MAC Monday, Vol. 4

Mac recently released three new palettes as part of their Art Library Collection and I purchased the warm version called Flame-Boyant.  These are just some quick finger swatches to show you what the palette colors are like.

MAC Art Library Flame-boyant palette swatches on dark skin

I like to feature Mac Cosmetics because it is one of my favorites brands and I feel like it is getting harder to find swatches of their products on people similar to my skin tone.  If you are on Instagram and are a MAC Cosmetics lover, I encourage you to check out #MACMONDAY if you haven’t already.

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MAC art library flame-boyant palette swatches on dark skin

MAC in Monochrome Collection

MAC recently released a limited collection of monochromatic looks surrounding some of their most popular lipstick colors.  I only purchased four items from the launch (so far 😉).  For a complete rundown of colors and items available you can check out the collection on the MAC website by clicking here.  This is a limited release collection, so the easiest access to everything is through the MAC website.  Other retailers that do have the collection available only have the capsules for See Sheer, Ruby Woo, and Velvet Teddy.  That means that if you want items from the Diva, Candy Yum-Yum, or Heroine capsules you’ll have to purchase through MAC.

I just thought I’d share swatches of the items I have because I didn’t really see any dark skin bloggers or vloggers showing this collection.  Dear Teddy eyeshadow is from the Velvet Teddy capsule, Diva don’t care blush and dare to Diva are from the Diva capsule, and Apple Red blush is from the Ruby Woo capsule.

mac dear teddy mac dare to diva mac diva don't care mac apple red
Did you buy anything from the collection? How do you like your items?

MAC Monday, Vol. 3

I was so disappointed when MAC recently decided to convert their brushes to synthetic fibers.  I had several of their brushes on my wishlist to try in the future.  I did purchase one of their synthetic brushes, the 139S duo fiber blush brush to try.

MAC natural hair brushes MAC 239 217 224

Pictured here is MAC’s natural hair versions of the 239, 217, and 224.  I do think the 224 is scratchy and I have experienced softer blending brushes.  I haven’t had my 224 for as long as the other two, so maybe it will soften up.  I personally prefer my Sonia Kashuk No. 109 (now discontinued) when I want that size and shape of blending brush.   I don’t often use that size however because it tends to be too big for my eyes unless I am doing just one color through my crease.

I enjoy the 239 for packing color onto the eyelid, but I do prefer the Sonia Kashuk No. 106 (now discontinued).  The newly redesigned Sonia Kashuk small eyeshadow brush is also quite good for packing color on the lid.

The 217 does seem to be unique in shape and size to me.  The only brush I’d say I use interchangeably with it is my Chanel #25 brush (now discontinued) but it is not really the same shape or size.

Have you used any of MAC’s new synthetic brushes?  How are you liking them?

If you are on Instagram and are a MAC Cosmetics lover, I encourage you to check out #MACMONDAY if you haven’t already.

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