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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Marilyn Minter (Photographer)

Marilyn Minter, equally at home in art and fashion, has a penchant for iridescence that made her a perfect candidate for M·A·C’s glitter pigments, putting them to utterly seductive use. Minter’s erotic imagery zooms in on a succulently wet, red lip, a dappled, sequined eye, or a silverized stiletto splashing in the mud. The Whitney Biennial Artist says she’s “Never met a model who actually thinks she’s beautiful,” and that observation goes a long way to explain how she connects to what M·A·C wants to say about all-inclusiveness – we’re ALL beautiful sometimes. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper or Gold Glitter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen – and desired.

Reflects Glitter ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Reflects Copper Sparkling Saffron (PRO)
  • Reflects Rust Sparkling warm red (PRO)

Glitter ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Gold Sparkling chunky gold (PRO)
  • Fuchsia Sparkling fuchsia (PRO)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Cocomotion Dirty gold bronze with gold pearl (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Brash & Bold Bright magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Heritage Rouge Dirty brown plum (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl (Limited Edition)

Gloss Texture ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Clear Gloss Clear (PRO)

Availability: North America, August 20th, 2009 at all MAC Locations, 1.800.588.0070, and www.maccosmetics.com. International, September 2009.

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman (Illustrator)

Famous for her whimsical visual diaries, Maira Kalman performed a bit of magic with M·A·C’s new Technakohl Eye Liners and Eye Shadows, instantly drafting a captivating look at a stranger. Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. Warm and eccentric at the same time, Maira’s faces are full of cock-eyed optimism, with the tiniest smidge of city-girl-snobbism…simply, scrumptiously, stupendously sublime!

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Crest the Wave Rich yellow (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Off the Page Dirty mustard orange (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Maira’s Magic Yellow pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Haunting Light turquoise blue (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Purple Shower Dirty blue pink (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Trance Deep blue purple (Matte) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Technakohl Liner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Colour Matters Bright lime (Limited Edition)
  • Obviously Orange Dirty coral (Limited Edition)
  • Artistic License Bright turquoise blue (Limited Edition)
  • Full of Fuchsia Deep blue magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Graphblack Rich graphic black (Permanent)

Availability: North America, August 20th, 2009 at all MAC Locations, 1.800.588.0070, and www.maccosmetics.com. International, September 2009.

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

M·A·C celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…ma keup as art form. We’ve selected three individuals who exemplify this idea. Bold, heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstrac t: Fall ’09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!

MAC Cosmetics Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Richard Phillips (Painter)

Richard Phillips surprised even himself with this project. Using the expert skills of a photo-retoucher, he subjected his own painting to a M·A·C makeover with the new eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks. Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips’ 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on an episode of the scandalous Gossip Girl – a sign of the times! Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s advertisments and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. His bold and beautiful portraits are highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, so relevant to everything M·A·C artistry is all about. A collection of Eye Shadow quads, Lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Front Lit Light white yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • High Strung A deep pink silver (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Lovin’ It Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Hold the Pose Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Full Body Deep red plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Young Thing Yellow neutral with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Personal Taste Dirty rose with pink and gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • New Spirit Light yellow coral (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • On Display Purple with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Skintone Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Skintone 1 Light white pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Skintone 2 Dirty gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Notoriety Dirty brown with gold pearl (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Rich & Earthy Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Private Viewing Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Lightfall Pale pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Look at the Eyes Light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • In the Gallery Dirty blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Private Viewing Deep brown plum (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Photo Realism Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Approach Cool mint green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Image Maker Dirty grey green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Grey Range Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Plush Lash ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  • Plushblack Black (Permanent)

Powder Blush ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • The Perfect Cheek Dirty pale pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Notable Dirty brick brown red (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Availability: North America, August 20th, 2009 at all MAC Locations, 1.800.588.0070, and www.maccosmetics.com. International, September 2009.

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you look for in the perfect lipgloss? Sticky, glittery, opaque?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m all about a semi-opaque to opaque, shimmery but not gritty, lipgloss. Sticky or non-sticky doesn’t matter, but it should wear well.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Here’s a lil’ video put together by the folks at MAC Cosmetics about the Autumn/Winter trends. Wonder what products we can spot!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

My Monday was so unmotivated that I didn’t put this together until this morning. See why we all need a little pick-me-up at the beginning of the week? If you’ve tried any of these products, I’d love to hear your feedback! You just might save me money (or further enable me to spend!). :)

  • Kate Somerville Skin Health Starter Kit ($70.00) is a value skincare set. I’m a big fan of Kate Somerville products (well, the few I’ve tried!), but her skincare is a little pricey, so any opportunity to try it for less… well, you have my attention. I do need to work out if it is really a “deal” or not, though.
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Nude ($42.00) is a long-time lemming for me. It’s been on my list for ages, but the price tag has kept me resisting thus far. I’ve heard so many great things about this product, which is kind of the root reason why I’ve always wanted to give it a shot myself.
  • Sephora Brand Precision Sponge ($12.00) looks to be Sephora’s version of the famous BeautyBlender sponge. I’ve tried both the BeautyBlender and Sonia Kashuk’s version, both are really great tools when you want a sponge applicator. I prefer sponge applicators with liquid or cream foundations, though I prefer brushes overall.
  • Korres Lemon Lip Scrub ($19.00) is a lip exfoliator in a lipstick-tube form. I like that it is compact and travel-friendly–no spilling here! I’m curious to see if it’ll out-do my Peter Thomas Roth scrub.
  • Illamasqua Intense Lipgoss ($19.00) seems like something right up my alley–intense colored gloss? Sign me up! They have a decent amount of shades available via Sephora, so I don’t even know where to start. Probably Mistress? Maybe Petulant…
  • Hourglass Primer Set ($56.00) includes both Houglass’ Veil Mineral Primer with SPF 15 as well as Solar Tan Self-Tanning Primer. I’m always curious in different face primers, but I’m particularly intrigued by a self-tanning one!
  • Smashbox High Definition Dual Finish Micro Powder SPF 15 ($38.00) has an interesting delivery system–looks like it’s a lot less messy compared to traditional translucent powders. I wasn’t sold on Make Up For Ever’s HD powder, so I’m interested in seeing how Smashbox’s HD powder compares.

What are your latest lemmings? Are you close to caving?