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Thursday, September 27th, 2007

MATTENE REVIEW | MAC COSMETICS

Overall, Mattene is impressive in its range of hues and shades (dirty corals to vibrant reds to deep berries) coupled with a deliciously smooth texture. One of my reasons for not owning many matte shades is due to the fact that they tend to be incredibly dry and without some sort of gloss, look quite awful on my lips. While I really am a gloss girl, so I doubt I’ll be sporting any of the true mattes (didn’t you know, half are semi-matte!) sans gloss, just because that’s a personal preference. Now, for those that love a great matte lip, look no further, Mattene lipsticks are the answer to that quest! You’ll find at least one color, if not a handful (armful?) that suits you beautifully. Remember, half are matte and the other half are semi-matte (you’ll see it noted in each individual product review); even the semi-mattes are incredibly close to being classified as a matte, so don’t let that put you off! My personal favorites were Seriously Rich, Immodest, Classic Dame, and Rapturous (bold colors I love, but how rarely I wear them!).

Keep reading for a detailed review, and don’t forget to view Temptalia’s swatches of all 16 new Mattene lipsticks here.

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007

As promised, the rest of the Mattene swatches! And all of them in larger size, so check ‘em out.

MATTENE | MAC COSMETICS

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Makeup tips: what three makeup tips do you have for a makeup beginner? Makeup tips – everybody has them, but will you share your coveted secrets with the rest of us? I want to know what make up tips you’d bestow upon someone just learning about beauty and makeup today!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

We have them for you! Product images from the upcoming Alexander McQueen collection. This was originally scheduled to launch October 4th, but supposedly it has been pushed back to October 11th — so call your store to find out when they’re launching. View the collection information here!

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN COLLECTION | MAC COSMETICS

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I just tried several Napoleon Perdis products, and my first impression is definitely a favorable one. I loved the packaging; all of the boxes had little tabs to make it super easy to open them (hey, those of us who wear nail polish compulsively love things that are gentle on the tips!). All of the product packaging is ultra sleek and classy looking, and I always appreciate a line that puts creativity in their styling.

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I used Provence pigment on lid, Pen ‘n Pink on inner lid, Post Haste eyeshadow on middle of lid, Fig. 1 eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Pen ‘n Pink above crease, Performance eyeshadow on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Petalpoint blush on cheeks with Emote blush to contour. I had Immodest lipstick (mattene) with Hothouse lipglass on my lips. First 2 photos of lips are just Immodest alone, same with the first full shot.

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