Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Orange, Green, Purple Look

Here is the orange, purple, green look for this week. I figured I would try it muted so I grabbed my pigments - always my favs. I used Viz-a-Violet, Pastorale, and Melon pigments. The orange tone went on the inner 1/2, green on the outer 1/2 and the purple tone went in the crease. I matched up the colors under my lower lashes, going orange, green, then purple. The over all effect was pretty, but very muted. So I upped the amps. I pulled out darker pigments - Violet, Off the Radar, and Emerald Green. I put the colors over the lighter version and ended up with a pretty look, I think. Let me know what you all think!

Heatherette Launch Party - post launch

I went to my first launch party here in Oregon last night. It was crazy full, but a ton of fun. There was a male model who was all body painted and wearing only chaps (and a g-string). My hubby walked by outside and got to see full tushy cheeks - he wondered what kind of party I was at. And with the baby to boot! Though since he has been to a MAC launch before, was not too surprised. They were giving away a coloring kit - colored pencils and Heatherette coloring book - with purchase over $100. Thankfully, my fav MA was there so I got one since I had purchased most the week before. I got a few additional things. I got the 3D Glitter. Figure I'll only use it at Halloween, or for princess faces once the baby gets bigger. I also grabbed the Nighthawk/Front Row liner - I rarely use pencils, but the goldy-peach is to die for!

I also picked up N1 Face & Body and the Light Medium MSF. I was out with my mom the other day when the sun was out and realized that my NW20 was way dark for me now that I am in OR and getting none of that So Cal sun! Oh, and grabbed, finally, a Sea Me Shadestick - it's being disc, so I had to!

It was a great party!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Heatherette Look, Trio #2

I jumped right in to my Heatherette Trio #2 and used it today. The photo really does not do it justice. I was trying the using the mirror trick, but it looks less blended that it really turned out. I started with UDPP and Painterly PP, then washed the eye with Baby Petals. I applied VIP on the lid, then blended in Cassette to the outside, crease, and lower lash line. I really like the colors as they made my green eyes pop. The lipstick is a mix. I first put on Fleshpot, decided it was too light for today, and put on High Top from Fafi on top of it instead of taking it off. Oh what you do when you have a baby needing attention! :)
Other MAC related news, I was showing my haul to my mom and we were talking foundation and I told her about the MSF in light that I use and put it on her with a #182 brush. It looked so good and made her skin look so perfect. I think I may have finally convinced her to get some MAC! I am hoping she'll come with me next week to the launch party.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Heatherette Haul and my first BLOG!

So, I am finally making my first blog post! I am so excited and feel like am joining the new world. I am not sure what all my blog is going to contain, but I am sure it will be a combination MAC comments, kid updates, photos, and who knows what else.

Okay, so on to my Heatherette review. Overall, I hate say it, but I am major disappointed! I guess, knowing Heatherette, I was really expecting something fab and flashy. From what my new fav MA said, they (Richie and Traver) did not get what they wanted with the MAC collection, and I can see that. I am guessing that it's an EL thing.

I got there early and there was only ONE other person who got there before 10! Totally different from So Cal where there is a crowd.

On to the prods themselves. I did not think I'd be all over the e/s trios, but I really liked them and got both. Glad I did not get Cloudburst when it first came out otherwise that trio would have been hard to justify. I really like the green in the #2 - it's unique in my collection, like a greener Surreal. Love the compacts for them, too. I got the Alpha Girl beauty powder. Not sure how much I will use it, but the packaging was too cute. It's the girly-girl in me.

For the lips, I was a mix of happy and disappointed. I only got the Bonus Beat l/g, mostly because I love Fleshpot. If you have the original Fleshpot, I'd say this one is more opaque and slightly warmer. I love Fleshpot original, but sometimes it looks a tad ashy, even on this pale lady. So, I cannot wait to try this new version. There were two die hard Fleshpot lovers there and both liked it better, too. I also got the Lollipop Loving as it's such a unique color. The Melrose Mood was awful in my eyes (though slightly more like what I was hoping this collection would be, crazy bright). I liked the Hollywood Nights, but it's a dup for the Full Fushia from the Pro collection; I love the packaging, but not enough to get a color I rarely wear.

I also checked out Strobe and got the clear gloss, mostly to use over my dark matte colors. Today I am wearing Snow Orchid, a Pro l/s that looks like a combo between the new Hollywood Nights and Melrose Mood. I looked at the new blushes, but none were grab worthy for me. And I got a Chocolate Brown piggie to add to my piggie collection - it was a LE that the store got and their last one in the drawer.

Back to piggies, I was VERY disappointed in the piggies for Heatherette. I already have the two piggies and the Reflects Gold. I don't have the 3D silver, but how often would I actually use it? I had hoped they would get some rocking new piggies for this collection.

So, there is my long winded commentary. Heatherette is a good collection as far as a release, but not a good collection worthy of Heatherette.