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Aug 10, 2009

Sneak Peek: Richard Phillips for MAC MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Review and Swatches


As Fall approaches MAC releases (September 2009) it's brand new three part color series which is a collaboration with three artists who work in three separate mediums, photograph, paint, and illustration.

One of the three collections is the Richard Phillips for MAC Collection. Richard Phillips is an expert photo-retoucher and creates lush seven-foot tall oil paintings of men and women based on photographs he cuts out of magazines. His collection is the largest of the three color stories releasing and includes three shadow quads, various lipstick and lipglasses, and blushes covering lips, cheeks, and eyes.

Jump ahead for a small peek at a few pieces!

The Muse was treated to an early sneak peek of the Richard Phillips for MAC, MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection and will give you a few pictures of the items she has available right now. Most of the items I received were very simple and would make for a stunning Fall nude look.

I'll be indulging in all of the MAC quads but the one I have to show you today is the MAC Eye Shadow Quad in Notoriety. Notoriety contains Skintone 1 (light white pink), Skintone 2 (dirty gold), Notoriety (brown with golden pearl), and Rich & Earthy (coral bronze). The quad is surprisingly gorgeous in it's simplicity and I'm looking forward to creating a warm, nude Fall look with it.














The two lipglasses I received were New Spirit (beige coral) and Young Thing (creamy gold). Out of the two New Spirit is the prettiest but isn't unique for me as it reminds me of a few shades of lipglass I already own. Young Thing is a bit to nude for me so I'm doubtful it'll be a love but we shall see!












MAC Lipstick in Lovin' It neutral light brown which is fairly pretty and will pair up well with the Notoriety Quad. It's a decent Fall shade but nothing to get too crazy over.




And finally MAC Blush in The Perfect Cheek is a pale matte off pink. This I'm really not loving and I'm unsure will even show up as it looks quite chalky and sheer. But I do admit it'll also pair up with the other items and compliment the shades in this collection very well.






Overall, I'd say the quads are quite special in this particular release and I'm looking forward to seeing the other two, In the Gallery and Photo Realism. So far I'm not too impressed with the lipstick, glosses, and blush I have on hand but I'll reserve further judgment until I see the rest in person!

Anyone hyped about this collection?

Haulin' hard?

Haulin' small?

Tell the Muse!

This post will be updated with swatch photos shortly.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Phyrra said...

The quad looks really pretty. I wonder if it would be flattering on me. I've recently realized that a lot of nudes/browns look terrible on me because of my coloring.

August 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

Swatches Please!! I am loving that quad. It looks perfect for neutral eyes, which I love! Plus that nude lipglass looks amazing. Uh Oh, my poor, poor wallet!

August 10, 2009 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

The blush looks like it could be a Dandelion dupe, Would you say it is?

August 11, 2009 at 4:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd :-D

Head to store have 'em do a look for you. You rock the bolds hun so why not the nudes? :-D

August 11, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe crystal will update shortly sorry for the delay but my cam battery died on me LOL

August 11, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

kirsty hmmm not really. Dandelion is much paler and has a faint shimmer...this is a tad deeper, no shimmer, and a bit chalky....

August 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Because I'm so pale, a lot of browns and naturals look like a muddy mess on me. So I have to be careful. But you're right, I prefer the bolds ;)

August 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Anonymous laura r said...

lovely. i would go for the palette especially- love neutrals! (never thought i'd say that, but neutral browns and nudes really suit my blue eyes).

August 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

dd go bold babe :-D hehe. I love me some crazy shades hehe. I just recently started playing around with nudes and such!

August 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laura!

I know I'm the same I never though I'd love nudes :-D but I do!

August 11, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous petitez said...

The palette looks great! Swatches please! I think I'm getting the palette once it arrives here. hehehe.....

August 12, 2009 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pets sorry :-D will get them up!

:-D

August 12, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

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