Notable blush from the upcoming Makeup Art Cosmetics collection is pretty unique as far as its comparison to other blushes in the regular MAC line. It is a terrcotta tinged, medium-dark rose. This blush was made for WoC and will especially rock on latina complexions. Us pale (I mean “porcelain”, lol) gals can wear it too, but I recommend a very light hand and applying it with a #187 to ensure a light touch. One thing in your favor is that it builds very gradually with this method; going from a sheer wash to a bold swatch of colour.
I know a good amount of you said you were considering skipping the blushes as there are soooo many eye products in this collection that will be stealing your cash, but take a look at this blush. Notable is, well, notable.
Here’s a swatch for you to love on…
Hold the Pose LS, New Spirit LG, Notable Blush
Remember, this launches on 18 Aug on MACCosmetics.com and 20 Aug at counters. So who’s in for a Notable?
- Mineralized Eyeshadow Duos : (LE) $19.50USD
- 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)
- Softsparkle Eye Pencils: (LE) $14.50USD
- Iris Accents – Pale violet with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
- Nightsky – True black with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
- Lipsticks: $14.00USD/$16.50CDN
- 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)
- Dazzleglasses: $18.00USD/$21.50CDN
- 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: (LE) $18.0USD/$21.50CDN
- Ever So Rich – Sheer lilac (Repromote from Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
- Partial to Pink – Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl (Repromote from Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
- Boy Bait – Light neutral beige with pearl (Repromote from Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
- Mineralized Blushes: $21.00USD
- Su Perdu Pernatural – Mid-tone coral (Limited Edition)
- Conjure Up – Dirty, mid-tone plum (Limited Edition)
- Nail Lacquers: $11.00USD/$14.50CDN
- $$$ Yes – Metallic silver foil (Repromote from Heatherette) (Limited Edition)
- Lucky Number – Metallic blue pink (Limited Edition)
Art is part of M·A·C’s DNA. M·A·C Makeup Artists are influenced by all forms of art from painting to photography to images in film, using makeup as their personal means of expression. The human face and body are the ultimate canvas for makeup artists. Makeup and brushes are quite literally the tools.
This Fall M·A·C joined forces with three renowned artists to create work inspired by the Fall Colour Collection, MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS. Launching 20 Aug 09, the Makeup Art Cosmetic Collection will be a collaboration between MAC and photographer Marilyn Minter, illustrator Maira Kalman and painter Richard Phillips.
Full Body – Deep red plum (Lustre) (LE)
Hold the Pose – Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (LE)
Front Lit – Light white yellow (Frost) (LE)
Lovin It – Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (LE)
High Strung – A deep pink silver (Frost) (Permanent)
On Display – Purple with yellow pearl (LE)
New Spirit – Light yellow coral (LE)
Personal Taste – Mid-tone rose with pink gold pearl (LE)
Young Thing – Yellow neutral with gold pearl (LE)
Quads: $36.00USD (LE)
Photorealism – Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost)
Fresh Approach – Cool mint green (Veluxe Pearl)
Image Maker – Mid-tone grey green (Frost)
Grey Range – Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl)
In the Gallery
Lightfall – Pale pink (Satin)
Look at the Eyes – Light violet
In the Gallery – Mid-tone blue pink (Matte)
Private viewing – Deep brown plum (Matte)
Skintone 1- Light white pink (Lustre)
Skintone 2- Mid tone gold (Frost)
Noteriety – Mid tone brown with gold pearl (Velvet)
Rich & Earthy – Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
Mascara: (Permanent) $12.00USD
Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack – True black
Powder Blush: $18.00
The Perfect Cheek – Mid-tone pale pink (Matte) (LE)
Notable – mid-tone brick brown red (Satin) (LE)
Eye Shadows: $14.50USD
Crest the Wave – Rich yellow (Frost) (LE) (Repromote from Naughty Nautical’s Stowaway quad)
Off the Page – Mid-tone mustard orange (Frost) (LE)
Haunting – Light turquoise blue (Satin) (LE) (Repromote from MAC for Alexander McQueen)
Violet Trance – Deep blue purple (Matte) (LE) (Repromote for Balloonacy’s Pandamonium quad)
Purple Shower – Mid-tone magenta with silver pearl (Satin) (LE) (Repromote from Turquatic)
Maira’s Magic – Yellow pink (Satin) (LE)
Technakohl Liners: $14.50USD
Full of Fuschia – Deep blue magenta (LE)
Artistic License – Bright turquoise blue (LE)
Obviously Orange – Mid-tone coral (LE)
Colour Matters – Bright lime (LE)
Graphblack – Rich graphic black (Permanent)
Brash & Bold – Bright magenta (LE)
Push the Edge – Deep bright purple with pearl (LE)
Cocomotion – Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (LE) (Repromote from Rushmetal)
Heritage Rouge – Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl (Permanent) (Pro) (Also a repromote from Overrich)
Fuschia – Sparkling fuschia (Permanent) (Pro)
Gold – Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent) (Pro)
Reflects Rust – Sparkling warm red (Permanent) (Pro)
Reflects Copper – Sparkling saffron (Permanent) (Pro)
Gloss Texture: $TBD
Clear (Permanent) (Pro)
What product is enticing you? Personally, I am dying to get my hands on those eye kohls. Well, actually, I can’t wait to play with all of it!
Thanks to Rocking Chick @ Specktra.net for the product image pic and to erine1881 @ specktra.net for the swatch pics!
Our lovely and thoughtful forum member, rocketqueen, has given us a look at the entire upcoming Colour Craft collection. What a sweetheart and what an amazing pic!
What stands out to you? This a great look at the marbled lipglasses, what do you think?
Still undecided on what to pick up from Style Warriors? Click “Read More” below for some inspiration…
What have you picked up so far? Sound off, Specktrites! I am dying to hear about everyone’s Style Warriors haulage!
We all have it. A yearning for that one product that got away. Whether we weren’t into the line or the product at the time, the end result is the same: an utterly insatiable lemming. Now that so many lines are jumping onto the mineralized and highlight bandwagons, it’s easier than ever to find some great alternatives for one of the more coveted LE MSFs, MAC’s Stereo Rose. I have put together a few delish options for those of you looking to dupe it. Click “Read More” below for more details and pics….
Top Row: MAC’s Stereo Rose
Bottom Row, L-R: Laura Geller’s Pink Grapefruit, ignore this colour as I didn’t mean to include it, DuWop’s Pomegranate, DuWop’s Apple, LORAC’s Exposed.
Laura Geller’s Blush – N – Brighten in Pink Grapefruit
This is definitely the same tone as MAC’s Stereo Rose. It is a bit darker though. A light hand could make this one of the closer dupes. It is just a touch less shimmery than Stereo Rose. Pink Grapefruit isn’ the least bit chunky or glittery. It goes on quite smooth. A good dupe choice for med dark to dark complexions.
Shade: Beige/ mauve/ pink shimmer
LORAC’s Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed
Shade: Peachy pink
This is a new product from LORAC. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I was totally mesmorized by it at Sephora. The name is a bit confusing as the word “matte” would seem to suggest that it is shimmer-free, but it is just the opposite. It goes in incredibly smooth for a sheen of colour that provides a great glow, as well as nice, natural, buildable colour. A great choice for light to fair complexions. Zero chunky glitter. This new blush comes in two other shades and I plan on picking up both. They are all smashing!
DuWop’s Blush Booster in L-R: Apple, Pomegranate
These are intended to be worn alone for a sheen of colour or over other blushes to give that pearly glow. I tend to wear them on their own, because they are just that beautiful. Like the first two products, these are free of chunky glitter. These go on sheer, but build colour very easily.
Apple: This is definitely the lighter of the two and my suggestion for porcelain gals. It is noticeably cooler than Stereo Rose. It is more of a light to medium pink.
Pomegranate: This is your closest match to MAC’s Stereo Rose, in my opinion, but it is a bit more coral. A fantastic warm, coral-tinged rose. Great for medium skin tones.
Hope that helped. I have more MSF dupes coming shortly. Have any of you tried these? What did you think?
Hey kittens, a little birdy sent me some Colour Craft photos to share with you. If you think the below Mineralized Eye Shadow pic is drool-worthy, click “Read More” below to peep some of the upcoming Colour Craft Mineralized Skinfinishes. Go on, do it. You know you want to……
Middle row, L-R: Fashion Patch, Eccentricity
Front row, L-R: Girlish Romp, Natural Flare
Mineralize Eyeshadows: (All LE)
Assemblage – White with silver pearl / Deep grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold
Odd Bits – Mid-tone silver grey / Dusty rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy/ Peachy bronze
Fashion Patch – Ice blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink
Eccentricity – Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/ Rich bronze
Natural Flare – Copper / Yellow orange / Mid-tone brown / Rich gold
Girlish Romp – Mid-tone violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink
Mineralize Skinfinish: (All LE)
Triple Fusion – Left: Soft champagne gold / Center: Soft golden peach / Right: Rose pink with gold nuances
Smooth Merge – Left: Soft champange pink / Center: Deep rose / Right: Pale cool pink
Warm Blend – Left: Antique gold / Center: Mahogany Bronze / Right: Copper
This will launch on 09 July. So….what do you think? Love it? Need it? Have to have it? Everything you wanted and more?
Made to celebrate the cross-cultural sophistication of the modern
Amazon Princess, African Queen, Crouching Tigress…
Tribalist, Purple Rite, Brave New Bronze, Sunsational
Liberated, Gold Rebel, Style Warrior, Fierce and Fabulous
Soft Force, Tempting, Night Manoeuvres
Bright Future, Vibrant Grape
Smolder Eye Kohl
Beauty Powder Blush: Eversun
Beauty Powder Blush: On a Mission
Bronzer: Solar Riche
Bronzer: Refined Golden
Peaceable, Mercenary, Violet Fire
Lustre Drops: Sun Rush, Bronze Hero
Lustre Drops: Pink Rebel
Skinsheen: Medium Dark, Dark, Deep Dark
Iridescent Loose Powder: Golden Bronze
Lipstick: (All LE) $14.00USD
Sunsational – Sheer frosted beige gold (Frost)
Brave New Bronze – Creamy mid-tone pink nude (Satin)
Purple Rite – Mid-tone frosty orchid (Frost)
Tribalist – Creamy blackened berry (Amplified Cream)
Lipglass: (All LE) $14.00USD
Liberated – Sheer yellow gold with pearl (Frost)
Gold Rebel – Sheer copper bronze with pearl (Frost)
Fierce & Fabulous – Bright magenta purple with pearl (Frost)
Style Warrior – Blackened bronze brown with pearl (Frost)
Soft Force – Frosty pale white gold (LE) (Veluxe Pearl)
Bright Future – Frosty bright yellow gold (LE) (Veluxe Pearl)
Tempting – Sinfully rich cocoa (Permanent) (Lustre)
Vibrant Grape – Bright magenta purple (Permanent) (Pro) (Satin)
Night Manoeuvers – Deep charcoal brown with pearl (LE) (Satin)
Eye Kohl: (Permanent) $14.50USD
Smolder – Intense black
Pro Lash Mascara: (Permanent) $12.00USD
Coal Black – Honest-to-goodness black
Beauty Powder Blush: (All LE) $18.00USD
Eversun – Neutral peach bronze with gold pearl (LE) (Repromote from Beauty Powder Blush Collection)
On A Mission – Pearly mid-tone plum
Solar Bits: (All LE) $19.50USD
Scatterrays – Soft metallic peach with gold pearl (Repromote from Solar Field Collection)
Bronzescape – Clean yellow brown with gold pearl (Repromote from Solar Field Collection)
Impassioned – Frosty cool taupe
Nail Lacquer: (All LE) $11.00USD
Peaceable – Pearly pale golden beige (Frost)
Violet Fire – Bright creamy magenta purple (Frost)
Mercenary – Frosted blackened bronze (Frost)
Bronzing Powder: $21.00USD
Solar Riche Mid-tone brown with slight oranged undertones (LE) (Repromote from Solar Field Collection)
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
Lustre Drops: (LE) $18.50USD
Pink Rebel – Blue pink with gold pearl
Sun Rush – Peachy bronze with gold pearl
Bronze Hero – Hot bronze with fine gold pearl
Skinsheen: (LE) $22.50USD
Medium Dark – Sheer soft bronze with golden tan pearl
Dark – Golden bronze
Deep Dark – Deep warm bronze with rich golden pearl
Loose Iridescent Powder: (Permanent) $21.00USD
Golden Bronze – Golden brown with golden bronze shimmer
#182 Buffer Brush – A full, dome-shaped brush of extra soft goat hair. Specially created to flawlessly blend powder onto the skin for an immaculate polished finish. Excellent for all M·A·C powders and pigments. (Permanent) $45.00USD
#242 Shader Brush – For powder, concealer or emollient-based product application. This brush has firm fibers carefully shaped to form a rounded edge for a smooth, even finish. (Permanent) $23.00USD
Available at MACCosmetics.com
For those of you who have serious crushes on Stila’s Cherry Stain and Pomegranate Stain, there’s a new crush in town…..Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain.
(Click “Read More” below for further info, swatches, and pics)….
This is summer in a tube. The colour somehow manages to be a great compliment to both yellow and pink undertoned-skin. You see red, yellow, orange and pink within Mango Crush. It is a really adaptable colour. Aside from the hot summer colour, the formula contains a subtle shimmer that looks really natural on the lips and helps make the lips look dewy and full, without being over the top. It gives the effect of just-licked lips. If you want to amp up ‘Mango Crush’, add a Stila’s 24 Karat Gold gloss over the top.
This is fantastic on the apples of the cheeks, as well. It gives a great glow from within. A word of caution though. One of the great aspects of this product is its staying powder, however that can go horribly wrong if you slip up whilst applying the blush. You can avoid this by working with small amounts of the stain and gradually building the colour. Start applying it at the center of the apple of your cheek, then work it out in a circular motion. You can also practice applying it to the back of your hand first to see how it performs.
The Mango Crush Lip and Cheek stain have the same tube and brush applicator that Cherry and Pomegranate have. Just give the tube a twist and colour will push up into the brush.
Some of the health benes? Mango Crush contains genuine extracts of its namesake fruit. The long lasting formula is high in anti-oxidants and formulated with Vitamin A, C & E to protect skin while adding moisture. Does that mean I can count it as one of my required daily servings of fruits and veggies? No? Not so much?
I think that most of us can say we have a few pieces of Smashbox in our traincases. From their ubiquitous face primers to their enticing glosses and shadows, there are some really fantastic finds in the line. I personally worship their lipgloss in ‘Capture’, which is a truly unique colour and finish.
I am really taken by Smashbox’s first offering of the season, the Untamed collection. It perfectly fits so many of our approaches towards makeup as the temperature starts to rise. We tend to pare down and reach for the basics. The beauty of this collection is that it makes doing that so easy. Just a few choices, but each one is exactly what you need to feel connected to and prepared for the season.
For further details and pics, click “Read More” below….
Take a walk on the wild side and create beautifully bold eyes with these waterproof shadow liners in vibrant shades of the tropics. Completely waterproof, crease-proof and ultra-blendable for fearless, all-day wear. Packaged in a chic mirrored animal print deco compact for touchups anywhere. Airtight lid keeps product fresh.
Shades: Savage, Exotic – $29.00USD
This double-ended brightener instantly highlights and brightens for eyes that roar for attention. Use one end to brighten the inner corners of eyes and the other to highlight brow bones, bridge of nose, over brows and on the cupid’s bow. The easily blendable, lightweight formula has vitamins C & E for added healthy-skin benefits.
One Shade: $22.00USD
This luxurious creamy cheek color instantly gives you a sexy summer flush. The sheer formula with vitamin E glides on easily and blends flawlessly with no streaking or fading. Packaged in a chic mirrored animal print deco compact for touchups anywhere.
Shade: Terracotta – $24.00USD
Two fierce new lip gloss shades with major bite. Glide over lips for luscious color and shine.
Shades: Raw, Flesh – $18.00USD