Thursday, October 15th, 2009

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Cremesheen Glasses: Ever So Rich, Boy Bait, Partial to Pink

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Cremesheen Glasses

If you’ve been in the MAC-know for the past year, you probably remember the original launch of the Cremesheen Glasses. The three released with the holiday collection are all repromotes from that launch, so this is your chance to a) stock up if you loved them; b) try them if you passed on them before; or c) save money because you already have/skipped them. I don’t personally love Cremesheen Glasses, as I find them too sheer to bother (they nearly all looked the same on my lips), but I know others love the formula — which is non-sticky, thick, and creamy.

  • Ever So Rich is a pale lilac that goes on like a sheer, milky pinky-purple.
  • Boy Bait is a sheer pinky-peach. This looks just like a milky nude on me (not particularly flattering).
  • Partial to Pink is a sheer medium pink. Like Boy Bait, this looks mostly like a milky pink on me.

You can view the lip swatches I did originally. These just aren’t my thing, but I also think I’m slightly allergic to these (they make my lips tingle and itch), so there’s even less reason for me to like them. I think Ever So Rich is the only shade that I’d feel compelled to get, but I know that has to do with the way it looks in the tube and not so much on my lips.

  • Product: 24/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

MAC Mischief Makers

MAC Cosmetics Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection: Lip/Eye Bags

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Put a Spell On You/Pink Lip ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Dream Mid-tone pink with intense pearlized pigments (Glaze) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Baby Sparks Pale pink with violet pearlized pigments (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
  • Dervish Low-key mauve (Lip Pencil) (Promo Size) (Permanent)

House of Mirth/Deep Lip ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Fantasia Deep rose (Lustre) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
  • Cedar Rich, rose-flushed brown (Lip Pencil) (Promo Size) (Permanent)

Naughty Noir/Eye ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • Shimmertime Soft baby pink (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Zoomblack Mascara (Promo Size)
  • 209SE Brush

Alakazam! Chocolate/Eye ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Rich Ground Reddened coco with frost (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • Melon Soft bright golden peach (Pigment) (Permanent) (Repromote)
  • Zoomblack Mascara (Promo Size)
  • 209SE Brush

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Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Sneak Peek: MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief

For the holidays, MAC’s Magic, Mirth, & Mischief has a whole slew of new mineralize eyeshadows, but we’ll also be seeing some new shades of dazzleglass, including the two pictured here.

  • Phiff A light, beige-nude with lots of silver-peach micro glitter. I wasn’t super impressed by this one; it was a little lackluster–it doesn’t impart any color on me, and the glitter color doesn’t change up colors that much. It was like a darker, peachy version of Bare Necessity.
  • She-Zam A pale, silver-gray with a blue cast and gray-blue micro glitter. This one reminded me a lot of some previous lipglasses like Lightning and Pas-de-deux. It’s a nice shade, just because it can be layered on top of lipsticks to add a different dimension of color.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 6/10
  • Overall: 7/10

Recommendation: If you love dazzleglasses, you’ll love these, too. The glitter is the same, and the colors are sheer like previous shade releases. I did feel likethese went on a little smoother and less sticky compared to other dazzleglasses, though.  I still find these low on value (because you pay $4 more for less product than a lipglass–like half!), and as a result, I’m not a big fan of the oversized packaging with not much in it.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Holiday 2009 Kits (Part 1)

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit ($22.00 U.S.)

  • Floating Lightly Pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • Heavenly Dish Sheer mid-tone neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Barely Visible Glossy pale nude with pearl (Limited Edition)

Possessed By Pink! Lip Kit ($22.50 U.S.)

  • Tickled Dark plum (Limited Edition)
  • Laugh A Lot Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Smile Glossy mid-tone pink with pearl (Limited Edition)

6 Sorceress Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Magnetized Light frosted lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Altered State Deep frosted blue purple (Limited Edition)
  • White Rabbit Frosted soft white (Limited Edition)
  • Edge of Dark Charcoal with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Hold My Gaze Mid-tone cool green grey (Limited Edition)
  • Hypnotizing Frosted grayed mauve (Limited Edition)

6 Devil May Dare Warm Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Dare Ya! Light frosty peachy pink (Limited Edition)
  • Devilishly Dark Rich brown with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Oh My Darling Pale frosty cream (Limited Edition)
  • Prankster Mid-tone frosted olive (Limited Edition)
  • Sorcery Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)
  • Gold Tease Frosty mid-tone gold (Limited Edition)

6 Mystic Cool Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Cool Incantation Opalescent white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Shhh, Don’t Tell Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Enchantment Dark frosted turquoise (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Potion Mid-tone frosted rose (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Secret Deep frosted indigo (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Vow Deep cool brown (Limited Edition)

6 Smoke and Mirrors Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Fire in Her Eyes Frost neutral beige (Limited Edition)
  • Black Magique Black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Deception Frosty golden brown (Limited Edition)
  • Spell No. 9 Soft muted pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • Wide-eyed Wonder Mid-tone frosty grey taupe (Limited Edition)
  • Smoke & Mirrors Dark chocolate Brown (Limited Edition)

Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

  • Pretty Baby Soft baby pink (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Peachykeen Mid-tone peach with pearl (Permanent)
  • Sunsparked Pearl Frost warm beige with pearl (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Fab-racadabra Bronze Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

  • Golden Muted gold tan with gold pearl (Permanent)
  • Sunbasque Gilded peach with pearl (Permanent)
  • Buffed & Polished Frosty bronzed gold (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection for Holiday 2009

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009
International Launch Date: November 2009

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S.)

  • Pervette Soft bright pink with violet opalescent shimmer (Glaze) (Permanent)
  • Utter Fun Fuchsia cherry pink (Limited Edition)
  • Surprise Me Mid-tone peach (Limited Edition)
  • Total Wow! Blue pink berry (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S.)

  • She-Zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Jingle Jangle Sheer yellow peach (Limited Edition)
  • Phiff! Yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S.)

  • Ever So Rich Sheer lilac (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Partial to Pink Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Softsparkle Eye Pencil ($14.50 U.S.)

  • Iris Accents Pale violet with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Nightsky True black with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo ($19.50 U.S.)

  • Devil-May-Care Base: Rich light violet, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
  • Under Your Spell Base: Light yellow peach pink, Crescent: Rich copper (Limited Edition)
  • Mayhem Base: Dirty brown gold, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Madness Base: Dirty grey brown, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
  • It’s A Miracle Base: Deep blue burgundy, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Sorcery Base: Bright Turquoise, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($21.00 U.S.)

  • Su Perdu Pernatural Mid-tone coral (Limited Edition)
  • Conjure Up Dirty, mid-tone plum (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S.)

  • $$$ Yes Metallic silver foil (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Lucky Number Metallic blue pink (Limited Edition)

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