Thursday, September 24, 2009

MAC Style Black Tickles My Fancy

Hello there, gorgeous!

It's been a while since a MAC limited edition release makes me feel so inspired. In fact, since the Hello Kitty LE, I did not buy anything limited edition from MAC (but I did take advantage of the SUMO sale and got me some awesome birthday presents!) Therefore, I was more than delighted to see the release photo of MAC Style Black in my inbox. This collection was released with the right timing: this fall, makeup is all about dark, vampy lips and smoked out eyes to the extreme.

MAC Style Black promo picture

Since I really dig the eye look, I took some time to explore this collection online and came to a conclusion that MAC is heading into the right direction. Not only the face charts are better explained, they also include a video of Nadine Luke doing a black lip and eye look on a model! Needless to say, I feel like Christmas coming early.

While some of the looks have the theatrical flair, others are surprisingly wearable. Also, I believe you don't need to wear black lipstick and lip gloss if that's not your thing. Dark burgundy lip colors would be nice substitutes and are more wearable, too.

So far, here are the two looks I want to experiment:

MAC Blue Flame face chart

This look is basically a smokey eyed look with an azure liner at the bottom lash line. I think I have some colors that are similar to the ones in the face chart. You may see me do my own version of Blue Flame one day :)

MAC Blackfire face chart

I really love Blackfire as the eyes are similar to Kevyn Aucoin's look that I did before. This time around, I'll find a softer black liner and go to town with it!

Click here to view the Nadine Luke tutorial. It's awesome!

So, dear readers, what do you think about Style Black? Do black lipstick and gloss tickle your fancy? I'd love to hear your comments.


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  1. I was really looking forward to this collection. I like the concept, it's different and edgy but I was disappointed when I saw the swatches. The eyeshadows have poor color payoff unless you use them wet and the glosses are way too sheer for my liking. I'm loving the nail polishes though. I'm thinking of getting Baby Goth Girl, it's such a pretty shade!

  2. Hi Gio,

    Believe it or not, I still haven't had time to check out this collection yet. I guess the black gloss needs to be sheer if you want to wear it with another color. Most of the eyeshadows in this collection are similar to the mineral ones I have, which saves me a lot of money.

  3. I need to stop reading your blog and get back to my schoolwork.

    I think I'm going to try Blue Flame first. I love the MAC face charts solely because I have a prominent eye shape and the drawings have that as well. It makes it easier to guess what I'll like.

    As for the black line (old news now I guess) I like that the glosses are sheer. I have lip sticks that are too light and will work well with some darkening. On their own, they're okay. I'm not a fan of black lipstick, but believe dark reds and plums are a nice alternative.

  4. Hi Avy,

    I'm glad you like my blog but school is more important. Don't worry, I update my blog almost every day so you don't miss out a lot.

    I've done some lighter versions of Blue Flame and they are lovely. I have yet to do a full one yet. NYX has a dark lip gloss called Maroon, which is pretty dark. I can't think of a reason to wear black lipstick right now but I guess it's always an option.


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