They say she’s hard to work with…
Miss Piggy, that is. They say she’s a diva, and sure, I can see that — the tantrums on the set, the king-size dressing room, personal trainers and catered food flown in from Paris. I can’t help but wonder if Miss P’s penchant for drama played a role in the new Miss Piggy for MAC collection. Could that be why it only contains three little pieces?
In the comments at the bottom of yesterday’s post with swatches, a few gals said they felt that the release represented a missed opportunity. After playing with the eyeshadow, false lashes and liquid liner today, I’m apt to agree.
The entire Miss Piggy for MAC collection; for more product pics and swatches, click here
The Lash in 36 ($15)
Probably the piece that stands out the most for me, even if they took a while to apply. The thin, comfy lash band doesn’t feel like it’s merely resting on top of my lids, which I like, and the long, wispy lashes feel as light as butterfly kisses. Of course, they weren’t the easiest falsies to apply (it took me two tries), but I’m glad I stuck it out, because I think they’re surprisingly comfortable, as far as dramatic lashes go. Great for a night on the town with the girls.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Eyeshadow in Miss Piggy Pink ($15)
The texture of this hella sheer blueish pink feels like hard-packed clay to me, and I have to swirl my brush inside the pan about 15 times to pick up enough color for a single layer (for the three three layers I’m wearing for this look, I must have swirled about 45 times). On the plus side, though, I like how lightweight the product looks and feels, even when I really pack it on. I wouldn’t say that I’m in love with the color, as I think it’s a tad too sheer for me (probably a better match for lighter lovelies).
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack ($17.50)
A repromote, and my least favorite piece in the release. At least in my hands, the short, stiff tip isn’t conducive to smooth lines. Mine all have jagged edges, so I think I’ll be sticking to LORAC’s Front of the Line Pro.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
While I like the lashes, for me that’s almost all this tiny collection has to offer. That and a few regrets. I would have loved a lipgloss inspired by the color of Miss P.’s purple gloves (wouldn’t that have been rad?), or sassy special edition packaging, or a shimmery green eyeshadow inspired by the one and only object of Miss Piggy’s affections…
I hope that if MAC revisits the Muppets theme again (and I really hope that they do), they take fuller advantage of Miss Piggy’s larger-than-life personality. Can you imagine something like Venomous Villains but with Muppets?
In a word: EPIC!
Well, that about does it for Friday, my friend, and it looks like we made it. WOO HOO!
Tomorrow my parents are driving over from the East Bay to, as they put it, “visit the grandcat.”
I’m so stoked because my mom is bringing one of her famous apple pies (made with apples from their backyard) and one of my favorite dishes, sinigang, which is kinda like Filipino gumbo.
Food always tastes better when your mommy makes it for you.
Do you have any plans this weekend? Whatever you’re doing, I hope there’s room for fun.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,