Did you get a chance to check out the new MAC Colour Craft collection today, tenderonis? After seeing the bright promo pics I was expecting a cray-zaaay explosion of color, so I steeled myself for yet another arty, not-too-wearable release (*ahem*, Style Warriors!).
But Colour Craft took me by surprise. The bulk of this humungo 33-piece collection actually consists of — gasp! — wearable shades.
MAC gave us a good mix of shimmery neutrals, golds and bronzes along with fun pops of purple, pink, blue and orange thrown in for eyes. Pink and plum dominate the lip colors, while cheeks get a hefty dose of shimmer in sunset shades of pink, gold, bronze and coral.
Here are some things that really stand out to me…
Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Assemblage: I almost overlooked this quad, but after seeing it on my friend Elena I knew it was special.
It comes with four shimmery shades of silvery white, yellowish gold, gray and black eyeshadows that complement each other perfectly.
I’m lovin’ on the gray shade. Some can be too cool for my skintone, but this gray has a hint of warm golden taupe that seems to make it more wearable. Hmm…
I can’t wait to turn out some looks with this bad boy!
Assemblage on NW 20 skin with flash
Assemblage on NC 35 skin with flash
Madly Creative Lipstick: Madly Creative looks like the lipstick version of MAC Cremestick Liner in Gingerroot, aka one of the best nude lip liners, evah!
It applies as a frosty, peachy pink with silver pearl; I think it could end up one of those great universal colors flattering to both warm- and cool-toned babes.
SIDENOTE: If you’re a Gingerroot fan, consider stocking up. MAC’s discontinuing the color (boo!), and soon it’ll be going, going, gone… 🙁
Cheeky Bronze, Madly Creative on NW 20 skin with flash
Cheeky Bronze, Madly Creative on NC 35 skin with flash
Cheeky Bronze Mineralize Skinfinish: This shimmery blush adds a golden coral flush to my skin.
Can you imagine it on tanned cheeks? Love!
I plan to wear it on low-maintenance makeup days… Tinted moisturizer, mascara and lipgloss + Cheeky Bronze on the cheeks = one easy, effortless summertime look!
Cheeky Bronze, Madly Creative Assemblage on NW 20 skin with flash
Cheeky Bronze, Madly Creative Assemblage on NC 35 skin with flash
Mineralize Eyeshadow Quads, $19.50
Colour Crafted, Trimming Talk
Made With Love, Madly Creative
Most Popular, Ever Embellish
Marbleized Lipglass, $18
Crazy Haute, Electic Edge, Funky Fusion
Miss Marble, Nice Mix Up, Pretty Pattern
Mineralize Skinfinish, $27
Sunny by Nature
Mineralize Skinfinish Trio, $27
Mineralize Blush, $21
Cheek and Cheerful
Lipsticks in Colour Crafted, Ever Embellish, Made With Love, Madly Creative, Most Popular and Trimming Talk without flash
Top row: Lipsticks in Colour Crafted, Ever Embellish, Made With Love, Madly Creative, Most Popular and Trimming Talk with flash. Bottom row: Marblelized Lipglass in Crazy Haute, Electic Edge, Funky Fusion, Miss Marble, Nice Mix Up and Pretty Pattern with flash.
Mineralize Eyeshadow Quads in Assemblage, Eccentricity, Fashion Patch, Girlish Romp with flash
Mineralize Eyeshadow Quads in Assemblage, Eccentricity, Fashion Patch without flash
Mineralize Eyeshadow Quads in Natural Flare, Odd Bits with flash
Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Odd Bits with flash
Lipsticks, glosses and eyeshadows with flash
Mineralize Blushes in Hand-Finish, Fad-Dabulous, Daft Pink, Improvise, Cheek and Cheerful and Style Demon with flash
Mineralize Skinfinish in Sunny by Nature, Triple Fusion and Warm Blend with flash
Mineralize Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze, Porcelain Pink and Smooth Merge with flash
What do you think of Colour Craft? More wearable than Style Warriors, or not bright enough for prime time?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,