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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Jealousy Wakes Comparison Swatches


MAC One-Off, MAC Jealousy Wakes, MAC Emerald Green, MAC Gulf Stream

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Jealousy Wakes Comparison Swatches

Now, I have no problems comparing Jealousy Wakes to other products, because it’s the shade I created and it doesn’t bother me to share comparisons with all of you.  Part of me hoped to find something comparable, but the other part wanted to find nothing, just because that was the whole point! 🙂

  • MAC One-Off is more of a green–it has a stronger yellow undertone, less teal/blue (this shade was limited edition).
  • MAC Emerald Green is significantly yellower. This was one of the inspiration pieces for Jealousy Wakes, but I knew I wanted something with less yellow. This is a PRO pigment (and one of my favorites!).
  • MAC Gulf Stream is a blue-teal, so it doesn’t end up being comparable–it almost seemed like it would be when I saw it in the pan.  This was limited edition.
  • Urban Decay Graffiti is a much lighter, brighter green with a yellow undertone. Would be pretty with Jealousy Wakes!
  • MAC Humid is really nothing like it, but I had a few readers ask how close it was.
  • MAC Shimmermoss ends up looking so much bluer compared to all the green shades. Again, not at all comparable!

I haven’t tried it, but you may be able to get rather close with MAC Teal and Emerald Green pigments – a little mix of both just might get you there.  I’ll play around with it later on this week to see.

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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos

Available online only for U.S./Canada on June 21st, here are photos and swatches of the four eyeshadows included in the collection. Each will retail for $14.50 and be available for a limited time. For official information, please check out the launch post. Please understand that I am not going to rate or review this collection, because of my involvement, as I do not think it would be right. I will provide comparison swatches for Jealousy Wakes very soon!

  • Jealousy Wakes is an emerald green with teal and gold shimmer. It has a veluxe pearl finish.  This is the shade I created, and if you want to learn more about the creation process, check out this post.
  • Parisian Skies is a dusty, medium-dark blue with a subtle sheen. It has a satin finish.
  • Hocus Pocus is a dark, brown-tinged gray with green and gold shimmer. It has a satin finish.
  • Sparkle Neely, Sparkle is a medium-dark, warm brown with subtle gold sparkle (not quite micro-glitter but larger than shimmer).

Please feel free to discuss similar shades and dupes amongst yourselves, but I would prefer only to provide my color descriptions, photos, and swatches. The Swatch Gallery should help you find possible dupes and allow you to compare on your own for this particular collection 🙂  (I know that the eyeshadow section is not fully up, but I do hope it will help.)  I hope you understand.

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Lipglasses Swatches, Photos


Evolution Revolution, Caqui, Sonoran Rain, Nitro:licious 2046, All My Purple Life

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Lipglasses Swatches, Photos

Available online only for U.S./Canada on June 21st, here are photos and swatches of the five lipglasses included in the collection. Each will retail for $14.50 and be available for a limited time. For official information, please check out the launch post.  I am not reviewing or rating this collection because I do not feel it would be the right thing to do.

  • Evolution Revolution is a sheer, milky peach with pink shimmer and purple micro-glitter.
  • Caqui is an opaque, dark orange with a hint a red and has a cream finish.
  • Sonoran Rain is an opaque, orange-red with fuchsia, ruby red, and gold shimmer.
  • Nitro:licious 2046 is a semi-opaque, medium-dark, blue-based red.
  • All of My Purple Life is a semi-opaque, dark purple with silvery-white shimmer.

Please feel free to discuss similar shades and dupes amongst yourselves, but I would prefer only to provide my color descriptions, photos, and swatches. The Swatch Gallery should help you find possible dupes and allow you to compare on your own for this particular collection 🙂 I hope you understand.

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Dior Mitzah Collection for Fall 2011


Dior Mitzah Collection for Fall 2011

Introducing the Dior Mitzah Collection, inspired by Mitzah Bricard, the audacious and glamorous muse to Christian Dior.
Born in Paris to an English mother and Austrian father, Mitzah Bricard captured the fascination of Christian Dior at the very beginnings of the house. While she was officially responsible for the Dior hat collection, she played a key role in advising and influencing the couturier on many aspects of the brand, including the creation of the ―New Look.

Known for her love of leopard (she wore a leopard scarf wrapped around her wrist at all times), the color lilac and over-the-top jewelry, it was said that Mitzah could ―turn the ordinary into stylish.

“Ms. Bricard is one of those rare people whose only reason for living is elegance,” Monsieur Dior said of his muse, whose unique extravagance helped inspire many of his designs.

The collection, featuring a limited edition 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow palette stamped in the iconic leopard pattern, two Vernis shades inspired by the same earthy print and a tawny, shimmering brown Diorshow mascara, pays homage to this one-of-a-kind woman.

The Collection

  • Mitzah 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow ($60.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Vernis in Camel / Ebony ($22.00 each) (Limited Edition)
  • Diorshow Mascara in Golden Brown ($24.50) (Limited Edition)

Mitzah Collector Palette ($90.00) (Limited Edition)

Each numbered, limited edition eyeshadowpalette reproduces the legendary ―Jungle‖ panther/ leopard print—now a signature print of the House of Dior—favored by MitzahBricard. Shades of elegantcamel, chocolate brown and beige shadow can be applied separately or combined to create a sumptuous tawny shade.

availability: Sephora, September 2011

We talked about pretty palettes before — is this too pretty to use?

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Swatches (Part 1)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Dashiki Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Swatches (Part 1)

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m going through a lot of permanent eyeshadows from various brands so that we can add more swatches to the Swatch Gallery.  Here are eleven Urban Decay eyeshadows (with no real rhyme or reason), and going through all of the pots yesterday made me wish Urban Decay would sell their permanent range in refills.  It would be so much more convenient and take up less space!

  • Dashiki is a medium, brightened blue with a frosted sheen. It seems like it would be comparable to MAC’s Freshwater.
  • Free Love is a medium-dark coral-orange with a golden shimmer and sheen.
  • Haight is a medium-dark blue with a hint of teal and blue shimmer.
  • Lounge is a reddened brown with a teal shimmer and flash. It’s more of a duochrome. At first glance, it seems similar to MAC’s Club, and it is, but it has a lot more red in its base (also more pigmented).
  • Mary Jane is a steely gray-blue with a silver sheen.
  • Psychedelic Sister is a dark violet purple with subtle red undertones and a shimmered sheen.
  • Rush is a darkened gold-bronze with antique gold shimmer and a frosted sheen. It’s similar to Illamasqua Ore but less multi-faceted.
  • S&M is a medium-dark silver shimmered gray with a frosted finish.
  • Shakedown is a muted, played-down mushroom brown with a matte finish. It’s a browner version of Burberry Taupe Brown; matte version of Inglot #402.
  • Urb is an olive green with a golden sheen and antique gold micro-glitter. This a less-than-stellar shade because of the glittery finish; it doesn’t apply evenly and can have a lot of fall out during application.
  • Woodstock is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with soft pink shimmer and a pearled sheen.

Urban Decay Eyeshadows are some of my favorites–they are typically very pigmented, smooth, buttery, and blendable.  The only shades to watch for are any that have the word “glitter” or “sparkle” in the description, because they tend to have a micro-glitter that just doesn’t bind with the color base, which means it either disappears between brush and lid (best case scenario) or you end up with a sparkly under eye (worst case scenario).  (Urb is the shade that brings down the overall rating on these.)  Their matte finishes are soft and finely milled, but a note on application, these are so blendable that it’s easy to overdo it.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Swatches (Part 1)

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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #085

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul:  Alford Hoff Moisturizer for my boyfriend!

Weekend plans:   Playing outdoors with Mellan, Father’s Day

Best body lotion:  I love Jo Malone for its moisturizing qualities and long-lasting scent.

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan can’t get enough of his water frisbee — he wore me out long before I wore him out!

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