OCC Belladonna Lip Tar

OCC Belladonna Lip Tar ($14.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as an “ultra, ultra violet.” It’s purple–it’s a brightened medium-dark purple with subtle pink-red undertones. Not unsurprisingly, I could not think of any dupes out of these purple lipsticks. Illamasqua Fierce was the closest I could come up with, but it looks tame in comparison (ha, ha).  When I tested this shade for wear, it hung on for a very impressive eight hours, and it still looked pretty good then but noticeably worn.

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OCC Belladonna Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Belladonna
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
97%

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “violet sheen.” This is a rich, vibrant red-toned violet purple with a satiny sheen. When it’s sheered out, it has a much pinker appearance (but still very purple), while when it’s applied more opaquely, it’s a rich violet. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm is less red-toned. MAC Plush is less violet. MAC Violet is purpler, lighter. MAC Shock-a-holic is fairly close. Urban Decay Purple Haze resembles the sheer swatch. Inglot #439 is slightly purpler.

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Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #26
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
96%

MAC Nail Lacquer Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Nail Lacquer Collection for Summer 2012

M·A·C’s first permanent Nail Lacquer collection delivers in 31 colours and 3 finishes. Go dark and cool with Deep Sea and Nocturnelle. Dark Angel and Formidable! are a sultry complement to the poppy-inspired shades of Fiestaware and Morange. Screaming Bright and Discothèque go big with glitter, and sultry Soirée charms with champagne shimmer. Keep it nice and neutral with Skin and Faint of Heart. From trendy to timeless, scorching to sweet, there’s a shade for every mood.

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

  • Overlacquer Clear topcoat
  • Faint of Heart Palest milky nude (Cream)
  • Delicate Pale sheer ballet pink (Cream)
  • Skin Light peach beige (Cream)
  • Quiet Time Beige nude (Cream)
  • Snob Light neutral pink (Cream)
  • Saint Germain Light cool pink (Cream)
  • Fiestaware Mid-tone orange coral (Cream)
  • Impassioned Bright warm pink (Cream)
  • Morange Bright cream orange (Cream)
  • Steamy Bright mid-tone blue pink (Cream)
  • Girl About Town Bright blue fuchsia (Cream)
  • Shirelle Classic bright red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True red (Cream)
  • Coffee Break Mid-tone cool taupe (Cream)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Cream)
  • Deep Sea Deep teal (Cream)
  • Rougemarie Dark blue red (Cream)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich deep wine (Cream)
  • Dark Angel Dark grape (Cream)
  • Nocturnelle Rich true black (Cream)
  • Discothéque Super glitter silver (Pearl)
  • Screaming Bright Super glitter gold (Pearl)
  • Soirée Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost)
  • Girl Trouble Super glitter pink (Pearl)
  • Mean & Green Purple with teal multi changing pearl (Pearl)
  • Anti-Fashion Mid-tone dirty purple with pearl (Frost)
  • Formidable! Teal green with pink multi changing pearl (Pearl)
  • Midnight Tryst Dark cool grey steel with pearl (Frost)
  • Nightfall Blackened frosty gunmetal (Frost)
  • Sparks On Screen Super glitter red (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)

Availability: July 5th, 2012 at Nordstrom, August 2nd, 2012 at all other MAC locations; September 2012 for International

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MAC Ruffian Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Ruffian Collection for Summer 2012

Cult New York designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian bring their infamous swagger to M·A·C in three exclusive Ruffian Manicures and Lipsticks. Each ready-to-wear set includes 24 nails that are pre-glued and in assorted sizes to ensure a couture-worthy fit. Touch and go with Spectator ovals, an inky spin on the classic French manicure; turn everything to gold with gilded tips à la Demilune; or push buttons in five-alarm Demoiselle talons. For the power pout: Ruffian Red, Ruffian Naked, a creamy beige, and Ruffian Gold, its 24-carat kin. A triple-threat of colour, texture and style.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Ruffian Naked Pale peachy nude (Matte)
  • Ruffian Gold Gold glitter metallic (Frost)
  • Ruffian Red Classic rich blue red (Matte)

Ruffian Manicure ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Spectator Cream with black half moon, black French tip and black Ruffian ensignia (Creme)
  • Demoiselle Ruffian red with white half moon and black French tip (Creme)
  • Demilune Matte black with chrome gold half moon (Matte)

Availability: June 18th, 2012 online at maccosmetics.com (North America); September 2012 at select MAC online locations for international

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Guerlain Pour Troubler (220) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Pour Troubler (220) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright warm red.” It’s a rich, pinked ruby red with subtle ruby red and gold shimmer. MAC Scan-delicious is pinker. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is redder but still rather comparable. Dior Nocturne is darker and has more gold shimmer. Dior Technicolor Red is similar but doesn’t have gold shimmer.

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Guerlain Pour Troubler (220) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lip Color Pour Troubler
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
92%

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “seafoam splendor.” It has a “glittered shimmer” finish. It’s a green-gold shimmered aqua-blue base with larger blue glitter. I don’t have anything similar to this to my recollection. The mixture of shimmer and glitter makes it rather different.  It was extremely pigmented; I actually thought it was a one-coater, so the swatches are done with a single coat of polish. While editing, I could see that at least one nail would have benefited from a second coat, so I’d say two coats is best unless you’re really good and get it done in one.

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Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Mermaid's Dream
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%