Spring / Summer 2017 – MAC Sneak Peek

MAC has always been a fav of mine – for performances, it’s hard to beat the incredibly cool array of products, colors and finishes…and honestly, it is just such and innovative and funky brand.

Here were are just at the front end of Fall, and less Autumnal, more Spring / Summer is cropping up (isn’t that the ay, though – Fashion works on the same, seemingly quirky timeline!)  

Britishbeautyblogger recently posted about what’s coming for 2017 – Keep in mind that there is ALWAYS something new – a new collaboration, color, collection, whatever! – from MAC.  But she shares a lot of photos of new stuff that you might want to keep your eyes open for next year…so check out the link above to see what’s new.

Apparently it’s everything from colored mascaras, to fancy gilded powders, colorful palettes, and some magic thrown into the mix… 

 

 

Fall 2016 – Marc Jacobs Blacquer

Marc Jacobs new Collector’s Edition – launching for Fall – embraces blackness unabashedly.  Black in and of itself is so deliciously dauntless one might even say “THE” blackness.  Ahhh….How gloriously gothic of you, Mr. Jacobs…and in ample time for my favorite day! (#halloween, don’t forget it! 😉 )

The Collection includes:

  • Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blacquer 
  • Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Taboo
  • Epic Noir Mascara & Gel Eyeliner Collector’s Edition Set 

It isn’t for the shy, for sure, but rather those who can go boldly withOUT batting a lash… I personally think it’s brilliant that cosmetic companies aren’t automatically eschewing the less traditionally “wearable.”  Women are more fearless in this day and age, and it isn’t only the Manic Panics of the World who should feel free enough to offer such intrepid shades.

My Pagan heart adores you, Marc.  I like your brazen nerve!

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New jazz from Maybelline that wasn’t supposed to be out quite yet…but that IS.  Ballroom dancers rejoice – less need to wear the falsies (which I couldn’t STAND!)

The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara promises to sweep your flutter to the side, giving a lifted, winged effect – how pinup and fabulous!

Ulta.com

Ulta.com

Maybelline’s Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer is hopping on the heels of the brow building trend, not only adding color, but filling out sparse areas with its fiber-infused gel formula.

Maybelline.com

Maybelline.com

Summer 2016 – MAC Transformed

A couple of posts out there about this beautiful new Collection, Transformed!

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MAC Image

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The Lineup will include:

Huggable Lipcolour
  • Cantonese Carnation – warm rose
  • Origami Orange – creamy orange
  • Seoul-Ful – light, creamy pink
  • Good Luck Mochi – rosy mid-tone pink
  • Bonsai Bloom – cool nude-pink
  • Flaming Lips – deep, creamy red
  • Touché – light beige cream
  • Glamorized – creamy, vibrant pink
  • Rich Marrón – mid-tone nude cream
  • Commotion – deep, cool plum cream
Eye Shadow
  • Honesty – pewtered bronze (lustre)
  • Brule – soft, creamy beige (satin)
  • Woodwinked – warm antique gold (veluxe pearl)
  • White Frost – vivid white with icy shimmer (frost)
  • Knight Divine – black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Contrast – purplish-blue with blue pearl (velvet)
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
  • Back In Vogue – peachy nude
  • Red Jade – bright, creamy red
  • Bengal Tiger – loud orange
  • Mango Mango – soft peach coral
  • Fuchsia Flicker – intense hot pink
  • Slipper Orchid – bright plum
  • Lady-Be-Good – warm mid-tone nude
  • Fashion Legacy – intense fire truck red
  • Oh, Lady – deep wine
Technakohl Liner
  • Bare Asset – medium beige
Haute & Naughty Lash
  • Haute & Naughty Black – black
Rebeleyes Gel
  • LinerTop/Bottom – rich, smoky black

Spring / Summer 2016 – MAC Future

This is a SHARE of two posts…

I saw PerilouslyPale post some great photos of this up and coming Spring 2016 Collection, as well as ChicProfile, and wanted to pass them on! 🙂  MAC has been a long time favorite with my background in Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Figure Skating – their products ALWAYS perform as hard as we do, and the pigment stays true! (Impressive!)

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Thanks to Christa and ChicProfile for their wonderful entries – enjoy!

http://www.perilouslypale.com/

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Beauty Humor – My Eyes Disappeared!

For me this would have to read “without my eyelash curler,” as that’s the one thing that honestly wakes me up.  I don’t wear mascara for two reasons, that aside – I’m an athlete and don’t need the mess when I’m sweating (white gis and makeup don’t mix!), and I don’t want to cause my lashes to be brittle or dry.  (Lots of great formulas out there that nourish these days, but I still like to go bare.)

But I am still certain this will resonate with ladies – that shiny coat of blackness can definitely make a difference in definition.  

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Tweezermen Curl & Go

So this is one of my lady-directed posts…as this happens to be one of my “girlier” fetishes.  I like to kick heavy bags and curl my eyelashes…but, in my defense, I look half dead when I don’t do the latter! 😉

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My mother always told me to protect my lashes, so I’ve been conditioning them for probably two decades – moisturizer, petrolatum, lash conditioner, hair conditioner…you name it.  I need them to stay flexible!  It’s become a “thing” over the last few years, I’ve noticed, with a proliferation of products designed for natural lashes, or to boost ones own flooding the marketplace.

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When you compete, perform, and train in ballroom dancing, figure skating, and ballet, stage makeup and falsies (false eye lashes, that is) are par for the course.  Still, I’ve always HATED the false lashes, refusing to wear them the majority of the time (much to my dance partner’s chagrin.)

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Can they look gorgeous?  Absolutely!  But I didn’t like having them so close to my own….forget about all the times the glue decided to let a wayward edge go flying – not a good look.  So I stuck with the exaggerated liner, which you could always see far away, and used the curler and some black coats to keep them defined.

Anyway, I probably own a dozen curlers…but my favorites are always tweezerman.  For whatever the reason, these have worked the best for me – sorry, Shu Uemura (the generally considered “gold standard.”)

I have never seen this new version, Curl & Go, in person – at first I was very intrigued.  But I’m not 100% whether it is actually a step up and substantially easier to transport (in the video, it still looks sizable.)  Still, the prospect of having one nestle better in your bag is always a nice thing – I’ve got them all over the place (car door, bag, gym bag etc…) so compact is compelling.

Does it look a little too creepy-torture-device?  To most of the guys I know, probably.  I give Tweezerman credit for the innovation though, and will be curious to see this in person.

Bloody Gorgeous

No sense in denying I clicked immediately to see what this was about – “Bloody Gorgeous!” it read… Slave to the vampy side, I confess! 🙂

I absolutely LOVE the shades in this collection – equally as divine for fair or deep skin (though one need have a light hand if the former!) 

Beautylish.com photo

Beautylish.com photo

This box set, by the late, and amazing, Kevyn Aucoin is a Collection of “iconic products in Kevyn’s favorite shade Bloodroses.”  The set is priced at $125 and includes:

The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses – looks beautiful on all skintones (3.5 g) 
The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses – rich nourishing gloss. Shiny, not sticky! (5 g) 
The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bloodroses – nourishes and conditions with vitamin E and jojoba seed oil (1.0 g) 
The Creamy Glow Duo in #1 Nuelle/Bloodroses – adds a healthy, youthful glow. Doubles as a lip color (4.5 g) 
The Eyeshadow Single #109 – matte shadow with creamy smooth texture (3.5 g) 
The Volume Mascara – ultra black, long wearing. No flaking, dripping, smudging, or clumping! (5 g) 
Bloody Gorgeous Tote Bag

The set it sold out, not only at Beautylish, but also Barneys, and Beauty.com…but somehow Beautybay has it, and for a few dollars less!

Beautylish.com photo

Beautylish.com photo

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Beautybay.com photo

Barneys.com photo

Barneys.com photo

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Beautylish.com photo

 

1derlash

Hmmm…one of the more interesting looking items I’ve seen lately.  SUPER active I may be, I baby the heck out of my lashes (yes, I moisturize them too! 😉 ) I’m therefore always curious when I see things designed for fluttering fringe…

The product, however, isn’t anything particularly futuristic or anything, despite its unusual first appearance.  What is it then?  It’s the world’s first “airtight” mascara.  Why is that so special, you ask?  Evidently it is quicker drying than most mascaras on the market, and housed in a twist-pen-type applicator.  (Doesn’t feel crazy novel, but I haven’t seen reviews as yet.)

Cosmopak 1derLASH

Cosmopak 1derLASH

Per Cosmetics Business:

The revolutionary patented airtight mascara twist pen incorporates a super light, luscious formula in an airtight, simple twist pen. The micro flex applicator can be made in any colour, while the super flexi applicators separate and coat lashes without causing irritation.

We provide a full service, customisable production offering a variety of colours in a light, fast drying texture. This formula is perfect for layering and building density on the lashes as well as providing lash growth if you opt to include peptides. To use, simply twist the base to deliver the mascara to the patented comb giving separation and definition to lashes using a new 180° sweep application.

The airtight design increases the shelf life, helping the 1derLASH Pen to last and perform longer. Independent testing has proven this design reduces presence of bacteria inside the 1derLASH Pen in comparison to standard mascaras. The design does not allow the brush to dry out under normal storage conditions and helps it to stay moist.

I dunno… IF mascara is your #1 must have, this might be worth a check out.  There are so many great formulas out there, I’m not sure I’m convinced this will sway the masses, save for dramatic results…or substantial increase in shelf life.  I don’t feel really wowed…

Smashbox X-Rated

Coming November 26th to Ulta, and to stores on January 3rd, 2016, Smashbox’s X-Rated Mascara brings “different levels of drama” to your fringe.

The product was designed to be layerable, allowing you to choose the intensity of your look.  The “breakthrough triple threat brush isolates, magnifies and mega-coats each lash with an interlocking fiber-loaded formula that never clumps, flakes or smudges.”

Ulta.com

Ulta.com

Per the site: 

“Why it’s unique:

Triple Threat brush features three deep channels for mega-coating lashes and three rows of bristles that isolate, amplify and extend each lash. 

Benefits:

  • Extremely long-wearing formula for luscious lashes, day to night
  • Brush isolates, magnifies & mega-coats each lash
  • Tripod fibers stack on lashes for endless volume
  • Amplifies & lifts with each layer
  • Clump, flake & smudge-free”