Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: MAC Baking Beauties - April 2013

MAC is back with back to back collections, that are smaller, and this one is a fun collection. MAC Baking Beauties is:
"MAC loves everything about a cupcake. Face Powder arrive i exclusively designed cupcake patterns, Lustre Drops create a luminous finish. Pro Longwear Paint Pots add a touch of dazzle. Haute & Naughty Lash delivers two in-one coverage. Lipstick lays it on soft and tempting in tones including Devil's Food and Raspberry Swirl. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm provided nutrient-rich moisture. Nail Lacquer decorate sin glittering Bleu Velvet and Pistachio Creme. And for professional results, tow limited-edition brushed with pastel accents. Hello, cupcake!"

This collection includes:
Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm - $19.50 US/$22.50 CDN (Limited Edition)
  • Baking Beauty - creamy light peach
  • Glace - creamy pale baby blue
  • Cheery Cherry - creamy, mid-tone blue pink
  • Sweet Tooth - creamy lilac
Lipstick - $15.00 US/$18.00 CDN (Limited Edition)
  • Lavender Whip - light, cool lavender (Cremesheen)
  • Pure Decoration - light white peach (Cremesheen)
  • Raspberry Swirl - light white, blue pink (Cremesheen)
  • Devil's Food - glossy, deep plum (Frost)
Pro Longwear Paint Pot - $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN (Limited Edition)
  • Fancy Frosting - frosted white
  • Let's Skate - pale pick with pearl (permanent)
  • Eclair - light chocolate with gold pearl
  • Dangerous Cuvee - frosted cool grey (permanent)
  • Mooncake - warm beige
Glitter - $21.00 US/$25.00
  • Reflects Transparent Teal - sparkling white turquoise
  • Pink - bright pink
Lustre Drops - $21.00 US/$25.00 CDN
  • Pink Rebel - blue pink with gold pearl
Nail Lacquer - $16.00 US/$19.00 CDN (Limited Edition)
  • Confectionary - light blue pink (Creamy)
  • Blue Velvet - light periwinkle blue (Creamy)
  • Pistachio Creme - light teal mint (Creamy)
Pearlmatte Face Powder - $29.00 US/$34.00 CDN (Limited Edition)
  • In for a Treat - champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves
  • Pink Buttercream - light silvery pink base with dark pink flowers and periwinkle
Brushes (Limited Edition)
  • 252SE Large Shader - $31.00 US/$37.50 CDN
  • 129SE Powder/Blush - $35.00 US/$42.00 CDN
From this collection, I only picked up three items - 2 lipsticks and one paint pot. 
I am a sucker for paint pots, but I've tried Let's Skate and Fancy Frosting was too frosty for me. So I picked up Eclair, but Mooncake was very promising. These are the new pro longwear formula, which to be honest I have never had an issue with the length of time my current paint pots last. I use Painterly daily with no creasing or fading. Eclair is a chocolate brown with a gold shimmer and is so creamy, but lasts so long!
Price: $18.50


I really liked 3 of the 4 lipsticks in the collection, however the really dark one is just not me - so I only picked up two. I chose Lavender Whip and Pure Decoration. I am loving both of these colors, they are both cremesheen finish, which I love, and their colors are so perfect. Lavender Whip is nothing like anything I own, and not so lilac like the Viva Glam Nicki 2 - it is a little more pink based. Pure Decoration is similar to other peach or nude lipsticks, but not - if that makes any sense. I love both and I am pretty sure Lavender Whip will be my spring/summer color.
Price: $15.00

Lavender Whip
Lavender Whip
Lavender Whip
Lavender Whip

Pure Decoration
Pure Decoration
Pure Decoration
Pure Decoration
L-R: Eclair, Lavender Whip, Pure Decoration
Did you pick up anything from the Baking Beauties? Until next time - 

XO Shannon

Review: MAC In Extra Dimension April 2013

MAC has launched a new collection (surprise, surprise) and it is another extra dimension collection. I really liked the first collection released in 2012, which included extra dimension highlighters and eye shadows, and then shadows and highlighters that were released in the holiday 2012 collection So, needless to say I was thoroughly excited to see a new collection of eye shadows, highlighters and blushes!!!
Blushes have never been a part of the extra dimension lineup, so that was the first thing that caught my eye! I picked up 2 blushes and one highlighter from the collection... although, there were some eye shadows that caught my eye.
This collection included 3 extra dimension skinfinishes (highlighters), 5 blushes, and 6 eye shadows. The highlighters in this collection are slightly different than the previous high lighters released, as in they are two-toned and when blended together are amazing. The blushes in this collection are gorgeous, they are matte and have no shimmer/sparkle in them - which is A OK for me.

So the only extra dimension skinfinish I picked up was "Definitely Defined" and is a silvery pink and soft rose with shimmer. It is so gorgeous and I wish they carried these in their permanent line up. They add just the right amount of shimmer or glow, without packing on the glitter.
Price: $30

(No Flash) L-R: Blended, Light, Dark
(Flash) L-R: Blended, Light, Dark
The two blushes I picked up were "Blazing Haute" and "Fiery Impact". "Blazing Haute" is a dirty peach and "Fiery Impact" is a burnt red bronze. I was not initially drawn to "Fiery Impact" based on pictures I had seen online, but when I saw it in person I was in love. I was going to pick up "Flaming Chic" and "Bareness", but when I got my hands on them I just didn't like them as much.
Price: $25
Blazing Haute

Fiery Impact 

Top to Bottom: Fiery Impact, Blazing Haute
I recently went in to MAC to pick some items from the collection that just release, "Baking Beauties", and I took the time to swatch the eye shadows so I think I might pick up two of the eye shadows. When I went in to pic up my Extra Dimension items I was on a one track mission, so I didnt pay the eye shaodws any attention.

Did you pick anything up from this collection? I know I get excited any time "Extra Dimension" comes  to MAC. Until next time,

XO Shannon

Monday, April 1, 2013

New Sigma Discount Code for April 2013

A new month is here, can you believe it?! Where did March go? Well, April is here and Sigma has a new discount code - AAM2013. And this month with your minimum $30 purchase you will receive a travel size E05 eyeliner brush.

Last month Sigma release their new Resort palette and now they are featuring their brush roll for $18 (regular price $22). I'm thinking of picking up the brush roll... that would certainly come in handy this summer for up coming vacations.

Will you be hauling anything from Sigma this month? Until next time -
XOXO Shannon