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MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection

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By I AM Pretty Brown · August 11, 2012
marilyn monroe, mac, Fall 2012 Collection, Limited Edition
A Limited Edition Collection To Be Released In October 2012 The collection will consist of 30 pieces and will include lipsticks, nail lacquers, eye shadows and eye liners. Eye Shadow $15.00 Limited Edition Preferred Blonde (Veluxe Pearl): Pale champagne beige How to Marry (Veluxe Pearl): Soft white Showgirl (Veluxe Pearl): Dark blue grey Silver Screen (Veluxe Pearl): True silver Lipstick $14.50 Limited Edition Deeply Adored (Matte): Deep Scarlet Charmed I'm Sure (Matte): Dark true red Scarlet Ibis (Matte): Bright orange-red (Repromote) Love Goddess (Satin): Mid-tone red pink Pure Zen (Cremesheen): Hot Nude Dazzleglass $19.50 Limited Edition Phiff!: Sheer yellow peach (Repromote) Little Rock: Soft sheer white with pearlized pigments Eye Kohl $15.00 Permanent Smolder: Intense black Fascinating: Intense matte white Lip Pencil $14.00 Permanent Beet: Vivid reddish-pink Reed: Clearly red Cherry: Vivid bright blue-red Beauty Powder $23.00 Limited Edition Forever Marilyn: Sheer pale peach highlighter Powder Blush $20.00 Limited Edition Legendary: (Satin) Pale soft coral The Perfect Cheek: (Matte) Neutral pink beige Nail Lacquer $16.00 Limited Edition Rich, Rich, Rich (Pearl): Glittery Gold Orange Kid (Cream): Coral (Repromote) Vintage Vamp (Cream): Rich deep retro wine (Permanent) Stage Red (Cream): Dark red berry Flaming Rose (Cream): True red Penultimate Eye Liner Rapid Black $18.50 Permanent Penultimate Brow Marker Universal $18.50 Permanent Clear Brow Finisher $15.00 Permanent False Lashes Extreme Black $19.00 Permanent Lash $19.00 Limited Edition 35: Dramatic lash with emphasis on the center of the lash I am so excited about this collection coming out in October. I am on a major lipstick kick right now, so my main purchases are going to be the lippies.

MAC Tres Cheek Spring 2012 Collection

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By I AM Pretty Brown · March 25, 2012

Lately I have become a true blush FREAK, especially for the orange/coral and plum/purple/lavender blushes.  I am so excited that M.A.C. is coming out with a spring blush collection, colors ranging from orange, pinks and purples. Each blush provides shear easy to build coverage. This limited edition collection launches in Asia on April 1, 2012 and  US and European market on 5 April.

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush (LE Shades) $20
  • Pink Tea- neutral beige pink (satin)
  • Loveclowd- bright mid-tone pink (satin)
  • Peony Petal- bight blue pink (satin)
  • Modern mandarin-red orange (satin)
  • Immortal Flower- bright peach (satin)
  • Full of Joy- lavender (frost)

 

 

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By I AM Pretty Brown · March 13, 2012

Miss Piggy for Mac - November 14

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By I AM Pretty Brown · November 5, 2011

Mac newest launch. It is only available on-line and schedule to debut on November 14. Both the eye lashes and the pen liner are among the permanent line, so they can be picked up now or at any time. The lashes are the #37. The limit edition eyeshadow is called Miss Piggy Pink and is more of a blue toned pink. Although I love Mac cosmetics and own alot of their products, I have yet to come across a great pink from them. But as always I am ready to purchase this new pink to try out and add to my collection.

 

The New Wet & Wild trios: Dream Weavers

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By I AM Pretty Brown · July 28, 2011

 

 

 

  • 33645 Bright Idea
  • 33646 We’re Blasting Off
  • 33647 Dancing in the Clouds
  • 33648 Fly Me to the Moon
  • 33649 Earth Looks Small from Here
  • 33650 Enter a New Realm
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    Im kinda excited about these, but I know now after careful researching I found that most of these are dupes from other palettes in the Wet n Wild family. So, there is only 2 of these I really want, but I am going to get them all just to have a complete collection. I will be back with swatches.

    A MAC DUPE

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · July 28, 2011

    Well alot of us can appreciate the high end makeup that is out there and will splurge when can, but there are times when we refuse to spend the money for something when we know there is a dupe (duplicate) out there or something close to a specific item. Well by accident I found that Loreal Hip's pigment called Valiant is an exact dupe for MAC's pigment Cornflower. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until months after purchasing all the HIP pigments and buying the cornflower pigment from MAC. Below are comparisons and swatches.... Thanks for viewing!

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · March 18, 2011

    Too Faced Look of Love

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · March 10, 2011

    This was a Bargain. I bought it mainly for the eyeshadow/blush compact, but to my surprise, it came with a full size glamorous girl lipgloss, lash injection mascara, eye shadow insurance and a sample size of the prime and poreless face primer. I thought those items would be sample sizes, but this is bonus. The small kabuki brush is cute, but I can do with out it. It is a half size smaller than the original one. All in all, this is a great buy. I got this at Sephora in the Summit.

     

     


    NYX Professional Makeup Case! The wait is OVER....It is here

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · February 23, 2011

    OMG!!!!!!! I am so EXCITED!. I have been wanting this for about a year now. I have been monitoring the NYX Cosmetic site since I saw this travel case. It was a wish to start with, but ultimately a goal to have. At one point I got scared because they took it off the site. I begin searching all over the internet for this and low and behold Urban Outfitters carried NYX products and I was so excited again, but my luck when I had saved the money up, it was gone. I was a sick something.  So me being the persistent, slightly impatient person I am, wrote them. (Them as in NYX Cosmetics) LOL, I know I know. But whatever! So about 2 weeks after that it was back. YAY! And here I am cheesing. My kids are like momma you acting like us on Christmas. I LOVE IT!


    The Perfect Foundation and Powders

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · February 20, 2011

    To me it really can't get no better than these brands or selections. They are all great when it comes to making my skin look flawless. Fit Me is by maybeline and it just recently came out and it is awesome. I am number 355. Getting the liquid and the powder is a must. Words can't explain Makeup Forever's HD foundation and MAC's Studio Fix Fluid. Then there is my Mac Studio CareBlend Pressed  Powder and Mineralized Skin Finish Natural. Every one that knows me, knows that I am a Independent Beauty Consultant for Marykay Cosmetics, so I must show love to the Mineral Powder Foundation. Then there is  Loreal's Hip High intensity Pigment Liquid Foundation... I loved Loreal's Hip Foundation so much that I bought 4.

     

     

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · February 19, 2011

    My MAC Haul

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · February 13, 2011

    Alright, so I went to MAC @ the Summit again and I went crazy this time. So I call myself wanting to show up Saturday night around 7. What the Heck was I thinking? I was so irritated by the fact that it was so crowded and  the employees were limited. It had to be 7 customers to 1 employee ratio. I went there during the Wonder Woman Event and had I known I would have waited till today at noon, which I had to go back because I couldn't finish shopping because I was so frustrated. So from now on Sunday's @ noon. (whew!)  Well I am pleased with my starter items I bought, the girls were so very helpful and also I received some great input from some cool girls that were around my complexion and it was greatly appreciated. Alright now, the things I bought from MAC are for my makeup artist kit for my makeup academy class in March in ATL, GA and for future use on future clients. I am also greatful to have some other high end quality makeup items as well, such as STILA, Makeup forever, NYX and Mary Kay. I am so excited! :0)    Pics are Below.

    CVS's 50%-75% off Selected Cosmetics Sale Haul

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · February 3, 2011

    So I hear about CVS's sale and yes I had to make it my business to check it out. To my surprise, I was very excited and pleased about the items that were selected. My target was the Loreal Hip products, mainly the eye shadow pigments that retail for $12 and  the eye shadow duos that retail for $8. I was never interested in the Shine Struck liquid lip color pigments, but I am so very pleased that I got them.  So pleased I bought 5 and 2 of the same color. I also bought 3 Sally Hansen Diamond 12hr Lip Treatment glosses and 2 Loreal Bare Naturale lip conditioners.

     

     

    Lip color swatches.

    Trying out Cover Girl Lippies.......

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · February 1, 2011

    I had to drop by Walmart after work this evening and as always I had to do my walk thru in the cosmetic department. Just browsing to see what's new and I caught a glance at Cover Girl's most recent collection of lippies. This wasn't my first time seeing them, I just never cared to really pay close attention. I must say that this collection, along with the Queen Collection, really have some awesome colors. The quality is great. I am very impressed. Well I picked out some colors that were attractive to me, colors that I wouldn't normally buy. They both are a lavender/berry look. They retail for $5.49 each in my area at Walmart. I am going back for more colors.

    330 Divine is a lavender-ish/ light purple-ish color with more of a matte/satin finish.

    Q425 Berry Bling is lavender with a purple-ish shimmer finish to it. It is apart of the Queen Collection.

    Wet and Wild Limited Edition Trios

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · January 26, 2011

    Wet and Wild recently showcased their limited edition trios. I gotta say that they are some very cute colors. Great quality as well. The color payoff is amazing, very pigmented. I had to get all six trios. I was so impressed, I went back and got a second set as well. I plan to give the second set away in a blog contest. I also included in the picture the regular trios that are on display daily at any drugstore  and also places like Kmart,Walmart and Target. They sell for $2.99 each at Walgreens, but they are on sale for $1.99 each at Rite Aid. You will find them on a display shelf at Rited Aid, but they are on the isle end caps at Walgreens. The limited editions are only at drugstores, not places like Walmart. Thanks Ladies!

     

     

     

    Regular Trios on the top row and limited edition on the bottom row

     

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · January 22, 2011
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    Peacocky by Mac

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · January 5, 2011

    Although this collection has some duplicates, I must say that when I went to the MAC site, it still caught my eye. It screamed buy me! lol The colors are very bold and attractive. I can't wait to get my hands on some  of the colors this weekend. :0)

     

    Hello Kitty Bag

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · January 2, 2011

    Judith Leiber is out with Red Bow Hobo 'Hello Kitty' Bags
    Say hello to another kitty! The American luxury brand Judith Leiber has come up with a Red Bow Hobo Bag sporting a cute 'Hello Kitty' image on it! Studded with Austrian crystal minaudière, this 6" wide, 3.75" tall and 2.5" deep bag comes with a round handle on top which is plated in silver. It is not a zipped bag instead it has a snap closure at its mouth and is adorned with a large Austrian crystal. Priced at $3,995. Cute bag, ugly price. lol


    Wet and Wild Holiday Icon Collection

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · December 26, 2010

    If you haven't gotten them, you are missing out! Wet and Wild came out with their Holiday Color Icon Collection and they all come with a matching eyeliner.

    I found them at Walgreens and CVS. Sadly they don't have a big selection. And quantities are limited. But fortunate for me I found all four paletts.  I watch alot of youtube videos and I came across alot of tutorials and reviews about the Holiday Collection. Right now they are selling $4.99 each. The colors are all great , at least I think, But my favorite of all is Night Elf.

     

     

    Sugar Plum Fairy

    Snow Sprite

    Golden Goddess ------ Night Elf

     

     

    Neutral Looks and some of my favorites...............

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · December 21, 2010

    Mac and Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday Lipstick

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    By I AM Pretty Brown · December 19, 2010

    Nicki Minaj and Mac Promotes Pink Friday Lipstick. I went out and bought Pink Nouveau first before I bought Pink Friday to compare and contrast. I like Pink Nouvea better. But both are nice when lined with a currant or burgandy lip liner. Pink Friday was sold only on fridays , but for four fridays only. You had to be up right at midnight to buy the lipstick because it sold out in like 30 minutes. Luckily I got it on the 3rd friday it was out. They both have a satin finish and are very creamy. I am a caramel colored girl(smile) I use them both and I combine them with a lip liner and top layer of gloss. At the bottom I provided swatches on my hand. To the left is a swatch of Pink Nouveau and  to the right is a swatch of Pink Friday. Pink Nouveau is more of a deeper pink and Pink Friday is more of a bright barbie pink.


    pink friday vs pink nouveau

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