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Sigh…as I feared, the words “Subtle Breeze” appeared in this review. But I think I’m really going to try very hard to resist this…I do have some of the dupes listed there along with Subtle Breeze but the thing […]

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Oh my – I thought it was MAC’s own designation but good call, Christine. It actually looks like a very nice colour (though nothing like the “real” Satin Taupe) which probably explains why I’ve got dupes! (g)

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Mariella commented on the post, Dior Golden Shock Collection for Holiday 2014 22 hours, 9 minutes ago

Who can’t get excited by a Dior holiday collection? I’ll be eager to see how the products perform, especially that first eye shadow 5-pan (okay, well, to be honest, BOTH of them) and the pressed powders.

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette & Polish on Sale! 22 hours, 59 minutes ago

I thought of getting this palette when it first came out but it seemed rather pricey for what it was (especially compared with the Naked palettes). I opted for Naked2Basics instead and now I’m so glad I did […]

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Mariella commented on the post, What makeup application technique do you want to learn most? 23 hours, 7 minutes ago

Probably how to do a flicked eyeliner that doesn’t look ridiculous on me. I think a bit of “lift” at the outer corners would be good for me at my age (!) but I always end up looking silly.

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Mariella commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Potted Lip Balm 1 day, 15 hours ago

I don’t use them any more (except at night – I use the Nuxe Reve de Miel one) because I don’t like sticking my fingers into thick goop and I rarely have a moment and a free hand to dig out and use a lip brush.

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I also have Shroom as a single and I was always unhappy with it (Stila Starlight is so much better; Shroom, despite its icon status, is disappointing) so it’s nice to read they’ve made it better in this palette. […]

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They might have to re-name it, though, since people who’ve been familiar with MAC would stay away from anything with the name “Carbon” unless they made a huge fanfare over it being reformulated and really prove it […]

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Mariella commented on the post, What beauty products are on your holiday wish list this year? 1 day, 22 hours ago

You and me both, Christine, though I’ll probably have to order the colour I am currently really wanting since the Sephora store near me doesn’t have it. Also Nars Jardin Perdu and one or 2 of their new lipsticks […]

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I’m only tellin’ it like it is! I’m sure others will back me up on this!

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Why do they keep trying to force Carbon on us? For anyone new to MAC and trying a palette for the value and as a start to their collection, it is certainly going to colour (no pun intended) their perception of MAC […]

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Karen, herein lies the problem – Christine makes the loveliest looks with even the most disappointing eye products! Thank goodness the looks she creates are counterbalanced by her honest reviews, otherwise I’d […]

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I like this palette but it’s nothing I need. I thought I’d have to buy it just for Graphic Style but I see now that I’ve got about 5 or 6 dupes all in the 90-95% similarity range. Christine, is Crystal a repromote […]

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Mariella commented on the post, How do you figure out what makeup to wear? 2 days, 16 hours ago

Lately, it’s been relatively easy. I’ve made a conscious decision to try to use more of the stuff that I have in my collection. So of late, I’ve been choosing one eyeshadow palette or combo of 2 or 3 single […]

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Exactly. Of course, if any of these blushes turns out to be one you consider a perfect dupe for that MAC Mineralize Blush I missed out on years ago (I think it was called Subtle Breeze), I’d buy this palette in a heartbeat!

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette Review, Photos, Swatches 2 days, 19 hours ago

Now that I’ve ordered this (on sale), I’ve come back to look at this thread and just noticed the very same thing. UD’s mixed up the colours in their own “look” and also on the back (or else Christine got one that […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette & Polish on Sale! 2 days, 19 hours ago

I sort of agree with you about the price, Amanda. When I was wobbling between this and the Naked2Basics, the SA was trying to steer me toward Pulp Fiction because “it’s limited edition” but it struck me as awfully […]

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Mariella commented on the post, Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette & Polish on Sale! 3 days, 7 hours ago

Okay, this is freakin’ crazy! Stuff is rarely, rarely, rarely on sale in the Sephora stores here in Canada, something I find most annoying. I was going to wait and call my local store tomorrow to see if the Pulp […]

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Here’s the issue for me with a palette like this…first, I don’t really need to have FIVE blushes all in one compact. But more importantly, I look best in cool toned pinks and berries, so 2 or possibly 3 of these […]

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Denise, I was wondering the same when I read the names of some of the shades.

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