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Thursday
Aug252011

M·A·C Opulash Optimum Black.

Who wants the most bold, black and eyelashes exceeding length and volume normally achieved with mascara? I do! I CANNOT apply false lashes for the life of me.  I have tried all types to no avail.  Thus, I stick with mascara.  I have a mascara for everyday, one for a smoky eye, colored mascara for special eye looks and then sometimes I need one for the super duper over the top lash look I love (which is more often than not). The latest mascara in my line up on my vanity is this new one from M·A·C. Meet M·A·C Opulash Optimum Black.
 

 

Something bolder, better, blacker, badder! The race is on to build the best Dramatic Volume and Curl ever. M·A·C Mascara is on the up, trending big, growing gargantuan – so here it is! M·A·C Opulash Optimum Black is your new way forward for a more impressive, imperious build, a more saturated black, with the vroom of extra-volumization, delivered dramatically with our most bodacious brush yet – it’s bigger than beyond! And Intense! Hence the extreme expansion and curl, formed from a blend of silica plates of mica and natural kaolin to thicken and grab each lash with every application, for an intense lay-down with succinctly sexy separation.

Resists flaking, smudging, and humidity, with multifunctional emollient ester flexibility, superior adhesion, and water-gel instant conditioning for even the most sensitive of eyes.  And it lasts 15 hours! The spotlight is on superlative style, state-of-the-art science, and the urge to merge the two....Opulash Optimum Black is the Bat-For-Lashes bomb!

The brush is huge! It takes a few tries to get used to such a large brush, but having tried so many before, it was not that difficult. Just be careful navigating around the corners of your eyes as to be sure not to poke them.  The formula is thick and lush and spreads evenly with just one coat. Two coats and wow - lashes are thick, with no clumps, of course.  I experienced all day wear with Opulash, with no smudging or flaking at all.

I love that one thing this mascara  (wonder if it's in the soon to be released MAC Holiday 2011 collection?) does is resists humidity! Those of us who spend any time in New England or summer in Florida (crazy, I know!) with the high levels of humidity, thank you for that quality alone.

 

M·A·C Opulash Optimum Black is for sale today at all M·A·C counters, stores and online at maccosmetics.com.  It retails for $15.00.

Tuesday
Aug162011

M·A·C Prime Focus.

As I have gotten older, I have faced the fact that I need more than just good makeup and skin care.  I need the extra help of primers. I consider primers to be a part of my skin care routine as thy are a very important step in the overall process.  A good primer not only helps to keep makeup in place all day perfectly, it smoothes the skin, protects the skin, even it out and more.  It really makes you skin the perfect canvas on which to apply makeup.

M·A·C has their Prep & Prime line that features just that. Products to prep the skin and prime it for perfect makeup application.  Today, they are adding to it with these new beauties and they are calling it Prime Focus.

We’ve become THE high-performance Prep + Prime player backstage at Fashion Week. To keep up with the demand to achieve an even more awe-inspiring level of Artistry, M·A·C puts the latest must-haves right in the Pros’ hands again this season by taking Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35 global. This major multi-tasker functions as colour-corrector, face primer, and UV protector with light hydrating properties all-in-one. But innovation never idles; so we’re introducing NEW  Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed to glide on skin after for an undetectable and smooth, silky-soft, colourless aura, in the form of a compact cache to freshen up on-the-go. Day or night, runway or real time, these Primers are the start-to-finish every girl needs to get where she’s going in record time, ultimate chic! These are fast times. We’re running with it.


Take a look at the collection!

PREP+PRIME FORTIFIED SKIN ENHANCER SPF 35 - $30.00

  • Adjust Light - neutral peach
  • Illuminate - Pale lavender
  • Neutralize - Pale yellow
  • Recharge - Bronzy orange

I have tried Illuminate and Neutralize.  As I am self tanning right now, Neutralize is the shade for me these days.  It evens out my skin making the need for less foundation. It softens my lines and makes my skin just look better.  Illuminate is a more pink/lavender shade that totally brightens a look when used under makeup.  IT was too bright for my tan, but I can see this shade being perfect under foundation in the winter when I am more pale.

PREP+PRIME TRANSPARENT PRESSED FINISHING POWDER - $23.00

This finishing powder adds a beautiful soft focus look to the skin.  I am applying it with the MAC Bufffer Brush 182. It is a kabuki style brush that blends the powder into my skin so there is no white look left behind, only smooth flawless looking skin.

PREP+PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER - $23.00

All of the new Prime Focus products are available at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070
and maccosmetics.com today. Be sure to use all the right primers before using the MAC Holiday 2011 shades.

Friday
Jul152011

MAC Cine-Matics Collection for Nordstrom.

In case you have not heard, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins today! With beautiful beauty exclusives, there are quite a few beauties I have my eye on. Many of them come from this collection from MAC, made exclusively for Nordstrom. Look at what MAC Cine-Matics has to offer.

Triple Feature Lip Bags, On-Screen Eye Duos, Brush Musts and these genius Makeup Lessons (which I am sure to grab both!) are what Cine-Matics is all about.

Cine-Matics It’s a Girl Lip Bag - $38.00
Ingénues of all ages have everything necessary for big-screen kisses with a tantalizing trio of pinks including Innocence Beware Lipstick, It’s a Girl Dazzlecreme Lipglass and a Crème o’ Spice Cremestick Liner.

Cine-Matics Overnight Sensation Lip Bag - $38.00
It’s the classic Hollywood story—unknown one day, superstar the next. The Overnight Sensation Lip Bag has three superstar shades for lips, including Pillow Talk Lipstick, Overnight Sensation Dazzlecreme Lipglass and Creamola Cremestick Liner.

Cine-Matics Nude Scene Lip Bag - $38.00
Pucker up provocatively with three hedonistic hues. Amp up your au naturel allure with Nude Scene Lipstick, Lightly Prancing Dazzlecreme Lip Gloss and Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner.

Cine-Matics Real Drama Lip Bag - $38.00
Divas know a thing or two about delivering the drama. Succumb to your inner prima donna with Reel Drama Lipstick, Scenestealer Dazzlecreme Lipglass and Softwood Cremestick Liner. Ready for your close up? Absolutely!

Cine-matics On-Screen Eye Duo - $25.00
Eight pre-filled eyesahdow duos. Sorry I do not have the official information on the colors, but I am betting they are the same ones offered in the MAC Colourizations Collection. The photos look exactly the same.

Cine-matics Face Brushes - $49.50
Touch up your look with a fabulous foursome of short-handled face brushes packed in a stylish grey M·A·C bag with red trim. With Technicolor bristles, these are sure to take your close-ups to the next level. Set includes: 187 SE Duo Fiber Face Brush. 190 SE Foundation Brush 168 SE Large Angled Contour Brush. 194 SE Concealer Brush. Brush bag.

Cine-matics All Over Brushes
- $49.50
Go from nominee to winner with a star-quality set of short-handled brushes for eyes and face. Packed in a chic zip bag, these five Technicolor talents are musts on red carpets and runways everywhere. Set includes: 129 SE Powder/Blush Brush. 227 SE Large Fluff Brush. 224 SE Tapered Blending Brush. 219 SE Pencil Brush. 266 SE Small Angle Brush. Brush bag.

Cine-matics Smoky Brown Makeup Lesson - $49.50
Be a goddess of the cinema! Tempt with three sizzling shadow shades: Showstopper, Sable and Retrospeck, Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack  and Technakohl Liner in Photogravure, plus a 212 SE Brush to blend, a 275 SE to smudge and step-by-step instructions. Discover true drama!

Cine-matics Smoky Black Makeup Lesson - $49.50
Learn how to smolder! Define the ultimate smoky eye with three sensational shadows: Carbon, Ambience and Bisque, Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack and Technakohl Liner in Graphblack, a 275 SE Brush to smudge, a 212 SE to blend and step-by-step instructions. Set the screen on fire!

Wow - after writing these out and looking at the images, I am thiking that I need to pick up the brush sets too. Not only are they are great calue, but they look super fun with their bright shades of color, don't they?

Shop for the MAC Cine-Matics Collection only at Nordstrom, beginning today. I am sure the Nordstrom exclusives for the MAC Holiday 2011 collection will be insane too.  I can't wait to see those!