The Muse’s lovely mate Janice has done all the hard work for us and has been busy like a bee compiling all the prices for the Holiday Color Collections.
If you have your wish list and was wondering how many pennies you’ll need to save to make that list a reality do head on over to Specktra Blog and see the price list.
All prices are USD so if you happen to be in Europe, Asia, or some other exotic part of the world you can compare your country prices to the US prices (which I’m sure you’ll find are far more cheaper in comparison)!
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*