Another day, another MAC release!
While the last MAC collection I reviewed was full of soft, sparkly shadows, the new MAC Fashion Pack collection, which arrives online June 9, 2016 and in stores June 23 through July 28, has bangin’ bold, vibrant colors.
We usually get lots of pastels this time of year, so these deep purples and saturated pinks are a nice departure.
MAC Fashion Pack
Available online June 9, 2016
Available in-store June 23 through July 28, 2016
“Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.” -MAC
Here’s a look at the Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 and the Fluidline Pens from the collection! Stay tuned for the lipsticks coming up next.
First up, the Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 ($32), a mostly cool-toned palette with purple, pink, gray and mauve tones.
MAC Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 shades
- Runway Worthy (soft frosty white – Veluxe Pearl)
- Dress Me Up (dirty pink – Satin)
- Frock Talk (blackened cherry – Veluxe Pearl)
- Paradise Island (soft warm pink – Satin)
- Available in Petite (frosty raspberry – Velvet)
- Snappy Style (deepened black plum – Satin)
- Hypnotizing (frosted greyed mauve – Frost)
- Zip Me Up (mid-tone violet – Satin)
- Nice Fit (blackened blackberry – Frost)
Most of the shadows are Satins or Frosts, but there is a smile-inducing 🙂 glittery pink right in the middle called Available in Petite.
Here’s a comparison between the Runway Worthy palette and a single MAC Eye Shadow…
The Eye Shadow x 9 palettes are pretty small, which is a mixed blessing. On the plus side, they’re great for travel.
Here are swatches of the Eye Shadows and Fluidline Pens…
This palette to me represents both the best and worst of MAC Eye Shadows, because there’s a lot of variety among the colors, which is great, and, overall, I think the selection’s unique. I also particularly like the shade called Hypnotizing because it has a bit of warmth to it, making it a more wearable gray for me.
On the other hand, the quality seems to be a bit inconsistent. The deepest purple color (Nice Fit) isn’t very smooth, and Snappy Style takes several layers to reach fully opacity. I think that whether or not this palette is a must-have for you depends on how much you like the colors… To be sure you’re happy with the quality, I do suggest trying them out in person.
At first, Runway Worthy made me think of the Burgundy Times Nine palette (swatches here), but as soon as I got them side by side, the colors looked totally different.
As for the Fluidline Pens, of course black liner is a staple, but Indelibly Blue (a deep navy blue) and Privet (sea green) are so pretty!
I’m not always into super bold eye makeup, but these colors are perfect for adding just a little something-something.
I’m no pro when it comes to liquid liner, so it’s nice that the Fluidline Pens have a tip that isn’t flimsy. I’m able to get a pretty good wing with them and don’t really have any issues with them running into my eyes.
Oh, if you’re interested, here’s a fuller breakdown of the look I’m wearing:
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Annapurna // Veil Cosmetics Illuminating Complexion Fix in Medium (to highlight/conceal under my eyes) // MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark // MAC Blush in Raizin // MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in Put Me To Shame (swatches in this post here) as a base for Hypnotizing Eye Shadow from the Runway Worthy palette // Privet Fluidline Pen // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown // Dior Brow Styler Gel in Brown // NYX Lipliner Pencil in Chocolate (swatches here) // MAC Pressed & Ready Lipstick (pics and swatches coming soon!).
What’s your opinion of the Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 palette? Do you have any of MAC’s other nine-pan palettes?