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post #2941 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post


oh so it goes over the blush or on top like higher above the blush?

I put it on top (top of the highest point of my cheek bones), and bring it down closer to my blush.

post #2942 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

I would be interested too.  I purchased it but I've not yet used it.  I'd like to wear it this week.

Enjoy!!!

Way to go Prettypackages!  Did you fill & line, or just line?

just line! slightly filled in so I wouldn't have a harsh line.  But just a basic thick line. 

post #2943 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post


I just don't know where to put it... I can see the color great but I dnt know where to it it

 

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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post


oh so it goes over the blush or on top like higher above the blush?

 

If you want to put it over the blush (as in directly on top of it, your brush for WoG going exactly where your blush brush went), then you need to make sure you use it VERY lightly or you'll end up looking like the Tin Man's gold girlfriend.  I think it works best as a highlight, and that's how I use it personally.  If you're unsure where to place your highlight, it goes on the cheekbones, or as you put it, "on top higher above the blush."  If you're not entirely sure where that is, just feel your face and toward the tops of your cheeks you'll feel those cheekbones.  (Cheeks are actually pretty soft underneath that, so your cheekbones will be easy to find)  That's where your WoG should go!  Then make sure to blend, of course, so that you don't have a streak of color and a streak of gold.  Your highlight and your blush should fade together smoothly.  Not sure if I completely answered your question, but HTH!

post #2944 of 3266

Okay, I lied.  I said I liked Winter Pursuit the best MES from AC collection, but today I tried Silver Birch and it was just lovely.  I layered it over Delft PP to play up the forest green and cheated a bit by using just a swipe of Smutty Green over it as well--I was really trying to go for a green and silver mix.  I got the effect I wanted, and I liked it better than just Smutty Green MES, which would have been too dark green for what I wanted.  I paired this with Lady Grey quad, the muted pastel lavender color combined suprisingly well with it.  I tried to take a picture with my cell phone, but I couldn't focus it with my cell phone turned 180 degrees facing the lens to get a close up of the eye.  I wish I could, because I was so proud of this masterpiece...

 

So, that being said, WP and SB are tied as beloved MES from this collection.  I am happier with these than any of the lippies.  I haven't tried my other two MES yet or the lip balm thingies, and have not tried the PLW eyeliners yet, just got those.  Squeeeee.

 

Anybody going for another haul?  I am on the fence about getting a Poise blush after the restock.

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Do you use SB wet or dry? I can't seem to make SB work for me :( It seems so dark but when I see people post pics using SB, it's so pretty lol. 

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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post

Okay, I lied.  I said I liked Winter Pursuit the best MES from AC collection, but today I tried Silver Birch and it was just lovely.  I layered it over Delft PP to play up the forest green and cheated a bit by using just a swipe of Smutty Green over it as well--I was really trying to go for a green and silver mix.  I got the effect I wanted, and I liked it better than just Smutty Green MES, which would have been too dark green for what I wanted.  I paired this with Lady Grey quad, the muted pastel lavender color combined suprisingly well with it.  I tried to take a picture with my cell phone, but I couldn't focus it with my cell phone turned 180 degrees facing the lens to get a close up of the eye.  I wish I could, because I was so proud of this masterpiece...

 

So, that being said, WP and SB are tied as beloved MES from this collection.  I am happier with these than any of the lippies.  I haven't tried my other two MES yet or the lip balm thingies, and have not tried the PLW eyeliners yet, just got those.  Squeeeee.

 

Anybody going for another haul?  I am on the fence about getting a Poise blush after the restock.

 

That sounds like a great combination. SB really is pretty. It's a standout MES in this collection for me.

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Do you use SB wet or dry? I can't seem to make SB work for me :( It seems so dark but when I see people post pics using SB, it's so pretty lol. 

 

I use it dry for a soft look and wet for a more dramatic look. It's pretty pigmented, so you can get by with using it dry. What is your undertone? Maybe I can help.

post #2947 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post

I tried using WOG tonight and i so dont know what the hell im doing wrong =( 

SOMEONE please tell me how to use these, i dont want to keep it if i cant wear it. i ke'pt hearing everyone talk about it so i felt like i had to have it. im trying not to do that anymore, because i dont know know how to use half of this stuff....Beauty Powders, MSF's, EDSF's.......im totally clueless

Here's a very basic video of how one user applies highlighters.  Sometimes it's just easier if you actually see it versus a verbal description.  This is just one of many videos available that you may find helpful.

post #2948 of 3266
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Originally Posted by kaira View Post

Do you use SB wet or dry? I can't seem to make SB work for me :( It seems so dark but when I see people post pics using SB, it's so pretty lol. 


Both but it looks more "foiled" if applied wet (and less worry about particle fall out).  I use Fix or a little Visine to apply to brush for "wet" application

 

It is actually lighter on my lid than it looks in the pan (could be the veining I got) and I had to use it over a darker Paint Pot (Delft) to get it to look dark enough...

post #2949 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Here's a very basic video of how one user applies highlighters.  Sometimes it's just easier if you actually see it versus a verbal description.  This is just one of many videos available that you may find helpful.

Medgal I'd like that link please. I think I missed it.

post #2950 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post

oh so it goes over the blush or on top like higher above the blush?

Yea I do like sandrah put on the top of the blush like another line over it (lol make sense?)
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Soooooo weird - I got an Apres Chic lipstick shipment out of the blue  from Nordstrom yesterday icon_eek.gif I had 3 orders canceled so maybe they hunted one down for me. I have no idea th_dunno.gif what happened, but I sure am happy about it.

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Soooooo weird - I got an Apres Chic lipstick shipment out of the blue  from Nordstrom yesterday icon_eek.gif I had 3 orders canceled so maybe they hunted one down for me. I have no idea th_dunno.gif what happened, but I sure am happy about it.

CONGRATS! And just one? Is it a backup? What else did you try to order?? 

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Soooooo weird - I got an Apres Chic lipstick shipment out of the blue  from Nordstrom yesterday icon_eek.gif I had 3 orders canceled so maybe they hunted one down for me. I have no idea th_dunno.gif what happened, but I sure am happy about it.

 

The only thing better than getting your MAC package in the mail is getting a surprise MAC package in the mail!!!  Enjoy the extra goodies!

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I think my favorite combination has been Silver Birch on the lid  and into the crease with Plumage lightly in the crease over SB.  It darkens the color while playing up the green nuance perfectly.  A little black eyeliner with Plumage smudged on top and I'm smitten.

 

Also Silver Birch has been the best silver I've ever had for my coloring.  Most silvers are too cool and stark against my skin, but this is just perfect.

post #2955 of 3266
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Soooooo weird - I got an Apres Chic lipstick shipment out of the blue  from Nordstrom yesterday icon_eek.gif I had 3 orders canceled so maybe they hunted one down for me. I have no idea th_dunno.gif what happened, but I sure am happy about it.
mine is BO I hope they do not cancel
post #2956 of 3266
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

CONGRATS! And just one? Is it a backup? What else did you try to order?? 

Its a BU & the only thing they sent ;)

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The only thing better than getting your MAC package in the mail is getting a surprise MAC package in the mail!!!  Enjoy the extra goodies!

greengrin.gif friends.gif

post #2957 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Baby1black View Post


mine is BO I hope they do not cancel

Maybe Nordies got a restock?

post #2958 of 3266
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post


Both but it looks more "foiled" if applied wet (and less worry about particle fall out).  I use Fix or a little Visine to apply to brush for "wet" application

 

It is actually lighter on my lid than it looks in the pan (could be the veining I got) and I had to use it over a darker Paint Pot (Delft) to get it to look dark enough...

I tried to use it wet but it made the color very dark for my skin tone. I kind of wanted it to look like a darker version of Modern Pewter or Dalliance lol. Maybe I will try to exchange it for a lighter veining. 

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Originally Posted by VampyCouture View Post

 

That sounds like a great combination. SB really is pretty. It's a standout MES in this collection for me.

 

I use it dry for a soft look and wet for a more dramatic look. It's pretty pigmented, so you can get by with using it dry. What is your undertone? Maybe I can help.

Ohh, I use it wet because I didn't want to deal with fall outs. I'm an NC20 in studio fluids. Any help would be appreciated! :)

post #2959 of 3266

They are getting quite a few MAC restocks. Taste Temptation Mattenes are back in stock.

post #2960 of 3266
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Originally Posted by hwdsprincess View Post


Yea I do like sandrah put on the top of the blush like another line over it (lol make sense?)

Yes, thank you! =)

 

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Originally Posted by ChosenOne View Post

 

 

If you want to put it over the blush (as in directly on top of it, your brush for WoG going exactly where your blush brush went), then you need to make sure you use it VERY lightly or you'll end up looking like the Tin Man's gold girlfriend.  I think it works best as a highlight, and that's how I use it personally.  If you're unsure where to place your highlight, it goes on the cheekbones, or as you put it, "on top higher above the blush."  If you're not entirely sure where that is, just feel your face and toward the tops of your cheeks you'll feel those cheekbones.  (Cheeks are actually pretty soft underneath that, so your cheekbones will be easy to find)  That's where your WoG should go!  Then make sure to blend, of course, so that you don't have a streak of color and a streak of gold.  Your highlight and your blush should fade together smoothly.  Not sure if I completely answered your question, but HTH!

Thanks so much! im going to try this until i get it right =)

post #2961 of 3266
I ordered the balms for my sister. Man are they tiny!
post #2962 of 3266
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

I ordered the balms for my sister. Man are they tiny!
I kno that's why I didn't buy more than one!
post #2963 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Here's a very basic video of how one user applies highlighters.  Sometimes it's just easier if you actually see it versus a verbal description.  This is just one of many videos available that you may find helpful.
thanks girl , the video didn't show up tho... can you tell me what to search for to find it?
post #2964 of 3266
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Originally Posted by ChosenOne View Post

 

The only thing better than getting your MAC package in the mail is getting a surprise MAC package in the mail!!!  Enjoy the extra goodies!

that's how i ended up with heroine. 

post #2965 of 3266

That sounds pretty.I have to try this combo!

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Originally Posted by meg_curls View Post

I think my favorite combination has been Silver Birch on the lid  and into the crease with Plumage lightly in the crease over SB.  It darkens the color while playing up the green nuance perfectly.  A little black eyeliner with Plumage smudged on top and I'm smitten.

 

Also Silver Birch has been the best silver I've ever had for my coloring.  Most silvers are too cool and stark against my skin, but this is just perfect.

post #2966 of 3266

Small but mighty.I really love them and it would be great if they had the same size as lip gelees.

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

I ordered the balms for my sister. Man are they tiny!
post #2967 of 3266

If anyone's having a Fireside MES with a lot of plum and not that green duochrome, and would like one with more of that green duochrome, I would like to swap. I have almost all of the eyeshadow of that green duochrome that I don't like. Please PM me if interested. poke.gif

post #2968 of 3266
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Originally Posted by MACina View Post

Small but mighty.I really love them and it would be great if they had the same size as lip gelees.
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

I ordered the balms for my sister. Man are they tiny!
I thought they were just as big as the lip gelees, glad I didn't order one.
post #2969 of 3266

Unfortunatly not, lip gelees contain 15ml and the MLBs 10ml.

 

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Originally Posted by Corally View Post


I thought they were just as big as the lip gelees, glad I didn't order one.

Edited by MACina - 1/17/13 at 6:06am
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I just put some pics in the Strength thread, but I'll repost one here, since on my eyes I'm wearing Fireside MES. I really like it for my blue/grey eyes I feel like it makes them pop. The green duochrome isn't too noticable, but it just adds a nice touch to the colour.

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