Did you guys check out ElectroNewSonicViewCherryCultureSnowflakeNaughtyHeatheretteNeoSciColorForm? I don't know! Pick one.. something else MAC is convincing us is new and unique. So many collections, so little time! My head is spinning. Being a Specktralite, I used to research the colors, names, debut dates, be passionate about the latest collection's (muted, dirty, yellow or blue) pink lipglass with pearl and would get irritated when MA's didn't get what I was talking about. Okay, now I truly understand their lack of enthusiasm/attention to every minor detail about a collection (truth be told, it's their job not mine) BUT! Regardless of the side smirks I get from the MA's when I visit (now only to see new collections and sometimes, just those with special packaging), I STILL WENT IN to check out what was on counters.
(Okay, just a bit more rant. I tried to go into a store once and get the kind of detail about a collection' s product that I would get after weeding through Specktra-- I swear I didn't ask in an arrogant, I know it all, make me feel special kinda way, but I sometimes want to know more than this foundation is "really nice" I'm a blogger! Sorry, I need detail! After hearing the question the MA is like, 'Do you work for MAC? Have you ever worked for MAC? Is this a trick?' Wha?? MAC has 88 1100 products and I need to know why this purple shadow is different or a better choice than the other 20 I've seen! I wish MAC was sold at Sephora!! END RANT)
Back to being at the counter. *SMILE*
Mineralized Skin Finish Natural Duos (1/3 highlighter- shimmer; 2/3 pressed MSF Natural)= LOVE.
If you were crazy about your MSF before, this takes it to another level. The highlighter is pigmented enough with excellent sheen. (Read: no huge chunky glitters or even sparkles to give that glow and highlight.) If you didn't get a sculpt and shape duo, this would be a hot choice. The MA I saw wearing it looked like she had a nice, expertly done highlight (think celeb contouring job) with a touch of sheen. I DO NOT want to repurchase yet another MSF Natural as I already have two, but for me the shimmer portion is calling me! I know it can be duped, but why go through the trouble??? Unfortunately, this comes in the normal range of light, medium, medium dark, dark (and deep dark?)
LE 189 Brush= LOVE. Gotta have it. Dense, but loose enough, pretty and shaped perfectly to place the highlight. Eeps $40!
Mineralized Blushes: I passed.
I'll speak for those of my skin tone (NC37)-- the two that I tried made me look sunburned and no real pretty blush effect. I can get a better natural flush look with a blush from Chanel. There is a blush called Love Joy that is a fraternal twin to Nars' Love Joy blush that I already own. If I didn't, I would be all over that blush! I will try to get side by side swatches to see how accurate I am. I'll give them another chance because I am a blush whore and I did not use a #187 brush to test these =(
Mineralized Eye Shadows= LOVE.
I loathed the previous mineralized baked eye shadows because I had to really dig around for pigment and only came up with sparkle. These ladies and gentlemen are reformulated for better pigment payoff and Mama is happy! So not only do we get a gorgeous product, we get awesome payoff... emmm at a ridiculous price of $18 (after tax in DC). Well, Urban Decay's shadows cost that much, so if you are used to that, you can bite the bullet. Speaking of which, if you can't shell out that much for the latest hot cakes at MAC, console yourself with Urban Decay Eye Shadow Palette. I think it's the same quality and color payoff and a better bang for your buck. I did walk away with Fresh Green Mix. Please be sure to check your veining! I swatched Fresh Green Mix at the counter with the veining side being a darker, sea foam green type color. Mine is swatching a silvery blue! I also have my eyes on Odd Couple, Play on Plums and Two to Glow (the orange in this is hot, the veining is not ). Many of these look like the better versions of last years duos...
Lip Products from Electroflash= PASSED
So whatd'yaget? Whatd'yaget? Whatd'yaget? LOL