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post #181 of 228
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Chestnut is great. It's in the same color family as Seeds of Desire (and early example of the new brown lip trend), but it's a different finish. Both are hot, but it takes a bit of time to get used to seeing brown-ish lips :-)


Glad to hear doo doo lips will be on trend this season.  I just dug out Seeds of Desire to wear again and Kraft lippy too.  I think I will like to layer a purple lippy like Glamour Daze over Seeds of Desire or this Tabla if I get around to ordering one.

post #182 of 228
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post
Chestnut is great. It's in the same color family as Seeds of Desire (and early example of the new brown lip trend), but it's a different finish. Both are hot, but it takes a bit of time to get used to seeing brown-ish lips :-)

 

I got Seeds of Desire and Potent Fig (and Fresh Amour) mattenes. Thanks for reminding me, Mac-Guy! Time to pull SoD and PF out for winter wear. Seeds has a plummy tone, which i hope Chestnut doesn't, just for variety's sake. It doesn't seem true brown to me - not a problem, just a comment - i'm happy with SoD. So i'm hoping Chestnut is a true brown.

post #183 of 228
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I just dug out Seeds of Desire to wear again and Kraft lippy too.  I think I will like to layer a purple lippy like Glamour Daze over Seeds of Desire or this Tabla if I get around to ordering one.

 

I think Glamour Daze lipstick will look great over Seeds of Desire. SoD has a plummy quality, so the two should go well together. I hope you post some before and after pics!

post #184 of 228

i recently watched a video clip where mickey contractor used yash lipstick as a base on eyelids (for folie and other shadows from his collection)...i'd imagine it's a little like using painterly paint pot, except much more creamy! i tried it out and liked the colour, though unfortunately my lids are a bit too oily, so it did eventually crease.  it wasn't a horrendous creasing, but i think i'd probably stick with the paint pots or better yet, paints!

maybe for those with drier lids it might be a nice option!

post #185 of 228
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Chestnut looks sooooo gorgeous on you Pinkdollface smiles.gif Jealous lol...

Thank you! It's a really unique colour in my collection. I still have to get used to it.

post #186 of 228
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

Thank you! It's a really unique colour in my collection. I still have to get used to it.


Did you get Tabla?

post #187 of 228
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Did you get Tabla?

No these are still not available here:(

post #188 of 228
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No these are still not available here:(


Well, Chestnut looks great on you.  I am shocked people have not gone apey over Mehr being repromoted...

post #189 of 228
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Well, Chestnut looks great on you.  I am shocked people have not gone apey over Mehr being repromoted...

 

Once an item becomes perm, it's not hot anymore. It's sad, isn't it? :)

post #190 of 228
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Well, Chestnut looks great on you.  I am shocked people have not gone apey over Mehr being repromoted...

I am waiting til the new year to try Mehr. I hear from many that it is the perfect pinky nude. Gotta get the holiday stuff out of the way first

post #191 of 228
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Well, Chestnut looks great on you.  I am shocked people have not gone apey over Mehr being repromoted...

Thank youbouquet.gif

 

I'm also suprised there isn't much hype around Mehr anymore. I would like to get one, it looks really nice.

post #192 of 228
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Thank youbouquet.gif

 

I'm also suprised there isn't much hype around Mehr anymore. I would like to get one, it looks really nice.

iagree.gif I want to get one as well, checking the website weekly for it but so far indeed nothing th_dunno.gif And everytime i visit the store i forget to ask if the SA's know anything about it lol th_wallbash.gif

post #193 of 228
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iagree.gif I want to get one as well, checking the website weekly for it but so far indeed nothing th_dunno.gif And everytime i visit the store i forget to ask if the SA's know anything about it lol th_wallbash.gif

I also forget to ask the MUA's, but I don't expect them to know it cause it's just a counter. If you hear anything please let me know:)

post #194 of 228
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I also forget to ask the MUA's, but I don't expect them to know it cause it's just a counter. If you hear anything please let me know:)

I will! peace2.gif

post #195 of 228
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

Once an item becomes perm, it's not hot anymore. It's sad, isn't it? :)

true....though it would help if MAC actually made these lipsticks readily available i.e. in ALL their stores at the very least, or ideally the stores AND counters.  

post #196 of 228
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

true....though it would help if MAC actually made these lipsticks readily available i.e. in ALL their stores at the very least, or ideally the stores AND counters.  

 

It's readily available on the website for those who want to order it (US). Is it not available in Canada?

post #197 of 228

True, since it's on the US website, it could be TECHNICALLY considered to be "readily available" but I personally don't consider it to be. Yes, I was really excited to hear that these shades were coming back (Mehr in particular), but I am the kind of person that needs to see a l/s and swatch it on myself before purchasing. Not everyone was around the first time these shades were released and I don't want to rely on online swatches.I COULD buy it and return it if it didn't meet my expectations, but that is a waste of a perfectly good lipstick. I know that I'm not the only person who needs to see things in person in order to make an informed decision, and by only offering these lipsticks at the top 15 stores (and at NO counters), MAC is preventing access for a lot of people. The hype, for me, hasn't died down because it was made permanent, but because I can't find it anywhere ssad.gif

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

true....though it would help if MAC actually made these lipsticks readily available i.e. in ALL their stores at the very least, or ideally the stores AND counters.  

 

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

It's readily available on the website for those who want to order it (US). Is it not available in Canada?

post #198 of 228
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

It's readily available on the website for those who want to order it (US). Is it not available in Canada?

 

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True, since it's on the US website, it could be TECHNICALLY considered to be "readily available" but I personally don't consider it to be. Yes, I was really excited to hear that these shades were coming back (Mehr in particular), but I am the kind of person that needs to see a l/s and swatch it on myself before purchasing. Not everyone was around the first time these shades were released and I don't want to rely on online swatches.I COULD buy it and return it if it didn't meet my expectations, but that is a waste of a perfectly good lipstick. I know that I'm not the only person who needs to see things in person in order to make an informed decision, and by only offering these lipsticks at the top 15 stores (and at NO counters), MAC is preventing access for a lot of people. The hype, for me, hasn't died down because it was made permanent, but because I can't find it anywhere ssad.gif

 

yeah, i kind of feel the same way, especially for lipsticks.  i already have mehr and yash, so i'd be willing to buy those without swatching, but the other two, not really. i do occasionally buy items without swatching first, but i'm still not comfortable doing so, and when i do, the only reason is because with mac, the LE items would almost automatically be a no go otherwise! i find it strange to make something part of the permanent range, yet to only make it available in the top 25 stores.  that makes it effectively limited, even if not by quantity, just by limited access.  

post #199 of 228

So, how does one find out which are the top (15) (25) MAC stores? It's always possible that there is one near me, or one that i will point be near at some, here in California.

 

As others have said, i prefer to swatch.

 

I've had some bad luck with lipsticks i bought when i trusted the descriptions and on-line photos, when the color didn't look like its picture - or looked very different on someone with different coloring than mine.

 

Also, in the past (i'm especially thinking of the 1970s) lipsticks often changed color while being worn - and this was NOT a feature. There i'd be, excited to get an unusual color, and after 15 min or 1/2 hour it would have become muddy orange-y. Lipsticks haven't changed on me often in the past 15 years or so, but from time to time they still do. For example, Asian Flower, a Sheen Supreme Lipstick, starts out a nice, slightly pinkish lavender - i love the color in the tube - and then it turns soft fuchsia on me after a few minutes and i only rarely intentionally wear fuchsia. I can wear a lavender or violet lip anytime. But i really have to do a whole face to wear fuchsia.

 

Testing lipsticks is a good thing. One can return mail-ordered MAC, but one has to pay for the postage and insurance, so returns are costly.

post #200 of 228
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So, how does one find out which are the top (15) (25) MAC stores? It's always possible that there is one near me, or one that i will point be near at some, here in California.

 

As others have said, i prefer to swatch.

 

I've had some bad luck with lipsticks i bought when i trusted the descriptions and on-line photos, when the color didn't look like its picture - or looked very different on someone with different coloring than mine.

 

Also, in the past (i'm especially thinking of the 1970s) lipsticks often changed color while being worn - and this was NOT a feature. There i'd be, excited to get an unusual color, and after 15 min or 1/2 hour it would have become muddy orange-y. Lipsticks haven't changed on me often in the past 15 years or so, but from time to time they still do. For example, Asian Flower, a Sheen Supreme Lipstick, starts out a nice, slightly pinkish lavender - i love the color in the tube - and then it turns soft fuchsia on me after a few minutes and i only rarely intentionally wear fuchsia. I can wear a lavender or violet lip anytime. But i really have to do a whole face to wear fuchsia.

 

Testing lipsticks is a good thing. One can return mail-ordered MAC, but one has to pay for the postage and insurance, so returns are costly.

i was wondering the same thing! well, i'm pretty sure my local stores are nowhere near being the top...not even the top 50. they have launch events, but they're usually low-key compared the types of events posted up in these forums....like just make-overs, no drinks or costumes and what-not.

 

asian flower turns fuschia on me too! i thought maybe it was just my lipcolour that was affecting the colour.  i was kinda hoping for a more purpley shade...those sheen supremes were my key fails in terms of buying lispticks online without swatching.  

 

in the end i will probably purchase tablaa and double-shot online eventually....it just makes me grumbly that i can't swatch!

post #201 of 228

I wish I knew. I've talked to MAC chat several times, and they were less than helpful. They told me that only certain stores carried it but they weren't sure which ones. And whenever I ask my local MAC stores, they either don't know what I'm talking about or insist that those shades were LE (true) and are no longer available (false). I guess I'll keep asking until I eventually find them! Or you know, they can make a perm product easily accessible for everyone! 

post #202 of 228

I find it bizarre that MAC/Chat doesn't have a list of stores who have these items as a kind of limited release. It's so frustrating.

post #203 of 228

I'm surprised these are so hard to find. I know South Coast Plaza's Pro store has them and the free standing store at Los Cerritos Center has them too. They were just mixed in with the other perm lipsticks. I find it hard to believe that I live close to 2 out of the 15 top stores. I hope they will be easier to find for everyone.

post #204 of 228
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Originally Posted by bulbasaur359 View Post

I'm surprised these are so hard to find. I know South Coast Plaza's Pro store has them and the free standing store at Los Cerritos Center has them too. They were just mixed in with the other perm lipsticks. I find it hard to believe that I live close to 2 out of the 15 top stores. I hope they will be easier to find for everyone.

Interesting. I'm not surprised that South Coast would have them, but Los Cerritos Center, really?!? 

post #205 of 228
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Originally Posted by bulbasaur359 View Post
I'm surprised these are so hard to find. I know South Coast Plaza's Pro store has them and the free standing store at Los Cerritos Center has them too. They were just mixed in with the other perm lipsticks. I find it hard to believe that I live close to 2 out of the 15 top stores. I hope they will be easier to find for everyone.

 

Glad you mentioned that. I'll be in SoCal for a month - leaving here after the election. I still like to go into my polling place and vote.

post #206 of 228

Well, i got a "Little Black Box" yesterday mac_boxday.gif In it were Double Shot and Chestnut.

 

Chestnut was the perfect bittersweet chocolate creme. And Double Shot a perfect medium cool brown creme. I am so happy. Thanks for the recommendations and swatches!

 

SUCCESS !!!

post #207 of 228
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Well, i got a "Little Black Box" yesterday mac_boxday.gif In it were Double Shot and Chestnut.

 

Chestnut was the perfect bittersweet chocolate creme. And Double Shot a perfect medium cool brown creme. I am so happy. Thanks for the recommendations and swatches!

 

SUCCESS !!!

Woohoo! If you can please post some pics. It would help if I could see Double Shot swatched next to Chestnut.

post #208 of 228
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post
Woohoo! If you can please post some pics. It would help if I could see Double Shot swatched next to Chestnut.

Well, i should have a camera in a few days, and then i'd be happy to. My cell phone is not terribly "smart".

post #209 of 228
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Well, i should have a camera in a few days, and then i'd be happy to. My cell phone is not terribly "smart".

Thanks that would be great:) I also just had a simple phone until I had the chance to get a smarter one for cheap:p

post #210 of 228
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Well, i got a "Little Black Box" yesterday mac_boxday.gif In it were Double Shot and Chestnut.

 

Chestnut was the perfect bittersweet chocolate creme. And Double Shot a perfect medium cool brown creme. I am so happy. Thanks for the recommendations and swatches!

 

SUCCESS !!!


Yeah for cool brown.  I have trouble finding one that isn't too orange.  How did you like Chestnut?

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