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MAC Strength Collection for Spring 2013


MAC Strength Collection for Spring 2013

Colour is a vehicle for women to flex their femininity, and M•A•C’s new collection reflects this state of mind and style. It starts with dramatic eyes and lips pumped up with vivid colour to project power while cheeks are softly chiseled with natural tones. And, nailing it for overall presentation, M•A•C’s high-gloss Nail Lacquer.

All Woman Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Flawless Figure Pale warm shimmering white (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Brains & Brawn Mid-tone taupe (Matte)
  • All Woman Greenish dark grey (Satin)
  • Black Magique Deep, dark black with warm tones (Velvet)

Inner Strength Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Lithe Spirit Palest white pink (Satin)
  • Inner Strength Light cool mauve taupe (Matte)
  • Fabulous Fit Mid-tone cool grey (Matte)
  • Heatherbelles Deep charcoal (Satin)

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Party Parrot Bright red pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Strong Woman Bright violet (Matte)
  • Absolute Power Rich red (Matte)
  • Firm Form Gilded black with gold pearl (Matte)

Powder Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN (Limited Edition)

  • Taupe Shape Satiny taupe (Satin)
  • Poised Muted pinkish brown (Satin)

Kohl Power ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Feline Rich black

Technakohl Eye Liner ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Graphblack Rich graphic black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia
  • Lasting Sensation Bright coral (Permanent)

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

  • Muscle Tone Pale neutral nude
  • Triumphant Mid-tone cool brown

Tools

  • 168 Large Angled Contour ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)
  • 275 Medium Angled Shading ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

Availability: North America December 26th, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at www.maccosmetics.com; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

NOTE: MAC artists are reporting they received last-minute faxes that said this collection was NOT coming to partnered locations (e.g. counters).  With the holidays, MAC corporate is out of office but am trying to find out. I recommend CALLING your local store/counter to confirm.

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MAC Apres Chic Collection for Spring 2013


MAC Apres Chic Collection for Spring 2013

This gorgeous look starts with luminous M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish and Mineralize Blush applied with the 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. Use the 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush to build layers of dimensional colour with Mineralize Eye Shadow. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm packs lips with moisture, while adding the right pop of colour and shine. And, because eventually the mittens will come off, Nail Lacquer in Dangerously Fun heats things up in blazing berry red.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Warm Companion Beige with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Cozy Up Deep caramel (Matte)
  • Haute Attitude Mid-tone blue pink (Amplified)
  • Apres Chic Pinky brick red (Cremesheen)
  • Hot Chocolate Dirty plum (Satin)

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Stay Warm! Creamy light pink
  • Slightly Nude Nude coral and subtle pink pearl
  • Pure & Tender Plummy creamy nude
  • Nice & Simple Bronzy gold with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Rosy Romance Bluish plum with subtle pink pearl

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

  • Hangin’ Loose Dirty pink nude (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Dangerously Fun Berry-toned blue red (Cream)

Pro Longwear Eye Liner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Black Ice Rich black
  • Rich Experience True brown
  • Mountain Air Vibrant teal
  • Night Trail Deep navy blue
  • Snow Shadow Purple violet

Brushes

  • 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow ($31.00 U.S. / $37.50 CDN)
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)

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

  • Ice Light peach base with white veining
  • Winter Pursuit Copper base with grey veining
  • Silver Birch Grey base with peach veining
  • Frost at Midnight Deep blue/grey with grey veining
  • Fireside Deep plum with purple veining

Mineralize Blush ($23.50 U.S. / $28.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Amber Glow Warm peach
  • Alpine Bronze Mid-tone caramel
  • Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl (Repromote)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($29.00 U.S. / $34.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral with gold veining (Repromote)
  • Stereo Rose Coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances (Repromote)

Availability: North America – December 26, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at www.maccosmetics.com; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

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MAC Pressed Pigments for Spring 2013


MAC Pressed Pigments for Spring 2013

M·A·C innovation creates a highly pearlized, creamy Pressed Pigment that glistens with a shimmering translucent finish when applied dry and high-gloss dramatic coverage when applied wet. 12 colours in stunning shades spotlight the eyes making them glow with brilliant accents. And, for artistic blending, the 215 Medium Shader Brush is the perfect tool for Pressed Pigment technology.

Pressed Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Amethyst Purple with silver undertone
  • Angelic Off white
  • Blonde Streak Light cream
  • Blue Willow Light icy blue
  • Day Gleam High pearl powder in NC30 shade
  • Deeply Dashing High pearl powder in NW55 shade
  • Enlightening Deep silver
  • Flicker Pastel yellow
  • Jet Couture Charcoal black
  • Light Touch High pearl powder in W10 shade
  • Smoky Deep silver blue
  • Sweet Acting Mid-tone pink

Brush ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • 215 Medium Shader

Availability: North America – December 26, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at www.maccosmetics.com; International December 13, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

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Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection: Printemps Precieux de Chanel


Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection: Printemps Precieux de Chanel

Named for the precious beauty of Spring, the new colour collection PRINTEMPS PRÉCIEUX DE CHANEL celebrates Gabrielle Chanel’s codes of simplicity and sophistication. Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips channels the season’s splendor with a collection of contrasts. Elegant neutrals complement softto- sultry pinks on face and lips, while nails are adorned with vivid polish.

Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($68.00) (Limited Edition)

Embossed with iconic emblems of CHANEL, the powder creates a naturally luminous effect in two ways. The blend of soft peach and warm beige shades applies with a new sponge applicator for a sheer, radiant glow on cheekbones or with a powder brush for natural, allover radiance.

Joues Contraste ($43.00)

  • Frivole Luminous apricot

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow ($59.00)

  • Raffinement Rich mauve, pearly pink beige, shimmering lilac, deep eggplant

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34.00)

  • Fantasque Soft rose (Limited Edition)
  • Precieuse Peachy beige (Limited Edition)
  • Envoutante Shimmering violet plum
  • Captivante Copper brown

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($34.00)

  • L’Eclatante Vibrant pink
  • La Favorite Coral

Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour ($34.00)

  • Rose Pearl Shimmering warm rose

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00)

  • Merveille Lilac rosewood
  • Attirance Coppery beige

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)

  • Rubellite Vibrant pink
  • Palissandre Refined brown

Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($30.00)

  • Or Rose Light rosy beige (Limited Edition)
  • Beryl Lilac
  • Santal Brown (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00)

  • Emprise Natural rosy beige
  • Fracas Vibrant pink (Limited Edition)
  • Accesoire Deep red brown

Availability: At department and specialty stores and on Chanel.com January 2013

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Orange and Yellow Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Orange Eyeliners
Orange Eyeliners: MAC Obviously Orange, MAC Genuine Orange, MAC Primary Yellow

Orange (and Yellow) Eyeliners: Your Guide

It might be safe to say that orange and yellow are the most under-represented colors within the eyeliners that I have! I only found two orange eyeliners, neither similar to the other, and one yellow.  It really makes me want to hunt down others now!

  1. MAC Obviously Orange is a medium orange with subtle red undertones. (LE)
  2. MAC Genuine Orange is a brightened, tangerine orange with a matte finish. (Not listed as eye safe, but I know many still use it, so I included it.)
  3. MAC Primary Yellow is a bright pop of medium yellow with a matte finish.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #2 (quality), #3 (quality)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite orange eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

Pink Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Pink Eyeliners
Pink Eyeliners: Tarina Tarantino Broken Doll, MAC Full of Fuchsia, MUFE #13L, UD Woodstock, UD Asphyxia

Pink Eyeliners: Your Guide

I didn’t have a lot of pink eyeliners, but these were the few that I did have, and you can see that within the five, there aren’t any dupes.

  1. TARINA TARANTINO BROKEN DOLL is a pale, shimmering pink. I didn’t find any dupes for it.
  2. MAC FULL OF FUCSHIA is a fuchsia pink with a subtle iridescent sheen. (LE)
  3. MAKE UP FOR EVER #13L is a medium pink with a metallic sheen. It is lighter than the other pinks.
  4. URBAN DECAY WOODSTOCK is a vibrant fuchsia-red pink with a metallic sheen. It is less cool-toned compared to MAC Full of Fuchsia.
  5. URBAN DECAY ASPHYXIA is a pinky-purple with a violet iridescence. (LE) Compared to these pinks, it is much purpler.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #1 (good for brightening), #4 (wears well)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite pink eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

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