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post #1051 of 4813
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

So, i went to my local MAC shop today. "My" MUA was there, and she said, No Problem pre-ordering from Strength and from Apres Chic! Whew! Since i had tested pretty much everything yesterday, she could put back most of what she had been holding for me from the two collections, because i had narrowed down what i wanted.

 

AND i got to do that CP for a Specktralite, so I feel so much better now.

 

My MUA said that shop got lots of Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot. It was the Taste Temptation collection they couldn't pre-sell because they'd only gotten 4 each of item.

 

The two lip pencils being promoted: Embrace Me (vivid pinkish fuchsia) goes nicely with PiPi and Lasting Sensation (bright coral) with PaPa.

 

To answer a question i had - and some other folks - Strong Woman and Seductive Intent (in the TT coll.) are VERY VERY different from each other.

 

Of the two, Seductive Intent (TT coll.) is brighter, a bit lighter, and significantly bluer. I forgot to bring Violetta with me to compare, but i'd say it's in the same camp as Heroine from Reel Sexy (matte) and Violetta (Amplified), even if they aren't all exactly the same. Since SI is a mattene it has a different finish that the other two and that could make a difference in how it looks on and how it wears.

 

Strong Woman (Strength coll.) is darker and a tad warmer / redder. It's not plum, maybe more of a true purple. It's perhaps a more sophisticated color than SI - i'm not saying that's necessarily better, just know your own style and choose accordingly. And yet it seems to me to be the more unusual color of the two. Let me note that while it's warmer and redder than SI, it is still definitely a cool color, purple, not red.

 

Firm Form was less golden in the swatch on my arm than i had hoped. It is a little sheer, as we already know, and seems to have a slight plummy undertone. I didn't put on my lips, so i'm not sure how it will wear. But I'm still excited for the opportunity to get to wear it.

 

I don't do red, so i didn't test Absolute Power.

 

Taupe Shape blush looks light beige-taupe in the pan, but it makes a nice contour; it is like having a portable shadow. The MUA said it was best for contouring; but, me, being me, i'll play with it for more than just that.

 

Poised blush is quite nice, a light neutral peach color, very pretty, not for me, but definitely a good everyday warm-colored blush.

 

Sorry, i didn't even check out the E/S Quads, since they really didn't interest me.

 

MAC should just make Embrace Me permanent. Hasn't it come out 3-4 times this year?

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Originally Posted by GlamQueen21 View Post

I would say both Charmed I'm Sure and Red Racer. They are amazing!
I forgot to include Ruffian Red that I have! That one is the most gorgeous red ever! I have heard so much about the infamous Chanel Dragon.
Dragon is a beautiful colour, but since it's a liquid lipstick hair can get stuck easier. It dries down after an hour, but I still need to be more careful. It is worth it though! I love Ruffian Red too.
post #1053 of 4813

Have we already seen promo pics of this collection? hmm.gif I really wanna get one of the two quads but i have no idea which one to get (i'll be getting my goodies through a CP).

post #1054 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Liz2012 View Post

Have we already seen promo pics of this collection? hmm.gif I really wanna get one of the two quads but i have no idea which one to get (i'll be getting my goodies through a CP).

Not as far as I'm aware. I think we only have descriptions for the quads.

post #1055 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

Not as far as I'm aware. I think we only have descriptions for the quads.

Ok, thanks! :) Based on the descriptions i'm liking the All Woman quad a bit more, so i guess i'll stick with that one peace2.gif

post #1056 of 4813
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post


I've already said I'm kicking puppies and punching babies. boxing.gif

I am with ya!  I will even take a beating from that model with all the muscles if I have to for that purple.

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Originally Posted by Liz2012 View Post

Ok, thanks! :) Based on the descriptions i'm liking the All Woman quad a bit more, so i guess i'll stick with that one peace2.gif

One of the quads is more warm toned & the other cool toned (but I don't recall which is which) if that helps narrow it down for you.  I cannot decide, which means probably skipping some lippies so I can get both quads.

post #1057 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

They don't get commission, but they have to meet their sales targets. Otherwise, they will be in trouble.


Ahh, so that's why I feel like everyone at my counter wants to help me so desperately. amuse.gif

post #1058 of 4813
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post

I am with ya!  I will even take a beating from that model with all the muscles if I have to for that purple.

One of the quads is more warm toned & the other cool toned (but I don't recall which is which) if that helps narrow it down for you.  I cannot decide, which means probably skipping some lippies so I can get both quads.

I believe Liba said the All Woman quad is the warm toned one, being NC it would probably look best on me. Would love to get both quads as well but with the damage i've done lately i'm obligating myself to get only one angelic.gif

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Would anyone in the US be willing to do a CP for 3 lippies for me - I'm in Australia. We won't be getting the collection til Feb apparently, and I'm not sure where it will be available. And even if we do get them, the lipsticks will be $36 AUD (which is $37 USD) - the markup is ridiculous! If I only wanted one colour, I'd wait and get it here, but for 3 the savings are worth trying to get a CP

 

TIA

 

Lina
 

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Originally Posted by Liz2012 View Post

I believe Liba said the All Woman quad is the warm toned one, being NC it would probably look best on me. Would love to get both quads as well but with the damage i've done lately i'm obligating myself to get only one angelic.gif

All Woman is neutral more than obviously warm, Inner Strength is definitely for NW people, but if you're not strongly NC and are pretty pale, I think you could get away with it too. Personally, I think I could only wear All Woman, but that's because I've got some darker very NC skin around my eyes.

post #1061 of 4813
I'm confused on the release date...
Some people are saying January and some are says December 26
Called my mac store they said on the 26 but they have been wrong before
post #1062 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Elianessss View Post

I'm confused on the release date...
Some people are saying January and some are says December 26
Called my mac store they said on the 26 but they have been wrong before


I think it's the Macys and Nordies counters that are getting them in January.

post #1063 of 4813
I really would like to have official dates so I can approximate when I should start stalking the site! I also wish there was promo pics out, I'm curious about he blushes!
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I've already started my stalking. I don't trust MAC. They say one date and then do something completely different. I would also like to see some promo pics of the stuff. I need to buy since I am so depressed. Besides having my ex stalk me now. My kitty may need a blood tranfusion due to her anemia. I'm bringing her to the vet hospital Friday. I will keep you guys informed.

 

 

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I really would like to have official dates so I can approximate when I should start stalking the site! I also wish there was promo pics out, I'm curious about he blushes!
post #1065 of 4813
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I've already started my stalking. I don't trust MAC. They say one date and then do something completely different. I would also like to see some promo pics of the stuff. I need to buy since I am so depressed. Besides having my ex stalk me now. My kitty may need a blood tranfusion due to her anemia. I'm bringing her to the vet hospital Friday. I will keep you guys informed.

 

 

 

I'm so sorry that your cat's not well!  I hope things go smoothly at the hospital and that you get some better news about her health soon.  Will be thinking of you and kitty!

post #1066 of 4813
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I've already started my stalking. I don't trust MAC. They say one date and then do something completely different. I would also like to see some promo pics of the stuff. I need to buy since I am so depressed. Besides having my ex stalk me now. My kitty may need a blood tranfusion due to her anemia. I'm bringing her to the vet hospital Friday. I will keep you guys informed.

 

 

oh.gifI'm sorry you're going through all of that! I hope everything goes well with your kitty and the stalker situation is under control.. Sending positive thoughts your way OctoberViolet th_hug.gif

post #1067 of 4813

That purple i how I expected Seductive Intent to be! It's freaken hot! th_sign_woot.gif

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saw this on FB today! i hope im properly crediting the person's photo though...but eyelove.gif

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post #1069 of 4813

Everytime I read PiPi in that thread, it just sounds so wrong. lol pipi = pee

post #1070 of 4813
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I've already started my stalking. I don't trust MAC. They say one date and then do something completely different. I would also like to see some promo pics of the stuff. I need to buy since I am so depressed. Besides having my ex stalk me now. My kitty may need a blood tranfusion due to her anemia. I'm bringing her to the vet hospital Friday. I will keep you guys informed.

I will start stalking too. All my attempts have failed to pre-order.
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Originally Posted by Baby1black View Post


I will start stalking too. All my attempts have failed to pre-order.

 

Try MAC @ Valley Fair in Santa Clara

post #1072 of 4813
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Originally Posted by KMQE716 View Post

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saw this on FB today! i hope im properly crediting the person's photo though...but eyelove.gif

 

Strong Woman in the tube almost looks like the actual lipstick in the photo in the upper left corner, but it is a bit warmer. On the lips, however, it really does not look like those photos at all. Indeed, those pictures are closer to how Seductive Intent looks. Strong Woman is redder - it's still blue-ish because it's purple (NOT violet), not red red, but not like the photos.

 

If you want a color like what's on her lips, you should try for SI in the TT collection that comes out tomorrow in the US.

post #1073 of 4813

Ya know what would be cool, a single blog that includes women of several different skin tones, testing makeup. Because lipsticks and blushes look so different on different skins. Eyeshadows, too, but 

 

A blog with a rainbow of ladies would be especially nice for the Apres Chic, since the 5 lipsticks run the gamut from pale neutral frost to rich creamy red (and 5 different finishes!)

 

And that same range of women would have been nice to check out Strong Woman - i'm sure it will look different on different colorings.

post #1074 of 4813

I have most of this collection in my possession.  I can take pics but no swatches since they are CP's.  I can do it when I get home later today

post #1075 of 4813
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I've already started my stalking. I don't trust MAC. They say one date and then do something completely different. I would also like to see some promo pics of the stuff. I need to buy since I am so depressed. Besides having my ex stalk me now. My kitty may need a blood tranfusion due to her anemia. I'm bringing her to the vet hospital Friday. I will keep you guys informed.

 

 

OctoberViolet, I am sorry your kitty is sick and hoping she recovers soon.

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Originally Posted by purplerinne View Post

I have most of this collection in my possession.  I can take pics but no swatches since they are CP's.  I can do it when I get home later today

THank you so much for doing pictures!!!

post #1076 of 4813

Wow i'm loving Absolute Power. When is this supposed to release? I've heard Dec. 13, then 26, then Jan. Anyone know an exact date?

post #1077 of 4813
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Originally Posted by ForeverJenn View Post

That purple i how I expected Seductive Intent to be! It's freaken hot! th_sign_woot.gif

That purple is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I'll be buying three of them!!!!
post #1078 of 4813
Please do immediately! Lol
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Originally Posted by purplerinne View Post

I have most of this collection in my possession.  I can take pics but no swatches since they are CP's.  I can do it when I get home later today
post #1079 of 4813
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Originally Posted by mrsdee View Post

Try MAC @ Valley Fair in Santa Clara
One last attempt thanks will try
post #1080 of 4813
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Ya know what would be cool, a single blog that includes women of several different skin tones, testing makeup. Because lipsticks and blushes look so different on different skins. Eyeshadows, too, but 

A blog with a rainbow of ladies would be especially nice for the Apres Chic, since the 5 lipsticks run the gamut from pale neutral frost to rich creamy red (and 5 different finishes!)

And that same range of women would have been nice to check out Strong Woman - i'm sure it will look different on different colorings.
I do not know why bloggers do not do that. I once suggested that to temptalia ,Christine, and she said that She can't find a person to come and put on lipsticks for her blog. At that point I only suggested a woc because it would be nice to show comparisons. Hope bloggers are listening to u lilinah
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