When MAC meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culture mayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land!
A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever!
Fly down to South Florida, with MAC in Lillyland!
168 Large Angled Contour Brush, $32 For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour. The fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled.
239 Eye Shader Brush, $24.50 Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid.
Lipgelee, $14 Resort Life: Off -white with pink pearl Lush & Bright: Bright pink-yellow-coral with pink pearl Preppy: Blue-pink with pink pearl Shift to Pink: Light violet with silver pearl
Nail Lacquer, $12 Coconut Ice: Light yellow-peach-pink (Cream) Steamy: Hot pink (Cream)
Paint Pot, $16.50 Bare Study: Soft beige with gold pearl (Frost) Rubenesque: Golden peach with gold pearl (Frost) Fresco Rose: Pink with matching pearl (Frost) Pearlmatte Face Powder, $27 Pearlmatte Eye Shadow, $19.50
Cremeblend Blush, $18.50 So Sweet, So Easy: Light yellow-pink Optimistic Orange: Bright coral Joie-de -Vivre: Peachy coral Florida: Bright fuschia
Available in North America on January 7, 2010 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in February 2010.
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Can’t go on television with busted looking nails, so I sharpened my self-manicure skillz using Zoya nail polish in Ki. This best-selling shade (can’t you see why?) is a super unique, duochrome plum with blue and green metallic hightlights.
I love that Ki has split personalities. In the light, it’s the irridescent purple described above. Otherwise, it’s this plummy gray that demands a second glance. Ki has taken its place among my polish faves.
My nails usually take a fortnight to dry, so I sped up the process with Qtica Half Time Polish Drying Accelorator. This product is a godsend! For some reason, I always wait ’til 11pm to paint my nails…and usually end up having to fall asleep on my back, with my hands carefully perched on my chest. Thanks to Qtica, my polish was dry and smudge-proof way before lights out.
On Friday night, I was among the 8.2 million people who watched Rihanna’s 20/20 interview. But afterwards, while most people were thinking, “Wow…that Rihanna is so brave to publicly discuss such a horrifying personal tragedy” or “That jackass, Chris Brown, deserves whatever is coming to him” – I was thinking, “What products can I use to copy Rihanna’s icy nude lip look?”
So I did what any self-respecting beauty junkie would do. I broke out my lip gloss/lipstick stash and played makeup mad scientist/mixologist. I found that creating Rihanna’s 20/20 look is quite easy to do. All you need is a nude lipstick that is lighter than your complexion, and a silver gloss. Be sure to apply foundation to lips before trying this look, as the foundation will help cancel out any pink in your lips and let the lip color stand alone.
Here are some combos that I think would pass RiRi scrutiny: