MAC Sugarsweet Collection

MAC sure knows how to get us all in the Spring mood! The Sugarsweet collection, looks like boat loads of fun! I’m not really sure how I am feeling about the visual though. MAC goes for complete drama, and this surely wins it! I understand, it’s all about the effect. At first, I hated this image. She looked a dumb mess. But it’s growing on me. Kind of.

I haven’t had a chance to see the collection as of yet, but I must say that I am intrigued by quite a few items. Mineralized Skin Finishes are always a fun product to have. They add a lovely sheen to the skin. I own 6 or 7 of them, and use them quite often.

Perfect Topping-Pink/peach/lavender mélange
Refined
-Tan/peach/coral mélange

Tricolored Lipglass also look quite interesting, but I’ll have to play with them in person before I make any final decisions. They are “three stacked layers of Lipglass in one vial add a fun and playful effect to the final product. Each layer is a different colour that smoothly gradates into the next layer. Different pearl combinations give an appealing textural look to each layer.”

Consume Me-Top Sheer white with reflects, Middle Pale mint with
duochrome pearl Bott om Creamy light peach with pearl

Just Dessert-Top Sheer yellow pink with reflects, Middle Mid-tone
yellow pink with duochrome pearl, Bottom Mid-tone creamy yellow pink

Simply Delicious-Top Sheer peach with reflects, Middle Pale coral with
duochrome pearl, Bottom Creamy mid-tone coral

Triple-Yum- Top Sheer gold with gold reflects, Middle True gold with
duochrome pearl, Bottom Mid-tone bronze

Tasty-Top Sheer blue pink with reflects, Middle Mid-tone blue pink
with duochrome pearl, Bottom Dark creamy red pink

I’ve always been a fan of Shadesticks as well. These are a new formula with new packaging, which I’m definitely down to play with. The trick to these, In my humble opinion, is to use them on a small bit of the eye lid, and to still use a base. Then, blend them out for a sheer application. For $17, these are a really cool investment, but if you don’t use them in a more effecient way, they will make your shadow crease, which always looks a mess. One thing is for sure, I can’t wait to swatch them!!!

Lemon Chiffon-Frosted pewter
Butternutty-Frosted pale white gold
Penny Light-Pinky copper
Red Velvet-Frosted mid-tone pink
Cakeshop-Frosted light neutral beige

The Sugarsweet collection is available March 19th, 2009 is all MAC stores and counters. This is one you’re definitely going to want to play with!

The Pink Lip Series: Gladiola by MAC

I’m starting to adopt a new ideal: Wait a few weeks after a collection has come out, let the drama and over-analysis die down, then make the purchase! I got Gladiola Lipstick from the Dame Edna Collection on Saturday. I don’t even remember hearing a lot of hoopla about this collection, and I largely overlooked it. But yesterday while at the counter, I swatched the lipstick and flipped out over how fabulous it was! Gladiola is a creamy matte hot pink that would naturally scare anyone away. But it was just too perfect to pass out. Warren and I went to the Estelle and Solange concert in Baltimore, and I opted for a soft matte face to go with my matte lip. Sooner or later, I’ll figure out how to work with these powders and foundations that are full of talc so I can have less ghostly pictures. I swear, my skin was fierce in real life!

FOTN

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural-Deep Dark (lid)
MAC Saddle Eye Shadow (Crease)
MAC Rapidblack Penultimate Liquid Liner

MUFE Mat Velvet + Foundation- #75
MAC Studio Fix-NW43

MAC Gladiola Lipstick
NYX Fuschia Lipliner

Dame Edna for MAC


I can’t lie. I’m not that crazy about the contents of this collection, but I sure love what she has got to say. For instance “I stay glamorous because it’s a thing that comes from within. I do my G spot exercise every morning. I wake up, look in the mirror and say, ‘Edna, you are gorgeous. You’re gorgeous!’ And I go through the day absolutely gorgeous.” The Australian native is simply unique.

The new collection consists of two eyeshadow trios, lipglass, lipstick, beauty powders and nail polish. The lip colors are quite bright and springy, I guess I’ll swatch them to find one that I like. And while I don’t plan on purchasing much, the artists sure do know how to win us over with the beautiful face charts that they create. My favorite is ‘Splendid’, picture below. MAC even tells you how to complete the look, read on for details! Be sure to view the Dame Edna Collection and see if there is anything that you like!

EYES
Groom brows with Clear Brow Set. Sweep the browbone with Vanilla Eye Shadow and a 224 Brush. Cover lids with Fineshine in Wisteria Eye Trio using a 222 Brush. Fill in the crease of your eye with Royal Tour and Climate Blue in Royal Tour Eye Trio using a 217 Brush. Line the upper lashline with Divine Night in Wisteria Eye Trio and a 210 Brush. Layer top and bottom lashes with Zoomblack Zoom Lash.

Little Darlings…Coral Lipglass


If MAC is famous for anything at all, it’s the fact that they give you more holiday sets than every brand at Sephora combined. That’s actually an exaggeration. One of the best deals, in my humble opinion, is 5 mini lipglass’ all in a little cardboard cup! This particular set is known as the Coral Lipglass Set, including Ola Mango Lipglass, Pink Grapefruit Lipglass, Budding Lusterglass, Wonderstruck Lusterglass, and Underage Lipglass. For a wee bit under $30 bucks, isn’t this adorable??
Not into these colors?? There are two other sets to choose from as well! The 5 Neutral Lipglass set includes C-Thru, Mouthwatering, and Languish Lipglass, and Love Nectar and Beaux Lustreglass. Don’t forget the 5 Pink Lipglass set, which boasts Fleur Delight, Song and Dance, and Magnetique Lipglass, and Flashmode and Little Vi. I’ll definitely have to pick up the Pink set!

Beauty Blog Network…Weekend Beauty Read!

The Daily Cookie shows you how to get stick-straight hair with the Corioliss Pro Flat Iron – complete with before and after photos!

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy™ tries out the new Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear™ Loose Powder. Check out what her thoughts were!

StyleBell reviews the new line of hair care products by Kate Hudson and David Babaii, David Babaii for Wild Aid. Check out how it rates!

A Touch of Blusher adores this face wash!

The Makeup Divas reviews the new Bobbi Brown Pink Collection along with pictures and swatches.

Who couldn’t use a little stress relief? Beauty411 raves about Johnson’s Melt Away Stress line; check it out and enter the contest to win a free assortment of Melt Away Stress products!

Beauty Anonymous loves Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer for lips!

Bionic Beauty packs up her makeup and skincare and moves half-way across the country. Check out her packing techniques and products.

The Beauty Blog Network welcomes newest member, “Makeup Loves Me to the network. Her blog is an absolute must see.

Elke shows how to contour cheekbones, for an updated version of the newest beauty trend for this summer and fall.

Beauty Blogging Junkie discusses her favorite Three Custom Color Cosmetics.

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty invites you to enter her “Mischo Beauty Johnson & Johnson Melt Away Stress Giveway!”

Beauty Banter gives you A-list Summer Hair Therapy… summer do’s, must-have products, and celebrity cutter beauty secrets!

The Beauty of Life welcomes in the dog days of summer with an assortment of cocktail-inspired beauty products!

Bare Escentuals’ Warm Radiance has passed muster with Toya of “The Life of A Ladybug!” Come check this out and the rest of her “Bronzers for Brown Girls” series!

makeup loves me is giving away 5 sets of sally hansen lip lab products!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic gets some great anti-aging tips from Dr. Patricia Wexler!

Beauty in Real Life has the scoop on the, soon-to-be-released, fab new colors for CoverGirl Eye Enhancers.

Glossypink is a believer in bronzer again thanks to this gem!

Canadian Beauty has figured out the way to get seriously radiant skin!

Joy from Makeup Junkie is wondering if no! no! is A No-No? Check out Week 1 of her review!

Headed to Hawaii this summer? Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gets a manicure and pedicure in paradise when she visits The Lippmann Collection Nail Studio on Oahu.

Beauty companies are slapping the word “natural” and “organic” on every product these days. How do you know what to use? Cybelesays investigates and comes up with a winning skin care line.

Makeup Moxie has beauty lust for L’Occitane Rice Ultra-Matte Face Fluid.

Growing out your bangs/fringes? let Pursebuzz.com show you a cute superfast way to get it out of your face.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fantastic giveaways…one for you, and one for dear old dad. Enter today!

Who doesn’t need tips for a perfect long-lasting pedicure this summer? Beth from Beauty Junkie in SF has exactly what you need!