Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


MAC Take Root Cream Colour Base

MAC Me Over: Take Root Cream Colour Base

MAC Take Root Cream Colour Base ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “rich red brown.” It’s a red-toned brown with a hint of warmth, and while it’s opaque and nicely pigmented, it’s not as dark as it looks in the pan. There is a soft, frosted finish that’s not too heavy-handed. The color is similar to MAC Brown Script.

Cream Colour Bases tend to wear poorly when worn alone, because they have a lot of slip and take awhile to dry down, especially if you use them opaque–if you sheer them out to a wash, they will cooperate better when worn alone. I recommend setting with powder if you wear it over the lid. The creaminess of the formula, however, enables it to glide on like butter and easily blended across wherever you might apply it. I can see some using this as a blusher, perhaps, though not so much as a contour because of the shimmer in the finish.

MAC Me Over is a 51-piece collection for fall, which will launch in North America on August 25th, 2011 and internationally in September 2011. It will launch online approximately August 23rd but there is no concrete online launch date. All products–unless otherwise noted–are limited edition.

The Glossover

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product

Take Root

A-
Cream Colour Bases work best when sheered out, left to dry, and then built on for more intensity. This helps one achieve better wear and staying power.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


MAC Lady Grey Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Me Over: Lady Grey Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Lady Grey Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes four shades: All Races (cool light taupe mauve), Tendersmoke (muted silver lilac), Lady Grey (light frosted green-grey), and Hazy Day (mid-tone grey).

  • All Races is a cool-toned mauve-pink. It has a matte finish and is a repromote. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this one. The color payoff was good, and despite the lightness of the shade, it wasn’t chalky or powdery.
  • Tendersmoke is a gray-tinged purple with subtle red undertones and a frosty sheen. It has a frost finish and is a repromote. It is similar but less intense compared to MAC Azuki Bean and theBalm Curvy Cami. The color payoff is decent but not fully opaque.
  • Lady Grey is a soft, muted gray-green with a satiny sheen. It has a satin finish. It is a lighter version of NARS Delphes. Like Tendersmoke, the color payoff is decent but slightly sheer.
  • Hazy Day is an olive-tinted brown with a smooth sheen. It has a veluxe pearl finish. It is similar to theBalm All About Alex but Hazy Day is grayer. This shade had the best pigmentation of the four shades, and the texture was really smooth.

It’s one of the better eyeshadow quads I’ve seen MAC put out in some time. For many collections now, the eyeshadow quads have suffered from both pigmentation and texture-based issues. Lady Grey is a subtler, more muted color combination and the resulting payoff seems to align with that. You might find you need to layer both Tendersmoke and Lady Grey to achieve the color you see in the pan. Similarly, both of those shades had slightly drier, less buttery textures, while Hazy Day was a breeze to work with.

MAC Me Over is a 51-piece collection for fall, which will launch in North America on August 25th, 2011 and internationally in September 2011. It will launch online approximately August 23rd but there is no concrete online launch date. All products–unless otherwise noted–are limited edition.

The Glossover

palette

Lady Grey

B
The quality is decent, and I think if you're going for a softer look, you'll find this quad to your liking. If you want true-to-pan color, you might have to work at it to achieve those results.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Monday, August 8th, 2011


MAC MAC Me Over Swatches – Sneak Peek

I should have full reviews up for most items by tomorrow, but for now, here are sneak peek swatches. This is everything I have, so if you do not see it here, I do not have it at this time. As always, I will purchase any missing items as soon as I am able to do so. Please hold all questions until I have had a chance to write and post the full review.

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Friday, July 15th, 2011


MAC MAC Me Over Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 25th, 2011 (North America), September 2011 (International)

This season, our most epic casting call ever, an online contest with thousands of hopefuls submitting a photo or video, each asked to finish this statement: MAC Me Over! Because… James Gager, MAC’s Senior Vice President, Creative Director, picked six stars who best express the MAC Me Over! Motto – style, heart, and soul – to be the face of MAC Fall Colour around the world. A three-part collection each creating a different look: the first features our artists’ favourite nudes and pinks, including classics and new limited-life shades; the other two go bold, one with the season’s of-the-moment shades while the second plays it icy cool.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Secret Lover Pale pink with yellow pearlized pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Peachstock Neutral peach (Satin) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Offshoot Mid-tone neutral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Oh, Oh, Oh Plum bronze with pearlized pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Rebel Vivid pinkish purple (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Prince Noir Deep blue-purple (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Smoked Purple Deep eggplant purple (Matte) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Runaway Red Rich red-blue (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Illicit Creamy neutral pink (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Social Light Neutral pink with pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
  • Curvaceous Light grey pink (Limited Edition)
  • Plum Fun Neutral plum with purple pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
  • The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Good Times Pale mauve (Limited Edition)
  • Spite Muted plum taupe brown (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.00 CDN)

  • Spice Pink cinnamon stick (Permanent)
  • Chestnut Intense brown (Permanent)

Evil Eye Eyeshadow Quad (Limited Edition) ($38.00 U.S. / $45.50 CDN)

  • Evil Eye Deep yellow grey (Matte)
  • Palace Pedigreed Deep berry with soft pink () (Repromote)
  • Spellcaster Blackened violet (Matte)
  • Moody Blackened green (Veluxe Pearl)

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