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These MAC Powerchrome eye pencils are going to be in heavy rotation this summer!

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Note: These products were purchased by me.

Just like music that’s African-influenced is in constant play on my iPod, especially during hotter weather, these new, limited-edition pencils are giving me life!

MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencils

 

Recently released as part of the Temperature Rising Colour Summer 2013 collection,  this is one product  that I wish MAC made perm.   These are like the mostly discontinued Shadesticks, but they have a much smoother, creamier texture that is water-resistant (not waterproof).  These actually remind me of a cross between the Shadesticks and the MAC Paints.

They come in 4 shades, but I picked up 2 of them.

Top: Life’s Luxury, bottom: Copper Strip

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Quick swatches: OCC’s new Stained Gloss

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NB: Nothing to declare.

This season, glossy, brightly pigmented lips are the go-to look!  Everyone wants staying power.  OCC has added a new product to their lip colour line called Stained Gloss.   It’s described as a gloss with the pigment potency of a Lip Tar with a casual glossy finish (from the Sephora site).  These have a pigmented translucent, lacquered quality to them.

OCC Stained Gloss!

Here are the swatches (from left to right).

Voyeur, Meta, Jealous, Androgyne, Rhythm Box, New Wave

Definitely check them out, especially if you find the original Lip Tars are a little ‘much’ for you.  They retail for US$18 and are available now from OCC’s website, their flagship and from Sephora.

Let me know what you think!

Laters!

Summer peach chronicles: NOTD: Peach nails and some arm candy!

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NB: I bought some of these items and some were gifts.

Totally went all out coral this weekend!  The weather here was unbelievable! Hazy, hot and humid! Yes!

So this week I went for crème looks: Essie Tart Deco as the mani.

Essie Tart Deco

This reads a lot brighter and more pink on me than in the bottle.  I also used Laura Mercier nail polish in Cabana, which is a darker pink-coral, as my pedicure.

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NARS demos their summer offering + a few swatches!

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NB: This post contains press samples.

I recently got to see NARS’ makeup artist Cindy Rodriguez demo a look using products from the NARS summer 2013 and Pierre Hardy collections!

Here are a few pics!

NARS makeup artist Cindy Rodriguez

Look at that blush!! Summer collection at the makeup station!

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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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