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Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “swirling lavender gray” with an iridescent finish. It’s a murky lavender-green, and yes, I said it, lavender-green. It’s more of a duochrome than a single shade, so you’ll find it flashes a murky purple in certain lights but in other lighting or angles, you’ll see a silvered green. It’s similar to MAC Ascension and Wet ‘n’ Wild Gray’s Anatomy (which has severe opacity issues). None of these shades are totally opaque after two coats, but Wicked Game is closer to being opaque after two coats (which is what is shown in swatches), as both Ascension and Gray’s Anatomy were sheer enough at two coats that I felt compelled to go for three for swatches.

You will have noticeable brush strokes from the metallic shimmer strewn through the color base, which may or may not be your thing. It’s a lot like brushed metal in finish, and I can totally understand not loving that look! They’re fairly easy to control and get into a straight line, but you will want a steady hand (I wasn’t so steady, and I went awry on my ring finger!). Again, it’s not quite opaque in two coats, as you can still see visible nail line peeking through. Deborah Lippmann’s formula is solid; it doesn’t bubble, chip, or streak for me, and I typically get a week of wear with minimal tip wear.

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

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I wouldn’t say so, because I don’t usually remember to wear perfume unless I’m testing one! On special occasions, I will reach for one, and my favorite is Tom Ford’s Oud Wood, though I don’t know if I’d say that’s really a signature scent.

— Christine

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MAC Mineralize Skincare


MAC Mineralize Skincare

availability: January 5th, 2012 for North America; February 2012 for International

Making its debut, Mineralize Skincare with our ionized Super-Duo Charged Water technology. The collection includes Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser, which gently removes makeup without scrubbing or massaging, leaving skin clear and conditioned. Mineralize Charged WATER MOISTURE GEL, a rich and creamy, superlight and hydrating gel. And for those eyes begging for a boost: Mineralize Charged WATER MOISTURE EYE CREAM, to instantly minimize dark circles and puffiness. Plus, two must haves: Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion and Mineralize Charged Water.

Line-up includes (all permanent)

  • Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
  • Mienralize Charged Water Moisture Gel ($37.00 U.S. / $44.50 CDN)
  • Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)
  • Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body Lotion ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
  • Mineralize Charged Water Revitalizing Energy ($22.00 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

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MAC Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow Collection for Winter 2011 – Official Information & Photos


MAC Metal-X Collection for Winter 2011

availability: December 26th, 2011 (North America), December 2011 for International

A cutting-edge formula that transforms powdery cream into liquid metal before your very eyes – on your very eyes (or cheeks, brow bone, décolletage…anywhere a multi-dimensional metall ic effect is desired). Created with a new mélange of pigments that allow superior blendability and spreadability, our luxurious highlighter goes from medium to high intensity coverage in a simple one-stroke applicat ion. This molten magic is sure to elevate any look with its extreme brilliance, shine and dimension!

Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Virgin Silver White with silver pearl
  • Fusion Gold Light pinky beige with gold pearl
  • Palladium Metallic ash
  • Cyber Metallic silver with silver pearl
  • Rusty Dirty peach gold
  • Red Hot Copper Warm copper
  • Venetian Tarnish Golden tarnished bronze
  • Vintage Coin Metallic olive green
  • Gold Carbon Metallic taupe

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MAC Naturally Collection Winter 2011 – Official Information & Photos


MAC Naturally Collection Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), January for International

Hey, Nature Girl! For a look that is simple, sensuous and understatedly sexy, here are nothing-to-hide hues that make you look fresh, relaxed, gloriously “undone.” Brilliantly sheer, high-mineral Skinfinish make your look fresh-as-the-sun radiant. Lipsticks and Lipglass lushly tinted to reflect the wholesome. Eye Pencils with a touch of jojoba, mango and meadowfoam seed oils. M·A·C, Naturally is just what you need to do your own thing and keep your look, dreamily, down to earth…

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

  • A Perfect Day Light neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Beach Sand Light tan (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Sunrise Light neutral peach-pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Pillow Talk Neutral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

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

  • The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Fresh Air Light pink (Limited Edition)
  • Naked Space Creamy mid-tone nude peach (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Hot Spell Bronze with multi-colored pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Daylight Peach with dirty blue lavender veining (Limited Edition)
  • In the Sun Gold with violet veining (Limited Edition)
  • Summer Haze Palest gold with deeper gold veining (Limited Edition)
  • Cloudy Afternoon Cream with gold, grey, and pink veining (Limited Edition)
  • Twilight Falls Cool brown with bronze veining (Limited Edition)

Eye Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Ebony Soft black (Permanent)
  • Coffee Muted brown (Permanent)

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

  • Redhead Gold to salmon pink degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blonde Soft pink to rose degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush ($22.00 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Subtle Breeze Blue-pink (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Honey Warm apricot (Limited Edition)
  • Early Morning Peachy pink (Limited Edition)

Brushes

  • 187 Duo-fibre stippling brush (Permanent) ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 286 Duo-fibre tapered brush (New & Permanent) ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

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MAC and Iris Apfel Collection for Winter 2011 – Official Information & Photos


MAC and Iris Apfel Collection for Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), February for International

A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, Mrs. Iris Apfel. Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and larger-than-life star, Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with haute couture decades before doing it was considered de rigueur. M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows with as much fabulous flair and joie de vivre as the woman who helped create it.

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

  • Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange-red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Party Parrot Bright red-pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Flamingo Light milky bright coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Morange Loudmouth orange (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Entertain Me Clearly orange (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Redd Red (Permanent)

Beauty Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

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

  • Silver Gull Blue-gray with sparkle (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Robins Egg Mid-tone teal (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Diamond Dove Deep gray-brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Early Bird Bright coral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Howzat Deep gray with silver sparkle (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

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

  • Oriele Orange Bright orange coral (Limited Edition)
  • Toco Toucan Bright blue-fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Sandpiper Creamy pale stone beige (Limited Edition)

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