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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!



Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 has the exclusive formula – micronized and coated pigments improve blendability, maintain colour purity with SPF 15, and our liquid mineral ferment complex adds nutrients. Light diffusing optics minimize the visibility of imperfections – FINALLY Flawless!

U.S. Launch Date: January 13th, 2011 | International Launch Date: January 2011
Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 ($32.00 US)
Minerals are the foundation for all living things. The human body is made of approximately 60% water and skin is approximately 70% water. By fusing minerals and water, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation is the synthesis of earthly essential elements in the form of a rich, luxurious solid cream compact with a liquid mineral infusion. This uniquely textured, medium buildable, foundation delivers immediate hydration while revitalizing the look of dull and dry skin. Used backstage during the Spring/Summer 2010 fashion shows of; BCBG, Carolina Herrera and Baby Phat, it is both a makeup artists dream and a real woman’s skin saving grace.
Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation features an innovative gel based system that provides extreme comfort and creaminess in application, making this formula appealing to all skins but especially normal to dry. The gel fuses the formula’s high water content (30.5%) with the polymers and coated pigments for the ultimate in silky smooth, yet long wearing (up to 8 hours), colour payoff. Because of the immediate moisturization benefits, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation also helps to immediately reduce the appearance of pores and provides skin with a non-sticky, cooling break.
Additionally, a blend of lightweight oils creates a creamy, comfortable feeling on the skin. The innovative wax-free structure helps moisturize skin, while light diffusing optics help minimize the visibility of pores and imperfections for a flawless looking complexion
Available in: NC15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 50, 55; NW15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 43, 45, 47, 50, 55.

130 Short Duo Fibre Brush ($40.00 US)

A short, round, flat-topped brush ideal for the smooth, easy application of foundations, creams, emulsions, and select powder products. Features a blend of natural bristles and synthetic fibres.

This foundation launched in February of 2010, and has been permanently out of stock since the fall. I got a chance to use the foundation then, and really liked it. It looks like Studio Tech in the pan, but it is nothing like it. It has a creamy consistency but doesn’t look or feel heavy on. The finish is dewy and not as matte as the Studio Tech. I found the coverage to be light, and easily buildable to a heavier coverage. I wore this with MSF deep over it and the finish was nice and smooth, and it lasted all night. My pictures of my skin that night looked just as smooth as the promo pic. (Ok maybe not a smooth b/c of photoshop, but you get the idea :-)) I also didn’t have any adverse reactions to it. That’s a huge thumbs up for me and my acne prone skin. I would definitely recommend you try this one out in the store, the color can be hard to match. I even tried the Mineralize liquid, which looked heavy on, and this is nothing like it. Also, don’t let the oils in it scare you away, I have oily skin and I did not turn into an oil slick at the end of the night. I can’t give this a rating because it has been over a year since I used this, but definitely give this one a test drive in the store. I’ll update my review once I try this again.

Check out these swatches of the MAC Peacocky Collection.  Unlike the Mickey Contractor collection, that launches on the same day, January 6th for U.S., these will be available at all MAC locations.  Again, thanks to Christine and Karen! 




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MAC and Wonder Woman

It has been confirmed, MAC will be creating a Wonder Woman Collection.

GIRL POWER: MAC Cosmetics said Wednesday that the company is partnering with DC Comics’ Wonder Woman to create a limited edition color cosmetics collection featuring the illustrated superhero. Set for a spring 2011 launch at all MAC locations worldwide, the lineup is expected to include lipsticks, eye shadows, blush and nail polish ranging in price from $13 to $49.50. (No word on whether metal-deflecting bracelets are part of the collection.)


I’m so excited what little girl did NOT like Wonder Woman growing up? I had the underoos, and the skates.
I hope this collection will include some new red lipsticks and glosses. Oh and those bracelets would be nice too!