Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mac Monogram "Couture" collection release 27th november 2008

Thanks to a lovely member of Specktra I stumbled upon some pictures of the upcoming Mac collection Monogram, that will be coming out November 27th 2008 in the U.S.A.

Every year Mac releases an extra luxurious (small) collection with very special packaging and items that are more luxurious then their normal collections.....

Do you remember last years The Stylistics collection, with the very beautifull packaging with pearls and stones...that was soooo pretty!

This year the "couture" collection is all about gold, red and fire.....Here you will find some small pics, thanks to Kimoko !!

This is the colour and product information for this collection:
Lipstick: (LE) - $22.00USD
Flourish - Frosty mid-tone red (frost)
All Mine - Creamy mid-tone blue pink (frost)
Marque - Soft light neutral pink (frost)
Status Symbol – Warm mid-tone reddish brown (frost)
Lipglass: (LE) - $22.00USD

Posh Life – Mid-tone bright pink with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
Identity – Pale baby pink with gold pearlized pigments
Distinguished – Sheer yellow beige with gold pearlized pigments
Monodramatic – Bronzy brown with gold pearlized pigments
Sheerspark Pressed Powder: (LE) - $26.00USD

Commemorate - Frosted pale gold with gold pearlized pigments
Keepsake – Frosted pale pink with gold pearlized pigments
Personal Touch – Frosted light peach with pink pearlized pigments
Old English – Frosted light bronzed with gold pearlized pigments
Sheer Mystery Powder: (LE) - $50.00USD

Light Medium – Pale Ivory
Medium Plus – Tan beige
Dark Secret – Deep Caramel
Brushes: (LE)

129 Monogram SE - $45.00USD
224 Monogram SE - $35.00USD
Fragrance: (LE) $70.00USD

Two 15 ml fragrance vials packaged in a pouch made of faux patent with a metallic finish. The fragrances are Turquatic Heat and Air d'Style.
Clutch: (LE) $65.00USD

Glossy patent clutch in midnight red with red and gold monogram plaque/closure
Well....the items are pretty expensive, but a real Mac addict like me, won't be held back by this.....I will be buying at least one brush, I think the # 129 because I have the #224 from The Stylistics....
I won't be getting any of the Sheerspark Sparkling Powders,I think, because I just don't use them....they are not pigmented enough for eyeshadow and too glittery to put anywhere else on my face in daily use....
And I'm not sure about the Sheer Mystery powder, although the powder is great, I don't think the colors are right for me....
What will you be buying or wanting?? ;-)
My Mac quad collection has grown a lot this last week....I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a lot of Mac quads, some of them very rare and hard to find!

So I bought 35 quads, 24 to sell to the members of my forum and 11 to keep for myself!!

Can you imagine that Mac has released 48 quads uptill now? The first was released in March 1999, it was the Pure quad....and the latest have been the Cult of Cherry quads.....

I escpecially like the Temp me & Tease me quads and the Liza & Diana quads are also very pretty!

I haven't tried them all out, but I will do so in the next days/weeks and I will post some pics....

If you would like to know the names of the eyeshadows, need swatches or close-ups...please let me know!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mac Amber Light eyes.....

Ok, I'm back with regular postings....but I didn't have much time today, so I'm gonna keep it to my EOTD of this day.....
Yesterday I saw a pic of Hayden Panetierre (is that right?) wearing what was supposed to be Mac Amber lights eyeshadow.....and I knew I had it somewhere so I went ahead and found it....and used it today!

I combined it with Nars galapagos eyeshadow, Mac Feline kohl power pencils and the Mac eyeshadows Bronze, Spiced Chocolate and Claire de Lune...

This is the result....:D

One other thing I'm doing these days, is putting all my make-up colors in an Excel-spreadsheet....I'm a bit shocked to see how many eyeshadows I be continue~d!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Mac blush collection

Some of you may know this, I am a blush addict......I love blushes sooo much, they must be my make-up product. Of course I use blush everyday, without a blush or 2 on my face, my make-up is not complete.

I've have quiet a big collection of blushes, mostly Mac but I'm also crazy about NARS blushes.....(who isn't??)

I do love the Mac beauty powders blushes the most, they are pigmented but not too much and you can build up the color perfect. I also like the Mac Mineralize blushes, but some are extremly pigmented so you have to apply them very carefully.....and I'm not very light-skinned (NC42) so I can handle many colors. But if applied in the right way, the mineralize blushes are very nice.

To apply my blushes I use the Mac 116 brush, the 187 brush and the 184 (fan) brush for extremly light application, I buff the blushes together or in my skin with the Mac 182 kabuki brush....

I've also done a video about my blushes, you can find it on my YouTube-channel....I was tagged by a nice girl called Romaquillage!

Here are some pics of my Mac blush collection.....

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions, please let me know! I can always do some swatches for you....:D

EOTD using Nars Night series eyeshadows

I don't know if any of you remembered last year's Nars Night Series Mini palette? The palette itself looked so great but it was soooo difficult to work with.....I try to use it a couple of times but I was never happy with the result.

Yesterday I've decided to give the palette another chance and this is the look that came out....

This is what I've used:

- paintpot Mac Nice Vice & Bare Study (outer & inner lid)
- e/s Nars Night Fever (outer corner & crease)
- e/s Nars Night Star (inner corner)
- e/s Nars Night Fairy (middle eyelid )
- e/s Mac Shroom (browbone)
- Mac Kohl power pencil Feline (tightlinen upper lashline and in the waterline)

It's always a shame that glitters and shimmer are difficult to capture in a picture....

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My stash as of September 2008

It's been a while since I've updated my blog and I promise to do my best to keep everything more up to date from now on......

At first I will post my latest stash video's that are up on my Youtube channel! I couldn't fit everything in one video, so I made three.....

If you have any questions, please let me know and enjoy watching the video's! And don't forget to tell my if you have some great video's yourself!