Moschino dressmaker Jeremy Scott is teaming up with MAC for a set of confined version makeup housed in the final throwback packaging. Scott broke the information on Instagram today, sharing that he designed “a boombox-shaped eyeshadow palette along with 29 sunglasses, a lip palette shaped like a tape cassette with a mirror, and a Lil something for the cheeks inside the shape of a CD!”
Considering Moschino and Jeremy Scott’s namesake shows usually carry important splendor moments on the runway (rhinestones, fake lashes), it’s no wonder that Scott’s first splendor drop could want the brighter side of splendor. Inside the Boombox shadow palette are 29 ambitious sun shades—starting from stark white to extremely violent. But in actual Scott fashion, it is the packaging to have humans in reality speak. The outsized and intricately designed packaging looks as if a boombox stereo from your early life.
The lip palette is shaped like a cassette tape (consider the ones?) and has nine flexible sun shades from classic red to neon orange.
MAC makeup brushes are, hands down, the best ones you can buy. But are the ones you have fake? Unless you actually bought it at a MAC store or through the official website, you might have purchased a knock-off. Go and grab your MAC makeup brushes and let’s see if yours are real.
Is There Silver Metal?
One of the big purveyors of fake MAC brushes actually makes it very easy to tell it’s a fake. The reason? There isn’t any silver-colored metal on the brush — they are all black. Real MAC makeup brushes have an area of silver metal connecting the brush hairs to the handle.
Where is the Name?
The new MAC brushes have the MAC name towards the silver metal area. If you see a new brush with the MAC name centered on the handle, it’s a tip-off for being a fake. One thing to note here, though — some of the older-style MAC brushes did have the name in the center of the handle. But since these brushes are so popular, the chances of you getting a genuine old brush that’s never been used is somewhere between minuscule and non-existent.
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How Dense are the Hairs?
One of the hallmarks of MAC is that the makeup brushes are dense bristles. The brushes are soft, but they are so densely packed that it’s not easy (and impossible for some) to bend the bristles to the side. If you can pretty easily bend the bristles, or the brush head is thick but not dense, there is an excellent chance you have a fake.
How Much Did You Pay?
These wonderful makeup brushes are not cheap; even one of the least expensive brushes is more than $15, and most cost over $20 each. In fact, the 134 large powder brush is $52 all by itself! So when you see a set of 12 “MAC” brushes being sold for $45, you know it has to be a fake!
Did You Buy it on eBay?
While there might be a few sellers on eBay of honest-to-goodness-real MAC brushes, the vast majority are knockoffs. Do yourself a favor; don’t go to eBay and expect to see the real deal.
You Have a Fake — Now What?
If it’s a brush that you use and like, then keep on using it. Then one day, when it falls apart (the fakes aren’t made nearly as well), you can go and get yourself a real MAC makeup brush. Some of the fakes are really quite decent in their own right, and if you didn’t pay much money for them, why not go ahead and use them? If, however, you paid a lot for a fake, and you bought it recently, try to return it.
Cleaning Your Makeup Brush (Whoever Made It)
Now that you have your makeup brushes, whether by MAC, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Smashbox, or “maker unknown,” you do need to clean them now and again. So here you go — a how-to for cleaning makeup brushes [http://www.minerals-cosmetics.net/makeup-brushes/how-to-clean-makeup-brushes/]. And if you’re interested in exploring the world of mineral makeup, you can see more about minerals cosmetics [http://www.minerals-cosmetics.net], too.
Have a beauty-filled day!
Yeah, you could say it took a while. After forty years, Fleetwood Mac has finally made a follow-up album worthy of Rumours. Although only two of the quintet members are named on the cover, Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie, all but one from the band of the Rumours-era appear on the album. Stevie Nicks is the lone absentee, but the record holds up well even without her contributions.
To record the album, Buckingham and McVie chose the same studio in which they made Tusk, the somewhat disappointing follow-up to the hugely successful Rumours. While Tusk did include several singles, it never came close to garnering the accolades bestowed on its predecessor.
However, this time, that studio did serve to deliver a true follow-up, as nearly every song is deserving of hit status. As was the case with Rumours, just two of the tracks, both composed by Christine McVie, are not up to par with the others.
One of her tunes here, though, is the clear highlight of the album. The catchy chorus and lush imagery of “Red Sun” would make it worthy of a spot between the grooves on Rumours, perhaps next to “You Make Loving Fun” or “I Don’t Wanna Know.”
Buckingham had clearly been the most creative genius behind Rumours, writing the classics “Don’t Stop” and “Go Your Own Way” as well as “Second Hand News.” He is also the key contributor to this album, coming up with two of its best tracks.
“Lay Down For Free” could be interpreted as a sequel to the Rumours track “The Chain,” only with hearing the sound of rain falling instead of listening to the wind blow on the earlier track. For the song “On With the Show,” Buckingham presents an optimistic message similar to that he delivered in “Don’t Stop.”
The duo’s songs are undoubtedly strengthened by their rhythm section, two veterans who are certainly not strangers to them. Band co-founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie provide that service, the former on the drums of course and the latter handling bass.
Since those four musicians collaborated to make the new disc, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie would be expected to sound good. Still, it is one thing to make a good record, but another thing to make one deserving of mention alongside Rumours.