MAC Styledriven Collection Swatches

The new MAC Styledriven Collection includes large number of new items that will be part of the MAC Pro Longwear Permanent Collection. All items are highly pigmented and are designed for long wear, hence the Pro Longwear name.

MAC Styledriven Collection Swatches

I posted my indoor photos of swatches from the collection on Beauty and Fashion Tech. I usually tend to feel that the indoor pictures are more true to color, or at least more true to color for most situations and products, but the outdoor photos of this bunch came out pretty true as well. I suppose the more pigment there is, the more similar the colors will be in different light. Only the eye shadows swatches seemed a bit washed out from the sunlight in these photos.

MAC Styledriven LipCreme Swatches

I adore MAC Pro Longwear lipcreme. The lipsticks provide a good moisturizing texture and fells and the color lasts and lasts. I like to pair them with the lip pencils. These are heavy duty shades with a lot of gloss to them. Below are lipcreme swatches of the shades Endless Drama, Soft Sell, Dress It Up, and So Very Good.

MAC Styledriven LipCreme Swatches


MAC Styledriven Lip Pencil Swatches

The Pro Longear Lip Pencils do indeed give long wear. You can use these alone by filling in your lips and covering with a light gloss, for a sheer look, or cover then with a lipcreme or longwear lipglass for some serious staying power.   Below are swatches of the shades Nice N’ Spicy, Staunchly Stylish, What a Blast!, Absolutely It, Morning Coffee.

MAC styledriven lip pencil swatches

MAC Styledriven Lipglass Swatches

The Pro Longwear lipglasses also are high on pigment, but I tend to also find them to be on the sticky side. Here are swatches of the following shades: Ready or Not, Driven by Love, Whoops!, Dark As Night, and Infinitely Likeable.

MAC Styledriven lipglass swatches


MAC Styledriven Eye Shadow Swatches

The eye shadow in the MAC Styledriven collection holds up quite nicely. The amount of pigment is very high, as one would expect, and the shades really pop. Below are outdoor swatches of the following shades. From left to right: Styledriven, One To Watch, Hot Paprika, Thru the Night, and Legendary Black.

MAC Styledriven Eye Shadow Swatches

MAC Styledriven will hit the counters September 22, 2011.

Disclosure: This aticle is based on products provided by a representative of MAC Cosmetics.

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MAC Me Over Lip Product Swatches

The MAC Me Over collection for fall 2011 is made up of three groups of products—MAC Basics, Icelandic Cool, and New Black. The collection is full of perfect fall shades and you can see swatches of some of the eye shadows over at Beauty and Fashion Tech (MAC Me Over Swatches). Girl Gloss has expanded into covering makeup and accessories, but being the lip product addict that I am, it will still have a heavy focus on lip products so, in keeping with tradition, the MAC Me Over lip swatches are here.

I received five MAC Me Over lipglass shades from Icelandic Cool and MAC Basics, shown below:

MAC Me Over Lipglass

Here are they are swatched. The shades are:  Illicit, Spite, Good times, Cervaceous, and Wee Coquette:

MAC Me Over Lipglass Swatches

Here too are MAC Me Over lipstick swatches in the shades Prince Noir, Smoked Purple, Rebel (all three from the New Black group), and Peach Stock (from the MAC basics group). Of all my swatches, these were the only ones where I felt outdoor sunlight was most true to color in the photo. The others were most true to color in indoor light.

MAC Me Over Lipstick Swatches

The 2011 MAC fall collection will be in stores August 25. Also check the MAC website early since they often put things up ahead of their on counter dates. You can also get MAC products at Nordstrom. It really is a beautiful set of products and is one of my favorite fall collections in years.

Disclosure: This post was based on products provided by a representative of the company.

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Tarte True Blood Lip Tint Swatch

The limited edition Tarte TrueBlood Collection at Sephora is pretty impressive. It includes a rocking palette with 17 eye shadow shades that I just love, along with a cheek stain and a great Tarte True Blood Lip Tint. I purchased the lip tint and had not previously tried a Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Lip Tint before. I really do love it! The tint is a nice thick crayon type tint, but it has a bit firmer tip than most of the true lip crayons. The effect is that it goes on much like a stain, but feels a bit closer to a sheer lipstick. It wears very well. It doesn’t last quite as long as a stain would, but it definitely lasted longer for me than many lipsticks do.

Here is a swatch of the Tarte True Blood Lip Tint:

Tarte True Blood Lip Tint Swatch

The shade is a very versatile berry/rose that is sheer, yet shows up quite well. You can also build it some for a more opaque look. I love this shade and suspect that I will totally wear it out this summer! I’m looking forward to trying it over a regular stain too for some super long wear. I also think that further Tarte Natural Lip Tint purchases are likely in my future.

The Tarte for True Blood Collection is limited edition and I think it is going to be quite popular. You can see more True Blood swatches, including all of the eye shadow shades in the True Blood Glamour Me kit here on Beauty and Fashion Tech: Tarte True Blood Glamour Me Swatches.

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