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Originally Posted by cr8zy4MAC View Post


It does have quite the unusual feel to the powder.  I work at Sephora.  One of NARS reps had told me that they were hoping they would call the product "Rice Paper", since it has that unmistakable, soft texture.

 

Well, if you don't think the compact is working for you, Sephora is fabulous about returns.

 

BTW, I just got my YOTS package yesterday.  Yippee!

What did you get from YOTS and were you pleased with your purchase??

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Thank you, that' s what I was hoping!

 

I really love the color of K&DT but miss shimmer in it.

 

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Hi everybody - I've been super busy and haven't been keeping up with this thread.

 

I only just got to see the whole collection yesterday and I'm sure you're all getting your things in the mail by now, so no need for me to go on about anything.

 

I just have to say I've finally been won over by these new pearlmattes. So much nicer than Vera or Lilly Land. They're very sheer, but have just enough color to balance out your skin tone and that finish is awesome - it's definitely a finish like the glorious Elude has. Veronica's Blush is like a sheerer, less white/more pink Elude, in fact. The Betty pearlmatte was too deep for me and could only be a blush on my skin tone, but on my MA's ruddy skin, it took away all his redness perfectly and he didn't look like he was wearing a stitch of makeup. 

 

I also broke down and got the Veronica quad because those shadows are pigmented as all get out - one swipe and you are done, no need for a base to bring out the colors. I felt I only had one shadow in my collection that seemed like a dupe to something in the quad, so that made a difference for me too (I don't have too many matte or satin finish shadows, especially not purples). All the colors made my green eyes pop drastically so I fell in love.

 

I couldn't help but fall in love with Betty Bright - I compared it with Force of Love, Toxic Tale and Reel Sexy and it was most comparable to Reel Sexy - it's the pink version of Reel Sexy, I'd say, if I had to sum it up, but a touch less light. It wasn't too dissimilar to Force of Love, though FoL is quite a bit darker and a bit pinker.

 

Boyfriend Stealer is really sheer, but that gives a nice effect, especially when blotted. If you had wished Hot Chocolate had been more purple and less brown, you are going to love Boyfriend Steeler.

 

The bright coral Betty lipgloss is almost an exact match for Force of Love lipglass, without the very subtle shimmer.

 

Ronnie Red is very close to Absolute Power but brighter and a little lighter. It's a color like Love Goddess in that it really shifts from pink to red as the light source changes. It's less pink overall than LG, though. I would have skipped it but it blots down AMAZINGLY. It leaves the smoothest, richest stain you could want out of a blotted red lipstick. The stain was so gorgeous and even and perfect that I bought a tube, even though I have Absolute Power and Love Goddess. If you're trying to budget, you could probably skip it, unless you really love wearing blotted down reds.

 

Mall Madness is a fun color, because of the shimmer. I reserved it, but I may wind up passing on it. I don't really need any more pink glosses….that shimmer is lovely, though.

 

The pigments have me on the fence - they're kind of dry and very fine, so even more caution that usual is needed to prevent them getting all over your face. You must wear some sort of based under the pale green Betty or you will be a pastel green raccoon in 3 minutes. The dark teal was surprisingly nice and the teal showed up very clearly, but it looked better under the eye than all over the lid, where it was much harder to coax out the richness of the color. I do think the pastel pink Betty one is the winner of them all because it will be really great on the lips under gloss to add shimmer or pressed on top of pale pink lipsticks for an unusual texture effect, as well as used on the cheeks and eyes - it's the most multi-purpose.

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Originally Posted by Genn View Post

I can NOT buy the Nars powder  I can not buy the Nars powder     I just told my husband and my daughter I was not buying anymore makeup until April.  I bought both oz palettes, a few things from YotS and my AG haul. I have to be good until April. No No No

lol same here! I promised my husband no more make up until April but this Nars powder talk has definitely sparked my interest. I do have a Sephora gift card too but I think it only has like $24 on it. ssad.gif
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Originally Posted by ladyarwen View Post


Is the quad called Sunny Sunday in Bahrain? It's Caramel Sundae in North America and Europe.

 

LoooL xD no no it's the same names

 

I was lazy to go check the name & just wrote Sunny Sunday lol I am thinking where did I got that name from :O

 

we get the same product names here in Bahrain.. but after at least 1 1/2 month.. Apres Chic & Strength haven't launch yet here.. it's still Glamourdaze stands in MAC counters :|

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Originally Posted by erinmichelle87 View Post

about to do a little enabling here....

 

 

 

Products I am wearing in this look from AG..

 

Caramel Sundae Quad- Lovely!! I do not mind pigmentation, its meant to be soft and pretty. In the look I am wearing the pink in the inner corner/tear duct/under the eye, The yellow shade all over the lid, the light brown in the outer V and upwards into the crease, with the darkest shade in the outer V. I also put the light brown on the lower lashline.

 

Cream Soda Blush- Love this!!! I own all the more recent orange/coral/peach blushes such as IF, Legendary, Launch Away!, Supercontinental, Poised, ect, and this is by far my favorite. It has a milkier color to it with micro shimmer. 

 

EDIT::: Girl Next Door Lipstick- Super sheer lustre, but I love sheer lustres for every day or a quick look. I am not wearing a liner with it here. 

 

I recommend all three products!!!! especially if you are at or around my skin tone, NC15 but very neutral. 


Holy crap this is gorgeous!!! jawdrop.gif

You have officially enabled me to pick up caramel sundae quad on launch day. Wow. Beautiful!!!

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DLG on lips over NYX "Deep purple liner" and MAC "Embrace me" l/l.




Prom princess and taupe shape on cheeks. Chanel fantasme over some MAC e/s ( kid, quarry, jete, nylon) and from the Spoiled Rich Quad:  "spoiled rich" e/s bottom lid, and "gravel" in the crease.

Beautiful! You're such a knockout girl! thud.gif
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Holy crap this is gorgeous!!! jawdrop.gif


You have officially enabled me to pick up caramel sundae quad on launch day. Wow. Beautiful!!!
It's super pretty, I highly recommend it and girl next door is almost the same color as the pink shade in the quad and they go together quite nicely!!
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Originally Posted by peachsuns View Post

Thank you so much for anther helpful review, liba! bouquet.gif

Now, I want Veronica's Blush pearlmatte, Veronica quad, and Betty Bright. (I've already ordered Ronnie Red. Specktra made me a red lipstick addict!) greengrin.gif

 

Did you have a chance to see the blushes? Any thoughts? amuse.gif

My pleasure!

 

The blushes had a really nice texture but they were easy to skip for me, as I have Immortal Flower and Amber Glow to take the place of the Betty one and I brought in Supernova to compare to Veronica and blended onto the skin, they were close enough for me (the Veronica blush is a little less bright to start out, but if you're fair like me, you're not going to want to use it full strength for most circumstances). 

 

 

Also I don't think I mentioned it, but DLG was like a less bright Night Blooming on me (it will look brighter on darker skin, but still not as bright as NB). It was a skip - wasn't unique enough for my taste. I'd rather use NB, or something like Zen Rose or Quick Sizzle if I want something with less luminosity.

 

Oh also, I just read T's description of Spoiled Rich quad and man, again she was so off about the textures of these shadows. They were super duper pigmented when swiped on the eye - every single one of them. I agree they're on the stiff side, but these are such strong colors you are not going to want to blend them down, you're going to want to apply them with maximum richness on the lids or under the eye, not water them down with a lot of shading. 

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

My pleasure!

 

The blushes had a really nice texture but they were easy to skip for me, as I have Immortal Flower and Amber Glow to take the place of the Betty one and I brought in Supernova to compare to Veronica and blended onto the skin, they were close enough for me (the Veronica blush is a little less bright to start out, but if you're fair like me, you're not going to want to use it full strength for most circumstances). 

 

 

I have IF and Amber Glow as well. You're saying that combining them gets the same effect as Cream Soda?

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Originally Posted by Sanooya View Post

 

LoooL xD no no it's the same names

 

I was lazy to go check the name & just wrote Sunny Sunday lol I am thinking where did I got that name from :O

 

we get the same product names here in Bahrain.. but after at least 1 1/2 month.. Apres Chic & Strength haven't launch yet here.. it's still Glamourdaze stands in MAC counters :|


Ahhh, I gotcha.

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since everyone else is posting their setups/malms...

 

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Originally Posted by erinmichelle87 View Post

about to do a little enabling here....





Products I am wearing in this look from AG..

Caramel Sundae Quad- Lovely!! I do not mind pigmentation, its meant to be soft and pretty. In the look I am wearing the pink in the inner corner/tear duct/under the eye, The yellow shade all over the lid, the light brown in the outer V and upwards into the crease, with the darkest shade in the outer V. I also put the light brown on the lower lashline.

Cream Soda Blush- Love this!!! I own all the more recent orange/coral/peach blushes such as IF, Legendary, Launch Away!, Supercontinental, Poised, ect, and this is by far my favorite. It has a milkier color to it with micro shimmer. 

EDIT::: Girl Next Door Lipstick- Super sheer lustre, but I love sheer lustres for every day or a quick look. I am not wearing a liner with it here. 

I recommend all three products!!!! especially if you are at or around my skin tone, NC15 but very neutral. 

Hey girly, can u tell me what you used as a base/primer? The Caramel quad shades did not look that lovely on me.
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You are soo pretty! I love the look eyelove.gif

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DLG on lips over NYX "Deep purple liner" and MAC "Embrace me" l/l.

Prom princess and taupe shape on cheeks. Chanel fantasme over some MAC e/s ( kid, quarry, jete, nylon) and from the Spoiled Rich Quad:  "spoiled rich" e/s bottom lid, and "gravel" in the crease.

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I wish I had a cool setup like all of you :( maybe when I get older/married/out of my parents house lol

 

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since everyone else is posting their setups/malms...

 

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Mall Madness lip glass. NW45 for reference.
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Originally Posted by MsWestchesterNY View Post

Mall Madness lip glass. NW45 for reference.

Ooo pretty on you. Too bad i hate the texture of those lipglasses

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Annnd so the award for patience & self restraint goes to..drum roll please --> Me <-- lol
Havent purchased anything from this collection b/c I need MORE WOC swatches. I *do* love DLG tho, prooobably shouldve bought it.
Nordies, Ill be seeing you Thursday? Monday? Whata the news,on that?
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

Annnd so the award for patience & self restraint goes to..drum roll please --> Me <-- lol
Havent purchased anything from this collection b/c I need MORE WOC swatches. I *do* love DLG tho, prooobably shouldve bought it.
Nordies, Ill be seeing you Thursday? Monday? Whata the news,on that?

Ill be getting my box tomorrow but i wont ve able to put up pics til tues/wed. Hopefully ill be in time for you to know what i want lol 

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Thanks, Luvlydee. I hate the texture too. I'm heavily considering returning it today because it is just too sticky. I am online now looking for possible dupes because the color and sparkle is too gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by luvlydee View Post

Ooo pretty on you. Too bad i hate the texture of those lipglasses


I can't stand regular lipglasses, they're too sticky for me :(

Cremesheen glasses are my friends instead!


Edited by gracie90 - 2/3/13 at 7:45am
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Thread Starter 

Did anybody splurge on the n/p?

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I was really leaning towards getting the Spoiled Rich palette, but now I think I'm going to get one or both of the Urban Decay Oz ones instead. I would get a lot more shadows for close to the same price.

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Originally Posted by maneater View Post



DLG on lips over NYX "Deep purple liner" and MAC "Embrace me" l/l.

Prom princess and taupe shape on cheeks. Chanel fantasme over some MAC e/s ( kid, quarry, jete, nylon) and from the Spoiled Rich Quad:  "spoiled rich" e/s bottom lid, and "gravel" in the crease.

eyelove.gif Gorgeous! PP looks so awesome on you.

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Did you buy a loose powder or a compact? Thank you so much for sharing the info, otherwise I would not know. Bad for my wallet though. lol.giffriends.gif

Well, I ordered the pressed, but sephora screwed up the numbers & sent me the loose which I love & will keep. They are sending me the pressed. I think the pressed would be good for like no makeup or foundation days, then it wouldn't transfer colors to the powder.

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Originally Posted by MsWestchesterNY View Post

Mall Madness lip glass. NW45 for reference.

Dang, that is so pretty on you. I always love that bit of 'Sass' in your photos winkiss.gif

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

Did anybody splurge on the n/p?

I bought one girlhaha.gifComic Cute. Its such an adorable shade.

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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly View Post

I am doomed. I ordered DLG, RR and BB. All the glosses and blushes online. I finally stopped by the mall today and tried on RR and o.m.g. The texture is great and not drying at all. It pulled more like Love goddess than AP or CIS on me. I ordered a BU and the black eyeliner and the Veronica Pearlmatte powder.... I am supposed to be saving too :(

lol.gif

 

I was really excited to read that about RR! I ordered 2

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I picked up RR last night. I didn't own a red so I got it. Love it.
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Wow, RR looks stunning on you, Supercoolstephy eyelove.gif

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I picked up RR last night. I didn't own a red so I got it. Love it.
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I love the names of the polishes!

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

I bought one girlhaha.gifComic Cute. Its such an adorable shade.

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

Did anybody splurge on the n/p?
I'm really sad they only have white caps but I may still get comic cute, I love the color!!


I kinda want BS again it looks pretty on everyone so far lol. I'm also wanting SR quad again too even tho I bought both Oz palettes last week! I can get them but only if I pass on the brush set.

I really want the brush set tho mainly for the tin lol.

I don't know what to do!!! I kinda want Ohohoh and girl next door too! ughhhhh
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