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post #3121 of 4811

So I went to Mac today and the MUA didn't have a clue about the lipsticks :(

They don't have the line at all there >:(

post #3122 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

So I'm still debating the All Woman quad. I have plans to get the Chanel Prelude quad. It's full of grey tones as well. I'm getting Prelude for sure, but I'm wondering if All Woman would still be necessary to my stash. Any suggestions?

 

Or I may take my chances and wait for it to arrive at a CCO.

awww man...  they do seem close, but on others pics they look similiar.  can you take the Chanel quad to Mac to compare?

post #3123 of 4811
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Originally Posted by dolleyes View Post

Please recommend lip liners for: Party parrot, piPi, absolute power and SW:)


Party Parrot - NYX Plush Red, MAC Lasting Sensation

 

Pink Pigeon - MAC Embrace Me/NYX Pinky, NYX Hot Pink, MAC Beet

 

Absolute Power - MAC Cherry/NYX Hot Red, NYX Deep Red

 

Strong Woman - MAC Currant/NYX Currant, MAC Vino/NYX Plum, MAC Nightmoth/NYX Y2K, MAC Magenta/NYX Purple Rain, NYX Prune, NYX Deep Purple

 

 

There's a ton of other options. You can also mix and match for fun, like using a purple liner with Absolute Power.

post #3124 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

awww man...  they do seem close, but on others pics they look similiar.  can you take the Chanel quad to Mac to compare?


I would if I had it, but I haven't bought Prelude yet.

post #3125 of 4811

Here's another with Party Parrot lined with MUFE 16C lip liner. I paired it with Passionately Tempted and Unconventional blushes from the Taste Temptations collection.

post #3126 of 4811

AP is very beautiful on you, ForeverJenn eyelove.gif

 

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Originally Posted by ForeverJenn View Post

So I finally played around with my absolute power today :)

 

700

 

 

It was a bit shocking to me to see how much darker this lipstick looks in the tube then when applied on the lips..

 

 

Here it is applied once (indoor picture)

 

700

 

 

Here's a full face picture, just so you can see it better. 

 

 

400


Edited by MACina - 12/29/12 at 11:31pm
post #3127 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

I recall that you wear lashes. Maybe you can add these to your NYE look to set off the gold eye shadow. They're lashes with Swarovski crystal accents. I don't wear lashes, but I'd probably wear these for NYE if I did.

 

http://www.sephora.com/grand-bal-false-lashes-P376966?skuId=1467075

Those lashes are pretty amazing but a bit daring for me.  I've been breaking out of so many boxes lately that my husband is questioning my stability.  girlhaha.gif

 

If I were to emerge in those he might have me committed.  I'll have to gradually work up to them.  blink.gif

post #3128 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

So I'm still debating the All Woman quad. I have plans to get the Chanel Prelude quad. It's full of grey tones as well. I'm getting Prelude for sure, but I'm wondering if All Woman would still be necessary to my stash. Any suggestions?

 

Or I may take my chances and wait for it to arrive at a CCO.

You're inclined to backup products, so instead of backing up either of these just get one of each.  If you're really trying to narrow it down then go with the formula that you like best, especially if the colors are similar.  Since you have experience with both formulas the choice can be based on that particular preference.

post #3129 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post


I would if I had it, but I haven't bought Prelude yet.
Prelude is amazing, I adore it!
post #3130 of 4811

I can only hope that one day I'll acquire your makeup skills eyelove.gif

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Originally Posted by TheLadyDanger View Post

Here's another with Party Parrot lined with MUFE 16C lip liner. I paired it with Passionately Tempted and Unconventional blushes from the Taste Temptations collection.

post #3131 of 4811

I got all woman and my prelude is on the way. I will post comparison swatch when it arrives on wednesday

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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

So I'm still debating the All Woman quad. I have plans to get the Chanel Prelude quad. It's full of grey tones as well. I'm getting Prelude for sure, but I'm wondering if All Woman would still be necessary to my stash. Any suggestions?

 

Or I may take my chances and wait for it to arrive at a CCO.

post #3132 of 4811
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Originally Posted by erinmichelle87 View Post

have you tried sculpt?

 

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Originally Posted by PrettyKitty View Post

 

I love this one, it's like TS without the sheen.. but slightly warmer toned.

 

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

Sculpt the best cool-toned taupe contour shade :-)

 

 

I like Bone Beige for daytime, Sculpt for a more dramatic day or evening, and Shadowy for a dramatic contour.

 

I really want to try Sculpt but my nearest pro store isn't near enough and pro products aren't yet sold online here in NL.

 

I just googled swatches for Bone Beige and Shadowy. OMG! Shadowy in particular looks amazing! eyelove.gif I'll definitely need add these three shades to my list the next time I get a CP from the States.

 

Thank you for the suggestions peeps! flower.gif

post #3133 of 4811

MAC is taking forever to deliver my stuff. I feel like the last person to get mine. 

post #3134 of 4811

I am going to a holiday party for work tonight, and I am debating on what to do makeup wise...should I do a bold lip or something really intense with my eyes??  I have recently acquired so many awesome bright lipsticks so I am inclined to just focus on my lips, but I am also thinking holiday makeup is about the eyes (the more glittery the better...LOL).  I am a makeup artist, so everyone there will have their faces BEAT!!

post #3135 of 4811
Hav
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Originally Posted by kimbunney View Post

MAC is taking forever to deliver my stuff. I feel like the last person to get mine. 
Haven't gotten mine yet ssad.gif I wanted to wear SW on NYE but sure it won't be here til after the new year
post #3136 of 4811
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Originally Posted by TheLadyDanger View Post

Here's another with Party Parrot lined with MUFE 16C lip liner. I paired it with Passionately Tempted and Unconventional blushes from the Taste Temptations collection.

That face is BEAT honey!!  I need those lashes in my life now!

post #3137 of 4811
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kimbunney View Post

MAC is taking forever to deliver my stuff. I feel like the last person to get mine. 

 

Did you order from the MAC website?

post #3138 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Looking fab TheLadyDanger!

Hope you had a happy birthday, Naynaydine!  happybirthday.gif We had dinner at home last night and we're going out for dinner tonight. I even rented a fabulous dress from RentTheRunway. Now just need to decide what new lipstick to wear.

 

Thank you!!! You're so sweet for remembering it. Hope you had a great one as well! The dress sounds awesome.

post #3139 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

Did you order from the MAC website?

Yeah I ordered from them like the night they released it online. I know it would be a delay because of Christmas but I thought for sure they'd have it to be by Friday. UPS doesn't run on the weekend here and with the new years holiday it will probably be thursday or friday of next week getting it. It has shipped but its stayed in its location for like four days now. It's not even in my state yet. 

 

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Originally Posted by 0missjones View Post

Hav
Haven't gotten mine yet ssad.gif I wanted to wear SW on NYE but sure it won't be here til after the new year

I know right! I don't even know if UPS runs on new years eve. 

post #3140 of 4811

no I don't think they do

post #3141 of 4811

i stocked up on liners tonite b/c of CC! LOL

post #3142 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

So I'm still debating the All Woman quad. I have plans to get the Chanel Prelude quad. It's full of grey tones as well. I'm getting Prelude for sure, but I'm wondering if All Woman would still be necessary to my stash. Any suggestions?

 

Or I may take my chances and wait for it to arrive at a CCO.

 

Whenever I wait for something to arrive at my local CCO it never does.  Murphy's law I guess.

post #3143 of 4811
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Originally Posted by kimbunney View Post

I know right! I don't even know if UPS runs on new years eve. 

 

They do deliver on NYE. They won't deliver on the 1st though.

post #3144 of 4811
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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post

So allow me to ask a very silly question?

Do I need Party Parrot in my life?


YES YES Heck yes!!

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Originally Posted by Spanky View Post

I WANT EVRYONE TO KNOW I AM OFFICIALLY IN LOVE WITH STRONG WOMAN, NIGHT BLOOMING TAUPE SHAPE, POISED & MAC's NEW BB CREAM!
OT:
The BB cream has the perfect amount of coverage I've been longing for! It may not be enough coverage for everyone or meet everyone's needs but it's exactly what I had conjured in my head of a perfect lightweight, SPF, non cakey coverage. I love it & I've been wearing it every time I go out, no matter if I'm wearing MU everywhere else or not. It is very rare for me to wear powders, TM and/or foundation (liquid or powder) on a regular basis. I would not order this product from MAC on line, even after reading the reviews on MAC's website & discussing the colors/advice that fellow Specktra members are giving (please don't take this personally, as I have funky skin color changing issues, etc., the suggestions just didn't match up), even the MAC live chat people told me what to try (I later found their suggestions didn't work for my situation either.) & I figured I would just go to a counter or store & actually try it on. The first color did not look right at all, so I think he went lighter on the other half of my face. At first, I was so disgusted, it looked horrible! Until it completely dried!!! After it dries, it looks lovely & leaves the skin looking even in color & it's overall a perfect product for me right now. I hope you all give it a try and post your feelings about it & experiences with it. I usually use a brush to apply stuff like this, but I've been having to do a lot of rushing, so I've been using my fingers & it turns out just beautiful after it dries. I don't know why it looks odd when it's not dry but a minute or so later you look in the mirror & viola, beautiful skin! For me, I know I'll wear it for day & night.
Back to topic:
How am I going to decide what to wear between Strong Woman & Night Blooming? I used to only wear red LSs, as its such a diverse beautiful color,THEN I MET FOXY MOXIE & she blew me into a whole 'nother section of the color wheel! I can't even tell you how many bold & bright pinks I've acquired over the last year & a half. I'm so glad I finally found some purples that take my breath away (not to mention Unconventional blush {the darker blush from TT}. Night Blooming is just to die for & now we have Strong Woman. At the last min. I ordered an extra SW & have yet to get my goodies.
i offered up doing CPs for people, & fortunately I was able to get the 2 blushes for a lovely young lady overseas. So, I went today to the 1 MAC Store in this city that had Strength, I tried on everything from Strength. When I tried SW on, I was floored because looking at those Instagram photos from a couple of weeks ago on this thread, I thought this is NOT going to look good on me! I was so wrong! I love it, so I bought one at the store so I could wear it this weekend in case my package doesn't make it here tomorrow, that's missed opportunities to wear SW & I'm so glad I have a couple of BUs of it now since I scored one of the last ones they had at the MAC store today. ** PLEASE HELP: Besides Heroine (HTF & super overly priced) & Violetta (did not look good on me). What other crazy beautiful purples am I missing? They do NOT need to be from MAC. I'm just dying to know what other purple LSs are out there that work on NC20ish skin tones. Please help, I've got to pick up the slack of missing beautiful purples. Suggestions greatly appreciated, oh knowledgeably Specktraettes!
I'm sure I have an unnecessary amount PiPis, PaPas, Ab Pow & as for Firm Form (I don't think I'll ever wear it) coming my way in the mail smiles.gif...I've got some selling to do.
I wore Ab Power after trying it on it the store, it certainly wasn't going anywhere winks.gif As the night went on & after dinner, it wore down to a bright, hot pink stain that is pretty freaking hot. Lot's of pink in Ab Power, but I'm okay with that...more than I expected tho!
Can anyone help me out by doing a pretty big favor. Even if you could only do 1 of these requests, it would be beyond helpful. if someone can swatch & post this comparison on NC20ish skin, it would be greatly appreciate. But I'll really take any skin or paper comparisons:
Swatches of AP to Love G-dess, & anything else that may loosely tie into that color strand.
Swatches of SW, Sed Intent & the infamous Heroine, & anything else that may loosely tie into that color strand.
I know there was a swatch with a whole bunch of bright pinks. Can anyone do...
Swatches of PiPi next to PaPa
Swatches of PiPi, Moxie, Lickable, Show Orchid, CYY & anything else that may loosely tie into that color strand. I don't even know what colors might fit in here??
PaPa, Fusion Pink, Love G-dess...I don't even know what colors might fit in here???
So many lippies, so little time it's crazy fun. TIA if you can do any swatches for us! I know there are other people that would really be thankful for the swatches & comparisons.
I'm going to sell a few of my Strength LSs & a couple Après Chic ones too. Because there are some things I tried that did not work.
I'll have extras of Strength & Après Chic LSs & Porcelain Pink to sell if anyone is interested, PM me.
I think PaPa is pretty but I was hoping for a little more red. I tried it on at MAC with Beet & that was better, but I don't feel like I've found the right combo for it yet...would love suggestions & PiPi I am not sure about...I'm going to have to try it again in regular lighting. I'm super curious what LL you all are using to make PaPa a little darker & more red. PiPi, I'm not quite sure if it's a fit for me. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Is the new brush ( don't know the #) LE or perm.. Is it worth getting it? What is supposed to be it's main function? What have you all been using it for! It's the this DuoFiber eye brush.
The blushes are so beautiful, light, with the perfect amount of pigmentation. Team all blushes right here! Anyone else on this team?
I was going to go on a no buy after these 2 collx, but I have been loving doing my eyebrows lately. So I can't possibly go on my No Buy now! Can I??? know I'll probably buy 1 or 2 things when it launches in stores.
Hope everyone is well, having a good weekend & got what they wanted/needed.
Here's to MAC for putting out some beautiful, different LSs & blushes!!! Very happy about what they've been bringing to the table!
TIA!


Glad you are so happy with your goodies!!!

 

Can you please tell me which shade of MAC BB creme you got, and what your skin colour/tone is???  What foundation shade would you wear in Chanel, Dior, Nars??  Thank you.

post #3146 of 4811
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Originally Posted by kimbunney View Post

Yeah I ordered from them like the night they released it online. I know it would be a delay because of Christmas but I thought for sure they'd have it to be by Friday. UPS doesn't run on the weekend here and with the new years holiday it will probably be thursday or friday of next week getting it. It has shipped but its stayed in its location for like four days now. It's not even in my state yet. 

 

I know right! I don't even know if UPS runs on new years eve. 

they deliver but not for ground shipping ...

post #3147 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

You're inclined to backup products, so instead of backing up either of these just get one of each.  If you're really trying to narrow it down then go with the formula that you like best, especially if the colors are similar.  Since you have experience with both formulas the choice can be based on that particular preference.

 

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Originally Posted by purplemaren View Post

Prelude is amazing, I adore it!

 

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Originally Posted by Monsy View Post

I got all woman and my prelude is on the way. I will post comparison swatch when it arrives on wednesday

 

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Originally Posted by Haven View Post

 

Whenever I wait for something to arrive at my local CCO it never does.  Murphy's law I guess.


Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to try to be patient and wait for Monsy's pics. I haven't left for the mall yet. I hope I don't cave while I'm in the store. Prelude is a definite. I'm mainly questioning whether or not to get All Woman. My CCO barely gets anything good now that I think about it, so I may miss out if I pass on the quad. I'm trying to figure out if I'll have skipper's remorse for not getting it.

post #3148 of 4811
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Originally Posted by kimbunney View Post

MAC is taking forever to deliver my stuff. I feel like the last person to get mine. 


I placed a couple of orders the night the collection came out, my 2nd order which was to my PO Box came a few days ago, but the first one which I accidentally had sent to my Grandma's house (luckily she doesn't live far away) isn't supposed to be here until January 3rd. I have no clue why it would take so much longer, especially when I placed that order first. I mean, I could see it maybe taking a day or two more because it has to be delivered to somebody's house instead of just the post office box, but by the time it gets here it'll have been like a week since I got my first package. Dang holiday delays. 

edit: mine has also been in the same state (Illinois) for several days, it hasn't gotten far at all 

post #3149 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

i stocked up on liners tonite b/c of CC! LOL


Sorry!

post #3150 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

 

 


Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to try to be patient and wait for Monsy's pics. I haven't left for the mall yet. I hope I don't cave while I'm in the store. Prelude is a definite. I'm mainly questioning whether or not to get All Woman. My CCO barely gets anything good now that I think about it, so I may miss out if I pass on the quad. I'm trying to figure out if I'll have skipper's remorse for not getting it.


Skip the quad. It is ok, but there are far better items to spend the $40 on. My CR Desert quad blows this one out of the water!

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