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MAC: Jeanius Collection

Mar 16 2011 | Categories: Beauty News, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadows, MAC Cosmetics Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Penultimate Brow Marker, MAC Cosmetics Penultimate Eyeliner, MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush

Release Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011

MAC’s spring line is starting out fierce with the new collection Jeanius. The collection offers products from eyeshadow, liner, and blush, to lipstick, lipglass, and nail lacquer. As implied by the name, this collection speaks to the denim lover in each of us.

After first glance at all of the products offered in this collection it doesn’t necessarily strike me as a spring collection. When I think of spring, I think of soft pinks, purples and even yellows. This collection does offer some of those, but it mainly includes a lot of grays and blues. I love that the collection name so specifically fits the color scheme. And you do have to hand it to MAC for the way they play on words. At least the name of the collection is genius even if the complete color scheme is not.

And as pretty as I think some of the colors look, I am not exactly sure how they will look on. For me, it takes the right outfit and the right venue to want to wear blue eye makeup. If blues aren’t done right, they just look cheap to me. But MAC does often get it right so I am willing to give this collection a chance.
Some of the nail lacquer colors are particularly interesting to me. I find that I get more into nail polish at the change of the seasons. Spring truly brings out my desire to have my toes nicely painted and my fingers matching in style. Fray-to-order looks like it will be a really pretty color. It is a white matte with soft pink duochrome pearl.

When my nails are painted, I like to have my lip color match when appropriate. I am not sure that any of these lip colors offered in this collection match completely, but I think that the lipstick shade Pretty Please might compliment the nail color nicely. I am excited to try it.

What do you think MAC customers? Is there something in this collection you are especially excited about? Or is this a collection that won’t put a dent in your wallet?

Jeanius is a celebration of the journey America made a national obsession. M∙A∙C keeps up with a Jeanius collection of moody blues and indigo ink, the quantum of modern cool, with four new limited-life denimized Eye Shadows, Lipglass, Blush and Biker Blue Nail Lacquer. Completely riveting.

Eyeshadow

Diva In Distress—Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Motorhead—Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
Stove Pipe Black—Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
White Jeanius—White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipglass

Docile—Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
Indigo Pink—Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
Painted On—Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipstick

Acid Washed—Grayish beige with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Pretty Please—Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
Riveting Rose—Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer

Biker Blue—Black base with purple and blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Frayed-to-Order—White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Blush

Overdyed—Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Pink Cult—Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Brow Marker

Penultimate Eye Liner

Rapidblack—True black (Permanent)

MAC: Wonder Woman Collection

Feb 10 2011 | Categories: Beauty News, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Accessories, MAC Cosmetics Eye Liners, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quads, MAC Cosmetics False Lashes Mascara, MAC Cosmetics Glitter, MAC Cosmetics Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Lashes, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Bags, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brushes, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Opulash Mascara, MAC Cosmetics Penultimate Eyeliner, MAC Cosmetics Pigment

Release Date: February 10th, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011

MAC has amped up their superhuman forces with their latest collection, Wonder Woman. The collection is a very big one complete with accessories and online exclusives. The products offered include everything from lipsticks to eyeshadow quads, from lashes to nail lacquer.

When I first heard this collection was going to be be released, I was really excited. Wonder Woman is one of the first well-known female superheros. She was one of my superheros. What better icon is there to speak to the strong, capable woman in each of us?

Once I started to review the collection, my feelings started changing. My first thoughts were, “How fun!” But unfortunately, my thoughts didn’t go much beyond that, at least not in positive terms. Even though I want my makeup to be fun and playful, I think this collection might be a little too much for even me. As I reviewed the colors, I found myself envisioning me in this year’s Halloween costume as Wonder Woman. All of the products would definitely come in handy then.

Even many of the names went a little over the top for me. I usually love the intelligent names that MAC comes up with for their products. They fit the products so well. I guess in this case, MAC still held true to their M.O. The names do fit the products. Names like Pink Power, Spinning Transformation, Deep Truth; Again, it’s all just a little too juvenile for me.

The packaging is another thing to make mention of. Usually, MAC packaging is so perfect. This packaging just makes me think of saving my pennies to buy that one toy I wanted at the local drug store. I have seen many mixed reviews on the packaging. Many think it looks too tacky—especially for MAC. Others feel it is reminiscent of their childhood. I think I have to agree with those who feel it’s just a little too tacky.

I think the only positive note for me in this collection is that it does offer lipstick and nail lacquer in true red colors. Every once in a while, an occasion or outfit will call for a nice red lipstick and nail polish. I might consider adding one or both of these products to my personal collection.

I will also say that the collection does take me back to my childhood. My childhood is a place with many fond memories. I remember how terrible I was at putting on makeup and how I wanted to look sophisticated and beautiful. I still want to look sophisticated and beautiful and for me, this collection just isn’t doing the trick. What do you think? Are any of these products your favorite picks?

M∙A∙C Spring Colour 2011 is the feminine force that saves the day! No nemesis can match her super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, Eye Shadows, Lipsticks and Powder Blush for this transformation! Our Artists work wonders every day – now with the help of one of the most exciting feminist figures…

Lipstick
Marquise d’–Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
Russian Red—Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
Spitfire—Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Heroine—Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass
Emancipation—Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
Wonder Woman—Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
Athena’s Kiss—Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
Secret Identity—Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer
Obey Me—True red (Limited Edition)
Spirit of Truth—Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Opulash Mascara
Victorious—Purple (Limited Edition)
Army of Amazons—Green (Limited Edition)
Themyscira—Blue (Limited Edition)
Black—Black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack—True black (Permanent)

Lashes
#48 Lash

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad
Defiance—Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Paradise Island—Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Star Studded—Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Real Drama—Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
Lady Justice—Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Insurmountable—Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Bold Babe—Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Deep Truth—True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad
Valiant—Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Spinning Transformation—Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Diana Undercover—Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Manila Paper—Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter
Reflects Pearl—White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
Reflects Bronze—Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment
Bright Fuchsia—Bright magenta (Permanent)
Marine Ultra—Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)

Blush Duo
Mighty Aphrodite—Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
Amazon Princess—Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish
Pink Power—Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
Golden Lariat—True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag
Wonder Woman—Red (Limited Edition)
Bulletproof—Blue (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set (Limited Edition)
Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set (Limited Edition)
Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE

Wonder Woman T (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Invincible Mirror (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

MAC: Alice + Olivia Collection

Apr 24 2010 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Dazzleglass Creme, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Pigment

Release Date: July 8th, 2010
International: August 2010 (Japan and Korea only)

Alice + Olivia is a small but fun collection inspired by the fashion line of the same name. This is not one of those collections that is so dizzyingly large that you don’t know where to begin. Instead it consists of a few carefully selected items that are easy to get to know and equally easy to love.

Pigment lovers will rejoice in the three new shades that are coming out with Alice + Olivia. Later is unlike any other pigment MAC has come out with so far- a black with purple shimmer that is perfect as a crease color or wet as a liner. Partylicious is another color that can’t be matched by any pigment you already own. This one is turquoise with silver shimmer. If It Sparkles is a bit more familiar. This white with pink pearl shade immediately calls to mind Pink Opal Pigment.

Dazzleglass Cremes are back with three shades that are worth a closer look. If It’s Pink is a pearly hot pink that is sure to get noticed. Sparklicious is a pearly milky pink shade that is subtle yet different enough to warrant purchasing as it would look great on top of many different lipstick colors. I.Want.Candy is a pearly yellow but don’t let its yellow appearance scare you off. It’s actually prettier and more subdued on the lips, much in the same way that Spring Bean Lustreglass was anything but green once applied.

The three Nail Lacquers in Alice + Olivia are nothing like traditional nail polish colors. If you never stray from red or pink polish, you probably won’t give these a second look. And that would be a very big mistake. The shimmery bright purple So Rich So Pretty is unconventional without being gaudy. Morning.After is a turquoise polish that is neither too blue nor too green, making it a great starting point for someone who wants to step outside their comfort zone. For the really adventurous, there is the silvery-black Military polish.

Alice + Olivia is full of great colors that push the limits but are still fairly easy to pull off. Don’t judge these shades by how they look in the containers. Give them a try at your MAC counter and you will probably be very pleasantly surprised.

MAC Cosmetics Alice + Olivia Collection

Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 US / $21.50 CDN)

* If it’s Pink… – Hot pink with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* I.Want.Candy. – Hot yellow with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* Sparklicious – Creamy pale pinky white with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)

* If It Sparkles… – White with transforming pink pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* Later. – Black with transforming purple pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* Partylicious – Turquoise with silver pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)

* Morning.After. – Creamy turquoise (Cream) (Limited Edition)
* So Rich So Pretty – Bright purple with pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Military – Black matte with silver suede pearl (Matte with Pearl) (Limited Edition)

MAC: To the Beach Collection

Feb 27 2010 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Accessories, MAC Cosmetics Bronze Body Oil, MAC Cosmetics Bronzing Powder, MAC Cosmetics Cream Bronzer, MAC Cosmetics Eye Liners, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Highlight Powder, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks, MAC Cosmetics Lustre Drops, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brushes, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush, MAC Cosmetics-Eye Kohl

Release Date: May 27, 2010
International: May 2010
Asia: June 2010

MAC Cosmetics To The Beach Collection Summer 2010 Images Pictures Swatches

MAC’s To The Beach collection is filled with the sort of items you might expect to find in a summer collection – bronzes and bright colors that look great against tanned skin. Most of us find that the colors we’ve been wearing all winter just don’t look right once we start spending more time outdoors in the summer. MAC comes to the rescue once again with great selections in eye shadow, lipstick, and bronzers.

Everything in this collection features special beach-themed packaging. At first the green eyeshadow pots with white seashells outlined on the front are a bit jarring and almost look like they are not even from MAC. But these cases and the similar green blush compacts with their starfish design actually do have their charm. In fact, it’s fun to pull these out when you’re putting on your makeup and it also makes it easier to find the new summer shades among the sea of black shadow pots you probably have swimming in your makeup drawer. The Sweet & Punch shadow is a fun color that reminds me of key limes. It’s a festive shade perfect for an outdoor lunch or lounging on a boat.

The lipsticks here are perfectly suited to the theme if a bit predictable and boring. Lazy Day is the requisite blue-based pink that only the tannest among us can pull off. Beach Bound is a frosty peach shade that is great if you’re going for a nude lip look, especially if you pair it with the sparkly peach Flurry of Fun Lipglass also in this collection. The lipsticks come in orange tubes with white conch shells and the Lipglasses have orange caps emblazoned with seahorses.

Lustre Drops make a reappearance here from the Style Warrior collection. This is a multi-purpose liquid highlighter that helps you achieve a sun-kissed look. The golden bronze Sun Rush Lustre Drops are the perfect complement to a tan while the Pink Rebel Lustre Drops help give paler skin a fresh glow. Dot on with your fingers or blend into foundation or cream blush for a pearly glow. Scorcher Nail Lacquer could very well be one of the best Nail Lacquers MAC Cosmetics has ever released. It’s the perfect coral shade to paint on your toes for the beach but bright enough that you will want to confine its use only to the summertime.

The Marine Life High-Light Powder is a pressed powder highlighter that uses shades of pink, peach, bronze, and brown to transform the surface of the powder into a work of art depicting a seahorse swimming in the ocean. The design is so beautiful that you almost don’t want to use it but the powder gives such a nice glow that you don’t feel too bad about disturbing the scene.

Eyeshadow – $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN

* Firecraker – Frosted mid-tone red orange (Veluxe Pearl)
* Humid – Intense green with shimmer (Frost)
* Sand & Sun – Light peach (Matte)
* Sweet & Punchy – Bright yellow green (Veluxe Pearl)
* Shimmermoss – Green with green pearl (Veluxe Pearl)

Eye Kohl – $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN

* Float on By – Dark green turquoise
* Rosemary & Thyme – Mid-tone olive gold with shimmer

Lipstick – $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN

* Beachbound – Sheer frosted pale peach (Glaze)
* Lazy Day – Light dirty blue pink (Lustre)
* Thrills – Rosy copper with gold pearl (Frost)
* Funbathing – Mid-tone bronzed plum (Cremesheen)

Lipglass – $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN

* Easy Lounger – Light baby pink with multi-dimensional pear
* Flurry of Fun – Sheer sparkly peach
* Splashing – Mid-tone blue pink with soft gold pearl

Lip Pencil – $13.00 US/$15.50 CDN

* Life’s a Breeze – Soft pink
* Temperature Rising – Loudmouth orange

Powder Blush – $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN

* Get-Away Bronze – Mid-tone Suntan (Frost)
* Hipness – Intense coral with soft white pearl (Frost)

High-Light Powder – $26.00 US/$32.00 CDN

* Marine Life – Multicolour pressed powder

MAC Cream Bronzer – $25.00 US/$30.00 CDN

* Beach Bronze – Golden Glow with Soft Gold Finish
* Weekend – Mid-tone deep orange brown with soft pink pearl

Luster Drops – $18.50 US/$22.50 CDN

* Pink Rebel – Blue pink with gold pearl
* Sun Rush – Peachy bronze with gold pearl

Bronzing Powder – $22.00 US/$27.00 CDN

* Golden – Muted golden tan-beige with golden shimmer
* Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish

Bronze Body Oil – $22.00 US/$27.00 CDN

* Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Nail Lacquer – $12.00 US/$14.50 CDN

* In the Buff – Muted taupe avocado (Cream)
* Scorcher – Creamy bright coral red (Cream)

Makeup Bags

* MAC To The Beach Bag – $49.50 US/$59.50 CDN
Available at MAC Stores only.

Brushes

Brush 130 – Short Duo Fibre – $38.00 US/$45.50 CDN
Brush 130 Short Duo Fibre Powder/Blush – $34.00 US/$41.00 CDN

MAC: Give Me Liberty of London Collection

Dec 11 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Accessories, MAC Cosmetics Beauty Powder, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Bags, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush

Release Date: March 11, 2010
US: March 11, 2010
International: April 2010

MAC Cosmetics Give Me Liberty of London Collection

The very latest in a series of famous M?A?Collaborations, it was only a matter of time before the demure-to-daring kaleidoscopic prints of Liberty of London coloured our world with Brit wit and bohemian chic. From the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit-and-glamour of Portobello Road, the swinging London girl has always been an unstoppable M·A·C makeup force! Spring 2010 insists on the ultimate flower fusion, with M?A?C joining forces with Liberty, creating cool Britannia compacts and Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Powder, Blush, Nail Lacquers and, of course – blushing, bountiful, quite British accessories.

The first thing about this Liberty of London inspired collection that jumps out at you is the packaging. This packaging has a bird and floral theme that is black and white in some places with splashes of color thrown in.

Frankly Fresh lipglass is a true nude lip gloss that isn’t too brown or boring. It’s more of a peachy nude that is slightly pearly and a great color for spring. This pairs well with the Peachstock Satin lipstick that is also offered. Ever Hip Cremesheen is a pretty coral lipstick that has a lot of pink to it for those who can’t pull off peach.

For the eyes, there is the Give Me Liberty of London matte pink eyeshadow as well as a repromote of Dame’s Desire from the Dame Edna collection which is a very fun frosty medium violet shade that fits in well with this collection. One of the prettiest items is the Birds & Berries Veluxe Pearl shadow. It’s a deep blue green color that is more green than blue with a bit of frost. It should come as no surprise that this, like most everything here, is limited edition. You can get almost the same shade in nail polish form in the Blue India Nail Lacquer.

There are also two makeup bags that feature the Liberty of London design. They come in small and medium sizes and have a zipper closure with a big flower pull. A rather expensive white scarf decorated with large red, orange, blue and green flowers rounds out this collection.

The items in Liberty of London do a great job of evoking imagery of London with the names and shades. The packaging is sure to start conversations while still being distinctly MAC-like.

Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)

* Birds & Berries – Frosted dark green blue (Veluxe Pearl) (LE)
* Bough Grey – Mid-tone bluish grey (Satin) (LE)
* Dame’s Desire – Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost) (LE) (Repromote)
* Free to Be – Creamy true coral (Matte) (LE)
* Give Me Liberty of London – Flat creamy pink (Matte) (LE)

Lipstick($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Blooming Lovely – Creamy greyed lilac mauve (Amplified) (LE)
* Ever Hip – Creamy light coral (Cremesheen) (LE)
* Peachstock – Neutral peach (Satin) (PRO)
* Petals & Peacocks – Creamy bright magenta pink (Amplified) (LE)

Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* A Different Groove – Deep purple brown with pearl (LE)
* English Accents – Creamy mid-tone blue pink (LE)
* Frankly – Fresh Neutral pink beige with soft pearl (LE)
* Perennial – High Style Creamy bright pink coral (LE)

Beauty Powder ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

A glossy white compact of MAC’s famous beauty powder. The lid is decorated with a flower and bird pattern created especially for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Limited edition.

* Shell Pearl – Pale peach with gold pearl (LE) (Repromote)
* Summer Rose – Soft violet pink with pearl (LE) (Repromote)

Powder Blush ($18.50 US/$22.00 CDN)

* Dirty Plum – Sheer dark plum (LE)
* Prim & Proper – Neutral nude (LE)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$14.50 CDN)

* Blue India – Dark green blue with pearl (Cream) (LE)
* Vestral White – Creamy white (Cream) (LE) (Repromote)

Makeup Bags

* Small – 8? x 2.75? x 3.5? ($22.00 US/$26.50 CDN)
* Medium – 8? x 2.75? x 5?. ($25.00 US/$31.00 CDN)

Accessories

* Liberty of London Scarf – Coral, orange, yellow and blue, wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. ($95.00 U.S. / $115.00 CDN)

MAC: Spring Colour Forecast Collection

Nov 11 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Blush Ombre, MAC Cosmetics Creations, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quads, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Plush Lash Mascara, MAC Crush Metal Pigment

Release Date: February 11, 2010

The MAC Spring Colour Forecast is a four-part collection of colors for spring 2010. Yes, that’s right: four parts. All four will be released on the same day. This collection is so big it’s almost embarrassing. If you don’t have self-control, stay away from your MAC Cosmetics counter because even the pickiest makeup wearers are bound to find several things they can’t live without. The collections are dominated by pretty pastel colors typically associated with spring such as pinks and purples with some coral and bronze thrown in for good measure. There are also two new products making their debut.

Blush ombres are very large blushes that feature different colors blending into one another. For example, Azalea Blossom starts out with lilac at the top which slowly fades into a candy pink. You are supposed to swirl your brush around the compact to mix the colors together, although it’s conceivable that you could control the ratio somewhat with the right application technique. The Ripe Peach blush ombre is the only one that looks very wearable for most people- it’s a peach and pink combination that blends together to make cheeks look coral.

Crush metal pigments are a new twist on the traditional MAC pigments. They are sold in sets of four stackable jars that are reminiscent of sample jars. The formulation is slightly chunkier and much more metallic than their predecessors. Stacked 1 features pinks and purples whereas Stacked 2 consists of neutral bronze colors. The individual colors aren’t named and none of them are exact matches for any existing pigments. As the name implies, these are quite metallic so definitely skip these if mattes look best on you.

MAC has also redesigned their eyeshadow quad packaging in time for this collection, opting for a clear lid with magnetic closure. There are also a number of pink lipsticks here such as the shimmery hot magenta Pink Burst and the more subdued Phlox. Complementary Lipglasses and eye shadows round out the collection.

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

SPRING COLOUR 1 FORECAST

Lipstick ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Bubble Gum – Light lavender pink (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
* Laugh-a-lot – Mauve pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
* Phlox – Sheer light pink (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
* Pink Burst – Clean bright pink with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

* Cultureclash – Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Electric Fuchsia – Bright violet with blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Hush, Hush – Rose Mid-tone blue with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)

* Da Bling – Pink with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
* LaLa – Mid-tone pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Rosy – Outlook Frosted baby pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Very Violet – Dark violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Crush Metal Pigment ($32.50 US/$38.50 CDN)

* Stacked 1! – Pale pink, light lilac, mid-tone rose, dark purple (Limited Edition)

Plush Lash Mascara ($13.00 US/$15.50 CDN)

* Plushblack – Black

Blush Ombre ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

* Azalea Blossom – Light cool pink (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$14.50 CDN)

* Galore Pink – Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Creations ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

* Pinkaura – Lingeringly floral, slightly foxy. Starts off green then bursts into a flowery bouquet of freesia, black violet and magnolia petals. Sashays into a rich warm amber and balmy vetiver. (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

SPRING COLOUR 2 FORECAST

Lipstick ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Colour Me – Coral Frosted light coral (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Fresh Salmon – Sheer bright pink-orange (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
* Rose Maiden – Frosted bright berry (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Victorian – Frosted light golden pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN

* Cha Cha – Mid-tone pink with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Ember Glow – Creamy light apricot (Cream) (Limited Edition)
* Kumquat – Frosty tangerine (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)

* Hot Hot – Hot Mid-tone coral (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Nanogold – Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Perky – Light salmon pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Straw Harvest – Frosty light yellow-orange (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Crush Metal Pigment: ($32.50 US/$38.50 CDN)

* Stacked 2! – Pale gilded beige, yellow gold, green gold, copper gold (Limited Edition)

Plush Lash Mascara ($13.00 US/$15.50 CDN)

* Plushblack – Black

Blush Ombre ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

* Ripe Peach – Light coral (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$14.50 CDN)

* Malibu Peach – Bright creamy tangerine (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Creations ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

* MV2 – Cool, calm, and classic. Vanilla teased with lemon, melted with lavender creme, and then given a warming shot of vanilla bourbon mixed with vanilla mousse and heliotrope. (Permanent)

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

SPRING COLOUR 3 FORECAST

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

* Hang-up – Deep berry (Cremesheen) (Permanent)
* Radicchio – Sheer mid-tone blue-mauve (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Lavender Wind – Lavender with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Purple Rage – Dark berry with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Colour 3 Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 US/$43.00 CDN)

Four limited-edition eyeshadows specially selected to complement the plum/burgundy palette of the Spring Colour 3 Forecast Collection. Featuring a square design, clear lid and magnetic closure, this marks the debut of our new eyeshadow x 4 compact.

* Black Tulip – Frosted dark grape (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Bruised Plum – Frosted mid-tone dirty mauve (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Jungle Moon – Blackened deep eggplant (Matte) (Limited Edition)
* Mink Pink – Neutral soft pink (Veluxe) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Blush Ombre ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

* Vintage Grape – Mid-tone violet pink (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$14.50 CDN)

* Imperial Splendour – Deep creamy violet (Cream) (Limited Edition)

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

SPRING COLOUR 4 FORECAST

Lipstick ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Beigeland – Frosted light pink beige (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Bronzilla – Frosted mid-tone yellow brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Almondine – Pale gold with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Gold Dust – Mid-tone copper with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 US/$43.00 CDN)

Four limited-edition eyeshadows specially selected to complement the copper and gold palette of the Spring Colour 4 Forecast Collection. Featuring a square design, clear lid and magnetic closure, this marks the debut of our new eyeshadow x 4 compact.

* Aztec Brick – Frosted true copper (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Creole Beauty – Frosted dark golden brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Flip – Bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Manila – Paper Pale frosted white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Blush Ombre ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

* Springshine – Neutral suntan (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$14.50 CDN)

* Abalone Shell – Light creamy warm beige (Cream) (Limited Edition)

MAC in Lillyland Collection

Oct 07 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Cremeblend Blush, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipgelee, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brushes, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot, MAC Cosmetics Pearlmatte Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Pearlmatte Face Powder, MAC Cosmetics Technakohl Liner

Release Date: January 7th, 2010

MAC Cosmetics MAC in Lillyland Collection

MAC in Lillyland is a Lilly Pulitzer inspired collection that features bright, bold colors reminiscent of the shades you might see on Florida socialites. The timing of this release is either odd or genius depending on how you look at it. Most of the colors scream “spring”, but then again, thoughts of spring are very uplifting in the middle of a dreary winter. These fun colors are a great way to combat the winter blues and will still get plenty of use come spring and summer.

The Pearlmatte Face Powder is one of the more interesting offerings in Lillyland. This pressed powder features a floral design with four colors that can be used alone or blended together to give a soft bronze look. It gives your skin a faint pearlish sheen without being over-the-top glimmery. The Pearlmatte Eye Shadow follows a similar concept, with separate shades of white, pink, and green in a pretty flower design that can be swirled together for a soft pearl finish or used separately. The four Lip Gelees in this collection are enhanced with pearlized glitter. The glitter can be appear prominent with a heavy application but a lighter hand can give a soft pearl finish. The glitter isn’t big or heavy enough to feel gritty on your lips. Lush & Bright is a peachy pink color that is very pigmented as far as Lipgelees go. It’s a bright coral with pink shimmer that is perfect for layering over some of your more boring shades of lipstick to help brighten them.

Cremeblend blushes are soft, creamy blushes that are perfect for drier skin. They are very easy to blend so don’t shy away from them if you’ve never used cream blush before. So Sweet, So Easy is a very muted baby pink that is perfect for very pale skin tones but way too soft to be noticeable on those with darker skin. The Joie-de-Vivre blush is perhaps the best item in the entire collection- a coral color that would look great on anyone and lends a natural flush to the cheeks.

All in all, MAC in Lillyland is a well-rounded collection that can be worn in any season so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Lipgelee ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Lush & Bright – Bright pink yellow-coral with pink pearl (LE)
* Preppy – Blue-pink with pink pearl (LE)
* Resort Life – Off-white with pink pearl (LE)
* Shift to Pink – Light violet with silver pearl (LE)

Paint Pot ($16.50 US/$19.00 CDN)

* Bare Study – Soft beige with gold pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
* Fresco Rose – Pink with matching pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
* Rubenesque – Golden peach with gold pearl (Frost) (Permanent)

Technakohl Liner ($14.50 US/$17.00 CDN)

* Graphblack – Rich graphic black (Permanent)
* Purple Dash – Intense aubergine (Permanent)

Pearlmatte Eyeshadow ($19.50 US/$25.50 CDN)

* White, Green and Pink – Three shades in a flower pattern (LE)

Pearlmatte Face Powder ($27.50 US/$32.50 CDN)

* Neutrals – Four shades in a flower pattern (LE)

Cremeblend Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

* Florida – Bright fuchsia (LE)
* Joie-de-Vivre – Peachy coral (LE)
* Optimistic – Orange Bright coral (LE)
* So Sweet, So Easy – Light yellow pink (LE)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$15.50 CDN)

* Coconut Ice – Light yellow peach pink (Cream) (LE)
* Steamy – Hot ‘n Steamy pink (Cream) (Permanent)

Brushes

* 168 (Permanent)
* 239 (Permanent)

MAC: Love Lace Collection

Sep 26 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics Eye Brows, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Kohl Power Eye Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Lashes, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Zoom Lash Mascara, MAC Cosmetics-Eye Kohl

Release Date: December 26, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

Every couturier has forever had a fascination with the mysterious and alluring qualities of Lace. From Evita to Marlene Dietrich to some of the best-dressed of our red-carpet modern screen stars, it’s a long love affair. This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue. Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favourite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger. If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

Lipstick

* Intricate – Frosted cool icy taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Pretty Please – Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)

Lipglass

* Icescape – Sheer pale pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Utterly Discrete – Sheer frosted cool icy mauve (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow

* Hypnotizing – Frosted grey mauve (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Love Lace – Frosted mid-tone greyish blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Pincurl – Dusty white (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Suave Intentions – Light frosted silver blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

* Feline – Rich black (Limited Edition)
* Raven – Intense red with black pearl (Limited Edition)
* Sense of Style – Blackened deep marine blue (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl

* Fascinating (Permanent)

Zoom Lash

* Zoomblack (Permanent)

Eye Brows

* Stud (Permanent)

Lashes

* #44 (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer

* Light Affair – Creamy pale grey taupe (Cream) (Limited Edition)

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MAC: Warm and Cozy Collection

Sep 09 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics Care Blends Essential Oils, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lip Conditioner Stick SPF15, MAC Cosmetics Lip Conditioner Tube, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Face and Body Lotion, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Shadestick, MAC Cosmetics Tinted Lip Conditioner

Release Date: December 9, 2009

A fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing. Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add MAC signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, a new permanent product, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

MAC Warm & Cozy features many of the colors that you might expect a winter collection to carry: darker shades and neutrals with color names evocative of cuddling up by a warm fire such as Mulled Cider eyeshadow and Warm Me Up lipstick. Part of the fun of winter makeup is getting away with darker shades that you might not be able to pull off during the rest of the year, and from that standpoint this collection does not disappoint.

Warm Me Up Amplified lipstick is a particularly noteworthy shade. It is a great warm pink color that is perfect for everyday wear. It somehow always happens that the best shades turn out to be limited edition and this is no exception. It’s a color that will look great on nearly everyone so grab a few if you really like it.

There are two shades of MAC’s ever-popular Mineralize Skinfinish: Comfort and By Candlelight. By Candlelight is a soft pink color that makes a great highlighter on the cheekbones. You can also use it lightly on your entire face for a pretty all-over natural glow. It is much prettier in person than the description implies.

The Close for Comfort Tinted Lip Conditioner is another great everyday color that gives lips a hint of color without looking overdone. I only wish they would have made it in stick formula for neater application. The Two Tinted Lip Conditioners plus the Lip Conditioner tube and stick in this collection arrive just in time for dry, chapped winter lips.

A new offering is the Care Blends Essentials Oils. These oils are designed to hydrate skin while relaxing your senses. The Sweet Orange + Lavender variety is particularly lovely. You only need to use a small amount, rub it into your skin before you apply foundation, and the result is very soft, dewy skin and a pleasant, uplifting fragrance.

Warm & Cozy is a large collection filled with such a great range of colors that everyone will be able to find something that lights their fire.

Lipstick

* Siss – Muted golden beige (Satin) (Permanent)
* Spiced Tea – Warmed bronze brown (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
* Warm Me Up – Creamy mid-tone neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass

* 2N – Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* 3N – Neutral brown with gold and pink pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Feeling – Dreamy Pale neutral pink with pink pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Light That Fire! – Mid-tone burnt coral with pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Tinted Lip Conditioner

* Close for Comfort – Pinkish brown (Limited Edition)
* Feelin’ Good – Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Lip Conditioner Tube

Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15

Eyeshadow

* Chamomile – Creamy pale yellow (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Embark – Deep rich brown-black (Matte) (Permanent)
* Milled Cider – Dark warm brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Modelette – Mid-tone warm camel (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Shadestick

* Cuddle – Frosted light golden yellow (Limited Edition)
* Nurture – Frosted pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
* Relaxed – Frosted dark chocolate brown (Limited Edition)
* Warm & Cozy – Frosted burnt amber with red and gold pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish

* By Candlelight – Golden pink (Limited Edition)
* Comfort – Golden bronze (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer

* Blissed Out – Creamy light nude (Limited Edition)
* Dim the Lights – Creamy warm dark chocolate (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Face & Body Lotion (Permanent)

Care Blends Essential Oils (Permanent at MAC Stores)

* Grapefruit + Chamomile
* Sweet Orange + Lavender

MAC: Magic, Mirth and Mischief! Collection

Jul 15 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Cremesheen Glass, MAC Cosmetics Dazzleglass, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Bags, MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brushes, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Blush, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo, MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, MAC Cosmetics Pro Lash Mascara, MAC Cosmetics Softsparkle Eye Pencil

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.


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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!

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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)

* 168SE
* 187SE
* 209SE
* 219SE
* 252SE

Wave of a Wand Sweep and Define Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)

* 129SE
* 190SE
* 212SE
* 227SE
* 275SE

Morning, Noon, & Knight Everything Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)

* 194SE
* 204SE
* 224SE
* 266SE
* 275SE

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: 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: 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

MAC: Pure Collection

Release Date: March 1999

MAC’s Pure Collection presents some gorgeous, ethereal-like shades that seem to reflect the delicate chill of early Spring – perfect for a March limited edition collection release.

This collection will be available while supplies last. But don’t fret; some of the shades are permanent shades in the MAC Cosmetics regularly available shade list. Hush and Vex eyeshadow will be available in the future, so don’t stress it when considering whether to purchase these colors.

Speaking of Hush, this eyeshadow is a gorgeous option to use a highlight color for any eye makeup look using cool colors. Hush is a soft, pinky peach shade. To me, it looks mostly like a frosty pale pink with a bit of added warmth to it (it leans more to the pinky peach side as opposed to the pinky purplish side like many other pale pink shades). I like to use Hush as my final eyeshadow color just below the brow to highlight the brow bone. I also blend in a little in the middle of my eyelid after I’ve applied my other eyeshadow shades. This gives a nice sheen to my look and acts as a highlighter for areas where I want light to reflect. The shade has a frost finish, so in my opinion, you don’t want to over do it with this shade. A little goes a long way.

The same can be said for the Cream Colour Base in Hush. It makes an excellent facial highlighter. In face, all of the Cream Color Bases from Pure are excellent choices if you want to create an iridescent sheen finish for your skin.

With gentle overlays of frost, sheer washes of cold color, iridescent glows, the palest of pastels and winter-turned-spring veils of color, this MAC collection captures the essence of any early Spring chill. The entire collection is gorgeous and perfectly on trend for the upcoming 1999 Spring season.

LIPSTICK

Gliss – Golden peach glaze
Hue – Pale sheer and soft pink
Hush – Pale sheer peach
Isis – Cool taupe glaze with an overcast of silver and aqua
Kool – Pale sheer lavender
Ozone – Pale silver-white glaze

EYESHADOW

Chill – Luminous satin cool white
Hush – Pale peach frost with pearl
Krisp – Pale luminous frost cool white
Vex – Pale green and greyed frost with pearl

CREAM COLOUR BASE

Hush – Pale peach frost
Kool – Pale muted lavender mauve frost with a white violet pearl
Luna – Pale luminous cool frosted white
Tint – Soft muted mocha with a pale golden pearl

NAIL LACQUER

Gloss – Gloss nail lacquer is made to match Gloss Lipstick
Hush – Hush nail lacquer is made to match Hush Eyeshadow and Cream Colour Base
Kool – Lavender mauve shade made to match Kool Cream Colour Base
Ozone – Silvery white. Created to match Ozone Lipstick



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