Orange you glad it’s another MAC music mashup?!
MAC has had a number of limited edition collaborations with musical artists – Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin, Cyndi Lauper, Beth Ditto, just to name a few. But few artists are so strongly personified by color as Hayley Williams.
Hayley, the lead singer of platinum-selling alternative rock band Paramore, is known for her orange hair, fair skin, and glowing complexion. The MAC Hayley Williams collection captures this in three shades of orange – a lipstick, a nail polish, and an eyeshadow – representing a sampling of the many shades that Hayley’s dyed her hair. Plus there is a subtle luminescent beige/white – a pale pretty highlighter – meant to duplicate Hayley’s fantastic glow.
Daydreaming Eyeshadow ($15) – frosty orange-red, veluxe pearl finish. The texture is smooth, it’s nicely pigmented, and it blends well. It’s not the easiest shade of eyeshadow to wear, but the product itself is good. For those willing to go bold, this shadow is calling your name.
Sounds Like Noise Lipstick ($15) – pure orange, satin-matte finish. While it’s opaque in one swipe, it didn’t look as vibrant on my lips as it looked in the tube – there is a very slight pastel aspect of this that makes it a look a little mod.
I had expected it to look more of a pure orange, like MAC’s Prolongwear Lipstick in Booyah! (a bright, bold, true tangerine with a matte finish). Sounds Like Noise tends to accentuate any dry spots, so be sure to exfoliate and moisturize well!
Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish ($30) – a soft, frosty beige/white highlighter. Unlike many of the other glittery sparkly Skinfinishes, this one is very natural and has very finely milled shimmer.
This has a really subtle effect and would probably look best on lighter complexions, but it can be layered on medium complexions. It’s hard to overdo, but it might look ashy on truly dark complexions. I like it best layered over blush.
Riot Gear Nail Lacquer ($16) – a bright, true orange cream polish. It’s a fabulous, summery shade, but it is a little streaky, and doesn’t have the best length of wear.
• Perfect shades for summer!
• If you missed out on Lightscapade in the past, you have another chance to buy it.
• These bold shades of orange can be a little intimidating and hard to wear.
• MAC’s Nail Lacquer still underwhelms me.
If you love orange or Haley Williams, make sure to take a look at this collection before it’s gone!
Readers – does this orange MAC collection hit all the right notes?
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone
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