Friday, April 3, 2009

MAC Grand Duos / Sugarsweet Collections Haul + Review

Posted by Jane at 2:48 PM
i really loved these collections! for Sugarsweet i felt the colors went well together &both were great to help bring on the feel for spring. if you saw my wishlist on the Sugarsweet collection you probably noticed i cut out a lot of the things i was planning on getting not that i didn't want it anymore.. it really was my wallet still recovering from the MAC hello kitty collection &i didn't have enough time to re-save my money for these 2 collections. /=

Grand Duos: Mineralize Blush

Love Rock
(gold violet mélange / bright blue pink)

i originally wasn't planning on getting any of the Grand Duos mineralize blushes b/c from the promo pix they didn't seem to phase me so i was suppose to pass &then when i went to MAC for the Sugarsweet collection.. i decided to check them out &i fell in love w/ Love Rock + Intenso from this collection.

i only bought Love Rock which gives off a pretty pink color.. i will eventually have to go back for Intenso &must i tell ya.. all of the blushes in this collection are VERY pigmented so i think they are well worth it to buy + you get 3 different looks in one. you can wear either or side by itself as well as mixing both sides together!

Sugarsweet: Mineralize Skinfinish
Refined
(tan/peach/coral melange)

i felt that the MSFs in this collection were both really pretty &did not have that chunky glitter going on like most of the other MSFs that i've seen. originally i was planning to buy both MSFs but when i check them out in person i felt Perfect Topping looked very pretty for highlighting your face but since i don't really highlight too often i passed. i did get Refined b/c it was just right for my skin tone which would be great for bronzing as well as all over face for a beautiful healthy glow &i didn't own a bronzer previously to this one so i definitely had to get this one. (=

Sugarsweet: Lipsticks
Saint Germain
(clean pastel pink -Amplified)
Lollipop Loving
(clean mid-tone coral with subtle green with gold iridescence -Glaze)

lately i have been obsessed w/ lippies! (= so i definetly could not pass on the lippies from this collection.. i picked up 2! Saint Germain b/c it is a LE lippie that is usually not available in the U.S. but in Europe + Lollipop Loving b/c i didn't pick it up the first time around w/ the heatherette collection &i couldn't find it at any of the CCOs where i live.

as for the other lippies in the collection.. i am still indifferent about Bubbles (shimmery warm white -Glaze).. i might go back for it, i might not. /= i thought Sweet Thing (mid-tone magenta with multi-dimensional pearl -Lustre) was WAY too bright for me &Touch (Peachy Cinnamon -Lustre) is part of permanent line.


so i passed on..

Eye Shadows
Aquavert probably would be the only one i missed out on b/c Dear Cupcake in person was sorta chalky so i definitely did want it. Sugarshot looked like any ol' regular highlight. Stars N' Rockets + Club are both in the permanent line so i can get those 2 whenever. (=

Shadesticks
i'm not really a shadestick kinda gal.. i like using paint pots for base or my NYX jumbo pencils BUT if you've noticed the packaging has change &so has the formula! as some of you may have known the old shadesticks were very hard to apply but these are much more creamier &the colors are very pretty. the can REALLY make the complementing shadows from this collection pop so you might wanna check those out!

Tricolour Lipglasses

a BIG PASS!!
they were just very weird to me + sheer = a NO NO!


Nail Lacquer
i had Seasonal Peach on my wishlist but i cut it out b/c i didn't feel like it was a unique color but i regret not getting Peppermint Patti now that it's SOLD OUT &no where to be found.. so if someone can track it down.. pretty PLEASE let me know! )'=


OVERALL: i REALLY loved the colors in this collection b/c they all complimented each other very well. i really wish i was able to buy more from this collection but i am happy w/ the items i did end up getting.. i am really sad that i didn't pick up peppermint patti nail lacquer. so ATTENTION if anyone has it &doesn't want it or is still able to get a hold of it PLEASE let me know b/c i'll pay you for it!! (=


xoxo,
Jane<33

8 comments:

Jess on April 3, 2009 at 4:06 PM said...

The Saint Germain l/s is so pretty! Totally your colour! I can imagine how nice it will look with your complexion. ;)

Katrina M on April 3, 2009 at 4:28 PM said...

great buy! i definitely need to check out those shadestick again!

Einjely on April 3, 2009 at 5:58 PM said...

i didnt like the sugarsweet collection specially the msf's cuz it just doesnt show up on my skin. i bought the hot planet but dang it looked hella similar with my nars torrid so i returned it. hmmmm.. love rock... looks so pretty yet too shimmery for me.. but.. i still might get it! haha!

Female_intuition on April 3, 2009 at 8:43 PM said...

yay for the refined MSF. FINALLY they come out with a nice peachy colored MSF. I know you've been obsessed with peachy colored blushes (found out from your youtube vids) and I am too! I just purchased spaced out from the sci-fi collection (your fav) and I am in love love love! Originally I opted for "peaches", it was a beautiful matte color but I chose spaced out since the colors and packaging was more out there and unique. You need to put up a pic of you with saint germain cause I can NOT rock it for shit although the color looks beautiful! Ok, this comment is getting too long, lol Take care girlie :)

FANZCY on April 4, 2009 at 12:36 AM said...

grand duos are fantastic..gotta love em and refined oh yah...girl I agreee....loving the haul darrrrling.

M on April 4, 2009 at 11:51 AM said...

ack! you make me want the refined msf!

Sonya on April 5, 2009 at 10:12 AM said...

Jane-

You got a great haul there. I love the St Germain lipstick. My MAC didn't have it left, and I bought Cakeshop shadestick...the formula sucks! I like the formula more, even thought it was a bit harder to apply. This one was just chalky. I went back to the store to return it, tried lemon chiffon, and wasn't impressed...so I passed on them all!

I can't believe your son came out of you, because you are sooooo petite.

SwatchCrazee on April 5, 2009 at 5:31 PM said...

love the haul! i wonder if u can do swatches of those lippies on ur lips?

 

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