Friday, September 30, 2011

Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette Swatches and Review









Thursday, September 29, 2011

MAC Fall Colour Collection Clearer Swatches

As promised, here are some clearer swatches of the items from the MAC Fall Colour Collection. All swatches are under direct sunlight, which I think is the best lighting because you really get to see the products on actual skin under the most natural lighting. I didn't take swatches of some of the pigments because the ones I had from the previous post were somewhat clear already. I will also not comment on the products because I already gave my initial review on these. To read my reviews, check out my MAC Fall Colour Initial Swatches and Review Part I: Parlor Smoke Quad, Pigments, Lightscapade and Porcelain Pink MSFs. Also see MAC Fall Colour Initial Swatches and Review Part II: Angel Flame Quad, Pigments, Chromagraphic Pencils, Lipsticks.


Top: Lipsticks - Neon Orange, Show Orchid, Fusion Pink, Ruby Woo
Bottom: Chromagraphic Pencils - Rich Purple, Basic Red, Process Magenta, Hi-Def Cyan
Rightmost- Lingering brow pencil

MAC Paris Fashion Week Daily Face Charts: Wednesday, September 28th



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MAC Fall Colour Initial Swatches and Review Part II: Angel Flame Quad, Pigments, Chromagraphic Pencils, Lipsticks





MAC Fall Colour Initial Swatches and Review Part I: Parlor Smoke Quad, Pigments, Lightscapade and Porcelain Pink MSFs

I went to the MAC Fall Colour Collection's unveiling last week, and I was able to play with the colours. Here are my initial thoughts on this collection.


MAC Fall Colour Collection 2011 (originally named Cindy Sherman but it was renamed Fall Colour Collection 2011.  Cindy Sherman's only participation was during the campaign promotional photos.  She was not part of the creative process for this collection.)








Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nail Look: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Graphite





Graphite is one of the it nail colours this fall, along with Peridot from Chanel as well. Graphite is a metallic grey with silver foil-like shimmer. I am not as in love with this as Peridot or Butter London's Wallis, but it is one of my favorites for fall. It really beckons the eyes to stare at the tips because the silver foil makes it really eye-catching. It looks gritty but it feels really smooth, of course, upon application of top coat. This is opaque in two coats and is very edgy/trendy.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper Gloss Swatches and Review


Top to Bottom: Liv, Lisa, Kim, Jessica, Elizabeth



MAC Fall Colour 2011







MAC Fall Colour Collection 2011 (originally named Cindy Sherman but was renamed Fall Colour Collection 2011.  Cindy Sherman's only participation was during the campaign promotional photos.  She was not part of the creative process for this collection.)

MAC Fall Colour Available September 29th, 2011 through October 27th, 2011.  (Stay tuned for swatches - coming soon.)

Friday, September 23, 2011

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara







FALSE LASHES EXTREME BLACK
Midnight meets its match with False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara. Intensely inky, this lightweight, innovative mousse-like formula saturates lashes in a carbon-black pigment that promises the deepest, darkest, richest look imaginable with full long-lasting coverage. Each stroke of the unique double-lush brush creates vixen volume and lift by filling in sparse lashes, magnifying and multiplying magnificently. Long-wearing polymers quickly coat from root to tip, keeping lashes supple and flexible – never brittle. Captivating curl and divine density with a velvety-fabulous finish…what more could your lashes ask for?

M·A·C False Lashes Extreme Black Available October 6, 2011 in the permanent collection.

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Bare Minerals READY Pressed Eye Shadows Look and Tutorial




The Dream Sequence Quad, The Grand Finale duo




The Dream Sequence
500 Thread Count, Romp
Boudoir, Nightcap

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MAC Fall Event 2011: Posh Paradise, Styledriven, Art of Powder, Fall Colour Collection 2011

I went to the MAC Fall event at the Biltmore last Tuesday, and just as expected, they showcased several collections for this fall, mainly Posh Paradise, Styledriven, Art of Powder, Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 and MAC Fall Colour Collection 2011. I will be posting some pictures from the event, but swatches will be posted with my separate collection entries/reviews. It was a fun event, even though the place wasn't as jampacked at let's say Tartan Tale, Venomous Villains or Hello Kitty (the most gigantic crowd I've ever seen inside a MAC store - and beyond).


The lovely half-naked model on a pedestal. It was like the Posh Paradise poster came to life! And yes, she's a real person, not a mannequin!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OPI Miss Universe Swatches and Review

Ahh, pardon the delay! I've had these polishes for a couple of months now, and we just had a new Ms. Universe crowned (congratulations Ms. Angola!), but it's only now that I've had the opportunity to post these swatches. I am actually liking this small collection from OPI. There are a couple not-to-miss shades.


It's My Year









In the tradition of Orly nail polishes in Oui and Ingenue, as well as Zoya in Faye and OPI Rally Pretty Pink, this is one of the most popular kinds of shades in 2011. It's a purplish plummy, mauve-ish base with a fantastic amount of gold glass-like flecks. The gold flash is out of this world. One of my favorite polishes as I am such a sucker for purples. I can't say no to gold flecks as well.


Swimsuit...Nailed It!







Swimsuit...Nailed It! is as blingy as it is breathtaking. Gorgeous cobalt blue foil. One of the most beautiful blues I've ever seen OPI come up with. It is a rich and vibrant hue, and is opaque in one coat. A definite must-have if you love blues.


Congeniality is My Middle Name



A magenta shimmer with more of a purple base. Very similar to OPI The One Who Got Away from the Katy Perry collection. Very vibrant and if you like hot fuchsia/magenta pinks with shimmer,this is for you.

I don't have nail swatches of Crown Me Already, but I have one nail wheel swatch pictured here on the left side (the one with silver hexagon glitter):



This will work best as a glitter top coat. I don't find too many OPI polishes with hexagon glitter, so this one is pretty special.

All in all, this is a pretty solid little collection. In fact, this is one of my favorite OPI collections for 2011, and I like it a lot better than Touring America. For one, I like the magnificent textures of the polishes, the different finishes, the amazing, saturated colors. I like the opacity of most of the polishes as well. I hope OPI comes up with more collections with as much shimmer, glitter, glass flecks, foils, and bright, vivid colors like the Miss Universe collection.

The Shades Of U Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars.

MAC London Fashion Week Daily Face Charts for September 18th





MAC London Fashion Week Daily Face Charts for Friday, September 16th




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