M·A·C Star Trek

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Alert to all trekkies! Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross decades, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, delight in the beauty of exploration as M·A·C and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation joins forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of astral hues.

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The cosmic women of Star Trek not only made the series immortal, their powerful sense of style sent space-age fashion to a new frontier. Check out the new beauty must-haves:

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LIPGLASS – CHF 29.00
Pleasure Planet – Set to Stun – Warp Speed Ahead – Khaaannnn!

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LIPSTICK – CHF 31.00
The Enemy Within – Kling-It-On – LLAP – Where No Man Has Gone Before

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TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC POWDER – CHF 45.00
Luna Luster – Strange New Words – Highly Illogical

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SUPERSLICK LIQUID EYE LINER – CHF 32.00
On the Hunt – Pure Show – Nocturnal

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Bird of Prey – Midnight
Th Naked Time – To Boldly Go

star-trek-polishM·A·C STUDIO NAIL LACQUER – CHF 20.00
Enterprise – Skin of Evil – Holla-Deck

LashesLASH – CHF 19.00
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Available now exclusively at all M·A·C Counters, M·A·C Stores and www.maccosmetics.ch.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

M∙A∙C Eid

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Today is the start of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer. Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of breaking of the fast” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of this important religious period in the beginning of July. A reason also for M∙A∙C to celebrate with the launch of Smoky Metallic Times Nine, a limited-edition Eyes x 9 Palette created exclusively in honour of Eid, that features a wave of colour-coordinated, smoky metallic hues offering countless combinations. For the ultimate in versatility, the palette offers textures from matte to satin to frost for creating looks for both day and night. What’s more, eyes x 9 is packaged in pocket-sized compacts for easy portability. Now, that’s a gorgeous sight to behold. Statement eyes have never been easier.

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Smoky Metallic Times Nine
Filament platinum silver (lustre)
Simple Sensation pinky mid-tone nude (matte)
Give Me Fire taupe pinky neutral (lustre)
By the Silver Moon frosty neutralized green (veluxe pearl)
Just Twigged light greyish taupe (satin)
Petrol mid-tone charcoal (satin)
Richy-Rich goldish dirty bronze (lustre)
Black Factor deep muted brown-black (matte)
Carbon intense black (matte)
60.00 CHF

Brushes
228 Mini Shader – 34.00 CHF
224 Tapered Blending – 48.00 CHF

In Switzerland only available at the MAC counter at Globus Geneva from July 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

All I Want

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Mariah Carey MACThis holiday, all we want is M·A·C Mariah Carey, featuring «All I Want» lipstick in a luminous frosted champagne. One shimmery swipe makes your lips as fierce and timeless as the icon herself. Exclusively online. In Switzerland available from February 2016 for CHF 28.00.

I am wearing it already and am in love with this shade. You can work it with different lip liner colors for multiple effects.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC COSMETICS

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande has been named as the new MAC Viva Glam frontwoman following in the same footsteps as Miley Cyrus, Nicki MinajRihanna among other celebrities.

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The 22-year-old singer will represent the Viva Glam branch of the famous beauty brand, which sells limited edition products with the proceeds going to charity.

Good girl? Bag girl? Ariana’s range includes her dark matte plum lipstick (CHF 28.00) and her shimmering light baby pink lip gloss (CHF 26.00). Show your both sides and don’t forget it’s for charity, every cent from the selling price of Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Available in Switzerland from January 21, 2016 at all MAC counters and online.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

MAC Guo Pei Collection for Fall 2015

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Chinese Haute Couture Designer Guo Pei

Do you remember this year’s China-themed Met Gala where Rihanna showed up in the best dress of the night by Chinese haute couture designer GUO PEI? 2015 seems to be definitely the year of Asian domination: MAC has named Guo Pei, who is also known as the Alexander McQueen of the East, as its latest beauty collaborator, joining a long list of greats like Giambattista Valli, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung to name a few.

The absolutely stunning MAC Guo Pei Fall 2015 Collection will include 16 beauty items like lip glosses, eyeshadow palettes, blushes, lipsticks and more.

The collection will hit the shelves this October 2015. In Switzerland at Globus Geneva, MAC store Lucerne and online.

You can explore all the products below.

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MAC Guo Pei Fall 2015 Collection

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Night Sky / Eye Shadow Quad (Limited Edition) – CHF 79.00
· Nehru – black grey (matte)
· Clear Bright Moon – warm white (veluxe pearl)
· Blue Horizon – mid-tone vibrant blue (frost)
· Celestial Peak – dark frosted blue (deluxe pearl)

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Morning Light / Eye Shadow Quad (Limited Edition) – CHF 79.00
· Sweet Vapours – soft beige with pink pearl (pearl lustre)
· Waking Dawn – medium gold (veluxe pearl)
· Amber Lights – peachy brown with shimmer (frost)
· Earthy Scent – blackened brown (veluxe pearl)

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Beauty Powder (Limited Edition) – CHF 58.00
· Moonlight – translucent powder with fine pearl

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Powder Blush (Limited Edution) – CHF 49.00
· Lotus Blossom – light blue pink (matte)
· Red Water Lily – light coral pink (satin)

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Fluidline (Limited Edition) – CHF 28.00
· Blue Fountain – dark green blue (cream)
· Darkness of Calm – dark espresso (frost)
· Palm Tree – charcoal with pearl (cream)

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Lipstick (Limited Edition) – CHF 44.00
· Zenith – light nude (lustre)
· Brave Red – bright yellow red (cremesheen)
· Ethereal Orchid – mid-tone dirty coral (lustre)

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Cremesheen Glass (Limited Edition) – CHF 42.00
· Love of Roses – true red
· Pale Moon – mid-tone pink nude
· Bright Pink Bouquet – nude coral (my favorite)

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Brush (Limited Edition)
· 213 Fluff Brush – CHF 44.00
· 129 Powder/Blush Brush – CHF 69.00

The packaging is so divine, I can only recommend those beautiful beauty products!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics and Getty Images

MAC x Isabel & Ruben Toledo

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Fashion’s most romantic couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, are renowned for their award-winning and imaginative work in fashion design and illustration. This unique collaboration with MAC pair’s Isabel’s sensational penchant for colour with Ruben’s vibrant energy in a palette of hues designed to sculpt, paint and transform the face.

Specially designed white packaging features Ruben’s illustrations, an array of graphic lines and red-lipped faces brought to life with his one-of-a-kind aesthetic. In stores now and available online here.

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MAC Bellgreens Eye Shadow Palette (CHF66)
Fresh Blade: Pale frosted yellow (Veluxe Pearl)
Gorgeous Gold: Muted yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Savant: Mid-tone mustard lime (Satin)
Vicuña: Light neutral olive (Frost)
Charcoal Brown: Muted taupe brown (Matte)
Sushigreen: Charcoal olive with multidimensional pearl (Velvet)

MAC Violetwink Eye Shadow Palette (CHF66)
Sweet Allure: Soft light pink (Satin)
French Clay: White grey (Frost)
Stars ‘N’ Rockets: Purple with pink pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Tendersmoke: Muted silver lilac (Frost)
Frizzyplum: Dark violet with multidimensional pearl (Frost)
Overnight: Cool black (Matte)

MAC Moodyblu Eye Shadow Palette (CHF66)
Midnight Snow: Pale silver (Frost)
Idol Eyes: Silver violet with gold (Lustre)
Deep Truth: True dark blue (Frost)
Knight Divine: Black with silver pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Indigogo: Blackened navy with multidimensional pearl (Veluxe)

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Oxblood: Light peachy nude (Matte)
Barbeque: Vivid orange red (Matte)
Victoriana: Mid-tone pink red (Matte) Tenor Voice: True classic red (Matte) Opera: Dark red (Matte)
Sin: Deep blood red (Matte)

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Oxblood: Light peachy nude
Barbeque: Vivid orange red
Victoriana: Mid-tone pink red
Tenor Voice: True classic red
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Sin: Deep blood red

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MAC Blush Ombre (CHF42)
Ripe Peach: Light coral Azalea Blossom: Light cool pink Kindergaren Red: Crimson into pale nude MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner ($17.50) Designer Purple: Iridescent violet Chlorafill: Green line with pearl Petrol Blue: Deep navy with pearl

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MAC Modern Twist Lash Mascara (CHF37)
Vynil: Black
Caligrafy: Navy
Tarot: Purple
Chlorafill: Lime

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MAC Nail Lacquer (CHF20) 
Faint of Heart: Palest milky nude (Cream)
Venus Red: Clean true red (Cream)
Vixen: Deep burgundy red (Cream)

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MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo 129SE Powder/Blush Brush (CHF57)

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MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo Makeup Bag (CHF38, only available online)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Proenza Schouler for MAC Cosmetics

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When fashion meets beauty, I always get super excited. Proenza Schouler have joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to launch a limited edition line for release this spring, a collection very much in line with the Proenza Schouler catwalk aesthetic, relevant, refined, just beautiful.

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Lets have a closer look at those upcoming beauty musts:

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LIPSTICK – CHF 36.00
Woodrose light pink with beige (lustre)
Pinkfringe vivid flamingo pink (satin)
Mangrove bright clean orange-red (matte)
Primrose sheer berry plum (lustre)

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PRO LONGWEAR EYE LINER – CHF 32.00
Black Ice rich black
Rich Experience true brown

PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL – CHF 32.00
Dynamo bright peony
High Energy bright orange-red cream

Proenza Schouler Blush Ombre

BLUSH OMBRE – CHF 42.00
Sunset Beach cool pink ombre into beige
Ocean City coral orange ombre into beige

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NAIL LACQUER – CHF 22.00
Dayflower clean plum (cream)
Nocturnelle black as night (cream)
Thimbleweed pale nude (cream)
Bougainvillea bright orange coral (cream)

Brush Proenza Schouler

BRUSH PROENZA SCHOULER 129SE POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH – CHF 59.00

In Switzerland exclusively available at Globus from March 27, 2014.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

MAC Tropical Taboo

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Unfortunately, MAC‘s Tropical Taboo hasn’t arrived on time before my departure to China. It would have been the perfect look for Sanya. But no need to complain. Zurich feels very tropical at the moment as well, with temperatures rising every day.

The extremely colourful Tropical Taboo collection includes many of the brand’s iconic mineralize products, plus amazing new lipsticks and some beloved repromotes.
Here are my favorites:

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LIPS
RICH LIPSTICK in Divine Choice (mid-tone cool pink cream) – CHF 36.00
CREMESHEEN GLASS in Fever Isle (bright red coral) – CHF 32.00
LIP PENCIL in Ablaze (bright apricot) – CHF 22.00

EYES
MINERALIZE EYE SHADOW in Time to Tango (lavender with silver pearl / frost) – CHF 33.00

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MINERALIZE BLUSH in Exotic Amber (orange with bronze pearl / frost) – CHF 35.00

This beautiful limited edition collection is in stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC and © Sandra Bauknecht

Fall in Love with My New Beauty Look

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Thank you for your e-mails concerning my make-up look that I wore to the MCM store opening in Zurich. Many of you have been asking for the details. Here we go! I have been a fan of blue eye shadow since many years. Therefore I was so happy to try the new MAC summer collections FASHION SETS and TEMPERATURE RISING.

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The best blue shades with a hint of violet (perfect for green eyes): 
Left: EYE SHADOW Heroine Satin, a matte bright cobalt blue, CHF 26.00
Right: EYE SHADOW Fontainebleu Frost from a previous collection

To add depth to the eyes:
POWERCHROME EYE PENCIL Polished Jet, charcoal with pearl, CHF 29.00

For a radiant complexion: 
BRONZING POWDER Refined Golden, finely spun golden with soft pearl finish, CHF 34.00

A gorgeous and extraordinary shade for the lips:
LIPSTICK Caliente, a super dazzle violet, CHF  30.00

The new products are in stores now.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Emerald Eyes Makeup Tutorial

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As promised, here is the makeup tutorial for emerald eyes. The Pantone Colour of the Year 2013 looks gorgeous on nearly every eye colour.

Products used to create the look:

CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay
DIOR 5 Coleurs Eye Shadow 374 Blue Lagoon icon
3 MAC Eye Shadow Vanilla Velvet
DIOR Diorshow Liner Waterproof Aqua Green icon
5 SHISEIDO The Makeup Eyebrow and Eyeliner Compact BL3 Light Brown
6 ANASTASIA Brow Gel Clear icon
7 SISLEY So Intense Mascara Black
CHANEL Mascara Inimitable Waterproof 37 Lime Light
9 CHANEL Lèvres Scintillantes/Glossimer 427 Envolée

Brushes: BOBBI BROWN Angle Eye Shadow Brush and MAC Brush 228

And here you go:

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To complement the emerald green eyes, I like to wear apricot hues on the lips. My favourite at the moment is CHANEL Glossimer 427 Envolée from the new summer look (available in Switzerland end of May 2013).

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Hope that you have enjoyed that makeup tutorial! Happy Sunday!

LoL, Sandra

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