MAC Magnetic Nude Collection Spring 2014 – Swatches & Photos

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I promised you a few days ago swatches and photos of all the new products featured in MAC Magnetic Nude Collection (info & promo photos). This collection is available in limited edition at all MAC Stores and was released around Christmas in US while in Europe it arrived in late January. Like the name itself suggests, the collection is composed of nude and natural shades with magnetic effect.

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I swatched all the products for you, with the exception of two blushes which did not arrived in my country for some “secret” reason. This is the kind of collection that is suitable for everyone, regardless their skin tone, as you can easily find a favorite shade, something that will look very natural on you but with that twist of magnetic shine.

I personally love the Oh My Darling lip gloss which I know is a repromote shade, but I just can’t have enough of this warm pale pinky beige shade with lots of shimmer. I also like the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb, a soft beige nude with champagne shimmer.

Take a look at the entire collection right after the jump! Continue Reading

Essence Backflip Lip Balm – Review, Swatches & Photos

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Essence Backflip Lip Balm is a new shade released this month as part of Essence Ice Ice Baby Collection (info & photo). A few days ago I gave you a preview with some of the products I got from this collection and the new Essence Ice Ice Baby Lip Balm in #01 Backflip has quickly become my favorite lip balm.

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Availability

International Launch Date – Now until end February 2014 exclusive to the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait, Palestine, Bolivia, and Chile.

Essence Backflip Lip Balm (€1.29 for 0.14 oz/ 4 g) is a soft baby pink shade with a delicate touch of raspberry and a cool tone. It comes in a pink tube with a transparent case on top, so you can easily see the color through it. It has a sweet fruity smell, something similar with raspberry and strawberries but it tasteless. Continue Reading

Coolcos Moisturizing Lipsticks – Preview, Swatches & Photos

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Today I want to talk to you about Coolcos Moisturizing Lipsticks, as a choose a small selection of colors to test and review and I want to share with you my first impression, swatches and photos before I will post individual reviews. Coolcos is a new entry on my blog and quite a new cosmetic brand as well, being born in 2012 and recently brought to Romania as well. I will be talking about Coolcos products quite frequently in the future as I’m planning on testing as many products as I can and share my thoughts with you. For all of you who are not yet familiar with Coolcos I invite you to read my first article HERE and find out more about this brand.

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Availability

Now @coolcos.ro, @coolcos.com, @coolcos.dk

Coolcos offers a large variations of lipstick shades with different formulas such as moisturizing, matte, creamy, shiny and glossy but in my country only the Moisturizing range is currently available. Because Coolcos has recently became available here it will start to introduce the products gradually in the upcoming months. Continue Reading

MAC Lipsticks, Cremesheen Glosses, Lip Pencils – Photos & Swatches

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As I’m sure you already know by now from my previous articles, MAC opened a new store in Bucharest just a few weeks ago, right in the heart of the city. I announced the news on Chicprofile’s Facebook page a while ago and showed you a few sneak peek photos but because I visited the stores 2 times already, I want to show you more of the products currently available at MAC Pop-Up Store. I will be visiting MAC pretty often from now on as this store is much closer to my home so I’ll start posting more swatches, photos and reviews of the new collections. This article is all about MAC Lip Products and I’ve chosen to swatch some of my favorite shades with different finishes.

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Availability

Now at MAC Pop-Up Store in Bucharest and all the other MAC Stores as well as online @maccosmetics.com Continue Reading

MAC Pop-Up Store in center of Bucharest – Preview & Photos

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If yesterday I officially announced the opening of the new MAC Pop-Up Store in center of Bucharest (str. Lipscani no.3) today I’m back with a new article, as promised, to show you some of my personal photos that I took when I visited the store and to give you a peek of the products that are currently available.

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This new MAC Store has a different concept than the rest of the other 4 MAC Stores, a different design, better lightning system, it’s so much bigger and roomy but the best news is that here will be presented all the new MAC Makeup Collections before they will be released to the other stores. So, if you are in the center of city, take a moment of your time to check out this new MAC Shop which is also the first one in the country to be placed individual outside a Shopping Mall.

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MAC Pop-Up Store Business Hours

For the moment MAC Pop-Up Store opens its doors Monday till Sunday between 11.00 AM and 10.00 PM. In the future the program will suffer minor changes and can be opened between 2.00 PM and 10.00 PM depending on the activities, events or photo sessions held there. Continue Reading

Essence Ice Ice Baby Spring 2014 Collection – Preview, Swatches & Photos

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I’m really happy to share with you some of my favorite products from the limited edition Essence Ice Ice Baby Spring 2014 Collection (info & promo photos) which was released earlier this month. I’m living in a country where Essence brings only 2 limited edition collections per year so you can only image what I must be feeling when I’m posting about all the new launches without the possibility of even seeing the products. This time thanks to Melanie from Meas Marmeladentopf who was so sweet and offered to send me my favorite products from this collection, I’m able to share with you photos and swatches and tell my first impression while later on I will return with individual reviews. Melanie already posted a preview on her blog so if you want to check out more photos and swatches of the Essence Ice Ice Baby Collection please take a look at her article right HERE.

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Availability

International Launch Date – early January until end February 2014 exclusive to the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait, Palestine, Bolivia, and Chile. Continue Reading

Essence Kalinka Beauty Collection Spring 2014 – Preview, Photos & Swatches

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If last year I presented you the new Essence Kalinka Beauty Spring 2014 Collection (info & promo photos) which was released earlier this month now I have the pleasure to show you some of its makeup items. Essence Kalinka Beauty is a limited edition collection and unfortunately is not available in all the countries. I want to thank Melanie from Meas Marmeladentopf because she is so incredible and she offered to send me some products of my choosing from this collection and Essnce Ice Ice Baby for spring 2014 as well. Melanie already posted  photos and swatches of Essence Kalinka Beauty Collection so check out her article HERE if you want to find out more.

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Availability

International Launch Date – January 2014 exclusive to these countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brunei, Greece, Israel, Kuwait, Italy, Oman, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and Uruguay. Continue Reading

Coolcos Super Lip Gloss – Preview, Photos & Swatches

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Yesterday I had the pleasure to introduce Coolcos, a new cosmetic makeup brand born in 2012 in Denmark and show you my first Coolcos makeup products (photos) received for review and testing purposes. Even though I’ve heard so many promising things about this new makeup brand I just have to try the products before I can recommend them to you.

Today I will start with my selection of Coolcos Super Lip Glosses, I will tell you my first opinion about these 6 shades that I personally choose, show you swatches and photos until my individual reviews will be ready. Coolcos has a great variety of lip gloss shades, 28 colors to choose from to be more exact but you know me, I feel like I can never have to many pink glosses.

Coolcos-Super-Lip-Glosses

Availability

Now @coolcos.ro and @coolcos.com

Coolcos Super Lip Glosses (21.64 Lei/ 49.00 DKK. $6.50 for 6 ml/ 0.2 fl oz) come in transparent plastic sleek tubes with a black soft rubberized cap and a doe-footed applicator. The packaging is simple but nice while the black cap makes the gloss easy to use, hold and facilitates a precise application of the doe-footed applicator. Each Coolcos Super Lip Gloss comes individually packed in a small black cardboard box. When I saw the glosses my first reaction was about how small they really look comparing to other glosses but that’s only because the sleek and slim packing . Here are some of my favorite brands when it comes to lip glosses and how much product they have inside: MAC Plushglass (4.2 ml / 0.14), MAC Dazzleglass (1.92 g / 0.06), Parisax Gloss (6.8 ml/ 0.23 fl oz), Senna (4.28  ml/ 0.14 fl oz), Illamasqua (7 ml/ 0.2 fl oz) and their prices are 2 or 5 times higher than Coolcos Super Lip Glosses. Continue Reading