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.
Did you buy anything from the collection? How do you like your items?
The Swatches are in the same order that they appear in the palette.
MAC blush in the shade prism is one I don’t really hear anyone mention. I came across this shade thanks to The Fancy Face on YouTube. She has a great swatch video of all of her Mac blushes. I thought the tone appeared beautiful on her and we have a very similar skin tone. Obviously, you can’t truly know what skin color people are in person based on seeing them on camera, but we do wear a lot of the same foundation shades. Also over the years, I’ve noticed that if I like how something looks on her, it typically looks good on me too. So anyway, if you haven’t heard about this shade, I highly recommend you go to a Mac counter and check it out to see what you think. It doesn’t look like anything in the pan, actually, it looks a bit ashy. It’s a shame it doesn’t look more impressive in the pan because I would bet that most people just walk right past it.
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Holiday makeup releases haven’t been as exciting for me this year. The items that have caught my eye have fallen into two categories. Category 1 are items that I like the color of but I don’t like the packaging. Category 2 are items that I really like, but everything about it reminds me of things I own that I’ve been wanting to get back to using. I decided not to insert any pictures of the Holiday 2018 items because I’m not saying these items are dupes. They just made me say to myself “hey, you’ve been meaning to pull x item back out, now is a good time instead of buying another one.”
NARS Provacature Palette – NARS Loaded palette:
These color schemes and layout of these palettes are nothing alike. The shades that are really pulling me in are the red and teal shades. Unfortunately, I don’t actually wear those shades. I also like the purple shade, but you don’t want to know how many purple eyeshadows I already have. Add to that the fact that I’m not a fan of the packaging equals a pass. I also haven’t given my NARS loaded palette enough love to know how I feel about the shadow formula, so it’d be nice to do that before sinking any more money into NARS eyeshadows. Especially since I have my eye on some of their newly released and reformulated singles and duos.