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As we mentioned last week, everyone seems to have been swept up by MAC's Cult Of Cherry. For beauty this fall, it's all about the super low part, the black/red lip, and the dewy skin and this particular MAC collection lends itself nicely to the aesthetic. You could say, for instance, that the deep purples and blackened reds are a more pedestrian version of Yves Saint Laurent's black lip gloss from Fall 08. This was the look this past season so the deduction could be made that these MAC offers enter (sigh) must-have status.

After applying MAC's Mattene Lipstick in Kirsh we realized these intense shades require substantially more maintenance than one might bargain for. First, the color is difficult to apply evenly, especially if your lips are under moisturized. Second, it's difficult maintain the intense pigment level without a coordinating lip liner. Lipstick this intense needs some structure ladies, be warned!


Although cherries are a summer fruit, Cult of Cherry also includes a wearable autumnal quad entitled Spiced Chocolate. The Spiced Chocolate quad combines Nano Gold, Spiced Chocolate, Brash and Sweet Chestnut for an endless amount of looks. Each shadow offers a different finish, from a warm matte chocolate to an intensely metallic burnt orange. MAC's makeup artist looks always provide incredible inspiration, so we couldn't help but fall for the look titled Cherry Blossom. The haunting eyes create the look we crave for our perfect Fall afternoon.

Check out MAC's video for the Cult Of Cherry collection, below. There's a cameo by designer Erin Fetherston that seems fitting, given her lip-stained Juliet inspired Fall collection.

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