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MAC Tres Cheek Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Tres Cheek Collection

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — April 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Ever yone loves when you blush. Fashioning your choices: A new sextet of M·A·C blush powders. Go hip in bright red-orange, or add a glorious touch of peach, pink or lavender – each shade staying as bright and un-beige on the skin as it is in the palette. With a formula that’s seamlessly sheer and unabashedly buildable, what do you get? a look that says Tres Cheek.

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Tea Neutral beige pink (Satin)
  • Lovecloud Bright mid-tone pink (Satin)
  • Peony Petal Bright blue pink (Satin)
  • Modern Mandarin Red-orange (Satin)
  • Immortal Flower Bright peach (Satin)
  • Full of Joy Lavender (Frost)

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MAC Reel Sexy Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Reel Sexy Collection for Summer 2012

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — May 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

RSVP NOW FOR A PRIVATE SCREENING STARRING AN ICONIC MODEL AS BIG AS ANYONE WHO’S EVER GRACED THE SCREEN: KRISTEN MCMENAMY, PHOTOGRAPHED AND FILMED BY MILES ALDRIDGE. WHAT IS SHE WATCHING AS SHE LAUGHS, CRIES AND SITS MESMERIZED IN SURREAL CINEMA WHERE POPCORN IS PINK, FINGERNAILS FIERCE AND THE WARDROBE MINIMAL? OBVIOUSLY, IT’S REEL SEXY. MS. MCMENAMY’S BRIGHT, BOLD AND BRILLIANT LOOK FEATURES A COLOUR COLLECTION OF ENIGMATIC EYE SHADOW DUOS, VIVID LIPSTICK, CREMESHEEN GLASS, EYE KOHL, POWDER BLUSH, LIGHTSCAPADE MINERALIZE SKINFINISH, NAIL LACQUER AND ZOOM LASH.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Pink Popcorn Lavender (Lustre)
  • Reel Sexy Light bright coral (Amplified)
  • Watch Me Simmer Bright pink-orange (Amplified) (Repromote)
  • Heroine Bright violet plum (Matte)

Cremesheen Glass ($19.00 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)

  • Private Screening Mid-tone peach
  • Cinestyle Mid-tone blue grey violet
  • Color Saturation Dark cool wine
  • Star Quality Bright orange coral

Eyeshadow Duo ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN)

  • Dynamic Duo 1 Coral with yellow pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) / Purple (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 2 Violet duochrome with pearlized pigments (Frost) / Violet (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 3 Mid-tone purple (Veluxe Pearl) / Teal blue (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 4 Mid-tone pink (Satin) / Blackened violet (Matte)

Eye Khol ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Smolder Intense black (Permanent)
  • Heirloom Highly metallicized greyed lavender (Repromote)
  • Resort Deep amethyst plum
  • Hyacinth Mid-tone blue (Permanent)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Lightscapade Soft candlelit beige with multi-dimensional shimmer (Repromote)

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Cult Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Magenta Bright magenta (Matte) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Screening Room Bright mid-tone teal (Cream)
  • Vivid Effect Vivid orange coral (Cream)
  • In the Dark… Purple Vivid violet (Cream)

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What We’re Wearing, Vol. 059

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 059

On eyes: Inglot #345, Inglot #385, and Inglot #353, Urban Decay Graffiti Eyeliner, Urban Decay Covet Eyeliner, and Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner. On cheeks: Bare Escentuals Close Call Blush. On lips: Revlon Gumdrop Colorburst Lip Butter.

What was your favorite look you wore this week?  Share yours in the comments! 🙂

Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Saint-Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Saint-Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) launched quite awhile ago, but it was extremely limited and sold out faster than I could review it! Now, you may be wondering, “What changed?” While browsing Nordstrom’s last night, I saw a very pretty teal-like Dior polish, and lo and behold, St. Tropez is being repromoted in Dior’s upcoming summer collection (which I’m still awaiting permission to post–this is the only item Nordstrom had up).  You may also see it called Saint-Tropez (which is actually how the bottom of the bottle is labeled, but online it is abbreviated).

Saint-Tropez is an aqua-blue–it’s almost a teal, but it’s probably a bit too blue to be a true teal. Depending on the light and your skin tone, you may find it looks closer to teal than aqua. It’s very reminiscent of vacations spent on the beach, though. MAC Salad Dressed is a bit darker and greener. Zoya Wednesday is much lighter, a touch greener. Zoya Zuza is greener, darker, and has shimmer. Chanel Nouvelle Vague is greener and has shimmer. On the same note, China Glaze For Audrey is the closest but a little greener (which results it in looking more like a teal).

This shade was opaque in two coats (but one coat is surprisingly opaque–the index finger I left with just one coat to show you) and I didn’t have any issues during application–no streaking, pooling, or bubbling here.  It applied fluidly and evenly, and the drying time was average.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin.  Dior’s lacquers have a wider, more tapered brush, which I actually like, as it makes it easier to apply the color in one or two strokes (depending on the size of the nail).  When I tested the wear of Saint-Tropez, it wore for a full week with very minor tip wear and no chipping.

Dior Vernis St. Tropez
St. Tropez

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a blue-based cotton candy pink with silvery-white shimmer. MAC Enchantee is lighter and less blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is slightly less blue-based. MAC Behave Yourself is just a tinge pinker. MAC All Styled Up is similar but doesn’t have shimmer.

It has a slightly milky/creamy texture so you may see lines if you press your lips together. The color is rather opaque, even though it’s supposed to be sheer to medium in regards to color coverage. For those who were interested in the Lip Butter range for sheerer color, this shade may not be the right pick for you. If you very lightly tap it on and add a little balm, you may be able to get the sheer color you’re looking for. The formula is unscented.

It has a very creamy consistency that makes it easy to apply, because it glides right on, but there’s a fair amount of slip. The biggest downside to having as much slip as this product is that it does have a tendency to wear off easily (this shade lasted two and a half hours on me), but it is a more moisturizing formula.  With lighter colors like this, the added slip can make it more difficult to get an even layer of color, because it tends to bunch up on itself or streak, which is why you’ll see a point deduction in the texture category.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake
B-

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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