MAC Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow Collection for Winter 2011 – Official Information & Photos


MAC Metal-X Collection for Winter 2011

availability: December 26th, 2011 (North America), December 2011 for International

A cutting-edge formula that transforms powdery cream into liquid metal before your very eyes – on your very eyes (or cheeks, brow bone, décolletage…anywhere a multi-dimensional metall ic effect is desired). Created with a new mélange of pigments that allow superior blendability and spreadability, our luxurious highlighter goes from medium to high intensity coverage in a simple one-stroke applicat ion. This molten magic is sure to elevate any look with its extreme brilliance, shine and dimension!

Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Virgin Silver White with silver pearl
  • Fusion Gold Light pinky beige with gold pearl
  • Palladium Metallic ash
  • Cyber Metallic silver with silver pearl
  • Rusty Dirty peach gold
  • Red Hot Copper Warm copper
  • Venetian Tarnish Golden tarnished bronze
  • Vintage Coin Metallic olive green
  • Gold Carbon Metallic taupe

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MAC Naturally Collection Winter 2011 – Official Information & Photos


MAC Naturally Collection Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), January for International

Hey, Nature Girl! For a look that is simple, sensuous and understatedly sexy, here are nothing-to-hide hues that make you look fresh, relaxed, gloriously “undone.” Brilliantly sheer, high-mineral Skinfinish make your look fresh-as-the-sun radiant. Lipsticks and Lipglass lushly tinted to reflect the wholesome. Eye Pencils with a touch of jojoba, mango and meadowfoam seed oils. M·A·C, Naturally is just what you need to do your own thing and keep your look, dreamily, down to earth…

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

  • A Perfect Day Light neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Beach Sand Light tan (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Sunrise Light neutral peach-pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Pillow Talk Neutral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Fresh Air Light pink (Limited Edition)
  • Naked Space Creamy mid-tone nude peach (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Hot Spell Bronze with multi-colored pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Daylight Peach with dirty blue lavender veining (Limited Edition)
  • In the Sun Gold with violet veining (Limited Edition)
  • Summer Haze Palest gold with deeper gold veining (Limited Edition)
  • Cloudy Afternoon Cream with gold, grey, and pink veining (Limited Edition)
  • Twilight Falls Cool brown with bronze veining (Limited Edition)

Eye Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Ebony Soft black (Permanent)
  • Coffee Muted brown (Permanent)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Redhead Gold to salmon pink degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blonde Soft pink to rose degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush ($22.00 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Subtle Breeze Blue-pink (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Honey Warm apricot (Limited Edition)
  • Early Morning Peachy pink (Limited Edition)

Brushes

  • 187 Duo-fibre stippling brush (Permanent) ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 286 Duo-fibre tapered brush (New & Permanent) ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

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MAC and Iris Apfel Collection for Winter 2011 – Official Information & Photos


MAC and Iris Apfel Collection for Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), February for International

A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, Mrs. Iris Apfel. Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and larger-than-life star, Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with haute couture decades before doing it was considered de rigueur. M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows with as much fabulous flair and joie de vivre as the woman who helped create it.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. $17.50 CDN)

  • Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange-red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Party Parrot Bright red-pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Flamingo Light milky bright coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Morange Loudmouth orange (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Entertain Me Clearly orange (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Redd Red (Permanent)

Beauty Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Eyeshadow ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Silver Gull Blue-gray with sparkle (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Robins Egg Mid-tone teal (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Diamond Dove Deep gray-brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Early Bird Bright coral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Howzat Deep gray with silver sparkle (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Oriele Orange Bright orange coral (Limited Edition)
  • Toco Toucan Bright blue-fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Sandpiper Creamy pale stone beige (Limited Edition)

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Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “warm minted green” with a metallic finish. It looks absolutely NOTHING! like the swatch/photo of it on Lancome’s website, which makes it look more like a vibrant neon lime green. Instead, what we have is a pastel mint green with a subtle iridescent sheen. The color payoff is decent but could use a little more oomph or better binders so it would apply more opaquely. I know shades like this have to exist, but I couldn’t find anything in the Swatch Gallery; MAC Aqua was the closest, but it’s darker and more aqua, less green. It might be a little lighter than something like MAC Aquavert (which is a few years old now). Sugarpill Lumi has more of a teal iridescence.

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Tarina Tarantino Wonderful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

On the left, there’s a soft yellow with a frosted, slightly metallic finish. The color payoff is nice, and the texture is smooth. Make Up For Ever #102 is a bit darker and matte. It’s closer to theBalm Wild Child and MAC Nylon.

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Tarina Tarantino Wonderful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Wonderful Jewel Eyeshadow Palette

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Lacquer

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Lacquer (£13.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer light grey” with a jelly finish. I loved this shade from the moment I applied it; this was actually my nail color of choice when I went to NYC for Fashion Week this past September (it had been raining quite a bit, so it seemed totally appropriate). It’s a semi-sheer, light stormy gray with flakes of light gray shimmer. I used two coats for swatches, and as expected, you can see the nail line, but I have worn it with three and four coats, and it is more opaque at that level. I couldn’t think of anything like this shade.

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Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Lacquer

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Lacquer

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%