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MAC Marcel Wanders 2 Collection for Spring 2012


MAC Marcel Wanders 2 Collection for Spring 2012

availability: March 1st, 2012 (North America) at select locations, March 2012 (International) at select locations; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Lipstick ($22.50 U.S. / $26.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Annelie Soft peachy beige with pearl (Frost)
  • Annemiek Soft neutral pink with pearl (Frost)
  • Felicienne Dirty mauve with pearl (Frost)
  • Inez Plum with gold pearl (Frost)

Lipglass ($22.50 U.S. / $26.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Jana Creamy beige with gold pearl
  • Julia Light blue pink with pearl
  • Karin Pink-mauve with pearl
  • Kim Dirty plum with pearl

Sheer Mystery Powder ($60.00 U.S. / $72.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Light Medium Pale ivory
  • Medium Plus Tan beige

Air of Style Solid Perfume ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

An indulgence – but not when you consider the sensual delights of our solid Air of Style perfume and the covetable appeal of this exquisite Marcel Wanders multi-faceted chrome compact. Limited edition.

187 Brush ($80.00 U.S. / $96.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

High performance and style merge in a limited edition 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. With its hand-turned, chrome-finished wooden handle and duo-toned, softly rounded head, this brush is beyond a tool – it’s an accessory.

Brush Clutch ($80.00 U.S. / $96.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

A brush clutch designed with chic and splendour. Silver threads, antique embroidery, and all the clever flourishes Marcel Wanders uses to elevate form and function into something extraordinary. Limited edition.

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Beautiful Beginnings with Bobbi Brown

Beautiful Beginnings with Bobbi Brown

What was the first Bobbi Brownproduct you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first Bobbi Brown product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer:  I had never tried Bobbi Brown prior to blogging, but Bobbi Brown was one of the earlier brands that worked with Temptalia, back when I didn’t even know that blogs were important.  When our relationship started, we were in time to see what Bobbi had on the radar for Holiday ’07.  The first product I remember trying was Everything mascara, which is a really natural mascara overall.  It’s something I still recommend to readers looking for a little oomph but nothing dramatic.

Share your first time experiences with Bobbi Brown in the comments! 🙂

Bobbi Brown Miami Coral Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Miami Coral Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Miami Coral Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Miami Coral Rich Lip Color ($23.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “nectar.” It looks surprisingly orange in the tube, and even still when swatched (but to a lesser degree), but it’s much pinker on the lips. I actually went back and swatched this just prior to writing out the review, because I was like, “What? This doesn’t look right!” It’s more like a pink coral with warm, yellow undertones once applied. MAC Flamingo is less opaque, less creamy-looking and a touch darker. Chanel Flirt is similar but a little less pale. MAC Blossom Culture is several shades pinker. MAC Ever Hip is similar but a touch less pink.

Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Color formula is touted as long-wearing, moisturizing, and have “pure, crisp color.”  When it first came out, I was pleasantly surprised; it’s a creamy yet lightweight lipstick that glides on easily and delivers opaque color coverage with very little product.  It’s also hydrating enough that lips don’t feel dry after four to eight hours of wear.  Not all shades wear the same, as lighter shades tend to fade away after four hours or so, while more intense shades (like a red) can wear six hours or longer.  Miami Coral managed to make it four hours when I trialed it.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Miami Coral

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection for Summer 2012


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection for Summer 2012

availability: Now at Nordstrom

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee ($42.00)

  • Shimmering Sands Innovative tri-blend liquid, powder, gel formula goes beyond face powder to give you a sexy, sophisticated glow. The perfect mix of pigment and pearls for a multi-reflective finish. Smoothes on as an allover soft sheen. Builds for luminous pearl highlighting.

Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50)

Give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious liquid bronzer. Great for all skin tones, it includes a unique blend of bronzing pigments in a pearlized, reflective base. Long-wearing, oil-free formula feels weightless and comfortable as it smoothes on a sheer, natural-looking radiance.

Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo ($24.00)

  • White Sands/Molten Lava White/charcoal brown

Pure Color Five Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00)

  • Bronze Sands Super-metallic, can be used wet/dry

Pure Color Gloss ($24.00)

  • Shimmering Mmirage Gold pearl

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($25.00)

  • Molten Lava Rich burgundy red

Bronze Goddess Capri Eau Fraiche ($57.00)

Turn up the heat with summer’s new sunlit fragrance. Inspired by the seductive beauty of the Isle of Capri.

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