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The Best Cat Eye at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009

Despite going backstage at countless Fashion Week shows, the best darn cat eye belonged to my roommate, Katie – who flew in from Nevada to report for Makeup Bag and assist the lovely Erika.

Little K (she reminds me of Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, so I gave her a nickname) creates her ferosh cat eye using the following products and tools:

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Small Angle Brush (#263)
bareMinerals Rocker Eye Kit (she uses 1980s Eyecolor and Rock Star Eyecolor)
Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky Eye
DuWop Lash Venom Mascara

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Coming Soon: MAC Hello Kitty Collection

Hello Kitty Color Collection

All that’s girly and sparkly.

This sophisticated color story takes its cue from both the fantastical world of Hello Kitty and the glamour of the spring fashion shows. It will feature plush pinks, rich purples, turquoise for extra pop, three-dimensional lickable lips and lashes that were made to bat, all packaged in a sophisticated yet adorable graphic black design to give the line that baaaaaad kitty edge.

MAC paired six playful Lipstick shades with six sparkling Lipglass glosses, two Tinted Lip Conditioners that will have your kisser covered, and two bright and punchy eye quads that can be accented with reflective eye Glitter and Glitter Eye Liners, all of which are perfectly framed by the thickest, most decadent Plush Lash Mascara. Beauty Powder Blush in shades of pink and peach will give the MAC Hello Kitty woman a demure, rosy flush and nails are decorated in fabulous shades of pepto-pink, modern grey and creamy white Nail Lacquer.

MAC Hello Kitty Accessories

To Kitty-fy your life.

Finally, we know how devoted Hello Kitty collectors are, and with that in mind we’ve designed an accessory collection like no other. Hello Kitty was created with the idea that everyone should be able to snap up a gift for a friend (or yourself!), and there’s literally something for everyone.

Of course makeup lovers will adore the Criss Cross Half Lashes, Makeup Bags and Vanity Case with the exclusive pink and white collaboration logo. We’re rolling out a Brush Collection, adorable Purse Mirror, Mirrored Key Clip, Beaded Bracelet with darling charms, and the sure to be cult classic 14” MAC Hello Kitty Plush Doll. Snatch up these playful, yet practical graphic Makeup Bags at any MAC location.


LIPSTICK
Cute-ster: Sheer peachy pink with pearl
Big Bow: Sheer bright intense blue pink
Fresh Brew: Creamed coffee
Fashion Mews: Sheer pale lavender
Strayin ’: Frosty midtone mint
Most Popular: Sheer deep berry
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00


LIPGLASS
Sweet Strawberry: Sheer berry with blue pearl
Mimmy: Light creamy pink with pink and gold pearl
Nice to be Nice: Sheer bright intense orange with pearl
Nice Kitty: Sheer neon pink with blue pearl
She Loves Candy: Pale blue pink with gold pearl
Fast Friends: Sheer bright intense purple with pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00


TINTED LIP CONDITIONER
Popster Lively: Coral Pink
Pink Fish: Soft Neutral Pink
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50


EYE SHADOW x 4: LUCKY TOM
Stylin ’: Midtone violet blue with multi-dimensional pearl
Lucky Tom: Dark charcoal brown with gold pearl
Crème Royale: Yellow wheat gold
Paradisco: Soft bright pinky-coral with golden shimmer
Suggested Retail Price: $38.00


EYE SHADOW x 4: TOO DOLLY
Too Dolly: Frosty midtone mint
Stately Black: Rich blue with silver sparkle
Yogurt: Soft pale pink
Romping: Rich magenta with pink pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $38.00


PIGMENT
Milk: Frosty pale silvery pink
Deep Blue Green: Rich, deep bluish green
Suggested Retail Price: $19.50


REFLECTS GLITTER
Reflects Blue: Sparkling Blue
Reflects Very Pink: Sparkling fuchsia pink
Suggested Retail Price: $19.50


GLITTER EYE LINER
Her Glitz: Blackened gold with multi-dimensional glitter
Glitterpuss: Orangey bronze with multi-dimensional glitter
Kitty Power: Pink with multi-dimensional glitter
Girl Groove: Clear/white teal reflects and multi-dimensional glitter
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50


PLUSH LASH
Plushblack: Black
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00


BEAUTY POWDER BLUSH
Fun & Games: Soft orange peach
Tippy: Midtone blue pink
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00


BEAUTY POWDER
Tahitian Sand: Soft coral peach
Pretty Baby: Soft sunny pink with gold
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00


LASH
Hello Kitty Lash: Half lash with overlapping hairs to emphasize outer corner of eyes.
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00


NAIL LACQUER

Something About Pink: Blue pink fuchsia
On the Prowl: Light creamy grey
Vestral White: Creamy white
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00


MAC HELLO KITTY TOTE
Rectangular tote bag with collaboration inspired graphics and logo.
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00
Available exclusively at maccosmetics.com.


MAC HELLO KITTY PETITE MAKEUP BAG

Small soft train case silhouette with full zip closure.
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00
Available at all MAC locations.


MAC HELLO KITTY MAKEUP BAG
Medium soft train case silhouette with full zip closure.
Suggested Retail Price: $35.00
Available at all MAC locations.


MAC HELLO KITTY SOFT VANITY CASE
Large soft train case silhouette with full zip closure. Fabric is black vinyl with pink and white collaboration logo.
Suggested Retail Price: $55.00
Available exclusively at maccosmetics.com.


MAC HELLO KITTY PURSE MIRROR
Compact inspired by collaboration; interior contains standard mirror on one side and magnifying mirror on alternate side.
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00
Available at MAC retail stores, Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com only.


MAC HELLO KITTY BRUSH COLLECTION
Round plastic jar inspired by collaboration that holds 3 SE brushes with blank handles.
187SE Duo Fibre Brush
109SE Small Contour Brush
239SE Eye Shade Brush
Suggested Retail Price: $49.50
Available at MAC retail stores, Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com only.


MAC HELLO KITTY MIRRORED KEY CLIP
Bag zipper clip with 2 charms inspired by collaboration; key chain and mini mirror.
Suggested Retail Price: $16.00
Available at MAC retail stores and maccosmetics.com only.


MAC HELLO KITTY BEADED BRACELET
Black beaded bracelet with 3 charms; inspired by collaboration.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00
Available at MAC retail stores and maccosmetics.com only.


MAC HELLO KITTY PLUSH DOLL
14” plush doll in black, pink and white nylon.
Suggested Retail Price: $42.00
Available at MAC retail stores, Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com only.

Available North America February 12, 2009 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com; International March 2009.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Victoria’s Secret Flawless Glow Face Bronzer


My sister’s BFF turned me onto Victoria’s Secret Flawless Glow Face Bronzer, from the Bare Bronze Collection. This velvety duo-bronzer has two finishes. Use the satin matte shade to contour, the pearly powder to highlight; and blend the two shades together for a shimmering bronze glow.

The shimmery half of the duo leaves you looking sunkissed, rather than muddy – a la Lindsay “Dirty Face” Lohan.

Here’s another tip passed along from Lauren’s friend: apply the shimmery shade, in a stripe, down the middle of the nose – then continue the line from the bottom of the nose to the cupid’s bow. And ta-da – instant hotness.

Flawless Glow Face Bronzer is available in three shades: light (glow 1), light/medium (glow 2), and medium (glow 3). I’ve got a Halle Berry-esque complexion and I wear the light/medium, just to give you an idea.

On the website, Flawless Glow Face Bronzer will set you back $17.50. But my sister and I snagged ours in the Victoria’s Secret store, where they’re selling these babies for $4.37! There’s also this adorable kabuki brush (super soft brown bristles with hot pink tips) that’s on sale for $4.87.

I finally cashed in the gift card I got last September at Fashion Week – and bought the Flawless Glow Face Bronzer and the Very Sexy Demi Push-Up Bra with Gel-Curve (very sexy, indeed).

Coming Soon From MAC: Well-Defined Collection


Well-Defined brings to life over two years of work backstage in the lab to perfect our newest foundation and concealer. Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation is a rich, luxurious Cream Foundation in tube. This lush uniquely textured foundation delivers ultimate hydration while instantly revitalizing dull and dry skin. Smooth and even application yields a medium buildable coverage with a natural-satin finish. It’s paired with Studio Sculpt Concealer, which provides full-coverage that never becomes dry and cakey with a gel-based cream formula slips onto skin, effortlessly hiding imperfections.

“Studio Sculpt Foundation has fused new advancements in technology with innovative plant-based extracts to create a lush, luxurious new cream-gel foundation that delivers comfortable, weightless and flawless coverage,” says Nick Gavrelis, MAC’s Vice President of Global Product Development. “Makeup artists and women customers alike can easily achieve blendable medium coverage, with a luminous, satiny finish.”

Gordon Espinet, MAC’s Vice President of Global Makeup Artistry shares this application tip for the non-professional user: “Begin with a pea size amount on the back of your hand, and use any foundation brush to apply onto hydrated skin. Mix in a bit of your favorite moisturizer (try Strobe Cream or Strobe Liquid), which will create a sheer, luminous finish that makes skin appear to be candlelit. Use any MAC concealer over areas that need additional coverage.”


STUDIO SCULPT SPF 15 FOUNDATION
NC 15, NC 20, NC 25, NC 30, NC 35, NC 37, NC 40, NC 42, NC 44, NC 45,NC 50, NC 55, NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW43,NW45, NW47, NW50, NW55
Suggested Retail Price: $28.00


STUDIO SCULPT CONCEALER
NC 15, NC 20, NC 30, NC 35, NC 42, NC 45, NC 50, NW15, NW20, 25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

191 FOUNDATION BRUSH
Large, flat, square shaped synthetic-fibre brush with a fine, firm edge for distribution and blending of liquid, emulsion or cream products on the face or body.
Suggested Retail Price: $32.00


195 CONCEALER BRUSH
Flexible, synthetic flat brush with slight pointed tip for application and blending of all concealer formulas and other emollient products.
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00


PREP + PRIME SKIN
Suggested Retail Price: $23.00

Available February 7, 2009 at all MAC locations and at maccosmetics.com.

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