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Forgotten Collections: MAC Starflash Review and Swatches

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Well, gee I should be shot for not reviewing MAC Starflash sooner as it was a rather great selection of awesome shadows.

As you already know by now the MAC Starflash shadows ere definately something to grab up and stash away. The texture is smooth, creamy, shimmery with the feel of velvet and the glide of a cream these were a hit with MAC fans everywhere.

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I didn’t indulge in all the shades but I got the four that appealed to me most. I guess I’m kinda hit a low spot with MAC lately so I’ve been a bit more reserved with the items I pick up. In this case the four shadows that appealed to most were the following:

  • Grand Entrance-Peachy, Frosty Beige
  • Talent Pool-Shimmering Aqua
  • Dreamcatcher-Shimmering Gold
  • Bold and Brazen-Frosty, shimmering copper

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The best part of Starflash is the ability to build color. Those who are scared of intensely pigmented shadows can go for a light all over color wash when using Starflash or build up color for a popping, pigmented look. The choice of how you use these is entirely up to you! These blend like an absolutely dream and offer a wonderful shimmery finish.

If you haven’t already, MAC Starflash is definately worth taking a look at! The Muse Approves these for purchase!

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Heather Park: Gorgeous Gold and Turquoise Look

Heather Park, musician, makeup girl, MAC PR rep extraordinaire graces Glamour’s Beauty Blog with her gorgeous gold and turquoise look!

Check it:

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Pairing gold with turquoise never crossed this Muse’s mind! Must dupe this look! I likey!

Read the full article at Glamour.

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Fafi for MAC CCO Haul

Hey guys!

When I originally indulged in the Fafi for MAC Collection I didn’t bother much with the Paint Pots released as I’m not a big fan. After many of you commented telling me what I was missing out on I felt rather bad I didn’t indulge however it was too late as many items had sold out!

Last week I ended up scoring at my local CCO which had all the Fafi for MAC Paint Pots available for $11.75 USD!

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W00t!

So I hauled a few shades for myself.

Check out your local CCO as they are stocking up on tons of last year’s holiday collection, loads of paint pots (including the ones from Fafi), and MSF galore!

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Reader’s Request: MAC Lipglass in Jampacked Vs NARS Lipgloss in Revolt

There was some discussion after I posted my NARS Revolt review over whether or not MAC Lipglass in Jampacked was similiar to NARS Lipgloss in Revolt.

Both shades are completely different to me. Revolt is a sheer grape where as Jampacked has more of a tinge of cherry to it!

As per your request here are images comparing the too!

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Forgotten Collections: MAC Solar Bits Review

Better later than never at all…or so they tell me!

I’m a bit late and behind with my MAC posts you have to forgive me! I am, as always, a MAC fan girl but for some odd reason I got a bit mucked up when I went on vacation. My MAC Cool Heat post never made it up and my MAC Solar Bits review never got put up either! And by the very way I still have Cult of the Cherry items to blog too! Oops!

Bad Muse, Bad!

However, I figure a review of MAC Solar Bits is definately in order so I might as well slap this up before we all get old and gray (gosh, I think I may already fit part of that description or..all..eep!).

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MAC Solar Bits were hailed by the masses and I definately enjoyed grabbing three of the four shades released this Summer however I did have some minor rants and a few raves about this particular style of pigments.

Although these were extremely pigmented with a very interesting texture they were a god awful mess to use sadly. The pigments are not finely milled and are made up of chunky pieces that caused major fall out woes. With a bit of care, patience, and some serious prepping you could create some great looks!

The formula is a good deal different from the standard pigment line. Although the pigmentation and color payoff is about the same as any other MAC pigment you will notice an interesting characteristic Solar Bits possesses. Where as a normal pigment stays one color, Solar Bits had a special knack of morphing into an entirely new hue when you pressed down and began the blending process. Each small curd of pigment would burst upon contact with your brush or sponge applicator and the shade would morph slightly creating a rather interesting effect.

Scatterays paired up with some gold!
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Bronzescape on it’s own.
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Black Ore creating an unusual effect over some MAC Pigment in Kelly Green!
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The colors I have are Bronzescape, Black Ore, and Scatterays.

Bronzescape was a brassy, bronze shade that had a faint shimmer of gold, Scatterays is a soft peachy shade with hints of gold, and Black Ore was an off black with gold. All three shades had faint traces of gold that made them extra special. I’m particularly grateful that I don’t have to tuck these away since the Summer is over, they’ll easily work well into the colder seasons for an interesting smoky eye look especially Black Ore.

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Although Solar Bits LOOK bigger they actually aren’t. Each pot is 3.9g/0.14oz in size where as a standard pigment is 7.5g/0.26oz. Interesting little fact for you there.

Although interesting and unique I wasn’t too impressed with Solar Bits and as I mentioned I did find them a bit of a mess to work with.

I definately liked trying these but I’m unsure if it was the color selection or just the product itself that’s not getting a complete WOW for these!

All in all another interesting offering from MAC.

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