This past Thursday, September 24th, MAC officially launched two new collections in their stores and counters, Style Black and Dazzleglass Creme. Of course, yours truly was on hand to check out the new offerings and to pick up a few (OK, maybe more than a few) of the items that caught my eye. This time around, I enlisted the help of my friend, and fellow beauty blogging lady, Nancy (The Informed Makeup Maven), and we headed to Henri Bendel in NYC to check out the goods. Witness the damage that was done....
Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, $19.50
The infamous Volcanic Ash Exfoliator was a big hit when it launched previously with the Future Earth collection in May 2008. Having missed out on it the first time around, I scooped it up with the re-promote. I can't wait to take it for a spin! This is already selling out quickly.
Mineralize eyeshadows, in, from L-R, Cinderfella and Young Punk, $19.50 each
I was originally not planning to purchase any of the eyeshadows from the Style Black collection. When I saw them in person, however, I quickly changed my mind. These mineralize shadows look amazing when used wet (with Fix +, for example) or when layered on top of the Greasepaint Stick (a black base). The glitter just pops! There is some fallout (to be expected).
Greasepaint Stick in Intense Black, $17.50
This crayon can be used as an intense black eyeshadow base or even as an eyeliner. It is a true deep black with a gorgeous, yet subtle, opalescent purple shimmer. It is very smooth and creamy (creamier than a shadestick). I can't wait to use this with the shadows from the collection. This was (aside from the exfoliator), the product I was most looking forward to purchasing.
Mattene lipstick in Night Violet, $14.50
This is my first time trying the mattene formula and I was drawn to the deep purple color immediately (I am quickly becoming obsessed with more bold lip colors for the new season).
Glimmerglass glosses in, from L-R, Bling Black and Blackfire, $18 each
I think these will be best over lipsticks. Blackfire, with its purple sparkle, will look gorgeous over Night Violet mattene. I am excited to try Bling Black over a red lippie. The gold shimmer should really pop the color.
Dazzleglass Creme in Creme Allure, $18
All of these products, as well as other items from these collections, can be found, as usual, at MAC free-standing stores, at MAC counters, and online at http://www.maccosmetics.com/.
Did you haul anything from these or any other recent MAC collections?