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The MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection for Summer 2014: Classic Cosmetics for a Far-Future Catwalk

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MAC Pedro Lourenco

Wearing the new MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad on my eyes, Amplified Lipstick in True Red on my lips, Powder Blush Duo in Corol on my cheeks and Cream Colour Base in Hush on my upper cheekbones

What struck me first was the packaging. The black against the gold. It pulled me in like a tractor beam. Classic and edgy at the same time, a la Blade Runner, which is a style I aspire to achieve, on occasion.

The black cases are different than usual for MAC and have this rubbery texture, so they’re kind of NARS-y, and that coupled with the makeup — the nude eyes, cheeks and bright red lips — add up to a recipe for instant makeup lust.

There are definitely things here I’ll wear, and actually, a lot of them are pieces I already wear. The new quad has two of my long-time favorite MAC eyeshadows, Sable and All That Glitters, and the Cream Colour Base is a re-promoted shade called Hush, which I absolutely love.

MAC Pedro Lourenco collection

The new MAC Pedro Lourenco collection (not shown: the Nail Lacquers in Skin and Rlaming Rose)

A couple of the lipsticks also look like classic MAC shades I wear all the time, like True Red, which looks a little like Lady Danger but has an Amplified finish instead of a Matte, so it has that shine. And Ruby is kind of like Russian Red, but with the Amplified finish instead of the Matte.

So, I don’t really think the release shatters new ground. The edgiest pieces here are probably the Lipglasses, which are these sort of weird metallic colors like Gold Mirror, a neutral gold, and Mirror, a neutral silver, both of which, I think, seem very indicative of Pedro’s sometimes sci-fi style, from what I’ve seen of his work.

I tell you what, though — if I were a robot, I’d be all over those Lipglasses in two ticks of an animatronic heartbeat, beep-beep!

MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection Amplified Lipsticks

Pedro Lourenco Amplified Lipsticks, $17.50 each

MAC Pedro Lourenco Amplified Lipstick in Peach Beige

Amplified Lipstick in Peach Beige, a light pinkish nude

MAC Pedro Lourenco Amplified Lipstick in Ruby

Amplified Lipstick in Ruby, a mid-tone blueish red

MAC Pedro Lourenco in Amplified Lipstick in Roxo

Amplified Lipstick in Roxo, a deep red

MAC Pedro Lourenco Amplified Lipstick in True Red

Amplified Lipstick in True Red, a vivid bright coral

MAC Pedro Lourenco Lipglass in Mirror (top) and Gold Mirror (bottom)

Lipglass in Mirror (top, a neutral silver) and Gold Mirror (bottom, neutral gold), $16.50 each

I was so stoked about the Corol Blush Duo before seeing it in person. It’s the big compact with the black matte packaging and Pedro’s name across the front. But then I tried it on, and it really wasn’t working for me. The powder’s extremely hard and difficult to pick up with a brush or finger. When I did these swatches, I actually had to chip away at the powder with a fingernail to free up some product.

But other than the Duo, I like the collection. I think there’s something cooly futuristic and classic about it at the same time, like something you’d see in a sci-fi movie starring Milla Jovovich as the main character, and her eyes would be shining with the sparkling nude and bronze and rosy tones.

I can see it now… She’s walking down a dusty, decaying urban alley between tall, grimy buildings holding an oversized plasma gun. Her cheeks are highlighted and glowing, and her lips are bright red. :)

Beautiful and accessible, with an edge — that’s how I see this collection. If you have a friend you’ve wanted to convert into a MAC fan, this is the collection where you hold her hand and guide her into the light.

Let me know what you think.

MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad

Nude Quad, $17.50

MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad

Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad

MAC Pedro Lourenco Cream Colour Base in Hush

Cream Colour Base in Hush, $22

MAC Pedro Lourenco Cream Colour Base in Hush

Hush, a frosty soft peach with icy shimmer

MAC Pedro Lourenco Powder Blush Duo in Corol

Powder Blush Duo in Corol, $26

MAC Pedro Lourenco Powder Blush Duo in Corol

Corol, a light coral pink and a mid-tone neutral plum

MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad Swatches

Nude Quad

MAC Pedro Lourenco Lipstick Swatches

From the left: Amplified Lipsticks in Peach Beige, Ruby, Roxo and True Red

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The MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection for Summer 2014: Kelly’s Lips

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MAC Kelly Osbourne Kelly Yum Yum Lip Swatch

Wearing Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum Yum on my lips

I was really looking forward to Kelly’s lipsticks from the the MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection, because from the product pics, they looked like the cats meow/whole enchilada (what’s the British equivalent of an enchilada? A pasty?) — like, take off your stretchy pants, and put on some real pants so you can head to the counter right now.

But then I tried them on…and I realized that you may have to be 16 years old with lips smoother than a baby’s butt to pull them off.

With the exception of Kelly Yum-Yum, the only satin lipstick in the bunch, the others are hard to wear, at least for me, and I really, REALLY tried to make them work.

Dude. I almost didn’t want to post these lip swatches because I’m not exactly thrilled with how they turned out. My lips look dry and heavily lined. I mean, I know I’m not a spring chicken, and I may be a little dehydrated today, but come on! I feel like Miss Havisham up in this b*tch.

So, first, the good. Kelly Yum-Yum. :) If you only get one lip product from the Kelly squad, let it be this. It’s a satin finish version of the spectacular matte Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick. I just wore Candy Yum-Yum last week in the Jem lips post.

Other than the finishes being different, the colors aren’t identical. Kelly Yum-Yum has a little more pink, and not quite as much blue. But I think both are straight-up showstoppers.

Then there’s In Synch, the re-promoted Lip Pencil. It’s a solid oldie but a goodie.

I found the others here — the three matte lipsticks — difficult to wear, at least without serious lip prepping.

Like, if I smothered my lips first with lip balm the night before, and then on the morning of, and then drank five gallons of water, and then turned back time 10 years (ok, 20), then, yeah, we could make ‘em work.

MAC Kelly Osbourne Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum Yum

Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum Yum, a bright blue pink, $17.50

MAC Kelly Osbourne Matte Lipstick in Strip Poker

Matte Lipstick in Strip Poker, a light nude, $17.50

MAC Kelly Osbourne Matte Lipstick in Riot House

Matte Lipstick in Riot House, a light vivid orange, $17.50

MAC Kelly Osbourne Matte Lipstick in Dodgy Girl

Matte Lipstick in Dodgy Girl, a light lavender, $17.50

MAC Kelly Osbourne Lip Pencil in In Synch

Lip Pencil in In Synch, a bright yellow pink, $16.50

MAC Kelly Osbourne Lipstick swatches from the left: Strip Poker, Riot House, Kelly Yum Yum, Dodgy Girl and In Synch

From the left: Strip Poker, Riot House, Kelly Yum Yum, Dodgy Girl and In Synch

MAC Kelly Osbourne Kelly Yum Yum Lip Swatch

Satin Lipstick in Kelly Yum Yum

MAC Kelly Osbourne Strip Poker Lip Swatch

Matte Lipstick in Strip Poker

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The MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection for Summer 2014: Kelly’s Eyes and Cheeks

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MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne collection

Wearing makeup from the MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection Kelly sub-collection on my eyes, cheeks and lips

Things I know about Kelly Osbourne…

  1. I saw her guest host a fashion show once (I think it was with Joan Rivers), and she seemed very sassy, like a regular sassy-pants girl.
  2. She appears to be funny and good at banter.
  3. I know that the purple hair she’s rocking these days is totally working for her in a cool, Dorothy Zbornak kind of way, and it makes me want purple hair…but I figure that I’m just going to wait for my hair to turn gray first, and then I’ll take it from there.
  4. I’ve read that she has a penchant for, um, colorful language.
  5. I know that she’s Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter, and that makes me wonder what Halloweens at their house were like, and what she’s getting him for Father’s Day (maybe one of the her MAC Kelly Osbourne eyeliners, perhaps?).
  6. I know that she has a reputation for being edgy and fashionable, and I can see that edge in her products from the MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection.
MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection

The MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Kelly sub-collection products (not including the two brushes)

Strutting down the runway first are the eyeshadows, eyeliners, and cheek and face products from the Kelly sub-collection of the mother-daughter MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection for summer 2014 (stay tuned for the four lipsticks and single lip liner in a few).

Like ice is to fire, these are cool! — as in cooler-toned than the colors in momma Sharon’s part of the release.

I get the sense that Kelly is a long-time MAC fan, since some of the re-promoted pieces, and there are a few, are products I love, too, like Smolder, Soba and Brun. The two eyeliners, and the eyeshadows in the duo, as well as one of the shadows in the quad, are re-promotes.

See the purple packaging? It’s like Kelly’s hair, and her signature graces each of the pieces.

Nice handwriting, by the way. :) I like how she writes her ‘K.’

The MAC Kelly Osbourne Bloody Brilliant Quad and Morning Mister Magpie Eye Shadow Duo

Good Morning Mister Magpie! I see that your duo has two re-promoted shadows (Soba and Brun).

Except that these versions look a little odd to me…

Not in a bad way. Just different.

I mean, I know both of these bad boys like the back of my hand (Get it? Bad swatch pun…) because I wear them a ton. Soba is one of my everyday neutral browns, and I use Brun to fill in my brows every single day.

But the Soba here seems more golden to me than the Soba I know, like it’s Soba’s second cousin or something. Brun looks a little different, too, but only in its pan, where I swear it looks gray.

Weirdly, it swatches the same.

The Bloody Brilliant Quad also has a re-promoted product of its own — Shadowy Lady (a matte blackened plum).

MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne collectionBased on Kelly’s eyes in the promo pic, I was hoping for a bloody brilliant purple in the quad, or maybe a bloody brilliant coral, because her eyes look bad-@ss! It looks like there’s a warm coral in the crease and a bright, intense purple along her lower lash line, and when I saw that pic, I thought, “Yes! I want to go to there.”

But after playing with the quad this week, I don’t know… I just wanted more intensity. Maybe it’s because of our different skin tones, but I feel like the quad’s colors don’t look as good on me as they do on Kelly in the promo pic.

Also, there’s the way the shadows feel. Compared to the shadows in Sharon’s quad, these feel slightly harder to me and are consequently a little tougher to blend. Not sure why.

MAC Kelly Osbourne Bloody Brilliant Quad

Bloody Brilliant Quad, with Tickety Boo (a soft muted plummy brown with a Satin finish), Fizzy Rose (a pale lilac with a Satin finish), Spoonful of Sugar (a sparkling platinum with a Veluxe Pearl finish) and Shadowy Lady (a blackened plum with a matte finish), $44

MAC Kelly Osbourne in Morning Mister Magpie

Morning Mister Magpie, with Soba (a soft taupe with a Satin finish) and Brun (a dark brown with a Satin finish), $22

MAC Kelly Osbourne Bloody Brilliant Quad

Bloody Brilliant Quad

MAC Kelly Osbourne Morning Mister Magpie

Morning Mister Magpie

MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection

Bloody Brilliant Quad on my lids and Morning Mister Magpie along my lower lash lines

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The MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection for Summer 2014: Sharon’s Lips

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MAC Sharon Osbourne Collection

Wearing the Lip Pencil in Cranberry and the Lipglass in Bijou from the MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Sharon sub-collection

If you’re the kind of person who fudges from time to time when it comes to applying lip products (um, yes, I am guilty of this), like, if you don’t always use a lip brush to precisely outline your lips — ding-ding-ding! Sharon will hook you up.

Sharon’s lip products from the mother-daughter MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection are all about shine. The Patentpolish Lip Pencils are shiny, the Lipglasses are shiny. There’s also a classic MAC Lip Pencil (that’s obviously not shiny), but the bulk of the release is Shine City!

We’re talking about sheer to moderately sheer coverage from these four Patentpolish Lip Pencils, two Lipglasses and one classic MAC Lip Pencil, so a good amount of your natural lip color will sneak through when you’re wearing them. Essentially, you have a lot of room for error. :) (Read: you can mess things up pretty badly, and you’ll still look OK.)

It’s a sheerer, more neutral lip look than Kelly’s — very mom (and everyone) friendly — so if you like your lips nude and/or neutral, you’re in luck.

Check back a little later today for the Kelly sub-collection products.

The MAC Sharon Osbourne Lipglasses in Pussywillow and Bijou

Pussywillow is super sparkly!

And still pretty sheer. I see it as a good layering gloss.

As for Bijou, the other Lipglass in the Sharon launch, there’s something very MAC Spite Lipglass about it…if MAC Spite were blushing and brighter. Just your everyday rosy, dusty pink — perfectly pretty, but it doesn’t haunt my dreams.

MAC Sharon Osbourne Lipglass in Pussywillow

Lipglass in Pussywillow, a light neutral gold, $16.50

MAC Sharon Osbourne Lipglass in Bijou

Lipglass in Bijou, a soft rose, $16.50

MAC Sharon Osbourne Collection Swatches: Lipglasses in Pussywillow (left) and Bijou (right)

Lipglasses in Pussywillow (left) and Bijou (right)

MAC Sharon Osbourne Pussywillow Lipglass Swatch

Lipglass in Pussywillow

MAC Sharon Osbourne Bijou Lipglass Swatch

Lipglass in Bijou

The MAC Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencils in Innocent, Patentpink, French Kiss and Ruby

Lipstick for non-lipstick people, the Patentpolishes are sheer, shiny and uber-comfortable.

If Innocent and Patentpink, the lighter two of the four here, look familiar to you, you have a great eye. Both are re-promotes of Patentpolishes MAC released for spring.

For warm caramel French Kiss, the ’90s are calling! — when brown lips were all the rage. Except in this case, they aren’t matte or opaque. It’s a sheerer, shinier take on that classic ’90s look.

Ooh! I think both French Kiss and mid-toned rosy Ruby could be great neutrals for darker divas.

MAC Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Innocent

Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Innocent, a nude beige, $21.5

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The MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection for Summer 2014: Sharon’s Eyes & Cheeks

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MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection

Wearing products from the new MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection on my eyes, lips and cheeks

MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne CollectionWell, you know what they say — mother knows best (says the girl who always argues with her mom!), and in the case of the new MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne collection for summer 2014, she even gets top billing.

I gotta be honest with you — I don’t know much about the Osbournes.

I mean, I know that Sharon has a TV talk show (I think), and I’ve seen Kelly commenting about fashion on a couple of style shows. I also know that the whole family had a reality TV show, although I never caught it.

And then there’s the whole thing about papa Ozzy, whom I know a little something about, like that he wore makeup when he performed (yay!) and, um, decapitated small winged mammals on stage (boo!).

MAC Sharon Osbourne collection

The MAC Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Sharon sub-collection products (not including the two brushes)

But other than that, I was kind of in the dark about the Osbournes when I first heard about this release.

I just knew that I liked the idea of a mother-daughter MAC collection.

In fact, I actually think my mom, who is not a makeup person AT ALL (I’ve been slowly trying to show her the light…for the past 20 years), is going to really like the Sharon eye and cheek products (the collection is divided into two sub-collections with different limited edition packaging) in this post here.

Stay tuned for the Sharon lip products and Kelly half of the collection a little later today.

The MAC Sharon Osbourne Duchess Quad and Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown

If you love colors like MAC Teddy Eye Kohl, or like any sort of warm reddish brown or warm orangey brown, you’re gonna love this warmish neutral eyeshadow quad with its hints of golden and reddish brown and bronze.

As for the eye pencil, Bountiful Brown, it’s off the chain! If you buff out this bronzy golden brown you get golden sparkle — but here’s the thing: it’s not new. You can get it right meow because it resides in the permanent collection.

I’ll be wearing both of these with my MAC warm brown faves, like MAC Texture Eye Shadow, Soft Brown and Costa Riche Eye Kohl. :)

MAC Sharon Osbourne Duchess Quad

Duchess Quad, with Femme Fatale (a golden brown in a Satin finish), Embark (a dark reddish brown with a Matte finish), Sexy Eyes (a soft, warm bronze with a Veluxe Pearl finish) and Sweet Eyes (a light golden nude with a Veluxe Pearl finish), $44

MAC Sharon Osbourne Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown

Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown, a bronze-rinsed brown, $17.50

MAC Sharon Osbourne Duchess Quad Swatch

Duchess Quad

MAC Sharon Osbourne Bountiful Brown Swatch

Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown

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