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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.

Thursday
Aug112011

M·A·C Turquatic.

Not a fan of fragrance, I do get drawn to ocean and sea created scents.  I don't know if it is that I force myself to like them as I love the beach so much, or maybe it is the fact that I really do like the gentle notes in the fragrance that represent the sea. Either way, I am definitely intrigued by this new one from MAC called Turquatic.

Modern girls (and boys) who like to make waves, the ones who’ve become addicted to Turquatic, M·A·C’s sensual sea-spray of a fragrance, bracing with Anemone, Lotus, Orris, and a curious waft of Corsican Blue Cedar from the shore, will love this: we’ve completely recreated and expanded the look of Turquatic with new, evocative packaging to satisfy that legion of mesmerizing mermaids who want more. Just look! A sleek NEW rollerball option, as well as the debut of our larger 50 ml size, artfully reimagined in glass and a folding carton to make it all the more chic. Like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Turquatic has become a NEW M·A·C Classic.   

The fragrance is described as crisp and energizing! A splash of clear, sparkling mineral water brought chilled through an infusion of fresh lotus leaves and Corsican cedrat, finished with a warm blend of anemone, orris and blue cedar.

The rollerball option is making me want this even more! Maybe there will be a fragrance in this years MAC Holiday 2011 collection.

TURQUATIC 20ML - $27.50

TURQUATIC 50ML - $49.50

TURQUATIC ROLLERBALL - $20.00

Turquatic is available now online and at MAC counters. Let me know what you think!