Wearing the new MAC The Simpsons Collection while on vacation in Springfield
“Excellent…” she said maniacally, her fingers steepled in front of her, Mr. Burns-style.
Twenty-five years and still “doh!”-ing strong (LOL! Ooh, bad pun.)
You knew it was bound to happen sooner or later — that MAC would eventually collaborate with Team Springfield. It was just a matter of time before MAC would accumulate the requisite amount of bright pigments for the products and packaging. I mean, seriously — that red, yellow and blue, and the lacquered black edges? It’s so very MAC!
I should say here before we really get into this that I’m a kid at heart and a lifelong cartoon and comics fan, so I’m a sucker for silly things and makeup that doesn’t take itself too seriously (or really anything that doesn’t take itself too seriously).
To quote the great Bart Simpson, “Don’t have a cow, man, it’s makeup!”
OK, well, I added that last part…
MAC The Simpsons Collection
I can see how this particular collaborative pairing may have worried fervent MAC fiends, considering the preponderance of primary colors like bright yellow and blue in The Simpsons. I wondered if the makeup colors were going to look too cartoony or costume. Who knew, right? I swore I’d seen packaging like this at Party City next to the sexy clown costume.
Well, fear not, fabulous reader, because this collection does not channel The Simpsons literally. It’s whimsical, yes, but it’s also bold and pretty. While trying everything on, I had many more “Ooh!” moments than “Eww…”
MAC The Simpsons Collection
MAC That Trillion Dollar Look Quad
Take That Trillion Dollar Look, the green quad, and one of two quads in the collection (my favorite one!), for instance.
Hello, how am I supposed to say no to a bright lime green eyeshadow? Answer me that. How?
Talk about fun, especially if you dig that classic MAC girl look.
You know the one I’m talking about — the bold eyes with a dash of drag queen fabulousness.
The shadows in That Trillion Dollar Look are all rich, intense and shimmery. In other words, catwalk ready.
Wearing that Trillion Dollar Look Quad on my lids, 7 Lash on my upper lashes, Powder Blush in Sideshow You on my cheeks and Lipglass in Grand Pumpkin on my lips
Pop a pair of spiky 7 Lashes (a re-promote from the permanent line decked out in special Springfield packaging) on your eyes and don MAC black from head to toe, and you’ll fit right in with the makeup artists at your favorite MAC counter.
MAC Powder Blush in Sideshow You
That Trillion Dollar Look Quad, by the way, looks awfully epic with Sideshow You, the satin light peachy coral Powder Blush.
I think the greens in the quad go really well with the peachy coral. Plus, there’s something about this blush that simulates a youthful flush. I swear, when I wear this, I look like a wee lass of 29. I wore it out to dinner with a girlfriend this week, and the waitress actually carded me.
So pigmented, this blush, so use a delicate hand.
If Sideshow You catches your eye, remember this date: September 4. That’s when the collection launches in stores and online, and Sideshow You is an online exclusive.
MAC Lipglass in Grand Pumpkin
While we’re at it, I think Sideshow You looks as tasty as a Homer-style doughnut when paired with Grand Pumpkin, a bright creamy orange Lipglass.
It’s kind of a holdover, I guess, from summer’s orange lip trend, so if you aren’t ready to bid farewell to orange lip colors, now’s your chance to grab one more before it’s “Full steam ahead to fall!”
MAC 7 Lash false lashes
Why have I not tried these before?? They’re re-promotes from the permanent line, but they’ve got that special edition packaging.
They’re so nice, long, lightweight and great. I love these.
The lashes are in spiky bundles (spiky like Marge’s lashes or Lisa’s hair), and they bring bad-@ss drama without heavyweight lash noise. Just be careful if you intend to clean and reuse them because they’re very delicate (but fab!).
That Trillion Dollar Look Quad; Eye Shadows from the left in Lisa’s Spikes, Apple Squishee, 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds, and Chalkboard Dreams ($44 U.S./$53 CAD)
Marge’s Extra Ingredients Quad, Eye Shadows from the left in Harpooned Heart, Sexy PB & J, Beehive Blue, and Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner ($44 U.S./$53 CAD)
Powder Blush in Sideshow You (online exclusive; $24 U.S./$28.50 CAD)
Powder Blush in Pink Sprinkles ($24 U.S./$28.50 CAD)