Yearly Archives: 2007

The Originals collection, which will launch tomorrow (December 19th), is basically a repromotion of MAC’s limited edition, discontinued and existing pro products that we all LOVED. All products are reformulated with a new texture to give you that extra twist. I’m so psyched about the new eyeshadows and glitter!

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Parrot – Deep aqua blue with bright green and blue pearlized pigments (F)
Ochre Style – Mid-tone yellow brown with gold (F)
A Little Folie – Mid-tone red brown (M)
Daisychain – Soft yellow beige with soft white pearlized pigments (S)
Memorabilia – Dusty purple (M)
Clue – Mid-tone grey with silver pearlized pigments (F)
Alum – Mid-tone blue grey with soft blue pearlized pigments (F)
Charred – Deep steel grey with silver pearlized pigments (F)
Frisco – Soft pastel pink (M)

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Everyone knows that I live for pigments! *lol* I highly recommend all these colors for everyone. They are all bright and great for many different looks!

Kitschmas – Light airy shimmering pink/mauve pearl (Frost)
Violet – Vivid bright violet-purple (Frost)
Melon – Soft bright golden peach (Frost)
Golden Olive – High frosted green/gold (Frost)
Steel Blue – Rich deep turquoise green blue shone with small pearl particle (PRO)

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These used to be MAC Pro products available only at the Pro store. I’m definitely picking some up so I can use them when I go clubbing.

Reflect Glitter Blackened red – Sparkling burgundy
Very pink – Sparkling fuchsia pink
Transparent teal – Sparkling white with turquoise
Antique gold – Sparkling taupe

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Sandy B. – Light shell pink (Frost)
Rozz Revival – Watermelon reddish pink (L)
Chintz on Hintz -Sheer mid-tone yellow brick (L)
Russian Red – Intense bluish-red (Matte)
Twig Twig – Neutral brown plum (L)
Supersequin – Plummy pink with silver pearlized pigments (L)
Nouveau-Frou – Beigey grey pink with white pearlized pigments(L)
Retrofluid – Sheer deep plum with gold and red pearlized pigments (L)
Back to Del Rio – Deep brown red (L)
Utter Pervette – Soft pastel pink (L)

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C-Thru – Soft peached-beige with shimmer(C)
Full on Lust – Neutral brown pink (C)
Avarice – Mid-tone yellow red with soft red pearlized pigments (C)
Real Desire – Deep plum with red pearlized pigments (F)
Nico Now – Mid-tone grey purple with mulitcoloured pearlized pigments (F)

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Ebony – Soft black
Coffee – Muted brown
Indigo – Muted greenish-blue

Looks From The Collection
There are some interesting looks from this collection. My favorites are Full On Lust and C-Thru.

Avarice

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Eyes
Tidy up brows using A Little Folie Eye Shadow with a 208 Brush. Highlight the browbone with Daisychain Eye Shadow using a 222 Brush. Blend Groundwork Paint Pot with a 242 Brush and Clue Eye Shadow onto the outer corners with a 213 Brush. Smooth Ochre Style Eye Shadow into the crease of the eye with a 224 Brush followed by A Little Folie Eye Shadow using a 219 Brush. Line the upper lashline with Coffee Eye Pencil and smudging the line using a 219 Brush. Line the lower lashline with Clue Eye Shadow and a 219 Brush. Coat the lashes with Plushblack Plush Lash.

Cheeks
Colour the cheeks with Raizin Powder Blush using a 168 Brush. For additional colour apply Blackened Red Reflects Glitter with a 109 Brush lightly on the cheeks and temples.

Lips
Use Smoothberry Cremestick Liner to fill in the lips. Layer on Rozz Revival Lipstick using the 316 Brush followed by Avarice Tinted Lipglass.

Russian Red

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Eyes
Fill in the eyebrows with Spiked Eye Brows and apply Soft Charcoal Brow Shader using a 266 Brush. Highlight the browbone by sweeping Daisychain Eye Shadow right under the brow with a 224 Brush. Lightly dust a layer of Pearl Cream Colour Base on the whole lid using a 219 Brush. Apply Daisychain Eye Shadow to the inner lid and Melon Pigment to the outer lid using a 252 Brush. Add depth to the crease of the eye with Ochre Style Eye Shadow using a 222 Brush. Line the upper lashline with Ebony Eye Pencil and a 208 Brush. Coat the lashes with Zoomblack Zoom Lash.

Cheeks
Apply to the apples of the cheeks Strada Powder Blush with a 116 Brush.

Lips
Line lips with Cherry Lip Pencil. Finish off the look with a touch of Russian Red Lipstick using a 318 Brush.

Full On Lust

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Eyes
Define the eyebrows with Charcoal Brown Eye Shadow using a 208 Brush. Apply Frisco Eye Shadow to the browbone with a 213 Brush. Using the 242 Brush, apply Sea Me Shadestick to the inner eyelid. Then blend evenly applying Parrot Eye Shadow to the centre and outer lid using a 213 Brush. Apply Charred Eye Shadow into the crease of the eye and combine with Carbon Eye Shadow blending also in the crease with
a 222 Brush. Line the upper lashline using Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner. Do the same for your lower lashline, using Carbon Eye Shadow with a 219 Brush. Use several coats of All Black Fibre Rich Lash both on the top and bottom lashes.

Cheeks
Dust Strada Powder Blush on the apples of the cheeks.

Lips
Line lips with Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner. Fill in with Twig-Twig Lipstick using a 316 Brush. Top it all off with Full On Lust Tinted Lipglass.

C-Thru

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Eyes
Touch up the eyebrows by applying A Little Folie Eye Shadow with a 266 Brush. Pat your browbone with Frisco Eye Shadow using a 224 Brush. Apply with a 242 Brush Sweet Sage Fluidline and using a 219 Brush apply Golden Olive Pigment to the lids of the eyes. Add more definition to the eye by using A Little Folie Eye Shadow with
a 224 Brush. Line the upper lashline with Blacktrack Fluidline using a 208 Brush. Using a 219 Brush line the lower lashline with A Little Folie Eye Shadow. Layer on with multiple coats of All Black Fibre Rich Lash.

Cheeks
Give cheeks a little colour with Buff Powder Blush using a 129 Brush, and with
a 168 Brush sweep Antique Gold Reflects Glitter on the cheekbones.

Lips
Line Lips with Subculture Lip Pencil and apply Sandy B Lipstick with a 316 Brush. Followed by a few dabs of C-Thru Tinted Lipglass.

“Are You A M·A·C Original?” National Contest

M·A·C Cosmetics announced the “Are You A M·A·C Original?” contest to launch their new limited edition collection The Originals. The contest is a celebration of one’s individuality and originality—qualities intrinsic to the M·A·C brand. Launching nationally through the M·A·C website (www.maccosmetics.com), the contest will also run regionally in 6 key cities across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston.

National Contest – How to Enter
To enter the “Are You A M·A·C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit www.maccosmetics.com beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite M·A·C products, along with 50 words on what makes them a M·A·C Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 M·A·C gift card and the complete Originals collection.

Regional Contest – How to Enter
On a regional level, M·A·C will hold the “Are You A M·A·C Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. M·A·C customers can visit designated M·A·C locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest. The regional winner will receive a $250 M·A·C gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication.

For contest rules and regulations, please visit MAC Cosmetics.

With the million different kinds of mascaras out there, it can be difficult to make a pick. So read on to find out more about what’s available and what they do.

* Thickening/Voluminizing formulas are great for those who have skimpy lashes. I adore L’oreal’s Voluminous and Maybelline’s Volum Express for maximum volume.

* Lengthening formulas are great for those with thick lashes but want a little length. Pick one with a “precision brush” for maximum length and definition. L’oreal’s Clean Definition Telescopic Mascara is my all-time favorite.

* Curling mascaras claim to lift your lashes and maintain the curl. Personally I find this a gimmick – all you need is a good eyelash curler.

* Color mascaras are fun if you want a different look. While some of them come in crazy colors to make your eyes pop, most come in muted colors meaning you can wear them during the day without screaming crazy lashes.

Navy blue – makes the whites of your eyes appear brighter
Burgundy – great for a natural look and makes green eyes pop
Brown – great for those who find black too “harsh”

* Clear mascaras are only good if you want a natural look. All they do is add a *little* definition – no volume or length. You can also use them to tame your unruly eyebrows.

* Waterproof formulas are great for those who:
1) have sensitive eyes
2) sweat a lot or live in humid places
3) will come into contact with water

I do not recommend wearing waterproof mascaras on a daily basis because I find them more drying than regular formulas and harder to remove.

So what mascara is the best? Personally I find that using different formulas together works a lot better than using one that claims to do everything (and yes that means wearing more than one mascara at the same time). For me, I like using Rimmel’s Lash Maxxx with L’oreal’s Voluminous on top for long, thick lashes. Color-wise, no matter what hair/eye color you have, I would suggest black. I know some people find it harsh but to me, nothing beats dark, fluttering lashes.

Read my mascara reviews to see what other mascaras I recommend.