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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

 

i was actually just looking at some bobbi brown ones in the morning.  sweet nectar and guava. those are peachy ones but they are kind of easy to wear colors. they are in my list to get now. 

I have both of those & they are lovely.

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Originally Posted by Audrey C View Post

I can't get over how much I adore Après Chic; it's the perfect shade on me. A warm, corally red with a great finish.

 

I agree! I love love love it! My favorite ls from the collection. I wanted to get BU #2 today but our Macys launched it last week instead of today so it was sold out. Blah

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Originally Posted by andrie View Post

I ordered Apres Chic lippies but I would like to purchase the Alpine Bronze Mineral Blush but I'm not sure how it would look on my skin tone which is NC50. I see know one has purchased.
Also, see thread:
What is YOUR 2013 First Makeup Purchase?

 

So sorry no one answered you.  I was hoping someone would.  I ordered it.  I swatched it in the store but forgot to tell the SA I wanted it.  It showed up fine on my hand but I'm a little bit lighter than you.  I hope someone else closer to your skin tone can chime in.

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Originally Posted by Edelmc View Post

I am hoping to get the 287 and use it for undereye concealer- has anybody tried it yet?

 

 

Originally Posted by ahoythere View Post

Just wanted to weigh in on my items that I have gathered up in the past week. My fave out of everything is Après Chic l/s, what a gorgeous relaxed daytime red! Similar on me to Chanel Vendome, but a touch softer. Hot chocolate pulls VERY 90s brown on me if I do more than one pass of color, which is a bummer as I was hoping for an easy straight out of the tube HG plum, but it did look smashing when I blotted it and then wore Docile l/g over the top to sweeten it up. Haute Altitude looks kind of wrong on me...like I'm a grown ass woman trying to be Strawberry Shortcake. But I'm commited to making it work since I am bored with my other MAC pinks at the moment.
Silver Birch is a crazy sparklefest! I am usually A-OK with all textures of MESs, but I find this one to be way too jazzy for the color that it is. I guess I just need to keep hunting Cloudy Afternoon since that is what I apparently really want, so if anyone has one that they are willing to let go of PLEASE PM ME!!! I've been hunting it for almost a year now!
This release of Stereo Rose is much more orange, and with glittery bronze veins, than my last one. My old one was quite pink, and I believe that the darker veins in it were reddish, not sparkly bronze? Anyway I'm going to have to return it unfortunately, guess I shouldn't have swapped away my old one! Bird in hand and all that :/
I am still trying to resist Amber Glow, but I think I'm going to break soon.....maybe I'll exchange my SR for it....
I have been using the 286 brush (same duo fiber but with a tapered tip) and IT IS THE BEST BRUSH IN THE UNIVERSE FOR UNDEREYE CONCEALER! In my opinion anyway.

 


 I love the 286 for concealer as well.  I have a 286SE that I use for concealer.  I did vote the 286 the best brush released for 2012.  I would imagine the 287 would work well but I didn't think of trying it as a concealer.  Maybe I will try the 287SE for that purpose.

 

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Originally Posted by xasperadastra View Post

I guess this may help someone! comparison swatch between Apres chic and Fire sign!

 

 

1000

 

Apres Chic, Fire sign

 

Thanks for the comparison - so pretty!  I put on Fire Sign the other day and thought "Wow, that is bright."  It was my favorite summer lipstick but looked so much brighter than I remember. Still pretty  but I must be much paler than I even thought now.  I didn't think I would go for Apres Chic but I tried in store and thought it was very nice.  I didn't quite have the guts to go full out with it yesterday for work but I blotted it on and thought it looked really pretty so yes, I think this might be the winter Fire Sign for me.

 

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post


Silver Birch was also a glittery mess on me. I also agree that this release of SR is much more orange. Its the main reason why I skipped.

 

SR is more orange now???? This might work for me.  I didn't even look at SR since I had one ( or two) already. 

 

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

I know i run off at the keyboard, so many of my posts are awful long and people may give up... but i had nice things to say about the balm, too!

 

Lilinah - I love heart.gif  reading your detailed posts, please continue to do so!

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

I have both of those & they are lovely.

     i want them more noww!

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I got haute altitude today, and I swear its MOISTURIZING my lips. I fell asleep with it on, and woke up to lips that were way softer than before. Thinking it must have been a fluke I reapplied later, when my lips were just ok, and it happened again! my lips feel soft and smooth. What is this sorcery?!

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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

     i want them more noww!

girlhaha.gif BB lip products are really nice.

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Did some quick lip swatches of this collection plus a few from Strength. 

 

 

700Apres Chic

 

700Absolute Power

 

700Strong Woman

 

700Hot Chocolate (way too 90's brown for me :( )

 

700Cozy Up looks way oranger in this picture because my lips were super red from all the swatches.

 

700Warm Companion

 

700Haute Altitude, my favorite of the bunch!

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elegant i LOVE LOVE LOVE it! 

 

i am thinking about back up and I never do that. that's how much i love it. this should be permanent item

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Originally Posted by erinmichelle87 View Post

Did some quick lip swatches of this collection plus a few from Strength. 


700
Apres Chic

700
Absolute Power

700
Strong Woman

700
Hot Chocolate (way too 90's brown for me ssad.gif )

700
Cozy Up looks way oranger in this picture because my lips were super red from all the swatches.

700
Warm Companion

700
Haute Altitude, my favorite of the bunch!

Are your lips pigmented or not? I have to order my AC goodies online and I'm scared Hot Chocolate will end up like this on my lips..

BTW Après Chic looks fab on you!
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I believe lilinah suggested it, but I tried the mineralized balm under my lipstick today. It made my lippie (HC) go on like a dream...looked great! Never thought about wearing it under before! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Originally Posted by Corally View Post


Are your lips pigmented or not? I have to order my AC goodies online and I'm scared Hot Chocolate will end up like this on my lips..
BTW Après Chic looks fab on you!

No they arent very pigmented.

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Anyone willing to swap an absolute power for a hot chocolate ,plz let me know.
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Originally Posted by andabri View Post

I got haute altitude today, and I swear its MOISTURIZING my lips. I fell asleep with it on, and woke up to lips that were way softer than before. Thinking it must have been a fluke I reapplied later, when my lips were just ok, and it happened again! my lips feel soft and smooth. What is this sorcery?!

It's definitely easier on my lips than some other Amplifieds I have. I've been wearing it all day and it's been vey comfortable.

 

 

Also Silver Birch talk: I finally used mine and am a little sad. I tried to get one without much black in the mix, but it still reads cooler on me than the tester I originally tried, which looked more pale gold olive. If anyone has one that's too warm and golden for their tastes, let's talk. th_shake2.gif

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

It's definitely easier on my lips than some other Amplifieds I have. I've been wearing it all day and it's been vey comfortable.

 

 

Also Silver Birch talk: I finally used mine and am a little sad. I tried to get one without much black in the mix, but it still reads cooler on me than the tester I originally tried, which looked more pale gold olive. If anyone has one that's too warm and golden for their tastes, let's talk. th_shake2.gif

 

All this Silver Birch talk, I really need to try mine.  I liked it enough in the store but now I'm wondering about it.

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Originally Posted by Icecaramellatte View Post

 

All this Silver Birch talk, I really need to try mine.  I liked it enough in the store but now I'm wondering about it.

It still has an amazing texture, especially applied wet. You really see the lighter color very dramatically in the highlight that way. I picked one that had a lot of peach color in it, so that's what I'm getting mostly. I can tell there's more gold further down, so there's that. Also is probably the lighting today - Haute Altitude looked more subdued on me today when it looked a lot pinker the last time I wore it a few days ago.

 

Give your SB a try and let us know how it comes out.

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

It still has an amazing texture, especially applied wet. You really see the lighter color very dramatically in the highlight that way. I picked one that had a lot of peach color in it, so that's what I'm getting mostly. I can tell there's more gold further down, so there's that. Also is probably the lighting today - Haute Altitude looked more subdued on me today when it looked a lot pinker the last time I wore it a few days ago.

 

Give your SB a try and let us know how it comes out.

 

Will do Liba!  I have no idea what veining is in mine.  Still waiting for more products from this collection to arrive.  I have a Mac.com order hopefully, coming tomorrow with the blushes and a few more lipsticks.  I have a Nordstrom order with Hot Chocolate coming maybe Monday.  This one was so slow to ship, I thought it would be cancelled.  I'm so curious about this color will look on me as it seems to look different on everyone.

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Originally Posted by Baby1black View Post

Anyone willing to swap an absolute power for a hot chocolate ,plz let me know.

For clarification, you have AP and you want to swap for HC, or is it the other way around? If it's the former, please send me a PM. I'm looking for an AP backup.
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

Here's the great thing…..you can put the balms on over lipsticks and blot them down without losing the color shift they give, but getting rid of the glossy finish. Over Hot Chocolate then blotted down, you get a nice soft satin finish.

 

This also works just wearing the balms by themselves. You get this beautiful natural lip effect, as if you had teenager lips again. Honestly, it's the best feature of these balms and totally make them worth the bucks. kisses.gif

 

 

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IKR!!  who else could I tell that I bought something, all of it, without knowing the price. 

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Originally Posted by Debbs View Post

Off topic but I think the annual VS sale also begins on Thursday

ENABLER!!!

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Originally Posted by 2browneyes View Post

 

Now I feel like I have to at least go try AB.

For certain you do!!! It's lovely!!

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Originally Posted by HoneyMilk View Post

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!

That sounds like a great setup HoneyMilk.  I'm sure you'll enjoy having  easy access to your stash and great lighting in which to use it.  BTW, your iMAC is huge.  I'm a recent owner of the 21.5" only because my MAC Book Pro died suddenly and w/o warning.  I cried like a baby about it.  I'm still in the process of befriending the iMAC.

Congrats on your new home!!!

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Medgal,did you get your warm companion  yet?  I'm can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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Totally love HC on you.  Very pretty  pretty.gif

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Originally Posted by Seven Of Nine View Post

I was, I saw & experience:  shadows are hopeless, Porcelain Pink and Stereo Rose - beautiful, lipstick: Hot Chocolate and Chic Apres - charming.
pics: Hot Chocolate on the lips with Plum Lip pencil
 
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700

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by VioletPearl View Post

Wow, Hot chocolat looks beautiful on you!

It seemed to brown to me in person, but on you it looks a nice plummy brown.

What is your MAC colouring?

You and Seven Of Nine are rocking the Hot Chocolate, both a little different from the other, but equally beautiful and amazing!    curtsey.gif

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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

Looking at these pics I want Amber Glow and Apres Chic now...

 

There's me thinking I was done with this collection. Gah!

They are gorgeous, and you're allowed to change your mind.  I have gotten one or more items in the mail everyday this week---how pathetic is that?  girlhaha.gif

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

Medgal,did you get your warm companion  yet?  I'm can't wait to hear your thoughts.

It's supposed to arrive on Friday and Nice & Simple, which you shamelessly urged me to buy to go with it will arrive on Monday.   girlhaha.gif

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Me too, I really appreciate your detailed reviews, lilinah bouquet.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Anneri View Post

I love detailed posts and read yours with a lot of pleasure, lilinah!

 

 

I am sorry but I didn' t mean no harm!

I just could not remember all the reviews that I have read here at a glance blush-anim-cl.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

I know i run off at the keyboard, so many of my posts are awful long and people may give up... but i had nice things to say about the balm, too!


Edited by MACina - 1/4/13 at 12:03am
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for grins can anyone nw/nc20 ish compare light year and amber glow? i saw a girl use it as a highlight and was curious smiles.gif hopefully ill get to see this collection this weekend and pick up some goodies! cant wait to try things out!
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I am just wondering....does anyone think amber glow is similar to soft & gentle?
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damn! looks like online hot chocolate is getting harder to find. hopefully my store has it in stock! *bites fingernails*
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Originally Posted by nikki1387 View Post

damn! looks like online hot chocolate is getting harder to find. hopefully my store has it in stock! *bites fingernails*

If you can't find one, I have an extra.
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