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Think I'm the only one not thrilled with this coll. It's been a real easy pass for me. I've thought about WC, but not enough. I'm just burnt out on mes as I have so many. And I don't wear them much. The lippies aren't for me either. I love neutrals, but for some reason this isn't screaming must buy! Am I weirdo?

 

You are not alone. I really loved the Naturally collection last year, but this time, MAC returned to it's glittery, pore-emphasizing roots (at least that's how it comes out on pale NW skin). So I passed on most of it. Having said that, I'm sure the collection will look lovely on mid-tone NC complexions, especially as most of the items are rather warm-toned.

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Oh and I ordered from this collection the day it went up and I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY ORDER! jeeeeez.

Supposedly my stuff will be here tomorrow, but I ordered on the 23! I got HA, SR, and Gentle but I have AG and WC in my cart right now too... just waiting on swatches.

 

I am now 31 weeks preggo and so exhausted it's not even funny. Checking these out in store is out of the question right now. But to be brutally honest, I still have stuff from Glamour Daze that I haven't even swatched yet! I just got my office and big computer set up with a new make-up area so I have no excuse now not to play with my stuff :D

CONGRATS ALL AROUND FOR YOU HoneyMilk           congrat.gif.  

Get adequate rest but when you're feeling up to it---play, play play with your new computer and your new makeup in your new makeup center/area.  Awesome!

What computer did you just set up?

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

You know what I love about doing CPs? I get to shop for makeup, even when it's not for me.
You know what I hate about doing CPs? One (or more) additional items always find their way into my bag and come home with me, lol!
Today, it was Warm Companion. How aptly named.

lmao.gif    lol.gifth_roll1.gif nough said!

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

I was being sooooo good. Only pre-saled Hot Chocolate lipstick and Nice & Simple mineralize balm (both have turned out to be excellent for me) and Firm Form and Taupe Shape from STRENGTH)

 

A few days before it went live i added Porcelain Pink to my order, 'cuz i'm afraid i'm going to use up Blonde degradé.

 

When i picked it up i grabbed a Strong Woman l/s.

 

A few days ago i went back and bought FiresideFrost at MidnightSilver Birch e/s.

 

So much for my low-buy resolve. mac_atemywallet.gif Sigh.

sweet.png haul! Enjoy every bit of it lilinah!

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LOL at your "Beware!" comment.  I'm surprised by how purple Fireside looks on you.  I can see a bit of green also.  I'm waiting for mine to arrive.  I was looking forward to the burgundy shading that Fireside appeared to have in some pics.

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Spice - Cozy Up - Peachstock - Innocence, Beware!

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Fireside - Frost at Midnight - Winter Pursuit

700

 

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I used the 239 brush to swatch the MES with no base. Fireside is very purple toned on me. It's cloudy, so I'm not sure if that's coming across in the pics. Winter Pursuit is also more peach and warm looking on me than it seems in the photos.

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You are not alone. I really loved the Naturally collection last year, but this time, MAC returned to it's glittery, pore-emphasizing roots (at least that's how it comes out on pale NW skin). So I passed on most of it. Having said that, I'm sure the collection will look lovely on mid-tone NC complexions, especially as most of the items are rather warm-toned.

Good to know I'm not alone! smiles.gif
Hmmm, see the nc nw stuff confuses me. I've always been matched nc in MAC, and I have yellow undertones. But I find cooler colors to look better on me them warmer colors. th_dunno.gif
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Spice - Cozy Up - Peachstock - Innocence, Beware!
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I tried Fireside on my lids and it was silvery, but I also saw purple, pink, green and red brown. It was a pretty interesting color in various lighting and it didn't look like Club or Blue Brown at all. I was actually kind of happy green wasn't as dominate as it is in Club.


Fireside - Frost at Midnight - Winter Pursuit
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I used the 239 brush to swatch the MES with no base. Fireside is very purple toned on me. It's cloudy, so I'm not sure if that's coming across in the pics. Winter Pursuit is also more peach and warm looking on me than it seems in the photos.
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

I use my 234 almost daily for blending, especially the crease & above.  It's the clean one that I reach for to pull everything together.

 

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This!

 

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Please explain further. Do you use a specific side or both?

I use both sides of the 234, but one side or the other isn't really the issue for me--the brush being clean and the length & density of the brush maximizing its performance is what works for me.  The end result is well-blended eye shadow.

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You are not alone. I really loved the Naturally collection last year, but this time, MAC returned to it's glittery, pore-emphasizing roots (at least that's how it comes out on pale NW skin). So I passed on most of it. Having said that, I'm sure the collection will look lovely on mid-tone NC complexions, especially as most of the items are rather warm-toned.

You said it so much better! I loved Naturally and bought many many items from the collection last year but nothing is wowing me on this one. I am hoping I can make SR work but that might be more from being hopeful than it actually working ;) I just love skinfinishes so much! lol

 

I feel like we are getting a lot of MES that look cool in the pan but resemble so many previous shades that they are not really something you wouldn't mind passing on if you already own a lot of MES.

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CONGRATS ALL AROUND FOR YOU HoneyMilk           congrat.gif.  

Get adequate rest but when you're feeling up to it---play, play play with your new computer and your new makeup in your new makeup center/area.  Awesome!

What computer did you just set up?

Sorry I wrote that out wrong! I didn't get a new computer, I just set up my old one from when we moved! It's a 27" iMac (love this thing). We moved end of October but it has been packed up for 10-12 weeks total! We had carpet replaced with hardwood on the first floor (including office) so I JUST unpacked it now that the dust is gone and we bought a new desk set up. I had been browsing from my laptop or ipad or phone... and just too lazy or tired to post. My poor makeup has been sitting in storage type bins with NO rhyme or reason, so putting on makeup or whatever was a PITA! 

 

I'm excited because we have so much more natural light at this place. I purposefully put my makeup in front of a nice big window!

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I know. U r absolutely correct. I almost did not get it as I have Solar Ray for layering. Less is more esp in healthcare so it is perfect for me. Thursday I get paid and I am off so I will see about getting another........then I am done. Thk u my beauty enabler, lol. Cruel and unusual punishment..........such strong convincing adjectives my dear saleswoman

LOL  lmao.gif.  I prefer compelling, persuasive techniques!!  th_dunno.gif

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Hi guys -- any comparisons or dupes you recommend for Hot Chocolate? I have Glamour Daze and are these close to each other? Thanks!

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You said it so much better! I loved Naturally and bought many many items from the collection last year but nothing is wowing me on this one. I am hoping I can make SR work but that might be more from being hopeful than it actually working ;) I just love skinfinishes so much! lol

 

I feel like we are getting a lot of MES that look cool in the pan but resemble so many previous shades that they are not really something you wouldn't mind passing on if you already own a lot of MES.

 

As you are NC rather than NW, you might be able to pull it off - at least it won't be as orangey as it was on me :)

 

Let us know how it works out for you.

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Good to know I'm not alone! smiles.gif
Hmmm, see the nc nw stuff confuses me. I've always been matched nc in MAC, and I have yellow undertones. But I find cooler colors to look better on me them warmer colors. th_dunno.gif

 

Maybe you are NW after all? Or is an NC foundation a perfect fit for you?

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Maybe you are NW after all? Or is an NC foundation a perfect fit for you?

Everytime I'd get matched at a MAC store it was always nc20. I used to wear nc15 but that but still seemed too dark. But just by looking at nw15 it looks too pink and too dark. So I use mufe's hd foundation, I wear 117 ( for light skin with yellow undertones) and it's pretty much a prefect match.
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I just got to play with my goodies - I had a dentist appointment this morning, picked my goodies up afterwards and now, hours later the anaethetic has worn of (after 8 hours or so *groans*) I was able to try and swatch them and do some comparisons.

 

Apres Chic is quite similar to VG Cyndi on me - Cyndi leans more pink on me, though. Haute Altitude is much lighter and pinker than Mehr and Hot Chocolate is darker and more purple then Till Tomorrow PLW. I'm very happy with my lipsticks!

 

I only got two MES, Silver Birch and Frost at Midnight. Silver Birch is smooth and a nice complex colour - I'd describe it as a silver with gold shimmer. Modern Pewter is quite similar, but is more metallic with its golden sheen. Chanel Epatant is much greener. Frost at Midnight was the only one I swatched in store and wouldn't normally have bought, because I was a bit doubtful about the pigmentation of the swatch, but my MUA did a lot for me during the last months and shouldn't have put my stuff aside (as she did), so I got it regardless. I'm quite disappointed - it's very hard to swatch and not as smooth and creamy as previous MES. The light over here is atrocious today (picture me puzzling over my hand swatches, peering closer and closer), but the colour itself is quite similar to L'Oreal's Infallible in Metallic Lilac. Metallic Lilac has more of a silver sheen in comparison to FaM's silver sparkles. Chanel's Illusoire is redder. I tried it over various bases and have to say that I love it over Catch my Eye f/l from the holiday collection. It adds a very nice gold duochrome to the colour. I like it better than over a purple p/p, maybe it makes the colour more complex.

 

I hope that my little comparisons were still helpful for someone who couldn't see the collection yet!

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Didn't  haul to mus but love 1 Stereo Rose I got. 

 

 

1000

http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2013/01/mac-stereo-rose-2012-mineralize.html

 

 

I've been using since Friday when I came in the mail. ;)

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This evening I'm wearing Ice all over the lid with Silver Birch in the crease, plus Haute Altitude l/s. It's really pretty!

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I got a chance to finally see the collection today and I was surprised to see everything still in stock.  I went to the freestanding store in Minneapolis that usually was very busy, but they had everything, including the Strength collection with all the lipsticks except Firm Form.

 

I got Haute Altitude, Apres Chic and Silver Birch.  I thought I would get Frost at Midnight, but it was just too sheer for my liking and I couldn't get it to blend into the crease without looking patchy.

 

When I got home I found that Apres Chic reminded me of a warmer, more opaque Hot Tahiti, which I love with my skintone.  At least in the bad lighting I have now, they almost look identical, save for the translucency of Hot Tahiti.  It is probably my favorite of the collection.

 

I tried the MBs in store, but my skin has been quite dry recently from skiing, so the blushes really didn't melt in the way I wanted and just looked powdering on my skin.  I may look at them again later though.

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Originally Posted by ForeverJenn View Post

Still haven't received my package that includes apres chic lipstick, :/

Me either, I am getting so impatient!!!  tumbleweed.gif

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As you are NC rather than NW, you might be able to pull it off - at least it won't be as orangey as it was on me :)

 

Let us know how it works out for you.

So did you skip SR, Alpine Bronze and Amber Glow?  Did you get either Warm Companion or Cozy Up?  I thought they would be frosty mess or too orange...  

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Originally Posted by Anneri View Post

I just got to play with my goodies - I had a dentist appointment this morning, picked my goodies up afterwards and now, hours later the anaethetic has worn of (after 8 hours or so *groans*) I was able to try and swatch them and do some comparisons.

 

Apres Chic is quite similar to VG Cyndi on me - Cyndi leans more pink on me, though. Haute Altitude is much lighter and pinker than Mehr and Hot Chocolate is darker and more purple then Till Tomorrow PLW. I'm very happy with my lipsticks!

 

I only got two MES, Silver Birch and Frost at Midnight. Silver Birch is smooth and a nice complex colour - I'd describe it as a silver with gold shimmer. Modern Pewter is quite similar, but is more metallic with its golden sheen. Chanel Epatant is much greener. Frost at Midnight was the only one I swatched in store and wouldn't normally have bought, because I was a bit doubtful about the pigmentation of the swatch, but my MUA did a lot for me during the last months and shouldn't have put my stuff aside (as she did), so I got it regardless. I'm quite disappointed - it's very hard to swatch and not as smooth and creamy as previous MES. The light over here is atrocious today (picture me puzzling over my hand swatches, peering closer and closer), but the colour itself is quite similar to L'Oreal's Infallible in Metallic Lilac. Metallic Lilac has more of a silver sheen in comparison to FaM's silver sparkles. Chanel's Illusoire is redder. I tried it over various bases and have to say that I love it over Catch my Eye f/l from the holiday collection. It adds a very nice gold duochrome to the colour. I like it better than over a purple p/p, maybe it makes the colour more complex.

 

I hope that my little comparisons were still helpful for someone who couldn't see the collection yet!

 

Well, not helpful for my wallet... you made me place another order right now. Mentioning that Silver Birch is less green than Epatant made me rush to the website and hit submit in no time girlhaha.gif (four orders in one day are totally normal, right? blink.gif) I spent more than I should've.

 

Ordering online today was CRAZY! Everything sold out so fast on most websites, and by fast I mean in 5-10 minutes! thud.gif Like Stereo Rose, all the lippies, Frost at Midnight, etc. I'm SO glad I was able to get everything I wanted.

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I got to a counter to see this collection in person today. 

 

The lipsticks are all amazing. I picked up Apres Chic immediately as it's already sold out on the UK site, and I'll be ordering Haute Altitude and Hot Chocolate too. I didn't even bother swatching the others, way to warm for me. Hot Chocolate was really interesting on my hand, definitely looks like it will lean more plum on me (as Glamourdaze does). Haute Altitude is gorgeous! 

 

In the Mineralize balms, I got Rosy Romance to start with. Have it on now and I really like the feel and how it looks - pleasantly surprised by how pigmented it is, but it's lovely as it blots down with wear too. I swatched Pure &Tender and Stay Warm, thinking that Pure & Tender would be my favourite of the two, but Stay Warm got my vote so now I know I like the formula I'll get that one. 

 

The MES were a bit meh, I really love the Heavenly Creature ones but the only ones I'm interested in this time round are Silver Birch and Fireside (which was the last item in this haul). 

 

I looked at Amber Glow and the MSFs, but I wasn't bowled over. Porcelain Pink was pretty, but I didn't feel like I had to have it. SR unsurprisingly way too warm, I only swatched it so I could say that I had LOL. Amber Glow was also too warm, and way too sparkly for my taste for a blush. In fairness I only swatched it with a finger, so a proper application may sort that out, but the colour rules it out in any case. 

 

Finally I tried the Mountain Air PLW liner - I love teal liners, and this is a must have. Beautiful! As it's perm I was going to wait a little longer to get it, but as I'm passing on the blush I might just add it to my order now girlhaha.gif

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Silver birch is love eyelove.gif.. SR is gorgeous, I'm glad I got a back up!!

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Well, not helpful for my wallet... you made me place another order right now. Mentioning that Silver Birch is less green than Epatant made me rush to the website and hit submit in no time girlhaha.gif (four orders in one day are totally normal, right? blink.gif) I spent more than I should've.

 

Ordering online today was CRAZY! Everything sold out so fast on most websites, and by fast I mean in 5-10 minutes! thud.gif Like Stereo Rose, all the lippies, Frost at Midnight, etc. I'm SO glad I was able to get everything I wanted.

    did you get silver birch and ice?? for mes?  good choices those 2 are really pretty. 

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i posted some pictures of my new year look using frost at midnight on top of my eyeliner and ice as a highlight on the theme makeup for a purpose thread. 

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    did you get silver birch and ice?? for mes?  good choices those 2 are really pretty. 

 

Yes, those are the two I got. Ugh, I really shouldn't have bought two, but just couldn't decide. ohboy.gif

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Yes, those are the two I got. Ugh, I really shouldn't have bought two, but just couldn't decide. ohboy.gif

      well enjoy them. and after all january is a makeup free month for us winks.gif nothing till archies ok.gif

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This evening I'm wearing Ice all over the lid with Silver Birch in the crease, plus Haute Altitude l/s. It's really pretty!

Gracie that sounds amazing--I'm sure you look stunning!   pretty.gif

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Didn't  haul to mus but love 1 Stereo Rose I got. 

 

 

1000

http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2013/01/mac-stereo-rose-2012-mineralize.html

 

 

I've been using since Friday when I came in the mail. ;)

 

I am loving Stereo Rose as well! I love the rose golden glow it leaves my NC30-ish skin. eyelove.gif

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Me either, I am getting so impatient!!!  tumbleweed.gif

So did you skip SR, Alpine Bronze and Amber Glow?  Did you get either Warm Companion or Cozy Up?  I thought they would be frosty mess or too orange...  Ye

 

Yes, yes, yes. Orange, orange, orange.

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