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6 Must-Have MAC Purple Lipsticks
About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Creme de la Femme lipstick is a pinky purple shade with gold warmth in it. It has a slight shimmer, since it is a frost finish, but not overly so.
Capricious lipstick is a plummy shade with just a touch of rose to make it interesting.
Up the Amp lipstick is a creamy, opaque purple with a bit of reddish-violet tones to it. This is a shade not for the faint of heart. It isn’t a light or lilac-y purple by any means!
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How many makeup brushes do you own? Do you use them all?
I’d say around 30 or so, and I probably use 75% of them regularly. There are a few that are “special” so I only use them for certain things, e.g. lining, which I don’t do all the time.
Origins is having their Friends & Family Sale right now — save 25% through May 5th.
The Container Store’s Pandan Pencil Holder ($12.99) are neat ways to store your makeup brushes, eyeliners, and lip liners. They keep everything upright and on display for easy access. Pencil holders, in general, are excellent as brush holders. I like these woven ones for something a little more elegant. I’ve also used wire/mesh holders in the past, too, which is a more industrial/office look.
Lisa Watier Sea Belle Collection for Summer 2009
The Lise Watier summer collection sweeps in on a breeze of fresh sophistication. From St. Tropez to Ibiza, by way of Santorini, the season’s palette was inspired by the world’s famous ports and resorts. Navy blue, turquoise, lagoon green and sea foam white unfurl in a wave of endless nuances, borrowing from light on water or the transparency of water itself. A sea of summer shades enhanced by luxurious textures and contrasting finishes, Sea Belle is presented in packaging with nautical themes and colours. This summer’s beauty is personified by a sun-kissed complexion, an azure gaze, and high-gloss lips – the ideal vacation look for a jaunt to the Riviera this summer.
Gloss Twilight ($22.00)
Rouge Sublime ($18.00)
Nail Enamel ($7.00)
- Perle Blanche Pearly tint
- Rouge Star Classic red
Havana Shimmer ($29.00)
With a faintly iridescent sheen, Havana Shimmer gives a sun-kissed finish that makes it summer’s ideal companion. Microbeads of light dance like sunbeams on the face, neck, cleavage and bare legs, leaving skin bathed in shimmering highlights. It goes on effortlessly, sparkles all day long, and washes off instantly with soap and water. Use alone for a total luminous look or blend with our moisturizer or foundation for a more subtle effect.
Complexion Enhancer in Bronze ($29.00)
The Complexion Enhancer sashays into summer with an all-new shade: BRONZÉ. Ideal for brightening the complexion with an instant sunless tan, it blends beautifully into the skin, leaving it soft, matte, with a subtle sheen and glow The perfectly pigmented shade of this hydrating fluid naturally enhances all skin tones. Parabenfree formula.
Havana Bronzing Powder in Light ($26.00)
Light enough to be worn year-round, the new Havana Bronzing Powder in Light was created to add a natural golden glow to even the fairest skins. Ultra-fine and subtly iridescent, it evens out the complexion without covering it, and brightens skin with just a few strokes of a brush!
Eye Glitter Liner ($17.00)
- Cybermint Shimmer in shades of aqua, green, mint
Metal Liner ($17.00)
- Deep Ocean Blue shade drawn from the ocean depths
Eye Shine ($16.00)
- Bleu Lagoon Draws its intensity from the passionate colours of a tropical lagoon
Sea Belle Quartet ($35.00 each)
- Beach Matte peach, silvery green, golden yellow and sunny brown
- Lagoon Satiny sea foam white; a metallic turquoise; a violettinged navy; and a pearly aquamarine.
Availability: April 2009
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Temptalia Gives Away MAC Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour!
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