Hark! Is that the herald angels singing or the sound of MAC Posh Paradise parading onto counters?
Huzzah! Huzzah! It’s the 20-piece Posh Paradise collection, and it officially arrives in stores and counters tomorrow (if you can’t wait, it is available now online).
The release features 10 Mattene Lipsticks, two Nail Lacquers and eight Paint Pots in luscious shades of red, pink, blue, plum, orange, bronze and gold.
Paint Pots, $17.50 U.S./$21 CDN each
I’m particularly stoked about the Paint Pots, like these four (of eight) I’ve been putting through their paces for the past few days.
I how this peachy nude looks as a lid color and how it warmly brightens neutrals when they’re layered on top. Not only is it a breeze to blend and apply, but it also brightens up the dark areas beneath my eyes (blast you, insomnia!).
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
I think this blackened navy looks just as great beneath shimmery black shadows as it looks on its own. For these pics I swept it on my lids with a MAC 217 domed brush (was going for a soft watercolor effect). It’s quite a dark shade, though, and has been a tad tricky to apply.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
This dark brushed golden metal reminds me of antiquing and Victorian wrought iron furniture. It’s easy to overdo, especially when applying with a flat brush or fingers (looks heavy and thick). Buffing it in with a MAC 217 has so far yielded the best results — a soft wash of shimmery golden glitter. Très elegant.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
While I do like this pearly yellow shimmer, it could have been called Patches, as that’s how it tends to apply (especially when used with a brush). Warm fingers help to smooth out the color.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure
Paint Pot in Imaginary
Paint Pot in Nubile
Paint Pot in Treasure Hunt
Paint Pot swatches from the left: 1) Genuine Treasure, 2) Imaginary, 3) Nubile
and 4) Treasure Hunt
Wearing Genuine Treasure and Imaginary on lids and lower lash line; Nubile on brow bone and Treasure Hunt in the inner corner
How do you feel about these colors and the MAC Paint Pots in general? I’m a big fan of their versatility.
Quest for Friday
Man, this week is flying by! Not that I’m complaining. The sooner we get to Friday, the sooner I might be able to go to a movie with El Hub. Next on my to-watch list: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.
The director, Guillermo del Toro, also directed one of my fave flicks of all time, Pan’s Labyrinth (please, PLEASE tell me you’ve seen it).
I also kindasorta want to see Straw Dogs…
Sure, the whole “couple in peril in the woods” thing has been done before, but it’s stars Vampire Eric, so that’s a plus.
Have you seen any good movies lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,