Onto the main topic! I manage to go swatch this collection which has finally arrived on our shores after one grand month! *yawns* And i'm MAJORLY PISSED that they did not bring in the Beauty Powder Blushes, which are the two items that i've been dying to check out!! MAJOR SIN!!! ARGH!!!
I've had high hopes for the new brow pencils and the brow marker, but sadly, the are a disappointment. Will elaborate more later! And i did not swatch the items available in the permenant line (brow sets, eye brows and blot powders) due to time constraint so i apologize for that!
Ok enough rambling for now. Lets go onto the swatches! :D
Lipsticks (US$14 / RM63):
Equality (Lustre) - Creamy pale yellow beige. This reminds me of a sheerer, more wearable version of the Fleshpot lippie... still thinking if i should go back for this one...
Myself (Lustre) - Light dirty mauve with travelling pearl. This goes on sheer and its not terribly unique, but i have a strange feeling that this will be the first color to sell out! :P
5N (Lustre) - Plummy sheer brown. This lippie would look lovely on darker skin tones. This is a repromote from the N-Collection.
Sadly, we did not get Empowered so i don't have the swatch for this color! Sorry! :(
Lipglasses (US$14 / RM63):
Naked Frost - Sheer taupe with silver pearl. I wanted to get this color initially, but was reminded of why i didn't get it the first time around when it came out with the Chill collection - it's a little too frosty!
Glamour For All - Sheer pale baby pink with pearl. Not another terribly unique color, but it's really pretty!! :D
Spirit & Soul - Frosted dark cool brown. This one is quite pigmented, and methinks that it would look great both by its own or layered over a similar lippie!
Liqueur - Frosted mid tone pink brown. What a hot color!!
Eyeshadows (US$14.50 / RM58):
All Races (Matte) - Cool light mauve taupe. This is quite a unique color, but is really sheer!
Banshee (Lustre) - Dirty taupe with frost and sparkle diamond cluster. This has gotta be one of the nicer Lustres MAC has released so far! It doesn't go on terribly chunky or glittery... its quite smooth in fact! :D
Cross Cultural (Matte) - Dark dirty yellow brown. Not a very unique color, but the texture is nice!! :D
Showstopper (Matte) - Deep blackened brown. Like Cross Cultural, it's not very unique, but the matte texture is a dream to apply! :D
Impeccable Brow Pencils (US$15 / RM62) & Penultimate Brow Marker (US$16.50 / RM65):
Blonde - Pale yellow brown.
Dirty Blonde - Cool light brown.
Taupe - Mid tone dirty taupe
Black - Blackened dark neutral brown.
Universal - Universal (lol!)
As you can see from the swatches above, these pencils go on patchy!! :( And as "universal" as they want to market the Universal Penultimate Brow Marker, methinks that its abit too light for asian skintones! :(
Pigments (US$19.50 / RM82):
Universal Mix - Sparkly white gold. This doesn't go on very opaque, so its best to layer it over another eyeshadow! :)
Rich Life - Dark cool brown with silver. This goes on beautifully, and methinks that the silver sparkles give it a nice twist to the otherwise boring brown!! :D
ps: i know alot of people have been complaining about the new packaging for pigments containing less product at the same price so i won't mention it anymore, but i'll just have to say that i HATED the new packaging!! It looks / feels cheap IMHO! :P
That's all for now!! Didcha get anything from this collection? :D
It's Chinese new year's eve, and i'm ready to stuff my face silly with all that good food already!! I've been meaning to do CNY FOTD, but i've been sick (gross runny nose ewwww) so that'll have to wait!! How time flies... this is my second year giving out red packets already!! :P And no, i'm not having babies anytime soon, so please don't ask unless you want me to whack you with an empty Kuih Kapit milo tin! lol!! :D
To all my dear Chinese readers, i wish you a wonderful and prosperous Chinese New Year!! Travel safe and have fun k!! To those of you who're not celebrating, do have a great weekend too yeah! :D