MAC ChenMan Love and Water Swatches

MAC cosmetics has paired up with popular Chinese photography icon Chen Man for a new limited edition collection. The MAC ChenMan Love and Water collection features a number of striking pinks and blues for a pretty, yet bold look.  I covered this over on Beauty and Fashion Tech too, so you may have seen some of these photos there as well.

MAC Chenman Love and Water Collection

 

MAC Chenman Collection Swatches

Below from are ChenMan swatches of the shades Reflects Blue Glitter (it is a bit difficult to see in this picture), which is followed by Naval Blue Pigment, Love Cycle Mineralize Eye Shadow, and Supersweet.

MAC ChenMan Collection Swatches

 

Here are also swatches of the Force of Love lipstick, a bright matte lipstick with an interesting shade that I rather like, and Budding Love, a pretty lavender lipglass.

 

MAC Chen Man Lipstick Swatches

Below is a lip swatch of the The Force of Love Lipstick:

Chen Man Lipstick Swatch Force of Love

And, last but not least, below is a Mac Chenman beauty powder swatch of the shade Play it Proper. This powder gives pretty good illumination and is a nice pastel pink shade that is perfect for spring.

MAC Chenman Beauty Powder Swatch

The MAC Love and Water Collection is available now!

Disclosure: This review was based on items given to me by MAC cosmetics. Read our policy pages for more details.

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MAC Too Supreme Swatches

The MAC Too Supreme Collection presents a slew of new sheen supreme shades and introduces MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass, a lipglass in a clickable pen tube. The collection is inspired by East Asian shades.

I have always loved Sheen Supreme lipsticks and the new MAC Sheen Supreme lipglass was a rather present surprise for me. Below are MAC Too Supreme swatches, photos, and my review of the collection.

 

MAC Too Supreme

 

Here is  photo of the full lineup, which has a number of great shades. The new Sheen Supreme Lipglass particularly impressed me. I have had issues in the past with MAC lipglass being sticky, but these were not sticky at all and had pretty decent pigment to them. I also tend to like click up lip gloss applicators, although you have to be careful to not overload the brush.

 

MAC TooSupreme Collection

 

MAC Too Supreme Swatches

Below are swatches from left to right of Sheen Supreme Lipstick in the shades Asian Flower, Korean Candy, and Royal Azalea.  Those are followed by swatches of Sheen Supreme Lipglass shades in Cherry Fest, Jasmine Honey, and Mango Sheen.

 

MAC Too Supreme Swatches

Here is a lip swatch of MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Cherry Fest. I didn’t do a lip swatch of Jasmine Honey because it was such a light shade.

Sheen Supreme Lipglass Swatch

Here is a lip swatch of the Mango Sheen lipglass. I really, really like this one!

Sheen Supreme Mango Sheen Lip Swatch

The MAC Too Supreme Collection is available now through early April.

Disclosure: Products for this review were provided to me by a representative of MAC. For more information please see our disclosure policies and pages.

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The Best Makeup For Teens

Teens have busy schedules filled with school, sports, homework, after-school jobs and busy social lives. Their non-stop days mean that teens need a variety of makeup options that can easily be applied and re-applied no matter what they are doing. A teen girl typically needs to carry items that fit inside her purse, backpack or pocket to carry at all times during any situation.

Makeup for Teens

teen makeup

Foundation

The best daily foundation for teens depends on their skin type. A teen with oily skin should wear a powder-based foundation that will not further clog her pores or add to her acne problem. If she has dry skin, she should apply a moisturizer every morning and then wear a cream-based foundation. This will keep her skin from looking prematurely aged.

Eye Shadow

Eye shadow can be difficult to learn at first, so a teen should start her eye-makeup regimen with only one shade of eye shadow to sweep across her lid. As she becomes more comfortable, a teen will be better at experimenting with different styles. Palettes of eye shadow are a great way to try a large range of shadow trends without needing to purchase individual items. Sephora makes a number of Sephora brand palettes that are affordable and full of great shades. Blending eye shadow is a great look for any occasion. This is done by combining complementary colors together over a base at the edge and crease of the eyelid. The highlight shade can also dip below the eye’s waterline as an eyeliner base.

Eye Liner

Eyeliner is worn by the majority of teens and finding the right type is easy. Soft kohl-based eyeliner is easier to maintain during the school day and rarely needs a touch-up, even after sports. For the weekend or evening, liquid eyeliner gives teens a sleek look and dries quickly.

Mascara

Black mascara opens the eyes and makes them appear larger. It matches every eye makeup color theme and adds brightness to a girl’s eye color. Lengthening mascara is best for girls with curly or short eyelashes, while curling or definition-adding mascara is best for girls with eyelashes that are already long. For a more natural look, try brown mascara.Too many teens don’t stop to think about mascara care and hygiene. Mascara carries high levels of bacteria, especially when sitting in a backpack or purse at school. Mascara should not be worn for longer than four to five months before being discarded, and teens should never share mascara with each other.

Lip Color

Optimal lip color depends on a teen’s coloring. Fair-skinned teens should stay away from pink lipsticks and lip-glosses. Coral-based lip color is a better choice. Cooler purples and reds are well-matched with olive and dark skin. Medium red hues look the best on brunettes. Teens with thinner lips may want to try sheer or opaque glosses to add definition to their lips. Subtle lip-liner is another way to achieve a thicker shape, but should only be done in shades matching her natural lip color to avoid an outlined effect.

The teen years are the best time for a girl to find which colors and products will work best for her, and to learn how to alter trends and special looks to match her own unique style.

Shop for Makeup at Sephora, or find Budget Makeup at Drugstore.com

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