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bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer

bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer
bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer

Is This a Love Affair Waiting to Happen?

bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer ($26.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a “pink nectar glow.” It’s a light, pink-tinged beige with a champagne-gold shimmer-sheen. Against my skin tone, it does seem a little warmer than it looks in the pan–but even in the pan, it does read warm. It reminded me of Bobbi Brown Rose Gold, when all blended together, though it had a frostier finish with less gold in it. MAC Porcelain Pink is lighter but comparable.

This shade is offered alongside The Shining Moment, which is a yellow-y gold hue.  If that shade was too warm for you, I think this would work better, though it will still add a warm glow to the skin.  It has a soft, finely-milled texture that blends out to a beautiful sheen with little shimmer, so it gives that lit-from-within effect once applied to the skin. The sheen over shimmer finish means it doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture, so it actually helps diffuse those things instead. It had great pigmentation, and it doesn’t have a white base, so it shouldn’t turn ashy on darker complexions. When I tested this for wear, The Love Affair wore for nine hours without fading.

bareMinerals READY Luminizer The Love Affair
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator


MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

The newest in M·A·C skincare, a unique mineralized foaming scrub containing natural volcanic ash and fine sugar crystals to exfoliate. Utilizes ultra-fine particles that intensely and deeply cleanse the pores. Suitable for all skin types, the exfoliator acts as a moisturizer while also absorbing excess oil from the skin. Improves the application of makeup and keeps skin smooth and texture even.

Availability: North America – December 13, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com; International February 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30


MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 delivers SPF protection in a solid cream, packaged in a mirrored compact. Comes in three semi-translucent shades. Evens skin tone, blurs imperfections, enhances natural luminosity and retexturizes skin for a flawless look while hydrating and shielding from harsh UV rays and pollutants. Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 in three semi-translucent shades covering extra-light to medium skin tones. Blending SPF protection, creamy emollients and optical pearl pigments, this face-priming, colour-perfecting formula protects and evens the complexion for flawless results.

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 ($30.00 U.S.)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige

Brush ($33.00)

  • 191 Square Foundation

Availability: US M·A·C Stores and Online Only now,1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

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MAC The Stylish Brow Collection for Spring 2013


MAC The Stylish Brow Collection for Spring 2013

Plucked, penciled, sharp and shaped, natural -looking, diva arched – the eyebrow, as revealing, individual and expressive as the eye itself. With a collection of professional products, shades and tools, M•A•C raises the brow to an art form. And for a limited time, introducing Brow Duos, three perfect pairings of complementary powder colours – one matte, one satin – that blend beautifully to match and highlight a range of hair shades.

Brow Duo ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Blonde Omega (Matte) / Soba (Satin)
  • Redhead Cork (Satin) / Espresso (Matte)
  • Brunette Coquette (Satin) / Brun (Satin)

Fluidline ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Blacktrack Black (Permanent)

Fluidline Brow Gelcreme ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dirty Blonde Soft taupe brown
  • Deep Dark Brunette Rich brunette
  • Redhead Muted golden brown

Brow Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Lingering Soft taupe brown (Permanent)

Veluxe Brow Liner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Strawberry Blonde Soft muted beige-taupe
  • Redhead Soft brown
  • Deep Brunette Muted blackish-brown
  • Deep Dark Brunette Dark dirty chocolate

Tools

  • Tweezer/Slant Tweezers ($34.00 U.S. / $40.50 CDN)
  • 208 Angled Brow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

Availability: North America January 3rd, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at www.maccosmetics.com; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

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MAC Studio Collection for Spring 2013 (Shade Extensions)


MAC Studio Collection for Spring 2013

M·A·C focuses on glamour from an artistic and professional perspective with new shades of Studio Foundation that offer an enhanced spectrum of colour and coverage with a highly nuanced level of studio-quality perfection. Featuring formulas enriched with antioxidants and suited for all skin types, the concealers and correctors can be used individually or combined to perfectly match any skin tone.

The pros know that no one’s skin is perfect, especially in the studio where the lighting is full on. M•A•C’s New Conceal and Correct Palette delivers exceptional colour and coverage with the professional’s high-level needs and creative vision in mind. Each palette contains four Studio Finish Concealers and two Studio Finish Corrector shades grouped by Light, Medium, Medium Deep and Dark that mirror even the hardest to match skin tones.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • NW10 (New)
  • NW13 (New)
  • C5.5 (New)
  • C5 (New)
  • C4.5 (New)
  • C3.5 (New)

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • NW10 (New)
  • NW13 (New)
  • NW18 (New)
  • NW22 (New)
  • NW33 (New)
  • NW44 (New)
  • NW46 (New)
  • NW48 (New)
  • NW58 (New)
  • C5.5 (New)
  • C5 (New)
  • C4.5 (New)
  • C3.5 (New)

Brushes

  • 116 Blush Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)
  • 193 Angled Foundation Brush ($33.00 U.S. / $39.50 CDN)
  • 195 Concealer Brush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
  • 217 Blending Brush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

Pro Conceal and Correct Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Light NC15, W10, NC20, NW20, Pale Yellow, Pale Pink
  • Medium NC30, NW25, NC35, NW35, Mid-Yellow, Mid-Peach
  • Medium Deep NC40, NW40, NC42, NW43, Rich Yellow, Burnt Coral
  • Dark NC45, NW45, NC50, NW55, Ochre, Pure Orange

Availability: North America January 3rd, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at www.maccosmetics.com; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

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bareMinerals The Night Vision Eyeliner Set

bareMinerals Eyeliner
bareMinerals The Night Vision Eyeliner Set

These Visions Last the Night

bareMinerals The Night Vision Round the Clock Eyeliner Set ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes five shades: 11PM (dark charcoal), Midnight (blackout), 4AM (blue teal), 5AM (metallic champagne), and 6AM (royal purple). The formula is supposed to be smooth, bold, long-wearing, and waterproof.

  • 11PM is a darkened gray. It builds well, but in one pass, it had rather weak pigmentation.
  • Midnight is a rich black with brown undertones. It is incredibly pigmented in a single go.
  • 4AM is a light-medium sky blue with a touch of silver micro-shimmer. It had so-so pigmentation in a single glide but was buildable.
  • 5AM is a silver-gold-champagne-pewter. It changes depending on the angle–at one, it looks pewter, then the next, it looks almost golden. This is the one shade I have nothing that even comes close to.
  • 6AM is a red-toned purple with subtle shimmer and a metallic finish. It was the least pigmented of the five, and it wasn’t as creamy as the other shades.

Midnight is full-sized at 0.04 oz., while the other four shades are half-sized at 0.02 oz. each. All of the shades, except 5AM, are definitely dupable. 5AM is nothing like anything else I have in my stash, and it’s intriguing and versatile, because of how much of a chameleon it is. I hope that bareMinerals makes it part of their permanent range at some point.

The texture of bareMinerals’ Round the Clock Eyeliners is very, very creamy and incredibly soft. They almost feel as if they’re melting into the skin, because they have a texture that’s a bit like softened butter. I expected that the creaminess paired with the softness would result in poor wear, but these actually stayed on and on and on, through showers and over a twelve-hour time period. They even managed eight hours or longer on my water line.  Frankly, it was a bit like magic, because these are so creamy and buttery–definitely one of the softest eyeliners I’ve used so go easy on the pressure, because you don’t need much to deposit even color that just glides right no. I will note that sharpening these is best performed slowly or after leaving them in the freeze for a few minutes!

bareMinerals The Night Vision Eyeliner Set

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9.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
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