As you scroll through, I bet you’ll find something (at least ONE, right?) that is a MUST have, so tell me what you’re liking!
Click the jump for more fantastic images.
I admit, now that I’ve seen these pigment swatches, I’m pretty excited. Blonde Gold, Museum Bronze…well. Essentially all of them…They shall take up space in my armoire in their little pretty pigment row. Ã‚Â What are you putting on your list?
21 AUG 2008 [US/Canada]
Sep 2008 [international]
Colour story details are as follows:
- Blonde’s Gold – Light tan with gold and white pearl (LE)
- Antique Green – Turquoise green with gold pearl (LE)
- Vintage Gold – Tarnished green with green pearl (LE)
- Museum Bronze – Rich taupe with gold pearl (LE)
- Mauvement – Cool taupe with gold pearl (LE) (Repromote from Rushmetal)
- Mega-Rich – Frosty burnt orange with gold pearl (LE)
- Copperbeam – Rusted brown with red pearl (LE)
- Heritage Rouge – Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl (LE)
Check out the Overich Discussion for the latest spicy dish.
Swatches as they become available.
For product images and swatches, click the jump!!!
Artifact PP on left, Heritage Rouge on right.
Pictures courtesy: Primula @ Specktra.net
Blonde’s Gold on the left
Pictures courtesy: Alliestella @ specktra.net
Mauvement Pigment (Repromote from Rushmetal)
Top: used dry; Bottom: used wet on top of Inglot Duraline (similar to MAC Mixing Medium)
In the jar:
Pictures courtesy: Lian_qiu @ Specktra.net
Swatches and products pictures of the Overrich pigments…..
Pictures courtesy: Tinkerbelle2001Ã‚Â @ specktra.net
You know weÃ‚Â all have been gagging for a peak at some Colour Forms swatches and images, right?Ã‚Â We were hungry for something, anything!Ã‚Â Fear not, the cosmetics famine is over!Ã‚Â Feast on this hot spicy dish.
Did you enjoy your frosty, pigmented amuse bouche?Ã‚Â Click the jump for another tasty bite of swatches andÃ‚Â product images from the Colour FormsÃ‚Â collection.
All of the new limited edition pigmentsÃ‚Â are really unique and don’t swatch up identically to any existing MAC products.Ã‚Â They are beautiful in person.Ã‚Â
WARNING: The RichmetalÃ‚Â Highlighters will suck you right in like a Hoover when you see them in person.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Thanks to our tinkerbelle2001 for the super pics.Ã‚Â Check out additional swatches, as they become available, in the Specktra Colour Forms swatch thread.
Which ones catch your eye?
Our Roving Beauty Reporter, Adina, posted some great shots of the new Neon Pigments from MAC Pro yesterday and has blessed us further with swatch photos.Ã‚Â Click the jump to see more!
The names of the new colours are as follows (thanks, bebs!):
Orange: Neo – Orange
Purple: Full Force Violet
Green: Green Space
Pink: Red Electric
Magenta: Magenta Madness
Yellow: Rock-It Yellow
Not all pro stores have them yet, but they are coming to a pro store near you and they are permanent.
bebs also tells us thatÃ‚Â according to the caution sheet “the following shades are not to be used in the eye area: Full Force Violet, Magenta Madness, Neo-Orange, Red Electric, Rock-It Yellow.”Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Additionally, Green Space is notÃ‚Â to be used in the lip or eye area area.
To catch the latest news on these hot new pigments, check out Specktra.net’s discussion on this topic.
I had a chance to see these back in January and they are sooo bright.Ã‚Â Like, cornea searing bright.Ã‚Â Unbelievably hot!
MAC has been testing these in the pro market for awhile.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â It’s fantastic to see these integrated into the pro line so we all get a chance to play.Ã‚Â (Can I get an amen?)
Our lovely Adina, who provided the above pics, will be showing us some swatches soon.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Stay tuned.
So I decided to test some colors today, just to see their effects…
Delft PP with Bright Fuchsia, coppering, and Humid w/Juxt layered over it.
Green Stroke PP with Magic Dust, Sushi Flower, and Bright Fuchsia
Indianwood PP with Firespot, Waternymph, Waternymph w/Romp over it, and Falling Star
Soooo…what do you think?
but if you’re on LJ you’ve probably already seen it.
How many of us have heard “Omg she wearz 2 much maykup!!” from a coworker, fellow blogger, messageboard member, whatever? So frustrating to me because usually, it’s not the amount of makeup someone’s snarking about, it’s the fact that the makeup is brightly colored or darker than…oh…skin tone…but then…the same person snarking about someone wearing too much makeup will find the most ‘natural’ look they can and say ‘See?? See how natural she looks!?! And so pretty!’ not realizing that the so called ‘natural’ look took a fair amount of product, serious blending, and more than a lot of contouring. But…it’s ‘natural’ and ‘fresh’ so it can’t possibly be a lot (who determines what a ‘lot’ is anyway???) of makeup, right??
Anyway, I’m through ranting now…on to the FOTD…
Physician’s Formula double concealer (yellow and skintone)
MAC Studio Lights (I don’t remember the color name)
Pink Swoon blush
La Mer foundation
Stila Kajal Liner Onyx
MAJOR Major Lash Mascara
MAC Zandra l/s
Angel Cream plushglass
(When I went to the gym I went ahead and added Classic Dame to the look. And ROCKED that shyte, lemme say.)
My loving hubby decided to get me a present, and due to unforeseen catastrophes within the household, I’ve not gotten to try it yet. Boo! I’m going to try to work on it this evening though. Maybe. *sigh*
Have you ever had one of those moments when your camera just…failed you hard core? I had that last night. I had a friend taking pics as I climbed the topout boulder and dangit, there was some blur. Bleh. In my comment on the I wanna know… post, I said that it was hard to find fitted button up shirts that actually fit me…here’s why. Oh well. Suggestions for stores? Anyone?
Naughty Nauticals seems to be the next big thing everyone’s looking for and hooray for Specktra members sharing the goods!
For more swatches, click the jump!
L/G Hey sailor
L/G Love Knot
L/S Ahoy there!
L/S Party Mate
L/S Port Red
Above left Meet the fleet, right Illegal cargo
Under left Pandamonium, right Submarine
And the pigments….from top to bottom: Mutiny, Bell Bottom Blue, Lark About and Lovely Lily
Yup, that’s what I do, I decide to get frisky and take pictures of my makeup. Who doesn’t do this? Really?
Click the jump to seemore pics, they’re thumbnailed to preserve detail.
This is the look we’re shooting for, rooster hair and funny face completely optional.
Click the jump for details!
Ok, bear in mind that this is made in photoshop, so all harsh lines are meant to be blended. I don’t mention specific brushes because I’m not going to presume that everyone has the same brushes I do, so, use what you’re comfortable with in each step, and blend. Blending is our friend. All the following pictures are thumbnailed, so you’ll need to click them to see the colors on each step, because sizing them down made it somewhat difficult to follow.
Start with your face. I put my foundation / concealer / any contouring I’m going to do on first. In case you missed it, here is a very detailed contouring tutorial that you may find useful.
Do your brow, and put Soft Ochre Paint Pot from lash to brow bone, with the concentration of the color being on the lid, and just kind of blending it upward to the brow. I actually use my finger for this because I’ve found it makes it spread better. You can use a synthetic brush as well.
Pick up some Rule eyeshadow and put it on your inner lid, about 2/3 of the way to the outside. The creamy texture of the paint pot product is just going to grab the devil out of this color, so be prepared to have to blend, but it’s not difficult, just use long strokes, and pack the product on. You’re also going to take and put Rule on your outside of your lower lashline, about 1/3 of the way across.
Get some Post Haste on a new brush, fluffier the better, and bring it across the outside corner of your lid. Keep the main color on the outside lid, and just blend it across the Rule to prevent any harsh lines
Bright Fuchsia is one of those colors that “a l’il dab’ll do ya”, because seriously, all you have to do is dot your brush into this pigment and you’ve got more than enough color to take across your crease. Blend this, and don’t put too much on at once, it’s easier to add this color than to take it away.
Pick up some Orange shadow (or Genuine Orange pigment) and put it just above the inner corner of your lid. You want the rule to still show, but you also want that depth between Rule and Bright Fuchsia. Yes, there is still going to be a bare triangle on what is essentially your inner V.
Pick up some Soba and fill in your little bare triangle there, and put it on your browbone as well, for the highlight. Use a much lighter hand on the browbone than on the inner triangle (or V), and blend it down into the Bright Fuchsia to soften any harsh lines. Make little circles here, because you could accidentally wind up smearing hot pink goodness all over your eye.
Engraved was my liner of choice…sharpen it, then line as close to your upper lashline as possible. When you’re done, take a q-tip and smudge it gently.
Along your inner lower lashline, you’re going to put some Seedling eyeshadow. Only a little but it’s just enough to make the orange and pink pop a little more, and it’s not over powering.
I use Tarte’s 4-in-1 Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara because honestly, I love it. You can use whatever you love, preferably in black, two coats, then comb them out. Don’t forget to curl your lashes if you’re not like me and actually have a lash curler. I still haven’t caved to buy a new one since stepping on mine. *sigh*
For blush, I used Fuchsia pigment, applied with a stippling brush. It’s a barely pink pink, but it’s sooooo pretty. Blend it in circles (I love circles, can you tell?) and then…
Break out your Pearl Blossom BP, and put it on the apples of your cheeks.
And, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this, and found it useful!! If you decide to recreate this look, I want to see pictures!