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eyelove.gif ....I loooooooooooooove Vellum love.gif

I need to get Vellum too. It's one of those things I've been wanting for years. I actually thought it was d/c at some point.
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Vellum's always struck me as a bog standard highlight shade so I never even bothered swatching it. It obviously has a lof of fans though! What makes Vellum different from the gazillion other highlight shades out there? Inquiring minds would like to know! greengrin.gif

post #1623 of 1818
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Vellum's always struck me as a bog standard highlight shade so I never even bothered swatching it. It obviously has a lof of fans though! What makes Vellum different from the gazillion other highlight shades out there? Inquiring minds would like to know! greengrin.gif

It's a white/blue-purple duochrome. It's booty-ful! Great with other blue-based purples and dark blues too! I personally don't use it, nor do i recommend it to be used, as a brow bone highlight, due to it having actual colour to it. It's best used on the inner portion of the lid with darker colours on the outer portion of the lid, or used on the tearduct for a lil pop of colour, but still light enough to actually highlight the tearduct.
post #1624 of 1818
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It's a white/blue-purple duochrome. It's booty-ful! Great with other blue-based purples and dark blues too! I personally don't use it, nor do i recommend it to be used, as a brow bone highlight, due to it having actual colour to it. It's best used on the inner portion of the lid with darker colours on the outer portion of the lid, or used on the tearduct for a lil pop of colour, but still light enough to actually highlight the tearduct.

 

Ah, that explains it. I imagine the duochrome isn't very apparent in the pan and only shows when swatched. That's probably why I never noticed it.

 

I agree re: application - I only ever use mattes and satins as brow highlight and I wouldn't dream of using a duochrome *shudders*. Some people may be able to rock it, but I most certainly can't lol.gif.

post #1625 of 1818

I picked up one item from this collection yesterday. Naturally it was the hot pink mattene. I'm wearing it now!

post #1626 of 1818
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Mattene Lipstick >  Mattene Lipstick > Mattene Lipstick

*sorry i never learned the names of these. hmm.gif

 

i love the light one. its such a unique color. one of my fav in the year. after the iris and shopcook ones. 

1. Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick > 2. Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick > 3. Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

So the one you like best is Nocturnal Instincts.

 

1. I got NI - it's like "My Lips But" more opaque and warmer/less blue. I would think a greyed lavender would be bluer and, well, greyer. To me NI looks more like a rosey mauve or a taupe mauve. But, no matter, I got to swatch it in-store, so i knew I would like it and it would be very very wearable for me.

2. I skipped SI because it's in the same family as Violetta, which i have and rarely wear. But now i can alter it with various other lip products.

3. I skipped NB because i don't wear bright pinks, even if they lean blue, as this does.

post #1627 of 1818
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

 

Ah, that explains it. I imagine the duochrome isn't very apparent in the pan and only shows when swatched. That's probably why I never noticed it.

 

I agree re: application - I only ever use mattes and satins as brow highlight and I wouldn't dream of using a duochrome *shudders*. Some people may be able to rock it, but I most certainly can't lol.gif.

I used it as a brow bone colour in the past when I first got into makeup, boy I didn't know what I was doing then:p I also have seen people rocking shimmery highlights, but I can't do it if they are very very light like a white shimmery colour (Crystal Avalanche) or something like Vellum. I do like something like Urban Decay Virgin on the brow bone as long as I don't overdo it with shimmer on the rest of my eye.

Vellum does look nice as well on the edge of a blue or purple crease colour, because it makes it fade very nicely and gives it a pretty blue/purple glow.

post #1628 of 1818
My order of unconventional and vellum arrives Wednesday. of course I won't be here. I am positive I will use vellum as a h/l....love dramatic ott mu sometimes.
post #1629 of 1818
Happy holidays to everyone.

To all the lovely Specktraettes who made one of the hardest times in my life better, I can't thank you all enough, nor can I find the words to express my deepest feelings of gratitude. The kindness of people I've never even met in person was & is so overwhelming. You all deserve everything you wish for in life!

Hugs to all.
S~
Edited by Spanky - 12/24/12 at 10:08am
post #1630 of 1818
I got my overnight order from Friday night today and I am so thrilled I got it so fast. Ordering during the holidays really has its advantages.
I got 2 RIS, a replacement for me and one for my daughter. Her first MAC gloss... Hopefully she will stay out of my stash, lol

Happy Holidays!
post #1631 of 1818
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I got my overnight order from Friday night today and I am so thrilled I got it so fast. Ordering during the holidays really has its advantages.
I got 2 RIS, a replacement for me and one for my daughter. Her first MAC gloss... Hopefully she will stay out of my stash, lol

Happy Holidays!

 

Hopefully...but it usually has the opposite effect.  You might awaken her makeup beast within, lol.  amuse.gif

post #1632 of 1818
My order of Vellum and Unconventional arrived today! U has a beautiful shimmer to it. Happy Holidays!
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pompom.gif...this is great!

 

Enjoy your goodies smiles.gif

 

 

I just had the idea to use Vellum as a highlighter together with Unconventional....I have to try this th_thdeadea.gif

 

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My order of Vellum and Unconventional arrived today! U has a beautiful shimmer to it. Happy Holidays!
post #1634 of 1818
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Hopefully...but it usually has the opposite effect.  You might awaken her makeup beast within, lol.  amuse.gif

This is reminding me of a mom's makeup stash story - we all have one, I bet flower.gif

 

For me, my mother had this super bright, sparkly peacock green eye shadow. I had to look at it and touch it and sneak samples as much as I could. When she'd wear it herself, I'd always get really excited, like it was a momentous occasion and as if I was wearing it right along with her. 'Must have been 7 yrs old.

 

To this day, I keep looking for a color just like this one. When I find it, it will be a glorious haul!!!

 

HUG YOUR MOMS!!!!

post #1635 of 1818
I've never tried vellum, but now I'm tempted!

As for my Mom's makeup - she's only ever worn black eyeliner, so she'd have better luck raiding my makeup collection...even when I was 12!
post #1636 of 1818
My mom has never really worn makeup. She did before she met my dad but he didn't really care for it so she stopped mostly. I used to look through her stash in her bathroom in the early 80's. She was an Avon lady at that time too so it was mostly Avon. I actually have some Avon today as she was an Avon lady again till recently. Even now tho she hardly wears anything. She'd shake her head at my stash lol.
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This is reminding me of a mom's makeup stash story - we all have one, I bet flower.gif

 

For me, my mother had this super bright, sparkly peacock green eye shadow. I had to look at it and touch it and sneak samples as much as I could. When she'd wear it herself, I'd always get really excited, like it was a momentous occasion and as if I was wearing it right along with her. 'Must have been 7 yrs old.

 

To this day, I keep looking for a color just like this one. When I find it, it will be a glorious haul!!!

 

HUG YOUR MOMS!!!!

That sounds beautiful!!! I'd also buy half a dozen if I found one like that :)

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iagree.gif.....me too eyelove.gif

 

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That sounds beautiful!!! I'd also buy half a dozen if I found one like that :)

 

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

This is reminding me of a mom's makeup stash story - we all have one, I bet flower.gif

 

For me, my mother had this super bright, sparkly peacock green eye shadow. I had to look at it and touch it and sneak samples as much as I could. When she'd wear it herself, I'd always get really excited, like it was a momentous occasion and as if I was wearing it right along with her. 'Must have been 7 yrs old.

 

To this day, I keep looking for a color just like this one. When I find it, it will be a glorious haul!!!

 

HUG YOUR MOMS!!!!

post #1639 of 1818
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That sounds beautiful!!! I'd also buy half a dozen if I found one like that :)

It was Borghese, which was pretty fancy back then….it came in a deep blue, fake tortoiseshell compact hehe…such a vivid memory!

post #1640 of 1818
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

This is reminding me of a mom's makeup stash story - we all have one, I bet flower.gif

 

For me, my mother had this super bright, sparkly peacock green eye shadow. I had to look at it and touch it and sneak samples as much as I could. When she'd wear it herself, I'd always get really excited, like it was a momentous occasion and as if I was wearing it right along with her. 'Must have been 7 yrs old.

 

To this day, I keep looking for a color just like this one. When I find it, it will be a glorious haul!!!

 

HUG YOUR MOMS!!!!

 

Mum had a Dior lippie called Tibet. It was a loud Barbie pink IIRC and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Grandma didn't approve and kept telling mum it made her face look like a baboon's backside.

post #1641 of 1818
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

 

Mum had a Dior lippie called Tibet. It was a loud Barbie pink IIRC and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Grandma didn't approve and kept telling mum it made her face look like a baboon's backside.

That sounds awesome! I hope she wore it anyway. I'm sure it was the trend at the time and your grandmother probably wasn't used to the color. That sucks that she said that to your mother instead of just telling her she didn't like or understand it. 

post #1642 of 1818
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It was Borghese, which was pretty fancy back then….it came in a deep blue, fake tortoiseshell compact hehe…such a vivid memory!

That's really neat. Sounds like a very fond memory too. They really used to put a lot of thought into packaging decades ago. 

post #1643 of 1818
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martiangurll....do you happen to own the "In the Gallery" Quad?

If yes,it does also include "Look at the Eyes".So maybe you do already have this one in stash too.

 

 


NO, I have been lemming that quad for a while, but want to pay less than retail--s/t I am not realistic about these things.  Between this quad from TT and the two from Apres Chic, I don't know what to do.  Of course all this hesitation probably means some will sell out and I will have to take what's left.

post #1644 of 1818
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NO, I have been lemming that quad for a while, but want to pay less than retail--s/t I am not realistic about these things.  Between this quad from TT and the two from Apres Chic, I don't know what to do.  Of course all this hesitation probably means some will sell out and I will have to take what's left.

the quad from TT is sold out at all my local counters and stores...but it's still online.  i'm still thinking maybe one day it'll be at a cco, and i'll find myself across the border in the said cco....i guess i'm not being realistic either!

post #1645 of 1818
It will probably end up there. My cco had all of the shop/cook quads.
post #1646 of 1818

This is really a hard decision as all 3 Quads are very beautiful.

 

But the TT Quad would be the first I' d skip because it does include 2 perm shades (and 1 repromote) whereas the Quads from Strength do include no perm shades and only 1 repromote each.

 

BTW did any of the refills from Colourization Collection ever hit the CCOs?I wonder if they did because they were initially only sold in Europe.

 

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NO, I have been lemming that quad for a while, but want to pay less than retail--s/t I am not realistic about these things.  Between this quad from TT and the two from Apres Chic, I don't know what to do.  Of course all this hesitation probably means some will sell out and I will have to take what's left.

post #1647 of 1818
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Saw that quad in the CCO very recently winks.gif

NO, I have been lemming that quad for a while, but want to pay less than retail--s/t I am not realistic about these things.  Between this quad from TT and the two from Apres Chic, I don't know what to do.  Of course all this hesitation probably means some will sell out and I will have to take what's left.
post #1648 of 1818
If anyone is looking for night blooming and nocturnal instincts and you are in NYC, the Times Square MAC has a few left of each. I just grabbed night blooming and the last sedudtive intent.
post #1649 of 1818
I just HAD to HAVE SI and NB and now I don't even wear them!! I feel like I have similar colors! Lol in 2013 I will NOT buy similar colors because they are popular!
post #1650 of 1818
Ok i think i just stumbled upon how to create nocturnal instinct. I dipped my lipbrush in siss lipstick without noticing it still had up the amp in it and the color looked strangely like NI. If anyone has all 3 lipsticks would be nice to know if im right lol
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