Winter Collections 2007

MAC Antiquitease Color Hits and Misses

I thought I’d clarify a bit on the Hit and Misses in the MAC Antiquitease Color Story!

I think this helps if you’re ordering online or you’re on a budget and just want to keep things to a minimal in what you purchase!

I’ve broken all of it down into what was released and what I’d buy and what I’d skip! Of course this varies from person to person since your skin type or coloring may flatter colors better than my own icon wink Plus you just might see something that’s really appealing to you and you want it! So this guide is just what I personally think would be a Hit and a Miss in the color story and may or may not be helpful when making your selections and choices!

I love all of it but I think breaking it down to a HIT and MISS makes life easier for sure icon wink Plus if you do have the cash to throw down I’d totally grab a majority of it!

Comment and let me know what you think is a HIT or a MISS! Curious minds.

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Also, a most wonderful reader and friend, Betsy, provided the Muse with a delightful little code for MAC online which is GLOSS. This code gets you free shipping all year long! Thanks to Betsy for that! The Muse hearts you!

Saving your pennies? See this list:

Lipstick
Gilty Kiss MISS
Her Fancy MISS
Antiquitease MISS
Queen’s Sin HIT
Budding Lust MISS

Tinted Lipglass
Red Romp HIT
Corsette MISS
Trifle MISS
Majestic MISS

Mineralized Eyeshadow
Silversmith MISS
Earthly Riches MISS
Engaging HIT
Family Silver HIT
Mi’ Lady HIT

Pigments
Gold Stroke MISS
Your Ladyship HIT
Sweet Sienna MISS

Fluidline
Uppity HIT

Splurging on yourself? See this list:

Lipstick
Gilty Kiss MISS
Her Fancy MISS
Antiquitease MISS
Queen’s Sin HIT
Budding Lust MISS

Tinted Lipglass
Red Romp HIT
Corsette MISS
Trifle MISS
Majestic MISS

Mineralized Eyeshadow
Silversmith HIT
Earthly Riches MISS
Engaging HIT
Family Silver HIT
Mi’ Lady HIT

Pigments
Gold Stroke HIT
Your Ladyship HIT
Sweet Sienna HIT

Fluidline
Uppity HIT

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MuseTV Presents: MAC Antiquitease Color

MAC Antiquitease Color popped up in stores today and of course the Muse walked as fast as her little legs could carry her to get her haul of Antiquitease goodies!

The entire collection is quite lovely with very few misses and quite a few hits!

MAC Antiquitease
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I ended up purchasing the lot of mineralized shadows duos, one lipglass, one lipstick, all the pigments, the new fluidline, and a plushlash!

The shadows are stunning and these are as great as the Flashtronic shadows (sorry I had a brain fart while filming the video and I had said the last shadow collection with mineralized shadows was Rushmetal! Apologies icon smile I had meant Flashtronic!).

Almost all of the shadows have a gorgeous bold silver veining that runs through the shadow and have quite a dose of shimmer. I’ve already applied some on my eye and that silver veining contains quite a healthy pop once your brush connects with it! Gorgeous!

Mi’ Lady appears to be my favorite of the bunch so far because of it’s ultra bold red and purple coloring. Yum! I’m eager to create a look with this! Don’t let the red fool you though as the color actually shows almost orange on the the eye! It’s very interesting color!

Mi’ Lady
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Family Silver is going to a be nice base shadow or highlighter for me as the colors are lighter in this shadow as compared to the others in this collection.

Mineralized Eyeshadow in Family Silver
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Silversmith and Engaging are both beautiful colors as well. Silversmith is a wonderful duo of silver and gold while Engaging has a very pretty peachy pink color and a bronze.

Mineralized Eyeshadow in Silversmith
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Mineralized Eyeshadow in Engaging
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The only duo that has me wondering whether I am loving it or not is Earthly Riches. It’s a bit of a darker duo and I’m unsure how it’ll look but I grabbed it anyway at the risk of it selling out before I can make my mind up (I can always swap it off later if I hate it!).

Mineralized Eyeshadow in Earthly Riches
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The star of the lipglasses and the lipsticks were the too outrageously bold red colors offered which were Red Romp and Queen’s Sin. I’m not one for red lipstick but Queen’s Sin was calling my name when I laid eyes on it! It’s quite a nice shade of red and perfect for the Holiday Season! Royal Romp is going to look amazing over it! I was in high debate whether to grab the Royal Romp Lipglass because it reminded me so much of Boundless In3D lipgloss but turns out that Royal Romp is a more subdued maroon when compared to the brighter, truer red of Boundless!

Royal Romp Lipglass and Queen’s Sin Lipstick
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Royal Romp and Boundless (You can see the difference between the two)
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The pigments are all quite nice and I’m loving Your Ladyship best as it reminds me of a beefed up Provence with tons more shimmer.

Gold Stroke is a nice brown with bits of gold swirled in. The website says it’s bits of red but I’m seeing gold. Sweet Sienna is a grey color with silver shimmer and again I have to disagree with the website as it says it’s a brown color with grey pearl but I don’t see any brown in it!

Your Ladyship, Gold Stroke, and Sweet Sienna
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Finally I grabbed Uppity Fluidline which is gold in color. This will make a great base color and is perfect for the holidays and will look great combined with some of my other gold collections!

Uppity Fluidline
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Overall, I’d say the collection is utterly wearable and very pretty! I’m loving all of it! I did skip on many of the lipglasses and lipsticks because they were just too nude in color for me so those in my opinion aren’t worth the purchase however everything else is a go and the Muse says get to your counter and grab some of this before it’s gone!

The holiday collections are full on and more collections will be popping up very soon! To keep you nice and organized here’s what you can expect from MAC in the next few weeks:

Antiquitease: Heirloom October 25th
Brush Sets
Eyeshadow Palettes
Lip Palettes
Heirlooms Brush Box
Keepsake Kit

Curiousitease November 15th
Various small pigment vial sets, lipglasses, eyeliners, etc…all in mini form.

Antiquitease Finery Novemver 21st
Kits that include lipglass, two lipsticks, and a pouch

Visit Janice at Specktra Blog for all the latest and greatest information about color stories coming up!

MuseTV Presents: MAC Antiquitease Color

(If the video doesn’t work right away please allow time for processing and check back in a little while!)

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And It Begins……………!

Oh Woe! Those horrible words “Out of Stock” are popping up on the Sephora site. So far the list includes:

Holiday Collections:
Givenchy Precious Diamond Powder
Givenchy Captiv’Eyes Intense Volume Mascara
Pop Day to Play Palette
Givenchy Forever Gold

Non Holiday Collections:
Guerlain Meteorites Powder (All colors but interestingly enough the new gold color is still available)

Still in Stock:
Tarte’s We Wish You Wealth Palette
Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Set
Givenchy’s Lash Sparkles
Guerlain Meteorites Powder in Gold Temptation
Guerlain’s Gold Overcoat

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Holiday 2007

Urban Decay’s 24/7 Travel Eyeliner set may be on your wish list this holiday season and at $29 for the lot who doesn’t want it?

If you want to shell out an extra $6 you can nab the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Mini Collection for $35.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Mini Collection as seen on Sephora
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The set includes 5 mini Aqua Eyes Eyeliners in vibrant shades that are very appealing to this girl!

Or you could always get both sets and call it a day!

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Make Up For Ever Diamonds For Ever Kit

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Ahh diamonds! All our favorite brands of cosmetics are promising to bling us out this season with diamonds icon wink

Diamonds For Ever as seen on Sephora
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Make Up For Ever wants in on the Diamond act so they created the lovely Diamonds For Ever Kit to make us sparkle and shine this Holiday Season!

This set is $49 and includes a vanity pouch, diamond powder, diamond shadow, mascara, eyeliner, and lipgloss! For some odd reason the price tag is putting me off for some reason. You do get a good bit of product for the price but I’ve seen other kits with a bit more for my buck!

My collection has a single Star Powder in it from Make Up For Ever and I must say that it’s super pigmented, blends a treat, and gives me a bit of sparkle which tempts me to purchase this collection!

I’m most definitely getting into all the diamond craze and hype this season!

Count the Muse as maybe wanting this cute little kit of sparkle and shine!

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