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So I was browsing around Specktra.net, and one of the members posted the promo pics of this collection from Allura Beauty. I am impressed, and this is coming from someone who previously ran from bronzer. I always thought they made my face look muddy. But I am definitely interested in the type of glow I could get from the Mineralize Skin Finishes and learning what to do with the Lustre Drops. I wonder how they would compare to NARS Illuminating Highlighter?   I can’t wait to try is the Skin Sheen Leg Spray; I imagine they will impart a sexy bronze, sheen to the legs. Hopefully this collection will live up to expectations and we won’t look as orange as an Oompa Loompa.

Bronzing Powder ($22.00 regular)

   

    Refined Golden: finely spun gold with soft pearl finish
    Golden: muted golden tan-beige with gold shimmer


    Bronze: muted bronze-brown with gold shimmer
    Matte Bronze: bare shouldered bronze

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($26.00 regular)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Give Me Sun!: light summery peach tan
 Sun Power: deep terracotta bronze

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 regular)

    Soft & Gentle: gilded peach bronze (permanent)
    Gold Deposit: soft reflective golden bronze (permanent)

Lustre Drops ($18.50 regular)

 

    Pink Rebel: blue pink with gold pearl (permanent)
    Sun Rush: peach bronze with gold pearl (permanent)

Skinsheen Leg Spray ($23.50 regular)

 

     Medium Dark: sheer soft bronze with golden tan pearl (permanent)
     Dark: golden bronze (permanent)

Also check out this video from Essence, beauty editor, Tia Williams.  It has another sneak peek of Sun Power Mineralize Skin Finish. ENJOY!

http://www.essence.com/fashion_beauty/shake_your_beauty/shake_your_beauty_best_foundations_for_b.php

MAC Primed for Perfection Collection for Spring 2011

U.S./Canada Launch Date: April 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: April 2011

MAC owns the primers category. Now we’re talking Prep + Prime further than ever. Use it under, it under,over during,after makeup application, and marvel at the ease with which it can accept concealer,cooperate with color. And now, with Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye, P+P advances eyes, focuses potential. A lightweight, quick fix AND long-term solution for puffy, tired-looking creases and bag that targets the three main causes for dark under eye circles — while illumination the eye area with optical effects for instant luminosity.

Pigmentation, visibly weakened capillaries and shadowing — while illuminating the eye area with optical effects for instant luminosity. Vibrancy eye provides pick-me-up powder and moisturization. On step and you’re prepped for makeup magic. A wonderful new shades highlighter debuts with the collection – Prep + Prime Highlighter is lush and cushiony, yet lightweight — in wonderful hues that provides a sheer wash of color to highlight, brighten and perfect. The click “pen” allows for exact application.

Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

    A lightweight, quick fix and long term solution for puffy, tired-looking eyes

Prep + Prime Highlighter ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

    Light Boost Soft yellow cream

    Bright Forecast Mid-tone peachy coral

    Radiant Rose Light shell pink

Source: Thanks to paparazziboi at Specktra.net

MAC Cosmetics Bronze Everyday Collection

U.S./Canada Launch Date: April 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: April 2011

The all-bronze, all-the-time trend is ascending. High and low, Jersey Shore to Jakarta, it’s always sunny somewhere, and “orange” is officially over! MAC Bronze Everyday is reflecting the trend to be tan in all seasons, and it’s no accident that our Bronzing innovations are making it all that much more attractive….. and easy. Great news: It’s back for good…… Skinsheen Leg Spray the long-wear gel/mousse body makeup that sheers on legs, arms, decolletage for a subtle golden glow. Water resistant three times over. Love your Lustre Drops? They’re back too, for that touch of chic luminosity, an ethereal glow wherever applied. Two new golden shades of Mineralized Skinfinishes Natural plus Mineralize Skinfinishes and Bronzing Powders complete the collection, making MAC all about one-stop Bronzing.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN)

    Give Me Sun! Light summery peach tan (P)

    Sun Power Deep terracotta bronze (P)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

    Soft & Gentle Gilded peach bronze (P)

   Gold Deposit Soft reflective golden bronze (P)

Lustre Drops ($ U.S. / $ CDN) (P)

    Pink Rebel Blue pink with gold pearl (P)

    Sun Rush Peach bronze with gold pearl (P)

Bronzing Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (P)

   Refined Golden Finely spun gold with soft pearl finish (P)

   Golden Muted golden tan-beige with gold shimmer (P)

   Bronze Muted bronze-brown with gold shimmer (P)

   Matte Bronze Bare shouldered bronze (P)

Skinsheen Leg Spray ($23.50 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (P)

   Medium Dark Sheer soft bronze with golden tan pearl (P)

   Dark Golden bronze (P)

Source: Thanks to paparazziboy at Specktra.net for the details!

MAC Quite Cute Collection for Spring 2011

U.S./Canada Launch Date: April 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: April 2011

“CUTE!” The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and buttergly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable! Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!

Lipstick $14.50 USD / $17.50 CDN
Playing Koi – Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (LE)
Saint Germain – Pastel pink (Amplified) (Perm)
Candy Yum-Yum – Neon pink (Matte) (LE)
Quite Cute – Bright whitened lavender (Cremesheen) (LE)
Play Time – Intense violet (Cremesheen) (LE)

Plushglass $18.50 USD / $22.00 CDN
Fashion Fanatic – Creamy pale pink (LE)
Bubble Tea – Creamy pale nude (LE)
Girl ♥ Boy – Bright light blue pink (LE)
I ♥ U – Creamy mid-tone purple (LE)

Lip Pencil $13.00 USD / $15.50 CDN
In Synch – Bright yellow pink (Repromote)
Naked Liner – Light neutral (Repromote)
Boldly Bare – Mid-tone red brown (Repromote)

Eye shadow x 4 $36.00 USD / $43.00 CDN
CUTiE
Moshi! Moshi! – Pale white green gold (Frost) (LE)
Goody Goody Gum Drop – Light white pink (Satin) (LE)
Boycrazy – Pale lavender with silver pearlized pigments (Lustre) (LE)
Azuki Bean – Mid-tone violet (Frost) (LE)

Mineralize Blush US.$23.00 / CDN $27.50
Giggly – Light pink with a pearly plum heart (Frost) (LE)
Sakura – Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (LE)
Miss Behave – Light beige with a pearly mint green heart (Frost) (LE)

Nail Lacquer US $14.00/ CDN $17.00
Ice Cream Cake – Creamy blue pink (Cream) (LE)
Little Girl Type – Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (LE)
Mischievous – Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (LE)

Penultimate Eye Liner $17.50 USD / $21.00 CDN
Rapidblack – True Black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash $14.00 USD / $17.00 CDN
Zoomblack – Rich black (Permanent)

Loud Lash [Asia Only] $14.00 USD / $17.00 CDN
Noisy Black – Black (Permanent)

False Lashes $14.00 USD / $17.00 CDN
7 Lash – Spiky, slightly separated, high glam lash


source: Thanks to paparazziboy @ Specktra.net for collection details!

GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!


She is giving away Lorac’s Box Office Hit Palette! Click here and to find out about it!

Do you have retired eyeshadow that promised you one thing, but just didn’t deliver?  How about a shade that you thought you loved, but it lost that thrill.  Well, it looks like Lorac has the answer for you. Yesterday on Facebook, Lorac fave us a sneak preview of one of their newest 3D products.

LORAC is in 3D this Spring with an amazing new product…3D LIQUID LUSTRE! This innovative, shimmering top coat can be worn alone or over eye shadow to instantly amp up your look! Premiering First of February! 

What a great way to transform your eyeshadow. I can’t wait to try it, and you know I will definitely be posting a review!   It will retail for $16 and will be available at: Lorac  next week! You can also find it at Sephora, Ulta, and Beauty.com

Let’s all remember his legacy today, and continue to fight for what he believed in.

 

Here is the official press release and prices on the MAC Wonder Woman collection.   As you can see the Mineralize Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks, and Lipglass, have higer prices and this is because the have been supersized.  

Launches in the US and Canada on February 10th, 2011 and Internationally in March 2011.

Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!

 

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S.)

Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (L) (LE) (RP from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)

Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (P)

Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (LE)

Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (LE)

Lipglass ($19.50 U.S.)

Emancipation Pale neutral pink (LE)

Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (LE)

Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (LE)

Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (LE)

Opulash Mascara ($15.00 U.S.)

Victorious Purple (LE)

Army of Amazons Green (LE)

Themyscira Blue (LE)

Black Black (P)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($18.50 U.S.)

Rapidblack True black (P)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S.)

Obey Me True red (LE)

Spirit of Truth Navy blue (LE)

Lash ($14.00 U.S.)

#48 Lash

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S.)

Defiance Iridescent white pink (VP) (LE)

Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (LE)

Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (LE)

Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (LE)

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S.)

Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (LE)

Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (VP) (LE)

Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (LE)

Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (P)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S.)

Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (LE)

Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (LE)

Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (LE)

Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (VP) (LE) (RP from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter ($21.00 U.S.)

Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (P at PRO)

Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (P at PRO)

Pigment ($21.00 U.S.)

Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (P)

Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (P at PRO)

Blush Duo ($24.00 U.S.)

Mighty Aphrodite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (LE)

Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (LE)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($35.00 U.S.)

Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (LE)

Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (LE)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag ($30.00 U.S.)

Wonder Woman Red (LE)

Bulletproof Blue (LE)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S.) (LE)

v  224SE,

v  213SE, and

v  194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set ($49.50 U.S.) (LE)

v  129SE,

v  109SE, and

v  190SE

Wonder Woman Tee ($25.00 U.S.) (Online Exclusive) (LE)

Invincible Mirror ($20.00 U.S.) (Online Exclusive) (LE)

Hello Kitty for Sephora is now available, and it features Hello Kitty inspired products with the prices ranging from $5-$49. It includes nail art, eyeliner, shadows, lipsticks, lipglosses, decorative mirrors, perfumes, and a shower cap, just to name a few. After playing around with the products in the store, I realized this collection just isn’t for me. The brush set felt cheap and flimsy, the eyeshadow and lipgloss palette lacked pigmenation, and although it was cute, I wasn’t impressed with the line. I guess the little girl in me has grown up? Or maybe just moved on from Hello Kitty. Check it out and see if you agree.