Saturday, March 13, 2010

MAC Spring Colour Forecast Collection Review + Swatches

First of all, i'm sooooooooooooooooooo sorry for neglecting this blog lately! I've been really busy with our new place! From rushing here and there to meet up with the electricians / lawyer / previous owner / plumbers / painters / renovators to purchasing furniture / fixtures / lights / electrical goods / kitchen supplies / little knick knacks / etc etc etc, and not to mention the about 40 boxes of stuff we carted back from India that just needs to be cleared out! *faints* We're about halfway there... just need to hang on and finish everything up - hopefully soon!! :D

This is how our place looks like fresh from the previous owner:



Let there be light(s)! :D



After a fresh coat of paint:



And finally, the furniture:



The husband's study:

A bit too BLUE for me, but oh well, the bear gets to pick his "cave" color...

... and i get to pick our bedroom color!! XD

No prizes for gussing which color i picked! Hahaha!! The look on the husband's face when he saw this was PRICELESS!! He says it gives him a headache!! Hahaha!! XD

But really, it's not THAT bad right?? *bats lashes* Hahaha!! :P


Ok enough sidetracking!! Let's go right into the main topic! :D



This huge collection comes in four parts - Pink, Coral, Amber and Plum, so there's definitely something for everyone! :D I personally feel that this collection was a little blah though, but then again that could be caused by my disappointment of not having a cartoon anniversary like the previous years! :(

Lets start with the star of the collection - the Blush Ombres (US$25 / RM105 each)!! :D



Azalea Blossom -Light cool pink. There's definitely a hint of lavender in it as well! :)
Ripe Peach - Light coral. My personal favourite!! It gives such a healthy glow to your face! :
Springshine - Neutral suntan. Methinks that with a light hand, this might work for even light skintones to give a healthy sunkissed look! :D
Vintage Grape - Mid-tone violet pink. This reminds me of a darker On A Mission beauty powder blush, which i love!! :D

All 4 blush ombres have medium pigmentation, but they can definitely be built up to your desired intensity! :D

Crushed Metal Pigments (US$32.50 / RM135):





Both Stacked 1 and Stacked 2 have amazing pigmentation, and although lumpy, they go on pretty smoothly! They're really frosty too (definitely not office safe! :D)!! I personally HATED the stacked jars though... they don't look very sturdy at all (in fact, one of the tester jar has a giant CRACK on it already!) and i can just imagine the jars unscrewing themselves out of their previous holders and making a huge mess in your makeup bag!! Haha!! :P

Eyeshadow x 4s (Quads) (US$36 / RM135):


Mink Pink (Veluxe) - Neutral soft pink. It's really there in my swatch, you gotta just squint really hard to see it! lol!! That says alot about the pigmentation for this one...
Bruised Plun (Veluxe Pearl) - Frosted mid-tone dirty mauve. This color's beautiful, both pigmentation and texture wise! :D
Black Tulip (Frost) - Frosted dark grape. This color's not terribly unique, and the texture could be better!
Jungle Moon (Matte) - Blackened deep eggplant. What a cute name for an eyeshadow!! lol!! :P



Manila Paper (Veluxe Pearl) - Pale frosted white gold
Flip (Frost) - Bronze gold.
Aztec Brick (Veluxe Pearl) - Frosted true copper.
Creole Beauty (Frost) - Frosted dark golden brown.

This palette is BEAUTIFUL!!! All 4 colors compliment each other perfectly, and they have the most amazing pigmentation and texture. Now be still my heart... youdontneedthis, youdontneedthis, youdontneedthis!! XD

Eyeshadows (US$14.50 / RM58):



Rosy Outlook (Satin) - Frosted baby pink. This has quite decent pigmentation despite it being a Satin finish! :D
Da Bling (Veluxe Pearl) - Pink with gold pearl. This one's permenant, so no hurries in getting it! :D
Lala (Frost) - Mid-tone pink. I kinda like this color, though i question how often do i actually want to use it!! :D
Very violet (Frost) - Dark violet. This one goes on a little chalky (just a little), and i kind of expect the color to be darker! :D

Nanogold (Lustre) - Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl. As you can see, the pink pearl in this one is quite obvious! And this is probably one of the nicest Lustres you can find texturewise (the other one being Tempting!)! :D
Straw Harvest (Veluxe Pearl) - Frosty light yellow orange. This color reminds me alot of the Evening Aura eyeshadow from the Neo Sci-fi collection! :D
Perky (Satin) - Light salmon pink. What a sweet color!! It has beautiful pigmentation too for a Satin! :D
Hot Hot Hot (Satin) - Mid-tone coral. This color is hot hot hot indeed! lol!! :D

Lipsticks (US$14 / RM63):



Phlox (Glaze) - Sheer light pink. This one is really, really sheer!
Bubblegum (Glaze) - Light lavender pink.
Laugh A Lot (Lustre) - Mauve pink.
Pink Burst (Frost) - Clean bright pink with pearl.

Colour Me Coral (Frost) - Frosted light coral. This looks so beautiful in the tube, but unfortunately my lips didn't like this one... it just enhances every imperfection there is!! :(
Victorian (Frost) - Frosted light golden pink.
Fresh Salmon (Lustre) - Sheer bright pink orange.
Rose Maiden (Frost) - Frosted bright berry.

Beigeland (Frost) - Frosted light pink beige.
Bronzilla (Frost) - Frosted mid-tone yellow brown

Radiccio (Lustre) - Sheer mid-tone blue mauve
Hang-up (Cremesheen) - Deep berry.

Lipglasses (US$14 / RM63):



Cultureclash (Frost) - Clear baby pink with pearl
Hush, Hush Rose (Frost) - Mid-tone blue pink with pearl
Electric Fuchsia (Frost) - Bright violet with blue pearl

Ember Glow (Cream) - Creamy light apricot
Kumquat (Frost) - Frosty tangerine
Cha Cha (Frost) - Mid-tone pink with gold pearl

Almondine (Frost) - Pale gold with pearl. This one looks more white than gold to me!! :D
Gold Dust (Frost) - Mid-tone copper with pearl

Lavender Wind (Frost) - Lavender with pearl
Purple Rage (Frost) - Dark berry with pearl


Phewww, i'm finally done!! :D I'm sorry that i do not have swatches for the nail lacquers as the testers were not available, but there're a ton of swatches out there already so be sure to check them out! :D There'll be an event for this collection in Penang starting this coming Monday (15/3), so be sure to drop by if you wanna get some stuff! :D

Andddd, Too Fabulous is out already as well, and i have swatches so stay tuned!! :D In the meanwhile, do lemme know what didcha / you wanna get from this collection?? :D

22 comments:

  1. i am liking the pink and blue! now i need to get my own wheels and hopefully i'll get my own place soon!

    the delight of owning ur own place! a room dedicated to my makeup and clothes and everything else!

    oh ya, other than the blush ombres, what did u get? XD

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  2. must-have is the azalea blossom blush! u wont regret it!! :)

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  3. Wow, awesome swatches! I only got lipsticks in Fresh Salmon and Bubblegum. This collection wasnt as pretty as Too Fabulous in my opinion! :)

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  4. I'm tempted to get the Color 4: Eyeshadow palette too...It's so nice...But I'm telling myself I don't need it too..Haha..

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  5. I didn't see Bubblegum here. :(

    I got Azalea Blossom, Phlox, Victorian, and the Two Virtues MSF blush and Love and Loud gloss from the other collection.

    What did you get?

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  6. Wow!!! You really made a lot of effort to swatch every single item! I only did swatches of the items that caught my eyes....getting dizzy from the myriad of items. But very nice swatches!

    What did you get from this collection?

    I got quite a number of stuff :)-2 blushes(Ripe Peach and Azalea Blossom), Quad 4, Stacked 1 and 2, and Pinkaura.

    P.s. I didn't even tell my readers what I got yet, and I am telling it here already ;)

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  7. I want my own pink room!!! hahahah I'm sure your hubby has a huge headache but hey! he's got his blue room! He can't complain!

    thanks for sharing the swatches MAC Addict! :P

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  8. wah!! your hubby's room is blue. LOL!! and yours pink!! hahaha. no wonder headache. LOL! anyway, I like your reno lah! you paint them yourself? I have a headache with mine. >.< argh

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  9. plue: haha thank you!! I don't like the blue though... wish it was pink!! WAhahahaha!! :P

    I'm sure you can own them soon!! :D Jia you!!! :D

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  10. KITZY: wow!! luckily i got it!! hehe!! :D

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  11. Princesa Livia: i agree!! i only felt the blush ombres... the others just fell flat for me!! :D

    Oh, if only the cremesheenglasses weren't so expensive!

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  12. Slowbrogal: hahaha ditto!! It's so pretty right?? the texture's wonderful too!! :D

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  13. Malditang Doktora: aww... i'm sorry to hear that! Do lemme know if you want it ya... i can help you buy! :D

    I only got the blush ombres! :)

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  14. Vonvon: thank you!! :D glad you liked them!! And you got quite alot of stuff!! :D

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  15. Nikki: wahahaha precisely my sentiments!! XD he can sleep in his study then if he can't bear the color!! lol!! What an evil wife i am!! XD

    You're welcome!! :P

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  16. Sue: haha... one person get to choose one, so no one fights over anything!! wahahah!! just like kids!! XD

    Thanks!! We didn't do ourselves ler... we hired a painter! :P Faster show pictures of your new place!! I wanna seeee!! :D

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  17. i want my own pink room too!!! i wanted to paint the room in pink and white stripes ...but oh well, in the end had to go with light yellow :(

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  18. awww... but light yellow is pretty too!! :D

    I wanna see pics of your room!!! :D

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  19. Nothing like a good lick of paint to transform a dated place into a brand new home. Well done on the colours! ;)

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  20. Thank you hun!! Yeah, a fresh coat of paint sure does wonders to revitalize an old place!! :D

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  21. Tomorrow I'll be visiting MAC to see if we (finally) got this collection! I'll definitely get Ripe Peach, don't know about the rest. I want to see how everything looks on my skin! Great swatches :)

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  22. That's great Marce!! :D So what didcha get in the end?? :D

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