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post #4171 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

I will not order raffinement... I will not order raffinement...     Are there any awesome pics that will sway me?

Never say never.....cutey.gif

 

photo swatches chanel raffinement eyeshadow quad

post #4172 of 4811

SCORE!!!   Pinkdollface...on all!  Awesome!

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

Here are pics of me wearing the lipsticks. In order Pink Pigeon, Party Parrot, Strong Woman and Absolute Power. I'm not wearing any lipliner underneath them and I tried to do it fast, so if the application isn't perfect that's why. Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot are brighter in real life. My camera has problems picking up bright pink shades. It also has a problem with purples, but Strong Woman is really close to how it looks in real life. When I wore SW last week I had Magenta underneath it and that made it closer to Heroine in case you don't have Heroine and wanted it.

post #4173 of 4811
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

 

That's because you have at least one pink NP to match each of them, surely? whistle.gif

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post #4174 of 4811
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

I'm wearing Firm Form today and let me just say it again: Just My Type is the perfect lip liner for it. love.gif

 

I first applied Firm Form and patted it in, then I just lined the edges with JMT, thinking I'd have to go back in and blend it with a brush, but it matched beyond perfectly - I didn't even need to blend - I just did a second layer of FF close to the pencil line and that's all it needed. SO MUCH BETTER than Nightmoth, which looks nice, but changed the whole color.

 

 

Edit: the rest of my make up is just a thin wing with the black Super Slick liner and a little Brains & Brawn - the taupe one - from All Woman to even out the lids. Nothing else! Looks great. I feel very stylish!!

 

liba is spot on with Just My Type. NYX Black Berry deepens Firm Form and makes it more black. Just My Type keeps it in the dark chocolate brown territory. I think I prefer pairing Firm Form with Just My Type over NYX Black Berry. I have Black Knight if I want a black lipstick.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

 

I knew I should have bought JMT dammit! rants.gif

 

* goes off to google NYX dupes*

 

I couldn't find a NYX dupe for Just My Type in my stash. Expresso isn't anywhere near dark enough, and is way too warm and brown. Black Berry is just, well, black. The closest I came was mixing those two pencils together. The color was close, but it still reads a bit warmer than Just My Type.

post #4175 of 4811
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

 

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I'm not saying you should get it but..........it's Beautiful Basics, Creamy, Pigmented, Fabulous, Gorgeous, EVERYONE that bought it loves it! Lots of pics of it in the Chanel Spring 2013 thread.

 

So you better get it supacool.gifangelic.gifwhistle.gif

 

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Do y'all see what she just did?

post #4176 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

 

What she said! The quad is lovely and I don't think it's properly captured in pics. It usually looks brown to me in photos, but it actually has some very nice purple tones. It's a very soft, feminine and pretty palette.

damn, I think I'm sold....  you had me at soft feminine and pretty palette.

post #4177 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Never say never.....cutey.gif

 

photo swatches chanel raffinement eyeshadow quad

Sigh...its pretty....

post #4178 of 4811

Now you gonna make me go buy just my type... 

post #4179 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

Because AP will turn pink on pale NW skins smiles.gif
I'm a pale NW (not even a strong one, I can wear NW 20 or nc 15 nearly equally well), and if a lipstick has the slightest inclination to lean pink, it does on me.
post #4180 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

 

What she said! The quad is lovely and I don't think it's properly captured in pics. It usually looks brown to me in photos, but it actually has some very nice purple tones. It's a very soft, feminine and pretty palette.

NO! th_drool.gifI just broke down and bought the illuminating powder. If I dip any further I won't have any Archie's funds!

post #4181 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

Here are pics of me wearing the lipsticks. In order Pink Pigeon, Party Parrot, Strong Woman and Absolute Power. I'm not wearing any lipliner underneath them and I tried to do it fast, so if the application isn't perfect that's why. Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot are brighter in real life. My camera has problems picking up bright pink shades. It also has a problem with purples, but Strong Woman is really close to how it looks in real life. When I wore SW last week I had Magenta underneath it and that made it closer to Heroine in case you don't have Heroine and wanted it.

 

 

 

 

Oh my goodness, you can rock each one so well!! Pink parrot looks specially divine on you. 

post #4182 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

Here are pics of me wearing the lipsticks. In order Pink Pigeon, Party Parrot, Strong Woman and Absolute Power. I'm not wearing any lipliner underneath them and I tried to do it fast, so if the application isn't perfect that's why. Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot are brighter in real life. My camera has problems picking up bright pink shades. It also has a problem with purples, but Strong Woman is really close to how it looks in real life. When I wore SW last week I had Magenta underneath it and that made it closer to Heroine in case you don't have Heroine and wanted it.







All of the lipsticks look great on you!!
post #4183 of 4811
One of these days I am going to write a poem about Party Parrot. Such a striking colour... eyelove.gif
post #4184 of 4811

Got my PaPa today! I can't believe I was able to get PiPi and PaPa. Of course it got up into the lower 80's today (seriously cali it's January what gives?) so it was a little sweaty. I know it'll be ok tho as I dealt with that over our never ending summer. I'm just glad I was able to haul what I have. 

post #4185 of 4811
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

 

Who needs nudes when you can rock brights and vampies like noones business? eyelove.gif

 

They all look amazing on you but if I had to pick a favourite it has to be Party Parrot. What liner do you normally use with it?

I like Embrace Me and I also still want to try Lasting Sensation.

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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post


Congrats! Excessive was my gateway into Chanel. Happily enabled by elegant.

 

@ Pinkdollface - Your lipstick application is always so clean and precise. What do you do? Are you wearing liners?

I normally wear lipliner, but in these pics I didn't. It also wasn't perfect, but I cleaned up the edges a bit with my fingers and for some reason my camera doesn't capture tiny mistakes that well:p All I can say to get it very neat is to take your time and practice.

post #4186 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post

If you're accustomed to ordering from MAC's site, I see JMT there (on the U.S. site). 

In the netherlands Hip 'n Happy is permanent instead of JMT.

post #4187 of 4811
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by purplemaren View Post


I'm a pale NW (not even a strong one, I can wear NW 20 or nc 15 nearly equally well), and if a lipstick has the slightest inclination to lean pink, it does on me.

 

Same here. The magic of color theory. It's not a bad thing, just something to consider when buying products.

post #4188 of 4811

COMPLETION! MUAHAHAHAHA!! (I didn't go to Florida after all, so now I have no one to keep me company but these beauties.)

post #4189 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

In the netherlands Hip 'n Happy is permanent instead of JMT.

Wowww. Interesting. Thanks. 

post #4190 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

Now you gonna make me go buy just my type... 

I'm not much of a lip liner person, but JMT is a necessity if you wear black lipstick and want it to look black, not purple or red (any black, not just Firm Form - but Firm Form absolutely!) heart.gif

post #4191 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I like Embrace Me and I also still want to try Lasting Sensation.

I normally wear lipliner, but in these pics I didn't. It also wasn't perfect, but I cleaned up the edges a bit with my fingers and for some reason my camera doesn't capture tiny mistakes that well:p All I can say to get it very neat is to take your time and practice.


Thanks. I can get a neat application and I normally use a tissue to clean up my edges. I was just wondering if you did anything extra like use a brush in your application.

post #4192 of 4811

Hey Party Parrot People!!! th_hello2.gif

 

I'm wearing PaPa today with the usual black lined eyes I wear with it and was thinking "All I ever wear this with are black or blue winged eyes, or teal or skin-toned shadow." 

 

Anyone have any other interesting ideas for eye looks to go with, when it's Parrot Partying Time!

post #4193 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post
In the netherlands Hip 'n Happy is permanent instead of JMT.

 

Hip 'n' Happy was on my wish list of DC'd/LE stuff, but my local MAC has quite a few! I didn't try it on my lips (i tested it on my arm) because i was wearing Strong Woman today and that stains my lips a bit. But i'm sure if i go back in a week it'll still be there - maybe i should just call and have them hold one. It looks like it's close to my natural lip color, although i think my lips may be a bit bluer and bit more neutral.

 

And i tested (on my arm) Just My Type, which looks like a really good brown, so now it's on my list, too.

post #4194 of 4811
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Originally Posted by liba View Post
I'm not much of a lip liner person, but JMT is a necessity if you wear black lipstick and want it to look black, not purple or red (any black, not just Firm Form - but Firm Form absolutely!) heart.gif

 

I'm not much of a lip liner person. I don't need it at all with lighter colors and most darks i can get on neatly enough. But brights - and Strong Woman is a bright for me - i often need a little liner so i don't look like a kid playing with mom's lipstick.

 

I haven't worn my Firm Form yet!!! I got Stone and NYX Black Berry for it, but after seeing Just My Type today, i want to pick up it, too. Y'all are turning me into a lip liner personwinks.gif

post #4195 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

Do y'all see what she just did?

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post #4196 of 4811
if anyone is still looking for these lipsticks, with the exception of strong woman. The MAC store in Bethesda Maryland had them all. I got my little sister her first MAC lipstick, absolute power!
post #4197 of 4811

I got my PaPa yesterday and my PiPi today! rasta.gif

post #4198 of 4811
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

I'm not much of a lip liner person. I don't need it at all with lighter colors and most darks i can get on neatly enough. But brights - and Strong Woman is a bright for me - i often need a little liner so i don't look like a kid playing with mom's lipstick.

 

I haven't worn my Firm Form yet!!! I got Stone and NYX Black Berry for it, but after seeing Just My Type today, i want to pick up it, too. Y'all are turning me into a lip liner personwinks.gif

 

Black is my number one lipstick I use liner with - it always seems to benefit from a precisely defined edge, plus in the past, black lipstick usually wore off the fastest and most unevenly, so having a little something underneath was usually a good idea if I wasn't going to be somewhere were I could touch it up often. I got so excited when I first saw JMT because I knew it was cool-toned enough to not add redness, but not look as harsh as pure black. I use it with all my black lipsticks and my really dark purples, like Cyber, Potent Fig and even Yung Rapunxel, though that one's reddish enough it also looks good with Nightmoth, plus of course, dark browns. It's really awesome and I'm sad it's not perm. I have a few BUs.

 

 

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

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Release your inner devil woman - you know you want to!

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post #4199 of 4811
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Originally Posted by ladyarwen View Post

COMPLETION! MUAHAHAHAHA!! (I didn't go to Florida after all, so now I have no one to keep me company but these beauties.)


Okay, I've probably had lippy overload from these forums - but whats the purple one on the end? Strong Woman? God, I wished it actually looked that purple IRL!

post #4200 of 4811
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Hip 'n' Happy was on my wish list of DC'd/LE stuff, but my local MAC has quite a few! I didn't try it on my lips (i tested it on my arm) because i was wearing Strong Woman today and that stains my lips a bit. But i'm sure if i go back in a week it'll still be there - maybe i should just call and have them hold one. It looks like it's close to my natural lip color, although i think my lips may be a bit bluer and bit more neutral.

 

And i tested (on my arm) Just My Type, which looks like a really good brown, so now it's on my list, too.

 

I ordered Just My Type last night and I'm going to pick it up from the store on Friday. I never buy brown lip liners because they're usually warm toned and I have no use for them. JMT looks great though. I'm wondering if I should get a BU of Just Wonderful. It's a very versatile colour and I use it a lot but I find it a touch dry sometimes. Is anyone aware of a good dupe?

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