Monday, August 23rd, 2010

MAC Fabulous Felines Look:  Leopard Luxe

I really don’t like the Leopard Luxe eyeshadow quad.  I just find the colors to be so… unappealing when paired together.  It’s like this peachy brown getting mixed with a dirty brown and gray.  Perhaps the usage of green, blue, or gunmetal could have made this palette work better.   The colors seemed awkward to me–not inherently bad–but not very complementary.   I will also reiterate that using the Superslick Liquid Eyeliner on the lower lash line went about as well as the time before–it just dries awkwardly around the roots of the lower lashes and seems to crumble a bit.

I normally find myself liking products more when I use them, rather than simply swatching them, but I’m even less keen on it after using it in a look.  If you want a great, slightly smoky quad, try (all MAC) Gleam, Goldmine, Soft Brown, and Bronze.  If you want something a little “unusual,” try switching out Bronze for something like Coppering, Cranberry, or Sumptuous Olive.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Apply Lithe pigment all over the lid with the 239 and mixing medium. Using the 239, apply Wild By Nature eyeshadow on the lower lid. Lightly blend Notoriety eyeshadow in the crease with the 239. Blend Furiously Fabulous eyeshadow above the crease.   Highlight the brow bone with Prized eyeshadow with the 239 and blend with Furiously Fabulous eyeshadow to soften.  Bring everything together by applying Smoky Heir liner on the lower lash line layered with Crash liner. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Bite of an Apple blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.  Highlight cheekbones with Amber Diamond skin shimmer with the 165.

For lips, apply Out Minxed lipstick as a base color, then layer Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass on top for a complementing lip.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

MAC Viva Glam Lipglass - Gaga and Cyndi
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Lipglass — Cyndi & Gaga

Coming at you on September 2nd, MAC will launch corresponding lipglasses to February’s roll out of Viva Glam Cyndi and Gaga Lipsticks. Like the lipsticks, the lipglasses are only around for a limited time (six months) — both the lipsticks and lipglasses will be available until February 2011.

Just like the same-named lipsticks, Cyndi is a coral with very subtle white micro-shimmer, while Gaga is a light pink with blue undertones and nearly imperceptible white micro-shimmer. Surprisingly, Gaga [lipglass] seems more wearable than its lipstick counterpart–it’s not as cool or blue toned, so its more flattering across skin tones.   Cyndi feels like there’s just a little less red to it–maybe a touch more coral, more orange, but certainly feels at least a smidgen brighter.  Both glosses are incredibly opaque for a gloss, which is nice–but they can, of course, be worn sheerly by simply using less.  It doesn’t take more than two or three swipes (depending on how big your lips are!) for a nice, opaque look.

When you’re looking for a lipstick/lipglass, Viva Glam is always a good way to go!

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010

MAC Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi Lipglasses

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the sensational Cyndi Lauper and the electric Lady Gaga! The uninhibited new voices behind MAC’s new From Our Lips campaign, designed to speak to the challenges women face as the fastest new groupa ffected by HIV/AIDS around the world. The MAC AIDS Fund and the Viva Glam program are the heart and soul of MAC Cosmetics. Established in 1994 to support men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally, Viva Glam I, II, III, IV, V, and VI were launched as continuous shades and have achieved tremendous success over the years.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Available until February 2011)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi Light coral red (Lustre)
  • Viva Glam Gaga Light blue pink (Lustre)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Available for 6 months)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi Mid-tone dirty coral
  • Viva Glam Gaga Light blue pink

Viva Glam Bag ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi
  • Viva Glam Gaga

Availability: Lipglasses and bags available September 2nd, 2010 at all North America MAC locations. October 2010 for International.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Lipglass Gaga & Cyndi for Fall 2010

U.S. Date: August 9th, 2010 (Nordstrom & Freestanding), September 2nd, 2010 (all locations)
International Date: October 2010

EDITED AUGUST 9th: It sounds like they changed the release date to September 2nd.  I haven’t gotten official word either way, but I would double check with your local store.

Available for 6 months.  Lipglasses are the same shades as their lipstick counterparts.

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

  • Viva Glam Cyndi
  • Viva Glam Gaga

Viva Glam Bag ($TBA)

  • Viva Glam Gaga Bag
  • Viva Glam Cyndi Bag

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