Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark black with just a hint of brown and multi-colored flecks of shimmer in fuchsia, gold, and bronze. China Glaze Midtown Magic is browner and has more shimmer. Dior Czarina Gold is also browner and has a lot more shimmer–also has a few bits of green sparkle. Chanel Strong almost similar in natural light, but it has a berry tone to it.

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Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

10 MAC Products I Love

10 MAC Products I Love

While some of MAC’s recent limited edition collections may have been disappointing, there are a great deal of fabulous products available year-round.  Here are just 10 (seriously, I could have easily given you a list of 50!) MAC products that I’ve loved for years and continue to love.

What’s in your top 10?

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) are described as a “cream-to-powder formula for sculpting and shaping key features … [s]ilky-smooth, easy-to-blend and neutrally-shaded.” It’s supposed to have sheer-to-medium buildable coverage.

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MAC Accentuate Pro Sculpting Cream

MAC Pro Sculpting Creams

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

MAC Pressed Pigments

MAC Pressed Pigments ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) were recently launched as an “intensely creamy highlighter offering extreme pearlescence and versatility of finish.” It can be “[applied] dry for a high shine, or on damp skin for a dramatic wet look” with “sheer-to-moderate buildable coverage and natural dimension finish.”

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MAC Beaming Pressed Pigment

MAC Pressed Pigments

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Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
2
Application
2.5
Total
46%

MAC x Marilyn Monroe Collection for Holiday 2012


MAC x Marilyn Monroe Collection for Holiday 2012

M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe, a colour collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn.
Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty
Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.

Large Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • How to Marry Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Preferred Blonde Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silver Screen True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Showgirl Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pure Zen Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange red (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Love Goddess Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
  • Charmed I’m Sure Dark true red (Matte)
  • Deeply Adored Deep scarlet (Matte)

Dazzleglass ($21.50 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Phiff! Sheer yellow peach (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Little Rock Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)

False Lashes Mascara ($20.00 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Extreme Black Black

Brow Finisher ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Clear Clear

Eye Kohl ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Fascinating Intense matte white
  • Smolder Intense black

Penultimate Eyeliner ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black

Penultimate Brow Marker ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

Lashes ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 35 Lash

Powder Blush ($22.00 U.S. / $26.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Legendary Pale soft coral (Satin)
  • The Perfect Cheek Neutral pink beige (Matte) (Repromote)

Lip Pencil ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Beet Vivid reddish-pink
  • Redd Clearly red
  • Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red

Beauty Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $34.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Forever Marilyn Sheer pale peach highlighter

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

  • Rich, Rich, Rich Glittery gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich deep retro wine (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Stage Red Dark berry red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Kid Orange Coral (Cream)

Availability: Online at maccosmetics.com on September 27th, 2012; North American at all MAC locations on October 4th, Internatinoal in October 2012

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Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich medium blue with a matte finish. MAC Blue Candy is lighter. MAC Electric Eel is comparable. MAC Freshwater is a smidgen darker and frosted. Inglot #371 is a touch lighter. Inglot #322 is similar. Make Up For Ever #72 is also comparable.  This is one shade that has a lot of dupes–this, of course, is the most affordable!

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Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Eyeshadow Olympian Blue
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Product
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Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
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