Monday, May 18th, 2009

Everything You Wanted to Know About MAC Cosmetics

Our Guide for the Newly Addicted has just about everything you wanted to know about all that is MAC. From the history of the brand to terminology and product basics, you’ll find it in this ten-part series.

Our MAC Must-Haves series features twenty-four posts of must-have goodness, and it is currently still a series-in-progress–which means we are still adding to it. Stay tuned!

Must-Haves:  MAC Brushes

Must-Haves: MAC Eyeshadows

Must-Haves: MAC Glosses

Must-Haves: MAC Lipsticks

Must-Haves: MAC Face Products

These are particular posts where we have attempted to gather swatches for a great number of shadows, not from specific collections, but more comprehensive in terms of products available or were available from the brand.

Swatches From 2009

Swatches From 2007 (Oldies, but goodies — promise!)

These are particular posts where we have attempted to gather photos for a great number of shadows, not from specific collections, but more comprehensive in terms of products available or were available from the brand.

Product Photos From 2009

Product Photos From 2007

Again, oldies, but goodies — promise! I bet the majority of you never even knew these posts existed, because they were up when we only had a few readers! I really do urge you to check these posts out, because they contain hundreds of product photos of both limited edition and permanent products.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Baby Bloom for Fall 2009

U.S. Launch Date: July 30th, 2009
International: August 2009

BECOME A FORCE OF NATURE… Introducing Baby Bloom, the newest and simplest way to combat hot and cold extremes, air-conditioning and outrageous heat, with our next generation collection of Studio Moisture Tint treatments…makes the sunny side of the street the place to meet! Five neutral skin-tone shades, all SPF 15, to drench skin in healing emollients, give it glow, rescue it from future damage. And fresh new Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm in five sheer colour shades, from Pink Tinge to Moist Plum, are the big news we’ve been tight-lipped about…until now!

Studio Moisture Tint SPF15 ($29.50 U.S. / $38.00 CDN)

  • Light Soft pale beige
  • Medium Warm beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Dark Rich golden bronze

Suntints SPF20 Liquid Lip Balm ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Just A Smidge Soft, pastel yellow with multi-coloured pearl
  • Lilt of Lily Soft, creamy pale pink
  • Pink Tinge Clean bright yellow-pink with gold pearl
  • Full of Grace Soft, sheer rose
  • Moist Plum Light lilac with very fine pearl

Availability: North America July 30, 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International August 2009 at all MAC locations.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2009

MAC Euristocrats II for Fall 2009

U.S. Launch Date: July 2nd, 2009
International: August 2009

While “a kiss on the hand can be quite continental,” a modern girl does the kissing now, knowing she has the drop-dead drama of these hot new Dazzleglass shades. In the very latest violet, coral and pink passion hues, to add the sheen, the sparkle, and the ooh-la-la that never fails to entertain. They’re the “something extra” we’ve added to the lipstick and dazzleglass collection Euristocrats can’t get enough of. More, More, More!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Costa Chic Frosty light coral
  • Naked Paris Sheer pink brown with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Patisserie Sheer creamy neutral pink
  • Milan Mode Sheer deep pink with multi-dimensional pearl
  • London Life Sheer deep berry with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Saint Germain Clean pastel pink
  • Cockney Sheer yellow red with multi-dimensional pearl

Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Date Night Soft blue purple with pearl
  • Euro Beat Peach coral with gold pearl
  • Internationalist Yellow pink with blue pearl
  • Local Colour Neutral yellow pink with gold pearl
  • Roman Holiday Medium brown coral with pink pearl
  • Rue d’Rouge Light red with pink pearl
  • Via Veneto Light violet with blue pearl

Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Magenta Vivid pinkish-purple
  • Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red
  • Subculture Underground pink
  • Whirl Dirty rose

Availability: North America July 2, 0209 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International august 2009 at all MAC locations.

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Friday, May 8th, 2009

Smashbox Mother Earth Palette ($45.00)

An eco-friendly color palette containing four eyeshadows and a blush. Smashbox Mother Earth Palette includes four certified-organic shadows and a blush housed inside a compact and sleeve made from sustainable materials. Mix and match the blendable shades to create a perfectly pigmented frame for the eyes and add a pop of the tangerine-hued blush for a flush of color on the cheeks. Being green has never been so easy! With each purchase, a tree will be planted by Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable environments through forestation throughout the world.

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora.com

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

OPI’s Spain Collection for Fall 2009

  • Barefoot in Barcelona
  • Can You Tapas This?
  • Give Me Moor!
  • Pink Flamenco
  • No Spain No Gain
  • Ate Berries in the Canaries
  • Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees
  • Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow
  • Manicurist of Seville
  • Pamplona Purple
  • Conquistadorable Color
  • Bullish on OPI

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Sephora.com has their famous Sephora Sun Safety Kit ($22.50) back in stock and available for you to purchase. I love their kit, because it contains a whole slew of trial-sized suncare products (13 in total). It also comes in a yellow beach bag made out of recycled plastic. But you know the best part? 100% of the net profits of the kit sales go towards The Skin Cancer Foundation.

  • 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15
  • 0.23 oz DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20
  • 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Lotion SPF 30
  • 1.0 oz Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 0.1 oz Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40
  • 0.34 oz Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30
  • 0.33 oz Cosmedicine Medi-matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
  • 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++
  • 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF 15
  • 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20
  • 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15
  • 0.01 oz Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Well-Rested for Eyes SPF 30

Plus, here are current codes for sample freebies…

  • Free portable, reusable tote. EARTHDAY
  • Free Smashbox Photofinish sample. PRIMER.
  • Free DuWop Prime Venom sample. DUWOP.
  • 8 Free natural & organic beauty samples. NATURALBAG
  • Purchase a pink NoNo, receive 2 free buffers and 5 blades. NONO.
  • Free deluxe sample of Fresh Umbrian Clay Face Treatment. FRESH.
  • Free Bare Escentuals 10-day sample and mini kabuki. PEACELOVE