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MAC Nocturnals Collection for Holiday 2013

MAC Nocturnals Collection
MAC Nocturnals Collection

For all those devoted to life from dusk to dawn. After-dark glamour comes in mini kits for seductive spirits seeking nocturnal pleasures. Lavish sets evoke the intoxicating essence of evenings out, in glossy black boxes embellished in white and gold. M·A·C Nocturnals Pigments and Glitter features five convenient jars, giving you smoky eyes in three scintillating shade waves. Nocturnals Lip Gloss provides high-impact colour in three sumptuous shades of coral, pink and nude. With just a whisper of polish for your pout, Nocturnals Tastitints condition in barely-there shades and four different flavours: peppermint, vanilla, lavender and guava.

Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Overindulgence Neutral brown (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Richly Revered Vampy blue red (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Phiff! Light beige nude (Dazzleglass) (Repromote)

Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Colour Saturation Dark cool wine creme (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Petite Indulgence Bright blue-pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Dressed to Dazzle Pink tinted with silver sparkle (Dazzleglass) (Repromote)

Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • On the Scene Pink with pink and white pearl (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Star Quality Bright orange coral (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Night is Young Bright red cream (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige with violet pearl (Dazzleglass) (Repromote)

Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter/Silver and Violet ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Kitschmas Shimmering pink mauve pearl (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Vanilla Soft ivory white (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Pink Bright pink (Glitter)
  • Grey Sparkly chunky grey (Glitter)

Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter/Green and Teal ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Just Before Dawn Warm taupe frost (Frost) (Pigment)
  • Deep Blue Green Rich deep bluish green (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Old Gold High frosted tarnish gold (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • 3D Gold Sparkly chunky gold (Glitter)
  • Reflects Gold White glitter that flashes gold (Glitter)

Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter/Black and Gold ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Fleshy beige with pearl (Matte) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Museum Bronze Rich taupe with gold pearl (Frost) (Pigment) (Repromote)
  • Copper Sparkle Super frosty copper flecks (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Gold Sparkly chunky gold (Glitter)
  • Black Sparkly chunky black (Glitter)

Nocturnals/Tastitints ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Mintessence Milky white
  • Sugared Vanilla Creamy light soft beige
  • Taste of Paradise Poppy pink

Dash of Lavender Mauve

Availability: November 7th, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection for Holiday 2013

MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection
MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection

For all those devoted to life from dusk to dawn. After-dark glamour comes in mini kits for seductive spirits seeking nocturnal pleasures. Lavish sets evoke the intoxicating essence of evenings out, in glossy black boxes embellished in white and gold. M·A·C Stroke of Midnight Pigments and Glitter features five convenient jars, giving you smoky eyes in three scintillating shade waves. Stroke of Midnight Lip Gloss provides high-impact colour in three sumptuous shades of coral, pink and nude. With just a whisper of polish for your pout, Stroke of Midnight Tastitints condition in barely-there shades and four different flavours: peppermint, vanilla, lavender and guava.

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag/Nude ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Softly Lit Soft beige with pink frost (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Creme d’Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Lipstick) (Permanent)
  • Boldly Bare Dirty red brown (Lip Pencil) (Repromote)

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag/Violet ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Art of Seduction Cool nude with gold frost (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Dark Deed Darkened blood red (Amplified) (Lipstick) (Repromote)
  • Vino Intense violet purple (Lip Pencil) (Permanent)

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Nude ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Utterly Becoming Cremy beige (Paint Pot)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Past Twilight Blackened plum (Fluidline)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Gold ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Genuine Treasure Reflects antique gold (Paint Pot) (Repromote)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Blitz & Glitz Intense black with gold pearl (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Violet ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Frozen Violet Frosted purple silver (Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Mineralize ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 287SE Duo-Fibre Eyeshadow Brush
  • 268SE Duo-Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
  • 159SE Duo-Fibre Blush Brush
  • 187SE Duo-Fibre Face Brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Essentials ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 217SE Blending Brush
  • 239SE Eyeshader Brush
  • 212SE Flat Definer Brush
  • 193SE Angled Foundation Brush
  • 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Smoky Eye ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 211SE Pointed Liner Brush
  • 266SE Small Angle Brush
  • 214SE Short Shader Brush
  • 219SE Pencil Brush
  • 227SE Large Fluff Brush

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Cool ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fair Sex Light frosted pink (Frost)
  • Deception Frosty golden brown (Frost)
  • Romance Me Warm plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Frisco Soft pastel pink (Matte)

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Warm ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Femme-fi Frosty golden cream (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Amber Lights Peachy brown with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Socialite Warm copper (Satin)
  • Mulch Red-brown with bronze pearl (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Midnight Hour Warm blackened plum (Velvet)

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Smoky ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Chillproof Frosty white (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Gaelic Gold Metallic gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Well Put Together Black with gold frost (Velvet)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Stroke of Midnight Face Palette/Cool ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scene Muted blue-grey (Satin) (Eyeshadow) (Permanent)
  • All Races Cool light mauve taupe (Matte) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Magic Moor Rich blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Sparkling Rose Soft pink with gold frost (Iridescent Pressed Powder)
  • Ebony Intense black (Eye Kohl)
  • Sublime Pleasure Soft mauve cream (Lustre) (Lipstick)
  • Romantically Inclined Cool plum cream (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)

Stroke of Midnight Face Palette/Warm ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Tenderly Soft warm pink with frost (Frost) (Eyeshadow)
  • Showstopper Deep blackened brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • After Dusk Mid-tone rosy pink with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Eyeshadow)
  • Golden Muted golden tan-beige with shimmer (Bronzing Powder) (Permanent)
  • Coffee Intense bronze (Eye Kohl) (Permanent)
  • Myself Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre) (Lipstick)
  • Love Talk Mid-tone cool nude (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)

Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Matte) (Lipstick)
  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Lipglass)

Kids Helping Kids (Limited Edition)

  • Greeting Cards ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN)
  • Gift Tags ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN)

Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag/Pink($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (Retailer Exclusive)

  • Formal Soft pink (Blush)
  • How Darling! Warm pink cream (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)
  • Soft Spoken Soft pink with red frost (Lipglass)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • Slim Mirror Mirror

Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag/Coral ($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (MAC Store Exclusive)

  • Margin Peach with golden shimmer (Blush) (Permanent)
  • Night to Remember Warm red frost (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)
  • Pure Sophistication Gold frost (Lipglass)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • Slim Mirror Mirror

Stroke of Midnight/Grooming Kit ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (MAC Store Exclusive)

  • Slim Mirror Mirror
  • Duo Lash Comb/Brow Brush Dual-ended brush
  • Manicure File Nail file
  • Tweezers/Slant Slanted tweezers

Availability: October 24th, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Divine Night Collection for Holiday 2013

MAC Divine Night Collection
MAC Divine Night Collection

Enjoy yourself – past midnight, the darkness keeps the secrets. Gorgeous colours in rich finishes captivate at every angle, inspiring an evening of lavish living, on the scene and to be seen. Blush and Skinfinish rise to the occasion, pairing rich, contrasting shades with the graphic impact of a limited-edition powder design. Sultry eyes are done with Mineralize Eye Shadow, Fluidlines and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in glittering shades of pearl, from red to green to gold. The ingenious double-lush brush of False Lashes strokes each lash with dramatic volume, sharpening eyes with ultimate definition. Experience finishing touches that are fit to fire up everyone’s envy: lustrous lip shades in nude, satin taupe, red and plum and glossy nails in velvet gold, darkest silver suede and blackened burgundy.

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Captivating Bright white gold base / deep gold (Frost)
  • Exquisite Ego Bronze base / soft white champagne (Frost)
  • Gilded Night Bright gold wth silver pearl base / black with pearl (Frost)
  • Past Midnight Blackish purple with violet pearl base / soft white pink frost (Frost)
  • Until Dawn Soft gold base / purple taupe (Frost)
  • Tonight’s Temptation Black with pearl base / royal blue (Frost)

Fluidline ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe (Repromote)
  • Macroviolet Deep smoked violet with red pearl (Permanent)
  • Stares & Speculation Dirty olive with gold pearl

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Raven Intense black with red pearl
  • Mystery Intense black with green pearl
  • Feline Intense black with black pearl (Permanent)

Mineralize Blush ($27.50 U.S. / $32.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Talk of the Town Warm brown base with yellow bronze (Satin)
  • Lured to Love Coral pink base with pink frost (Satin)
  • Lavish Living Violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (Satin)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($33.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Centre of Attention Pastel peachy pink with fine pink shimmer / 24 carat gold shimmer
  • Perfectly Poised Bronzy coral with golden tones / creamy beige with pinkish purple sheen
  • Scene to be Seen Mauve with pink sheen / brick rose with gold reflects

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • You’ve Got It Pink undertone with gold frost (Frost)
  • Flair for Finery Cool pink nude (Lustre)
  • Exclusive Event Taupe brown (Satin)
  • Private Party Dirty plum mauve (Satin)
  • Prepare for Pleasure Clean magenta red (Cremesheen)

Cremesheen Glass ($22.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • You’ve Got It Nude taupe with green pearl
  • Flair for Finery Cool nude
  • Private Party Plum mauve with pearl
  • Prepare for Pleasure Bluish red

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fierce Entrance Rich gold bronze (Velvet)
  • Military Black matte with silver suede pearl (Frost)
  • Gadabout Girl Blackened plum (Cream) (Repromote)

Availability: Online October 14th, 2013; October 17, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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L’Oreal Never Lacque-ing & The Matte Velvet Nail Lacquer

L'Oreal Never Lacque-ing Nail Lacquer
L’Oreal Never Lacque-ing Nail Lacquer

L’Oreal Never Lacque-ing Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a gray-tinged, light beige with a cream finish. This was a rather streaky polish, and the best application results were with three coats–two thinner coats and then one really thick coat at the end, though drying time was quite long with that method. I applied two coats on my pinky and middle fingers, and three coats on my index and ring fingers in the swatches. I normally get a week of wear out of L’Oreal’s lacquers. Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank You (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. MAC Endless Night (LE, $16.00) is darker. Essie Sand Tropez (LE, $8.00) is darker. Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty (P, $12.00) is darker, rubber finish. See comparison swatches.

L’Oreal The Matte Velvet Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a mattifying top coat. It mattifies any color you apply it over, and it does so quickly, easily, and without trouble. If you dig the matte nail trend, I highly recommend picking up a mattifying top coat, as it makes any color you already have into a matte finish, and the wear is substantially longer! Though L’Oreal’s matte nail color formula chips away within a day on me, the mattifying top coat over a L’Oreal polish lasts almost a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and I found one thin-to-medium coat perfect for getting a streak-free matte finish.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lacquer Never Lacque-ing
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
78%
Total
L'Oreal The Magic Top Coats The Matte Velvet
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream
NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream ($5.99 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, neon pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $15.00) is brighter, bluer-based. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (LE, $18.00) is brighter, bluer-based. See comparison swatches.

It’s richly pigmented with full color coverage in nearly one swipe. It applies evenly, and it dries down to a satin-matte finish in about thirty seconds. After two to three hours of wear, it is fully matte. The texture is thin, and it almost feels dry when applied, but it’s not drying while worn at all. It’s actually slightly hydrating overall. Addis Ababa wears really well and lasts a long time–a solid six and a half hours plus a stain that lingers for a few more hours. It’s not a particularly original color, but it is a fantastic version of it–and for under $10.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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