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Semi Precious haul & swatches!!

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Here are a few swatches of what I hauled from M.A.C.’s Semi Precious collection.  I am a true sucka for their mineralized eye shadows.  For whatever reason, the texture and quality is never consistent from collection to collection.  Sometimes they are flaky, chunky, not heavily pigmented and often they look pretty in the pan than on the lid.  So I had to make sure to choose wisely.

Across the collection of eye shadows, they have varying levels of pigmentation and many of colours are not unique.  They were all very smooth in texture and have varying amounts of marbling so that two eye shadow pans could give slightly different colours.

I loved the jewelled themed collection and was of course drawn to the darker colours.

I first got Dark Indulgence, which is a dark, sooty emerald green melanged with black.

Dark Indulgence

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M.A.C. Collection: Semi Precious

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Typically, M.A.C. brings out a couple of large collections during the summer and one of them usually includes a mineralized collection.  For the newbies, mineralized makeup usually contains natural minerals in a powdered form and may be baked into a solid form.  It is touted as being better for the skin and there are less additives and binders that hold the particles together.  These products can be used both dry and wet which is different from typical pressed powder products.

Here is some information about M.A.C.’s newly released Semi Precious collection.  It is available from July 7 in the US and Canada at M.A.C. stores, counters and online.  Available internationally later on in July.

All information courtesy of Specktra.net and photos courtesy of M.A.C.

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M.A.C. Surf Baby Haul and swatches!

Here’s my mini haul! As per usual, M.A.C. brings out a summer collection that I love.  Large collection, with many components, so there is something for everyone.  Very bronze and very bright.

Anyway, did not get much, just some must-haves for me!  Still thinking about some the lipsticks and the stick bronzers (although they remind me of the NARS multiples).

Sun Blonde

M.A.C. Surf Baby eyeshadow in Sun Blonde

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Yves Saint Laurent launches its Summer Collection 2011!

Here are a few photos from YSL Beauty Summer 2011.  I love the intensity of the prussian blue and yellow gold!! Gorgeous combination!!!

All information courtesy of YSL Beauty US.


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Punchy colours for NARS summer 2011

So the summer collections keep rolling in!  NARS brings together turquoises and guavas for their summer offering.

Image courtesy of NARS Cosmetics

According to NARS:

The Summer 2011 collection is a range of warm, sophisticated, shimmering shades, punctuated with shots of vivid, nature-defying color. Eyes are washed in icy sea foam, silver-green and frozen turquoise. Lips are infused with mandarin orange gloss and hot pink matte color. The look is finished with nails in bold sunflower yellow or matte opaque white for a modern, edgy effect that’s strictly NARS.
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