MAC Rodarte Collection to Be Pulled

M·A·C Decides Not to Ship M·A·C Rodarte Makeup Collection Out of Respect for Women & Girls of Juárez and their Families

This decision will not impact M·A·C ‘s commitment to donate all of its projected profits from the collection to benefit the women and girls of Juarez.

Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families, as well as our M·A·C Mexican staff and colleagues, M·A·C has made the decision not to ship the M·A·C Rodarte limited edition makeup collection. This decision will have no impact on M·A·C’s commitment to donate all of its projected global profits from this collection to local and international groups that work to improve the lives of the women and girls of Juarez. We are currently conducting due diligence to ensure we donate to organizations with a proven record of directly supporting the women and girls of Juarez.

M·A·C and Rodarte are deeply and sincerely sorry and we apologize to everyone we offended. We have listened very closely to the feedback of concerned global citizens. We are doing our very best to right this wrong. The essence of M·A·C is to give back and care for the community and Rodarte is committed to using creativity for positive social change. We are grateful for the opportunity to use what we have learned to raise awareness on this important issue. 

Source: MAC Cosmetics on Facebook

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Shiseido Strata Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio

Shiseido BR307 Strata Eye Color Trio

Shiseido Strata (BR307) Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio ($33.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a neutral-colored trio of eyeshadows with the same fantastic formula as Tropicalia. If bold colors aren’t your thing, consider Strata. It’s a mix of a golden, taupe-y brown, medium brown with neutral undertones, and a pearly white with subtle white gold sheen. The texture of these trios is so buttery, almost creamy, and nicely pigmented, too.

I always think of Shiseido for skin care (perhaps because some of the first Shiseido products I tried were from their suncare range), but these eyeshadows are stellar. I mean, they’re truly impressive–you gotta swatch ’em next time you’re near a Shiseido counter.

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RECOMMENDATION: For some blendable, beautiful neutrals, Shiseido has you covered. SO smooth, so buttery. Such an amazing texture!


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Burberry Blush (09) Lipstick

Burberry Blush Lipstick

Burberry Blush (09) Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a pretty-in-pink touched by coral with very subtle gold micro-shimmer and mostly opaque color coverage.   It has a lovely creamy texture and a slightly glossy look. I find Burberry’s formula fairling moisturizing and long-wearing–about four hours with this shade–and comfortable to wear.

I think this is an incredibly flattering shade–it’s not too warm or cool, it’s just that right shade that will work for a variety of skin tones.   On those with pinker lips, it will turn a beautiful shade of rose, and on my lips, that hint of coral seems to strengthen than when just swatched on the skin.  The lipstick is rose-scented, though, so those with sensitive sniffers beware! I don’t really sense any taste, though. 🙂

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RECOMMENDATION: Burberry’s new lipsticks are a nice option for those with drier or more needy lips, because the formula wears well without drying lips out.  This particular shade will complement a lot of skin tones because of its more neutral undertones.


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HauteLook Sales for the Week of August 16th, 2010

This week’s sales at HauteLook

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