MAC A Fantasy of Flowers: Like the Best Parts of Spring (Without the Allergies)

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MAC A Fantasy of Flowers

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers

Spring. Fifth grade. The mid ’80s. You couldn’t miss me as I navigated the hallowed halls of Alvarado Middle School, not because of my terrible hair (I had the same ‘do as all of my Filipino uncles… Ugh, so tragic!), but because I was a walking floral nightmare. Not a floral fantasy, like MAC’s new 34-piece A Fantasy of Flowers collection.

My floral jacket. It. Was. Hideous. It was the jacket I wore with every single outfit, even though it didn’t go with anything, and it just made me look crazy. It had this obnoxious floral print with all sorts of flowers just mushed on top of each other. It was ugly, but I thought I was the sh*t.



This collection isn’t like that jacket at all. It’s colorful, but in a balanced way that makes sense. It’s like wandering through a carefully thought out cottage garden…

There are lots of floral hues, pinks, corals peaches, purples and roses grounded with earthier browns and lush greens. It’s like a garden early on a dewy morning, and everything is fresh, and there’s a sense of newness, and that’s because there are lots of shimmery finishes here that catch the light, just like drops of dew catch sunlight on flower petals.

Most of the shimmer comes from the Mineralize products — Eye Shadows, Blushes and Skinfinishes.

This isn’t the kind of collection where the cheeks and eyes look real and natural, and for me that’s the fantastical part of this floral fantasy. The shimmers are turned up! — and wearing them makes me feel like a more glamorous version of my everyday self. Then, you add the really bright Fluidlines and Pigments in the release, which are like the statement pieces for me, and you get even more fantastical.

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Mineralize Skinfinish and Blushes

A Fantasy of Flowers Mineralize Skinfinishes ($30 each) and Mineralize Blushes ($25 each)

There’s a lot going on with cheeks and eyes here, and perhaps because of that MAC kept the lips relatively tame. The colors — pink, coral, peach, berry and rose — remind me of misted flower petals and fancy bouquets… All six of the Lipsticks are in MAC’s creamy Lustre finish, and the six glosses are Cremesheen Glasses, so the lippies are pretty much sheer-to-medium coverage. Nothing too heavy or super opaque, and even the darkest and brightest lip shades are sheer enough to allow some of your natural lip color to peek through.

I had some fun with these pics, but I have a lot more planned for this release — looks and more in-depth reviews. The release arrives on counters tomorrow and is available now on maccosmetics.com.

Take a stroll through MAC’s latest garden, and let me know what you think. :)

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Eyeshadows Fluidlines Pigments

A Fantasy of Flowers Mineralize Eye Shadows ($21 each), Fluidlines ($16 each) and Pigments ($21 each)

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Cremesheen Glasses and Lipsticks

A Fantasy of Flowers Cremesheen Glasses ($20 each) and Lipsticks ($15 each)

MAC A Perfect Topping Skinfinish, a a pale pearly pink

A Perfect Topping Skinfinish, a a pale pearly pink

MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish, a coppery bronze

Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish, a coppery bronze

MAC Pink Sensibilities Mineralize Eye Shadow, a pinkish brown, a chocolate brown, a yellowish pink and an icy bluish pink

Pink Sensibilities Mineralize Eye Shadow, a pinkish brown, a chocolate brown, a yellowish pink and an icy bluish pink

MAC Great Beyond Mineralize Eye Shadow, a deep bluish violet, a dusky plum, an icy white lilac and a soft mauve violet

Great Beyond Mineralize Eye Shadow, a deep bluish violet, a dusky plum, an icy white lilac and a soft mauve violet

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow, a coppery bronze, a golden brown, a soft golden peach and a pale yellow gold

Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow, a coppery bronze, a golden brown, a soft golden peach and a pale yellow gold

MAC In the Meadow

In the Meadow Mineralize Eye Shadow, an icy shimmering white, a dirty olive green, a golden mint green and a pale yellow

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush, a coral pink with golden shimmer

Petal Power Mineralize Blush, a coral pink with golden shimmer

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush, a mid-tone cool pink

Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush, a mid-tone cool pink

MAC Sassy Moss Fluidline, a vivid green

Sassy Moss Fluidline, a vivid green

MAC Phlox Garden Fluidline, a vivid violet

Phlox Garden Fluidline, a vivid violet

MAC Lily White Pigment, a a pale buttery yellow shimmer

Lily White Pigment, a a pale buttery yellow shimmer

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment, a shimmering acid green

Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment, a shimmering acid green

MAC Nectarsweet Cremesheen Glass, a a soft pinkish peach

Nectarsweet Cremesheen Glass, a a soft pinkish peach

MAC Flare for Fantasy Cremesheen Glass, a mid-tone pinkish beige

Flare for Fantasy Cremesheen Glass, a mid-tone pinkish beige

MAC Pagoda Cremesheen Glass, a frosted cool pink

Pagoda Cremesheen Glass, a frosted cool pink

MAC Playful Petal Cremesheen Glass, an electric magenta

Playful Petal Cremesheen Glass, an electric magenta

MAC Star Quality Cremesheen Glass, a bright orangey coral

Star Quality Cremesheen Glass, a bright orangey coral

MAC Galaxy Rose Cremesheen Glass, a mid-tone violet pink

Galaxy Rose Cremesheen Glass, a mid-tone violet pink

MAC Fleur D'Coral Lipstick, a pale creamy peach with a Lustre finish

Fleur D’Coral Lipstick, a pale creamy peach with a Lustre finish

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick, a neutral sheer nude with a Lustre finish

Naked Bud Lipstick, a neutral sheer nude with a Lustre finish

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick, a sheer reddish coral with a Lustre finish

Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick, a sheer reddish coral with a Lustre finish

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick, a sheer pastel pink with a Lustre finish

Rose Lily Lipstick, a sheer pastel pink with a Lustre finish

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick, a mid-tone bluish pink with a Lustre finish

Snapdragon Lipstick, a mid-tone bluish pink with a Lustre finish

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick, a mid-tone berry with a Lustre finish

Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick, a mid-tone berry with a Lustre finish

MAC In the Meadow Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

In the Meadow Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

MAC Pink Sensibilities Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

Pink Sensibilities Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

MAC Great Beyond Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

Great Beyond Mineralize Eye Shadow Swatch

MAC A Fantasy of Flower Swatches from the left: Pigments in Lily White and Chartreuse Bouquet, and Fluidlines in Sassy Moss and Phlox Garden

Swatches from the left: Pigments in Lily White and Chartreuse Bouquet, and Fluidlines in Sassy Moss and Phlox Garden

MAC A Fantasy of Flower Swatches from the left: Mineralize Skinfinishes in Perfect Topping and Stereo Rose, and Mineralize Blushes in Azalea in the Afternoon and Petal Power

Swatches from the left: Mineralize Skinfinishes in Perfect Topping and Stereo Rose, and Mineralize Blushes in Azalea in the Afternoon and Petal Power

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipstick Swatches from the left: Fleur D'Coral, Naked Bud, Dreaming Dahlia, Rose Lily, Snapdragon and Heavenly Hybrid

Lipstick Swatches from the left: Fleur D’Coral, Naked Bud, Dreaming Dahlia, Rose Lily, Snapdragon and Heavenly Hybrid

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Cremesheen Glass Swatches from the left: Nectarsweet, Flare for Fantasy, Pagoda, Playful Petal, Star Quality and Galaxy Rose

Cremesheen Glass Swatches from the left: Nectarsweet, Flare for Fantasy, Pagoda, Playful Petal, Star Quality and Galaxy Rose

MAC Lipstick in Fleur D'Coral

Lipstick in Fleur D’Coral

MAC Lipstick in Heavenly Hybrid

Lipstick in Heavenly Hybrid

MAC Lipstick in Naked Bud

Naked Bud

MAC Lipstick in Rose Lily

Lipstick in Rose Lily

MAC Lipstick in Dreaming Dahlia

Lipstick in Dreaming Dahlia

MAC Lipstick in Snapdragon

Lipstick in Snapdragon

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Pagoda

Cremesheen Glass in Pagoda

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Flare for Fantasy

Cremesheen Glass in Flare for Fantasy

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Playful Petal

Cremesheen Glass in Playful Petal

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Nectarsweet

Cremesheen Glass in Nectarsweet

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Galaxy Rose

Cremesheen Glass in Galaxy Rose

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Star Quality

Cremesheen Glass in Star Quality

MAC Petal Power

Mineralize Blush in Petal Power on my cheeks

MAC Mineralize Blush in Azalea in the Afternoon on my cheeks

Mineralize Blush in Azalea in the Afternoon on my cheeks

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in A Perfect Topping on my upper cheekbones

Mineralize Skinfinish in A Perfect Topping on my upper cheekbones

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose on my upper cheekbones

Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose on my upper cheekbones

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for these spectacular images! I’ve been dreaming of spring I’m the midst of this cold and snowy winter, and this was such a beautiful visual to accompany my daydreams :)

    Can I ask you Karen though is Stereo Rose as copper in this launch as the original? In the pan it looks amazing, but that watch has it coming up as a lovely peachy color, which is beautiful, but not what I was hoping it would be…thanks so much!

    • Sorry for jumping in here Karen!

      Hey Sarah, Stereo Rose in this collection is lighter than its previous versions – less copper and more of a pale peach. I wish they’d chosen a different name for it since its not the same shade!
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      • Sarah says:

        Bummer :( thanks so much for the reply though!

      • breyerchic04 says:

        I’m so disappointed by the differences in Stereo Rose and Perfect Topping from previous launches. These are nice products, but they’d be better with new names. Perfect Topping used to be a very cool pink, mine from this week is quite warm and peachy.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for the great question, Sarah, and thanks for the thoughtful and thorough comments, guys! Y’all are so great. :)

      Oh, and Sarah, my experience is very similar to everyone else’s. I have a Stereo Rose from 2010′s In the Groove and it’s definitely lighter and more peachy on my NC42 skin.

      I hope these pics warmed you up a little. Spring’s coming…allegedly. LOL

      • Sarah says:

        Thanks Karen ❤ I really appreciate the extra mile you go to interact with us after having spent all day working hard on those images and posts! It makes reading and visiting your blog even that much more fun and special!

        And those pictures definitely warmed me up! But I may have given up on spring coming anytime soon (I’m from western Canada, and we’ve had a week now of -20 weather…

  2. Chelsea says:

    Love all the flowers and colors! I’m getting pretty sick of winter!

  3. Natalie says:

    Your hair looks amazing here! Definitely not your Filipino uncle’s do.

    Those fluidlines! The colors are amazing, they are probably my favorite part of the collection just based off pictures.
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  4. Fancie says:

    The colors are really pretty! My order should be arriving tomorrow if the weather permits. I’m really looking forward to trying everything out! I ordered Sassy Moss, Phlox Garden, Snapdragon and Heavenly Hybrid. There’s been so many mixed reviews about the lipsticks I’m really anxious to try them for myself
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  5. hanna says:

    I love all of these photos of you.
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  6. Lauren (formerly Lucky) says:

    I’m looking at the Nectarsweet lipglass and the Mineralize skin finish in Stereo Rose…can’t wait to try them at my local Mac counter :-)

  7. So many pretty pieces in this collection! The fluidlines really caught my eye, lovely spring colors!
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  8. Meg says:

    I picked up Perfect Topping, sooooo happy I did. I had been kicking myself ever since the last time it was out and I didn’t get it. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
    Meg recently posted … The New Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks are Popping Up!

  9. Agata says:

    Your pictures are beautiful. I haven’t picked up anything from this collection but now I’m having second thoughts. The blushes and the Snapdragon lipstick look stunning.

  10. Gowthami says:

    Clicks are just amazing and I love all the colors so muchhh!
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  11. marisol says:

    Damn Girl! I usually go to temptalia but lately I have not liked her reviews and pictures look the same… Your review and pictures are refreshing and show compares and contrast the products. I am happy to have found you :)really great quality

  12. Katie says:

    I picked up Azalea in the Afternoon, Rose Lily, and Sassy Moss. I know some people have been saying that Rose Lily is streaky, but I thought it would look so pretty paired with Sex Fantasy from the recent Nars Final Cut collection. Plus, it reminds me of old school As the World Turns!

  13. Lori L. says:

    Hmm, if i remember right we’ve had this collection in the Philippines some time last year. In fact i already have Golden Hours eyeshadow quad.

  14. Great idea with the flowers. The first one with you is so sweet and girly :)
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  15. Danielle says:

    I’m so excited for this collection! Karen, your photos came out great! Best pictures I’ve seen for this MAC collection.
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  16. Kim says:

    Oh, I’ve been looking at colorful makeup looks for too long because I think these are really pretty and fairly natural looking on you! I mean, there’s quite a bit of shimmer in the shadows, but it’s not over the top. What have you done to me?? HAHA! I’m looking forward to seeing how you use the Chartreuse Bouquet, Sassy Moss and Phlox Garden. :)

  17. Sylirael says:

    I’ll take the chartreuse pigment, the purple liner, and all of the pretty pink lip products!

    *Syl’s wishlist mode…activate!*
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  18. Deanna says:

    Your photos look so pretty! It’s so refreshing to see photos like these in Winter!

    Oh, and this MAC collection looks very pretty, too. :)

  19. marisa says:

    Oooh soo pretty! Love the color of Saasy Moss. Stunning color!
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  20. Brittnee says:

    RAN to MAC today after your post! Couldn’t wait to get Heavenly Hybrid!!!
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