With more than 40 precious pieces of eye, lip and face makeup spread out among its four different color-themed collections, the new MAC Spring Colour Forecast release overwhelmed me at first. There’s *a lot* in it to digest, and when you’re prone to frequent bouts of makeup-related stimulus overload (like moi), it can be a bit much.
To explore the collection, I’ve been trying to bite off little bits at a time, my own Mini Makeup Missions.
It’s the approach I took last night at the San Francisco MAC Pro Store release party for Colour Forecast. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get hands-on time with everything, so I concentrated on products I knew I could use for a simple look I’d wear pretty often, in this case a neutral lip look with a little twist.
MAC Pro Store on Union Street, San Francisco
Like a lotta ya’ll, I usually reach for peach, pink or beige lip colors when I want to wear something conservative on my lips — something like shimmery golden peach/pink MAC Nymphette gloss, which I’m still deeply in love with.
Last night, though, I wanted to find something still neutral-ish, but with a little spice to shake things up.
Purple Rage (left) and Lavender Wind (right)
Here they are on their own…
Lipglass in Purple Rage
Lipglass in Lavender Wind
And here they are mixed together…
Lipglass in Purple Rage layered beneath Lavender Wind
I think it’s a fresh take on a standard neutral lip — a light plummy violet infused with pretty gold and blue sparkles.
Mini Makeup Mission accomplished!
Hmm… What are some other potential Mini Makeup Missions?
- A bold cheek and lip color to wear together?
- Colors to wear with staple MAC eyeshadows (mine are Woodwinked, Sable and Soft Brown)?
- A shimmery eyeshadow to brighten up tired eyes?
- An unexpected smokey eyeshadow combo?
Having virtual missions with specific beauty problems to solve usually makes exploring big collections like Spring Colour Forecast easier for me.
What’s your strategy when it comes to investigating new MAC (or other) makeup collections? No matter which approach I take, I always try to remember that it’s just makeup. Priority No. 1: Have fun.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,