Fall Collections 2008
Well, that was a disappointment!
I’m pretty disappointed in both MAC Suite Array and MAC Cremesheen sadly but I guess it’s good because it leaves me money to indulge in the Ungaro goodies.
Although MAC Suite Array gets major props for it’s uber cute packaging it definitely fails in the way of finish, texture, and formula. The shadows feel awful chalky, sheer, and difficult to blend! Yuk! The Muse no likey the texture at all! These are a semi-matte with a pearl finish which is slightly shimmery but it still couldn’t redeem itself in my eyes even with that tiny amount of shimmer thrown in, although I did simply adored how cute the size and style of the palette was. The palettes are teeny tiny and slide open to reveal the two shades. I found it interesting the shadows aren’t the same size, the left hand side is about half the size of the right hand color. I guess this implies one should be used as a liner or contrasting shade while the large size should be used as a base or main shadow color. I did purchase one which was Shallow V. Deep but I’m seriously thinking of returning it because I’m unsure if I’ll ever make proper of use of it due to the cruddy formula!
The star of the show as far as MAC Suite Array goes are definately the new Pearlglide Eyeliners which come in some seriously stunning shades. I did want to indulge in all of these but I decided I really didn’t need a whole wardrobe of liners when I have the new Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Sets coming my way shortly so I opped out and decided it would be best to skip. However, I do recommend snapping up some of these liners as the colors are truly outstanding!
As for MAC Cremesheen I wasn’t so thrilled to begin with about this release so I’m not disappointed in anyway, shape, or form. The colors are nice but nothing particularly special and I ended up with one color instead of the three I was considering. I purhcased Speak Louder which is a pink poppy shade that’s very flattering. You don’t have to get too crazy with these as they are part of the permanent line and are not LE so even if you don’t indulge now you can always come back for them later!
All in all it was a bit of a bust for me tonight but at least I came out all the richer for it!
How about you?
Love these collections?
Feeling as meh about them as the Muse?
Do share, I’m super curious what you thought about the two!
P.S. I’ve been utilizing my iPhone to moblog here and there and I really wanted to capture some of these collections and post it here but sadly the MA’s get mighty pissed when you’re snapping pics and swatching so I didn’t really get many pictures! Sorry guys! I tried but when you have MA’s breathing down your back in anger all you want to do is run and hide! I do kinda understand why they don’t like people digging around with their fingers in pots of color and swatching…kinda ruins the product and makes a mess so I can relate to how they feel!
Included in it’s Fall Collection Etude House released a Plumping Lip Tint which I’m lovinggggg at the moment!
These glosses are new to the Etude House line up and I believe LE but don’t quote me on that! They come in two shade selections both of which are sheer but give a nice tiny hint of color to the lips.
I love both shades and I’m happy I indulged in purchasing both as they are high quality items for the price and offer a brilliant glossy layer to my favorite lip stain or lipstick or of course, they look rather gorgeous alone as well. The formula is an emollient, moisturizing and quite thick gloss which gives the illusion of plumped, fuller lips. Each gloss is flavored in a cool, tingly minty bubblegum taste which, for me, a lover of flavored glosses, is quite nice!
The glosses come with the typical spatula style applicator many Asian brands favor and which I totally love as it’s great for layering gloss on and getting a nice even finish plus it’s easy to clean up prior to placing back into the tube.
The colors available are pink and red but neither is very pigmented however since the gloss contains a fair amount of tingly goodness you can expect to get a certain pink or reddish tone to lips due to this. Over bare lips the gloss looks natural, glossy, and lovely. Over your favorite lip stain or lipstick the gloss creates a sexy mirror finish that’s gorgeous!
At under around $5 USD each the price is terribly right and they work almost as great as my favorite plumping gloss of all time, DuWop Lip Venom.
The Muse likes ‘em and approved ‘em!
Definitely a nice addition to my gloss collection!
What are your favorite plumping glosses?
Feeling like plumping glosses are over hyped?
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Enjoy more reviews from Etude House’s Fall Collection by visiting some past reviews!
Etude House Face Designing Brightener Review
Etude House Brightening Eyes Duo Review
Ugh I can’t keep up! MAC Suite Array is live on the MAC website as of yesterday and available at your local counter Thursday!
I feel my wallet cringing in agony!
Cute little chicklets of color to create a contrasting eye look with two matte shades that you can use to accent, define, and shade eyes.
I’ve never seen a duo release from MAC quite like these although the semi-matte finish does scare me slightly I do have my eye on a few of the shades in particular the aqua looks mighty fitting for a Muse!
What’s on your MAC wish list this week?
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It’s not particularly difficult getting excited about Manuel Ungaro’s new collection for MAC. The colors contradiction in the collection is so startling and gorgeous that I can’t help but get excited! I love the combination of both nudes and popping shades of pinks and corals!
The Muse must haves it all! The only problem is she has to wait until October 8th…lord that’s ages away! Can it be Manuel Ungaro time now?
Cream Colour Base in Crushed Bougainvillea and Fresh Morning
MAC See-Thru Lip Colour in Not So Shy! and MAC Lipglass in Pastel Emotion
MAC Eyeshadow in Lilac Touch, Soft Flower, Phloof!, and Mineral
MAC Beauty Powder in Flower Mist Dew
MAC Lipsticks in Freckletone and Pure Rose
Releasing October 8th at your local MAC counter! Do check it out as there are definately a few items in the collection that are well worth your time!
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Meet MAC CremeSheen, 14 shades of creamy dreamy moisturizing lip color from natural nudes to vampy reds this collection has a little something for everyone!
- Creme D’Nude Pale
- Ravishing Clean
- Speed Dial Light
- On Hold
- Speak Louder
- Hot Gossip
- Crosswires Clean
- Stay In Touch
- Brave Red
- Dare You Deep
- Party Line
Check out the selection @ MAC’s website and later this week at your local counter!
The Muse wants:
and quite a few others…*sheepish smile*
How about you?
Loving MAC Cremesheens?
Tell the Muse what you’re lemming!