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 Fall Colour Initial Swatches and Review Part I: Parlor Smoke Quad, Pigments, Lightscapade and Porcelain Pink MSFs
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.)
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.
For thousands of years, people have searched for the fountain of youth. In fact, somebody even wrote down what he believed to be the "recipe" for the fountain of youth on a papyrus leaf 4,000 years ago.
The "Recipe for Transforming an Old Man into a Youth" was written by Egyptian doctor and mysticist, Imhotep, to help aging Pharaohs transition into Gods and Goddesses. Thousands of years later, the Papyrus was discovered by famous explorer and antiquities expert, Edwin Smith. After seven long years of research, Dr. Samir Bute unlocked the secret to the recipe's power and made what's now known as the world's most powerful Egyptian skin therapy, Allu Ultimate Skin Therapy./ All
Dr. Bute was mystified by the hemayet fruit that was in the 4,000-year-old ancient recipe. After many years of research, Dr. Bute discovered that the "hemayet fruit" was none other than the humble bitter almond. He blended the essence of bitter almond with other nourishing,organic ingredients like green tea, grape seed extract, Vitamins A, C, and E, and Beta-Arbutin, a skin brightener, which inhibits melanin production by limiting tyrosinase. It reduces areas of hyperpigmentation, post blemish scars, fades freckles, and evens out skin tone. This results in brighter skin, more uniform in tone.
I've read success stories of people who've tried and loved Allu. It is important however to determine your skin type (normal, oily, combination, dry) in order for the product to release its best potential on your skin. One woman who has dry skin says that it worked best for her as a day moisturizer and makeup base, and it made her skin look and feel soft and supple. Another customer uses the product as a night cream, and loves it as such.
Egyptian skin therapy is being used by Hollywood stars such as Kate Hudson, Oprah Winfrey, and Madonna. If you want to try this Egyptian skin therapy potion that is used by the stars, you can now try it for free for 14 days. Details about the Free Trial (+ $4.95 for shipping can be found on the Allu website,
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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.)
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.
False Lashes Extreme Black Black
$19.00 U.S./$22.50 CDN
North America October 6, 2011 at all M·A·C locations
International January 2012 at all M·A·C locations 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com
The Dream Sequence Quad, The Grand Finale duo
The Dream Sequence
500 Thread Count, Romp
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!
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! 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.