I’m a little late with my gushing this month, but before Fashion Week starts, I have GOT to tell you about some color must-haves that we love (of course they’re from M.A.C. Cosmetics): Sheen Supreme in a Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint gloss, and a Sheen Supreme Lipstick. So gorgeous! And while I’m at it, just a quick “get them before they’re gone like the Autumn leaves” heads up: M.A.C. Pressed Pigments eyeshadow (that gorgeous, intense, metallic-y, super-shimmery formula in a pressed powder shadow) is now available in nine new shades.
I personally adore M.A.C. Pigments, but the Pressed Pigments ($21.00/medium shader brush is $25.00) give you the same look without having to deal with loose powder. If you want some of the “newbie” shades, however, hurry, because by mid-September, they’re gone.
These uber-shimmery shadows (you can apply them with a brush, or even with your fingertips) are glittery in the sun and under artificial light, but the thing that’s so great about them is that the pressed powder stays put, so you don’t end up with a raccoon eye of glitter trying to apply it (and of course, it is hard to get those glittery bits up and away). Thanks to MAC’s advanced technology, you can have shimmer and glitter the way you want it.; You can use it dry for a starry wash of color, or make these look solidly metallic, with a bit of water for a very dramatic eye look (or wear it as a stunning, liner). My favorite among the new colors is “Enlightening,” it is what I’d call a soft burnished warm silver, not easily defined, but soft and seemingly, subdued. Worn dry, it glitters on your lids. Worn wet, it becomes a molton metal the likes of which I’ve never seen in any other shimmer-centric shadow. I also recommend “Sweet Acting” (where does M.A.C. come up with these names?!). It’s a sweet raspberry that really comes across with a lot of lightness. “Lime Ice” carries on the green trend that seems to still be going full tilt (and I love it)! This light, seafoam green will bring out the goddess, or the mermaid, in you. A bit of this color applied with a light hand, is my new daytime favorite.
These shadows really can be versatile, although if you’re not used to a lot of attention you might only want to wear these in the evening or to special events. But the true “beautista” is going to sport these everywhere. The rundown on these colors (as described by M.A.C. is as follows):
Vanilla Diamond warm yellow beige (frost)
Sweet Acting mid-tone pink (frost)
Summer Honey pastel coral (frost)
Lime Ice seafoam green (frost)
Rock Candy mid-tone fuchsia (frost)
Pink Pepper deep coral with gold pearl (frost)
Enlightening deep silver (frost)
Moth mauve with silver pearl (frost)
Black Grape deep aubergine with multi pearl (frost)
Jet Couture charcoal black (frost)
Damson deep brown with gold pearl (frost)
Midnight vibrant deep blue (frost)
Now let’s focus on LIPS!
The M.A.C. So Supreme Lipglass Tint (that gives you a hint that they’re not super-saturated) are $20.00 each. They are housed in a handy click it pen with brush tip. Pop one of these into your handbag and you’re set, for fashion Week, without weighing yourself down. The Sheen Supreme Lipglass in “Simply Wow” glosses lips with a more neutral, berried pink that will work with everyone’s complexion. Totally terrific!
Here’s the rundown on the colors:
Bubble Gumsoft warm pink
K-Wow soft cool pink
Simply Wow mid-tone cool mauve
Heart & Seoul warm peach
Kiss, Kiss cool peach cream
Blushing Berry mid-tone cool red
Gwi-Yo-Mi mid-tone raspberry
Glorious Intent warm plum
There’s more Sheen Supreme for Lips~ The Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($17.00) arrives in M.A.C’s sleek, shiny black tube. It offers a lot of shine in a long lasting lip stain. That means you won’t have to re-apply it much. Both are moisturizing, too! There are eight new, limited-edition shades in a rainbow (ok, eight isn’t exactly a rainbow, but there’s something for everyone) corals, pinks, berries and nudes – four of which, including Gwi-Yo-Mi and Heart & Seoul, are inspired by Asia. “Playtime” was the Sheen Supreme Lipstick I was sent to try. This clear light pink was a bit bright for me personally, but with an olive or cool complexion, dynamite!
Here’s the rundown on the colors:
Prêt-à-Pretty soft warm pink
Gotta Dash! pale clean coral
Playtime bright coral pink
Sweet Grenadine bright orange
Pleasurefruit bright warm pink
Candy Apple mid-tone warm plum
M.A.C. So Supreme will be available in stores through September 26, 2013.
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