Thursday, October 20th, 2011

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots ($18.50 for 0.17 oz. each) include three limited edition shades for the holidays. These will hit stores on October 27th, 2011. The three shades are: For Effect (black with pearl), Let’s Skate (pale pink with pearl), and Morning Frost (shimmering champagne taupe).

  • For Effect is a dark charcoal black with silver sparkle.  The sparkle gives it a grittier texture, though not as gritty as Buried Treasure. I tried wearing it as an eyeliner, and it was such a pain to use. It did not want to apply opaque, and a few hours later, I had silvery bits underneath my eye. Chanel Mirifique is similar but has less fall out and goes on more opaque.
  • Let’s Skate light-medium pink with yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It actually doesn’t very shimmery in the pot, but it packs a fair amount of shimmer when swatched. It’s a little like a pink version of MAC Chilled on Ice.
  • Morning Frost is a smoky brown–a little bit taupe but more brown than gray–and a frosted finish. It’s not quite as warm as Make Up For Ever #13. MAC Vintage Selection seems fairly similar–a little lighter.

The fall out from For Effect was annoying, while Morning Frost works really well as an all-over wash of color (and as a base).  I did like the way it looked alone–it blended well and looked shimmery but not metallic.  Let’s Skate has a texture more like For Effect but the sparkle isn’t as large, so there was less concern about fall out.  These paint pots are creamy without being all over the place; they dry down quick enough not to crease immediately but not so quick that you don’t have time to blend away any harsh edges.  I wore Morning Frost alone, and I didn’t encounter any creasing or fading.

The Glossover

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MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

B
I like paint pots, but the really shimmery ones that border on glittery tend to have fall out issues (and I encountered it with For Effect to a high degree), which makes the wear less stellar. Morning Frost is the best of the three and the most wearable.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed

MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquers ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz. each) include three limited edition shades for the holidays. These will hit stores on October 27th, 2011, but luckily I was able to snag the collection through an unveiling party (had to find a store that would ship to me!) to get swatches and photos for you.  The three shades are: Unconditionally Fabulous (super sparkle white), Festive Finery (dirty mid-tone greyed violet), and Get Noticed (true bright red).

  • Unconditionally Fabulous has multi-colored glitter with both circular and hexagonal shapes suspended in a clear base. The consistency is fairly thin, so you could feasibly do three coats of it, though I did just two for swatching purposes. It’s just like China Glaze Snow Globe (to be reviewed) and similar to Deborah Lippmann Stairway Heaven.
  • Festive Finery is a grayed purple with a cream finish. It was opaque in two coats, and it was really easy to work with–no trouble with this one. China Glaze Below Deck is less purple and lighter but much purpler and lighter compared to Chanel Paradoxal.
  • Get Noticed is a darkened medium red with blue undertones and a cream finish. I used two coats and had opaque color. The formula was nice on this one; flowed evenly and no bubbling. It reminded me of MAC Obey me but darker–more like Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss.

Compared to the last batch of MAC polishes, these are much, much better. I feel like I’ve seen shades like Unconditionally Fabulous several times this holiday season, so while it is very pretty and fun for layering, it seems rather dupeable. I would say the same about Get Noticed, as it is a clean red, which most brands have done and continue to do. Festive Finery is the most unique out of the three. I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear with MAC’s polishes.

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MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
The application of all three was nice--the formulas were consistent and easy to work with. Both the creams were opaque in two coats and flowed evenly across the nail, while the glittery shade wasn't too thick or gel-like and distributed well over the nail with each coat.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011


MAC Glitter & Ice Collection for Holiday 2011

Launch Date: October 27, 2011 (North America), October/November (International)

Hold That Pose! with Winterized Mineralize Eye Sh adows, Sm ooth Manoeuvre-ing Technakohl Liners, Paint Pots full of Morning Frost, Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black, Dazzleglass with Glitt er and Ice and Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquers. Shake up the season with breathtaking Beauty Powders in glossy white Snowglobe-inspired comp acts filled with glittery, glossy and gorgeous silver sparkles.

Paint Pot ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Morning Frost Shimmering champagne taupe (Limited Edition)
  • For Effect Black with pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fresh Ice White silver melange (Limited Edition)
  • Snow Season Soft taupe melange (Limited Edition)
  • Hold That Pose! Pale mauve melange  (Limited Edition)
  • Frozen Blue Blue silver melange (Limited Edition)
  • Shimmermint Pale green melange (Limited Edition)
  • Winterized Dirty purple with silver, indigo, and pink melange (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Snowglobe Frosty pinky beige (Limited Edition)
  • How Beautiful Pale shimmering beige (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Unconditionally Fabulous Super sparkle white (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Get Noticed True bright red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Festive Finery Dirty mid-tone greyed violet (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Lashes ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • #7

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Whirls & Twirls Sheer pink with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Double Spin Pale mauve pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Soft SableCool frosted taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Eloquent Air Sheer white silver(Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Such Flare True red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • What Joy! Deep berry (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pleasure Principle Clear white violet, teal, and white pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Dressed to Dazzle Pale dirty pink red and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Glitter & Ice Light nude with white and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • She-zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl (Permanent)
  • Spanking Rich Raspberry pink with red and gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Technakohl Liner ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Silver Skates Silver with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Going for Gold Gold with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Seasonally Spicy Brown with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Fancy Moves Purple with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Practice Makes Perfect Blue with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Smooth Manoeuvre Black with pearl (Limited Edition)

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