MAC Dsquared2 Collection Now Available!
28 September, 2009
Yes, it is a Monday-new MAC Monday, to be exact, as we now have the Dsquared2 collection to add to this deluge of product! (AAAAAHHHH!) It’s a fairly small capsule collection, with items used in their Fall 09 fashion show. So here we go! (after I confirmed it more than 5 months ago)
Greasepaint Stick: The Black one that has sold out from Style Black is back, but it will probably sell out again. If you love this, or if you missed it, I advise you to send MAC CS an email and let them know that you want this back! Added to this, though, are two new colours of the Greasepaint Stick-B, which is a “yellow blue”, and V, which is a blue-toned violet. Still $17.50 apiece! If I am not mistaken, I heard that the cap or the end, not sure which, is a sharpener.
Lipstick: As far as I know, the runway featured one colour-Nude Rose, which is a sheer neutral pink. However, there is another colour that was released with this-Blood Red, which is a deep berry, and definitely a quintessential Dsquared2 lip colour. Finishes are unknown, and I will not be able to go see this for several days.
Lip Erase: This is permanent at the PRO stores, however this does have the special decal on it so consider it special:) It’s a flesh-toned lip balm that is designed to give the look of having erased the natural lip colour, so that you can apply lipsticks that stay true to their colour or get the most out of a Dazzleglass. It has no shine and no texture, which is a big boon for that. There is one shade brought out with this, and it’s Dim, which is a fairly basic shade. It retails for $16, and this is the one item from the collection that I seriously would consider buying.Tinted Lip Conditioner: For this collection, the Fuschia Fix TLC has been wrapped with the Dsquared2 for MAC decal, but other than that, it’s the same one that you can get any day. It retails for $14.50 and it has SPF 15, so this is something that is good if you’re outdoors a lot (gotta get that SPF, ya know).
Sculpt/Shape Duos: When I originally reported on the rumours of this collection, I immediately knew that these were going to be in the collection because the face look entailed a pale lip, a greasy smokey eye, and a sculpted, contoured face. Indeed, one of the big fall trends is a contoured face, which is a new way to get a natural-looking face that leaves a big impact. There are only two duos, as opposed to the four that came out almost two years ago-you get the Bone Beige/Emphasize, and Accentuate/Sculpt duos. If you can’t find your shade, MAC PRO sells the individual sculpting and shaping pans so that you can get what you want for your face. Each duo retails for $21.
Another quintessential Dsquared2 product? Black eyeliner for a smokey eye, and what else would you use but Feline Kohl Power? It is MAC’s blackest black eyeliner, and it is a super-smudgy kohl-based eyeliner which can get you the Dsquared2 eye in no time at all (okay, maybe a little bit of whatever it takes to get that nonchalant smudged look that doesn’t look whoreish). I haven’t tried it, but I seriously want to-but I know that these have made their way to CCO’s, including mine all the way up in Marysville, WA. Each of these retails for $14.50.
Finally, the 165 brush has been repromoted, and honestly, it’s a really good way to go instead of using, say, a 109 or something. It’s tapered, which means that you can contour and highlight with ease, and then use the side of the brush to blend. I was unable to buy one when it came out with BBR back in January (no money, yo), so if I get a job this will be one of the first brushes I buy.
And some sellout updates: Black Knight lipstick is sold out. Blackware and Blackfire Glimmerglasses, Baby Goth Girl nail polish, and the VAE and Thermal Mask are all “COMING SOON”, meaning that they will be restocked. A rumour I heard is that MAC actually bought a volcano, or at least access to one, for the purposes of getting ash for the facial products. If that is true, I would not be surprised, although it does seem slightly doubtful, if MAC makes the volcanic products permanent. Gosh knows how much people hoard them!
Like I said earlier though-I will not be able to get to MAC until later this week at the absolute earliest for swatches, unfortunately.