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Battle of the Retro Mattes! M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo vs. RiRi Woo

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So……I’m not a fan of Rihanna…at all, BUT when I heard that she agreed to a multi collection deal with M.A.C. that started with the creation of a customized shade of lipstick in the Retro Matte finish, ah went bazodee!

The Retro Matte finish is the SINGLE BEST FINISH FOR A LIPSTICK EVA!  Ruby Woo is my favourite lipstick and is my go-to with a high bun. So this shade is supposed to be what Rihanna wears on tour, a blue-based red, that’s universal on all skintones.  Last week, M.A.C. released it online and it sold out in 3 hours…..yup, I was one of those waiting on that virtual line! There is no special packaging  (I thought at least the box would have something on it), but engraved on the lipstick, was RiRi’s signature.

MAC RiRi Woo (retro matte)

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Iris Apfel for M.A.C. – a few swatches!

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Hi,

So the Iris Apfel for M.A.C. collection came out a few weeks ago and this was a bright collection in the middle of winter doldrums.    This collection was inspired by rare and exotic birds, and is just in line with fashion and beauty trends for 2012.  Here are the details.

Image courtesy of M.A.C.

Anyway, here is a quick swatch of 4 of the lipsticks.

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New product alert! Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks

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Recently I attended the launch of Make Up For Ever’s new lipstick line, Rouge Artist Natural.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks

A few years ago, they brought out Rouge Artist Intense, a 50+ collection of amazing, heavily pigmented lipsticks.  This time around, for Spring 2012, they are releasing another 50 lipsticks, which are supposed to provide a softer effect on the lips.   These lipsticks are more moisturizing, and have a glossy sheen to them, as if they were mixed with a little lip gloss.

So I decided to pick up one colour for starters, N28.

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Tom Ford Beauty Collection: What else is there to say?

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The sexiest man in fashion has just brought out an entire makeup and skincare line to add to the high-end section of the cosmetics spectrum.  I love Tom Ford’s style, he is very sexy to me!! And of course his promo ad exhudes his classic sexiness!!

Image via PR

Bold lips and bold eyes…yes!!

This luxurious collection is available in November at select Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. I’ve heard good things about this line especially the brushes.  If you are interested in this collection, here’s some info and visit Neiman or Bergdorf for additional information.

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Matte is back! NYX Matte Lipstick review

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Having spent years in the shadow of the gooey lipgloss, lipsticks have roared back to the forefront and matte lipsticks have been at the centre of the trend!  This year, bright, bold matte lips were all over the runway and in every magazine and the trend continues into the autumn/winter.  Years ago, dark, vampy, matte lips were routine but they got a bad reputation because they were often very drying, accentuated any cracks in your lips and generally not comfortable.  Fast forward to now and the formulas have been revamped.  Conditioners have been added to these densely pigmented lip products to make them a lot more wearable.

NYX just recently launched a new line of matte lipsticks in 22 colours.  I ordered 2 of them to start wih from beautyjoint.com and I paid $4.99 each.

NYX Matte Lipsticks in Maison and Merlot

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