MAC’s highly anticipated collaboration with designer Emanuel Ungaro arrived on counters nationwide today, and it reminds me of stargazer lilies — like a dreamy watercolor painting, with pops of bright but sheer magenta accenting its palette of soft pastels.
The entire MAC Emanuel Ungaro collection includes…
- Pure Rose: Pastel pink with white pearl
- Freckletone: Neutral yellow-toned beige
- Pastel Emotion: Pastel pink with white pearl
See Thru Lip Colour ($14)
- Not So Shy!: Jewel-tone berry stain
Eye Shadow ($14.50)
- Soft Flower: Clean, mid-tone coral
- Lilac Touch: Dirty mid-tone violet
- Mineral: Deep cool brown
- Phloof!: Frosted off-white
Beauty Powder ($14)
- Flower Mist Dew: Clean brightening pink
Cream Color Base ($16.50)
- Crushed Bougainvillea: Jewel-tone berry stain (Cream)
- Fresh Morning: Soft muted pastel pink (Cream)
Tecknakohl Liner ($14)
- Auto-de-blu: Amethyst
Zoom Lash ($14)
- Lofty Brown: Ultra-rich blackened cocoa brown
Brow Set ($13.50)
- Mink: Brown
Top row: Phloof!, Soft Flower, Lilac Touch, Mineral
Bottom row: Fresh Morning, Flower Mist Dew, Crushed Bougainvillea
From left to right: Pastel Emotion, Pure Rose, Freckletone, Zoomlash in Lofty Brown
See-Thru Lip Colour in Not So Shy!
From left to right: Eyeshadows in Lilac Touch, Mineral
Eye Shadow in Soft Flower
Eye Shadow in Phloof!
Cream Colour Base in Crushed Bougainville
Cream Colour Base in Fresh Morning
From left to right: Pure Rose, Freckletone, Pastel Emotion, Not So Shy!
From left to right: Soft Flower, Lilac Touch, Mineral, Phloof!
Top: Flower Mist Dew
Bottom: Fresh Morning, Crushed Bougainvillea
My early favorites have been the eye shadows, the two Cream Colour Bases and the See Thru Lip Colour in Not So Shy!
The Eye Shadows
I think the sheer finish of Mineral, Lilac Touch and Soft Flower contrasts nicely with Phloof!, the only shimmery shade, but all of the shades look like they’ll work well together to create lots of soft, pretty eye looks. MAC should’ve totally rolled out these four shades in a quad, le sigh!
The Cream Color Bases
Both of the Cream Color Bases — Crushed Bougainvillea and Fresh Morning — kinda took my breath away. I just love cream blushes, and I can think of lots of potential looks for Crushed Bougainvillea, like maybe using Fresh Morning to highlight along the upper cheeks, down the bridge of the nose and on the temples for a dewy, fresh shimmer.
The See Thru Lip Colour
The See Thru Lip Colour in Not So Shy! has a thinner consistency than Lipglasses do and applies like a bright wash of magenta, and judging by how long the swatch lasted on my arm (eight hours), it has good staying power, too. I would wear pair it with a neutral cat eye using a thick, black liner and very light pink cheeks.
The Lipsticks, Lipglass and Beauty Powder
While I like the lipsticks, the Beauty Powder and the Lipglass, I think the shades are a little too sheer for my skin tone, but pale beauties will want to check ’em out, fo sho!
I can’t wait to see what people do with the Ungaro collection. I’m a fan, but I’d love to hear some of your ideas on how I might work the light lip shades.
Today was a such a loooong day for me. Work kicked my butt and I’m really tired. Good thing tomorrow’s Friday, huzzah!
Hope you had a lovely day today.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,