Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MAC Holiday: Finery and Curiositease Part II

This entry is all about product images. Stay tuned for reviews and swatches of the holiday collection.



























MAC Royal Assets, Heirloom Brush Sets, Finery and Curiousitease: Part I

I had to divide these in parts because there are just too many products to lump in one post. Swatches, reviews and Antiquitease collection pictures to come!
























Kids Helping Kids Christmas cards


my little boy loved the cards =)







Sunday, October 28, 2007

Purple Halloween

Tried the purple pigments I just got in the mail just in time for Halloween. Helium was still gritty even when I tried it foiled, so let's just say it's not my most favorite pigment of all. Vis-a-violet and Quietly, however, are real winners.





Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC Other Worldly paint pot on lid
MAC Helium used with MAC mixing medium on lid
MAC Vis-a-Violet and Violet pigments on mid to outer lid
MAC Poison Pen (Matte2) eyeshadow on crease
MAC Entremauve pigment on outer V and crease
MAC Helium pigment to highlight
Almay Amazing I-liner (liquid liner)
MAC Zoomlash mascara

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Meow Flawless Feline mineral foundation in Naughty Abyssinian and Pampered Puss in Fierce Abyssinian (70-30 mix)
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC Emote blush to contour
Shu Uemura blush in M Wine 28
MAC Gold Spill MSF over blush

Lips:
MAC lipliner in Whirl
Aromaleigh lipstick in Cognac
MAC lip gelee in Dame in A Dress

Smokey Pinks and a Purple Package

I received a package this week from my regular MAC pigment seller: 1/2 tsp each of Quietly, Vis-a-Violet and Helium. Now if these were not LE (especially Quietly which was launched only in Asia) and in scant quantities everywhere, I would have purchased full-sizes of these. Yes, I know, Helium is a repromote in the upcoming Curiousitease pigment set, but I didn't know that when I ordered these! Anyways, I loved my tiny haul nonetheless. I got 1/2 tsp each because 1/4 is just not enough for a pigment whore like me. Anyone out there into pigments like me as well?


As you can see, Viz-a-Violet and Quietly look so similar in the jars, but believe me, they're not. I also love similarly-hued pigments so that the progression of shades on the lids are both subtle and noticeable.


As labeled, I applied these over Painterly paint pot so the colors stay truer to their shades on the lids when worn. These were applied dry and they will change a bit, both in texture and color, when foiled (I'd like to apply Helium using the MAC mixing medium because as you can see on the swatch, it is quite grainy when used dry).

I tried a smokey pink look, but I was disappointed with the pictures. I usually take pictures in natural light, but I took these at night, so the nuances of the eye look didn't register properly. Oh well. Just want to rave about Poste Haste from the Matte2 collection. This is the almost-Passionate clone, but I let go of the latter because Post Haste is soooo much better! It glides like butter on the lids unlike Passionate, and was not hard to blend at all. The color pay-off was fantabulous as well. I hope I'm not the only one liking the texture of the Matte2s!





Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC Apricot Pink pigmeng used with MAC mixing medium on lid
MAC Revved Up pigment on mid to outer lid
MAC Post Haste (Matte2) eyeshadow on outer V and crease
MAC Carbon and Twinks eyeshadows on crease
MAC Cloudbound eyeshadow to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Tanzanite
MAC Zoomlash mascara

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Dayna's G2 mineral foundation
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC Emote blush to contour
Lumiere veena blush in Mauvelous
MAC New Vegas MSF over blush

Lips:
MAC lipliner in Whirl
Lumiere Lumi Lips lipgloss in Holy Grail

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Neutrals and Dayna's G2 Foundation

Just showcasing a light neutral look that is perfect for fall. I've had the pleasure of trying out Dayna's G2 shade, her yellow-based mineral foundation that is such a hit with asian ladies. Dayna sent me samples of her G1 and G2 shades, but she said in her note that she didn't think these would suit me because they might be too yellow. G1 was too dark AND too yellow, so I scrapped that off the list. G2, however, was beautiful. I think this would make a perfect winter shade for me as I am slowly turning pale again. I also loved the fact that this sort of brightened up my face. I think Dayna didn't need to worry because I don't think G2 is too yellow at all. It just made me realize that I have tons of yellow undertones on my skin.

I also love Lumiere's Lumi Lips in Tootsie. I love the very warm undertones and it's just perfect for fall.






How the foundation compares to my neck


Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC All that Glitters eyeshadow on lid
MAC Flirty Number eyeshadow on mid to outer lid
MAC Handwritten (Matte2) eyeshadow on outer V and crease
MAC Cloudbound eyeshadow to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Chocolate Mousse
MAC Zoomlash mascara

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Dayna's G2 mineral foundation
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC Emote blush to contour
NARS blush in Oasis

Lips:
MAC lipliner in Whirl
Lumiere Lumi Lips lipgloss in Tootsie

Friday, October 26, 2007

MAC Holiday: Kids Helping Kids

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THIS SEASON OUR KIDS HELPING KIDS PROGRAM
GREW BY INCHES…TO INCLUDE A
GENEROUS LENGTH OF COLOURFULLY
ILLUSTRATED GIFT WRAP!
NOW THE JOYOUS GRAPHICS OF OUR
YOUNG ARTISTS CAN BE FOUND IN A
COORDINATING COLLECTION THAT FEATURES
GREETING CARDS, GIFT CARDS AND
WRAPPING PAPER. WITH SIX CARDS,
12 GIFT CARDS AND TWO PATTERNS OF WRAP,
THIS IS HOLIDAY SIGNED, SEALED
AND READY TO SEND! EVERYTHING YOU NEED
FOR SEASONAL GREETINGS WILL
GIVE BACK TO THE M·A·C AIDS FUND
TO HELP SUPPORT PEDIATRIC AIDS
ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

MAC Holiday: Heirlooms Brush Sets Promo Images

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OUR HEIRLOOM BRUSH BAGS
EXTOL THE VIRTUES OF THE PAST
WHILE STAYING NOTICEABLY AU COURANT.
IN DESIGN, THIS CLUTCH-STYLE BAG
FEATURES A WOVEN CREAM FABRIC
ENRICHED BY METALLIC GOLD
OR SILVER THREAD.
THE CUSTOM FRAME AND HANDLE
IS FITTINGLY ELABORATE
FEATURING AN IVORY MOULDED PLASTIC FRAME
WITH A ROYAL CROWN MOTIF.

AVAILABLE IN THREE DISTINCT COLLECTIONS:
FACE, EYE AND BASIC.
IN FORM AND FUNCTION,
AN ARISTOCRATIC MEMBER
OF THE ANTIQUITEASE FAMILY.

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Heirlooms: 4 Face Brushes
Medium clutch bag in textured cream fabric with an
elegant metallic gold threading pattern.
Professional Brushes:
168SE, 187SE, 190SE, 194SE
Suggested Retail Price: $48.00 U.S./$62.00 CDN

Heirlooms: 5 Eye Brushes
Medium clutch bag in textured cream fabric with an
elegant metallic silver threading pattern.
Professional Brushes:
209SE, 212SE, 217SE, 252SE, 275SE
Suggested Retail Price: $48.00 U.S./$62.00 CDN

Heirlooms: Basic Brush Set
Medium clutch bag in textured cream fabric with an
elegant metallic silver threading pattern.
Professional Brushes:
129SE, 219SE, 239SE, 266SE, 316SE
Suggested Retail Price: $48.00 U.S./$62.00 CDN

Available
October 18, 2007 at all M•A•C locations,
1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com

MAC Viva Glamorous: 3 Lips

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THIS SEASON’S CROWNING GLORY:
THE HOLIDAY ’07 COMPACTS OF
M·A·C VIVA GLAM MAKING THEIR
ANNUAL DEBUT IN THEIR TRADITIONAL RED –
THIS YEAR EMBELLISHED WITH THE SIGNATURE
CROWN ICON OF M·A·C ROYAL ASSETS.
IN RESPONSE TO VG’S LOYAL FOLLOWERS,
THIS INCREDIBLE COLLECTION APPEARS
IN TWO PALETTE CHOICES,
COOL AND WARM, EACH ONE
FEATURING THREE VIVA GLAM FINISHES.
LIKE THE REVOLUTIONARY LIPSTICKS
THAT INSPIRED THEM, EVERY CENT OF
VIVA GLAMOROUS COMPACTS GOES TO
THE M·A·C AIDS FUND. FABULOUS AND WORTHY
OF EVERYONE’S ROYAL SALUTE!


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VIVA GLAMOROUS: 3 Warm Lips
Lipstick Viva Glam V, Viva Glam VI
Gloss Viva Glam V
Lip Brush 316SE Red wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S./$28.50 CDN

VIVA GLAMOROUS: 3 Cool Lips
Lipstick Viva Glam II, Viva Glam IV
Gloss Viva Glam VI
Lip Brush 316SE Red wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S./$28.50 CDN

Available
October 18, 2007 at all M•A•C locations,
1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com

Thursday, October 25, 2007

MAC Royal Assets: Promo Images and Product Swatches

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ANTIQUITEASE’S ROYAL ASSETS
MAY APPEAR LIKE MUSEUM PIECES
BUT THEY LOVE NOTHING BETTER
THAN TO BE PUT ON DISPLAY.
STATELY IN LOOK, FABULOUSLY COLLECTIBLE:
OUR GILDED ANTIQUE-INSPIRED COMPACTS
FOR LIPS AND EYES. THE CHOICE, MAGNIFICENT.
FOR LIPS: TAN, CORAL, RED, PINK, THREE SHADES IN EACH.
FOR EYES: SIX SHADES THAT ECHO
THE MOODS OF WARM, COOL OR SMOKY.
THE DESIGN, A ROUNDED EDGE COMPACT
FINISHED IN A FINELY TEXTURED BASE OF
GOLD OR SILVER. ON THE LID, AN INLAID
CERAMIC EMBOSSED ROYAL CROWN IN IVORY,
BRUSHED WITH GOLD OR SILVER.
WHO WOULDN’T REGARD THESE AS AN ASSET?

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Royal Assets: 6 Cool Eyes
Silver compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Eye Shadow Shadowy Lady, Silverwear, Modern Heir,
Queen’s Jewel, Medallion, Trophy Pink
Eye Brush 213SE Silver wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S./$45.00 CDN

Royal Assets: 6 Smokey Eyes
Silver compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Eye Shadow Rondelle, Courtly Grey, Knight,
Maid of Honor, Palatial, Majestic
Eye Brush 213SE Silver wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S./$45.00 CDN

Royal Assets: 6 Warm Eyes
Gold compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Eye Shadow Sunday Best, Star Violet, Retrospeck,
Club, Showstopper, Nobility
Eye Brush 213SE Gold wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S./$45.00 CDN

Royal Assets: 6 Metallic Eyes
Gold compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Eye Shadow Honeylust, Silver Fog, Stately Black,
Velvet Lady, Crème Royale, Manor
Eye Brush 213SE Gold wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S./$45.00 CDN

Royal Assets: 3 Pink Lips
Silver compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Lipstick Reigning Pink, Ladyship
Lipglass Courting Rose
Lip Brush 316SE Silver wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S./$28.50 CDN

Royal Assets: 3 Red Lips
Silver compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Lipstick Cardinal, Media
Lipglass Glass Palace
Lip Brush 316SE Silver wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S./$28.50 CDN

Royal Assets: 3 Tan Lips
Gold compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Lipstick Sceptre, Privee
Lipglass Pure Pomp
Lip Brush 316SE Gold wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S./$28.50 CDN

Royal Assets: 3 Coral Lips
Gold compact with cream porcelain plaque.
Royal crown motif.
Lipstick Marquise d’, Princely
Lipglass Enchantress
Lip Brush 316SE Gold wood handle
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S./$28.50 CDN

Available
October 18, 2007 at all M•A•C locations,
1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com







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