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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Red She Said & Sheer Minerals

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So Anne, Erica, and I checked out the MAC "Red She Said" collection on Thursday, and surprisingly, it didn't impress me once again. We avoided the Mineralized Eyeshadows because we have tons of them that go untouched, so no need to add onto it. The blushes "Stark Naked" and "Enough Said" are gorgeous, I think I have to go back to pick up "Stark Naked" but instead I just got "Enough Said" and "Creme d' Nude" Cremesheen lipstick. We didn't bother to take swatches since there was just so much stuff and not enough arm space haha. But there are TONS of swatches online you can find.

The lipsticks from Red She Said were ok, MAC releases many versions of red, blue-based, warm, cool, etc. Pomposity is a nice fuchsia, and easy to see why it was released with the C-Shock collection awhile back--it's vibrant! I thought I would be impressed with the Dazzleglasses since I loved "BabySparks" and "Funtabulous" when they released the Dazzleglasses not too long ago, but I didn't like 'em this time around.

The Sheer Minerals collection is a bit more promising since I think it caters wonderfully to the general audience, mineral and MAC lovers alike. The MSF's are gorgeous. I am thinking of also going back to pick up "So Ceylon", and "Petticoat" is beautiful. The Mineralized Eyeshadows included in this collection (but not featured on the MAC website) are re-promotes of some of the older mineralized eyeshadows such as those from the Antiquitease collection (Earthly Riches, Engaging, and Family Silver), and the Electroflash collection (Pink Split), BUT there are a couple of new ones (swatches can be found on the web).

We also snuck a peak at the Holiday Collection and that too, is sorta bleh to me. The packaging looks cheap and ugly compared to last year's collection. The only thing I would probably get is one of their lipstick/lipgloss sets, and MAYBE an eyeshadow palette.

Overall, I am glad that MAC hasn't been "wowing" me lately because it has been leaving me off to venture out other brands and I like the new feel for discovery. Urban Decay has been coming out with some awesome products, and that's pretty much where my money is happily going...





On bare, unprimed lips:


Creme d' Nude is more sheer than "Fleshpot", a good dupe is NYX "Circe".

15 comments

Anastasia said...

I got petticoat a while ago. It's gorgeous, I don't think I've worked out how to use it for maximum effect yet, but it's stunning.

B said...

Hey chica, I'm with you. This collection, like many this year, did not impress me. MAC really does release a ton of the same or similar products--and truth be told, how many variations of pink glosses does a girl need? I too have been dapping into UD, NARS and Too Faced a little bit more. We love you, MAC but you're slackin' on your pimpin'! LOL! Hope that you have a fab weekend, beautiful. Take care. :)

EpicLove said...

this is going to be my first 'mac christmas', so I'm really looking forward to the holiday collection! I'm not a fan of the mineralized e/s either - I just don't find them as easy to use as their other e/s, and not worth the hassle. I did get a MSF in soft & gentle, and I really love it as a highlighter! I'm not sure what else I'd use it for, so I kind of feel like the packaging is too big - it should have been much smaller and less expensive - using it as just a highlighter it is going to last me until I die!!

Amina said...

same here! I haven't been hauling MAC..
Beauty Crunch is my new BFF...I am loving all these discounted Stila products

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I completely agree about the MAC Holiday sets! I was so lemming the brush sets from the promo pictures, but I saw them in person yesterday and they look really cheap irl :( Good for me though because I'm going to use it towards other things as well ;)

jojoba said...

oh i don't like MAC much but this blush looks great. will make sure i check this collection out. thanks

Mac It Pink said...

ohh ive been wanting creme d'nude, but when I was in so cal I always went to brea, and they never got theirs in. Bummer!! Enough Said BPB sorta blended in with my skin. How does it look on you? Petticoat is gorgeouss! Oh and I actually bought my first mineralized eyeshadow in Outspoken..lol. I know Ive been lagging.

burninginwater said...

the new mieralized duos are on the mac site-- they're just not on the mineralized collection page. you have to go to the eyeshadow section.



http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15103&PRODUCT_ID=PROD13616

Vanessa said...

burningwithwater- Thanks! I meant it's not on their website along with the other "Sheer Minerals" collection...

Gee said...

I'm probably gonna get the blushes and definitely the MSFs, but MAC has been seriously disappointing lately. But I agree with you, it gives me a chance to branch to other brands as well.

I just can't pull off nude lipsticks...man, you totally rock at the nude lip!

spankedelic said...

i love the lipstick color!

ainstein said...

i think ima get me some nyx lippies... what do u think of soft n gentle? i really wanna get it with petticoat but erh i cant decide.

The Paraben Free Princess said...

Well, at least their ad material for this one is pretty...

ipq said...

the "new" duos (Illusionary-Burning Ambition, Bright Side-Gallery Gal, Heat-Element) are not really new, they are rerpomotes from 2006 A Muse collection. permenant mineralize displayer incudes 3 e/s from Antiquitease collection and 3 e/s from A Muse collection.

and i think the web site added a "Mineralized" section under "Products" where the entire permenant and LE mineralized products can be found.

Roxy said...

MACs mineralized eyeshadows don't really impress me either the only thing I thought about getting was Dangerzone because of the red side but I passed. I got a couple l/s and dazzleglasses just because i don't have red l/s and I missed dazzle glass the first time around. What did you think of Ms Dynamite? I got some of the holiday collections the palettes didn't wow me but I got a brush set so I can have to go brushes since I'm ALWAYS doing make up touch ups in the car since the hubby always rushes me! LOL The packaging seems kind of flimsy compared to last year's palettes!

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