Philosophy Supernatural Superbeautiful SPF 20 Review, Photos

Philosophy Supernatural Superbeautiful

The texture is very creamy and almost gel-like, though it is a water-based foundation with the first inactive ingredient being water. It’s easily applied with fingertips (again, like a tinted moisturizer) or with a foundation sponge/brush. I found it wore very well, without any fading, settling, or migration over an eight hour period. I have warm undertones and a light medium skin tone (NC25), and I found Beige to be a good color match for me. I think the semi-matte finish of the foundation helps it stay natural-looking, and the creaminess of the product (without being heavy or thick) also helps to keep it from accentuating dryness.

I so rarely think of Philosophy for anything but skincare and bodycare, but the foundation was a definite–pleasant–surprise.  I forgot to take photos of the packaging, and I’ve literally had that on my to-do list for three months along with a bajillion other things, so instead of waiting around for that to happen, I said on with the review!   The packaging is a flat, slim squeeze-tube that’s easy to control–it really looks exactly as it is pictured in retailer product photos.

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RECOMMENDATION: If you like the feel of tinted moisturizer but need more coverage than they often offer, Philosophy’s Superbeautiful might be the best of both worlds.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #039

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Everything from MAC Dare to Wear!

Excited for: Hopefully catching up on some much-needed sleep.  And not doing anything – since I’ve felt like there’s been something to do every day for the past two weeks!

Friday plans: Maybe catch a movie, have lunch with my sister.

This week’s Mellan photo…

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Burberry Lipstick in Hibiscus (20)

Burberry Hibiscus Lipstick

Burberry has created a solid lipstick formula–it’s creamy without being thick or slippery, and it’s moisturizing without sliding off in an hour. I picked only bold shades by chance, and Hibiscus was very rich and looked nearly opaque on my lips. It applied smoothly, evenly, and didn’t bleed on my lips (but very few lipsticks do). Being such a deep shade, it wore well–four hours and then left a stain behind.

Each lipstick has an embellished check pattern on the lipstick itself, as well as the same gunmetal, check-covered packaging that the other Burberry Bauty products have. The lipstick has a magnetic closure, and I was rather amused by how the lipstick would spin into place, no matter how you slipped the lid back on–just drop the lid on and it will swivel into place!

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RECOMMENDATION: If you like your reds blue-based, a smidgen pinky and touch ruby, you may like Hibiscus.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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MAC Venomous Villains Collection for Fall 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Reviews & Swatches

MAC Venomous Villains

MAC Venomous Villains Collection for Disney

U.S. Launch Date: September 30th, 2010 (online as early as 9/27)
International Launch Date: October 2010

A potion to poison, an apple to bite, a spell to cast… Bad never looked so good. A crystal ball of colour created from our favourite Disney Venomous Villains, inspired by the three most infamously frosty, fabulous and formidable of Disney’s dark ladies… and one dastardly Dr. Facilier. Don’t you love it?

A MAC and Disney collaboration to celebrate the dark side in every one of us, in a glamorous sort of way. Who’s the fairest one of all? Four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. The incomparable Cruella De Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen are dazzlingly devilish; Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent and The Princess and the Frog’s DR. FACILIER, both up to no good on their own. Uniquely designed iconic packaging you will kill for, cunning characters and bedeviled beauties that are so alluring, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be one!

Cruella de Vil

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Sweet Joy Frosted creamy pale gold (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Passions of Red)
  • De-Vil Rich copper (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Innocence, Beware! Light yellow pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Heartless Cherry red (Amplified) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Wicked Ways Deep fuchsia with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Devilishly Stylish Light nude with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Powder Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Darkly My Dear Dirty brown plum (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Her Own Devices Cool nude (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Evil Queen

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Her Alter Image Light violet (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Vainglorious Bronze burgundy (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Vile Violet Deep dirty blue purple (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Toxic Tale Bright coral (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Sinister Soft brown plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Strange Potion Soft coral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Hot House Deep raspberry with pink pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Strange Hybrid)

Powder Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Bite of an Apple Soft coral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Oh So Fair Clean pink with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Maleficent

Minearlize Eyeshadow Duo ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • My Dark Magic Deep pink with pink pearl / Deep plum with purple pearl (Limited Edition)
  • She Who Dares Deep navy with blue pearl / Deep forest green with lime green pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Violetta Bright clean violet purple (Amplified) (PRO)
  • Dark Deed Burgundy plum (Amplified) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Revenge is Sweet Light yellow purple (Limited Edition)
  • Wrong Spell Deep plum with pink purple (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Briar Rose Soft violet pink with pearl (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Bad Fairy Red with red multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Formidable! Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Mean & Green Purple with teal multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)

Dr. Facilier

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder

  • Truth & Light Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink (Limited Edition)
  • Cajun Sheer bronze shimmer that reflects gold (Limited Edition)

Lipgelee ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Resort Life Off white with pink pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Lillyland)

Greasepaint Stick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Slick Black True carbon black (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • French Quarter Dirty black green with multi-colour pearl (Limited Edition)

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

  • Melon Soft bright golden peach (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Brash & Bold Bright magenta (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Makeup Art Cosmetics)
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Makeup Art Cosmetics)

MAC I’m So Vain Mirror ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)

Compact inspired by collaboration; interior contains standard mirror on one side and magnifying mirror on alternate side. (Limited Edition)

Zoom Fast Black Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • One Shade Deepest black (Permanent)

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Nubar Venetian Glass Collection (Part 2)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection

Don’t forget to read Part 1!

All Nubar shades are free of formaldehyde, DBP, and tuluene–as well as the collection is vegan and cruelty-free. Nubar describes Caramello as a rich bronze, Oro as a deep gold, Verde as a unique dark green, and Vaso as a striking light purple.

Verde is absolutely stunning. It is hands down my favorite shade of the eight! Amid such rich shades, Vaso seems out of place to me. My dear Italian readers, can anyone tell me why Vaso would be lilac? I Google translated, and I just got jar/vase as suggestions.  I kind of missed having a really lush fuchsia-purple or even a rich violet here.  It doesn’t make or break the collection, but just an observation.

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