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Monday, October 05, 2009

MAC - DSquared

Every season the fashion crowd is up and on the run, crazy for the fierce and sexy fun we’ve come to expect from designers Dan and Dean Caten, the Canadian twins who know how to pack a punch and throw a party! With their haute hi-jinx and body-beautiful clothes for boys and girls, a collaboration with MAC simply could NOT be avoided! “DSquared2 and MAC are on the same trip!” says Dan. This collection brings us to the Ziegfield Follies by way of Grey Gardens, a bit disheveled, a little Girl Interrupted, both dramatically hip and dangerously sexy.
It starts with a strong, sooty, blackest-ever wild-child eye…a new Greasepaint Stick also in blue and violet versions, and Pro Gloss to create it. Neutral and perfected skin will get more drama with highlighting and low lighting from Sculpt and Shape Powders and the 165 Tapered Cheek/Highlight Brush all the better to achieve it. And finally, the totally nude Pro Lip Erase does its stuff, followed by a light Lipstick and Lip Conditioner to put the lilt and lift back in…. But the cynosure of this season’s scintillating collaboration is the daring, dramatic slightly demented DSquared2 eye. Have fun with it!
Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
-Nude Rose- Light neutral pink (Lustre)
-Blood Red- Clean deep berry (Lustre)


Lip Erase ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)
-Dim- NC37 Fleshtone

I want to get this, it was previously a PRO product and out now for a limited time.

Tinted Lip Conditioner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
-Fuschia Fix- Deep pink sheen

I love this bright magenta pink gloss, it's soft and never sticky.

face candy grade: a

Gloss Texture ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)
-Clear

Sculpt and Shape Powder Duo ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)
-Bone Beige/ Emphasize- Palest cream / Tan
-Accentuate/Sculpt- Pale blushed beige / Soft taupe brown


I have Accentuate/Sculpt and I have to say that I'm on the fence on the brown shade... not sure if it's actually flattering. The peachy pink side is a nice highlighter. Both come out very sheer.

face candy grade: c

Grease Paint Stick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)
-Black- True black
-B- Bright blue violet

-V- Bright yellow blue


These thick crayons are an interesting concept. I don't know if I'd call it a grease stick though, when I think of grease, I think of something thick that smears. This sticks exactly where you draw it on however, there's not much smearing to be done. Rubbing it too much causes it to kind of shed. I have the black one. I think its main use for me will be as a base for a smoky eye. I did try it on my waterline, but I don't necessarily recommend that. It irritated my eyes.

face candy grade: b+

Kohl Power ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
-Feline- Glossy black

Kohl is kohl, this one is a nice deep black.

face candy grade: b+

Brush ($34.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN)
-165 Brush- Medium-sized tapered brush with soft, natural bristles

2 comments:

Phyrra said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the greasepaint sticks! I bought all 3 of them and they're super pigmented. I've used them as liner so far, and been happy with the results ;)

knownever said...

i'm pretty underwhelmed by this collection even though i love dsquared's clothes. the colors just seem pretty typical, like we've seen them before

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