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How do you maintain your eyebrows?


  • DIY - tweezing
    66%, 2,840 Votes
  • Professional - waxing
    13%, 569 Votes
  • Professional - threading
    12%, 509 Votes
  • Professional - tweezing
    3%, 112 Votes
  • DIY - waxing
    3%, 112 Votes
  • DIY - threading
    2%, 96 Votes
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments!
    2%, 86 Votes

Total Voters: 4,324

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section! 🙂

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MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powders Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Honey Rose Magically Cool Liquid Powder
MAC Honey Rose Magically Cool Liquid Powder

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powders

Relaunching on May 5th, Magically Cool Liquid Powders (each $29.50 for 0.84 oz.) will join MAC’s permanent range with three shade offerings: Honey Rose (sheer rosy beige with multidimensional shimmer), Cajun (sheer bronze shimmer with reflects gold), and Truth & Light (sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink). Honey Rose is new, while Cajun and Truth & Light are repromotes from Venomous Villains.

  • Honey Rose is a pink-tinged champagne with a metallic-frost finish. It has very subtle cool undertones but should work well on warmer skin tones. On extremely pale skin tones, it might work as a blush, but overall, it is much more likely to be a highlighter.
  • Cajun is a medium tan with soft golden sheen and warm undertones. It gives my cheeks a tanned look.
  • Truth & Light is a soft, beige nude with a peach sheen. Like Honey Rose, this is best as a highlighter or possibly all-over powder. It’s more sheen than color.

Magically Cool Liquid Powder is a cool product–it does feel like liquid when you initially apply it, and it quickly transitions to a powder finish within mere seconds. It’s certainly a fun product to play around with and swatch. Personally, I find it more difficult to apply and blend out, because once it dries, it doesn’t like to move or diffuse. It’s less concerning with lighter shades like Honey Rose and Truth & Light, but with a more color-loaded shade like Cajun, yields a blotchy look.

I found the best application method was with a stippling brush and using a very feathery touch, because it gives you more room for error. Since they do not like to blend out once dried, they do wear well (eight hours).

When these are brand new, there is a black sticker that covers the entire inside portion of the jar, which keeps all of the product locked in. For photography purposes, I removed the entire label, but I would recommend only lifting it to reveal a few holes (perhaps 5 or so), and cutting the lifted area, but keeping the majority of the lid still sealed. The sifter just allows far too much powder to come through, and a lot of it will puff and disperse in the area each time you go to open it (my jeans were covered in micro-shimmer after opening Cajun, which I’ve had since September).

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powders Swatches, Photos, Reviews

B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
83%
Total

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What We’re Wearing, Vol. 012

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 012

For me, it was:  MAC Spread the Wealth Big Bounce Eyeshadow, MAC Lucky Green Eyeshadow, MAC Groundcover Eyeshadow, MAC Bows & Curtseys Eyeshadow, MAC Fresh Daisy Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Tealo Eyeliner, MAC Green is Green Mascara, Le Metier de Beaute Echo Blush, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Burberry Pressed Powder.

What was your favorite look you wore this week?

Chanel Beige Petale Le Vernis

Chanel Beige Petale Le Vernis
Chanel Beige Petale Le Vernis

Chanel Summer 2011: Beige Petale

Chanel Beige Petale Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a sheer, barely beige tinted polish. Over my nails, it just neutralizes some of the natural pinkness of my nails, but honestly, that’s really a stretch–I could hardly tell if there was any color deposited after two/three coats (swatches are shown with four coats). The only way I knew I had polish on was that the ones with it were glossy! Maybe there is a slight milkiness, but this is really, really sheer. I found the formula a little thick and did not flow as easily as the other two shades from this launch as well, but since there was little color, it didn’t seem to impair the results.

There is certainly room for sheers–in fact, lots of lines do them–but based on my experience, it takes sheer to clear, rather than providing soft, delicate color.  It provides virtually none until you’ve slathered on four coats–and before that point, it’s the faintest hint of color that is only picked up in direct light.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Beige Petale
8
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #077

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday… err, Saturday!

And yes, I’m totally aware it’s SATURDAY!  In the chaos that is every “MAC Day” here on Temptalia, I completely forgot, which is fine, since there was a barrage of posts anyway, but I hope you’ll still take a moment to share your hauls from the week! 🙂

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul:  Chanel’s summer collection

Weekend plans:  Studying!!

Last makeup remover you used:  shu uemura cleansing oil

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Such a cutie pie!!

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