Now where’d I put my KitchenAid…?
Don’t let me catch you dipping into the frosting again. These products aren’t for tummies. They’re for eyes, lips, nails and cheeks.
The recipe calls for pastel colors and 24 cups of sugar. Definition: it’s sweet, sweet, sweet.
Step into the kitchen! Here’s a taste of 10 of the 24 pieces from the MAC Baking Beauties collection, which comes out of the oven April 18 in North American MAC kitchens, stores and online (and internationally this May).
Ya know, I’m lovin’ the idea of this release (because I’m a sugar fiend). Cupcakes and I — we roll deep! But I don’t know… From what I’ve seen so far, these pieces seem more Splenda than C&H.
I was expecting ecstasy with these — the same visceral, intense reaction I get when I bite into a real life red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting (yum!) — but I’m actually on the fence. A lot of these colors look similar on my NC42 skin.
Like In For a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder and the pretty design (the white edges are an overspray, but I don’t think the design in the center of the pan is). It has all the makings of an award-winning dessert! Normally, I’d want seconds of something like this, but I find myself craving more oomph! Less frost and more coral.
Oh! — and we’ve got chunky glitter here. I had to spend some time with these Paint Pots because they were very easy to go overboard with at first (looked very chunky and metallic). A good policy with these seems to be using just a pinch.
Oh, and the glosses? Based on these two here (Baking Beauty Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm and Glace Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm), they look the same on my lips! Even though one of them looks blue in the tube. They’re both that sheer. Super moisturizing, though, which is cool. I’d probably use them more by layering on top of lipsticks than by themselves.
Cute packaging and dainty colors, but I think I was expecting a little more Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and a little less Easter Sunday. Still, you can’t go wrong when you’re talking about cupcakes and MAC.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,