The MAC is Beauty Collection is kind of a mystery to me…I still can’t really figure out what they were going for. Everything seems to be a mix of colors that don’t necessarily go together, plus half of their promoted collection is actually part of their permanent collection. What are your thoughts on this collection? Check out what pieces I picked up…
As quite a large collection, I didn’t get the chance to buy the whole lot…I wanted to though!!!! I diligently picked up a few items that I felt I couldn’t leave the store without. Head on over to the MAC website to see the entire collection.
To be honest, I wasn’t terribly excited about these colors but I got them anyways as I will never pass up a Limited Edition anything! I was very interested to try Bouffant as I love a good peachy color but the color pay off is next to nothing! Yogurt, which is the one color part of their permanent collection has amazing wear and pigmentation. I will find good use for this. The others, Lavender isn’t my thing, however, it wears great as well. Preening, the green color, (Green is my favorite color of all time) is an extremely lack lustre color similar to Bouffant. (I swatched the crap out of them to get the color to be as bold as they appear.)
I am very happy with the colors I chose from the collection. They are all great subtle summer colors. The High-Lights color can be applied over top of any color to give it a glossy, slightly shimmer glow, or be worn alone for a dewy natural look. All in MACs Lustre formula, a great easy wearing lipstick.
Loving these Polishes for the Spring! Same great MAC formula. Sometimes takes an extra coat to get rid of streaks but worth it in the end. Quick to dry, and doesn’t chip too easily.
MAC’s Beauty Powder has always been a bit of a mystery to me. What is it really? They come in all sorts of different colors and textures so some are highlighter, some blush, some contour?? Yet they all remain with the same title ‘Beauty Powder’. It’s rather odd. Either way, I suppose if you like what you see, pick it up and use it for what ever you feel is best for you. In my opinion, this Alpha Girl Beauty Powder is clearly a blush. Unfortunately, for me it was a bit too subtle. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with olive skin or darker, perhaps if you are fair, this would suit you great. The staying power also wasn’t that great. In the pile of never to be used again this goes. Plus, the Gold Nuance is none existent!
I actually hate this liner for my eyes! It did not apply smoothly at all and rather drug my eye lid along with it. I will use it maybe to highlight my lips from time to time but this is not going near my eyes again. The pencil looks like a golden color (which I love) however, it is really just an everyday pink metallic. And it’s not really all that metallic. Two thumbs down for this one!
FABULOUS! Love these gel liners!! Amazing colors, amazing wear, amazing application! The swatches don’t so them justice as I swatched with my finger…I should have used a brush to really show off there intense color. I had a really hard time choosing only a couple of colors as they have a ton on display. Some Limited Edition, some permanent. The two I chose were of course Limited Edition within the MAC is Beauty collection.
MAC Came out with a new eyeliner brush in essence of their new Limited Edition Fluidline Gel Liners. It is the #267 Curved Angle Brush.
I was in the market for a new liner brush so I asked the MAC consultant about this new angled brush. He advised me that in order to apply accurately, you need to dab on the liner rather than use strokes. Well that was enough for me to take a pass. I can dab with a straight angled brush as well as use strokes, so instead, I picked up their #266 Small Angle Brush which is part of their permanent collection.