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post #3931 of 4811
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Originally Posted by looovemac View Post

All Women Quad is amazing eyelove.gif. Liba was right, if cool toned colors don't work with your skin tone give this quad a try ;) I used it today for the first time and I'm in love.. I don't need my naked 2 palette anymore, I gave it to my daughter Whoot whoot (she is happy).

th_devil.gif Ohhhhhhh I'm getting tempted and I wasn't considering this at ALL. I don't have Naked 2 and I'm warm toned. Gah, will this end up at the CCO? Maybe I can wait it out.

Karen from MBB says it's too cool for her and she's NC42. I'm NC45 so I'm a little reserved about this quad. Wish I had a store near me.

post #3932 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

th_devil.gif Ohhhhhhh I'm getting tempted and I wasn't considering this at ALL. I don't have Naked 2 and I'm warm toned. Gah, will this end up at the CCO? Maybe I can wait it out.

Karen from MBB says it's too cool for her and she's NC42. I'm NC45 so I'm a little reserved about this quad. Wish I had a store near me.

I'm cooler toned which is why I'm after it. Thing is tho the swatches on Karen didn't look bad. It could be personal preference. I have noticed that she's not as current with collections lately. Maybe she has MAC collection burn out or she's just got too much on her plate. I enjoy her blog though. I hope you can figure out if it will work out for you while it's still in stock. Sorry you don't have a local store. That's gotta suck.

post #3933 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

th_devil.gif Ohhhhhhh I'm getting tempted and I wasn't considering this at ALL. I don't have Naked 2 and I'm warm toned. Gah, will this end up at the CCO? Maybe I can wait it out.
Karen from MBB says it's too cool for her and she's NC42. I'm NC45 so I'm a little reserved about this quad. Wish I had a store near me.

I posted swatches in this thread if you missed em. I'm an NC20. Lighter than you, but still an NC if it helps.
post #3934 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

th_devil.gif Ohhhhhhh I'm getting tempted and I wasn't considering this at ALL. I don't have Naked 2 and I'm warm toned. Gah, will this end up at the CCO? Maybe I can wait it out.

Karen from MBB says it's too cool for her and she's NC42. I'm NC45 so I'm a little reserved about this quad. Wish I had a store near me.

Do cool greys, whites and taupes usually look weird and dead on you? 

 

If so, you should check AW out, because the colors read cool but don't look wrong like a lot of cool tones can. That's what's good about this quad. If you normally can wear cool grey for example without it turning blue, you might not particularly need this quad, if you have plenty of other neutrals.

 

I'm NC15, but I've got darker and warmer skin on my lids and crease - I'd say perhaps a warm NC25 - I think this is one reason I like sheer shadows like the Pressed Piggies - my natural coloring already looks like eyeshadow a little, so just give it a little sheen and I'm good to go. Not that I think the colors in All Woman are sheer. They're actually opaque enough to cancel the undertones in my skin nicely. (Can you tell I usually don't wear paint pots underneath? If you're the type that does, you probably have less need for the unique qualities of AW too, since you're already neutralizing the warmth)

post #3935 of 4811

Funny you mention paint pots, liba, as I have been thinking of buying one in the last week. Don't people use those as a base or to neutralize the eyelid? I am what I consider a makeup newb so my collection isn't huge and I'm not always sure what looks best on me. Being NC I know I probably look best in warmer colors, but on some level it kind of bores me. It would be nice to try wearable cools that doesn't look ashy/frosty. Flawless Figure looks a leetle scary to me. The other two browns look like they wouldn't show up very well on my skin. I do happen to wear mostly neutrals for the office. I don't have a cool grey. I have Hocus Pocus, but I think it's warm.

eta: Wait, I have Gunmetal in the Naked palette, but I've never even tried it. LOL. I suspect it's cool. If it turns blue on me then the AW Quad may need to visit my house.

 

bulbasaurus - I definitely was thinking Karen was moreso referring to her preferences. I did a search on the quad right after I posted and ran into her comment. I wish she would have done an eye look instead of just swatches. And yes definitely sucks not having a store in my state. I shop sight unseen.

 

erine - I will check your swatches out. The more I see the better I can assess.

post #3936 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Funny you mention paint pots, liba, as I have been thinking of buying one in the last week. Don't people use those as a base or to neutralize the eyelid? I am what I consider a makeup newb so my collection isn't huge and I'm not always sure what looks best on me. Being NC I know I probably look best in warmer colors, but on some level it kind of bores me. It would be nice to try wearable cools that doesn't look ashy/frosty. Flawless Figure looks a leetle scary to me. The other two browns look like they wouldn't show up very well on my skin. I do happen to wear mostly neutrals for the office. I don't have a cool grey. I have Hocus Pocus, but I think it's warm.

 

A lot of people use paint pots for just that. I'll use them sometimes, but usually they can be a little heavy for my eye texture. I've got enough texture going on that I need something that smooths me out more that p/ps. I mostly have the colored ones I will wear alone or the sheerer glittery ones.

 

If you don't know what looks best, just try lots of things, or make a special trip somewhere to get your makeup done by someone who's own makeup is a look you'd like for yourself then ask lots of questions. Most of the time, I think we all just naturally can tell if something doesn't look that great or looks super fantastic - you can trust your judgement on things like that!

 

And don't worry about Flawless Figure! I'm always on the prowl for white shadow that looks good on me (a good one can light up your whole face) and FF is a rare snow white that works well for me!

post #3937 of 4811

You're right, liba. I do need to make some time to have someone do my whole face. Based on experience I don't trust anyone in my local area to do it b/c they're not used to working with brown skin and just don't get its nuances. People here consistently give me the wrong colors b/c they want me to settle and just buy something. When I'm seeking makeup advice I like to check in areas where I know there is a decent number of clientele that look like me. (Unfortunately when I was in ATL last the people that helped me applied the makeup too heavily. Another common problem I run into w/ MUAs.) If I get to go out of state and shop by myself, I'm going to spend an hour or so getting a makeover. Complete with false lashes! LOL I'm gonna make that my first New Year's resolution.

post #3938 of 4811

I got my package yesterday from Purplerinne! I used the blushes and All Woman for the first time today. The All Woman quad has stangely enough unique colours (at least in my collection). For my look today I used TFSI as a base then Painterly PP, on the lids and the outer part under my eyes All Woman (brown grey), Brains & Brawn (taupe) as a blending colour, Black Magique (brown black) in the outer crease and lid area and a sheer layer of Flawless Figure (warm white) to highlight. The eyeshadows lean very neutral (not cool or warm) on me and I love that about the quad. Most of the time neutral shades have a warm or cool undertone and it's nice to have something that doesn't have that. The quality is also great. I didn't have problems with the pigmentation of any of the shades and I still was able to apply them sheer and layer them if needed.

I used Taupe Shape to contour and Poised as a blush. Taupe Shape has a slight sheen, but it's only visible from a certain angle. For that angle you see a similar sheen from Poised and it just looks like the sheen is a natural flush from my cheeks and therefore TS works as a contour with Poised. Poised is darker than The Perfect Cheek and TPC has more pink while Poised has more yellow undertones. Poised was actually closest to Prim & Proper in my collection. Prim & Proper has less yellow tones and more brown I think. I really like the Poised and TS combo.

I will be able to wear this eye and cheek combo with a lot of my bright lippies. I think I might have to get the Inner Strength quad when it's released here.

I also tried Firm Form yesterday evening on top of Nightmoth and it turned into a really dark burgandy purplish colour with tiny gold sparkles. It was not black and therefore I think I might be able to wear it more often. I took a picture, but I had no daylight, just some crappy light. Hopefully it still gives an idea of how it looks.

BTW the rest of my makeup was from earlier in the day, so it might not work that well with FF, but I just had to try it on.

post #3939 of 4811

th_worship.gif....Firm Form looks STUNNING on you, Pinkdollface!!!
 

 

I love your FOTD....just beautiful heart.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I got my package yesterday from Purplerinne! I used the blushes and All Woman for the first time today. The All Woman quad has stangely enough unique colours (at least in my collection). For my look today I used TFSI as a base then Painterly PP, on the lids and the outer part under my eyes All Woman (brown grey), Brains & Brawn (taupe) as a blending colour, Black Magique (brown black) in the outer crease and lid area and a sheer layer of Flawless Figure (warm white) to highlight. The eyeshadows lean very neutral (not cool or warm) on me and I love that about the quad. Most of the time neutral shades have a warm or cool undertone and it's nice to have something that doesn't have that. The quality is also great. I didn't have problems with the pigmentation of any of the shades and I still was able to apply them sheer and layer them if needed.

I used Taupe Shape to contour and Poised as a blush. Taupe Shape has a slight sheen, but it's only visible from a certain angle. For that angle you see a similar sheen from Poised and it just looks like the sheen is a natural flush from my cheeks and therefore TS works as a contour with Poised. Poised is darker than The Perfect Cheek and TPC has more pink while Poised has more yellow undertones. Poised was actually closest to Prim & Proper in my collection. Prim & Proper has less yellow tones and more brown I think. I really like the Poised and TS combo.

I will be able to wear this eye and cheek combo with a lot of my bright lippies. I think I might have to get the Inner Strength quad when it's released here.

I also tried Firm Form yesterday evening on top of Nightmoth and it turned into a really dark burgandy purplish colour with tiny gold sparkles. It was not black and therefore I think I might be able to wear it more often. I took a picture, but I had no daylight, just some crappy light. Hopefully it still gives an idea of how it looks.

BTW the rest of my makeup was from earlier in the day, so it might not work that well with FF, but I just had to try it on.

post #3940 of 4811
Pinkdollface you are rocking those colors!! Love this!
post #3941 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MACina View Post

th_worship.gif....Firm Form looks STUNNING on you, Pinkdollface!!!
 

 

I love your FOTD....just beautiful heart.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by KMQE716 View Post

Pinkdollface you are rocking those colors!! Love this!

Thanks you both! I'm still new to really dark lips, but I'm starting to like them and this is definitely a unique one with the pretty gold flecks.

post #3942 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I got my package yesterday from Purplerinne! I used the blushes and All Woman for the first time today. The All Woman quad has stangely enough unique colours (at least in my collection). For my look today I used TFSI as a base then Painterly PP, on the lids and the outer part under my eyes All Woman (brown grey), Brains & Brawn (taupe) as a blending colour, Black Magique (brown black) in the outer crease and lid area and a sheer layer of Flawless Figure (warm white) to highlight. The eyeshadows lean very neutral (not cool or warm) on me and I love that about the quad. Most of the time neutral shades have a warm or cool undertone and it's nice to have something that doesn't have that. The quality is also great. I didn't have problems with the pigmentation of any of the shades and I still was able to apply them sheer and layer them if needed.
I used Taupe Shape to contour and Poised as a blush. Taupe Shape has a slight sheen, but it's only visible from a certain angle. For that angle you see a similar sheen from Poised and it just looks like the sheen is a natural flush from my cheeks and therefore TS works as a contour with Poised. Poised is darker than The Perfect Cheek and TPC has more pink while Poised has more yellow undertones. Poised was actually closest to Prim & Proper in my collection. Prim & Proper has less yellow tones and more brown I think. I really like the Poised and TS combo.
I will be able to wear this eye and cheek combo with a lot of my bright lippies. I think I might have to get the Inner Strength quad when it's released here.
I also tried Firm Form yesterday evening on top of Nightmoth and it turned into a really dark burgandy purplish colour with tiny gold sparkles. It was not black and therefore I think I might be able to wear it more often. I took a picture, but I had no daylight, just some crappy light. Hopefully it still gives an idea of how it looks.


BTW the rest of my makeup was from earlier in the day, so it might not work that well with FF, but I just had to try it on.

Firm Form looks so pretty on you!
post #3943 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I got my package yesterday from Purplerinne! I used the blushes and All Woman for the first time today. The All Woman quad has stangely enough unique colours (at least in my collection). For my look today I used TFSI as a base then Painterly PP, on the lids and the outer part under my eyes All Woman (brown grey), Brains & Brawn (taupe) as a blending colour, Black Magique (brown black) in the outer crease and lid area and a sheer layer of Flawless Figure (warm white) to highlight. The eyeshadows lean very neutral (not cool or warm) on me and I love that about the quad. Most of the time neutral shades have a warm or cool undertone and it's nice to have something that doesn't have that. The quality is also great. I didn't have problems with the pigmentation of any of the shades and I still was able to apply them sheer and layer them if needed.

I used Taupe Shape to contour and Poised as a blush. Taupe Shape has a slight sheen, but it's only visible from a certain angle. For that angle you see a similar sheen from Poised and it just looks like the sheen is a natural flush from my cheeks and therefore TS works as a contour with Poised. Poised is darker than The Perfect Cheek and TPC has more pink while Poised has more yellow undertones. Poised was actually closest to Prim & Proper in my collection. Prim & Proper has less yellow tones and more brown I think. I really like the Poised and TS combo.

I will be able to wear this eye and cheek combo with a lot of my bright lippies. I think I might have to get the Inner Strength quad when it's released here.

I also tried Firm Form yesterday evening on top of Nightmoth and it turned into a really dark burgandy purplish colour with tiny gold sparkles. It was not black and therefore I think I might be able to wear it more often. I took a picture, but I had no daylight, just some crappy light. Hopefully it still gives an idea of how it looks.

 

BTW the rest of my makeup was from earlier in the day, so it might not work that well with FF, but I just had to try it on.

 

Firm Form with Nightmoth looks fantastic on you. I was already teetering on the edge of getting the All Woman quad because of all the raves and recommendations from fellow members, but your description just put the nail in the coffin.

 

I've decided to return Warm Companion. It just doesn't do anything for me and I'm not excited by it like my order lipsticks. I'll return it at my store and will pay the difference to get All Woman. In my mind, the $15 for Warm Companion is already spent money, so I feel like I'm only paying $25 for the quad. cutey.gif

post #3944 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

Firm Form with Nightmoth looks fantastic on you. I was already teetering on the edge of getting the All Woman quad because of all the raves and recommendations from fellow members, but your description just put the nail in the coffin.

 

I've decided to return Warm Companion. It just doesn't do anything for me and I'm not excited by it like my order lipsticks. I'll return it at my store and will pay the difference to get All Woman. In my mind, the $15 for Warm Companion is already spent money, so I feel like I'm only paying $25 for the quad. cutey.gif

Thanks you! That's a great idea to get All Woman when returning Warm Companion. I really like the quad so much! I'm sure the colours will work great with other neutrals too or if you use a bright colour on the lid and don't want brights in your crease too.

post #3945 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Funny you mention paint pots, liba, as I have been thinking of buying one in the last week. Don't people use those as a base or to neutralize the eyelid? I am what I consider a makeup newb so my collection isn't huge and I'm not always sure what looks best on me. Being NC I know I probably look best in warmer colors, but on some level it kind of bores me. It would be nice to try wearable cools that doesn't look ashy/frosty. Flawless Figure looks a leetle scary to me. The other two browns look like they wouldn't show up very well on my skin. I do happen to wear mostly neutrals for the office. I don't have a cool grey. I have Hocus Pocus, but I think it's warm.

eta: Wait, I have Gunmetal in the Naked palette, but I've never even tried it. LOL. I suspect it's cool. If it turns blue on me then the AW Quad may need to visit my house.

 

bulbasaurus - I definitely was thinking Karen was moreso referring to her preferences. I did a search on the quad right after I posted and ran into her comment. I wish she would have done an eye look instead of just swatches. And yes definitely sucks not having a store in my state. I shop sight unseen.

 

erine - I will check your swatches out. The more I see the better I can assess.


Another option to try are NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. They're a lot cheaper and will be easier for you to purchase and return if you don't like them. When I first decided to start wearing makeup, I picked up Painterly Paint Pot because it was used by a lot of people on YouTube. I don't know why I did that when I hadn't even bought any eye shadow yet. I never used it and ended up returning it because I felt it was too advanced for me at the time. I decided to try the Jumbo Eye Pencils because they were cheaper and I felt more comfortable practicing with them because of the cost. I figured I would just switch over to buying Paint Pots as I gained more experience wearing eye makeup.

 

Well, fast forward a couple of years later and I still don't own any Paint Pots. I have about 20 Jumbo Eye Pencils, though. I bought a variety of them to better match my eye shadow colors. You could honestly just get by with Milk, a matte white. I apply NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to my lids first as a primer, then follow with a Jumbo Pencil as my eye shadow base. You don't want to apply a lot because they could crease if you use too much. I just dab it on and then spread it around with my finger or a brush. Then I move on to adding my shadows.

post #3946 of 4811

CC that sounds like an awesome option. I really don't want anything heavy on me eyes. Does the Milk work pretty well to help eyeshadows pop more. For instance, I was trying to build up a turquoise shadow MUFE 83 last night (I tried a turquoise and purple cut crease and think I actually succeeded!!!!) and because of my brown skin I felt the turquoise just wasn't showing up well. Perhaps using the Milk or someother color to lighten my skin and can have a bolder look.

post #3947 of 4811
My TS blush will be here today... I'm impressed with the turn around time!! Now to get my extra PiPi...
post #3948 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

 

Thanks you both! I'm still new to really dark lips, but I'm starting to like them and this is definitely a unique one with the pretty gold flecks.

You look so great in lipsticks eyelove.gif all of them, but you can really wear the red, dark lippies.

post #3949 of 4811

you gals always give great advice, so I was wondering what lip liner to pair with firm form. I have Nightmoth But I  would prefer something in the Black Family... Any Suggestions??

post #3950 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

CC that sounds like an awesome option. I really don't want anything heavy on me eyes. Does the Milk work pretty well to help eyeshadows pop more. For instance, I was trying to build up a turquoise shadow MUFE 83 last night (I tried a turquoise and purple cut crease and think I actually succeeded!!!!) and because of my brown skin I felt the turquoise just wasn't showing up well. Perhaps using the Milk or someother color to lighten my skin and can have a bolder look.


It will. You're applying a flat white base to your lids, so it will definitely make the shadow color pop. Black Bean is good for dark, smokey eye looks and Dark Brown would probably be nice for your neutral brown shadows. I googled swatches of MUFE 83. Electric Blue would probably be a good match colorwise.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Daftpink View Post

you gals always give great advice, so I was wondering what lip liner to pair with firm form. I have Nightmoth But I  would prefer something in the Black Family... Any Suggestions??

 

Try NYX Black Berry.

post #3951 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

You're right, liba. I do need to make some time to have someone do my whole face. Based on experience I don't trust anyone in my local area to do it b/c they're not used to working with brown skin and just don't get its nuances. People here consistently give me the wrong colors b/c they want me to settle and just buy something. When I'm seeking makeup advice I like to check in areas where I know there is a decent number of clientele that look like me. (Unfortunately when I was in ATL last the people that helped me applied the makeup too heavily. Another common problem I run into w/ MUAs.) If I get to go out of state and shop by myself, I'm going to spend an hour or so getting a makeover. Complete with false lashes! LOL I'm gonna make that my first New Year's resolution.

Another idea is talk to a trusted hairdresser - they might know people or even do makeup on the side him/herself. MAs who put the makeup on too heavily is a pretty common thing - you either have to pick someone whose own makeup is not heavy or pick someone with the type of personality that will be able to listen to you when you tell them - before they start - that you want something with a light, natural effect. You can also go in armed with photos out of magazines or on your phone that show the type of looks you like. Be proactive!

 

When you find people who really know what they're doing, getting your makeup done can be a really relaxing, pampering experience, so good luck!

post #3952 of 4811

My Nightmoth just arrived. If only my Pink Pigeon had been in the box too. *le sigh*

post #3953 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Firm Form with Nightmoth looks fantastic on you. I was already teetering on the edge of getting the All Woman quad because of all the raves and recommendations from fellow members, but your description just put the nail in the coffin.

I've decided to return Warm Companion. It just doesn't do anything for me and I'm not excited by it like my order lipsticks. I'll return it at my store and will pay the difference to get All Woman. In my mind, the $15 for Warm Companion is already spent money, so I feel like I'm only paying $25 for the quad. cutey.gif
I am thinking the same thing about warm companion.it is just o.k. Not soo crazy about it. I will be returning or swapping but will have to wait for my mineralize lip balms to come. If I don't like any of them will return together.
post #3954 of 4811
So what is wrong with mac lately. I call in last Thursday when I finally receive my order and find my party parrot lippie broken from the bottom. I knew there was something wrong as I was twisting the lippie was wiggling and finally popped out. I called cs told me they will send one on Wednesday. Recieved nothing.called again to let me know they were out of it. I told her it was online and says coming soon at the website.she said there is no stock and gave me a refund. So anyone know how to use a broken lipstick. I have seen people deppotting lippies but I am a person who prefers to just use out of the tube. At least I still have more than half of my original PAPA from the iris collection. Mac I am really impressed with your latests collection especially your lippies but u need to do something about your limited amounts.
post #3955 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Baby1black View Post

So what is wrong with mac lately. I call in last Thursday when I finally receive my order and find my party parrot lippie broken from the bottom. I knew there was something wrong as I was twisting the lippie was wiggling and finally popped out. I called cs told me they will send one on Wednesday. Recieved nothing.called again to let me know they were out of it. I told her it was online and says coming soon at the website.she said there is no stock and gave me a refund. So anyone know how to use a broken lipstick. I have seen people deppotting lippies but I am a person who prefers to just use out of the tube. At least I still have more than half of my original PAPA from the iris collection. Mac I am really impressed with your latests collection especially your lippies but u need to do something about your limited amounts.

Ho,d o to the broken bit in one hand. Twist the tube all the way and set it on the counter. Use a match or lighter and careful melt the bottom of the broken bit. Then put it back in the tube while still melted. It will help "glue" it back a bit to the tube. Just be careful when applying it. Do t use too much pressure as it can break off again.
post #3956 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MACina View Post

th_worship.gif....Firm Form looks STUNNING on you, Pinkdollface!!!
 

 

I love your FOTD....just beautiful heart.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I got my package yesterday from Purplerinne! I used the blushes and All Woman for the first time today. The All Woman quad has stangely enough unique colours (at least in my collection). For my look today I used TFSI as a base then Painterly PP, on the lids and the outer part under my eyes All Woman (brown grey), Brains & Brawn (taupe) as a blending colour, Black Magique (brown black) in the outer crease and lid area and a sheer layer of Flawless Figure (warm white) to highlight. The eyeshadows lean very neutral (not cool or warm) on me and I love that about the quad. Most of the time neutral shades have a warm or cool undertone and it's nice to have something that doesn't have that. The quality is also great. I didn't have problems with the pigmentation of any of the shades and I still was able to apply them sheer and layer them if needed.

I used Taupe Shape to contour and Poised as a blush. Taupe Shape has a slight sheen, but it's only visible from a certain angle. For that angle you see a similar sheen from Poised and it just looks like the sheen is a natural flush from my cheeks and therefore TS works as a contour with Poised. Poised is darker than The Perfect Cheek and TPC has more pink while Poised has more yellow undertones. Poised was actually closest to Prim & Proper in my collection. Prim & Proper has less yellow tones and more brown I think. I really like the Poised and TS combo.

I will be able to wear this eye and cheek combo with a lot of my bright lippies. I think I might have to get the Inner Strength quad when it's released here.

I also tried Firm Form yesterday evening on top of Nightmoth and it turned into a really dark burgandy purplish colour with tiny gold sparkles. It was not black and therefore I think I might be able to wear it more often. I took a picture, but I had no daylight, just some crappy light. Hopefully it still gives an idea of how it looks.

BTW the rest of my makeup was from earlier in the day, so it might not work that well with FF, but I just had to try it on.

Awesome Pinkdollface...you found your inner vamp and she's gorgeous.   pretty.gif

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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

Firm Form with Nightmoth looks fantastic on you. I was already teetering on the edge of getting the All Woman quad because of all the raves and recommendations from fellow members, but your description just put the nail in the coffin.

 

I've decided to return Warm Companion. It just doesn't do anything for me and I'm not excited by it like my order lipsticks. I'll return it at my store and will pay the difference to get All Woman. In my mind, the $15 for Warm Companion is already spent money, so I feel like I'm only paying $25 for the quad. cutey.gif

Good strategy for finally getting the AW quad.  I promise you will not regret it.  I have to make a conscious effort  NOT to reach for it every day.   So glad you're finally getting it!  

  th_thstars.gif

post #3957 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Baby1black View Post

So what is wrong with mac lately. I call in last Thursday when I finally receive my order and find my party parrot lippie broken from the bottom. I knew there was something wrong as I was twisting the lippie was wiggling and finally popped out. I called cs told me they will send one on Wednesday. Recieved nothing.called again to let me know they were out of it. I told her it was online and says coming soon at the website.she said there is no stock and gave me a refund. So anyone know how to use a broken lipstick. I have seen people deppotting lippies but I am a person who prefers to just use out of the tube. At least I still have more than half of my original PAPA from the iris collection. Mac I am really impressed with your latests collection especially your lippies but u need to do something about your limited amounts.

So sorry that happened to you B1b.  There's nothing more disappointing when you've been waiting for that 'special' item.....

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


Ho,d o to the broken bit in one hand. Twist the tube all the way and set it on the counter. Use a match or lighter and careful melt the bottom of the broken bit. Then put it back in the tube while still melted. It will help "glue" it back a bit to the tube. Just be careful when applying it. Do t use too much pressure as it can break off again.

BUT erine1881 to the rescue with a suggested fix.  I'm going to try this w/a fav lippie of mine that broke. 

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Love this look, Pinkdollface!  Firm Form looks great on you!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I got my package yesterday from Purplerinne! I used the blushes and All Woman for the first time today. The All Woman quad has stangely enough unique colours (at least in my collection). For my look today I used TFSI as a base then Painterly PP, on the lids and the outer part under my eyes All Woman (brown grey), Brains & Brawn (taupe) as a blending colour, Black Magique (brown black) in the outer crease and lid area and a sheer layer of Flawless Figure (warm white) to highlight. The eyeshadows lean very neutral (not cool or warm) on me and I love that about the quad. Most of the time neutral shades have a warm or cool undertone and it's nice to have something that doesn't have that. The quality is also great. I didn't have problems with the pigmentation of any of the shades and I still was able to apply them sheer and layer them if needed.

I used Taupe Shape to contour and Poised as a blush. Taupe Shape has a slight sheen, but it's only visible from a certain angle. For that angle you see a similar sheen from Poised and it just looks like the sheen is a natural flush from my cheeks and therefore TS works as a contour with Poised. Poised is darker than The Perfect Cheek and TPC has more pink while Poised has more yellow undertones. Poised was actually closest to Prim & Proper in my collection. Prim & Proper has less yellow tones and more brown I think. I really like the Poised and TS combo.

I will be able to wear this eye and cheek combo with a lot of my bright lippies. I think I might have to get the Inner Strength quad when it's released here.

I also tried Firm Form yesterday evening on top of Nightmoth and it turned into a really dark burgandy purplish colour with tiny gold sparkles. It was not black and therefore I think I might be able to wear it more often. I took a picture, but I had no daylight, just some crappy light. Hopefully it still gives an idea of how it looks.

BTW the rest of my makeup was from earlier in the day, so it might not work that well with FF, but I just had to try it on.

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th_devil.gif Ohhhhhhh I'm getting tempted and I wasn't considering this at ALL. I don't have Naked 2 and I'm warm toned. Gah, will this end up at the CCO? Maybe I can wait it out.

Karen from MBB says it's too cool for her and she's NC42. I'm NC45 so I'm a little reserved about this quad. Wish I had a store near me.

MissTT, I'm NC44 and I've been rocking  the AW quad almost daily since the day I purchased it.  I also know it's about personal preference, so good luck with your decision!  th_cheerup.gif

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I visited the South Coast Plaza Pro store today after visiting my hubby for lunch. Well they had the tester out for PiPi and I swatched it next to CYY and saw a difference. I figured ha lol they left it out by mistake. I was chatting w a SA and asked her if by chance they had any. She looked and sure enough they have like a dozen of them. So, if you are looking for PiPi I would call the Pro store. Number is: (714) 751-2142  I'm sorry I can't buy a ton and do CP's. Don't have enough cushion. Oh and I coulda got my All Woman there but ordered it as I figured it would be oos but they have a ton so if anyone was looking for one also.

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