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Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


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MAC Ungaro

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UNGARO COL MAC UngaroLive from backstage at the Fall 2008 Collections, It-Boy designer, Esteban Cortazar, and MAC have come together to create a special colour collection as dreamy, refined, and, well, Parisienne as anything this side of the Avenue Georges V, exclusively ours! A limited edition for lips, cheeks, eyes…chez Ungaro, only for MAC.

“Our association with Ungaro is really exciting as we’ve supported Esteban for many years. He’s reflective of an attitude and movement for venerable fashion houses to reinvent their brands by employing new emerging talent, something that’s a core value of MAC,” explains Creative Director, James Gager.

The collaboration also represents the many personalities and aesthetics to which MAC makeup appeals. “MAC’s a high/low fashion brand,” continues Gager. “We follow equally couture and street culture, a sense of yin and yang is inherent to the brand and our customers – heavy-duty dramatic makeup alongside that which is girly, fresh and light. Following from our dramatic and outrageous collaboration with McQueen last year, we felt that Ungaro represented another side of MAC’s personality.”

UngaroLipstick MAC Ungaro
LIPSTICK
Pure Rose: Pastel pink with white pearl
Freckletone: Neutral yellow-toned beige
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

Ungaro cruisecontrol MAC Ungaro
LIPGLASS
Pastel Emotion: Pastel pink with white pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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SEE-THRU LIP COLOR
Not So Shy!: Jewel-tone berry stain
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

Ungaro eyeshadow coral MAC Ungaro
EYE SHADOW
Soft Flower: Clean, mid-tone coral
Lilac Touch: Dirty mid-tone violet
Mineral Deep: cool brown
Phloof!: Frosted off-white (not shown)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

U creambase crushedrose MAC Ungaro
CREAM COLOUR BASE
Crushed Bougainvillea: Jewel-tone berry stain
Fresh Morning: Soft muted pastel pink
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

UngaroPowderCompact 009 MAC Ungaro
BEAUTY POWDER
Flower Mist Dew Clean brightening pink
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

Technakohlauto de blue MAC Ungaro
TECHNAKOHL LINER
Auto-de-blu: Amethyst
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

LoudLash BoomBrown 006 MAC Ungaro
ZOOM LASH
Lofty Brown: Ultra-rich blackened cocoa brown
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

BrowSet mink MAC Ungaro
BROW SET
Mink: Dirty brown
Suggested Retail Price: $13.50

Available
North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International October 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Suite Array

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SUITEARRAY COL MAC Suite Array
Suite Array: Eight shadow duo compacts imbue exceptional sparkle, add innovation in the most sophisticated new color alignments. Pair them with new Pearlglide Eye Liners, which provide all the accoutrements of day and night bedroom eyes…

EYE SHADOW SUITE

SUITEARRAY DUO 3 MAC Suite ArraySweet Liaison
Small Pan: Pale yellow with gold pearl
Big Pan: Deep brown with gold pearl

Rose Suites
Small Pan: Intense blue pink
Big Pan: Light yellow pink with silver pearl

Team Violets
Small Pan: Dark burgundy with burgundy pearl
Big Pan: Mid-tone violet with gold pearl

Counterparts
Small Pan: Deep forest with gold pearl
Big Pan: Mid-tone orange with gold pearl

Shallow V. Deep
Small Pan: Bluish green with gold pearl
Big Pan: Mint with silver pearl

Blue Zone
Small Pan: Deep grey/green with silver pearl
Big Pan: Light ice blue with silver pearl

Ocean 2
Small Pan: Mid-tone blue with silver pearl
Big Pan: Light blue with silver pearl

Smoke & Ash
Small Pan: Black with silver pearl
Big Pan: Mid-tone grey silver pearl

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00

PEARLGLIDE EYE LINER

Pearlglide+Eye+Liner MAC Suite ArrayBankroll: Rich green with bright green sparkle
Miss Fortune: Eggplant with light pink glitter
Spare Change: Mid-tone brown with copper glitter
Rave: Deep purple with purple glitter
Fly-By-Blu: Light blue with blue glitter
Wolf: Deep grey with gold glitter
Molasses: Dirty brown mid-tone brown glitter
Black Russian: Black with navy blue glitter

Suggestion Retail Price: $14.00

Carrie Underwood Is Just Like Us: She’s a Makeup Junkie!

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carrie+underwood+cover+allure Carrie Underwood Is Just Like Us: Shes a Makeup Junkie!
Carrie Underwood is Allure‘s cover girl for their September 2008 issue.

carrie+underwood+allure Carrie Underwood Is Just Like Us: Shes a Makeup Junkie!
Makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen was inspired by glamorous Bond girl Ursula Andress. “The idea with Carrie’s makeup was to showcase her eyes and give them that ‘pop,’” says Reiss-Andersen.

First, she sponged on a light wash of foundation and dabbed the apples of Underwood’s cheeks with a peach cream blush. Then she rimmed Underwood’s eyes in charcoal liner and blended cranberry and nude eye shadow from the lash line to the crease. She added “tons of fake lashes” as well as mascara. Finally, Reiss-Andersen applied a sheer and pearly lip gloss so it “didn’t compete with her eyes.”

To re-create the look, try:

Chanel+Powder+Blush Carrie Underwood Is Just Like Us: Shes a Makeup Junkie!* Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadows in Cinnamon and Beige
* Chanel Powder Blush in Horizon
* Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Bonbon

Reiss-Andersen offered to tone down Underwood’s makeup before she headed out the door, but the singer loved it so much that she kept it. She signed a few autographs for the crew before heading off to shop for cosmetics at a local mall with her mom and sister – fake eyelashes and all!

Source: Allure

Prediction: MAC’s Cult of Cherry Will Spawn Cult Following This Fall

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MAC Cult Cherry Prediction: MACs Cult of Cherry Will Spawn Cult Following This Fall
I don’t know where you live, but it was straight-up fall in Philly today. And while I’m an autumn baby (holla at my Libras), I’m sad to see summer slip away. But whether we like it or not, the change of seasons is imminent and inevitable. So to properly prepare you for the coming months, this week, Spoiled Pretty will be bringing you the skinny on the hottest fall makeup collections.

First up is MAC’s Cult of Cherry.

zac+posen+agnes Prediction: MACs Cult of Cherry Will Spawn Cult Following This FallThe GLAMORAMA beauty trend took center stage during the Fall/Winter 2008 Fashion Shows. Glam goes rock with punk-tuated eyes and heady lips. Hedonistic, transformative makeup stole the spotlight. Seen on the runways of such shows at Giles, The Blonds, Vivienne Westwood and Zac Posen (left), MAC Cult of Cherry is the perfect way to get the look. Turn up the volume on your makeup or tone it down for everyday wear, the collection can be worn in a multitude of ways to suit your needs.

Thanks to my friends at MAC, I got sneak peek at the collection. And if the samples I received are any indication, we’re all in for a delicious treat.

mac+cult+of+cherry+tempting+eye+quad Prediction: MACs Cult of Cherry Will Spawn Cult Following This Fall
Tempting Eye Shadow Quad
Next to Nothing: Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (frost)
Tempting: Rich coco (lustre)
Sharp: Frosty bright yellow gold (satin)
Dark Edge: Dirty chocolate brown (satin)

mac+cult+of+cherry+lips Prediction: MACs Cult of Cherry Will Spawn Cult Following This Fall
So Scarlet Lipstick: Clean grape burgundy (amplified)
Creme Cerise: Sheer yellow taupe (lustre)
Kirsch: Blackened cranberry (matte)
Jampacked: Sheer grape with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)

Though many of these colors are bit dark and saturated to rock right away, I couldn’t resist getting a jump start on my fall makeup wardrobe. Creme Cerise is my new go-to nude. After sundown, I break out Jampacked. Plum de Bois Powder Blush (not pictured) didn’t wow me in the pot, but is absolutely stunning on the skin. And Kirsch has been claimed by Mama Spoiled Pretty (aka Sticky Fingers).

For more information on the collection, click here.

Cult of Cherry will be available in stores and at maccosmetics.com from August 21 through October 2008. But you know how quickly these limited-edition MAC collections fly off the shelves. So I don’t need to tell you to mark your calendars.

Me Plus MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Equals Love Connection

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Love Connection Me Plus MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Equals Love Connection Of the roughly 22,000 couples who met on Love Connection, 31 eventually married. If MAC Cosmetics were running the show instead of Chuck Woolery, I suspect the odds would have been much higher. You see, MAC recently introduced me to “Love Connection,” a Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo from their new Electro Flash collection, and it was true love at first sight.

MAC+Love+Connection Me Plus MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Equals Love ConnectionDescribed as “Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono,” this baked duet of shadows has a super-fine pearl finish that’s like multi-dimensional fairy dust on your lids.

Appropriate for daytime and evening wear, this shade is sure to become your number one steady. I haven’t worn another shadow since Love Connection and I met a few weeks ago. Just be sure to prep the lid with a primer. If you apply with a brush, pat it on – as it has a tendency to fall under the eyes…or use a sponge-tip applicator.

You really must try Love Connection to understand why I’m so enamored. MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos are available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com.

Spoiled Pretty will return in two and two. Honestly, it’ll be a little longer than that…but I couldn’t resist.

Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September

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MAC+Cult+Cherry Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
The Cult of Cherry is luscious, dramatic, undeniably eroticized. Ripened lips, Spiced Hot Chocolate eyes or Illegal Purple nails, combine to seduce with a sweet-and-shock, way-to-go dark. Separates the bitter from the sweet. This drama just gets more delicious.

Cult+of+Cherry+Lipstick Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Lipstick
Crème Cerise: Sheer yellow taupe (lustre)
Lightly Ripe: Sheer mid-tone pink (lustre)
Russian Red: Intense bluish red (matte)
“O”: Intense purplish red with metallic gold (frost)
So Scarlet: Clean grape burgundy (amplified)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Lipglass Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Lipglass
Cherry Blossom: Sheer light pink with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Rich & Ripe: Mid-tone pinkish red with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Cult of Cherry: Clean red with red pearl (frost)
Liqueur: Neutral brownish mauve with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Jampacked: Sheer grape with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Mattene Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Mattene
Rapturous: Deep berry red (matte)
Kirsch: Blackened cranberry (matte)
Chock-ful: Blackened brown (matte)
Bing: Blackened eggplant (matte)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Blush Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
PowderBlush
Blooming: Frosted deep dirty peach (frost)
Plum de Bois: Frosted deep pink bronze with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50 U.S.
Cult+of+Cherry+Nail+Lacquer Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Nail Lacquer
Silverstruck: Frosty greyed taupe with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Illegal Purple: Creamy blackened eggplant (cream)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.00 U.S.

Zoom+Lash+Mascara Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
ZoomLash
Zoom Black: Rich black
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Spiced+Chocolate+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Spiced Chocolate Quad
Nanogold: Sheer yellow pink with pink pearl (frost)
Brash: Frosty reddish copper (vxp)
Spiced: Dirty deep reddish brown (matte)
Sweet Chestnut: Frosted cranberry (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Tempting+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Tempting Quad
Next to Nothing: Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (frost)
Sharp: Frosty bright yellow gold (satin)
Dark Edge: Dirty chocolate brown (satin)
Tempting: Rich coco (lustre)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Shadowy+Lady+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Shadowy Lady Quad
Light Fall: Dirty light pink (satin)
Smudge Violet: Frosty blackened lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Deep Truth: Very dark blue (frost)
Shadowy Lady: Darkly veiled plum (matte)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Available:
September 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

New From MAC: Starflash

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MAC+Starflash New From MAC: Starflash
Hollywood’s new Power Couple. Our 12 new limited-edition Starflash shadows, combined with Kohl Power Eye Pencil. Shades for a smooth, creamy, cushioned life. Provides the double-wattage impact that will take you to the new stylesphere!

Starflash Eye Shadow: A remarkably creamy jet-milled pressed Eye Shadow that provides a distinctive pearly finish. Provides smooth-as-silk application with no dust or fly-aways. Medium buildable coverage allows versatility in application. Use discreetly or build it up. Long-wearing. Lasts all day without creasing or fading. Blends effortlessly, stays colour-true. Limited edition.

Star By Night: Frosty midtone blue
Talent Pool: Frosty blue green with gold pearl
Smoke & Diamonds: Frosty dirty taupe
Top Hat: Frosty dirty indigo
Lotusland: Frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl
Sunset: Frosty clean midtone pink
Bold & Brazen: Frosty light copper
Grand Entrance: Frosty neutral pink beige
Glamour Check: Frosty reddish brown
Mink & Sable: Frosty olive green
Dreammaker: Frosty yellow gold
Go: Frosted bronze
Suggested retail: $14.50

Kohl Power Eye Pencil: A kohl pencil that has all the intensity and colour power of ultra-soft carbon. Specially formulated to provide deep, fully opaque coverage, provides an intense, smoked finish with duo-chrome pearl. Versatile in application: blend or smudge.

Orpheus: Intense black with gold pearl (frost)
Mystery: Rich black with green and teal pearl (frost)
Feline: Rich black (frost)
Raven: Intense black with red pearl (frost)

Suggested retail: $14.00

Plushlash: A mascara formulated to instantly plump up lashes for extreme voluptuous effect. Works fast. Builds volume smoothly and evenly from root to tip. Delivers a silky, flexible, full fan of lashes. Fluid formula lightly coats lashes one layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping. Goes on via an innovative, specially patented wand with a v-shaped groove that prunes the bristles on one side while leaving the other side full and lush. The short bristles coax the lashes upward to an extraordinarily sophisticated yet flirtatious curl, while the other side separates and combs the lashes root-to-tip creating a long, well-defined glamour lash. Volumizing, lengthening, curling, lifting. This mascara features everything you want, with all the top mascara no’s: no clumping, spiking, smudging or flaking.

Plushblack: Black

Suggested retail: $12.00

Now available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com.