Today the Muse is hoping and praying for you. As of September 24th MAC releases Style Black and the Muse is every so hopeful you’re hauling it. No, no not the color cosmetics…..no worries this Muse understands not everyone can pull off black lipstick.
She’s talking about the re-release of MAC Volcanic Ash.
Oh joy! Bless Be! The gods have answered my prayers. MAC Volcanic Ash is repromoted for a limited time…yes it’s only a limited time so best get a case of it.
I should hope you’ve tried this incredible face scrub. Last year I did a review and a huge rave on MAC Volcanic Ash. I’m delighted that it’s returning and equally pleased they changed the packaging. Originally Volcanic Ash came housed in a plastic jar which was a big old mess. This year they released it in a squeeze bottle which is absolutely ideal and way more hygienic. See? The MAC Gods listen to our rants and improve on their failures.
On top of the release of MAC Volcanic Ash you’ll get the added bonus of Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask. I was so smitten with the latter I didn’t get a chance to try the mask on the last release so I’m every so happy to get my chance to haul it. Anyone try the mask? Tell me the deets.
Please tell me you’re as overjoyed as I am at the promise of Volcanic Ash’s re-release.
If you never tried it you absolutely must! It’s incredible.
MAC Style Black Video is up on youTube. I don’t like it nearly as much as I did the funky Cult of Cherry video but it’s still catchy and hawt.
I can’t pull off the black lipstick but I’m sure going to have fun trying!
What will you be hauling from the MAC Style Black Collection?
What do you think of the video?
Long gone are the days of old when the Muse had to have every single MAC Pigment ever known to men, ahhh the life of a cosmetic junkie.
The last of the trio in the MAC Make-Up Art is the Fall As Seen By Marilyn Minter. This collection includes MAC Pigments, MAC Reflects Glitter, and MAC Glitter. As much as I adore pigment I’m not particularly excited about this release as I do believe I’ve overdosed on plenty of piggies and glitter to last me a full life time.
Click ahead to muse about the brand new MAC Push the Edge Pigment!
The Muse’s initial impression of MAC Pigment in Push the Edge was, “whoa that’s a dupe of Entremauve”. Turns out that’s a nay. Although quite similar (so much so you can skip Push the Edge if you already own Entremauve) they are have a subtle little difference. Push the Edge is a deep set royal purple as is Entremauve but the difference is Entremauve is a tiny bit deeper in color and has a subtle bit of golden shimmer. Aside from this they pretty much swatch almost identical.
I’ve never made fair use of Entramauve as it’s either too deep a purple for me to appreciate or I just don’t have the talent to create a dramatic eye look using it. When I originally purchased it my MA suggested using it as a liner but it seemed a whole lot of piggie just to use as a liner. Since that day it’s sat happily away on my shelf without getting any love from me.
This leads me to believe that Push the Edge may very well suffer the same faith. I do so wish I could create some incredibly purple smoky eye look but I fear I don’t have the talent to take on such a bold look.
I liked Mariyln’s collection least of the three MAC Make-Up Art Trios sadly. I’m always one for getting excited about pigments but this time around I may safely skip.
Are you lemming Push the Edge?
What sort of look would you create using it?
Maria Kalman obviously thinks of Fall as being a vibrant time of the year. Although a Fall Collection no one can say that Maria Kalman hasn’t created some bold, bright, beautiful shades for her MAC Collection this upcoming September.
As part of the MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Collection the Maria Kalman for MAC Collection is made up of six shades of shadow and five shades of MAC Technakohl. Unconventional for Fall? For sure. Beautiful? No doubt.
Check it after the jump!
I have a very small stash of goodies from this collection that I’ve swatched for you and will give you a very brief babble about. This collection cries the Muse’s name as it’s filled with beautiful, fun shades. It’s not typically Fall but it’ll be nice to stash away for when Spring arrives next year!
I have two of the six shadows to show you and I’ll be quite excited to see the rest upon their release. The shades I have are Crest the Wave and Maria’s Mood. Crest the Wave is a rich buttery yellow with a frost finish and Maria’s Mood is a blue pink with a satin finish. Out of the two Crest the Wave has the best pigmentation but I’m not fond of the frost finish, regardless the shade is truly lovely. Maria’s Mood is a vast disappointment as it has a very sheer color payoff plus it’s a good deal chalky and almost matte in finish.
The MAC Technakohl is even more exciting than the shadows as they are so fun and funky with greens, oranges, and teals as the dominate colors. The two I have are Full of Fuchsia and Artistic License. Both shades are very fun and a rare treat for kohl colors!
Maria Kalman is famous for her whimsical visual dairies. Her shades for MAC are cheeky, witty, amusing, and playful.
Her collection will be available in September from MAC with the other three in the MAC Make-Up Art series.
What do you think of fun shades for Fall?
Tell the Muse!
As Fall approaches MAC releases (September 2009) it’s brand new three part color series which is a collaboration with three artists who work in three separate mediums, photograph, paint, and illustration.
One of the three collections is the Richard Phillips for MAC Collection. Richard Phillips is an expert photo-retoucher and creates lush seven-foot tall oil paintings of men and women based on photographs he cuts out of magazines. His collection is the largest of the three color stories releasing and includes three shadow quads, various lipstick and lipglasses, and blushes covering lips, cheeks, and eyes.
Jump ahead for a small peek at a few pieces!
The Muse was treated to an early sneak peek of the Richard Phillips for MAC, MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection and will give you a few pictures of the items she has available right now. Most of the items I received were very simple and would make for a stunning Fall nude look.
I’ll be indulging in all of the MAC quads but the one I have to show you today is the MAC Eye Shadow Quad in Notoriety. Notoriety contains Skintone 1 (light white pink), Skintone 2 (dirty gold), Notoriety (brown with golden pearl), and Rich & Earthy (coral bronze). The quad is surprisingly gorgeous in it’s simplicity and I’m looking forward to creating a warm, nude Fall look with it.
The two lipglasses I received were New Spirit (beige coral) and Young Thing (creamy gold). Out of the two New Spirit is the prettiest but isn’t unique for me as it reminds me of a few shades of lipglass I already own. Young Thing is a bit to nude for me so I’m doubtful it’ll be a love but we shall see!
MAC Lipstick in Lovin’ It neutral light brown which is fairly pretty and will pair up well with the Notoriety Quad. It’s a decent Fall shade but nothing to get too crazy over.
And finally MAC Blush in The Perfect Cheek is a pale matte off pink. This I’m really not loving and I’m unsure will even show up as it looks quite chalky and sheer. But I do admit it’ll also pair up with the other items and compliment the shades in this collection very well.
Overall, I’d say the quads are quite special in this particular release and I’m looking forward to seeing the other two, In the Gallery and Photo Realism. So far I’m not too impressed with the lipstick, glosses, and blush I have on hand but I’ll reserve further judgment until I see the rest in person!
Anyone hyped about this collection?
Tell the Muse!
This post will be updated with swatch photos shortly.