Thursday, February 4, 2010

Krasey Beauty is One Year Old Today!

Well folks, here we are. When I first settled into my little corner of the interweb, I never imagined I would ever reach this point. One year later, I cannot even imagine what life would be like without krasey beauty. It has been a wonderful journey, and I am so thrilled to share it with all of you!

Instead of giving you all something new, I wanted to revisit my very first post. In a year's time, so much has happened! From FOTD's to new launches, I always tried to bring the very best of my fabulous city to all of you. In the next month, I will re-post a few of my favorites, so please comment and tell me your favorite!
Thank you again, to all of you who stop by to have a look around, comment, and send me emails. You all make blogging worthwhile. Stay tuned for the post where I announce the winner of my big giveaway.
The highly anticipated Mac for Hello Kitty collection has finally launched here in NYC, and this blogger couldn't be happier. On February 3rd, MAC in Soho held a special launch party to preview the collection to eager fans.

While the weather was a chilly 20*, the NYC snow and slush did not keep the Mac-heads away from the promise of cute new products with everyone's favorite kitty plastered all over. With names like Big Bow and She Likes Candy, who couldn't help but be excited?!

The store was set up runway style with Hello Kitty's male counterpart Daniel greeting at the door along with some friendly MAC Artists. There was no great shortage of balloons, cocktails, Hello Kitty Cookies, and attractive waiters offering up lox and tuna finger sandwiches.

The collection itself is fresh and fun, offering up a Nice and Naughty side to this massive collection.

Here is what I thought, with some swatches along the way:
General Thoughts:
The packaging on all of this rocks! This will definitely appeal to the MAC collector with amazing attention to detail, down to the imprint of Hello Kitty's head on the beauty powder's and lipstick
Fashion Mews Lipstick, Nice to be Nice Lipglass, Lucky Tom Quad, Girl Groove Glitter Liner(like reflects transparent teal in liner form), Pretty Baby Beauty Powder, and Milk pigment.
Most Wearable: 
The most wearable pieces in this collection in my opinion were probably Cutester and Big Bow lipsticks, also she loves candy and sweet strawberry lipglasses, the lucky tom quad, and pretty baby beauty powder. Those wanting to go bolder can step out in Big Bow Lipstick, Fast Friends Lipglass, and the Too Dolly Quad. I love how you can go either way with the collection's offerings.

The lipsticks in general were fun colors, but I personally am not a fan of the sheerness of lustres and glazes. I will take a full color amplified cream or satin any day of the week! However if you are a fan of this formula then these will be right up your alley.

The lipglasses are said to be a new formula, and I definitely felt the difference. They applied almost like a jelly and had a superfine glittery/opalescent quality to them. I would say with all confidence that these are a step up from the old lipglass formula.

The TLC's are adorable, and I could easily see the younger MAC set playing with these.
The Beauty Powder Blushes are everything I love: pigmented and finely milled with a fine glittery luminescence. The Beauty Powders are beautiful too, but call me biased because I must collect them all!

While the quads aren’t really new, I liked the color combos and I like the linear layout to them. The glitter liners are awesome in both color and payoff, the pigments aren’t new but they are OK too.

Fashion Mews – This one is a milky pink with just a hint of lavender. You really have to pile it on to see the lavender I think, but I like it!
Strayin' – A mild hot pink with apparent blue and pink microglitter.
Fresh Brew– Beigey Neutral, with pretty good payoff for a lustre
Big Bow – Another bright pink with glitter, kind of reminds me of stepping out dazzleglass
Cutester – Sheer peachy apricot. Like Fashion mews, I didn’t get much payoff
Most Popular – Sheer Berry color, kind of reminds me of happening gal lg from Barbie

Nice to Be Nice – Bright Orangy Coral, very pretty
Nice Kitty – Nothing more than you avg hot pink gloss
Mimmy – A light pearly coral/pink
Sweet Strawberry – Medium Pink with a tinge of berry
She Loves Candy – Milky medium pink
Fast Friends – More berry than purple on me I'm afraid.

Tinted Lip Conditioners
Pink Fish – Rich, creamy, and a lovely shade of hot pink
Popster – Same as pink fish only with a touch of coral

Eye Shadow Quads
Lucky Tom Palette- This was my favorite out of the 2. Though the colors aren’t really new, they look great together. Blackened violet, creamy gold, bright peach and dark brown, what more do you need?
Too Dolly Palette- Yogurt is a creamy matte beige that makes a great base, too dolly reminds me of the robins egg blue/green in the Heatherette trios, romping is a fun hot pink and stately black was your traditional chunky glittery shadow with crappy payoff

Milk – Chunky glittery silvery pink. Sucky texture but great color!

Glitter Liners- Loved the payoff on these. So intensely pigmented and gorgeous!
Kitty Power – Like reflects very pink
Her Glitz – Reminds me of a brown black ore solar bits. A gorgeous brown with gold in it.
Glitterpuss – Bright orange/bronze glitter
Girl Groove- Reflects teal in liner form. Love!

Beauty Powder Blush
Tippy – Bright blue based pink. Beautiful color!
Fun and Games – Orangy/bronzy apricot. Not a fan of this one on me

Beauty Powders
Pretty Baby – Beautiful soft baby pink
Tahitian Sand – Hardly showed up on me, a beigey neutral color

Nail Lacquers
Sadly, I didn't pay these much attention. On quick glance they look like great colors, though I find MAC nail lacquers to be on the thin side in general.

The accessories deserve honorable mention, as I am sure these will appear to the avid Hello Kitty Fans. The brush set and plushy have me intrigued!

Now for some swatches!


the-swatchaholic said...

Congratulations on your anniversary hun! ♥

Aww MAC Hello Kitty memories. What a crazy collection it was. :D
I am still using the Pink Fish TLC every day. :)

Lilan said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Pizzicata said...

Happy Birthday, Krasey Beauty Blog!! S'den Rozhdeniya!
I enjoy this blog because it is enthusiastic, but down to earth at the same time. The Hello Kitty collection was really what got me interested in the high end makeup lifestyle, so its an anniversary for us both.

krista carlson said...

This was a fantastic blog...Great pictures descriptions and swatches...

Beautopia said...

Yay!!! Congrats, Adina! You've come a long way, baby. Your blog continues to get even more awesome! Keep it up!

madame b fatale said...

Happy Blog Birthday doll!!!
Mac Hello Kitty has been my favourite collection!!! I still use it all regulary!

resham said...

Congratulations and good luck with your future ventures...:)

Krasey Beauty said...

Thank you one and all. I am over the moon with the response that Krasey beauty has received, and only hope it continues to go up and up!

Katherine @ Lipgloss and Spandex said...

Happy Birthday to Krasey Beauty! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Happpyyyy Blog oversary! So exciting!

gio said...

Happy Blog Annivesary! I love your blog, keep up the good work!

em said...

yay! congrats & happy anni adina!

love your blog ♥

Shaim said...

Happy Blog Birthday !
You were so helful with yourhonest review and tips with this amazing blog

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...

They're re-releasing the Hello Kitty collection? GOOD, cuz I totally missed out on it the first time! I just want to see the packaging in my drawers, lol

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