Wearing MAC Beth Ditto Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner in Beth Mask on my eyes, Powder to the People on my cheeks and Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Dear Diary on my lips
Turn it up, y’all! That sailor wants to party. Isn’t that right?
Hey, Sailor! You want to party, right? Well there’s a party over here!
Come on, girls and guys, let’s turn up the music, kick off our heels, and let down our hair. It’s time for two new collections to take center stage at MAC.
The 24-piece Beth Ditto and 17-piece Casual Colour collections are already busting moves online, but the counter party doesn’t start till next week, June 7 here in North America, and internationally later the same month.
For the Beth Ditto collection, MAC collaborated with the singer-songwriter herself, and I pumped up her jams (thanks, YouTube!) while I swatched and took pictures today.
Look at those marvelously bright Pro Longwear Lipcreams down there in Dear Diary (two words: neon pink) and BOOYAH!! (a bright orange).
From a marketing standpoint, you just can’t go wrong with a name like “BOOYAH!!” I mean, if a reviewer didn’t like the color, what are they gonna say? “I hate BOOYAH!!”
BOOYAH!! With a name like that, it’s just hard to paint it in a negative light.
Not that I would, because I think it’s great.
Listening to Beth, with my arms, eyes and lips all covered in makeup, I had the urge to roller skate around my neighborhood with my boombox today. Good thing I can’t find my old roller skates…but I did air snap, neck roll and vogue in my room more than once this afternoon.
I feel like MAC captured Beth’s ferocity (fierceness?) very clearly in the collection’s lipsticks. They’re bold, and they make a statement, like she does in some of her videos with adventurous makeup.
The only thing is, I’m not so sure that same ferocity also comes across in the eye products…
The Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liners and Zoom Lash Mascaras are quieter than I expected.
Shh… Like the cooks in the MAC kitchen were having a party, and then all of the sudden someone starting banging on the walls and threatening to call the cops unless they turned the music down, so they did.
I will say that I really like their flexibility. You can wear them separately or layered together. I’m not sure yet if they’re approved for use on the water line, but I’ll find out and let you know.
The watercolor quality of the colors in Powder to the People also surprised me. From the look of the bright polka dots in the pan, I expected more POW! — vibrant pops of color. But on my skin, the shades actually apply rather muted and sheer.
I need to spend more time with the collection before deciding whether it makes me want to dance or gives me the blues. For now, though, big snaps for the the Pro Longwear Lipcremes. That much is for sure.
As for the the second collection, the laid-back, brunch-ready Casual Colour, I tried three of the eight potted lip and cheek creams in Lazy Sunday (a baby pink), Weekend Getaway (a cool rose crème) and Out for Fun (a cool coral crème).
So far, so good.
They’re like Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive, slick and smooth. The finish has just the faintest suggestion of a sheen, and they’re super easy to apply.
Still have to test them for wear time, but I definitely like what I see.
Powder to the People
From the left: BOOYAH!!, Heart Hangover and Dear Diary
Clockwise from the hot pink: Dear Diary, Heart Hangover and BOOYAH!!
Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner
From the bottom to the top: Little Miss Moffet, Beth or Glory, Beth Mask and Drag, Strip
Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue, Plum Reserve and Blue Charge
MAC Casual Colour
Clockwise from the light pink pan on the lower left: Lazy Sunday, Weekend Getaway and Out for Fun
Swatches from the left, Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liners in #1 Beth Mask, #2 Beth or Glory, #3 Drag, Strip and #4 Little Miss Moffett; Zoom Lash Mascara in #5 Plum Reserve, #6 Blue Charge and #7 New Hue; Pro Longwear Lipcremes in #8 BOOYAH!!, Dear Diary and Heart Hangover
Powder to the People shades swatched individually on the left and swirled together on the right
Casual Colour in Lazy Sunday, Weekend Getaway and Out For Fun
Wearing Powder to the People on my lids, Zoom Lash in Plum Reserve on my lashes and Casual Colour in Lazy Sunday on my cheeks
Wearing Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner in Beth Mask on my lids, Zoom Lash in Plum Reserve on my lashes
Wearing Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner in Beth Mask on my lids, Zoom Lash in Plum Reserve on my lashes, Powder to the People on my cheeks and Pro Longwear Lipcreme in BOOYAH!! on my lips
Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Heart Hangover
Powder to the People on my lids, Zoom lash in Plum Reserve on my lashes and Casual Colour in Lazy Sunday on my cheeks and lips
Casual Colour in Weekend Getaway on my cheeks and lips
Casual Colour in Out for Fun on my cheeks and lips
MAC Beth Ditto Collection
PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME, $17.00 U.S./$20.00 CDN
LOVE LONG DISTANCE — Light mauve
YOU’RE PERFECT ALREADY — Neutral pale pink
BOOYAH!! — Bright orange
DEAR DIARY — Bright neon pink HEART HANGOVER — Deep purple
LIP PENCIL, $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN
IN SYNCH — Bright yellow pink
EMBRACE ME — Vivid pinkish fuchsia
ENTERTAIN ME — Clearly orange
NIGHTMOTH — Blackened plum
M∙A∙C SHADE & SMOKE SHADOW/LINER, $22.00 U.S./$26.00 CDN
LITTLE MISS MOFFET — True black liner/true white shadow
DRAG, STRIP — Smoky navy liner/pale blue shadow
BETH MASK — Reddish brown bronze liner/golden peach pink shadow
BETH OR GLORY — Deep brown liner/bright blue shadow
ZOOM LASH MASCARA, $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
PLUM RESERVE — Light violet purple
NEW HUE — Blackened burgundy
BLUE CHARGE — Deep navy blue
ZOOM FAST BLACK LASH, $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
ZOOM FAST BLACK LASH — Black
LIQUIDLAST LINER, $18.50 U.S./$22.00 CDN
POINT BLACK — Black
NAIL LACQUER, $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
NEAR BETH EXPERIENCE — Lighty ellow (creme)
LIFE AND BETH — Milky peach(creme)
VAGABONDAGE — Mid-tone lavender (creme)
NOCTURNELLE — Black (creme)
M∙A∙C POWDER TO THE PEOPLE, $38.00U.S./$45.00CDN
7 LASH, $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
MAC Casual Colour Collection
STUDIO FIX LASH, $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
BLACK FIX — Black
CASUAL COLOUR, $20.00 U.S./$24.00 CDN
HAVE A LOVELY DAY! — Neutral nude (creme)
LAZY SUNDAY — Baby pink (creme)
WEEKEND GETAWAY — Cool rose (creme)
RELAXATION — Warm pink (creme)
KEEP IT LOOSE — Warm peach (creme)
KEEP IT CASUAL — Warm wine (creme)
EVENING STROLL — Violet cream (creme)
OUT FOR FUN — Cool coral (creme)
MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL, $29.00 U.S./$34.00 CDN
MEDIUM — Soft creamy beige (neutral)
PREP + PRIME HIGHLIGHTER, $23.00 U.S./$27.50 CDN
BRIGHT FORECAST — Mid-tone peachy coral
LIGHT BOOST — Soft yellow cream
NAIL LACQUER, $16.00 U.S./$19.00 CDN
STYLE TIP — Soft pink nude (creme)
PLEASE ME — Mid-tone warm pink (creme)
BALLET — Pale sheer ballet pink (creme)
TANGERINE FIZZ — Mid-tone orange coral (creme)
BRUSH, $42.00 U.S./$50.50 CDN
187 Duo fibre face
What do you think of these next two MAC collections? Are you buzzing about Beth Ditto or craving Casual Colour?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,