Sneak Peek: MAC x Star Trek Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Star Trek Collection
MAC x Star Trek Collection

I have a sneak peek of a sneak peek featuring MAC x Star Trek Collection, as I received a few pieces from the launch, but there are several more products releasing (about double what you see here) that I don’t have. I’m waiting to get official promotional imagery, and once I have that, I’ll post info about all the shades, but the pertinent details are: pre-sale for attendees of Comic Con right now, available online August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America) at select locations. The collection features matte black packaging with a metallic silver Star Trek logo with the same style for the boxes.

MAC x Star Trek Collection

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Make Up For Ever Shadows (Vol. 4) Artist Palette for Fall 2016

Make Up For Ever Shadows (Vol. 4) Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Shadows (Vol. 4) Artist Palette

This Artist Palette Volume 4 – Shadows features MAKE UP FOR EVER’s coveted, easy-to-use Artist Shadow formula for endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to dramatically smoky. Its advanced gel-powder formula is blended with ultrafine pigments so that each matte shade leaves a smooth, even finish. Lids are left looking ultra-saturated with highly-blendable, lasting color. The shades are organized into trios so you can effortlessly create bewitching to romantic looks. This palette includes illustrated, step-by-step application techniques by MAKE UP FOR EVER’s founder and creative director, Dany Sanz, to help you effortlessly sweep on a number of eye-catching looks.


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The Details

Shadows Artist Palette | $44.00

All shades are from the permanent range, so you can see swatches of these together here.

  • M100 Black
  • M620 Grey Brown
  • M126 Chalk
  • M842 Wine
  • M806 Antique Pink
  • M546 Dark Purple Taupe
  • M240 Prussian Blue
  • M536 Milk Tea
  • M530 Eggshell

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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a white gold with strong, yellow-gold shimmer. Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It has a stronger, more dramatic golden sheen compared to some versions of this shade (probably the most well-known is NARS’ Albatross) that pulls yellower on me rather than white, which should make it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. However, the white base is visible and almost appears grayish against my warmer skin tone, which may or may not be something that you’re looking for. The shimmer gives a noticeable sheen and glow to the skin, not quite metallic or frosted, but it is a medium-level highlighter overall. The texture was blendable but felt a little soft, powdery, and a smidgen dry in the pan, but I didn’t find it looked that way on the skin. On me, the highlighter lasted just over six and a half hours.

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Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Golden Lights

Saks Extra 10% Off Sitewide | Including Beauty & Fragrance July 22nd through July 24th

Saks Fifth Avenue

SAKS is offering 10% off sitewide, which includes beauty and fragrance, now through July 24th with code SAKS5A. (There are some designer exclusions.)  Below you’ll find what I’ll personally be picking up along with some of my higher-end favorites–for 10% off, I typically focus on brands that almost never go on sale (like Cle de Peau or Tom Ford) or just-released items that aren’t available elsewhere yet (speaking of which, just saw a few of Dior’s fall collection pop online this morning)! What do you have your eye on?

On my list…

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