Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

MAC x Kelly Osbourne Lipsticks
MAC x Kelly Osbourne Lipsticks

The MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection features four new and limited edition shades of lipstick. Each lipstick is housed in a lavender case that’s almost matte but has a slight shimmer. They’re interesting shades, and three of the four are more pastel in nature, which made them more prone to settling/pulling into lip lines while worn, rather than evenly fading/wearing away.

MAC Dodgy Girl Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light lavender [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged lavender with a satin finish. There’s a slight sheen to it, so I wouldn’t describe it as matte. It had mostly opaque color coverage and lasted four hours on me, and it wore fairly well throughout, though it did very slightly “crack” after three hours. It was neither hydrating nor moisturizing, but the consistency was creamy and glided on easily. Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $16.00) is purpler. MAC Lavender Whip (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Kelly Yum-Yum Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a vibrant, medium, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and leans slightly magenta. It had rich, opaque color payoff, and the consistency was creamy so application was easy. The color lasted for six hours and left a stain behind; it was neither drying nor hydrating. There are numerous similar shades on the market, past and present. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is darker, more magenta. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more magenta. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is a touch darker. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is slightly darker. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler-toned–this is really a more wearable, less blue-based version of CYY. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Riot House Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light vivid orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a very light peach with a mostly matte finish. The texture of this felt really creamy, but it still seemed very unforgiving; if you have any dryness or imperfections on your lips, this will highlight them, so I would recommend using a lip primer and/or lip pencil to improve the end result. It’s creamy enough that it tends to thicken but not distribute evenly–it moves around, creating “lines” if you press your lips together at all. The color is pretty close to full coverage, and it wears for three and a half hours. It starts to pull and settle into lip lines, though, as it wears. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Hollywood (P, $18.00) is very shimmery, less peach. MAC Sweet & Sour (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Salute (LE, $16.00) is yellower. MAC Peachstock (P, $16.00) is darker, browner. MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Strip Poker Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light, pink-tinged beige with a matte finish. It had full, opaque color coverage, while the formula on this shade was lightly creamy but not too thick, so it was more manageable to apply and wear than Riot House. The color wore well for three and a half hours, and it did slightly pull into lip lines over time but not too noticeably. It was a touch drying, unfortunately. Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer. Maybelline Bare All (910) (P, $7.49) is sheerer. MAC Pret-a-Pretty (LE, $17.00) is similar. MAC Ruffian Naked (LE, $16.00) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Myth (P, $16.00) is pinker-tinged. MAC Fleshpot (P, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

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Dodgy Girl

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Kelly Yum-Yum

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

MAC x Kelly Osbourne Look
MAC x Kelly Osbourne Look

I don’t always have time to do cohesive looks (I usually have a total mish mash of products, and each side of the face is different!), but with the extra lead time I had with this collection, I put together this look using just Kelly’s products from the MAC x Osbournes Collection. The collection will be available online June 2nd and in-stores on June 12th (North America). Full reviews are still head, so stay tuned! :)

Eyes

I used the MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad for the eye makeup. I applied MAC Spoonful of Sugar Eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid with a flat, domed brush (like MAC 239. Next, I patted on MAC Tickety Boo Eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. On the outer lid, I applied MAC Fizzy Rose Eyeshadow and swept it into the outer crease and above. To add more depth to the crease, I darkened it with MAC Shadowy Lady Eyeshadow with a fluffy, tapered crease brush (Like Tom Ford #13). Burberry Trench was blended along the brow bone to highlight and soften the crease colors. For the lash line, I opted for Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer Highliner Gel Crayon (I’m in the process of testing), but you could use MAC Smolder (included in the collection), which is a long-time permanent shade.  For lashes, I applied Tom Ford’s Mascara with a mascara fan brush. To fill in brows, I mixed the two shades from Kelly’s MAC Morning Mister Magpie Brow Duo.

Face

For foundation, I used Make Up For Ever #2 Lift Foundation and then set with Urban Decay Light-Medium Naked Loose Finishing Powder. I started adding color to the cheeks by using the bronzer side of MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo to lightly contour the hollows of my cheeks, and then I applied MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush to the apples of cheeks for color. To add luminosity, I used the highlighter section of MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo and dusted it lightly across the tops of the cheek bones.

Lips

I used both MAC Dodgy Girl Lipstick and MAC Kelly Yum-Yum Lipstick mixed together (about equal parts). In the first full-face photo, it’s just the lavender lipstick, but it’s a hard shade for me to wear against my skin tone and it’s really, really cool-toned and I don’t think it pairs that well with the cheek colors, all of which are on the warmer side. I mixed in a little of the fuchsia lipstick to make the lavender more wearable on me.

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

MAC x Pedro Lourenço Collection
MAC x Pedro Lourenço Collection

MAC x Pedro Lourenço Collection features four lipsticks, two Lipglasses, Blush Duo, Cream Colour Base, eyeshadow quad, and two polishes (these I do not have). Full reviews, photos, swatches coming soon, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek!

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

MAC x Sharon Osbourne Collection
MAC x Sharon Osbourne Collection

MAC x Sharon Osbourne Collection features four Patentpolish Lip Pencils, two Lipglasses, blush, Mineralize Skinfinish Duo, lip pencil, and a repromoted eyeliner (Bountiful Brown). Full reviews coming soon, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek! :)

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection
MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection

MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection features four lipsticks, brow duo, eyeshadow quad, blush, Mineralize Skinfinish Duo, and three repromoted, permanent products (Penultimate Eyeliner, Smolder Eye Pencil, and In Synch Lip Pencil). Full reviews, photos, and swatches are coming soon, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek! :)

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection<
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection

Now available at:  NORDSTROM, MACY’S

Will also launch at: Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection launches online on May 15th and in-stores on May 22nd in U.S./Canada. For international locations, it appears to have released in Europe, but the date given is “May 2014.” Overall, it’s a really good collection in regards to quality, though the unique packaging seems to be the real star here. I think the Extra Dimension formula here is the best I’ve seen from the brand; the softest/smoothest with none of the slight dryness of past shades. The colors are on the more muted/duller side, which may or may not be your cup of tea.

BEST PERFORMING: Enchanted One (A), Mystical (A). Extra Dimension Eyeshadows (As), Pearlglide Eyeliners (As)
WORST PERFORMING: Pet Me, Please (C), Peachstock (B-), Modern Lure (B)
MOST UNIQUE: Fathoms Deep, Soul Serenade
PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Clear Water, Mystical, Sea Worship

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