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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “creme beige” with a frost finish. It’s a warm light-beige with threads of pale white shimmer–so there are some brush strokes. It reminded me of URban Decay Fame, which is more neutral in tone. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is more opaque and a little more peach-hued. Zoya MInka is more opaque and a bit lighter, almost yellow-tinted. I think Rescue Beauty Lounge Ani is the closest–it has shimmer but no metallic threads.

OCC described it as opaque, but with two coats, it’s still sheer. A third coat will get you closer to opaque results, but there will still be some underlying sheerness. This shade was my least favorite out of the six for spring/summer, and part of that is because of the formula, which was watery and a bit thin.  It appeared almost streaky because of the sheerness and metallic shimmer.  I’m normally a fan of OCC’s formula, but this one disappointed.  I typically get a week of wear out of OCC’s formula with no chipping and minor tip wear.

Kava Kava
Kava Kava
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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Guerlain Shine Automatique Launches


Guerlain Shine Automatique Launches

For the fun and flirty girl who wants to add a little sparkle into her life, Guerlain introduces Shine Automatique! Given the success of Rouge Automatique’s smooth texture and stunning outer case, Guerlain’s newest innovation is made up of the same core formula but now reveals a sheer and sparkling side. With 12 new shades to compliment their predecessor, this lipstick will give you a bold yet shimmery look.

Formulation:

  • Second-Skin Texture: Sensory oils + waxes with different fusion points gradually liquefy during application, depending on temperature of the lips. The result is a soft sensory film that becomes one with skin, offering impeccable coverage that is neither too oily nor too thick.
  • Cristal Pigments: a non-opaque pigment that makes it possible to obtain luminous, clear and pure colors. The result is more transparent, giving purity and radiance to colors with no whitening effect.
  • Pearly particles: various shimmering, pearly particles boosts lips with discreet yet exceptional shine.

Chic Beiges

  • 200 Sous Le Vent
  • 201 Vague Souvenir
  • 202 Mi-Mai

Seductive Reds

  • 220 Pour Troubler
  • 221 Rouge De Damas

Flamboyant Orange

  • 240 Pamplelune

Mischievous Pinks

  • 260 Jardin de Bagatelle
  • 261 Rose Impérial
  • 262 Extrait de Rose
  • 263 A La Parisienne
  • 264 Rose Pompn
  • 265 Pao Rosa

availability: April 2012, $35 each, at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Sephora

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Your Guide to Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collections – Updated 4/2/12

This post will be updated as information, images, swatches, and reviews become available.  If it’s not on the blog, I don’t have more information, or, in rare instances, I’m not allowed to post until a certain date.  If you have information not yet posted on Temptalia, feel free to submit it! It can be collection information, photos, swatches–whatever! Just send it to [email protected].

All dates are subject to change. You should always call your local store/counter to verify the date, because MAC does have a habit of releasing launches a week or so earlier.  Please note that collections launch online typically the Tuesday before the Thursday on-counter date.

Archived

Occasionally, as the year ends, we’ll be archiving all of the information previously found in this post into year-specific posts. Just click the appropriate link below for the year you’re looking for! 🙂

See upcoming collections for 2012!

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Your Guide to Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collections – 2011 Edition

If you are looking for the most recent information regarding upcoming MAC collections, please be sure to visit the 2012 edition.  This post is for all 2011 collections.

Archived

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See past collections for 2011!

MAC Tres Cheek Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Tres Cheek Collection

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — April 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Ever yone loves when you blush. Fashioning your choices: A new sextet of M·A·C blush powders. Go hip in bright red-orange, or add a glorious touch of peach, pink or lavender – each shade staying as bright and un-beige on the skin as it is in the palette. With a formula that’s seamlessly sheer and unabashedly buildable, what do you get? a look that says Tres Cheek.

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Tea Neutral beige pink (Satin)
  • Lovecloud Bright mid-tone pink (Satin)
  • Peony Petal Bright blue pink (Satin)
  • Modern Mandarin Red-orange (Satin)
  • Immortal Flower Bright peach (Satin)
  • Full of Joy Lavender (Frost)

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MAC Reel Sexy Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Reel Sexy Collection for Summer 2012

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — May 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

RSVP NOW FOR A PRIVATE SCREENING STARRING AN ICONIC MODEL AS BIG AS ANYONE WHO’S EVER GRACED THE SCREEN: KRISTEN MCMENAMY, PHOTOGRAPHED AND FILMED BY MILES ALDRIDGE. WHAT IS SHE WATCHING AS SHE LAUGHS, CRIES AND SITS MESMERIZED IN SURREAL CINEMA WHERE POPCORN IS PINK, FINGERNAILS FIERCE AND THE WARDROBE MINIMAL? OBVIOUSLY, IT’S REEL SEXY. MS. MCMENAMY’S BRIGHT, BOLD AND BRILLIANT LOOK FEATURES A COLOUR COLLECTION OF ENIGMATIC EYE SHADOW DUOS, VIVID LIPSTICK, CREMESHEEN GLASS, EYE KOHL, POWDER BLUSH, LIGHTSCAPADE MINERALIZE SKINFINISH, NAIL LACQUER AND ZOOM LASH.

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

  • Pink Popcorn Lavender (Lustre)
  • Reel Sexy Light bright coral (Amplified)
  • Watch Me Simmer Bright pink-orange (Amplified) (Repromote)
  • Heroine Bright violet plum (Matte)

Cremesheen Glass ($19.00 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)

  • Private Screening Mid-tone peach
  • Cinestyle Mid-tone blue grey violet
  • Color Saturation Dark cool wine
  • Star Quality Bright orange coral

Eyeshadow Duo ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN)

  • Dynamic Duo 1 Coral with yellow pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) / Purple (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 2 Violet duochrome with pearlized pigments (Frost) / Violet (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 3 Mid-tone purple (Veluxe Pearl) / Teal blue (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 4 Mid-tone pink (Satin) / Blackened violet (Matte)

Eye Khol ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Smolder Intense black (Permanent)
  • Heirloom Highly metallicized greyed lavender (Repromote)
  • Resort Deep amethyst plum
  • Hyacinth Mid-tone blue (Permanent)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Lightscapade Soft candlelit beige with multi-dimensional shimmer (Repromote)

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Cult Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Magenta Bright magenta (Matte) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Screening Room Bright mid-tone teal (Cream)
  • Vivid Effect Vivid orange coral (Cream)
  • In the Dark… Purple Vivid violet (Cream)

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