Free MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Makeup Kit
For all of you free makeup sample fans out there, you know how difficult it can be to find free MAC Cosmetics samples. We haven’t seen an offer like this one in quite a while. The offer does require participation, but the reward is a makeup kit from MAC’s mineral makeup line, Mineralize. This line was launched in about 2008 and has taken the mineral makeup world by storm, becoming one of the most popular lines on the market. Plus, MAC is one of the most trusted brands in the cosmetics industry, so you can be confident knowing that the products are of the highest caliber.
If you are new to MAC’s mineral makeup products, here are overviews of a few of the more popular products in MAC Mineralize line.
MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish has historically been one of the most popular products by MAC. It is a baked product meant to provide that last, finishing touch to your complexion, whether that be a hint of color, a slight glow, or a little bit of highlighting. These products typically been available only on a limited basis partly due to the difficulty of producing the product. MAC fans gobble these up quickly, and limited edition shades usually sell out in a blink. They are now a regular part of the Mineralize mineral makeup product line.
The MAC Mineralize Blushes are similar in texture to the Mineralize Skinfinishes. They provide a little sheen along with a gorgeous color payoff for the cheeks. They seem to last forever, as do all the baked Mineralize products.
The Mineralize Foundation is a richer cream formula which provides a buildable finish while maintaining a silky, non cakey feel. This product works well for all skin types, although we have heard reports of those with oily skin who report that this foundation might be better for normal to dry skin types. Either way, this product also features SPF 15 protection and skin-hydrating properties for all day comfort and wearability.
MAC: Pret a Papier Collection
Release Date: April 22, 2010
International: May 2010
Craft Paper Couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a frisky little “funny face” frock. Then, strip it back to its essence for Summer 2010 for a Pret-a-Papier colour collection. It was a Project Runway challenge of sorts, with paper as the source, the instigator of ideas, the beginning of something simply, basically beautiful. Lipstick, Lipglass, Eyeshadow, Paint Pot, Chromografic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant.
MAC’s Pret a Papier collection is sure to please lovers of beige and coral. The promo materials play up the contrast of bright pinks and peaches against the backdrop of soft golden beige. Even if those don’t rank among your favorite cosmetics colors, there are still a few items here worth checking out.
This collection features two paint pots that match the theme perfectly. The new Coral Crepe Paint Pot is a lovely muted coral shade that is limited edition. There is also Groundwork, a repromote of the classic creamy taupe paint pot that is the perfect base for just about any eyeshadow look.
MAC is offering two coral lipsticks as part of this collection. Dressmaker, Dressmaker is a light coral with some peach thrown in for a result that is bright without being bold and helps you look more awake. Made to Order is the other coral and this one is more on the neutral side for those who want to wear coral but have trouble pulling off so much pink. Both are the Lustre formulation which means you can expect a wash of color with a soft sheen and plenty of hydration. MAC also dug up Archetype from the McQueen collection for this occasion. This beige-gold lipstick creates a nude lip that pairs well the Coral Crepe Paint Pot eye look without competing with it. However, without other bright colors on your face to balance out your look, this lipstick can make you look washed out.
Chromagraphic Pencils are flesh-toned pencil liners that have many great uses. The two available are NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30 but getting an exact match is not really necessary. These are perfect for your waterline because they aren’t as obvious as using white or a light blue. They can also be used right next to your usual darker eyeliner to help make the dark line look cleaner and more defined.
Five eyeshadows make up part of this collection. Tissue Weight is one of the prettiest. This is a very soft and subtle frosted peach that is great as a lid wash or brow highlighter. Gazette Grey is one of the more unique shades of eyeshadow MAC has released recently. This dark grey-meets-green color has a pearly gold sheen to it that does not immediately call to mind any other color in MAC’s range. Gold and grey seem like an unusual combination but the green helps bring everything together and the result is a dramatic look that is particularly suited to blue eyes.
Lipstick $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN
* ArcheType – Sheer Light Gold (Lustre)
* Dressmaker, Dressmaker – Creamy light peach coral (Lustre)
* Kraft – Creamy mid-tone warm brown (Amplified)
* Made To Order – Creamy mid-tone dirty coral (Lustre)
Lipglass $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN
* C-Thru – Peachy beige with shimmer
* Fold and Tuck – Mid-tone bright coral with soft pearl
* Pret-a-Papier – Dark reddened bronze with pearl
Eyeshadow $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
* Bamboo – Light beige with peach (Matte)
* Cut To Fit – Frosted red-bronze (Frost)
* Gazette Grey – Dark green-grey with gold-pearl (Velvet)
* Memorabilia – Dirty purple (Matte)
* Tissue Weight – Frosted pale peach (Frost)
Paint Pot $16.50 US/$22.00 CDN
* Coral Crepe – Soft Coral
* Ground Work: Mid Tone Neutral Taupe
Chromagraphic Pencil $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
* NC 15 / NW 20
* NW 25 / NC 30
Impeccable Brow Pencil $15.00 US/$18.00 CDN
* Dirty Blonde – Blackened dark neutral brown
* Taupe – Mid-tone dirty taupe
Studio Fix Lash $13.00 US/$15.50 CDN
* Black Fix – Black
Sheertone Blush $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN
* Garb – Light golden suntan
* Instant Chic – Mid-tone muted coral
Mineralize Blush $23.00 US/$27.50 CDN
* Light Over Dark – Light yellow brown / dark peach (Frost)
Nail Lacquer $12.00 US/$14.50 CDN
* Brown Bag – Mid-tone warm dirty beige (Cream)
* Originality – Sparkly copper bronze (Frost)
MAC: Magic, Mirth and Mischief! Collection
Release Date: October 15, 2009
This collection is full of fun, shimmery holiday shades. I just can’t wait for my first holiday party. With warm pinks and plums, soft sparkles and shimmery warm eyeshadow shades, I’m ready for a cozy holiday soiree already.
Magic, Mirth and Mischief is what M?A?C Holiday ’09 is made of! All the sparkle, shine and seduction you need to dazzle and delight, with holiday colour to bring out the mischievous minx in each and every one of you. Have a ball!
Shop the gorgeous holiday collection:
Put a Spell On You/Pink Lip ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)
* Dream Mid-tone pink with intense pearlized pigments (Glaze) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
* Baby Sparks Pale pink with violet pearlized pigments (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
* Dervish Low-key mauve (Lip Pencil) (Promo Size) (Permanent)
House of Mirth/Deep Lip ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)
* Fantasia Deep rose (Lustre) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
* Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
* Cedar Rich, rose-flushed brown (Lip Pencil) (Promo Size) (Permanent)
Naughty Noir/Eye ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)
* Blacktrack Solid flat black (Fluidline) (Permanent)
* Shimmertime Soft baby pink (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Zoomblack Mascara (Promo Size)
* 209SE Brush
Alakazam! Chocolate/Eye ($36.50 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)
* Rich Ground Reddened coco with frost (Fluidline) (Permanent)
* Melon Soft bright golden peach (Pigment) (Permanent) (Repromote)
* Zoomblack Mascara (Promo Size)
* 209SE Brush
Do-the-Trick Buff and Line Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)
Wave of a Wand Sweep and Define Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)
Morning, Noon, & Knight Everything Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)