MAC Brush Rolls for Winter 2011


MAC Brush Rolls for Winter 2011

Looks like MAC has just released updated brush rolls! I have one from eons ago, which I like and use for traveling, though I haven’t seen these so I don’t know how the two compare.

Brush Roll (Large) ($50.00)

Durable, easy-to-clean black nylon brush roll with a silky reflective interior and black faux-patent handles and straps. Features 18 brush pockets, one zipper pouch and two small open pouches on the other side.

Brush Roll (Small) ($40.00)

Durable, easy-to-clean black nylon brush roll with a silky reflective interior and contrasting black faux-patent handles and straps. Features 10 brush pockets and one zipper pouch.

availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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MAC Matchmaster Foundation

MAC Matchmaster Foundation ($32.50 for 1.18 fl. oz.) is a buildable, medium-coverage liquid foundation with a “moisturizing demi-matte finish.” It’s supposed to have “line-reducing soft-focus powders” and “translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin’s undertone.”

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MAC Matchmaster Foundation

MAC Matchmaster Foundation

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
87%

LUSH Holiday 2011 Gift Offerings


LUSH Holiday 2011 Gift Offerings

Bundled up tight in each of LUSH’s holiday gifts you’ll find beautiful baths and tasty skin treats, but this year you’ll also be discovering some of the greatest innovations LUSH has ever created. LUSH has your gift giving needs packaged and ready to go, whether it’s a small token of appreciation for a co-worker or a gift for that special someone.

All of our gifts are wrapped in recycled handmade paper, but we also offer an eco-friendly option with our Knot Wrap Scarves ($6.95). Made from two recycled 500ml plastic bottles, our Knot Wraps can be used to wrap LUSHious gifts Japanese style. After the goodies are gone, the Knot Wrap can be worn as a beautiful scarf or used to wrap other gifts!

Secret Santa ($9.95)

The go-to gift for all those tricky Secret Santa presents, this one suits everyone – so it doesn’t matter whose name you pull out of the hat! Containing two of LUSH’s classic festive treats, a Lil’ LUSH Pud bath bomb and a star shaped Snowcake soap, both of which smell like the marzipan icing on the Christmas cake! Contents: Lil’ LUSH Pud bath bomb and Snowcake soap

Have A Sweet Christmas ($10.95)

Everyone likes to treat themselves at Christmas and why shouldn’t they? Curb those Christmas candy cravings with a duo of delicious bath time goodies from LUSH. The new Candy Mountain bubble bar will create masses of sweet scented skin softening bubbles while a chunk of the jelly baby scented Angels’ Delight soap will satisfy your sweet tooth. Mmm, delicious! Contents: Angels Delight soap and Candy Mountain bubble bar

BRRRRILLIANT ($12.95)

Wake yourself up on cold winter mornings with these two uplifting and invigorating shower products. The lemon and grapefruit oils in Snow Globe soap will enliven the senses while the sugar in Australian Igloo will leave you with smooth and glowing skin. Contents: Snow Globe soap and Australian Igloo sugar scrub

Merry and Bright ($12.95)

Christmas Eve bubble bar and Cinders bath bomb make the perfect pre-bedtime bath combination. After soak with these little wonders and a good night’s sleep, you’ll be merry and bright for all the holiday festivities. Contents: Christmas Eve bubble bar and Cinders bath bomb

Cosy Christmas ($12.95)

Protect your paws this winter with a pair of products scented with almonds and vanilla, some of the most comforting and reassuring essential oils. Tiny Hands is a solid hand serum to smooth and soften hard skin in preparation for some serious snuggling while Snowcake soap is a slice of pure Christmas, fragranced like the marzipan icing on the Christmas cake, it leaves skin soft and deliciously scented. Contents: Snowcake soap and Tiny Hands hand serum

Rocket To Me ($19.95)

Shoot for the stars with this stellar trio of innovative bath fizzers. There’s the new Rocketeer, that’s shaped like a jetpack and literally rockets around the tub; a Space Girl that will orbit the tub leaving a trail of stardust and a blackcurrant aroma and finally an Ickle Baby Bot that’s made with soothing chamomile and lavender to calm down excited minds after Christmas Day. It’s out of this world. Contents: Ickle Baby Bot, Rocketeer, Space Girl

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NYX Apricot HD Blush

NYX Apricot HD Blush ($16.50 for 0.25 oz. ) is medium-dark coral-red with a soft, satiny shimmer-sheen. The color initially reminded me of Chanel Rouge, which is certainly redder and more intense–with a light hand, they’re comparable. It also reminded me of the original MAC Posey and MAC Mighty Aphrodite. Benefit Bella Bamba is pinker.

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NYX Apricot HD Blush
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Blush Apricot
B-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
82%

Illamasqua Violate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Violate Sheer Lipgloss (£13.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “dark green shimmer.” The brand’s Sheer Lipgloss is rather self-explanatory–it’s a sheerer gloss that adds shine. This is definitely not as opaque as the Intense Lipglosses, but I’d say it’s more pigmented than it is sheer. I initially thought it was an Intense Lipgloss that suffered from unevenness in application, because it runs semi-opaque.

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Illamasqua Violate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss Violate
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
88%

Estee Lauder Black Chrome Eyeshadow Duo

Estee Lauder Black Chrome Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a limited edition offering from the Modern Mercury collection.  The combination is classic, though for many of us, superfluous; it’s a set of dark, smoky hues that would work well to smoke out any look.  I liked how there are two textures presented.

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Estee Lauder Black Chrome Eyeshadow Duo

Estee Lauder Black Chrome Eyeshadow Duo

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%