MAC Illustrated Collection + Nordstrom Exclusives


MAC Illustrated Collection + Nordstrom Exclusives

Three renowned illustrators transform classic M·A·C makeup bags into mini masterpieces. Julie Verhoeven’s bold colours and outright wit come alive, featuring an array of abstract faces swept with vibrant hues. François Berthoud’s intricate flowers convey pop art chic in fluoro-brights. Nikki Farquharson ’s design is a graphic, bold hand-drawn black-and-white pattern, hit with swirls of red and yellow. Available in two sizes—one scaled for just necessities, the other for total beauty. Limited Edition. M·A·C Store exclusive.

Illustrated Bags ($30.00 U.S.; $35.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN; $42.00 CDN)

  • Petite Bag by Nikki Farquharson Black, gray, yellow, orange, blue
  • Small Bag by Nikki Farquharson
  • Petite Bag by Francois Berthoud Flowers
  • Small Bag by Francois Berthoud Flowers
  • Petite Bag by Julie Verhoeven Faces
  • Small Bag by Julie Verhoeven Faces

The following products are exclusive to Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale!

  • Smoky Eye Plum Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) Includes Creative Whim, Drawn to Drama, Moody eyeshadows; 275 and 212 brushes, Purple Dash Technakhol Eyeliner, Mini Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara
  • Smoky Eye Black Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) Includes Naked Lunch< Wedge, Carbon eyeshadows; 275 and 212 brushes; Graphblack Technakhol Eyeliner, Mini Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara
  • Peach Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Ravishing Lipstick, Sublime Shine Dazzleglass Creme, Creamkiss Cremestick Liner
  • Pink Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Vivid Imagination Lipstick, Julia Dazzleglass Creme, Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
  • Nude Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Creme d’Nude Lipstick, Natural Talent Dazzleglass Creme, Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner
  • Red Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Must Be Red! Lipstick, Totally Fab Dazzleglass Creme, Freehand Cremestick Liner
  • All Over Brush Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) Includes 129, 227, 224, 219, 266 brushes
  • Face Canvas Brush Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) 187, 130, 282, 286 brushes

Availability: Illustrated Bags @ online at maccosmetics.com on August 16th and MAC Stores on August 23rd, 2012; September 2012 at select international MAC locations; July 12th, 2012 for Nordstrom Exclusives

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Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark, deep, dusty purple creme with vibrant purple glitter.” It’s dusty eggplant purple with red undertones and scattered violet micro-glitter. MAC Festive Finery is more muted, less purple, smokier, and has no shimmer. Cult Nails Enigmatic is much darker and browner, less purple. China Glaze Urban Night is redder, more wine-colored.

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Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Spontaneous
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone True Colour Eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone True Colour Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is burnt goldenrod–a sort of rusty medium brown with orange undertones and a yellow gold shimmer-sheen. Dior Aurora has a shade that’s very similar with less of a sheen and a slightly more orange base. Chanel Tigerlily is more orange, less shimmer/sheen. MAC Juiced has a similar color, but it has less warmth. MAC Goldmine is lighter, more gold-like. Inglot #404 is more bronze.

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Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone True Colour Eyeshadow
Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eyeshadow Goldstone
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark warm, yellowy green with pale chartreuse micro-shimmer. There wasn’t anything I could think of that felt like a genuine dupe, but the best I could come up with was Butter London Dosh, which is lighter, more chartreuse, and has much larger shimmer particles. Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War is much more of an olive green. Chanel Khaki Vert is more muted, less yellow-toned, very murky. China Glaze Peace on Earth is more olive green with gold shimmer.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Abi
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
97%

NARS Douceur Blush

NARS Douceur Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft pink brown.” It’s a subtly warm-toned light-medium brown with a pinky sheen. It does look a bit pinker in the pan than on my skin tone (which has yellow undertones), so if you have pink undertones, you might see those pink undertones come through on you more than they did on me. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane is similar, though a bit more pigmented and matte in finish. MAC Pressed Amber is darker, browner. MAC Darkly My Dear is darker, slightly more plum. Tarte Exposed is pinker. MAC Her Own Devices is lighter, kind of peach. MAC Prim & Proper is darker and more plum.

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NARS Douceur Highlighting Blush

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection for Summer 2012


Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection for Summer 2012

This provocative scene symbolizes a never ending contradiction, encapsulating the extremities of immaculate and intimate, pure and passionate. An enduring inspiration to Dolce & Gabbana and a recurrent theme in many of the Designers’ collections over the years, lace inspires the delicate drama of the Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes new mascara which is the hero of the Lace Collection, offering a powerful sense of seduction tempered with intensely feminine beauty.

Intenseyes ($31.00)

  • Black Intensity

Intense Nail Lacquer ($22.00)

  • Pink (100)
  • Nude (210)
  • Perfection (220)

Ultra-Shine Lipgloss ($32.00)

  • Shimmer (55)
  • Honey (137)
  • Perfection (133)

Sicilian Lace Bronzer ($57.00)

  • Desert (20)

Lace Brush Set ($110.00)

  • Mini Brush Collection

Availability: Dolce & Gabbana intenseyes mascara and Lace Collection are on counter from July 2012 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and Saks.com.