I was hanging out with the kids, minding my own business, when I came across a FB update from Amarixe, showing a new blog post. What??!!? As soon as I saw her post, I knew these new shades had to be mine.
I did my workout during the kids’ nap, and the second they were all awake, I took them to Rite Aid for a treat. Hey, ice cream for the kids, and new makeup for mommy – win-win, right? Wrong! 1-0 kids (but I did manage to sneak a few bites of ice cream. I worked out, remember? So it was ok). The Rite Aid down the street didn’t have these…so, I figured we might as well go to the Walgreen’s across the street and check there. I mean, we were already out, right?
So picture me – the baby in one cart, diaper bag inside that cart, one twin in the seat of another cart, and the other twin sitting inside of that one. Pushing the cart with the baby and pulling the cart with the twins. Wouldn’t you want to load them all back in the car, drive across the street and do it again? Exactly. That is how bad I needed them. And of course, I walk in Walgreen’s with my crew and they don’t have it. Frustration mounts.
Fast forward to last night at 9:45 p.m. – walking out of the third Rite Aid, and fifth store total, with the prize in hand. All four of the new earth tone shades were mine!! And no, the kids were not with me….I’m not that bad ;-). I picked these up for $6.69 each and received 10% off of each one. They were having a Buy One Get One 50% off on Maybelline products, but they wouldn’t give it to me on these, even though it didn’t specifically say they were excluded. I was a little miffed, but I was going to buy them anyway.
Now on with the only part of this you probably actually care about reading:
The Fall 2012 “Scene on the Runway” Collection features four limited edition shades, as well as two permanent shades: Barely Beige, Mossy Green, Gold Shimmer and Rich Mahogany are all limited edition, Bad to the Bronze and Audacious Asphalt are part of the permanent range. They feel the same in texture as the two previous shades I own (super creamy), and the staying power seems just as great. They are very pigmented and I would say they stay on better than my Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows, which I love – I washed my arm with soap and water, and the swatches were still on my arm! Of course, that was my arm and not my eyelids; I’ll let you know if it doesn’t perform as well on the eyes. All swatches are on bare skin.
|Outside, no flash|
Aren't these gorgeous?!? I love the way the sunlight shows off these stunning shades. Top to bottom: Rich Mahogany, Gold Shimmer, Mossy Green and Barely Beige.
Photo on left: Mossy Green and Barely Beige, Photo on right: Rich Mahogany and Gold Shimmer
I’m planning on creating a look (or two) and posting pictures later, along with any other updates. Here are a few more pictures – I know I was dying to see as many as I could before actually going out and purchasing.
|100 Barely Beige|
I’m not sure where it originated, but I read that this might be a dupe for Painterly Paint Pot from MAC. Sorry, not even close, both in finish and color. Painterly is a nude peach with a matte finish, while this is definitely lighter and shimmery. I would say it is a closer match for Bare Study, but it’s not exact. In the pot, they look similar, but swatched on the skin, Bare Study has a gold pearl, while Barely Beige looks a little more peach. On the eyes, the difference isn’t quite as noticeable. If you’ve been lusting over MAC’s Bare Study but don’t want to fork over the cash, I’d say this little beauty is worth a try.
|L-Bare Study R-Barely Beige|
The picture on the right is of several other lighter shade products (sorry for the bruises on my arm). I was messing around to see what I had close to this color already in my collection. From top to bottom, left to right:
Row 1 - Barely Beige, with Bare Study swatched directly underneath, Iced Latte (L'OREAL), Sin (UD), Nubile (MAC).
Row 2 - Barely Beige, Endless Pearl (L'OREAL), Bare Study and r.s.v.p. (Benefit).
Row 3 - Barely Beige, Tattle Tale (Benefit), Birthday Suit (Benefit), and Painterly.
Another closer up comparison, below, between fellow drugstore champions from L'OREAL, Iced Latte and Endless Pearl, and the new Barely Beige.
Top to bottom in both photos - Endless Pearl, Barely Beige and Iced Latte
Left to right - Iced Latte, Barely Beige and Endless Pearl
Continuing on with the other new shades....
Beautiful mossy green with gold shimmer.
|300 Gold Shimmer|
Looks more on the bronze side, which makes me excited! Maybe even looks a little like an antique gilded gold…I don’t know, I never said I was amazing at describing colors.
Gorgeous dark brown with, what looks like, red and gold shimmer. Can’t wait to try this on my eyes! Check out the photos below for shade comparison to similar products from L'OREAL and Benefit.
|(L-R) Birthday Suit, Bronzed Taupe, Bad to the Bronze, Busy Signal, Rich Mahogany, Gold Shimmer|
After completing that first comparison, I just had to go looking in the rest of my collection to see if I had anything else close to this shade. Nope...at least, not in a similar formulation. I didn't even glance at my powder shadows - that would take too long!
What do you think? Are you on the hunt for these? Will you be adding any of these shades to your collection?