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MAC Little Darlings Product Photos and Swatches

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Dontcha just love MAC Holiday?

Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside!

I’m REALLY loving MAC Little Darlings for Holiday 2008!

Last year, I didn’t take advantage of any of the sets introduced since I had so many of the items already offered and I was being a bit reserved with my purchases so I’d have plenty of money to feed my Japanese Holiday addiction!

I felt rather badly later since I missed out on the lip sets but many months passed and I was happy to haul those at my local CCO!

This year, however, I am taking full advantage of MAC Little Darlings and I’ll be quite the glutton with the interesting pieces releasing with these cute coffrets!

Although the piggie collections didn’t catch my eye (since I already have a majority of these in full size already) I do so highly recommend nabbing one or all since they are a super value for those of you who are new to MAC pigments! Each set includes five small vials of pigment (believe me that vial will last ages) for $29.50 USD. One thing I absolutely love about these sets is how interesting it is to see what colors they pair together! I noticed that Pink Mauved and Quietly, which I have in full sizes, make a great combo! I’d have never pair the two of these until I seen them in the cool pigment set!

This year there is a set of five warm pigments and five cool pigments each of which set contains a bit of MAC glitter as well so you can sparkle and shimmer your way through the holidays!

MAC Warm Pigment Set
Gold Dust
Gold Mode
Melon
Gold Stroke
Reflects Antique Gold (Glitter)

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MAC Cool Pigment Set
Frost
Quietly
Pinked Mauve
Teal
Reflects Blackened Red (Glitter)

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Although I won’t indulge in the pigments, I definately have my eye on the gloss selections! Yummie! These come packaged in lots of five for $29.50 USD as well please keep in mind these are mini size glosses, not full size however still a great deal none the less!

MAC Coral Lipglass/Lustreglass Set
Pink Grapefruit (ZOMG! It’s the Muse’s very favorite lipglass! Now you can get it in the gift set! I’m so excited I might just spit)
Wondstruck
Budding
Ola Mango!
Underage

5 Neutral Lipglass/Lip Lustreglass Set
C-Thru
Mouthwatering
Languish
Love Nectar
Beaux

5 Pink Lipglass/Lip Lustreglass Set
Fleur Delight
Song and Dance
Flashmode
Little VI
Magnetique

And finally MAC is releasing a Soft Sparkle Gift Set which includes five mini soft sparkle pencils! I have two of the colors of the five in the gift set so I’ll definately be indulging in this one as I want three shades I don’t have (nor have I ever heard of!). As with all the sets this too is $29.50 USD.

MAC Soft Sparkle Pencil Gift Set
Peacocked
Mint and Olive
Chocolight
Fab Orchid
Black Funk

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If you’re new to MAC you have to be excited about these little sets or if you’re an old school’er I’m sure you still feel the love for at least one or two of these kits!

The Muse has her eye on maybe one or two of the gloss sets and definately the Soft Sparkle pencils!

These will be available from MAC as of November 6th so keep your eyes peeled to your local MAC counter or the MAC website! I did swatches of the items I already have to help you decide if you absolutely have to have some of these!

How about you?

What are you hauling?

What are you leaving?

Tell the Muse!

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MAC Red She Said

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MAC Red She Said is up and available at the MAC Website!

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Excited?

The Muse is!

I’m very excited about MAC Holiday this year as I’ve noticed I really love reds and MAC has plenty to be had with it’s exciting multi-part collection release!

MAC Red She Said is the main color story release that includes the new Mineralize Eye Shadow Trio that everyone is so hyper about. I’m personally not so interested in the shadows but I do want some of the lippies released with this collection!

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Trio

  • Persuasive
  • Word-of-Mouth
  • Outspoken
  • Danger Zone
  • Threesome
  • Inter-view

MAC Dazzleglass Lipgloss

  • Date Night
  • Baby Sparks
  • Miss Dynamite
  • Love Alert
  • Sugarrimmed

MAC Beauty Powder Blush

  • Stark Naked
  • Enough Said

MAC Lipstick

  • “Red” She Said
  • Crazeee
  • Pomposity
  • Soft Pause
  • Quiet Please

How about you?

What are you loving?

What do you have to have?

Tell the Muse!

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Manish Arora for MAC Review and Swatches

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Well…you either loved Manish Arora for MAC or you hated it, there wasn’t any in between that I’ve seen around the Internet this week!

I happen to fall into the absolutely in love, thrilled to pieces, simply adore this collection category!

This is the type of collection that sits up and screams my name with it’s bold shades of shadow, outrageous colors of blush, and vibrant glosses and lipsticks! Love, love, love!

If you hate it, I truly can’t begin to understand why but I absolutely love it and slap a big Muse Approval on it!

The packaging is truly beautiful on this collection with it’s Indian inspired swirls, hearts, and sparkle. It has a certain Hindi feel to it that’s masked in the colors and design! MAC went with a subtle neon orange for the blush compacts, a gold and pink for the palette with jewel encrusted hearts on the top, a darker hue of orange for the lipstick tubes, and yellow for the lipglasses. The designs are all etched and printed on without any stickers to peel off a la Fafi! Thank god for that! I simply love the beautiful golden swirls topped with multi-colored hearts! I’m particularly partial to the compact with it’s little jeweled hearts. It’s difficult to pick what my favorite items are in this collection as everything is beyond beautiful.

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I highly recommend this collection for darker skin tones as the shades are so intense and vibrant they are sure to flatter a deeper tone!

The blushes in the collection are Pink Swoon and Devil. Out of the two Devil is absolutely, positively my favorite! Devil is a fiery, bold orange that gives me cheeks a nice pop of peachy color that can be worn sheer or built up for a deeper finish. Although some may be scared of such a vibrant orange shade, the Muse is no stranger to such a color. Devil is comparable to other pieces in my collection such as NARS Blush in Taos and Shu Uemura Blush in P Orange 58D (I’m working with Shu to get those crazy numbers and letters turned into names! Sheesh!).

NARS, MAC, and Shu Blushes
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Pink Swoon was surprisingly low key after the shock of Devil! I haven’t yet tried it but I’m preparing myself to be disappointed as it’s a very true pink that swatched quite sheer however after a few strokes I did manage to build the color up so I’m keeping hope alive that it’ll be equally easy to get the desired intensity on my cheeks!

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When presented with the lipsticks from Manish Arora of course the first one to catch my eye was Kiss Manish! Ahhhhhhhhh it’s perfection! The second I seen it I could only think one thing, Pink Grapefruit Lipglass! This was the ideal color to pair up with my very favorite lipglass color! Kiss Manish is a beautifully deep coral shade with touches of peach and orange. If you’re looking for an interesting alternative you might want to try Avon Lipstick in Rose Charm as I thought the finish was a good dupe although Kiss Manish is a bit deeper.

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Avon Rose Charm vs MAC Kiss Manish
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The second lipstick released, Girl About Town, is a deep fuchsia which is quite wearable when compared to other fuchsias I’ve run across from MAC. I actually like the way this looks on and when paired with Pink Manish Lipglass you get a rather nice look!

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It’s probably obvious that out of the two MAC Lipglasses released with Manish Arora, Shine Manish is my favorite. This is a marriage most wonderful when paired up with MAC Lipstick in Kiss Manish! The color is slightly lighter than kiss Manish but manages to keep that intense fiery orange color that made Kiss Manish such a hit for me!

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MAC Lipglass in Pink Manish is a true pink that’s not quite fuchsia in my opinion. It has a small dose of sheer shimmer and pairs up beautiful well with Girl About Town!

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And finally the Pièce de Résistance, the MAC Manish Arora Palette! This shouldn’t be appealing to me as it contains quite a few matte shades however I forgive MAC for the matte since they also included some rather nice shimmery shades as well! I likely have almost all these shades already but I’m a sucker for beautiful compacts!

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Shades included are:

  • Nylon (Why is Nylon looking more beautiful in this palette?)
  • Going Bananas (Released with C-Shock)
  • Bitter
  • Playful
  • Electric Eel
  • Deep Truth

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The colors are much more vibrant than these swatches you see! I was just being overprotective with my palette and not pressing hard!
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Overall, the collection was a winner for me! I’m particularly pleased with MAC Lipstick in Kiss Manish, MAC Blush in Devil, MAC Lipglass in Shine Manish, and the beautiful palette!

Call me a fan girl, call me a groupie, but I personally think MAC did a nice job with this collection and it’s Muse Approved for purchase!

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Please keep in mind this may be sold out online but as I mentioned in a prior post it officially sells at MAC North Robertson and MAC Soho tomorrow morning as of 11AM so call early to reserve! I got a bit busy today and didn’t get a chance to call about shipping so I’ll try to do so tomorrow and let you know!

I don’t yet have face of the day looks using any of this but will group some together shortly so you can see the collection at work!

The Muse is a happy camper now that she has Manish Arora in her possession!

Love it?

Hauled any of it for yourself?

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Skipping?

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Manish Arora for MAC Sold Out

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Morning guys!

How are you today? Hump day is here w00t! Two more days till the weekend and believe me the Muse is a counting it down!

Well…I have bad news and good news…..

The bad news is that Manish Arora is completely sold out on MAC’s website (Further Info).

Booo! Hiss! Rant!

The worst news is that MAC failed to include face charts for Manish Arora! Damn it MAC please let it be face chart now!

The good news is that it isn’t officially released yet in stores soooooo that still gives you time to get your greedy little hands on it if you so desire!

Tomorrow morning Manish Arora for MAC should be live and available at MAC Soho as of 11 AM which means you should get dialing to have them hold it for you! I’m unsure if they ship but I’ll be calling in a little bit and asking so stay tuned for an update here letting you know. If they do ship it’ll be US only and around $7 for UPS service.

MAC Pro NY is officially sold out of the collection as they had an early launch party for it and I’m unsure about MAC Pro North Robertson in CA but I’m making a big assumption that they possibly did the same as MAC Pro NY however I’ll be calling later to verify as I’m on a different time zone so it’ll be a bit before I can update you on west coast news!

For now, if you’re in New York and you want the collection head to MAC Soho tomorrow to get it or call ahead to reserve it…and as I said I’ll update you later about whether they ship or not!

And finally the best news is that my order should arrive today so I’ll have the review and swatches up hopefully today for you before the collection goes live tomorrow!

Good Luck finding this and Happy Shopping!

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Manish Arora for MAC

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You gotta thank Temptalia for this one guys as your Muse wasn’t expecting it so early! Christine kindly twitted me that Manish Arora is live and kicking at MAC!

Go get yours NOW!

UPDATE: COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!

If this is anything at all like MAC DressCamp you’re going to want to hurry on over to grab yours quickly! I ended up ordering everything as the collection is stunning especially the blushes! I’ll be bringing you swatches and product photos tomorrow as I choose next day shipping…if I’m lucky that means it’ll be here tomorrow or the next day!

MAC Pro New York is already sold out of the collection as they had an early launch of it and I know MAC Soho will probably follow along quickly so I decided I’d order online. I’m unsure how truly limited the collection is but we shall see in the next few hours what happens!

I expected this to launch live on the website on Wednesday so I’m shocked to see it up so early!

MAC is also doing an early sign up for the Red She Said Holiday Collection so while you’re purchasing Manish Arora definately add your name in to be alerted on when the Holiday selections go live as this year it looks like a rather nice collection. The lippies have particularly caught my eye!

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So….

Anyone grabbing some of Manish Arora?

Love this collection?

Tell the Muse!

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

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