Thursday, January 7th, 2010

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection
MAC All Races Eyeshadow

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection: Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

None of the eyeshadows really spoke to me, which may be more a reflection of them being a little too neutral, too safe and me having more than enough neutral favorites through their permanent line. I suppose my feelings are much like they were with Warm & Cozy from last week — I’d loved to have seen new and different neutrals. I also wish Showstopper would go into retirement for at least a few years! Of the four, my favorite was All Races, and I do think that one is the most worth picking up, because it’s not a shade I’ve seen by MAC at all (no immediate dupes came to mind).

Eyeshadows ($14.50 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • All Races is a cool-toned lilac with a little gray edge. It has a matte finish, and it is a creamy, silky matte–no chalky texture here. I can’t remember seeing a shade like this by MAC. Maybe once or twice, but nothing I can remember at the moment!
  • Banshee is a dirty pink with a little brown to it — it has a silver glitter that makes it a little chunky. It has a lustre finish, which definitely accounts for the glittery feel. I imagine you may have some issues with fall out with this shade.
  • Cross-Cultural is a medium-dark chocolate brown with a matte finish. This is definitely a shade you could use to contour your eye space with; it has a nearly neutral finish, not being too cool nor warm.  I’d say this is similar to maybe Era/Texture or a lighter version of Espresso.
  • Showstopper is an ultra dark charcoal brown with a cool feel to it. This is a shade that’s not permanent yet it comes out often enough that it never feels like you need to stock up. This also has a matte finish to it.  This is similar to Mystery/Brun.

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Friday, December 11th, 2009

MAC All Ages, All Sexes, All Races Collection

MAC Cosmetics All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection

U.S. Launch Date: January 7th, 2010

All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is our credo. Now M∙A∙C takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours! Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision. Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, has a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch. But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer shade extensions speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.

RE:  New Pigment Packaging

Yes, indeed — it’s true, there is new packaging for pigments. I checked with MAC, and each pigment contains 4.5 grams (at least for All Ages, All Races, All Sexes).  The packaging is permanent going forward and the price is still the same.  MAC will be phasing out the old jar packaging. This generally means until they’ve run out of stock.  I do not have a hard date, but I expect we’ll see it in 2010, since the new packaging will launch first in the All Ages, All Races, and All Sexes collection on January 7th.

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Myself Creamy pale yellow beige (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Equality Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Empowered Creamy mid-tone neutral brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • 5N Plumy sheer brown (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Glamour for All Sheer pale baby pink with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Spirit & Soul Frosted dark cool brown (Limited Edition)
  • Liqueur Frosted mid-tone pink brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Naked Frost Sheer taupe with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • All Races Cool light mauve tapue (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Cross-Cultural Dark yellow brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Banshee Dirty taupe with frost and sparkle (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Showstopper Deep blackened brown (Matte) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Universal Mix Sparkly white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Rich Life Dark cool brown with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder Blushes ($19.50 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)*

  • Personal Style Light mauve taupe (Limited Edition)
  • All’s Good Cool deep rose (Limited Edition)

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