Friday, August 7, 2009

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Promo Pics

Artistic License, Graphblack, Full of Fuchsia, Obviously Orange, Colour Matters

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

U.S. Launch Date: August 20th, 2009
International Launch Date: September 2009

Everything we do at MAC is built around the idea that anything is possible when self-expression is honored, exalted, allowed to rise to its ultimate aria. This season MAC celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…makeup as art form. We’ve selected three individuals who exemplify this idea through both the subjects they choose, and the wildly individual styles and colours used to convey them. Bold heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstract: Fall ‘09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ‘09 As Seen By Richard Phillips, Painter
Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips! 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on the scandalous Gossip Girl a sign of the times! Need we say more? Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s ads and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. Highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, his gold and beautiful portraits seem so relevant to everything MAC artistry is all about. A collection of eye shadow quads, lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

Gloss Texture
Fuchsia Glitter
Reflects Copper Glitter

Gold Sparkling Glitter
Reflects Rust Glitter
Brash & Bold Pigment
Cocomotion Pigment
Heritage Rouge Pigment
Push the Edge Pigment

Notable Blush
The Perfect Cheek Blush
Off the Page Eyeshadow

Haunting Eyeshadow

Purple Shower Eyeshadow
Violet Trance Eyeshadow
Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow
Crest the Wave Eyeshadow
Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad
In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad
Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad

Lipstick: Front Lit, Full Body, High Strung, Hold the Pose, Lovin’ It

Lipglass: Young Thing, New Spirit, On Display, Personal Taste

Matte Alert: Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection ($6.00 each) consists of three matte-shimmer polishes. What’s nifty about these is that they look matte, but there is still a healthy dose of shimmer in it, so while it has that flat look, the shimmer adds depth and makes them more interesting. Keep in mind that matte-based polishes have a lot shorter wear time, particularly because a lot of top coats add shine/glossiness (which defeats the purpose of matte). Without a base or top coat, you’ll get chips pretty quickly. (Of the three nails I did, Loredana is half gone, while the other two show minor tip wear, and it’s been about 12 hours.) But, but… there is a benefit to these… they dry incredibly fast. Like insanely quickly. No quick-drying top coat required, these babies dry down completely within a few minutes (so work quickly).

  • Dovima is a grayish-black with silver shimmer. I didn’t find it to be a true black, but more of a subdued charcoal. This one was my favorite of the three.
  • Loredana is a silver with silver shimmer shade. It’s not a light bright silver base, but it’s noticeably bright without being too much so.
  • Posh is a rich, jewel-toned ruby red. It has a beautiful jewel-tone ruby red base with soft, silver shimmer. I really love this shade of red, and being able to wear it matte is fun.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

MAC Love the Look

Ok, I admit it. I am a makeup junkie. The items from the MAC Love the Look collection that came out recently that really impressed me enough to make a purchase were the pearlglide eyeliners. If you have not tried them before, now is the time to do so. These liners are creamy smooth and just as the name suggests, glide right over your eyelids. There is no pulling or skipping over any skin, just smooth sailing from inner to outer corners. What makes these pencils even better for me is the shimmery metallic look that they have. Photos of swatches do not do them justice but I will post some pictures for the two liners that I bought, Rave and Fly-by-Blu. It seems like some other makeup lines (listen up Sephora) have started to charge outrageous prices for a simple pencil eyeliner. I refuse to pay $18 or more for a pencil liner. DO YOU HEAR ME?

At $14.50 per pencil I felt like I was getting a steal.

Pearlglide Eyeliner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

Black Russian Black with navy blue glitter
Rave Deep purple with purple glitter
Molasses Dirty brown with mid-tone brown glitter
Fly-By-Blu Light blue with blue glitter

MAC Cosmetics Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection for Holiday 2009

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

International Launch Date: November 2009

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S.)

Pervette Soft bright pink with violet opalescent shimmer (Glaze) (Permanent)
Utter Fun Fuchsia cherry pink (Limited Edition)
Surprise Me Mid-tone peach (Limited Edition)
Total Wow! Blue pink berry (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S.)
She-Zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Limited Edition)
Jingle Jangle Sheer yellow peach (Limited Edition)
Phiff! Yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S.)
Ever So Rich Sheer lilac (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Partial to Pink Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Softsparkle Eye Pencil ($14.50 U.S.)
Iris Accents Pale violet with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Nightsky True black with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo ($19.50 U.S.)
Devil-May-Care Base: Rich light violet, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
Under Your Spell Base: Light yellow peach pink, Crescent: Rich copper (Limited Edition)
Mayhem Base: Dirty brown gold, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
Midnight Madness Base: Dirty grey brown, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
It’s A Miracle Base: Deep blue burgundy, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
Blue Sorcery Base: Bright Turquoise, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($21.00 U.S.)
Su Perdu Pernatural Mid-tone coral (Limited Edition)
Conjure Up Dirty, mid-tone plum (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S.)
$$$ Yes Metallic silver foil (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Lucky Number Metallic blue pink (Limited Edition)

Preview MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Holiday 2009 Kits

Start savings now for the Holidays!

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit ($22.00 U.S.)

Floating Lightly Pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
Heavenly Dish Sheer mid-tone neutral pink (Limited Edition)
Barely Visible Glossy pale nude with pearl (Limited Edition)

Possessed By Pink! Lip Kit ($22.50 U.S.)

Tickled Dark plum (Limited Edition)
Laugh A Lot Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
Sweet Smile Glossy mid-tone pink with pearl (Limited Edition)

6 Sorceress Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

Magnetized Light frosted lavender (Limited Edition)
Altered State Deep frosted blue purple (Limited Edition)
White Rabbit Frosted soft white (Limited Edition)
Edge of Dark Charcoal with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Hold My Gaze Mid-tone cool green grey (Limited Edition)
Hypnotizing Frosted grayed mauve (Limited Edition)

6 Devil May Dare Warm Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

Dare Ya! Light frosty peachy pink (Limited Edition)
Devilishly Dark Rich brown with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Oh My Darling Pale frosty cream (Limited Edition)
Prankster Mid-tone frosted olive (Limited Edition)
Sorcery Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)
Gold Tease Frosty mid-tone gold (Limited Edition)

6 Mystic Cool Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

Cool Incantation Opalescent white gold (Limited Edition)
Shhh, Don’t Tell Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
Blue Enchantment Dark frosted turquoise (Limited Edition)
Rose Potion Mid-tone frosted rose (Limited Edition)
Deep Secret Deep frosted indigo (Limited Edition)
Violet Vow Deep cool brown (Limited Edition)

6 Smoke and Mirrors Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

Fire in Her Eyes Frost neutral beige (Limited Edition)
Black Magique Black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Deception Frosty golden brown (Limited Edition)
Spell No. 9 Soft muted pink beige (Limited Edition)
Wide-eyed Wonder Mid-tone frosty grey taupe (Limited Edition)
(Missing one shadow here — if you know it, let us know!)

Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

Pretty Baby Soft baby pink (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Peachykeen Mid-tone peach with pearl (Permanent)
Sunsparked Pearl Frost warm beige with pearl (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Fab-racadabra Bronze Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

Golden Muted gold tan with gold pearl (Permanent)
Sunbasque Gilded peach with pearl (Permanent)
Buffed & Polished Frosty bronzed gold (Repromote) (Limited Edition)