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Give me a collection that is comprised mostly of gorgeous nudes and easy to wear natural tones and I will go on and on and on for days about it. When I first saw the sneak peeks of this new MAC Pedro Lourenco collection, my first thought was “THAT QUAD”. It seemed like the most stunning array of rosy/warm brown/golden shades and I knew it would be a staple in my summer look. (Yes, I have a summer look. You should too. It’s good to keep people guessing.) Fast forward a week or two and yes, I am 100% positive that is a summer essential for me – and frankly for you too. These shades will look good on everyone! The rest of the collection complements the quad perfectly – warm peachy colors juxtaposed with daring bold reds and purples. Though perfect for summer, the MAC x Pedro Lourenco Collection  will most likely take you into fall and even winter.

 MAC summer Pedro Lourenco collection

Here’s a look at the complete MAC x Pedro Lourenco Collection

Nude Quad

Pedro Lourenco Quad

Eyeshadow Colors:

Pink Sands

All That Glitters


Rose Cloud


pedro lourenco lipsticks and lip glosses

Lipstick colors:

Peach Beige



True Red

Lipglass colors:

Gold Mirror


Cream Colour Base

pedro lourenco cream colour baseColor: Hush

Powder Blush Duo

MAC pedro lourenco powder blush duo

Nail Lacquer

mac pedro lourenco nail polishColors:


Flaming Rose

The MAC x Pedro Lourenco collection is now available at MAC stores and online.


What are you planning to pick up from this collection?

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If I was going to ‘Stan’ for any celebrity,  Angelina Jolie would be at the top of my list.  I’ve seen most of her movies and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing her in  Maleficent which opens in theaters nationwide May 30th. On May 8th, MAC launched the Maleficent collection which includes all the products needed to achieve Maleficent’s villainous yet alluring looks.

Since it’s not yet halloween, I created a wearable look inspired by Maleficent using products from the collection (as well as some products I already own.)

MAC Maleficent True Love's First Kiss

…since Maleficent is not known for her smiley face, there’s this:


MAC Maleficent 3

Eyes: Maleficent Eyeshadow Quad

  • Ground Brown Dirty deep brown  (On the inner corner of the eyes and across the lid)
  • Concrete Muted taupe brown
  • Carbon Intense black (Used with wet angled brush to line the top lid)
  • Goldmine Intense gold with shimmer (Used as brow highlighter)

Lips: MAC Maleficent True Love’s Kiss

The rest of my face was done using products I already own.

Here’s What’s Included in the Entire MAC Maleficent Collection

MAC Maleficent Complete Line

  • Eye Shadow
  • Penultimate Eye Liner
  • Eye Brow Pen
  • Maleficent 30 Lash (Three lengths available)
  • Maleficent 36 Lash
  • Pro Longwear Lipglass
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
  • Lipstick 
  • Beauty Powder
  • Prep + Prime Highlighter
  • Sculpting Powder
  • Cream Nail Lacquers (Black-as-night, raven fiery red and Uninvited)

MAC Maleficent is in stores and online now through June 26, 2014.

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We are always striving to have perfect even-toned skin, that exactly matches our natural skin color – however the reality is sometimes we need a bit of help.  Even after applying a foundation to create a smooth canvas on the face, there can still be color issues that need to be addressed.  Foundation too yellow? Need a bit of brightening? Still struggling with some redness?  This is where color correcting products can be your best friend – helping to easily offset any skin tone issues.  MAC’s newest collection, Prep + Prime CC Colour Correct is aptly named and offers 4 shades in both cream and powder products to address color flaws on the face.  Here is a look at the entire collection:

MAC prepprime color collection

The four shades of the collection with swatches are:

  • Illuminate – lavendar – best for brightening up sallow skin or counteracting too much yellow
  • Neutralize – yellow – best for treating redness in the skin
  • Adjust – peachy beige – best for subtle brightening
  • Recharge – apricot – best for adding warmth to the skin

MAC prep prime swatches

Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting SPF 30: These are lightweight creams that can be used under makeup to address any irregularities in the skin tone.  The texture is extremely lightweight and wear beautifully under any foundation.  If the problem area is only on one part of the face, don’t be afraid to spot treat only the places that need the correcting.  Available for $30.00.

MAC Prep + prime cc colour correcting cream

Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder: Finely milled is an understatement with these powders – they are incredibly sheer and stunning on the skin.  Use with a large fluffy powder brush all over the face, or take a sponge/powder puff and spot treat areas on the face such as redness in the cheeks or darkness under the eyes. Available for $24.00.

MAC prep + prime cc colour correcting loose powder

Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Pressed Powder: Color correcting on the go – is there anything better? A quick dusting of one of these powders can help to tone down redness, brighten under the eye or give a glow back to the skin after a long day.  The texture is identical to the loose but in a pressed form so it glides on effortlessly and is undetectable on the skin.  Available for $29.00.


The collection is available now online at maccosmetics.com and will be available in store February 6th.

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Antonio Lopez’ fashion illustrations started appearing in major publications such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in 1960s. “This legendary fashion illustrator’s vibrant energy, brazen attitude and love of life inspire a striking colour collection featuring: Eyes x 6 Palettes, Lips x 3 Palettes and Face Palettes perfect for highlighting natural tones and contours. Each palette displays the fiercely individual face of one of his muses, “Antonio’s Girls,” while each product’s packaging features a drawing by the artist, ensuring this collection of  objets d’art will be treasured.”



Antonio’s Girls–Marisa Berenson, Pat Cleveland and Jerry Hall–reunited to commemorate the release of MAC Cosmetics Antonio Lopez Collection and appear front and center as a part of the visual campaign.


MAC Antonio Lopez: 6 Eyes/Bronze ($43.50 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dear Cupcake Mid-tone coral pink (Satin)
  • Artistic License Mid-tone frosty pink gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Easy Gesture Pale warm beige (Frost)
  • Creative Copper Sparkling true gold (Lustre)
  • Golden Touch Tarnished taupe (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Carbonized Deep warm brown (Veluxe Pearl)


MAC Antonio Lopez: 6 Eyes/Teal ($43.50 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Colourful Life Dark teal (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Fashion Legend Black with pink pearl (Lustre)
  • Nighttrain Charcoal grey with crystalline frost (Lustre)
  • Sex & Disco Sparkling cool silver (Lustre)
  • Freshwater Mid-tone sparkling blue with blue pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Sketchbook Glittery blackened olive (Lustre)


MAC Antonio Lopez: 6 Eyes/Violet ($43.50 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Violet Impact Vibrant violet (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Envisioning Pink Mid-tone blue pink (Satin)
  • Lithe Spirit Cool cream (Satin)
  • Showgirl Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Graphic Style Deep silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte)


MAC Antonio Lopez: 3 Lips/Fuchsia ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Candy Yum-Yum Matte neon pink (Matte)
  • Moxie Mid-tone blue pink (Matte)
  • Violetta Bright, clean violet purple (Amplified)


MAC Antonio Lopez: 3 Lips/Nude ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Art Directed Glossy sheer champagne (Glaze)
  • Antonio’s Girls Light peach (Satin)
  • Vivid Image Light white pink (Amplified)


MAC Antonio Lopez: 3 Lips/Red ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange red (Matte)
  • M·A·C Red Vivid bright bluish-red (Satin)
  • Deeply Adored Deep scarlet (Matte)


MAC Antonio Lopez: Face/Coral ($46.00 U.S. / $55.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Star! Peachy golden with pink and yellow pearl (Iridescent Powder)
  • Passion for Colour Mid-tone coral (Blush, Satin)
  • Smooth Harmony Medium golden bronze (Beauty Powder)


MAC Antonio Lopez: Face/Pink ($46.00 U.S. / $55.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Belightful Light bronze with golden shimmer (Iridescent Powder)
  • Pure Femininity Mid-tone blue pink (Blush, Satin)
  • Peaceful Mid-tone peach (Beauty Powder)


MAC Antonio Lopez: Accessories (Limited Edition)

  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush ($38.50 U.S. / $46.00 CDN)
  • Mirror ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)
  • Makeup Bag ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)
  • Tote ($55.00 U.S. / $66.00 CDN)

Nobody does collaborations like MAC.  I know exactly the quality of products produced by MAC and for the most part it is always consistent. If you are a fan of the work of Antonio Lopez then at least once piece from this collection should make it into your makeup arsenal. I’ve got my eye on the 3 Lips/Red  and Fuschia palettes and the tote.

This collection will be available on September 12th, 2013 at MAC Counters and on MACCosmetics.com

Do you plan on picking up anything from the MAC Antonio Lopez Collection?

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It’s almost here…Rihanna and M·A·C strike a chord with an online-exclusive colour collection created by the global superstar. Bronze and cool coral combine for a Powder Blush Duo in the unforgettable Hibiscus Kiss, while Retro Matte Lipsticks in RiRi Boy, Heaux and the instant classic RiRi Woo make a statement against sheer, shimmering skin highlighted with rose gold Lustre Drops.

See below for my thoughts on the “gotta-haves” . . .

MAC RiRi Summer Beauty



RiRi Woo matte cool red (retro matte) RiRi Boy matte vivid lavender (retro matte) Heaux matte berry (retro matte) Suggested Retail Price $15.00 US/$18.00 CDN

MY THOUGHTS: If you missed the first go ’round of RiRi Woo, now’s your time to swoop down and cop this little gem. If you’re a fan of MAC Ruby Woo, you’ll like RiRi Woo. If you find Ruby Woo to be a little too matte (which, I do), you’ll love RiRi Woo. I find myself in somewhat of a pickle….while I prefer the redness of Ruby Woo, the texture of RiRi Woo is by far more wearable.  Can’t decide? Buy both!

As for Heaux — BUY NOW/ WEAR LATER. This matter berry shade is perfect for fall. That’s not to say you can;t wear it now, but I’m totally reserving mine for September New York Fashion Week. As for RiRi Boy…ugh, I’ve never been a fan of purple lips. That’s just me. While it’s a gorgeous shade, editorially, I have a hard time working this one into real life. But…BUT, I know lots of gals who looove a good purple lip. So to ya’ll I say, rock on!

MAC RiRi Woo

MAC Heaux

MAC RiRi Boy


Hibiscus Kiss cool coral blush and matte neutral bronze duo Suggested Retail Price $26.00 US/$30.00 CDN

MY THOUGHTS: This is a really beautiful duo. I often feel like warmth and color go hand in hand. And this smart, multitasking compact delivers.

MAC RiRi Powder Blush Duo


Barbados Girl rose gold bronzer Suggested Retail Price $20.00 US/$24.00 CDN

MY THOUGHTS: Add this to your repertoire! The rose gold liquid bronzer is absolutely gorgeous on its own or blended with foundation.

MAC RiRi Lustre Drop in Barbados Girl

MAC Rihanna Summer Collection  is Available North America June 18, 2013 at www.maccosmetics.com


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What is my biggest beauty weakness? Lip products, mainly lipsticks.  If I find a formula I love, I simply have to let everyone know (thank goodness I’m a blogger).  Recently I had the opportunity to try the new MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks for the first time, and after wearing them none stop for about a month – I am simply in love.  Below are the shades that have been in regular rotation:

Mineralize Rich ShadesThe shades from left to right are: Style Surge, All Out Gorgeous, Dreaminess and Everyday Diva.  They go on like silk, gliding effortlessly over the lips, while giving an intense color pay off without being difficult to manage.  I often find when wearing full coverage lip sticks with strong pigmentation, applying them can be a bit of a challenge, but the exact opposite was true for these Mineralize lipsticks.  The staying power is slightly less than a true opaque matte or drier formula, but as you can see from the swatches below, the texture is still creamy and moist.

Mineralize Rich Lipstick Swatches

These lipsticks are great for both every day and evening wear because they deliver an even and smooth color and can be built up or sheered out to one’s desired look.  The bullet lipstick is much more precise than other lipstick packaging, so,  applying it on the go is super easy and manageable.

There are 12 amazing shades  in the MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks Collection and they are available here. Retail$22.00


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It seems that just about every other week there is a new MAC Collection but the fact that Baking Beauties combines makeup and food has me drooling.  Baking Beauties  is based on  the artistry of cake decoration and products are packaged and named for mouth watering desserts. Face Powder in exclusively designed cupcake patterns, lipstick in tones like Devil’s Food and Raspberry Swirl and Nail Lacquer with names like in Bleu Velvet and Pistachio Crème make this collection scrumptious.

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Lipsticks

MAC Baking Beauties Lipstick ($15.00 Limited Edition)

  • Pure Decoration Light white peach (Cremesheen)
  • Raspberry Swirl Light white blue pink (Cremesheen)
  • Lavender Whip Light cool lavender (Cremesheen)
  • Devil’s Food Glossy deep plum (Frost)

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Lip Balms

MAC Baking Beauties Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 Limited Edition)

  • Baking Beauty Creamy light peach
  • Cheery Cherry Creamy mid-tone blue pink
  • Sweet Tooth Creamy lilac
  • Glace Creamy pale baby blue

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Mascara and Brushes

MAC Baking Beauties Brush (Limited Edition)

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Face Powders

MAC Baking Beauties Pearlmatte Face Powder ($29.00 Limited Edition)

  1. In for a Treat Champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves
  2. Pink Buttercream Light silvery pink base with dark pink flowers and periwinkle leaves

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Baking Beauties Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 Limited Edition)

  • Fancy Frosting Frosted white
  • Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl (Permanent)
  • Mooncake Warm beige
  • Eclair Light chocolate with gold pearl
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Permanent)

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Glitter

MAC Baking Beauties Glitter ($21.00 Permanent Collection)

  • Reflects Transparent Teal Sparkling white turquoise
  • Pink Bright pink

Lustre Drops ($21.00 Permanent Collection)

  • Pink Rebel Blue pink with gold pearl

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Nail Lacquer

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 Limited Edition)

  • Confectionary Light blue pink (Cream)
  • Pistachio Creme Light teal mint (Cream)
  • Blue Velvet Light periwinkle blue (Cream)

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MAC In Extra Dimension collection features eye shadows, blushes and skinfinishes.


MAC In Extra Dimension Eye Shadows

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow  ($21.00 Limited Edition)

The eye shadows are creamy, silky and provide luminous well defined eyes in sheer crystallized light to stunning metallic. Don’t be fooled by the pale shades you see in the pan, these colors are  iridescent and definitely live up to the name  of the collection. If you have dark skin like I do, these can work on you as well.  There are six shades available.

  • Extra Silver True silver
  • Opalesse Opalescent white with pink pearl
  • Zestful Pale iridescent lime
  • Triple Impact Opalescent lavender with violet pearl
  • Dimensional Blue Frosty blue
  • Smoky Mauve Mid-tone cool mauve

MAC In Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 Limited Edition)

The blushes deliver polished textures that blend smoothly into the skin, reflect light and leave a smooth second-skin finish. Available in 5 shades.

  • Bareness Rosy beige
  • Blazing Haute Dirty peach
  • Flaming Chic Bright blue pink (This shade is going to be great on most it not all skin types.)
  • At Dusk Mid-tone rose
  • Fiery Impact Burnt red bronze (I absolutely love this shade. This is the shade I wear when you want to go bold!)


MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 Limited Edition)

The Skinfinish is in a split  pan with two shimmering shades great for contouring, highlighting and sculpting. Available in 3 shades.

  • Definitely Defined Silvery pink/soft rose with shimmer
  • Shape the Future Pastel pink with iridescence/soft brick with light shimmer
  • Double Definition Soft shimmery gold/patina bronze  ( I have dark skin and this is the MY perfect highlighting and contouring shade.)


MAC In Extra Dimension Brushes

MAC In Extra Dimension Brushes (Limited Edition)

The 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush and the 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush deliver professional results.

Products are available now on MACCosmetics.com and in MAC Stores.

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If you’ve seen Hayley Williams and her hair of flames you probably have a good idea of what MAC cooked up for her limited edition collection. The lead vocalist for Paramore had a hand in creating the exclusive online collection that features shades ranging from vibrant shades of orange that is Riot Gear Nail Lacquer and Sounds Like Noise lipstick, to the Daydreaming Frosted Eyeshadow and the Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish.

Hayley Williams



Riot Gear

Three coats to the perfect opaque orange. A must have for me because I am have a  minor obsession with nail polish. $16



Sounds Like Noise

This is a true matte orange shade.  $15


Daydreaming Eyeshadow

 One sweep of the brush yields a light frosted coral but heavier,  wet application builds to a more vibrant shade that lasts even longer when used with a lid primer.   I also tried this as a blush and it worked great! $15



Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

A soft biege that has multidimensional  shimmer.  This is definitely for fairer skin tones. $16



Will you be picking up anything from the MAC Hayley Williams collection?



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Designer: Chado Ralph Rucci

Key Makeup Artist: Tom Pecheux

Makeup: MAC Cosmetics

The scoop: A very flawless, opulent and urbane collection with vibrant colors and expert design and workmanship. Powerful and dynamic with an intense eye that was drawn out to follow the shape of the eye and compliment the hair.  Satin finished skin with subtle contouring on the cheeks and a nude pale lip.


Face and Body Foundation


MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

MAC False Lashes Mascara

MAC 205 Mascara Brush (used to paint the mascara on the lashes)


Taupe (to contour)


Lipstick in Mauve-y Nude




Designer: Jen Kao

Key Makeup Artist: Yadim

Makeup: MAC Cosmetics

The scoop: This collection mixes “dolly polish and modern strength” – a tough but girly look with field jackets and shearling collars mixed with more feminine and glamorous touches such as elbow length leather gloves.

Makeup: An ode to 70’s glamour with a modern twist – featuring a graphic smoke eye with a bold lip.

Products used all MAC Cosmetics:



  • Feline eye pencil – used all around entire eye.
  • Gloss Texture – pressed onto lid at the end



Hair:  Elegant but not fussy – inspired by 70’s glamour.

How to:

  • Create a deep side part, keeping volume at the front of the hair.
  • Make two asymmetric ponytails and then braid them. 
  • Wrap the braids in an elongated, asymmetrical bun.

Nails: Flesh toned and subtle.

With all the focus so often on balancing makeup, both a soft eye and strong lip or vice versa, I often crave the elegant femininity that comes from combining both at the same time.  It can create quite a bold look and can be a powerful combination, one not for the faint of heart.

MAC’s newest collection, Strength, reflects this exact state of mind and style.  It centers around dramatic eyes and lips pumped up with vivid color, and is subtley complimented by delicate natural tones for the cheeks and high gloss nail lacquer.

Central to the collection are the two eye shadow quads, aptly named; All Woman and Inner Strength. Both are complete with a range of light, medium and dark shades. Finishing off the eye look from this collection is the Opulash Mascara and 3 different types of liners, a Kohl liner, Technakohl Liner and Penultimate eye liner. Neutral blush shades, Poised and Taupe Shape follow, then  five bold lip colors with two lip pencils. Stength is a collection that commands attention and makes for powerful, strong looks – perfect for today’s woman.




Strength is available now at all MAC counters and online at maccosmetics.com, and ranges in price from $15 – $47.50.

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I love a good do-it-all beauty kit and M∙A∙C all for GLAMOUR delivers. My personal favorite is ALL FOR GLAMOUR FACE KIT/GORGEOUS BRONZE. It contains Hearts-a-Flutter Eye Shadow (warm pink with silver pearl), Romance Me Eye Shadow (warm plum with gold pearl, Shadowy Lady Eye Shadow (blackened plum), Golden Bronzing Powder Muted golden tan-beige with shimmer, Barely Lit Lipstick (a neutral pink with gold pearls), Headturner Lipstick (mid-tone cool cream plum).

MAC All For Glamour Face Kit Gorgeou Bronze

As the holiday season quickly approaches — yes, holiday (can you even?!) — it’s always nice to have an all-in-one palette handy for touching up after work for social gatherings with friends. The bronzing powder gives skin a nice little boost without the heavy look of foundation. The eye and lip shades coordinate beautifully and adjust for day to evening wear. Add this little compact to your “treat yourself” list! …you deserve it, mama!

The Collection:

All For Glamour

Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick Neutral coral with pink (sheen supreme) / Medium Blot Powder SRP $39.50 U.S./$47.50 CDN

Bare Again Sheen Supreme Lipstick Pinky neutral beige (sheen supreme) / Medium Dark Blot Powder SRP $39.50 U.S./$47.50 CDN

Can’t Resist Sheen Supreme Lipstick Golden purplish red (sheen supreme) / Dark Blot Powder SRP $39.50 U.S./$47.50 CDN

Available now at www.maccosmetics.com

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MAC Cosmetics Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass are now infused with crushed pearl and are available in 15 new Asian-inspired shades. Modern pinks, nudes and corals pop and glow against all skin tones with a light-reflecting finish that leaves lips luminously and decidedly lacquered. With foolproof coverage, gleaming shine and creamy gloss, this smooth and seductive update to cremesheen is Double happiness for your lips.

MAC Cremesheen+Pearl Creemsheen Lipstick Peach Blossom
MAC Cremesheen+Pearl Creemsheen Lipstick Peach Blossom

MAC Creamsheen Lipsticks

  • Japanese Maple – Frosted Light Beige
  • Pure Zen – Frosted Warm Nude
  • Peach Blossom – Frosted Cool Nude
  • Shanghai Spice – Frosted neutral pink
  • Sunny Seoul – Frosted Light Warm Pink
  • Pink Pearl Pop – Frosted Mid-Tone Pink
  • Coral Bliss – Frosted Light Coral
  • Saigon Summer – Frosted Bright Orange

Suggested Retail Price:  $14.50


MAC Cremesheen+Pearl Creemsheen Glass in Dynasty at Dusk

MAC Cremesheen Glass

  • Paper Lantern – Frosted Soft Warm Pink
  • Double happiness – Frosted Light Nude
  • Dynasty at Dusk –  Frosted Neutral Pink
  • Imperial Light – Frosted light peach
  • Pagoda Frosted – Cool Pink
  • Floating Lotus – Frosted Soft Rose
  • Rising Sun – Frosted Bright Orange

Suggested Retail Price:  $19.50

These beauties hit MAC counters nationwide  TODAY, August 9th!

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