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Comparison pics+swatches of MAC’s Pink Friday, Viva Glam Gaga and St.Germain lipsticks

7 Dec

Yeah, another post about that damn Pink Friday lipstick…. I’ve heard many comparisons to Viva Glam Gaga as well as St.Germain….Welp your homie here lover of lipsticks dug into the stash and snapped some shots.

You decide.

left to right; Viva Glam “Gaga”(lustre), Pink Friday (satin), St.Germain (amplified)

                  without flash

swatches 🙂

Welp, there you have it. For me, Pink Friday is actually the most different between the three. While all three are pale pinks, Pink Friday is deeper in color.

What say you?

 

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World AIDS day- supporting it, fashionably of course.

1 Dec

I realize this should have been done early, early this morning. Never too late though to spread awareness.

There are 33.4 million people living with HIV globally.

31.1 million are adults.

15 million are women.

You can also donate to charities and there are retailers such as MAC and Gap that have product lines that give proceeds to the cause. MAC Viva glam products donate every single penny to the cause. GAP product (Red) has been around for a few years, this line also donates proceeds to help women and children in Africa fight and prevent the spread of AIDS and HIV.

Check some of  the products out:

 

These stats are mind boggling. Do yourself a favor. Get tested, know your status. There are many places on a local level that offer free HIV testing. On your next annual exam ask for the test.

OFFICIAL Nicki Minaj Pink 4 Friday Lipstick release deets!

23 Nov

And here you have it! No wait lists, just hurry up and buy on November 26, 2010! BAM! Will you be sitting on your computer waiting? I will.lol

Shout out to Krissy for the heads up!

Nicki Minaj to release an exclusive MAC lipstick!

13 Nov

*this is not a picture of the MAC “Pinky Friday 4” lipstick

According to my source right in sync with her upcoming album release, “Pink Friday”, Nicki Minaj will release an exclusive limited edition lipstick.The lipstick, “Pink Friday 4” will sell beginning next Friday, only on line and only for the next four Fridays. While color swatches have not surfaced and all that good stuff, you can rest assured knowing it will be her signature pink lip look. The color will be a cross between MAC’s “pink nouveau” and “girl about town” (the latter being one of my favorite lipsticks), from what I hear.

 

  *This is not the actual “Pink Friday 4” lipstick.* I am imagining what the color will look like.

 

These artists and cosmetic giants collborations are absolutely GENIUS.

And yes, I will be purchasing this, I am obsessed with lipstick, as you know, lol.

Disney Venomous Villains for MAC unveiling. Swatches+pics

22 Sep

I am not sure how I am even up at such an ungodly hour, but I am going to share with you all what I got from the collection, and a few other pictures. I went to the MAC store here in Connecticut. It was extremely crowded, yet fairly organized and all the MAC employees were very nice- and I know their damn feet were hurting. I was able to play around with product as much as one could in a tiny shoe box type of space completely filled with make up junkies alike.

Lets get right into this! I snagged a few products after I must’ve looked at  Temptalia’s video like 87542780 times. I am trying to not buy things that already look like something I own.

The packaging is dope and none of the actually product has stickers. MAC knows we aint going for the okie doke, especially since they just had a price increase. AS IF!

I got 3 lipsticks  Dark Deed (Amplified), Heartless (Amplified) and Toxic Tale (Satin). Beauty Powder in “Briar Rose” a blush “Bite of an Apple” and the Magically Cool powder in “Cajun”. I am happy with my purchases, and glad that I had the opportunity to see it before online. Without sites such as Temptalia, you could easily walk into these nutty events, cash out and have to eat beanies and weenies for a month. Fo more information please visit her site, and watch the video if you have not. She explains EVERY single product far better than me and my long winded self. Also I though it might help to swatch it on a woman of color, so that you can have an idea of how it may work for you, if you are a WOC. I don’t have a problem with people using my pcitures, please just link and credit me, k?

Here we go kids.

 “Heartless” it is amplified, so the color payoff is sweet! And you can never have enough red lipsticks.

Toxic Tale- its a satin, which I never buy, but I thought the color was pretty .

Dark Deed- also an amplified. Mannnnnn Me thinks this will be worn all up and through this Northeast winter.

Now for the blushes…..

“Bite of an apple” 

I swatched it, then sheered it out so you guys could see how you can control the intensity- or not.

Beauty Powder in “Briar Rose”

This one I plan on using as a highlight. I will play around with it on top of some cream blushes and see what happens!

Finally, I got the Magically cool liquid powder in “Cajun”….OMG when you apply it feels wet, but the texture is a loose powder They applied all my face, and it gave me a nice glow. My friend who is a darker skin tone, had them try it on her,they used it as a highlighter and it was purty!

It appears lighter in this swatch than it really is.

So did any of you guys go to an unveiling? Do you plan on purchasing anything? I wonder who MAC will collab with next…….

Wait… I almost forgot! They had a set up, and you could dress like one of the villains….check me out!

I didn’t take off my nude lip……..sue me.lol.

 

MAC Stereo rose Dupe.Or Maybe not.

22 Jul

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the world of cosmetics,it is impossible to not know about the anarchy MAC’s stereo rose created. It released ,I want to say ,back in 2005 (don’t quote me) and released a couple weeks ago for MAC’s In the Groove Collection. Well it was pretty mcuh sold out before it even hit the counters. Meaning people like myself had it held, and on the release date went and paid for it. Quick on the draw. Welp. That left many out of luck.

So here is when I step in and attempt to find a duplicate. In fact I immediately upon swatching the stereo rose thought….”I know what is exactly the same color”! I went home and rummaged through my make up to find a blush by Laura Geller. Put them next to each other and did a little jig, excited to tell the world what they could pic  it up as an alternative. Let me cut to the chase.

I put Laura Geller Blush And Brighten Golden Apricot next to the stereo rose and they looked nearly identical. When I swatched them, not so much. Long story short, the Geller blush and brighten is an amazing product to have in your arsenal, it isn’t as soft as the stereo rose, which can be used in the cheek area, or all over. Alas, I am back on the search for the perfect stereo rose dupe.lol. Have any of you ladies found one?

The upset. 😦

Back on the hunt I go.

Sucker for packaging.My thoughts +Pic

20 Jul

Anticipating MAC’s Disney Villain collection got me to thinking. I was thinking about how cosmetic companies are geniuses when it comes to coming up with these collections. I mean how good can it get? Come out with limited edition collections,that sell out and create frenzies amongst us beauty lovers. Hell, they even repromote colors, or even repackage them and slap em in these new fun packages and sell them, many people don’t even realize some have been available all along.

Trust I’m not judging. In fact I’d like to share some things I have purchased, partly because of the packaging. I confess, I am a collector of sorts, and some of these items haven’t even been used. Most I actually do or have used, they have a function!Tears. What a shame. So yes, I will probably buy most everything from the Disney for MAC. What items have you purchased because of the packaging? lol

                              *All items are included are not MAC, but most are*

Make up totin’ Beach Bum.

18 Jul

May is upon us. Today it was 70 degrees, and hopefully an indication of warmer days ahead. I came across these pictures of the MAC summer collection on www.temptalia.com  . I’m a sucker for packaging, and these make me long for days at beach……..views of Long Island Sound. I really want that liquid bronzer….

 

Feline Frenzy!

5 Feb

That’s right! Seven days……….and you may empty your wallets! The past two days have been fun filled across the country for those who have attended Hello Kitty pre-release events. Check out a you tubers channel I constantly stalk. Oh and grab and pen and paper. You will be making a list. Enjoy! And don’t forget to let me know next week what you snag! She has several vids,watch them, as she will show you what she got! Way to go Fafinettex3!

M.A.C. sale

6 Jan

I am a little under the weather today. But I just wanted to share that MAC is having 25% off until Thursday at midnight. This is ONLINE only, so please do not harass your local artist at her counter. Thanks. Definetly check out The Dame Edna collection it’s quite quirky, and of course I’m obsessed the with packaging because it is my fave, the color PURPLE. I picked up the hightlighting powder in specktacle, lipstick in gladiola, and gloss in splendid.Meanwhile I am anxiously awaiting the Brunette Blonde Redhead, which is being released Thursday! Let me know if you ladies pick up anything!

Back to my pillow,

LFM