Dagnabbit! I was supposed to start my laundry and go running this afternoon, but has any of that happened yet? No, of course not. My internal MAC Monster demanded I feed her swatches and pictures instead.
And who could blame her? — four stinky loads of laundry versus MAC’s upcoming Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection?
Well, you know how that went.
Within the humungo collection (34 pieces in all) are three different sets, each one with products designed by a different contemporary artist (painter Richard Phillips, illustrator Maira Kalman and photographer Marilyn Minter).
Today I took a look at nine of the items, a few from each of the three sets.
Eye Shadow X 4 Quad in Notoriety ($36)
Eye Shadow in Crest the Wave ($14.50)
From left to right: Pigment in Push the Edge, Glitter in Gold ($19.50 each)
Technakohl Liner from top to bottom: Obviously Orange, Full of Fuchsia ($14.50 each)
Lipglass from top to bottom: Personal Paste, On Display ($14 each)
Lipstick in Hold the Pose, $14
Eye Shadow X 4 Quad in Notoriety from left to right: Skintone 1, Rich & Earthy, Skintone 3, Notoriety
From left to right: Technakohl Liner in Obviously Orange, Technakohl Liner in Full of Fuchsia, Eye Shadow in Crest the Wave
From left to right: Pigment in Push the Edge, Glitter in Gold
From left to right: Lipglass in Personal Taste, Lipglass in On Display, Lipstick in Hold the Pose
Lipglass in On Display
Lipglass in Personal Taste
Lipstick in Hold the Pose
A few thoughts…
- Personal Taste Lipglass and Hold the Pose Lipstick apply super sheer; I really have to pack ‘em on to get the colors to show.
- Regarding the eyeshadows in the Notoriety quad, Skintone 1 (the shimmery pink) applies chalky and gritty on me with very little pigmentation; Rich & Earthy (the shimmery coral) and Skintone 3 (the warm, shimmery gold) apply smooth with rich color; while Notoriety (a shimmery, dark brown with golden sparkles) applies smoothly but surprisingly sheer.
- Both the Skintone 3 and Crest the Wave eyeshadows look similar in swatches (shimmery gold), but once applied Crest the Wave looks cooler and more yellowish gold, while Skintone 3 appears warmer and more bronze.
- Push the Edge Pigment (a shimmer purple) bears a striking resemblance to one of Urban Decay’s new fall shadows, Deluxe Eyeshadow in Freakshow.
I know it’s hard to draw conclusions about the full collection from such a small sampling (more on the way), but from what I’ve seen so far, I see a lot of pretty things, but nothing particularly breathtaking (except maybe On Display Lipglass, LOVE!).
The collection is expected to hit counters next Thursday — I wonder if MAC is planning another early release…
What do you think of these colors? Are any jumping out at you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,