Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Cream Blushes

e.l.f. Cream Blushes: Flirt, Tease, Heartbreaker, Seductress, Vixen

Price: $6 each
Availability: eyeslipsface.com
Size: 15g / 0.53 US oz.

Company’s Description

This amazing blush offers the best of both worlds! It smooths on as a cream for great texture and then transforms into a velvety soft powder finish for long-lasting rich color that’s never greasy! The lightweight, refreshing oil-free formula looks natural and radiates a beautiful glow perfect for all skin types. The soft powder finish can be layered for desired intensity and dimension.

Eyes Lips Face carries 6 shades of cream blushes in their Studio line: Heartbreaker, Flirt, Tease, Temptress, Seductress, and Vixen. I cover all but Temptress in this review.

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MAC Finally Flawless Collection

Release date: Jan. 13th, 2011 in the U.S.; January 2011 internationally
Availability: Now, in stores and maccosmetics.com

Company’s Description: Collection

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 has the exclusive formula – micronized and coated pigments improve blendability, maintain colour purity with SPF 15, and our liquid mineral ferment complex adds nutrients. Light diffusing optics minimize the visibility of imperfections – FINALLY Flawless!

In this Spring 2011 collection, MAC promotes two permanent items: the Mineralize Foundation and the 130 brush. Both these items were originally launched in Spring of last year.

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MAC Jeanius Collection

Limited-edition
Release date: March 3 for the U.S.; March 2011 internationally

In this Spring 2011 collection, MAC has designed its items around denim trends. This collection has 4 eye shadow shades, 3 lipstick and lip gloss shades, 2 blush and nail polish shades, and a brow marker and eye liner. Continue reading

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Katy Perry & OPI

Limited-edition
Price: $9 each
Release date: Jan. 2011 at Ulta stores & www.ulta.com
Size: 15 ml / 0.5 fl. oz.

OPI has teamed up with Katy Perry to create a fun and funky nail polish line that will be available in Ulta stores in January 2011. This line includes 5 shades: Teenage Dream (pink sparkle), Not Like the Movies (silvery metallic), Last Friday Night (bold blue glitter), The One That Got Away (dark berry-purple), and Black Shatter (top coat). The most anticipated item in this line is Black Shatter, which is meant to go on top of another polish and crackles to create a textured look.

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Review & Swatches: MAC’s Mega Metal Eye Shadows (Peacocky Collection)

Mega Metal eye shadows are a new product launched with MAC’s Peacocky Collection. All 15 shades released in this collection are limited-edition. Read here for an overview of the Peacocky collection, including photographs and swatches. This review covers 8 of the 15 colors: Peek-At-You, Prance, Dandizette, Odalisque, Dalliance, Spectacle of Yourself, Centre Stage, and Unflappable.
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Review & Swatches: MAC’s Kissable Lipcolours (Peacocky Collection)

Kissable Lipcolours are new products launched with MAC’s Peacocky Collection. All 12 shades released in this collection are limited-edition. Read here for an overview of the Peacocky collection, including photographs and swatches.
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Tutorial: New Year’s Peacocky Look (Smoky Eyes)

New Year’s Eve Look Using Peacocky Eye Shadows


Since I had finished the overview of MAC’s Peacocky collection New Year’s Eve morning, I figured I could test out items from the collection by wearing them to a NYE party and get ready for the Peacocky review. This year, I kept the look pretty simple. Although I created this look for New Year’s, it’s a smoky eye you could wear for any night out.
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Overview: MAC’s Peacocky Collection

Limited-Edition
Price: Mega Metal Shadows $19.50 (regular) / $11.70 (pro); Kissable Lipcolours $18.00 (regular) / $10.80 (pro)
Release Date: Jan. 6 in stores, Jan. 4 online at maccosmetics.com, Feb. 2011 internationally
Size: Mega Metal Shadows 3.4g; Kissable Lipcolours 5g / 0.17 oz.

Company’s Description – Collection

We fetishize the exotic peacock as a symbol of extreme beauty, raging against everything simplistic. New Kissable Lipcolour combines full flash with creamy comfort. Mega Metal Shadow gleams like chrome – yet is creamy, crease-resistant, with vitamin-fortified flexibility. Dramatic doesn’t begin to begin to describe the girl who knows she’s Peacocky.

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Review & Swatches: Maybelline One by One Volum’Express Mascara (regular)

Maybelline One by One Volum’Express Mascara

Price: varies, but usually $6-8
Availability: Drugstores, Target, Wal-Mart
Size: 0.3 fl. oz. / 0.9 ml

One by One is a newly released mascara by Maybelline.  The packaging claims that the mascara gives you “instant clump-free volume” with its “lash by lash brush.”  The mascara is available in regular and waterproof formulas and in the colors Brownish Black, Very Black, and Blackest Black.  The regular formula has a neon coral brush while the waterproof formula has a neon blue brush.
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Review & Swatches: MAC’s I Get No Kick Eye Kohl (Cham Pale Collection)

MAC I Get No Kick Eye Kohl

Limited-edition
Price: $14.50 (regular); $8.70 (pro)
Release date: Dec. 24th on maccosmetics.com; Dec. 26th in stores; Jan. 2010 internationally
Size: 10g / 0.35 US oz.

Company’s Description

A soft-on pencil liner that lines, defines and shades the eyes with rich colour and a silky-smooth, matte/pearl finish. Ophthalmologist tested.

I Get No Kick is the one eye kohl pencil released with MAC’s Cham Pale collection. It is a shimmery champagne color with a hint of icy pink.  This product is intended to be used as an eyeliner to highlight or brighten the eye area.
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