MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection: Golden-Age Glam

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MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016

Hi, everyone! MAC is back with one of the most exciting releases of the year, the MAC x Charlotte Olympia Spring 2016 Collection, and this is one of the bigger MAC collections, too, with an emphasis on lips and accessories.

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For those not familiar with the designer, Olympia is a luxury shoe and accessories designer obsessed with the bygone era of old Hollywood glamour and unafraid of a little humour.

The MAC x Charlotte Olympia collection has strong retro-glam vibes packaged in adorable printed boxes. They’re a collector’s dream come true.

MAC Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia for MAC Spring 2016

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016

mac charlotte olympia spring 2016

Wearing Retro Rouge Matte Lipstick!

There are no fewer than three different types of lip products (lipsticks, lip pigments, and pro lip liners), and all of them are in various shades of red.

You know how every now and then you’ll bump into a friend looking for their “perfect red lipstick”? Well, you should direct their attention to THIS collection, because each red is GORGEOUS, but just a little different.

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Lipsticks

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Lipsticks

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Lip Pigment

MAC x Charlotte Olympia Lip Pigments in “Crimson” and “Red”

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Lipstick Swatch vs Lip Pencil

Swatches of (L-R) Starlett Scarlet, Leading Lady Red, Retro Rouge, He Said She Said, Kiss Me Quick

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Lip Pigment

MAC x Charlotte Olympia LipMix Pigment swatches in “Red” and “Crimson”

My favorites from the lip selection are:

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Cream Colour Base Pigment

Next up are the eyes!

The eye statement is natural with flesh-toned shadows and dark brown liner and mascara. As a person who devotedly buys the “blackest black” of everything…I will admit that the dark brown looks chic and glam against the red lips.

There are two Cream Colour Bases ($23 each) –one matte and one shimmer — and a pigment in “Overdressed” ($23).

The cream colour base is very interesting, and I loved using “Sepia” as a contour shade, not only on my eyes, but also on my nose and cheeks. They don’t dry down like a paint pot (which dry quickly and don’t budge), so you have a lot of time to blend and play.

I compared my MAC Paint Pot in “Indianwood” with “Golden Age,” thinking they were dupes, but that was not the case.

MAC Charlotte Olympia Cream Colour Base in "Golden Age" vs MAC Paint Pot "Indianwood"

MAC Cream Colour Base in “Golden Age” vs MAC Paint Pot “Indianwood”

MAC Charlotte Olympia Cream Colour Base Swatches MAC Indianwood Swatch

Swatches of (L-R) MAC Indianwood, Sepia, and Golden Age

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Overdressed Pigment

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Overdressed Pigment

MAC x Charlotte Olympia “Overdressed” Pigment

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Pigment Overdressed

“Overdressed” pigment swatched wet and dry

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Nearly Natural Eyeliner

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Swatches of Nearly Natural Eyeliner and Lofty Brown Mascara

Swatches of MAC “Nearly Natural” Eyeliner and “Lofty Brown” Mascara

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Brushes

MAC 204SE Lash Brush and 249SE Eye Shader Brush

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016 Blot Paper

Cute blotting paper!

MAC Charlotte Olympia Collection Spring 2016

Here’s a list of everything:

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Hope you enjoyed this overview of the new MAC x Charlotte Olympia collection! It’s available online now and coming soon to stores March 24th (USA).

What do you think? Does anything here get your glam going? Let me know if you have any questions or if you plan to get anything from the release.

See you in the next!

Anna


Anna Oh


Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. You can see her illustration work at www.helloannaoh.com and on Instagram.

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  1. maria says:

    in the photo which lipstick are you wearing because i love it????

  2. sarah says:

    I have my eye on Overdressed pigment. The packaging is calling my name, thank you for the lovely photographs Anna. This is such a gawgeous release!

  3. Maria says:

    which lipstick are you wearing in the photo?

  4. Jessica Revitte says:

    I love your photographs and illustrations for this post Anna! You did such a good job capturing the “feel” of Charlotte Olympia products. I’m trying to resist but the cream color bases are so lovely!

    Jessica

  5. Glam, red lipsticks and pretty packaging? Oh my, I cant go far a counter I guess, because I really, really don’t need any more of that kind of makeup. But obviously I want it all the same, because it is a) MAC and b) Limited Edition.
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  6. Stella says:

    YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL IN THAT RED COLOR!!! love love love the illustrations!

  7. Maisha Haque says:

    Love the illustrations for this post. I think I may have to head to Mac and get the Retro Rouge 😛 Cuz you know, you can never have too many reds. How do these mattes wear compared to Mac’s other mattes, is it ruby woo level matte?

  8. Joyce says:

    The white box packaging is cute, so I may just get the blotting sheets. It would have been awesome if they made it using plastic instead of cardboard so I can keep refilling the case!
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  9. Rachel says:

    Love the packaging in this collection! Might have to get one of the red lipsticks, just have to decide which one!

  10. Katie says:

    Echoing everyone on your beautiful illustrations (I love your aesthetic) and rocking that red lip! Also, which face products are you using? Your skin looks great, Anna.

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Everything about this post ROCKS. Love the makeup, love the illustrations, love it all!
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  12. Indya says:

    Great post, Anna. I love the lipsticks and surprisingly the makeup brushes!
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  13. Adia says:

    The packaging is so gorgeous! I may have to pick up the cream color bases.

  14. Isabelle says:

    I adore the little blotting paper box! It’s so cute.

    Retro Rouge looks beautiful on you.

  15. Chris25 says:

    Technically, I don’t think I need any new red lipsticks…however…lol
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  16. zVintageFashionizta says:

    That lipstick looks absolutely lovely on you!

  17. Lauren says:

    Omg…that lipstick is GORGEOUS on you!!! You have to go buy all of them for yourself!

  18. Erin says:

    I loved the packaging of this collection!
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  19. Iris says:

    The lipstick you’re wearing is amazing. Retro Rouge is the one I want to get the most. I’m waiting for it to be released in stores, as I like buying in person.

  20. What a classic and beautiful collection!
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