Showing posts with label MAC Sonic Chic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MAC Sonic Chic. Show all posts

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Looks Using MAC Sonic Chic and Electroflash, and Dayna's Glows

Here are a couple of looks using the new products from MAC Sonic Chic and Electroflash collections. To recap my previous entry, the pigmentation of the new mineralize eyeshadows is a lot better than the previous releases. I didn't have a hard time achieving the vividness I wanted, and the slip is really velvety and smooth. I used Sonic Chic blush in Gleeful which is one of my favorite mineralize blushes.

I also used my new Minimalist Foundations from LaurEss. I love, love them! I used I think a 50-50 mix of Pure Yellow and Soft Yellow. I used a miniscule amount, a little less than what I would usually use. I thought LaurEss' Original formula was actually the same as Minimalist, but to my eye, I think Minimalist is a tad heavier in coverage, so when I first used it using the same amount I would use with Original, it came off a bit too heavy. I lessened the amount of minerals and I am pleased with the result.









Eyes (all MAC unless otherwise specified):
Beige-ing shadestick as base
Lucky Jade shadestick on lid and lower lashline
Fresh Green Mix mineralize eyeshadow (mono lime green color) on lid and inner lower lashline
Fresh Green Mix mineralize eyeshadow (marblelized green colors) on crease
NYX single eyeshadow in Antique Bronze on outer V and crease and outer lower lashline
Ether mineralize eyeshadow on crease
Overgrown eyeshadow above crease to blend with crease colors
Solar White to highlight
Blacktrack fluidline to line
Graphblack technakohl to tightline and waterline

Face:
Camellia Rose V.2 skin smoothing primer
LaurEss Minimalist mineral foundation in Soft Yellow and Pure Yellow (50-50 mix)
Dermablend QuickFix stick concealer in Ivory
Dayna's undereye concealer in Rested
DreamWorld creme topping in Butterscotch (clay and silica formula)
MAC mineralize blush in Gleeful

Lips:
MAC Whirl lipliner
MAC Ultra Madame lipstick
MAC Cosmic Blue dazzleglass

By the way, last Friday, I received a bunch of beautiful samples from Dayna's Minerals. I already have generous samples of her pretty glows, but she wanted me to at least try the rest for me to have an informed decision when I place an order. That was really very nice of her. Apart from her glows, I also received samples of her eyeshadows, some blushes and foundations. By the way, when I went to MAC and this really HOT male MA (think a young Billy Idol wearing a muscle shirt with the platinum blonde spiked hair and thick guy-liner) applied the New View highlighter side on my cheekbone, he asked what illuminizer I was using because it went so well with the skinfinish. I was wearing Dayna's glow in Golden Zephyr.





I am loving the glows. Here is a look featuring one. Also, in this second look, I used the peachy color in the Love Connection mineralize duo as my lid color. It is a pretty neutral eye look and I love the simplicity of it. I also used several of the Neo Sci-Fi shadows in this look.







Eyes (all MAC unless otherwise specified):
Soft Ochre paint pot as base
Love Connection mineralize eyeshadow (pale beige) on lid
Time & Space eyeshadow on crease and outer V
Magnetic Fields eyeshadow to contour crease
Evening Aura eyeshadow above crease to blend with crease colors, and to highlight
Graphic Brown fluidline to line
Brownborder technakohl to tightline and waterline

Face:
Camellia Rose V.2 skin smoothing primer
Adorned With Grace Minerals foundation in Y3 and Y2 (60-40 mix)
Silk Naturals Date Bait silk finishing powder
Dermablend QuickFix stick concealer in Ivory
Dayna's undereye concealer in Rested
LaurEss matte blush in Blissful
Dayna's Minerals glow in Golden Zephyr

Lips:
MAC Whirl lipliner
MAC Fleshpot lipstick
MAC Pink Grapefruit lipglass

Friday, July 11, 2008

MAC Sonic Chic: Mineralize Blushes

These are sooo exquisite!





With Flash:





Swatches:







So many of you know I'm a sucker for mineralized stuff (except mineralize eyeshadows). When MAC came up with these new mineralize blushes, I just knew I had to get them. The pigmentation is totally way off the charts. These are pigmented with a capital P, especially the medium to dark colors. You will not be disappointed with the color pay-off. However, since these are truly pigmented, I don't think you can use an ordinary blush brush if you have fair to light-medium skin. I will always opt to use my stippling brushes with these, as I looked like a clown with two garish spots on my cheeks when I applied these with regular blush brushes.

I am so glad MAC finally came up with these, because the limited edition mineralize skinfinishes (MSFs) fetch retardedly exorbitant prices on eBay and makeup sites, when we all know they retailed for less than thirty bucks. Pleasureflush for $120, anyone? It's just a pain to shop for these. Now, MAC addicts have not just one but nine amazing blushes with the famous skinfinish texture to choose from. They don't have any veining unlike the MSFs, but these are truly gorgeous that I overcame my initial disappointment when I found out about the absence of veining. It's a blush, not an MSF, silly!

As for my favorites, I honestly cannot pick just one or two because they are all SO pretty, I want them all! :-) Of course, I'd rather not get all because some are really similar to my MSFs. Truly lovely for me are Lovejoy (honestly, it's not super dark, just use a stippling brush and it will create a lovely blush with plum undertones), Nuance, Gleeful and Gentle. However, as I said, all are really pretty, especially since I can use them for different looks. I can use the lighter-colored ones if I have really strong eye makeup, and the darker ones to go with my neutral eye looks. I can't wait to play!

Monday, July 7, 2008

MAC Sonic Chic

I am hyperventilating; this is MY kind of collection!





Sonic Chic Mineralize Blush to break the style barrier: Screamingly chic, but soft, sheer, lightweight. Build continuous colour in superfine pearl with a soft shimmer. Enhance cheekbones, create planes and contours with the greatest of ease, in breakthrough baked particles applied with a quick, dome-tipped buffer brush. The fastest route to perfection yet is Ultra-Sonic.

This collection of Mineralize Blush is reminiscent of an end of summer sunset: warm, soft, shimmering shades of pink, gold and bronze that take you right into fall without skipping a step. The baked powder formula allows for exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. It builds colour without heavy coverage. Super-fine provides soft shimmer on skin. The blush enhances and veils the cheekbones for a luminous complexion. Can be worn on face, eyes and/or body. Use with the 181 Buffer Brush for flawless blending, even colour. Everyday-efficient, travel-size small, it’s built for speed.





Mineralize Blush
Dainty Light yellow pink with gold pearl (frost)
Warm Soul Midtone beige with gold pearl (frost)
Nuance Midtone peach with gold pearl (frost)
Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl (frost)
Love Joy Warm midtone brown with gold pearl (frost)
Merrily Midtone dirty (burned) red with gold pearl (frost)
Pleasantry Intense midtone blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN

Brush
181 Small Buffer Brush Ultra-soft natural, rounded dome tip
brush for application of Blush and Powder. Smaller version of
existing 182 Buffer Brush
Suggested Retail Price: $30.00 U.S./$36.00 CDN

Available
International Except Asia July 2008 at all M·A·C locations,
1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com
Asia August 2008 at all M·A·C locations,
1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com