M·A·C Painterly: Paint Pot Eyeshadow.

They are here, in my hands, and I love them. M·A·C Painterly Pot Eye Shadows have such a wonderful texture, smoothing right over the eyelid. They never crease, and provide a beautiful wash of color. I even tried a few as eyeliners, and they work very well for that purpose too. Couple that with the fact that is 102 degrees here, with 97% humidity, my eye makeup is looking stunning - not melting away, whatsoever!


Top row, left to right: Greenstroke, Groundwork, Indianwood, Moss Scape, Painterly, Rubenesque.
Bottom row, left to right: Artifact, Blackground, Bare Study, Constructivist, Delft, Fresco Rose.


Free Makeup, Anyone?

allure_august.jpgThere is nothing like some good ole' free stuff. Who knows that better then Allure Magazine this month, with it's Free Stuff issue on newsstands now.

If you don't have this issue on hand now, I urge you to run out and pick up the August issue of Allure magazine as fast as you can say "free'. 

Here is how it works. Every day throughout the month, you can log onto and look at the different times the giveaways are held. At the specific time listed, all you have to be is one of the first (whether it be 10, 25, 100, or 1,000) to sign up and take your chance at winning.

Some of the most note able winnings include:
A hair-color service with Rita Hazan, colorist to the celebrities!
Jimmy Choo Grommeted Calf-Leather Bagâ retailed at $1,675, this is the giveaways largest item.
Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Insolence de Rouge
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum Spray
and so, so much more.

Some noteable makeup items I will be vying for:
Lancome Color Fever Lipstick in S.O.S. Pink on 8/6
Lorac Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Radiant on 8/7
Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Eternal Passion on 8/7
Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Quad in Neutral Cashmeres, Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Espresso , Color Intrigue Cheekcolor in Sunblush , and Color Intrigue Lipstick in Flame on 8/8
Pop Beauty Mini Ribbon Glosses in Poppy Red, Peony Pink, Daisy Glow, and Honeysuckle Bronze on 8/10
Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Insolence de Rouge 522 on 8/11
Clarins Lip Colour Tint #19 Wild Berry on 8/13
Mally Beauty City Chick Smokey Eye Kit in Plum Chelsea on 8/14
Piaffe Lip Color in #12 Sunset on 8/15
Therapy Systems Lipstick in Pink Lemonade on 8/16
American Beauty Enduring Beauty Longwear Lipcolor in Apple Jack on 8/17
Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Passion on 8/21
Giella Custom Blended Cosmetics Lipstick in Hotness on 8/22
Avon Glazewear Lipstick in Pink Kiss on 8/23
Dior Rouge Replenishing Lipcolor in Pink Preview on 8/27
Three Custom Color Watercolours for Cheeks in Pink Hyacinth on 8/28
T. LeClerc Satin Lipstick in Glamour #17 on 8/28
Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Plum Frost ( on 8/29
Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Perfect Lipstick in Hot Spot on 8/30
M.A.C. Mattene Lipstick on 8/31

If you score any Free Stuff, share all the details. 


Oh My! M•A•C Painterly - On Counters Now!

Another hot collection, just launched today. This is M•A•C Painterly.


Painterly Pots:
"The innovative new formula of Carnuba Butter and Thixcin wax feels like a cream shadow and lasts for hours with no creasing, caking, or transfer. Not commonly found in cream eye shadows, the formula is easy to apply, blend and mix with M•A•C eye shadows and liners. It's second skin-like adhesion and medical patch polymer keeps moisture in for more comfort and allows you to build seamless coverage without the heaviness. Superior color vibrancy and intensity, the longwear waterproof technology can be easily removed with M•A•C wipes."

Painterly Pots ($16) are available in the following shades:
Frosted mint green with gold pearl (Frost)
Blackground Frosted smoky black grey with multi-coloured pearl (Frost)
Moss Scape Green with gold pearl (Frost)
Bare Study Champagne with gold and white pearl (Frost)
Groundwork Mid-tone neutral taupe (Satin)
Rubenesque Mid-tone frosted golden peach with gold and pink pearl (Frost)
Indianwood Metallic antique bronze (Frost)
Constructivist Metallic dark brown with subtle red pearl (Frost)
Artifact Dark burgundy with red pearl (Frost)
Fesco Rose Mid-tone pink with matching pearl (Frost)
Delft Deep teal with gold pearl (Frost)
Painterly Nude beige (Cream)

Also in the collection are some new Technakohl Liner's ($14.50):
Photogravure Soft black with brown undertone
Plank Milk chocolate brown with brown pearl
Rich olive green with green pearl
Archival Faded royal blue
Foxtail Metallic plum with red pearl
Steelpoint Charcoal with silver pearl

And the Featherette Lashes ($11.00) - beautiful! 

I can't wait to get my hands on these, and will post my looks once I do!