Thanks to the lovely Kate at the MAC Bay/Bloor who put my goodies on hold. It was great having the opportunity to see everything in advance and just swoop in and buy on the day of the launch. Here’s what I got from MAC’s Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection and my initial thoughts:
NOTORIETY QUAD: I was attracted to this quad by the pretty shimmer in Skintone 1 (light gold shimmer) and Notoriety (brown with shimmer). This quad is so pretty. I wasn’t planning to get this originally but when I saw in person I thought it would be very versatile. It is right up my neutral alley. Swatches below (sorry ladies, I still haven’t mastered the swatch photos!)
PHOTO REALISM QUAD: This was instant love. This was the quad I originally said would be my ONLY purchase. It exceeded my expectations in terms of loveliness. I am terrible still at describing colours but this palette features greens, grey/greens. It’s unlike anything I have in my collection…I think…Not positive though. So bad that I don’t know what I have! Again, excuse the swatches. I can see doing a great green-based smokey eye with this palette.
I wasn’t planning to buy any lip products but you know that is my real weakness. I limited myself to:
LOVIN IT Lipstick (Lustre): MAC describes this a cool neutral with a yellow undertone. This was beautiful when I put it on. I did have a swatch but deleted it by accident and am now too tired to take more photos. I promise to post a photo of the day with it on. Today at work, I even put Lychee Luxe on top of it and together it created a beautiful rich peachy pink neutral. I’m loving it!
ON DISPLAY lipglass: When I swatched this in the store, it really reminded me of Jampacked from last year. This is a beautiful rich purple colour which I think will rock this Fall with a neutral eye. I will have to compare it to Jampacked though.
There were a couple of other lipsticks that caught my eye but the rest of the lipglasses I thought were too similar to ones I had already (see I showed some restraint. Some.)
While at MAC, I also picked up Shade fluidline. Lollipop 26 did a video about this and said it was a beautiful dark mossy green/black liner that was being discontinued. In person it is beautiful — and I thought would pair well with the Photo Realism colours.
The other brighter shadows, pencils and pigments were beautiful as well but I averted my eyes to avoid the temptation. Will I last? We’ll see…..
Any other beauty binges today ladies — MAC or other lines?