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post #2521 of 2560
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Originally Posted by AniBEE View Post

Because the new tri-blend formula is my favorite new product this year, I have the Lancome version of in 001 Moonlight Rose swatched next to the MAC EDS's in Whisper of Guilt and Superb. ;)

 

http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2012/09/lancome-midnight-roses-fall-2012-colour.html

And yes they the same product with minor differences (just slightly finer milled particles) and a new shade. 

new what formula? LOL  What is triblend?

post #2522 of 2560

The base of all the product are referred to as a tri-blend formula, Powder/Gel/Cream or some verbal variation of that. In other words but yes the same formula used in all of these products from different brands coming out from Italy with very minor differences in the ingredient list for the face products and shadows.

 

I'll list the key ingredients tonight in all these product to look out for when spotting the formulation, for online reference because in person they all behave the same. lol I just say the this will not become a niche product very soon but so far MAC has the best bang for your buck. 

 

I just want more colour options! sigh.gif

post #2523 of 2560
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Originally Posted by AniBEE View Post

The base of all the product are referred to as a tri-blend formula, Powder/Gel/Cream or some verbal variation of that. In other words but yes the same formula used in all of these products from different brands coming out from Italy with very minor differences in the ingredient list for the face products and shadows.

 

I'll list the key ingredients tonight in all these product to look out for when spotting the formulation, for online reference because in person they all behave the same. lol I just say the this will not become a niche product very soon but so far MAC has the best bang for your buck. 

 

I just want more colour options! sigh.gif


I see.  So more lines will be coming out with products with  finishes like Extra dimension.   I love the options!!!  Thanks for explaining!

post #2524 of 2560
I recently got the Mac 215 brush and tried it with the ED shadows. They work fantastic together. I got better pigmentation and no fall out.
post #2525 of 2560
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Originally Posted by powderprincess View Post

I recently got the Mac 215 brush and tried it with the ED shadows. They work fantastic together. I got better pigmentation and no fall out.

 

I need to try that!

post #2526 of 2560
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Originally Posted by powderprincess View Post

I recently got the Mac 215 brush and tried it with the ED shadows. They work fantastic together. I got better pigmentation and no fall out.

 

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

I need to try that!


I need to try that brush too. I'm really excited for the new ED shadows since I skipped them the first time around.

post #2527 of 2560
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Originally Posted by gracie90 View Post

I thought the blue looked a bit turquoisey - I really hope it is as I'd LOVE a turquoise EDES!


same here.

 

The two in the middle in the top row look like repromotes.

The first one in the bottom row and the last two look like repromotes. 

If the first one is a gold and not sweet heat, I will get it, along with the turquoise.  If the first one on the bottom is Young Venus, I'll get it again, since I gave mine away.

post #2528 of 2560
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post


same here.

 

The two in the middle in the top row look like repromotes.

The first one in the bottom row and the last two look like repromotes. 

If the first one is a gold and not sweet heat, I will get it, along with the turquoise.  If the first one on the bottom is Young Venus, I'll get it again, since I gave mine away.

 I'm thinking the same thing. The gold, blue and pink must be new.  I was kind of hoping the one that looked like young venus would be a oyster color but I think its young venus.

post #2529 of 2560
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Originally Posted by AniBEE View Post

Because the new tri-blend formula is my favorite new product this year, I have the Lancome version of in 001 Moonlight Rose swatched next to the MAC EDS's in Whisper of Guilt and Superb. ;)

 

http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2012/09/lancome-midnight-roses-fall-2012-colour.html

And yes they the same product with minor differences (just slightly finer milled particles) and a new shade. 


That lancome powder is really pretty and the rose imprint is quite cute as well.  I would love to see an EDES in mother of pearl colors (pink/opal/green shift)

post #2530 of 2560
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post


That lancome powder is really pretty and the rose imprint is quite cute as well.  I would love to see an EDES in mother of pearl colors (pink/opal/green shift)

Me too and white gold!

post #2531 of 2560
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Originally Posted by AniBEE View Post

Me too and white gold!


Well, it looks like we are getting a lilac colored one!  An EDES the color of White Gold piggie would be gorgeous...

post #2532 of 2560

I should say if an white gold shade came out as a skinfinish I still use it for both shadow and highlighter. lol

post #2533 of 2560

With the new higher prices (for a smaller quantity) of the EDES, I went back and picked up Rich Core and Modern Pewter this week. I had major skipper's remorse over passing on MP (what was I thinking - I LOVE this kind of shade) so I was thrilled to find one on eBay for less than a dollar over Canadian list price. Rich Core (and a bunch of the others including Young Venus that I considered but didn't buy) are still on the Canadian site for anyone who might want to stock up on the larger sizes while you still can.

post #2534 of 2560
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Originally Posted by Audrey C View Post

With the new higher prices (for a smaller quantity) of the EDES, I went back and picked up Rich Core and Modern Pewter this week. I had major skipper's remorse over passing on MP (what was I thinking - I LOVE this kind of shade) so I was thrilled to find one on eBay for less than a dollar over Canadian list price. Rich Core (and a bunch of the others including Young Venus that I considered but didn't buy) are still on the Canadian site for anyone who might want to stock up on the larger sizes while you still can.

how do you order from the canadian site?

post #2535 of 2560

Douglas.nl still has most of the EDES and I'm wondering if I should pick some up before they disappear. I already have Modern Pewter, Warm Thunder, Rich Core and Grand Galaxy. I'm eyeing Blue Orbit and Lunar, but I'm not sure if they're worth getting. I already have Cornflower piggie which looks quite similar to Blue Orbit (perhaps a tad more purple). Lunar looks fabulous, rich and shimmery in some swatches and a bog standard (and slightly muddy) navy in others. Can't decide! Aaargh!

post #2536 of 2560
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

Douglas.nl still has most of the EDES and I'm wondering if I should pick some up before they disappear. I already have Modern Pewter, Warm Thunder, Rich Core and Grand Galaxy. I'm eyeing Blue Orbit and Lunar, but I'm not sure if they're worth getting. I already have Cornflower piggie which looks quite similar to Blue Orbit (perhaps a tad more purple). Lunar looks fabulous, rich and shimmery in some swatches and a bog standard (and slightly muddy) navy in others. Can't decide! Aaargh!

Can't say anything about Blue Orbit since i don't own that one but i can definitely recommend Lunar! To me it's definitely a rich, shimmery, beautiful dark blue irl eyelove.gif I own Rich Core, Grand Galaxy and Lunar and i can easily say that it's my favorite out of the 3.

post #2537 of 2560
When I spoke to a store Mgr she recommended the 282 brush to apply the EDES, but I'm not sure if I'm really happy with it. Can anyone recommend several other brushes to consider for applying color? I just don't feel like I'm getting the best use out of the ED products with the tools I have.
post #2538 of 2560
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Originally Posted by Liz2012 View Post

Can't say anything about Blue Orbit since i don't own that one but i can definitely recommend Lunar! To me it's definitely a rich, shimmery, beautiful dark blue irl eyelove.gif I own Rich Core, Grand Galaxy and Lunar and i can easily say that it's my favorite out of the 3.

Thankee! flower.gif

 

So now it's Lunar 1 - Blue Orbit 0.

 

In all honesty, I'll probably end up getting both. I really like the texture of EDES and I can't see myself getting any shadows from the Apres Chic and Pressed Pigment collections. Or so I keep telling myself, so that I can justify sending another 40 quid to Douglas lol.gif

post #2539 of 2560
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

When I spoke to a store Mgr she recommended the 282 brush to apply the EDES, but I'm not sure if I'm really happy with it. Can anyone recommend several other brushes to consider for applying color? I just don't feel like I'm getting the best use out of the ED products with the tools I have.

I normally use 239 and it seems to work fine.

 

Did you try applying your EDES wet? I can't be bothered most of the time, but the colours show up so much better when applied wet.

post #2540 of 2560

Thanks, Buick! I actually just ordered the 239 on Monday and it sounds to be the eye shadow brush to have. I have not tried them wet. I guess I'd need to invest in Fix+ for that. I also tried a duo fibre brush for Whisper of Gilt EDSF, but it didn't seem to pick up much product. I feel like these products are too fancy for me. sigh.gif

post #2541 of 2560
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post
I'm eyeing Blue Orbit and Lunar, but I'm not sure if they're worth getting. I already have Cornflower piggie which looks quite similar to Blue Orbit (perhaps a tad more purple).

 

I have Blue Orbit. It is a chameleon. It looks cornflower in the pan, but it has purple duochrome and, on me at least, it changes to a lilac-blue after it's on about 20 min. without a primer. With a primer the color is more stable, but still has that purple duochrome, so its color changes depending on the light and how you move your face. And it has that special shimmery depth of color that all ED e/s have.

post #2542 of 2560
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

I have Blue Orbit. It is a chameleon. It looks cornflower in the pan, but it has purple duochrome and, on me at least, it changes to a lilac-blue after it's on about 20 min. without a primer. With a primer the color is more stable, but still has that purple duochrome, so its color changes depending on the light and how you move your face. And it has that special shimmery depth of color that all ED e/s have.

 

Blue Orbit turned out to be one of my top favorite EDES too. I can't always wear pale blues, but this one has just enough multidimensional color that it works. It's very feminine and romantic - I wear it with my most girly clothes. 

post #2543 of 2560
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post
I also tried a duo fibre brush for Whisper of Gilt EDSF, but it didn't seem to pick up much product. I feel like these products are too fancy for me. sigh.gif

 

I have and love the MAC 188 small duo fibre brush which i use for blushes - especially those that are strongly colored, since i generally want my blush to be sheer - and highlighters - because i do not want to have too much shimmer in too many places - and bronzers/contour colors - because i want a soft but controlled wash of color exactly where i want it.

 

However, my beloved 188 was a bit too... i dunno... loose, perhaps, or soft, to work with the ED SFs. It was hard to get a noticeable amount of color on my cheeks. I like my cheek color subtle, but with this brush the ED SF was pretty much invisible.

 

So I bought the MAC 130 brush. This brush has the same kinds of fibers as the 188 and larger 187, but they are shorter and more densely packed. I use it with ED SFs and with the Casual Colour creme blushes -- washing well after using with creme blush, of course! The flat denser head picks up enough color to be noticeable without putting product over too large an area.

 

There may be other brushes good for the ED SFs, but my face brush collection is somewhat limited, so i can't make more suggestions. I'm sure other Specktralites will have other ideas.

 

I think ultimately it's not so much that the ED SFs are too fancy, as much as it is about finding the right tool for the job amuse.gif

post #2544 of 2560
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Originally Posted by Liz2012 View Post

...Lunar...

 

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

...Blue Orbit...

 

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

 

...Blue Orbit...

 

Both colours have their fans, I see. I'll have to wait until Friday to give my own verdict angelic.gif

post #2545 of 2560

Chiming in with another vote for Blue Orbit! 

post #2546 of 2560
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

I have and love the MAC 188 small duo fibre brush which i use for blushes - especially those that are strongly colored, since i generally want my blush to be sheer - and highlighters - because i do not want to have too much shimmer in too many places - and bronzers/contour colors - because i want a soft but controlled wash of color exactly where i want it.

 

However, my beloved 188 was a bit too... i dunno... loose, perhaps, or soft, to work with the ED SFs. It was hard to get a noticeable amount of color on my cheeks. I like my cheek color subtle, but with this brush the ED SF was pretty much invisible.

 

So I bought the MAC 130 brush. This brush has the same kinds of fibers as the 188 and larger 187, but they are shorter and more densely packed. I use it with ED SFs and with the Casual Colour creme blushes -- washing well after using with creme blush, of course! The flat denser head picks up enough color to be noticeable without putting product over too large an area.

 

There may be other brushes good for the ED SFs, but my face brush collection is somewhat limited, so i can't make more suggestions. I'm sure other Specktralites will have other ideas.

 

I think ultimately it's not so much that the ED SFs are too fancy, as much as it is about finding the right tool for the job amuse.gif

Thank you, thank you! I actually used the 130SE, but I was nervous and putting on my daughter just to try so I used a very light hand. I need to actually try it and I'll bet it will show up better. I'm really silly with makeup and get scared and nervous about messing up. I didn't want her to have to redo her face if it looked bad since we were headed out of the house.

post #2547 of 2560

buick get blue orbit. i regret not getting it. i may even ask you for a cp. 

post #2548 of 2560
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

buick get blue orbit. i regret not getting it. i may even ask you for a cp. 

I placed an order for both yesterday. I should get them on Friday pompom.gif

 

Douglas.nl is EDES galore. Young Venus disappeared a looong time ago (before I came to my senses) and Sweet Heat was around until fairly recently (no biggie because I never cared for it to begin with). The others are still there. Have a look and see if there are any others that catch your eye :)

post #2549 of 2560

Dang you guys now I am lemming Blue Orbit...

post #2550 of 2560
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post

Dang you guys now I am lemming Blue Orbit...

It's not quite the same thing, but you are going to go bananas for the light blue Pressed Pigment coming up. It's not cornflower like Blue Orbit, but it does have the most gorgeous blue iridescent highlight over a sheer, white base. All the things you could do with Blue Orbit, you'll be totally able to do with the PP, plus more!

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