Thursday, June 25th, 2009


Date Night Dazzleglass

Here are lip swatches of the dazzleglasses from MAC’s Euristocrats II! :) Continue reading →

Thursday, June 25th, 2009


Cockney Lipstick

As promised, here are lip swatches of the lipsticks launched with MAC’s Euristocrats II Collection! :) Dazzleglasses to follow! Continue reading →

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 266 Small Angle Brush

MAC 266 Small Angle Brush ($19.50) is a small-to-medium-sized angled brush that’s flat and fairly firm. Depending on your preferences, the 266 can be your go-to brush for lining your upper lash line or for filling in sparse brows. For me, it tends to be the latter. I adore the 266 for filling in my brows, because it is just the right thickness to allow me to use it from the beginning to the tail of my brow without it being too much or too little. I personally find the 266 to be too thick for lining my upper lash line, and as someone who isn’t an expert at lining the upper lash line, a bit unforgiving as a result. I prefer the 208, so I can start off with a thinner line and work my way up as I make mistakes — with the 266 I have no room to smooth out the line before the liner is way too thick. However, for those who are experts at lining, the 266 is all about you! You can get a medium-thick line quick as you please.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


Cockney, Costa Chic, London Life, Milan Mode, Naked Paris, Patisserie, Saint Germain

MAC Euristocrats II Collection – Review

OVERALL, MAC’s Euristocrats II Collection offers a good combination of lipsticks and dazzleglasses. Some of the dazzleglasses have better pigmentation than previous dazzleglasses, and when pigmentation is still low, I noticed the sheerer ones had a pseudo duochrome to them. I was actually a bit surprised that some of the lipsticks ended up being so sheer, but for the color shy, you’ll definitely want to check out these new lipsticks! Particularly Cockney, which is likely to be a wearable red for those a bit wary of red lipsticks like Russian Red.

Temptalia Recommendations

Must-Haves: Cockney, Costa Chic, Milan Mode lipsticks; Euro Beat, Rue d’Rouge, Via Veneto dazzleglasses

Nice-to-Haves: London Life, Saint Germain lipsticks; Internationalist dazzleglass

Skip: Patisserie lipsticks; Roman Holiday dazzleglass

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


Cockney, Costa Chic, London Life, Milan Mode,
Naked Paris, Patisserie, Saint Germain

MAC Euristocrats II Collection – Swatches

Swatches of the lipsticks and dazzleglasses from the latest launch from MAC :) Continue reading →

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


Date Night, Euro Beat, Internationalist, Roman Holiday, Local Colour, Rue d’Rouge, Via Veneto

MAC Euristocrats II Collection – Product Photos

Here are some product photos from MAC’s Euristocrats II Collection, which is now available for purchase online. Since it is online, I imagine it should release in-store tomorrow, but I would definitely call your local store to check! Continue reading →