I am a girl. I am a girl with dreams.
BIG, BOLD makeup dreams. Dreams of getting all dolled up exactly like the gal on this new MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes palette, and then going to Petco to buy kitty litter.
SO FABULOUSLY DISCO DIVALICIOUS.
Let’s see… I think I have a blue scarf around here somewhere, and some black earrings, and I’m thinking I could probably imitate the hair. Maybe.
Oh, but that crazy-@ss earring?! I’ll definitely have to improv that, since something tells me I probably wouldn’t be able to find it (easily) at Claire’s.
The makeup, though, I’ve got that covered, boo-boo, thanks to the MAC Antonio Lopez collection’s mix of eye, lip and cheek palettes.
The MAC Antonio Lopez collection
The new collection struts into North American MAC stores, onto counters and online September 12, and arrives at international locales the same month (international babes, you might want to swing by your local counter to ask your fave MAC artist for a firm date).
Soooo…who IS this dude?
First thing I thought when I saw these palettes was, “Oh, hell yes!” The second thing was, “Who is Antonio Lopez?”
Antonio Lopez (February 11, 1943 — March 17, 1987) was a world-renowned fashion illustrator who’s work appeared in many top-tier glossies like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle, as well as the style pages of papers like The New York Times. In addition to his artwork, he’s known for discovering many famous models, too, including Grace Jones and Jerry Hall.
The new MAC Antonio Lopez collection features some of his drawings, with each of the palettes decorated with one of his muses (MAC calls the ladies “Antonio’s Girls”).
An afternoon with Antonio
This afternoon I told Tabs that I could only work a half day because I had a prior engagement with three eyeshadow palettes and the two face palettes. He grumbled and bit my nose.
Then, I crossed my fingers, did a disco dance (the Hustle, IF you must know), and hoped to find just as much beauty inside these palettes as out.
MAC Antonio Lopez: 6 Eyes Palettes in Bronze, Violet and Teal ($43.50 each US and $52 CDN)
What did I find?
Well, the one eye palette I felt kind of “eh” about at first, Teal, turned out to be much more interesting than I thought.
The first time I saw its colors, they didn’t quite make sense to me, but after I started buffing and blending, the mix of bright blue and green played well with the smokier olive, black, gray and light violet shades.
Now if I could only get rid of the fallout… Thank goodness, there’s only a little. If I were forced, cruelly, to choose just one of these three eye palettes to get down with, I’d choose Teal quicker than you could say “boogie-oogie-oogie.”
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
As for fallout issues with the other two eye palettes, Violet and Bronze, nope. None.
Violet’s pink and purple give it a foxy ’80s vibe, and I think that bottom row of gray, silver and black should satisfy my lust for smokey eyes (kind of reminds me of Prism by Hourglass). The cream shade in the upper right-hand corner, though? Not that inspiring, but I appreciate the contrast.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Bronze is like the sensible sister who, if pressured to have another a kamakazi, ends up dancing on top of a table, LOL!
I was really looking forward to Bronze because you know I lurves me my neutrals, especially the sassy pink and coral.
I the idea of those shades contrasting with the gold, brown, taupe and cream, and I almost shed a glittery tear as I realized that the nuances in some of the colors are somewhat lost on my skin tone. Next time I think I’ll wet my brush head first before applying to coax out more intensity. If you’re a lighter lass than NC42, I don’t think the pigment would be an issue. This one’s both pretty and practical.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
MAC Antonio Lopez: Face Palettes in Pink and Coral ($46 US and $55 CDN)
The collection also features two face palettes that, like Transformers, are more than meets the eye. Open the compact and BAM! — a blush and highlighter. Then slide the pan to the right to reveal a bronzer underneath.
Technology! We haz it!
Sorry, I’m a little cray right now. Must eat soon.
So, Face/Coral (officially, that’s its name) leans warm while Face/Pink leans cool, with Coral being the darker of the two.
I’m crushing on Face/Coral ’cause I like the way it looks with my post-vacation tan. The coral blush is brighter and more intense (so it shows up easily on my skin) than its counterpart in the other palette, and the peachy gold highlighter feels RyGos smooth. The bronzer — it reminds me of my beloved NARS Laguna, but without the shimmer. You bettah rock this if you wear warm colors well.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
I like Face/Pink, too, although the bronze-ish highlighter feels a little chunkier than I’d like. The pink blush is maybe also a tad too sheer for me, as is the bronzer, but I can totally see lighter lovelies twerkin’ this one. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Two things before I forget — I kind of wish that 1) MAC had also included another option for gals NC44 and up, since both Pink and Coral may not register well on darker skin tones; and 2) I had a unicorn to teleport me to McDonald’s right now, ’cause I’m hella hungry.
MAC Antonio Lopez Collection Swatches
Reviews of the new lip palettes coming soon (tomorrow, assuming Tabs gives me the afternoon off).
In the meantime, let me know if any of these eye and face palettes are moving you.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,