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MAC from the Past!

21 Oct

Here is a collection of a few of my favorite MAC Cosmetic ads.  I think that they do some of the best cosmetic ads – not the typical glamore image of a celeb or a super model with a lipstick placed in the foreground.  I hope that you enjoy looking at MAC past.  continue reading

MAC Tartan Tale Holiday Colr Collection 2010

14 Oct

 Here is the colour collection for MAC’s 2010 Holiday launch.  I have been very excited about this collection because of the special finish to the plaid eyeshadows and the release of MORE pearl glide pencils!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this collection.  

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COLLECTION

MAC Cosmetics: Venomous Villains

15 Jul

MAC Venomous Villains Collection

A collaboration with Disney

 Launch Date: September 2010

A dark, yet playful makeup collection that is sure to put a dent into our bank accounts this fall!  It is a great full line with a good product range.  Disney and MAC did a great job on the makeup- but I am not to sure if this is the best packaging I have seen…. CLick here to see for yourself and view the collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Nail Polish:So Rich So Pretty

13 Jul

This colour is so beautiful and very different.  It has been the first time that I have tried a MAC Nail polish in about 7 years (remember the old square bottles??)  Well I never liked the old formula and I always skipped the polish collections because of my experience with previous poor quality MAC polish.  Then along came So Rich So Pretty in the Alice + Olivia Collection continue reading

MAC Cosmetics Alice & Olivia Collection

29 Jun

MAC Cosmetics Alice & Olivia Collection

Launch Date: July 8th United States/Canada – I am not sure if this will be an international launch

This collection is a small little launch, seems like the Alice and Wonderland theme has crept through a few makeup brands this summer.  Although it is small there seems to be a bit of colour play going through the colours- transforming pigments and multi dimensional nail lacquers are being suggested! continue reading

MAC Digi- POPS Collection – Nordstrom & The Bay

29 Jun

Launch July 8th USA July 15th Canada

Available in the USA at  Nordstrom and at The Bay in Canada where MAC counters are present. I hope that it launches in free standing stores for all makeup lovers who are international! I mean that is just mean not to let the word experience these new Dazzle Lipsticks continue reading

MAC Cosmetics July 2010 Collections

28 Jun

I am soo excited about the July MAC Launches! Here is a list of what you can expect!  Let me know what your looking forward to getting your hands on!

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NEW Blog Spot:

14 Jun

Hey Makeup and Beauty Lovers

WordPress hosting has been a great experience but I have grown out of it a bit and I have decided to host my blog at:

www.ashleynicolemakeup.com

please redirect yourself there to find the lastest blogs about makeup and all things beauty

Ashley Nicole

MAC: Dare to Wear

8 Jun

 

MAC Dare to Wear

U.S. Launch Date: July/August 2010

Dare to Wear Lipglass

  • Ban This! Deep purple with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Bold & Brash Bright red with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Dare to Dare Light blue pink with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gimme That! Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • So Bad Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Wind Me Up Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow

  • Aqua Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Atlantic Blue Bright violet blue (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Crazy Cool Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Louder Please Bright fuchsia pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Sassy Grass Bright pale green (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Shock-a-holic Bright purple (Limited Edition)
  • Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Lime Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Sky Blue Sky blue (Frost) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Winkle Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Zingy Bright blue (Matte) (Limited Edition)

MAC Dare to Wear

MAC Dare to Wear

Dear Mac Lovers:

A Shocking Electric collection that is coming out at the end of the summer! How Exciting??!!

This collection looks fun an interesting, and quite bright.  I do not usually wear bright colours on a normal bases, but I still see products in the collection that I am excited to see and test.  For the lipglass I cant wait to test Bold and Brash and Wind me up.  For the eye shadows I am looking forward to testing out Aqua, Crazy Cool, Sassy Grass, and Winkle.  Thing about make up is there is no right and wrong- yes this collection is bright but you do not have to apply the colour heavily- Dont be afraid of colour- just figure out how to use it to make it work for you.  I will be playing with alot more of my colours and shortly I will start to post tutorials on how to use great colours and not look like a clown!!

Let me know what you are excited to pick up from this collection

Ashley Nicole

MAC In the Groove Collection

4 Jun

 

Launch Date: July 8th

Lipstick

  • Call My Bluff Mid-tone creamy coffee (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Jazzed Bright coral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Creme de Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Permanent)
  • I Like It Like That Deep Blue pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • All Styled Up Bright yellow pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Go For It Mid-tone blue purple (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass

  • On the Scene Light Coral beige (Limited Edition)
  • You’ve Got It Mid-tone silver grey (Limited Edition)
  • Going Casual Sheer lilac (Limited Edition)
  • Fashion Whim Light Beige (Limited Edition)
  • Right Image Mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Chillin’ Light white blue (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Trio)

  • Love to Love Satin beige/Pearly Bronze/Satin Brown (Limited Edition)
  • In the Groove Satin green/Pearly burgundy/Satin coral (Limited Edition)
  • Making It Easy Satin red brown/Pearly beige rose/Satin dark beige (Limited Edition)
  • Togetherness Satin lavender/Pearly purple/Satin grey (Limited Edition)
  • Style Influencer Satin silver/Pearly deep blue/Satin deep mauve brown (Limited Edition)
  • Soften the Mood Satin light brown/Pearly rose/Satin light blue (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh & Easy Satin pink/Pearly burgundy/Satin grey (Limited Edition)
  • Calm, Cool, & Collected Satin deep green/Pearly green/Satin beige (Limited Edition)
  • Blue My Mind Satin light blue/Pearly deep teal/Satin black (Limited Edition)

Powerpoint Eye Pencil

  • Stubborn Brown Deep Rich Brown (Permanent)
  • Permaplum Deep plum with pink shimmer (Permanent)
  • Navy Stain Royal blue with shimmer (Permanent)

Zoomlash Mascara

  • Zoomblack Rich Black (Permanent)

Mineralized Skinfinish

  • By Candlelight Golden pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Stereo Rose Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Comfort Golden bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Petticoat Pale rose with gold and amber veining (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush (Duo)

  • Happy Together Satin caramel/Pearly beige (Limited Edition)
  • A Little Bit of Sunshine Satin light brown/Pearly beige (Limited Edition)
  • Hang Loose Satin bright pink/Pearly lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Band of Roses Satin blue pink/Pearly light plum (Limited Edition)
  • New Vibe Satin deep rose/Pearly bronze (Limited Edition)

 

Images of the Collection:

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC All Styled Up Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Call My Bluff Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Go For It Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC I Like It Like That Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Jazzed Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Cremesheen Glass: Chillin’, Fashion Whim, Going Casual, On the Scene, Right Image, You’ve Got It

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Blue My Mind Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Calm, Cool, & Collected Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Fresh & Easy Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC In the Groove Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Love to Love Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Making It Easy Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Soften the Mood Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Style Influencer Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Togetherness Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Comfort Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Petticoat Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC By Candlelight Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush

My Thoughts:

I am very excited about this upcoming collection.  The mineralized skin finishes are all re promotes and I am looking forward to picking up Stereo Rose (I love comfort (MSF)- but it was launched in the Warm and Cozy collection earlier this year and I still have plenty)  I am in love with all the Cremesheen Glasses – I am not sure about Chillin’ this colour might be a bit too out of the box as it has grey undertones that I am not sure about.  I love all of the lipsticks- I am interested to see how the finish is on ” MAC Go for It” it is is sheer enough I think it could make for an interesting lip.  The Blushes are fantastic- i really do enjoy mineralized blushes as they leave a beautiful glowy dewy look on the cheek.  I am looking forward to trying them out, I have my eye on “A little bit of sunshine” “Happy Together” and “New Vibe”.  Of course I will have to wait to swatch them to know for sure but those seem like the winners for my skin tone. I have mixed feelings about mineralized eyeshadows – they are beautiful and I have a lot of them but I do not tend to grab for them as much.  I think this month (June) I will try and use them more so that I can get a better feel for them.  I find that I cannot put them anywhere around my bottom lashes as they make my eyes a bit irritated.  But in saying that everytime I do create a look with mineralized shadows they last all day and I get many complements. I the mineral finish very beautiful and they blend nicely as well.  So all in all I cannot wait until July 8th to pick up the collection 🙂   Feel free to leave comments on what you think, and what you will be picking up.