Um… brace yourself, young lady.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Can you MAC any room in your heart for the bevy of warm, wearable colors that comprise MAC Pret-a-Papier?
I ask because the collection descended on counters today (HOLLA!). Have you had a chance to check it out yet? The hefty 25-piece release for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails is packed with products in warm coral, peach, purple, brown, beige and gold.
If you’ve ever been a little confused by MAC’s past color collection choices, you might be in for a treat this time (at least I hope so). Everything here just makes sense to me, like a bona fide summer makeup collection with wicked versatility and potential. Almost any combination of these colors picked at random could still produce a cohesive look.
Because these shades aren’t too EXTREME! (nothing too dark/loud/sparkly), the release may not set the world on fire. Gals who eat, drink and breathe brights might feel like the color palette’s a little ho-hum… but I dig it. These are colors that speak to me, and they say, “fresh, feminine and sophisticated.” I know I could wear ’em often, and of the MAC summer collections I’ve seen so far, this one feels the most wearable (which to me = value).
But that’s just one gal’s opinion (Tabs prefers brights!). Tell me what you think.
Clockwise from left: Eyeshadows in Bamboo, Gazette Grey, Cut to Fit, Tissueweight, Memorabilia ($15 each)
From left: Paint Pots in Groundwork, Coral Crepe ($17 each)
Chromagraphic Pencil in NC13/NW20 ($15), Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde ($15)
Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe ($15), Chromagraphic Pencil in NW25/NC30 ($15)
Lipsticks in Archetype; Dressmaker, Dressmaker ($14 each)
Lipsticks in Made to Order, Kraft ($14 each)
Lipglass in Fold and Tuck, C-Thru, Pret-a-Papier ($14 each)
Sheertone Blush in Instant Chic ($19)
Sheertone Blush in Garb ($19)
Mineralize Blush in Light Over Dark ($23)
Nail Lacquer in Brow Bag, Originality ($12 each)
From left: Eyeshadows in Tissueweight, Cut to Fit, Bamboo, Gazette Grey, Memorabilia
Paint Pots in Groundwork, Coral Crepe
Chromographic Pencil in NC15/NW20, Chromographic Pencil in NW25/NC30, Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde, Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe
Clockwise from left: Lipglasses in C-Thru, Fold and Tuck, Pret-a-Papier
Lipsticks in Archetype; Dressmaker, Dressmaker; Made to Order, Kraft
Mineralize Blush in Light Over Dark, Sheertone Blush in Garb, Sheertone Blush in Instant Chic
Nail Lacquer in Brown Bag, Originality
See anything you like? So far my favorites are Coral Crepe Paint Pot and Fold and Tuck Lipglass.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oy! It’s Friday Eve already. That’s reason enough to celebrate, right? How does gelato sound? Mmm… sure sounds good to me.
So what was the highlight of your Thursday?