MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Launches this August 2012


For August: MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

Every artist knows the secret to creating a flawless look is a smooth well-prepped canvas. Introducing M•A•C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, formulated for oily and combination skin. This silky gel emulsion hydrates and primes to improve the application of foundation or powder. Contains rosemary and barley extracts, as well as long-term oil controlling ingredients, laminaria extract and silica. Chestnut and white willow bark extracts retexturize and smooth skin. Tangerine peel extract and vitamins E and C protect with antioxidants, as caffeine calms and reduces redness. Golden light illuminating pearl powders reflect for optic brightening. Permanent. $40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN.

Availability: August 9th, 2012 (MAC Online), August 16th, 2012 (North America Locations), September 2012 (International PRO Locations)

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MAC Pro Lip Palettes Launch this August 2012


For August: MAC Pro Lip Palettes

The preferred way for Artists to stay on trend: M·A·C Lip Palettes. Indispensable colours and editorial essentials are organized into five compacts, each offering a shade-wave of six tones that streamlines your kit. Customize within the same shade family, or cross-pollinate between palettes. Available in Red, Orange, Pink, Plum and Brown. M·A·C PRO locations and Online only.

6 Preferred Pinks Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Violetta Bright clean violet purple (Amplified Creme)
  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (Amplified Creme)
  • Creme de la Femme Pink laced with gold (Frost)
  • Lovelorn Emotive blue pink (Lustre)
  • Please Me Muted rosy-tinted pink
  • Pretty Please Pale pink pearl (Lustre)

6 Editorial Reds Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Dare You Deep brown red (Cremesheen)
  • Ruby Woo Vivid bluish-red (Retro Matte)
  • MAC Red Vivid bright bluish-red (Satin)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte)
  • On Hold Mid-tone yellow raspberry (Cremesheen)
  • Lady Danger Vivid bright coral-red (Matte)

6 Editorial Oranges Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Bronze Shimmer Golden bronze with shimmer (Frost)
  • Look at Her Metallic copper (Sheen Supreme)
  • So Chaud Intense reddish-orange (Matte)
  • Morange Loudmouth orange (Amplified Creme)
  • Crosswires Clean pinky orange (Cremesheen)
  • Sandy B Light shell pink (Frost)

6 Select Plums Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Cyber Intense blackish-purple (Satin)
  • Hang Up Deep berry (Cremesheen)
  • Amorous Lovestruck cranberry (Satin)
  • Verve Muted brownish-plum (Satin)
  • Captive Pinkish-plum (Satin)
  • Twig Soft muted brownish-pink (Satin)

6 Modern Browns Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Paramount Reddish-brown (Satin)
  • Taupe Muted reddish-taupe brown
  • Fresh Brew Creamed coffee
  • Frenzy Pinky-peach beige with shimmer (Frost)
  • Half ‘n’ Half Creamy pink (Amplified Creme)
  • Peachstock Neutral peach (Satin)

Availability: August 16th, 2012 (MAC PRO Online), August 23rd, 2012 (North America PRO Locations), September 2012 (International PRO Locations)

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MAC Styleseeker Collection for Fall 2012


For August: MAC Styleseeker Collection

M·A·C interprets a vivid fall colour collection in tones influenced by the spirit and style of a global wanderer. Translucent, buildable, Powder Blush adds glow. Eye Shadow Duos create brilliant, sultry effects punctuated with Fluidline. Classic Mattene Lipstick is revived for dramatic, dense colour that lasts for hours. Lipglass gets fresh flair in new shades, and Nail Lacquer in jewel tones and metallics extend the opulence to the tips of the fingers.

Eyeshadow x2 ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Culturalized Brule Soft creamy-beige (Satin) / Retrospeck Mid-tone neutral gold (Lustre)
  • Marche Aux Puces Indie Spirit Chestnut brown (Matte) / Chessa Mid-tone golden orange (Veluxe Pearl)
  • On the Hunt Raving Mad Bronzed red (Frost) / Star Myth Bronzed violet (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Whims & Fancies Performance Art Platinum silver (Veluxe Pearl) / Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte)

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

  • Dark Diversion Blackened plum (Pearl)
  • Rich Ground Reddened coco with frost (Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Local Wares Dirty olive with multi-dimensional pearl (Pearl)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Matte) (Permanent)

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

  • Fun Finds Light nude pink (Matte)
  • Eden Rouge Bright blue-red (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Delectable Orange-beige (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Fashion Nomad Bright red orange (Matte)
  • Camden Chic Rich brick red (Matte)

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

  • C-Thru Peachy beige with shimmer (Permanent)
  • Eclectic Edge Mid-tone clean true orange
  • Ready to Roam Mid-tone true blue red
  • Restless Dark burnt bronze

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

  • Supercontinental Bright cute coral (Satin)
  • Worldly Wealth Shimmering peachy bronze (Frost)
  • Hidden Treasure Rich burnt red (Satin)

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

  • Styleseeker Duochrome orange-red
  • Mean & Green Purple with teal multi-changing pearl (Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Gadabout Girl Blackened plum (Cream)

Availability: August 16th, 2012 (Online), August 23rd, 2012 (North America Locations), September 2012 (International Locations)

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Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “joyful color.” It’s a warm coral with a hint of pink and a satiny sheen. This is definitely a color we’ve seen pop up several times over the year. MAC Fleet Fast is similar, slightly darker and has a more golden sheen. Tom Ford Flush is brighter, more matte in finish. theBalm Frat Boy is pinker. Tarte Blissful is a touch pinker, brighter, and more matte.

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Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Fleur de Lotus
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Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Beautiful Beginnings with LUSH

Beautiful Beginnings with LUSH

What was the first LUSH product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: Oddly enough, one of the first products I tried was a shower gel! Not all-time favorite but good. I’m a huge fan of Angels on Bare Skin, Coalface, and all of their fresh face masks. I’m not much of a bath person, so while I enjoy their bubble bars and bombs, I rarely use them.

Share your first time experiences with LUSH in the comments! 🙂

Butter London Lovely Jubbly Nail Lacquer

Butter London Lovely Jubbly Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant magenta nail lacquer flecked with red, blue, and gold micro-particles.” It’s a glittery extravaganza that features magenta, blue, and gold particles. I don’t have an extensive stash of glitter polishes, but I did go through what I could. China Glaze CG in the City is more of a gray-ish purple with not much else going on. Rescue Beauty Lounge Frugalista has magenta glitter, but the other accompanying glitter is silver. Milani Hi-Res was the most similar that I had, but it has a purple base with holographic glitter/shimmer.

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Butter London Lovely Jubbly Nail Lacquer
Butter London Nail Lacquer Lovely Jubbly
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
96%