October 28, 2014

MARC JACOBS The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection


Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection retails for $45 USD ($56 CAD) and contains seven deluxe-sized Highliner Gel Eye Crayons (7 x 0.01 oz.) The set is limited edition and two of the shades are exclusive. It is said to be "a dazzling, seven-piece set of petite, waterproof, [long-wearing, intensely pigmented] Highliner Gel eye crayons in an array of bestselling and new, limited-edition shades, luxuriously adorned in an exclusive Marc Jacobs collectible case."

Blacquer is described as a black.
Brown(out) is described as a bronze with shimmer. 
Midnight in Paris is described as a inky indigo blue. 
O(vert) is described as a forest green. 
(Plum)age is described as a vivid purple. 
Sunset is described as a golden bronze shimmer. 
Th(ink) is described as a deep navy. 
"Five of Marc’s best-selling Highliner shades and two brand new, exclusive colors come together to augment the signature shade of the season: Midnight in Paris. From the luminous golden bronze shimmer of Sunset, to the magnetic inky, indigo blue of Midnight in Paris, these breakthrough gel-in-a-crayon eyeliners—exclusive to Marc Jacobs Beauty—were designed to give eyes dazzling color with smooth, precise application that sets in place for all-day wear. The ultimate indulgence for any beauty lover, this covetable set is housed within a pristine, exclusive tin that will live in your collection long after the pencils are enjoyed. Let eyes take the main stage this season with this versatile assortment of Highliners and elevate your eye looks to new heights."
The full-sized liners regularly retail for $25 USD ($30 CAD) and contain 0.5 g of product. The deluxe-sizes in the set are 0.37 g each. With that said, you're getting to try 7 pencils for basically the price of two regular, full-sized liners.
Blacquer is a dark, true black with neutral undertones and a creamy finish. The formula was creamy, smooth, fully opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling at the skin. It was intensely pigmented in a single swipe and lasted +10 hours on my lashline before showing noticeable wear. (5/5)
Brown(out) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a golden metallic finish. The formula was creamy, smooth, opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling at the skin. It was fully pigmented in a single swipe and lasted +9 hours on my lashline before showing noticeable wear. (5/5)
Midnight in Paris is a dark, navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic finish. This shade is limited-edition and exclusive to the set. The formula was lightly creamy, smooth, mostly opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling at the skin. It was mostly pigmented in a single swipe, but buildable to an opaque coverage. Midnight in Paris lasted +9 hours before showing noticeable wear. (5/5)
O(vert) is a medium-dark, green olive with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The formula was creamy, smooth, mostly opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling at the skin. It was mostly pigmented in a single swipe, but builldable to an opaque coverage. O(vert) lasted +9 hours before showing noticeable wear. (5/5)
(Plum)age is a medium-dark, purple with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The formula was creamy, mostly opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling at the skin. The texture wasn't as smooth due to the higher frost content in the liner. It applied mostly even and pigmented in 3-4 swipes and lasted +9 hours before showing noticeable wear. (4/5)
Sunset is a light-medium, copper orange with warm undertones and a metallic finish. This shade is limited-edition and exclusive to the set. The formula was lightly creamy, smooth, mostly opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling. It was mostly pigmented in a single swipe, but was buildable to a more opaque coverage. Sunset lasted +9 hours before showing noticeable wear. (5/5)
Th(ink) is a dark, blue indigo with cool undertones and a metallic finish. The formula was creamy, mostly opaque and glided-on easily without tugging or pulling at the skin. It was pigmented in a single swipe and incredibly easy to build. Th(ink) lasted +10 hours before showing noticeable wear. (5/5) 
Overall, the formula is very nice and you are getting a good deal by purchasing this set. While some of the shades do take a few layers and some building to achieve a fully opaque, intensely pigmented coverage, these pencils are long-lasting, smudge-proof, budge-proof and they hold up against humidity and water. This set is definitely worth checking out whether you're gifting, trying out the liners for the first time or a long-time fan who is eager to get their hands on the exclusive shades!


Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection
(L-R: O(vert), Brown(out), Sunset, Midnight in Paris, Th(ink), (Plum)age, Blacquer)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection
(L-R: O(vert), Brown(out), Sunset, Midnight in Paris, Th(ink), (Plum)age, Blacquer)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Brown(out)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Brown(out)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Brown(out)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Midnight in Paris

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Midnight in Paris

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Midnight in Paris

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in O(vert)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in O(vert)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in O(vert)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in (Plum)age

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in (Plum)age

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in (Plum)age

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Sunset

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Sunset

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Sunset

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Th(ink)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Th(ink)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Th(ink)


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

October 26, 2014

MAC Heirloom Mix Collection


MAC released their newest collection Heirloom Mix on October 19, 2014 online and October 23, 2014 in-stores and counters. The collection featured pressed pigments, eye kohls, fluidlines, lipsticks, cremesheen glasses, mineralize blushes, glitters and nail lacquers.  The products are housed in special edition packaging so there is a slight price increase for some products.

 
"Strike an heir of sophistication this holiday season with royally rich colour that exudes an aristocratic allure. The modern woman mixes up an irreverent take on tradition with this collection of hues that casts the classic cameo in a contemporary, glittering light. A regal, romantic and daring affair, this holiday is all about colour that leaves a legacy."
Here's what I picked up from the collection...

Lipstick $17.50 USD / $21 CAD (0.10 oz.) [LE]
  •  No Faux Pas is described as a hot pink. [Matte]
  •  Rebel is described as a pink plum. [Satin] [Permanent]
  •  Salon Rouge is described as a clean berry red. [Matte]
  •  Sparks of Romance is described as a true red. [Matte Frost]
No Faux Pas is a bright, fuchsia with cool undertones and a matte finish. The formula was lightly creamy but a tad drying when worn for an extended period of time. This shade applied smoothly, evenly, fully opaque and pigmented. It lasted +7 hours before fading and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Rebel is a medium-dark, pink-berry with cool undertones and a creamy, satin finish. The formula was lightly creamy but a tad drying when worn for an extended period of time. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It lasted +6 hours before fading and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
Salon Rouge is a medium-dark, deepened red with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. The formula was lightly creamy but a tad drying when worn for an extended period of time. This shade applied smoothly, semi-even, mostly opaque and pigmented. It lasted +6 hours before fading and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
Sparks of Romance is a medium-dark, brightened red with specks of gold shimmer, cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. The formula was lightly creamy but a tad drying when worn. This shade applied evenly, mostly opaque, pigmented but had a slightly rough texture due to the shimmer. It lasted +6 hours before fading. (5/5)


Cremesheen Glass $22 USD / $25 CAD (0.09 oz.) [LE]
  • Courting Chic is described as a deep berry red with gold sparkles.
Courting Chic is a medium-dark, sheer red with cool undertones and gold shimmer. It applied smoothly, mostly even and semi-opaque. The color lightly settled into the fine lines of my lips. This shade would benefit best by being paired over other lip products and lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (4/5)

Pressed Pigment $19.50 USD / $25 CAD (0.04 oz.) [LE]
  •  Enchantment is described as a violet with blue violet sparkle.
  •  Victorian Plum is described as a plum with violet pearl.
Enchantment is a dark, blackened navy with cool undertones and a fine, blue metallic finish. This pressed pigment performed similar to a regular, loose pigment. When used dry, it was sheer, sparkly and had quite a bit of fall out. When used wet, it was smooth, intensely pigmented but rougher around the edges making it more difficult to blend out. I did experience slight fall out during wear with both application methods. Enchantment lasted +9 hours before fading. (4/5)
Victorian Plum is a dark, blackened violet with cool undertones and a fine, purple metallic finish. This pressed pigment performed similar to a regular, loose pigment. When used dry, it was mostly opaque, pigmented and easy to blend out. When used wet, it was smooth, intensely pigmented but a little difficult to blend out. Again, I did experience slight fall out during wear with both application methods. Victorian Plum lasted +9 hours before fading. (5/5)


Fluidline $17.50 USD / $21 CAD (0.10 oz.) [LE]
  •  Dark Majesty is described as a black with black pearl.
Dark Majesty is a charcoal black with fine silver shimmer and a subtle pearl finish. The texture was creamy, glided-on easily and didn't pull or tug at the skin when applying. It applied semi-opaque but was buildable to a more opaque coverage. This liner lasted +8.5 hours before showing noticeable wear. (5/5)
MAC Heirloom Mix Collection

MAC Heirloom Mix Collection

MAC Heirloom Mix Collection

MAC Heirloom Mix Collection Lipsticks

MAC Heirloom Mix Collection Lipsticks
(L-R: Salon Rouge, Sparks of Romance, No Faux Pas, Rebel)

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in No Faux Pas

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in No Faux Pas

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in No Faux Pas

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in No Faux Pas

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Rebel

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Rebel

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Rebel

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Rebel

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Salon Rouge

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Salon Rouge

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Salon Rouge

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Salon Rouge

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Sparks of Romance

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Sparks of Romance

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Sparks of Romance

MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick in Sparks of Romance

MAC Heirloom Mix Cremesheen Glass in Courting Chic

MAC Heirloom Mix Cremesheen Glass in Courting Chic

MAC Heirloom Mix Cremesheen Glass in Courting Chic

MAC Heirloom Mix Cremesheen Glass in Courting Chic

MAC Heirloom Mix Courting Chic and Salon Rouge

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigments

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigments

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Enchantment

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Enchantment

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Enchantment

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Enchantment
(L-R: Dry, Wet)


MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Victorian Plum

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Victorian Plum

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Victorian Plum

MAC Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigment in Victorian Plum
(L-R: Dry, Wet)

MAC Heirloom Mix Fluidline in Dark Majesty

MAC Heirloom Mix Fluidline in Dark Majesty

MAC Heirloom Mix Fluidline in Dark Majesty

Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.