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MAC Baking Beauties for Spring 2013

MAC Baking Beauties Collection for Spring 2013

Available April 18, 2013 (North America) and May 2013 (International) at all MAC locations

M·A·C loves everything about a cupcake. Face Powder arrives in exclusively designed cupcake patterns, and Lustre Drops create a luminous finish. Pro Longwear Paint Pots add a touch of dazzle. Haute & Naughty Lash delivers two-in-one coverage. Lipstick lays it on soft and tempting in tones including Devil’s Food and Raspberry Swirl. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm provides nutrient-rich moisture. Nail Lacquer decorates in glittering Bleu Velvet and Pistachio Crème. And for professional results, two limited-edition brushes with pastel accents. Hello, cupcake!

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Lipstick ($15.00 US/$18.00 CDN)

  • Pure Decoration light white peach (cremesheen)
  • Raspberry Swirl light white blue pink (cremesheen)
  • Lavender Whip light cool lavender (cremesheen)
  • Devil’s Food glossy deep plum (frost)

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 US/$22.50 CDN)

  • Baking Beauty creamy light peach
  • Cheery Cheery creamy mid-tone blue pink
  • Sweet Tooth creamy lilac
  • Glacé creamy pale baby blue

Haute & Naughty Lash ($20.00 US/$23.50 CDN)

  • Haute & Naughty Black black

Brushes

  • 252SE Large Shader ($31.00 US/$37.50 CDN)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush ($35.00 US/$42.00 CDN)

Pearlmatte Face Powder ($29.00 US/$34.00 CDN)

  • In for a Treat champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves
  • Pink Buttercream light silvery pink base with dark pink flowers and periwinkle leaves

Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 US/$22.00 CDN)

  • Fancy Frosting frosted white
  • Let’s Skate pale pink with pearl
  • Mooncake warm beige
  • Éclair light chocolate with gold pearl
  • Dangerous Cuvée frosted cool grey

Glitter ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Transparent Teal sparkling white with turquoise
  • Pink bright pink

Lustre Drops ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)

  • Pink Rebel blue pink with gold pearl

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 US/$19.00 CDN)

  • Confectionary light blue pink (cream)
  • Pistachio Crème light teal mint (cream)
  • Bleu Velvet light periwinkle blue (cream)
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MAC Year of the Snake Collection

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Available January 31, 2013 at all MAC locations

The snake-inspired collection is defined by a palette of vibrant shades and shimmering finishes. Beauty powder illuminates the skin, eyes shadow creates striking contrasts, and pigments intensify the effect. Zoom Lash adds definition and Powerpoint Eye Pencil defines a razor-sharp line. Lipsticks quiver with lustre and MAC’s exclusive packaging slithers with chic – featuring Beauty Powder, Lipsticks and Eye Shadows embossed with a gorgeous snake design.

Large Eye Shadow ( $21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)

  • Once Upon a Time… Metallic vanilla (veluxe pearl)
  • Aztec Brick Frosted true copper (veluxe pearl)
  • Altered State Deep frosted blue purple (veluxe pearl)
  • Carbon Intense black (matte)

Pigment ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)

  • Brash & Bold Bright magenta
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl

Lipstick ($15.00 US/$18.00 CDN)

  • Freckletone Neutral peach (Lustre)
  • Plumful Blossoming rose-plum (Lustre)
  • Cockney Sheer yellow red with multidimensional pearl (Lustre)

Beauty Powder ($24.00 US/$29.00 CDN)

  • Shell Pearl Pale peach with gold pearl

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00 US/$19.00 CDN)

  • Engraved Rich black

Zoomlash Mascara ($16.00 US/$19.00 CDN)

  • Zoomblack Rich black

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MAC Archie’s Girls Collection

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Available January 31, 2013 (NYC only) / February 7, 2013 (North America) / March 2013 (International)

Betty and Veronica – the names alone are a vivid four-colour flashback to an era of sweet, comic book innocence. Their eternal love triangle, with all-American freckle-faced Archie, is legendary in its teen tension, tight sweaters, and two-toned saddle shoe charm. Girl-next-door blonde Betty vs. vivacious, spoiled rich-girl, brunette Veronica, an epic rivalry, now in two contrasting MAC colour collections, packaged in exclusively designed cases.

Betty

Lipstick ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Girl Next Door Vivid blue pink (lustre)
  • Betty Bright Light vibrant peach (satin)
  • Oh, Oh, Oh Sheer brown plum (lustre)

Lipglass ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Summer Sweetheart Light peach
  • Stay Sweet Light lavender pink
  • Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright coral

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Lord It Up Bronze with pearl
  • Black Swan Black with gold pearl

Opulash ($17.50 US/$21.00 CDN)

  • Optimum Black Saturated intense black

Pigment ($23.00 US/$27.50 CDN)

  • Cheers My Dear Light lavender (frost)
  • Lucky In Love Shimmering light blue green (frost)

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 US/$21.00 CDN)

  • Pep Pep Pep Light peach nude
  • Comic Cute Bright coral

Powder Blush ($22.00 US/$26.00 CDN)

  • Cream Soda Light neutral coral (satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder ($30.00 US/$35.00 CDN)

  • Flatter Me Golden peach base (Shell Pearl Beauty Powder) with coral hearts (Foolish Me Powder Blush)

Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow x 4 ($44.00 US/$52.00 CDN)

  • Caramel Sundae Mid-tone warm tan (satin)
  • Cheryl Chic Light coral pink (frost)
  • Dreammaker Pale frosty yellow (frost)
  • Showstopper Dark, cool-toned brown (matte)

Veronica

Lipstick ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Daddy’s Little Girl Mid-tone pink violet (satin)
  • Ronnie Red Bright Red (matte)
  • Boyfriend Stealer Deep blackened plum (cremesheen)

Lipglass ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Mall Madness Mid-tone pink violet
  • Strawberry Malt Bright red
  • Feelin’ So Good Deep blackened plum

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl
  • Designer Purple Violet with pearl

Opulash ($17.50 US/$21.00 CDN)

  • Bad, Bad, Black Saturated intense black with extra volumization

Pigment ($23.00 US/$27.50 CDN)

  • Black Poodle Blackened pink (frost)
  • Magic Spells Blackened teal (frost)

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 US/$21.00 CDN)

  • Past Curfew Deep berry
  • Double Trouble Deep navy

Powder Blush ($22.00 US/$26.00 CDN)

  • Prom Princess Mid-tone violet pink (satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder ($30.00 US/$35.00 CDN)

  • Veronica’s Blush Silvery pink base (Frankly Scarlet Powder Blush) with deep pink hearts (Play It Proper Beauty Powder)

Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow x 4 ($44.00 US/$52.00 CDN)

  • Spoiled Rich Rich purple (frost)
  • Ron Ron Run Deep navy (satin)
  • Pin-Up Purple Mid-tone orchid (frost)
  • Gravel Charcoal (matte)

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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots

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Available February 7, 2013 at all MAC locations

Eyes shimmer and shine with the pearly glow of M∙A∙C Pro Longwear Paint Pot – now in a rich, creamy formula that dries with a vibrant intensity, delivering illuminating dimension and a lustrous pearlized finish. The long-lasting, highly pigmented colour can also be used as an eye shadow primer. The 242 Shader Brush is the perfect tool for application.

Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 US/$22.00 CDN)

  • Chilled On Ice Frosted white gold
  • Let’s Skate! Pale pink with pearl
  • Vintage Selection Frosted dirty peach
  • Let Me Pop Frosted light copper
  • Antique Diamond Frosted olive silver
  • Dangerous Cuvée Frosted cool grey
  • Frozen Violet Frosted purple silver
  • Blackground Black grey with multicolour

242 Shader Brush ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)

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MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2

Available January 31st, 2013 at all MAC locations

Nicki Minaj continues her reign as the hip-hop queen of M·A·C VIVA GLAM! The Lipstick-loving diva is back to serve up a delectable duo of Lipstick and Lipglass in an all-new shade of pastel lavender pink. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Limited edition.

Lipstick

  • VIVA GLAM Nicki 2 Pastel lavender pink (amplified) ($15.00 US/$18.00 CDN)

Lipglass

  • VIVA GLAM Nicki 2 Pastel lavender pink ($15.00 US/$18.00 CDN)

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OPI Germany Collection for Fall 2012

Hi everyone, I’m still alive! I let my parents borrow my camera for the week and I bought Skyrim last weekend so… posting just didn’t happen :) I have some news and reviews to share until I get photography back up and running. Thanks for bearing with me!

Have you guys heard about the upcoming OPI Germany collection? I just about died of laughter the first time I read through the names… classic OPI humor. Liking the look of this collection so far, but I’ll need to see more swatches or bottles in person before I can give a real judgment. I do love how there are dark, complex polishes in this collection, which is what made OPI really famous back in the day. What do you think? 

OPI Germany Collection for Fall 2012

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  • My Very First Knackwurst …and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!
  • Don’t Pretzel My Buttons a haute honey-beige that can always make you smile.
  • Berlin There Done That a travelling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too)
  • Don’t Talk Bach to Me there’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow.
  • Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! a bodacious black-olive? We say “Ja! Ja! Ja!”
  • Schnapps Out of It shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!
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  • Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs the most beautiful bright purple of all.
  • Every Month is Oktoberfest prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten
  • Unfor-greta-bly Blue everyone’s favourite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue.
  • Deutsch You Want Me Baby a self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange
  • Danke-Shiny Red you “Bitte” try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!
  • German-icure by OPI the best burgundy shimmer in the business.

Photos by OPI via their Facebook page. 

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MAC Extended Play Lash for Summer 2012

MAC Extended Play Lash for Summer 2012

Available May 24th, 2012 (North America) and June 2012 (International) at all MAC locations

Now you – and your lashes – can party all night with new Extended Play Lash. A curling, defining, volumizing mascara that’s so lightweight… flips any downward tilting lashes, stretches their volume, and defines them in a chic shade of endless black. 16 hours of wear! Despite it’s style and double tenacity, removal is swift and easy: a 20 second soak with warm water and a gentle wipe is all that’s required.

FINALLY! I’ve been waiting about 2 years for MAC to come out with a tubing formula mascara and based on this description, it’s finally arrived. I will definitely purchase this and give it a whirl. I hope it turns out to be wonderful and that we’ll see more colors in future launches… crossing my fingers!

I do want to mention that this promo shot is ridiculous, however. I can clearly see the base of the model’s false lashes (click to enlarge) and I’m a little insulted. Could they not at least try to hide them? Or better yet, make an honest mascara ad? I know everyone does it, but it’s time for someone to set a new trend.

Extended Play Lash  in Endlessly Black ($15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN)

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OPI The Amazing Spider-Man Collection for Summer 2012

OPI The Amazing Spider-Man Collection for Summer 2012

Available now at Ulta

I was thrilled to find this collection while on vacation. Most of the colors are beautiful and I loved that OPI included some darker shades in a summer collection instead of neons. I think Your Web Or Mine? is the definite runt of this collection, which is a shame because the name is so cute. I don’t know anyone who would honestly go to a salon and pick out frosty medium pink for their nails. It’s very dated looking.

On the positive side, there are 2 Chanel dupes in this collection. One of them, Just Spotted the Lizard (dupe for Chanel Peridot), will be posted in just a few minutes… from what I can tell it is a perfect dupe. I hope this means more duochrome polishes in coming collections! Number One Nemesis (dupe for Chanel Graphite) is slightly less shimmery than it’s Chanel counterpart, but will definitely suffice for most people.

  • Shatter the Scales Blue-green shimmer shatter
  • Into the Night Metallic blue
  • Your Web Or Mine? Carnation pink frost
  • Call Me Gwen-ever Orange creme
  • Just Spotted the Lizard Gold-green duochrome
  • My Boyfriend Scales Walls Cityscape white creme
  • Number One Nemesis Charcoal grey-green shimmer
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Top Row: Shatter the Scales, Into the Night, Your Web Or Mine?, Call Me Gwen-ever Bottom Row: Just Spotted the Lizard, My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Number One Nemesis

 

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MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

Available May 24th, 2012 (North America) and June 2012 (International) at all MAC locations

Set sail this summer with a colour and bronzing collection designed to drop anchor in the most sophisticated ports of call. Decked out in stylishly sailor-striped packaging, a fabulous flotilla of Small Eye Shadows, Lipsticks, Lipglass, Powder Blushes, Pigments, Powerpoint Eye Pencils, Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers and Zoom Waterfast Lash. Get sun dipped with Bronzing Powders, Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders, High-light Powder, To The Beach Body Oil, Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balms and a 167SH Face Blender Brush. M·A·C invites you to experience the jauntiest, yacht-iest collection of the season!

Here it is – the big summer collection from MAC! The theme is reminiscent of Naughty Nauticals from a few years back, but the color story is completely different. Coral and tangerine have been pushed a lot over the past year and this collection fits right in. As you probably noticed, the collection also features special blue-striped packaging with gold logos, which I personally find adorable. Note that all shades are limited edition unless otherwise specified.

I ordered a few pieces over the weekend and hope to get them photographed/posted this week. Based on what I’ve seen from other bloggers, the bronzers are similar in color and light enough for fairer skintones. The blushes also look extremely similar in the promo photos, but show up different on the skin.

Make sure to scroll to the bottom for all the promo pics. I didn’t put up the beauty shot this time because I thought it was aggressively campy and not particularly nice to look at. I would have loved to see a more coquettish redhead! What do you think?

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified)
  • To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
  • Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin)
  • Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Cut Loose White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Blessedly Rich pale coral
  • Riviera Life Bright tangerine
  • Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red

Suntints SPF 20 ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Abalone See-through hot pink with no pearl
  • Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Saunter Pale nude beige
  • Throw Me a Line Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light vibrant coral

Eyeshadow ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
  • Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
  • Nautical Navy blue (Satin)

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Old Gold High frosted tarnished gold (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue Deep smoky blue (Frost) (Permanent at PRO)
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MAC & Carine Roitfield Collection for Fall 2012

MAC & Carine Roitfield for Fall 2012

MAC & Carine Roitfield Collection for Fall 2012

Straight from the MAC press office, here is all the info I have. More to come!

M·A·C Cosmetics announced today a limited edition line of cosmetics with fashion visionary and muse Carine Roitfeld, to launch in Fall 2012.  Carine collaborated on all creative aspects of the collection; package design, product names and colour palettes.  The M·A·C Carine Roitfeld Collection features 20 pieces with a focus on eyes and brows that reflect Carine’s signature look: smoky eye, bold brows and nude lips.

A specially created Good Luck Star stencil makes its debut and can be seen in the collection image for which Carine was photographed by Mario Sorrenti.  This marks the first time M·A·C has worked with the legendary photographer.

Until last year, Carine Roitfield was the longstanding editor of Vogue Paris. Prior to her editorial career, she worked with Mario Testino (a wonderful photographer) to produce images for major fashion brands including Gucci and YSL. Based on the wealth of her experience, I can’t wait to see what she and MAC have come up with.

The PR blurb mentions that Roitfield collaborated on packaging, which I assume means there is special packaging for this collection. This likely means higher prices, no Pro discounts, and no Back 2 MAC exchanges.

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