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MAC Brooke Candy for Fall 2015

Published in: Collections, Lips, MAC Makeup, Video

Now, if you’re me, your first reaction to finding out about the new MAC Brooke Candy collection might have been, “Who the heck is Brooke Candy?” (I had to Google her.) I gotta hand it to MAC, because following their limited edition collaborations has been a good education in cutting-edge pop culture. My playlists are ever-expanding with new artists and performers.

I still have to listen to some of Brooke’s beats, but she seems kinda edgy…kinda raunchy, but raunchy can be hella entertaining sometimes (i.e. Lil’ Kim).

The new three-piece limited edition MAC Brooke Candy mini release arrives exclusively on the MAC website August 27, and since there are only three products, there’s not a lot to it — just two lipsticks and a liquid eye liner.

The lipsticks have an interesting formula called Amplified Cream, which is a little creamier and shinier than the regular Amplifieds, which I love, but the liquid eye liner, Boot Black, hmm… Of all the MAC liquid liner options, it’s my least favorite. Sucks that I can never get a crisp line with it, and it makes me feel like a 3-year-old trying to do liquid liner, or like liquid liner was put on this earth to torture me (“Liquid liner is your enemy, not your friend!”).

But I digress…

Let’s start the video! :)

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MAC Brooke Candy packaging…

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From the left: Which Witch, Mind Control and Boot Black


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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II and Trend Forecast Spring 2016

Published in: Collections, MAC Makeup, Video

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipstick is very red — warm orangey red — which I don’t quite understand because MAC calls it bright orange, but ya know…I like the color, so I’m not gonna split hairs. :)

Sadly, my well of Miley Cyrus fun fact trivia does not run deep… I think she was dating or engaged to a Hemsworth, wasn’t she? The one who played Gale in The Hunger Games?

I dunno…

I do know that she’s the latest MAC Viva Glam spokesperson and has a new Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass coming out next month, which I keep wanting to call Miley Cyrus Deux, because sometimes I go French when there is absolutely no need to do so…

Here’s a video look at them, along with MAC Spring Trend Forecast 2016. Just press “play” to begin.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipstick ($17) and Lipglass ($15)

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MAC Trend Forecast Spring 16/Eye ($40) on the left and Studio Eye Gloss in Money Honey ($22) on the right


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MAC Haute Dogs Collection Fall 2015

Published in: Collections, MAC Makeup, Video

It’s time to raise the roof! (Get it? Sorry…) It’s MAC Haute Dogs time.

I wish I could have hired a professional dog actor to serve as my cuddly co-broadcaster for this video… I guess I could’ve put Tabs in a dog outfit, or better yet, dressed him up as an actual hot dog of the “meat in a tube” variety — complete with all the fixin’s, of course (but please hold the sauerkraut) — but you and I both know how either of those scenarios would have gone down. There would have been hell to pay, and the payment would have involved me being scratched-the-eff-up by some very sharp tabby talons!

MAC Haute Dogs is a pretty hefty fall release with 33 pieces, and here’s a look at 13 of them (limited edition products), along with thoughts on the MAC Mineralize formula, because the collection is heavy in the Mineralize department. Got some swatches in there, too. :)

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13 of the 33 pieces from the MAC Haute Dogs collection

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MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Eye Shadow X 4 in Pure Bred ($46)

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MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Eye Shadow X 4 in A Glimmer of Gold ($46)

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MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Eye Shadow X 4 in Posh Pedigree ($46)

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MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Lipsticks from the left: Fashion Pack, Rare Breed, Barking Gorgeous, Nose for Style and Labradorable ($23 each)

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MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Glasses from the left: Lap Dog, Sheer Coincidence, Modest, Dressed to the K9S ($23 each)


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Chanel Fall 2015: Highlights and Faves

Published in: Chanel, Collections, Makeup, Product Reviews, Video

Ooh! Smokey brown eyes. That’s all I have to say. And red lips, too, and some touches of khaki and bronze and copper… All in all, lots of good stuff in Chanel Fall 2015, so when you get home, freakin’ press play, and then let me know in the comments what you think.

And don’t laugh! Well, you can laugh, but I’m pretty sure that I butcher all of the French names.

Also, more swatches and product pics in this post from earlier this week.

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Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Les Automnales

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chanel fall 2015

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Kisses for You From the MAC Veluxe a Trois Collection Lipsticks and Cremesheen Glasses

Published in: Collections, Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup

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Three, or trois, as my high school French teacher Madame Sonsteng would say en Francais, is the magic number for the MAC Veluxe A Trois collection, and you gotta say it all slow motion and stretched out like, “twaaaahhhhhhhh.” Veluxe a twaaaahhhhhhh!

Technically, the collection doesn’t arrive on counters or in stores till August 13, but it’s already available online.

We took a look at the eye products in the release a little while back, but you know how it is with MAC… There’s a new collection out every 3.5 seconds, so here’s a quick refresher.

The collection is coming to stores and counters soon, but you have to please do me a favor now and read this list out loud like a robot (because it’s just more fun that way). :)

The MAC Veluxe A Trois collection includes…

  • 6 new Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trios ($25 each)
  • 6 Lipsticks ($16 each)
  • 4 Cremesheen Glasses ($20 each)
  • 2 Haute & Naughty Mascaras ($22 each)
  • 247 Flat Shader Brush ($25)

The stars of the show, obviously, are the new Veluxe Pearlfusion Trios, but the Lipsticks and Cremesheen Glasses are interesting, too. I’m looking forward to wearing a number of them this fall in looks. Check it…

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MAC Veluxe a Trois Lipsticks from the left in Cremesheen Lipstick in How Tropical, Cremesheen Lipstick in Pillow Talk, mplified Lipstick in Royally Riotous, Cremsheen Lipstick in Flowerscope, Cremesheen Lipstick in Quelle Surprise and Cremesheen Lipstick Heux

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MAC Cremesheens from the top to the bottom: Softly Lit, Richyly Revered and Dark Outsider (not pictured, Loud & Lovely)

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MAC Cremsheen Lipstick in Flowerscope


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