Friday, February 25th, 2011


Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Collection for Spring 2011

“The pinks and purples in this collection are inspired by peonies, my favorite flower. Peonies are lush, decadent and delicate — just like the colors in the limited palette. I’ve also incorporated grey, a color that was big on the runways this season. A great neutral, it’s totally versatile and a cool counterpoint to pink. And because I love accessories just as much as the next girl, I asked Tibi to design a makeup case to match.” — Bobbi Brown

Peony & Python Palette ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by lush peonies and the casual chic sensibility of world-renowned fashion label Tibi, Bobbi introduces the Peony & Python Palette. Soft pink lilacs merge with sumptuous greys to create a distinctive eye look that’s equal parts lovely and edgy. The shadows are housed in an eye catching compact embellished with a whimsical yet modern print created exclusively for Bobbi Brown by Amy Smilovic, designer and founder of Tibi.

Peony & Python Collection ($95.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

Created especially for Neiman Marcus, this limited edition Beauty Kit offers up an exclusive preview of Bobbi’s take on the color trend of the season. Contains Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer, Black Mauve Shimmer Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Pink Lilac Brightening Lip Gloss, Mini Face Blender Brush, Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush.

Peony & Python Beauty Case ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

A take-anywhere makeup case in a print custom-designed for Bobbi Brown by Tibi.

Rich Color Gloss ($22.00)

  • Pale Peony (Limited Edition)

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00)

  • Lilac (Limited Edition)

Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara

  • Black (Permanent)
  • Plum (Limited Edition)

availability: Bobbi Brown

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Cremeblend
MAC Cremeblend Blushes

Sneak Peek: MAC Cremeblend Blush

Since it’s been awhile since these were originally out, I’m still testing out the wear, but I will have full photos, swatches, and reviews for you tomorrow. :) Please, please, please hold all questions until I’ve actually had the chance to review them, at which time I will also suggest dupes. I can’t answer questions until I’m prepared, which means I have to finish testing the product, do cheek swatches, etc. I hope you understand :)

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick
MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick

Sneak Peek: MAC Supreme Sheen Lipsticks

Since these are a new formula, I’m still testing out the wear, but I will have full photos, swatches, and reviews for you tomorrow. :) Please, please, please hold all questions until I’ve actually had the chance to review them, at which time I will also suggest dupes. I can’t answer questions until I’m prepared, which means I have to finish testing the product, do lip swatches, etc. I hope you understand :)

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Jeanius Lipglasses
MAC Jeanius Lipglasses: Docile, Indigo Pink, Painted On

MAC Jeanius: Lipglasses

MAC Jeanius Lipglasses ($14.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) come in three shades: Docile (chrome pink peach with gold), Indigo Pink (deep burgundy with blue pearl), and Painted On (grayish beige with gold pearl).

  • Docile is a semi-sheer, pale, blue-based pink with pink and gold shimmer. This is a repromote from Fabulous Felines. It is similar to Cultured, though a lighter–you could mix in Oyster Girl and get pretty close.
  • Indigo Pink is a semi-opaque, rich red-berry with magenta shimmer. It seems a little less red than Pop Mode (and a bit more opaque).
  • Painted On is a semi-sheer beige-tinted gloss with white and gold shimmer. It is similar to Lustrewhite.

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipglasses are vanlla-scented, and they are typically thick and sticky. However, because of their tackiness, they do tend to wear better and longer (four hours for me).

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: The shades coordinate with the lipsticks, but they can easily be layered in any combination, of course.  If you like more pigmented glosses, Indigo Pink is one to consider, while if you prefer sheerer shades, both Docile and Painted On fit the bill.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius: Lipsticks

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) come in three shades: Acid Washed (grayish beige with gold pearl), Pretty, Please (pale pink pearl), and Riveting Rose (deep burgundy with blue pearl).

  • Acid Washed is more shimmer than it is color; the base seems nearly clear to me, while it has pale white and gold-tinged white shimmer, plus a slight pink iridescence. It has a glaze finish. It is similar to Tanarama, just less beige.
  • Pretty, Please is a frosted pale pink with white shimmer that goes on semi-sheer. It has a lustre finish, and it is part of the permanent range.
  • Riveting Rose is a rich red-berry with purple and plum frost. It has a frost finish. It’s similar to Hang Up, but it is more berry (less red).

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. I typically get four hours of wear, but some of the lighter lustre and glaze finishes tend to disappear by hour three. Amplified cremes and amplified finishes, however, tend to go beyond four. I find the formula, overall, comfortable to wear and not drying (but not moisturizing–a couple of the matte shades can be drying).

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: If you like layering lip products, you may find both Acid Washed and Pretty, Please fun shades to work with.  Acid Washed more so than Pretty, Please, have clearer bases and lots of shimmer.  They’re both true to their formula (sheer, shimmery), so you can’t fault them for that.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Pink Cult Blush
MAC Pink Cult Blush

MAC Jeanius: Pink Cult

MAC Pink Cult Blush ($19.50 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone neutral pink” with a matte finish. It’s a soft, neutral rose pink with a matte finish–it’s not cool-toned or warm-toned, but beautifully neutral. It has excellent color pay off, despite the lightness of the shade itself. If you like blushes like Blushbaby, I think you’ll enjoy this one. It’s not a dupe, as this is most definitely pink (and Blushbaby is more nude), but they have similar effects–a soft, subtle color that never looks overdone. To me, it is a softer, pinker version of Breath of Plum.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: I think this will be a very flattering blush on light to medium skin tones; with it being a little on the pale side for darker skin tones. The neutral undertones make it wearable for both cool and warm skin tones, too.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

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