Quickie post and it’s off to bed with me!
Do wander over to visit with the Muse’s lovely mate, Janice, at Specktra Blog and you can preview the packaging (box) and one of the palettes from the Antiquitease color collection! I believe these are the very first images to pop up on the internet in such detail!
I’m saddened that the colors are a bit similar to last year’s smoky eye palette (the blue color also appears the be similar to what was in another palette from last year’s collection). However, the packaging looks amazing which means of course I’m SO getting these!
Formal Black Smoked Eye Palette Holiday Collection 2006
Thanks Janice for always being ahead of the game and giving the masses of MAC fangirls (like me) just what they need
Wanting these? Not Really? Speak to me! I’m curious!
Thanks for being so patient with me while I wandered around in a daze this week
And for your patience, as promised, I reward you with the MAC Beauty Powders Review and Pictures!
MAC Beauty Powders in Micro Pink and Natural Flare
I ended up purchasing two of the eights colors and I know at least four more of the colors that are on my wish list!
Ok these confuse me slightly as I thought MAC had previously released a similar product. The other reason I am puzzling would be I am unsure if these are being released via MAC anytime soon or if these are a MAC Pro exclusive. I thought I had seen something about the release being with the Holiday goodies but I am too lazy to go looking at the moment So don’t quote me on that!
I ended up with Micro Pink and Natural Flare both of which I am very happy with! Micro Pink should probably be kept with the fair skin group because it may appear slightly chalky on a deeper skin type and Natural Flare is good for all skin types in my opinion.
I guess if you took a Mineralized Skinfinish and you cracked it up into finely milled powder and added a little sparkle you’d have a MAC Beauty Powder. Maybe it’s me but that is what I am getting in terms of finish and texture on my face! Which is great because who doesn’t want a loose powder format of Mineralized Skinfinish right? Plus sparkle? I’m all over that!
For those of you yelling boo at the sparkle have no fear it’s a very natural finish and you’re not going to look like you’re ready for a night in a club or anything remotely glittery and loud. It applies with a nice, even finish and the sparkle is there but barely noticeable. These remind me of Bare Escentuals Rose Gossamer Powder for some reason!
MAC Micro Pink Beauty Powder and Bare Escentuals Rose Gossamer
I used Natural Flare this morning with a peach blush and it really made my blush pop up a little. It also made my blush a bit more subdued and natural looking!
Excuse the crummy eye make-up! Last few days I feel like I’m rushed in everything I do So disregard the mucked up eyeshadow and concentrate on the gorgeous look Natural Flare gave my cheeks!
I normally reserve my 187 for applying Mineralized Skinfinish but it dipped happily into my pot of Natural Flare this morning and worked wonderfully to apply the powder! I think the 187, 188, or a small kabuki would be great for application! If you want more of a loose effect I’d try applying with a puffier brush such as the 129.
Overall, I’d say nab a few of these to add to your collection because they are quite good! I’m loving the two I got and hopefully will get the others that I’m currently wanting!
These are available via Phone from MAC Pro or if you happen to live near a MAC Pro store you can hop right in and purchase them for $21 USD.
My camera doesn’t pick up swatches well and Micro Pink looked like I had nothing on however it did ok with Natural Flare.
The Muse got her small haul of Beauty Powders from MAC Pro yesterday. She’s been too nuts at work to actually go in and grab them so she rang them up and paid the $7 to have them shipped to her home!
At the time the actual move of paying taxes plus the additional $7 for shipping seems to make the original price tag of $21 per powder a bit much!
However, she has good news, the powders are all that and a bag of chips and well worth the cost of shipping.
I’ll be reviewing these shortly for your reading pleasure! The good news is they are wonderful, the bad news is I only ordered two of the eight colors and now I am seriously wanting the rest!
Stay tuned for the review and pictures!
If you need your Beauty Powder fix RIGHT NOW, Click on over to Temptalia and you can see swatches and pics of these great powders!
The Muse happened to scroll on over to Janice’s blog, the Queen of MAC in the Muse’s eyes.
And I’m gobsmacked!
Do have a peek and see for your very own eyes that Parrot may be making a reappearance soon!
*waits for the gasps and screams of excitement*
Alexander McQueen, a goddess in his own mind (and mine for that matter) brings to us a new MAC Collection.
Now you might be lemming this for several reasons such as the vibrant, eyepopping colors. The fact that’s it’s limited edition must also be tempting you and of course it has cute packaging details that also might put you in that “want” frame of mind.
But I think we can all be honest and admit that the reason we REALLY want the collection is for the coveted and long gone repromote of New Vegas Mineralize Skinfinish.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve searched on E-bay for a New Vegas and failed finding one that hadn’t hit the $60 or more mark upon auction end (Stereo Rose is another item I’ve failed miserably at locating for a price that didn’t include a contract for my first born child!)! The Muse sometimes has to give herself limits and purchasing a MSF for $60 or more dollars is one of her cut off points (however she has been known to sell an organ for parrot but that’s another story for another day)!
Well…girls…look no further New Vegas is back with a bang and we can all bow low to Alexander McQueen for it’s return!
Aside from the very exciting repromote of New Vegas I’d say we have quite a nice lot of goodies to look forward to with this collection and truly if you love awe inspiring shades this be the color story for you!
The colors look just perfect and not a doubt crosses my mine that they will be a nice little investment as well! These are bound to go up in price drastically after they are sold out so you can grab yourself a nice little piece of history here for it’s original, cheap price and next year you can laugh at all the n00bs who are searching their lemming out on E-bay and successfully finding ridiculously priced paint pots, MSF, and other yummie items from this color story! Although, the Muse highly recommends be nice and not laughing at the n00blets, after all, we were one ourselves at one time (as you can see the Muse has been playing far to much WoW and she’s reverted to leet speak! Do forgive her! She’ll be back to her beautified, non geeky self shortly. Well back to beautified not being geeky might not be possible!)!
The Muse says…GO YOU…GET TO THE STORE…and do purchase this collection! October 11th the Muse will bounce her way to her Nordie’s counter and give her monthly donation to the MAC counter so that she might have these wonderful, gorgeous goodies for her very own!
Alexander McQueen for MAC
Haunting – Sea green
Nile – Soft royal blue with white pearl
Pagan – Yellow lime green with yellow pearl
Masque – Rosy pink
Archtype – Light gold
Nothingless – Baby pink with white pearl
White Magic – White gold with yellow pearl
Black Karat – Black with gold pearl
Feline – Rich black
Jealous – Black with green pearl
Electro Sky – Royal intense blue
Pharaoh – Creamy yellow green
Otherworldly – Mid tone sea blue
New Vegas – Golden beige with bronze pearl
Update: The lovely Marina from Make Up Loves Me just asked me where I had gathered my info from! And let me share, dear readers, with you, where I get the great updates on color stories! If you happen to visit the Specktra forum a lovely lady by the name of Janice puts alot of heart and soul into keeping the masses updated on all good things MAC! This is where the Muse gathers all the best info about upcoming color stories!
You can visit Janice by clicking over to either the forum or her blog at Specktra Blog.