I watched Dame Edna work the runway and fire up the crowd for a charity auction at Macy’s Passport earlier this year… Yup, if you’d told me then that she’d be coming out with her own MAC collection, I would have thought you were kidding, but here we are, LOL!
Here’s a sneak peak and a few swatches from the upcoming collection, which is due on counters December 26.
Like Le Grande Dame herself, the collection is a little odd. It’s heavy on blue-based shades and frosty finishes with splashes of coral. I haven’t figured out how it’s all supposed to mesh together, but I think I’ll have a better idea once MAC posts the face charts online.
What do you think of the colors?
Royal Tour Eye Shadow Trio
- 1. Royal Tour: Shimmery cool purple
- 2. Dame’s Desire: Frosty pale purple
- 3. Climate Blue: Shimmery purple-blue
Wisteria Eye Shadow Trio
- 4. Wisteria: Frosty pale Tiffany blue
- 5. Fireshine: Frosty silver
- 6. Divine Night: Frosty charcoal
- 7. Spectacle!: Matte pale pink
- 8. What a Dame!: Matte pale peach
- 9. Kanga Rouge: Creamy blue-red
- 10. Gladiola: Matte blue-pink
- 11. Coral Polyp: Creamy bright orange-coral
- 12. Hot Frost: Shimmery blue-pink
- 13. Possum Nose: Bright red-coral
- 14. Splendid: Pale pink-coral
The Eye Shadow Trios
Wisteria’s frosty finishes have fab bold club looks written all over ‘em. I might pass, though, because these are shades I wouldn’t have many opportunities to wear.
The Royal Tour trio has me intrigued, but the shades look very familiar. Remember Climate Blue from the Cool Heat release? — and Royal Tour bears a striking resemblance to Modern Heir eyeshadow from last year’s Royal Assets: 6 Cool Eyes Palette.
The pans of both Splendid! and What a Dame! are embossed with a shimmery design. Both feel silky and soft to the touch. While these colors are too pale for my tan skin, they should look great on someone with lighter skin.
I thought it was interesting that when each pan was new and undisturbed, they delivered a mixed matte/shimmer payoff, but as soon as the designs had been brushed away, the finish looked more like a traditional matte.
Lipsticks and Lipglasses — Coral is Queen
I’m really looking forward to the coral lipstick and Lipglass shades. All three — Coral Polyp, Possum Nose and Splendid — look highly wearable and perfect for next spring and summer.
As for the remaining lip shades, well, I may pass. Kanga Rouge looks a lot like Red She Said, and Gladiola makes me think of Girl About Town. That said, Hot Frost definitely has lust-worthy pink lipgloss appeal comin’ out the wazzoo.
I’m off to dance class! Be back in a few…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What do you think about the MAC Metal Urge eyeshadows and pigments in Gilded Ash, Cocomotion and Spiritualize?