OVERALL, if you’re a dazzleglass fan, MAC Double Dazzle is the collection you’ve been waiting for. With eighteen dazzleglasses–six new and twelve repromotes–it’s hard not to find at least a few that catch your eye. Dazzleglass as a formula is a thick, ultra glittery sheer sticky gloss. Some of them are less sticky than others, but the majority have a thick consistency and reapplying isn’t always easy. The glitter isn’t subtle in the least bit (don’t think they’re like Chanel Glossimers); the glitter is obvious and bright. If you’ve handled Reflects Glitters, the glitter in these is very similar. (In fact, if you can’t afford any of these right now, mix any gloss with Reflects Glitter for a DIY version.)
Can’t get to the store? Buy online: Double Dazzleglass @ Nordstrom.
I bought them all (as you can see), so I could take photos and do lip swatches (forthcoming) for my dearest readers. Normally, I’d say I’d have bought Goldyrocks, and Smile from the new ones. I had originally bought a ton of them, but I passed them along to my sister and only kept a couple (four to be exact). I may have repurchased Extra Amps and Rags to Riches. What did you end up buying? What are you planning to get?
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Must-Have: Goldyrocks, Smile, Funtabulous, Extra Amps, Money Honey,
Nice-to-Have: Steppin’ Out, Utterly Posh, Love Alert, Like Venus, Rags to Riches, Baby Sparks
Skip: Sugarrimmed, Girl’s Delight, Stop! Look!
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Sugarrimmed, Goldyrocks, Moth to Flame, Smile, Steppin’ Out, Utterly Posh
Here are product photos for the eighteen dazzleglasses from MAC Double Dazzle! Review is coming soon — wanted to get the pictures up as soon as possible before going to write!
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Row 1: Sugarrimmed, Goldyrocks, Moth to Flame, Smile, Steppin’ Out
Row 2: Utterly Posh, Love Alert, Date Night, Funtabulous, Extra Amps
MAC Double Dazzle Collection – Swatches
Here are swatches of all 18 dazzleglasses that debuted with Double Dazzle, which launched this morning in stores nationwide. I’ve noticed that it is not yet available online, and all I can tell you is there is often a disconnect between different areas of MAC. Your local store should have these out today (both of mine did), but I always recommend giving them a quick ring to double check before you waste your time going!
All but Goldyrocks, Stop! Look!, and Utterly Posh are permanent. However, please be advised that dazzleglasses will likely sell out for, at least, a few colors, and it may take a few months before MAC gets them back in stock, even though they are permanent.
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shu uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Pink Collection for Summer 2009
Rouge Unlimited’s Pink Collection, a series of lipsticks and glosses made with a Pink Hybrid Pigment, one of the purest pink pigments ever discovered and patented by the cult Japanese beauty company. Thanks to this breakthrough, this lip collection boasts the most vibrant hues available, creating new and unique shades of pink never seen before.
The Pink Hybrid Pigment, which was discovered by shu uemura laboratories, is made up of a fusion between a mineral core and an organic shell, which produces particles that are perfectly round and regular in shape. This consistency is what makes the hues of the lipstick so bright and pure. This is what creates the new and unique hues of pink seen in the collection with shades that range from never before seen light, yellowish, dark and bluish pinks.
Light pinks with yellow tints
- PK 321 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 322 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 323 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 310N Gloss Unlimited
Light pinks with blue tints
- PK 343 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 344 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 325N Gloss Unlimited
- PK 333S Gloss Unlimited
Dark pinks with yellow tints
- PK 312 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 316 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 315N Gloss Unlimited
Dark pinks with blue tints
- PK 359 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 369 Rouge Unlimited
- PK 378S Gloss Unlimited
Available: April 2009 at shuuemura-usa.com, shu uemura boutiques and counters nationwide.
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Urban Decay’s Friends & Family Sale!
You can save 30% off your Urban Decay orders by using code FNFS9.
Get Sunkissed Without the Risk: Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil ($52.00 for 1.7 oz.)
Josie Maran has created Bronzing Argan Oil to keep you get that sunkissed look without the sun. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that can be used all over–your body, face, and even hair. I like it on legs over all else, but the “bronze shimmer” is subtle enough to be used on the face. It’s really a natural glow, a bit bronzing but more brightening, than anything else, too. It has an earthy orange-y citrus scent, which I do like more than the scent of Josie Maran’s original Argan Oil. It’s worked so far on my acne-prone skin without incident (yay!), and I think those of you who have great skin already, this is a nice way to enhance it without covering anything up, too.
Ingredients: Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Silica, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil May Also Contain:Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide.
Josie Maran’s products are formulated to be more organic and natural. Her Argan Oil products contain 100% Organic Argan Oil. It’s Earth Month, so for those looking to go be a little more natural in their beauty regimens might want to check out Josie Maran’s line of products. I like that the Josie Maran website offers detailed information about ingredients, packaging, and a great symbol key to put it all in perspective.