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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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New York Fashion Week – Blogger's Night Out – Look # 2

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Day 2, actually night 2, found me attending Blogger’s Night Out at The Caulfield.  Blogger’s Night Out was created by bloggers for bloggers and it’s a great way to meet and network with other fashion/beauty bloggers from all over the country.  People came dressed to the nines and de place was jam packed!! I definitely picked up some new style ideas!  The event also featured booths hosted by various sponsors showing the latest trends for spring and summer.

This booth was hosted by Plastics Make It Possible

Colour of the year, Tangerine

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My favourite products of 2011!!

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The countdown to 2012 has begun!!!

I enjoyed digging into beauty this year.  I loved that we embraced colour, texture, prints or anything bold.  It was ok to colour block or to dress with some opulence.  I love that these trends will continue into 2012.  I’m over all-neutral looks.

So here’s what I loved in 2011 (in no particular order):

1) Becca Beach Tints

I love this product! I have it in Peach and it is probably the easiest blush to apply.  Super smooth texture and it just melts into the skin making to colour look like it came from within.  Works on all skin types.  A must have in all seasons!

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M.A.C. Collection: Fall Color Collection

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This collection came out in North America on September 29 and will appear internationally in October (although it is out in some international locations).  This is a massive collection with a lot of items that are already in the permanent collection or have be released previously.  I love new items but it’s great getting new ideas for old items.  Some items are permanent at the PRO store, but  you don’t have to have to be a M.A.C. PRO to order.  You can visit to PRO Store or call their 800 number.

All info and images courtesy of Specktra.net

Image courtesy of Specktra

Fluidline 

  • Ash Violet – Blackened purple (Limited Edition)
  • Blacktrack – Solid flat black (Permanent)

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Which red do I wear? Red lip swatches for women of colour

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One of the hardest things to do is to find the perfect red.  A lot of women of colour avoid the most coveted lip colour of all time.  Red is the colour of the season and sultry glamour is back!  Various textures and finishes, it doesn’t matter.  Red is it!!! Truth be told, I had to make a conscious decision to start buying reds.  It is really a matter of trial and error to find reds that work with your skintone and personality and the engineer in me loves this!!!

So here are some the reds that I have collected recently.  And for the record, I don’t know where I have been but M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo bessssssss!!!!! I don’t know what they sprinkle on that lipstick, and it’s a matte too!! It is a gorgeous, stunning true red and the finish/texture of the lipstick also makes it unique!  No one looks bad in this one.  I think this is as close to a sure bet as you can get!  If you would like more detailed swatches/info on a particular colour, let me know.  I will be doing a review on the NARS items.  Check out my review on the NYX Lip Cremes here.  I’m NW45 with red undertones but my arm is a little lighter.

Swatches (L to R): Succubus, Strutter, Chaos, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Fiery, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Moulin Rouge, Vesuvio, Dragon Girl

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