3 April, 2012
In my email box today, I saw this-that the old eyeshadows are going away, and that there are going to be new shadows. It looks like a bit sleeker of a casing (although still the subway-token look), as well as combining old shadows, shadows from special editions (ie Bordello from BOS NYC…one of my favourite shades), and the Deluxe shadows. Apparently it’s a new formula as well…interesting. They’re going to be priced at $18 each (same as what the deluxes are), and with these you can easily pop them out of the casing, as there’s a steeply-priced make-your-own palette.
Anyways, the shades for the new ones are:
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
Now, I can understand the list, but I’m absolutely gutted that Flipside, Ransom, Graffiti, Jones, and Minx are not being kept around. I’d always been under the impression, anyways, that Flipside was quite popular. It was a shame that the ULTAs and Sephoras near me stopped stocking it…and it’s way out of my way to get to a Macy’s that has Impulse Beauty.
12 February, 2012
Yesterday (well, two days ago, since it’s now Sunday on the West Coast), I got my stuff from the new MAC collections-and I have to say, I’m in love with all of it.
Let me first give my impressions on the stuff: from the Vera side of things, the Pearlglides are amazing and full of win. The Plushglasses are all very sheer. The Aloha stack is really pretty, as is Strawberry Patch, but the latter is so similar to the pinks in the Stacked 1 set from two years ago. That being said, I may have to get it IF it gets to the CCO…the Pearlmattes are bleh. Not a fan. For an all-over powder, I either go with Lightscapade or Refined-Refined gives me a really nice, tanned look. I seriously need another. Oh, I can’t forget the polishes-the peachy polish is really pretty and I highly recommend it.
Now for what I did buy: Butterfly Party, the blue/purple stack. It’s so full of win, it isn’t funny. The silvery-green is very much like the one in Surf The Ocean from last year (at least that’s what I think it was), but the other three? Very nice. The blurple is just gorgeous, with the multidimensional pearl. I wish it was sold as a pigment, because I would literally buy stock in it. Speaking of which, MAC needs a good blurple, and I’m not heading anywhere near an Inglot stockist anytime soon for comparing. Read the rest of this entry »
8 February, 2012
Here’s the second part of the big spring launch-Shop MAC. Like Cook MAC, there’s one thing that I’m super stoked about in this. We’re talking the repromotes of Optimistic Orange and Florida-the Cremeblend blushes! I love Florida, it’s a great blusher and I missed out on Optimistic Orange. That won’t be happening again though; I will have this.
They’re joined by Restores Dazzle, a pinky-plum that’s definitely a lot more universal. Be warned: Florida is BRIGHT, and a little goes a long way. It also is best to be applied under foundation or any powders. Otherwise, though-it’s amazing. Come to think of it, I need a second one…
The linchpin of this collection seems to be the trio of eyeshadow quads. I haven’t bought one since Rose is a Rose-although I still have my mum’s In The Gallery quad. (Notably, I haven’t used it in a long time. Maybe sneak it back to her? Nah) I really wish these were available as solo shades though, because I’m not paying $38 for just the Colour Added or Power Boosted shadows. Stick those in a quad with Pre-Packaged and Fresh Daisy, and then we’d be talkin’. Read the rest of this entry »
8 February, 2012
So this is up online-but a lot of the products are listed as “coming soon”. Odd…
Anyways, this is the big spring launch, and I have to say, I like it! I’ve heard inklings of controversy (promoting antiquated gender roles, stereotyping), but honestly, it’s very much a collection of on-trend colours and fashion will always have an aspect of kitsch as well as a tongue-in-cheek attitude. You just gotta poke fun at stuff sometimes!
This is the first one, and I’m doing it opposite of normal. Normally, I’d do the cosmetics first, but I wanted to do the other stuff for one reason: the nail polishes: See, my company has a super-exclusive line that I adore. Well…they are getting a bunch of garments IN THE COLOURS of the polishes. Orange coat, teal/orange skirt, lime green dress…all of which I need in my life. The polishes are $16 (eep!), so getting all three is definitely NOT going to happen. However, Al Fredo (bright acid green) will be MINE. I have a lot similar to Kid Orange already, and as for Salad Dressing? I may have to skip something else to get it. I honestly don’t have a lot of aquas, and it’s really interesting as it is on the darker side. Choices, choices… Read the rest of this entry »
8 February, 2012
Two new collections up today, and both have a few interesting things! First up is MAC/Vera. No, not Vera Wang or Vera Bradley, but Vera Neumann, a textile designer.
The collection is a very eye-heavy one, but it’s got great things. First up, can we talk Pearlglides? Sure, there’s nothing new. But these pencils are among my favourites, and if I need a go-to lower liner, then this is one of them. (If I am not using my magenta Chromagraphic pencil, that is). This go around, there’s:
Lord It Up-Bronze with pearl
Industrial-Blue-grey with pearl
Undercurrent-Teal with pearl
Designer Purple-Violet with pearl
Petrol Blue-Blue with pearl
Blackline-Black with gold pearl
Black Swan-Black with pearl
These are retailing for $15 nowadays. Read the rest of this entry »
26 January, 2012
This comes to me from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/beth-ditto-mac-collaboration_n_1233325.html?ref=style
No word yet on what there will be-but knowing her, it’s going to be very heavy on the eye products.
12 January, 2012
Sorry for not getting this up earlier-I’ve been having troubles with Firefox, but now they’re worked out so good times:)
Anywhoo, Urban Decay started the spring product blitz with three new 24/7 pencil liners. These won’t be in-store for awhile-I’d say a month-but they’re trying to do more online pre-releases this year so that’s why. What better way to start out than to add new shades of liners? Not much of a better way, I’d say.
Joining the ranks is the all-new Perversion liner-the blackest black matte eye pencil. For a lot of people, this is something that they will love. Me? I don’t use black eye pencil-and rarely black eyeliner. If you were someone who found Zero to not be intense enough for you-then this will be a must-have.
Also coming are two other ones: Demolition and Woodstock. Demolition is yet another brown, but it’s a matte which is something that I always love (if I don’t want to break out my 210 and Inglot 88), while Woodstock is a sparkly bright pink. I need to find my pink Chromagraphic pencil, but even with that this may be making its way into my stash sooner rather than later.
As I said earlier-they’re now on the UD website. More spring stuff will follow, and I’d say that mid-February will be the time when they’re in store.