Thursday, April 3, 2014

Get your spring beauty tools now!

The spring collections from MAC have begun rolling out.  The first one I bought was the Mineralize collection. These are permanent items consisting of lipsticks, lip glasses and eye shadows.  I got some of the lipsticks and glosses, and they are FANTASTIC, especially if you're an older woman.  Moisturizing yet still full of color.  They make my lips look smoother and plumper.  Look at me with the beautiful color Bold Springs on:




I'll share some swatches of the other ones that I have soon.  Also available now are some old 90's MAC classics, brought back by popular vote for MAC by Request.  There are 3 lipsticks:  Hoop, Glam, and Pink Poodle, and matching glosses (available online only).  And today they'll add the 3 eye shadows that were voted back.  I should be getting my lipsticks Friday so I'll do a post with swatches then.  This is a one-time thing, so once they sell out, that's it.

Also in stores today are MAC's Patentpolish pencils.  They're similar to NARS, Urban Decay, and Clinique's chubby pencils/crayons.  The one difference, which is great, is that you don't have to sharpen the MAC ones.  They come in a twist-up applicator.  Instead of coming to a point like a crayon, though, they are rounded.  For me this worked pretty well.  They're very glossy, so I roll them on like a lip balm (like Maybelline's Baby Lips).  If you absolutely must have a sharp line, you can apply it with a lip brush.  These are a limited edition item so try them while they last!  I bought 4, and will do a more detailed review as soon as I can get the rest of the photos to upload (I've been having internet problems lately).
The Kittenish color pencil

Swatches of PatentPink, Kittenish, and Spontaneous (L to R)

Also coming soon is MAC's Playland collection.  Lots of bright colors in the Amplified finish, which is nice and creamy.  It's one of my favorites.  This collection is bright fun colors, mostly for lips, but there are blue and yellow pigments, too. I believe it will be in stores the 14th of this month.

And then there's the collab with Proenza Schouler.  Lots of ombre in this one.  It was supposed to come out today (April 3rd), but then I heard that the release had been pushed back to the 24th.  Tonight I read that some MAC stores/counters are saying part of it WILL be released today, and other sources say no, it won't be available until the 24th.  So it's a wait and see on that one.

And in May the big summer collection comes, and it's GORGEOUS. The packaging looks like water to match the name, Alluring Aquatic.  The packaging is to die for, the colors of the products are mostly neutral, however.  I'm okay with that, as I have lots of brights. I'll try to gather some photos and do a post on that one.

3 comments:

  1. I'll keep an eye out for Macs Alluring Aquatic. It sells out so fast .. grrr.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. It's the one that I'm looking forward to the most. The packaging is so unique-teal-blue mirror shine with faux water droplets. There's a lot of stuff - eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, blush, highlighter... It will sell out fast, but since there is so much maybe you can get something.

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