MAC Red, Red, Red Collection Info

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This collection may be called Red, Red, Red — but there’s plenty of near-red type colors to enjoy if you aren’t into the color full-out. I appreciate this since red has never really been my thing, haha. This collection launches 12/26 in North America and will be at all locations. Pro discount available.

MAC Red, Red, Red Collection – December 26th 2014

Lipstick: 

Lady Bug – yellow tomato (Lustre) – permanent
See Sheer – grapefruit pink (Lustre) – permanent
Toxic Tale – bright coral (Satin) – repromote
5-Alarm – soft orange red (Lustre) – new/LE

Cremesheen Glass:

Nectar Sweet – soft pink peach – repromote
Meteoric – mid-tone vibrant coral – repromote
Night is Young – bright red cream – repromote

Dazzleglass:

Love Alert – raspberry red with red pearlized pigments – permanent

Eye Shadow:

Give Me Fire – soft pink champagne with pearlized pigments (Lustre) – new/LE
Red Alert – rusty red mid-tone copper (Veluxe Pearl) – new/LE
Strike While Haute – true red (Matte) – new/LE

Beauty Powder: 

Hot Sensation – sheer pale peach highlight – new/LE

Casual Color: 

Out For Fun – cool coral – new permanent shade
Secret Admirer – coral pink – new/LE
Red Obsessed – soft rose – new/LE

Nail Lacquer:

Impassioned – bright warm pink (Cream) – permanent
Red Red Red – creamy orange red (Lustre) – new/LE
Rouge Combustion – pink red with sparkles (Frost) – new/LE

MAC Technakohl Expansion For Winter 2014

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This new expansion to the Technakohl line from MAC will be permanent and launches December 11th.

MAC Technakohl – Dec. 11 – Permanent – $16 ea.

$$$ – midtone gold bronze
Alpha-Grey – metal grey
Army Style – military deep green
Bare Asset – medium beige
Bishop Blue – blue purple
Brass Band – copper bronze metal
Broque – deep brown
Cast Iron – elephant grey
Clay – deep grey
Cool Jazz – navy blue
Counterfeit – silver grey
Funfare – bright true pink
Image Conscious – purple
Metalhead – greyish metal blue
Plank – (relaunch) – deep bronze brown
Raisinette – brown purple
Risque – pale beige
Skyscape – metallic deep sky blue
Snowed In – light peach off white
Sourpuss – acid green
Steelpoint – deep smoky metallic grey
Sterling Silver – silver
Superfly – soft black
Take The Plunge – deep ocean blue
Twinked – yellow gold with sparkles
Vent – metallic lime
Whirlpool – dark deep blue

MAC x Prabal Gurung Collection Info

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The much-anticipated collab between MAC and Prabal Gurung launches Nov. 26. MAC went all-out with luxe packaging for this collection, which unfortunately means luxe pricing. ;)

MAC x Prabal Gurung 2014 Collection

Lipsticks – $30 ea.
Carmine Rouge – true red (matte)
Light English Red – sheer beige nude (lustre)
Ultramarine Pink – midtone violet (satin)

Lipglass – $30 ea.
Carmine Rouge – true red
Light English Red – sheer beige nude
Ultramarine Pink – midtone violet

Kohl Power Eye Pencil – $20
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Chromagraphic Pencil – $20
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Creme Color Base – $70
Coral Lumineaux – vivd coral creme

Bronzer – $70
Matte Bronze

Eye Shadow Duo – $40
Satin Ochre – soft pale white gold/coral orange
Cinder – smoky cool grey/dark charcoal
Terre – shimmering neutral beige/midtone warm brown

Square Handled Powder Brush – $70

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MAC Nasty Gal Collection 2014 – #MACxNastyGal

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This collab between MAC Cosmetics and Nasty Gal launches December 4th at MAC locations in North America (as well as online). It’s a small capsule collection with just 4 items.

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MAC Lipstick – $16.00 USD / $19.00 CAD

Stunner – clean red (matte)

Runner – burgundy (matte)

Gunner – deep purple (matte)

Studio Nail Lacquer – $12.00 USD / $14.00 CAD

Flaming Rose – true red (creme)

Miley Cyrus for MAC Viva Glam 2015

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It’s official: the new face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign for 2015 is none other than Miley Cyrus! For those of you unfamiliar with Viva Glam, it is a series of lipsticks and lip glosses released to benefit the MAC World AIDS Fund. The best part of the Viva Glam campaign is that every cent of the selling price of Viva Glam items goes to helping women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Unlike other charity makeup items that donate only 1-5%, MAC really puts its money up for the cause. True story, MAC Viva Glam V is one of my favorite lip colors of all time.

This release includes 2 items – a lipstick and a lip gloss. I’m really interested in that lipstick! How do they look to you?

MAC Viva Glam Miley launches January 2015 at all MAC stores, counters, and online.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lip Glass - hot pink with sparkling pearl – $15.00 USD / $18.00 CAD

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick - hot pink (Amplified formula) – $16.00 USD / $19.00 CAD

MAC Smoky Black Friday 2014 – #MACCosmetics Collection Details & Info

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MAC Smoky Black Friday Collection – Nov. 21 & 28

Hautecore lipstick (Black Matte) – Brazil-only exclusive (repromote)

Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow – (white silver, cool silver, black) US-only exclusive

This collection will be online only, and only available to the U.S. and Brazil. MAC PRO discount is available on these items, as there will not be special packaging. Normally this would be one to wake up early for (or stay up late, depending on your preference), but I give this one a massive pass. VPF eye shadows have not been reviewed very well, and the shades for this one aren’t very unique. Only hardcore collectors need to take note.

 

 

MAC Matchmaster Concealer – Fall 2014 #MACCosmetics

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Picking up where the MAC Matchmaster Foundation left off, the new Matchmaster Concealer utilizes the same Shade Intelligence Technology. This technology utilizes breakthrough pigment technology to create a fully personalized, subtle satin finish. The concealer contains Vitamin E that conditions as the concealer reduces the appearance of under eye circles, dark spots, discolorations, fine lines, and wrinkles. This stick concealer launches in 12 shades with ‘color-true’ coverage for up to eight hours. Added to the permanent collection.

Matchmaster Concealer – $21.00 US / $25.00 CAD

1.0, 1,5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0

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MAC Artificially Wild Collection – Fall 2014 #MACCosmetics

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MAC Artificially Wild is a collection based on varying nudes in different finishes and camouflage-inspired shades. The collection launches September 4th at all MAC locations in North America. Limited edition.

Lipstick – $16.00 US/$19.00 CAD

Siss – muted golden beige (satin) – permanent
Yash – deep neutral (matte) – permanent
Icon – frosted neutral beige (frost) – repromote
Shitake – deep brown glaze (glaze) – repromote
Photo – golden brown (satin) – permanent

Lipglass – $15.00 US/$18.00 CAD

Obviously Bare – light cream grey nude
De-Nude – dirty golden beige
Spite – muted plum taupe brown – permanent
Explicit – golden bronze with icy silver shimmer – permanent

Lip Pencil – $16.00 US/$19.00 CAD

Oak – soft beige brown – permanent
Stone – muted greyish taupe brown – permanent
Cork – muted golden brown – permanent

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Eye Shadow – $16.00 US/$19.00 CAD

Artificial Earth – soft mauve nude (satin)
Stony – soft grey concrete (satin)
Marsh – soft dirty olive green (satin)
Natural Wilderness – dirty mustard golden nude (satin)

Cream Colour Base – $21.00 US/$25.00 CAD

Shell – soft pink beige with shimmer – repromote
Breaking Ground – light iridescent mauve
Au Nature – dirty mustard olive

Powder Blush – $22.00 US/$26.00 CAD

Taupe – soft beige brown (matte) – repromote
Next to Skin – soft beige (matte)
Pink Cult – mid-tone dirty neutral pink (matte) – repromote

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MAC Studio Sculpt Expansion for Fall 2014 #MACCosmetics

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Fall 2014 introduces an expansion of the MAC Cosmetics Studio Sculpt line, bringing two new products for eyes and face. Available in September 4th at all MAC locations, added to the permanent range.

Studio Sculpt Defining Powder
Provides sheer coverage with barely-there finish, immediately correcting uneven tones, leaving skin smooth and sculpted without looking powdery or cakey. 

$32.00 – 8 shades available

Light
Light Plus
Medium
Medium Plus
Medium Dark
Medium Deep
Dark
Dark Deep

Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash
Achieves the ultimate in sculpted lashes, now in a deep, rich shade of carbon black. 

$17.00 – 1 shade

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Fall 2014 Makeup Trends from #MACCosmetics

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Recently I had the pleasure of attending MAC’s A/W 2014 Trends presentation up in LA. I got to hear about the 4 main trends for the A/W (that’s Autumn/Winter for you non-fashiony peeps) from 4 mega-talented MAC Senior Artists.

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Off-Color presented by Cynthia Rivas

The Off-Color trend is a deconstructed take on colors found naturally occurring in your complexion. The same shades we found in summer makeups are still there, but in a more muted way. The focus is generally on the eye or the lip (sometimes both). The skin is as natural as possible. For a more natural look, Cynthia suggested applying bold colors with a fluffier brush to diffuse color onto the lips.

Try it! To get the diffused color look on the lips, try a fluffy eye brush like the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush instead of a traditional lip brush.

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Streamlined presented by John Stapleton

Streamlined is a trend John describes as a return to 90s grunge but in a sophisticated way. Brows are bold and defined, even a bit tomboyish. Liner pops with unusual shapes and surprising colors. Picture a brown or grey smoky eye with a pop of yellow liner underneath or up top. For a more wearable look, John suggests smoking out your eye look with navy instead of the usual black. While black is always on trend, navy actually makes the whites of your eyes look brighter.

Try it! In the look John was creating above, he used MAC Fluidline in Black Ivy.

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On Reflection presented by Gregory Arlt

Now we’re talking! Gregory presented a look that is all about adding pops of shine to an otherwise matte face. He created an ‘ombre of shine’ by giving his model a bit of a glossy eye with more subtle shine to highlight her face. If you’ve ever tried the glossy eye look you know they look incredible, but last about 3 minutes before they need serious attention. If I were going to try this look “in real life” I’d opt for highlights on the face and an uber glossy lip– quite a bit more manageable for touch-ups.

Try it! Gregory used two MAC texture products, their Mixing Medium Shine, and Clear Gloss LipMix. He also used two shades (Grey Matter & Toasted Chestnut) from the Fall Trend Forecast Eye Palette.

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Unprocessed presented by Caroline Donnelly

Unprocessed is a celebration of a subject’s natural beauty. It’s natural, but not nude makeup. The colors are pulled from the natural undertones in the skin. Foundation is as sheer as you can get away with, and only used where necessary (so yes, bust out your MAC Face & Body – it’s that kind of look!). The blush Caroline applied with a 188 Duo Fibre brush for a very natural, diffused application. She also applied it slightly lower, to look like a child’s cheeks as she put it. Rather than apply a lip color, she actually just removed excess foundation from the model’s lips and let her natural lip color be the lipstick. If you don’t naturally have pigmented lips, a lip color in a shade to a natural lip pigmentation patted on could substitute. The brows, like the rest of the face in this look, are groomed but not overly so. They’re left a bit bushier, perhaps just a bit of gel on to keep them in place.

Try it! Caroline used a 188 Duo Fibre brush on her model’s cheeks.

What do you think? Are any of these trends intriguing to you?