Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

MAC Golden Lariat Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Golden Lariat Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Wonder Woman: Golden Lariat Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC GOLDEN LARIAT MINERALIZE SKINFINISH ($35.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a super-mega-jumbo-sized tri-colored mineralize skinfinish. MAC describes the colors as true coral with fine gold shimmer, soft suntanned bronze, and soft gold with fine shimmer.

The oversize mineralize skinfinish does allow for easy use of each color individually, and I could see mixing and matching, though they’re wearable on an individual level. The way I looked at these mineralize skinfinishes was they included a “highlighter” shade, “bronzing” shdae, and “blushing” shade.

There is a yellowed gold with pale white-gold shimmer that seems best used as a highlighter (virtually colorless when applied with a blush on my medium skin tone), while the middle shade is a reddened brown with a pearly sheen and seems more appropriate for bronzing (should work nicely on darker skin tones in particular). The final shade is a lightened rusted orange with pale gold shimmer and sheen; it’s less shimmery than the “highlighter” but more pigmented and does best as a blush–too much color to highlight, too orange to bronze.

my thoughts on the formula: Mineralize Skinfinishes can be used for a variety of things–from blush to bronzer to highlighter. The way you use it depends on your skin tone, how pigmented the particular shade of mineralize skinfinish is, the texture, and what you want to use it for. These are baked products, so they can be used wet or dry without fear of ruining the product. The texture is soft, but the fineness of the shimmer depends on the individual shade. Stippling brushes like the 187 and 188 are ideal for applying mineralize skinfinishes.

Normally, mineralize skinfinishes retail for $28 (0.35 oz.), so this is double the size for $7 more. To put it simply, you’re paying $50/oz. rather than $80/oz. Whether you’ll ever use all whopping 0.70 oz. of it depends on you! It does feel huge, though, and the size makes it less convenient to tote around in your bag or makeup bag. I also think that for its gigantic-size, I would have loved to see a mirror included.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 10/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

final thoughts: I like this best for warmer, more golden complexions. It reminded me somewhat of Cheeky Bronze Mineralize Skinfinish, because of the orange-y pull of the shades.  I think this product is good but not great–keep in mind that ultimately the value metric boosts up the overall rating of this product.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011


MAC Wonder Woman Packaging

MAC Wonder Woman: Stay Tuned!

I’ve been working non-stop (so hungry!) since these arrived (10AM) and hopefully will start on writing up reviews in the next hour.  Thank you for your patience in advance!

MAC Wonder Woman will be available in-stores on February 10th, 2011 (North America) and March 2011 (International). It will be online approximately February 8th, possibly as early as the 7th. Many stores are holding unveilings on February 1st–call your local store to ask (or ask if they know of any in your area) to RSVP.

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Friday, January 14th, 2011


MAC & Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman: Behind the Scenes

This spring, Wonder Woman – DC Comics’ most iconic heroine of all time – teams up with M·A·C with superpowered zing and the strength of the Amazons to create a larger-than-life colour collection.
The M·A·C Wonder Woman collection has the power to transform Plain Janes across the land into gorgeous glamazons.

Criminally outdated colour and un-dimensional skin finishes are no match for M·A·C Wonder Woman’s daredevil feats. Featuring super-sized packaging like you’ve never seen before; bigger and better-than-ever Mineralize Skinfinish banishes chalky powders to a land far away, creating an other-worldly, multi-dimensional glow for all. Create powerful day-to-night looks with ultra-versatile Eye Shadow Quads and Pigments, plus Lipsticks and oversized Lipglasses that always speak the truth. Jumbo Powder Blush packs a punch to perk up dull complexions, and our intense, colour-saturated Opulash lends comic book-worthy colored pop to attention-starved peepers. Add Penultimate Eye Liner and Nail Lacquer to the mix to take women everywhere from mild-mannered undercover operators to goddesses with supernatural abilities to charm, seduce and kick major sass. Great Hera! Looks like M·A·C and Wonder Woman have saved the day again.

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Friday, January 14th, 2011


MAC & Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011

U.S./Canada Launch Date: February 10th, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011

If you read the copy below, you’ll notice that MAC has super-sized the following products, which has resulted in the higher prices: Mineralize Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks, and Lipglass.

Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!

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

  • Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

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

  • Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

Opulash Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)
  • Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)
  • Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Black Black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • #48 Lash

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)
  • Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)

Blush Duo ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

  • Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

  • Wonder Woman Red (Limited Edition)
  • Bulletproof Blue (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE

Wonder Woman T ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Invicible Mirror ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010


MAC & Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011

U.S./Canada Launch Date: February 10th, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011

If you read the copy below, you’ll notice that MAC has super-sized the following products, which has resulted in the higher prices: Mineralize Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks, and Lipglass.

Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!

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

  • Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

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

  • Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

Opulash Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)
  • Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)
  • Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Black Black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • #48 Lash

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)
  • Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)

Blush Duo ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

  • Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

  • Wonder Woman Red (Limited Edition)
  • Bulletproof Blue (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE

Wonder Woman T ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Invicible Mirror ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

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