This shade exemplifies what makes Deborah Lippmann’s polishes stand out to me. I love the mix of glitter in the base, and it just works for me. I think the brand’s formula is top notch overall, but I always find her glitters to be stunning. The formula with Lady Sings the Blues is no different–not too thin or too thick, flowed evenly, and covered in two coats. I didn’t have any issues getting the glitter to cover and spread across the whole nail. The drying seemed quicker than average, but you’ll definitely want a shiny top coat on this. If you don’t want to feel the bumps of glitter, opt for a thicker one, too. I typically get a week of wear with Deborah Lippmann polishes (using Zoya Anchor and Armor as base/top coats).
Guerlain Terracotta Mosaic Compact ($69.00 for 0.98 oz.) is a mega-sized face and body bronzer with Guerlain’s signature Gs intertwined in a mosaic pattern. This is certainly more of a collector’s item, particularly in light of the price tag, though you get nearly an ounce of bronzer.
It is a mix of champagne gold, warm, terracotta brown, and dirty bronze. The champagne gold is an overspray, which does go away after a few uses. I scratched at the surface, and it does seem like the lighter brown and darker brown shades go all the way through and both have a very slight shimmer-sheen laced through the product. When applied, it gives a warm, golden bronze glow with a satiny sheen (the swatches are shown after the champagne gold overspray was removed). It should work well with light to medium-dark skin tones, and best with warmer complexions.
The color is different from the Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder, which is a rosier bronze, less orange, and it has a much more metallic and high-shine finish. The Sublime Radiant powder felt more like a highlighter, while the Terracotta Mosaic powder feels more like a traditional bronzer.
I found the scent of this bronzer to be overwhelming–it is a very strong, heavy scent, and to me it’s like a floral baby powder. I just can’t do it. From the minute I opened the compact, it took over. It’s nowhere near as strong when worn, but I did catch a few whiffs of it through the day. It’s unfortunate, because the bronzer wears well (eight hours) and gives me a nice golden glow and sheen.
The last time I remember trying to buy something that ended up being sold out was Marine Life–this was online–so I was there first thing in the morning at my local store. MAC ended up filling the order two or three weeks later, though.
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MAC Semi-Precious Collection
MAC Semi-Precious Collection for Summer 2011
U.S. Launch Date: July 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: July 2011
We can all admire a girl with a 30-carat diamond. But the new dazzle is Semi-Precious. Gems that are rare in spirit, rich in substance and worn fluidly, on the skin. In MAC Semi-Precious, four finely milled gems – bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyriate, and lilac lepidolite – bring their own earthy an spiritual affluence to three key elements of the mineralize collection: eyeshadows, skinfinish, and blush. Setting them off: a collection of colour, two mineralize skincare formulas, and four new limited-life split fibre brushes. Like everything this precious, these elements start off rare, and tend to get rarer… get rich while you can!
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