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MAC Antiquitease Color Hits and Misses

I thought I’d clarify a bit on the Hit and Misses in the MAC Antiquitease Color Story!

I think this helps if you’re ordering online or you’re on a budget and just want to keep things to a minimal in what you purchase!

I’ve broken all of it down into what was released and what I’d buy and what I’d skip! Of course this varies from person to person since your skin type or coloring may flatter colors better than my own icon wink Plus you just might see something that’s really appealing to you and you want it! So this guide is just what I personally think would be a Hit and a Miss in the color story and may or may not be helpful when making your selections and choices!

I love all of it but I think breaking it down to a HIT and MISS makes life easier for sure icon wink Plus if you do have the cash to throw down I’d totally grab a majority of it!

Comment and let me know what you think is a HIT or a MISS! Curious minds.

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Also, a most wonderful reader and friend, Betsy, provided the Muse with a delightful little code for MAC online which is GLOSS. This code gets you free shipping all year long! Thanks to Betsy for that! The Muse hearts you!

Saving your pennies? See this list:

Lipstick
Gilty Kiss MISS
Her Fancy MISS
Antiquitease MISS
Queen’s Sin HIT
Budding Lust MISS

Tinted Lipglass
Red Romp HIT
Corsette MISS
Trifle MISS
Majestic MISS

Mineralized Eyeshadow
Silversmith MISS
Earthly Riches MISS
Engaging HIT
Family Silver HIT
Mi’ Lady HIT

Pigments
Gold Stroke MISS
Your Ladyship HIT
Sweet Sienna MISS

Fluidline
Uppity HIT

Splurging on yourself? See this list:

Lipstick
Gilty Kiss MISS
Her Fancy MISS
Antiquitease MISS
Queen’s Sin HIT
Budding Lust MISS

Tinted Lipglass
Red Romp HIT
Corsette MISS
Trifle MISS
Majestic MISS

Mineralized Eyeshadow
Silversmith HIT
Earthly Riches MISS
Engaging HIT
Family Silver HIT
Mi’ Lady HIT

Pigments
Gold Stroke HIT
Your Ladyship HIT
Sweet Sienna HIT

Fluidline
Uppity HIT

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Rocketqueen Goes English

I was checking my stats a few days ago and I noticed an increase of traffic via a website entitled “Rocketqueen’s Blog”.

I went over to visit and I was delighted when I seen my review for the Bare Escentuals Smoky “V” Eye Kit was up on the site!

I was loving the site but I couldn’t make much out of it as sadly it wasn’t in English!

With that said I now bring you good news! Rocketqueen is now in English! Wahoo! The Muse is excited!

I’m not only a writer of my own blog but a big reader of blogs and this is quickly making it’s way onto my favorite list!

The site consists of a ton of great items that I look for in a blog. Great reviews, FOTD’s, product photos, and all that latest, greatest bits about beauty that I adore reading about!

Today Rocketqueen has an interview with Erika from Makeup Bag up on her site which I enjoyed reading!

Do have a visit with Rocketqueen!

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Botched Up "Her Fancy" Face Chart Attempt FOTD

I felt like playing with Antiquitease this morning and I was a bit lazy so instead of thinking up how I’d use the colors I just snatched a face chart from MAC, printed it out, and went to work.

Sadly it came out nothing like I had planned and I was probably better off doing my own FOTD rather then using a face chart for the look!

The “Her Fancy” Face Chart is simple enough to follow but the end result is nothing like the photo sadly!

Her Fancy Face Chart is available from at MAC’s website
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The good news is I’m more in love with Mi’ Lady than I was yesterday! It’s such a wicked little color and quite deceiving in the pot! I am a tad disappointed that it’s not the red I was hoping for but I’m still quite properly chuffed that it’s such a lovely shimmering orange/copper color!

It reminds me of a subdued firespot (MAC Moonbathe) with beautiful silver sparkle!

It’s just gorgeous!

Sadly, this is a botched up Face of the Day, my apologies but I wanted to share it with you anyway!

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Got an Antiquitease FOTD you want to share with us? E-mail it to the Muse and she’ll post it up!

What I Used:
MAC Mi’ Lady Mineralized Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Engaging Mineralized Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Your Ladyship Pigment
MAC Technakohl in Black

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MuseTV Presents: MAC Antiquitease Color

MAC Antiquitease Color popped up in stores today and of course the Muse walked as fast as her little legs could carry her to get her haul of Antiquitease goodies!

The entire collection is quite lovely with very few misses and quite a few hits!

MAC Antiquitease
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I ended up purchasing the lot of mineralized shadows duos, one lipglass, one lipstick, all the pigments, the new fluidline, and a plushlash!

The shadows are stunning and these are as great as the Flashtronic shadows (sorry I had a brain fart while filming the video and I had said the last shadow collection with mineralized shadows was Rushmetal! Apologies icon smile I had meant Flashtronic!).

Almost all of the shadows have a gorgeous bold silver veining that runs through the shadow and have quite a dose of shimmer. I’ve already applied some on my eye and that silver veining contains quite a healthy pop once your brush connects with it! Gorgeous!

Mi’ Lady appears to be my favorite of the bunch so far because of it’s ultra bold red and purple coloring. Yum! I’m eager to create a look with this! Don’t let the red fool you though as the color actually shows almost orange on the the eye! It’s very interesting color!

Mi’ Lady
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Family Silver is going to a be nice base shadow or highlighter for me as the colors are lighter in this shadow as compared to the others in this collection.

Mineralized Eyeshadow in Family Silver
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Silversmith and Engaging are both beautiful colors as well. Silversmith is a wonderful duo of silver and gold while Engaging has a very pretty peachy pink color and a bronze.

Mineralized Eyeshadow in Silversmith
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Mineralized Eyeshadow in Engaging
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The only duo that has me wondering whether I am loving it or not is Earthly Riches. It’s a bit of a darker duo and I’m unsure how it’ll look but I grabbed it anyway at the risk of it selling out before I can make my mind up (I can always swap it off later if I hate it!).

Mineralized Eyeshadow in Earthly Riches
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The star of the lipglasses and the lipsticks were the too outrageously bold red colors offered which were Red Romp and Queen’s Sin. I’m not one for red lipstick but Queen’s Sin was calling my name when I laid eyes on it! It’s quite a nice shade of red and perfect for the Holiday Season! Royal Romp is going to look amazing over it! I was in high debate whether to grab the Royal Romp Lipglass because it reminded me so much of Boundless In3D lipgloss but turns out that Royal Romp is a more subdued maroon when compared to the brighter, truer red of Boundless!

Royal Romp Lipglass and Queen’s Sin Lipstick
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Royal Romp and Boundless (You can see the difference between the two)
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The pigments are all quite nice and I’m loving Your Ladyship best as it reminds me of a beefed up Provence with tons more shimmer.

Gold Stroke is a nice brown with bits of gold swirled in. The website says it’s bits of red but I’m seeing gold. Sweet Sienna is a grey color with silver shimmer and again I have to disagree with the website as it says it’s a brown color with grey pearl but I don’t see any brown in it!

Your Ladyship, Gold Stroke, and Sweet Sienna
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Finally I grabbed Uppity Fluidline which is gold in color. This will make a great base color and is perfect for the holidays and will look great combined with some of my other gold collections!

Uppity Fluidline
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Overall, I’d say the collection is utterly wearable and very pretty! I’m loving all of it! I did skip on many of the lipglasses and lipsticks because they were just too nude in color for me so those in my opinion aren’t worth the purchase however everything else is a go and the Muse says get to your counter and grab some of this before it’s gone!

The holiday collections are full on and more collections will be popping up very soon! To keep you nice and organized here’s what you can expect from MAC in the next few weeks:

Antiquitease: Heirloom October 25th
Brush Sets
Eyeshadow Palettes
Lip Palettes
Heirlooms Brush Box
Keepsake Kit

Curiousitease November 15th
Various small pigment vial sets, lipglasses, eyeliners, etc…all in mini form.

Antiquitease Finery Novemver 21st
Kits that include lipglass, two lipsticks, and a pouch

Visit Janice at Specktra Blog for all the latest and greatest information about color stories coming up!

MuseTV Presents: MAC Antiquitease Color

(If the video doesn’t work right away please allow time for processing and check back in a little while!)

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Sparkling Fuchsia FOTD

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New Face of th Day picture for you!

Today I was feeling a bit pink so I hauled out an array of products to use on this look!

Sadly, I got some major fall out all over my eyes and it just didn’t want to clean up this morning! Oh well! I was discoballicious at work all day icon wink

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Okee dokee! Off to meet my mate Jen at the mall so we can grab ourselves some MAC Antiqutease!

Be back soon with details!

What I Used:
MAC Fuchsia Pigment
MAC Frost Pigment
MAC Vanilla Pigment
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Shadow in Libertango
Vincent Long Wet Diamond Shadow in Galaxy Mist
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Sting
Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Douse me with Diamonds Eyeshadow in Dazzle

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