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MAC Cosmetics is one of the most popular cosmetics companies in the world.
The posts below contain details of the latest (and upcoming!) MAC limited edition color collections as well as reviews on individual MAC makeup products. We also post the latest MAC Cosmetics coupon codes and discounts.
Learn more about MAC’s background and history.
Learn about MAC PRO, and if you can become a member.
Also, check out our MAC Cosmetics Shade Guide for help with finding your correct shade of foundation, powder or concealer.
Win a MAC Cosmetics Lipstick and Lipglass!
Our next giveaway is underway! Win a gorgeous MAC Lipstick AND a MAC Lipglass in the shades of your choice! One lucky winner will get both products – two of our very favorites from the MAC product list. They’re especially great when worn together, but can also be used alone depending on the look you’re going for.
So, be sure to enter. You don’t want to miss this one. :)
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Get MAC Cosmetics Samples! UK Residents Only
UK peeps, I bet you feel special. This MAC Cosmetics sample offer is good for you guys only. This offer does require participation by those who decide to sign up for it. Usually, it’s some kind of survey or something. But either way, MAC products can be hard to find for free, so this is a great chance to get some. Hope you enjoy it!
MAC Cosmetics Lipglass Giveaway!
Another MAC Lipglass is up for grabs in this product giveaway! This time, the winner gets to pick the shade of their choice from the available colors on the MAC website. MAC’s lipglass is one of their most popular, versatile products. With multiple ways to enter, this giveaway is a no brainer. Enter when you have a minute. It’s easy peasy!
Get a Free MAC Cosmetics Pigment! October MAC Giveaway…
Another giveaway is under way. This one is for a full-sized MAC Cosmetics Pigment in the shade of your choice. The winner can pick their own shade right from the MAC website.
Pigments are one of our all time favorite MAC Cosmetics products. Use it on your eyelids, cheeks, face, shoulders, collarbone, arms, wherever!
This giveaway ends on the 31st at midnight, EST. You can enter a whole bunch of ways. Each one is listed below. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!
Good luck to everyone!
Win a Free MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in This Giveaway!
The girls over at FreeMakeup&BeautySamples.com are hosting a giveaway for a MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Oyster Girl (one of my FAV shades). This shade is a must-own color for sure. This is their first giveaway, so the number of entrants is bound to be lower.. which means YOU have a much better chance of winning! Entering is super easy. Just follow the instructions below! Good luck everyone :)
MAC: Primed For Perfection Collection
Release Date: April 7th, 2011
International Release Date: April 2011
MAC has long been known for their Prep + Prime Eye formulas. They are adding to their expertise two new products with their Primed for Perfection Collection. There is the Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye and the Prep + Prime Highlighter.
Both are meant to add diversity to an already great product line by perfecting the skin for concealer application. The formulas are specifically designed for the delicate eye area. I know that I end up with dark circles under my eyes quite often and anything MAC can to do help in that area I am grateful for. The Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye is supposed to really help reduce puffiness under the eyes not just immediately but long term as well. It is lightweight so you don’t end up looking like you have layers of makeup caked on after your concealer. I might try the vibrancy eye without concealer just to see what improvements it makes on my eyes.
I am really excited about the Highlighter as it can be used under concealer and as a touch up over concealer throughout the day and evening. It works like a click pen so it is easy to take on the go. The pen feature also allows you to really target the areas you want to luminate with precision. The Highlighter comes in three tones. I am excited about the light shell pink as I think it will work with my skin tone well.
Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye – A lightweight, quick fix and long term solution for puffy, tired-looking eyes
Prep + Prime Highlighter
Light Boost – Soft yellow cream
Bright Forecast – Mid-tone peachy coral
Radiant Rose – Light shell pink
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.
A Review of Chanel Vitalumiere
As a woman, I am always on the look-out for a quality foundation that gives my skin all of the benefits that I need to have the most beautiful and perfect skin possible. Searching through hundreds of products that line the shelves, I came across Chanel Vitalumiere, and instantly knew that I had finally found a product that was worth spending money on. Not only that, but I knew that Chanel is a name that I can rely on for high quality.
No one has perfect skin, especially not me. I constantly am fighting those pesky little zits and blemishes that appear on my face, as I know almost every other woman out there faces as well. Well luckily this product can help with just about all of these problems. This foundation seems to glide on evenly and smoothly, as it seems to erase all of my imperfections and gives me the radiant skin that I have always wanted.
Chanel Cosmetics Vitalumiere boasts the ability to give you youthful looking skin as its anti-fatigue formula wakes up your face, allowing that radiance to shine through. As we age, our skin’s radiance becomes dull giving our skin the appearance of being older than it actually is. However, we can fight this with products such as this foundation. It contains spf 15, which is beneficial everyday for blocking the harmful UVA/UVB rays that we are constantly exposed to.
So, the search is over for the perfect foundation. Chanel continues to create the highest quality products and lines, and the quality is evident once you try one of them. I have been so happy with this product, and I know that my satisfaction will be equaled by anyone who also buys and tries this foundation. Trust me, your skin will thank you for it!
Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay – A Review
Having the same eye shadow on your evening date and your friend’s pool party isn’t really the best idea. It’s like wearing the same outfit from work straight to the night club. The variety of colors and techniques you use on your makeup will not only make you more interesting, they’ll also help you stand out. Urban Decay Cosmetics launched the Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette that comes with four shades and a miniature lip gloss that can help you achieve different looks to last for a whole week. The makeup palette is available starting in April 2011 and is priced at $32. You can get it at urbandecay.com, Sephora.com and Sephora stores, Ulta.com or Macy’s.
With the Rollergirl Eye Shadow Palette, you get a set of four shades plus an additional lip gloss and eye liner. You can easily do your own mix and match from the stunning colors that create unique combos for varying looks.
Overall, this mini makeup palette is a great choice if you want some great neutrals (plus a touch of fun in the hot pink Woodstock shadow). But, sometimes neutrals are best if they are hand picked to really coordinate with your skin tone. On the plus side, this palette could be a great option for a less intense smokey eye look. The only other drawback in my opinion is that the colors do have quite a bit of frost in them. Sometimes I get a little tired of this look and want something with more of a subtle sheen rather than a full on frost finish. But, all in all, for many, this palette is a great, go-to, everyday collection of products.
Eye Makeup Tips and Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes
Once you know the best techniques for applying eye makeup, the next challenge comes in determining the best shades for your eye color, skin tone and overall coloring. For those blue eyed girls among us, here are a few eye makeup shade selection tips:
First off, always remember this little rule. Colors are complimented best by shades that are opposite from them on the color wheel. For instance, blues and violets are complimented well by yellows and oranges. With eye makeup for blue eyes, this doesn’t mean you need to bust out bright orange or yellow eyeshadow, however. It does mean that you incorporate those shades into your choices of color families. The yellow and orange color families in the eye makeup world include a whole slew of colors including gorgeous golds, bronzes, peaches and tans. Eyeshadow shades from these colors families will help make blue eyes stand out. If you have bluish-violet eyes, try a nice gold shade, like Goldmine powder eyeshadow from MAC. If you have more of a greyish blue eye, try a bronze color such as MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Amber Lights. As a general rule, chocolate brown, beige, bronze and gold will work very well for blue eyes.
photo credit: Gl00P
You’ll also want to take your skin’s undertone into account. For example, let’s say you’re considering trying a light brown eyeshadow shade. If your skin is on the cooler side, choose a cooler version of brown like MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Era. If you have warmer skin, you can pull off a warmer version of brown, such as MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Soba. Soba and Era are very close in color depth, but Soba is a warmer version than the other. If you have very light skin or very dark skin, you will probably be looking for a very dark chocolate brown or a very light beige shade as opposed to just a light brown. You should start with the basic general shade based on your eye color and skin depth, and then try to find a version of that color that compliments your overall warm or cool undertone.
You can also experiment with various shades of eyeshadow for blue eyes by visiting a makeup counter. This will give you the chance to try dozens of shades and get eye makeup tips for blue eyes in person based on your individual eye shade and coloring.
Stay tuned! We have eye makeup tips coming for green eyes, brown eyes and hazel eyes! xo
Stila Cosmetics Promotion – Free Full Sized Stila Mascara
Starting today, Stila is running a promo for a free full sized Major Lash Mascara by Stila plus free shipping on your entire order with any purchase of $40 or more. To get this deal, simply visit this page and then enter code SUMMER11 at checkout. The offer is only good from today until this Friday (April 15, 2011), so act quick if you want to try this Stila Cosmetics mascara.
Get a Free MAC Cosmetics Lipstick with the Back to MAC Program
Although the program has been around for years, many shoppers aren’t aware of MAC’s ongoing Back to MAC program. This program helps protect the environment by promoting the recycling of used makeup compacts and containers. MAC customers can bring in six empty MAC makeup containers in exchange for one new MAC lipstick (excluding Viva Glam Lipsticks). The old makeup compact get recycled and you get free makeup product as a reward.
To get your free lipstick, you simply need to bring in six empty makeup containers to any MAC Cosmetics counter or to a MAC freestanding store. Or, you can submit your info here and send your containers in by mail. On occasion, MAC freestanding stores will also let you choose an eyeshadow in the place of a lipstick if you would prefer.
The empty container must be one of the following qualifying containers:
Eye Shadow Container/Pot
Cream Colour Base Compact
Liquid Liner Tube
Foundation Bottle Jar
Get a Free Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss
Love Victoria’s Secret lip glosses? You’ll definitely want to get this freebie! This promo is only good until May 4, 2011 and is redeemable in stores only. Just print out this coupon and bring it in to any participating Victoria’s Secret store to get a free full sized Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with your purchase. Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glosses are perfect for spring and summer since they come in fun, bright shades and yummy flavors. Get yours today.
MAC: Bronze Everyday Collection
Release Date: April 7, 2011
International Release Date: April, 2011
Summer is almost here and it is time to get your bronze on. Thanks to MAC’s collection Bronze Everyday, we can get the all over glow of sun-kissed skin without the risk of exposure to sun or tanning beds.
In the era we live in knowing all we know about the importance of taking care of our skin and the damage sun can do to it, I am so grateful for MAC. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am not naturally bronzed and need all of the help I can get. This collection provides bronzing products for every area of the body from head to toe.
The Bronzing Powder comes in four shades to cover every skin tone. Two of the shades, Golden and Bronze, offer a shimmer for those of you who like a little extra sparkle in your skin.
I think I am most excited about the Skinsheen Leg Spray. My legs are somehow a lighter color than the rest of my body. The Skinsheen Leg Spray is supposed to go on evenly and not leave those obnoxious orange streaks all over from application. While this product has been available in the past, I have never used it so I am looking forward to trying it.
All five of the products in this collection are either permanent or will be made permanent as of the collection release date. It is always nice to know if you love a product it won’t be going anywhere.
Free Bobbi Brown Eye Liner, Lip Gloss and Eyeshadow Coupon Codes
From now until 6/24/2011, get a free full sized product of your choice of the following plus free shipping with any $65 purchase at Bobbibrown.com:
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Mahogany Ink (enter coupon code GEL44)
Bobbi Brown Naked Rich Color Lip Gloss (enter code RICH44)
Bobbi Brown Soft Peach Eyeshadow (enter code PEACH44)
Enter the code of your choice at checkout at Bobbibrown.com to get your free product and free shipping on your entire order. Enjoy!