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Estee Lauder to Purchase Smashbox

May 17 2010 | Categories: Aveda, Beauty News, Clinique Skincare & Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Skincare & Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Origins Cosmetics, Smashbox Cosmetics

After an announcement yesterday, Estee Lauder has confirmed their intentions for Smashbox to become part of the Estee Lauder family. Estee Lauder already owns several popular brands including MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, Origins, Bumble and Bumble, Prescriptives and Clinique as well as their own cosmetics brand. Estee Lauder will purchase Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics Inc. in a deal that is expected to close sometime around July. Their intentions with the deal are to attract a broader base of younger, more modern customers. Estee Lauder believes they have the expertise to help the brand reach its full sales potential. When the company purchase the MAC Cosmetics brand in 1998, it had sales of about $100 million. It has now become an over $1 billion business and Estee Lauder hopes to have the same monetary success will the Smashbox brand.

Jane Cosmetics Files for Bankruptcy

Apr 07 2009 | Categories: Beauty News, Jane Cosmetics

Jane Cosmetics (Jane & Co.) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. The official documents listed cash liquidity issues as the main reason for the filing. The slow economy has resulted in low sales (and cash liquidity problems) for many beauty and cosmetics businesses recently.

The company says they plan to reorganize and come out of bankruptcy after renegotiating some of their contracts and making other changes. However, at this point, it would be difficult to know 100% for sure whether the company will definitely continue their cosmetics line. If you love Jane makeup products, now is the time to stock up!

New Makeup Artist Spotlights

Jan 28 2008 | Categories: Announcements, Beauty News

Hello Everyone!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now featuring a new series of Makeup Artist Spotlights. Each spotlight will appear here in SoKissandMakeup.com’s main news/makeup tips section.

In addition to being introduced here on our home page, each artist will also have an artist profile on SoKissandMakeup.com. Here, you’ll be able to learn all about each of our fabulous artists. Find out what motivates them, how they got started, and what they love most about their work. Hear all about their philosophies as makeup artists, see more of their work, and access their personal and professional websites!

These featured artists will also be sharing their own makeup tips, tutorials, makeup ideas, trends, beauty tips, product reviews, recommendations, and more… right here on SoKissandMakeup.com! Their posts are coming soon, and we can hardly wait!

We are unbelievably excited for you to learn more about these talented artists.

Love you all!

Yup… Our Site Got a Makeover!

Oct 07 2007 | Categories: Announcements, Beauty News

Welcome!

Um…. no, you’re not crazy! Our site looks different! After a weekend at the nearest day spa (for websites) our site has received the ultimate makeover.

Don’t worry! All the info, posts and comments that used to be found at maccosmeticsmakeup.com can now be found on this site – in our special MAC Cosmetics section. All comments, product reviews and user ratings are still in place, and we have even added additional features! Our MAC Makeup Forum (which used to be located at www.maccosmeticsmakeup.com/forum/) has also decided to move over and join us here as well. ;)

Our new look will allow us to branch out… and offer you reviews on even more brands and cosmetics lines. We will still cover EVERYTHING MAC, and will provide even more news and info on their latest collections and products.

Thank you for continuing to support the site! We love you all and hope to provide you with all the makeup and beauty tips you can handle!

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MAC: High Tea Collection

Sep 26 2004 | Categories: Beauty News, Eyeshadow | Reviews & Makeup Tips, Lipgloss | Reviews & Makeup Tips, Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Eye Liners, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quads, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadows, MAC Cosmetics for Eyes, MAC Cosmetics for Lips, MAC Cosmetics Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lip Glosses, MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics-Eye Kohl, Mascara | Reviews & Makeup Tips

Release Date: December 26th, 2004

The MAC High Tea Collection is packed full of new products. You’ll be able to glam up from head to toe in a sophisticated way. It has a little of something from nail color to mascara and everything in between.

I am a big fan of soft pink colors and this collection has plenty of them. The frosty pinks offer a soft elegant look, but if you want to make a bolder statement for the winter, there are plenty of reds and greens with a bit of gold, silver, and bronze.

I don’t always bother investing in nail polish, but I just might have to try the new Eccentrici-tea simply because the name is beyond clever, even for MAC. I can’t wait to see what a pink nail polish with green pearl accents will look like.

This collection has a lot to offer, maybe even a little too much. I personally like it when the collection is just a little more focused, but maybe that’s just because the big ones end up hurting my wallet too much! Anyhow review to complete product list to pick your favorites.

Lipstick

    Brew-Neutral beige
    Dainty Cake – Coral with red/orange frost
    High Tea – Neutral pink with small pearl particles
    Oolong – Musted bronzed-brown with icy silver shimmer
    Plink! -Pink with white pearl

Lipglass

    Darjeerling—Chocolate brown with red frost
    Fine China—Light pink with frost
    Nymphette—Sunned golden pink
    Tartlette—Coral/pink with frost

Eye Kohl

    Fresh Cream—Light neutral pink
    Rosemary & Thyme—Mid-tone olive gold with Shimmer

Eyeshadow

    Angelcake—Pink with red pearl
    Buttersilk—Soft, yellow white
    Green Tea—Smoked, olive green
    Jasmine—Sinfully rich cocoa
    Redcoco—Metallic, red pink
    Steep—Light neutral pink
    Sweet Lust—Pink rose water
    Tempting—Olive green
    Vanilla—Soft pale peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer
    Sweet Tea Eyeshadow Quad—Redcoco, Buttersilk, Green Tea, Sweet Lust

Zoom Lash Mascara

    Zoomblack—Deepest darkest black

Mineralize Skinfinish

    Porcelain Pink—Pinkish coral with gold sparkle
    So Ceylon—Rose bronze with golden bronze sparkle

Nail Lacquer

    Duchess—Yellow green with gold pearl
    Eccentrici-tea—Pink with green pearl

Gloss

    Enriched Gold—Green gold with red pigment
    Little Pink—Pink with silver pigment

MAC: High Tea Collection

Sep 26 2004 | Categories: Beauty News, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quads, MAC Cosmetics Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics-Eye Kohl

Release Date: December 26th, 2004

The MAC High Tea Collection is packed full of new products. You’ll be able to glam up from head to toe in a sophisticated way. It has a little of something from nail color to mascara and everything in between. I am a big fan of soft pink colors and this collection has plenty of them. The frosty pinks offer a soft elegant look, but if you want to make a bolder statement for the winter, there are plenty of reds and greens with a bit of gold, silver, and bronze.

I don’t always bother investing in nail polish, but I just might have to try the new Eccentrici-tea simply because the name is beyond clever, even for MAC. I can’t wait to see what a pink nail polish with green pearl accents will look like.

This collection has a lot to offer, maybe even a little too much. I personally like it when the collection is just a little more focused, but maybe that’s just because the big ones end up hurting my wallet too much! Anyhow review the complete product list to pick your favorites.

Lipstick

    Brew-Neutral beige
    Dainty Cake—Coral with red/orange frost
    High Tea—Neutral pink with small pearl particles
    Oolong—Musted bronzed-brown with icy silver shimmer
    Plink!–Pink with white pearl

Lipglass

    Darjeerling—Chocolate brown with red frost
    Fine China—Light pink with frost
    Nymphette—Sunned golden pink
    Tartlette—Coral/pink with frost

Eye Kohl

    Fresh Cream—Light neutral pink
    Rosemary & Thyme—Mid-tone olive gold with Shimmer

Eye Shadow

    Angelcake—Pink with red pearl
    Buttersilk—Soft, yellow white
    Green Tea—Smoked, olive green
    Jasmine—Sinfully rich cocoa
    Redcoco—Metallic, red pink
    Steep—Light neutral pink
    Sweet Lust—Pink rose water
    Tempting—Olive green
    Vanilla—Soft pale peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer
    Sweet Tea Eyeshadow Quad—Redcoco, Buttersilk, Green Tea, Sweet Lust

Lip Pencil

    Spice—brown lightly spiced with a pinch of pink
    Whirl—Rose

Mascara

    Zoomblack—Deepest darkest black

Mineralize Skinfinish

    Porcelain Pink—Pinkish coral with gold sparkle
    So Ceylon—Rose bronze with golden bronze sparkle

Nail Lacquer

    Duchess—Yellow green with gold pearl
    Eccentrici-tea—Pink with green pearl

Gloss

    Enriched Gold—Green gold with red pigment
    Little Pink—Pink with silver pigment

MAC: Fantabulous Collection

Release Date: November 26th, 2004

MAC is releasing a new collection fit for a star. In honor of American Idol winner Fantasia Barroni’s debut album “Free Yourself” two fabulous lipglosses have been created. You can choose which color suits you best. Either way, the collection will help you support the star while looking like one yourself.

The line has two lipglass colors “Fantabulous 1 and Fantabulous 2”. Both colors are rich and bold. The first is an orange copper color and the second is a deep reddish bronze. If you want to make a bold statement with your lip color one of these two will do the trick.

I understand that this is a mini-sized collection. I just kind of wish MAC would have come up with a couple of more lipglass colors since I don’t really go for the orange and bronze colors. I think that something with a lighter pink or even more neutral creme color would have been a nice addition to the collection.

Lipglass

Fantabulous 1—orange copper
Fantabulous 2—deep reddish bronze

MAC: Fine ‘N Dandy Collection

Release Date: November 11th, 2004

MAC’s collection “Fine ‘N Dandy” has some great options to enhance the first impression you make. The collection focuses on your lips and your scent. It also offers pigment options for those looking to change or enhance the hues of their skin tone.

Whether you prefer a lipstick or a lipglass, lusterglass or gloss, you’ll be able to find it in this collection. The colors range from a traditional soft pink to a bolder green/yellow with gold and silver enhancements.

This collection also includes some of MAC’s signature fragrances. I am most excited to try the MV2 fragrance. It is getting rave reviews. The warm, spicy vanilla scent is described as having a touch of lemon with it. It sounds like it is a very fresh scent and I am excited to try it. I just might have a new favorite. Check out the details of all this collection has to offer.

I also think the pigments look interesting. I am not the type to use pigments on an every day basis, but for a once in a while enhancement I think they are great. I think the color “Rose” could be really pretty on. I am excited to see if it works for me.

Fragrance

MV2
MV4
MV5

Gloss

Chartreuse—Mid-tone green yellow duochrome
Platinum—Metallic gold platinum
Rose Duo—Rose overlayered with gold duochrome

Lipglass

Heartthrob—Pink-kissed lilac, frost
Soft Sun—Soft-toned metal beige, frost

Lipstick

Fine ‘n Dandy—Brightened-up coral, amplified crème
Icon—Beige with silver shimmer, frost
Primped Up—Light lilac/pink, lustre

Lustreglass

Spring Bean—New apple green with gold sparkle pearl overglaze

Pigment

Golden Olive—Olive green with gold duochrome, frost
Rose—Soft toned petal-pink duochrome with gold, frost
White Gold—White pearl dressed with gold duochrome, frost

MAC: Viva Glam Collection

Release Date: November 11th, 2004

Long live glamorous with MAC’s new Viva Glam. It is a collection made up entirely of lipsticks so you can choose the color that makes you feel the most glamorous. Each lipstick shade sports the name of the collection from Viva Glam I to Viva Glam V. With five different shades to choose from, you are sure to find one that brings out the glam in you.

For those of us who like to mix it up with our lip color, there is the option of the Viva Glam Lip Palette. All five of the lipsticks come in this one palette. I might consider getting this so I don’t have to choose just one. My lip color choice tends to change as often as my mood. You never know when you will need something soft and elegant for the day time, but something a little more bold for the evening. Which color do you think will bring out your inner glam?

Lip Palette

Viva Glam Lip Palette—Viva Glam I, II, III, IV, V lipsticks

Lipsticks

Viva Glam I—Intense brownish blue-red, matte
Viva Glam II—Muted pinkish-beige with subtle shimmer, satin
Viva Glam III—Muted brownish-plum, matte
Viva Glam IV—A mid-tone frosted rose with a subtle gold sparkle, frost
Viva Glam V—A muted, mauve pink, lustre

MAC: Charms Collection

Release Date: November 11th, 2004

Charms is the upcoming MAC collection. Oddly enough, there aren’t any accessories being offered in this collection. With a name like Charms, I would have thought some kind of an accessory to fit the name would be included. That being said, there are a whole bunch of products that are being offered in this collection, many of which I am extremely excited about.

The first product is the Lipglass Tasti. Anything with the name tasti is good in my book as long as it lives up to its name. Need I say more? Of course I will say more, that’s how excited I am about this product. It’s being offered in four different colors/flavors; Caramel Frostee, Cina-bon-bon, Sugar Spin, and Sweet Brule. I want to try all four of them. Thank goodness MAC has also included five different limited edition kits with this collection and one of them contains all four Lipglass Tastis.

I love that MAC is offering kits. I think it’s a great way for us to get what we want. Among the other kits offered is one called 4 Paints and inlcudes, Stillife, Mauvism, Chartru, and Artjam. Leave it to MAC to up the level of fun with makeup. You don’t simply apply these products, you get to paint them on, creating whatever picture you want. They are interesting, fun, unique and true to MAC.

What products are you most interested by in this collection?

Glitter

Golddrift—Sparkling chunky gold
Turquise—Sparkling turquoise green

Kits

4 Lipglass Tastis—Sweet Brule, Caramel Frostee, Sugar Spin, Cina-bon-bon
4 Paints—Stillife, Mauvism, Chartru, Artjam
5 Glitter—Melon, Coco Beach, Fuchsia, Golddrift, Turquoise
5 Nail Lacquers—Gossamer, Hi Lily, Hi Lo, Kid, Orange, Abstract, Rougemarie
6 Lipglass—C-Thru, Oyster Girl, Oh Baby, Pop Mode, Zazoom, Sizzlepeach

Lipglass

C-Thru—A nude beach beige, cream
Oh Baby—Carmelized Kiss, glitter
Oyster Girl—A freshwater oyster pink, frost
Pop Mode—Sexy plum mixed up with bronze shimmer, frost
Sizzlepeach, Bright peach, glitter
Zazoom—Bright pink with multi-coloured glitter, frost

Lipglass Tasti

Caramel Frostee—Bronze with yellow pearl
Cina-bon-bon—Pinky/coral shimmer
Sugar Spin—Shimmery violet yet baby pink
Sweet Brule—Neutral pink frost

Nail Lacquer

Abstract—Mauve/pink with silver frost
Goassamer—Gossamer light revealing pink white, sheer
Hi Lily, Hi Lo—Light lilac, frost
Kid Orange—Vivid orange red, cream
Rougemare—Wine blue/red, cream

Paint

Artjam—Shimmery burgundy brown
Chartru—Golden green with shimmer
Mauvism—True lavendar with silver pearl
Stillife—Light pink with white frost

Pigment

Coco Beach—Luxuriously rich cocoa bronze
Fuchsia—Bright fuchsia with pink pearl
Melon—Bright golden peach

MAC: Sateens Collection

Release Date: November 4th, 2004

Thanks to MAC’s Sateen collection, we now have something to keep our makeup in that’s just as sassy as the makeup itself. MAC is releasing new accessory bags in three different sizes, petite, mid size, and max size.

The biggest one is large enough to be used as a purse. If you are looking for something small and sleek to keep your lipstick or touch up makeup in, than the petite size would be just the thing.

The bags are one solid color, with a black strip around the base and top where the zipper is at. The black strip has the MAC logo across it. There are several different colors to choose from, but not every size comes in every color. The largest accessory only comes in brown. The mid size comes in three colors, and the petite size is offered in five different colors. This is a limited edition so act fast if want one.

Sateen Accessories

Max Size—Brown
Mid Size—Lavender, turquoise, brown
Petite Size—Lavender, blue, chartreuse, pink, turquoise

MAC: Adorn Collection

Release Date: October 21th, 2004

Adorn yourself with beauty and be adored with MAC’s new collection Adorn. It is packed full of products, many of which are limited edition. The pigments, mascara, lip pencils, and the lipglass color Courting Rose are the only products that aren’t limited edition.

I’ve never tried any of MAC’s Shimmersouffles, but they look interesting. They are described as a light glittery powder to offer a sparkle effect. I think it would be a fun product to try for the winter time to give just a hint of shimmer to your holiday fun. Of all of the products offered, the one luckiest to carry the collection name is a shimmersouffle. That might say something. “Adorn” is light beige tan with glitter. I just might have to try it out.

I am not usually drawn to the nail lacquers, but there is something about “Violet Femme” that makes me want to try it. Maybe it is just the fact that the name is so powerful. Or maybe it is the purple amethyst color it promises. Either way, I think I am sufficiently sold on it.

There are five different eyeshadows offered in this collection. Honestly, none of them look that great to me. The colors are deep brownish red, bright purple, light tan, light greenish blue, and off-white. Maybe some of the colors will work well for some of you, but they aren’t great options for me.

Overall, there seems to be a little something to please everyone. Take a look at all of the products being offered and pick out your favorites.

Accessories

Crystals—Crystals on a heat activated self-adhesive sheet

Eyeshadow

Agate—Deep brown/red with red frost
Amethyst—Bright purple with silver frost
Beaded—Light tan with yellow frost
Peridot—Light green/blue with silver frost
Prismique—Off-white with silver frost

Glitter Crème

Simmerene—Beige with silver glitter

Iridescent Powder/Pressed

Ice—Crystal pink with glitter

Lip Pencil

Chestnut—Deep dark chocolate brown
Whirl—Pinked brown

Lipglass

Courting Rose—Shimmering petal pink with gold glitter
Jewelbright—Deep burgundy gleamed with frost
Moonstone—Light rose/pink with small particle pearl
Scent Me—Opal white with frost

Lipstick

Gemboree—yellow/gold with frost
Oh, Garnet—Muted pink/mauve
Pirouette—Petal pink with copper and gold pearl
Ruby Darling—Deep black/red with red frost

Mascara

All Black—Jet black, fiber rich lash

Nail Lacquer

Golded—Barely there peach with gold
Twink Pink—Light pink with frost
Violet Femme—Amethyst purple with gold frost

Pigment

Fairylite—Pale ivory shimmer with opalescent pearl
Frost—Pearly white with silver shimmering

Shimmersouffle

Adorn—Light beige tan with glitter
Goldmousee—Yellow/gold with glitter
Shimmerati—Light rose with glitter



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