Lunch time swatches - Style Black

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today during the lunch time, I went to the MAC store near job to see if they have the Style Black collection out already since they usually have the collection out early. I asked the MA and he told me it's out on Thursday but will let me take a peek. I looked at everything there, did some swatches on my hand, mainly on the items that I'm interested in.

This collection will def be loved by people who like dramatic looks. Some of the products are really amazing and have great color payoff, just in time for Halloween makeup.

I'm impressed with the Mineralized eye shadows, very pigmented and soft. They are basically all black base with blue, burgundy, silver and gold glitters. The glitters are very fine(unlike NARS night series) so it goes on really smooth. I have my eyes on the silver(Cinderfella) and the burgundy(Young Punk).

Personally I can't pull off the black lipstick but Black Knight is very creamy and pigmented, I can see it will be a popular item in the collection.

I was originally interested in the Greasepaint Stick the most. It reminds me of the more intense, creamy version of the shade stick. The color is super rich and supposed to be water/smudge proof. It can be used as liner or base. This is a true black, it's darker than Blackground p/p and Sharkskin shade stick (I have both and thinking about picking this one up).

I like both Mattene lipsticks, Midnight Media is a near-black, semi-matte creamy color. The color is even more intense than Black Knight. I personally like Night Violet, it's a very pretty burgundy.

All in all I'm in love with the Mineralized eye shadows in the collection, and will pick up a couple. Do you like this collection? What do you like? 


M September 22, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

i haven't seen the collection yet but that lipstick shade on the model in the promo pic is damn tempting

Anonymous September 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

bunch of beautiful colours!

Kalmo September 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

Thanks for the swatches and your thoughts on the products. I'm not into dramatic looks but I really like the lipstick the model is wearing in the promotional shot! :) Can't wait to see what you buy.

Shopn'Chomp September 22, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Thank you for the swatches, hun. :) I agree with the other ladies about that lippie being fab. Can't wait to see it in stores.

FriendzCentury September 23, 2009 at 2:37 AM  

I like the intense colour of the Greasepaint Stick you have swatched, will definitely have to check this collection out when it hits the stores in Asia.

P.S I love that pic you have up of Jacob, he's absolutely adorable!!

XRocksmama September 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

@M, Kalmo and Shopn'Chomp

That lip color is to die for... but for some reason I can't find any of the lip products close to that look in this collection, how weird. The colors in this collection are all intense colors from black to burgundy, I really want that pink lips ;)

Shopn'Chomp September 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

Hmmm, that is weird then. *scratches head* Guess we'll have to see. Btw, thank u for your sweet comment! =)

Shanghainese Dumpling September 25, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

Wow that pink lip stick is soo cute!! :) I'm not a dark eye shadow person so I'm really not sure which one I like but the lip stick is soo pretty!!

Lisa September 27, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

I was at MAC a few days ago, and saw the look! The black lipstick is so SO intense. I'm not sure who would actually be able to pull it off, though. Or be daring enough to pull it off? haha =)

glimmeringmetal September 30, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

I only got the greasepaint :p still tryna work with it! you should do pic tutorials!

also personal note: All the VS stores are out of the 24K es til Oct 4 so after I get it I'll send it off to you :p


rhaindropz October 1, 2009 at 2:16 AM  

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Tina Marie October 1, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

Haven't picked up anything from this collection yet but your swatches as well as the ones I've seen are pretty convincing! I want the Mineralized eye shadows too. I hope they still have some at the MAC store over here.

Anonymous October 2, 2009 at 1:39 AM  

hey girl!! thanks for the awesome swatches :D by the way, I just tagged you with the hottest female blogger award! hope you have a great day! :D

Kalmo October 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM  

Thank you for the bronzer rec. Summer! I'm def. going to check it out next time I'm at the counters. :)

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