Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mac Spring Colour Forecoast and Too Fabulous haul with swatches!

6th March 2010.

This morning I woke up at 8am which is unheard of in my book for a Saturday. I was having withdrawal symptoms over 'Ripe Peach' brush ombre from the Spring Colour Forecast collection. I needed to see what the fuss was about and headed to the Mac pro store in London. I was there 1 hour before it opened, talk about 'eager', and spotted staff waiting to go in. I was told 'Ripe Peach' sold out yesterday. I'm like: WHATTTT!


I speed walked to Selfridges, and a MA told me they sold out yesterday but, they had a delivery this morning. *Fireworks!* When I saw 'Ripe Peach' it looked like such a practical colour, it's like having 3 blushes in one because of the colour gradient. It's shimmery and not matte, it looks very Spring / Summer, the pigmentation is excellent as is the texture.



Is the colour dupeable? Well...


Nars 'Gina' is a matte peach colour, Illamasqua 'Lover' is a matte pastel peach colour. They all look quite similar in the pan, but once swatched look totally different.


Clearly, the lighter and darker sides of 'Ripe Peach' have no connection to 'Gina' or 'Lover'. A 100% dupe for the darker shade of 'Ripe Peach' is Illamasqua 'Rude' cream blush. I forgot to include it in the picture!

If you look at a closer swatch of 'Ripe Peach' all swirled together next to Gina & Lover, there is a connection. But, clearly not a dupe, 1) because of the shimmer factor and 2) because 'Ripe Peach' has a sweeter pink undertone. I'm SO happy I have it in my collection, it's going to get a lot of love!


I also purchased 'Ember Glow' lipglass from the colour forecast collection, I wanted this SO badly. I'm such a peach'aholic.



Ember glow is not as pale as Underage, and not as bright as 'Pink lemonade'. It's a lovely peachy in between. It's a very wearable pretty neutral shade. I think I want a backup of this, and I NEVER want or own any backups.


'Sun and Moon' mineralize blush was the only thing I purchased from the Too Fabulous collection, this colour was too unique to miss.



It's a beautiful pinky coral shade with a golden bronze sheen. I think it's the prettiest colour I own, even nicer than 'Ripe Peach'.



What did you pick up from Spring Colour Forecast and Too Fabulous?

EXTRA!

So I walk in to Tesco's and see that this months UK edition of 'Marie Claire' magazine with Diane Kruger on the cover, has a free Neal's Yard Daily moisture cream worth £10.50. It also includes a 20% coupon. Can today get any better? :) Grab yours!

35 comments:

Lydia said...

Ripe Peach looks gorgeous! I don't have a peach blush so fingers crossed one of my local MAC's still have it! :/ x

Hope said...

Oooh! That Too Fabulous blush looks amazing! I think I am going to pick some up! :)

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Muhsine said...

@Lydia hope so! call up and make them reserve it for you! X

@Hope it is! :)

La said...

I bought my Ripe Peach yesterday! My fave MAC store was also sold out, but they called another one, so i got mine :)
I also bought Rhapsody in Two Mineralize Blush which is soo beautiful! But after seeing Sun and Moon, i think il be picking that up tomorrow :)

Lady Gray said...

Oh now I don't know what to do :( I want ripe peach so much but it's out of stock... but that Sun & Moon is really beautiful...

Catanya said...

What an amazing haul!!
P.D. I consider you quite an expert in Neals Yard, and I would like to ask you for advice regarding a moisturizer for a sensitive, dry, acne prone skin... I would love to try Neals Yard!!
XX

Muhsine said...

@La Rhapsody in two is amazing, it's a lovely highlighter, but I have too many! X

@Lady Gray Oooo Get sun and moon, it's more beautiful than ripe peach! Call other Mac stores to see if they can reserve ripe peach for you xx

Muhsine said...

@Catanya Thank you! I would recommend the almond moisturiser and rose water toner! X

essjay23x said...

I'm so tempted by all these new MAC collction posts but I'm trying to be good. Might splash out on a Marie Claire instead!

Andi said...

oooh, love your new goodies! Those peaches will be perfect on your beautiful skin! Love the 3-in-1 combo...I cannot wait for the London collection!

LilyLipstick said...

Ripe Peach and Sun and Moon look amazing! I don't own any Mac blushers at the moment (only have a Mineralize one) but am v.tempted by Ripe Peach! x

Rosa Adores... said...

Ripe Peach looks gorgeous! i'm not counting on being able to get my hands on it though, my local MAC is always sold out of popular items :(
were you tempted by any of the other three blush shades in the collection? x

So Very Fabulous said...

I loved the blush ombres so much, I bought all of them! I also got both quads and a bunch of lip products. This was a wonderful collection, my only complaint is that it was so big of a collection all at once. My poor wallet! :)

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

Great swatches, you have convinced me that I need Ripe Peach but now it's sold out everywhere! Might try the Illamasqua Lover, thanks!

Marce said...

Great haul! I def want Ripe Peach...I'll wait to decide on Ember Glow, I'd like to see it in person! XO

Shifa said...

wow lovely post gurlie :) thanks a lot for the swatches and the dupes! wouldnt Mac peaches or Eversun be a possible dupe?

Muhsine said...

Thanks girls for your comments, def wait to see ember glow before you decide! X

@Rosa adores I didn't even look at the other blush ombres, one is ENOUGH :) x


@Shifa Thanks, I don't have those so don't know :/ xx

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

OMG that's a gorgeous blush. I love how its like 3 blushes in one. I love the swatches you posted. They are very helpful.

tor xoxo said...

Great post! You've got me lusting over Sun and Moon and Ripe Peach so badly!! xx

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Nisa said...

Thanks for the comparison! I feel like I need Ripe Peach now that it's all gone everywhere! =)

Linda Phuong Tran said...

i got ripe peach yesterday and sun and moon =P. i love it! ripe peach is so gorgeous and i personally think it's the highlight of the collection. XX

CinderellaGirl30 said...

Ember glow looks like a gorgeous colour, will have to add that to my wish list!! x

scarlettholly said...

Wow, you were very well behaved with Spring Color - I scored a lot more (no self control!), including Ripe Peach which I love, and Ember Glow, which I haven't tried out. I do love Gold Dust lipgloss for adding a true rich gold to everything. Sun and Moon looks beautiful. I was taken with Rhapsody in Two, but I haven't been in store yet to check it out. Next week, when Liberty comes out :)

Muhsine said...

I'm glad you found the swatches helpful :) Always a pleasure, I love taking photos!


@scarlettholly the gold dust lipglass looks so pretty, I also loved the rhapsody in two - I actually still want it but have to stay controlled!!! I still think I prefer 'Moon river' mineralised grand duo more, but that looks like a close 2nd!!!

Hollywood said...

Thank you for these swatches (they are so hard to find lol) I wanted the Ripe peach one but now I need it I love the colors !!! and the MSF is to die for ! fabulous haul <3

Niika said...

i wanted ripe peach so bad..but it's sold out.. get pics

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...

I wish I could get my hands on Ripe Peach, but alas I have no store to go to :(

Glamour♥Junkie said...

I've been trying to get my little mitts on Ripe Peach lately but to no avail :[. I did buy Victorian lipstick from the Spring Colour Forecast 2 though! :]

Ting Ting said...

I wanted Ripe Peach as well, but it's sold out already in my local MAC store. =(

miraldamaasikas said...

Plenty of ripe peach in Reading mac. Actually nothing souls out in there

Rica said...

I'm so sad that I missed out on Ripe Peach. All my blushes are pink, well, plus one plum. I would really like a peach one.

Sun & Moon really do look nice. I wanted to get one today but just can't decide. May be I'll go for Sun & Moon =D

Stacey said...

great post i'm going to get this really want to try neals yard! i don't suppose you know if the voucher is available to use in boots where they stock neal's yard? or just the neal's yard shop?xx

nOppi_hime da princess perfect said...

Spring forecast collection is going to be launched tomorrow in singapore!! definitely going to pick up a blush ombre (either ripe peach or springshine :D )

and that sun and moon is so pretty. Ive swatched it and definitely lovee it.Bt im confused about either getting it or chic couple.. :D

Honey said...

hey muhsine
i was just wondering if u have tried the Neal's Yard Daily moisture cream yet. if u have, is it any good?

Hinna said...

That's a pretty blusher! And I picked up the magazine too - not a bad moisturiser at all x