MAC x Giambattista Valli Collection

MAC x Giambattista Valli Collection
MAC x Giambattista Valli Collection

Fashion designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and luxurious celebration of the female form to a stunning collection of timeless lipsticks.

Lipstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Bianca B Pale white-pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Tats Bright hot pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Margherita Yellow bright peach (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Charlotte Rich yellow-red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Eugenie Dark cherry with blue undertone (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Crystal Glaze Gloss ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Lena Clear with subtle multicoloured pearl (Limited Edition)

Availability: July 9th at select MAC locations and maccosmetics.com; July 2015 for International (excluding China)

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MAC 137, 221, 267 Brushes Reviews & Photos

MAC 137 Long Blending Brush ($42.00) is a long, tapered cheek/face brush made out of natural fibers. It’s supposed to be used for a “light dusting of any powder.” The brush head is 22mm in width, 22mm in thickness, and 49mm in length. It had a total length of 7.4 inches / 18.7 centimeters and an open, metal ferrule. This brush was manufactured in Japan. The brush has a really light, feathery feel and is perfect for dusting highlighters onto cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose, or applying a finishing powder all over with more control than a fan brush would give you. What I was most surprised by was how soft the brush is, because a lot of MAC’s recent brushes have been rougher in feel, and many of their cheek and face brushes (even from before) aren’t that soft, but this is one of the softest MAC brushes I’ve come across that has natural fibers. This is very comparable to Wayne Goss Brush 14 ($33) as far as length and purpose go, though MAC’s is significantly more tapered, longer by 8mm, a little less soft, and a bit denser (though not a dense brush by any means).

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MAC 137 Long Blending Brush
MAC   137 Long Blending Brush
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MAC Dazzleshadow Eyeshadow (Part 2)

MAC Last Dance Dazzleshadow ($20.00 for 0.03 oz.) is described as a “peach beige with pink sparkles.” It’s a light, yellowed peach that shifts to more of a pink-orange sheen. The texture was soft and lightly emollient, but it tended to crumble if you weren’t careful. Applied dry, it was chunkier and semi-sheer, while damp application was semi-opaque but buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. It started to crease and had a lot of fall out by six hours when used dry, and it lasted closer to eight hours when used damp with slightly less fall out. Used over a glitter adhesive, I only saw minimal fall out and no creasing or fading after a ten-hour wear period. Colour Pop Shark Attack (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter, warmer. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter, warmer. Colour Pop Too Soon (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Fireball (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Future (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #3 (LE, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dazzleshadow
MAC Dazzleshadow Last Dance
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MAC Dazzleshadow Eyeshadow (Part 1)

MAC Dazzleshadow ($21.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a new formula that launches online on June 11th and hits stores on June 18th (July for international locations). The formula is supposed to have “rich pigments [that] adhere to the lid” with a “twinkling sheen.” The “liquidform ‘bridge’ texture” gives it “superior adhesion and performance, minimizing fallout.” MAC didn’t note whether they could be used with a damp brush, though I used all with a damp brush (as well as dry and over primer), and I didn’t notice any adverse changes to the surface texture of any of the shades. The texture has a slightly emollient feel, but it is primarily a powder eyeshadow. It’s not really gritty, as the sparkles are flatter and less textured, but it’s not quite smooth like your traditional powder eyeshadow, because it is packed with sparkle. A lot of the shades had more of a duochrome nature and others shifted based on the amount of sparkle (the sparkly bits reflected light more, giving the color a lighter appearance at certain angles but not a real color shift).

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MAC She Sparkles Dazzleshadow
MAC Dazzleshadow She Sparkles
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Sneak Peek: MAC Dazzleshadow Photos & Swatches

MAC Dazzleshadow
MAC Dazzleshadow

MAC Dazzleshadow ($21.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a new eyeshadow formula launching online on June 11th (in-stores on June 18th and July 2015 internationally) in the Le Disko collection, which also features five shades of Dazzleglasses (two are new, which I don’t have). There are twelve Dazzleshadows in all, and I have eleven to share with you (I don’t have I Like 2 Watch). I’m still testing the formula, so check back for full reviews later this week. One of mine (Boom Boom Room) arrived broken/shattered, so I dry-pressed it back into form, and each eyeshadow came with a small piece of paper inside the container that warned these were fragile. MAC confirmed this morning that the collection is limited edition.

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MAC Le Disko Collection for Summer 2015

MAC Le Disko Collection for Summer 2015
MAC Le Disko Collection for Summer 2015

Le Disko, where glitter and glamour intoxicate and colour gets physical. It’s all see and be scene as the crowd converges under a sparkling aura of lights and erupts into a dazzling sea of eyes and lips. Feel the fever with Dazzle Eye Shadow in riotous hues, while Dazzleglass drops it like it’s hot for colour-popped lips that’ll make the boys go crazy. It’s a full on colour disco, and you’re the reigning queen.

Dazzleglass ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Rollergirl Nude with pink pearl
  • Sugarrimmed Pale white beige (Repromote)
  • Phiff! Sheer neutral beige with orange undertone (Repromote)
  • Cherry Popping Fuchsia with purple pearl
  • Boys Go Crazy Dark purple with blue undertone (Repromote)

Dazzleshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Exceptional, sparkling shadows offer a mix of unique colors and finishes that stand out from the crowd, providing maximum shelf appeal. Rich pigments adhere to the lid, remaining true to the color you see in the pan, imparting eyes with beautiful, twinkling sheen. Innovative liquidform ‘bridge’ texture creates the perfect union of a cream and powder. Unique formula creates a multi-dimensional, reflective surface leaving lids looking dazzling yet delicate. Performance driven liquidform texture allows for superior adhesion and performance, minimizing fallout and giving a brilliance not found in a traditional pressed eye shadow.

  • She Sparkles Light grey with silver sparkles
  • Last Dance Peach beige with pink sparkles
  • Let’s Roll Red bronze with sparkles
  • Try Me On Deep blue green with sparkles
  • Say It Isn’t So Dark grey with pink sparkles
  • Can’t Stop, Don’t Stop Deep plum purple with sparkles
  • Let’s Boogie Black with sparkles
  • Boom Boom Room Light burgundy with emerald sparkles
  • I Like 2 Watch Mid-tone brown with gold sparkles
  • Slow/Fast/Slow Bronze with red sparkles
  • Get Physical Purple with light blue sparkles
  • Feel the Fever Deep blue purple with pink sprinkles

Superslick Liquid Eyeliner ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 Limited Edition) (TBA)

  • Nocturnal Bright silver pearl (Repromote)
  • Pure Show Bright yellow-gold pearl (Repromote)

Brush (TBA)

  • 247 Flat Shader Brush ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

Availability: Online on June 11th, 2015; in-stores on June 18th, 2015; July 2015 for international locations

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