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Limited Fab!: MAC Cosmetics teams up with Marcel Wanders

5 Nov

The Marcel Wanders for MAC Cosmetics collection including (from left to right) Brush, Lipglass, Sheer Mystery Powder and Mascara. Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics partnered with Industrial designer Marcel Wanders for a Limited Edition Collection with Limitless Fab! potential.

Marcel Wanders, a Dutch industrial designer had been wanting to partner with the cosmetic company for quite some time. It just so happens that James Gager of MAC Cosmetics, was looking for a designer to work with. The result  was a fabulous marriage of luxe cosmetics in stylized tubes, compacts and clutches all designed by Marcel.

MAC & Marcel Wanders collection will be in stores November 24th in the United States.

What was your MAC Holiday Collection 2010 Haul?

3 Nov
MAC Holiday Collection

So MAC Cosmetics had two launches for their Holiday Collection. Stores Nationwide were fully stocked with the new “Tartan Tale” Collection. So, BeautyFab! readers… what did you haul home?

Within the Holiday Collection there are pigments, nail polishes, brushes, blushes and lip gloss. Check out our previous posts for the break down of each launch.
This is what I took home and I tried it out on some friends for the Halloween season. Some of these colors along with the “painterly” primer that I used from MAC gave me a really great smoky eye look.
Check the pic below how the colors can look on your eye. As with the other shadows that are not in pre-made pallets, these colors have great pigment. They go on smooth and can be blended in a variety of ways to get different looks. You can use all or some, depending on the look you are going for.
Have you tried any of your products? Send us pictures. We’ll post them!

Five Steps to a Flawless Smoky Eye

28 Oct

There is nothing more Fab! then the smoky eye. The smoky eye is so Fab! because it is sexy and sultry. The origins of the smoky eye are that of the traditions of many years of women from many countries applying the Kohl make up to their lids in order to enhance their beauty.

There is indeed nothing more sophisticated then a flawless smoky eye. Your smoky eye can be used with the darker black eyeshadows and liners and it can also be ones that add other colors to highlight the lids.

Brittney Wright

Want to know how to do a flawless smoky eye in just a few steps? Want to know how the above look may look on you?

BeautyFab! tried it! our great friend is   is shown here with her smoky eye to demonstrate how the look shown above will look like on women of color.

Here are our five steps to a flawless smoky eye:

Step One: Prep your eye with Concealer. There are two that I would recommend, Make up Forever HD Concealer & MAC Concealer Stick. Make sure that you place concealer on your entire eye up to the brown line, underneath your eye from the lash line to the top of your cheek and to even take it up a notch, place concealer above your eye brow and blend well.

Step Two: Use an eye liner pencil or  Black Liquid liner and line the top and bottom rims of your eye. We suggest a Bobbi Brown eyebrow pencil.

Step Three: With a small domed brush, apply your favorite black or dark eyeshadow beginning from the outer corner working your way in towards the inner in tiny circles in order to blend well. Make sure that you are making an almond shape. You can continue this step as many times you want in order to make sure that more pigment is in the outer corner then your inner.  

Then smooth out and soften the liquid line underneath your lid with the excess that is left on your brush. If you would like, you can also use a small flat or angular brush to do this as well.

Step Four: Apply Mascara and/or false lashes. If you have not found a mascara that you love just yet, let me recommend to you my favorite for the moment, Maybelline Falsies Mascara.

Step Five: Clean up around the bottom of your eye, the shadow that may have fallen. Make sure that you blend in your eyeshadow and you may have to touch up the concealer with a neutral powder to highlight your brow bone.

VOILA!  Try it out and let us know how it goes!

You can use these suggested products or browse through the catalog to order your Fab! favorites!

Fab! Splurge or Save? Sephora vs MAC

26 Oct

courtesy of Sephora

Will you Splurge or Save?

Sephora has just added what they call a “baked” eyeshadow trio. I am sure that its called baked to refer to the fact that this trio unlike their other ones in the past will hold up over time. 

With a new formula that boasts that it will give you the perfect smokey eye with a smooth finish, each color in this trio offers a look that has a large amount of a gold shimmer in it.  So, clearly don’t choose this trio if you want a matte look.

Sephora’s baked eyeshadow trios come in six different colorways. The one shown here is Meteor Shower. It may be a bit sheer and really shimmery when you first apply the shadow. But if used wet, each shade is intensified to give you more pigment on the eye; the darker shade can even be used as an eyeliner.

It sounds good, but we can’t help but notice that the Sephora brand is trying to offer a slightly lower costing version of this MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow (trio).

Take a look for yourself.  The difference here of course is formula and cost. You get what you pay for. If you want to save a few dollars, go with the Sephora brand ($17). We believe that the Sephora brand will not crack and break as it has been known to do in the past, since it was said they had changed the formula and employees have been raving about that fact. But you could also go with the MAC brand ($19.50). What do you think?

Fab! Tried It: Celebrity Makeup Breakdown ~ Scarlett Johansson

22 Oct

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When I saw this picture of Scarlett Johansson at the Mango Fashion Awards, I was curious if I could achieve the same look.

Scarlett’s make up is a simple metallic smoky eye and pale pink lip with no blush and eyeliner to accentuate both the top and the under eye.

Check out my trial and step by step in order to achieve the same look for yourselves~

Things you will need, I just used these:

Black Liquid Liner – MAC Liquid Liner

Smoke Gray Eyeshadow – Maybelline Stylish Smokes (06)

Gold Eyeshadow – MAC Goldmine

Rice colored Eyeshadow – MAC Ricepaper

Eyebrown Pencil – Maybelline Define-A-Line (Black/Brown)

Mascara – Maybelline Falsies Volume Express

Pink Lipstick – Maybelline Totally Toffee 215

Ricepaper eyeshadow goes under your brow and blended down to your lash line. Then carefully apply with a fluffy brush the Goldmine eyeshadow to your lid. Take a thin angled brush and line under your eye half way and within the corner. The Smoke Gray eyeshadow should be applied to the corner of your eyes and blended towards the center of your eye. BLEND BLEND BLEND these all together. Fully line your eye, making sure to get under your lash, the corner of your eyes and under your eye. Apply Mascara to your top and bottom lash then your pink lipstick and voila!

This look does indeed work well on all skin tones. I loved it. Try it out and tell me how you did. What do you think?

MAC Holiday Collection 2010 “A Tartan Tale”~ Chapter 2 Launch

21 Oct

‘Tis Noble To Give Viva Glam Lip Bag ($36)

MAC Cosmetics is set to launch their Holiday Collection – a Tartan Tale on October 28th.  They will also have these products launching on November 4th in the United States.

You can now pre-order your Holiday Collection in MAC Stores nearest you. BeautyFab! will be reviewing how women of color can and should wear what is offered in these holiday collections once they hit stores.

Let me know if you pick up a few of these products and what you have found to be your favorites or if you have purchased these items to giveaway as gifts for friends and family, coworkers or your babysitters.

5 Sassy Pink Lassies Lipglass ($29.50)

Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass ($29.50)

5 Sassy Neutral Lassies Lipglass ($29.50)

5 Warm Thrillseekers Pigments/ Glitter ($32.50)

5 Cool Thrillseekers Pigments/ Glitter($32.50)

5 Smoky Thrillseekers Pigments/ Glitter ($32.50)

5 Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquer ($25.50)

MAC Holiday Collection 2010 “A Tartan Tale”~ Chapter 1 Launch

21 Oct

Eyeshadow Pallets $36

MAC Cosmetics is set to launch their Holiday Collection – a Tartan Tale on October 28th. 

You can now pre-order your Holiday Collection in MAC Stores nearest you. BeautyFab! will be reviewing how women of color can and should wear what is offered in these holiday collections once they hit stores.

Let me know if you pick up a few of these products and what you have found to be your favorites or if you have purchased these items to giveaway as gifts for friends and family, coworkers or your babysitters.

Add these to your early holiday list!

Vain and Glorious Lip Bag ($36)

Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag ($36)

Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit ($36)

Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit ($36)

Sweep Me Off My Feet Sweep & Define Brush Collection ($49.50)

A Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Collection ($49.50)

She’s Got It All Apply, Define & Line Brush Collection ($49.50)