received my order earlier this afternoon, so I’m still in the process of working through the eyeshadows for wear, but I hope you’ll enjoy this quick look featuring a couple of photos and lots of swatches. The MAC x Brooke Shields Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.68 oz.) was quick to sell out on launch day, but the collection will also launch at other retailers like Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. I”ll have a full review, photos, swatches, thoughts, etc. soon, so sit tight and hold any questions for that post! I appreciate it :)

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Friday, September 26th, 2014

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder ($27.50 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “neutral tan.” It’s a medium, subtly warm-toned brown with a hint of sheen–it’s almost matte. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter, yellower. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is darker, grayer. NARS Paloma Contour (P) is slightly grayer. Urban Decay Bronzer (P) is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC describes it as a “lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights.” Initially, it had a stiffer, harder surface, but after a couple of swatches, the powder seemed to give and became softer and easier to use. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage, if desired. It had a lightweight feel, didn’t look powdery on, and blended easily on the skin. The bronzer wore well for eight hours before fading on me. I was disappointed that the compact only contained 0.17 oz., whereas a full-sized Bronzing Powder (from the permanent range) contains 0.35 oz. If you prefer your compacts with mirrors, note that this one doesn’t have one.

The Glossover

LE
product

Scone

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection
MAC x Brooke Shields Collection

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection launched online today on MAC’s website (still to launch on other retailers’ websites as well as in-stores on October 2nd!). For international locations, I just have “October 2014″ but nothing more specific than that. I received product samples earlier today, but I didn’t receive the Gravitas eyeshadow palette–however, I did purchase it this morning and selected overnight shipping, so I should get it sometime tomorrow (could be anytime tomorrow, as late as 8PM!). I’ll have full reviews, photos, swatches, dupes, and all that jazz for this collection tomorrow! :)

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MAC Ultimate Collection for October 2014
MAC Ultimate Collection for October 2014

The epitome of bold luxury, M∙A∙C Ultimate combines an innovative design aesthetic with the sumptuous formulas of our Ultimate Lipstick and Sheer Mystery Powder. Ten new lip colours are utterly chic, while Sheer Mystery Powder smoothes onto skin in luminous hues that are barely there. Perfectly encased in modern geometric designs, this standout packaging features a sleek chrome finish in two cult-collectible accessories.

Ultimate Lipstick ($23.00 U.S. / $28.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • To Savour Light cool pink
  • Soft Pout Sheer pink peach with white pearl (Repromote)
  • Marque Soft light neutral pink
  • Ravishingly Rich Bright mid-tone orange
  • Femme-de-Luxe Bright pink
  • Catharina Fuchsia (Repromote)
  • Audacious Warm mid-tone red
  • Dangerously Chic Cool mid-tone red
  • Vogue en Violet Cool mid-tone violet
  • The Scene Deep berry (Repromote)
  • Fashion Fruit (Asia Exclusive)
  • In Vogue (Asia Exclusive)
  • Lover’s Street (Asia Exclusive)

Sheer Mystery Powder ($60.00 U.S. / $72.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Light Medium Pale ivory
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Dark Secret Deep caramel
  • Deep Dark Caramelized brown

Availability: Online October 29th, in-stores December 1st, 2014 (North America), December 2014 (International). Permanent.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MAC The Matte Lip Collection for October 2014
MAC The Matte Lip Collection for October 2014

Revamp your look with daring new shades of our iconic matte Lipstick. Vibrant hues like fuchsia Heroine and Le Vie En Rouge are a bold contrast to the rich burgundy of Fashion Revival and sultry nude of Styled in Sepia. For the ultimate in colour intensity, Pro Longwear Lip Pencils enhance Lipstick in super-saturated shades that make a classic, modern statement. For a polished finish, accent with the soft, pinky hues of Pro Longwear Blush — long-lasting colour that’s purely fabulous.

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Styled in Sepia Dirty cement beige
  • Nouvelle Vogue Soft blue pink
  • Pander Me Soft peachy mocha
  • Damn Glamorous Bright pink red
  • Le Vie En Rouge Bright orange coral
  • Fashion Revival Deep raspberry
  • Heroine Vibrant violet (Permanent)
  • Living Legend Deep plum

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Etcetera Creamy beige (Permanent)
  • Staunchly Stylish Pinky beige (Permanent)
  • Trust in Red Bright cool red cream (Permanent)
  • Fashion Boost Bright purple cream (Repromote)
  • Absolute It Soft burgundy (Permanent)
  • Bespoken For Dark plum cream

Pro Longwear Blush ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • I’m a Lover Pink
  • Fleeting Romance Coral
  • Make You Mine Dirty salmon

Availability: Online October 2nd, in-stores October 9th, 2014 (North America), October 2014 for International Locations

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection for September 2014
MAC x Brooke Shields Collection for September 2014

M∙A∙C partners with Brooke Shields to create a limited-edition colour collection of shades and finishes chosen by Brooke herself, inspired by her own favourite looks for day and night – easy, modern and beautiful. This limited-edition Beauty Icon collection is made all the more special with Brooke’s signature embossed on light grey packaging with brilliant orange accents.

Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Excite Bright orange-red (Cremesheen)
  • Gospel Sheer rich burgundy (Lustre)

Lipglass ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Artful Soft mid-tone coral
  • Knockout Bright orange-red

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette ($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Trusted Instinct Beige, taupe, plum, brown, gray
  • Mortal Beige, peach, pink-peach, brown, plum

Bronzing Powder ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scone Neutral tan

Nail Lacquer ($17.00 U.S. / $19.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dignity Soft coral (Cream)
  • Pricey Deep burgundy (Cream)

Brow Set ($17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Clear Colour-free

Veluxe Brow Liner ($20.00 U.S> / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Brunette Muted mid-tone grey

Cream Colour Base Duo ($31.00 U.S. / $37.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Cherished Bright coral pink/soft burgundy rose

Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 U.S. / $102.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pretty Soft golden peachy beige (Satin)
  • Soft Brown Soft golden peachy brown (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Expensive Pink Pink with duochrome (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Clove Mid-tone golden brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Satin Taupe Taupe with silver shimmer (Permanent)
  • Canter Soft neutral gold (Frost)
  • Luscious Neutral bronze (Frost)
  • Antiqued Ash brown with bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Psyche Shimmering golden olive (Frost)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Shroom Soft beige with shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Persuade Mid-tone cool grey brown (Matte)
  • Plummed Shimmering dark plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Lofty Cool blackened brown (Satin)
  • Pepper Dark charcoal (Velvet)

Availability: Online September 25th, 2014; in-stores October 2nd, 2014 (North America), October 2014 at select international locations.

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