September 23, 2009

Sneak Peek: MAC DSquared Review and Swatches

Hey Darlings!

You up for Musing a little MAC DSquared with me?� How about a little sneak peek at the goods?

MAC DSquared Collection 1

MAC DSquared Collection 2

Jump it!

This October MAC teams up with fashion duo Dean and Dan Caten (yes they are twins) of DSquared for a launch of a new makeup collection that’s based on their Fall and Winter 2009 runway show. DSquared was one of the few collections I paid particular attention to during Fashion Week as I always find their designs both fun, fabulous, and very wearable. Like their couture their collaboration with MAC is simple and wearable. Featuring minimal makeup looks with touches of interesting color, this Fall release is sure to please.

I’m not one for contouring my face but those who are will rejoice at the release of two shades of MAC Sculpt and Shape Powder. The compact contains two contrasting shades of matte powder to shape and contour your face.

MAC DSquared Collection 3

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Since hauling one of the MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners with the Hello Kitty release I admit to being a little obsessed with them. Hate the packaging, ‘ello germs…but absolutely adore the awesome color pay off and moisturizing formula. Fuchsia Fix is a beautiful deep pink. The shade is simply revamped packaging for the release as it’s already very much available from MAC.

MAC DSquared Collection 14

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Two shades of lippies make an appearance which are contrasting from nude to loud. Nude Rose is a sheer nude pink and Blood Red (the funnier of the two) is a pretty berry red.

MAC DSquared Collection 8

MAC DSquared Collection 9

MAC DSquared Collection 11

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And finally MAC Greasepaint Sticks which are quite a star in this show. If you’re not relishing the idea of the pot version these should appeal. Quite nifty as it can be used to line and define or use it as a base a la a shade stick. It’s a release of two shades which are V and B. V is a royal purple and B is a navy blue. Absolutely adore these.

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Overall, if you’re a big fan of hauling MAC LE items particularly collaboration collections this should appeal. The packaging isn’t as elaborate as some past collaboration collections but the items involved make up for that, particularly the Greasepaint Sticks.

Are you hauling MAC DSquared when it releases October 1st?

What’s catching your fancy?

Tell the Muse!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Crystal

    Swatches please Muse!!!
    I’m loving the idea of the greasepaint sticks, but no likey the name! I’m already greasy enough, especially on my forehead! 🙂

    • the Muse

      I’m such an idiot crystal! I forget to add the swatches in DOH! I’ll update later today or tonight! sheesh!

      LOL ditto! the name really turns me off 😀

  • MC

    Both Greasesticks, the lip conditioner, and Blood Red Lipstick is saying “Robin, come buy me….”

    • the Muse

      LOL Robin I hear ya! The shadows for Style Black are gorg too by the way omg lovely!

  • kirsty

    How does Nude Rose compare to UD’s Naked? Can I get away with one or do I need both?

    • the Muse

      kirsty go with naked. superior formula and the color is way nicer. This is a bit too nude where as naked has a bit more pink to it. Def do not not need both as Nude Rose isn’t all that special….now Naked that’s incredible 😀

      • kirsty

        Thank you 🙂 this gives me more to spend on 24/7 kits! Every little helps, right? 😉

          • kirsty

            DSquared was released in the UK yesterday so I took the time to swatch them both together and you were so right! I also grabbed some VAE, which was heavenly. Will need to stock up before it sells out!

          • the Muse

            that’s fab kirsty!!!! Not alot caught me on this release but certain pieces were def awesome!

  • Mollie

    I love the Greasepaint colors! (I hate the name as well, though. Hopefully it doesn’t refer to the texture. *Shudder* I mean, do they want us all to feel like football players?)

    Also, I must admit to a lip conditioner obsession too. =) I only had one, now it’s gone, and I really want to buy another.

    • the Muse

      hey mollie! They are nice and creamy no worries it’s not like football players lol good reference!

      I only had the stick ones never the pot and I purchased one with the hello kitty collection and totally adored it ;-D

  • Christine

    OH!!!I was waiting for a matte contour. I was wondering if it’s a limited edition collection?

  • littlepanda

    I want to buy everything! The red lipstick looks really pretty. I hope the DSquared collection comes to Taiwan!

    • the Muse

      hi little panda! I’m sure you’ll get it as I believe it’s coming to Singapore and Japan 😀 lucky you in Taiwan with so many beauty treats around 😀

  • Paopao

    Hi Muse!

    I took the greasepaint from the Black Collection, I quite like it!

    From this one, I’ll take the Lip Erase 😀

    • the Muse

      loving the greasepaint sticks 😀 awesome stuff pao pao! The lip erase? You mean lip conditioner right 😀

      • Lisa

        I guess you forgot the lip erase from the Dsquared2 collection!

        I’m craving for that one! 😀

        • the Muse

          i did indeed lisa. I use one from etude house so never really indulged in the mac one!

          • Lisa

            Ahhw allright 🙂
            I thought you maybe forgot it for some reason haha.
            Love your sit & swatches, they are very helpful!

            One last thing about it, I heard a lot good about that Mac Lip Erase, but i was wondering what you think (even if you didn’t have it), is it worth buying it?

            Thanks 😀

          • the Muse

            honestly right now I absolutely ADORE Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion. I’ve heard reviews and people talking saying it was glorified chapstick but I love it! If you need something to prep before bolder shades of lipstick I highly rec the UD 😀 Lip Erase is great if you have extremely pigmented lips and need to “erase” them prior to putting on gloss/lipstick.

            Hope this helps!

          • Fresco Phyrra

            I would have to agree, I love the Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion. I also like Aromaleigh’s Eye & Lip Primer, though I prefer it for the lips, not the eyes. They both do a nice job to help lipstick stay vibrant.

          • the Muse

            me too dd! Can’t say I tried the AL yet but I must say the UD is divine! It’s great for my darker, bolder lipsticks!