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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mac 187 Duo Fibre Brush: Old vs New

 Old vs New

I bought my first Mac 187 Duo Fiber brush at a Mac counter at Macy's and I absolutely fell in love with it. You can read about my rave here. Recently, I decided to get a new Mac 187 brush as a back up and I ordered it from their main website. I was so disappointed when I received the package last week because the quality of the bristles was the same as the Marcel Wanders 187 brush (inferior quality). Click here to read my review.

Old vs New

I'm not sure if you can see the difference in the pictures, but in person, I definitely notice a huge quality difference. My old Mac 187 brush is much denser and firmer, and the white synthetic bristles are much thicker than the new Mac 187 brush that I recently got.

Old vs New

I'm not sure if Mac recently changed the quality of their 187 brush. (I bought the old one in May or June of last year.) Maybe the quality of the products from the counters are different than the quality of the products from their main website.

Has anyone experienced a similar situation as I did? 

 
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mini Trip and Mac and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Swatches


I stayed at the Hilton Casino Hotel in Atlantic City last week for 6 days and 5 nights. The room was so spacious and comfortable. I loved the bathroom especially because all the walls had full view mirrors and the counter had so much room to fit all my makeup, but too bad I forgot to take a picture. =(

I'll be going away again to Washington D.C. on Friday and won't be back until Sunday night. I doubt I'll have any new posts up on my blog this weekend, but hopefully, I'll have swatches of some new Mac eyeshadows that I bought recently and swatches of some more Urban Decay eyeshadows when I come back. =)

What are your plans for this weekend?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stars Makeup Haven Empty Eyeshadow Palette



Stars Makeup Haven Empty 28 Pan Eyeshadow Palette


I've been getting alot of questions, regarding my empty eyeshadow palettes. I get them from Stars Makeup Haven (SMH) for $15.00. You can also get it from Coastal Scents for $9.95. Mac's Single Pro Palette ($8) is thicker and the insert ($2) only fits 15 eyeshadows. SMH's palette is the better choice for eyeshadow junkies like me because it fits more eyeshadows with the insert. They also fit alot of different brands of eyeshadows, including Mac, Urban Decay, Coastal Scents, ELF, and SMH of course. I depot all my eyeshadows and store them all in there so it's more organized and easily accessible when I do my makeup.



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review: Mac & Marcel Wanders 187 Duo Fiber Brush (Limited Edition)


I have been using the Mac & Marcel Wanders 187 Duo Fiber brush for a week now and all I can say is that it does not meet my expectations. The white synthetic bristles are thinner, wider and not as dense or firm as the white synthetic bristles of the regular Mac 187 brush (review). Not only is the Marcel Wanders brush slightly flimsy, but it does not give me the airbrush finish that I get with the regular 187 brush.

If you are using liquid foundation or cream blushes with the 187 brushes, you must apply the product by stippling. If you stipple and swirl, the product will touch the natural fibers, and that will cause the bristles to shed.

I’ve had no problem with shedding with the regular 187 brush when I stipple; however, the Marcel Wanders brush shedded a few hairs when I stippled liquid foundation on my face.

The length of the limited edition brush is also an inconvenience, since it tends to hit the mirror when I get too close. It is about an inch longer than the regular version.

Another problem I have with the Marcel Wanders brush is the cheap plastic looking handle. I prefer the regular 187 brush because the handle looks more professional and sturdy. I absolutely love the design of the limited edition brush, which was one of the main reasons why I got the brush, but the quality is just bad. I was willing to pay almost double just for the beautiful design of the handle, but after seeing it in person, it's just not worth it since the quality of the regular 187 brush is much better and way less expensive.

If Mac makes another 187 brush with a similar design like the Marcel Wanders brush, but with better quality and not cheap plastic looking, then I will definitely buy it.

The Mac & Marcel Wanders 187 brush costs $75.00, while the regular 187 brush costs $42.00

How does the Mac & Marcel Wanders brush work for you?

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