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Today you will learn all about brushes for lipstick application as well as eye shadow application. Make sure you don’t miss out on next weeks newsletter, part four of the series as I will tell you about different types of tools such as e yelash curlers, tweezers and eyebrow combs…

For eye shadows …

You’re thinking… brace yourself… But no! It is much easier than it seems. You only need three brushes. One for application, another for blending and a beveled one for finer lines.

The first is used to load the eyelid with the product. Always use small movements and use the flat side of the brush.

The second is used for blending the edge of the eye shadow, which means, not “erasing” everything, just the edge!

And the third, the beveled one, which is cut at an angle, will be used to create any type of line effect or for blending.

Professional Secret:
Always choose eye shadow brushes that are not very stiff or too flat. I’ve been using the same brush made by Mac for 9 years. The number 239 is the easiest to use. I always recommend it to my students.

For the lips …

Although it appears that it’s not, using a brush to apply lipstick is very important in order to make it last longer.

How many times have they asked me… “What can I do to make my lip sticks last longer?” A million!

The answer is as easy as this, use a brush to mix the lip stick with the lip liner. Before that, of course, moisturize the lips very well.
The best are the synthetic-hair brushes that aren’t too thin, in order to be able to mix the textures well and not leave brushmarks.

Professional Secret:
When cleaning, always try to press it so that it does not lose its shape or widen. Many times the hair splits. If this happens, cut the hairs that have come out of place with hair scissors, in order to maintain its shape as long as possible.

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MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Promo / Product Photos

Here are promo photos and product photos for MAC’s fall collection launcing August 20th, 2009. You can read collection details here.


Lipglass: Young Thing, New Spirit, On Display, Personal Taste


Lipstick: Front Lit, Full Body, High Strung, Hold the Pose, Lovin’ It


Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad


In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad


Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad


Crest the Wave Eyeshadow


Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow


Violet Trance Eyeshadow


Purple Shower Eyeshadow


Off the Page Eyeshadow


Haunting Eyeshadow


The Perfect Cheek Blush


Notable Blush


Artistic License, Graphblack, Full of Fuchsia, Obviously Orange, Colour Matters


Push the Edge Pigment


Heritage Rouge Pigment


Cocomotion Pigment


Brash & Bold Pigment


Reflects Rust Glitter


Gold Sparkling Glitter


Reflects Copper Glitter


Fuchsia Glitter

Gloss Texture


I am totally a fan of the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.  I think we all are….in fact I think that if it weren’t $40.00 everyone would be wearing it.  It literally covers every single line and pour with a fine High Definition look.

So in that vein, I thought since the foundation was so amazing then surely there must be some other great

products from them.  And I am actually surprised I hadn’t thought to check the rest of their products before

since I am a self proclaimed “Makeup Junkie”.  So here are some amazing new eyeshadows that are actually

gorgeous.  And I will confess that most of my “Junkieness” comes from being a MAC Addict, but these

shadows rival any that MAC has produced lately.  Take a look at these and their swatches and tell me

your thoughts.  Or better yet,go out and try ’em out yourself!


Eyeshadows: #304, 34, 302, 168, 93

Basically I am a huge fan of green eyeshadows, they compliment basically every eye color and are hard to mess up. So is it really any surprise that I have five green/teal shadows to show from MUFE?

#304 is a shimmery, chartreuse like green. It’s very similar to #171, and when I purchased it I was a bit crazed and hasty in jotting down all the colors I wanted.  Maybe if I would have thought about it a little more I might have skipped this one. They’re both incredibly similar. I’d say this one has a touch more green in it than the 171, possibly.  This one also has  a little more shimmer, and it is a smooth, well-pigmented shimmer shadow to as well. If I were comparing it to a MAC shadow I would say it most reminds me of MAC Overgrown.

#34 is a soft, pale green with some yellow undertones. This one is not shimmery although it has a kind of sheen that you can see when you look at it through in the light, though it is definitely not matte. Again to use a MAC reference, I would have to say this one is a kind of MAC Juxt eyeshadow, but with a lot less frostiness.

#302 is a medium teal shimmer shade. On my skin this one is definitely more blue than green although not extremely so, and for some reason this one is not as pigmented as many of the Make Up For Ever eyeshadows that I have used. If you compared this #302 to  #168, this is one is definitely the loser, so I would say to skip this one and go for the #168.

#168 is a gorgeous bright pop of teal with a both some shimmer and some sheen. This one is a very close companion to MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow, the only difference being this one is a bit brighter a bit more of  predominate green-teal. This one is a definite frost and has great color payoff.  I think this shadow would last you the longest of all the ones I have reviewed as it is not gonna take much at all to get a great teal color on your eyes.  And as an all out lover of teal I would say this one is a MUST HAVE!!

#93 is a matte, green-teal. It has a medium pigment to it and feels smooth to the touch.  This is one of those colors that you need to build up the intensity by layering it color over color, rather than trying to get a bunch on your brush (hoping to pack it on) and have it end up all over your face because it has fallen off the brush. The layering of this shade will allow you to build up the color smoothly and give you maximum color payoff.  The MAC cousin for this shade would have to be MAC Melody.  Unfortunately, MAC Melody was  discontinued many moons ago.  However now you can grab this one and have it if you loved Melody 🙂

Which of these shades would you pick?  Do you agree with my assessments?



#304


#34


#302


#168

#93


Ok I know I have been bombarding y’all with new information in the last few days.  Seems like MAC has a new release for every week of the year coming up.  However I am pondering the idea behind this one.  I dont really see the point.  Very few products and unless a bunch of new info comes out that shows some more things that are gonna blow my mind I can say I will skip this collection.  –  And that is VERY.UNLIKE.ME.

However this is just the prelim info.  Take a look and see for yourself what you think.  post any comments, I would love to hear them!

MAC HD Collection

U.S. Launch Date: September 10th, 2009
International Launch Date: October 2009

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Close to Real Light, neutral peach pink (Lustre)
  • High Def Mid-tone neutral coral (Amplified Cream)
  • Sharp Focus Deep brown plum (Lustre)
  • Resolutely Red Deepened claret (Lustre)

Face & Body Foundation ($32.00)

A water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides long-lasting, natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body Foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend, water-resistant formula. The long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of colours and contains several emollients to help moisturize and condition the skin. It delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body.

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MSF Natural ($25.00)

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.

#187 Duo Fibre Brush ($42.00)

A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

#188 Brush ($34.00)

A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula colour – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibers.


Colour Craft

Skin

  • Brow Highlight: Passionate Eye Shadow (left eye) with 222 Brush
  • Eyelid: Fresh Green Mix Mineralize Eye Shadow (solid shade)(inner, centre) with 252 Brush
  • Liner: Smolder Eye Kohl (waterline), Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner
  • Liner, Lower: Passionate Eye Shadow with 219 Brush
  • Lashes: Zoomblack Zoom Lash

Design

  • Left Eye: Top circle at brow bone – Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow (orange shade); middle circle at temple; Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow (blue and white shades); bottom circle at eyelid – Deep Truth Eye Shadow with
    242 Brush; Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner (outline)
  • Inner Eye Design (both eyes): Fresh Green Mix Mineralize Eye Shadow (solid shade) with 252 Brush and Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner (outline)

Lips

  • Pencil: Beet Lip Pencil
  • Lipstick: Trimming Talk Lipstick (outer) with 316 Brush and Miss Marble Lipglass and Melon Pigment

Trimming Talk

Skin

  • Foundation: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation with 188 Brush
  • Blush: Smooth Merge Mineralize Skinfinish with 129 Brush

Eyes

  • Brows: Clear Brow Set
  • Eyelid: Fresh Green Mix Mineralize Eye Shadow (solid shade) with 239 Brush
  • Crease: Fresh Green Mix Mineralize Eye Shadow (mélange shade) with 224 Brush
  • Liner: Smolder Eye Kohl (waterline), Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner
  • Liner, Lower: Carbon Eye Shadow with 219 Brush
  • Lashes: Black Dazzle Dazzle Lash

Lips

  • Pencil: Beet Lip Pencil
  • Lipstick: Trimming Talk Lipstick and Luna Cream Coloured Base (centre) with 311 Brush and Crazy Haute Lipglass

Ever Embellish

Skin

  • Foundation: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation with 191 Brush
  • Blush: Hand-finish Mineralize Blush with 188 Brush
  • Powder: Smooth Merge Mineralize Skinfinish with 187 Brush

Eyes

  • Brows: Strut Eye Brows with 208 Brush
  • Brow Highlight: Girlish Romp Mineralize Eye Shadow (white shade) with 239 Brush
  • Eyelid: Girlish Romp Mineralize Eye Shadow (pink shade) with 242 Brush
  • Crease: Girlish Romp Mineralize Eye Shadow (copper shade – inner and outer) with 217 Brush
  • Liner: Earthline Technakohl Liner with 209 Brush
  • Lashes: Black Dazzle Dazzle Lash

Lips

  • Pencil: Burgundy Lip Pencil
  • Lipstick: Ever Embellish Lipstick with 316 Brush and Funky Fusion Lipglass

Natural Flare

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Skin

  • Foundation: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation with 109 Brush
  • Blush: Cheeky Bronze and Sunny By Nature Mineralize Skinfinishes with 188 Brush

Eyes

  • Brows: Lingering Eye Brows
  • Brow Highlight: Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow (brown shade – outer) with 239 Brush
  • Eyelid: Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow (gold shade) with 217 Brush
  • Crease: Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow (brown shade – outer and centre) (orange shade, inner) with 217 Brush
  • Liner: Earthline Technakohl Liner
  • Liner, Lower: Plank Techakohl Liner with 266 Brush
  • Lashes: Plushblack Plush Lash

Lips

  • Pencil: Velvetella Cremestick Liner
  • Lipstick: Ever Embellish and Most Popular Lipsticks with 316 Brush and Crazy Haute Lipglass

Madly Creative

Skin

  • Foundation: Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation with 187 Brush
  • Blush: Improvise Mineralize Blush with 130 Brush

Eyes

  • Brows: Wedge Eye Shadow with 266 Brush
  • Brow Highlight: Assemblage Mineralize Eye Shadow (white and gold shades) with 213 Brush
  • Eyelid: Print Eye Shadow with 213 Brush
  • Crease: Assemblage Mineralize Eye Shadow (black shade) with 224 Brush
  • Liner: Smolder Eye Kohl with 219 Brush
  • Lashes: Black Dazzle Dazzle Lash

Lips

  • Pencil: Spice Lip Pencil
  • Lipstick: Madly Creative Lipstick with 316 Brush and Crazy Haute Lipglass

Nice Mix Up

Skin

  • Foundation: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation with 187 Brush, Fix +
  • Blush: Hand-finish Mineralize Blush with 130 Brush

Eyes

  • Brows: Omega Eye Shadow with 208 Brush, Sophisticated Brow Set
  • Eyelid: Assemblage Mineralize Eye Shadow (white shade) with 252 Brush
  • Crease: Assemblage Mineralize Eye Shadow (black shade, outer) with 222 Brush
  • Liner, Upper: Boot Black Liquid Liner with 219 Brush
  • Liner, Lower: Smolder Eye Kohl, Assemblage Mineralize Eye Shadow (black and brown shades) with 212 Brush
  • Lashes: Zoomblack Zoom Lash

Lips

  • Pencil: Cushy Cremestick Liner with 311 Brush
  • Lipstick: Madly Creative Lipstick with 316 Brush and Pretty Pattern and Nice Mix Up Lipglass

Eclectic Edge

Skin

  • Foundation: Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation with 190 Brush
  • Blush: Daft Pink Mineralize Blush with 130 Brush

Eyes

  • Brow Highlight: Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow (white shade and pink shade – inner and outer) with 217 Brush
  • Eyelid: Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow (black shade – inner and outer)(white shade – centre) with 239 Brush
  • Crease: Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow (black and pink shade – inner and outer) (white shade – centre) with 217 Brush
  • Liner: Blacktrack Fluidline with 212 Brush
  • Liner, Lower: Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow (pink and black shades) with 228 Brush
  • Lashes: Zoomblack Zoom Lash

Lips

  • Pencil: Gingerroot Cremestick Pearl Liner
  • Lipstick: Colour Crafted Lipstick with 318 Brush and Miss Marble and Eclectic Edge Lipglasses

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection: Colour

Every Artist must be daring if she wants to hone her Craft, and post-summer 2009 colour was conceived with that kind of creativity in mind.

A sensibility that surpasses expectations with inventive new Mineralize Eye Shadow pinwheel designs that combine new hues in modern, neo-geo ways; Lipglass gets a lift too, now with three shades swirled to create a one-of-a-kind marble finish delivered in a new, sleek vial. The small but seriously artful 109 and 226 Brushes are musts… add the newest colour sensations in complementary Lipstick, Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush, and any glamorous gallery will go gaga to give you your own one-woman show!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN)

  • Madly Creative Pink neutral with white pearl
  • Ever Embellish Plum brown with red pearl
  • Made with Love Bright coral pink
  • Colour Crafted Milky pink
  • Trimming Talk Bright fuchsia
  • Most Popular Purple with yellow undertone

Lipglass ($17.50 U.S./$21.00 CDN)

Three shades swirled together to create a one-of-a-kind marble finish.

  • Pretty Pattern Warm dirty beige
  • Crazy Haute Blue pink
  • Nice Mix Up Burnt ginger
  • Funky Fusion Pink coral
  • Eclectic Edge Cool violet
  • Miss Marble Muted pink

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN)

Four shades create a pinwheel design in one compact

  • Assemblage White with silver pearl / Deep Grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold
  • Odd Bits Mid-tone Silver Grey / Dusty Rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy / Peachy bronze
  • Fashion Patch Ice Blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink
  • Eccentricity Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/Rich bronze
  • Natural Flare Copper / Yellow orange / Dirty brown / Rich gold
  • Girlish Romp Dirty violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink

Mineralize Blush ($21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN)

  • Hand-finish Light pink with deep gold veining
  • Fad-dabulous Dirty Burnt coral with yellow gold veining
  • Daft Pink Deep blue pink with light white yellow veining
  • Improvise Mid-tone neutral coral with light white yellow gold veining
  • Cheek & Cheerful Mid-tone bronzy brown with yellow gold veining
  • Style Demon Dirty brick red with copp er veining

Brushes

  • 109 Small Contour For application, blending and contouring of powder products. ($32.00 U.S./$38.50 CDN)
  • 226 Tapered Blending Small tapered blending brush for application and blending of shadow. ($24.50 U.S./$29.00 CDN)

Available: North America July 9, 2009 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and http://www.maccosmetics.com, International July 2009 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and http://www.maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection: Face

An Artist’s signature is the finishing touch, the decisive moment when colour, composition, and creativity come together in equal measure.

Colour Craft is all about making it your own…perfection as The Muse intended. This unprecedented assortment of Mineralize Skinfinish shades work it out beautifully, with three new mosaic combinations: Triple Fusion, Smooth Merge, Warm Blend; or simply singular one-shade Sunny By Nature, just Porcelain Pink, or rich Cheeky Bronze. 131 Duo Fibre Brush with built-in short natural fibres AND longer optic fibres all-in-one comes together as the ultimate Artist’s tool for sleek shading and haute highlighting.

Mineralize Skinfinish ($27.00 U.S./$32.50 CDN)

  • Sunny By Nature Rich Bronze with pink pearl
  • Cheeky Bronze Soft Golden Coral with bronze pearl
  • Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral with gold veining
  • Triple Fusion Left : Soft Champagne Gold; Center: Soft Golden Pink; Right: Rose Pink with Golden Nuances
  • Smooth Merge Left: Soft Champagne Pink; Center: Deep Rose; Right: Pale Cool Pink
  • Warm Blend Left: Antique Gold; Center: Mahogany Bronze; Right: Copper

Brush

  • 131 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Flat, tapered brush that contains a combination of short and long fibres. Ideally suited for Mineralize Skinfinish Powders ($40.00 U.S./$48.00 CDN)

Available: North America July 9, 2009 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and http://www.maccosmetics.com, International July 2009 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and http://www.maccosmetics.com.

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