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MAC Cosmetics Graphic Garden Collection for Nordstrom Anniversary
U.S. Launch Date: July 17th (July 9th at The Bay)
Brush Bags ($49.50)
A black and white twill bag with a separate brush holder featuring a rose or poppy pattern.
- Define & Blend 129SE, 190SE, 209SE, 219SE, 252SE
- Shape & Perfect 168SE, 187SE, 194SE, 212SE, 275SE
Eye Shadow 6 Palette ($38.00)
A black metal compact with a black and white plaque featuring the repeat signature MAC logo that morphs (holographic) into a black and white floral pattern when viewed from different angles.
Fresh Cut Palette
- Floral Inc. (Frost)
- Sun-Shy (Lustre)
- Fresh Cut (Veluxe Pearl)
- Poppy Noir (Velvet)
- Bloomcycle (Veluxe Pearl)
- Part Peony (Lustre)
- 213SE Brush
Graphic Garden Palette
- Social Climber (Veluxe Pearl)
- Botancial Blue (Frost)
- Straight Hedge (Veluxe Pearl)
- Wild Wisteria (Lustre)
- Linear Lilac (Veluxe Pearl)
- Graphic Garden (Velvet)
- 213SE brush
Lip Bags ($34.50)
A black and white twill makeup bag featuring a rose or poppy pattern.
Summer Crop Lip Bag
- Lipstick: Semi-Annual (Lustre)
- Lipstick: Garden Bed (Lustre)
- Lipglass: Summer Crop (Frost)
Baby Blooms Lip Bag
- Lipstick: Soft Illusion (Frost)
- Lipstick: Spiceflower (Amplified Cream)
- Lipglass: Baby Blooms (Frost)
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If you were using MAC Of Summer eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?
Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.
Kat Von D for Summer 2009
True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy is the key to a sexy smoky eye with a hot summer twist. Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, this artistic spectrum of shades brings an edgy-glam creativity to your makeup. The pigment-rich shadows deliver major impact to make the eyes pop! The sleek black palette is stenciled with silver roses and arrives packaged in a silk-screened black and silver box that is itself a work of art—and inspired by Kat’s favorite tattoo.
The Gypsy palette contains the shades:
- Brass Knuckles
- Ego Sum
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9 Must-Have MAC Lipglasses
About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Oyster Girl lipglass is a gorgeous, sheer pearly pink lipglass. It’s really the way the shimmer gives off a lot of pearl sheen that makes this gloss a must-have. It layers well over both light and dark lipglasses.
C-Thru lipglass is an absolute must if you love a glossy, beige-to-nude lip. It’s a creamy concoction of light, pale beige.
Underage lipglass is similar to C-Thru lipglass, only it’s a sheer, soft pink with just a touch of shimmer. If you want a little more of a fleshy, pink nude lip, opt for this!
Cultured lipglass is a semi-sheer pink with purplish tones with shimmer that reflects both pink and almost a frosty silver.
Nymphette lipglass is a shimmery, lightly pink toned gloss with golden reflection in it. It’s incredibly flattering on lips alone, or layered with a lipstick.
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Smashbox Introduces Limitless for Summer 2009
Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss SPF15 ($21.00)
Get gorgeous color and shine for up to six hours while protecting your pout with SPF 15! The contoured wand hugs lips for a precise and comfortable one-coat application.
- Infinite Soft pinkish nude
- Forever Barely there pink
- Boundless Juicy melon
- Endless Sheer plum
- Nonstop Cool raspberry
- Eternity Shimmering bronze
Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss ($19.00)
Saturate lips in high-impact shine! This advanced reflective gloss is formulated with vitamins A and E to condition and protect and hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisturization. Vegetal Filling Spheres fill in fine lines to give lips a smoother appearance. Light-reflective pearls create a high-shine wet look.
The Nude Lip Liner ($16.00)
The only lip liner you’ll ever need! This ultra-creamy pencil matches your lip tone to create beautiful, natural-looking definition. Coordinates with any lip color to ensure your pout stays perfect for hours!
Available: Now available at Nordstrom.com.
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Givenchy’s Summer 2009 Collection is a natural, glowy-bronzy compilation of products for the face, eyes, and lips.
Glow to Wear in Sun Satin ($37.00) is a sheer, shimmery (golden-bronze) oil that you can apply all over your body for a subtle, barely bronzed sheen. The shimmer is definitely noticeable, though, so if you aren’t into shimmer, you’ll want to pass on this.
There were two Pop Gloss Crystal lipglosses ($24.00 each) launched — Sun Coral and Sun Rose. Sun Coral is a muted, peachy pink with multicolored shimmer. Sun Rose is a coral-orange shade with subtle multicolored shimmer.
Two bronzers were launched in the form of Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet ($43.00 each) — Sun Mango and Sun Cinnamon. Sun Mango is a quartet of light beige to peach tones, and it is ideal for lighter complexions. Sun Cinnamon is similar, just darker, so it is more suitable for deeper complexions.
The Sun Reflection Prisme Again! Eyes Quartet ($50.00) is actually quite stunning. These are four incredibly frosty shades of eyeshadow, but they look like shimmering water when swatched. They were so hypnotic, I found it quite difficult to capture what I liked most about them (their sheen/glimmer) in a photo.
The last piece I tested out was the Prismissime Mat & Glow in Sun Caramel ($53.00), which is a product designed to add just a little warmth to face. It contains six shades of matte caramel-toned shades, and then the three in the center are shimmery. These can be used anywhere you want, from face to eyes, which does make it convenient.
Overall, I wasn’t wow-ed by this collection. I much preferred spring’s Maharani Collection over this. I feel this feels too uninspired and traditional for a summer release. The standout product was the Eye Quartet–the shadows are truly stunning with their water-like glimmer.
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