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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Cockney, Costa Chic, London Life, Milan Mode, Naked Paris, Patisserie, Saint Germain

MAC Euristocrats II Collection – Review

OVERALL, MAC’s Euristocrats II Collection offers a good combination of lipsticks and dazzleglasses. Some of the dazzleglasses have better pigmentation than previous dazzleglasses, and when pigmentation is still low, I noticed the sheerer ones had a pseudo duochrome to them. I was actually a bit surprised that some of the lipsticks ended up being so sheer, but for the color shy, you’ll definitely want to check out these new lipsticks! Particularly Cockney, which is likely to be a wearable red for those a bit wary of red lipsticks like Russian Red.

Temptalia Recommendations

Must-Haves: Cockney, Costa Chic, Milan Mode lipsticks; Euro Beat, Rue d’Rouge, Via Veneto dazzleglasses

Nice-to-Haves: London Life, Saint Germain lipsticks; Internationalist dazzleglass

Skip: Patisserie lipsticks; Roman Holiday dazzleglass

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Cockney, Costa Chic, London Life, Milan Mode,
Naked Paris, Patisserie, Saint Germain

MAC Euristocrats II Collection – Swatches

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Date Night, Euro Beat, Internationalist, Roman Holiday, Local Colour, Rue d’Rouge, Via Veneto

MAC Euristocrats II Collection – Product Photos

Here are some product photos from MAC’s Euristocrats II Collection, which is now available for purchase online. Since it is online, I imagine it should release in-store tomorrow, but I would definitely call your local store to check! Continue reading →

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

YSL Fall 2009 Collection Sneak Peek – Part 3

YSL for Fall 2009 sees the introduction and limited release of three cream blushes, available in Velvety Peach, Powdery Rose, and Silky Praline ($38.00 each). YSL describes them as…

Velvety soft, airy, as light as a cloud… A delicious texture that melts on the skin and brings a rosy warmth to the cheeks. A sensual cream blush that becomes an irresistible powdery veil on contact with the skin, accentuates the cheekbones and instantly illuminates the face. No layered effect, no mask feeling… just a touch of bare-skin color for a radiant, natural-looking glow.

I would definitely have to agree with the soft, airiness of the product. It feels extremely light to the touch, and it is certainly creamy–without being thick or goopy. I was able to play with Powdery Rose, which is a soft, pale pink when sheered out. It can be layered for more intense color or sheered out for subtle color, depending on your preferences and needs. There’s just the faintest shimmer/sheen in it, but the sheerer you wear it, the less noticeable the shimmer is. I prefer to use a stippling brush like the 188 to apply this to cheeks, because it gives you more control over the application and allows you to build up the intensity to the level you want without any fuss.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 263 Small Angle Brush

MAC 263 Small Angle Brush ($20.00) is a small, angled brush that’s flat and fairly firm. It’s thinner and smaller than the 266, but it is larger than the 208. I only recently purchased this brush to round out my brushes collection, but I’ve found it to be a happy medium between the 208 and 266. It works well for both filling in brows, lining the eyes, or creating sharp shapes for more creative looks. If you find the 208 to be too small or the 266 to be too large, this is worth taking a look at to see if it can be your happy medium, too! For ultra thin lash lining, I do still recommend the 208, but for those who want a medium line in thickness, this will do it for you.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

If you were using MAC Buckwheat Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

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