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Chanel Fantastic (66) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Fantastic (66) Le Blush Creme de Chanel
Chanel Fantastic (66) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Fantastic (66) Le Blush Creme de Chanel ($38.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “burgundy.” It looks like a deeper, plummy red in the pan, but applied, it takes on a pinky-plum coloring with a natural, not-quite-matte finish. It has cool, bluish undertones. If you worried that Chanel Affinite would be too similar, it is lighter and warmer. Tom Ford Narcissist is similar but shimmery (and a powder). Burberry Hydrangea Pink is slightly redder and a powder product. See comparison swatches.

The color payoff is fantastic (ha, ha) with rich, full color coverage that’s buildable and blendable. It’s easy to go overboard, so use a light hand and less than you think you’ll need. The consistency is lightly creamy and almost turns to a powdery feeling as soon as it hits the skin, but it’s not truly a powder. It remains lightly blendable and is very easy to sheer out and soften along the edges while maintaining even coloring. I could see this shade working well across all skin tones. When I wore this, the blush lasted a full nine hours without fading, and even after ten hours, there was only very slight signs of fading.

Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel Fantastic (66)
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag ($39.50) contains a full-sized Lipstick, Lipglass, and Lip Pencil, plus a medium-sized makeup bag. The value of the color products is $45, while the bag is very similar in size and material to the recently released Illustrated bags that retailed for $36, so the total (maximum) value is $81.  The gloss merely lightens Girl About Town, but it’s very subtle, so I don’t know if it’s really the best pairing, especially as the thickness of Picture Pink gives the finished look a very thick, almost goopy, finish.

Girl About Town is described as a “bright blue-fuchsia [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a bold, fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a satiny finish. It has rich, opaque color coverage, and it wore six hours well on me and left behind a stain. MAC Pink Poodle is lighter. MAC Rare Exotic is similar. Buxom Exhibitionist is brighter/lighter. See comparison swatches. (This is part of the permanent range.)

Picture Pink is described as a “clear pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with a creamy consistency and finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it settled into lines and looked uneven. It’s the type of gloss that is best applied over another lip product (like a lipstick or lip pencil), because on its own, it’s a mess. It wore for four hours on me. MAC likes their milky pinks, so there is no shortage of dupes. MAC Infinitely Likeable is more neutral. MAC The Wee Coquette is lighter. MAC Stay Sweet is very similar. MAC Pink Fade is cooler-toned. MAC Fashion Scoop is sheerer. See comparison swatches.

Embrace Me is described as a “vivid fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant, nearly neon, fuchsia with a matte finish. It had rich, full color coverage. I reviewed this in March here. Its strength is longevity and color payoff, but it’s a bit dry and is drying when worn alone. Urban Decay Anarchy is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

MAC Lipstick Girl About Town
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
MAC Lipglass Picture Pink
Picture Pink
Picture Pink
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
73%
Total
MAC Lip Pencil Embrace Me
Embrace Me
Embrace Me
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

MAC So Supreme Collection for Fall 2013


Inspired by the global trend of lipgloss with tint, So Supreme goes sheerer than ever. The lightweight formula packs moisturizing, conditioning comfort with v application, adding a flushed glow to the lips that lasts beyond the shine. Introducing eight new, limited-edition shades in luscious corals, pinks, berries and nudes – four of which, including Gwi-Yo-Mi and Heart & Seoul, are inspired by Asia. Featuring the slick, clickable, pen-style brush applicator first seen in Sheen Supreme Lipglass, tint glides on effortlessly.

Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pret-a-Pretty Soft warm pink (Limited Edition)
  • Gotta Dash! Pale clean coral (Permanent)
  • Playtime Bright coral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Grenadine Bright orange (Limited Edition)
  • Pleasurefruit Bright warm pink (Limited Edition)
  • Candy Apple Midtonal warm plum (Limited Edition)

Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

High shine, creamy lightweight formula tints lips with long-wearing colour. PH pigments work with the body’s natural temperature for fresh, custom colour. Features clickable, pen-style brush applicator, tint glides on effortlessly.

  • K-Wow Soft cool pink (Limited Edition)
  • Bubble Gum Soft warm pink (Limited Edition)
  • Simply Wow Midtonal cool mauve (Limited Edition)
  • Heart & Seoul Warm peach (Limited Edition)
  • Kiss, Kiss Cool peach cream (Limited Edition)
  • Gwi-Yo-Mi Midtonal raspberry (Limited Edition)
  • Blushing Berry Midtonal cool red (Limited Edition)
  • Glorious Intent Warm plum (Limited Edition)

Availability: Online now at Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com. Some stores/counters have released this, but I don’t have official information (all information is taken from MAC/Nordstrom’s respective websites).

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MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag
MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag ($39.50) contains a full-sized Lipstick, Lipglass, and Lip Pencil, plus a medium-sized makeup bag. The value of the color products is $45, while the bag is very similar in size and material to the recently released Illustrated bags that retailed for $36, so the total (maximum) value is $81.  This set was actually quite interesting, because the lipstick and lipgloss aren’t similar in color, so they can be mixed in varying degrees to get several different variations on a warmer coral.

Naked Proof is described as a “neutral pink-beige [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a warm-toned, pink-tinged coral with a satiny finish and light sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage and wore for four hours. It was very slightly drying on me, which is my typical experience with the Cremesheen finish, so if you find them normally hydrating, this should be fine for you. Chanel Interlude is darker. MAC Reel Sexy is lighter, pinker. MAC Razzledazzler is similar. Burberry Devon Sunset is similar. See comparison swatches. (This shade is limited edition and exclusive to this set.)

Drawn to Chic is described as a “bright warm pink.” It’s a warm-toned, pink-coral with a glossy sheen and no shimmer. It had opaque color coverage, and it didn’t settle into lip lines very noticeably. It lasted four and a half hours on me. The consistency was slightly thick and tacky. MAC Fever Isle is shimmery. Revlon Papaya is slightly sheerer. MAC Star Quality is pinker. Hourglass Nectar is similar. See comparison swatches. (This shade is limited edition and exclusive to this set.)

Boldly Bare is described as a “reddish brown.” It’s a rosy, peach-brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, and it applied fairly well–it isn’t particularly flatterong on lips alone, but it works well as a base for lipstick to adhere to. MAC’s Lip Pencils usually last five to seven hours on me alone. Urban Decay Deep is darker, browner. See comparison swatches. (This shade is part of the permanent range and can be purchased separately if desired.)

MAC Lipstick Naked Proof
Naked Proof
Naked Proof
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Lipglass Drawn in Chic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Lip Pencil Boldly Bare
Boldly Bare
Boldly Bare
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag ($46.50) includes three full-sized products: a Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo, Eye Kohl, and Haute & Naughty Mascara. The duo is worth $21, pencil is worth $16, and mascara is worth $20, so the total value of the set is $57, plus a full-sized makeup bag. The bag is actually the same size as the Illustrated bags that were released alone, and those retailed at $36, so the maximum possible value would be $93. The bag seemed to be made out of the same material as the Illustrated standalone bags. Keep in mind, Thunder and Rain came out in 2011, and the eyeliner and mascara are both part of the permanent range.

Thunder and Rain #1 is a cool-toned, medium-dark gray with apearly finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry, and when applied damp, it was slightly improved but not by much. The eyeshadow lasted well for six and a half hours, and then it started to fade. MAC Diesel is a touch darker. MAC Smokeluxe #4 is similar, more metallic. Urban Decay Asphalt is darker. Urban Decay Ace is darker. Giorgio Armani #21 is more frosted. See comparison swatches.

Thunder and Rain #2 is a medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was powdery, and the color payoff was semi-sheer applied dry and more opaque applied damp. The eyeshadow lasted well for six and a half hours, and then it started to fade.  NARS Demon Lover #1 is cooler-toned, slightly bluer. MAC Drawn to Drama is slightly purpler. Feline is a rich black with a matte finish. It has intense color payoff, and the consistency is creamy and glides on well. This is part of the permanent range. I’ve reviewed this in the past, and it has numerous dupes since it is a black eyeliner and many brands make them (see black eyeliner comparisons).

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo Thunder and Rain
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection Exclusively at Sephora


There is a 48-hour early access preview sale going on today and tomorrow, so you can check out the shades and products available for early access at Sephora.

Marc Jacobs proudly announces the launch of his namesake cosmetics line, Marc Jacobs Beauty. The breakthrough brand debuts with 120 products august 9, 2013 – exclusively at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores.

As with his fashion, Marc’s rule-breaking creativity is at the heart of his makeup vision. For Marc, it’s about the spirit of youth, confidence and experimentation. He inspires you to push the boundaries and create your own style. So indulge in the impeccably-exquisite textures, take liberties with provocative shades, and play with daring designs.

Marc redefines beauty as imperfectly perfect. “I see beauty in many things and I am attracted to all sorts of imperfection, to style, to confidence or experimentation. It’s unexpected and surprises you.”

Inspiration stems from the spirit of “the girl” and her makeup ritual. “I think the idea of transforming into this person you want to be, is a lot of fun…it’s this idea of a young woman enjoying creating her look, getting ready for her night out, or her night after her night out.”

Marc Jacobs Beauty is an assortment of 16 innovative complexion and color cosmetics, and four chic and luxurious makeup brushes.

Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation ($48.00)

Features best-in-class gel performance with first-to-market buoyancy gel technology. This anti-aging foundation protects and hydrates skin with coconut water extracts. Buildable from natural to full coverage, the multi-tasking formula transforms your skin to its ideal radiance and clarity. Available in 16 shades. Best applied with the Face I ($48) Liquid Foundation Brush.

  • Ivory Light (10)
  • Ivory Medium (14)
  • Bisque Light (22)
  • Bisque Medium (26)
  • Beige Light (32)
  • Beige Medium (34)
  • Beige Deep (36)
  • Golden Light (42)
  • Golden Medium (44)
  • Golden Deep (46)
  • Fawn Light (62)
  • Fawn Medium (64)
  • Fawn Deep (66)
  • Cocoa Light (82)
  • Cocoa Medium (84)
  • Cocoa Deep (86)

Remedy Concealer Pen ($39.00)

With exclusive, Anti-Aging Remedy Complex. this all-in-one eraser, corrector and brightener is the perfect fix for flaws or the aftermath of last night. The patented palladium tip cools and smoothes skin on contact. Available in 7 shades, plus 1 universal brightener (bright idea) and 1 universal corrector (stand corrected).

  • Stand Corrected (00)
  • Bright Idea (0)
  • Rendezvous (1)
  • Wake-Up Call (2)
  • Up All Night (3)
  • Late Show (4)
  • Last Call (5)
  • After Hours (6)
  • Past Curfew (7)

Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation ($46.00)

Features a patented formula. This breakthrough, ultra-lightweight powder foundation diffuses flaws, instantly brightens and removes shine. Ideal for all-day wear or mid-day touchups. Available in 10 shades. Best applied with the face ii ($48) sculpting foundation brush for a seamless look.

  • Ivory (120)
  • Ivory Bisque (200)
  • Bisque (240)
  • Beige (300)
  • Golden (360)
  • Golden Fawn (400)
  • Fawn (450)
  • Fawn Cocoa (500)
  • Cocoa (600)
  • Cocoa Deep (800)

Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner ($30.00)

It is a waterproof liquid liner in a shade so intensely black, it’s Blacquer. The calligraphy-shaped pen enhances ease of use, while giving you an expertly precise line every time.

Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara ($26.00)

It is a revolutionary mascara containing e-lash-tic lash™ technology that works like spandex to make lashes lifted, curvaceous and voluminous. No lash curler needed. It offers extreme wear that`s flake-proof, run-proof, life-proof. Yet, washes off with warm water. Available in Blacquer, the blackest black.

  • Blacquer Blackest black

Highliner Gel Crayon ($25.00)

It is an innovative waterproof pencil eyeliner. The transformative gel formula allows the richest pigments and the smoothest application for intense color. Available in Blacquer and 5 unique shades.

  • Th(ink) (44) Purple
  • Jazz(berry) (46) Berry
  • Ro(cocoa) (48) Bronze
  • N(ice) (50) Silver
  • Intro(vert) (52) Green
  • Blacquer Black

Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28.00)

An effervescent, plumping lipgloss with ultimate shine. Color-drenched (full) or with light-hearted (sheer) color, this champagne-grape infused formula satisfies your lipgloss craving. Available in 12 music-inspired sheer and full shades, each with patented paddle applicators.

  • Paint It (202) Soft rose
  • Gypsy (204) Orange
  • Fame (206) Plum
  • Truth or Dare (208) Berry
  • Boom Boom (210) Bright berry
  • No Regrets (212) Red
  • Kissability (302) Shimmering lilac pink
  • Overprotected (304) Shimmering pastel pink
  • Sweet Escape (306) Shimmering beige
  • Heart Shaped (308) Shimmering baby pink
  • Studded Kiss (310) Shimmering berry lavender
  • Lust for Life (312) Shimmering reddish raspberry

LoveMarc Lip Gel ($30.00)

A highly pigmented, gellified lipstick with sleek, hydrating shine. Enough to make you fall in love, this habit-forming formula gently plumps with unique 3-D optical volumizers. Available in 16 vivid shades, each inspired by Marc`s favorite movies.

  • Strange Magic (102) Beige
  • TBA* (104) Warm beige
  • Moody Margot (106) Neutral beige
  • Have We Met (108) Rosy pink
  • Role Play (110) Mauve
  • Severine (112) Brown
  • Understudy (114) Rosy mauve
  • Happy Ending (116) Pink
  • Roll the Dice (118) Fuchsia
  • Voila! (120) Fuchsia red
  • All the Way (122) Orange
  • Surrender Dorothy (124) Red
  • Neo-Noir (126) EDeep red
  • Seduce Me (128) Berry
  • Little Pretty (130) Purple
  • Saboteur (132) Wine

Shameless Bold Blush ($30.00)

Inspired by Marc’s “shameless” tattoo. This patented powder brings unprecedented vibrancy to your cheeks. It excites with pure, unadulterated color. Available in 9 original shades. Best applied with the Blush ($38) Angled Blush Brush.

  • Naughty (202) Rosy beige
  • Obsessed (204) Burnt rose
  • Reckless (206) Plum
  • Provocative (208) Rust
  • Irresistible (210) Copper
  • Outspoken (212) Violet
  • Promiscuous (214) Berry
  • Rebellious (216) Pink berry
  • Tantalizing (218) Deep berry

Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow ($42.00)

Richly pigmented shadow palettes with the creamiest finish. Color harmonies feature shimmering metallics, buttery mattes and lustrous sheens. Style eye-con no.3 is available in six varieties.

  • The Ingenue (102) DIrty beige, taupe, warm taupe
  • The Punk (104) Gray, violet, eggplant
  • The Rebel (106) Beige, fuchsia purple, blackened eggplant
  • The Glam (108) Warm cream/metallic bronze with gold shimmer/peachy copper sheen
  • The Shoe Grazer (110) Bronze, brown, blue
  • The Mod (112) Eggshell white/black with iridescent shimmer/light grayish taupe

Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow ($59.00)

Richly pigmented shadow palettes with the creamiest finish. Color harmonies feature shimmering metallics, buttery mattes and lustrous sheens. No.7 is available in four varieties. Palette names inspired by the spirit of “the girl”.

  • The Tease (202) Shades of purple
  • The Starlet (204) Shades of the earth
  • The Lolita (206) Shades of beige and brown
  • The Vamp (208) Shades of plum, green, gray

O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan ($49.00)

It is a super-sized bronzer with a unique radiant-matte finish. Available in Tantric, a universal shade that instantly beautifies skin. Best applied with The Bronze ($78) Bronzer Brush.

  • Tantric Universal

Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer ($18.00)

A superior nail polish with unprecedented shine. The plasticized, wet-look finish mirrors 30 coats of lacquer. Patented formula. Available in 24 shades, including Jezebel and Shiny – seen on Marc Jacobs fall 2013 runway.

  • Daisy (102) Rosy beige
  • Funny Girl (104) Beige
  • Baby Jane (106) Taupe
  • Secret Lover (108) Purple
  • Gatsby (110) Metallic taupe
  • Le Charm (112) Rose gold
  • Snap! (114) Orange
  • Shocking (116) Fuchsia
  • Oui! (118) Magenta
  • Delphine (120) Deep taupe
  • Ultraviolet (122) Vibrant purple
  • Lux (124) Chartreuse
  • Nirvana (128) Forest grewen
  • Sally (130) Teal
  • Blue Velvet (132) Blue teal
  • Lola (134) Red
  • Desire (136) Shimmering red
  • Jezebel (138) Burgundy
  • Petra (140) Shimmering brown
  • Fluorescent Beige (142) Iridescent beige
  • Evelyn (144) Gray
  • Stone Jungle (146) Silver
  • Glinda (148) Shimmering silver
  • Shiny (150) Top coat

Lip Lock Moisture Balm ($24.00)

Contains refreshing mint, nurturing precious oils and SPF 18 protection to create an addictive burst of hydration. Available in Makeout.

  • Makeout Translucent

Brow Tamer Grooming Gel ($24.00)

Features a tack-free and soft hold formula to lift and define brows. The custom applicator takes brows from wild to tame in one swipe. Available in Invisible.

Marc Jacobs Beauty will be available August 9th, 2013 exclusively in Sephora stores and select Marc Jacobs stores, as well as by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or logging on to Sephora.com, marcjacobsbeauty.com or marcjacobs.com via computer or smartphone.

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