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Disney fans and Aladdin fans and beauty fans – you're in for a treat.

The Disney Aladdin Collection by M·A·C is coming and it's everything you could have ever thought it would be.

Filled with a mix of precious metals and Jasmine-inspired jewel-tones, it hits shelves this May.

Bt that's not all – it also comes with the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin.


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The collaboration has three-pieces including a nine shade eyeshadow palette, a lipstick, as well as a bronzer all inspired by Jasmine.

Disney announced this MAC collaboration after the release of the full length trailer for the Aladdin live-action film to release May 24.

MAC took to Instagram to announce the good news.

They wrote, ''Your wish, our command. Manifest your magic with The Disney Aladdin Collection by MAC. Launching this May, this wish-fulfilling collaboration highlights the self-determination and confidence of Princess Jasmine in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin – in theatres May 24.”

Fans were delighted and took to the comments to say so.

One said, ''I am so ready to buy the lipstick!!''

While another wrote, ''Best ever colab I could ever imagine.''

The collaboration is centered around Jasmine's powerful character as a woman – self-determined, strong and confident.

The eyeshadows don't have any names, but the colours are stunning and the nine shades includes mattes, shimmers and jewel tones in mauve purple, red and pink blush tones, as well as gold shimmers.

Well there goes all of our money…





While beauty brands come and go, dip and flow, in popularity among makeup lovers based on influencer recommendations and online trends – one thing remains constant, and that's MAC. 

MAC lives in the memoirs of young men and women who saved up their after-school job money to purchase their first 'proper' foundation, and remains alive today in their vibrant, professional and adaptive collections. 

Creative yet classic, the brand knock it out of the park year after year with their coveted Christmas collection, and 2018's offering is no different. 


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MAC have launched their Shiny Pretty Things Collection – and it's the perfect Christmas gift for the beauty lover in your life. 

We have to first point out the delightful, 80s inspired cellophane wrapping that coats the collection – in dramatic, acidic shades of cobalt, fuchsia and tangerine, they definitely won't be overlooked under the tree.

The collection has a mix of sets and stand alone items – some of which come in decked-out sequin makeup pouches. 


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Our ultimate must purchase from the collection is the lipstick vault – we've seen it IRL and it truly made us gasp in delight. 

There's nothing more decadent than treating yourself (or someone else) to not one, but ten new lipsticks. 

The MAC Lip Kit  includes firm favourites Diva, Chili, See Sheer, Velvet Teddy, Twig, Ruby Woo, Relentlessly Red, Rebel, Snow Orchid and Snow. 

Best of all, it's only €63.50, making each lippie, in it's co-ordinating capsule, only €6.35. 


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Along with the lip-focused set, MAC has also come up with face sets to get that complexion glowing for party season. 

We're particularly fond of the Medium/Deep palette – which includes, like it's Fair sister, an Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighter, Blush and Bronzing Powder with rich, peachy undertones. 

Next up is the selection of Party Favours – little quads of cosmetics in jewel-toned sealed cellophane.

These kits host four of MAC's iconic dazzle pigments – and for a mere €24.00.

The iconic brand have also followed down the youngest Kardashian-Jenner's path by combining their bestselling lipsticks and lip liners to create kits. 

The Goody Bag Lip Trios come in stunning makeup bags, with a neutral trio and a red trio to choose from. 

Accompanying the liner and lipstick is a stunning LipGlass – one of MAC's bestselling products. 


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Our final pick for the beauty buff in your life has got to be the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Snowflushed

The colour itself is stunning – an iridescent peach with hints of strobe gold – and we're loving the adorable bow finish on the highlighter pan. 


The entire collection is available now from Brown Thomas and Arnotts, as well as maccosmetics.com. 



While we all know by now that Instagram does n ot the depict the reality of any situation – one ,makeup brand has been changing the narrative surrounding makeup accounts and Photoshop. 

MAC Cosmetics have received waves of praise for featuring up-close images up makeup without retouching.

Most notably, one image which showcases a stunning brown lip look also includes the upper lip hairs of the model in full view, going against silly societal expectation of hairless, dolphin-skinned women. 


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'Living up to other people's beauty standards can be so exhausting and emotionally tolling – especially when as women our bodies and faces are expected to be predominantly hairless and poreless,' said one commeter. 

'Absolutely love the natural image. Allows consumers to better see the quality of the product too,' said another. 

'Appriacte you for not editing or photoshopping the model! We Stan a natural sister,' another wrote. 


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 Recently, huge brands like Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury have ditched the photoshop in favour of digitally unenhanced images. 

The brand have chosen models with skin texture, freckles, and pores on their social media account. 

Here's to hoping brands ditch photoshop from now on, so we see what women (and the products) really look like. 



Throwback Tuesday!

Everything from the 90s has been making a major comeback in recent years, from brands like Fila and Kappa to trends like claw hair clips, flannel shirts and crop tops. 

Beauty trends have not been removed from this resurgence, with mauve lip tones and glitter lips being spotted all over Instagram – and M.A.C is responding to the demand. 

Marrakesh lipstick, Spanish Fly lipstick and Icon lipstick €21.00

The iconic makeup brand is brining back some of their discontinued 90s cult products. 

From terracotta matte lip shades to frosted lip sticks, the Throwbacks Collection is giving 90s zealots the most authentic makeup look possible. 

The lippies include seven shades with matte, frost and satin finishes. 

The makeup brand are also bringing back some popular neutral eyeshadow singles, in both matte and shimmer shades.

You can shop the 90s look here.



Not to be overly dramatic or anything, but this might be the BEST news we've heard all year. 

So in my humble opinion, ASOS can do no wrong – it is a one stop shop for absolutely everything you could need. 

Clothing, birthday cards, inflatable flamingos… and now, MAC makeup! 

Yes, really. 

In a very exciting turn of events, beauty lovers will be able to purchase MAC makeup from ASOS as of the March 14th. 

We are not worthy! 

However, ASOS won't be stocking everything, but they will offer a wide range of MAC hero products.

Here's hoping we can get our strobe cream and our Velvet Teddy.

Without even leaving the house, mind you – welcome to the bloody future. 



Ever wanted to try lipstick that tastes and smells like your favourite food? Well today is your lucky day. 

MAC Cosmetics just announced the launch of its new makeup collection, and we are VERY intrigued. 

Global Senior Makeup Artist for MAC, Dominic Skinner, gave beauty-lover a sneak peak of the new Lipglass range, which features lip glosses in flavours like chocolate, raspberry and coconut. 

In an Instagram post, Dominic showed swatches of the lip colours, which range from shocking silvers to pale pinks. 

In his caption, he wrote: "#SeenBackstage  #MakeupSwatches for the #Lipglass from a #NEW #MAC collection These #Smell (I know coz I’ve smelt) and apparently #Taste (IDK coz I’ve not tasted) like their names"

Each lip gloss is named after a different tasty treat – Death By Chocolate, Banana Muffins, Coconut Macaroon, Funfetti Cake, Raspberry Cream and Strawberry Torte. 

There's no official launch date just yet, but we'll keep you updated as soon as we know more. 


M.A.C are renowned for their cult beauty items and amazing collaborations. 

This year alone the brand has teamed up with ten of the world's top beauty influencers, but now the company is creating the perfect lipsticks with a complete pop queen.

The one and only Nicki Minaj is on board with M.A.C to create some sizzling nude lippies, and we're dying to see them IRL. 


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'@nickiminaj dominates fans’ hearts and hip-hop charts with her bravado and razor-sharp rhymes,' reads the original Insta upload. 

'With her unstoppable seductive power, the queen is set to conquer the world.'

'Get cheeky and take charge in the queen’s two suggestive Lipstick shades. This September, get nude with Nicki.'

'Need even more Nicki in your life? M·A·C has a MAJOR surprise coming in 2018.'


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The cult lipstick brand then uploaded another picture, showcasing two stunning lipsticks. 

The caption revealed that Nicki will be releasing not one but two nude lipsticks with the iconic beauty brand. 

The nude duo will be released in September, and we may start queuing outside Arnotts or BTs now… 



In desperate need of a new lippy?

Well, today is your lucky day – or tomorrow, rather.

In celebration of International Lipstick Day on Saturday July 29, MAC cosmetics are giving customers the opportunity to get their hands on one of the brand's cult lipsticks completely free of charge.

But, there's a catch.

As the old saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch and so you will need to spend a minimum of €50.00 in order to avail of the offer

The colours available are Cyber, Stone, Fleshpot, Media, Captive, and MAC Red.

This limited promotion will run in Arnotts and Brown Thomas stores all over the country for one day only.

So, if your makeup bag has been looking a little sparse lately, this is the perfect excuse to stock up on all those essential beauty buys.


Plenty of beauty bloggers release their own affordable collections for their fans and followers to get their look, but one mega-blogger from the UK was invited by M.A.C to created her very own lippie for the beauty behemoth.

Fleur De Force has a hugely successful YouTube channel and blog, with over 788,000 followers on Instagram and almost 1,5000,000 subscribers on YouTube. 

Now, the beauty mogul is coming to Dublin to celebrate the launch of the one-of-a-kind lippie. 


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'A little bit of an update on #MACxFLEURDEFORCE guys,' the blogger said in an Instagram caption.

'Due to a problem out of my control, my lipstick is now launching on the 8th MAY! So sorry for the delay BUT I'm super excited to announce that I'm partnering with @TheOfficialSelfridges so it will be available both on the MAC website (from 8th May) and on Selfridges MAC counters and on the Selfridges website (from 10th May).' (sic)

'I'm also going to be hosting some meet ups in the Trafford Centre Selfridges store, and @OfficialBrownThomas in Dublin to celebrate the launch! More details to follow.'


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So if you have always wanted to meet Fleur, now could be your chance.

Keep an eye out for further details of the launch, which will be coming to Brown Thomas on Garfton Street. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



Listen, we all have those days (and nights) where we absolutely plaster on the makeup to make ourselves feel glamorous. 

However, most of the time we just want to look fresh, dewy and like we have no makeup on at all, right?!

Thankfully, the gorgeous folks at M.A.C cosmetics are releasing a new line of foundation, that will make you look like you have an Instagram filter on at all times. 

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The genius new foundation range balances sheer coverage, a dewy glow, and a texture that makes your skin feel like it's naked – but you'll look flawless.

The foundation is aptly named Next to Nothing, and is being released in both liquid and powder form. 

The liquid, Next to Nothing Face Colour, feels similar to a BB cream or a slightly richer tinted moisturiser – it feels weightless on the skin, and will leave you hydrated, rather than that chalky feeling of typical foundations. 

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The powder, Next to Nothing Pressed Powder, is soft and silky, with an almost iridescent quality – imagine your normal powder's sexy cousin, and you have this fabulous product. 

The two glorious new products are launching in April, just in time for summer and will cost €30 for the liquid, and €26 for the powder. 

We cannot wait to try this! 

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Being called a basic bitch is one of the worst insults of all time right now, but we all have to admit that we have a hint of basic within.

Anyone who says they hate the Kardashians, leggings, Starbucks, UGGs, reality TV, Lauren Conrad, Nicholas Sparks, and calling everybody "hun" is lying. 

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To pay homage to the basic bitch in all of us, MAC is launching a Basic Bitch Palette, and we like, can't cope right now.

Senior MAC Artist Netta Szekely showcased this bad boy over on her Instagram account, and we're already excited by the gorgeous shades.


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The palette is designed to bring our makeup looks back to basics, with a selection of carefully chosen colours ranging from rich-toned to muted.

The nine shades were used backstage at Milan Fashion Week, and the brand new shadows looked amazing on the runway. 


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Unfortunatly, the palette isn't being released in the UK, so it's likely that Ireland may not get a look in either when it comes to flogging this perfectly toned shadow set.

However, we're sure that you can get your hands on one through a site that ships internationally. 

After all, waiting on an online shopping parcel is one of the most basic bitch inconveniences going. 



Teen queen Kylie Jenner may be the master of all things makeup, but OG brand M.A.C Cosmetics is coming for the reality TV star's crown.

The high-end beauty brand has created its own lip kit bundles to rival Kylie's (and Chloe Ferry's, and Megan McKenna's).

 M.A.C has paired up some of it's most classic combinations of lipstick and lip liner to be sold together as a kit. 

MAC Lip Kit – Mehr & SoarTaupe & Hover and Twig & Half Red, €28.66

M.A.C lippies are an iconic makeup bag staple, so taking on the modern obsession with lip kits was a wise move.

Also, the lip kits are a mega bargain at €28.66. With lip sticks retailing at about €20.00 each and liners going for €17.00 each, those are some serious savings on premium makeup.

As if we needed another excuse. 

MAC Lip Kit – Whirl & Whirl, Velvet Teddy & Boldly Bare, and Honey Love & Subculture 

The lip kits are currently only available to Macy's customers for now but considering the fact that the kits were a smash sell-out success, fingers crossed they make their way to Irish shores.

Don't let us down, makeup Gods.