Sunday, December 19th, 2010

MAC Fluidlines
MAC Dark Diversion Fluidline

MAC Stylishly Yours: Dark Diversion Fluidlines

MAC Fluidlines ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) sees the launch of one new and limited edition shade: Dark Diversion (blackened plum). Blacktrack (flat black) is also be repromoted alongside it.  Fluidlines are gel eyeliners that are best applied with an eyeliner brush (I prefer the 208, because of how thin and precise you can line with it).  They’re creamy and apply opaquely without a lot of product or needing layering.  For me, they last all day long and never budge or smudge.

Please note that I do not own Macroviolet so I can not make a comparison for you.  All I can say is they look similar but Dark Diversion seems browner and a little darker.  Without owning it, I really can’t make a fair assessment of it.

  • Blacktrack is a matte black.  This is a permanent shade.  You can see a review and swatch for it here.
  • Dark Diversion is a darkened burgundy-brown with berry-wine undertones and subtle berry micro-shimmer.  This is a new and limited edition shade.

MAC Stylishly Yours collection is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North America, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: It has amazing pigment and a very creamy, smooth texture so it applies beautifully. Nothing not to love here!

AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010

MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder
MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder

MAC Stylishly Yours: Too Chic Beauty Powder

MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder ($22.00 for 0.35 oz.) is an ultra pale white gold with a subtle white shimmer-sheen. MAC describes this shade as a “soft peachy cream with fine shimmer.”  Just like Play It Proper, this is a very pale shade.  It is a lighter, less yellow version of NARS Albatross.  It is also a paler version of Chez Chez Lame (close enough that you could just pick one of the two, rather than both).

Beauty powders have a very finely milled, silken texture that tends to settle well on the skin without looking powdery.  I did find that the Stylishly Yours beauty powders were frostier than previous beauty powders, so I noticed it more on skin–partially due to my medium skin tone, though.  You get an amazing amount of product for just $22–way better value than the Special Reserve Highlighting Powders, actually ($28 for the same amount).

P.S. — In the full face photo, I’m wearing Too Chic on cheeks, Neon Orange on lips, and on eyes, Chilled on Ice as a base, Retrospeck and Caviar Dreams on top with Dark Diversion to line (upper lash line) and I Get No Kick (lower lash line), and then New Hue on lashes.

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North America, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 10/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I still have concerns about this working on medium-dark to dark skin tones without looking ashy.  It will be a lovely highlighter for paler skin tones, though.

AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Stylishly Yours: Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder ($22.00 for 0.35 oz.) is an ultra, barely-there pink with a subtle white sheen that has neutral undertones. MAC describes this shade as a “pastel soft pink with sparkles.”  Thankfully, this is really not a sparkling powder–it has the soft sheen that beauty powders are known for.  This is a really light/pale one, though, and I think that it’ll work well for lighter skin tones, darker skin tones may find it turns ashy.  It’s a lighter, more neutral version of Benefit’s Dandelion.

Beauty powders have a very finely milled, silken texture that tends to settle well on the skin without looking powdery.  I did find that the Stylishly Yours beauty powders were frostier than previous beauty powders, so I noticed it more on skin–partially due to my medium skin tone, though.  You get an amazing amount of product for just $22–way better value than the Special Reserve Highlighting Powders, actually ($28 for the same amount).

P.S. — In the full face photo, I’m wearing Play It Proper on cheeks, Cockney on lips, and on eyes, Chilled on Ice as a base, Retrospeck and Caviar Dreams on top with Dark Diversion to line (upper lash line) and I Get No Kick (lower lash line), and then New Hue on lashes.

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North America, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th.

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 10/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For lighter skin tones of both warm and cool natures, this would be a nice highlighter. On medium-dark to dark skin tones, I’d try it before buying, because I suspect it will turn ashy.  Note that the overall rating is very much buffered by the value of the product.

AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010


MAC Stylishly Yours Collection

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection… It’s coming!

Stay tuned! :)  Should have everything reviewed today…  May take a little longer on the mascara review, but we’ll see.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection

U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

Madly chic women know how to play variations on a theme to give a signature look major oomph, more modern momentum; the simplest switch-up is all that’s required. A pink lip, a lavender eye? A red lip, an orange eye? Stylishly Yours is a M∙A∙C presto-change-o colour collection to personalize the process instantly. Always flawlessly fabulous, set against the sophistication of black, work the full spectrum of passionate pinks to raging reds, in 4 Lipsticks, 4 Pigments, 4 Creme Colour Base, 2 Beauty Powders, Clear Lipglass, and don’t panic – Zoomlash and Fluidline at the ready to double dramatize how glamorous it is to be you.

Cream Colour Base ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Virgin Isle Vivid bright coral (Cream) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Tickle Me Pink Poppy creamy bright pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Movie Star Red Medium toned blue red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Madly Magenta Vivid pinkish purple (Cream) (Permanent at PRO)

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Dark Diversion Blackened plum (Limited Edition)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)

Brush ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • 209 Eyeliner Brush (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • New Hue Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)

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

  • Neon Orange Bright clean orange (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Something New Creamy bright blue pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Cockney Sheer yellow red with multidimensional pearl (Lustre) (Permanent now) (Repromote from Euristocrats, ’09)
  • Style Curve Bright clean violet purple (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

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

  • Clear Clear (Permanent)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Follow Your Fancy Bright coral with small pearl particle (Limited Edition)
  • Madly Personal Bright pink (Limited Edition)
  • New Fixation Bright fuchsia red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Vivid bright violet purple (Permanent)

Beauty Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Play It Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Limited Edition)
  • Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations. January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

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