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Sleek MakeUP Launches Garden of Eden i-Divine & New Blushes for January 2014

Sleek MakeUP Launches for Spring 2014
Sleek MakeUP Launches for Spring 2014

Garden of Eden i-Divine Palette ($9.99 / £7.99)

Enhance what Mother Nature gave you with the striking, beautiful colours of Sleek MakeUP’s new Garden of Eden i-Divine Palette. An earthy, nature inspired palette that echoes the hues of a stunning tropical jungle with dusky purples, earthy browns and organic greens. Garden of Eden i-Divine delivers the iconic 12 high pigmented eye shadows associated with Sleek MakeUP once again, with shades such as Paradise On Earth, Eve’s Kiss and Gates Of Eden. Each fresh, vibrant shade stays true from day to night and blends together beautifully to create any look you desire from soft and subtle, to dazzling and dramatic, suited to all skin tones. You simply cannot go wrong when making your eyes your most captivating feature, each exquisite shade is perfect for the Spring and Summer months, or anytime you want to feel naturally beautiful.Launching in edgy snake print limited edition packaging*, get your Garden of Eden i-Divine with a daring makeover.

Mascara ($8.99 / £6.99)

  • Lethal Length
  • Full Fat Lash

Blush by 3 ($12.49 / £9.99)

  • Californ.I.A.
  • Pink Lemonade

Availability: January 15th, 2014 at www.boots.com, www.sleekmakeup.com

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MAC Magnetic Nude Lipsticks

MAC Magnetic Nude Lipsticks
MAC Magnetic Nude Lipsticks

In the MAC Magnetic Nude collection, there are four shades of Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) releasing. The collection will be available in-stores and at-counter on December 26th.

Carnal Instinct is described as a “deep brick red with gold pearl [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-brown with copper flecks of shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage, applied evenly overall, and was lightly creamy. It wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Extended Play (P, $18.00) is less brown. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is darker, browner, less shimmery. MAC Camden Chic (LE, $16.00) is slightly redder. MAC Subverted (LE, $15.00) is a touch more metallic but is very similar. MAC Show-All (LE, $15.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches.

Close Contact is described as a “creamy peach [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a creamy, liightly shiny finish. It had opaque color coverage and creamy consistency, though it was almost too creamy, so it sometimes bunched up on itself during application. The color wore well for three and a half hours. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker. MAC Antonio’s Girls (LE, $15.00) is a touch darker, more matte. MAC Sweet & Sour (LE, $15.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Luxe Natural (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Pure Decoration (LE, $15.00) is more orange. MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $15.00) is also more orange. Buxom Nudist (P, $21.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

Morning Rose is described as a “soft cool rose [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a medium, rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a lightly frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and it did apply evenly, though the consistency did drag a little. It lasted for three hours on me and was lightly drying (which is typical of my experience with this finish–if Cremesheens are normally hydrating, it would probably be fine for you!). L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) (P, $8.95) is lighter. Chanel Surprenante (129) (P, $34.00) is a touch brighter. Chanel Equivoque (126) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $49.00) is a touch darker. MAC Venus (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Sunny Seoul (LE, $15.00) is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches.

Sensual Sparks is described as a “dirty cool caramel [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a muted, peachy-orange with subtle warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff, and the consistency was very creamy and glided on without tugging or pulling on the lip. It lasted three hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Naughty Nude (P, $21.00) is sheerer. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is browner. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is warmer, brighter. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is lighter. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Wholesome (LE, $15.00) is a little lighter. MAC Cozy Up (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Morning Rose
Morning Rose
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Eyeshadows

MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Eyeshadows
MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Eyeshadows

There are five shades of MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) in the upcoming Magnetic Nude collection, which launches in-stores and at-counter on December 26th. I wore all five eyeshadows yesterday, and they wore well for eight hours without fading or creasing–after nine hours, there was very subtle fading apparent across all of the shades. A Natural Flirt and Sweet Heat are repromotes, so check your stash for those if you tend to pick up this formula.

Amorous Alloy is described as a “deep terracotta copper [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark copper-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff when applied dry, and then applied wet, it was smoother, less powdery, and fully pigmented. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is softer. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is brighter. LORAC Garnet (P) is browner. Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE) is redder. theBalm Racy Kacy (P, $16.00) is slightly darker/browner. MAC Star Myth (LE, $15.00) is more orange. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) has gold shimmer. MAC In the Sun (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Mythical (LE, $15.00) is less brown. MAC Deep Fixation (LE, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

A Natural Flirt is described as an “iridescent light pink [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a light, peachy-pink with a frosted, golden shimmer. It flits between peach, pink, and a subtle iridescence of the two. This color works well for brightening. It was semi-opaque when applied dry, and when applied wet, it was much more pigmented. Laura Mercier Sparkling Dew (LE) is less frosted. Laura Mercier Guava (P) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (P) is similar. Urban Decay X (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle (LE, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Platinum Love is described as a “bright clean silver [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a bright, pale silver with a metallic finish. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it wasn’t fully opaque applied with a damp brush, but it was smoother and more pigmented than the dry application. Guerlain Crazy Paris #3 (LE) is very similar. NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC White as Snow (LE, $32.50) is darker. Chanel Infini (P, $28.50) is also darker. See comparison swatches.

Silver Dawn is described as a “dirty grey mauve [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a neutral-to-cool-toned taupe with a frosted finish. It has a strong brown base, but the top layer appears grayer, cooler. It had good color payoff applied dry, but it was definitely more opaque and intense when applied with a damp brush. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is grayer. Urban Decay MIA (LE, $18.00) is darker. NARS Grand Palais #1 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, grayer. MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Shale (P, $15.00) is a touch cooler-toned. Chanel Raffinement #1 (P) has a hint of plum. See comparison swatches.

Sweet Heat is described as a “soft peach pink [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a light-medium,, muted, peachy-beige with a frosted, metallic finish. It had fairly good color coverage applied dry, but it was more opaque applied with a damp brush–it also turned more metallic. Too Faced Marzipan (P) is warmer. Makeup Geek Cinderella (P, $5.99) is also warmer, less metallic. MAC Rubenesque (P, $18.50) is warmer, cream product. Urban Decay Moonflower (P, $18.00) is more orange. bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Silver Dawn
Silver Dawn
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Sweet Heat
Sweet Heat
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blushes

MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blushes
MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blushes

In the MAC Magnetic Nude collection, there are three shades of Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 for 0.22 oz.) releasing. The collection will be available in-stores and at-counter on December 26th.

At Dusk is described as a “dirty cool pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a light-medium, neutral-to-cool-toned pink with a warmer, golden satin sheen. This was originally released this past April, so if you purchased from that collection, you may already have this one! When I tested it in April, it wore well for seven hours but was faded after eight hours of wear. I hope to re-test this later on this week, but I prioritized wearing the new shades first 🙂 The texture actually felt a little better this time around; it didn’t feel like there was any waxy film sitting on it at all–it was soft, finely-milled, and had good color payoff from the get-go. It’s a lighter color in general, though, so it will tend to show up better on fairer complexions. It did not emphasize pores. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is warmer, more matte. MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is similar. MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is pinker. Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Autoerotique is described as a “dirty coral rose [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft, satin finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was very soft and easy to blend and apply to the skin. If anything, it can be a little powdery at times, and you’ll want to use a light hand and build up the color to ensure you get the intensity you desire. It wore well for seven hours but was noticeably faded by the eighth hour. Tarte Dazzled (P) is mor emuted, less pink. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is similar. Illamasqua Sleek (P, $26.00) is more orange. NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $29.00) is brighter, more shimmery. NARS Amour (P, $29.00) is brighter, darker. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is slightly warmer. Chanel Fleur de Lotus (LE, $43.00) is a touch pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches.

Pleasure Model is described as a “soft terracotta with pearl [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium, coppered brown with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation–very, very intense with little product needed–and the consistency was soft, smooth, and easy to blend on the skin. The finish was luminous without emphasizing pores, while the color lasted seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Destiny (61) (P, $38.00) is browner, cream product. NARS Luster (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery. NARS Gina (P, $29.00) is lighter, browner. MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is browner. MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is more matte, lighter. MAC Shape the Future (LE, $30.00) is warmer, more orange. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is more orange, matte. See comparison swatches.

At Dusk
At Dusk
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Autoerotique
Autoerotique
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Magnetic Nude Collection for Winter 2013

MAC Magnetic Nude Collection
MAC Magnetic Nude Collection

Glimmering metallics and natural nudes redefine winter opulence. Skin is radiant with Extra Dimension Skinfinish. Smoky eyes get a metal effect, shaded with vibrant Extra Dimension Eye Shadow. Fluidline shines with a steely touch, while Opulash provides a powerful finish. Flushed nudes in Extra Dimension Blush, Lipstick and Lipglass are subtle yet sexy, for a look that’s naturally magnetic. Apply with the 128 Split Fibre Cheek and 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brushes.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Close Contact Creamy peach (Amplified)
  • Sensual Sparks Dirty cool caramel (Amplified)
  • Carnal Instinct Deep brick red with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Morning Rose Soft cool rose (Cremesheen)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • A Quiet Roar Creamy off-white (Repromote)
  • Oh My Darling Pale yellow pink
  • Overspiced Dirty muted coral
  • Hell Bound Brick red with gold pearl
  • Steel Kiss Dirty mauve with green pearl

Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • A Natural Flirt Iridescent light pink (Metallic) (Repromote)
  • Sweet Heat Soft peach pink (Metallic) (Repromote)
  • Platinum Love Bright clean silver (Metallic)
  • Amorous Alloy Deep terracotta copper (Metallic)
  • Silver Dawn Dirty grey mauve (Metallic)

Fluidline ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Chilled Frosted white gold (Pearl)
  • It’s Physical Brown with purple pearl (Pearl)
  • Our Secret Metallic brown with red pearl (Pearl)

Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 U.S. / $29.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • At Dusk Dirty cool pink (Satin) (Repromote)
  • Autoerotique Dirty coral rose (Satin)
  • Pleasure Model Soft terracotta with pearl (Satin)

Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Superb Soft peachy nude with multidimensional shimmer (Repromote)
  • Magnetic Appeal Medium tan with fine gold sheen
  • Fairly Precious Peach with dimensional pearly green

Brushes

  • 128 Split Fibre Cheek ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)
  • 233 Split Fibre All over Eye ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

Availability: Online and in-stores December 26th, 2013 (North America); International January 2014

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MAC Punk Couture Collection for Winter 2013

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

Punk’s rebel spirit has a visual language all its own. Punk Couture: Eye Shadow x 4 builds fierce eyes with extreme black, silvered amethyst, nude matte and blackened plum. Also includes Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Kohl. Neon Pigments instigate a chaos of colour, Retro Matte Lipstick attracts in true black, midnight violet, fig and oxblood, while Cremesheen Glass shimmers with golden and purple pearl. Black, beaded Nail Lacquers are pure, polished punk.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Studded Kiss Dark oxblood red (Retro Matte)
  • Instigator Deep blackened plum (Retro Matte)
  • Hautecore True matte black (Retro Matte) (Repromote)
  • Punk Couture Deep blackened grape (Retro Matte)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Jet Boy Sheer black with gold pearl
  • No Apologies Sheer black with pinkish purple pearl
  • Dark Outsider Cream true black

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

  • True Chartreuse Flat, rich chartreuse green (Pro, Permanent)
  • Neo-Orange Intense neon salmon (Pro, Permanent)
  • Magenta Madness Intense neon blue pink (Pro, Permanent)

Punk Couture Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • All Races Cool light taupe-mauve (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Magic Moor RIch blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Idol Eyes Silvered violet with gold (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Impassioned Bright warm pink (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Formidable Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Nocturnelle Black as night (Cream) (Permanent)

Availability: Online and in-stores December 26th, 2013 (North America); International January 2014 at all locations.

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