MAC Heatherette’s Sock Hop, Style Minx Lipglasses Live Up to the Hype

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MAC’s highly anticipated Heatherette collection dropped this week, and two of the Lipglasses really caught my eye — Style Minx and Sock Hop.

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Style Minx, a sparkling bright pink fuchsia, appeals to the pink lipgloss lover in me. After applying two coats, my lips turned a bold, can’t-miss-me bright pink. Girl, I looked so ready to hit the club!

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Style Minx

It took some effort with Style Minx to get the results I wanted. In hindsight, I would recommend using it with a lip liner. On my first attempt, I skipped liner and ended up with pink everywhere! The shade is so bright that even the smallest traces of product are apt to stand out like sore, pink thumbs if any color extends beyond the natural lip line.

While playing with Style Minx, I was pleasantly surprised by how very pretty it is when toned down. As a test, I applied a single quick coat to my lips, blotting afterwards with a tissue. What remained was a rosy, deep pink stain perfect for more conservative daytime wear.

With the help of a lip liner and a lip brush (as opposed to the included Lipglass wand), I expect to have better luck on my next attempts with Style Minx. A liner should establish a crisp boundary to reign in some of the pink, and the use of a separate lip brush should provide a lot more control than the wand does. I’m not kidding, ya’ll — this stuff is pink!

Sock Hop

I’ve always had a thing for coral shades. I think they work well with my skin tone, so when I heard about Sock Hop, a soft, shimmerless coral, I knew I had to give it a try.

One word: kissable. That’s how I’d describe my lips with Sock Hop. Looking for a neutral shade but tired of light pinks and beige? Girl, look no further than Sock Hop. Plus, compared to Style Minx, Sock Hop is a billion times easier to apply. Just one swipe with the Lipglass wand and I was good to go.

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Style Minx and Sock Hop

Products: MAC Heatherette Lipglasses in Style Minx and Sock Hop
Use: Stand alone or coupled with lipstick
Price: $14 each
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+

Heatherette is a major collection, and MAC has given us plenty of new products to try. I’m still going through the new lip shades. Here are swatches of all the lipsticks and Lipglasses from the line:

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If you’d like to see more of the collection, check out what Christine and Lynne have done. You can purchase Heatherette at your favorite MAC counter or online at maccosmetics.com.

‘Tis the weekend, hooray! WE MADE IT! The sun is out, the birds are singing, the neighbor’s tabby cat is chillin’ on my lap, and I’m on my second cup of coffee.

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I’m hitting the gym this afternoon for the first time in a week (sigh). Maybe later I’ll pop by the Chanel counter to pick up Gazelle Glossimer to reward myself for making it through the week. I’m all about positive makeup reinforcement! :)

What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you have a happy Easter!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. LaurenIvy says:

    Oh, my goodness, Style Minx is gorgeous! I wonder, though, how it would look on my Mary J. Blige-coloring? Even the brightest of pinks don’t show up on me most of the time…

    This weekend I have about 3 articles to write myself, and am trying to overcome a nasty bout of laziness to get them done! I’m gonna bust them out, though, wish me luck!

  2. Karen says:

    Hi LaurenIvy,

    Style Mix is really bright and really pink, so I’m guessing you won’t have probs with it! I hope you give it a try… ya never know! (I dunno if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I loves me some MJB!).

    Good luck on your articles. When’s your deadline? Don’t go painting your nails at midnight now… J/K!

  3. Lilan says:

    I have Style Minx but haven’t tried it on my lips yet. What liner are you using with it?

    I LOVE Lollipop Loving and Sock Hop together! I’ve never been much of a coral kinda gal, but this combo has converted me! All hail Heatherette!

    I just came back from shopping, picked myself up all of the dual eye pencils and a couple of tops and a pair of fuschia pumps. Heatherette inspired me – and they were on sale ;)

    What are your Easter plans? I think I’m going to use it as an opportunity to eat, yay!

    Lilan’s last blog post..More Stories From…

  4. jaclyn says:

    hey Karen, OOOOH I love how style minx looks. I got that plus hollywood nights lipstick amongst other items. But I can’t play with them quite yet as my shipment doesn’t come in until Tuesday. i’m so excited. hehe. and thx to your lip swatch of sock hop, i’m probably going to go get it. i’m at work right now and the mall is across the street and they have a MAC counter at the nordstroms, I have been contemplating this whole week if I should just go, but I keep restraining myself. errr.. hehe, i guess I’ll just have to wait for my goodies on Tuesday.

    jaclyn’s last blog post..Smokey Blue Black FOTD

  5. Anna says:

    Lookin good Karen !

    I woulda thought you’d buy alot more than the two glosses.

    Cant wait for the collection to drop in two week over here !!

  6. Aleks says:

    Hey Karen!

    Thanks for the swatches! I caught my eye on Style Minx and Sock Hop, too! Both are very pretty colors. I’m not exactly sure whether we’ll be getting Heatherette in Finland, though.

    Btw, I got Sumptuous Olive and Slimshine “Funshine” on Tuesday! Somehow SO looks more brown than olive on me, but I have to try to use it somehow differently, on top of a lighter shade or something. I’m really diggin’ Slimshines, they’re a percet combo of lipgloss and lipstick. There weren’t many items left from the FAFI collection so I didn’t get anything from it. Oh, and if lucky, I may go to Helsinki next week, too! :D I’d love myself a tube of Prr and Slimshine in Long Stem Rose. Lol.

    My weekend’s been fun so far. Yesterday we had a cleaning day at home and it was so wonderful to get to catch a glimpse of the sun. :) Today I was downtown and tomorrow I’ll have a family dinner. :)How about your weekend/Easter?

    Aleks’s last blog post..What a difference a little cleaning makes

  7. Aleks says:

    Lol, just wanted to correct that the cleaning day and catching a glimpse of the sun aren’t related in any way, lol. :D Just that while cleaning my room, the sun was shining and it felt so springy after the ridiculously long winter.

  8. Beautytalk says:

    I wasn’t going to get anything from the Heatherette line but these two colors are gorgeous! And I do have a gift card…

    Beautytalk’s last blog post..Dior Backstage Event

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Lilan,

    I tried both Pink Treat and Subculture. They both look good with it!

    Lollipop Loving has an interesting green flash to it. It reminds me of the duochrome eyeshadows Club and Vex.

    Shopping trip, fun! The dark ends of the duos are very creamy, you’ll love ‘em. Try them on your waterline! And getting stuff on sale is always good, woot!

    Tomorrow I’m going to my parents’ house for Easter lunch/brunch. My mom got this awesome Nikon SLR for Christmas and I can’t wait to go and play with it, heh heh heh! Are you going anywhere?

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Jaclyn,

    Hollywood Nights is fun. It totally reminds me of this hot pink/magenta Wet n’ Wild lipstick I wore in eighth grade, ha ha ha!

    Sock Hop would look beautiful on you. I have a feeling it’s going to join my other lazy day Lipglasses — Spite, Nyphette and Lychee Luxe!

    I can’t wait for you to get your shipment! Maybe you should head over to Nordie’s just to play. :) That’ll tide you over until Tuesday!

    Hope you’re having a good weekend so far :)

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Thanks hon! Yeah, I thought the rest of it was okay, but these were the stand-outs for me. :) Are you counting down the days till it hits the counters?

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Aleks,

    You’re welcome! Yes, these two were the not-to-be missed items from the Heatherette loot, IMHO. :)

    Oh! Nice haul. I wonder why Sumptuous Olive looked so brown on you… it’s really interesting how colors can be so different on people. Maybe try it under a Bare Canvas Paint or Bare Study Paint Pot?

    I am jealous of your cleaning day — we need one here at our house, like um, yesterday. It’s so chaotic right now, oy. But I’m glad you got to see the sun! That’s always an instant mood elevator. :)

    So far today’s been really mellow. I just got done eating a late lunch (rice, sausage and broccoli) and now I’m getting ready to finally hit the gym! I’ve been super busy all week and I haven’t been able to exercise so I’m looking forward to eat. Tomorrow I’m going to visit my parents, my brother and my dog (really, she’s my dad’s dog now) for Easter. There will be lots of eating involved, LOL!

    What else is new with you?

  13. Karen says:

    LOL, Beautytalk, you better work that gift card! :)

  14. Anna says:

    Yep…………counting down the seconds……I’ll be the first person through the door on Selfridges 9am…..with my shades and hoodie on!

    Have fun at your parents house !!!! I love me some momma’s cooking !!!:)

  15. Lilan says:

    I love the green in Lollipop Loving! I like when colors are sassy like that.

    I kind of think that the dark ends of the pencils are a little too creamy, I’m afraid they might smudge – I guess we’ll have to see. What did you think of the beauty powders? They didn’t do anything for me, compared to the colors recently released :(

    We might go lunching with some friends tomorrow. I hope you have lots of fun playing with your Mom’s camera – maybe she’ll let you “borrow” it ;)

    Lilan’s last blog post..More Stories From…

  16. Karen says:

    LOL, I’ve felt that way on many a release! I’ve gone to counter without even any concealer on… GASP!

    Oh, I will be sure to eat a few extra helpings for ya! :)

  17. Aleks says:

    Wow, what a quick reply :D Yeah, I’ve been wondering it, too, especially since my lids aren’t pigmented or anything. Oh well, yeah, I’d try Paint Pot or Paint, maybe one of those will help. :)

    Haha, despite me loving the spring, it has its cons, too: the sun reveals all the stains and dust there is to be seen, lol. My mom had invited guests so I guess that’s way it was a true cleaning day and not a 15-minute vacuuming. :D My room, for example, was in a total chaos for over a month due to the fact all I had time for was studying. Now that there’s no more school (high school) left for me, I’ll clean it on a regular basis, lol.

    Same here, tomorrow will involve lots of eating! :D I hope you’ll have a wonderful day! I’ll get to see my grannies and aunt, yay! What breed of dog is it? :) I have a poodle and a dachshund (who’s more like my dad’s dog, too, haha).

    Hmm.. anything else new.. well, today I went to a local department store (as if I hadn’t been there often enough this year, lol) and I came across a wonderful pink l/s: Lancôme’s Color Fever Shine in 308 Rose Explosion. I didn’t try it on but I swatched it on my hand and it looked exactly the kind of shade I’ve been looking for. :D I think I may have to go and get it next week. I also came across a wide range of products I want (read: not need), so I’d better start saving some money, lol. Other than that, I’m just happy that school’s finally over and I get to relax for the next two months. On May 31 I’ll be having my graduation party!

    Anything new going on there? :)

  18. Amanda says:

    I haven’t caved on any heatherette yet-but might fall for Lollipop Lovin. What I really want is another strobe stick! I think maybe rays…..both the lipgloss you got are lovely-I love cream lip gloss, like sock hop. So you got over the bubble yum packaging, huh? j/k

    BTW, in case you haven’t seen it yet here’s a link to becca summer, it’s on blogdorf goodman-it’s already in the archives so scroll down about one third to halfway

    http://blogdorfgoodman.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

  19. vivien says:

    your not kidding about style minx! this stuff is INTENSE! it is gorgeous, but it is most definitely not an “on the go” lipgloss, it requires much attention! it is very pretty tho! i totally knew you would go for sock hop, haha! you should really get lollipop loving to layer underneath it, it makes it SOOO much prettier!!!

  20. breezy says:

    Ooh dang it Karen, I may have to hit the Mac counter up again. I was JUST there and I really liked the style minx lipglass but I was kinda skurred it’d be too similar to the fafi lipglass in totally it. And I saw the sock hop lipglass as well but I was a big ol pre-judger and didn’t even try it on, but it looks really good on you so I’m kinda giving it a second thought. Ugh, I feel like I have to have a game plan when I go to the Mac counter though cuz then I see everything and I get all flustered and make random purchases. Oh well I’ll let you know how my next trip goes.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Aleks,

    Yah, lemme know how it goes! I’m guessing something green or gold might look pretty underneath it too. Hmmm… Cash Flow might be really pretty. OH! Or Sweet Sage Fluidline as a base might be good too:

    http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15101&PRODUCT_ID=PROD7715

    My “office” at home (aka my corner of what used to be the dining room) gets the same way when I’m busy, too. There’s stuff all over the floor and I gotta find time to organize and clean it up. Hmmm, maybe I should invite people over, LOL. That will force me to clean up!

    Sounds like you will have lots of fun tomorrow, too, with your family! Eat an extra scoop of your favorite dish for me, ha ha! What are your dog’s names? My (dad’s) dog is named Shauna, and she’s a mid-sized mutt. She’s tan with a white belly and white stripe down her nose and she’s so loving and cute. She’s really good at catching anything that’s thrown in mid-air. :) She’s getting older though (she’ll be eight this year) so she doesn’t move as fast as she used to when she was a wee pup!

    I really like Lancome’s Color Fever Shine lipsticks, especially the very cute pink packaging. I haven’t tried Rose Explosion, and I’m always looking for new pinks so thanks for the rec. That’s so cool that you get the next two months off. Are you going to do anything special while you’re on break, or do you have grand plans to veg out (always a good thing, IMHO)?

    Things on this end have been wonderfully non-stressful for the past two days. I’m slowly recovering from my week of non-sleep and getting back to “normal” (ha ha ha, that’s a relative term). I just got back from the gym and came home to find the neighbor’s tabby waiting at the top of the stairs for me. LOL, he’s such a stalker. Tonight’s probably going to be super mellow. I’m going to do some reading and vegging to recharge my batteries!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    OoOooo, Strobe Stick, yes! Funny, I just wore Strobe Kiss to the gym. :) I like the texture of Lollipop Loving a lot. It’s pretty underneath Sock Hop but you gotta be cool with the slight green flash. I’m still not quite over the bubble gum packaging, LOL, but I’m cool the Lipglasses tops!

    Oh yah, thanks for the link. I love Becca and just wish it were easier to get to though, dang. Proximity seems to be a big part of my impulse makeup purchases, LOL!

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Vivien,

    Yah, if you want to wear it bold then Style Minx is not a five second lipgloss swipe, LOL. You should try it toned down, it’s a lot easier to apply that way. :)

    I’m such a sucker for coral tones, ha ha ha! Did you pick up anything else from the collection?

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Breezy,

    Style Minx is a bit brighter and bolder than Totally It. You can work it though, if you have the patience and the guts (girl, it’s BRIGHT!). Oh, and I loves the Sock Hop. Seriously, it’s probably my favorite thing from the entire release. I can’t always do the traditional beige lip because it washes me out, but this is a nice alternative!

  25. vivien says:

    I went crazy! I spent over $200 on this collecton! I’ve NEVER spent that much on makeup in like a two day period! Plus, I’m a poor college student, so now I am BROKE! I’ve been sooo obsessed with this collection and have been waiting for your thoughts!! I got…
    -Melrose Mood l/s
    -Hollywood Nights l/s
    -Fleshpot l/s
    -Lollipop Loving l/s
    -Style Minx l/g
    -Starlet Kiss l/g
    -Sock Hop l/g
    -Alpha Girl BP
    -Smooth Harmony BP
    -Fab Orchid/Dash Lily Duo Liner
    -Trio #2

    PHEW…It will take months for my wallet to recover!!!

    Are you thinking about getting anything else from the collection?

  26. kia says:

    karen do you think bonus beat is c thru with shimmer?

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  27. Karen says:

    Hi Vivien,

    Maybe Trio #2, because I liked the darkest color (the purple)!

    You know, if it’s something you’ve wanted for some time, and you love the products, and you know you’re going to use often it’s sooo worth it. :) Have you tried any looks yet?

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Kia,

    I get a lot of pale pink with C-Thru and I think Bonus Beat is a just a touch more gold/beige!

  29. Dao says:

    I have my eyes on sock hop and lolipop lovin’. Haven’t checked it out yet because I have an appointment next month, gotta save up some cash. From what I read in Mrs. Lynn’s blog, I don’t think I need the pencils or the eyeshadows. Revlon just had something that’s very similar to palette 2. I don’t have any purple colors so I want to check it out to see how it stands out. In the past whenever I had purple e/s I ended up looking like a ghost.

    About my sprain finger, constant tapping on a travel-size mouse can do some damage to the index finger. I found out the hard way.

  30. Hey Karen: I got Style Minx and Sock Hop, too. I haven’t tried them out yet, but I know they’ll be great colors to work with.

    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend thus far. I can’t believe it’s almost over. =(

  31. I love love Heatherette, Im a sucker for pink packaging!!! I cant wait for the Loose Minerals, Im picking it up tomorrow

    i♥makeup’s last blog post..Verve and Vogue India’s Make-up Trends

  32. Karen B says:

    Hi Karen!

    Happy Easter :)
    Style Minx looks great, but maybe a bit toooooo pink for me. I’d probably look like a candy cane. Love Sock Hop though. Again, on my “I want”-list… it’s getting long. Being broke is not fun with great collections coming out.
    However, I’ve got a week of coaching at sports camp coming up and after that…
    Any suggestions for spending my money wisely? Hehe. I think I’ll go for MAC paint pot in Bare Study (as recommended by you) and Cash Flow for my green fix.
    Any other essentials you’d recommend?

  33. Susanne says:

    Hi Karen! Happy Easter!

    I am addicted to MAC lipglasses ;) so Style Minx will be definitely mine. Also Starlet Kiss.

    I already bought Fun ‘n’ Sexy and Totally It from Fafi, but you can’t have enough pink lippies for the summer! I will buy Hollywodd Nights as well. Thanks for your pictures.

  34. Eru says:

    Hey Karen! Happy easter!!
    Here in spain we don´t have the-happy-bunny-day, instead we have some kind of sad religious festivity… anyway, my bunny Tiffa and I are celebrating the day with chocolate and carrots lol. :D
    I love Sock Hop! It would be perfect for everyday. Gotta check it on ebay (A.k.a The Swindler)
    Thanks for the swatches and have a nice day :)
    Eru :3

    Eru’s last blog post..Happy Easter!!!!

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup!

    Fun! Let me know what you end up getting and how you like the Loose Minerals. :)

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I like purples too, but they’re definitely an easy makeup look for me. If I put purples on too fast I end up looking like I got in a girl fight.

    I feel for you – those repetitive strain injuries are bad and sometimes people don’t really get the extent of how they can impede on everyday tasks. I have periodic carpel tunnel on my right wrist and when it flares up it hurts like a mo’ fo’.

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B,

    Happy Easter! Yes girl, it’s *very pink* if you wear it full on. Toned down it pretty too though, so give it a try. You never know! :) That’s cool that you teach at sports camp. What kind of sports? LOL, I was never very good at sports that involved projectiles and stuff thrown in the air… gimme the balancing stuff though and I kick booty (skating, surfing).

    As for MAC essentials, whew, where to start? I rely on:

    1. Select Sheer Loose Powder (comes in a jar, covers everything, doesn’t break me out)
    2. Eyeshadows: Soba, Shroom, Soft Brown, Woodwinked, Club
    3. Cream Color Base in Pearl
    4. Lipglasses: Nymphette, Spite, Lychee Luxe
    5. Blush: Blushbaby, Dollymix (this looks REALLY SCARY in the pan but is pretty if you do it right)
    6. Eyeliners: Technakohl in Graphblack and Brownborder
    7. Fludline: Black Track
    8. Brushes, brushes, brushes!

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Sofresh & Sopink,

    What do you think you’ll pair them with? I’ve only worn them by themselves so far but haven’t tried them yet with anything.

    It’s totally unfair that the weekend is almost over! We should all get at least two more days so that we can really unwind!

    Hope you’re having a good one, though. :)

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Susanne,

    That’s awesome that you can pull off Hollywood Nights. I think it’s a beautiful color but I dunno if I can rock it!

    Happy Easter to you too! :)

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    Aww, your bunny Tiffa sounds so cute! Happy Easter to you both. :)

    Sock Hop is super hot. I hope you find it on “The Swindler”, LOL!

    Have a wonderful day and talk to ya soon!

  41. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Karen!

    Well, yesterday I finally got out and picked up my loot! I got (excuse me if I’ve said this repeatedly already) Trio 2 and Lollipop Loving. I haven’t even tried them on yet, ’cause I was sooooo tired after everything yesterday! Style Minx is beautiful, but I already have Chanel Imaginaire (which is a sheer, fuchsia gloss with sparkle) and I expect that if I layered it over Strawbaby, I could get a good, bold fuchsia on demand. :)

    I think I may have exhausted myself into a relapse! Urgh! It was kinda worth it though, because I also scored me some Gazelle… OMG! So gorgeous!! Got a Shu drawing pencil in ME Blue (seems to have some violet flash to it, really pretty!) and sniffed YSL Elle, MK Fiji and EL Bronze Goddess — hee hee! I almost typed “Bronx Goddess”! That would be SUCH a different scent! LOL! I liked them all, but I’m not sure that I’m smelling true yet, so I have to try them again later.

    Hope you’re having a happy Easter! :)

  42. Ping. says:

    sock hop look darn goood! hahaha am scared of bright shades sometimes, therefore my likeness for sock hop could be bias hahaha.. anyway, for my clubbing makeup i wore shu metallic dark blue eyeliner and shu previous collection eyeshadow (sakura), soft shimmer pink hahaha.. the eyeliner is dramatic enought.. i just realise i uses a lot of shu product.. need to broaden my horizon!

  43. vivien says:

    I have been using my pink trio everyday along with the pink colored eye shadow pigment by Loreal HIP. I was thinking bout getting the Pink Pearl pigment, but thankfully a wonderful MA gave me a sample and I realized that it is wayyy too purple for my likings. Then I have been using Starlet Kiss with a touch of Melrose Mood on top. This lipstick is way intense, so I like to use it on TOP of gloss as opposed to underneath. Then I’ve been loving my BPs as bronzer and blush!!!

  44. Ruth says:

    I can’t wait to go get Sock Hop now! It looks amazing – and its good to find something with a little coral… since i usually stick to nudes and light pink. Thanks!

  45. Aleks says:

    Yo!

    Thanks for the recs! I could start with a golden e/s as base, but in case it doesn’t work I’mma try one of the products you mentioned. I actually was in such a desperate need of a green e/s that I went and bought a trio for green eyes by L’oréal. The number one green is pretty much the kind that I wanted SO to be, but now that I have SO plus the palette I’ll have what it takes to get a nice green look. :D

    Shauna is a pretty name. :) The poodle is called Hertta (it’s Finnish and its English counterpart is “hearts” as in playing cards, lol)and the dachshund is Pitko (as a long bun loaf, LOOLZ, it’s actually very appropriate a name as she’s so long and all :D). Hertta is 9 years old whereas Pitko only 5. Hertta’s been jealous of her ever since we got her as she used to be the only dog and now that we have two dogs.. err.. Hertta growls at Pitko whenever she sees her. :P Animals are so complicated, lol. (is if humans weren’t!)

    Yeah, inviting guests really does get you in the mood for cleaning, believe me! :D In my family, it even gets my dad vacuum every now and then, lol! Def. worth trying. :D

    I think I’mma just relax at home and keep in (better) touch w/ my friends via email and snail mail. When still at school I didn’t have enough time for it, only sending short, casual emails, which aren’t that great IMO. Also, I’ve been planning on starting a healthier life (lol, not the 1st time) and concentrate on all fun stuff. :) I’ve applied for loads of jobs for the summer, so I’m hoping to get a decent job, although it seems to be very difficult these days. I’m just glad I don’t have to spend every evening studying and not sleeping enough. (my school was very demanding)

    Well I hope you’ll like the lipstick, too! On my hand it was a bit of a peachy pink rather than pink pink (lol). My skintone is rather light so I thought it would suit me, but it looked very universal pink to me. :)

    Good to hear you’ve been able to relax a bit. I hope you had an enjoyable day today. I did, even though I ate too much (which was very presumable, tho!) :D

    Now I’d better hit the sack, it’s 1.50AM already.. Enjoy the rest of your day!

    (this is quite a long comment, sorry! :P)

    Aleks’s last blog post..What a difference a little cleaning makes

  46. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    COOL! Everyone seems to have a big time crush on Lollipop Loving. Can’t wait to hear about the looks you create. I haven’t tried Imaginaire, but it sounds cute! Must do some investigation… :)

    OMG! I am so glad you got Gazelle. Was it not love at first sight? What did you think of the other stuff in the collection? Ugh, I haven’t picked up my tube yet, boo! I need to get to Shu to pick up a few things (namely some new nail polishes) so the next time I’m there I will play with the drawing pencils. How do they perform on the waterline?

    I had a wonderful Easter with my family. It was soooo mellow. My dad is always working on his garden in the backyard, and he recently created this porch thingy, so we ate outside and chilled with the dog. Then my brother, El Hub and I watched this really funny movie, Grandma’s Boy.

    Cat update: the neighbor’s tabby has been totally stalking me this entire weekend. Every time I come home he’s waiting for me at the top of the stairs. He comes in, parks his tabby booty in the living room and waits for me to sit in front of the computer. Then he makes his move into my lap! He’s so smooth, LOL.

    What did you and your family do today? I hope you are feeling better. Take care of yourself, please!

  47. Karen says:

    Hi Ping,

    Your makeup look sounds pretty. I am getting more and more obsessed with blue eyeliner, so I’ll have to check that one out. I loved the Sakura collection (didn’t pick up anything from it though). Have you tried putting your Shu shadows in a palette yet? I have one and can’t wait to try it out.

    I hope you had fun during your night out!

  48. Karen says:

    Hi Vivien,

    I love those Loreal HIP shadow pigment sticks. I have a few of em… love to use them wet!

    You know, I’ve never tried putting lipstick on top of gloss! I can’t wait to try this. Do you use a lip brush to put the lipstick on top, or do you apply straight from the tube?

  49. Karen says:

    You’re welcome, Ruth. It’s very pretty – I wore it today paired with Sublime Culture Cremestick liner. It’s a fab neutral!

  50. vivien says:

    Straight from the tube. With Melrose Mood I just like dab it a couple times on my top and bottom lipand rub together. Melrose Mood by itself it just WAY too intense for me so using it on top of Starlet Kiss basically just makes Starlet Kiss a more intense color, which I love! I learned this from read the Heatherette Discussion on Specktra and its an AMAZING tip!!

  51. Karen says:

    Hi Aleks,

    I dig L’oreal shadows. Have you tried the pigment sticks?

    I love that your dachshund is named after a long bun loaf, LOL. Animals “siblings” have very interesting relationships, it’s true! We used to have a black lab named Bell, and he was the only dog in the house for years, and then we adopted Shauna. He did not like her for the longest time, but then got used to her after a few months.

    Spending the summer relaxing is a great idea. Enjoy those days when you can just do whatever you want without having a schedule or having to answer to anyone. Those get few and far between as you get older. What sort of job are you hoping to get? The *worst* summer job I ever had was as a telemarketer. I sold newspaper subscriptions over the phone, LOL. I lasted for about a month.

    Can’t wait to check that Lancome color out! I love the idea of universal shade (something for everyone!). Oh! That reminds me, I have to also check out the new Viva Glam (the “Fergie” edition).

    Today was pretty mellow. I didn’t work too much! :) I had a few too many helpings at lunch but figure I can just run it off sometime this week.

    Anyway, enjoy the start of your vacation and have a good week! Talk soon. :)

  52. Karen says:

    Hi Vivien,

    I can’t wait to try this, what a great tip! I can’t wait to try it…

  53. Vanessa says:

    I loved this collection! I escaped with Melrose Mood, Fleshpot, Bonus Beat, and Starlet Kiss, but now Sockhop looks good too! I miss you Karen! Hope you had a great weekend, I will be in San Fran in a few weeks! NY was COOOOLLLLD but wonderful!

  54. Karen B says:

    Hehe, that’s a good list to start I think :)
    Brushes are definitely high on my list as well. I’ll let you know what I’ll get.

    It’s track & field, so all of the disciplines. I have the mental handicapped for group, but warming up is together with the 6 to 8 year olds

  55. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Karen!

    Yeah, the thing about Lollipop Loving is that it’s just so different! It was the only one of the Heatherette lippies that really stood out for me!

    Gazelle was just so gorgeous in the tube! Then my man Chris wanted to try out all the summer colors on me (“What’s a trip to the Chanel counter without a little touch-up?” he says!). The eye quad is pretty… but soooo not my colors! Gazelle is such a lovely, warm tone, but the pink reflect makes it very wearable! It will be my summer go-to gloss, I think, and it looked especially fab when I tried on the Guerlain bronzer with it!

    That cat is so adopting you! LOL!

    We didn’t do much for Easter. The Easter Bunny brought baskets and hid some eggs and then hubby and the kids went to a birthday party while I napped. I’m feeling a lot better today, and I’ll work hard to take it easy on myself so I can fully recover!

    You take care of yourself too! Stay healthy and enjoy your post-deadline week! :)

  56. Karen says:

    Hi Vanessa,

    Glad to hear you got back safely! I miss ya too! :) LOL, I’ve never been to NY while it’s warm so when I think of it I always associate it with cold weather. Hope you had fun and that you got some shopping in when you weren’t busy with work.

    Are you coming up to SF for fun or for work? Our spring is so beautiful, but remember to bring layers to wear!

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B,

    Oh yes, you have to start with some good brushes, especially eye ones. :) Lemme know if you specific recommendations (shadow brush, crease brush, eyeliner brush, etc) and I can rattle off a few for you to look in to.

    Track & field camp! That’s awesome. In addition to coaching at camp, do you compete?

  58. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    That’s cool. The weird green flash kind makes me look a lil undead, but hey, if it looks rocking on you tis all that matters, yah?

    Those Chanel boys always sucker me in with a makeover when I hit the counter too. (I’m such easy prey, so really, it ain’t that hard.) I felt the same way about the pastel quad from the last release (the pink/blue/white/purple one with the roses)…soo not my colors, but pretty). Glad you were feeling the Gazelle though, WOOT! I could feel the power of it’s awesomeness the moment I laid my eyes upon it.

    Oh god, he came over last night in the wee hours wanting to party like the rock star! He totally talks to me whenever I see him now, and he follows me around like I’m cool or something. I am starting to really wonder if he has a family, because he’s always hanging at our house. He doesn’t have a collar or anything, but his coat is very well taken care of and he looks “husky” and well fed.

    Glad to hear that you are resting and taking it easy. :) Happy Monday!

  59. Glosslizard says:

    Yah! I wore it today with a sheer pink gloss to warm it up a bit (along with a gold and pink eye done with Heatherette Trio 2 and Shiseido Lemon sugar) and it’s quite pretty! Actually, the green flash makes me think that it might be a nice counterpoint to all my green shadows!

    Ha! Easy prey, that’s me too! ;)

    Maybe he’s just one of those cats who wanders around and gets fed by everyone, and everyone thinks he belongs to someone else! That’s so cute, I love cats who talk to you!

    Happy Monday to you too! :)

  60. Karen says:

    That sounds hot! I’m so down with the duochromes, so work it, girl. :)

    LOL! Did you play with any of the singles or the other products from the release?

    He is very talkative, and acts almost like a dog. He always wants to be around either me or El Hub and acts like he totally owns my lap when I’m typing in front of the computer. I feel bad when I have to wake him up and move him! I’m thinking about taking him to the vet to see if he’s microchipped because I kind of want him to be MY cat because he’s got such an awesome personality. As you can tell I’m sort of obsessed with him, ha ha. Crazy cat lady status, here I come…

  61. Glosslizard says:

    I looked at the singles, but didn’t play much. Safari and Khaki are both yummy, I COULD, but I don’t really HAVE TO, so I’m trying to save a few bucks, y’know? On the other hand, the vert bronze liner has me lemming in a big way! Chris did my waterline with it and it was such a nice pop without looking too dark! And OMG, mascara in emeraude??? Want! Oh, and I also picked up the lipstick in Leopard for my mom’s birthday (she’s got a much warmer complexion than I do)!

    Girl, you need at least 5 more cats (in addition to tabby boy) before you qualify for CCL status! :D Maybe you should ask around, he could be looking for a home!

  62. They both look smashing on you! I didn’t get any of the lippies but with all the pictures everyone has, I’m sure getting tempted to just pop my Lipstick/glass cherry…

    Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net’s last blog post..MAC Product Releases: Naughty Nauticals Collection

  63. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yeah, the Vert Liner was pretty boss. Jesus, my fave Chanel MA had me put it on my waterline, too! I liked it but am going to find a Technakohl version of it at MAC (’cause it’ll be much cheaper). That’s so cute that you picked up Leopard for your mom! Is she a Chanel girl too?

    I am soooo on the CCL verge! I haven’t seen him in a day and I’m all heartbroken!

  64. Karen says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Do it! Sock Hop would look super cute on ya!

  65. LaurenIvy says:

    I write mostly sports articles, and I had to bust my butt to send them off, but I did finish them! I think a MAC reward is in the cards…and yes, my nails did end up OPI-lacquered after (well, during) everything was said and done! :)

  66. Glosslizard says:

    Cool! That’s a good idea! Do you know of any good MAC dupe yet or are you going to go take a peek? I did notice that the upcoming Naughty Nauticals collection is rumored to have a quad coming out and, having not splurged on Chanel’s Bleu Celestes quad, I’m going to see if the new MAC one is comparable!

    My mom loves the mystique of Chanel, but is a relative makeup newbie. She has no Chanel yet, so I know she’ll be thrilled! Plus, her fave eyeshadow is called Panther, so she can use Leopard with it! :)

    Aaw, you know he’ll come back to you! But if he’s anything like out cats, you’ll probably see less of him as the weather gets warmer! ;)

  67. Tonya says:

    Hey Karen -
    Hope you had a good Easter.
    I got style minx and hollywood nigts. I wore style minx today. Love it. I’ll have to try it with sub culture under it next time. :)
    Have a happy Tuesday!
    Tonya

  68. Karen says:

    Hi LaurenIvy,

    Hot! I’ve never done sports coverage so that’s a completely new genre to me. Congrats on churning out your assignments. Don’t you love making your deadline? Ahhhh! What do you think you’re going to reward yourself with?

  69. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    I am going to take a peek. I so love doing “research.” I’ll let you know what goodies I find, wheee!

    LOL, so I totally get the coolness of the Panther/Leopard combo. If my kid gave me something with a matching big cat name I’d be thrilled. Your mom is going to LOVE IT!

    That makes me sad that he will come by less when it’s warm. I haven’t seen him since Sunday and I have resulted to staring at the many pictures I’ve taken of him (he’s very photogenic.) Seriously, I’m on the CCL train. I actually had a dream about him last night. I dreamt that El Hub and I let him into the house, and while we were going about our business we kept asking each other, “Hey, is it just me, or is there something off about the tabby?” We couldn’t quite figure out what was wrong, until a few hours later. He was sitting on my lap when I realized that he had lost all of his stripes, and had morphed from a sleek, sassy tabby into a fluffy siamese!

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Tonya!

    Happy Tuesday to you, too! Did you have a good weekend and Easter? I hope so. :)

    Big props to you for being brave enough to work Hollywood Nights! It’s so bold and sassy.

    What did you end up pairing Style Minx with today?

  71. Glosslizard says:

    I’m glad you understand the importance of a proper cosmetics menagerie! :)

    Aaw, poor Karen, you’re going into cat withdrawal! I hope he stops in to cheer you up soon!

  72. Tonya says:

    Hey Karen,
    Yeah, I had a good Easter too. Thanks for asking.
    Yep that Hollywood Nights is bright….I’m planning on doing a pretty bare eye, black fluidline I’m thinking for the summer. Once the sun is out. I’m in Minnesota so the sun definitely has not hit my face yet this year.
    Yesterday I wore Style Minx with some colors from the originals collection. Just soft colors with such a bright lip. It was fun.
    -Tonya

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