India’s top designer, Manish Arora, teams up with MAC to create an extravagant limited-edition color collection. With its kaleidoscopic clash of shades, gem-studded compacts and maximalist vibe, this makes Indian pop culture fashionably the rage!
I am absolutely obsessed with L’Oreal Paris HIP Jelly Balm right now. They’re the poor (wo)man’s MAC Tendertones…except they’re better, IMO.
The creamy balm lends a juicy pop of color to lips without the stickiness of your average gloss. The six shades have a magic quality that flatter all skin tones (I am partial to Plush). They’re so moutwatering and moisturizing that they render your chapstick obsolete. And when you’re having a bad day, HIP Jelly Balm is the perfect pick-me-up beauty buy.
They smell like cotton candy, taste like caramel, and cost less than $10. Does it get any better?
Buy the entire set without breaking the bank.
Available at mass market retail stores and at drugstore.com.
Live 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.”
North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International October 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
Since I posted my review of Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Makeup Limited Edition Lip Gloss Duo in Flash, I have received numerous emails and comments asking for a photo of Flash on moi.
If my lips joined eHarmony and were matched on 29 dimensions of compatibility, my pout would undoubtedly be paired with the Very Sexy Makeup Limited Edition Lip Gloss Duo in Flash. If I never wore another gloss for the remainder of my natural life, I wouldn’t bat an Exceptionnel de Chanel-coated eyelash.
This double-ended lip gloss holds two formulas. The crème transforms my lips into their sexier selves. It’s a perfect nude that makes all of my other pale glosses seem pathetic.
One swipe of the rose gold shimmer on the center of my bottom lip has me convinced that I’m the brown Angelina. And the sugary caramel scent is so delicioso that I sniff the applicator each and every time I apply.
I’m seriously considering stocking up…build a bomb shelter and fill it with tubes of the Lip Gloss Duo in Flash.
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:
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!
One of my favorite things to do is go to my local MAC store – without agenda – and let one of the masterful makeup artists make me over. You’d be surprised by what you end up purchasing. Typically, they’re products and colors that you would have never considered on your own. Sometimes, the best way to bust out of a beauty rut is to seek professional help and keep an open mind.
Here’s my advice: don’t focus on a particular product or color family. Just sit down, relax and let the salesperson have at it. And that’s exactly what I did this weekend. After arriving at the Nordstrom store in King of Prussia, I made a beeline for the MAC counter. I was warmly greeted by Brenda, one of the makeup artists. I pointed to my pout (I was rocking my own version of the Kim Kardashian pale lip) and told her I needed an update.
Brenda quickly got to work…pulling lip liners, lipsticks, and glosses in various shades and finishes. Frankly, some of them scared me a little bit. But that’s part of the fun. And the genius of MAC products is that the products and colors are very wearable, and flattering on a variety of skin tones. It’s very easy to, in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, “make it work.” There’s a lot of shades that scream ‘hot mess’ in the package…but look scorching HOT on the skin.
So in the end, I purchased Lip Pencil in Dervish (low-key mauve), Lipstick in Captive (pinkish-plum satin) and Plushglass in Oversexed (sheer red with small gold pearl). Above, you can see what the products look like separately – as well as how absolutely beautiful they look layered.
And remember how I said to keep an open mind? Here’s why…
So if you’re near a MAC store or counter…go play. MAC makeup artists are some of the most friendly and inventive in the industry. Put yourself in their capable hands and you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re in the Philly area, go see Brenda – tell her Spoiled Pretty sent you!