Monthly Archives: August 2008

New MAC-Ness: Lustre Twins

We’re done catching up with MAC for the day and what a better way to end the day than to take a peak at the Lustre Twins collection.

MAC Cosmetics Lustre Twins collection Thank you to whoever thought of combining MAC’s Pro Longwears with their Lustreglass glosses, that is exactly what the Lustre Twins collection is. It features 9 limited edition lipcolors and 3 nail colors. This is my favorite out of all of the new releases, I love anything that is long lasting and shines.

Here’s what’s included:

Lip Color
Pink Air/White Top – lustre Light pink with pearl and a top coat of clear white with red and pink.
Ripe and Ready/Soft and Lush – clean bright pink coral with gold pearl and a top coat of yellow pink with gold pearl.
Custom Rose/Pink Virtue – berry plum with pearl with a top coat of light blue pink with silver pearl.
Gypsy Rose/Shimmer It – berry red with gold pearl and a top coat of white gold with multicoloured pearl.
Boss and Ready/Slave to Pink – chocolate bronze with pearl with a top coat of champagne neutral with pearl.
Red Flame/Orange Flicker – intense bright yellow red with a top coat of bright yellow red with gold pearl.
Red Reflection/Mirror – deep berry magenta with pearl with a top coat of clear with white pearl.
Coco Lust/Sweet Sexy – deep red brown with a top coat of copper brown with gold pearl.
Alta Moda/Hip Love – deep blackend red with a top coat of deep plum with red pearl.

Nail Lacquer
$$$$$ Yes – metallic silver foil.
Perplexing – deep blue purple.
Firehouse – clean bright chrome red.

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What did you pick up? I picked up the Custom Rose/Pink Virtue, Ripe and Ready/Soft and Lush and Red Flame/Orange Flicker lip colors and the $$$$$ Yes nail color. I missed it when it came out with Heatherette so I was glad to see it come back. Sometimes if you wait long enough, your patience is rewarded. :)

New MAC-Ness: Starflash

Next up is the Starflash collection, we got one more to go…

MAC Cosmetics Starflash collection The Starflash collection features 12 new limited edition eyeshadows and 4 limited edition kohl eyeliners. As the collection’s title suggest, all of these shadows have a bit of flash to them and what’s not to love there? Even a few of the eyeliners have a bit of flash to them.

Here’s what’s in this collection:

Eyeshadows
Dreammaker – frosty yellow gold.
Grand Entrance – frosty neutral peach beige.
Bold & Brazen – frosty light copper.
Sunset B. – frosty clean mid-tone pink.
Lotusland – frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl.
Talent Pool – frosty blue green with gold pearl.
Mink & Sable – frosty olive green.
Smoke & Diamonds – frosty dirty taupe.
Go – frosted bronze.
Glamour Check! – frosty reddish brown.
Top Hat – frosty dirty indigo.
Star By Night Frosty mid-tone blue.

Kohl Power Eyeliner
Raven – intense black with red pearl.
Orpheus – intense black with gold pearl.
Mystery – rich black with green and teal pearl.
Feline – rich black.

MAC Cosmetics Starflash collection

What did you pick up? I am loving Smoke and Diamonds, the frosty taupe color is just gorgeous. It’s no wonder it’s sold out online but check out your local counter, you may be in luck.

New MAC-Ness: New View

Now we are taking a look at the New View collection from MAC Cosmetics.

MAC Cosmetics New View collection The New View collection features 5 new limited edition Mineralize Skinfinishes with matte and shimmer product all in one pan. I really wish these Mineralize Skinfinishes were permanent products in MAC’s line, the duo is just so convenient.

This collection also introduces the new 189 face brush. This brush has very soft synthetic bristles so it’s great to use with these Mineralize Skinfinishes but also works well with cream based products. I picked it up and I’ve been using it to put on my Studio Fix.

Here’s what’s in this collection:

Light Medium/Natural and Shimmer – pale golden beige and warm yellow beige.
Medium/Natural and Shimmer – soft creamy beige and light peachy pink.
Medium Dark/Natural and Shimmer – caramel and light tan.
Dark/Natural and Shimmer – deep caramel and mid-tone yellow gold.
Deep Dark/Natural and Shimmer – rich golden bronze and deep copper bronze.

MAC Cosmetics New View collection

What did you pick up? Don’t forget, free shipping from now until August 23rd.

New MAC-Ness: Sonic Chic

In continuing with our MAC catch up day, we’re now taking a look at the Sonic Chic collection.

MAC Cosmetics Sonic Chic Collection Sonic Chic is a limited edition collection of Mineralize Blushes. Its baked formula goes on sheer but is completely buildable to give you a gorgeous glow. I’m loving these blushes right now and I’m not usually a blush gal.

Here’s what the collection features:

Dainty – light yellow pink with gold pearl.
Warm Soul – midtone beige with gold pearl.
Nuance – midtone peach with gold pearl.
Gleeful – deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl.
Gentle – raspberry with gold pearl.
Love Joy – warm midtone brown with gold pearl.
Merrily – midtone dirty (burned) red with gold pearl.
Pleasantry – intense midtone blue pink with gold pearl.
Love Thing – dirty burgundy with gold pearl.

MAC Cosmetics Sonic Chic Collection

What did you pick up? Don’t forget… free shipping from now until August 23rd.

New MAC-Ness: Electroflash

MAC Cosmetics Electroflash In all the confusion of getting ready to move over to a new system and a new host, I neglected my duties as a fellow MAC addict to talk about MAC’s new collections so we’re playing catch up today.

First up is the Electroflash collection. It’s a limited edition collection featuring 4 new lipsticks, 4 new lipglosses and 9 new Mineralize eyeshadow duos all with a little bit of sizzle to them. Here’s what’s included:

Lipstick
Vanity’s Child – sheer pale beige with pearl.
Fast Thrill – frosty clean mid-tone pink with pearl.
Mellow Mood – glossy mid-tone dirty pink with pearl.
Dangerously Hot – creamy deep brown red.

Lipglass
Cultureclash – frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl.
Major Minor – frosty mid-tone beige with multi-dimensional pearl.
Sonic Vibe – frosty mid-tone pink with multi-dimensional pearl.
Li’ Hot Pepper – frosty burnt red with multi-dimensional pearl.

MAC Cosmetics Electroflash

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos
Play on Plums – peachy gold with pink and bronze veining and bronzed burgundy mono.
Sea & Sky – silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining and bright blue mono.
Hot Contrast – dirty red with silver and black veining and black mono.
Love Connection – pale beige with gold and blue veining and warm gold mono.
Two to Glow – dirty bronze with pink and orange veining and orange mono.
Odd Couple – warm gold with lavender and bronze veining and purple mono.
Polar Opposites – dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining and true silver mono.
Fresh Green Mix – golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining and lime mono.
Pink Split – dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining and pink with gold pearl mono.

What did you pick up? It’s not too late, MAC is offering free shipping from now until August 23rd.

Shiseido is Pretty in Pink

Shiseido The Makeup Lip Gloss in Pretty Pink Every year we see companies doing their best to support Breast Cancer Awareness and this year is no different. I always look forward to seeing which companies will roll out something special in October.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Shiseido will be giving back to CEW’s Cancer and Careers through the sale of it’s Shiseido The Makeup Lip Gloss in Pretty Pink for the second year in a row. For every lipgloss sold, Shiseido will donate $5 to CEW’s Cancer and Careers. The formula contains what Shiseido calls Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE for hydration and 3-D Power for depth and highlights to the color. You can purchase Pretty Pink for $20.50 and it will be available online at Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sephora throughout the month of October.

Were you lucky enough to scoop this up last year? What did you think?

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Total Beauty Web Tour for 8/10

Total Beauty Web Tour for 8/10

Want perfect brows? Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy is RAVING about the latest goodies from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Check out this fun video she has put together of all her favorite must-haves!

Come check out what hair products The Makeup Divas are raving about.

Beauty Tyrant has found the foundation that can make you 5 years younger!. She’ll tell you whether that’s a truth or myth

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings tries out the much buzzed about It! Cosmetics Abs in a Box. find out what she thinks!

Beauty Anonymous falls in love with the Trance Deep Eyes Palette from Coffret D’Or Summer 2008 Collection!

Be sure to enter the [comfort zone] giveaway at Fabulous Over Forty

Bare Budget Beauty is giving away three new Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascaras! Enter today to win!

Beauty’s SPOT has the exclusive pics of Duffy in NIVEA’s new campaign for Fashion Rocks. The pictures will appear this month in Conde Nast’s most fabulous titles as they ring in Fashion Week with the fifth annual concert.

Enter to win designer sunglasses from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog.

Viva Woman looks at what causes your foundation makeup to oxidize and turn darker and how to best prevent it.

Look at what product A Mom in Red High Heels ‘borrowed’ from her husband and loves! He’s not getting it back!

MissWhoever-You-Are has a peek at Harper’s Bazaar September Fall issue and it’s cover girl Tyra Banks.

How to get Fergie’s Bohemian Hair Style with Redken-Talking Makeup.

Beauty Blogging Junkie is giving away ten bottles of Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse! Enter here to win.

Beauty411 shares her new secret weapon to phenomenal fluttering lashes!

Check out Glossypink’s Haute Couture Runway Beauty picks!

The Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog –it rocks!

Jenn and Christine at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway, 10 readers will win a Tassi. Click here to enter.

The Beauty Alchemist reviews Bond 9’s new fragrance Lexington Avenue.

In the spirit of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Spoiled Pretty has teamed up with Beauty Blogging Junkie for some synchronized beauty blogging. These trained beauty athletes are providing readers with a dream team of products expertly culled from their extensive reviews. Find out which products take home the gold.

Weekend Reads for 8/9

Lilan from The Daily Cookie shows you how to use the TRIA At-Home Laser Hair Removal System and get rid of pesky hairs with an easy video tutorial!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Flower By Kenzo Summer Fragrance 2008!

A Touch of Blusher talks about Paul & Joe’s lilac eyeshadow.

The Makeup Divas reviews Mac’s Mineralize Skin Finish.

Got wimpy lashes? Head over to Beauty Junkie in SF to enter to win a Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner and grow those babies into full, voluminous lashes!

Want perfect brows? Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy is RAVING about the latest goodies from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Check out this fun video she has put together of all her favorite must-haves!

Beauty Banter reviews the amazing Thi Cosmetics color line from makeup artist Taylor Pham. If simple, basic and elegant is what you want, this is the makeup for YOU!

Makeup Moxie reviews the new Benefit Powderflage.

Want to know how to get Alicia Keys’s hairdo? StyleBell uncovers how to get the Alicia Keys’s hairstyle in a few simple steps!

Hands free hair drying? Cybelesays found a cool gadget that lets you use both hands to style your hair while blow drying.

Beauty Blogging Junkie is giving away ten bottles of Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse! Enter here to win.

Beauty411 shares her new secret weapon to phenomenal fluttering lashes!

The Beauty Bug video chats with the ladies of Lancome and they demonstrate how to use their new vibrating Ôscillation Mascara!

Want Angelina Jolie’s beautiful eye makeup? Makeup Loves Me shows you how to get what you want!

Beauty in Real Life interviews Elke and gets the scoop on The Elke Brow Collection, her favorite beauty products, and the biggest mistake most women make when it comes to their brows.

Love Kim Kardashian’s makeup? Want to know how she does it? Visit Spoiled Pretty for Kim’s “Smokey Eye Look” how-to video in which she and her makeup artist, Stephen Moleski, show you how to achieve Kim’s signature look.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has a look at Prescriptives’ Fall 2008 Daring Collection!