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Originally Posted by liba View Post

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.

Ok, I'll be tracking down Ronnie Red.

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Originally Posted by gracie90 View Post

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It's so pretty! There's a pair of earrings that I'm eyeing, but it'd mean no MAC hauls for a few months to afford them :) http://www.boodles.com/mini-blossom-earrings-678.html

Rose gold Christmas decorations sound lovely santa.gif

Oh those are pretty!!!heart.gif

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LOL wondering if I could make it to the MAC store and back to school in 23 minutes greengrin.gif I just want the pearlmattes already. Hope they still have them there. I'll just go after class...fluffy.gif

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LOL wondering if I could make it to the MAC store and back to school in 23 minutes greengrin.gif I just want the pearlmattes already. Hope they still have them there. I'll just go after class...fluffy.gif


Stores don't have them in until Thursday though, right?

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Sooo, I never made a wishlist & since Feb 7th is coming up (3 more daaaaays), I thought Hey! What the heck! 

 

Archies Girl Collection Wishlist

Lips

Betty Bright l/s heart.gif

Daddy's Little Girl l/sheart.gif

Boyfriend Stealer l/sheart.gif

Ronnie Red l/s

Kiss & Don't Tell l/g

 

Face

Prom Princess Blush 

Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder (depends if it looks ashy on my skintone. B/c Unconventional looked semi/borderline-ashy on me blended out yesterday) 

 

Eyes

Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette 

 

Maybe's

Mall Madness l/g

Strawberry Malt l/g 

 

 

anyone.gifSIDENOTE: Does anyone know how to fix the glass/hard plastic part on the blushes? Someone got upset with me a trashed my makeup stash (mainly my MAC stuff) and like... 3 of my blush plastics are disconnected from the container... Can blushes survive without the top part?? Cause one of the plastic tops are missing completely...

post #8466 of 12144

Yep:

 

Just asked a MAC rep:

 

Feb 4, 2013

 

Dani: Hi, I was wondering if AG was available in MAC stores?

Dani: Today**

Jorge: Hello Dani!

Dani: Hi! =]

Jorge: It's my pleasure to announce we anticipate the launch of this collection this Thursday the 7th in all MAC retail locations.

 

I was getting all excited too LOL. 

post #8467 of 12144
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Originally Posted by TwistedFaith View Post

Did anyone notice that Oh Oh Oh is called "Sweet Something" on the Macy's site? I wonder if its labeled differently on the tubes.

 

I ordered this one from Macy's so I can let you guys know what it says on the tube when it arrives.

 

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Originally Posted by Knope2012 View Post

I got BB and DLG. I need some retail therapy this morning. My car malfunctioned on the way to work, went off the road, and flipped, but I somehow got out without a scratch on me. I'm just trying to keep calm with tea and makeup!

 

Oh no! So glad you got out of it okay!

 

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wavey.gifxelamazing.  th_770016001157748873-final.gifwavey.gif

 

Thank you! th_hug.gif(There are so many cute little smiley's on this forum, lol.)

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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

Wow ALL of the Betty lippy's except BB are gone,  am I missing out?? All I got from Betty was BB.

 

BB is sold out. It shows it as being available but when you add it to your cart it says it is no longer available. It might be like that since it is the main lipstick being shown for Betty's collection. :(

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Nordies! I just placed an order at 10 and then BAM. All gone. jawdrop.gif

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Oh wow. I'm glad I came to Specktra earlier then! Definitely forgot about it coming online to stores today. 

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I live in NYC, we got the collection early smiles.gif
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Originally Posted by vaisforluvrs View Post


Stores don't have them in until Thursday though, right?
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Originally Posted by honey on boost View Post

Off topic but I just ordered the Nars powder after Elegant One mentally twisted my arm from reading her review girlhaha.gif

lol.gif friends.gif

I just received my Pressed Nars powder, so as soon as I can try it, I will post it in that Nars thread.

 

Just got a few boxes of goodies greengrin.gif

 

Everything is SOOO beautiful! RR pulls more pink on me. One of my FAVE items out of everything was Flatter Me Pearlmatte powder! love.gif I used some of that yummy coral from the single heart & then  brushed the rest lightly over my face - BEAUTIFUL & well, very very flattering. I ordered a BU right away. Love BB & went to get a BU of it, but it was gone from Nordies. ahhh

All the lipsticks are beautiful! Gotta run, but can give details later.

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Originally Posted by emzy View Post

I live in NYC, we got the collection early smiles.gif

Ooooo, very lucky! 

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Originally Posted by hazyday View Post

Okay, my Archie stuff arrived this morning, RIGHT AFTER I was all done getting ready. I marched right to the bathroom, washed my face, and started over. flower.gif I didn't know WHAT to use...it's all so pretty! Unfortunately my camera batteries are dead right now so I don't have any good pictures, but here's Mall Madness (I'm wearing the Caramel Sundae quad and Cream Soda too but this is a bad cell phone pic).

 

 

 

I want a backup....but I have so much gloss! I would be a fool to back it up! Right??? .........

OMG you are so Beautiful girl!!!! You look like a JCrew model! eyelove.gif

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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

Sooo, I never made a wishlist & since Feb 7th is coming up (3 more daaaaays), I thought Hey! What the heck! 

Archies Girl Collection Wishlist
Lips
Betty Bright l/s heart.gif

Daddy's Little Girl l/sheart.gif

Boyfriend Stealer l/sheart.gif

Ronnie Red l/s
Kiss & Don't Tell l/g

Face
Prom Princess Blush 
Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder (depends if it looks ashy on my skintone. B/c Unconventional looked semi/borderline-ashy on me blended out yesterday) 

Eyes
Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette 

Maybe's
Mall Madness l/g
Strawberry Malt l/g 



anyone.gif
SIDENOTE: Does anyone know how to fix the glass/hard plastic part on the blushes? Someone got upset with me a trashed my makeup stash (mainly my MAC stuff) and like... 3 of my blush plastics are disconnected from the container... Can blushes survive without the top part?? Cause one of the plastic tops are missing completely...

They just pop back into the hole with a little force. And yes, your blush with the missing clear part will be perfectly fine. Just keep it stored by itself so nothing ends up gouging the powder.
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

OMG you are so Beautiful girl!!!! You look like a JCrew model! eyelove.gif

 

 

love.gif Thank you, that is so sweet of you to say! Now about the NARS powder that I DO NOT NEED: Is it anything like the loose white powders (like MUFE)? I feel like those really leave a white cast on me. girlhaha.gif

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Originally Posted by hazyday View Post

Okay, my Archie stuff arrived this morning, RIGHT AFTER I was all done getting ready. I marched right to the bathroom, washed my face, and started over. flower.gif I didn't know WHAT to use...it's all so pretty! Unfortunately my camera batteries are dead right now so I don't have any good pictures, but here's Mall Madness (I'm wearing the Caramel Sundae quad and Cream Soda too but this is a bad cell phone pic).

 

 

 

I want a backup....but I have so much gloss! I would be a fool to back it up! Right??? .........

 

You look gorgeous!

 

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Originally Posted by hazyday View Post

 

Legendary on the left, Cream Soda on the right for anyone wondering how they compare. I love Cream Soda!!!

 

Wow!  This swatch finally convinced me to go out on Thursday and get Cream Soda. :D  Legendary looks lovely as well, shame on me for not buying it.

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Originally Posted by kaira View Post

Thank you so much for posting this!! Must .. get... cream soda lol 

 

 

You're welcome...I definitely recommend it. It's so pretty and smooth.

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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

Sooo, I never made a wishlist & since Feb 7th is coming up (3 more daaaaays), I thought Hey! What the heck! 

 

Archies Girl Collection Wishlist

Lips

Betty Bright l/s heart.gif

Daddy's Little Girl l/sheart.gif

Boyfriend Stealer l/sheart.gif

Ronnie Red l/s

Kiss & Don't Tell l/g

 

Face

Prom Princess Blush 

Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder (depends if it looks ashy on my skintone. B/c Unconventional looked semi/borderline-ashy on me blended out yesterday) 

 

Eyes

Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette 

 

Maybe's

Mall Madness l/g

Strawberry Malt l/g 

 

 

anyone.gifSIDENOTE: Does anyone know how to fix the glass/hard plastic part on the blushes? Someone got upset with me a trashed my makeup stash (mainly my MAC stuff) and like... 3 of my blush plastics are disconnected from the container... Can blushes survive without the top part?? Cause one of the plastic tops are missing completely...

Oh noooo!!getyou.gif

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Originally Posted by hazyday View Post

Okay, my Archie stuff arrived this morning, RIGHT AFTER I was all done getting ready. I marched right to the bathroom, washed my face, and started over. flower.gif I didn't know WHAT to use...it's all so pretty! Unfortunately my camera batteries are dead right now so I don't have any good pictures, but here's Mall Madness (I'm wearing the Caramel Sundae quad and Cream Soda too but this is a bad cell phone pic).





I want a backup....but I have so much gloss! I would be a fool to back it up! Right??? .........

Very pretty - perfect for everyday as well! As far as backups, do you see yourself using it everyday? If not, (and I can't believe I'm saying this) I'd say a backup isn't necessary. Keep in mind with MAC there will be another awesome collection in a VERY short time with another color you'll love in theory. Plus gloss is something that makes nervous hoarding too much of as far as shelf life. That and mascara I try to not stash much of.
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Originally Posted by Supercoolstephy View Post

I picked up RR last night. I didn't own a red so I got it. Love it.

I know I'm late with this comment, still playing backwards catch up with the thread, this is stunning!! You look strikingly similar to the actress that plays Morgan Brody on CSI: Las Vegas in this shot. Here's a link with photos - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0363699/
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Originally Posted by hazyday View Post

 

 

love.gif Thank you, that is so sweet of you to say! Now about the NARS powder that I DO NOT NEED: Is it anything like the loose white powders (like MUFE)? I feel like those really leave a white cast on me. girlhaha.gif

:)

 

No, it is not at all like the MUFE powder. I did not care for that powder. The Nars is clear & leaves no white powder, residue, ghosting at all. I haven't had a chance to test the pressed powder yet, but I'm sure it will be equally as wonderful.

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Cream Soda is REALLY pretty & even prettier with Flatter Me over it love.gif

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Originally Posted by Kaidan View Post

 

You look gorgeous!

 

 

Wow!  This swatch finally convinced me to go out on Thursday and get Cream Soda. :D  Legendary looks lovely as well, shame on me for not buying it.

 

Thank you, and I'm glad the swatch helped! :)

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Originally Posted by meleftie View Post


Very pretty - perfect for everyday as well! As far as backups, do you see yourself using it everyday? If not, (and I can't believe I'm saying this) I'd say a backup isn't necessary. Keep in mind with MAC there will be another awesome collection in a VERY short time with another color you'll love in theory. Plus gloss is something that makes nervous hoarding too much of as far as shelf life. That and mascara I try to not stash much of.

I could see myself using it every day, but I also know that summer is coming and this is more of a winter/fall shade, I think. I very rarely back up items. I'm with you though, gloss makes me nervous. Powders, not so much.

 

 

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

:)

 

No, it is not at all like the MUFE powder. I did not care for that powder. The Nars is clear & leaves no white powder, residue, ghosting at all. I haven't had a chance to test the pressed powder yet, but I'm sure it will be equally as wonderful.

 

Hmmm...now I am really curious!

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Originally Posted by hazyday View Post

 

Legendary on the left, Cream Soda on the right for anyone wondering how they compare. I love Cream Soda!!!

Awesome.  I am justified in having both!

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Originally Posted by honey on boost View Post

I would go with the quad. But I have so many lippies that I doubt I'll need a BU anytime soon. Just my 2 cents.

You look fabulous!

Yes I agree.

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So I got my RR today in the mail yay and put it on.  Then I told husband I was thinking of DLG and he went strait to google to see what it would look like.  He clicked on images and he said I don't know and I said no no you can't go by her lips thats Temptalia and she is darker than I am {he clicks on picture preview and gives me a look} I say see click that one it is allura and he clicks on it and then says okay you spend way too much time doing this if you can tell the difference between people by a shot of their lips rofl.gif

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Just received my order in the mail! I am LOVING everything, definitely one of MAC's better limited edition collections!

 AppleMark

Here I am wearing Ronnie red and cream soda blush eyelove.gif

Hope everyone's enjoying their goodies :D

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Originally Posted by emzy View Post

I live in NYC, we got the collection early smiles.gif

 

That's one of the good things about living in NYC. I was able to get DLG & my MAC store still had everything in stock.

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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

 

anyone.gifSIDENOTE: Does anyone know how to fix the glass/hard plastic part on the blushes? Someone got upset with me a trashed my makeup stash (mainly my MAC stuff) and like... 3 of my blush plastics are disconnected from the container... Can blushes survive without the top part?? Cause one of the plastic tops are missing completely...

 

I'm sorry but that's grounds for an a** kickinggetyou.gifangry.gif
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

Sooo, I never made a wishlist & since Feb 7th is coming up (3 more daaaaays), I thought Hey! What the heck! 

 

Archies Girl Collection Wishlist

Lips

Betty Bright l/s heart.gif

Daddy's Little Girl l/sheart.gif

Boyfriend Stealer l/sheart.gif

Ronnie Red l/s

Kiss & Don't Tell l/g

 

Face

Prom Princess Blush 

Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder (depends if it looks ashy on my skintone. B/c Unconventional looked semi/borderline-ashy on me blended out yesterday) 

 

Eyes

Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette 

 

Maybe's

Mall Madness l/g

Strawberry Malt l/g 

 

 

anyone.gifSIDENOTE: Does anyone know how to fix the glass/hard plastic part on the blushes? Someone got upset with me a trashed my makeup stash (mainly my MAC stuff) and like... 3 of my blush plastics are disconnected from the container... Can blushes survive without the top part?? Cause one of the plastic tops are missing completely...

I am so sorry that happened to you!  Can you try to depot them?

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