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post #511 of 4813
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

Yes. Thank you, BuickMackane!!! I finally bought myself Illamasqua's Kontrol and Underworld. Love both of them!!! Kontrol is out of Kontrol...lol. Love it.cheerleader.gif

 

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Kontrol is awesome!!! The wear is great too (waaay better than Magnetism) and it's not at all drying for a matte.

 

I'm going to layer a bit of Violate over it the next time I wear it.

     i need kontrol now!! 

post #512 of 4813
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Originally Posted by LadyMisfit View Post

 She said it will be out late December but I did not get the exact date at least from her.

I believe it is the 26th. I did a preorder!
post #513 of 4813

As always I guess I'll take the 5 lipsticks ( matte ! ), I know they are beautiful even if I haven't seen any picture yet. I took Glamour and Daze 5 lipsticks, I very often take the whole collection never disappointed so far. These look bold esp the black one, well sounds very very promising. I love the promo photo, just great !

post #514 of 4813
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post
Have you tried Illamasqua Kontrol? That sucker is BLUE! Illamasqua calls it a blue violet, but I don't know if it's the kind of colour you have in mind. It's pretty dark.

 

I'd been eyeing it ever since it was released in the Theatre of the Nameless collection and finally caved in when they had a 30% discount on it a few weeks ago. I was really intimidated by it when I first received it because my tube of Goes and Goes was too tame (and warm) next to it! LOL. I have it on for the first time today and I'm pleasantly surprised how wearable it turned out to be.

My box of lovely Illamasqua lip products arrived yesterday afternoon (i missed the big discount crybaby.gif). I tried them on last night, but the lighting in my house s**ks. So my impressions are somewhat limited...

 

-- Kontrol Lipstick ("blue violet") is a quite dark -- darker than i had thought -- blue-violet that is only very slightly greyish. It is VERY matte. I had it on my wish list for ages and i'm happy with it.

 

-- Underworld Lipstick ("iridescent blueberry violet, shimmer finish") is not quite fuchsia (thank goodness!), but is a medium-light, pinky purple, magenta color that is matte, with a bright blue duochrome sheen that really stands out. I was so afraid the base color would be too bright for me after i saw it in a shop. But somehow it works - i think its matte-ness mutes it slightly. I'm excitedly wearing it today, after checking it out in daylight.

 

Both are not, in my opinion, truly drying, but they are very far from moisturizing, and people who expect lipstick to feel slippery or moist may think them dry. Fragrance is listed in the ingredients and i get a hint of vanilla.

 

And because i seem to never have too much purple, i also got:

-- Fierce Intense Lipgloss ("bright blue purple") is a nice medium blue violet gloss. I got it to partner with Kontrol on some occasions

-- Boost Intense Lipgloss ("blueberry violet") is magenta with blue duochrome, just like Underworld, but in a gloss, so its base color seems brighter.

 

Illamasqua glosses are VERY SHINY and not sticky. They moisten and soften the matte lipsticks when worn together, for those times you want either more shine or more moisture.

The glosses have a fruity scent I do not like - in fact, i was surprised they had such a fruity smell. However, i can live with it since it isn't as disgusting as some DS products, has no flavor, and fades fairly soon.

 

Go Team Purple!

 

Still on my Illamasqua wish list are:

-- Violate Sheer Gloss - "dark green shimmer"

-- Gender Intense Gloss - ("bright sky blue") aqua turquoise

-- Apocalips Lipstick - ("teal, matte finish") sky blue aqua turquoise

-- Medium Pencil in Debonair - "bright sky blue"

-- Fetish Lipstick - "bright blueberry violet, matte finish"

 

I dunno, i may be adding a new addiction, on top of my MAC fetish... (why, yes, i did get the mostly purple pigment set and the lip gloss set with Boys Go Crazy from Guilty Passions)

 

So my potential disappointment over Strong Woman is fading, while my excitment for Firm Form continues unabated.

post #515 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Paisly View Post

Taupe shape sounds similar to Chanel Notorious! 

I'm skipping the temptations collection just to pick up Party Parrot, pink pingeon.  Now that i see the description of the blushes... maybe BOTH will come home with me.  Only if they are fantastic. I'm trying to limit what I buy to the must-haves. 

 

From photos on the 'net, Taupe Shape appears satin or perhaps matte, while Notorious appears to have sheen or shimmer. I'm not sure just how different their colors are - Notorious seems to be a tad greyer, but i haven't seen it in real life...

post #516 of 4813

they are nothing alike imo  notourious is gray here's pictured that was posted a long time ago.

 

MAC blusher  i aslo found this one about a new strobe lotion MAC Aberta Ferretti

 

and here's what elle magazines says:

When it comes to creating Spring Summer 2013's sun kissed glow, MAC have clearly been doing more extra homework. A new Bronze Strobe Liquid Lotion will be added to its existing light-reflecting line. Topped with the previously unseen Poised and Taupe Shape Powder Blushes in a confident swipe from one cheekbone to the other, catching the bridge of the nose en route, plus a curtain of side swept hair bobbi-pinned in place over one ear and the Californian preppster just went straight to the top of our new beauty season class.

http://www.elleuk.com/beauty/beauty-notes-daily/a-clever-californian-philosophy

post #517 of 4813
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

they are nothing alike imo  notourious is gray here's pictured that was posted a long time ago.

 

MAC blusher  i aslo found this one about a new strobe lotion MAC Aberta Ferretti

 

and here's what elle magazines says:

When it comes to creating Spring Summer 2013's sun kissed glow, MAC have clearly been doing more extra homework. A new Bronze Strobe Liquid Lotion will be added to its existing light-reflecting line. Topped with the previously unseen Poised and Taupe Shape Powder Blushes in a confident swipe from one cheekbone to the other, catching the bridge of the nose en route, plus a curtain of side swept hair bobbi-pinned in place over one ear and the Californian preppster just went straight to the top of our new beauty season class.

http://www.elleuk.com/beauty/beauty-notes-daily/a-clever-californian-philosophy

 

I'm so thrilled to see more brown and bronzey blushes. It will take time to get used to brown cheeks, but it's certainly more wearable than orange blush (though I don't want to be without Modern Mandarin).

post #518 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

I'm so thrilled to see more brown and bronzey blushes. It will take time to get used to brown cheeks, but it's certainly more wearable than orange blush (though I don't want to be without Modern Mandarin).

I don't find brown blushes hard to wear as long as they have a pink or cool undertone like Blushbaby, Pink Tea or The Perfect Cheek. I also love Modern Mandarin and Devil, orange is also not that hard to wear as long as you use a light hand.

post #519 of 4813

I found swatches of Chanel's Notorious blush. Tx fto Ingido-kir-royale. Darn it! Now I want it. I love anything unique and different. I also love anything with grey or blue bases. Augh!th_wallbash.gif

 

http://indigo-kir-royale.blogspot.com/2012/10/chanel-notorious-ombre-contraste.html#!/2012/10/chanel-notorious-ombre-contraste.html

post #520 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I don't find brown blushes hard to wear as long as they have a pink or cool undertone like Blushbaby, Pink Tea or The Perfect Cheek. I also love Modern Mandarin and Devil, orange is also not that hard to wear as long as you use a light hand.

 

 I meant more beige-brown blushes, like Personal Style or All's Good.

post #521 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

I'm so thrilled to see more brown and bronzey blushes. It will take time to get used to brown cheeks, but it's certainly more wearable than orange blush (though I don't want to be without Modern Mandarin).

 

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

 I meant more beige-brown blushes, like Personal Style or All's Good.

     i have used the one from semi-precious, pressed amber alot. its flat already ssad.gif

post #522 of 4813
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

 

     i have used the one from semi-precious, pressed amber alot. its flat already ssad.gif

 

PA is gorgeous, though it definitely turns pink-brown on my complexion. :-)

post #523 of 4813

wow bronze strobe liquid sounds great! is it coming out with this collection?

post #524 of 4813
This is on my list, it looks gorgeous!
post #525 of 4813

bronze strobe! i've been waiting a long time for this....

post #526 of 4813
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Originally Posted by LadyMisfit View Post

I just called my MAC store and was able to put in a preorder for my lippies from this collection. cheerleader.gif

1 Strong Woman ls

1 Pink Pigeon

1 Party Parrot

Nice! Were you able to look at the colors??? :D

post #527 of 4813
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

 

     i need kontrol now!! 

 

Oh yes you do! greengrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Kontrol Lipstick ("blue violet") is a quite dark -- darker than i had thought -- blue-violet that is only very slightly greyish. It is VERY matte. I had it on my wish list for ages and i'm happy with it.

 

...Both are not, in my opinion, truly drying, but they are very far from moisturizing, and people who expect lipstick to feel slippery or moist may think them dry. 

 

I thought Kontrol would be a touch lighter too. Probably because the swatches I saw were taken under artificial light.

 

re: Texture - it is VERY matte indeed, but I had it on the entire day yesterday (with Prep&Prime Lip underneath) and I experienced no discomfort whatsoever. But I agree that those who like their lipsticks to have moisturising properties won't be a fan.

 

re: Boost - that baby is on my list! eyelove.gif

 

Did you try any Illamasqua blushes btw? They are brilliant! Their blush and highlighter brushes are amazing too!

post #528 of 4813
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I found swatches of Chanel's Notorious blush. Tx fto Ingido-kir-royale. Darn it! Now I want it. I love anything unique and different. I also love anything with grey or blue bases. Augh!th_wallbash.gif

 

http://indigo-kir-royale.blogspot.com/2012/10/chanel-notorious-ombre-contraste.html#!/2012/10/chanel-notorious-ombre-contraste.html

 

eyelove.gif

 

me. want. NOW! 

post #529 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

 I meant more beige-brown blushes, like Personal Style or All's Good.

I don't have those. They do seem a bit on the cool side, so I guess I would like them too. Brown blushes are so nice, because they go with a ton of looks. I want both from this collection!

post #530 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

I'm so thrilled to see more brown and bronzey blushes. It will take time to get used to brown cheeks, but it's certainly more wearable than orange blush (though I don't want to be without Modern Mandarin).

 

---

 

 I meant more beige-brown blushes, like Personal Style or All's Good.

 

I'm planning on wearing orange cheeks (and lips) to an evening party this week. Orange is a natural/neutral colour on me (with my red head). I probably go for Glorify before MM though.

 

Is Personal Style a difficult one to wear?

post #531 of 4813
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I don't have those. They do seem a bit on the cool side, so I guess I would like them too. Brown blushes are so nice, because they go with a ton of looks. I want both from this collection!

 

They are actually right in the middle, nor too cool or too warm. :-)
post #532 of 4813
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly View Post

Nice! Were you able to look at the colors??? :D

 Nope. I know for a fact I want Party Parrot and Pink Pigeon based on the swatches from their original release. But I'm taking a chance on Strong Woman. Once the swatches start popping up online and I don't like it then I'll swap it.

post #533 of 4813
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I'm planning on wearing orange cheeks (and lips) to an evening party this week. Orange is a natural/neutral colour on me (with my red head). I probably go for Glorify before MM though.

 

Is Personal Style a difficult one to wear?

 

Not at all. It's a beauty powder blush, thus it's very easy to wear. It has a gorgeous sheen that makes my cheeks glow. Loving it!

post #534 of 4813
I just talked to a girl at a counter in Helsinki, Finland and strength is coming here! So according to her this collection is not online and mac store only! I dont know how it will be released, because it will not be availble at the one other counter in Finland, but I wanted to share this info with everyone else who can't order online and the nearest mac store is over a thousand kilometers away smiles.gif
post #535 of 4813
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Originally Posted by MissMachineGun View Post

I just talked to a girl at a counter in Helsinki, Finland and strength is coming here! So according to her this collection is not online and mac store only! I dont know how it will be released, because it will not be availble at the one other counter in Finland, but I wanted to share this info with everyone else who can't order online and the nearest mac store is over a thousand kilometers away smiles.gif

 

sweet!

 

did she say anything about Taste Temptations?

post #536 of 4813

I assume that Strength is coming to GB for sure, because British Beauty Blogger blogged about it today (no new info): http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2012/11/mac-spring-2013-strength-collection.html

post #537 of 4813
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

Not at all. It's a beauty powder blush, thus it's very easy to wear. It has a gorgeous sheen that makes my cheeks glow. Loving it!

 

I actually have it! But I don't remember if I have really used it. It was the only item I got from All ARS.

 

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Originally Posted by MissMachineGun View Post

I just talked to a girl at a counter in Helsinki, Finland and strength is coming here! So according to her this collection is not online and mac store only! I dont know how it will be released, because it will not be availble at the one other counter in Finland, but I wanted to share this info with everyone else who can't order online and the nearest mac store is over a thousand kilometers away smiles.gif

 

Yes, I knew this. I'm still going to order from abroad because Helsinki is the hardest place to get stuff from. You actually have to go to the counter and twist their arm.

 

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sweet!

 

did she say anything about Taste Temptations?

 

No, we are not going to get that collection.

post #538 of 4813
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Originally Posted by MRV View Post

 

I actually have it! But I don't remember if I have really used it. It was the only item I got from All ARS.

 

 

Yes, I knew this. I'm still going to order from abroad because Helsinki is the hardest place to get stuff from. You actually have to go to the counter and twist their arm.

 

 

No, we are not going to get that collection.

 

It's time to dig it out. I hope you'll like it. :-)

post #539 of 4813

Inner Strength seems like we've seen before in Daphne Guinness and Mac Me Over.

 

Is this online only?  I'm so screwed if it is.  ~sigh~

post #540 of 4813
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I don't have those. They do seem a bit on the cool side, so I guess I would like them too. Brown blushes are so nice, because they go with a ton of looks. I want both from this collection!
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post
They are actually right in the middle, nor too cool or too warm. :-)

 

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Is Personal Style a difficult one to wear?
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post
Not at all. It's a beauty powder blush, thus it's very easy to wear. It has a gorgeous sheen that makes my cheeks glow. Loving it!

 

Well, these comments are all raising my hopes for Taupe Shape and Poised, that at least one of them will suit me.

 

I have neutral pinks - Pink Tea, Pink Cult - which is why i skipped The Perfect Cheek - too similar. And i've been soaking in Glamour Daze so much that i forget i picked up Baby Don’t Go ("light cool beige") from Office Hours. I do have a old brown blush, L'Oréal Blushesse Café au Lait, that i got in either the 80s or 90s and still occasionally wear. But i could use an updated brown blush product.

 

Still, i'm only definitely getting one thing - Firm Form - from this collection. I'll be checking out 3 others: Strong Woman which is probably a pass, and those two brown-beige blushes. With so many new collections coming up i gotta try and stay sane!

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