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MAC’s Glamour Daze collection for holiday 2012 contains 5 Lipglasses… Four being new colors, one (Pink Fade), being a repromote that has been released several times over the past year or so. They’re all colors that can be worn by everyone, which is nice. The Lipglasses in this collection also go along well with the Lipsticks, and most look good worn alone too, so they’re versatile. I like these Lipglasses so much that they’ll all be staying in my own personal stash… I can really see myself using these a lot this season!

Please excuse the normal packaging with black text on Pink Fade… I already had that one from a past collection.

MAC Lipglasses typically give me about 4 hours of wear before I need to touch up. They’re a somewhat thick, slightly sticky formula, but the sticky feeling isn’t so bad once you’ve had them on for a bit and they have a chance to melt into your lips. If they were too runny, they would not be so pigmented or wear as well, so don’t take the thick, sticky feeling as a negative thing! These, like other MAC Lipglass, have a subtle vanilla scent but no taste.

All five Lipglasses in the Glamour Daze collection are limited edition and are available now at your local MAC store, counter, or on www.maccosmetics.com. MAC products are also available to purchase through the websites of their retailers, such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. They contain the usual 4.8g / 0.17oz of product in each tube and have a doe-foot applicator. The Glamour Daze Lipglasses have special packaging with white text and a black label, so that makes the cost of these go up to $16.50, rather than the $15 that permanent Lipglasses cost.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Deliciously Demure

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Deliciously Demure:   Deliciously Demure is described as a “soft cool brown with pearl”. Hmm… I can see how it looks like that in the tube, but on my lips it’s not nearly as cool, or as truly brown! On, it looks more like a rosy, plum-ish, warm brown with multidimensional micro-shimmer. Although it’s not as dark or pigmented on as it is in the tube, it does give even and opaque coverage. This is an extremely versatile color and would look good on any skintone, from pale to deep dark. If you’d like to layer this over one of the Glamour Daze Lipsticks, it looks great over Glamourdaze!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Flight of Fancy

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Flight of Fancy:   This Lipglass is a “rich purple”. It’s darker in the tube than on the lips, where it looks more like a deep, slightly rosy, cool plum with a tiny hint of shimmer. Like Deliciously Demure, although it’s not as dark as it is in the tube, it does give opaque and smooth coverage, hardly settling into the lines of the lips at all. I think the only reason it did on mine is because my lips have been really chapped. I’m sure that if I’d have applied Prep + Prime Lip underneath, I wouldn’t have had that problem. Flight of Fancy would look great on everyone, and looks especially nice when layered over Dramatic Encounter Lipstick.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Impossibly Sweet

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Impossibly Sweet:   Impossibly Sweet is a “soft sheer pink with multidimensional pearl”. There is absolutely LOADS of pearly shimmer in this Lipglass, but not much color… I don’t see any pink to it once I apply it on my lips, but there was a slightly pinkish nude tint to it when I swatched in on my arm. Either way, it’s pretty and flattering on everyone, so long as you like shimmer anyway! The coverage is even with no settling into lip lines, but there’s definitely not much opacity to Impossibly Sweet. Since it’s a neutral gloss, anyone can wear it either alone or layered over any lipstick.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   2

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Pink Fade
*This packaging is not the one from Glamour Daze. I purchased this earlier in the year with another collection. *

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Pink Fade:   Pink Fade is a “light creamy pink” that contains no shimmer. Although it’s a light pink, it’s still bright. It’s a neutral type of pink with the smallest hint of a cool undertone that’s barely even noticeable… That makes this a flattering color for all skin tones, from pale to dark. The color payoff and opacity are great, but it does tend to settle into the lines of the lips a bit. You can easily prevent that problem by first applying a moisturizer or primer, like Prep + Prime Lip, or by layering this over a Lipstick. I find that it looks lovely over Beauty Lipstick that was also released with the Glamour Daze collection.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Talk Softly to Me

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Talk Softly to Me:   Talk Softly to Me is a “light creamy coral pink” with no shimmer. On the lips, it’s slightly more pink than it is in the tube, but other than that, MAC’s description describes it perfectly! Like Pink Fade, it’s light, but bright, and has good color payoff and opacity… Also like Pink Fade, it has the issue of settling into the lips when worn alone. As I have mentioned before, layering it over a moisturizer, primer, or lipstick will take care of that problem. Worn alone, it’s warm-toned enough that it would be flattering on anyone. If you’d like to layer it over a Lipstick, I think it would look nice over Glamourdaze, but best over Innocence Lipstick… They were practically made for each other!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

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There are five new, gorgeous lipsticks in MAC’s Glamour Daze holiday collection. There is a wide variation in the colors, from light to dark, neutral to bold, so there is bound to be something that catches your eye… For me, all five caught my eye! I know I have said it in the other posts for the products in this collection, but everything goes SO well together! The Glamour Daze Lipglasses can be mixed and matched with these lipsticks to come up with great combinations… The other thing that I noticed is that the lip products also go well with the blushes! For me, that’s kind of important because I like my lips and cheeks to compliment one another. Yeah, I have makeup OCD…

I tried to keep these in alphabetical order like I usually do but I had a brain fart and mixed these up. Oops.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

MAC Lipsticks are high quality, well pigmented, and smooth to apply with a light vanilla scent but no taste. All of the lipsticks in the Glamour Daze collection are limited edition and are available now (if you can still find them) at your local MAC counter, store, or online at www.maccosmetics.com. You may also be able to find these on MAC retailer’s websites such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, or Dillard’s.

The Glamour Daze lipsticks come in a special glossy black tube that goes with the rest of this holiday collection. Because of this packaging, the price has been raised to $16.50 rather than the usual $15. These lipsticks contain 3g / 0/1oz of product in each tube.

Beauty

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Beauty:   Beauty is a “pale cool pink” with a Glaze finish. It’s a very light, cool pink but it’s nearly neutral. Although it has a Glaze finish, it felt and looked slightly frosty to me. I don’t get as much longevity out of Glaze lipsticks, so this only lasted about 3 hours on me before I needed to touch up. Also, since it’s so light, it tended to emphasize the dry areas on my lips when worn alone, but it didn’t so much if I applied a lip moisturizer or Prep + Prime Lip underneath. This color is best suited for people with pale to medium skin. If you’d like to top it off with a Lipglass from this collection, Pink Fade would look nice. As for a liner, anything light and neutral will work but I prefer Subculture. Dervish would also work if you want a more defined, pink outline.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Dramatic Encounter

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Dramatic Encounter:   This is the darkest of the Glamour Daze lipsticks and is a “deep purple” with an Amplified Creme finish. It’s a deep, rich purple with serious red/burgundy undertones. It’s nearly opaque, applies incredibly smoothly, and lasts for a solid 4 hours for me. I like to use this with Nightmoth, Vino, or Currant Lip Pencil. If you’d like to top this off with a Lipglass from the Glamour Daze collection, you could use Flight of Fancy. Although this is a really dark color, both purple and darker lipsticks are trending for fall/winter, so no matter what your skintone is, you can pull this off!

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Glamourdaze

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Glamourdaze:   Glamourdaze lipstick is described as a “mid tone creamy plum” with a Cremesheen finish. It’s a medium, warm, slightly pinkish plum with a creamy, moisturizing texture. I get opaque coverage with this lipstick and it lasted about 4-5 hours on me before I needed to touch up. You can use a neutral liner like Spice Lip Pencil with this, or something more pink like Dervish. Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil also looked nice with Glamourdaze Lipstick. As for a Lipglass, Deliciously Demure works well, adding a hint more medium nude color and shimmer, or Impossibly Sweet to add some soft golden shimmer. Since this is a medium, neutral-ish lipstick, it looks great on everyone!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Innocence
*sorry for the used, scuffed up look… I wore this to work all weekend long*

Photo taken in natural light

Innocence:   This is a “soft coral” with a Frost finish. It’s a light-medium, warm coral with a soft frosty shimmer. With Innocence, I got around 4 hours of wear before it started to fade. It has true to tube color payoff and nearly opaque coverage. The only downside to this lipstick is that, along with many other Frost finishes, it tends to make my lips feel slightly dry by the end of the day and can emphasize dry areas if you don’t use a lip conditioner or primer first. For a Lip Pencil, you can use a neutral like Subculture if you want a more subtle, natural outline to keep your lipstick in place… Or you can kick the color up a notch and use Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil to help bring out the coral. If you’d like to pair this with a Glamour Daze Lipglass, both Impossibly Sweet or Talk Softly To Me would look nice. Since this is a medium, bright type of lipstick, it’s suitable for all skintones.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Outrageously Fun

Photo taken in natural sunlight

Outrageously Fun:   Outrageously Fun is a “midtone magenta violet” with a Cremesheen finish. It’s a bold, bright, medium, cool toned magenta with amazing color payoff and opaque coverage. Since it’s a Cremesheen formula, it has a nice sheen and stays creamy and smooth the whole time it’s on. I got 5 or 6 hours of wear with this lipstick before it started to fade. With Outrageously Fun, I like to use Magenta Lip Pencil. I don’t really think this needs a gloss over it, but if it’s a bit too bold for you, Pink Fade Lipglass from the Glamour Daze collection would tone it down a bit. This color is the most unique and universally flattering lipstick in the whole holiday collection, so I suggest picking this up ASAP if you can!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

There are three blushes with the Glamour Daze collection… All of which I fell in love with! At first glance, they don’t necessarily look like anything special, but after playing around with them both on myself and on customers for the past week, I’m pretty impressed! All of these blushes go along well with the rest of the collection and would be flattering on a variety of skintones.

MAC blushes are all nicely pigmented and apply evenly and easily. The three blushes with the Glamour Daze collection are especially nice, being brighter on the skin than they are in the packaging. They also all share a Satin finish, which to me, is the most natural and flattering of them all. I typically get 8 or more hours of wear with MAC blush before it starts to fade or move around. If you have pale to light skin or want to apply these blushes lightly and build on the color, the best brush to use would be a MAC 187 or 188 brush (with the 188 being smaller and giving you more control). To apply this more heavily, you can something more dense like a MAC 116, 129, or 168 brush.

All three blushes in the Glamour Daze collection are new colors and are limited edition. They have the special glossy black packaging, which ups the price to $22, rather than the usual $20. Each blush contains 6g / 0.21oz of product, which should last you quite a while!

Sorry this blush is not in pristine, new condition… I had to use it for work before I got a chance to photograph it!

Left:   Swatched heavily          Right:   blended out
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin.

Easy Manner:   Easy Manner is a “light dirty peach” with a Satin finish… I suppose I can see the “dirty” part when it’s in the pan, but on the skin, it’s a warm, light coral-ish peachy pink. It’s definitely more bold on the skin than the product itself is, so that gives it an A+ for color payoff and pigmentation! The Satin finish gives it a natural sheen and smooth texture which applies evenly for a flawless finish. Since this is the lightest of the three blushes, to me, this is best suited for pale to medium skin.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Again, I apologize for this blush not looking new. I used it before I got to take photos 😦

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

I’m The One:   This blush is a “midtone blue pink”. It’s a cool toned medium pink that’s actually brighter and darker on the skin than it is in the pan. Like other Satin finish blushes, it has a lovely, natural looking sheen and can be applied lightly or you can build up the color gradually until you get a bolder, brighter look. Since I’m The One is such a buildable color, it works well on pale to dark skin, although it may take several layers on darker skintones to achieve the perfect color payoff. Although this is suitable for everyone, I find that it compliments cooler skintones the best.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

As with the other blushes in this post, this one has been lightly used previous to photographing it… Sorry!

Left:   Swatched heavily          Right:   Blended Out
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Small Vanity:   Small Vanity is a “dusty rose tan” with a Satin finish. It’s a warm toned, slightly rosy tan. It is the darkest shade out of the three Glamour Daze blushes, though it can be applied either lightly for pale to light-medium skin, or more heavily on medium to dark skin. On lighter skintones, this can even be used as a soft bronzer. It’s highly pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. Like the rest of the Glamour Daze blushes, it has fantastic color payoff and coverage!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

You may recognize these highlighters from their previous release back in March of 2012 with the In Extra Dimension collection… They were SO popular that they sold out nearly instantly last Spring, and the same thing happened this time around too! Hopefully you are all lucky enough to have purchased these… If not, keep looking around. They’re definitely worth hunting for!

Extra Dimension Skinfinish is a really unique type of highlighter… It’s a liquid-powder formula that feels cool and creamy, yet has the final finish and staying power of a powder. They have the smoothest, most luxurious texture I have ever felt with a highlighter and blend beautifully. I get around 10-12 hours of wear with these, which is better than any other powder or cream highlighter I’ve tried. I personally like to apply these with a duo-fiber brush like a MAC 188 so it’s easily blended without putting on too much product at once. Extra Dimension Skinfinish has a soft glow when applied lightly, and a more truly metallic finish when applied more heavily or with a damp brush (which will make these appear super shimmery, pigmented, and metallic… which is probably not for a day to day look).

These are limited edition so sadly, they won’t be around for long. Extra Dimension Skinfinishes contain 9g / 0.31oz of product and sell for $29. I know that www.maccosmetics.com is currently sold out but call around and check at your local MAC stores and counters! Also, I am not certain if they will restock the supply on MAC’s website, but there’s always a little chance that may happen with products like this, so you may want to keep checking on there. Also, these have the glossy Glamour Daze packaging… But the ones that I own and photographed are from the March release so they have the typical MAC black packaging.

TIP:   If you cannot find these, the Extra Dimension Eye Shadow called A Natural Flirt, which was also released with the Glamour Daze collection is VERY close to Whisper of Gilt! That would be a close dupe and a good highlighter as well. I’ve even used it for that purpose on clients and it looks nearly the same, if not better on light skin!

Superb

Left:   Applied Heavily               Right:   Blended Out
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Superb:   Superb is a “soft peachy nude with multidimensional shimmer”. It’s a light-medium peachy pink highlighter with warm, peachy golden tones of very fine shimmer to it. When applied heavily, it definitely looks more of a tan sort of peachy pink, but when blended out you notice more of the pink tones. Either way, it’s a warm, pretty highlighter that’s perfect for light-medium to dark skin. On pale skin, it appears more like a frosty blush, while on deep skintones, it can look slightly ashy.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Whisper of Gilt

Left:   Applied Heavily          Right:   Blended Out
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Whisper of Gilt:   Whisper of Gilt is a “light soft white gold with shimmery sheen”. This is the lighter of the two Extra Dimension Skinfinishes, making it best for pale to medium skin. It’s a very light, soft yellow toned gold with a warm, white golden sheen. As a pale to light skinned girl, this is my absolute favorite highlighter of all time! It gives such a gentle, natural type of glow to the skin so it’s perfect for whatever kind of look you’re creating.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

At last… MAC has brought back Extra Dimension eye shadows for a limited time with the Glamour Daze collection! These are smaller than the previous Extra Dimension eye shadows – this time they’re in the normal sized eye shadow pots – but a little bit goes a long way!

The Extra Dimension formula is somewhat new… These are described as a “liquid-powder eye shadow with prismatic reflections” and MAC says that the “impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect“… Translated, that means these are a smooth, almost creamy, liquid textured eye shadow with reflective particles. Used dry, they are more sheer, and layered or applied with a brush dampened with something like Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium, they look much more intense and frosty/metallic.

I got more than the 6 hours of wear that MAC claims these give, but I applied them over a Paint Pot to ensure there was no creasing… By the time I got home after a 10 hour day, I had very minimal creasing, and that was using a darker color, so I’m impressed! I even smudged some under my eye as a soft liner with a MAC 219 brush and it did not travel or end up settling in lines under my eye. Extra Dimension eye shadows also blend beautifully if applied with something like a MAC 217 brush. The color also packs on well and evenly with a flat brush like a MAC 239.

Since the Extra Dimension eye shadows are limited edition with the Glamour Daze collection, and they’re a new and different formula, you want to get your hands on these while you can! They’re available now at MAC counters, stores, and online at www.maccosmetics.com. Like the rest of this collection, the packaging is special for holidays and a glossy black. Extra Dimension eye shadows contain 1.3g / 0.04oz of product and sell for $19.50.

Swatches applied dry
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Swatches applied with a damp brush
Photo taken outdoors on NC20 skin

A Natural Flirt

A Natural Flirt:   A Natural Flirt is described as a “soft peachy nude”… It’s one of the lighter colors in this group of Extra Dimension eye shadows. To me, it’s a light, yellow-golden type of nude. It’s not terribly opaque when applied dry or without layering… it looks much better when applied damp. I’ve actually used this as a highlight for the face too, applying it just above the cheekbone. It’s VERY close to the Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Highlighter, although a bit lighter.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Divine Blue

Divine Blue:   This Extra Dimension eye shadow is a “midtone aqua”. It’s a more blue type of aqua, that’s very reflective and almost metallic once applied… Especially if used damp. Applied dry, it’s not all that opaque or intense. It works well on the lid, in the crease, or even as a liner. I used this applied damp under my lower lashline the other day for a pop of color and it looked awesome! Since it’s a brighter type of color, it’s suitable for all skin tones, but I find that it really stands out on medium-dark to deep skin.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Evening Grey

Evening Grey:   Evening Grey is a “steel silver”… It’s a medium-dark grey-brown type of silver that’s shimmery and has a very metallic finish when applied damp. What I find really unique about this eye shadow is that the shimmer particles are multi-dimensional and contain warm, cool, and neutral tones. It works well in the crease, on the lid, and as a soft liner or a highlight for the inner corner of the eye. It’s highly pigmented and opaque whether applied dry or damp.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Ready to Party

Ready to Party:   This is a “pale lilac”… To be honest, the photo and swatches don’t do this eye shadow justice. It’s hard to describe… It’s a very pale, iridescent, cool, pinkish lilac. It has the same multi-dimensional sheen that Evening Grey has, and definitely looks more bold and more like a true lilac shade when applied damp. It also looks fantastic applied dry. Since it’s a lighter eye shadow, I prefer to use this on the lid or as a highlight on the inner corner of the eye.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Swatches applied dry
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Swatches applied with a damp brush
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Round Midnight

Round Midnight:   Round Midnight is a gorgeous “dark burgundy”. It’s a deep, plummy type of burgundy with some warm brown undertones. It’s softer and not quite as shimmery as some of the other Extra Dimension eye shadows, but the shimmer it does contain has warm tones to it. Round Midnight felt smoother than the other colors in this collection, and it has amazing color payoff and coverage both damp and dry. It’s a great color for a smokey eye, or can be used in the crease or as a liner.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Stolen Moment

Stolen Moment:   This Extra Dimension eye shadow is described as a “dark taupe”. It’s a medium, neutral taupe with hints of brown, gray and warm plum. The pearly shimmer is multi-dimensional and contains both warm and cool tones. Stolen Moment is a truly unique color and my favorite in this whole collection! It went on with great coverage and color payoff when applied dry or damp and shares the same extra smooth texture that Round Midnight has.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Stylishly Merry

Stylishly Merry:   This is one of the bolder colors in this line of Extra Dimension eye shadows and is described as a “midtone dusty violet”… Huh?! I dunno about the “dusty” part, but it’s definitely a medium fuchsia pink that has a pearly-metallic finish. The texture for Stylishly Merry is really smooth and blends beautifully. It also has good pigmentation and coverage applied dry, although it’s bolder and more opaque when applied damp. Since it’s such a bright color, I like using this mostly on the lid, or in the crease to blend out a smokey eye. It’s a very flattering eye shadow for all skintones!

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Tall, Dark & Handsome

Tall, Dark & Handsome:   Tall, Dark & Handsome is a “black with pearl”. It’s a soft black with fine, pearly, multicolored micro-shimmer. It has a very smooth texture and blends so easily! The color payoff and coverage are fantastic both dry or damp, although it’s slightly more frosty when applied damp. I must say, this is my new favorite black eye shadow!

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

I know this is a little late, considering the Glamour Daze collection was released on Thursday, but I’ve been working all weekend! On the plus side, that’s given me a chance to play with these products on lots of people so I have a much better feel for the makeup than usual!

 

Since Glamour Daze has some softer colors and more glowy, shimmery products than usual, the shimmery, more muted shades of Fluidlines go well with the rest of the collection. Initially, I thought the shimmery bits in these liners made them feel more like Paint Pots (like the ones the came out with the holiday collection last year), but after working with them I see that they’re versatile and serve a purpose as both a liner or eye shadow base. They wear as well as every other Fluidline, although they may not be as deeply pigmented or opaque. To me, that’s not a bad thing though! It’s a nice change from the usual Fluidline texture and finish.

MAC Fluidlines are gel-based, smudge-proof, and long wearing, typically lasting for 10-12 hours before they start to fade or move around. They apply smoothly with a brush, giving a defined line and clean, finished look. I like to use a MAC 266 angled brush for a thicker, defined winged look, or a MAC 209, 210, or 211 brush for a smaller wing or thinner, more precise line.

Glamour Daze Fluidlines are limited edition and available now at your local MAC counter, store, or online at www.maccosmetics.com. They contain 3g / 0.1oz of product in a small glass jar with a screw-on lid. Since the Glamour Daze collection has special holiday packaging with a white logo (rather than the typical black text), and shiny label, these Fluidlines sell for $16.50 each, which is $1.50 more than the permanent colors.

 

TIP:   Store Fluidlines upside down to keep them from drying up! Also, scoop out a very small amount (only as much as you need) with a spatula and put it on a palette or the back of your hand before dipping your brush into the product… That way, you aren’t double dipping and risking bacteria growing in the pot of Fluidline, making it “go bad” much faster than usual.

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin.

 

Catch My Eye

Catch My Eye:   Catch My Eye is a “cool taupe grey with dazzle pearl”… It’s a medium pewter-ish taupe-grey with a shimmery, nearly metallic finish. The dazzle pearl in it gives it a nice sheen and adds a lot of dimension to this eye liner. Catch My Eye applied evenly and nearly opaque but not quite.. As I mentioned before, these double as a great eye shadow base… So you could use this under any medium to dark metallic eye shadow to intensify or transform the color. You don’t just have to use this under greys either! I swatched it under a nice, deep plum eye shadow the other day and it looked awesome! Since this is a medium, neutral kind of color, it’s suitable for all skintones and eye colors.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Feminine Edge

Feminine Edge:   This Fluidline is described as a “pink mauve with dazzle pearl”. It is a light, neutral pink with cooler toned dazzle pearl. Feminine Edge has the largest and most apparent shimmer particles of the three Fluidlines, which gives it a slightly rougher texture.. It’s not like a gritty, uncomfortable type of texture but it doesn’t apply quite as smoothly as the other two colors do. Feminine Edge isn’t completely opaque or even with the first swipe of product, so you may have to build on it. Since it’s  light, it may not show up very well on fair to medium skin… However, it’s much bolder on medium dark to deep skintones and looks GORGEOUS if you just pop it on with a bit of mascara! Now for the positive parts of this color… It’s GREAT to layer!! If you apply this in a larger wing, then apply a darker color (like either of the other two in this collection), inside of Feminine Edge in a smaller wing, it looks SO rad! You can also do the opposite of that, which looks equally cool. Also, Feminine Edge is a wonderful eye shadow or eye shadow base… There aren’t any Paint Pots that are a shimmery, pale pink, so if nothing else, it’s worth picking up for that!

Overall Rating:   3.7 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:   3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Little Black Bow:   Little Black Bow is a “charcoal with dazzle pearl”. It’s a deep, almost black, charcoal grey with a mix of both warm, neutral, and cool shimmer particles that make up the “dazzle pearl”. The shimmer particles in this Fluidline are fine, but still reflective and noticeable. It goes on smoothly and opaque with one swipe and looks true to color on the skin. Since this is the darkest of the three Fluidlines of Glamour Daze, I can see it being most popular. Like the other two, it’s a great double as an eye shadow base, and is more shimmery than Blackground Paint Pot. Since it’s a darker, more neutral color it shows up well on all skintones and works will all eye colors and eye shadow combinations.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

I was not able to make posts for MAC’s Glamour Daze collection by release day (thanks, late UPS man)…  BUT the posts will be going up this weekend! Hopefully all of them will be complete by Saturday night. I have work events all weekend for this collection release or they’d be up sooner! On the plus side, that will give me a chance to play with the products all day long and give you all fair reviews 🙂

Anyway… for the Glamour Daze collection I’ll be doing photos, swatches and reviews for the following products:

  • Extra Dimension Skinfnish
  • Extra Dimension Eye Shadows
  • Powder Blushes
  • Nail Lacquers
  • Fluidlines
  • Lipsticks
  • Lipglasses
  • Kohl Power Eye Pencils (all but Mystery… though I may purchase it later)

So yeah… Lots of fun stuff from MAC’s Holiday collection!

As you may know, MAC also added more permanent Pro Longwear products not too long ago with the Office Hours collection… You also may know how much I LOVE Pro Longwear anything, so naturally I’ll be doing reviews, photos, and swatches of the new Pro Longwear:

  • Lipglasses
  • Blushes
  • Eye Shadows

There’s definitely something for everyone with the extension of the Pro Longwear line, but I really love the eye shadows because they’re matte/satin rather than frosty/shimmery like the first generation of Pro Longwear Eye Shadows. Those posts should be up sometime next week!!

I won’t be taking another break from this blog anytime soon, I promise! Thank you for sticking around and reading 🙂