According to MAC LiveChat (which I did both at 9AM PST and noon PST), Venomous Villains will launch TODAY online at 6PM EST (that’s 3PM PST, 5PM CST)NOW UPThe consistency in which this is being said gives me hope that it is true, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with links as they go live.
Edited @ 3:17PM PST — Readers are reporting that they’re being told (via MAC reps, either phone or online): “tomorrow morning,” “tonight,” and “midnight.” I did a LiveChat myself, and they’re now reporting “sometime tonight” and saying “it’s scheduled to launch online tonight.”
Edited @ 3:19PM PST – “The collection was actually scheduled to launch Tues (tomorrow), but we are doing an earlier launch tonight due to the demand. I wish I had a better time frame for you, but at this time we can’t make any promises. I just know it will be tonight.”
Edited @ 4:01PM PST — COLLECTION IS UP MY LOVES! <3 Direct links below or else search by product name.
Maleficent (Bad Fairy @ 9PM PST, Briar Rose @ 10AM PST; Revenge is Sweet, Formidable! and both MES are all sold out)
Tips & Tricks
Make sure you have your log-in information/personal profile up-to-date. Have your payment method handy or else already on-file.
Have your list ready in advance, that way you can add everything quickly. Just because it’s in your cart doesn’t mean it’s yours.
Make two orders — order everything you must have or items you think are going to sell out quickest the first time, and then make your second order more leisurely or for items you want to think about for a bit.
IT IS JUST MAKEUP. I know, I get it, part of the fun is the chase, but it is just makeup, so let the chase be fun, not heartbreaking.
If something sells out or you’re not able to get to the website right when it launches, the collection will also be available through retailers like Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. I asked @nordstrom this morning, and they are reporting in-store and online launch for the 30th.
Free shipping codes: Looks like the free shipping code VILLAINSis active and working, but you can also use CS106LIVECHAT (which any can get by doing a LiveChat).
Illamasqua #023 False Eyelashes ($16.00) look fun, yeah? Not sure what I’m going to wear them with, but I figure with Halloween in a few weeks, maybe I can find a way. I make no guarantees, though! I thought I’d share photos of them, so you can see them in all their glory. Dramatic, wispy black lashes interspersed with shorter emerald green lashes.
Guerlain Gillian (14) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light pink muted with brown shimmered with champagne sparkle. It’s mostly opaque, despite its lightness in overall color, with a high gloss finish (seems glossier than the average Rouge G). It’s such a your-lips-but-better kind of pink. Gillian is the complete opposite of Gigi!
This is a universally flattering shade, because it’s a neutral pink that’s light without being pale or pastel. It has the same lightweight texture and creamy, smooth consistency as found in the Rouge G line. (I have not had a single Rouge G disappoint me in terms of feel, formula, or texture!) I know for some, this is a “So what?” kind of shade that doesn’t justify the price tag, but for others, it’s a shade they’ll wear often and merit the cost.
Edited @ 7AM: Pictures fixed!
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RECOMMENDATION: If you love shades that are ultra wearable and your-lips-but-better, I think you’ll love Gillian.
Illamasqua Alluvium Pure Pigment ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is just like Ore: beyond gorgeous when you see it in person, but it just doesn’t photograph quite the same way. It’s a metallic medium-blue with a violet-blue tinge and flecks of multicolored shimmer.
I actually did a look with Ore on the lid and Alluvium in the crease, and it was such a lovely combo, but the photos make it look like garbage. I’ll have to see what I can do about the lighting situation and find a way to capture the brilliance of both of these shades in a photo. Hopefully it stays sunny for the rest of the week!
If these were a better value, I’d try making a nail polish with Alluvium–seems like it be a gorgeous shade for nails. (You can read my quantity/price ratio and packaging griping here.)
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The door opens and you’re greeted by flickering candlelight and uplifting aromas…essences of warm amber, sweet orange, verdant pine and embracing eucalyptus. Pristine cream boxes, tied with crisp, black grosgrain ribbon, nestle beneath the tree. The holiday season has begun.
Customized Fragrance Combining Collection ($325.00 U.S. / $380.00 CDN) (November)
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Deluxe Tea Box ($425.00 U.S. / $485.00 CDN) (November)
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Bath Oil Collection ($85.00 U.S. / $95.00 CDN) (October)
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Coloured Travel Candle Collection with Farrow & Ball ($95.00 U.S. / $138.00 CDN) (November)
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