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post #391 of 462

I went back in and swatched Jet Couture over a few different eye pencils and I'm loving the effects!  For me, it's definitely backup-worthy.

 

It was a little challenging to capture these in pics, and I tried slightly different angles, with and without flash: 

 

 

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Swatched over (left to right): Powersurge, Smoothblue, Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

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Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

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Powersurge, Smoothblue, Black Line

 

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Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

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post #392 of 462

GORGEOUS eyelove.gif

 

I have to try them over different eye pencils too.

 

It is unbelievable how many ways you have to work with the PPs and they

do always look beautiful in a different way  love.gif

 

 

Maybe Greasepaint Sticks work as a base too???

 

 

Thank you so much for all the pics and swatches, Yazmin!

 

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

I went back in and swatched Jet Couture over a few different eye pencils and I'm loving the effects!  For me, it's definitely backup-worthy.

 

It was a little challenging to capture these in pics, and I tried slightly different angles, with and without flash: 

 

 

700

 

Swatched over (left to right): Powersurge, Smoothblue, Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

700

 

Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

700

 

Powersurge, Smoothblue, Black Line

 

700

 

 

Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

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post #393 of 462
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

I went back in and swatched Jet Couture over a few different eye pencils and I'm loving the effects!  For me, it's definitely backup-worthy.

 

It was a little challenging to capture these in pics, and I tried slightly different angles, with and without flash: 

 

 

700

 

Swatched over (left to right): Powersurge, Smoothblue, Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

700

 

Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

700

 

Powersurge, Smoothblue, Black Line

 

700

 

 

Black Line, Black Swan, Forever Green

 

700

 

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Awesome. So versatile!

post #394 of 462

Yazmin encouraged me to play smiles.gif

 

 

Since I have not yet received the new PPs, I tried 2 of those I do already have over a Greasepaint Stick.

And I really like the result heart.gif

 

 

 

 

 

The sheen is much more pretty IRL.Unfortunatly my cam cannot really catch it  ssad.gif

post #395 of 462
Liba-you mentioned u use p&p vibrancy on the lid. I had just been using it as an undereye concealer...do you think it's a good base?
post #396 of 462
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Originally Posted by Edelmc View Post

Liba-you mentioned u use p&p vibrancy on the lid. I had just been using it as an undereye concealer...do you think it's a good base?

It's not meant to be used on the lid at all. Just under the eyes. This is NOT a primer. Just an fyi. 😉
post #397 of 462
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My store is now sold out of the purple pressed piggie!!!!


Odd, I thought these were perm.  Maybe they will restock soon for you?  If not, they are still on the US website...

 

 I had picked mine up on launch day. Mac sometimes take a long time to restock perm items, e.g. Natural Radiance Primer sold out shortly after it was launched and most local counters haven't yet restocked 

post #398 of 462
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Originally Posted by Edelmc View Post

Liba-you mentioned u use p&p vibrancy on the lid. I had just been using it as an undereye concealer...do you think it's a good base?

 

 

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


It's not meant to be used on the lid at all. Just under the eyes. This is NOT a primer. Just an fyi. 😉

 

 

I use it under the eye and on the lid too because I get a lot of eye puffiness, including the lid. The light reflectivity is nice too. I used to use Fast Response and that I couldn't use on the lids - hated the texture. Vibrancy Eye does what it did but much better texture for me.

 

I doubt it gives the sort of gripping power that primers do, but it does add an even layer to my lids, which is all I need (I don't have oily lids). If you need a base because you get creasing or you have oily lids or you want something that makes sheer shadows look more opaque, Vibrancy Eye isn't what you are looking for.

post #399 of 462
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Originally Posted by MACina View Post

Yazmin encouraged me to play smiles.gif

 

 

Since I have not yet received the new PPs, I tried 2 of those I do already have over a Greasepaint Stick.

And I really like the result heart.gif

 

 

 

 

 

The sheen is much more pretty IRL.Unfortunatly my cam cannot really catch it  ssad.gif

 

I swear…..MAC needs to bring the Greasepaint Sticks back. I thought the black one was going to stay around and gave my BU to my niece. That heavy, smudgy liner look isn't in right now, and dark smokey eyes are not really being pushed hard either, so I'm not totally surprised they haven't been repromoted. Maybe next fall??? It's time MAC, it is time! girl_devil.gif

post #400 of 462
Thread Starter 
Some new g/p would be nice, especially new colors. :-)
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

Some new g/p would be nice, especially new colors. :-)

I'm still waiting for my perfect blue/purple tumbleweed.gif

 

:) I think I'm more interested in 2013 makeup wishes than resolutions….

post #402 of 462
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

I swear…..MAC needs to bring the Greasepaint Sticks back. I thought the black one was going to stay around and gave my BU to my niece. That heavy, smudgy liner look isn't in right now, and dark smokey eyes are not really being pushed hard either, so I'm not totally surprised they haven't been repromoted. Maybe next fall??? It's time MAC, it is time! girl_devil.gif

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Some new g/p would be nice, especially new colors. :-)

Good thing i got BUs!
post #403 of 462

Well, i stayed up until the ball dropped in Times Square, toasted the New Year with some non-alcoholic spice pear cider mixed with Q Ginger (all natural, no sugar - sweetened with agave), then snuggled up with my computer... and fell asleep until 3 AM with my eye makeup on. Bad, bad girl!

 

And ya know what? NO FALLOUT! And all the colors had stayed in place! But at that point i DID remove my eye makeup at last...

 

I wouldn't necessarily use Too Faced Glitter Glue for everyday, but it certainly does the trick with glitter-bomb eye shadows!

post #404 of 462
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post
Some new g/p would be nice, especially new colors. :-)

 

I got the Greasepaint Stick in the Venomous Villains collection, French Quarter, which is brownish black with gold & silver glitter. I love the way it looks. But, sad to say, it makes my eyes hurt. The first time i've had a bad reaction to a MAC eye product.

post #405 of 462

iagree.gif....I would really love to see new Greasepaint Sticks  too!!!

 

Fortunatly I still have BUs but new colors are always welcome pompom.gif

 

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

 

I swear…..MAC needs to bring the Greasepaint Sticks back. I thought the black one was going to stay around and gave my BU to my niece. That heavy, smudgy liner look isn't in right now, and dark smokey eyes are not really being pushed hard either, so I'm not totally surprised they haven't been repromoted. Maybe next fall??? It's time MAC, it is time! girl_devil.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

Some new g/p would be nice, especially new colors. :-)
post #406 of 462

My Dirty Greasepaint Stick just stinks. I mean literally. cry.gif

 

I also have Vibrancy Eye and I use it under eyes (over eye cream) and put my concealer on top of it.
 

post #407 of 462

These are now up on the Debenhams website (UK). I've ordered 3 (Amethyst, Jet Couture and Smoky), will check the rest out later today at the counter.
 

post #408 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

OK, i've now had Sweet Acting Pressed Pigment with Too Faced Glitter Glue on for close to 10 hours - and still NO fallout. Without Glitter Glue i'm sure it would have been a sparkle disaster, but with an appropriate base these are great.

 

Now I'm thinking of getting Heart Warming for my cheeks. Maybe if i put it on while my foundation is moist it won't shed as much... maybe... anyone tried to control these other than on their eyelids?

Sounds like a good excuse to utilize that Sephora after holidaze discount to get some TFGG!

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

Finally saw these in person. Light touch was a hideous glitter disaster! Flicker and blonde streak were gorgeous!

I must be a glitter h00r cuz this makes me want it.

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My Dirty Greasepaint Stick just stinks. I mean literally. cry.gif

 

I also have Vibrancy Eye and I use it under eyes (over eye cream) and put my concealer on top of it.
 

I kind of like the stink.  It brings me back to my latency age days when my favorite activity was coloring with a big azz 64 box of crayolas.  Okay, I know all you other color hoes loved the big 64 box because it has all those different colors!  I do wish we could get some more grease sticks in more colors.  Anybody have tips on storing those to keep em from drying out?  I keep them in an airtight makeup bag, but wondering if I should do more--okay MAC-Guy, I am not dropping cash on a make up frig, so that's out, I gotta save for Archie you know.  Any other tips for storage, within reason?

post #409 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post
It's not meant to be used on the lid at all. Just under the eyes. This is NOT a primer. Just an fyi. 😉

 

I know you are trained in MAC products, and i am not. However, the MAC website says:

"Instant eye prep! This quick fix reduces the look of puffy eyes and under-eye shadows while imparting a bright natural radiance to the entire eye area. Perfectly primes the eye for makeup. Use regularly and see those instant benefits become more permanent!"

(emphasis MINE)

 

I would infer from "entire eye area" that it can be used on more than just the under eye. "Perfectly primes the eye for makeup" implies that it is a primer; however, the text is ambiguous whether this is just for concealer on the under eye area or all over the eye including the lid.

 

Writing like this explains why some of us have been using P+P VE on more than our under eye, myself included. And it explains why i have read on some websites that it is a primer, although i don't use it as such.

post #410 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

I know you are trained in MAC products, and i am not. However, the MAC website says:
"Instant eye prep! This quick fix reduces the look of puffy eyes and under-eye shadows while imparting a bright natural radiance to the entire eye area. Perfectly primes the eye for makeup. Use regularly and see those instant benefits become more permanent!"
(emphasis MINE)

I would infer from "entire eye area" that it can be used on more than just the under eye. "Perfectly primes the eye for makeup" implies that it is a primer; however, the text is ambiguous whether this is just for concealer on the under eye area or all over the eye including the lid.

Writing like this explains why some of us have been using P+P VE on more than our under eye, myself included. And it explains why i have read on some websites that it is a primer, although i don't use it as such.

If you have dry eyelids, you can certainly use it to smooth out your lids.
post #411 of 462
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post


If you have dry eyelids, you can certainly use it to smooth out your lids.


I use it after I get waxed, on my eyelids and under my eyes before bed and often between my eyes because I get dry there too.

post #412 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

I know you are trained in MAC products, and i am not. However, the MAC website says:
"Instant eye prep! This quick fix reduces the look of puffy eyes and under-eye shadows while imparting a bright natural radiance to the entire eye area. Perfectly primes the eye for makeup. Use regularly and see those instant benefits become more permanent!"
(emphasis MINE)

I would infer from "entire eye area" that it can be used on more than just the under eye. "Perfectly primes the eye for makeup" implies that it is a primer; however, the text is ambiguous whether this is just for concealer on the under eye area or all over the eye including the lid.

Writing like this explains why some of us have been using P+P VE on more than our under eye, myself included. And it explains why i have read on some websites that it is a primer, although i don't use it as such.

I can see how that can be inferred. It's also confusing that they have all the p&p products labeled as p&p. everyone mistakes all the products as primers and don't understand the difference between prepping vs priming. They clump everything into the "priming" category. They really should break it down more somehow.
post #413 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post
I can see how that can be inferred. It's also confusing that they have all the p&p products labeled as p&p. everyone mistakes all the products as primers and don't understand the difference between prepping vs priming. They clump everything into the "priming" category. They really should break it down more somehow.

 

I try to read a variety of sites to learn about products, to figure out what's likely to work for me - people with oily or youthful skin have different responses than i will.

 

Many P+P products are aimed at oilier skin than mine - i definitely don't need oil control, i need moisturizing! - so most are a skip for me. So far, from the Prep+Prime line i only have: P+P Lip - which i recommend for helping keep l/s in place and for preventing excessive dryness with mattes - and i'd say it both preps and primes; and P+P Vibrancy Eye.

 

I have a couple more on my list of things to try: P+P Eye and P+P Line Filler. I have gotten the impression that both function as primers. Please correct me if i'm wrong.

post #414 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

I try to read a variety of sites to learn about products, to figure out what's likely to work for me - people with oily or youthful skin have different responses than i will.

Many P+P products are aimed at oilier skin than mine - i definitely don't need oil control, i need moisturizing! - so most are a skip for me. So far, from the Prep+Prime line i only have: P+P Lip - which i recommend for helping keep l/s in place and for preventing excessive dryness with mattes - and i'd say it both preps and primes; and P+P Vibrancy Eye.

I have a couple more on my list of things to try: P+P Eye and P+P Line Filler. I have gotten the impression that both function as primers. Please correct me if i'm wrong.

The P&P eye, in my experience both selling/working with at the counter, is crap IMO. In the 6+ years that i worked there i can honestly say i sold two of them, and only cause the customer asked for it specifically. It creases like a mofo! Paints, paint pots and shadesticks all work so much much better! As does pretty much every other eye primer out there on the market. And yes, it is a primer.

The P&P line filler is great for fine lines around the eyes and mouth. It's not a primer, but a prepper (is that even a word? Lol). It goes on top of your makeup. If you use it under your makeup, concealer will ball right up and roll off your face. I'm sure the same would happen with foundation too. It's best to use a synthetic brush or your finger and, using a very small amount, tap it o to the fine lines. For around the mouth, to help fill in feather lines, use the synthetic brush and lightly tap it i to the lines. I'd still recommend using the P&P lip in conjunction with this if feathering lip products is a concern.

HTHs! winks.gif
post #415 of 462

I agree, I hated the Prep and Prime Eye and binned it within 2 weeks.. I have never come across a terrible primer in my life!

 

We get these pigments on counter 14th and I am so looking forward to getting some of them. I keep chopping and changing 100% what I want because of the mixed reviews I am seeing around of all of the different blogs. I know I definitely want amethyst and considering Blue Willow and Sweet Acting. I really like the look of Jet Couture as well

 

 

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


The P&P eye, in my experience both selling/working with at the counter, is crap IMO. In the 6+ years that i worked there i can honestly say i sold two of them, and only cause the customer asked for it specifically. It creases like a mofo! Paints, paint pots and shadesticks all work so much much better! As does pretty much every other eye primer out there on the market. And yes, it is a primer.
The P&P line filler is great for fine lines around the eyes and mouth. It's not a primer, but a prepper (is that even a word? Lol). It goes on top of your makeup. If you use it under your makeup, concealer will ball right up and roll off your face. I'm sure the same would happen with foundation too. It's best to use a synthetic brush or your finger and, using a very small amount, tap it o to the fine lines. For around the mouth, to help fill in feather lines, use the synthetic brush and lightly tap it i to the lines. I'd still recommend using the P&P lip in conjunction with this if feathering lip products is a concern.
HTHs! winks.gif
post #416 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post
The P&P eye, in my experience both selling/working with at the counter, is crap IMO. In the 6+ years that i worked there i can honestly say i sold two of them, and only cause the customer asked for it specifically. It creases like a mofo! Paints, paint pots and shadesticks all work so much much better! As does pretty much every other eye primer out there on the market. And yes, it is a primer.
The P&P line filler is great for fine lines around the eyes and mouth. It's not a primer, but a prepper (is that even a word? Lol). It goes on top of your makeup. If you use it under your makeup, concealer will ball right up and roll off your face. I'm sure the same would happen with foundation too. It's best to use a synthetic brush or your finger and, using a very small amount, tap it o to the fine lines. For around the mouth, to help fill in feather lines, use the synthetic brush and lightly tap it i to the lines. I'd still recommend using the P&P lip in conjunction with this if feathering lip products is a concern.
HTHs! winks.gif

 

Thanks! P+P Eye is now OFF my list.

 

P+P Line Filler still to be tested...

post #417 of 462

For me, Smoky was the big surprise in this collection.

 

I never wear navy - well, never is too strong a word. I did make a self-referential dress that includes a fabric with animals wearing a dress just like the actual dress itself - and the base color of most fabrics in the dress is navy, to coordinate with that funny animal fabric. And i have a pair of navy socks. Other than that i wear nothing navy, not even eyeliner.

 

So i expected to react to Smoky with a "big shrug" and an "enh". It fooled me. The smoky dark blue is not too assertively navy, can go on sheer or deep, and is enlivened by turquoise shimmer. I was so shocked that i liked it and actually bought it!

 

I'm not normally a big fan of black eye shadow, either - i don't have enough eyelid for that much darkness. But I guess i'll give Jet Couture another look when i go back to see if my local shop still has Amber Glow blush and Warm Companion lipstick for a second test - neither of which really rocked my socks when i first tested them. I have a DS brand black eyeshadow with massive silver sparkle, but the gold sparkle in Jet Couture would probably look better on me.

post #418 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Thanks! P+P Eye is now OFF my list.

P+P Line Filler still to be tested...

P&P line filler is good. I used to demo it on my hands, as my palms are badly scarred from eczema. It fills the lines right up!
post #419 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


P&P line filler is good. I used to demo it on my hands, as my palms are badly scarred from eczema. It fills the lines right up!


Will that work on these annoying lines just below my eyesocket (orbit).  They are my most annoying think I would like to conceal and anything I put in that area to try and brighten just emphasizes them like a Mofo.

post #420 of 462
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post


Will that work on these annoying lines just below my eyesocket (orbit).  They are my most annoying think I would like to conceal and anything I put in that area to try and brighten just emphasizes them like a Mofo.

As long as they are fine lines it'll definitely help a bit. If they're deeper, then it won't really do much.
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