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MAC Cosmetics is Coming to Ulta this Summer!

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MAC Lovers, great news is coming your way.  This summer you can get your favorite MAC products at Ulta.

MAC Cosmetics realized that it is not always easy for brand lovers to go get the products and they also heard customer requests to place it in Ulta Beauty Stores.

“This is a great opportunity to bring M.A.C. on stream to a whole new audience,” Karen Buglisi Weiler, M.A.C. global brand president, told WWD. “In my mind, there’s maybe a customer who shops at Ulta, but has never walked into a M.A.C. store. Maybe she’s never walked into a Nordstrom to purchase M.A.C. or maybe she’s never walked into a Macy’s.”

Ulta.com will have MAC Products available in May and customers will start seeing MAC in Ulta Stores mid-June.

 

MAC Cosmetics Pays Tribute To Selena

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MAC Cosmetics has created a new limited edition collection that represents the music and style of singer Selena Quintanilla.  “Inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend 20+ years after her untimely passing, M·A·C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated by Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us — let’s keep that rhythm alive!”

Lipstick / Selena: $18.00 USD

Amor Pinky midtone brown (Glaze)
Dreaming of You  Deep Wine (Matte)
Como La Flor Dirty Cherry Red (Amplified)

Lipglass: $17.00 USD

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Bubblegum pink with silver pearl (Lipgloss)

Eyeshadow: $17.00 USD

Missing My Baby Light pinky nude beige (Matte)
Fotos Y Recuerdos  Bright warm pink (Satin)
No Me Queda Mas Warm dusty brown (Matte)
Selena  Intense pearly violet (Veluxe Pearl)
Is It The Beat Deep black (Matte)

Powder Blush Duo: $29.00 USD

Techno Cumbia Two shades in one compact (Matte)

129 SH Brush: $21.00 USD

Selena All-Purpose Brush for blush or face powder limited-edition purple design

Liquid Eyeliner: $21.00 USD

Boot Black Intense black

Opulash: $18.00 USD

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The Selena Collection will be available online for pre-sales starting September 28. The collection will be available to the public online October 1 and in stores from October 6 while supplies last.

MAC Cosmetics: Giambattista Valli Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Couture Fashion Designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and celebration of the female form to a collection of timeless lipsticks.  MAC Cosmetics and the French fashion designer have collaborated and created five new matte shades and one glossy companion.  All of the colors were inspired by fabric swatches in the Giambattista Valli fashion vault.

To emphasize the glamour and freshness of the lipsticks, MAC is doing something completely out of the box and using a metallic color packaging for each.  The lipsticks are $17.50 each.

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Margherita: Yellow bright peach

Bianca B: Pale white pink

Tats: Bright hot pink

Charlotte: Rich yellow red

Eugenie: Cherry with blue undertone

Crystal Glaze Gloss: Clear with subtle multi colored pencil (not shown in picture $23 USD)

The collection hits the stores today and is available online.  The Giambattista Valli Collection is limited edition so pick one or all up before they are gone.

MAC VIVA GLAM 2015 Spokesperson: Miley Cyrus

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM!  Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make some noise as the iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson.

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VIVA GLAM started when MAC Founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan in 1994 and the MAC artists banded together to create the MAC AIDS Fund.  The red VIVA GLAM lipstick was created and was the first lipstick created to 100% raise money for HIV/AIDS.  From the first spokesperson RuPaul to KD Lang, Mary J Blige, Lil’ Kim, Mary J Blige, Sir Elton John, Shirley Manson,  Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Eve,  Fergie, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin and now Miley Cyrus each celebrity has created a signature color to represent MAC.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass(Photo Credit: MAC)
VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass (Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick ($16.00 USD) is a hot pink hue in MAC’s iconic lipstick formula.  The limited edition lipstick features Miley’s signature.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Tinted Lipglass ($15.00 USD) is a hot pink hue with sparkling pearl shimmer in MAC’s much-loved lipglass formula.

Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

VIVA Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass are available at MAC Cosmetic counters and online.

MAC Cosmetics Marge Simpson Limited Edition Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

If you ever wondered what Marge Simpson‘s beauty bag looked like then this new MAC Cosmetics collection is perfect for you. MAC Cosmetics is celebrating The Simpsons 25th anniversary by creating a 10 item collection in honor of the famous cartoon mom. The collection is a playful line that gives some fun colorful ideas to add into your kit. The 10 items include: two 4 piece eyeshadow palettes, blush, lipglass and false lashes. The colors are in shades of pink, purple, black and of course blue like her famous beehive hair with names like: Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy, Nacho Cheese Explosion and That Trillion Dollar Look. The packaging alone is worth showcasing the items in your beauty bag.

While you may not want to have a complete Marge makeover, one suggestion would be to add one of the fun colors to your look for a pop of fun color. As well as using a Marge Simpson lipglass shade on top of your neutral lip pencil to create a new color.

Those that attended Comic-Con in San Diego this past were the first to preview the makeup line before it hits the stores. The lines outside the MAC store were wrapped around the block, proving that this iconic character may not be Marilyn Monroe, or Barbie, but she has a huge following all her own. The attendees also were able to get Marge makeovers and see the Marge models, come to life as their favorite animated character.

The Marge Simpson makeup collection is available online on and in stores on September 4. It is a limited edition collection and will sell out fast both online and in stores.

MAC Cosmetics Latest Collection: A Fantasy of Flowers

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

“A dream world bursting with brilliant blooms of colour.  A stunning bouquet of shades draw you in with hypnotic  movement as magical fantasy emerges glowing with a floral essence.  Rose coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossoms with natural splendour.  Cheeks are kissed with graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of coulour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life”.  This collection will for sure make you think spring no matter what climate you are in.  Bright, Bold and of course MAC quality.

Mineralize Eyeshadow (Four Shades): $21.00 USD

  • Golden Hours: Copper bronze, golden brown, soft golden peach, pale yellow gold (Frost)
  • Great Beyond: Deep blue violet, dusky plum, icy white lilac, soft mauve violet (Frost)
  • In the Meadow: Ice shimmering white, dirty olive green, golden mint, pale yellow (Frost)
  • Pink Sensibilities: Pinky brown, chocolate brown, yellow pink, icy blue pink (Frost)

Fluidline: $16.00 USD

  • Phlox Garden: Vivid violet
  • Sassy Moss: Vivid green
  • Pigment: $21.00 USD
  • Chatreuse Bouquet: Shimmering acid green
  • Lily-White: Pale butter-yellow shimmer
  • Pink Pearl: Shimmery lavender-pink
  • Violet: Vivid bright violet purple

Mineralize Skinfinish: $30.00 USD

  • Perfect Topping: Pale pearlized pink
  • Stereo Rose: Copper bronze

Mineralize Blush: $25.00 USD

  • Azalea in the Afternoon: Mid-tone cool pink
  • Petal Power: Coral pink with gold shimmer

Lipstick: $15.00 USD

  • Dreaming Dahlia: Sheer red-coral (Lustre)
  • Fleur d’Coral: Pale creamy peach (Lustre)
  • Heavenly Hybrid: Mid-tone berry (Lustre)
  • Naked Bud: Neutral sheer nude (Lustre)
  • Rose Lily: Sheer pastel pink (Lustre)
  • Snapdragon: Mid-tone blue pink (Lustre)

Cremesheen Glass: $20.00 USD

  • Flare of Fantasy: Mid-tone pink beige
  • Galaxy Rose: Mid-tone violet pink
  • Nectarsweet: Soft pink
  • Pagoda: Frosted cool pink
  • Playful Petal: Electric magenta
  • Star Quality: Bright orange-coral

Nail Lacquer: $16.00 USD

  • Girl Trouble: Super glitter pink (Frost)
  • Pep Pep Pep: Light peach nude (Cream)
  • Saint Germain: Light cool pink (Cream)
  • Soiree: Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost)

Brushes:

  • 159 Duo Fibre Blush $35.00 USD
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face $42.00 USD
  • 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending $32.00 USD

A Fantasy of Flowers is a limited edition collection, so as always if you want any of these colors get it soon before it is too late.

Z Palette Review

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Photo Credit: Z Palette)

As a professional makeup artist, we carry a lot of products around with us.  The clients see us coming with our big wheelie’s full of goodies and products that help with all of our beauty tricks.  I am constantly trying to get my kit to be efficient as I fly with it as a carry on, no way is this girl going to check a bag and worry the entire flight, that I will arrive for the job without a bag of goodies.

I came across Z Palette at a trade show and thought this could be something in my quest for less containers.  Of everything my eye shadows are taking over, tons of MAC containers.  Z Palette is a customizable makeup palette that is magnetized on the bottom of the rectangular container and a clear window on top.  You can take apart your makeup containers, de-pot, and then put them into a palette.  There are several sizes and of course styles, I went for the leopard print.

I took home my palette’s and went to work on depotting and mixing the brands of products to make neat palettes.  The powders were very exciting as now I have all of the shades in one easy palette and when I am on a job, no more individual containers.  However, even better is the eye shadow’s.  I was able to place 20 eye shadows both circular and square in one palette.  First goal met, less containers and more efficient.

The second and final test, going thru TSA from Miami to DC roundtrip with my cosmetic wheelie and Z palette’s in tow.  Placed them in the container and thru they went with not one question.  I really am a huge fan and purchased a small one for my personal makeup, easy to put in a purse.

If you have not heard of them, you should definitely give it a look, I think that you will find it can de-clutter your makeup bag.

MAC Cosmetics: Archie Girls Collection

Are you Team Betty or Team Veronica?  The classic Archie comics featured a rivalry between the girl next door, Betty and the smoldering Veronica.  MAC Cosmetics is releasing their Spring Limited Edition Collection inspired by the timeless rivalry between Betty and Veronica.  For Betty, MAC created a sugary sweet pink and peach collection to cater to your softer side.  The Veronica collection is dramatic, vampy and caters to your cool, striking side.  Whether you are Team Betty, Team Veronica, MAC has also created accessories that feature the epic love triangle.

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Archie’s Girls: Betty

Betty Lipstick – $16.50

  • Girl Next Door Vivid Blue Pink (Lustre)
  • Betty Bright Light Vibrant Peach (Satin)
  • Oh, Oh, Oh Sheer Brown Plum (Lustre)

Betty LipGlass – $16.50

  • Summer Sweetheart Light Peach
  • Stay Sweet Light Lavendar Pink
  • Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright Coral

Caramel Sundae: Eye Shadow X4 – $44.00

  • Cheryl Chic Light Coral Pink (Frost)
  • Dreammaker Pale Frosty Yellow (Frost)
  • Caramel Sundae Midtone Warm Tan (Satin)
  • Showstopper Dark, Cool-Toned Brown (Matte)

Betty Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Comic Cute Bright Coral
  • Pep, Pep, Pep Light Peach Nude

Betty Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Cream Soda Light Neutral Coral

Archie’s Girls Pearlmatte Face Powder – $30.00

  • Flatter Me Golden Peach with Coral Hearts

Betty Pigment – $23.00

  • Cheers My Dear  Light Lavender
  • Lucky in Love  Shimmering Light Blue Green

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner – $16.50

  • Lord It Up  Bronze with Pearl
  • Black Swan Black with Gold Pearl

Betty Opulash Optimum Black – $17.50

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Archie’s Girls: Veronica

Veronica Lipstick – $16.50

  • Daddy’s Little Girl Midtone Pink Violet (Satin)
  • Ronnie Red Bright Red (Matte)
  • Boyfriend Stealer Deep Blackened Plum (Cremesheen)

Veronica LipGlass – $16.50

  • Mall Madness Midtone Pink Violet
  • Strawberry Malt  Bright Red
  • Feelin’ So Good  Deep Blackened Plum

Spoiled Rich: Eye Shadow X4 – $44.00

  • Pin-Up Purple Midtone Orchid (Frost)
  • Spoiled Rich Rich Purple (Frost)
  • Ron Ron Ron Deep Navy (Satin)
  • Gravel Charcoal (Matte)

Veronica Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Past Curfew Deep Berry
  • Double Trouble Deep Navy

Veronica Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Prom Princess Midtone Violet Pink

Archie’s Girls Pearlmatte Face Powder – $30.00

  • Veronica’s Blush Silvery Pink Base with Deep Pink Hearts

Veronica Pigment – $23.00

  • Black Poodle Blackened Pink
  • Magic Spells Blackened Teal

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner – $16.50

  • Petrol Blue  Deep Navy with Pearl
  • Designer Purple Violet with Pearl

Veronica Opulash Optimum Black – $17.50

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Archie’s Girls: Exclusives

Archie’s Girls Brush Kit– $49.50

Includes a five-piece brush kit, brushes handles are covered with hearts and in a logo embossed tin case.

Young Hearts Mirror – $25.00

Online exclusive heart shaped mirror with white faux-patent slipcase.

Yours Forever Tote– $49.50

Online exclusive, white faux-patent tote with heart shaped front pocket and red piping.

Jingle Jangle Coin Purse – $33.00

A heart shaped faux-patent coin purse, with a zippered closure and red piping.

Just a Flirt Makeup Bag – $38.00

A white faux-patent heart shaped makeup bag with a red zippered closure and piping.  Ultra chic and portable for keeping all of your essentials.

The National Release of Archie’s Girls is officially February 7th.  MAC Cosmetics did release the collection for purchase online starting today!  If you love a color or an accessory don’t hesitate as it is limited edition and will sell out.

Creating Drag: MAC Makeup Class

I had the pleasure of being able to attend a MAC Cosmetics pro makeup class, “Creating Drag”.  I was so excited to meet the instructor Romero Jennings as he has been a MAC Pro for many years and he has mastered the art of beauty makeup along with editorial makeup you find in Hapers Bazaar, Vogue and other major publications.  I knew that the class was going to be a great lesson in creating contour and highlights in a face not to mention some amazing glamour.  However, I learned more in those 2 hours than I expected, added to my bag of tricks and had a blast.  The transformation was amazing and I thought that I would share some photos so that everyone can see the before and after.

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MAC Holiday 2012: Glamour Daze And Fabulousness Limited Edition Collection

MAC Cosmetics has been full of limited edition collections this fall. However, they decided not to disappoint and continued to release a Holiday collection. The Limited Edition Collection: Glamour Daze is focused on holiday colors from “The glamour of getting ready to step out for the holidays.” The collection features soft pinks, blues and silvers and has a very romantic feel with a splash of shimmer in all of the products. It reminds me of an ethereal winter scene upon look. The packaging of the items is fabulous, with satin boxes, bows and stunning accents that make it superbly girly and a great packaged gift for anyone.

MAC Holiday Christmas 2012 Glamour Daze

Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Eye Shadow – $19.50

  • Ready to Party Pale Lilac
  • A Natural Flirt Soft Peachy Nude
  • Evening Grey Steel Silver
  • Divine Blue Midtone Aqua
  • Stylish Merry Dusty Violet
  • Stolen Moment Dark Taupe
  • Round Midnight Dark Burgundy
  • Tall, Dark & Handsome Black with Pearl

Glamour Daze Fluidline – $16.50

  • Femine Edge Pink Mauve with Dazzle Pearl
  • Catch My Eye Cool Taupe Grey with Dazzle Pearl
  • Little Black Bow Charcoal with Dazzle Pearl

Glamour Daze Kohl Power Eye Pencil – $16.50

  • Feline Intense Black with Pearl
  • Raven Intense Black with Red Pearl
  • Orpheus Intense Black with Gold Pearl
  • Mystery Intense Black with Green Pearl

Glamour Daze False Lashes Mascara – $20.00

  • Extreme Black Black

Glamour Daze Lipstick – $16.50

  • Beauty Pale Cool Pink (Glaze)
  • Innocence Soft Coral (Frost)
  • Outrageously Fun Mid-tone Magenta Violet (Cremesheen)
  • Glamourdaze Midtone Creamy Plum (Cremesheen)
  • Dramatic Encounter Deep Purple (Amplified)

Glamour Daze Lipglass – $16.50

  • Impossibly Sweet Sheer Soft Pink with Pearl
  • Pink Fade Light Creamy Pink
  • Talk Softly To Me Light Creamy Coral Pink
  • Deliciously Demure Soft Cool Brown with Pearl
  • Flight of Fancy Rich Purple

Glamour Daze Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Easy Manner Light Dirty Peach
  • I’m the One Midtone Blue Pink
  • Small Vanity Dusty Rose Tan

Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Skinfinish – $29.00

  • Whisper of Gilt Light Soft White Gold with Shimmery Sheen
  • Superb Soft Peachy Nude with Multidimensional Shimmer

Glamour Daze Extra Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Endless Night Pale Grey Pink with Iridescent Pearl (Cream)
  • In the Limelight Creamy Mint (Cream)
  • Girl Trouble Super Glitter Pink (Pearl)
  • Everything that Glitters Black with Multidimensional Glitter (Pearl)

MAC Fabulousness Holiday 2012 Collection

Fabulousness: Holiday Eye Kits – $39.50 A palette of five coordinated colours.

Fabulousness: 5 Warm Eyes

  • Glamour Light Soft Beige  (Satin)
  • Sketch Burgundy with Red Shimmer (Velvet)
  • Honesty Pewtered Bronze (Lustre)
  • Cognac Golden Bronze (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Beached Blonde (Lustre)

Fabulousness: 5 Neutral Eyes

  • Brun Deep Brown  (Satin)
  • Blonde Mink Grey Taupe (Lustre)
  • Enviable Mint Green with Pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Smut Muted Shimmery Black (Velvet)
  • Magical Mist Metallic Taupe (Lustre)

Fabulousness: 5 Smoky Eyes

  • Spellcaster Aubergine  (Matte)
  • Taupeless Lavendar Pink (Lustre)
  • Satin Taupe Shimmery Taupe (Frost)
  • Black Slip Blackened Plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Love & Spice Shimmery Rose-Pink (Frost)

The Holiday Collections can be found at MAC Cosmetic stores and online. If you see something you like, make sure to order it as quantities are limited.