MAC By Request – Lipglasses

MAC By Request is a collection that’s voted on by the fans–there are 18 shades of lipstick, lipglass, and eyeshadow that MAC has listed for grabs, and your votes will determine the top three from each product type that will go on to be launched in an online exclusive, limited edition collection in August. Voting is open and closes on March 30th and users can vote once per product category per day. Not sure where to cast your vote? I’ve got the goods on the six lipglasses up for a comeback! :) These just arrived from MAC – all the labels just say “sample” on the back, so I don’t know if these were a recent production or if these were from original runs. I’m thinking they’re probably from short runs – perhaps just to ensure the colors could still be made or have the recipes ready to go into production as soon as voting is over.

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MAC By Request – Lipglasses

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

Chanel Vegas Gold Le Crayon Levres / Precision Lip Definer

Chanel Vegas Gold Le Crayon Levres / Precision Lip Definer ($29.00 for 0.04 oz.) is an molten gold designed to line the center of the lips to add a “touch of light.” The color is similar to Urban Decay Eldorado, which is an eyeliner. I can’t think of any lip liners that I own that are similar, but NYX Gold might work (I haven’t seen it, so I couldn’t tell you for sure) as it turned in my search for “gold lip liner.”

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Chanel Vegas Gold Le Crayon Levres / Precision Lip Definer
Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Vegas Gold
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
83%

Behind the Scenes with Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism Collection


Behind the Scenes with Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism Collection

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism is such a gorgeous campaign with really dramatic, artistic looks and costumes. I’m so pleased to be able to share several photos from behind-the-scenes that Illamasqua has provided! I’ve also included additional campaign imagery, because it’s truly stunning and inspiring!

Illamasqua also recently relaunched their website, and they’re one of the few brands that really takes the time to create real swatches shown on real people. I mean, seriously — check out their moving skin swatches! They’ve also launched an interactive Socialise aspect that includes how-tos, swatches, and more.  I know that they’re going to be posting a ton of extras for their recent collection on the Socialise section!

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Maybelline Very Cherry Color Sensational Lipcolor

Maybelline Very Cherry Color Sensational Lipcolor ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is is a brightened blue-based red with a subtle sheen. When I saw Maybelline use this during Fashion Week in February, it looked like it might be a dupe for Chanel Dragon. It’s not a dupe, though they’re both blue-based reds with deeper ruby tones, so there are definitely similarities worth noting. MAC Runaway Red is a touch brighter and less blue-based. MAC Ruby Woo is cooler toned. Guerlain Garconne is more of a neutral red in comparison.

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Maybelline Very Cherry Color Sensational Lipcolor
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Very Cherry
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “moody hunter green” with a cream finish. This is a really murky, blackened green with more black than green. There’s a hint of olive-brown in the base, which contributes to the forboding look of the color. Chanel Khaki Brun has similar qualities, but it’s much, much lighter, so it appears green, rather than nearly black. Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne is closer in the overall color, but the shimmer in its finish makes it quite different. I couldn’t think of an exact dupe or even a shade that came close to it.

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Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Billionaire
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Becca Balearic Love Collection for Spring 2012


Becca Balearic Love Collection for Spring 2012

Stolen glances with an enigmatic stranger, a forbidden embrace in the fading sunlight; this season BECCA invites you to dream of distant shores and unguarded temptation with the Balearic Love Collection. Eyes are undeniably sexy, shaded in rich, sensuous hues of bronze, plum and violet while lips are nude with a soft hint of pink. A warmed complexion is sculpted by natural matte bronze for shape and definition.

Balearic Love Palette ($65.00)

  • Atlas Mauve taupe
  • Romal Bronze plum
  • Marcella Deep bronze violet

Eye Tint ($24.00)

  • Romanticism Mauve bronze

Line and Define Pencil ($23.00)

  • Cabrera Metallic bronze / deep violet

Mineral Blush ($32.00)

  • Bolero Natural demi-matte bronze tone

Sheer Tint Lip Colour ($24.00)

  • Valentina Nude pink

Nail Colour ($15.00)

  • Pasa Doble Black plum
  • Tempranillo Wine red
  • Cala Blanca Sandy nude

availability: Now @ Becca Cosmetics

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