On to part two! This review covers the three most recent colors I got: The coveted Cashmere, Pansy, and Pink Velvet. And yes, I copied and pasted most of this post, aside from the reviews (of course), so I could get this done and published quickly for all of you wonderful people who read my blog! I will also most definitely be reviewing the newest color, Riot, when it’s released!

PS: Thanks for your patience with these posts… Life has been hectic with a new puppy and a very sick, very old Boxer, so I’m really happy to be back on here again! I’m also EXTRA grateful to have happy, healthy dogs to keep my feet warm while I type away :)

Lime Crime Velvetines seem to be the most wanted type of lipstick these days, and for good reason! Lime Crime describes these as a “Ground-breaking formula that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, long-wearing and utterly addictive!”… They have a really nice liquid formula that applies easily and doesn’t take too long to dry, but still gives you enough time to work with it for an even application. Once it’s dry, it’s completely matte and wears FOREVER without smudging or transferring. Side note: Since these do have an extremely matte texture, if you have dry or chapped lips, I recommend using something like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip before application to smooth everything out and add some moisture… If you have EXTRA chapped lips, since it’s winter and all, try exfoliating with something like olive oil or honey mixed with sugar first, then applying the Prep + Prime Lip, then your Velvetine :)

Velvetines come in a tube like most lip glosses do, and have a doe foot applicator similar to the ones found in MAC Lipglass, but with a much smoother texture. They’re pretty easy to apply, though it took me one or two tries to get the hang of it. I suggest applying a liner first, then you can add more after applying your Velvetine if you would like to create more dimension or touch up the shape. They’re SUPER pigmented, so you don’t need to use much… A little bit goes a long way! Like I mentioned, you have time to play with these and make sure they apply evenly before they dry, so that’s a plus with this type of lipstick. Even though these wear a long time and don’t transfer or smudge, they surprisingly aren’t drying. They have a subtle smell, but it’s hard to say exactly what it smells like… It does fade after application, though. I also noticed that some colors smelled REALLY weird, and it seems to be the ones with less red/pink color to them, but that could be a coincidence. I was told that there’s nothing wrong with them if they have a funky smell and they haven’t gone bad or anything, so don’t worry if you get one like that!

This is by far one of my favorite formulas for matte lipsticks, liquid or not… I would definitely recommend trying these out if you love matte lipsticks!

Lime Crime’s Velvetines contain 0.088 fl oz / 2.6 ml of product and cost $20. As of right now, these aren’t available at places like Sephora and other major retailers, but you can get them online at www.limecrime.com, or at Namie’s Beauty Supply in North Hollywood, CA. Some shades run out of stock from time to time, but they’re pretty good about restocking them quickly and you can sign up for a notification and newsletter so you know when they’re back in stock! Oh… One more awesome thing about Lime Crime… It’s a totally cruelty free company, which makes me super happy!

Lime Crime Velvetines Part 2

Lime Crime Velvetines Part 2 Labels

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Velvetines swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Velvetines swatched on NC15 skin.

Cashmere

Cashmere

Cashmere

Cashmere

Cashmere:   It’s finally mine!! Cashmere is described as being “equal parts grey and beige”, which is pretty accurate! It’s a gorgeous, light to light-medium, cool toned greige (get it, grey and beige… They came up with that, not me btw) and has a totally matte finish. Texture was amazing… Not too thin, not too thick, making it glide on easily. Color payoff was awesome as well. As far as coverage goes, you need very little product to get a fully opaque look. Since this color is a “nude” of sorts, it can emphasize chapped areas on the lips (like on mine in the photo), so be sure to exfoliate, moisturize, and use your Prep + Prime Lip first! Like usual, I got over 8 hours of wear before noticing a little fading in the center. The smell of Cashmere was actually the best and most normal out of all of my Velvetines. It was actually slightly sweet compared to the others.

Liners:   Stone Lip Pencil from MAC is PERFECT to use with Cashmere. Chestnut also works if you’d like to go a little darker and more brown. Stripdown is a great Lip Pencil to use if you want definition, but not much added color. You can use any type of color, really, since this is so neutral… Playing around with different shades will allow you to create totally different, fun looks.

Dupes:   Styled In Sepia from MAC’s limited The Matte Lip collection (Fall 2014) is in the same shade range, but darker and more brown. Honeylove, also from MAC, is permanent, but is more of a warm shade and considerably more peachy-pink. Stone Lip Pencil actually works well for a dupe.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  5

Packaging:   5

Pansy

Pansy

Pansy

Pansy

Pansy:   This is described as a “true, rich, velvety purple” and has a great, velvety matte finish… It’s a medium dark to dark true purple with cool undertones. Texture was a bit thinner with Pansy than it was with some of my other Velvetines, but it still applied well, though it took a little longer to dry. Color payoff was bright and intense. Coverage was fantastic for the most part, but only so-so in the center of the lip… I made sure my lips were nice and dry, without any moisturizer or anything on the center, but I still had trouble getting it to go fully opaque in that area. Of course the center of the lip was the first area to fade after a little while. Other than that, I had no fading issues until well over 8 hours of wear. Pansy didn’t have a super weird smell, but it was slightly stronger than some of my other Velvetines. Like Cashmere, it almost has a sweet undertone to the normally funky smell… It faded as soon as the lipstick dried, though, just like the rest of the Velvetines.

Liners:   My favorite liner with this is actually Rich Purple Chromatographic Pencil from MAC Pro. You can also use more of a navy type of eye liner with this to add more dimension. If you like, you can give Nightmoth Lip Pencil from MAC a try too, though it’s not purple, it’s a nice, deep blackened wine-stained sort of color that works with purples. Any lip or eye liner in a deep purple or deep blue, even black, will work with Pansy. It all depends on the look you’re going for!

Dupes:   Heroine lipstick from MAC is lighter and warmer. Punk Couture (winter 2013), also from MAC, is darker and more of a smoked plum shade. Gunner (winter 2014) from MAC x Nasty Gal is much darker, but is the same type of true purple. You may be able to try Heroine OVER a darker, navy type of eye liner to duplicate Pansy, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Pink Velvet

Pink Velvet

Pink Velvet

Pink Velvet

Pink Velvet:   Pink Velvet is said to be “the perfect matte pink” and has a smooth matte finish… It’s a medium, bright pink with undertones that can pull either warm or cool, depending on your skintone, which is kind of awesome because it works on absolutely everyone! Texture was extra silky, making application super easy and smooth. Color payoff was fantastic, taking little product to achieve this bold look! Coverage was also great, going completely opaque, also with very little lipstick applied. It does stain a little, so even after the 8+ hours of wear that I got, fading wasn’t very noticeable, even in the center of the lip. Pink Velvet has a bit of the weird Velvetine smell, but not so much as some of the others do!

Liners:   Trust In Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil from MAC is my favorite liner to use with Pink Velvet… It’s nearly the same color, so it won’t change the lipstick much, if at all, and has a wear time of around 8 hours. You can also try Cherry Lip Pencil to make this Velvetine appear more red, or something like Currant if you want to darken the lipstick and create more of an ombre look.

Dupes:   Party Parrot (limited edition and released several times) from MAC is similar, but a bit lighter and warmer with more of a yellow base. Candy Yum Yum is much lighter, cooler, and more neon-isn, even though it’s permanent. Relentlessly Red (also permanent) is close, but still lighter and warmer. All Fired Up is almost the same, but just a little bit cooler and not as intense. All lipsticks mentioned are from MAC.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

At last, I finally have a moment to sit down and work on these posts! In this one, I’ll be reviewing the colors Black Velvet, Red Velvet, Salem, Suedeberry, Utopia and Wicked. In part two, I’ll be reviewing Pink Velvet, Cashmere, and Pansy, so don’t worry, you’ll get to see those too! I’ll also be purchasing Riot as soon as it’s released!

Lime Crime Velvetines seem to be the most wanted type of lipstick these days, and for good reason! Lime Crime describes these as a “Ground-breaking formula that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, long-wearing and utterly addictive!”… They have a really nice liquid formula that applies easily and doesn’t take too long to dry, but still gives you enough time to work with it for an even application. Once it’s dry, it’s completely matte and wears FOREVER without smudging or transferring. Side note: Since these do have an extremely matte texture, if you have dry or chapped lips, I recommend using something like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip before application to smooth everything out and add some moisture… If you have EXTRA chapped lips, since it’s winter and all, try exfoliating with something like olive oil or honey mixed with sugar first, then applying the Prep + Prime Lip, then your Velvetine :)

Velvetines come in a tube like most lip glosses do, and have a doe foot applicator similar to the ones found in MAC Lipglass, but with a much smoother texture. They’re pretty easy to apply, though it took me one or two tries to get the hang of it. I suggest applying a liner first, then you can add more after applying your Velvetine if you would like to create more dimension or touch up the shape. They’re SUPER pigmented, so you don’t need to use much… A little bit goes a long way! Like I mentioned, you have time to play with these and make sure they apply evenly before they dry, so that’s a plus with this type of lipstick. Even though these wear a very long time and don’t transfer or smudge, they surprisingly aren’t drying. They have a subtle scent, but it’s hard to say exactly what it smells like… It does fade after application, though. I also noticed that some colors smelled REALLY weird lol… It seems to be the ones with less red/pink color to them, but that could be a coincidence. I was told that there’s nothing wrong with them if they have a funky smell and they haven’t gone bad or anything, so don’t worry if you get one like that!

This is by far one of my favorite formulas for matte lipsticks, liquid or not… I would definitely recommend trying these out if you love matte lipsticks!

Lime Crime’s Velvetines contain 0.088 fl oz / 2.6 ml of product and cost $20. As of right now, these aren’t available at places like Sephora and other major retailers, but you can get them online at www.limecrime.com, or at Namie’s Beauty Supply in North Hollywood, CA. Some shades run out of stock from time to time, but they’re pretty good about restocking them quickly and you can sign up for a notification and newsletter so you know when they’re back in stock! Oh… One more awesome thing about Lime Crime… It’s a totally cruelty free company, which makes me super happy!

NOTE:   You may notice something different in the photos, but yes, they’re still my lips! I finally decided to start including my philtrum piercing in them because well, it’s cute! Also, if my lips or the piercing look crooked in some pictures, they’re not… My upper lip just swells a little after so many swatches since it’s still a pretty recent piercing.

 

Click on any of these images to make them bigger and see more detail!

Black Velvet - Red Velvet - Salem - Suedeberry - Utopia - Wicked

Black Velvet – Red Velvet – Salem – Suedeberry – Utopia – Wicked

Lime Crime Velvetines with labels part 1

Lime Crime Velvetines Part 1 Labels

Lime Crime Velvetines Part 1 Swatches

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Velvetines swatched on NC15 skin.

Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Black Velvet

 

 

 

Black Velvet:   Lime Crime describes this shade as “the deepest matte black”… It’s a deep, true black with neither warm or cool undertones and it has a wonderful, velvety matte finish once dry. The texture is smooth and not sticky at all, applying very easily. Color payoff is super intense, and coverage is just as great, giving full coverage will little product applied. I got over 8 hours of wear with this and only noticed fading in the center of my lip after eating and drinking something. This color did have a bit of that weird smell, but not as strong as it was with some of the other colors. It went away once it was dry.

Liners:   Since this is a pretty typical black lipstick, any black eye liner you prefer will do… A few of my favorites are Black Black Chromatographic Pencil from MAC Pro. You can also try Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil or Ebony Eye Pencil, both from MAC.

Dupes:   Styletto, also from Lime Crime, is a deep, rich black, but it has a sheen to it, as it’s part of their normal lipstick lineup. Hautecore (winter 2013) lipstick from MAC is also a matte black, but it’s not as pigmented.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Red Velvet:   The description on Lime Crime’s website refers to this color as “The perfect matte red! Rich and velvety, like petals of a rose.”… It is indeed a perfect red! It’s a true, medium-dark, bold, blue based red with a smooth matte finish. The texture of Red Velvet was not too thick, but not too runny, just like the rest of the Velvetines. It applied very evenly. Color payoff is awesome, as is coverage. I didn’t notice any fading (except in the center after eating/drinking) until after the 8 hours mark. There was some staining with Red Velvet, so even when it did fade in a few spots, it was hard to tell. This shade had less of a weird smell than some of the other Velvetines.

Liners:   Cherry Lip Pencil from MAC is perfect with Red Velvet. You could also do Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil if you want a little extra wear time… If you want more of an ombre look or more contrast, you could go with these (from lightest to deepest): Brick, Burgundy, Currant, Vino, or Nightmoth, which are all Lip Pencils from MAC.

Dupes:   Ruby Woo from MAC is the closest permanent dupe I’ve found, but it’s not quite as deep… It does have a similar texture, being a Retro Matte, which are drier than normal Matte lipsticks. Russian Red from MAC is a pretty good dupe too, and is somewhere between Ruby Woo and Red Velvet. RiRi Woo is super close, but was limited with the MAC x Rihanna collections.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Salem

Salem

Salem

Salem

Salem:   Salem is said to be a “matte chocolate brown”… I would say that’s accurate! It’s a pretty neutral, medium dark brown with a matte finish. The texture for Salem was great, but perhaps a bit thinner than some of the other Velvetines, but still applied well. Color payoff was great, as usual! Coverage was also fully opaque, except for in the center of the lip, which is common with a lot of lipsticks, but was more significant with Salem than with some of the other Velvetines. I suspect it has to do with the slightly thinner texture, though. Like the other lipsticks in this review, I only had some fading in the center of my lips, but otherwise I got well over 8 hours of wear. This is one of those shades that had a funkier smell than the more reddish or pink colored Velvetines. It’s still not that bad, and faded after the lipstick dried.

Liners:   Chestnut is a great Lip Pencil from MAC that you can use with Salem… It’s nearly the same color, so it won’t alter the lipstick at all. Bittersweet Pro Longer Lip Pencil, also from MAC, is another option and will give you a longer wear time. It’s also a bit deeper than Salem if you prefer more definition or an ombre effect.

Dupes:   I haven’t really found a great dupe for Salem… Photo from MAC is close if layered over Bittersweet Pencil, but alone it’s lighter and has more of a golden undertone. It’s also not a Matte. You’d probably be better off with using Chestnut Lip Pencil all over as a dupe.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Suedeberry

Suedeberry

Suedeberry

Suedeberry

Suedeberry:   This was my very first Velvetine (you can tell by the older packaging) and a gift from my best friend, so I’m a little partial to this one! It’s described as a “matte coral red”, which is spot on… It’s a bright, medium, warm toned pinky-coral red with a very matte finish. Texture was great and slightly more creamy than the other Velvetines I have, either because it was a different formula from the current ones, or just because it’s older, I’m not sure which. Color payoff was perfect, as well as coverage. This is starting to sound repetitive, but at least these are all consistent! I got over 8 hours of wear with Suedeberry, only noticing some fading in the center of the lip after a little while. Like Red Velvet, it stained very lightly, so when it did fade, it was hardly noticeable. Suedeberry has a scent, but it’s not as weird and obvious as a few of the other Velvetines.

Liners:   Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil from MAC works well with Suedeberry and is nearly the same color. Cherry Lip Pencil, also from MAC, will also work, and give you more of an ombre effect since it’s a true, bright red.

Dupes:   Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil is just about the closest dupe I can find for Suedeberry, and it still looks more coal when applied all over the lip. Suedeberry is pretty unique!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Utopia

Utopia

Utopia

Utopia

Utopia:   This is a “vibrant orchid” shade, which looks like a medium to medium dark, cool toned, pinky-purple-magenta color (yeah, let’s just stick with vibrant orchid lol). The texture was very smooth, and perhaps a little thinner than some other Velvetines, making it very easy to apply evenly. Color payoff was great and very bright, while coverage was good, but took a teeny bit of layering to get totally even and opaque. With Utopia, I got the typical 8 hours of wear with only some fading in the center. This shade has the funkiest smell out of all the Velvetines I have, which is now all of them lol… It goes away once it dries, so don’t worry!

Liners:   Magenta Lip Pencil from MAC works really well with Utopia and is very similar in color, so it doesn’t take away from the color of the lipstick itself. Fashion Boost Pro Longer Lip Pencil is also very similar to Utopia, so it looks great and will also give you a longer wear time.

Dupes:  Heroine lipstick from MAC is more purple. Flat Out Fabulous, also from MAC, is incredibly close, though maybe a tiny bit darker.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked:   Wicked is described as a “matte burgundy-red” and has a silky, matte finish. It’s a medium dark, burgundy, wine stained red with a hint of a blue base. The texture of Wicked felt extra smooth, though it seemed to dry more quickly than the other Velvetines in this review, so I didn’t have quite as much time to work with it… This seemed to result in an extra matte finish, which I liked! Color payoff was great, and coverage was also wonderful. Per usual, there was no fading until past the 8 hour mark, aside from the center fading after eating/drinking (blah blah blah same thing). Wicked didn’t seem to have much of a smell, aside from the one I have deemed “normal” for Velvetines.

Liners:   Depending on what kind of look you’re going for, you can use several different liners with Wicked… I’ll list the MAC Lip Pencils I’ve tried from lightest and most similar to darkest, which will give you a more ombre look and added definition… Burgundy, Currant, Vino, and Nightmoth. You can also try Bespoken For Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, which is darker, but looks very nice and wears longer than MAC’s normal Lip Pencil formula.

Dupes:   Diva lipstick from MAC is the closest dupe I’ve found that’s permanent. This color is pretty easy to find dupes for, it’s just a matter of finding something similar in texture.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

As you may have noticed, I’ve gone missing yet again, but with good reason! Of course the holidays are hectic, but my birthday happens to be right after them, on December 29th, and I got a new puppy that day so I’ve been a little busy!

After deciding to move back to Oklahoma, my parents said that for my birthday this year, I could get a puppy… Umm, hello, dream come true! How many times does a girl ask for a puppy for Christmas or her Birthday in her lifetime, and here I am at 32 finally getting one! It wasn’t an easy decision to make… Puppies are so much work and it’s been hard for me to move on and let another dog into my life after losing my Bullmastiff a little over a year ago, but the timing seemed right. I’m finally back in my big house with a big yard and hey, it’s a little lonely with just myself and my 12 year old Boxer, Booger. Somehow I think that my parents knew better than I did that a puppy would be the best thing for me after making so many difficult changes and having to start over again! I haven’t been this happy in ages… My cheeks have been sore from smiling since I picked her up at the airport!

After much deliberation, I decided that a Dogue de Bordeaux aka French Mastiff was the perfect dog for me. I wanted to stick with a mastiff breed, but I’m not quite ready for another Bullmastiff yet… DDB’s are big (110-150lb) teddy bears that are super smart, loyal, friendly, and make awesome house dogs since they’re kind of lazy, which is perfect for my senior boxer who doesn’t have much energy any more! On top of that, they’re protective of their people and property without being aggressive at all, but only if they need to be, so that makes a single girl like me feel a little safer! I’ve honestly wanted a Dogue de Bordeaux for about 24 years, since I saw the movie Turner and Hooch as a kid… I can’t believe that I finally have one of my own! She’s 8 weeks old right now and 16lbs, so she’s going to be one big snuggle baby when she grows up!

So without further ado, I give you miss Wednesday Sue Marie Marshall, Demolisher of Worlds (she tries to eat everything):

(Pardon my sloppy 5 minute makeup or complete lack thereof… I haven’t had time for it!)

Picking her up at the airport :)

Picking her up at the airport :)

Booger looks pretty happy to have a sister again!

Booger looks pretty happy to have a sister again!

Sleeping after meeting my best friend's family.

Sleeping after meeting my best friend’s family.

She passed out when we got home.

She passed out when we got home. She looks just like her daddy in this pic!

Crazy face!

Crazy face… Look at those long, dark eyelashes!!

Puppy kisses!

Puppy kisses!

 

P.S. Don’t worry, new makeup posts will be up soon! Whenever this little nugget sleeps and I have some free time, I’ll be working on them!

 

Note:  While I did get my dog from a breeder, I TOTALLY support ADOPTING and have done so in the past, as well as fostered several dogs. In this case, I just couldn’t find the right dog that would fit into my life and that would get along with my old boxer who has a lot of health and joint problems… He needs a friend who is super low energy, and in some cases, it’s just easier to get a puppy, whether through adoption or a breeder, so it’s little at first and you can train it properly from the start, making your “pack” a bit easier to manage. IF you decide to get a dog from a breeder, do your homework first! It took me a year to find the right breeder and puppy, but it was worth the wait, no matter how lonely and impatient I was at times!

Make sure that you avoid puppy mills, and do NOT get a puppy from a pet store! Most of those puppies come from mills or mass breeders who do it for profit rather than health or personality… Trust me, it’s awful! I used to work in a pet store, and that’s one reason I quit.

Good breeders will answer any questions you have truthfully and offer you a lifetime of support if you get a puppy from them. If they don’t offer you references, just ask! They should be happy to give them to you, as well the info for their veterinarian so you can speak to them too. In addition to references, reputable breeders will offer health guarantees and certification for things like heart, hips, or other common ailments related to the breed of dog. Most breeders will also offer to take the dog if, for some reason, you have to give it up, or they’ll help you find a home for it. The health guarantees commonly include taking back a puppy if there is something wrong with it, and even though I don’t know anyone who would ever return a puppy, a good breeder will be there for you if you have any problems with your new baby! Many breeders will also let you meet the parents of your potential puppy and check out where they live if you’re local or willing to travel… They may even want to see where YOU live, even if it’s just photos, before letting you have one of their babies!

Most reputable breeders and adoption organizations will also make you fill out paperwork and apply for a puppy or dog so they can do their homework on you, too! With my breeder, as with most who breed dogs for the right reasons, I also had to sign a contract, limiting Wednesday’s registration and agreeing to have her spayed and not breed her myself. ANYONE who gets a dog as a companion MUST have it spayed or neutered! Shelters are overrun because people have unaltered dogs who have an accidental litter of puppies, then some of those puppies have more puppies, and so on…  Yet another reason to adopt! Also, contrary to popular belief, there are NO health benefits associated with letting a dog have a litter before spaying. They even have less invasive methods of spaying and neutering now so it’s easier on the dog, and easier for the human too since the recovery isn’t so lengthy and complicated.

That was a lot for a “note” but basically, do what’s right and be a responsible pet owner. They’re part of your family, and you are their entire world! I forgot how much work it is to raise a puppy, especially a large breed like this (she puts on 3-4lbs a week!), so if you’re on the go and busy all the time, think about adopting an older dog who doesn’t require so much attention!

Here is yet another outdated post for you! Again, my apologies for just now posting this, since it came out last June, but since I have all the photos and swatches done already, I wanted to share them so maybe I can help you all find something similar that you may already have or that’s permanent if you missed out on these Fluidlines when they were released with the Moody Blooms collection! Enjoy!

Black Ivy   -   Copperthorn   -   Nightshade

Black Ivy – Copperthorn – Nightshade

 

MAC Fluidlines are an “Ultra-smooth, gel formula that provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish”. They’re a very smooth, easy to apply formula that wears all day without smudging or flaking. I’m not a big fan of liquid liners but this gel formula is thicker and creamier than a liquid so to me, it’s easier to control. While there aren’t waterproof, they are smudge-proof on most people (unless your eyes are excessively watery… then I just wouldn’t wear them near the bottom inner corner or maybe not below the lower lash line). I don’t necessarily recommend these for the waterline… The shimmery kinds are a definite no-no for that area, but the creamier ones can be tried on the waterline if you want to give it a shot (though MAC does not suggest using Fluidlines on that area of the eye).

For application you can use so many different brushes… It really depends on personal preference. For a smaller line with more control and detail, a MAC 210 brush will work well… A MAC 209 is also suitable and is a bit bigger, so you’ll get a thicker line. My favorite brushes, especially for a winged look, are the MAC 263 or 266 angled brushes… Fluidlines are the perfect eye liner for a winged look, so I definitely recommend picking up a 263 brush if you’re into that look and are purchasing a Fluidline or have some at home already!

TIP 1:   When storing your Fluidlines in your makeup case or drawer, make sure they’re upside down with the label up! This will keep them from drying out.

TIP 2:   These can also be used as eye shadow bases, like Pro Longwear Paint Pots!

These Fluidlines are all limited edition and were released on Thursday, June 26th, 2014. While these are limited, I DID find them on the Dillard’s website with all three colors in stock! This could be a good sign that you might still be able to find them at your local MAC counter or store, unless they have already RTV’d them (sent them back to the company), which they do when limited launch products don’t sell out after a certain period of time. They are not on the MAC website, though. Like all MAC Fluidlines, these come in a glass pot with a black semi-matte plastic, screw-on lid. They contain 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product and sell for $16.

 

Moody Blooms Fluidline Labels

Black Ivy   -   Copperthorn   -   Nightshade

Black Ivy – Copperthorn – Nightshade

Photo taken outdoors in natural lighting. Fluidlines watched on NC20 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural lighting.
Fluidlines watched on NC20 skin.

Black Ivy

Black Ivy

Black Ivy

Black Ivy

Black Ivy:   This Fluidline is described as a “blackened green” and has a creamy, but somewhat shimmery finish… It’s a deepened teal with cooler, blue based undertones  with a creamy base that dries somewhat matte, and very, very fine shimmer particles. The texture felt smooth and creamy and was pretty easy to apply. Color payoff was good and looked nearly like it does in the pot without any layering. Coverage was also great and didn’t require much product on the brush to get an even application. I got over 9 hours of wear before I noticed any fading or smudging. Black Ivy was by far the best Fluidline out of this collection.

Dupes:   Waveline, which is the only permanent Fluidline from MAC that’s anywhere close isn’t really close at all… It’s MUCH brighter, lighter and a true blue. Shade Fluidline, which was limited edition, it close, but lighter and more green based (I don’t remember the collection it was released with, sorry!). Canard Creme Liner from Laura Mercier is in the same color family, but is more of a brighter, lighter teal.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Copperthorn

Copperthorn

Copperthorn

Copperthorn

Copperthorn:   This is described as a “glittery bronze” and has a very glittery finish… It’s has a  medium, warm toned golden-copper base with pretty decent sized pieces (for a Fluidline anyway) of gold, bronze, and coppery glitter particles. The texture was not my favorite to work with… I hate to say it because it’s sooooo pretty but it did take some effort to apply this evenly, no matter what type of brush I used. The color payoff is good and just as shimmery on the eye as it is in the pan. Coverage, on the other hand, was subpar. It took a bit of layering to get this to go on opaque, with the first layer being semi-sheer at best as far as the base color was concerned. I had to let this completely dry before I added layer two, then it looked much better… The only issue with having to layer a gel liner like this is that you can lose some precision in the process, so I recommend a very skinny brush for the wing! I got about 6 hours of wear with Copperthorn before I noticed some glittery fallout below my eye, but I didn’t notice much, if any, fading or smudging otherwise.

Copperthorn is an absolute NO-NO for the waterline! Do NOT apply this on the inner rim of the eye because the glitter particles can get into your eye causing irritation! I actually liked this Fluidline better as an eye shadow or eye shadow base on my lid, rather than a liner!

Dupes:   Rich Ground is the closest permanent dupe, but it’s not THAT close… It’s deeper, has a micro-shimmer, but no glitter, and is more of a reddish bronze shade. Brassy (long been discontinued) is similar in color, but still has a more yellow based bronze color and no glitter. There are two limited edition shades from MAC’s Indulge collection (Fall 2013) that ate similar as far as the finish goes, but not quite spot on for color… Gilt Gourmet is lighter, more of a yellow-gold, and has smaller glittery particles, while Deliciously Rich is a darker, more cool toned brown/bronze with golden bronze micro-glitter.

Overall Rating:   3.3 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:  2

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Nightshade

Nightshade

Nightshade

Nightshade

Nightshade:   This Fluidline is a “blackened plum” and has a soft, shimmery finish… It’s a medium dark plum with warmer purple undertones and a warm sheen, thanks to the reddish/coppery/golden micro-shimmer particles in it! The texture feels smooth and easy to apply, though it seems to look a little patchy, despite the initial creamy feeling of this liner. Color payoff is good, though not as dark or intense as it is in the pot without some layering. If you want fully opaque coverage, you’ll have to do some layering for that as well. With one layer, it was kinda sort of sheer and as I mentioned before, slightly patchy. You definitely want to use something like a MAC 210 brush for application so you don’t lose precision when layering this liner. By layer two, it looked perfectly even and true to pot color. Nightshade gave me about 8 hours of wear before smudging or fading.

Dupes:   Macroviolet, which is permanent, is darker and more of a true, cooler toned purple, but it’s the best dupe I could find!

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Oh em gee! A new post on current products! MAC’s Nasty Gal collection was released on Thursday December 4th online and at select store locations. These lipsticks are all Matte, all gorgeous, and all perfectly on trend for a collaboration with Nasty Gal, which is a website that sells some of my personal favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories. It’s also a name you may associate with the Nasty Gal empire, started by “Girl Boss” author Sophie Amoruso. These shades are intense, bold, and make you feel like you can take on the world when you put them on, making them perfect if you want to feel like your own Girl Boss!

Gunner   -   Runner   - Stunner

Gunner – Runner – Stunner

 

MAC Lipsticks are highly pigmented and feel luxurious, without the outrageous price tag of most high end brands. Since these are all Mattes, you’re going to get awesome color payoff, coverage, and wear time! With any lipstick, especially Matte finishes (because they’re a little more dry), I suggest starting off by applying Prep + Prime Lip… It’s a silicone based primer that contains Vitamin E, so it adds a bit of moisture, locks in that moisture, and smooths out the lip so everything glides on easily and wears longer, even if you have dry or chapped lips! I also recommend using a liner before you put on your lipstick; This will help define and shape the lip, as well as keep everything in place and help prevent bleeding/feathering outside the lip line. Liners are SUPER important when wearing dark or bright colors, like these, to keep those lines flawless! You’ll see in the pictures that I did NOT have a liner on and how messy it can look when quickly applied without one lol… Keep reading to learn what liners work best with each lipstick!

TIP 1:   Using a lip brush, like a MAC 316 or 318, will help you apply bold colors more precisely! You can also load up your 316 brush with lipstick, pop the cap back on, and toss it in your purse, clutch, or even wallet if you need to touch up later but don’t have room to take a whole tube of lipstick with you!

TIP 2:   Since these are all Mattes, as I mentioned, Prep + Prime Lip is a must, especially during the winter when skin is dry and lips can be chapped a lot of the time! Another thing you might want to try if these enhance the chapped areas on your lips, is exfoliating… I like to use MAC’s Volcanic Ash, the same one I use on my face, because it’s super gentle. You can also try a mixture of olive oil or honey and sugar for a more natural lip exfoliant! Either way, I like to scrub my lips twice a week this time of year, followed by a good lip balm (my favorite is pure organic shea butter from L’Occitane).

All three of these lipsticks are limited edition and came out online and at select MAC stores on Thursday, December 4th. They’re still available online at www.maccosmetics.com with Gunner being the only one that seems to be sold out. Like other MAC lipsticks, these have the typical semi-matte black packaging, containing 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product and sell for $16. Like all MAC lipsticks, these have a subtle vanilla scent, but no flavor.

Nasty Gal Lipstick Labels

Gunner   -   Runner   -   Stunner

Gunner – Runner – Stunner

Nasty Gal Lipsticks with Names

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight (on a semi-cloudy day). Lipsticks Swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight (on a semi-cloudy day).
Lipsticks Swatched on NC15 skin.

Note:   These photos may look a little different than they have in the past… I moved so I’m not used to the lighting setup I have right now and I’m still playing around with all the natural light! Also, if you see a weird shadow above my cupid’s bow on the lip photos, that would be my new philtrum piercing that’s not quite ready to debut since it got sort of irritated while doing all of these photos! I’ll show it off soon ;)

Gunner

Gunner

Gunner

Gunner

Gunner:   This is a “deep purple” with a Matte finish… It’s a dark, cool toned purple with a soft Matte finish, meaning there’s a subtle sheen to it at first that later dries down to be more matte. The texture is pretty creamy and smooth for a Matte lipstick, applying fairly easily, though it will show chapped areas on the lips (like mine!) unless you use something like Prep + Prime Lip first, or exfoliate if your lips are severely chapped. Color payoff is not as intense or dark as Gunner is in the tube, but can be built up with some layering, preferably with a brush. As far as coverage goes, it’s not fully opaque, again, without layering. I got a little over 6 hours of wear with Gunner before it began to fade, and a little longer with a liner first to line and fill in the corners.

Liners:   You can use a a few different liners with Gunner… It all depends on what you want to enhance or how you want to transform this color. I actually like using Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil (available online or at MAC Pro locations) or Ebony Eye Pencil for a really dark, intense black liner, which I bring into the corners for a finished look that’s a black to purple ombre. If you want more of a true purple liner, you can use Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil. If you prefer a formula that’s extra long wearing, you can try Bespoken For Pro Longwear Lip Pencil. You can also use the basic dark Lip Pencils like Currant, Vino, or Nightmoth.

Dupes:   Cyber is going to be the closest permanent dupe, though it has a Satin finish and is a deeper, more blackened plum. Smoked Purple is a permanent shade that’s Matte, but is darker and has a warmer, deepened plum tone to it. Punk Couture (Punk Couture – Winter 2013), which was limited edition, is close, but a little brighter and more of a warm toned purple. It does have a Matte finish, though.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Runner

Runner

Runner

Runner

Runner:   Runner is described as a “burgundy” and has a Matte finish… It’s a somewhat warm, dark, true burgundy with reddish-wine stained undertones and a creamy matte finish that starts off with a more satiny look, then dries down to a silky matte later on. Runner’s texture felt smooth and applied easily. Color payoff, like Gunner, is lighter than it is in the tube but is still very pretty. Coverage is good and even, without having to apply much product. It was not fully opaque without a little bit of layering, though. I got about 7 hours of wear with Runner, and slightly longer with a liner.

Liners:   The same deep, reddish, wine toned liners that I would use with Gunner are ones that you can use with Runner… For Lip Pencils, Vino, Currant, and Nightmoth work especially well. Bespoken For Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is another good one. If you want to go extra vampy and dramatic, Ebony Eye Pencil or Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil are perfect. If you’d like something that blends in and gives your definition but no additional color, you can try Brick Lip Pencil.

Dupes:   Sin is permanent and is a near perfect match with a Matte finish, just like Runner has. Diva is another permanent color with a Matte finish that’s very close, but a bit deeper, more pigmented, and has more wine-stained undertones. Fixed on Drama (Retro Matte – Fall 2013) was limited edition, but is similar. Another similar limited edition shade is Studded Kiss (Punk Couture – Winter 2013), is also a Matte, but is deeper and more red. Hearts Aflame (A Novel Romance – Fall 2014) is close and shares a Matte finish, but has more brick red tones. It was limited edition as well.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Stunner

Stunner

Stunner

Stunner

Stunner:   Stunner is a ” red” with a Matte finish… It’s a bold, bright, true red with some cool, but pinky-red undertones and a silky matte finish… I say “silky matte” because while this has a soft sheen at first, it does turn more and more matte the longer you have it on and has a smoother, less dry appearance than most mattes do. This color is truly pretty unique in MAC’s lineup of reds and really flattering on everyone! The texture felt very creamy and glided on easily with no dryness or pulling. Color payoff, like the other lipsticks in this collections, is not as dark as it is in the tube, but still very nice. Coverage was fully opaque with little product applied. Stunner gave me 6-7 hours of wear before fading, and closer to 8 with a liner.

Liners:   For a basic Lip Pencil, I would suggest Cherry to bring out the true red tones, or Beet to bring out the pinkish undertones. If you’d like something with a longer wear time, you could do Pro Longer Lip Pencils in Kiss Me Quick for a true red, or Trust in Red for a brighter,  more pinky-red. Currant Lip Pencil also looks pretty with this if you want to darken it and give it a vampy twist.

Dupes:   Ruby Woo is the closest permanent dupe that I could find… While it is more of a true, blue based red, it can be used with a more pinkish liner (like Beet or Trust In Red) to make a VERY similar color to Stunner. It’s a Retro Matte, though, so it will be drier and looks more matte. For a more recently released limited edition dupe, Damn Glamorous (The Matte Lip – Fall 2014) is slightly lighter, but is in the same pinky-red family.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

Although this collection was released back in June, I’m just not getting to this post… My apologies, but if you read my last post, you know that things have been crazy for me the last few months! Fortunately, most of these eye shadows have dupes that are pretty close, so hopefully I can help you find something similar if you didn’t get these when the collection was released! Thanks for reading!

Top:   Artistic License - Blooming Mad - Deep Fixation Bottom:   Green Room - Hidden Motive - Lucky Green

Top: Artistic License – Blooming Mad – Deep Fixation
Bottom: Green Room – Hidden Motive – Lucky Green

MAC Eye Shadows are high quality, highly pigmented powder eye shadows that apply easily with intense, but blendable color. I typically get around 8 hours of wear, depending on the finish, which can be made even longer when these are applied over a Pro Longwear Paint Pot. Using a Paint Pot as a primer will also make the colors show up true to pan color and prevent creasing. I suggest using a shade close to your skin tone or a bit lighter… Painterly, Layin’ Low, and Soft Ochre are all good neutrals, or Groundwork if you have deeper skin and don’t want to go too light with Paint Pot. There are also other colors that are bright or bold which can intensify powder eye shadows, so you can really play around with different combinations if you want to.

Natural fiber brushes are best to apply powder eye shadows… My favorite MAC brushes are the 239 (for the lid), the 224 or 217 (for the crease), and the 219 (for a cut crease, to smudge the color around, or to apply on the inner corner or under the eye). These brushes will pick up the eye shadow well and blend everything out very easily!

All of these come in the typical MAC Eye Shadow packaging with semi-matte, black plastic and a clear insert in the lid.

The Moody Blooms collection was released on Thursday, June 26th, so it may or may not be available at MAC stores and counters… I believe most locations have probably RTV’d these (sent them back if they did not sell out) since it’s no longer available on MAC’s website. I did see that some colors are available on partner location websites such as www.macys.com and www.dillards.com, so they might still be available at those stores… It’s definitely worth checking out anyway! Even though five of these colors are limited edition, Lucky Green is permanent.

Like the permanent range of MAC Eye Shadows, these sell for $16 and contain 1.3g / 0.04 US oz of product.

Moody Blooms Eye Shadow Labels

Moody Blooms Eye Shadows with Names

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eye Shadows swatched on NC20 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Eye Shadows swatched on NC20 skin.

Artistic License

Artistic License

Artistic License:   This is a “pinky gold” and has a Veluxe Pearl finish… It’s a light, warm, peachy-pink with a golden sheen and a somewhat frosty finish. The texture feels very smooth and applies easily. Artistic License has great color payoff and good coverage, but is not fully opaque without a little layering. This eye shadow gave me about 8 hours of wear before any fading, and closer to 10 with a Pro Longwear Paint Pot underneath. Artistic License is a limited edition color.

I love this color most when used all over the lid and on the inner corner of the eye. It also works underneath the lower lash line to brighten any look and add some warmth to it. You can use this over many different Paint Pots… I suggest Soft Ochre or Layin’ Low for a more neutral primer, Rubenesque if you would like to use something similar to Artistic License, or even Blackground if you want to make this eye shadow more bold and frosted.

Dupes:   Paradisco is similar, though a bit darker and has a deeper type of peachy tone to it. It’s also a Frost, so the color payoff, opacity, and sheen are more intense. Expensive Pink is close as well and shares the same finish… It’s just a slightly more pink than peachy and a tiny bit lighter.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Blooming Mad

Blooming Mad

Blooming Mad:   This is described as a “mid-tone ultra violet” which has a Frost finish… It’s a light, semi-bright, cool toned violet with pinkish undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It feels smooth but slightly dry for a Frost eye shadow. Color payoff was good, but not as bright as pan color without a primer underneath… Same with coverage; It’s not completely opaque without a primer, but still works if you want a softer look. Wear time was typical for Frost eye shadows and didn’t start fading until about the 7 hour mark, which was with a primer. Blooming Mad is limited edition.

Blooming Mad is really gorgeous and works well as a blending color in the crease as well as on the lid. I like it best when used over Soft Ochre or Blackground Pro Longwear Paint Pots… They’re polar opposites, so each one brings out something different with this eye shadow!

Dupes:   Stars ‘N’ Rockets eye shadow looks almost exactly like Blooming Mad, though perhaps an iiiiiitty bitty bit darker and brighter. Stars ‘N’ Rockets has a Deluxe Pearl finish, while Blooming Mad is a frost, but it does apply more easily and feels smoother. Creme de Violet is another Frost finish eye shadow that’s similar, but is more purple, slightly darker, and has more of a golden sheen to it.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Deep Fixation

Deep Fixation

Deep Fixation:   According to MAC’s description, Deep Fixation is a “metallic brown” and has a Deluxe Pearl finish… It’s a medium dark, warm, rich brown with reddish undertones and a bronze sheen. The finish is softly frosted, while the texture feels nearly creamy it’s so smooth and finely milled. Deep Fixation applied easily with great color payoff and full, even coverage. I got over nearly 9 hours of wear with a primer before this eye shadow began to fade or crease. This eye shadow is a limited edition color.

Deep Fixation looks beautiful where and however you apply it! It’s great as a soft, warm smoky eye when applied on the lid, especially over Constructivist Pro Longwear Paint Pot, then blended up into the crease with a 217 brush. It’s by far my favorite eye shadow in this collection… I even bought a backup of it and I rarely do that!!

Dupes:   Antiqued is the closest dupe I found, though it’s slightly lighter and has less of a red tone to it. They are, however, both Veluxe Pearl finishes, so the sheen is very similar.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Green Room

Green Room

Green Room:   This is a “midtone teal” and has a Satin finish… It’s a medium to medium dark, cool toned teal with more green than blue undertones and a satiny sheen. The texture was slightly dry for a Satin eye shadow, making application a little frustrating. Green Room has okay color payoff and coverage, though it’s not bright or opaque without a primer applied first and some layering (patting it on with a 239 brush works best for me). On the plus side, because it’s a little dry, that made it wear well! i got over 8 hours of wear with no creasing or fading when applied over a primer. Green Room is limited edition.

I really like to wear this color in my crease or for a pop of color under the lower lash line. It can be used as a lid color, but due to it’s texture and not-so-amazing color payoff and coverage, I like it better when it’s blended out somewhere rather than packed onto the lid. If you want to use it on the lid, I suggest using a darker or bold Pro Longwear Paint Pot underneath to intensify this eye shadow… I used Blackground (sounds weird but a very deep color as a base can actually enhance and transform bright colors that applied over it).

Dupes:   To be completely honest, I can’t find a permanent shade that’s comperable to Green Room. The closest I found was Shimmermoss, but it’s quite a bit lighter and much more frosty, since it has a Veluxe Pearl finish… It is permanent, though.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Hidden Motive

Hidden Motive

Hidden Motive:   Hidden Motive is a “deep aubergine” with a Veluxe Pearl finish… It’s a medium dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a subtle frosty sheen. The texture was soft and applied easily with no dryness. Color payoff was great and true to pan with little product needing to be applied. Coverage was also great and fully opaque without having to layer. I got over 8 hours of wear over a primer before Hidden Motive faded or creased. This is a limited edition shade.

This eye shadow works well as either a crease or lid color. If you want a different kind of smoky eye, this is gorgeous, especially if you apply it over something like Blackground Pro Longwear Paint Pot. It’s also great for a crease color or used under the lower lash line for a colorful smoky look.

Dupes:   Nocturnelle is nearly the same color as Hidden Motive… Perhaps a little more purple and with more of a frosty sheen, but it is a Frost finish, after all!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Lucky Green

Lucky Green

Lucky Green:   Lucky Green is a “dark yellow green” and has a Veluxe Pearl finish… This is a light medium, yellowish green with semi-warm undertones and a golden, frosted sheen. It has a very smooth texture and applies well without having to use much product. Color payoff is fantastic, as is coverage! Lucky Green goes on true to pan color with full opacity. When used over a Pro Longwear Paint Pot, I got nearly 10 hours of wear. This eye shadow is permanent, so you can get it anytime!

Lucky Green can be used in many different ways, so you can really play around with it… I like this a lot when used on the inner corner, below the lower lash line, and in the crease as a blending color. You can also use it on the lid, and like Blooming Mad, it works well over different Pro Longwear Paint Pots. Depending on what aspect of this eye shadow that you want to enhance, you can try several colors… When used over Soft Ochre it appears bright, but still soft, while if you apply it over Blackground, it looks much more bold and brighter in addition to the frosty sheen being intensified. If you want this to be more subdued, try it over Painterly or Groundwork.

Dupes:   Since this is part of MAC’s permanent range, you don’t need a dupe… In fact, I couldn’t really find another permanent color that’s similar!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Oh hi there again!

I finally have some down time after getting settled into my new home in Oklahoma so I’m preparing some new posts for all of you!

I know I’m waaaaay behind on MAC collections, and there are a few that I got some items from, photographed and swatched, but never got to posting them due to the previous insanity that I was living! Now I know they’re a bit outdated, but since they were limited products, I’m still going to make posts for them as Collection Catch Ups so I can help you all find the perfect dupes! With some of these, I got the products and never got to photographing them before use since I had to wear them to work, so you’ll have to excuse the fact that some of the Lipsticks and stuff won’t be beautiful and brand new… But hey, at least they’re on here!

Upcoming posts will include:

– Moody Blooms: Eye Shadows, Fluidlines, and Beauty Powder Blushes

– Viva Glam Rihanna 2: Lipstick and Lipglass

– Mineralize Blush Expansions

– Pro Lipstick Shade Expansions (these were permanent at Pro locations only but are now at all stores and partner locations)

– A Novel Romance: Blushes, Eye Shadow Quads, Lipglasses, and Lipsticks

– Artificially Wild: Eye Shadows, Blushes and a few of the Lipsticks

– The Matte Lip: Lipsticks, new permanent Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, and new permanent Pro Longwear Blushes

– Heirloom Mix (Holiday 2014 Color collection): Mineralize Blushes and a few Lipsticks

For more current collections and other products I’ve recently picked up, I’ll be making these posts:

– MAC Nasty Gal: Lipsticks

– Melt Dark Room Lipstick

– Lime Crime Velvetines: Wicked, Salem, Black Velvet, Utopia, Red Velvet and Suedeberry

– Lime Crime Lipsticks: Styletto, Chinchilla, Poisonberry, and Coquette

In addition to posts for new MAC collections and other products that are limited edition, I’ll be doing random posts on products that are part of MAC’s permanent lineup! Of course these are things that I’ve probably had for a while, so the photos won’t be of brand new, unused, perfect Lipsticks and all, but I really want to share my ginormous collection with people, especially since they’re things you can get your hands on all the time… My desk/makeup station and kit are practically like having my own little MAC store, so I hate for all of it to be kept hidden from the world of fellow makeup addicts and artists!

If you all have any suggestions for how you’d like to see the MAC permanent posts formatted, like favorites, color families, finishes, etc, let me know in the comments section!

I may throw some real life blogs in the mix from time to time, or start doing nail polish/outfit/accessory/shoe of the day/week/whatever posts, so you’ll be seeing some changes and hopefully you’ll enjoy them!

Thanks for reading :)

XO,

Lesley

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