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Welcome Spectacular!!!      th_770016001157748873-final.gif          grouphug2.gif

 

Aww so sweet! Thank you! bigheart.gif

 

K, so update! I have to admit I wasn't as crazy as I hoped to be about Firm Form when I finally put it on. I'm a WOC about NW 45 and I had all these fantasies  based on what I'd been reading from others. (leaning brown, gold sparkles, etc.) Well when it finally came in the mail and I put it on it was just meh...REALLY similar to MAC Grey Friday actually (which I'm also meh about but at least the unusual shade is worth keeping). So I was considering what to put on it to give it a little oomph...looked around my gloss collection and saw a gold gloss (semi-clear/semi-yellow) with gold flecks inside...

 

OMAGAH...

 

Girls...

 

Yes. 

 

If you're not loving Firm Form then a gold gloss will really AMP the gold already present in Firm Form. On my lips Firm Form is semi-opaque so the gloss doesn't really dilute the color. In fact I think it removes the ash shade that makes it so reminiscent of Grey Friday and just BRINGS OUT all of that yummy brown. 

 

Suffice to say my relationship with Firm Form just got serious.

post #3392 of 4811
Thank you for this! I'm not even sure if I will get Firm Form ( it was back ordered), but this sounds gorgeous. If I do get it, I will try pairing it with She's a Star lipglass or Goldilocks dazzleglass.
post #3393 of 4811

I wore AP tonight, and it's a fantastic red! Most red lipsticks look kind of severe on me, but this one doesn't at all. It might be because it's a matte texture.

post #3394 of 4811
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Originally Posted by LAKESHA1908 View Post

HEY!!! Medgal so, finally today I took your advice and I called the pro store in Green Hills aka Nashville!!! They had both PiPi and PaPa in stock and the manager said he re-ordered more!!! He also, said "they had sold out so fast during Iris Apfel that, MAC sent him a lot this go round"bouquet.gif!!

That's GREAT news!    cheerleader.gif

post #3395 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Spectacular View Post

 

Aww so sweet! Thank you! bigheart.gif

 

K, so update! I have to admit I wasn't as crazy as I hoped to be about Firm Form when I finally put it on. I'm a WOC about NW 45 and I had all these fantasies  based on what I'd been reading from others. (leaning brown, gold sparkles, etc.) Well when it finally came in the mail and I put it on it was just meh...REALLY similar to MAC Grey Friday actually (which I'm also meh about but at least the unusual shade is worth keeping). So I was considering what to put on it to give it a little oomph...looked around my gloss collection and saw a gold gloss (semi-clear/semi-yellow) with gold flecks inside...

 

OMAGAH...

 

Girls...

 

Yes. 

 

If you're not loving Firm Form then a gold gloss will really AMP the gold already present in Firm Form. On my lips Firm Form is semi-opaque so the gloss doesn't really dilute the color. In fact I think it removes the ash shade that makes it so reminiscent of Grey Friday and just BRINGS OUT all of that yummy brown. 

 

Suffice to say my relationship with Firm Form just got serious.

Awesome!  I'm so glad you didn't give up, persevered and found a friend in Firm Form.     urock.gif

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Just gorgeous...the lips look amazing and the entire look is just awesome PrettyKitty.    pretty.gif

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Originally Posted by PrettyKitty View Post

Absolute Power lipstick :

 

 

More pics on my blog :

http://www.crystalcandymakeup.com/2013/01/face-of-day-return-of-sexy.html

post #3397 of 4811

Finally my orders from 12/23 are coming in!

 

I got my Apres Chic order today as well as a side order of Strong Woman lipstick, and one single Pink Pigeon I got on a fluke when the site went glitchy and I started cycling through the add to bag and checkout process in a tizzy lol.

 

Tomorrow I'll get Absolute Power and All Woman quad delivered to me. I skipped Firm Form from this collection, and I did B2M and get Party Parrot and Pink Pigeon BUs, wheww.

 

Here's a quick lip swatch of Strong Woman, which (to my surprise) is pretty darn awesome flower.gif I wasn't much of a fan of Heroine, but I'm glad I took the plunge and decided to get Strong Woman after all! This is Strong Woman straight up, no liners, just Prep+Prime lip underneath :)

 

I'm wearing Poised blush which is one of my new favorites in my stash heart.gif

 

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post #3398 of 4811
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Originally Posted by PrettyKitty View Post

Absolute Power lipstick :




More pics on my blog :
http://www.crystalcandymakeup.com/2013/01/face-of-day-return-of-sexy.html
Gorgeous!!!
post #3399 of 4811
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Originally Posted by admmgz View Post

Yay! MAC didn't waste any time getting my Embrace Me lip liner to me smiles.gif I got it today
When I'd received my original order, I'd gotten just an opened liner box along with my lippies inside the infamous black box but CS took care of it 👍

So glad that worked out for you.  They're pretty good about correcting mishaps.  I once received a broken MES, I took a pic of it and sent it to the store.  They immediately shipped another.  Gotta love technology--we get immediate gratification and resolution!    

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post #3400 of 4811
I didn't open my AP. I ordered it by accident. Since I have Charmed I'm Sure, I'm not sure if I want to keep it. I would like a bu of Firm Form. Maybe I'll call the Nashville store in the morning.
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Originally Posted by Richelle83 View Post

heart.gif It works!!! 

 

 

richelle!

nice to see you! wavey.gif

post #3402 of 4811
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Originally Posted by duckrodeo View Post

Finally my orders from 12/23 are coming in!

 

I got my Apres Chic order today as well as a side order of Strong Woman lipstick, and one single Pink Pigeon I got on a fluke when the site went glitchy and I started cycling through the add to bag and checkout process in a tizzy lol.

 

Tomorrow I'll get Absolute Power and All Woman quad delivered to me. I skipped Firm Form from this collection, and I did B2M and get Party Parrot and Pink Pigeon BUs, wheww.

 

Here's a quick lip swatch of Strong Woman, which (to my surprise) is pretty darn awesome flower.gif I wasn't much of a fan of Heroine, but I'm glad I took the plunge and decided to get Strong Woman after all! This is Strong Woman straight up, no liners, just Prep+Prime lip underneath :)

 

I'm wearing Poised blush which is one of my new favorites in my stash heart.gif

 

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Yay duckrodeo! Glad your goods are rolling in, and you look marvelous!  The colors are very becoming!!!!      pretty.gif

post #3403 of 4811
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Originally Posted by purplemaren View Post


Strong woman on my NW20 skin. Does it work? I think I like it, but need reassurance

Hell yes it works!!!  You're wearing it well.  ENJOY!!   pretty.gif

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I received part of my order today!  I am in love with Strong Woman and Absolute Power!  Absolute Power is so pretty.  I just need to find a back up.

post #3405 of 4811
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Originally Posted by ARmakeupjunkie View Post

I received part of my order today!  I am in love with Strong Woman and Absolute Power!  Absolute Power is so pretty.  I just need to find a back up.

Did you call the 800# to see if it's still in stock?
post #3406 of 4811
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Originally Posted by ladyarwen View Post

I wore AP tonight, and it's a fantastic red! Most red lipsticks look kind of severe on me, but this one doesn't at all. It might be because it's a matte texture.

Some matte reds look seriously severe on me. I bet it's just the color balance combined with your skin tone, more than the texture. When you find a perfect red, it makes your skin glow and all your features come alive! 'Sounds like AP is one of those for you pompom.gif It sure is for me!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by MACJunkie85 View Post

I didn't open my AP. I ordered it by accident. Since I have Charmed I'm Sure, I'm not sure if I want to keep it. I would like a bu of Firm Form. Maybe I'll call the Nashville store in the morning.

 

It's quite different than Charmed I'm Sure on the lips. If you can swing it, maybe you can sell it or trade it with someone here if you don't want it, since if you return it to the store, they have to throw it away. weeping.gif I think ARmakeupjunkie down below is looking for it and I'm sure there are others, if that's not too much of a pain in the neck.

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Originally Posted by duckrodeo View Post
Here's a quick lip swatch of Strong Woman, which (to my surprise) is pretty darn awesome flower.gif I wasn't much of a fan of Heroine, but I'm glad I took the plunge and decided to get Strong Woman after all! This is Strong Woman straight up, no liners, just Prep+Prime lip underneath :)

 

I'm wearing Poised blush which is one of my new favorites in my stash heart.gif

 

'Looking good!! 

 

Strong Woman is way better than expected for me too - something about the combo of the texture, red level, and murkiness really works some magic.

 

'Glad you like Poised - I think it's awesome too, and I usually skip blushes like it for various reasons. I was wondering if it was going to be considered too warm for a lot of folks. I was on Team 4 for the blushes from AP/Strength - that almost never happens.

 

I want to hear what you think when you try Absolute Power. My bet is you're gonna be screaming! eyelove.gif

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Strong Woman is wonderful! I love how it looks on me. I do think the red tones in it make it something special. It's my favorite of the collection. I did like Pink Pigeon a lot when I swatched it and may have to track that down later.
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

Some matte reds look seriously severe on me. I bet it's just the color balance combined with your skin tone, more than the texture. When you find a perfect red, it makes your skin glow and all your features come alive! 'Sounds like AP is one of those for you pompom.gif It sure is for me!!

 

It's quite different than Charmed I'm Sure on the lips. If you can swing it, maybe you can sell it or trade it with someone here if you don't want it, since if you return it to the store, they have to throw it away. weeping.gif I think ARmakeupjunkie down below is looking for it and I'm sure there are others, if that's not too much of a pain in the neck.

So what happens if you return new items? Do they toss them too???? I have a Haulte Altitute and an Apres Chic I want to return, both brand new. I already offered here and nothing so I was thinking of returning them but not if they are going to kill them!!!

 

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Originally Posted by MACJunkie85 View Post

I didn't open my AP. I ordered it by accident. Since I have Charmed I'm Sure, I'm not sure if I want to keep it. I would like a bu of Firm Form. Maybe I'll call the Nashville store in the morning.

Yes, I agree with Libia. You should give AP a shot. 

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

Some matte reds look seriously severe on me. I bet it's just the color balance combined with your skin tone, more than the texture. When you find a perfect red, it makes your skin glow and all your features come alive! 'Sounds like AP is one of those for you pompom.gif  It sure is for me!!

It's quite different than Charmed I'm Sure on the lips. If you can swing it, maybe you can sell it or trade it with someone here if you don't want it, since if you return it to the store, they have to throw it away. weeping.gif  I think ARmakeupjunkie down below is looking for it and I'm sure there are others, if that's not too much of a pain in the neck.
So what happens if you return new items? Do they toss them too???? I have a Haulte Altitute and an Apres Chic I want to return, both brand new. I already offered here and nothing so I was thinking of returning them but not if they are going to kill them!!!
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Originally Posted by MACJunkie85 View Post

I didn't open my AP. I ordered it by accident. Since I have Charmed I'm Sure, I'm not sure if I want to keep it. I would like a bu of Firm Form. Maybe I'll call the Nashville store in the morning.
Yes, I agree with Libia. You should give AP a shot. 

By law, they have to, even if they're brand new.
post #3411 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly View Post

So what happens if you return new items? Do they toss them too???? I have a Haulte Altitute and an Apres Chic I want to return, both brand new. I already offered here and nothing so I was thinking of returning them but not if they are going to kill them!!!

 

Yes, I agree with Libia. You should give AP a shot. 

Yep, they get trashed.

 

Just hang on to them for a couple of days - as soon as people have gotten all their boxes, decided they love something or see enough swatches online, then everything is sold out, you'll find some takers! Tons of people love Apres Chic and Haute Altitude.

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Thread Starter 
I'm sure you will find somebody who wants to buy them. Just give it some time.
post #3413 of 4811
Check the wishlist/swap threads. I know there's some people looking for em.
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Duckrodeo, I just love your bone structure! Amazing. Strong Woman looks great on you also. I skipped this collection in favor of Apres Chic, but I'm glad everyone is loving their lippies.

 

I agree with everyone above! There will be people looking for these lippies for a while so I would just hold on to them.

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Originally Posted by duckrodeo View Post

Finally my orders from 12/23 are coming in!

 

I got my Apres Chic order today as well as a side order of Strong Woman lipstick, and one single Pink Pigeon I got on a fluke when the site went glitchy and I started cycling through the add to bag and checkout process in a tizzy lol.

 

Tomorrow I'll get Absolute Power and All Woman quad delivered to me. I skipped Firm Form from this collection, and I did B2M and get Party Parrot and Pink Pigeon BUs, wheww.

 

Here's a quick lip swatch of Strong Woman, which (to my surprise) is pretty darn awesome flower.gif I wasn't much of a fan of Heroine, but I'm glad I took the plunge and decided to get Strong Woman after all! This is Strong Woman straight up, no liners, just Prep+Prime lip underneath :)

 

I'm wearing Poised blush which is one of my new favorites in my stash heart.gif

 

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post #3415 of 4811
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


Did you call the 800# to see if it's still in stock?

Yes I did but no luck.  I will try a free standing.

post #3416 of 4811
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Originally Posted by ARmakeupjunkie View Post

Yes I did but no luck.  I will try a free standing.

Good luck!
post #3417 of 4811
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Originally Posted by duckrodeo View Post

Finally my orders from 12/23 are coming in!

 

I got my Apres Chic order today as well as a side order of Strong Woman lipstick, and one single Pink Pigeon I got on a fluke when the site went glitchy and I started cycling through the add to bag and checkout process in a tizzy lol.

 

Tomorrow I'll get Absolute Power and All Woman quad delivered to me. I skipped Firm Form from this collection, and I did B2M and get Party Parrot and Pink Pigeon BUs, wheww.

 

Here's a quick lip swatch of Strong Woman, which (to my surprise) is pretty darn awesome flower.gif I wasn't much of a fan of Heroine, but I'm glad I took the plunge and decided to get Strong Woman after all! This is Strong Woman straight up, no liners, just Prep+Prime lip underneath :)

 

I'm wearing Poised blush which is one of my new favorites in my stash heart.gif

 

 700

Gorgeous!

post #3418 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly View Post

So what happens if you return new items? Do they toss them too???? I have a Haulte Altitute and an Apres Chic I want to return, both brand new. I already offered here and nothing so I was thinking of returning them but not if they are going to kill them!!!

Yes, I agree with Libia. You should give AP a shot. 

I think u should wait. I have recieved my first order which includes some lippies,but my second should arrive today. Based on yesterday's goodies I have made attempts to get BU of the ones I want. The other ones I have to wait for today to decide if I need BU.Just like Liba said people are just getting their long awaited orders that took almost 2 weeks from mac.
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Strong Woman is so pretty on me! I am so glad I got it. It was kind of an afterthought thing. Of all the lipsticks I've purchased in the last 6 months (or ever), only two have I liked straight away: Strong Woman and Deeply Adored. Every other lippie I've tried has given me pause and I have to convince myself it's wearable. I don't have a lot of lip liners so had to use Nightmoth which didn't look awesome, but it wasn't wretched. I immediately went to Ulta (where the lippie was complimented) to look for a suitable liner. I highly recommend Strong Woman for those with gorgeous NC45 skin!

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Hey Everyone, I tried to like Strong Woman, but, I am not a fan!!! I tried it once and I just can't rock with it!!! I think it's the red undertone I don't like!!! I am more of a blue based purple girl ; )...I guess it will collect dust thud.gif

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