Your answer should be yes! And if it’s not, let me try to persuade you. Dare to Wear could be nothing but a summer collection. They call it “Gaga-inspired”, I call it crayon inspired! And who doesn’t like to color?
The 12 mostly matte eye shadows (six permanent, six limited edition) are bright and downright primary. But if you’re the type to shy away from the bold, never fear! When Tyna and I attended the MAC Fall sneak preview event a few weeks ago, the makeup artists were surprisingly more excited about using these sheered out then at full-on crayon strength.
I got to test two of these. Crazy Cool is a veluxe pearl; a shimmery, cool, pale lavender. It’s pretty sheer, even with multiple applications I couldn’t build much color. But I would imagine the right person (a lilac and sheer color lover) will flip for this.
But Sassy Green summed up this collection perfectly for me, and rather fabulously too; bright, pure, matte grass green. If you are a green lover, you’re going to wonder how you’ve existed without this!
Here it is worn very sheer; over a layer of subtle gold shadow, no eyeliner and only a coat of mascara. Who would have thought that loud green could be worn like this?
Using only the same two eye shadows, here is a bolder, but still everyday wearable application; I added more layers for a brighter pop of color and used a wet liner brush to make a cat eye. (I need more mascara though!)
But lest we forget, Dare to Wear also has six limited edition liplass formulated specifically for this launch. With these you have the pigment of lipglass (but not as sticky), with the glimmer of a dazzleglass (but not as gritty). It’s really the best of two lipgloss worlds! We can only hope these make it into the permanent lineup eventually. I got to test 2 shades…
I really wanted to like So Bad, it seems to have my name all over it seeing as I’m a coral and orange lover. So, what went wrong? This shade taught me that I’m a coral and orange purist. When other colors join the mix, I’m not happy (the exception being gold). So Bad has fuchsia micro glitter in it (see it above?) and I feel like it takes away from what could have been pure coral glittery goodness.
Gimme That! made up for my disappointment. I learned something else about myself testing these. I rarely fall for a pink, but give me a true fuchsia and I’m in love. This is just that, and so much more. Bursting with fuchsia and purple micro-glitter, it’s nearly opaque and wore forever on my lips (anyone else notice MAC fuchsias seem to almost stain your lips? Love that!)
So, another fabulous summer collection from MAC! Like we’re surprised…
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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