I can’t quite believe I’m mentioning ‘Halloween’ but I am. Purely because there is lipstick being launched by MAC in time for Halloween and I want it. You would think there would be enough shades of red lipsticks in the world, but it seems there’s always room for one more. Its title might seem scary, and a little on the ‘warpaint/Halloween face painting’ side of things, but in actual fact, the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ collection being released by MAC next month looks fab.
The new collection has been inspired by the old Halloween classic and is all about individuality and fantasy. While I have my eye on this particular lipstick, the whole collection features a number of lipstick shades, lip pencils, lashes and an eye shadow palette, blush and powders, liquid liners and glitters and pigments.
This particular lipstick is a dark blue-red called ‘Sin Deep’. And I love the packaging! I’m not completely sure of the pricing but will update the post as soon as I find out!
If you haven’t already heard about MAC’s latest collaboration, you might be surprised to learn that Brooke Shields is the latest celeb to sign up to the make-up brand. This is an interesting one – mainly due to the fact that MAC normally collaborate with the more edgier types such as Rihanna/Hello Kitty. But I like it! Brooke seems a bit more realistic to me and we can pretty much tell, before ever seeing her product line, that her collaboration will be wearable and everyday make-up.
The line launches this October and the idea behind it is that is flattering for all skin tones but all skin age groups too. Brooke herself is 49 years old and its clear she was involved a huge amount in the production of the line. It has classic beauty written all over it! While most people flock to MAC for the more edgier, trendier beauty bag pieces, I’m delighted this line is filled with natural but classy beauty bits. The line includes a 15-pan eye shadow palette (full of really wearable shades – I’m wanting this!), blush duos, a five-piece eye shadow palette, lip colours, lip glasses, bronzers and nail lacquers, among a few other things. And the collection stands out too – with its own sophisticated orange and grey packaging.
I got a quick glimpse recently of some of the products set to hit counters next month – and here are some pics!
Until recently, I had a tendency to steer clear of stick concealers. I love a good concealer – and am always on the lookout for the next amazing product – but I just found liquid concealers easier to apply over foundation. The consistency was more moveable and always worked well once it was applied before my foundation was completely set.
However (there’s always a ‘however’) I may have found a stick concealer that ‘s not only easy to apply with foundation, but gives great coverage and wears well throughout the day too.
MAC’s new Matchmaster Concealers features the same shade-intelligence technology that lies behind their Matchmaster Foundation line. If you haven’t tried this particular line, like me, it basically uses innovative pigment technology in the make-up which is designed to create a personalised and subtle satin finish to your skin. The concealer (and the foundation) contains Vitamin E which conditions the skin as the concealer works to reduce the appearance of under-eye circles, dark spots, discolourations, fine lines and wrinkles. Because of this, it makes it an ideal product for any age-group to wear.
Plus, it comes packaged in a convenient, portable stick, meaning it’s easy to throw in your handbag and top up your make up throughout the day.
The brand new concealer is available in 12 different shades and will be available from September. Priced at €22.
So can we see ourselves sporting the newest lipstick colour from MAC? Rihanna is back with her Viva Glam collection and as usual, she looks amazing. But the lip colour is as daring as some of Rihanna’s past stage outfits, and I have to say, I quite like it! The newest shade to the MAC collection is a frosted metallic mauve lipstick and lipglass and will be available from September from Brown Thomas and BT2. The lipstick is priced at €19.50 and the lipglass at €18.50 and it’s all for a good cause – the full RRP (minus VAT) goes towards helping men, women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. I might give the green hair a miss though!
What do we think?