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MAC Coupon Code: LASH510

Apr 28 2010 | Categories: Coupon, Promo & Discount Codes, Eye Makeup, Featured Posts, Free MAC Cosmetics Makeup Samples, Free Makeup Samples, Free Makeup Samples with Free Shipping, Free Makeup Samples without Surveys or Participation, Free Mascara Samples, Free Offers, Free Shipping Coupon Codes, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras, MAC Cosmetics Zoom Lash Mascara, Mascara | Reviews & Makeup Tips

Here is the newest coupon code for a free sample of MAC Cosmetics Zoom Lash mascara with any purchase. You will also get free shipping on your order. Just enter promotional code LASH510 at checkout at maccosmetics.com. Keep in mind that these offers expire after a period of time. We’ll update this post if we find out the exact expiration date. Enjoy! :)

MAC: Haute & Naughty Lash Collection

Apr 28 2010 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras

Release Date: June 28th, 2010 (Nordstrom.com & maccosmetics.com)
August 19th (Nordstrom stores)
September 16th (Everywhere else)
October 2010 (International)

MAC Cosmetics Haute and Naughty Lash Collection

Leading the kind of double life that doesn’t land you in the tabloids is easy with Haute & Naughty Lash. So smart with its two-in-one dual wiper system, you choose if you want defined lashes for day, or instantly combed volume for evening. Use the small orifice for a natural end look. the large orifice for major drama, all-in-one!

First at MAC, this innovative, unique, double-duty development is the clever new way to customize lashes… select and shimmy brush from root to tip for desired effect.

State-of-the-art conditioning and hydrating formula prevents parching, flake-outs. A one-for-all winner!

Haute & Naughty Lash ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

* Haute & Naughty Black

MAC Cosmetics Haute and Naughty Lash Collection

How to Apply Eyeshadow

Apr 15 2010 | Categories: Beauty Tips, Eye Makeup, How to Apply Makeup, MAC Cosmetics Cream Colour Base, MAC Cosmetics Eye Glass, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadows, MAC Cosmetics for Eyes, MAC Cosmetics Glitter, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Paint, MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot, MAC Cosmetics Pearlizer Sheer Pigment, MAC Cosmetics Pigment, MAC Cosmetics Primers, MAC Cosmetics Shadestick, Makeup Tips, Natural Makeup Looks

[See the rest of our How to Apply Makeup series for beginners.]

Eyeshadow is a great way to emphasize your eyes and create some really pretty looks. Most shadows come in powder format in little pots without any instructions. With so many different colors and brushes, it can be difficult to know where to start when applying eyeshadow. Since this “how-to” is part of our beginner’s How to Apply Makeup series, this is a basic routine for an everyday eyeshadow look. We have instructions on more advanced looks on our eye makeup page.

1. You will need a minimum of three colors to achieve a pretty eyeshadow look. Choose three shades in the same color family: one very sheer, one with a medium tone, and one dark color.

MAC Neutrals
Creative Commons License photo credit: Jacklyn DL

2. Begin with the sheer shade. This will be used as a wash over the entire eyelid. Neutrals are best for this purpose. Sweep the color over the entire eyelid all the way to your brows using a flat eyeshadow brush.

3. Next use the medium shade. Apply it only to the lid using a tapered brush and stop when you reach the crease. This color should fill the space between your lash line and the crease.

4. Finally, use the darkest color. This color should be applied sparingly. Remember, you can always add more but if you start out with too much, your look will be ruined. Using an angled brush, apply this color into the crease and then extend it slightly past the outer corner of your eye using a light sweeping motion.

5. Blend, blend, and blend some more. This is the most important step to achieving a natural look. Use a big, soft blending brush and brush in an outward motion from the inside corner toward the outside corner of each eye.

6. To tie the whole look together, you can take the darkest color and use it to line your lower lash line. A wet eyeliner brush can transform dark eyeshadow into a great eyeliner.

How to Apply Pencil Eyeliner

Mar 08 2010 | Categories: Eye Makeup, How to Apply Makeup, MAC Cosmetics Creme Liner, MAC Cosmetics Eye Liners, MAC Cosmetics Eye Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Fluidline, MAC Cosmetics Glitter Eye Liner, MAC Cosmetics Kohl Power Eye Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Liquid Eye Liner, MAC Cosmetics Liquidlast Liner, MAC Cosmetics Powerpoint Eye Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Softsparkle Eye Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Technakohl Liner, MAC Cosmetics-Eye Kohl, Makeup Tips

[See the rest of our How to Apply Makeup series for beginners.]

Learning how to apply eyeliner is an essential step in pulling your look together. Properly applied eyeliner can help define your eyes and give a polished look. However, if you’re not careful, it can easily transform your appearance from classy to trashy. Here are instructions on how to apply pencil eyeliner for a pretty, natural look:

1. Color selection plays a big role in the final outcome. For everyday looks, brown is the most natural color for most people. However, if your hair is very dark, you can get away with black. Charcoal is another nice, universal option. If your eyes are green, a dark plum will make them pop.

2. Begin with the upper lid and a sharpened pencil. You need a heavier hand and a sharper tip for the upper lid. After using the pencil on your upper lids, the tip will soften a bit, making it perfect for lining the lower lid. If your pencil is very hard or waxy, warm it slightly with your fingers or hot water so it will glide better.

Vanity
Creative Commons License photo credit: Green Heat

3. Place the tip at the inner corner of your upper eyelid as close to the lash line as possible. Begin where your eyelashes begin or about one-fourth of the way in. Follow the lash line with the pencil all the way to the outer corner. As you reach the outer corner, you can press harder to make the line a little darker and thicker as it goes out.

4. Repeat this process on the lash line underneath the eye, but use a much lighter touch and work from the outside in. Remember the line should be thickest at the outside so gently lighten your touch as you work inward. Stop about three-fourths of the way toward your nose. Then grab a cotton swab and use it to lightly blend the line, starting from the inner corner and working outward, so that it looks more like a shadow than an obvious line.

5. You can connect the top and bottom lines on the outer corner of the eye, but don’t do this on the inner corners or it will make your eyes appear smaller. Regardless of how much eyeliner you apply, be sure it is even and blended – not rough and jagged. You can use an small, angled flat brush to smooth out any problem areas.

MAC: Opulash Collection

Feb 27 2010 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras, MAC Cosmetics Opulash Mascara, Mascara | Reviews & Makeup Tips

Release Date: May 27, 2010 (in stores)
International: June 2010

MAC Cosmetics Opulash Collection

THE BIGGEST, BADDEST, BOUFFANT LASHES EVER ARE MAKING NOISE WITH THEIR SEXY SWEEP… the most extremevolumization ever seen! Just like going to your hairdresser for the boldest Barbarella blowout you’d ever dare to wear, Opulash creates aesthetic extremes when it gets going, for a dramatic end look. It’s all in the brush: enlarged and engineered to grab roots, lift, hold, replicate, exaggerate, and build-out like an architect intent on astounding with structural sleight-of-hand. Pick up the brush – see it volumize and curl – and you’ll know the difference. Large diameter backs you up, tapered front tip makes inner corners sleeker to reach. Needless to say, no clumping or Spider-Woman Syndrome. Superlative separation, sublime innovation: Everything a M•A•C Artist lives for!

It seems that makeup companies are always coming out with new mascaras, each one claiming to be make lashes bigger, longer, and bolder than before. Many of us end up trying all of them because it can be difficult to find a good mascara. Many are misses right off the bat whereas others work well at first before somehow dropping in performance and being relegated to the back of the makeup drawer while we seek out the next big thing in mascara. Could MAC’s new Opulash be The One?

Opulash promises extreme volume and high drama. This mascara is specially formulated to create curl as well, which is not something you can find in most mascaras. They have also put a lot of effort into designing the brush, which is very fat and full on the bottom and more tapered at the top for reaching the corners.

As far as mascaras go, MAC Cosmetics does not have the best track record. It is perplexing how their mascaras fall so short when most of their other cosmetics are top quality. This is MAC’s latest attempt to prove to us that they can, in fact, create a very good mascara. Opulash is MAC’s answer to the very popular Diorshow. It is offered in only one color, “Bad, Bad Black”. To create the most dramatic lashes ever, black is really the only color that will do the job so MAC is keeping true to the theme here.

With Opulash, MAC has definitely created a winner. MAC does deliver on its promises as this mascara makes lashes look very full and long. While no mascara ever seems to make your lashes look just like the ads, this one does do a great job at everything it sets out to do. It also lasts much longer than any of MAC’s previous mascaras and is great at separating lashes as well. Finally the MAC makeup line has come up with a mascara that is sure to have legions of loyalists!

Opulash ($13.00 US/$15.50 CDN)

* Bad, Bad Black – Black

MAC Cosmetics Opulash Mascara

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 Coupon Code: LASH310

Feb 22 2010 | Categories: Coupon, Promo & Discount Codes, Eye Makeup, Free MAC Cosmetics Makeup Samples, Free Shipping Coupon Codes, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras, MAC Cosmetics Zoom Lash Mascara, Mascara | Reviews & Makeup Tips

Another MAC Cosmetics coupon code for a free sample of MAC’s popular Zoomlash Mascara. Enter code LASH310 when checking out at maccosmetics.com and you will get a free sample of Zoomlash added to your order. You’ll also get free shipping! Yay!

MAC Coupon Code: LASH210

Feb 01 2010 | Categories: Coupon, Promo & Discount Codes, Free Beauty Samples, Free MAC Cosmetics Makeup Samples, Free Makeup Samples, Free Mascara Samples, Free Offers, Free Shipping Coupon Codes, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras, MAC Cosmetics Zoom Lash Mascara, Mascara | Reviews & Makeup Tips

Get free standard shipping on your next order plus a free sample of MAC’s Free Zoomlash Mascara with any purchase. Enter coupon code LASH210 at checkout at maccosmetics.com.

MAC: Pret a Papier Collection

Jan 22 2010 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Chromagraphic Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Impeccable Brow Pencil, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Blush, MAC Cosmetics Sheertone Blush, MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Lash

Release Date: April 22, 2010
International: May 2010

MAC Cosmetics Pret a Papier Collection

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: Prep for Colour Collection

Jan 01 2010 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime Face Protect SPF50, MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF35/pa+++, MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime Skin Brightening Serum, MAC Cosmetics Primers

Release Date: April 1, 2010 (previously April 8, 2010)
Japan: February 25, 2010
International: April 2010

MAC Cosmetics Prep for Colour Collection

Artists use watercolor, oil, chalk, pastel, pencil, ink. We use makeup. Both require a bold vision and a perfectly primed canvas to start. New innovations to ensure the Artist’s idyll is perfectly realized: Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum evens out any skin tone, Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 helps stop future damage with ultimate determination, and for M·A·C Asia, Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ blurs visible skin imperfections and helps block harmful rays. The state-of-the-art way to prepare skin for a flawless makeup application. Prep for Colour helps every skin type become a modern masterpiece.

MAC’s Prep for Colour is a collection of products that aim to transform your face into a blank canvas on which you can create your makeup masterpiece. Before you can create a particular look, it’s helpful to begin with great skin. That’s where Prep for Colour comes in.

The Prep + Prime line of products gives everyone a good starting point. Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum contains natural antioxidants that help your skin to be as healthy as possible and fight off damage from the sun and environment. It also plumps the skin for a healthy glow and leaves it feeling quenched and looking brighter.

There is also an SPF 50 sunblock called Prep + Prime Face Protect. MAC is also releasing an Asian exclusive product called Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ which is a tinted primer that also acts as a heavy duty sunblock and is available in three shades that correct skin problems such as redness and dull skin.

Prep for Colour also features three brown eyeshadows including the reappearance of the highly coveted Hey shadow from Fafi. This Veluxe Pearl beige is a great brown for warm skin tones. Those with cooler undertones might fare better with the ashy brown Prepped for Glamour.

There is also a lipglass and although it doesn’t necessarily fit in with the rest of the theme, it is definitely a great way to complete your look. It’s called Just Add Colour and is a frosty fuchsia.

Prep for Colour is a great line of basics you can use to build whatever look you desire.

Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.00)

* Hey – Warm mid-tone beige (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Prepped for Glamour – Ashy/dirty brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Sorcery – Reddish mid-tone brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Just Add Colour – Fuchsia pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum ($40.00 US/$48.00 CDN)

A serum formulated to instantly brighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate the skin while providing a plumper, more evenly toned finish to the complexion. Natural antioxidants help to strengthen the skin against UV-related damage, while M·A·C Charged Water ensures deep, long-lasting hydration. Everywhere except Asia.

Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 ($30.00 US/$36.50 CDN)
Everywhere except Asia.

Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ ($30.00 US/$36.50 CDN)

A tinted skin primer formulated with soft-focus powders to help even out skin tone and add radiance. Lightweight and invisible, it goes on under foundation or powder for a naturally perfect look and subtle glow. Helps protect against pollution and UV rays. Available in three tints: Illuminate adds radiance to a sallow complexion; Neutralize calms a red, blotchy complexion; and Adjust brightens dull skin. Fragrance free. Asia exclusive.

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 the Studio Collection

Sep 26 2009 | Categories: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Collections, MAC Cosmetics Mascaras, MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix, MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Lash, Mascara | Reviews & Makeup Tips

Release Date: December 26, 2009

MAC Cosmetics In the Studio Collection

Dramatic, daring Lashes have been a chic and urbane part of the modern Artist’s persona since Edie and friends made it all happen Downtown, on block-print canvas or grainy 16-millimetre film. Multi-media, counter-culture, the ultimate cool. In The Studio is the epitome of the look updated, featuring new Studio Fix Lash in Black Fix or Studio Brown, with the latest thermoplastic synth-rubber moulded brush, designed to kill clump as it separates lashes. The perfect complement? Studio Fix Powder, a powder and foundation-in-one, combining complete coverage with ease of application, goes on dry with a matte, velvety texture. Silica keeps the matte flat and absorbs oil, and talc smoothes it out. Go for the bold stroke, as they do In The Studio.

-MAC

MAC In the Studio is a very small collection that features Studio Fix Lash and Studio Fix Powder. Absent is the lavish launch and attention-drawing publicity of most MAC collections. That doesn’t minimize the importance of this collection, however. It’s not clever or cute but it does deliver very useful and well-made products.

Studio Fix Lash is the newest mascara in MAC’s line and will become part of the permanent collection. What sets it apart is a rubber brush like the one found on YSL Everlong. The official writeup from MAC claims this mascara won’t clump. I’m always skeptical of such promises because mascara always tends to clump on me after a while. After trying the Studio Fix Lash in Black Fix, I’m pleased to say that this product really does deliver. It only clumped slightly but it was nothing my metal lash comb couldn’t fix. It does separate well and lengthen but the look is fairly natural. This won’t give you dramatic lashes that look fake but gives lashes plenty of oomph for every day.

Once again, this is a very small collection. Besides the Studio Fix Lash, there is only one other item: Studio Fix Powder. This is a foundation and powder in one. It applies like a powder but has more coverage and gives a matte finish. It gives great coverage but I found that it looks even better when applied with a kabuki brush. Girls with oily skin are going to love the finish of this and its convenience- the matte finish means you don’t have to use a separate powder to set it like other foundations. The best part is that you won’t have to be that girl who keeps pulling out her mirror to check her makeup because this foundation is designed to last for up to eight hours.

Studio Fix Lash

Black Fix – Black
Studio Brown – Brown

Studio Fix

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MAC Cosmetics In the Studio Collection

MAC Cosmetics In the Studio Collection

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)

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

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


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