Hey there, Tenderonis. How was Monday? I bailed on my responsibilities this afternoon and hit my nearby MAC counter to play with the new DSquared collection for lips, face and eyes.
I swatched everything the counter had in stock, which was nine of the 11 items. Of course, the two that were missing just happened to be the two I was MOST looking forward to (Lip Erase ($16) and DSquared Tinted Lip Conditioner in Fuchsia Fix ($15)), but c’est la vie, le sigh!
I’ll track down the two stragglers later this week. In the meantime, let me know what you think about these.
DSquared Shape and Sculpt Powder in Bone Beige and Emphasize
DSquared Shape and Sculpt Powder in Bone Beige and Accentuate and Sculpt
From left to right: DSquared Lipstick in Nude Rose and Blood Red
From top to bottom: DSquared Greasepaint Stick in B, DSquared Greasepaint Stick in V, Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline
DSquared Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige and Emphasize, 165 Tapered Cheek/Highlight Brush
Swatches from left to right: Greasepaint Stick in B, Greasepaint Stick in V and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline
DSquared Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige and Emphasize
From left to right: DSquared Lipstick in Blood Red and Nude Rose
NOTE: The DSquared collection includes a repeat of MAC’s Greasepaint Stick in Black, which they also released last week with MAC Style Black. I think it’s hawt (stays on for ages and can be layered beneath colors to ramp up their intensity).There’s a shot of it here.
A few quick notes
We (DSquared and I) still need to get better aquatinted over the coming days, but …
- I fell deeper in love with the Greasepaint Sticks when I discovered that each one houses a hidden sharpener in the base. Nice for when I want to use one as liner.
- The Feline Eye Kohl flat-out rocks. No joke. A lot of black pencils will look blueish or greenish on my skin, but not this little lover. It’s a true black with no blue, green or purple undertones at all. And it goes on smoothly, with a formula that hasn’t irritated my eyes when I’ve worn it on my waterline. I think this one might be worthy of stockpiling.
- I may skip the Sculpt and Shape Powders (contouring and highlighting powders). The MAC mua I chatted with today thought they’d probably appeal more to professional makeup artists than to everyday makeup fanatics on account of how sheer they apply, and I can see her point.
So what do ya think? Do any DSquareds catch your eye?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,