Win MAC Treat Me Nice Superslick Eyeliner!

Win MAC Treat Me Nice Superslick Eyeliner!

One (1) lucky winner will receive the limited edition Treat Me Nice Superslick Eyeliner from MAC’s Fabulous Felines Collection! (Retail value $16.50!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by September 20th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Congratulations to @_caybayy!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer (Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a formula that always hits the right notes. It’s never thick, clumpy, or streaky–application is incredibly easy with a flawless, smooth finish in two coats (on average). Lasts a full week for me (that’s about as long as I wear a single shade) without chipping.

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RECOMMENDATION: There are certainly worth the splurge, because the formula is tops–but they are a splurge.

AVAILABILITY: Rescue Beauty Lounge

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Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner

Ever since learning that twist-up eyeliners give you such a TINY amount of product (the average is about 0.01 oz., can you believe it?), it’s been painful to find myself gravitating towards any of them. Stila’s Smudge Sticks are incredibly creamy, rich in color, and apply like butter on the water line or lash line. Their vibrancy is what really makes them worth checking out, because it doesn’t take much product to get an opaque line.  It’s also soft enough to apply gently to the lash line without tugging, but it’s not so soft that it just melts onto the lash line.

My experience wearing these has been fairly positive; they really stay put on  my lash line, even after twelve hours.  They’re budgeproof, smudgeproof, and waterproof, but I find if I apply it to my water line, I do get some irritation (which may just be my sensitivity) and it does seem to slide off after two or three hours.  I don’t really feel the irritation, but when I look in the mirror, my eyes are redder than usual.  So I’ll probably stick to wearing it just on the lower lash line rather than the water line (even though it lasts so well in comparison to most eyeliners), because red-tinged eyes are way un-sexy.

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RECOMMENDATION: If you’ve had trouble with eyeliner staying put and feel as if you’ve exhausted all of your options, Stila’s Smudge Sticks just might do the trick.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora, Stila

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MAC @ Preen S/S 2011

MAC @ Preen S/S 2011
MAC @ Preen S/S 2011

MAC @ Preen S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The colors of the makeup are inspired by Egypt, the colors of the sand. The clothes have beautiful pale blues and lavenders so we’re doing a little blue on the eye as well. Very Catherine Deneuve, but super minimal.” — James Kaliardos

Eye

  • Lite Brite Cream Shadow (2011) highlighting the inner corners of the eyelids.
  • Swell Baby Shadow (2011) brushed through the crease of the eyelids.
  • MAC PRO NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil drawn along the waterlines.

Lips

  • Super Kissable Lip Colour (2011) pressed onto the lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation blended onto the skin.
  • Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder to set foundation.
  • Give Me Sun! MAC Bronzing Everyday (2011) blended onto cheeks.
  • Pearl Cream Colour Base to highlight the cheekbones.

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MAC & Dashing Diva @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2011

MAC @ Erin Fetherson S/S 2011
MAC @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2011

MAC @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The collection is all about a ’70s cocktail party so the look is girl on holiday, quite flushed and hot, just off the beach and putting on a bit of makeup before the party.”

Eye

  • MAC Gloss Texture patted onto eyelids for a slight sheen.
  • Zoom Black Mascara applied to top and bottom lashes.

Lips

  • So Chaud Lipstick patted on, not really defined, for matte orange lips.

Face

  • Select Moisturecover Concealer applied where needed.
  • MAC PRO Glycerin SPray to achieve that “just out of the sun” sheen on the high planes of the face and cheeks.
  • MAC PRO Brown Cream Colour Base blended into the cheeks for a natural flush.
  • Care Blends Essential Oils buffed over the cheeks to add to the sheen.

Nails

Keeping with Erin’s girly Birds of Paradise inspiration Pattie Yankee  for Dashing Diva applied Chelsea in the Buff to models nails and toes. Models loved the shiny, neutral shade!

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